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April 01, 2021

Shaheen Visits Berlin to Meet with Tri-County CAP & Underscore Relief in American Rescue Plan to Help North Country Families

**Relief package includes provisions Shaheen secured to help frontline organizations like Tri-County CAP alleviate the severe economic challenges facing NH working families during the pandemic** Senator Shaheen hears more from Tri-County CAP staff on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the North Country communities they serve. (Berlin, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the Tri-County Community Action Program (CAP) office in Berlin to highlight provisions in the Am… Continue Reading


April 01, 2021

Shaheen Urges Department of Education to Provide Guidance & Funding to Support Afterschool & Summer STEM Programs

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to the Department of Education Secretary nominee, Miguel Cardona, urging the support of STEM education through afterschool and summer programs as the American Rescue Plan is implemented. In the letter, Shaheen noted the importance of investing in robust STEM education to prepare our workforce for the 21st century economy and safeguard our national security. Since the pandemic has created severe challenges for hands-on learning … Continue Reading


March 31, 2021

Shaheen Statement on the American Jobs Plan

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after President Biden unveiled his comprehensive infrastructure package, the American Jobs Plan: "All Granite Staters deserve safe roads, clean water, high speed internet and access to good-paying jobs - these investments and more can't come soon enough as we recover from this economic crisis. It's been decades since we've invested in our infrastructure in a meaningful way, but now we have an opportuni… Continue Reading


March 31, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Push to Ensure Americans Receive COVID-19 Tests at No Cost

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined their colleagues in urging the Biden administration to ensure that insurance companies are following the law and providing Granite Staters and Americans COVID-19 diagnostic tests at no cost. In their letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, the Senators praised the new guidance that the administration has released to help ensure that Americans can receive COVID-19 testing free of charge, which was inc… Continue Reading


March 30, 2021

Shaheen Announces NH Fishermen & Seafood Industry to Receive Nearly $3 Million in Urgently Needed Assistance through December COVID-19 Relief

**Senator Shaheen helped secure this funding during negotiations for the emergency COVID-19 relief package that passed Congress and was signed into law in December** **This announcement is in addition to the $2.7 million for New Hampshire that Shaheen helped secure as part of the CARES Act** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), announced that New Ham… Continue Reading


March 30, 2021

BREAKING: Shaheen, Collins, Cardin Bill to Extend PPP Deadline to May 31st Signed into Law

**The PPP Extension Act of 2021 gives small businesses an additional two months to access the PPP** **Shaheen is one of the architects of the Paycheck Protection Program which has helped over 36,000 New Hampshire small businesses & non-profits that have received over $3.5 billion in federal assistance.** (Washington, DC) - Today, President Biden signed into law the PPP Extension Act of 2021, legislation authored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Cardin (D… Continue Reading


March 30, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Announce More Than $30.6 Million in Supplemental Vaccine Funding Heading to New Hampshire

**Funding comes following Shaheen's leadership to address a discrepancy in funding that led NH to receive less federal support than originally estimated for vaccine and tracing efforts** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that New Hampshire will receive an additional $30,687,981 in vaccine administration grants from the December 2020 COVID-19 response package and the American Rescue Plan. These grants come following Shaheen's success… Continue Reading


March 29, 2021

Shaheen, Seacoast Mayors Highlight Critical Relief in American Rescue Plan for Local Communities during Press Conference

**Under the Shaheen-backed American Rescue Plan, NH will receive over $1.5 billion in funding through state and local aid** **Relief package also includes provisions Shaheen secured to tackle the severe economic challenges NH working families are facing as a result of the pandemic** Shaheen highlights the state and local government relief funding included in the American Rescue Plan during Tuesday's press conference. (Dover, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a press… Continue Reading


March 26, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support and Expand Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped reintroduce bipartisan legislation led by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to support and expand programs such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a collaborative effort across states including New Hampshire that uses market-based tools to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector. "In New Hampshire and throughout the northeast, we are already seeing alarming effects from climate change, which is why we need to t… Continue Reading


March 26, 2021

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Plant 1.2 Billion Trees on National Forests

**The REPLANT Act will help the U.S. Forest Service carry out reforestation projects to address the climate crisis and create nearly 49,000 jobs** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) in introducing the Repairing Existing Public Land by Adding Necessary Trees (REPLANT) Act, legislation to help the U.S. Forest Service plant 1.2 billion trees on national forests and create nearly 49,000 jobs over the next ten year… Continue Reading


March 26, 2021

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) to 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 owners would … Continue Reading


March 26, 2021

Shaheen Statement Ahead of One-Year Anniversary of CARES Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of tomorrow's one-year anniversary since the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law: "A year ago, Democrats and Republicans came together to respond to an unprecedented public health and economic crisis that was pummeling our communities. No one was spared from the fallout of the pandemic and Congress needed to respond meaningfully and quickly to deliver assistance t… Continue Reading


March 26, 2021

Shaheen Introduces CARA 3.0 to Expand Access to Treatment & Prevention and Bolster Fight against Addiction Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in introducing the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 3.0 to help combat the opioid epidemic that has worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. The bill increases the funding authorization levels for the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA) programs enacted in 2016. CARA was a bipartisan, national effort designed to ensure that federal resou… Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Shaheen Helps Introduce Legislation to Encourage Capital Investments in Rural Businesses

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), joined Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) in introducing the Rural Capital Access Act. This bipartisan legislation would incentivize additional capital investments in rural America by improving the Small Business Investment Company's (SBIC's) ability to invest in rural businesses and encouraging greater participation in the Rural Business I… Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

BREAKING: Shaheen, Collins Legislation to Prevent Cuts to Medicare Health Care Provider Payments during COVID Passes Senate

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) issued the following statements after the Senate passed their bipartisan legislation by a vote of 90-2, that will prevent substantial payment cuts to Medicare payments to health care providers from taking effect next month, while health care providers are still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Without this legislation, hospitals, nursing homes, physicians and other frontline health care providers will face $12.3… Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Shaheen, Collins, Cardin Bill to Extend PPP Deadline to May 31st Heads to the President’s Desk

**The PPP Extension Act of 2021 will give small businesses an additional two months to access the PPP** **Shaheen is one of the architects of the Paycheck Protection Program which has helped over 36,000 New Hampshire small businesses & non-profits that have received over $3.5 billion in federal assistance.** (Washington, DC) -By a vote of 92-7 today, the Senate passed the PPP Extension Act of 2021, legislation authored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Ca… Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Shaheen Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Increase Domestic Supply Chain for PPE and Other Items Critical to National Security

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led the bipartisan reintroduction of her legislation with Senators Mike Rounds (R-SD), Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) to require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to increase the amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other national security related items it receives from American companies. The Homeland Procurement Reform Act would bolster the domestic supply chain for national security-related … Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

NH Delegation Announces NH Community Health Centers to Receive More than $20.2 Million through American Rescue Plan to Expand COVID-19 Vaccinations

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced that New Hampshire community health centers are being awarded $20,217,250 to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines. Specifically, the funding is being awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will help Granite State community health centers increase COVID-19 vaccinations, as well as virus testing and treatment … Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Shaheen Reintroduces Bill to Invest $63 Billion to Turn the Tide on the Substance Use Disorder Epidemic

**With surging rates of drug misuse during the pandemic, this bill would boost supportive housing for those struggling with substance use disorders, prioritize prevention and address workforce challenges** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, reintroduced the Turn the Tide Act to invest $63 billion over the next 10 years to bolster our national response to the substance use disorder crisis. This reintroduction come… Continue Reading


March 25, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Help Introduce Legislation to Encourage Capital Investments in Rural Businesses

(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) called on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support landlord-tenant mediation programs that help prevent evictions as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create housing instability. The NH Congressional Delegation discussed the important role that landlord-tenant mediation programs can play: "Mediation helps prevent evicti… Continue Reading

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