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December 02, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan and Bipartisan Group of Colleagues Push to Include Tax Relief Measure for Craft Breweries in End-of-Year Package

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) - a member of the Senate Finance Committee -are leading a push with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to include a proposal to provide tax relief for craft breweries in an end-of-year legislative package. The bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, cosponsored by Senators Shaheen and Hassan, would permanently extend the reduction in excise taxes for craft breweries, while also cutting red tape an… Continue Reading


December 01, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan, Manchin, Collins, Warner, Cassidy, Murkowski, King & Romney Announce Bipartisan, Bicameral COVID-19 Emergency Relief Framework

**A senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Shaheen Once Again Helped Negotiate Provisions to Assist Small Businesses Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen - a senior member of the Senate Appropriations and Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committees - announced a new, bipartisan framework to provide emergency relief to communities impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, along with U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D… Continue Reading


November 27, 2020

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Small Business Saturday

**Senator Shaheen is a Champion for NH Small Businesses & Helped Negotiate the Small Business Relief Programs Established in the CARES Act** (Manchester, NH)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, issued the following statement ahead of Small Business Saturday, which takes place tomorrow - Saturday, November 28. Occurring during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year, Small Business Saturday aims to encou… Continue Reading


November 25, 2020

Shaheen Shares Thanksgiving Message with Granite State Families

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) shared the following message with Granite State families ahead of Thanksgiving: "As we prepare for Thanksgiving tomorrow, our tables and celebrations will likely look different this year. Our country and communities here in New Hampshire have been through so much over the last nine months and we're still fighting through the challenges of the pandemic. My heart goes out to the families of Granite Staters who will experience their first holid… Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Calls for Additional COVID-19 Relief Package

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) are calling on Congressional leadership to move forward on an additional, comprehensive COVID-19 relief package that meets the needs that they have heard from Granite Staters. "We write today calling for Congress to step up and deliver critical, comprehensive COVID-19 relief when we reconvene after Thanksgiving," wrote the NH Congressional Delegati… Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Calls for Additional COVID-19 Relief Package

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) are calling on Congressional leadership to move forward on an additional, comprehensive COVID-19 relief package that meets the needs that they have heard from Granite Staters. "We write today calling for Congress to step up and deliver critical, comprehensive COVID-19 relief when we reconvene after Thanksgiving," wrote the NH Congressional Delegati… Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues in Urging Robust Funding for State and Local Governments to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and other colleagues in urging Congressional leaders to provide robust funding to ensure the swift distribution of COVID-19 vaccines as a part of any upcoming legislation to address the pandemic. At least one COVID-19 vaccine may be available for distribution within the next month, but many state and local governments lack the funding necessary to distribute the vaccine. The Association o… Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues in Urging Robust Funding for State and Local Governments to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and other colleagues in urging Congressional leaders to provide robust funding to ensure the swift distribution of COVID-19 vaccines as a part of any upcoming legislation to address the pandemic. At least one COVID-19 vaccine may be available for distribution within the next month, but many state and local governments lack the funding necessary to distribute the vaccine. The Association o… Continue Reading


November 23, 2020

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Call to Trump Administration to Authorize Extension & 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 receiving 100 percent** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter this week with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller requesting he extend the aut… Continue Reading


November 20, 2020

NH Delegation Meets with New Hampshire Hospital Association, Discusses Ongoing COVID-19 Response

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) met virtually with the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) and hospital CEOs. The delegation heard updates from the Association's leadership and its members about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fall surge and current outbreaks, discussed continued efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and plans to equitably distribute an e… Continue Reading


November 20, 2020

Senators Shaheen & Hassan Join in Introducing Legislation to Help Protect Children From Home Lead Hazards

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), along with a group of their colleagues, in introducing legislation to help families cover the cost of eliminating lead from their homes. With lead hazards lurking in an estimated 3.6 million homes of families with young children nationwide, the Home Lead Safety Tax Credit Act of 2020 would significantly broaden the national response to this public health challenge by providing refu… Continue Reading


November 20, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Join VA Secretary Wilkie, Dean Kamen & State and Local Officials to Welcome New Shipment of Emergency PPE for VA Facilities

(Londonderry, NH) - Today at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert Wilkie, DEKA Founder Dean Kamen and New Hampshire officials in welcoming a plane carrying a large emergency shipment of personal protective equipment that will be distributed to VA health care facilities. The shipment included 11 million pairs of gloves and will help protect veterans and health care providers from the s… Continue Reading


November 19, 2020

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senators Shaheen & Hassan to Protect Seniors from Fraud Passes Senate

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to protect seniors from fraud. The Seniors Fraud Prevention Act will help fight scams designed to rob seniors of their assets by directing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to create an office to educate seniors about fraud schemes and improve the agency's monitoring and response to fraud complaints. The legislation is led in the Senate by Senators … Continue Reading


November 18, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: On Senate Floor, Shaheen Calls for Resumption of Bipartisan Negotiations on COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Senator Shaheen highlights the need for Congress to pass comprehensive COVID-19 relief legislation during her floor remarks this afternoon. Shaheen's full remarks can be viewed here. (Washington, DC) - Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called for the resumption of bipartisan negotiations on comprehensive COVID-19 relief legislation to help struggling Granite Staters and Americans. Over the past several months, Shaheen has heard from health care providers, nursing hom… Continue Reading


November 18, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Pappas Announce $257K to Safeguard NH Coastal Communities & Ecosystems Impacted by the Effects of Climate Change

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee which funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) that NOAA will award $257,000 to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) for the Department's Living Shoreline Stabilization for Communities and Tidal Wetlands … Continue Reading


November 18, 2020

NH Delegation Calls on HHS to Change Formula for CARES Act Provider Relief Fund that Unfairly Penalizes Granite State Nursing & Long-Term Care Facilities

**The current formula penalizes states like New Hampshire that have controlled the spread of COVID-19 in the community, but continue to face serious outbreaks in nursing & long-term care facilities** **Despite 82 percent of all COVID-related deaths in New Hampshire being attributed to nursing facility residents - the highest rate in the nation - facilities only received an average of $4,909 from HHS, the third-lowest in the U.S.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and … Continue Reading


November 17, 2020

Shaheen Warns Trump Administration of Dangers in Sudden Drawdown of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement in response to Acting Secretary of Defense Miller's announcement that the United States will significantly withdraw the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. "President Trump's denial of the election results and outright attacks on our democratic process are alarming in their own right, but coupled with this significant shi… Continue Reading


November 17, 2020

Shaheen Recognizes Service of USPS Workers During Election & Pandemic, Highlights Urgent Need to Fully Fund Agency in COVID-19 Relief Legislation during Virtual Press Conference

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined members of New Hampshire's American Postal Workers Union (APWU) for a virtual press conference recognizing workers for their service throughout the pandemic and particularly during the recent elections, which relied heavily on absentee voting due to the COVID-19 crisis. Shaheen also highlighted the urgent need to fully fund the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in COVID-19 relief legislation. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Ch… Continue Reading


November 17, 2020

Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Led by Shaheen, Collins & Ruiz to Ensure Access to National Parks for Disabled Veterans Heads to President’s Desk

**The Wounded Veterans Recreation Act would give lifetime National Parks passes to all veterans with disabilities related to serving our country** (Washington, DC) - Bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and Representative Raul Ruiz (D-CA) that would make all veterans who incurred or aggravated disabilities while serving in the U.S. military eligible for free lifetime entry to U.S. national parks and other federal lands has … Continue Reading


November 16, 2020

As NH Marks 500 COVID-19 Deaths, Shaheen Continues to Call for Return to Bipartisan Relief Negotiations in Congress

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to New Hampshire losing 500 Granite Staters to COVID-19, calling for Senate Republicans to end their obstruction of bipartisan, comprehensive relief legislation that communities urgently need. COVID-19 cases are surging across the country, including New Hampshire. The United States saw 1 million new cases in less than six days. "This is a solemn day for New Hampshire. Five hundred Granite Staters ha… Continue Reading

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