April 27, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call for Relief for Local News Media During COVID-19 Pandemic

(Madbury, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) called on Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Russell Vought to support radio and television broadcasters and local newspapers as they confront the economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis. In a letter to Acting Director Vought, the Senators wrote, "Our radio and television broadcasters and rural newspapers provide local and national news, emergency alerts, educational programs, and more to all cor… Continue Reading

April 26, 2020

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers in Calling for Dedicated Funding for Northern Border Regional Commission in COVID-19 Relief Legislation

**In Letter, Shaheen and Group of Lawmakers Note Agency's Role in Spurring Economic Growth in Northern Communities & Urge Dedicated Funding to Help COVID-19 Recovery Efforts** (Washington, DC) - U.S Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers representing New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and New York in a letter to Congressional leadership calling for the inclusion of dedicated funding for the Northern Bo… Continue Reading

April 25, 2020

NH Delegation Urges Courts & State Officials to Issue Guidance Prohibiting Release of Violent Offenders Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

**NH DELEGATION: "The last thing that a survivor of domestic or sexual violence should face during this difficult time is further abuse from an abuser who was released early from prison or jail."** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - the lead Democrat of the Appropriations Subcommittee that funds Violence Against Women Act programs - and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) issued the following statement regarding the r… Continue Reading

April 24, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call for $3.6 Billion to Expand Vote-By-Mail, Early Voting in CARES 2 Relief Package

Senators: "The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy - a right that generations of Americans before us have fought to secure, and a right that we must protect now." WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and a group of Senators to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Sena… Continue Reading

April 24, 2020

In Delivery of Weekly Democratic Address, Shaheen Highlights NH Needs During COVID-19 Crisis & Urges Continued Bipartisan Cooperation to Deliver Help

SHAHEEN: "In New Hampshire, I'm also hearing from: small businesses that don't know if they'll survive the week; hospitals that are having to furlough workers as they struggle to treat COVID-19 patients; Small town mayors trying to protect their communities while tax revenues plummet; and food banks without enough food to serve the many more families who need help. Big challenges remain and people still need help." Washington, D.C. - Following the passage of the bipartisan interim coronavirus … Continue Reading

April 24, 2020

Shaheen Leads Senate Call for Appropriations Committee to Prioritize Robust Funding for STD Clinics in Future Coronavirus Legislation

Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has historically led efforts in government funding legislation for investments in STD prevention programming for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Letter comes as reports indicate disruption in STD care for Americans due to COVID-19 outbreak (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee this week, calling on the Committee to support robust funding for state… Continue Reading

April 24, 2020

Shaheen Statement as President Signs COVID-19 Relief Bill To Help Small Businesses, Hospitals and Ramp-Up Testing

**Legislation Replenishes Funding For Small Business Relief Programs That Senator Shaheen Helped Negotiate** **NH Delegation Announced That NH Will Receive Approximately $17 Million for Testing From This New Law** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a lead negotiator of the small business assistance provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program,… Continue Reading

April 24, 2020

NH Delegation Raises Concerns Over Potential Changes to Veterans’ Disability Claims Process

NH Delegation to VA Secretary: 'We are deeply concerned that the VA is phasing out this quality review mechanism in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic' WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas raised concerns over potential changes to how the Department of Veterans Affairs considers disability claims. The VA announced that it is ending its current 48-hour review period for a claim determination that historically has h… Continue Reading

April 23, 2020

Shaheen and Rubio Urge Secretary Of Defense to Maintain Military Readiness after China’s Threatening Actions

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to maintain the readiness of U.S. forces under Indo-Pacific Command. This request comes after the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) recently carried out military exercises and maritime militia confrontations intended to threaten and intimidate our allies an… Continue Reading

April 23, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call on Administration to Fully Utilize Defense Production Act & Protect Veterans from COVID-19

"This Administration must prioritize VA's sacred mission to care for our nation's veterans who are especially vulnerable during this pandemic" (Washington, D.C.) - To better protect veterans, health care professionals, and all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT) and 13 colleagues called on the Administration and its Coronavirus Task Force to make full use of the Defense Production Act (DPA). The depletion of medi… Continue Reading

April 23, 2020

Delegation Announces NH Will Receive At Least $17 Million for COVID-19 Testing From Emergency Bill That Will Soon Be Voted on in the House

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire is set to receive approximately $17 million for COVID-19 testing in legislation that will soon be voted on in the House. President Trump is expected to sign the legislation into law. "Testing is key to re-opening our economy and getting life back to some semblance of normal. Unfortunately, the Trump administrati… Continue Reading

April 23, 2020

Senators Shaheen & Hassan Push to Ensure Families Receive Promised COVID-19 Stimulus Payments for Their Children as Quickly as Possible

Letter Follows Treasury Announcement that Gave Families Less Than 48 Hours Notice to Enter Additional Information to Receive $500 COVID-19 Payment Per Child This Year WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and a group of their colleagues in calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to ensure that families who are not required to file taxes and will automatically receive th… Continue Reading

April 22, 2020

Senators Shaheen & Hassan Push for Critical Investments in Workforce Development in Next COVID-19 Package

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today joined their colleagues in pushing for critical workforce development and career and technical education funding in the next COVID-19 relief bill. As unemployment in New Hampshire and across the country continues to hit record levels, the Senators' letter highlights the concern that workers will need additional training to meet current workforce needs, such as in health care or for manufacturers producing personal pr… Continue Reading

April 22, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Call on Trump Admin to Address Shortfalls in Domestic Supply Chain for Syringes & Needles Necessary to Deliver Eventual COVID-19 Vaccine

**In Letter, the Senators Outline That Domestic Manufacturers of Syringes and Needles Do Not Have the Guidance, Orders or Timeline They Need From the Trump Administration to Produce These Supplies for the Hundreds of Millions of Americans Who Will Need a COVID-19 Vaccine** **Shaheen and Hassan to Trump administration: "Industry partners in our state have indicated that the amount requested in FEMA's solicitation and the timing of the award are both woefully inadequate to address the eventual n… Continue Reading

April 21, 2020

Heeding Shaheen’s Call, Trump Admin Announces Support for Fix to Medicare Program Interest Rates for Health Care Providers on the Frontlines

Shaheen has been leading the bipartisan call in Congress for the administration to address Medicare's Accelerated and Advance Payments Program interest rates for health care providers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. To date, New Hampshire providers have received $652 million in upfront payments through this program to mitigate the economic shortfall caused by the pandemic. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Trump admin… Continue Reading

April 21, 2020

Shaheen Statement Ahead of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day: "The COVID-19 pandemic has been a sobering reminder of how connected we are to each other and to our environment. Many Granite Staters have found solace during these troubling times in nature - something that can't be taken for granted. While it is difficult to think about much beyond responding to this public health crisis, we are still facing a long-term environment… Continue Reading

April 21, 2020

Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan Agreement to Replenish Small Business Assistance Programs, Support Hospitals & Testing

**SHAHEEN: "Importantly, this agreement recognizes small businesses need help and if we're going to reopen our economy, we need more testing. And as hospitals in New Hampshire furlough workers, delivering resources to health care providers is absolutely vital to public health and safety"** **Negotiations yielded significant additional support for small businesses, a set-aside for smaller lending institutions to broaden access to the program, funding for health care providers and nationwide test… Continue Reading

April 21, 2020

In Lieu of State House Visit, Shaheen Joins 4th Grade Class Via Zoom & Takes Student Questions

Senator Shaheen speaking with Holderness Central School 4th Grade Social Studies Class (Holderness, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a remote learning classroom via Zoom with students from a Holderness Central School 4th grade social studies class. The class was scheduled to visit the New Hampshire State House but had to cancel their trip. Senator Shaheen talked about her responsibilities as a senator and took questions from the class. "I greatly enjoyed the opportunity t… Continue Reading

April 20, 2020

Shaheen, Senate Democrats Urge Trump Administration to Protect Food Supply, Essential Workers During COVID-19 Crisis

As processing plants shutter and food industry essential workers fall ill, 36 Senators urge action to protect the food supply (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with a group of 36 Senators urging Vice President Mike Pence and other members of the Trump administration to take action to help ensure the safety of the nation's food supply and protect essential workers in the food supply chain. "It is vital that we do everything we can to protect food supply … Continue Reading

April 20, 2020

Shaheen Urges Fed to Fix Rules That Block City, County Governments from Receiving Direct COVID-19 Relief

**Under Current Criteria New Lending Program will Directly Benefit only 15 Counties and 10 Cities Across the United States** WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) to Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Jerome Powell expressing serious concern with the arbitrary population thresholds used to determine eligibility for cities and counties to receive relief under t… Continue Reading

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