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August 06, 2020

Senate Clears Shaheen & Hassan-Cosponsored Veterans Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Legislation

(Washington, DC) -The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act - bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) - to improve veterans' access to mental health care. This landmark legislation is a comprehensive and aggressive approach to connect more veterans with mental health care. This bill will bolster the VA's mental health workforce and increase rural or hard-to-reach vetera… Continue Reading


August 06, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Fight to Secure Child Care Relief in Next Senate COVID-19 Stimulus Package

In Letter to Senate Leadership: Shaheen, Hassan & Group of Senators Say Their Plan to Stabilize the Child Care System, Keep Providers in Business & Support Working Parents Is Critical Part of Nation's Response to Pandemic (Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Tina Smith (D-MN) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and a group of Senators in calling on Senate leadership to prioritize the inclusion of their plan for a $50 bi… Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Shaheen Announces Support for Legislation to Help College Students Vote During Pandemic

National Emergency Student Vote Act Would Engage Colleges and Universities to Help Students Register and Vote in the 2020 Elections (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced her support for legislation introduced last month by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) to help college students nationwide exercise their right to vote in the 2020 elections, even as millions are displaced from campus due to t… Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Shaheen & Group of Senators File Amicus Brief Calling for the Overturn of Discriminatory HHS Rule Threatening Access to Health Care for Millions of Americans

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and a group of Senators filed an amicus brief in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to support litigation that would overturn a Trump administration rule that threatens access to health care for millions of Americans. The case challenges a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule finalized in May 2019 that would dramatically expand the scope of existing federal refusal statutes and,… Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

NH Delegation Statement on President’s Approval of Guard Activation Extension at Only 75% Federal Reimbursement

**President Trump extended the NH Guard's activation until December 31st but with reduced federal support for all states except Florida and Texas** (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) issued the following joint statement after President Trump authorized an extension of the New Hampshire National Guard's activation through D… Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Shaheen, Murphy Statement on Crisis in Lebanon

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), both members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Wednesday made the following statement on the political and economic crisis in Lebanon, and the explosions that rocked Beirut: "The blasts in Beirut exacerbate an already dangerous and fragile situation in Lebanon, and our hearts go out to the innocent civilians who were killed and injured. At a time when food and fuel shortages in the country are alrea… Continue Reading


August 05, 2020

Shaheen-Cosponsored Olympic Reform Legislation Unanimously Passes the Senate

(Washington, DC) - The Senate unanimously passed the Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athlete Act - sweeping Olympic reform legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) that will reform the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) in the wake of abuse allegations that impacted nearly all corners of Olympic sport. The bill was introduced by U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and followed an eighteen-month investigation into systemic abu… Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: Raising NH’s Budget Shortfall, Shaheen Calls on Senate Leadership to Prioritize State & Local Funding in COVID-19 Response Legislation

**New Hampshire is expected to experience a budget shortfall of nearly $540 million - a 20% drop in state revenues** **On Senate floor, Shaheen raised warnings about budget shortfalls from NH officials, including Governor Chris Sununu, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess & Berlin Mayor Paul Grenier** Shaheen highlights the urgent need to provide relief for states and municipalities in upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation (Washington, DC) - Today on the floor of th… Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

Following Reports Trump is Playing Politics with 2020 Census, Shaheen Calls on Census Bureau to Explain New Rushed Timeline

Shaheen is Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that Funds the U.S. Census Bureau Just Last Month, Shaheen Sent a Bipartisan Letter to Census Director Raising Concerns of Political Interference at the Nonpartisan Agency in Response to Reports that the Trump Administration Transferred Political Appointees to the Census Bureau (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the U.S. Census Bureau, today called… Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

NH Delegation in Calls for Additional & Flexible Broadband Support in Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Package

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), today called for additional funding and flexibility for states to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular to help states use the funding to build out additional broadband infrastructure to support telehealth, remote learning, and working from home. In a letter to Congressional leaders, the Delegation discussed how states including New Hampsh… Continue Reading


August 04, 2020

President Signs Into Law Bill Cosponsored By Shaheen & Hassan to Permanently Fund LWCF, Address Maintenance Backlog on NH Public Lands

**This bipartisan law will help address more than $43 million maintenance backlog in New Hampshire, including the White Mountain National Forest and Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge** (Washington, DC)- Today, President Trump signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act, bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and provide mandatory funding for deferred maintenance on pu… Continue Reading


August 03, 2020

Shaheen, Senators to Betsy DeVos: Scrap Baseless Regulation and Get Emergency Funding to K-12 Schools Without Delay

Senators criticize Education Secretary for ignoring congressional intent and failing to support schools that need help most. Shaheen sent a letter to DeVos on this issue in June, demanding that the Trump administration immediately revise its directive that violates the CARES Act in an effort to redirect resources to wealthier private school families instead of to provide support for low-income students. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT… Continue Reading


August 03, 2020

Shaheen Visits ArgenTech Solutions & Discusses Firm’s Experience with Paycheck Protection Program

Shaheen discusses ArgenTech Solutions' experience with the PPP & hears more about their important work providing technical support for unmanned aerial systems, including those used by the U.S. military. (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited ArgenTech Solutions in Concord, a veteran-owned small business that provides technical support for un… Continue Reading


July 31, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Inclusion of Home and Community-Based Services Funding for Seniors and People with Disabilities in Future COVID-19 Legislation

Key Provisions Would Ensure that 12 Million Americans Maintain or Gain Access to Critical HCBS Services and Supports (Washington, DC) - With seniors and people with disabilities accounting for a disproportionate percentage of all COVID-19 deaths, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with a group of Senators urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to include key provisions related to Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) in any future COVID… Continue Reading


July 31, 2020

Shaheen Holds Meeting with Community Leaders in Merrimack to Discuss Latest Effort to Combat PFAS Exposure

Shaheen speaks to community leaders & activists in Merrimack on her new PFAS legislation, the Physician Education for PFAS Health Impacts Act Later in Derry: Shaheen Meets with T-Bones Owners to Discuss Their Experiences with the Paycheck Protection Program & Need for Continued Relief Amid COVID-19 Crisis Shaheen discusses the Paycheck Protection Program with Derry T-Bones Owners Bill Greiner and Tom Boucher (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a … Continue Reading


July 31, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Calls on FCC to Help Preserve Iconic 603 Area Code

NH Delegation: '603 represents a connection to the values of our state and a way to show local pride' (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take action to help prevent the depletion of New Hampshire's iconic 603 area code. "For individuals living in New Hampshire and for expat Granite Staters, 603 represents a connection to the … Continue Reading


July 31, 2020

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Assistance, Support for Ukraine

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jim Risch (R-ID), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Rob Portman (R-OH), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and John Barrasso (R-WY) - all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - yesterday introduced the Ukraine Security Partnership Act to provide security assistance and strategic support to Ukraine. "Supporting Ukraine against the Kremlin's aggression is a critical U.S. national security priority and important for global stability," said Shaheen. "This b… Continue Reading


July 30, 2020

Shaheen Helps Introduce Legislation to Bolster Medicaid Coverage for COVID-19-Related Treatment

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to introduce legislation this week that would increase coverage for uninsured Americans receiving COVID-19-related treatment and vaccines through Medicaid. The Stronger Medicaid Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Act directly responds to the increased need for health care resulting from the public health and economic crisis. The … Continue Reading


July 30, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen Presses Secretary Pompeo on President Trump’s Failure to Raise Russian Payments to Kill American Troops with Putin

Shaheen Also Questions Trump Administration's Removal of U.S. Troops from Germany - A Policy Long Favored by the Kremlin Shaheen presses Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Russian bounties against U.S. service members in Afghanistan during the SFRC hearing (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of both the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, questioned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing… Continue Reading


July 30, 2020

SHAHEEN: The President is not above the law or the Constitution

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump suggested in a tweet that the November elections be postponed: "The President is not above the law or the Constitution," said Shaheen. "There's going to be an election on November 3rd and the President needs to stop spreading election misinformation, particularly about mail-in voting. It's imperative that Republicans join Democrats in condemning this reckless rhetoric from the President th… Continue Reading

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