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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


September 28, 2020

As Expiration of VA’s COVID-19 Debt Collection Moratorium Approaches, Shaheen Calls on Secretary Wilkie to Protect Veterans & Inform Them of Repayment Options

SHAHEEN: "The federal government must continue to work in every way possible to mitigate the impact of this pandemic on those who have selflessly served our nation." (Washington, DC) - As the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) moratorium on debt collection ends soon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on the agency this week to make every attempt to notify veterans of when it will resume collection of medical debt and inform them of their repayment options and financial hardship assista… Continue Reading


September 26, 2020

Shaheen Statement on President Trump's Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the U.S. Supreme Court

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on President Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court: "In New Hampshire and across our country, the election is underway, and the millions of Americans voting should decide who will select the next nominee to the Supreme Court. Instead of wrongly trying to ram through a nominee during an election, Mitch McConnell should recognize the urgency of passing a COVID-19 relie… Continue Reading


September 25, 2020

Shaheen Highlights Need for Additional Federal Resources to Support Survivors During Visit to NH Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

Shaheen discusses the impact of COVID-19 on survivors of domestic & sexual assault during her visit to the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence in Concord Later in Claremont: During Visit to Ready Set Grow Child Care Center, Shaheen Urges Inclusion of Support for Child Care in COVID-19 Relief Legislation Shaheen hears more from local child care providers on the challenges they are facing amid COVID-19 during her visit to Ready Set Grow in Claremont Afterwar… Continue Reading


September 25, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Young Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Combat Bias in Military Promotions

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) introduced the bipartisan Combatting Bias in Military Promotions Act. Their legislation would require the Department of Defense (DoD) to eliminate certain identifying information from being presented to military officer promotion boards that may result in a biased promotion decision. "Providing service members with every opportunity to succeed and r… Continue Reading


September 25, 2020

Amid Financial Challenges Faced by NH Schools, Shaheen Urges FEMA to Rescind Policy Change that Ends Reimbursements for PPE, COVID-19 Testing Supplies & Disinfectant

**FEMA's recent decision to end federal reimbursements has left school districts across New Hampshire scrambling to cover costs for PPE & other supplies needed to protect students & faculty** SHAHEEN: "The federal government should be doing everything it can to support these efforts rather than making it more difficult for schools to receive the resources they need to safely reopen." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Age… Continue Reading


September 25, 2020

Shaheen Statement on EPA Approval of Isles of Shoals North Dredged Material Disposal Site

**Last month, Senator Shaheen & Fmr. Senator Gregg toured Rye Harbor & discussed the upcoming dredging project** **Shaheen led successful effort to secure approval & $4 million in funding for Rye Harbor dredging** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement that they've issued approval for the Isles of Shoals North Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site. This … Continue Reading


September 25, 2020

Shaheen & Tillis Introduce Legislation to Provide Emergency Funding to Repair, Modernize & Renovate Struggling Rural Water Systems

**An estimated 30% of rural water systems are in danger of failing within six months under current financial conditions** **The Emergency Support for Rural Water Systems Act would provide $1 billion in emergency grants, low- & zero-interest loans & loan forgiveness for struggling small and rural water and wastewater systems across the country** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide rural commun… Continue Reading


September 24, 2020

Shaheen Joins Bicameral Push to Relieve Small Business Debt

Building on CARES Act program, lawmakers introduce legislation to extend SBA debt relief (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, joined a bicameral group of lawmakers to introduce the Small Business Debt Relief Extension Act. At the end of September, hundreds of thousands of businesses will reach the end of emergency debt relief for Small Business Administration (SBA)-backed loans. The bill wou… Continue Reading


September 24, 2020

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), which would 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 own… Continue Reading

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