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August 10, 2020

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Increase Global Cooperation in Fight Against Synthetic Drug Trafficking

WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) joined with U.S Representatives David Trone (D-MD) and Michael McCaul (R-TX) to announce the introduction of bipartisan, bicameral legislation to increase global cooperation in the fight against synthetic drug trafficking. The Fighting Emerging Narcotics Through Additional Nations to Yield Lasting (FENTANYL) Results Act would authorize two programs through the State Department that would build foreign law enforcemen… Continue Reading


August 09, 2020

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Extend Loan Support to Rural Small Businesses

**Rural Equal Aid Act expands CARES Act loan relief to Department of Agriculture Rural Development programs** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, introduced bipartisan legislation with U.S. Senators Angus King (I-ME), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) aimed at enhancing support for rural communities, family farms and small businesses facing increased fiscal pressures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. … Continue Reading


August 09, 2020

Shaheen & Murphy Call on Trump Admin to Reopen the ACA Marketplace, Allow Seniors to Access Medicare During COVID-19 Pandemic

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) sent a letter with a group of Senators calling on President Trump to reopen the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) marketplace to allow more people to enroll in health insurance and access federal subsidies, and to take steps to ensure seniors can enroll in Medicare coverage as they disproportionately face potential health issues related to COVID-19. In the letter, the Senators requested Trump authorize an ACA Special Enroll… Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan and Kuster Announce More than $821K for Nashua Public Transit

(Washington, DC) - 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 an $821,500 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) to the Nashua Transit System. Specifically, the funding was awarded through the Federal Transit Administration's Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program, and will be used by the transit agency to replace two of the … Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

With Domestic Violence Surging Amid Pandemic, Shaheen & Hassan Help Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Close Dangerous Loophole to Protect Domestic Abuse Survivors

(Washington, DC) - As reports of domestic violence increase across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) in introducing strongly-supported bicameral legislation to protect domestic violence survivors from gun violence. The Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act is narrowly crafted to close loopholes that allow domestic abusers to le… Continue Reading


August 07, 2020

Shaheen & Bennet Call on Trump Admin to Delay Start of Recoupment Period of Medicare Payments Program for Health Care Providers on Frontlines of Pandemic

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) called on the administration today to delay the start of the recoupment period for health care providers under the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payments (AAP) program. Under the AAP program, this week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is scheduled to start withholding payment on 100 percent of all otherwise payable Medicare claims that health care providers submit for reimbursement until the … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Shaheen, Group of Senators Introduce Resolution Celebrating the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a group of 23 Senators today, led by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), in introducing a Senate Resolution to recognize, commemorate and celebrate the 55th anniversary of the enactment of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. President Lyndon Johnson proposed the legislation just days after the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, during which the late Representative John Lewis was savagely beaten by law enforcement officers … Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Senate Clears Shaheen & Hassan-Cosponsored Veterans Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Legislation

(Washington, DC) -The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act - bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) - to improve veterans' access to mental health care. This landmark legislation is a comprehensive and aggressive approach to connect more veterans with mental health care. This bill will bolster the VA's mental health workforce and increase rural or hard-to-reach vetera… Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Fight to Secure Child Care Relief in Next Senate COVID-19 Stimulus Package

In Letter to Senate Leadership: Shaheen, Hassan & Group of Senators Say Their Plan to Stabilize the Child Care System, Keep Providers in Business & Support Working Parents Is Critical Part of Nation's Response to Pandemic (Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Tina Smith (D-MN) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and a group of Senators in calling on Senate leadership to prioritize the inclusion of their plan for a $50 bi… Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Shaheen Announces Support for Legislation to Help College Students Vote During Pandemic

National Emergency Student Vote Act Would Engage Colleges and Universities to Help Students Register and Vote in the 2020 Elections (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced her support for legislation introduced last month by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) to help college students nationwide exercise their right to vote in the 2020 elections, even as millions are displaced from campus due to t… Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Shaheen & Group of Senators File Amicus Brief Calling for the Overturn of Discriminatory HHS Rule Threatening Access to Health Care for Millions of Americans

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and a group of Senators filed an amicus brief in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to support litigation that would overturn a Trump administration rule that threatens access to health care for millions of Americans. The case challenges a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule finalized in May 2019 that would dramatically expand the scope of existing federal refusal statutes and,… Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

NH Delegation Statement on President’s Approval of Guard Activation Extension at Only 75% Federal Reimbursement

**President Trump extended the NH Guard's activation until December 31st but with reduced federal support for all states except Florida and Texas** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) issued the following joint statement after President Trump authorized an extension of the New Hampshire National Guard's activation through D… Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Shaheen, Murphy Statement on Crisis in Lebanon

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), both members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Wednesday made the following statement on the political and economic crisis in Lebanon, and the explosions that rocked Beirut: "The blasts in Beirut exacerbate an already dangerous and fragile situation in Lebanon, and our hearts go out to the innocent civilians who were killed and injured. At a time when food and fuel shortages in the country are alrea… Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Shaheen-Cosponsored Olympic Reform Legislation Unanimously Passes the Senate

(Washington, DC) - The Senate unanimously passed the Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athlete Act - sweeping Olympic reform legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) that will reform the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) in the wake of abuse allegations that impacted nearly all corners of Olympic sport. The bill was introduced by U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and followed an eighteen-month investigation into systemic abu… Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: Raising NH’s Budget Shortfall, Shaheen Calls on Senate Leadership to Prioritize State & Local Funding in COVID-19 Response Legislation

**New Hampshire is expected to experience a budget shortfall of nearly $540 million - a 20% drop in state revenues** **On Senate floor, Shaheen raised warnings about budget shortfalls from NH officials, including Governor Chris Sununu, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess & Berlin Mayor Paul Grenier** Shaheen highlights the urgent need to provide relief for states and municipalities in upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation (Washington, DC) - Today on the floor of th… Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

Following Reports Trump is Playing Politics with 2020 Census, Shaheen Calls on Census Bureau to Explain New Rushed Timeline

Shaheen is Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that Funds the U.S. Census Bureau Just Last Month, Shaheen Sent a Bipartisan Letter to Census Director Raising Concerns of Political Interference at the Nonpartisan Agency in Response to Reports that the Trump Administration Transferred Political Appointees to the Census Bureau (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the U.S. Census Bureau, today called… Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

NH Delegation in Calls for Additional & Flexible Broadband Support in Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Package

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), today called for additional funding and flexibility for states to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular to help states use the funding to build out additional broadband infrastructure to support telehealth, remote learning, and working from home. In a letter to Congressional leaders, the Delegation discussed how states including New Hampsh… Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

President Signs Into Law Bill Cosponsored By Shaheen & Hassan to Permanently Fund LWCF, Address Maintenance Backlog on NH Public Lands

**This bipartisan law will help address more than $43 million maintenance backlog in New Hampshire, including the White Mountain National Forest and Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge** (Washington, DC)- Today, President Trump signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act, bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and provide mandatory funding for deferred maintenance on pu… Continue Reading


August 03, 2020

Shaheen, Senators to Betsy DeVos: Scrap Baseless Regulation and Get Emergency Funding to K-12 Schools Without Delay

Senators criticize Education Secretary for ignoring congressional intent and failing to support schools that need help most. Shaheen sent a letter to DeVos on this issue in June, demanding that the Trump administration immediately revise its directive that violates the CARES Act in an effort to redirect resources to wealthier private school families instead of to provide support for low-income students. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT… Continue Reading


August 03, 2020

Shaheen Visits ArgenTech Solutions & Discusses Firm’s Experience with Paycheck Protection Program

Shaheen discusses ArgenTech Solutions' experience with the PPP & hears more about their important work providing technical support for unmanned aerial systems, including those used by the U.S. military. (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited ArgenTech Solutions in Concord, a veteran-owned small business that provides technical support for un… Continue Reading

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