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February 26, 2021

Shaheen Announces New Legislation to Lower Health Care Costs & Expand Access to Insurance for 4 Million More Americans

**Shaheen Talks Exclusively with WMUR About Why The Push to Lower Premiums & Deductibles is Needed More Than Ever During COVID-19** (Washington, DC) - Today U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced she's introducing new legislation to improve access to health care by lowering premiums and deductibles for low- and middle-income families. She spoke with WMUR about how her new bill, the Improving Health Insurance Affordability Act, would expand coverage to more than 4 million Americans w… Continue Reading


February 26, 2021

Shaheen Participates in KC-46 Discussion at Joint Base Andrews with Senior Air Force Leadership, Takes Part in Air Refueling Mission Staffed by NHANG Aircrew

Left picture: Shaheen and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., discuss processes and capabilities of the KC-46. Right picture: Shaheen with General Brown and members of the 157th Air Refueling Wing. More images can be viewed here. (Joint Base Andrews) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined senior Air Force leadership at Joint Base Andrews for a briefing on the KC-46 refueling tanker program. Following the d… Continue Reading


February 25, 2021

Biden Administration Heeds Call by Shaheen & Hassan, Announces Unemployment Insurance Fix

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that it will heed calls by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to fix a policy that has limited the ability of workers whose hours have been reduced or were temporarily laid off from receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). The Senators were joined in their call by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Mark Warner (D-VA). "Federal unemployment insurance has been a lifeline for working Granite Sta… Continue Reading


February 25, 2021

Shaheen & Hassan Introduce DISCLOSE Act to Crack Down on Dark Money in Elections

**Legislation Would Require Organizations that Spend Money to Influence Elections to Disclose Source of Funds and Guard Against Foreign Election Interference** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) reintroduced the DISCLOSE Act with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), legislation that would require organizations spending money in federal elections to disclose their donors and guard against hidden foreign influence in our democracy. "Since the Sup… Continue Reading


February 25, 2021

In Case You Missed It – Shaheen to CNN: U.S. National Security is at Risk if We Don’t Hold Perpetrators of Sonic Attacks Accountable

SHAHEEN: "If we don't hold those responsible accountable, then we can be sure it's going to continue to happen. And that's a national security risk to the United States and to our personnel." **Shaheen Spoke with CNN in an Exclusive Interview about Her Mission to Fight for Victims of Traumatic, Mysterious Sonic Attacks & Ensure Accountability Moving Forward** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) recently spoke with CNN in an exclusive interview on developments to unco… Continue Reading


February 25, 2021

Shaheen Helps Introduce MOMMA Act to Reduce Maternal and Infant Mortality Rates

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today joined Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) in introducing the bicameral Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness (MOMMA) Act. The legislation seeks to reduce America's rising maternal and infant mortality rate, especially for moms and babies of color who are significantly more likely to die during or shortly after pregnancy. "We are facing a maternal mortality crisis in our country: the US is the only… Continue Reading


February 23, 2021

Shaheen, Risch, Kinzinger, Connolly on Developments in Georgian Political Crisis

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee, issued the following statement with Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Representatives Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) and Gerry Connolly (VA-11), co-chairs of the House Georgia Caucus, on developments in Georgia: "The Georgian government's decision to viole… Continue Reading


February 23, 2021

Shaheen Helps Reintroduce Medicare-X Choice Act to Expand Access to Health Care to Millions of Americans

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today joined Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) in reintroducing legislation to create a public option by expanding on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicare. The Medicare Exchange (Medicare-X) plan would offer families, individuals and small businesses low-cost health insurance, decrease the number of uninsured Americans, control the cost of health care and increase competition in the health insurance market. The COVID-… Continue Reading


February 23, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Confirmation of Linda Thomas-Greenfield as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after voting in favor of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Thomas-Greenfield's confirmation cleared the Senate by a vote of 78 to 21. "As our nation confronts the greatest international health crisis of our generation alongside critical, long-term global threats such as human rights, rule of law and climate chan… Continue Reading


February 23, 2021

Heeding NH Delegation Call, Treasury Department to Broaden Use of Federal Rental Assistance Funds

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) issued the following statements in response to new guidance from the Department of Treasury regarding the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program that broadens the permissible use of emergency rental funds. Last week, Shaheen led a New Hampshire congressional delegation letter to Secretary Yellen, urging the Department to make changes that expand the… Continue Reading


February 23, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan and Kuster Announce More than $1.6 Million for Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport

**Support for airports was a priority for Shaheen during CARES Act negotiations** (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 Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that Keene Dillant-Hopkins Airport will receive $1,611,110 to rehabilitate taxiway pavement at the facility. Specifically, the funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) through federal … Continue Reading


February 22, 2021

Shaheen Underscores Critical Need to Swiftly Deliver COVID Relief as U.S. Marks 500,000 Deaths from COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the United States reached 500,000 deaths from COVID-19, underscoring the urgent need for Congress to finalize comprehensive relief legislation: "Today marks a devastating milestone for our nation. The loss of 500,000 American lives is felt across the country, with children, parents, friends and neighbors grappling with indescribable grief and sorrow. My thoughts are with loved ones in mourning and those c… Continue Reading


February 20, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Biden Administration Nord Stream 2 Report

**Shaheen wrote legislation signed into law, which she built on in the FY2021 NDAA, to halt construction of the Russian pipeline that threatens Europe's energy independence and allows Putin to further spread the Kremlin's malign influence in the region.** **Announcement follows Shaheen's bipartisan letter with Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) to the Biden administration in support of full implementation of Shaheen's Nord Stream II-related legislation.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (… Continue Reading


February 19, 2021

Shaheen, Risch: Georgian Political Parties Must De-Escalate, Reengage in Negotiations

Shaheen, Risch: Georgian Political Parties Must De-Escalate, Reengage in Negotiations WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), chair of the Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement on recent events in Georgia: "We are deeply concerned by recent political developments in Georgia. The people of Georgia deserve to have rule of law, democracy, and … Continue Reading


February 18, 2021

NH Delegation Writes Letter to the Treasury to Broaden Uses of Federal Rental Assistance Funds

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter joined by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to address the housing crisis in New Hampshire by calling on the Treasury to broaden the permissible uses of emergency rental funds. In their letter to Secretary Yellen, the delegation notes how the pandemic has worsened housing insecurity faced by New Hampshire families, and they ask for as much flexibility in access to… Continue Reading


February 18, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $101K in CARES Act Funding to Support PPE & Disinfectant Purchases by Granite State Fire Departments on Frontlines of COVID-19

(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 $100,921 in federal funding to New Hampshire through the CARES Act. The funding will support emergency purchases of lifesaving personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfectant supplies and equipment … Continue Reading


February 18, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Hassan and Colleagues Urge Postmaster General to Restore On-Time Delivery and Stop Harmful Changes to the Agency

Senator Hassan Led Negotiations to Include $10 Billion to USPS in End-of-Year Package to Help Agency Recover from Pandemic-Related Mail Delays WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined their colleagues in urging Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to restore on-time mail delivery. Senator Hassan led negotiations to include $10 billion for the USPS in the COVID-19 relief and government funding package that was signed into law in December to help the agency addre… Continue Reading


February 18, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan, Pappas Join New Bicameral Push to Protect Cameroonians in the Face of Mounting Violence

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representative Chris Pappas (NH-01) today joined a bicameral group of lawmakers in a letter urging President Joe Biden and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to designate Cameroon for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) due to ongoing armed conflicts and increasingly severe violence in the country. Led by U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and U.S… Continue Reading


February 17, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $1 Million for NH Organizations to Support Affordable Housing & Community Development Efforts throughout State

(Washington, DC) - 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) today announced that New Hampshire will receive $1,027,500 from NeighborWorks America. Specifically, the funding was allocated through government funding legislation passed by Congress and signed into law in December and will support affordable housing and community development effort… Continue Reading


February 17, 2021

Shaheen Introduces Bill to Create Homeowner Assistance Fund to Help People Keep Their Homes amid COVID-19 Crisis

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, reintroduced legislation with a group of lawmakers led by U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) that would create a $75 billion Homeowner Assistance Fund. The Homeowner Assistance Fund would help protect struggling homeowners and communities by preventing avoidable foreclosures, evictions and utility shutoffs, with funding allocated in part based… Continue Reading

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