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March 27, 2020

Shaheen Statement on Coronavirus Economic Response Legislation as Bill Clears Congress, Sent to President’s Desk

SHAHEEN: "I urge the Trump administration to quickly distribute this emergency relief, particularly to working families and small businesses who need these resources as soon as possible to stay financially afloat." **Bill Includes a Minimum of $1.25 billion to New Hampshire to assist the state's COVID-19 response efforts** **As Part of This Bill, Shaheen, Rubio, Cardin & Collins Led Negotiations on Bipartisan Relief for Small Businesses, providing more than $377 Billion in Assistance** *… Continue Reading


March 27, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Federal Trade Commission to Protect Seniors from Coronavirus Scams

In response to the recent increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) scams, letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons calls on the FTC for stronger consumer protections and education for seniors (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with 32 of their colleagues to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), urging it to protect seniors from coronavirus-related scams. In response to the recent increase in these scams, the letter to FTC… Continue Reading


March 26, 2020

The President Signs Into Law Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senators Shaheen, Hassan to Reauthorize the Older Americans Act

Bipartisan Legislation Increases Funding for Meals on Wheels and Other Programs that Are Especially Critical for Seniors Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic Latest Senate-Passed COVID-19 Response Package Also Includes Additional $500 Million for Nutrition Service Programs, Including Meals on Wheels WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed into law bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen to reauthorize the Older Americans Act, which will strengthen and incr… Continue Reading


March 26, 2020

NH Delegation Expresses Concern Over Delayed & Inadequate Medical Supplies Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Calls for Agencies to Expedite Resources and Provide Guidance to NH Health Care Providers

NH Delegation Letter Follows Joint Call with NH Governor Chris Sununu Last Week to President Trump, Urging Swift Delivery of Critical Medical Supplies & Personal Protective Equipment Shaheen & Hassan Voted in Favor of Robust COVID-19 Response Legislation Last Night, Which Includes $16 Billion to Bolster the Strategic National Stockpile of Critical Equipment and Supplies Kuster & Pappas Have Called for an Immediate Vote on Senate-Passed Relief Legislation to Send it to the Presiden… Continue Reading


March 25, 2020

Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan Agreement on Coronavirus Economic Response Legislation

SHAHEEN: "Because of Persistent Bipartisan Negotiations, Desperately Needed Help for New Hampshire is on the Way" **Bill Includes a Minimum of $1.25 billion to New Hampshire to assist the state's COVID-19 response efforts** **As Part of This Bill, Rubio, Cardin, Collins & Shaheen Led Negotiations on Bipartisan Relief for Small Businesses, providing more than $377 Billion in Assistance** **In Negotiations, Shaheen Drew From her Extensive Conversations with New Hampshire Small Busi… Continue Reading


March 25, 2020

Shaheen & Bipartisan Small Business Task Force Unveil Final $377 Billion Emergency Coronavirus Relief Package

**The bipartisan relief package would provide $377 billion in desperately needed economic assistance for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus outbreak** Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, released today with U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Susan Collins (R-ME) the final bipartisan small business emergency economic relief plan that provides more than $377 billion fo… Continue Reading


March 24, 2020

President Signs into Law Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senators Shaheen, Hassan to Improve Accuracy of FCC’s Broadband Maps

New Law Underscores Importance of Expanding Broadband Amid COVID-19 Pandemic to Improve Telehealth, Online Learning in New Hampshire and Across the Country WASHINGTON - As communities in New Hampshire and across the country experience an even greater need for reliable broadband amid the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump signed into law bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commi… Continue Reading


March 23, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan, and Bipartisan Colleagues Call for FEMA to Help Individuals, States Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of senators to urge President Trump to exercise authorities used in the wake of natural disasters to provide direct emergency assistance to individuals and families, and expand assistance to state and local governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "As the entire nation faces the challenges of a global pandemic, we are asking that your administration unlock the full capacity of the federa… Continue Reading


March 23, 2020

On 10th Anniversary of the ACA, Shaheen Renews Call for Trump Administration to Drop Lawsuit, Allow For Special Enrollment Period to Respond to Coronavirus

SHAHEEN: "This law has withstood partisan attack after partisan attack for one reason: the American people don't want to go back to a time when far fewer people could access health care and pre-existing condition protections didn't exist." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) being signed into law by President Obama: "The ACA has been a success for New Hampshire, and during this public heal… Continue Reading


March 23, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Announce New Legislation to Scale Up Made in America Production of Medical Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment For Hospitals and Health Care Workers

Plan will Require the Full Use of Defense Production Act (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced new legislation with Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to expedite the procurement of medical equipment, under the Defense Production Act (DPA), to combat the spread of coronavirus. Despite multiple announcements, President Donald Trump has not utilized the federal government's entire authority under DPA, so Shaheen, Hassan and Baldwin's legislati… Continue Reading


March 22, 2020

Shaheen & Lankford Push to Increase Charitable Giving Deduction in Coronavirus Aid Bill

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today offered with Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and their colleagues a bipartisan amendment to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARE) Act, which would increase the bill's $300 limit on the charitable giving deduction to one-third of the standard deduction: to up to $4,000 for an individual's and $8,000 for married couples for the remainder of 2020. "Charities and non-profits are on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak and … Continue Reading


March 22, 2020

A Message to NH Families: An Update on Efforts to Respond to COVID-19

Senator Shaheen discussing the impact of the coronavirus on conference calls with mayors, businesses and non-profit service organizations across New Hampshire this week. Dear Friend, This is an incredibly stressful moment for families and small business owners. Assistance is urgently needed across New Hampshire. Congress has taken some initial bipartisan steps but much more needs to be done and quickly. I'm currently engaged in bipartisan negotiations and this is what I'm fighting for: F… Continue Reading


March 21, 2020

Shaheen Urges Congressional Negotiators to Cancel Student Loan Payments and Debt in COVID-19 Response Package

Lawmakers: "During this public health emergency, no person should have to choose between paying their student loan payment, putting food on the table or keeping themselves and their families safe and healthy" Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to Congressional negotiators with U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL), urging them to cancel student loan payments and debt in the COVID-19 response package. "Students and f… Continue Reading


March 21, 2020

As Schools Close Due To Covid-19 Pandemic, Shaheen & Hassan Relay Concerns for Children with Disabilities to Department Of Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and their colleagues expressing concern for children with disabilities amid the school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In their letter to the U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistance Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Mark Schultz, the Senators pressed the Department on what they're doing to ensure that children… Continue Reading


March 21, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Baldwin Call for No Junk Plans Act and Enrollment Assistance in Economic Stimulus Response Legislation

Legislation would overturn Trump's expansion of junk health insurance plans that don't provide comprehensive health care coverage "During an outbreak, it is critical that all Americans have access to the health care services they need." WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread throughout the United States, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) are leading a letter to Senate leadership calling for the COVID-19 economic stimu… Continue Reading


March 21, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Call for Increased Funding for Schools and Education Support Professionals Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and their colleagues in calling for increased federal funding for schools and school employees, such as cafeteria staff, bus drivers, and custodians, who are working overtime to support their communities during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. As the pandemic continues, schools are continuing to provide essential services in their communities, from providing … Continue Reading


March 21, 2020

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Call Urging Trump Administration to Work With Congress to Deliver Relief to U.S. Airports

"As your administration considers proposals to help our nation's airlines respond to this public health crisis, we urge you to ensure sufficient funding is also available to meet the needs of our nation's airports." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led a bipartisan group of 39 Senators calling on the Trump administration to work with Congress to deliver much-needed assistance to airports across the country grappling w… Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Following Conversations with Granite Staters, Shaheen Highlights Critical Health Care Priorities for Upcoming Coronavirus Response Bill

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer highlighting critical health care-related priorities that need to be included in the third package of coronavirus response legislation. The priorities were the result of Senator Shaheen's extensive conversations in recent days with New Hampshire community leaders, health care providers, first responders and small businesses. Shaheen wrote, "Hos… Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic, Shaheen & Hassan Introduce Bill to Support Small Business Lending

Bill Reauthorizes Successful Lending Program to Help Support Small Businesses Hit Hard by Coronavirus Pandemic WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today with their colleagues reintroduced legislation to support small business lending as the coronavirus pandemic continues to negatively impact small businesses in New Hampshire and across the country. The Small Business Access to Capital Act will reauthorize and improve the State Small Business Credit Init… Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Statements on 2020 Grant Award to Assist New Hampshire in Battling the Substance Use Crisis

**$28 million is a result of Senator Shaheen and Hassan's work with NH House members and a bipartisan group of senators to secure a dedicated portion of funding for hardest-hit states** **New Hampshire has now received approximately $92 million in funding through the State Opioid Response Grant program thanks to Senator Shaheen and Hassan's leadership** **Grant funding for substance use disorder treatment this year can be used to help those with meth and cocaine dependencies thanks to a provi… Continue Reading

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