September 01, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Raise Concerns Over Political Interference in COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined colleagues in raising concerns over the Trump administration's continued political interference in the COVID-19 response. The Senators warned that decisions to pressure and overrule public health experts will erode public trust and hamper efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. In the letter, the Senators discussed several recent episodes where the Trump administration appeared to put political pressure on publi… Continue Reading

August 31, 2020

During Visit to Bank of NH Stage, Shaheen Highlights Need for Emergency COVID Relief for NH Entertainment Venues

Shaheen speaks to staff of independent entertainment venues from throughout New Hampshire on the challenges they face amid COVID-19. Audio of the event can be found here. Earlier: Shaheen Hosts Conference Call Amid Successful Effort to Extend USDA Waivers Allowing Schools & Community Partners to Continue to Provide Meals to Vulnerable Children during COVID-19 To listen to audio of the call, click here. (Manchester, NH) - During a visit to the Bank of New Hampshire Stage in Concord this a… Continue Reading

August 31, 2020

Shaheen Makes Bipartisan Push to Enforce Trade Agreement Fairly for Dairy Farmers

Shaheen and bipartisan group of Senators: "USMCA is poised to create new export opportunities for America's dairy industry and a more equitable playing field for American dairy exports in Mexico and Canada, but effective implementation will be critical to realizing these gains" (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called for enforcement of United States-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA) dairy provisions. In a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary So… Continue Reading

August 29, 2020

Shaheen Announces $2.5 Million for UNH & Dartmouth Space Research Proposals Through Competitive NASA Program

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), announced that NASA has selected proposals from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and Dartmouth College to help improve understanding of the Sun's interaction with the constantly changing space environment around Earth. Both schools will receive $1.25 million from NASA's Heliophysics Explorers' program to cond… Continue Reading

August 29, 2020

NH Delegation Announces $11 Million in CARES Act Funding to Help Protect and Care for N.H. Nursing Home Residents

(Washington, DC)- Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced $11.4 million in funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help New Hampshire nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the funding will help hire and train staff, as well as purchase PPE and testing. The New Hampshire delegat… Continue Reading

August 28, 2020

Shaheen on GAO Census Report: “This assessment should be a wakeup-call”

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee which funds the Census Bureau and the implementation of the decennial census, released the following statement after the Government Accountability Office, an independent, non-partisan federal oversight agency, determined that the Trump administration's rushed census reporting timeline threatens the accuracy of this year's census count. Senato… Continue Reading

August 28, 2020

Shaheen Announces $825K to Establish Revolving Loan Fund to Serve Businesses in Nashua Impacted by COVID-19

**During federal budget negotiations, Shaheen led successful effort to prevent the Economic Development Administration - the agency administering this loan fund - from being eliminated** **Shaheen previously announced the same loan program for Rockingham County** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced that the City of Nashua will receive an $825,000 grant from the Economic Development Agency (EDA) to establish a second Revolving Loan Fund (RLF). The RLF provides low-in… Continue Reading

August 28, 2020

NH Delegation Announces $38.5 Million in NOAA Funding for UNH/NOAA Joint Hydrographic Center

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations subcommittee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced the award of a $38.5 million grant over five years from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to the University of New Hampshire (UNH) to continue operations at the Joint Hydrographic Center (JH… Continue Reading

August 27, 2020

Shaheen Receives COVID-19 Briefing at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Shaheen participates in a discussion with Dartmouth-Hitchcock staff on the challenges the facility and other health care providers in the state have faced during COVID-19. (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, where she received a briefing on the facility's efforts on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. As New Hampshire's only academic medical center and a leading provider of health care in northern New England,… Continue Reading

August 26, 2020

Shaheen Receives Briefing on Jaffrey-Peterborough Water Infrastructure Project Supported by NBRC Funds

**Shaheen-Authored Legislation Expanded the NBRC to Include Cheshire County, Making Additional Support Possible** Shaheen hears more from Jaffrey and Peterborough town officials and stakeholders about the Cold Stone Spring Water Treatment Plant project and how it will help expand access to clean water for local residents. Later in Keene: Shaheen Calls for Additional Relief for NH Small Businesses during Visit to Electronic Imaging Materials Shaheen hears more from Alex Henkel, President … Continue Reading

August 25, 2020

NH Delegation Stands With American Postal Workers in Manchester to Condemn the Trump Administration’s Sabotage of USPS

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) stood with members of New Hampshire's American Postal Workers Union (APWU) at an event condemning the Trump administration's sabotage of the U.S. Postal Service that's causing mail delivery delays in New Hampshire and across the country. Despite a commitment by the Postmaster General to suspend changes to USPS until after the November election,… Continue Reading

August 24, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan, Pappas & Assistant Navy Secretary Williams Visit PNSY & Receive Ongoing Projects & COVID-19 Briefing from Shipyard Leadership

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) joined Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment Charles Williams in a visit to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The visit comes as the Shipyard resumes full scale operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic and continues construction projects that will support the Shipyard's role in support of… Continue Reading

August 24, 2020

Shaheen Submits Amicus Brief on Ending Discrimination in Foster Care and Adoption

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) submitted an amicus brief with 23 Senators in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, an impending Supreme Court case focused on anti-LGBTQ discrimination in the foster care and adoption system. In March 2018, the City of Philadelphia learned that two of the agencies it partners with to provide foster care services to children in the public child welfare system would not allow same-sex couples to be foster parents, based on the agencies' relig… Continue Reading

August 21, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce Over $400K Investment to Support Services for Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence in Claremont

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $468,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to Turning Points Network in Claremont to strengthen the organization's capacity to serve survivors of domestic and sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking. Specifically, the funds will come in the form of a fede… Continue Reading

August 20, 2020

Following Alarming Reports on COVID-19 Risks from Vaping/Smoking, Shaheen and Murray Lead Call For Action From Trump Administration

**Shaheen and Murray's letter cites a recent Stanford University study that reports that young people who used both conventional and e-cigarettes were almost seven times as likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19** **LETTER: "The potential for these risks is especially troubling given students may soon be around each other more frequently in many communities, as schools and colleges reopen for in-person learning"** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Patty Murray (D-WA) sent … Continue Reading

August 19, 2020

Shaheen Participates in Virtual Tour of Smiths Medical in Keene Following Facility’s Award of Federal Contract to Boost Domestic Vaccine Supplies Delivery

During a briefing and tour of Smiths Medical in Keene, Shaheen underscores the importance of investing in local manufacturers in order to bolster the domestic supply chain. Earlier: Shaheen Hosts Virtual Meeting with NH Medical Society in Push to Boost Funding for Providers on the Frontlines in Future COVID-19 Relief Shaheen speaks to the leadership of the New Hampshire Medical Society on the need to provide additional support to New Hampshire health care providers in COVID-19 relief legisl… Continue Reading

August 19, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More Than $4.4 Million for NH Projects through NBRC

**Shaheen, Through her Work on the Appropriations Committee, has Consistently Increased Funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission over the Last 4 Years** (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire agencies and organizations have been awarded $4,443,428 from the Northern Border Regiona… Continue Reading

August 19, 2020

Following Beirut Blast, Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on Administration to Help Stabilize Lebanon and Respond to Demands for Reform

Senators Urge State, USAID to Lead Longer-Term Diplomatic Efforts to Help Lebanon Recover and Encourage Reform (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and a bipartisan group of Senators including Chris Murphy (D-CT), James Lankford (R-OK), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and David Perdue (R-GA) called on the Trump administration today to lead an international effort to help the Lebanese people recover in the aftermath of the Beirut blas… Continue Reading

August 18, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan & Colleagues Urge Administration to Offer COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Providers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bicameral group of their colleagues in urging the Office of Child Care at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide more detailed public health guidance to support child care providers during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter was led by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representatives Bobby Scott (D-VA)… Continue Reading

August 18, 2020

ICYMI – Shaheen Reflects on 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage: “We cannot wait for history to happen”

As part of a collection for the National Museum of American History's Creating Icons exhibit on women's suffrage, Shaheen authored a reflection on the fight for women's right to vote on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. (Washington, DC) - To mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) authored an editorial today reflecting on the historic achievement that secured women the right to vote on August 18, 192… Continue Reading

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