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August 05, 2020

Shaheen, Murphy Statement on Crisis in Lebanon

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), both members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Wednesday made the following statement on the political and economic crisis in Lebanon, and the explosions that rocked Beirut: "The blasts in Beirut exacerbate an already dangerous and fragile situation in Lebanon, and our hearts go out to the innocent civilians who were killed and injured. At a time when food and fuel shortages in the country are alrea… Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Shaheen-Cosponsored Olympic Reform Legislation Unanimously Passes the Senate

(Washington, DC) - The Senate unanimously passed the Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athlete Act - sweeping Olympic reform legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) that will reform the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) in the wake of abuse allegations that impacted nearly all corners of Olympic sport. The bill was introduced by U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and followed an eighteen-month investigation into systemic abu… Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: Raising NH’s Budget Shortfall, Shaheen Calls on Senate Leadership to Prioritize State & Local Funding in COVID-19 Response Legislation

**New Hampshire is expected to experience a budget shortfall of nearly $540 million - a 20% drop in state revenues** **On Senate floor, Shaheen raised warnings about budget shortfalls from NH officials, including Governor Chris Sununu, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess & Berlin Mayor Paul Grenier** Shaheen highlights the urgent need to provide relief for states and municipalities in upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation (Washington, DC) - Today on the floor of th… Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

Following Reports Trump is Playing Politics with 2020 Census, Shaheen Calls on Census Bureau to Explain New Rushed Timeline

Shaheen is Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that Funds the U.S. Census Bureau Just Last Month, Shaheen Sent a Bipartisan Letter to Census Director Raising Concerns of Political Interference at the Nonpartisan Agency in Response to Reports that the Trump Administration Transferred Political Appointees to the Census Bureau (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the U.S. Census Bureau, today called… Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

NH Delegation in Calls for Additional & Flexible Broadband Support in Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Package

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), today called for additional funding and flexibility for states to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular to help states use the funding to build out additional broadband infrastructure to support telehealth, remote learning, and working from home. In a letter to Congressional leaders, the Delegation discussed how states including New Hampsh… Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

President Signs Into Law Bill Cosponsored By Shaheen & Hassan to Permanently Fund LWCF, Address Maintenance Backlog on NH Public Lands

**This bipartisan law will help address more than $43 million maintenance backlog in New Hampshire, including the White Mountain National Forest and Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge** (Washington, DC)- Today, President Trump signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act, bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and provide mandatory funding for deferred maintenance on pu… Continue Reading


August 03, 2020

Shaheen, Senators to Betsy DeVos: Scrap Baseless Regulation and Get Emergency Funding to K-12 Schools Without Delay

Senators criticize Education Secretary for ignoring congressional intent and failing to support schools that need help most. Shaheen sent a letter to DeVos on this issue in June, demanding that the Trump administration immediately revise its directive that violates the CARES Act in an effort to redirect resources to wealthier private school families instead of to provide support for low-income students. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT… Continue Reading


August 03, 2020

Shaheen Visits ArgenTech Solutions & Discusses Firm’s Experience with Paycheck Protection Program

Shaheen discusses ArgenTech Solutions' experience with the PPP & hears more about their important work providing technical support for unmanned aerial systems, including those used by the U.S. military. (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited ArgenTech Solutions in Concord, a veteran-owned small business that provides technical support for un… Continue Reading


July 31, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Inclusion of Home and Community-Based Services Funding for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Future COVID-19 Legislation

Key Provisions Would Ensure that 12 Million Americans Maintain or Gain Access to Critical HCBS Services and Supports (Washington, DC) - With seniors and people with disabilities accounting for a disproportionate percentage of all COVID-19 deaths, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with a group of Senators urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to include key provisions related to Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) in any future COVID… Continue Reading


July 31, 2020

Shaheen Holds Meeting with Community Leaders in Merrimack to Discuss Latest Effort to Combat PFAS Exposure

Shaheen speaks to community leaders & activists in Merrimack on her new PFAS legislation, the Physician Education for PFAS Health Impacts Act Later in Derry: Shaheen Meets with T-Bones Owners to Discuss Their Experiences with the Paycheck Protection Program & Need for Continued Relief Amid COVID-19 Crisis Shaheen discusses the Paycheck Protection Program with Derry T-Bones Owners Bill Greiner and Tom Boucher (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a … Continue Reading


July 31, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Calls on FCC to Help Preserve Iconic 603 Area Code

NH Delegation: '603 represents a connection to the values of our state and a way to show local pride' (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take action to help prevent the depletion of New Hampshire's iconic 603 area code. "For individuals living in New Hampshire and for expat Granite Staters, 603 represents a connection to the … Continue Reading


July 31, 2020

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Assistance, Support for Ukraine

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jim Risch (R-ID), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Rob Portman (R-OH), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and John Barrasso (R-WY) - all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - yesterday introduced the Ukraine Security Partnership Act to provide security assistance and strategic support to Ukraine. "Supporting Ukraine against the Kremlin's aggression is a critical U.S. national security priority and important for global stability," said Shaheen. "This b… Continue Reading


July 30, 2020

Shaheen Helps Introduce Legislation to Bolster Medicaid Coverage for COVID-19-Related Treatment

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to introduce legislation this week that would increase coverage for uninsured Americans receiving COVID-19-related treatment and vaccines through Medicaid. The Stronger Medicaid Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Act directly responds to the increased need for health care resulting from the public health and economic crisis. The … Continue Reading


July 30, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen Presses Secretary Pompeo on President Trump’s Failure to Raise Russian Payments to Kill American Troops with Putin

Shaheen Also Questions Trump Administration's Removal of U.S. Troops from Germany - A Policy Long Favored by the Kremlin Shaheen presses Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Russian bounties against U.S. service members in Afghanistan during the SFRC hearing (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of both the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, questioned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing… Continue Reading


July 30, 2020

SHAHEEN: The President is not above the law or the Constitution

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump suggested in a tweet that the November elections be postponed: "The President is not above the law or the Constitution," said Shaheen. "There's going to be an election on November 3rd and the President needs to stop spreading election misinformation, particularly about mail-in voting. It's imperative that Republicans join Democrats in condemning this reckless rhetoric from the President th… Continue Reading


July 29, 2020

Shaheen, Senators Push for Support of School Meal Programs Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The Senators Are Also Calling for Additional Support to Help Schools Deliver Meals to Low-Income Students (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and a group of Senators to urge the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to continue critical flexibilities that have allowed students to access much-needed meals throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. If extended throughout the 2020-2021 school year, children would maintain… Continue Reading


July 29, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More Than $885K in Federal Grant Funding to Support NH 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 $885,995.67 in federal funding to support Granite State firefighters around the state. Through the agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, the following cities and towns received grants:… Continue Reading


July 28, 2020

Shaheen Announces Support for Legislation to Expand Funding for Students with Disabilities in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

(Washington, DC) -As the U.S. Senate prepares for a debate on additional COVID-19 relief, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced her support for legislation to increase funding for students with disabilities. The Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act appropriates $11 billion for state grants under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), $1.2 billion for early childhood education programs, $55 million under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, and requir… Continue Reading


July 27, 2020

Shaheen, Bennet and Stabenow Lead Call to Senate Leadership to Prioritize Improvements to Medicare Payments Program & Provide Financial Relief for Health Care Providers in Future COVID-19 Response Legislation

Shaheen's Push Follows her Legislation to Address Concerns in Medicare Payments Program & Provide Financial Relief for Health Care Providers on Frontlines of Coronavirus Pandemic (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) led a group of Senators last week, including Senator Hassan (D-NH), in a letter to Senate and House leadership, calling for future COVID-19 response legislation to include modifications to repayment obligations … Continue Reading


July 25, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Help Introduce the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 46 other Senators, led by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), in introducing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The bipartisan bill would restore the landmark Voting Rights Act, end the scourge of minority voter suppression and help preserve the legacy of John Lewis - one of America's greatest civil rights heroes. The legislation was originally introduced last year as the Voti… Continue Reading

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