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October 28, 2020

Shaheen Discusses Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on North Country Tourism Industry during Visit to White Mountains Visitor Center

Shaheen speaks with North Country tourism industry leaders during her discussion at the White Mountains Visitor Center today. Earlier in Berlin: Shaheen Underscores Need for Additional COVID-19 Response Resources for Northern NH Nursing Homes during Visit to Coos County Nursing Home Shaheen speaks to Coos County Nursing Home staff during her visit to the facility this afternoon. (North Woodstock, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the White Mountains Visitor Center to … Continue Reading


October 27, 2020

Shaheen: "It's Absolutely Shameful that Mitch McConnell has Sent the Senate Home without Voting on a Bipartisan COVID-19 Relief Bill”

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate held its final vote prior to the November 3rd election: "It's absolutely shameful that Mitch McConnell has sent the Senate home without voting on a bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill," said Shaheen. "Two comprehensive bills passed by the House have been stonewalled by the Republican majority and bipartisan negotiations have been blocked for seven months. All the while, New Hampshire families are str… Continue Reading


October 27, 2020

Following Calls from NH Delegation, USPS Confirms that it Will Process New Hampshire Election Mail Locally in Effort to Ensure Timely Delivery of Ballots

WASHINGTON - Following calls led by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), the United States Postal Service's (USPS) Northern New England District confirmed that New Hampshire ballots that are received locally will now be delivered directly to the local clerk's office in order to ensure the timely delivery of ballots. Prior to this announcement, the Postal Service required that ballots returned by voters in New Hampshire … Continue Reading


October 26, 2020

On the Senate Floor: Shaheen Slams Rushed Partisan Supreme Court Nomination Process & Underscores Commitment to Upholding the ACA, Protecting Women’s Reproductive Health and Safeguarding LGBTQ Civil Rights in Opposition to Barrett Confirmation

SHAHEEN: "…Leader McConnell's only priority has been to push through a nominee who will fundamentally alter the balance of the court and affect the lives of generations of Americans, all just days before ballots will be counted to decide the next President of the United States and the makeup of this body." Shaheen speaks on the Senate floor against this rushed partisan Supreme Court nomination process. (Washington, DC) - Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH… Continue Reading


October 26, 2020

ICYMI: Washington Post Editorial Backs Shaheen Effort to Get Access to "Havana Syndrome" Report & Applauds Legislative Effort to Secure Benefits

This morning, the Washington Post Editorial Board voiced its support for Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) efforts to shed light on mysterious attacks on American public servants serving abroad and, potentially, here at home: The cause of the attacks is unknown, but attention has focused on some sort of directed energy device, such as a microwave. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), who championed legislation passed by Congress to provide care, leave and benefits to State Department officials and f… Continue Reading


October 25, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Urge VA to Follow Through on 2018 Promises to End Veteran Suicide Epidemic

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators to call on Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie to follow through on authorities under President Donald Trump's Executive Order (EO) 13822 to increase veterans' access to mental health care. The Senators' letter, which was led by U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), follows the recent signing of the landmark Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improve… Continue Reading


October 23, 2020

Shaheen Urges Granite Staters to Participate in Drug Take Back Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement urging Granite Staters to participate in Drug Take Back Day, a national event hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). There are drop off locations across New Hampshire for Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 24th, where the public can drop off old and unused prescription drugs to be safely disposed of. Individuals can find the nearest drop off location on the DEA's website. "Drug Take Back D… Continue Reading


October 23, 2020

Shaheen Highlights New Federal Grant to Establish Family Treatment Drug Court Pilot Program in Sullivan County

**On Friday, Shaheen led the NH Congressional delegation in announcing this funding for the Family Treatment Court pilot project, which will enhance services to Sullivan County families experiencing abuse and neglect and those impacted by substance use disorder and/or mental illness** NH 5th Circuit Court Judge John Yazinski: "Our families don't have consistency in their treatment because service providers come and go. We're going to be addressing those issues through this grant… The bet… Continue Reading


October 23, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan to Attorney General William Barr: Stop Efforts to Gut the Affordable Care Act in Court

As Supreme Court ACA Hearing Approaches and Republicans Rush Supreme Court Nomination Process, Democratic Lawmakers Highlight How an ACA Repeal Can Impact Health Coverage for Americans Who Contract COVID-19. "It is unconscionable for the Department of Justice to pursue this lawsuit in the midst of this unprecedented public health crisis, and we urge you to rescind your support of these efforts immediately." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along … Continue Reading


October 22, 2020

ICYMI – On the Senate Floor: Shaheen Calls for Senate Republicans to Prioritize Bipartisan Negotiations on COVID Relief Over Partisan Politics

Shaheen speaks on the Senate floor highlighting the urgent need to pass COVID-19 relief legislation instead of rushing a partisan Supreme Court nomination process. (Washington, DC) - Yesterday on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans to prioritize a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package to help struggling Granite Staters and Americans, instead of rushing a partisan Supreme Court nomination process. Senato… Continue Reading


October 22, 2020

Shaheen Urges DeVos to Help 8.2 Million Federal Student Loan Borrowers Currently Unable to Access Relief

**8.2 million federal student loan borrowers currently cannot access critical relief made available by the CARES Act, including a freeze on all payments, interest, and collections** **In a letter, Shaheen and 33 Senators urge DeVos to use her existing authority to make sure these struggling borrowers don't fall through the cracks** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a group of 33 Senators sent a letter urging Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to ensure all struggling fe… Continue Reading


October 22, 2020

Shaheen, Warner & Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Help Reduce Disability Claims Backlog & Veteran Homelessness through Veterans Legal Clinics

**Services offered by legal clinics like expedited claims assistance and legal counsel offer veterans an opportunity to address challenges before they deteriorate** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced legislation to increase cooperation between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and veterans legal clinics. The Veterans Legal Support Act of 2020 would allow the VA to provide funding to law school legal clinics that … Continue Reading


October 21, 2020

Shaheen, Cardin & Schumer Lead Senate COVID-19 Relief Bill to Support Small Businesses

**Legislation Nearly Identical to Small Business Provisions in HEROES 2.0 Bill Passed by House on October 1** **Senator Shaheen Helped Negotiate the Small Business Relief Programs Established in the CARES Act** (Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, worked with the Committee's Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to introduce the HEROES Small Business Lifeline Act-… Continue Reading


October 20, 2020

Shaheen to HHS and Treasury: Produce an Analysis of Americans Who Will Lose Health Coverage if the ACA is Overturned

**Shaheen & group of Senators: "In the midst of a global pandemic that has killed over roughly 220,000 people in the U.S. and infected over 8 million others, the President of the United States is actively asking the Supreme Court to eliminate the ACA's critical health protections"** **Shaheen has led efforts in the Senate to protect the ACA from Republicans' partisan efforts to strike down the law and eliminate Americans' access to health care** (Washington, DC) - In a letter, U.S. Senator… Continue Reading


October 20, 2020

Shaheen Statement on Reports that a Russian Attack is Likely Responsible for TBI-Like Injuries Experienced by American Public Servants and Their Families

**Shaheen has stood by these government employees and their families, spearheading legislative efforts to provide them benefits due to their injuries** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement following reports from the New York Times and GQ that mysterious injuries experienced by federal employees and their families while serving in China and Cuba are the result of a nefarious attack, likely by Russia. "This report is deeply troubling and should spur … Continue Reading


October 19, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call for Swift Release of Heating Assistance Help

** In letter, Shaheen, Hassan & group of Senators urge Trump administration to make LIHEAP funds available to states as soon as possible** (Washington, DC) - With colder weather approaching and energy costs projected to increase this winter, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and a group of Senators urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to release funds for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) as swiftly and at the highest leve… Continue Reading


October 19, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan-Cosponsored Bills to Address Veterans’ Mental Health, Award Congressional Gold Medal to WWII U.S. Army Special Operators & Establish Three-Digit National Suicide Hotline Signed into Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after three bipartisan bills they cosponsored were signed into law, including the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act, the Merrill's Marauders Congressional Gold Medal Act and the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. The Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act is a comprehensive and aggressive approach to connect… Continue Reading


October 19, 2020

Shaheen & Colleagues Call For Congress to Act on Census Extension & Urge Whistleblowers to Speak Out on Politicization of the Count

**Shaheen, the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the census, has been sounding the alarm on the Trump administration's political attacks against the bureau that threaten a fair and accurate 2020 count** **On the Senate floor earlier this month, Shaheen called on the administration end its politicization of the U.S. Census & called on Senate leadership to prioritize an extension in legislation** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice C… Continue Reading


October 18, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce More than $784K to Support Climate Change Research Led by NH Small Business

(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 Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Creare LLC in Hanover $784,347 in federal funds in support of climate change research. Specifically, the funding was awarded through DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program, which seeks to fund the creation of high-potential… Continue Reading


October 16, 2020

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Announcing $1.75M to Establish New Family Drug Court Program

**NH Delegation also announces $326K for Carroll County to help those struggling with mental health issues and substance use disorder (SUD) & $155K to bolster program that assists state and local governments to help combat recidivism for those struggling with SUD** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced that the DOJ has awarded the New Hampshire Judicial Branch (NHJ… Continue Reading

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