Press Releases

July 27, 2018

Senator Hassan Meets with Granite State District Export Council, Discusses President Trump’s Trade Policies

PORTSMOUTH – Senator Maggie Hassan today discussed the importance of international trade for Granite State businesses with members of the Granite State District Export Council, where she also highlighted the importance of supporting innovative businesses.

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July 27, 2018

Senators Hassan and Harris Request Extension of Comment Period for Trump Administration’s Proposed Domestic Gag Rule on Title X Family Planning Program

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) today called on the Trump Administration to extend the comment period for its proposed domestic gag rule on the Title X family planning program. The Senators, members of the Senate Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Administrator Neomi Rao.

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July 27, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan, and Shea-Porter Announce $545K Grant for Urban Community Development

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced a $545,208 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the City of Portsmouth. The grant will support Portsmouth’s efforts to expand affordable housing, particularly for people experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness, and expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate income individuals.

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July 26, 2018

Senator Hassan Responds to Trump Administration’s Proposal to Weaken Registered Apprenticeship Model, Highlights Successful Registered Apprenticeship Programs in New Hampshire

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, during a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing today, responded to the Trump Administration’s efforts to weaken the quality of the Registered Apprenticeship model and highlighted the success of these programs in New Hampshire. She also discussed the importance of retaining and training direct care workers, who provide hands-on care for older adults and individuals who experience disabilities, through apprenticeship programs.

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July 26, 2018

Senator Hassan Statement on 28th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today on the 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):

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July 26, 2018

Cassidy, Hassan, Kustoff, Kuster Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Targeting Counterfeit Pill Makers

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with U.S. Representatives David Kustoff (R-TN) and Annie Kuster (D-NH), today introduced the Substance Tableting and Encapsulating Enforcement and Registration (STEER) Act (S. 3281 / H.R. 6554), bipartisan legislation to combat the opioid crisis by cracking down on counterfeit pill makers

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July 25, 2018

Senator Hassan Votes to Approve Bipartisan Measure to Prohibit “Pharmacy Gag Clauses” That Cause Consumers to Pay Higher Prices for Prescription Drugs in Senate Health Committee

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, today voted to advance a bipartisan measure to prohibit so-called “pharmacy gag clauses” that conceal prices from patients and cause many consumers to pay higher prices for prescription drugs.

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July 25, 2018

At Senate Commerce Hearing, Telecommunication Officials Applaud Hassan-Gardner AIRWAVES Act

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan participated in a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Hearing today, where witnesses applauded Senator Hassan’s leadership in authoring, with Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), the AIRWAVES Act, which focuses on closing the urban-rural digital divide and promoting 5G innovation. Senator Hassan questioned the witnesses on what 5G would mean for telemedicine, public safety, rural communities, and people living with disabilities.

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July 25, 2018

Senator Hassan Recognizes Dianne Paquette of Salem as July “Granite Stater of the Month”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today recognized Dianne Paquette of Salem as the Granite Stater of the Month for July for her steadfast commitment to strengthening her community and supporting her fellow Granite Staters in times of need.

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July 24, 2018

Senator Hassan Confronts Michigan State Interim President for Disparaging Survivor of Larry Nassar’s Abuse

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today confronted Michigan State University Interim President John Engler for disparaging Rachael Denhollander, a survivor of Larry Nassar’s abuse. 

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July 24, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan and Shea-Porter Announce $6.5 Million in NOAA Funding for UNH/NOAA Joint Hydrographic Center

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the University of New Hampshire (UNH) a $6.5 million grant to continue operations at the Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC). A world-renowned program, the JHC has made UNH an international leader in coastal mapping. 

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July 24, 2018

Senator Hassan Responds to Report of Russian Hackers Reaching U.S. Electric Utility Control Rooms

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today in response to a Wall Street Journal report that Russian hackers appear to have carried out sophisticated cyberattacks that put them inside control rooms of electric utility companies in the United States:

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July 23, 2018

Senate Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Career and Technical Education Programs for Granite Staters

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released the following statement after the Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation updating the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act and authorizing funding for states to implement high-quality career and technical education programs.

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July 23, 2018

Senator Hassan Votes to Confirm Robert Wilkie as Secretary of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today after voting to confirm Robert Wilkie as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs:

 

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July 20, 2018

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Introducing Legislation to Provide Rent Relief Amid Rising Costs of Housing

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday joined Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) in introducing legislation to provide rent relief for hard-working Granite Staters and Americans struggling to pay their bills amid rising housing costs. The Rent Relief Act would create a new, refundable tax credit to provide relief to families at a time when renters’ wages have remained stagnant and housing costs have increased rapidly.

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July 18, 2018

Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues in Calling for Oversight Hearing on Trump Administration’s Separated Families

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today joined her Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee colleagues in sending a letter to Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray, calling for an oversight hearing on efforts by the Department of Health and Human Services to reunite families that the Trump Administration’s “Zero Tolerance” policy separated at the border.

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July 18, 2018

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces More than $6 Million in Federal Grants for New Hampshire Airports

WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded more than $6 million in federal grants to support New Hampshire’s transportation infrastructure. 

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July 17, 2018

Senator Hassan Sounds Alarm over Sweetheart Deal between Drug Giant Novartis and the Trump Administration

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today raised concerns about recent news that the drug giant Novartis brokered a sweetheart deal with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) over an innovative new gene therapy that Novartis has priced at $475,000. The deal was halted after CMS’s own lawyers raised concerns, saying they were “surprised and concerned” with Novartis' influence on the process.

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July 17, 2018

Hassan, Shaheen Announce $2.5 Million Grant to Expand New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen today announced a $2.5 million grant to expand and develop an additional 4.6 acres of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, as well as conduct needed repairs.  The VA’s Veterans Cemetery Grants Program awards grants to states and tribal partners with the goal of providing 95 percent of the veteran population with access to a burial option within 75 miles of their home.  

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July 17, 2018

NH Delegation Calls on Trump Administration to Prioritize Pediatric Cancer Research

(Washington, DC) – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) calling on the Trump Administration to release information on actions taken by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to examine the factors that are contributing to high pediatric cancer rates in New Hampshire and other states, including environmental contamination. In the letter, the delegation requested information specific to contributing factors to pediatric cancers in New Hampshire that may differ from those in other states, as well as details on planned action to address these factors and combat rising pediatric cancer rates and on opportunities for Granite Staters to receive information related to pediatric cancer health concerns.

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