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 Apr 15, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Margaret “Maggie” Hassan sits on the following committees:
Hassan was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:
- 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. 315 (116th): DHS Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Teams Act of 2019
- S. 2837 (115th): Preventing Drug Diversion Act of 2018
- S. 2397 (115th): Department of Homeland Security Data Framework Act of 2018
- S. 2589 (115th): Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers Act of 2018
Does 5 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 (25%) Taxation (17%) Education (13%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Science, Technology, Communications (7%) Finance and Financial Sector (4%)
Some of Hassan’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1197: A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to apply public-private talent ...
- S. 1198: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve and expand ...
- S. 1114: A bill to increase vaccination rates among pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid or ...
- S. 1036: A bill to direct the Federal Communications Commission to promulgate regulations that establish ...
- S.Res. 143: A resolution to honor and recognize the patriotism and service to the United ...
- S. 1038: A bill to establish the Office of Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs within ...
- S. 749: American Innovation and Jobs Act
From Jan 2017 to Apr 2021, Hassan missed 4 of 1,479 roll call votes, which is 0.3%. 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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