September 09, 2020

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on VA Secretary Wilkie to Provide Coverage for Telehealth Services for Veterans’ Families During the Pandemic

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of Senators to call on Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie to provide coverage of comprehensive telehealth services, including voice communication, for beneficiaries of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA). Currently, federal regulations do not allow CHAMPVA to cover health care services that are delivered through audio-only conferencing, tel… Continue Reading

September 09, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on Trump to Restore Full Funding for National Guard’s COVID-19 Response

**Despite facing a large budget shortfall, New Hampshire is only receiving 75 percent federal reimbursement for the NH Guard's activation while several states are now receiving 100 percent** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter this week with a bipartisan group of Senators to President Trump, urging him to reinstate the 100 percent federal cost share for all National Gua… Continue Reading

September 09, 2020

Shaheen Announces $82,000 for Manchester Police Department to Invest in DOJ Mental Health Program

DOJ Now Required to Collect and Report National Data on Law Enforcement Suicide As a Result of Shaheen Provision Signed Into Law (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced today that the Manchester Police Department (MPD) will receive $82,000 through the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act Program, which is operated by the DOJ's Community Oriented Policing Se… Continue Reading

September 09, 2020

Shaheen & Group of Senators File Brief in Support of Legal Challenges to USPS Changes Ahead of 2020 Election

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a group of U.S. Senators led by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) filed an amicus brief yesterday in support of legal challenges to recent operational changes implemented by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) that have resulted in unreliable service and widespread delays ahead of the 2020 election. The group of lawmakers included U.S. Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Ro… Continue Reading

September 05, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $175K in LWCF Funds to Support NH Parks & Recreation

**Shaheen & Hassan cosponsored the bill signed into law last month to permanently fund the LWCF and help address the more than $43 million maintenance backlog in New Hampshire ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced two New Hampshire projects that will receive funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund's (LWCF) State and Local Assistance Program. Nearly $129,000 will be invested in improving 13 miles of the Rockingham Recreation… Continue Reading

September 04, 2020

Shaheen Participates in Nashua Groundbreaking Ceremony for Habitat for Humanity Project Supporting NH Veterans

Senator Shaheen participates in the groundbreaking ceremony this afternoon for a building that will house two veteran families in Nashua. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks and participated in a groundbreaking ceremony with the Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity on a new project this afternoon. The project - the Roger Hall Memorial Build - will support Granite State veterans and was made in possible, in part, by a $400,000 grant from the City of Nashua thro… Continue Reading

September 04, 2020

In Letter to Pompeo, Shaheen Urges Trump Administration to Respond to Escalating Kremlin Aggression Against U.S. Troops

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday to raise serious concerns with the Trump administration's failure to unequivocally rebuke Russia for its escalatory aggression and harmful actions against U.S. forces around the globe. Shaheen's letter reads, in part, "The policies of this administration have empowered Russia to brazenly disregard international conventions and instit… Continue Reading

September 04, 2020

Shaheen Reads Bedtime Story for Conway Students as Guest Reader for Pine Tree Principal’s Facebook Program

**Watch Shaheen's video here.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) guest read a book for Pine Tree Elementary School students in Conway, New Hampshire, via the school's Facebook page. Pine Tree Elementary School principle Dr. Aimee Frechette has been reading to students every night over the social media platform to stay connected to students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shaheen read Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney, a story about a woman who sought to make the world a more b… Continue Reading

September 03, 2020

Shaheen Announces Regional Funding to Support Lobster Research Efforts and Industry

**Senator Shaheen is the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which supports this project** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), announced that the agency has awarded $2 million to support Sea Grant American Lobster Initiative projects throughout New England. Among those r… Continue Reading

September 03, 2020

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $600K Investment to Combat Campus Sexual Assault & Support Survivors at St. Anselm College and Rivier University

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congress members Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) nearly $600,000 in federal funding through the OVW for St. Anselm College and Rivier University to invest in programs that combat campus sexual assault and boost support services for survivors. St. Anselm will receive… Continue Reading

September 02, 2020

Senator Shaheen & Fmr. Senator Gregg Tour Rye Harbor & Discuss Upcoming Dredging Project

**Shaheen led successful effort to secure approval & $4 million in funding for Rye Harbor dredging** Senator Shaheen and former Senator Gregg during their visit to Rye Harbor to receive an update on dredging operations scheduled to begin this fall. Full-resolution versions of these photos can be downloaded here. (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and former U.S. Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) visited Rye Harbor and received an update on dr… Continue Reading

September 01, 2020

Shaheen Briefs Salem & Derry-Londonderry Chambers of Commerce on COVID-19 Relief Priorities

Shaheen answers questions from members of the Salem and Derry-Londonderry Chambers of Commerce during her virtual meeting. The event can be viewed here. Later: Shaheen Hosted Virtual Meeting with NH Job Corps Students & Staff amid COVID-19 Crisis Shaheen listens to New Hampshire Job Corps students and staff speak about the positive impact the program has had on their lives and livelihoods. (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a virtual meeting with member… Continue Reading

September 01, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Urge School Nutrition Program Extension for 2020-2021 School Year

USDA Partially Heeded Senators Shaheen, Hassan and Colleagues' Previous Call by Agreeing to Extend Waivers Through End of 2020; Senators' Letter Today Reiterates Request for Full Extension WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fully extend school meal waivers through the end of the 2020-2021 school year so that schools have the flexibility to fully serve students whether or not they are attending sch… Continue Reading

September 01, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Raise Concerns Over Political Interference in COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined colleagues in raising concerns over the Trump administration's continued political interference in the COVID-19 response. The Senators warned that decisions to pressure and overrule public health experts will erode public trust and hamper efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. In the letter, the Senators discussed several recent episodes where the Trump administration appeared to put political pressure on publi… Continue Reading

August 31, 2020

During Visit to Bank of NH Stage, Shaheen Highlights Need for Emergency COVID Relief for NH Entertainment Venues

Shaheen speaks to staff of independent entertainment venues from throughout New Hampshire on the challenges they face amid COVID-19. Audio of the event can be found here. Earlier: Shaheen Hosts Conference Call Amid Successful Effort to Extend USDA Waivers Allowing Schools & Community Partners to Continue to Provide Meals to Vulnerable Children during COVID-19 To listen to audio of the call, click here. (Manchester, NH) - During a visit to the Bank of New Hampshire Stage in Concord this a… Continue Reading

August 31, 2020

Shaheen Makes Bipartisan Push to Enforce Trade Agreement Fairly for Dairy Farmers

Shaheen and bipartisan group of Senators: "USMCA is poised to create new export opportunities for America's dairy industry and a more equitable playing field for American dairy exports in Mexico and Canada, but effective implementation will be critical to realizing these gains" (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called for enforcement of United States-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA) dairy provisions. In a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary So… Continue Reading

August 29, 2020

Shaheen Announces $2.5 Million for UNH & Dartmouth Space Research Proposals Through Competitive NASA Program

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), announced that NASA has selected proposals from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and Dartmouth College to help improve understanding of the Sun's interaction with the constantly changing space environment around Earth. Both schools will receive $1.25 million from NASA's Heliophysics Explorers' program to cond… Continue Reading

August 29, 2020

NH Delegation Announces $11 Million in CARES Act Funding to Help Protect and Care for N.H. Nursing Home Residents

(Washington, DC)- Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced $11.4 million in funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help New Hampshire nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the funding will help hire and train staff, as well as purchase PPE and testing. The New Hampshire delegat… Continue Reading

August 28, 2020

Shaheen on GAO Census Report: “This assessment should be a wakeup-call”

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee which funds the Census Bureau and the implementation of the decennial census, released the following statement after the Government Accountability Office, an independent, non-partisan federal oversight agency, determined that the Trump administration's rushed census reporting timeline threatens the accuracy of this year's census count. Senato… Continue Reading

August 28, 2020

Shaheen Announces $825K to Establish Revolving Loan Fund to Serve Businesses in Nashua Impacted by COVID-19

**During federal budget negotiations, Shaheen led successful effort to prevent the Economic Development Administration - the agency administering this loan fund - from being eliminated** **Shaheen previously announced the same loan program for Rockingham County** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced that the City of Nashua will receive an $825,000 grant from the Economic Development Agency (EDA) to establish a second Revolving Loan Fund (RLF). The RLF provides low-in… Continue Reading

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