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September 17, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call for Answers on Department of Veterans Affairs Data Breach Affecting Veterans and Health Care Providers

Senators: "It is imperative VA take aggressive and decisive action to address this current incident and lay out a strategy to prevent such problems from arising in the future" WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and colleagues in calling for answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) about a recent data breach that exposed veterans' Social Security numbers and other sensitive information and impacted VA community c… Continue Reading


September 16, 2020

As U.S. Approaches 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths, Shaheen Demands Congress Stay in Session & Pass Legislation to Protect the Public and Provide Relief

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement as the United States approaches 200,000 deaths from COVID-19: "This a solemn milestone that should serve as a sobering reminder of how much work we have left to do to get this pandemic under control," said Shaheen. "Every death is the loss of a loved one, a friend or a neighbor. Many contracted the virus as essential workers, helping to save lives and keep fundamental industries in our economy up and running. "G… Continue Reading


September 16, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: In Hearing, Shaheen Demands Answers from Trump Admin on Delayed Nursing Home Funding

Shaheen questions HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett Giroir during the Labor/HHS Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing Later on the Senate floor: Shaheen demands that the Senate stay in session until a bipartisan bill is delivered to the President's desk that helps struggling NH families and communities, and protects the public from COVID-19 SHAHEEN: "By no means should the Senate recess until we get a bill to the President's desk" (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Sh… Continue Reading


September 16, 2020

Shaheen Pays Tribute to Staff Sergeant Ronald J. Ouellette & Offers Condolences to His Family

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after receiving the tragic news that Staff Sergeant Ronald J. Ouellette, of Merrimack, died on September 14th while serving in Kuwait. Staff Sergeant Ouellette was an Airman in the 42nd Aerial Port Squadron. The announcement was made by the U.S. Air Force this afternoon. "It's with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Staff Sergeant Ronald Ouellette," said Shaheen. "Today, I join with all Granite Stater… Continue Reading


September 16, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More Than $1.8 Million in CARES Act Funding to Support Affordable Housing for Granite Staters

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced $1,827,334 in funding through the CARES Act to support affordable housing for Granite Staters during the COVID-19 crisis. Specifically, funding was distributed to the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher Program, which is used to help low-inc… Continue Reading


September 16, 2020

Senators Shaheen & Hassan Call on Postmaster General to Fully Reverse Changes That Have Caused Delivery Delays of Prescription Medication

WASHINGTON - Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined colleagues in urging Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to fully reverse the changes that he has made to the agency that have resulted in widespread delays, including for the delivery of medications for Granite Staters and Americans. "In your three months as U.S. Postmaster General, you have made detrimental operational and structural changes to the U.S. Postal Service," the Senators wrote. "After facing criticism from memb… Continue Reading


September 15, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More Than $2.1 Million for Hudson & Bedford Fire Departments to Recruit & Train Firefighters

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $2,170,180 in federal funding to the Hudson and Bedford Fire Departments to recruit and train new firefighters. Specifically, the funding was awarded through the agency's Staffing for Adequate Fire &… Continue Reading


September 14, 2020

Shaheen, Senators Call on FEMA to Rescind Guidance that Ends Federal Reimbursements for PPE and Disinfectant Purchases by States

(Washington, DC) - Late last week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with a group of lawmakers to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor, requesting that the agency reverse new guidance that ends federal reimbursements for certain purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE), testing and disinfectant supplies by states. In their letter, the Senators call on the agency to increase - not decrease - support to states amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as n… Continue Reading


September 14, 2020

Shaheen Leads Call to Senate Appropriators to Prioritize Funding & Policy Initiatives to Combat PFAS Exposure in FY 21 Government Funding Legislation

(Washington, DC)- On Friday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee - led a group of Senators in a letter to the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee leadership, requesting that policies and funding to combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination be prioritized in upcoming government funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2021. Shaheen led the letter on behalf of a group of 21 Senators, i… Continue Reading


September 11, 2020

Amid Trump Admin’s Attacks Against Postal Service, Shaheen Visits USPS Mail Processing Facility

Shaheen tours the USPS Processing & Distribution Facility in Manchester. (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen visited the U.S. Postal Service's Processing and Distribution Facility in Manchester to discuss the impact of the Trump administration's seemingly politically motivated policy changes to its operations. The visit to the facility comes in response to Postmaster General DeJoy and President Trump's recent changes to the USPS that are undermining its operations ahead of… Continue Reading


September 11, 2020

Shaheen, Senators Demand Answers from Census Bureau on How they Will Ensure Fair Count, Accurate Apportionment of Congressional Representation in 2020 Census

**Shaheen, the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the census, has been sounding the alarm on the Trump administration's political attacks against the bureau that threaten a fair and accurate 2020 count** (Washington, DC)- Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the census - joined a group of lawmakers led by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) on a letter to the U.S. Census Bureau calling for m… Continue Reading


September 11, 2020

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation Letter to NBRC Federal Co-Chairman Raising Concerns with Commission’s Failure to Award Grants to Coos or Carroll County-Based Projects

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter yesterday on behalf of New Hampshire's congressional delegation to Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) Federal Co-Chairman Harold Parker, raising concerns that the latest round of funding did not include a single grant awardee from Coos or Carroll County despite numerous applications from these counties. Last month, the delegation announced that New Hampshire agencies and organizations were awarded $4,443,428 by the NBRC. … Continue Reading


September 11, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More Than $5.8 Million in CARES Act Funding to Help Address Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Granite Staters

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire will receive $5,826,951 in federal grants established under the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was passed by Congress and signed into law to help address the economic impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable Granite Staters. Specifically, the funding was awarded through the U.S. D… Continue Reading


September 10, 2020

Shaheen Statement Ahead of 19th Anniversary of September 11th Terror Attacks

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of the 19th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks. "On September 11, 2001, I was Governor of New Hampshire and was in Washington, DC attending a conference with other governors from across the country. I'll never forget seeing the smoke rising from the Pentagon. Our nation and the world changed forever that day," said Senator Shaheen. "But amidst the chaos and destruction, there were so many d… Continue Reading


September 10, 2020

Shaheen Announces Installation of New Marine Navigational System to Help Ships & Subs Navigate Piscataqua River

**The Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System, or PORTS, will provide real time information on weather & waterway conditions & greatly boost safety & efficiency for both commercial and Shipyard vessels** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), announced that the agency will install a new marine navigational system at the Portsmouth Nav… Continue Reading


September 10, 2020

Shaheen, Menendez, Durbin, Blumenthal, Merkley & Duckworth Introduce Russia Bounty Response Act of 2020

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), joined SFRC Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and a group of lawmakers including Senators Durbin (D-IL), Blumenthal (D-CT), Merkley (D-OR) and Duckworth (D-IL) in introducing the Russia Bounty Response Act of 2020. With the Trump administration's failure to respond to the Russian Federation's reported program to pay bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American an… Continue Reading


September 10, 2020

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Announcing Over $1 Million for Transitional Housing Services that Support NH Domestic & Sexual Violence Survivors

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) over $1 million for New Hampshire organizations to provide transitional housing and other housing assistance to domestic and sexual violence survivors. HAVEN Violence Prevention and Support Services, located in Portsmo… Continue Reading


September 09, 2020

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on VA Secretary Wilkie to Provide Coverage for Telehealth Services for Veterans’ Families During the Pandemic

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of Senators to call on Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie to provide coverage of comprehensive telehealth services, including voice communication, for beneficiaries of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA). Currently, federal regulations do not allow CHAMPVA to cover health care services that are delivered through audio-only conferencing, tel… Continue Reading


September 09, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on Trump to Restore Full Funding for National Guard’s COVID-19 Response

**Despite facing a large budget shortfall, New Hampshire is only receiving 75 percent federal reimbursement for the NH Guard's activation while several states are now receiving 100 percent** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter this week with a bipartisan group of Senators to President Trump, urging him to reinstate the 100 percent federal cost share for all National Gua… Continue Reading


September 09, 2020

Shaheen Announces $82,000 for Manchester Police Department to Invest in DOJ Mental Health Program

DOJ Now Required to Collect and Report National Data on Law Enforcement Suicide As a Result of Shaheen Provision Signed Into Law (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced today that the Manchester Police Department (MPD) will receive $82,000 through the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act Program, which is operated by the DOJ's Community Oriented Policing Se… Continue Reading

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