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.
Read our 2019 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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Jun 2, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Margaret “Maggie” Hassan sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Finance
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations subcommittees
- Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management subcommittee Ranking Member
- Joint Economic Committee
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Hassan was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- S. 315: DHS Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams Act of 2019
- S. 2837: Preventing Drug Diversion Act of 2018
- S. 2397: Department of Homeland Security Data Framework Act of 2018
- S. 2589: Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers Act of 2018
Does 4 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 (21%) Education (17%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Taxation (12%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Energy (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%)
Some of Hassan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3387: Capital Investment Grant Program Improvement Act of 2020
- S. 3369: Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act
- S. 3329: Incubator Network and Startup Success Act
- S. 3207: Cybersecurity State Coordinator Act of 2020
- S. 3142: Increasing Efficiency of All United States-Based Terrorism Information Sharing Act of 2019
- S. 3041: Veterans Health Administration Caregiver Retention and Eligibility Determination Act of 2019
- S. 2907: Nutrition CARE Act of 2019
From Jan 2017 to Jun 2020, Hassan missed 4 of 1,134 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 1.7% 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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