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Sen. Margaret “Maggie” Hassan

Senator for New Hampshire

pronounced MAHR-grit // HA-sun

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.

Photo of Sen. Margaret “Maggie” Hassan [D-NH]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Hassan.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 Oct 17, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% NIAC Action: A American Civil Liberties Union: 62% United States Chamber of Commerce: 60% Americans for Prosperity: 12% The Club for Growth: 5% FreedomWorks: 0% NumbersUSA: 0%

Committee Membership

Margaret “Maggie” Hassan sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Hassan was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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Does 3 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hassan sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (23%) Education (16%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Science, Technology, Communications (13%) Energy (10%) Taxation (10%)

Recent Bills

Some of Hassan’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hassan voted Yea

Conference Report Agreed to 83/16 on Feb 14, 2019.

This bill, in its final form, funded the parts of the federal government whose funding was to lapse on February 15, 2019. On December 22, ...

Hassan voted Yea

Motion Agreed to 87/12 on Dec 18, 2018.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FIRST Step Act, the Senate's criminal justice reform bill. The text of this bill was replaced ...

Hassan voted Yea

Conference Report Agreed to 87/13 on Dec 11, 2018.

See the Congressional Research Service's 122-page summary of the bill. * * * H.R. 2 amends and extends major programs for income support, food and ...

Hassan voted Yea

Bill Passed 67/31 on Mar 14, 2018.

Even some Democrats believe that the 2010 law passed in response to the Great Recession went too far and may have inadvertently punished smaller loaning ...

Hassan voted Yea

Motion Agreed to 71/28 on Feb 9, 2018.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of funding for the federal government through March 23, 2018, to avert a government shutdown that would have ...

Hassan voted Yea

Nomination Confirmed 66/32 on Jan 23, 2017.

This vote confirmed Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS4), a three-term Congressman first elected in 2010, as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. * * * Rep. ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Oct 2019, Hassan missed 3 of 924 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. This is better than the median of 1.5% 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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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: