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July 23, 2020

Following Conference Call with NH Housing Advocates & Officials, Shaheen Raises CARES Act Implementation and Guidance Concerns with HUD Secretary

**Shaheen's letter comes in response to concerns she heard from New Hampshire housing officials and advocates earlier this month.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter this week to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), requesting that it address a number of concerns related to the supplemental Community Development Block Grants (CDBG-CV) appropriated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Congress included a su… Continue Reading


July 22, 2020

House Sends Bill Backed by Shaheen & Hassan to Permanently Fund LWCF, Address Maintenance Backlog on NH Public Lands to President’s Desk

**This bipartisan legislation would help address more than $43 million maintenance backlog in New Hampshire, including the White Mountain National Forest and Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge** **The bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Shaheen & Hassan cleared the Senate last month** (Washington, DC)- Today, the House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act, bipartisan legislation that previously passed the Senate and is cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N… Continue Reading


July 22, 2020

Shaheen, Pappas Introduce Bill to Expand Eligibility for State Veterans Cemeteries to Additional Guard & Reserve Members

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) have introduced legislation that expands eligibility for state veterans cemeteries to allow for the interring of many Guard members and Reservists who are currently excluded from burial at these cemeteries. Under current law, in order to receive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) grant money for improvements, state veteran cemeteries are barred from interring many National Guard members and Reservists due… Continue Reading


July 21, 2020

Shaheen Boosts Funding for PFAS Health Impact Study to $15M in FY21 NDAA, Highest Funding Level Ever to Continue Study She Established

Shaheen Established First-Ever PFAS Health Impact Study in FY18 NDAA (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, successfully added her amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2021 to boost funding for the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) health impact study, which she helped establish in the FY18 NDAA. The annual legislation authorizes national defense objectives for the fiscal … Continue Reading


July 21, 2020

As Shipyard Resumes Full-Scale Operations, Shaheen Leads NH & ME Delegations in Letter to Navy Secretary to Ensure Safety of Workers

(Washington, DC) - As the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard resumes full-scale operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee - led the New Hampshire and Maine congressional delegations in a letter to U.S. Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite inquiring what steps and protocols are in place to safeguard the health and safety of the Shipyard workforce as it returns to full strength. The letter was also signed by U.S. Senator… Continue Reading


July 17, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More than $26 Million in CARES Act Relief to NH Health Care Providers with Significant COVID-19 Caseloads

(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 Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that $26,150,000 will be awarded to New Hampshire health care providers affected by substantial costs of COVID-19 caseloads, including in particular Manchester hospitals that have treated a significant share of the state's COVID-19 cases. The funding was awarded by th… Continue Reading


July 17, 2020

In Response to a Rise in Drug Overdoses in NH, Congressional Delegation Calls for Additional Funding for Substance Use Disorder Services in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), joined by U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), called for additional funding for substance use disorder services in the next COVID-19 relief package as recent preliminary data suggests an increase in overdose deaths in New Hampshire. The Congressional Delegation's letter follows a virtual roundtable discussion that Senator Hassan held recently with substance use disorder and behavioral h… Continue Reading


July 17, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Colleagues Press Trump Administration To Reverse Move Undermining COVID-19 Hospital Data Collection and Reporting

Senators: "The American people deserve to know the true scope of the pandemic, and that can only happen if public health experts lead in collecting and reporting data accurately and transparently." WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and 44 of their Democratic Senate colleagues today wrote to Vice President Mike Pence, and Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, urging the Trump administration to reverse recent changes requiring hospitals to repor… Continue Reading


July 17, 2020

NH Delegation Calls on Trump Administration to Extend NH National Guard Support for COVID-19 Response

NH DELEGATION: "Prematurely ceasing federal funding for National Guard COVID-19 support operations will hinder New Hampshire's ability to respond and could contribute to increased infections in the state." (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) have sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper asking that he extend the Ne… Continue Reading


July 16, 2020

Shaheen Encouraged by Federal Agreement to Boost Domestic Vaccine Delivery With NH Contribution

**Shaheen Has Called for Greater Federal Cooperation With Domestic Manufacturers to Ramp-up Needle and Syringe Production** **It is estimated that the United States will need 600 million needles and syringes for COVID-19 vaccine delivery** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after federal agencies reached an agreement with domestic manufacturers, including Smiths Medical which has a manufacturing center in Keene, to ramp up production of needles… Continue Reading


July 16, 2020

As Overdoses Increase, Shaheen is Briefed on Safe Stations Program’s New Community Response Unit during Visit to Manchester Central Fire Station

Shaheen discusses MFD's new Community Response Unit with Mayor Joyce Craig, Fire Chief Dan Goonan & firefighters from Central Fire Station. A full resolution version of this picture can be downloaded here. **Earlier in Salem: Shaheen Discusses Challenges Faced by NH Camps amid COVID-19 during Visit to Camp Otter YMCA** Shaheen speaks with young Granite State campers & receives an archery demonstration during her visit to Camp Otter YMCA in Salem. Ful… Continue Reading


July 16, 2020

NH Delegation Announces $65 Million in Tax Credits for Community Development Across New Hampshire

(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 Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that Mascoma Community Development, LLC of Lebanon has been awarded $65 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) to incentivize development in communities in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and New York. Mascoma Community Development works to help raise capital, facili… Continue Reading


July 15, 2020

During Visit to Rochester School, Shaheen is Briefed on Reopening Challenges NH Schools Face Ahead of Fall

Shaheen reviews classrooms set up to conform to social distancing guidelines at the Chamberlain Street School in Rochester **Later at the Pease Tradeport: Shaheen Hosts Roundtable at Martin's Point Health Care Center to Highlight Importance of Telehealth for NH veterans & patients amid COVID-19** Shaheen speaks with staff at Martin's Point Health Care Center on how telehealth has served Granite State veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Je… Continue Reading


July 14, 2020

During Visit to Lakes Region Boys & Girls Club, Shaheen Highlights Need for Childcare Support for Working Families in Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Shaheen speaks to the staff of the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region on the need to include childcare support in upcoming COIVD-19 response legislation. Laconia Mayor Andrew Hosmer (left of Shaheen) also joined her during the visit. **Later: Shaheen Tours National Guard COVID-19 Testing Site, Thanks Staff for Service on COVID-19's Frontlines** Shaheen thanks NH National Guardsmen and members of the NH Metropolitan Medical Response System Task Force for the… Continue Reading


July 10, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More than $6.1 Million in Relief to NH Healthcare Providers Impacted by COVID-19

(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 Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that $6.1 million will be awarded to New Hampshire health care providers impacted by the economic fallout of COVID-19. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Provider Relief Fund as part of $100 billion in health care provid… Continue Reading


July 10, 2020

NH Delegation Announce $360K in AmeriCorps Funding to Expand Community Service in NH, Support Granite State Programs

(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 Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire has received $360,109 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. The funds were awarded through CNCS' Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) to Volunteer N… Continue Reading


July 09, 2020

Shaheen Spends the Day in NH’s North Country to Visit Conway Restaurant That Received PPP Loan, Discuss Importance of LWCF & Meet with Timber Industry Workers Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Shaheen meets with Dave Hausman, owner of Big Dave's Bagels & Deli Shaheen visits the Glen Ellis Falls in the North Country Shaheen tours Burgess Biopower in Berlin (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spent the day in New Hampshire's North Country to discuss a number of critical issues important to workers and residents. She first met with Big Dave's Bagels & Deli owner Dave Hausman at his North Conway business to hear more about his experience with… Continue Reading


July 09, 2020

ICYMI: Boston Globe – Shaheen & Whitehouse: Warnings of Climate Change’s Impact on New England Are Clear: “The region faces a crash in coastal property values and a devastating economic fallout”

**Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have already lost $403 million in coastal property value** **Shaheen's International Climate Change Accountability Act "would slam the brakes on the Trump administration's anti-climate agenda and help develop a strategic plan for meeting our commitments and standards under Paris [Climate Change Agreement]"** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) authored a joint op-ed for the Boston Globe sou… Continue Reading


July 08, 2020

As NH Eviction Moratorium Lifts, Shaheen Holds Conference Call With Granite State Housing Advocates & Officials

To listen to the audio of the call, click here or on the image. (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a conference call with New Hampshire housing advocates and officials to discuss their ongoing needs amid the COVID-19 crisis. The event came as New Hampshire lifts its eviction moratorium, which has led to mounting concerns over a potential surge in evictions and homelessness, and the impending expiration of extended unemployment benefits passed as part of the Coro… Continue Reading


July 07, 2020

Shaheen Meets with Epping Small Business Owners to Discuss Paycheck Protection Program & Need for Continued Relief Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Senator Shaheen meets with Popovers owners John Tinios and Steve James at their Epping restaurant to learn more about their experience with the Paycheck Protection Program. **Earlier, Shaheen Visits Pease Runway Project to Observe Runway Construction Progress & Highlights Importance of Investments in Transportation and Infrastructure** Shaheen visits Portsmouth International Airport at Pease where she toured the runway reconstruction project being led by Pike Industries. (Washin… Continue Reading

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