Press Releases

October 19, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Effort to Block Trump Administration’s Roll Back of Birth Control Mandate

(Washington, DC)  – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 33 Senate and House Democrats to introduce the Protect Access to Birth Control Act, which would rescind the Trump Administration’s interim final rules issued on October 6th that allow companies to interfere in their employees’ healthcare choices and force women to pay more for an essential part of their healthcare.

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October 18, 2017

Senators Hassan and Shaheen Secure New Hampshire Priorities in Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Deal

WASHINGTON – Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that the bipartisan health care stabilization deal includes a provision that the New Hampshire Insurance Department could use to support its proposal to create a reinsurance pool to help reduce premiums in the state’s individual health insurance market. 

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October 18, 2017

Following President Trump’s Threats to Press Freedom, Senator Hassan Joins Colleagues Calling for FCC Oversight Hearing

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Tom Udall (D-NM), all members of the Senate Commerce Committee, called on the Chairman and Ranking Member of the committee to hold a hearing on President Trump’s attacks on the media and his latest threat to interfere with the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) television station license renewal proceedings.

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October 17, 2017

Senator Hassan Questions PhRMA Representative on Allergan’s Anti-Competitive Attempt to Shield Its Patents from Review and Keep Prescription Drug Prices High

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan questioned a representative from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of American (PhRMA), the trade group representing the branded drugs, on Allergan’s anti-competitive attempt to shield its patents from review and keep drug prices high during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing. 

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October 17, 2017

In HELP Committee Hearing, Senator Hassan Presses Drug Distributor Representative on Efforts to Undermine DEA’s Enforcement Authority

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan pressed a drug distributor representative today on the industry’s efforts to undermine the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) authority to crack down on opioid distributors during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing. Senator Hassan highlighted comments from the DEA Chief Administrative Law Judge stating that the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016 makes it much harder for the DEA to use its authority.

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October 17, 2017

Senator Hassan Helps Introduce Legislation Repealing 2016 Law After Reports that It Hurts Aggressive DEA Enforcement of Opioid Distributors

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that she helped introduce legislation sponsored by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) repealing the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2016 after media reports indicated that Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) personnel believe it has restricted the ability of the DEA to crack down on opioid distributors suspected of wrongdoing.

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October 17, 2017

Senator Hassan: President Trump Must Quickly Nominate a Qualified New Drug Czar

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on Representative Tom Marino’s decision to withdraw his name from consideration to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a position also known as the “drug czar.”  

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October 16, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Democrats to File Amicus Brief in Support of Planned Parenthood; Stand Up for Women’s Health & Rights in Texas

(Washington, DC) – On Friday, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), joined a group of 23 Senate Democrats to file an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Family Planning and Preventive Health Services, Inc. et al v. Charles Smith et al

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October 16, 2017

Senator Hassan and Colleagues Ask DeVos to Clarify Confusing Sexual Assault Guidance for Schools

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today joined other members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee in sending a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Candice Jackson following up on the Department of Education’s decision to revoke guidance that directs schools on how to handle investigations of sexual assault—and to inquire how they plan to enforce interim guidance. 

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October 13, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Remarks on Iran

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan statement on President Trump’s remarks on Iran:

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October 13, 2017

At Senate Commerce Committee Field Hearing in Keene, Senator Hassan Highlights Importance of Expanding Broadband Infrastructure in New Hampshire

KEENE – Today, Senator Maggie Hassan convened a field hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, where she highlighted the importance of expanding broadband infrastructure, especially in rural areas throughout New Hampshire and across the country.

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October 13, 2017

Senator Hassan: “President Trump is Cruelly and Intentionally Raising Health Care Costs for Millions of Americans”

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to halt payments for cost-sharing reductions, which the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimated would lead to higher insurance premiums and raise the federal deficit. 

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October 12, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan, member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released the following statement after President Trump announced Kirstjen Nielsen as his nominee for Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security:

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October 12, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on President Trump’s Effort to Create Trumpcare by Executive Order

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement today after President Trump signed an executive order to undermine the Affordable Care Act, continuing his efforts to sabotage health insurance markets and undermine critical protections for countless Granite Staters and Americans:

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October 11, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Legislation to Standardize the Cost of Climate Pollution

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan joined her colleagues in introducing the Pollution Transparency Act to standardize the metric used by federal agencies to measure the cost of climate pollution. This counters a directive from the Trump administration to agencies to ignore existing metrics—uprooting years of progress and economic certainty—and an attempt made yesterday by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in the revised BLM methane rule to change his department’s metric without any prior consultation or transparency.

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October 11, 2017

Senator Hassan to Convene Field Hearing on Broadband Deployment in New Hampshire

KEENE – Senator Maggie Hassan will convene a Commerce Committee field hearing titled, “Expanding Broadband Infrastructure in the Granite State,” on Friday October 13, at 10:00 a.m. in Keene, where she will highlight the importance of expanding broadband infrastructure, especially in rural areas.

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October 10, 2017

Senator Hassan to FCC: Abandon Efforts to Lower High-Speed Internet Standards

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan joined her colleagues last week in calling on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to abandon efforts to lower standards for broadband connectivity for people in New Hampshire and across the nation. Th e FCC's proposed change could slow or halt investments in improving access and the speed of broadband service for some 30 million people across the country.  

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October 10, 2017

Senator Hassan Statement on Trump Administration’s Efforts to Repeal Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today released the following statement after EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed a proposed rule to begin repealing the Clean Power Plan:

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October 10, 2017

Senator Hassan Receives Briefing on KC-46 Air Refueling Tanker at Pease Air National Guard Base

PEASE – Senator Maggie Hassan visited Pease Air National Guard Base Friday, where she received a briefing on the latest developments with the KC-46 air refueling tanker, including a progress update on facilities preparation, and toured the base. Pease Air National Guard Base is home to the 157th Air Refueling Wing of the New Hampshire Air National Guard and will become home to the U.S. Air Force's next generation refueling tanker, the KC-46.

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October 06, 2017

Senator Hassan Cosponsors Bill to Help Address National Rape Kit Backlog

WASHINGTON –Senator Maggie Hassan announced today that she cosponsored the bipartisan Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Act to reauthorize, strengthen, and extend the Sexual Assault Forensic Reporting program in an effort to help reduce the national rape kit backlog. 

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