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July 01, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Colleagues to Trump Administration: Don’t Rip Away Health Care for Millions During Public Health Crisis

**Senators introduce resolution slamming effort to invalidate Affordable Care Act, take away health care coverage from more than 100,000 Granite Staters** (Washington, DC) - As the Trump Administration continues its efforts to dismantle the health care law that provides coverage for millions of Americans, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced a resolution with U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and their colleagues putting in the official Senate record their condem… Continue Reading


June 30, 2020

Following Her Review of Intelligence, Shaheen Issues Statement Regarding Russian Bounties to Kill American Servicemembers in Afghanistan

(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 after reviewing classified intelligence regarding Russian bounties to kill American servicemembers in Afghanistan: "The American people deserve answers as to why the Trump administration appears to have taken no immediate action to protect our troops," said Shaheen. "The Commander in Chief has no more sacred duty than to lead and prot… Continue Reading


June 30, 2020

State of New Hampshire to Receive Almost $8 Million for Homeland Security & Emergency Management; NH Non-Profits, Including Houses of Worship, to Receive More Than $600,000 in Grants to Increase Safety

New Hampshire Non-Profits, Houses of Worship Will Receive More Than Four Times As Much Support Compared to Last Year Senator Hassan, Colleagues Worked Last Year to Successfully Expand the Grant Program to More Houses of Worship, Non-Profits to Combat Foreign and Domestic Terrorist Threats WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Department of Homeland Security has awar… Continue Reading


June 30, 2020

Shaheen, Romney Lead Measure to Defense Bill to Limit Troop Reductions in Germany

(Washington, DC) -In response to the Trump administration's recent announcement to significantly reduce the U.S. troop presence in Germany, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)-a senior member of the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees-introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) that would limit the use of funds to reduce the… Continue Reading


June 30, 2020

Shaheen Applauds $13.5M Defense Contract for Rochester’s Lydall Performance Materials to Increase N95 Mask Production

**New contract will help produce 1.7B N95 masks per year** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee - applauded the announcement that Lydall Performance Materials in Rochester, New Hampshire has been awarded a $13.5 million contract with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Health and Human Services with funding provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Lydall Performan… Continue Reading


June 30, 2020

Shaheen Raises Awareness to Local USCIS Furloughs and Calls for Funding to Keep Employees on the Job

SHAHEEN: "The 21 employees at the USCIS Manchester Field Office, along with the dozens of other New Hampshire residents who work at other Field Office locations, are among the more than 13,000 USCIS employees who, in addition to thousands of contracted workers, stand to lose their income if Congress does not step in." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Senate leadership to make sure employees of the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) are paid by addressing… Continue Reading


June 29, 2020

Shaheen & Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Reduce PFAS Exposure Among Service Members & Military Families

**Pervasive & persistent chemicals are in a variety of everyday items & exposure has been linked to cancer, liver damage, asthma, and other serious health conditions** (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation today with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) and Mike Turner (R-OH) to reduce exposure of service members and their families to harmful PFAS chemicals. The bicameral, bipartisan PFAS Free Mil… Continue Reading


June 29, 2020

ICYMI: Shaheen Presses for Answers on Whether Granite Staters Exposed to PFAS Face Additional COVID-19 Risk

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a group of Senators calling on the Department of Health and Human Services to provide answers on the unique risks Granite Staters exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may face amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Shaheen wrote, "Americans need to be armed with the most complete information as possible about risk factors as states and local governments continue to phase-in … Continue Reading


June 29, 2020

Shaheen Calls for Hearings Immediately on Reports of Russian Bounties to Kill American Servicemembers

SHAHEEN: "The Commander in Chief has no more sacred duty than to lead and protect our men and women in uniform." (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 after reports that Russia has been paying bounties to kill American servicemembers in Afghanistan: "These reports are incredibly disturbing and warrant immediate hearings and classified reviews of the intelligence by th… Continue Reading


June 29, 2020

Shaheen Statement on SCOTUS Decision Striking Down Louisiana Abortion Restrictions

SHAHEEN: "The Supreme Court's ruling reaffirms to women across this country that their health decisions belong to them and them alone." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling striking down Louisiana's restrictive abortion laws: "The Supreme Court's ruling reaffirms to women across this country that their health decisions belong to them and them alone," said Shaheen. "As we celebrate this important deci… Continue Reading


June 27, 2020

Shaheen Urges Intelligence Agencies to Take Further Action to Combat Disinformation Campaigns Aimed at Disenfranchising Voters

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, called on the Department of Defense, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and U.S. Cyber Command to take additional measures to combat influence campaigns aimed at disenfranchising voters, especially voters of color, ahead of the 2020 election. Sophisticated… Continue Reading


June 26, 2020

Shaheen Praises Ninth Circuit Ruling That Prevents Drug Interdiction Funds from Being Raided for Trump’s Border Wall

SHAHEEN: "This ruling affirms the Constitution and makes it clear that funding provided by Congress cannot be used as a slush fund" (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Sierra Club v. Donald Trump, ruled that the President can't divert funds provided by Congress for drug interdiction to be spent on his border wall: "This ruling affirms the Constitution and makes it clear that funding provided by Congre… Continue Reading


June 25, 2020

Shaheen Slams Partisan ACA Repeal Lawsuit as Republicans File Legal Briefs in Support

**SHAHEEN: "It's reprehensible to take away health care in normal times - it's the height of recklessness during a pandemic."** **The Trump Administration-Backed Suit Could Invalidate the Entire Healthcare Law, Including Protections for Patients With Pre-Existing Conditions** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to briefs that will be filed by Republican officials and the Trump administration in support of their partisan lawsuit to stri… Continue Reading


June 25, 2020

Shaheen Hosts Conference Call with NH Camp Leaders Amid COVID-19 Crisis

To listen a recording 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 camp leaders from throughout the state to discuss needs and areas of concern amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As a part of the tourism and hospitality industries, which play key roles in the New Hampshire economy, camps throughout the state have been particularly hard-hit by the economic and public health fallout from COVID-19. … Continue Reading


June 24, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Democrats on Legislation to Rename Bases & Other Military Assets Named for the Confederacy Within One Year

This Month, Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee Passed Bipartisan Version of the Proposal Supported by Shaheen to Rename Bases and All Military Assets within Three Years Legislation Announced in Advance of Annual Defense Bill Vote on Senate Floor (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee - introduced legislation today with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and 34 Senate Democrats, led by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren … Continue Reading


June 24, 2020

Shaheen & Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Cut Energy Costs for Homeowners and Save Energy Efficiency Jobs

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the HOPE for HOMES Act of 2020 with U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Chris Coons (D-DE), bipartisan, bicameral legislation to help save jobs in the energy efficiency sector during and after the coronavirus pandemic. These jobs are primarily electricians, HVAC technicians, manufacturers, and construction workers at small businesses. The bill also includes rebates to help homeowners retrofit their homes to cut their monthly… Continue Reading


June 24, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan, Brown, Reed Lead Colleagues in Calling for Answers Over Difficulties With Stimulus Payments Issued as Debit Cards

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Jack Reed (D-RI) led a group of 15 senators in calling for answers from the Treasury Department about ongoing difficulties facing Americans who received their CARES Act stimulus payments as debit cards. The Treasury Department did not alert Americans who would receive their payment through a debit card, and many Americans missed or threw out the debit cards because they looked like a scam. Now, the… Continue Reading


June 23, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Push to Ensure Survivors of Domestic Violence Can Access Their Economic Impact Payment

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with a group of 35 Senators, led by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig urging them to take action to ensure that survivors of domestic violence can access their Economic Impact Payment. Domestic violence survivors face unique barriers that can keep them from being able to access their economic recover… Continue Reading


June 23, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Call for Answers on Wayfair Sales Tax Compliance Software, Impact on Small Businesses

Letters Come as June 21 Marked Two Year Anniversary of Supreme Court's Problematic Wayfair Decision WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) to tax compliance software companies about the affordability and accuracy of their products, which many small businesses use to comply with the Supreme Court's problematic Wayfair decision. Two years ago on June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court's Wayfair decis… Continue Reading


June 23, 2020

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group Introduce Bill Expanding Federal Tax Deduction for Charitable Giving

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the bipartisan Universal Giving Pandemic Response Act with a group of Senators led by James Lankford (R-OK) and including Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Tim Scott (R-SC), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). The bipartisan bill would expand the current above-the-line deduction for charitable giving made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was passed by Congress and signed into law in M… Continue Reading

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