FACT CHECK: Senator Hassan is an Independent Leader for New Hampshire

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Today, Mitch McConnell and his corporate special interest backers’ Super PAC launched another false TV ad against Senator Maggie Hassan, this time attacking her record of being an independent voice for New Hampshire who is working to lower costs, cut taxes, and slash wasteful spending.

“Senator Hassan will take on anyone to do what is best for New Hampshire and lower costs for Granite Staters,” said Maggie for NH spokesperson Kevin Donohoe. “The Senator’s independent leadership is in stark contrast to Don Bolduc, who would just be a yes vote for an anti-choice, corporate special interest agenda.” 


Senator Hassan is an Independent Leader for New Hampshire

  • Senator Hassan was named the most bipartisan Senator by the nonpartisan Lugar Center, and had a Republican cosponsor on every piece of legislation she introduced last year.

  • Senator Hassan is one of the five Senators who voted most often against her own party according to CQ Roll Call.

Senator Hassan is Working to Lower Costs 

  • Senator Hassan has taken on her own party to push for a federal gas tax holiday to lower costs for people at the pump, and has urged the Biden administration to eliminate the gas tax until at least the end of the year — not just for ninety days.

  • Senator Hassan stood up to Big Pharma and worked to pass legislation, which is now law, to lower prescription drug costs for Granite Staters by allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices and help lower drug prices across the board.

  • Senator Hassan has successfully pushed the Biden administration to release more oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and recently called on the administration to release oil from the Home Heating reserve, which could help lower energy costs

  • Senator Hassan worked with her colleagues to pass legislation that is now law to lower energy costs by cutting taxes for households that invest in energy efficient home upgrades.

Senator Hassan is Cutting Taxes for Families and Small Businesses

  • Senator Hassan worked to double the federal research and development tax credit to help businesses grow and create good-paying jobs for Granite Staters, building on her work as governor.

  • Senator Hassan worked across the aisle to lower taxes for New Hampshire small businesses by extending the Employee Retention Tax Credit — and expanding it to support startups. Senator Hassan also successfully passed bipartisan legislation to cut taxes for small businesses and for new businesses that opened during the pandemic.

  • Senator Hassan successfully worked to repeal taxes on the spouses of fallen service members, including the “Widow’s Tax” and the “Kiddie Tax,” saving those military families tens of thousands of dollars per year.

Senator Hassan is Slashing Wasteful Spending


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