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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


June 04, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Urge DeVos to Rescind Harmful Title IX Rule and Focus on Student Safety

Secretary DeVos' new rule governing how schools handle allegations of sexual harassment and assault will weaken protections for survivors Despite the impact of the coronavirus crisis on schools across the country, Secretary DeVos gave schools only 100 days to implement the harmful rule Senators: "Not only does your misguided rule make it harder for students to report sexual assault and harassment … but the timing of the rule is completely inappropriate in light of the COVID-19 crisis.… Continue Reading


June 03, 2020

Shaheen Statement on Congressional Approval of Bipartisan Fix to Paycheck Protection Program

(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 Senate passed 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. Earlier today on the Senate floor, Shaheen called for the passage of the legislation to address the urgent needs o… Continue Reading


June 03, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: On Senate Floor, Shaheen Highlights Struggling NH Small Businesses & Urges Passage of PPP Reform Legislation

**Shaheen raises the importance of this legislation to address the urgent needs of The Little Grill, which has locations in Littleton and Woodsville, Portsmouth Brewery and Big Dave's Bagels and Deli in North Conway** Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship (SBC), joined Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to urge the Senate to take action and pass the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act,… Continue Reading


June 03, 2020

Shaheen, Leahy Unveil Legislation to Defend Constitution & Protect Funding Intended for NH Military Facilities

**Legislation builds on Shaheen's successful efforts to protect funding intended for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard construction from being diverted by President Trump for his wall** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, joined Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today to unveil the Congressional Power Of The Purse Act to defend Congress' constitutional authority to make decisions regarding spendi… Continue Reading


June 02, 2020

Shaheen Participates in Bipartisan Video Conference to Strengthen & Expand Support for Nonprofits on Frontlines of COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Coons (D-DE), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and James Lankford (R-OK) in a bipartisan video conference with a coalition of national nonprofits to call for the passage of a universal charitable deduction in upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation. Nonprofits have been on the frontlines of this public health emergency, helping to feed, care for and provide medical assistance to the most vulnerable communi… Continue Reading


June 02, 2020

Shaheen Issues Statement on Support for Peaceful Protestors, Continues to Call For Justice for George Floyd

SHAHEEN: "The President's actions go against the values of our country and further enflame an already volatile situation" (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement: "I stand with all those who are peacefully demanding accountability and change, and justice for George Floyd's senseless murder," said Shaheen. "We need voices and a President who will help heal and unite our country. We need de-escalation and a safe environment for peaceful protes… Continue Reading


May 30, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More Than $1.4 Million to Boost NH Hospitals’ Readiness & Response Capabilities to COVID-19

(Manchester, NH) - 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) announced that $1,451,902 will be awarded to the Foundation for Healthy Communities in support of its efforts to bolster and expand New Hampshire health care providers' readiness and response capabilities to the COVID-19 pandemic and other health care challenges. The funding wa… Continue Reading


May 28, 2020

Shaheen Hosts COVID-19 Conference Call with Law Enforcement Officers

To listen to audio of the call, click here or on the image. Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a conference call with law enforcement officers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the conference call, Shaheen heard about their experiences serving their communities and the State during this public health crisis. Shaheen also provided an update on her efforts in Washington to support their work and service in future COVID-19 relief legislation. The call continues Shah… Continue Reading


May 28, 2020

Shaheen Responds to Trump’s Decision to Extend Mobilization of National Guard Troops During COVID-19 Pandemic, Heeding Shaheen’s Call to Ensure Guard Receives Full Federal Benefits

**Shaheen Previously Led the NH Congressional Delegation Letter to the Trump Admin Urging the Secretary of Defense to Extend the Full-Time Guard Duty Authorization Until June 30th** **Shaheen Statement Follows Her Call Earlier this Month & Legislation Last Week with Senator Duckworth to Ensure National Guard Personnel are Provided Access to Full Benefits** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following st… Continue Reading


May 28, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More than $356K for New Efficient Vehicles for Nashua Public Transit

(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) announced a $356,046 Low or No Emission Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to replace the three oldest vehicles in the Nashua Transit System's fleet - two 2009 diesel vans and one 1999 gasoline-powered supervisor vehicle - with two new hybrid electric gasoline van… Continue Reading


May 28, 2020

Senator Shaheen, Hassan Call for CDC Guidance on Reopening Long-Term Care Facilities to Visitors

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and their colleagues in calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue specific guidance for when long-term care facilities can safely reopen their doors to visitors, and what steps long-term care facilities should take to ensure the safety of residents and family members when they do so. In addition to Senator Hassan, the letter was signed by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chr… Continue Reading


May 28, 2020

Shaheen Statement on NH State Senator Martha Fuller Clark’s Announcement of Retirement

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to New Hampshire State Senator Martha Fuller Clark's (D-Portsmouth) announcement that she will not seek re-election: "There has been no stronger voice for the health and welfare of New Hampshire families, women's equality and our environment than Senator Martha Fuller Clark," said Senator Shaheen. "Martha has found countless ways to give back to her State and community, including through her passion… Continue Reading


May 27, 2020

Shaheen Hosts Webinar to Inform Seniors of COVID-related Fraud & Scams

Shaheen holds up a fraudulent letter she received in the mail during the webinar. The webinar can be viewed on YouTube here. Shaheen listening to participants during the webinar Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a senior consumer protection webinar to inform Granite State seniors on COVID-related fraud and scams. As a result of the public health emergency, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reported a skyrocketing number of fraud complaints. Many of these scams specific… Continue Reading


May 27, 2020

Shaheen Lays Out Critical Health Care & Essential Worker Priorities to Senate Leadership for Future COVID-19 Response Legislation

**During negotiations of the CARES Act, Shaheen previously called on Senate leadership to prioritize a number of health care-related issues in response to conversations she had with New Hampshire health care providers on the frontlines.** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer highlighting critical health care-related priorities that need to be included in future coronavirus respons… Continue Reading


May 27, 2020

Shaheen Statement as U.S. Death Toll From COVID-19 Approaches 100,000

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement as the official death toll in the United States from COVID-19 approaches 100,000: "This is a devastating marker for our country," said Senator Shaheen. "My heart goes out to the millions of Americans who have lost a family member or friend to this virus. I'm grateful for the medical workers, first responders and essential workers who continue to make incredible sacrifices to steer our country through this cris… Continue Reading


May 26, 2020

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation Call to Trump Admin to Expeditiously Award More Grant Funding for Hospitals Secured through the CARES Act

**Delegation raises the fact that non-rural NH hospitals have been left out of recent CARES Act disbursements** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, urging the administration to expeditiously award more grant dollars from the Provider Relief Fund established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Eco… Continue Reading


May 26, 2020

Shaheen Announces $1 Million to Establish Revolving Loan Fund to Serve Businesses in Rockingham County

**During federal budget negotiations, Shaheen led successful effort to prevent the Economic Development Administration - the agency administering this loan fund - from being eliminated** **This grant will support an estimated 300 jobs and generate $15 million in private investment** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced a $1 million grant from the Economic Development Agency (EDA) to the Rockingham Economic Development Corporation (REDC) to establish a Revolvi… Continue Reading

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