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June 12, 2020

Shaheen, Warner, Jones & Durbin Lead Colleagues In Pressing For Expanded Access To Affordable Health Care In Any Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Bill

**Call for bipartisan effort to boost federal Medicaid dollars, reduce premiums** WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Doug Jones (D-AL) and Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) led 34 of their Senate colleagues in urging House and Senate leaders to ensure that any upcoming COVID-19 relief bill includes strong provisions to expand access to quality and affordable health care coverage in the wake of this public health crisis. In their letter, the Senators called fo… Continue Reading


June 12, 2020

Shaheen Calls on DeVos to Reverse Unlawful Directive That Has Delayed Release of CARES Act Funding for NH Schools

Shaheen to DeVos: "Confusion still persists over the total amount of funding that will be available to support our public school students." (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter this week to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos demanding that the Trump administration immediately revise a directive distributed in April that defies the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act with regard to federal funds provided for services for private school students… Continue Reading


June 12, 2020

Senators Shaheen and Hassan Urge Senate Leadership to Provide Much-Needed Relief for Higher Education Institutions in Upcoming COVID-19 Legislation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and a group of their colleagues today in urging Senate leadership to include $47 billion in financial support for students and institutions of higher learning in the upcoming COVID-19 relief package. "Higher education provides a ladder of economic opportunity to our nation's students while also building a globally competitive workforce. Colleges and universities are also pillars of commu… Continue Reading


June 12, 2020

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $1.5 Million to Support STEM Education For Granite State Students

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee which funds the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the NSF has awarded the University of New Hampshire $1,499,000 for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Specifically, this funding would… Continue Reading


June 11, 2020

Shaheen Statement on Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Economic Impact Report

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to the release of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard's Economic Impact Report for 2019: "The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and its workers play an important role in support of our national security and the economic strength of New Hampshire," said Senator Shaheen. "This economic impact report further reinforces the necessity of strong federal support f… Continue Reading


June 11, 2020

Shaheen Announces NH Priorities Included in Annual Defense Bill

**Shaheen Supports Authorization of $160 Million for Multi-Mission Dry Dock Project at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard** **Bill Includes 3 Percent Pay Raise for Service Members** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The annual legislation authorizes national defense objectives for the fiscal year.… Continue Reading


June 10, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen Questions Treasury Secretary Mnuchin & SBA Administrator Carranza on Implementation of CARES Act Small Business Relief Programs

Senator Shaheen questioning Treasury Secretary Mnuchin & Administrator Carranza during the SBC hearing (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), questioned U.S. Treasury Department Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza during an SBC hearing on the Trump administration's implementation of small business relief programs that were estab… Continue Reading


June 10, 2020

Shaheen, Cardin & Coons Announce Legislation to Get Capital to Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID-19

**New Bill Will Help Small Businesses Most At-Risk of Permanently Closing** (Washington, D.C.)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Coons (D-DE), all senior members of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, today announced their intention to introduce the Prioritized Paycheck Protection Program (P4) Act. The bill authorizes new lending under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to small businesses with 100 employees or less, including sole propri… Continue Reading


June 09, 2020

Shaheen Hosts Conference Call with NH Environmental & Conservation Leaders as Bill to Permanently Fund LWCF is Considered in the Senate

Shaheen visiting the Nashua Riverwalk in 2015. Construction of the Riverwalk was made possible by LWCF funds. To listen to audio of the call, click here or on the image. Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a conference call with New Hampshire environmental and conservation stakeholders on the Great American Outdoors Act, Shaheen-cosponsored legislation scheduled to be voted on by the Senate this week that will provide permanent and full funding for the Land and… Continue Reading


June 09, 2020

Shaheen Introduces New Legislation to Provide Blood Testing for Service Members & Their Families Exposed to PFAS Contamination

**Shaheen established the PFAS health impact study in the fiscal year 2018 annual defense bill** **Shaheen fought for Pease to serve as a model site for nationwide PFAS health impact study** **Shaheen successfully included ban on PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam, continued funding for health impact study and added her bipartisan legislation to expedite analysis of water contaminants in 2020 annual defense bill** (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced new legi… Continue Reading


June 08, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Homeless Veterans During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues in introducing legislation to give the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) greater flexibility in caring for and meeting the needs of homeless veterans in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill was led by Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and companion legislation was also introduced in the House by Representatives Mike Levin (D-CA) … Continue Reading


June 08, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Lead Bipartisan Push for Community Health Center Funding Amid COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with a bipartisan group of 39 colleagues, called for the Senate to support community health centers in the next COVID-19 relief legislation. Community health centers provide Granite Staters with vital health care services, including primary care, behavioral health care and testing for COVID-19. In a letter to Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Patty Murray (D-WA), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appr… Continue Reading


June 07, 2020

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $400K in Funding Through CARES Act to Develop Plan to Bolster Domestic Supply Chain for Vaccines & PPE

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a 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) announced that the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) will receive $399,138 in federal funding through the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was passed by Congress and signed into law. Specifically, the funding was awarded by t… Continue Reading


June 06, 2020

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Bolster Care for Veterans Amid COVID-19 Crisis

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen introduced two pieces of legislation this week to bolster care for veterans amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The bills - the Emergency Care for Veterans During the COVID-19 Pandemic Act and the Debt Relief for Veterans During the COVID-19 Pandemic Act - would ensure New Hampshire veterans can access emergency care without incurring massive medical bills during this crisis and would temporarily suspend Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) debt collection e… Continue Reading


June 05, 2020

NH Delegation Applauds National Broadband Availability Map Program’s Expansion to Include New Hampshire

**The State's addition to the NBAM program will bolster efforts to improve broadband mapping and help expand high-speed internet access throughout New Hampshire and the nation** (Washington, DC) - Today, 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) applauded the addition of New Hampshire to the National Telecommunications and Information Administ… Continue Reading


June 05, 2020

Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan Fix to Paycheck Protection Program Becoming Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship - issued the following statement after the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which provides necessary reforms to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to ensure funding assistance reaches small businesses that need it most, was signed into law. On the Senate floor earlier this week, Shaheen called for the passage of the legislation to address the urgen… Continue Reading


June 05, 2020

Shaheen & Colleagues Call for Greater Federal Resources to Support Nursing Homes during COVID-19 Crisis

**Lawmakers: current "piecemeal policies do not amount to the coordinated, national action plan that is necessary to save lives"** Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Bob Casey (D-PA) in pushing the Trump administration for greater federal resources and guidance to support nursing homes and long-term care (LTC) facilities throughout the country as they combat the COVID-19 outbreak. Over 9,600 nursing homes and LTC facilities ac… Continue Reading


June 04, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan & Colleagues Introduce Bill to Create a Child Care Stabilization Fund

Legislation Supports Child Care Providers Facing Extraordinary Financial & Public Health Challenges Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and additional colleagues in introducing the Child Care is Essential Act to address the child care crisis exacerbated by COVID-19. The legislation would create a $50 billion Child Care Stabilization Fund to stabilize the child care sector and support provider… Continue Reading


June 04, 2020

Shaheen Hosts Conference Call with NH Tourism & Hospitality Businesses Following Senate Passage of Bill to Improve PPP

To listen to audio of the call, click here or on the image. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a conference call with New Hampshire tourism and hospitality leaders to discuss needs and areas of concern as the tourism and hospitality industries, which play key roles in the State, continue to grapple with the economic fallout from COVID-19. During the call, Shaheen heard more about their experiences and challenges they have faced operating in the present environme… Continue Reading


June 04, 2020

Shaheen, Cruz Introduce Legislation Expanding Sanctions to Block Completion of Nord Stream 2

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined by Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), today introduced legislation clarifying and expanding the sanctions of their bipartisan bill, the Protecting Europe's Energy Security Act, to block the Nord Stream 2 pipeline's completion. "While there were skeptics, the original sanctions legislation I authored with Senator Cruz was tremend… Continue Reading

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