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May 07, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More Than $2.4 Million to Expand COVID-19 Testing in NH Community Health Centers

(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) announced that $2,404,930 will be awarded to community health centers throughout New Hampshire to expand their COVID-19 testing capabilities. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and is p… Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan, Kuster & Sununu Applaud $1.9 Million USDA Investment in NH Broadband Infrastructure

**This is the first ReConnect Investment for NH in the Program's History** (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statements in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement that a New Hampshire company will receive a $1.9 million loan through the department's ReConnect Program, which provides funding to improve broadband service in rural communitie… Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Secure NH Priorities in Bipartisan Water Infrastructure and Drinking Water Bills

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements in response to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works' (EPW) unanimous approval of the America's Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2020 and the Drinking Water Infrastructure Act (DWIA) of 2020, two pieces of biennial legislation that authorize water infrastructure projects and drinking water programs around the country. Shaheen and Hassan helped secure several New Hamps… Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Shaheen Leads Call with NH Small Businesses & Non-Profits That Have Been Unable to Access Aid Through Small Business Relief Programs

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, held a conference call with New Hampshire small business owners and non-profit leaders who have been unable to receive much-needed assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Shaheen was a lead negotiator of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which created the PPP and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL… Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Shaheen Announces $1.5 Million to Support Space Exploration Technology Research Led by NH Small Business

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations (CJS) subcommittee which funds the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, announced the award of $1.5 million in federal funding to Creare, LLC in support of its space exploration technology research. Specifically, the funding was awarded through NASA's S… Continue Reading


May 07, 2020

Shaheen: NH Fishermen & Seafood Industry to Receive $2.7 Million in Urgently Needed Assistance Through CARES Act

**Senator Shaheen helped secure this funding through negotiations of the CARES Act** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a lead negotiator of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the lead Democrat on the Senate subcommittee that funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - announced that New Hampshire is set to receive $2.7 million to help the state's fishermen and seafood industry survive the economic imp… Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Push with Collins, Smith & Sinema for Admin to Expand Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training Amid COVID-19 Crisis

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tina Smith (D-MN) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) led a bipartisan push today to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting additional flexibilities for Medicare beneficiaries who need diabetes self-management training (DSMT) services during the COVID-19 outbreak. DSMT helps educate people with diabetes on how to manage their blood sugar, prepare insulin and maintain healthy eating and lifestyle. Access … Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

Shaheen Leads Call with NH Small Businesses & Non-Profits That Have Received Assistance Through Small Business Relief Programs

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, held a conference call with New Hampshire small businesses owners and non-profit leaders who have received aid through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Shaheen was a lead negotiator of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which created the PPP and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) grant program. In New Hampshi… Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

In Letter To President Trump, Shaheen & Hassan Call Administration’s Testing Blueprint Insufficient, Urge Federal Government to Release And Implement National Plan

**In New Letter To President Trump, Shaheen, Hassan and Senate Democrats Call For Increased Coronavirus Testing Capacity & Release And Full Implementation Of A National Strategic Plan To Allocate Funds, Increase Lab Capacity And Public Health Workforce** **Senators Say Trump Administration Must Ramp Up Testing Capabilities So That Every Person Who Needs A Test Can Get One; Set Expectations For Detailed Plan Required From Trump Administration By May 24th Deadline In Latest COVID-19 Package**… Continue Reading


May 06, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Murray and Reps. Speier, Lee, DeGette, Engel and Lowey Lead Call to Overturn Ideological Trump Admin Policies That Undermine Global Health and COVID-19 Response

Senators: "Ideology is no excuse for hampering the international response to COVID-19, jeopardizing hard-won progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, or failing to act as access to contraceptive care decreases and gender-based violence increases." House Members: "Now more than ever, we must prioritize people's health over politics and remove these ideological policies that undermine health care access and global coordination." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Patty Mur… Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: On Senate Floor, Shaheen Calls For Greater Oversight & Transparency of Small Business Lending Programs, Introduces New Legislation

**SHAHEEN: Legislation introduced on Senate floor would "allow Congress to perform our basic oversight responsibilities and foster public confidence in the integrity" of the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program** Shaheen calls for greater transparency and oversight of the PPP and EIDL programs on the Senate floor (Washington, DC) - Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called for greater transparency and oversight of the Trump … Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Shaheen & McSally Call on TRICARE to Cover Full Scope of Telehealth Services Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Ensure Access to Mental Health for Service Members & their Families

Medicare & Medicaid Lifted Restrictions on Coverage for Telehealth Services Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, Senators Shaheen & McSally Now Lead a Bipartisan Call for TRICARE to Follow Suit Last Month, Heeding Shaheen's Bipartisan Call, CMS Changed Guidelines to Cover Telephone-Based Telehealth Services in the Same Way as Video Telehealth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally (R-AZ) sent a letter yesterday to the Defense Health Ag… Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bill to Dramatically Expand National Service Amid COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation with Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and a group of Senators to significantly expand national service programs as New Hampshire and the United States work to respond to and recover from COVID-19. The Pandemic Response and Opportunity Through National Service Act would fund 750,000 national service positions over a three-year response and recovery period, in part to meet the projected need for as many as 300,000 public… Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

Senators Shaheen & Hassan Call for Greater Support for Students With Disabilities

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH)called for greater support for students who experience disabilities in upcoming COVID-19 response legislation. The funding would give school districts more resources to continue to provide students who experience disabilities with a free and appropriate public education as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). "As we grapple with the impacts of COVID-19, and the resulting school clos… Continue Reading


May 05, 2020

As Senate Re-Convenes, Shaheen Insists on Oversight & Action on Further COVID-19 Response Legislation

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement as the United States Senate re-convenes this week and prepares to once again conduct in-person voting and committee hearings: "As the Senate re-convenes, there is no more important priority than for Congress to continue to work across the aisle to help Granite Staters and all Americans who are hurting," said Shaheen. "There also needs to be stringent oversight of relief programs which is why I've called for Trump adminis… Continue Reading


May 04, 2020

Shaheen Announces Nearly $2.5 billion in Assistance Has Been Approved for More Than 20,000 NH Businesses Through Relief Program

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $2,579,751,242 in loans for 20,511 New Hampshire small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through May 1. The PPP was created through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, of which Shaheen was a lead negotiator. In the most recent coronavir… Continue Reading


May 04, 2020

NH Delegation Announces $3.6 Million in Funding Through CARES Act to Support Affordable Housing for Granite Staters

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, 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 housing authorities and agencies throughout New Hampshire will receive $3,594,661 through the CARES Act to support affordable housing for Granite Staters during the COVID-19 crisis. Specifically, funding was distributed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developm… Continue Reading


May 03, 2020

Shaheen Seeks Funding to Ramp-Up Contact Tracing

14 leading U.S. Senators are seeking $8 billion to strengthen America's contact tracing infrastructure and boost contact tracing workforce in all 50 states and U.S. territories (Washington, DC) - As scientists worldwide race for a cure for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), local efforts, including robust contact tracing, are key to stopping the spread of the virus and safely reopening the economy. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a group of 13 U.S. Senators, led by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), ca… Continue Reading


May 02, 2020

NEW: NH Delegation Announces $115.4 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funds for Rural Hospitals and Health Care Providers through CARES Act

NEW: NH Delegation Announces $115.4 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funds for Rural Hospitals and Health Care Providers through CARES Act Disbursement Follows $164.5M Delivered to NH Providers through the CARES Act Last Month & Nearly $16 Million Distributed Earlier this Week with More on the Way Shaheen, Hassan, Kuster & Pappas Supported Robust Financial Assistance in CARES Act to Help Granite State Health Care Providers Mitigate Revenue Shortfall Due to COVID-19 Outbreak By Standing Firm… Continue Reading


May 01, 2020

Heeding Shaheen’s Bipartisan Call, Medicare to Cover Telephone-Based Telehealth Services in Same Way as Video Telehealth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

**CMS Decision Comes in Response to Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators' Urging for Agency to Allow for Equal Medicare Reimbursement for Telephone-Based Health Services** **Telephone-based Telehealth is Vital for New Hampshire's Rural Communities That Don't Have Reliable Broadband Services to Facilitate Video Telehealth** (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) decision to … Continue Reading

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