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May 01, 2020

Senators Shaheen & Hassan Push for Tax Credit Expansion for Hard-Working Families in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Senators Call for Expanding Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit During the Economic Downturn Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan today called for a temporary expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit in the next COVID-19 relief package. As the economic effects of COVID-19 are expected to last into next year, this would put money back in the pockets of hard-working Granite Staters and Americans to help weathe… Continue Reading


May 01, 2020

NH Delegation Pushes for Expanded Housing Options for Domestic Violence Survivors in Next Covid-19 Package

WASHINGTON - Amid concerns of increasing domestic violence as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas are pushing for additional funding to expand housing options for domestic violence survivors in the next COVID-19 emergency package. "While public health experts continue to advise Americans to stay at home for their own safety, for victims of domestic violence, staying home with their abusers could be ext… Continue Reading


April 30, 2020

Shaheen Calls on Senate Leadership to Strengthen Food Assistance Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) keeps food on the table, families from slipping into poverty (WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter this week with a group of twenty-one lawmakers, urging Senate leadership to support and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help ensure families in New Hampshire and across America can put food on the table despite the mounting economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. "SNAP is … Continue Reading


April 30, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call for Childcare Support for Working Parents in Next Coronavirus Relief Package

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) called on Senate leadership to include strong financial support for the child care system in the next coronavirus relief package. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), Shaheen and Hassan joined a group of 29 Senate colleagues requesting a $50 billion investment to stabilize the childcare industry, provide childcare for essential workers and inv… Continue Reading


April 30, 2020

Shaheen Joins Nashua High School South Class Via Zoom & Takes Student Questions

Students from Nashua High School South's "Woman as Hero" class speaking with Senator Shaheen Senator Shaheen speaking with students from Nashua High School South's "Woman as Hero" class (Nashua, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a remote learning classroom via Zoom with students from Nashua High School South's "Woman as Hero" class. Shaheen - the first woman in New Hampshire to be elected Governor and later Senator, and the first woman in U.S. history to serve as both -… Continue Reading


April 30, 2020

Calling President Trump’s Demand That Postage Rates be Quadrupled “Outrageous,” NH Delegation Urges Congressional Leadership to Provide USPS Relief in Future COVID-19 Bills

(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) called on Congressional leadership to include relief for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in future COVID-19 relief legislation. The effort comes as the USPS faces mounting debts that have been compounded by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. President Trump has called for a four-fold increase in the price to ship parcels through … Continue Reading


April 30, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Announce Legislation to Federalize Medical Supply Chain, Increase National Production and Delivery of Necessary Supplies Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced legislation with U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) Chris Murphy (D-CT), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Democrats on Wednesday that lays out a framework for an effective COVID-19 response by federalizing and adding critical oversight and transparency to the supply chain for critical medical supplies and equipment. The Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act requires the president to utilize all available auth… Continue Reading


April 30, 2020

Shaheen, Manchin, Hyde-Smith & Moran Lead Bipartisan Call for Equal Telephone-Based Health Services Reimbursements

(Madbury, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and Jerry Moran (R-KS) led 37 Senators in advocating for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to increase telephone-based, or audio-only, telehealth reimbursements to equal other audio-visual telehealth reimbursements. Many Americans do not have access to reliable broadband, making it nearly impossible to use video-sharing to r… Continue Reading


April 29, 2020

Shaheen Joins Call For More Funding For Social Service Nonprofits in Next Coronavirus Relief Bill

During Pandemic, Nonprofits Are On Front Lines Feeding Vulnerable Communities, Providing Housing And Medical Assistance (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with a group of 26 Senators urging Senate leadership to include additional emergency funding for nonprofit organizations in the next COVID-19 relief bill. Nonprofits are an essential part of the frontline coronavirus pandemic response, providing important social services such as nutrition assistance, shelter … Continue Reading


April 29, 2020

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $16 Million in Additional Funding Through CARES Act for NH Health Care Providers

Second Disbursement Follows $164.5M Delivered to NH Providers through the CARES Act Earlier this Month 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 During Negotiations and Demanding a Better Bill, NH Delegation Boosted the Funding in the CARES Act for Health Care Providers by $25 Billion (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N… Continue Reading


April 28, 2020

NH Delegation Urges Federal Communications Commission to Coordinate With Other Federal Agencies to Inform Low-Income Families That They Can Receive Broadband Services

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to work directly with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to ensure that the millions of Americans who are now eligible for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) or Medicaid because they lost their jobs or lost income know that they are also eligible for the FCC's Lifeline p… Continue Reading


April 28, 2020

Shaheen Announces Nearly $70M in Assistance Has Been Distributed to More than 5,500 NH Businesses Through Relief Program

**Shaheen Continues to Call for Oversight of Small Business Relief Programs to Make Sure that Help is Being Delivered to Businesses That are Truly Hurting** (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 $45,186,100 in loans and $23,907,000 in advances to more than 5,500 New Hampshire small businesses through the Economic Injury … Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

In Bipartisan Call, Shaheen Urges Establishment of Suicide Hotline in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

"The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act is not just smart policy that will save lives, but it is also a statement that our government recognizes our country's mental health crisis and is working across party lines to address it." (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan, bicameral push in Congress with 22 U.S. Senators and 17 U.S. Representatives to include the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act - legislation to designate 9-8-8 as the three-digit n… Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Urge Administration to Remove Restrictions Limiting Relief Funds for State & Local Governments

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) called on the Trump administration to remove bureaucratic restrictions preventing state and local governments from using COVID-19 emergency relief funds distributed through the CARES Act. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Senators called on the administration to revise initial guidelines so that states and local governments can provide essential public services amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic,… Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Call on Senate Leadership to Provide Housing Support for Domestic Violence Survivors During Coronavirus Pandemic

(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 (D-NH) sent a letter to Senate leaders last week with a group of 20 Senators, asking that future legislation to address the coronavirus pandemic also include resources to meet domestic and sexual violence survivors' urgent housing needs, which have been exacerbated by stay-at-home orders, social distancing and … Continue Reading


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

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