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Congressional Tipoffs Involving New Hampshire Newsletter for Sunday December 08, 2019 ( 18 items )  

Heeding Bipartisan Calls Spearheaded by Shaheen, DOD Agrees to Expand Coverage of Lifesaving Breast Cancer Screenings
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Heeding bipartisan calls in Congress led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally (R-AZ), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Department of Defense (DoD) agreed to expand TRICARE coverage for improved breast cancer screening options for female service members and veterans starting next month. In September, the Senators led a bipartisan letter to Assistant Secretary o  more

New Hampshire and Massachusetts Senators Request Update on Justice Department's Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Incarcerated Individuals
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - In Letter Led by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), the Senators Request an Update on Justice Department's Implementation of the First Step Act of 2018 * * * Today, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Ed Markey (D-MA) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr requesting an update on what the Bureau of Prisons is doing to expand access to me  more

Rep. Kuster Issues Statement on Trump Administration SNAP Rule
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Rep. Ann Kuster, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement on the Trump administration's announcement on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: The Administration's plan includes a new regulation that makes it more difficult for states to obtain waivers from a requirement that beneficiaries work or take part in a vocational training program. Approximately 74,000 New Hampshire residents received Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits in Nove  more

Sen. Hassan Continues to Lead Charge to Eliminate Discriminatory Pay for Workers Who Experience Disabilities
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Senator Maggie Hassan sent a letter to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights urging it to support repealing a discriminatory federal policy that allows employers to pay subminimum wages to employees who experience disabilities. Then-Governor Hassan led efforts to eliminate the payment of subminimum wages to individuals who experience disabilities in New Hampshire, which became the first state in the nati  more

Sen. Hassan Issues Statement on Committee Vote Against FDA Commissioner Nominee
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statement after voting against advancing Stephen Hahn's nomination for Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee: "Americans must be able to trust the FDA as the gold standard for protecting public health. To do so, the FDA Commissioner must be guided by science and must not give in to political considerations or corporate special interests.   more

Sen. Hassan Joins Bipartisan Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, Participates in Classified Caucus Briefing on Ransomware
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: As a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) has been a leader on advancing cybersecurity. She recently joined the bipartisan Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, led by Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), which held a classified briefing today with the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Ag  more

Sen. Hassan Meets With Girl Up Club Members at Belmont High School to Discuss Empowering Women, Girls
BELMONT, New Hampshire, Nov. 25 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Senator Maggie Hassan today met with members of Belmont High School's Girl Up club to discuss the importance of gender equality in all aspects of society, including government. Girl Up is a global movement founded by the United Nations Foundation that provides resources to help young women effectively serve their communities and promote gender equality globally. "These young women represe  more

Sen. Hassan, Colleagues Reintroduce Legislation to Protect People's Personal Data Online
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Data Care Act Will Stop Websites and Apps from Using Personal Data to Harm Users, Protect User Information from Hacks, and Hold Companies Accountable for Misuse * * * Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today joined Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and 15 of their colleagues in reintroducing legislation to protect people's personal data online. The Data Care Act would require websites, apps, and other o  more

Senate Clears Bill Cosponsored by Shaheen & Hassan to Award Congressional Gold Medal to WWII U.S. Army Special Operators
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Bipartisan legislation backed by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Army's 5307th Composite Unit, more commonly known as "Merrill's Marauder's," unanimously passed the Senate last night. The Unit became known as "Merrill's Marauder's" in reference to its leader, Brigadier General Frank Merrill, who later served as New Hampshire's Hi  more

Senate Clears Bill Cosponsored by Shaheen & Hassan to Award Congressional Gold Medal to WWII U.S. Army Special Operators
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: Bipartisan legislation backed by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Army's 5307th Composite Unit, more commonly known as "Merrill's Marauder's," unanimously passed the Senate last night. The Unit became known as "Merrill's Marauder's" in reference to its leader, Brigadier General Frank Merrill, who later served as New Hampshire's H  more

Senate Passes Hassan-Backed Bipartisan Measure to Simplify Process for Applying for Federal Financial Aid
WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Hassan Included in Larger Education Package That Passed the Senate Today * * * The U.S. Senate today unanimously approved an education package that included measures from a bipartisan bill cosponsored by Senator Hassan that will make it easier for Granite Staters and Americans to apply for federal financial aid. The underlying package reauthorizes critic  more

Sens. Cassidy, Hassan Issue Statement on Report That White House is Open to Surprise Medical Bill Compromise
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, issued the following joint statement with Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, on Politico's report that the White House is open to a surprise medical bill compromise: "We deeply appreciate the White House's shared goal of getting legislation to end the practice of surprise medical bills signed into law before the end of the year. "Our bipartisan working group put forward legislation that first and foremost takes consumers out of the middl  more

Sens. Cassidy, Hassan Issue Statement on White House Being Open to Surprise Medical Bill
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, and Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, issued the following joint statement on Politico's report that the White House is open to a surprise medical bill: "We deeply appreciate the White House's shared goal of getting legislation to end the practice of surprise medical bills signed into law before the end of the year. Our bipartisan working group put forward legislation that first and foremost takes consumers out of the middle of payment disput  more

Sens. Shaheen, Hassan Issue Statements on House Approval of Anti-Robocall Bill
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, and Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following statements after the House passed bipartisan legislation to crack down on robocalls: The legislation improves the federal government's ability to find scammers, increases penalties on those caught, and requires call authentication and blocking technology to be made available free of charge to consumers. The bill also brings relevant federal agencies and state attorneys general t  more

Shaheen Receives Assurance of Plans for Dry Dock at PNSY
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Following a report from the Government Accountability Office on the need for improvements at our nation's shipyards, Shaheen also spoke of the need to expand the industrial supply base that builds new vessels and provides replacement parts * * * Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned senior defense officials in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on maintaining and optim  more

Shaheen, Hassan Praise House-Approval of Bipartisan Anti-Robocall Bill & Call for Final Vote in Senate
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Both Shaheen and Hassan are Co-sponsors of the Legislation - 136 Million Robocalls have been Placed to New Hampshire Phone Numbers So Far This Year * * * U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to crack down on robocalls. The legislation improves the federal government's ab  more

Shaheen, Hassan, Kuster Announce More Than $300,000 in Federal Funds for Rural Development Projects in Cheshire, Coos Counties
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 -- Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded more than $300,000 in federal grants for a variety of projects throughout Cheshire and Coos Counties that invest in rural community development. Specifically, the  more

Shaheen, Murkowski Unveil Bipartisan Fix to Tax Bill to Provide Relief to Communities & Companies Unfairly Taxed on Critical Water Infrastructure Investments
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 -- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, issued the following news release: * * * - Under Current Tax Law, Local Infrastructure Projects are Unfairly Taxed, Creating a Disincentive to Important Investments * * * U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) unveiled new, bipartisan legislation that would fix an unfair measure in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), which has led to exorbitant taxes on critical water infrastructure investments in New Ha  more