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February 20, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Biden Administration Nord Stream 2 Report

**Shaheen wrote legislation signed into law, which she built on in the FY2021 NDAA, to halt construction of the Russian pipeline that threatens Europe's energy independence and allows Putin to further spread the Kremlin's malign influence in the region.** **Announcement follows Shaheen's bipartisan letter with Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) to the Biden administration in support of full implementation of Shaheen's Nord Stream II-related legislation.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (… Continue Reading


February 19, 2021

Shaheen, Risch: Georgian Political Parties Must De-Escalate, Reengage in Negotiations

Shaheen, Risch: Georgian Political Parties Must De-Escalate, Reengage in Negotiations WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), chair of the Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on recent events in Georgia: "We are deeply concerned by recent political developments in Georgia. The people of Georgia deserve to have rule of law, democracy, and … Continue Reading


February 18, 2021

NH Delegation Writes Letter to the Treasury to Broaden Uses of Federal Rental Assistance Funds

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter joined by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to address the housing crisis in New Hampshire by calling on the Treasury to broaden the permissible uses of emergency rental funds. In their letter to Secretary Yellen, the delegation notes how the pandemic has worsened housing insecurity faced by New Hampshire families, and they ask for as much flexibility in access to… Continue Reading


February 18, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $101K in CARES Act Funding to Support PPE & Disinfectant Purchases by Granite State Fire Departments on Frontlines of COVID-19

(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 $100,921 in federal funding to New Hampshire through the CARES Act. The funding will support emergency purchases of lifesaving personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfectant supplies and equipment … Continue Reading


February 18, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Hassan and Colleagues Urge Postmaster General to Restore On-Time Delivery and Stop Harmful Changes to the Agency

Senator Hassan Led Negotiations to Include $10 Billion to USPS in End-of-Year Package to Help Agency Recover from Pandemic-Related Mail Delays WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined their colleagues in urging Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to restore on-time mail delivery. Senator Hassan led negotiations to include $10 billion for the USPS in the COVID-19 relief and government funding package that was signed into law in December to help the agency addre… Continue Reading


February 18, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan, Pappas Join New Bicameral Push to Protect Cameroonians in the Face of Mounting Violence

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representative Chris Pappas (NH-01) today joined a bicameral group of lawmakers in a letter urging President Joe Biden and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to designate Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) due to ongoing armed conflicts and increasingly severe violence in the country. Led by U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and U.S… Continue Reading


February 17, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $1 Million for NH Organizations to Support Affordable Housing & Community Development Efforts throughout State

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced that New Hampshire will receive $1,027,500 from NeighborWorks America. Specifically, the funding was allocated through government funding legislation passed by Congress and signed into law in December and will support affordable housing and community development effort… Continue Reading


February 17, 2021

Shaheen Introduces Bill to Create Homeowner Assistance Fund to Help People Keep Their Homes amid COVID-19 Crisis

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, reintroduced legislation with a group of lawmakers led by U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) that would create a $75 billion Homeowner Assistance Fund. The Homeowner Assistance Fund would help protect struggling homeowners and communities by preventing avoidable foreclosures, evictions and utility shutoffs, with funding allocated in part based… Continue Reading


February 17, 2021

Shaheen Joins Letter to Support Home and Community Based Care Funding in Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Package

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today joined a letter led by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to support an increase in funding that would support Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) in the upcoming COVID-19 relief package that Congress is developing. The House of Representatives has proposed a 7.35 percent increase to Federal Medical Assistance Percentages for HCBS in the next package, and the Senators are calling fo… Continue Reading


February 17, 2021

Shaheen Joins Hassan Letter Calling for Unemployment Insurance Fix

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a letter led by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to help workers who are temporarily laid off or working reduced hours during the pandemic receive unemployment insurance. The letter calls for the Department of Labor to revise a policy that has limited the ability of workers whose hours have been reduced from receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). Current Department of Labor policy states that these workers are ineligible for Pan… Continue Reading


February 16, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Push for Additional Resources to Address COVID-19 Variants in Next Relief Package

Senators' Efforts Come as the First Confirmed Case of the United Kingdom COVID-19 Variant Was Discovered in New Hampshire WASHINGTON - Following the first confirmed New Hampshire case of the COVID-19 variant that was first identified in the United Kingdom, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen are pushing Congressional leaders to include funding in the next relief package to help New Hampshire and other states address variants of COVID-19. In their letter, the Senators note that t… Continue Reading


February 16, 2021

Shaheen & Hassan File Amicus Brief in Case Threatening Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care During COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of lawmakers in submitting an amicus brief in the case of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists v. United States Food and Drug Administration (ACOG v. FDA). The brief challenges the FDA's in-person dispensing requirement for the abortion medication, mifepristone, during the COVID-19 public health emergency. U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mazie Hirono (D-… Continue Reading


February 16, 2021

Shaheen Joins Letter to Deliver Over $1 Billion To Support Older Adults with Nutrition & Vaccination Efforts During COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a letter led by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Bob Casey (D-PA) to deliver $1.4 billion to assist older adults during the pandemic through Older Americans Act (OAA) programs. The letter calls for $750 million in funding for the OAA Nutrition Services and $480 million to support providers' efforts to vaccinate older adults in the next coronavirus relief package. Older, low-income Americans are particularly vulnerable to COVID-1… Continue Reading


February 14, 2021

Shaheen, Klobuchar & Sullivan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address the Shortage of Affordable, Quality Child Care

**The Child Care Workforce and Facilities Act would provide competitive grants to states to train child care workers and build or renovate child care facilities** **Shaheen has led efforts in Congress to assist the child care sector, which has been among the hardest hit the pandemic** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) reintroduced the Child Care Workforce and Facilities Act to address the national shortage of affordable, quali… Continue Reading


February 12, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Hassan, & Colleagues Call On Senate Leadership to Fund Summer Enrichment Opportunities for Low-Income Children in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee joined their colleagues in urging Senate leadership to include funding for summer enrichment opportunities for low-income children in the next COVID-19 relief package. In a letter, the Senators stressed COVID-19's disproportionate effects on low-income families and underscored the necessity of setting aside funding for summer programs to help prevent l… Continue Reading


February 12, 2021

Shaheen, Risch Urge Biden Administration to Fully Implement Nord Stream II Legislation

**Shaheen wrote legislation signed into law, which she built on in the FY2021 NDAA, to halt construction of the Russian pipeline that threatens Europe's energy independence and allows Putin to further spread the Kremlin's malign influence in the region.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee, sent a bipartisan letter today to the Biden ad… Continue Reading


February 12, 2021

Shaheen Named Chair of Pivotal Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today that she'll serve as Chair of the pivotal Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies. Shaheen has been Vice Chair of the subcommittee for 4 years, and through her leadership, has helped secure critical priorities for New Hampshire, including robust anti-opioid funding, federal support for law enforcement grants to hire more off… Continue Reading


February 12, 2021

Shaheen Reintroduces Bill to Boost Emergency COVID-19 Funding for STEM Education

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced her legislation to respond to the extreme challenges that COVID-19 has created for STEM education. The bill, the Emergency Support for STEM Act, would provide $200 million for emergency STEM promotion grants to Governors to support hands-on learning opportunities in STEM education -- including via remote learning, after-school activities and innovative learning opportunities like robotics competitions. "Students studying STEM ar… Continue Reading


February 11, 2021

Shaheen Speaks With Secretary of Commerce Nominee Gina Raimondo

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the lead Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, issued the following statement after speaking this morning with Gina Raimondo, Governor of Rhode Island and President Biden's nominee to serve as Secretary of Commerce: "With a diverse and far-reaching portfolio that includes everything from combating the existential threat of climate change, crafting trade policy that benefits working f… Continue Reading


February 11, 2021

In Letter to Biden Administration, Shaheen Emphasizes Need to Help States Safely Return to School

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with a group of Senators led by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to White House Domestic Policy Council Director Susan Rice and White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Jeff Zients emphasizing the importance of helping states and school districts safely and equitably return to in-person learning. Specifically, the group of Senators noted the urgency to make sure states and schools have the resources and guidance they need to be… Continue Reading

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