Hassan is the junior senator from New Hampshire and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2017. Hassan is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Hassan.
Hassan is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Hassan has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Aug 3, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Margaret “Maggie” Hassan sits on the following committees:
Hassan was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 164: Advancing Education on Biosimilars Act of 2021
- S. 4871 (116th): Oversight.gov Authorization Act of 2020
- S. 4495 (116th): Automatic Cash Assistance Act
- S. 4413 (116th): A bill to improve the response of the Department of Defense to threats to United States forces worldwide from small unmanned aircraft systems.
- S. 3207 (116th): Cybersecurity State Coordinator Act of 2020
- S. 411 (116th): Counter Threats Advisory Board Act of 2019
- S. 315 (116th): DHS Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams Act of 2019
Does 11 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Hassan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (24%) Taxation (17%) Education (16%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%) Energy (3%)
Some of Hassan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2585: A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize a ...
- S. 2431: Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General Training Act of 2021
- S. 2274: Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Expansion Act
- S. 2163: VA FOIA Reform Act of 2021
- S.Res. 282: A resolution recognizing July 1, 2021, as the 100th anniversary of the Government ...
- S. 2135: Wasteful Federal Programs Reduction Authorization Act
- S. 1974: Strengthening America’s Strategic National Stockpile Act of 2021
From Jan 2017 to Aug 2021, Hassan missed 4 of 1,625 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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