October 08, 2020

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Letter to House & Senate Armed Services Committee Leadership Urging Inclusion of PFAS Provisions in Final FY21 NDAA

Shaheen Boosted Funding for PFAS Health Impact Study to $15M in Senate-Approved FY21 NDAA, Highest Funding Level Ever to Continue Study She Established in FY18 Defense Bill (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, led a bipartisan letter on behalf of 20 Senators yesterday to Senate and House Armed Services Committee leadership urging the inclusion of several provisions in the final fiscal year (FY) 2021 National Defense Autho… Continue Reading

October 07, 2020

Shaheen Calls for Additional Visas For Afghan Interpreters & Support Staff in Annual Defense Bill

**Shaheen calls for 4,000 additional Afghan Special Immigrant Visas for those whose lives are in danger for supporting the U.S. mission** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, sent a letter to Senate and House Armed Services Committee leaders urging them to authorize an additional 4,000 Afghan Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) in the fiscal year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that i… Continue Reading

October 07, 2020

Shaheen, Lankford & King Introduce Bipartisan ‘DRIVE LESS’ Act to Reduce Federal Spending on Government Vehicles, Save Taxpayer Money

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), James Lankford (R-OK) and Angus King (I-ME) reintroduced their bipartisan legislation to save taxpayer dollars by reducing the federal funding available for the acquisition and leasing of new federal vehicles. The Domestic Reduction In Vehicle Expenditure and Lowering Emissions from State Sources Act, or the DRIVE LESS Act, aims to significantly improve federal agencies' fleet management by establishing standards for vehicle utilization an… Continue Reading

October 07, 2020

Shaheen on Transfer of ISIS Terrorists to U.S. for Trial: “A Giant Step Towards Justice”

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement as ISIS terrorists known as the "British Beatles" are being flown to the United States to stand trial for murder of American citizens. Senator Shaheen has been working closely with the families of Americans killed by ISIS to make sure these terrorists are brought to trial in the United States. "The families of James Foley, Peter Kassig, Steven Sotloff and Kayla Mueller have waited a long time for this - today is … Continue Reading

October 06, 2020

Shaheen Condemns President Trump’s Decision to Call Off COVID-19 Relief Negotiations: "Mr. President, do your job…NH needs a bipartisan deal now"

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump announced on Twitter that he was no longer negotiating a COVID-19 relief bill and postponed any further discussions until after the election: "Mr. President, do your job," said Shaheen. "This is just more reckless foot-dragging when Granite Staters need help now. As we speak, New Hampshire towns and cities are considering layoffs of police, firefighters, teachers and other essential services… Continue Reading

October 06, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Underscore Importance of Community Policing During Press Conference at Nashua Police Department

**The Senators also announced their introduction of a bipartisan resolution recognizing community policing in the Senate** Shaheen speaks about the importance of community policing during her visit with Senator Hassan to the Nashua Police Department this morning (Nashua, NH) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) held a press conference at the Nashua Police Department in recognition of National Community Policing Week. Community policing promotes the establi… Continue Reading

October 05, 2020

ICYMI – In NH Business Review: Shaheen, NH Businesses Reflect on STEP Program’s 10-Year Anniversary and its Impact on NH

**NHBR: "The announcement from U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's office coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the federal program Shaheen helped create back in 2010 to help small businesses enter new markets, access export financing and attend trade missions"** **Shaheen also announced $225K STEP grant for NH Office of International Commerce** (Washington, DC) - Last week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Appropriations Com… Continue Reading

October 02, 2020

Shaheen Highlights Urgent Need for COVID-19 Relief Funding for State & Local Governments During Roundtable Discussion with Somersworth Officials

Senator Shaheen speaks with Somersworth Mayor Dana Hilliard and local officials to discuss ongoing need for financial assistance to support the state, cities and towns during the COVID-19 crisis. **Shaheen also Honors National Flight Simulator of Manchester's Selection as SBA NH Veteran-Owned Business of the Year** Senator Shaheen visits the Small Business Administration's New Hampshire Veteran-Owned Business of the Year, National Flight Simulator, in Manchester. (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Sen… Continue Reading

October 01, 2020

Shaheen Calls on Senate to Move Swiftly on House-Passed COVID-19 Relief Legislation

SHAHEEN: "Instead of prioritizing partisan politics to rush through a Supreme Court nominee during a historic election, Leader McConnell needs to bring this legislation to the floor immediately." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed COVID-19 relief legislation: "We've lost more than 200,000 Americans - including more than 400 Granite Staters - to COVID-19, with an estimated 40,000 new cases diagnosed in… Continue Reading

October 01, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join in Introducing Legislation to Stop Surprise Medical Bills for COVID-19 Tests

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Tina Smith (D-MN), along with a group of their colleagues, in introducing the Stop COVID-19 Test Surprise Medical Bills Act to protect Granite Staters and all Americans from unanticipated COVID-19 test charges. The measure clarifies that insurers cannot refuse to cover medically necessary tests, directs federal health officials to help ensure providers and insurers understand how to submit claims to pr… Continue Reading

October 01, 2020

ICYMI: Shaheen Highlights Calls from NH Local Officials & Nonprofits Urging Action on COVID-19 Relief Legislation

(Washington, DC) - Over the past week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has shared a series of letters from local New Hampshire officials and nonprofits on social media that highlight the serious impact the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis has had on local communities and organizations that serve Granite Staters. In their letters addressed to Shaheen and New Hampshire newspapers, they underscore the urgent need for Congress to pass a bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill that addresses the… Continue Reading

October 01, 2020

New Hampshire and Maine Senators Call on President to Ease Restrictions on U.S.-Canada Travel

**Transmission of COVID-19 over the border remains low** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME), called on President Trump to reevaluate the ongoing restrictions currently placed on non-essential travel across the U.S.-Canada border. At this time, the risks of significant cross-border transmission of COVID-19 in numerous border jurisdictions appear to be low. "The protracted closure of the world's longest intern… Continue Reading

October 01, 2020

Shaheen, Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Honor Justice Ginsburg with a Monument in the Capitol

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and a bicameral group of lawmakers to introduce legislation that would honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's service and dedication to the United States by establishing a monument in the U.S. Capitol Complex. "Justice Ginsburg lived a life of purpose and unrelenting resolve that advanced the rights of disenfranchised Americans. Her legacy is intertwined with some of our nation's proudest moments, includ… Continue Reading

October 01, 2020

Shaheen Statement on Domestic Violence Awareness Month

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement as Domestic Violence Awareness month begins today: "As Domestic Violence Awareness month begins this year, our efforts to bring attention to this systemic problem have never been more important. The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly difficult and dangerous for survivors, who due to stay-at-home orders and social distance guidelines, have struggled to stay safe away from their abusers. Now more than ever, … Continue Reading

October 01, 2020

Shaheen Statement After Republicans Defeat Legislation to Protect the ACA from Partisan Trump Lawsuit

**Shaheen condemns vote in the Senate that failed to approve legislation that would block the Trump administration from trying to strike down the ACA in court** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate failed to approve legislation that would block the Trump administration from arguing that the Supreme Court should strike down the Affordable Care Act: "This vote was an opportunity to protect the health care of hundreds of thousands of … Continue Reading

October 01, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen Calls on Senate to Move Swiftly on House-Passed COVID-19 Relief Legislation & Demands an End to Politicization of Census by Trump Administration

Shaheen highlights the urgent need to move swiftly on house-passed COVID-19 relief legislation (Washington, DC) - Yesterday on the floor of the Senate, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans to prioritize COVID-19 relief legislation to help communities on the frontlines of the pandemic, over a rushed partisan Supreme Court nomination process. During her remarks, Senator Shaheen read excerpts of letters from local New Hampsh… Continue Reading

October 01, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call on Trump Administration to Take Action to Protect Workers from COVID-19

**Senators: DOL's Recently Imposed Fines on Employers for Failing to Protect Their Workers from COVID-19 are Inadequate** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Eugene Scalia urging him to follow his mission to assure worker safety and health and take immediate, strong action to protect workers from COVID-19 exposure, illness, and death on the job. Secretary Scalia… Continue Reading

September 30, 2020

NH Delegation Announces $628K for NH to Support Family-Based Programs & Services for Incarcerated Parents with Young Children

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that DOJ awarded $628,472 to the New Hampshire Department of Justice through funding from the Office of Justice Programs. The funding will be used to strengthen and expand mental health and family support services in detention an… Continue Reading

September 29, 2020

NH Delegation Announces $557K to NH Community Loan Fund to Support Small Businesses & Promote Economic Growth in Granite State Communities

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) the award of $557,000 in federal funding to the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund to support small businesses and promote economic growth in Granite State communities. The award was allocated by the U.S. Treasury Department's Community Develop… Continue Reading

September 28, 2020

Shaheen, Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Unemployed Workers’ Health Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation with a group of lawmakers led by U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) that would protect millions of unemployed or furloughed workers from losing their health insurance by enabling them to access subsidized COBRA coverage and keep their insurance. The Worker Health Coverage Protection Act would provide a 100 percent subsidy of COBRA health insurance premiums owed by unemployed workers, in n… Continue Reading

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