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March 25, 2020

Shaheen & Bipartisan Small Business Task Force Unveil Final $377 Billion Emergency Coronavirus Relief Package

**The bipartisan relief package would provide $377 billion in desperately needed economic assistance for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus outbreak** Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, released today with U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Susan Collins (R-ME) the final bipartisan small business emergency economic relief plan that provides more than $377 billion fo… Continue Reading


March 24, 2020

President Signs into Law Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senators Shaheen, Hassan to Improve Accuracy of FCC’s Broadband Maps

New Law Underscores Importance of Expanding Broadband Amid COVID-19 Pandemic to Improve Telehealth, Online Learning in New Hampshire and Across the Country WASHINGTON - As communities in New Hampshire and across the country experience an even greater need for reliable broadband amid the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump signed into law bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to improve the accuracy of the Federal Communications Commi… Continue Reading


March 23, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan, and Bipartisan Colleagues Call for FEMA to Help Individuals, States Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of senators to urge President Trump to exercise authorities used in the wake of natural disasters to provide direct emergency assistance to individuals and families, and expand assistance to state and local governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. "As the entire nation faces the challenges of a global pandemic, we are asking that your administration unlock the full capacity of the federa… Continue Reading


March 23, 2020

On 10th Anniversary of the ACA, Shaheen Renews Call for Trump Administration to Drop Lawsuit, Allow For Special Enrollment Period to Respond to Coronavirus

SHAHEEN: "This law has withstood partisan attack after partisan attack for one reason: the American people don't want to go back to a time when far fewer people could access health care and pre-existing condition protections didn't exist." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the 10th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) being signed into law by President Obama: "The ACA has been a success for New Hampshire, and during this public heal… Continue Reading


March 23, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Announce New Legislation to Scale Up Made in America Production of Medical Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment For Hospitals and Health Care Workers

Plan will Require the Full Use of Defense Production Act (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced new legislation with Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to expedite the procurement of medical equipment, under the Defense Production Act (DPA), to combat the spread of coronavirus. Despite multiple announcements, President Donald Trump has not utilized the federal government's entire authority under DPA, so Shaheen, Hassan and Baldwin's legislati… Continue Reading


March 22, 2020

Shaheen & Lankford Push to Increase Charitable Giving Deduction in Coronavirus Aid Bill

WASHINGTON, DC - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today offered with Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and their colleagues a bipartisan amendment to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARE) Act, which would increase the bill's $300 limit on the charitable giving deduction to one-third of the standard deduction: to up to $4,000 for an individual's and $8,000 for married couples for the remainder of 2020. "Charities and non-profits are on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak and … Continue Reading


March 22, 2020

A Message to NH Families: An Update on Efforts to Respond to COVID-19

Senator Shaheen discussing the impact of the coronavirus on conference calls with mayors, businesses and non-profit service organizations across New Hampshire this week. Dear Friend, This is an incredibly stressful moment for families and small business owners. Assistance is urgently needed across New Hampshire. Congress has taken some initial bipartisan steps but much more needs to be done and quickly. I'm currently engaged in bipartisan negotiations and this is what I'm fighting for: F… Continue Reading


March 21, 2020

Shaheen Urges Congressional Negotiators to Cancel Student Loan Payments and Debt in COVID-19 Response Package

Lawmakers: "During this public health emergency, no person should have to choose between paying their student loan payment, putting food on the table or keeping themselves and their families safe and healthy" Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to Congressional negotiators with U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL), urging them to cancel student loan payments and debt in the COVID-19 response package. "Students and f… Continue Reading


March 21, 2020

As Schools Close Due To Covid-19 Pandemic, Shaheen & Hassan Relay Concerns for Children with Disabilities to Department Of Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and their colleagues expressing concern for children with disabilities amid the school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In their letter to the U.S. Department of Education Deputy Assistance Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Mark Schultz, the Senators pressed the Department on what they're doing to ensure that children… Continue Reading


March 21, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Baldwin Call for No Junk Plans Act and Enrollment Assistance in Economic Stimulus Response Legislation

Legislation would overturn Trump's expansion of junk health insurance plans that don't provide comprehensive health care coverage "During an outbreak, it is critical that all Americans have access to the health care services they need." WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread throughout the United States, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) are leading a letter to Senate leadership calling for the COVID-19 economic stimu… Continue Reading


March 21, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Call for Increased Funding for Schools and Education Support Professionals Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and their colleagues in calling for increased federal funding for schools and school employees, such as cafeteria staff, bus drivers, and custodians, who are working overtime to support their communities during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. As the pandemic continues, schools are continuing to provide essential services in their communities, from providing … Continue Reading


March 21, 2020

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Call Urging Trump Administration to Work With Congress to Deliver Relief to U.S. Airports

"As your administration considers proposals to help our nation's airlines respond to this public health crisis, we urge you to ensure sufficient funding is also available to meet the needs of our nation's airports." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led a bipartisan group of 39 Senators calling on the Trump administration to work with Congress to deliver much-needed assistance to airports across the country grappling w… Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Following Conversations with Granite Staters, Shaheen Highlights Critical Health Care Priorities for Upcoming Coronavirus Response Bill

(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 the third package of coronavirus response legislation. The priorities were the result of Senator Shaheen's extensive conversations in recent days with New Hampshire community leaders, health care providers, first responders and small businesses. Shaheen wrote, "Hos… Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic, Shaheen & Hassan Introduce Bill to Support Small Business Lending

Bill Reauthorizes Successful Lending Program to Help Support Small Businesses Hit Hard by Coronavirus Pandemic WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today with their colleagues reintroduced legislation to support small business lending as the coronavirus pandemic continues to negatively impact small businesses in New Hampshire and across the country. The Small Business Access to Capital Act will reauthorize and improve the State Small Business Credit Init… Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Statements on 2020 Grant Award to Assist New Hampshire in Battling the Substance Use Crisis

**$28 million is a result of Senator Shaheen and Hassan's work with NH House members and a bipartisan group of senators to secure a dedicated portion of funding for hardest-hit states** **New Hampshire has now received approximately $92 million in funding through the State Opioid Response Grant program thanks to Senator Shaheen and Hassan's leadership** **Grant funding for substance use disorder treatment this year can be used to help those with meth and cocaine dependencies thanks to a provi… Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Shaheen Introducing Legislation to Provide Child Care and Elder Care to Health Care Workers to Help Respond to Coronavirus Surge

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is introducing legislation with Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Jack Reed (D-RI) to assist health care workers with child and elder care so that they can continue to treat patients during the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. The Helping Health Care Workers Afford Child and Elder Care Act provides payments to eligible health care workers in need of child care or elder care… Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Group of Northern Border Senators in Call to President to Address Impact of U.S-Canada Border Closure and Quarantines on Medical & Other Essential Supply Chains

Shaheen and Group of Senators Call for Immediate Guidance Before U.S.-Canada Border Closure (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a bipartisan group of Senators representing states along the United States-Canada border in a letter to President Trump calling on him to consider necessary exemptions to protect public health and safety for businesses and individuals affected by travel restrictions from closing the U.S.-Canadian border, as well as enforcement mandated by quaranti… Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Shaheen to Negotiate Bipartisan Small Business Assistance Legislation As Part of 3rd COVID-19 Emergency Response Bill

**Senator Shaheen has had extensive conversations with New Hampshire businesses as this crisis has unfolded, which will inform her priorities in these negotiations** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), as a member of the Senate Small Business Committee, has been appointed to negotiate legislation to support small businesses in the third COVID-19 response bill that Congress will take up. Senator Shaheen alongside three of her Senate colleagues, Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben C… Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation and Governor Urge President to Help Speed Up the Distribution and Production of Critical Medical Supplies

(Washington, DC) - New Hampshire's Congressional Delegation and Governor today urged President Trump to take additional action to swiftly get critical medical supplies such as personal protective equipment, swabs for diagnostic testing, and ventilators to New Hampshire and states across the country. The letter from Governor Sununu, Senators Shaheen and Hassan, and Representatives Kuster and Pappas thanks President Trump for his announcement today that he will use the Defense Production Act to h… Continue Reading


March 19, 2020

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Assist Charitable Organizations Involved in Coronavirus Response

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation to help provide financial assistance to non-profit service organizations involved in coronavirus response efforts. The Supporting Charitable Institutions Act creates a new incentive for individuals to make donations to non-profit organizations as they respond to this public health crisis by establishing a refundable tax credit for charitable contributions. "I've heard from a number of charities and non-profits in New H… Continue Reading

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