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February 09, 2021

Shaheen Reintroduces Bill to Expand Medicaid Coverage for Uninsured Americans to Access COVID-19 Treatments

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Tina Smith (D-MN), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to reintroduce a bill that would increase coverage for uninsured Americans receiving COVID-19-related treatment and vaccines through Medicaid. The Stronger Medicaid Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Act allows Medicaid programs to pay for treatment, hospitalization, drugs and vaccines for individuals with COVID-19 who are uninsured. "A… Continue Reading


February 07, 2021

Shaheen, Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Unemployed Workers’ Health Insurance during Pandemic

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a group of lawmakers led by U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) reintroduced the Worker Health Coverage Protection Act, legislation that would protect millions of unemployed or furloughed workers from losing their health insurance in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The bill would allow laid off workers to remain on their employer health plans, through the COBRA program, at no cost. "As a result o… Continue Reading


February 06, 2021

Shaheen, Senators Urge Biden Administration to Establish a White House Office for Democracy Reform

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a group of Senators led by Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on a letter to the Biden administration urging the establishment of an office for democracy reform within the White House Domestic Policy Council. In the letter, the Senators emphasized that while more Americans voted in the November 2020 elections than ever before, it is clear that an office within the White House with jurisdiction over elections, voting rights, and campaign finance issu… Continue Reading


February 05, 2021

Shaheen Congratulates NH Air National Guard Following Delivery of Final KC-46 Refueling Tanker to Pease During Arrival Ceremony

Left: Shaheen speaks to Lt. General Michael Loh, Director of the Air National Guard, during the KC-46 arrival ceremony at Pease this afternoon. Right: Ceremony attendees tour Pease's 12th and final KC-46. (Manchester, NH) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) attended the ceremony for the delivery of the 12th and final KC-46 refueling tanker to be stationed at the Pease Air National Guard Base. During the event, Shaheen was joined by Lieutenant General Michael Loh, Director o… Continue Reading


February 05, 2021

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Send Letter in Support of Enhanced Research and Development of Methamphetamine Treatment Options

Senators Write Letter with Overdoses on the Rise Amid COVID-19 Pandemic (Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with a bipartisan group of Senators led by Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in support of efforts to research and develop effective medication treatment options for those struggling with addiction to methamphetamine and other stimulants. Overdose cases due to opioids, meth and pol… Continue Reading


February 05, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group of Colleagues Call on Biden Administration to Support Rural Health Care Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are part of a bipartisan group of Senators calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to prioritize and quickly distribute federal funding to rural and underserved communities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding was made possible by the December COVID-19 relief and government funding package that Senators Shaheen and Hassan helped negotiate and pass into law, and is intended to support t… Continue Reading


February 05, 2021

Shaheen, Tillis Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Emergency Funding for Rural Water Systems

**Bill would provide $1 billion in emergency funding for small and rural water systems across the country** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced bipartisan legislation with Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) to provide rural communities under economic strain during the COVID-19 pandemic with emergency assistance to repair, modernize and renovate failing water infrastructure. The Emergency Assistance for Rural Water Systems Act would provide $1 billion in emergency grants,… Continue Reading


February 05, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan and Pappas Announce $4 Million Grant to Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester 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 (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Mental Health C… Continue Reading


February 05, 2021

Shaheen, Cassidy, Baldwin Introduce Bill to Close Orphan Drug Loophole

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation with Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to close the orphan drug loophole that drug companies use to keep competition off the market and rake in profits. "Health care costs were going through the roof before the pandemic, which is why as this crisis continues, Congress needs to do everything in its power to ensure Americans don't sacrifice their personal health because they can't aff… Continue Reading


February 05, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Senate Budget Resolution

**Shaheen's amendment to provide support to organizations serving survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence and child abuse cleared the Senate unanimously and was added to the budget resolution** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the budget resolution early this morning: "Our country is facing an unprecedented public health emergency that spurred the greatest economic crisis of a generation. Delivering our commu… Continue Reading


February 04, 2021

Shaheen, Thune Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Level the Playing Field for Biomass Energy

**Bill would require EPA to authorize proven technologies and expedite review process** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced bipartisan legislation with Senator John Thune (R-SD) requiring the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to act on languishing applications under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), including moving forward with allowing renewable electricity made from biomass to qualify if it is used to power electric vehicles. This would level the playing f… Continue Reading


February 04, 2021

Shaheen and Hassan Call For Additional Relief for State And Local Governments

Shaheen & Hassan: "The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every state across the country… the economic crisis is felt everywhere. As the Senate… considers additional relief, it can leave no state behind." **Last week, Shaheen met with NH mayors & municipal leaders to discuss the need for financial relief for local communities, which are facing severe budgetary shortfalls stemming from the pandemic** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (… Continue Reading


February 04, 2021

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Calls to Condemn Russian Bad Actor Yevgeny Prigozhin & Mercenary Wagner Group

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a resolution with Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) to condemn the activities of Russian national Yevgeny Prigozhin and the Wagner Group, a Russian private military contractor. The resolution calls for broad cooperation between Congress and the Biden administration to formulate a strategy to counter the malign activit… Continue Reading


February 03, 2021

On the Senate Floor: Shaheen Stops Republican Effort to Codify Dangerous Global Gag Rule

SHAHEEN: "…the policy that he wants to codify into law is dangerous in the best of times, but during a global pandemic, when care is already stretched, it is downright deadly." **Study shows the Global Gag Rule impacts a wide range of programs and has vast negative consequences for critical health services** **Shaheen leads the bipartisan effort in the Senate to permanently repeal the Global Gag Rule** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate … Continue Reading


February 03, 2021

Shaheen Questions SBA Administrator Nominee Isabel Guzman during Committee Confirmation Hearing

**Shaheen is a senior member of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee** **Shaheen met with Guzman last month** (Washington, DC) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned Isabel Guzman, nominee to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration, during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC). During the hearing, Shaheen - a senior member of the SBC - questioned Guzman on a number of priorities, … Continue Reading


February 03, 2021

In Case You Missed It – NBC News’ Know Your Value: 'We need to reflect our society as a whole': Is Harriet Tubman finally headed for the $20 bill?

In an interview with NBC News' Know Your Value, Shaheen discusses her years-long effort to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Senator Shaheen has led efforts in the Senate for years to see this through and has been in touch with Biden transition officials at the U.S Department of Treasury to make this a priority. (Washington, DC) - In a new interview with NBC News' Know Your Value, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) discussed her efforts to honor Harriet Tubman by putting her image on the $20… Continue Reading


February 03, 2021

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Bolster Emergency Health Care Coverage for Veterans during COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation to bolster veterans' access to lifesaving health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emergency Care for Veterans During COVID Act would ensure New Hampshire veterans can access emergency health care without incurring massive medical bills during this crisis. Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) introduced companion legislation in the House last week. "Financial obstacles and red tape from the VA are the last thin… Continue Reading


February 03, 2021

Shaheen, Tillis Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Service Members & Military Families with Coverage for Eating Disorder Treatments

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, reintroduced bipartisan legislation with Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) to expand access to eating disorder treatments for U.S. service members and their families. Studies show that women in the armed forces are disproportionately impacted by eating disorders, affecting military readiness and health. Further, 20 percent of female adolescent dependents of a service member are at risk… Continue Reading


February 03, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce More than $12.6 Million in CARES Act Funding to Nashua’s St. Joseph Hospital

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua will receive $12,628,962 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Provider Relief Fund. The funding was allocated as an add-on payment to the previous round of disbursements from the Provider Relief Fund, from which New Hampshire health care providers received nearly $77 million. Add-on p… Continue Reading


February 02, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Confirmation of Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of Pete Buttigieg to serve as Secretary of Transportation. Buttigieg's confirmation cleared the Senate by a vote of 86 to 13. "Before the pandemic, our roads, rails, bridges, buses, airports and waterways needed federal investments, but after the economic crisis we've experienced over the last year, that urgency has never been more apparent. For years our country was promised a bipartisan… Continue Reading

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