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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


February 01, 2021

Shaheen & Hassan Call for Inclusion of Lifesaving LIHEAP Utility Assistance in COVID-19 Relief Package

**Shaheen, Hassan and a group of U.S. Senators seek robust LIHEAP funding in next pandemic relief package** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with a group of 44 Senators calling for the inclusion of robust supplemental funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in the next COVID-19 relief package. U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) led the letter. LIHEAP is the main federal program that helps low-income house… Continue Reading


February 01, 2021

Senators Shaheen and Hassan Re-introduce Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan joined their colleagues in reintroducing the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would help eliminate the gender wage gap and guarantee that women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable. The bill would end the practice of pay secrecy and strengthen the available remedies for wronged employees. "Despite the passage of legislation making pay discrimination illegal nearly 60 years ago, America's working women,… Continue Reading


January 30, 2021

Shaheen Reintroduces Bill to Stop Big Pharma from Exploiting Advertising Tax Loophole

**Shaheen's legislation would eliminate federal tax deductions for drug advertisements** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the End Taxpayer Subsidies for Drug Ads Act, a bill that would prohibit pharmaceutical drug manufacturers from claiming tax deductions for expenses on advertising directly to consumers. Under current law, drug manufacturers are allowed to deduct the cost of advertising expenses from federal taxes, meaning taxpayer dollars are used to su… Continue Reading


January 29, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $8.4 Million in HUD Funding to Support Emergency Housing for Vulnerable Populations in NH

(Washington, DC) - 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) $8,427,680 for New Hampshire organizations to provide emergency housing and other housing assistance to vulnerable homeless individuals and families throughout New Hampshire. Specifically, the funding was provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development… Continue Reading


January 29, 2021

Shaheen Meets with NH Mayors to Discuss Need for COVID Relief as Communities Face Massive Budgetary Shortfalls Due to Pandemic

Shaheen's virtual discussion with New Hampshire mayors and local leaders can be heard here. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a virtual meeting with New Hampshire mayors and municipal leaders to discuss how severe budgetary shortfalls stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic are impacting local communities. Speaking with the mayors of Somersworth, Manchester, Berlin, Claremont, Nashua, Rochester, Portsmouth, Franklin and Keene, as well as city and town managers, Sha… Continue Reading


January 29, 2021

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Push to Permanently Repeal the Global Gag Rule

**Representatives Lee, Schakowsky & Bera Lead Effort in the House of Representatives** **Study shows the Global Gag Rule impacts a wide range of programs and has vast negative consequences for critical health services** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Representatives Barbara Lee (CA-13), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-07), led a bipartisan, bicameral reintroduction of the Glob… Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Shaheen Cosponsors Legislation to Support Families of Deceased Veterans

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today cosponsored a bipartisan bill ensuring family members of veterans who passed away due to the coronavirus receive the dependent benefits they've earned. The Ensuring Survivor Benefits During COVID Act was introduced by Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Thom Tillis (R-NC). "The death toll of COVID is devastating, as is the serious impact it has had on our more vulnerable communities, including our veterans. New Hampshire families mourni… Continue Reading


January 28, 2021

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Health Care Bill to Reduce Costs & Expand Choice for Direct Primary Care

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today joined Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tim Scott (R-SC) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) to introduce bipartisan legislation to lower the cost of health care and expand patients' access to their primary care providers. "As communities in New Hampshire and across the country face down this deadly pandemic, Congress must be doing everything in its power to make health care as affordable and accessible as possible," said Senator Shaheen. "I'm gl… Continue Reading


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

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