November 23, 2020

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Call to Trump Administration to Authorize Extension & Full Funding for National Guard’s COVID-19 Response

**Despite facing a large budget shortfall, New Hampshire is only receiving 75 percent federal reimbursement for the NH Guard's activation while several states are receiving 100 percent** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter this week with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller requesting he extend the aut… Continue Reading

November 20, 2020

NH Delegation Meets with New Hampshire Hospital Association, Discusses Ongoing COVID-19 Response

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) met virtually with the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) and hospital CEOs. The delegation heard updates from the Association's leadership and its members about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fall surge and current outbreaks, discussed continued efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and plans to equitably distribute an e… Continue Reading

November 20, 2020

Senators Shaheen & Hassan Join in Introducing Legislation to Help Protect Children From Home Lead Hazards

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), along with a group of their colleagues, in introducing legislation to help families cover the cost of eliminating lead from their homes. With lead hazards lurking in an estimated 3.6 million homes of families with young children nationwide, the Home Lead Safety Tax Credit Act of 2020 would significantly broaden the national response to this public health challenge by providing refu… Continue Reading

November 20, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Join VA Secretary Wilkie, Dean Kamen & State and Local Officials to Welcome New Shipment of Emergency PPE for VA Facilities

(Londonderry, NH) - Today at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert Wilkie, DEKA Founder Dean Kamen and New Hampshire officials in welcoming a plane carrying a large emergency shipment of personal protective equipment that will be distributed to VA health care facilities. The shipment included 11 million pairs of gloves and will help protect veterans and health care providers from the s… Continue Reading

November 19, 2020

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senators Shaheen & Hassan to Protect Seniors from Fraud Passes Senate

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to protect seniors from fraud. The Seniors Fraud Prevention Act will help fight scams designed to rob seniors of their assets by directing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to create an office to educate seniors about fraud schemes and improve the agency's monitoring and response to fraud complaints. The legislation is led in the Senate by Senators … Continue Reading

November 18, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: On Senate Floor, Shaheen Calls for Resumption of Bipartisan Negotiations on COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Senator Shaheen highlights the need for Congress to pass comprehensive COVID-19 relief legislation during her floor remarks this afternoon. Shaheen's full remarks can be viewed here. (Washington, DC) - Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called for the resumption of bipartisan negotiations on comprehensive COVID-19 relief legislation to help struggling Granite Staters and Americans. Over the past several months, Shaheen has heard from health care providers, nursing hom… Continue Reading

November 18, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Pappas Announce $257K to Safeguard NH Coastal Communities & Ecosystems Impacted by the Effects of Climate Change

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee which funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) that NOAA will award $257,000 to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) for the Department's Living Shoreline Stabilization for Communities and Tidal Wetlands … Continue Reading

November 18, 2020

NH Delegation Calls on HHS to Change Formula for CARES Act Provider Relief Fund that Unfairly Penalizes Granite State Nursing & Long-Term Care Facilities

**The current formula penalizes states like New Hampshire that have controlled the spread of COVID-19 in the community, but continue to face serious outbreaks in nursing & long-term care facilities** **Despite 82 percent of all COVID-related deaths in New Hampshire being attributed to nursing facility residents - the highest rate in the nation - facilities only received an average of $4,909 from HHS, the third-lowest in the U.S.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and … Continue Reading

November 17, 2020

Shaheen Warns Trump Administration of Dangers in Sudden Drawdown of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement in response to Acting Secretary of Defense Miller's announcement that the United States will significantly withdraw the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. "President Trump's denial of the election results and outright attacks on our democratic process are alarming in their own right, but coupled with this significant shi… Continue Reading

November 17, 2020

Shaheen Recognizes Service of USPS Workers During Election & Pandemic, Highlights Urgent Need to Fully Fund Agency in COVID-19 Relief Legislation during Virtual Press Conference

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined members of New Hampshire's American Postal Workers Union (APWU) for a virtual press conference recognizing workers for their service throughout the pandemic and particularly during the recent elections, which relied heavily on absentee voting due to the COVID-19 crisis. Shaheen also highlighted the urgent need to fully fund the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) in COVID-19 relief legislation. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Ch… Continue Reading

November 17, 2020

Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Led by Shaheen, Collins & Ruiz to Ensure Access to National Parks for Disabled Veterans Heads to President’s Desk

**The Wounded Veterans Recreation Act would give lifetime National Parks passes to all veterans with disabilities related to serving our country** (Washington, DC) - Bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and Representative Raul Ruiz (D-CA) that would make all veterans who incurred or aggravated disabilities while serving in the U.S. military eligible for free lifetime entry to U.S. national parks and other federal lands has … Continue Reading

November 16, 2020

As NH Marks 500 COVID-19 Deaths, Shaheen Continues to Call for Return to Bipartisan Relief Negotiations in Congress

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to New Hampshire losing 500 Granite Staters to COVID-19, calling for Senate Republicans to end their obstruction of bipartisan, comprehensive relief legislation that communities urgently need. COVID-19 cases are surging across the country, including New Hampshire. The United States saw 1 million new cases in less than six days. "This is a solemn day for New Hampshire. Five hundred Granite Staters ha… Continue Reading

November 14, 2020

Shaheen, NH Delegation Announce $685K for UNH Workforce Training Program for Rural Educators Amid COVID-19

**Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, fights to protect and boost funding for this federal grant program during the yearly appropriations process.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee - announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the University of New Hampshire was awarded a $685,000 federal grant to bolster… Continue Reading

November 13, 2020

Shaheen Leads Senate Call to Trump Admin to Rescind Unprecedented Expansion of Global Gag Rule

**Shaheen leads the bipartisan effort in the Senate to permanently repeal the Global Gag Rule** **Study shows the Global Gag Rule impacts a wide range of programs and has vast consequences for critical health services** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a champion for women's global health and the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - led a group of 34 Senators today, calling on the Trump administration to rescind its unprecedented expansion of the Global… Continue Reading

November 13, 2020

ICYMI: Shaheen Secures $50M to Construct New England Drug Lab to Improve Response to Substance Use Disorder Crisis in Appropriations Chairman’s FY21 Funding Legislation, Calls for Return to Bipartisan Negotiations

Shaheen underscores her efforts to address key New Hampshire priorities and the urgent need for good-faith negotiations on COVID-19 relief as annual appropriations process moves forward. **The Union Leader has the full story here.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after her subcommittee released its government funding legislation for fis… Continue Reading

November 12, 2020

PHOTO RELEASE: Shaheen Joins Holiday Cards 4 Our Military – NH Challenge

PHOTO RELEASE: Shaheen Joins Holiday Cards 4 Our Military - NH Challenge Shaheen signs holiday cards for American service members as part of the Holiday Cards 4 Our Military - NH Challenge. Full-resolution versions of these photos can also be downloaded here. (Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) participated in Laura Landerman-Garber's annual Holiday Cards 4 Our Military - NH Challenge, signing cards to help spread holiday cheer and express gratitude to American … Continue Reading

November 10, 2020

Shaheen Helps Secure Numerous NH Priorities in FY21 Senate Bill to Boost Pay for Service Members, Increase Assistance for First Responders & Invest in NH’s Role in Support of U.S. National Defense

**Shaheen calls for appropriations process to move forward with focus on COVID-19 relief** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the legislation released by the Appropriations Committee's Chairman to fund the federal government for fiscal year (FY) 2021. Despite the process that failed to include a full committee markup, Senator Shaheen worked to include and supported numerous measures tha… Continue Reading

November 10, 2020

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Veterans Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement ahead of Veterans Day: "On Veterans Day, we honor and reflect on the tremendous service and sacrifice of the men and women who have served our nation in uniform. New Hampshire has a strong tradition of military service, and I join all Granite Staters in expressing my deepest gratitude to all who have answered the call of duty, especially our service members currently stationed overseas," said Shaheen. "This … Continue Reading

November 10, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call on Trump’s Justice Department to Stop Plans to Make Purdue Pharma a Public Benefit Corporation

"This is not justice for the families that have lost loved ones." WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the settlement agreement announced between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Purdue Pharma (Purdue), U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators to call on Attorney General William Barr to stop his Department's plan to have Purdue's business, including its production of Oxycontin, transformed and preserved as a public trust or public benefit company. This … Continue Reading

November 09, 2020

ICYMI – Following Calls from the NH Delegation to Investigate Low-Quality Food Supplies Provided for Families in Need, USDA Announces New Distributor to NH Food Bank

**The announcement follows calls from the NH congressional delegation, demanding an investigation into the previous USDA-chosen distributor's delivery of food boxes containing "low-quality fruit, vegetables and pork" to the NH Food Bank** (Washington, DC) - Following a letter from U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) expressing concern about the delivery of inferior, low-quality food products for Granite S… Continue Reading

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