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April 28, 2020

Shaheen Announces Nearly $70M in Assistance Has Been Distributed to More than 5,500 NH Businesses Through Relief Program

**Shaheen Continues to Call for Oversight of Small Business Relief Programs to Make Sure that Help is Being Delivered to Businesses That are Truly Hurting** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)- a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship - announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $45,186,100 in loans and $23,907,000 in advances to more than 5,500 New Hampshire small businesses through the Economic Injury … Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

In Bipartisan Call, Shaheen Urges Establishment of Suicide Hotline in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

"The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act is not just smart policy that will save lives, but it is also a statement that our government recognizes our country's mental health crisis and is working across party lines to address it." (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan, bicameral push in Congress with 22 U.S. Senators and 17 U.S. Representatives to include the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act - legislation to designate 9-8-8 as the three-digit n… Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Urge Administration to Remove Restrictions Limiting Relief Funds for State & Local Governments

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) called on the Trump administration to remove bureaucratic restrictions preventing state and local governments from using COVID-19 emergency relief funds distributed through the CARES Act. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Senators called on the administration to revise initial guidelines so that states and local governments can provide essential public services amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic,… Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Call on Senate Leadership to Provide Housing Support for Domestic Violence Survivors During Coronavirus Pandemic

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)- the lead Democrat of the Appropriations Subcommittee that funds Violence Against Women Act programs - and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter to Senate leaders last week with a group of 20 Senators, asking that future legislation to address the coronavirus pandemic also include resources to meet domestic and sexual violence survivors' urgent housing needs, which have been exacerbated by stay-at-home orders, social distancing and … Continue Reading


April 27, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call for Relief for Local News Media During COVID-19 Pandemic

(Madbury, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) called on Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Russell Vought to support radio and television broadcasters and local newspapers as they confront the economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis. In a letter to Acting Director Vought, the Senators wrote, "Our radio and television broadcasters and rural newspapers provide local and national news, emergency alerts, educational programs, and more to all cor… Continue Reading


April 26, 2020

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers in Calling for Dedicated Funding for Northern Border Regional Commission in COVID-19 Relief Legislation

**In Letter, Shaheen and Group of Lawmakers Note Agency's Role in Spurring Economic Growth in Northern Communities & Urge Dedicated Funding to Help COVID-19 Recovery Efforts** (Washington, DC) - U.S Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers representing New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and New York in a letter to Congressional leadership calling for the inclusion of dedicated funding for the Northern Bo… Continue Reading


April 25, 2020

NH Delegation Urges Courts & State Officials to Issue Guidance Prohibiting Release of Violent Offenders Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

**NH DELEGATION: "The last thing that a survivor of domestic or sexual violence should face during this difficult time is further abuse from an abuser who was released early from prison or jail."** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - the lead Democrat of the Appropriations Subcommittee that funds Violence Against Women Act programs - and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) issued the following statement regarding the r… Continue Reading


April 24, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call for $3.6 Billion to Expand Vote-By-Mail, Early Voting in CARES 2 Relief Package

Senators: "The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy - a right that generations of Americans before us have fought to secure, and a right that we must protect now." WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and a group of Senators to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Sena… Continue Reading


April 24, 2020

In Delivery of Weekly Democratic Address, Shaheen Highlights NH Needs During COVID-19 Crisis & Urges Continued Bipartisan Cooperation to Deliver Help

SHAHEEN: "In New Hampshire, I'm also hearing from: small businesses that don't know if they'll survive the week; hospitals that are having to furlough workers as they struggle to treat COVID-19 patients; Small town mayors trying to protect their communities while tax revenues plummet; and food banks without enough food to serve the many more families who need help. Big challenges remain and people still need help." Washington, D.C. - Following the passage of the bipartisan interim coronavirus … Continue Reading


April 24, 2020

Shaheen Leads Senate Call for Appropriations Committee to Prioritize Robust Funding for STD Clinics in Future Coronavirus Legislation

Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has historically led efforts in government funding legislation for investments in STD prevention programming for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Letter comes as reports indicate disruption in STD care for Americans due to COVID-19 outbreak (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee this week, calling on the Committee to support robust funding for state… Continue Reading


April 24, 2020

Shaheen Statement as President Signs COVID-19 Relief Bill To Help Small Businesses, Hospitals and Ramp-Up Testing

**Legislation Replenishes Funding For Small Business Relief Programs That Senator Shaheen Helped Negotiate** **NH Delegation Announced That NH Will Receive Approximately $17 Million for Testing From This New Law** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a lead negotiator of the small business assistance provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, including the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program,… Continue Reading


April 24, 2020

NH Delegation Raises Concerns Over Potential Changes to Veterans’ Disability Claims Process

NH Delegation to VA Secretary: 'We are deeply concerned that the VA is phasing out this quality review mechanism in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic' WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas raised concerns over potential changes to how the Department of Veterans Affairs considers disability claims. The VA announced that it is ending its current 48-hour review period for a claim determination that historically has h… Continue Reading


April 23, 2020

Shaheen and Rubio Urge Secretary Of Defense to Maintain Military Readiness after China’s Threatening Actions

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to maintain the readiness of U.S. forces under Indo-Pacific Command. This request comes after the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) recently carried out military exercises and maritime militia confrontations intended to threaten and intimidate our allies an… Continue Reading


April 23, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call on Administration to Fully Utilize Defense Production Act & Protect Veterans from COVID-19

"This Administration must prioritize VA's sacred mission to care for our nation's veterans who are especially vulnerable during this pandemic" (Washington, D.C.) - To better protect veterans, health care professionals, and all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT) and 13 colleagues called on the Administration and its Coronavirus Task Force to make full use of the Defense Production Act (DPA). The depletion of medi… Continue Reading


April 23, 2020

Delegation Announces NH Will Receive At Least $17 Million for COVID-19 Testing From Emergency Bill That Will Soon Be Voted on in the House

(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) announced that New Hampshire is set to receive approximately $17 million for COVID-19 testing in legislation that will soon be voted on in the House. President Trump is expected to sign the legislation into law. "Testing is key to re-opening our economy and getting life back to some semblance of normal. Unfortunately, the Trump administrati… Continue Reading


April 23, 2020

Senators Shaheen & Hassan Push to Ensure Families Receive Promised COVID-19 Stimulus Payments for Their Children as Quickly as Possible

Letter Follows Treasury Announcement that Gave Families Less Than 48 Hours Notice to Enter Additional Information to Receive $500 COVID-19 Payment Per Child This Year WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and a group of their colleagues in calling on the U.S. Treasury Department to ensure that families who are not required to file taxes and will automatically receive th… Continue Reading


April 22, 2020

Senators Shaheen & Hassan Push for Critical Investments in Workforce Development in Next COVID-19 Package

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today joined their colleagues in pushing for critical workforce development and career and technical education funding in the next COVID-19 relief bill. As unemployment in New Hampshire and across the country continues to hit record levels, the Senators' letter highlights the concern that workers will need additional training to meet current workforce needs, such as in health care or for manufacturers producing personal pr… Continue Reading


April 22, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Call on Trump Admin to Address Shortfalls in Domestic Supply Chain for Syringes & Needles Necessary to Deliver Eventual COVID-19 Vaccine

**In Letter, the Senators Outline That Domestic Manufacturers of Syringes and Needles Do Not Have the Guidance, Orders or Timeline They Need From the Trump Administration to Produce These Supplies for the Hundreds of Millions of Americans Who Will Need a COVID-19 Vaccine** **Shaheen and Hassan to Trump administration: "Industry partners in our state have indicated that the amount requested in FEMA's solicitation and the timing of the award are both woefully inadequate to address the eventual n… Continue Reading


April 21, 2020

Heeding Shaheen’s Call, Trump Admin Announces Support for Fix to Medicare Program Interest Rates for Health Care Providers on the Frontlines

Shaheen has been leading the bipartisan call in Congress for the administration to address Medicare's Accelerated and Advance Payments Program interest rates for health care providers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic. To date, New Hampshire providers have received $652 million in upfront payments through this program to mitigate the economic shortfall caused by the pandemic. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Trump admin… Continue Reading


April 21, 2020

Shaheen Statement Ahead of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day: "The COVID-19 pandemic has been a sobering reminder of how connected we are to each other and to our environment. Many Granite Staters have found solace during these troubling times in nature - something that can't be taken for granted. While it is difficult to think about much beyond responding to this public health crisis, we are still facing a long-term environment… Continue Reading

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