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March 29, 2021

Shaheen, Seacoast Mayors Highlight Critical Relief in American Rescue Plan for Local Communities during Press Conference

**Under the Shaheen-backed American Rescue Plan, NH will receive over $1.5 billion in funding through state and local aid** **Relief package also includes provisions Shaheen secured to tackle the severe economic challenges NH working families are facing as a result of the pandemic** Shaheen highlights the state and local government relief funding included in the American Rescue Plan during Tuesday's press conference. (Dover, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a press… Continue Reading


March 26, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support and Expand Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped reintroduce bipartisan legislation led by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to support and expand programs such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a collaborative effort across states including New Hampshire that uses market-based tools to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector. "In New Hampshire and throughout the northeast, we are already seeing alarming effects from climate change, which is why we need to t… Continue Reading


March 26, 2021

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Plant 1.2 Billion Trees on National Forests

**The REPLANT Act will help the U.S. Forest Service carry out reforestation projects to address the climate crisis and create nearly 49,000 jobs** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) in introducing the Repairing Existing Public Land by Adding Necessary Trees (REPLANT) Act, legislation to help the U.S. Forest Service plant 1.2 billion trees on national forests and create nearly 49,000 jobs over the next ten year… Continue Reading


March 26, 2021

Shaheen, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Granite State Forest and Commercial Building Owners with Sustainability

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced the Forest Incentives Program Act with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to help landowners make forest management more affordable and provide them with sustainable options to preserve their land. With financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), private forest owners would be encouraged to employ environmentally-conscious forest management techniques. Additionally, non-residential building owners would … Continue Reading


March 26, 2021

Shaheen Statement Ahead of One-Year Anniversary of CARES Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of tomorrow's one-year anniversary since the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law: "A year ago, Democrats and Republicans came together to respond to an unprecedented public health and economic crisis that was pummeling our communities. No one was spared from the fallout of the pandemic and Congress needed to respond meaningfully and quickly to deliver assistance t… Continue Reading


March 26, 2021

Shaheen Introduces CARA 3.0 to Expand Access to Treatment & Prevention and Bolster Fight against Addiction Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in introducing the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 3.0 to help combat the opioid epidemic that has worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. The bill increases the funding authorization levels for the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA) programs enacted in 2016. CARA was a bipartisan, national effort designed to ensure that federal resou… Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Shaheen Helps Introduce Legislation to Encourage Capital Investments in Rural Businesses

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), joined Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) in introducing the Rural Capital Access Act. This bipartisan legislation would incentivize additional capital investments in rural America by improving the Small Business Investment Company's (SBIC's) ability to invest in rural businesses and encouraging greater participation in the Rural Business I… Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

BREAKING: Shaheen, Collins Legislation to Prevent Cuts to Medicare Health Care Provider Payments during COVID Passes Senate

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) issued the following statements after the Senate passed their bipartisan legislation by a vote of 90-2, that will prevent substantial payment cuts to Medicare payments to health care providers from taking effect next month, while health care providers are still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Without this legislation, hospitals, nursing homes, physicians and other frontline health care providers will face $12.3… Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Shaheen, Collins, Cardin Bill to Extend PPP Deadline to May 31st Heads to the President’s Desk

**The PPP Extension Act of 2021 will give small businesses an additional two months to access the PPP** **Shaheen is one of the architects of the Paycheck Protection Program which has helped over 36,000 New Hampshire small businesses & non-profits that have received over $3.5 billion in federal assistance.** (Washington, DC) -By a vote of 92-7 today, the Senate passed the PPP Extension Act of 2021, legislation authored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Ca… Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Shaheen Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Increase Domestic Supply Chain for PPE and Other Items Critical to National Security

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led the bipartisan reintroduction of her legislation with Senators Mike Rounds (R-SD), Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) to require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to increase the amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other national security related items it receives from American companies. The Homeland Procurement Reform Act would bolster the domestic supply chain for national security-related … Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

NH Delegation Announces NH Community Health Centers to Receive More than $20.2 Million through American Rescue Plan to Expand COVID-19 Vaccinations

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced that New Hampshire community health centers are being awarded $20,217,250 to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines. Specifically, the funding is being awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will help Granite State community health centers increase COVID-19 vaccinations, as well as virus testing and treatment … Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Shaheen Reintroduces Bill to Invest $63 Billion to Turn the Tide on the Substance Use Disorder Epidemic

**With surging rates of drug misuse during the pandemic, this bill would boost supportive housing for those struggling with substance use disorders, prioritize prevention and address workforce challenges** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, reintroduced the Turn the Tide Act to invest $63 billion over the next 10 years to bolster our national response to the substance use disorder crisis. This reintroduction come… Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Help Introduce Legislation to Encourage Capital Investments in Rural Businesses

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) called on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support landlord-tenant mediation programs that help prevent evictions as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create housing instability. The NH Congressional Delegation discussed the important role that landlord-tenant mediation programs can play: "Mediation helps prevent evicti… Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

In Case You Missed It: Shaheen & Johnson Reaffirm Bipartisan Commitment in Congress in Support of Georgia’s Democracy

Shaheen & Johnson are Chair and Ranking Member of the SFRC Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation During Subcommittee hearing, Shaheen and Johnson agreed to work on a bipartisan resolution in Congress in support of strengthening Georgia's democracy (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the SFRC Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - and U.S. Sen. … Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

Shaheen Statement Marking Equal Pay Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in recognition of Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day raises awareness of the gender wage gap in the United States and marks the day in the new year when the salary of the average American woman finally catches up to the salary earned by the average man during the previous year. Women of color experience even more egregious pay disparities - Black women don't catch up to the average male salary until August 22nd; Nat… Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

Shaheen Statement Marking Equal Pay Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in recognition of Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day raises awareness of the gender wage gap in the United States and marks the day in the new year when the salary of the average American woman finally catches up to the salary earned by the average man during the previous year. Women of color experience even more egregious pay disparities - Black women don't catch up to the average male salary until August 22nd; Nat… Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

Shaheen & Hassan Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Help More Americans Access Job Trainings

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, joined colleagues in reintroducing the Jumpstart Our Businesses By Supporting Students (JOBS) Act. This bipartisan legislation would help expand access to more job training programs for students and workers who need additional training, or a leg up in their career, by making high-quality, shorter-term education and training programs eligible for… Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $400K Grant to Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester to Support Local Suicide Prevention Efforts

(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 Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester will receive $400,000 in federal funding to support local suicide prevention efforts through government funding legislation that was passed by Congress and signed into law in December. Specifically, the funding was awarded by the Substance Abuse… Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Shaheen, Menendez Urge Biden Administration to Stop Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's (SFRC) Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, are calling on the Biden Administration to advance United States' interests in Europe through a full diplomatic push to stop the Nord Stream 2 pipeline (NS2). In a letter commending the Biden Administration's efforts to grow opposition to … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Applaud VA Announcement of $1 Billion for State Veterans Homes from American Rescue Plan, CARES Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs commended the announcement that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will provide $1 billion in grants for State Veterans Homes. Congress provided the funding for these grants as part of the broader COVID-19 relief included in the American Rescue Plan and CARES Act that Senators Shaheen and Hassan worked to pass into law. "The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a tremendous and devasta… Continue Reading

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