March 22, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Hassan, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Lower Prescription Drug Costs for Older Americans by Allowing Medicare to Negotiate Drug Prices

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined in introducing legislation to lower the costs of prescription drugs for older Americans by allowing Medicare to negotiate the best possible price when it pays for prescription drugs. Current law prohibits Medicare from bargaining for prices. "Allowing Medicare to negotiate drug costs is a common-sense solution to one of the most serious problems impacting Granite Staters and Americans across the country: sk… Continue Reading

March 22, 2021

Shaheen & Hassan Meet with NH Commerce Corridor Chamber Coalition to Discuss New Relief for NH Businesses

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) provided an update to the New Hampshire Commerce Corridor Chamber Coalition on new relief heading to local businesses through the American Rescue Plan. During the event, they listened to the challenges facing New Hampshire's business community and highlighted new provisions to help, including an additional $7.25 bi… Continue Reading

March 20, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Federal Funding for NH Public Lands

**Shaheen & Hassan cosponsored the bill signed into law to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and help address the more than $43 million maintenance backlog in New Hampshire** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that several New Hampshire projects have been selected to receive funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the newly created National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund, which … Continue Reading

March 19, 2021

Shaheen Joins Bill to Invest in Biliteracy Programs to Strengthen Our Workforce & National Security

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) in introducing the Biliteracy Education Seal and Teaching (BEST) Act to prepare young people to compete in the global workforce. The bill establishes a federal grant program to help states implement a Seal of Biliteracy program that encourages high school students to achieve proficiency in English and at least one other language. In New Hampshire, students across the state will be eligible to receive the St… Continue Reading

March 19, 2021

Shaheen Applauds SBA’s Announcement to Open Applications for Shuttered Venue Operators Grants

**Starting April 8th, hard-hit performance venues can apply for essential economic relief through the SVOG program** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Small Business Administration's announcement that it will begin accepting applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program starting April 8th. These grants will provide crit… Continue Reading

March 19, 2021

Shaheen Visits NH Mobile Food Pantry & Highlights Food & Nutrition Assistance included in American Rescue Plan

Shaheen speaks to NHFB staff during her visit to the organization's mobile food pantry this morning to highlight food and nutrition assistance included in the American Rescue Plan (Manchester, NH) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the New Hampshire Food Bank's mobile food pantry to highlight food and nutrition assistance included in the American Rescue Plan to help Granite State families struggling to put food on the table during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of t… Continue Reading

March 19, 2021

In Major Bicameral Push, Shaheen Calls on Biden Admin to Review & Update Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infant, Children (WIC) Food Packages

**13,693 Granite State women, infants and children under five rely on the WIC program to stay healthy & get the nutrition they need** **WIC is one of the most successful federally funded nutrition programs in the country** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a major bicameral push led by Senator Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) with over 135 members of Congress, calling on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to review and increase the value of Spe… Continue Reading

March 19, 2021

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bill to Support Rural Broadband Connectivity During Pandemic

**The bill would appropriate $2 billion to help small broadband companies provide critical internet connectivity for students and their families during the coronavirus pandemic** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) in reintroducing the Keeping Critical Connections Act to help small broadband providers ensure rural broadband connectivity for students and their families during the coronavirus pandemic. This legislatio… Continue Reading

March 18, 2021

Shaheen Calls for Swift Senate Vote on House-Approved VAWA Reauthorization Bill

Shaheen is the Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and has increased funding for VAWA programs to record levels for four years in a row. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation yesterday to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which expired two years ago. The House passed the bill by a vote of 244 to 172, with bip… Continue Reading

March 18, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Join Introduction of the For the People Act to Strengthen Democracy & Stem Dark Money Influence & Voter Suppression

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped introduce the For the People Act, a package of comprehensive reforms that would end the influence of special interests in our politics and make government work for the people. The landmark legislation aims to restore the promise of American democracy by guaranteeing every American citizen full access to the ballot by addressing voter intimidation and suppression, which are indicative of systemic racism in our … Continue Reading

March 18, 2021

Shaheen Calls for Senate to Swiftly Pass House-Approved, Bipartisan Legislation to Extend PPP Deadline as Cutoff Looms

**The bipartisan bill is the House companion to legislation Shaheen leads in the Senate to give small businesses an additional two months to access the PPP** **Shaheen also participated in an SBC hearing on the Paycheck Protection Program this afternoon, where she called for the extension of the program** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), issued the following statement calling for the… Continue Reading

March 18, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $41 Million in Funding from the American Rescue Plan to Expand COVID-19 Testing in NH Schools

(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 will receive $40,953,829 from an initial installment of grants established under the American Rescue Plan to help expand COVID-19 testing in New Hampshire and across the country. Specifically, the funding is being awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will help Granite State schools qu… Continue Reading

March 17, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Commemorative Coin Honoring Christa McAuliffe Now Available to Public

**Shaheen led bipartisan legislation with Senators Mike Enzi & Maggie Hassan that was signed into law last year to create this commemorative coin in honor of Christa McAuliffe in support of STEM education.** The Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin, as displayed by the U.S. Mint. (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 purchase by the public today… Continue Reading

March 17, 2021

Bipartisan Group of Senators Re-Introduce Legislation to Provide Assistance, Support for Ukraine

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee, reintroduced the Ukraine Security Partnership Act today with Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) - ranking member and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee -Rob Portman (R-OH), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and John Barrasso (R-WY). The bipartisan legislation would provide security ass… Continue Reading

March 17, 2021

Shaheen, Senators Urge Biden to Immediately Rescind Trump Administration Ban on Seasonal, Employer-Sponsored Visas

(Washington, D.C.) -- Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Angus King (I-ME), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) urged President Joe Biden to rescind former-President Donald Trump's ban on seasonal, employer-sponsored and cultural exchange visas under Proclamation 10052 and to ensure timely processing of these nonimmigrant visas. In June 2020, Trump instituted Proclamation 10052, halting the processing of non-immigrant H-1B, L-1, H-2B and J-1 visas, based o… Continue Reading

March 17, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $350.5 Million to NH for School Funding in American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee,, Representative Annie Kuster, and Representative Chris Pappas announced today that through the American Rescue Plan, New Hampshire K-12 schools will receive $350,501,633 to help schools safely reopen and support students. The American Rescue Plan includes Senator Hassan's amendment to require schools receiving these funds to develop and make public reopening plan… Continue Reading

March 17, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Meet with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden to Discuss COVID Relief for NH Families & Funding to Safely Reopen Schools

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) met with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden at the White House ahead of the First Lady's visit to the Christa McAuliffe elementary school in New Hampshire later this afternoon. They discussed how the American Rescue Plan will help families recover from the economic and public health crisis, and how the education funding in the package will help New Hampshire schools more fully and safely reopen. "I was honored to meet… Continue Reading

March 17, 2021

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Letter to President Biden Urging Funding for Energy Efficiency Programs to Combat Climate Change & Create Jobs

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a bipartisan letter to President Biden urging him to prioritize robust investments in programs that promote energy efficiency in his upcoming budget proposal to Congress. In the letter, Shaheen and the Senators noted these investments would combat climate change by reducing harmful emissions and pollution and stimulate our economy by creating sustainable jobs and reducing energy costs for consumers. Since the pandemic has slowed p… Continue Reading

March 17, 2021

Shaheen & Hassan Help Reintroduce Bicameral Legislation to Close Dangerous Loophole to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act this week as part of its reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, landmark legislation designed to support and protect survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and a group of Senators in reintroducing strongly-supported legislation to p… Continue Reading

March 16, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Confirmation of Isabel Guzman to Lead Small Business Administration

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), released the following statement after voting in favor of Isabel Guzman to serve as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). Guzman's confirmation cleared the Senate by a vote of 81 to 17. "For the millions of small businesses in New Hampshire and across the country that are the heart of our economy, the Small Business Administration is an invaluabl… Continue Reading

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