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January 28, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin to be Made Available as U.S. Recognizes 35th Anniversary of Challenger Tragedy

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin became available for pre-order today, which is the 35th anniversary of the Challenger tragedy. Shaheen led the bipartisan legislation with Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Hassan to create the commemorative coin in honor of Christa McAuliffe, the Concord teacher who died aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. Proceeds from this coin wil… Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Biden Reversal of Harmful Global Gag Rule

**Shaheen leads the bipartisan effort in the Senate to permanently repeal the Global Gag Rule** **Study shows the Global Gag Rule impacts a wide range of programs and has vast negative consequences for critical health services** (Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member and the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement ahead of President Biden's executive order reversing the Global Gag Rule (GGR), also known as the Mexico … Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Senators Shaheen & Hassan Join Bipartisan Group Calling on FCC to Prioritize Smaller, Rural Providers for COVID-19 Telehealth Support

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are part of a bipartisan group of Senators calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to ensure that smaller, rural health care providers receive their fair share of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program funding authorized in the recent government funding and COVID-19 relief bill. "Now more than ever, we need to ensure that access to health care is available to all who need it. This is particularly critical in our r… Continue Reading


January 27, 2021

Senator Shaheen Honors Legacy of Christa McAuliffe Ahead of 35th Anniversary of Space Shuttle Challenger Tragedy

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of the 35th anniversary of the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy: "Tomorrow marks a somber anniversary for New Hampshire as we mourn the loss of the Challenger crew, including our very own Christa McAuliffe," said Senator Shaheen. "We lost Christa 35 years ago, but her legacy lives on today in the students and teachers she inspired to follow in her footsteps, especially young women, to become leaders … Continue Reading


January 27, 2021

Shaheen Meets with SBA Administrator Nominee Isabel Guzman

Shaheen discusses the challenges small businesses are facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic with Isabel Guzman, President Biden's nominee to serve as Administrator of the Small Business Administration **Shaheen led negotiations on the small business assistance provisions in the COVID-19 relief legislation signed into law last month, building on the successful small business programs she helped create in the CARES Act** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the S… Continue Reading


January 27, 2021

Shaheen, Senators Reintroduce Legislation to Limit 2021 Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced her legislation to reverse a damaging rule change made by the Trump administration that increased out-of-pocket costs for millions of Americans and made fewer Americans eligible for the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) premium tax credits, while also causing those who are eligible to receive less in tax credit support. The Trump administration changed the index by which eligibility for the ACA's premium tax credits and maximum out-of-p… Continue Reading


January 27, 2021

Shaheen Questions U.S. Representative to the United Nations Nominee in Committee Confirmation Hearing

**Shaheen is a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee** **Shaheen met with Thomas-Greenfield last month to discuss key international initiatives & policy priorities** (Washington, DC) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned United States Representative to the United Nations (UN) nominee Linda Thomas-Greenfield during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC). Shaheen - the only woman on SFRC - questioned Thomas-Green… Continue Reading


January 27, 2021

Shaheen Statement on President Biden’s Newest Executive Orders to Address Climate Crisis

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden signing Executive Orders to take decisive action to combat the climate crisis at home and abroad: "We've witnessed the growing impact of climate change in New Hampshire for years, from our shortened fall foliage season and maple production, to the effects on the state's wildlife populations, including our moose and fisheries. The climate crisis poses an existential threat to o… Continue Reading


January 26, 2021

Shaheen Meets with U.S. Trade Representative Nominee Katherine Tai

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, issued the following statement after meeting this afternoon with Katherine Tai, President Biden's nominee to serve as United States Trade Representative (USTR): "As the chief negotiator and advisor to the president on global trade policy, the role of United States Trade Representative is one of the most important positions to fill… Continue Reading


January 26, 2021

Shaheen Votes to Confirm Antony Blinken as Secretary of State

**Shaheen is a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after voting to confirm Antony Blinken to serve as Secretary of State. During his confirmation hearing last week, Shaheen raised a number of top foreign policy priorities that she believes should be addressed under the Biden administration: "After four years of the Trump administ… Continue Reading


January 25, 2021

Shaheen Highlights Need for Additional COVID Relief during Virtual Meeting with NH Child Care Providers & Advocates

Shaheen's virtual discussion with New Hampshire child care providers and advocates can be viewed here. (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a virtual meeting with New Hampshire child care providers and advocates to discuss the challenges the child care sector continues to face during the COVID-19 pandemic. Granite State working parents rely on child care providers to provide high-quality care and education for their children so they can maintain employment and sup… Continue Reading


January 25, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce More than $1.2 Million to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to Address Health Care Workforce Shortages in Rural NH

(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), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon $1,231,238 in federal funding to help address health care workforce shortages communities in rural New Hampshire are facing. Speci… Continue Reading


January 25, 2021

Shaheen Statement on President Biden’s Reversal of Trump Era Policy Banning Transgender Americans from Serving in the Military

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after President Joe Biden reversed a Trump era policy that prohibited transgender Americans from serving in the US military: "I applaud President Biden for taking decisive action to reverse this shameful policy that was rooted in bigotry and compromised our military readiness. Every American who wants to answer the call to serve our country should be able… Continue Reading


January 24, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $150K in AmeriCorps Funding to Expand Community Services for Senior Citizen Volunteers

(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 Friends Program in Concord has been awarded $149,811 in AmeriCorps funding to support their AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in the Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) Program which engages people 55 and older in volunteer services to meet critical community … Continue Reading


January 23, 2021

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Drug-Free Communities Pandemic Relief Act to Combat Ongoing Drug Crisis

**Legislation Will Provide Flexibility to Drug-Free Communities Coalitions During COVID-19 Pandemic** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the bipartisan Drug-Free Communities Pandemic Relief Act, legislation to provide flexibility to Drug-Free Communities (DFC) coalitions during the COVID-19 pandemic by temporarily allowing the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) the authority to waive the program's local matching requirements if the grantee is unable to … Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $2.8 Million to Combat the Substance Use Disorder Epidemic & Support Mental Health Services in NH Secured in COVID-19 Relief

**This funding comes as a result of Shaheen's leadership during negotiations for emergency COVID relief, which led to the inclusion of $4.25 billion in funding for substance use disorder treatment and mental health care in the final legislation that was signed into law** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) t… Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

Shaheen Votes to Confirm Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense

**Shaheen is a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after voting to confirm Lloyd Austin to serve as the Secretary of Defense. During his confirmation hearing earlier this week, Shaheen raised a number of top national security policies that she believes should be addressed under the Biden administration, as well as key priorities related… Continue Reading


January 21, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Applaud Announcement that Schools Will Be Reimbursed for COVID-Related Reopening Costs

Biden Administration Announced Today that FEMA Will Fully Reimburse Schools for Supplies Necessary for Reopening, and State Governments for National Guard and Emergency Supplies Senators Hassan and Shaheen Have Long Called for Full FEMA Reimbursement Given Concerns Raised by Granite Staters WASHINGTON - Today, President Joe Biden announced upcoming Executive Orders to strengthen the COVID-19 public health response, including key measures called for by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne S… Continue Reading


January 20, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Biden Executive Orders

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden signing Executive Orders that address numerous pressing concerns related to the COVID-19 crisis, climate change, economic security, immigration, racial injustice and the census count. "President Joe Biden isn't wasting any time responding to the serious issues impacting New Hampshire families, the United States and our global community. The Executive Orders he signed today ar… Continue Reading


January 20, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Biden Executive Order to Rejoin Paris Climate Agreement

As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Shaheen traveled to Paris to participate in high-level discussions at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference that led to the international Paris Climate Accord. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden signing an Executive Order to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement: "For the last four years, Donald Trump ceded U.S. global leadership on combating clim… Continue Reading

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