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March 20, 2020

Following Conversations with Granite Staters, Shaheen Highlights Critical Health Care Priorities for Upcoming Coronavirus Response Bill

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer highlighting critical health care-related priorities that need to be included in the third package of coronavirus response legislation. The priorities were the result of Senator Shaheen's extensive conversations in recent days with New Hampshire community leaders, health care providers, first responders and small businesses. Shaheen wrote, "Hos… Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic, Shaheen & Hassan Introduce Bill to Support Small Business Lending

Bill Reauthorizes Successful Lending Program to Help Support Small Businesses Hit Hard by Coronavirus Pandemic WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today with their colleagues reintroduced legislation to support small business lending as the coronavirus pandemic continues to negatively impact small businesses in New Hampshire and across the country. The Small Business Access to Capital Act will reauthorize and improve the State Small Business Credit Init… Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Statements on 2020 Grant Award to Assist New Hampshire in Battling the Substance Use Crisis

**$28 million is a result of Senator Shaheen and Hassan's work with NH House members and a bipartisan group of senators to secure a dedicated portion of funding for hardest-hit states** **New Hampshire has now received approximately $92 million in funding through the State Opioid Response Grant program thanks to Senator Shaheen and Hassan's leadership** **Grant funding for substance use disorder treatment this year can be used to help those with meth and cocaine dependencies thanks to a provi… Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Shaheen Introducing Legislation to Provide Child Care and Elder Care to Health Care Workers to Help Respond to Coronavirus Surge

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is introducing legislation with Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Jack Reed (D-RI) to assist health care workers with child and elder care so that they can continue to treat patients during the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic. The Helping Health Care Workers Afford Child and Elder Care Act provides payments to eligible health care workers in need of child care or elder care… Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Group of Northern Border Senators in Call to President to Address Impact of U.S-Canada Border Closure and Quarantines on Medical & Other Essential Supply Chains

Shaheen and Group of Senators Call for Immediate Guidance Before U.S.-Canada Border Closure (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a bipartisan group of Senators representing states along the United States-Canada border in a letter to President Trump calling on him to consider necessary exemptions to protect public health and safety for businesses and individuals affected by travel restrictions from closing the U.S.-Canadian border, as well as enforcement mandated by quaranti… Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

Shaheen to Negotiate Bipartisan Small Business Assistance Legislation As Part of 3rd COVID-19 Emergency Response Bill

**Senator Shaheen has had extensive conversations with New Hampshire businesses as this crisis has unfolded, which will inform her priorities in these negotiations** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), as a member of the Senate Small Business Committee, has been appointed to negotiate legislation to support small businesses in the third COVID-19 response bill that Congress will take up. Senator Shaheen alongside three of her Senate colleagues, Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben C… Continue Reading


March 20, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation and Governor Urge President to Help Speed Up the Distribution and Production of Critical Medical Supplies

(Washington, DC) - New Hampshire's Congressional Delegation and Governor today urged President Trump to take additional action to swiftly get critical medical supplies such as personal protective equipment, swabs for diagnostic testing, and ventilators to New Hampshire and states across the country. The letter from Governor Sununu, Senators Shaheen and Hassan, and Representatives Kuster and Pappas thanks President Trump for his announcement today that he will use the Defense Production Act to h… Continue Reading


March 19, 2020

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Assist Charitable Organizations Involved in Coronavirus Response

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation to help provide financial assistance to non-profit service organizations involved in coronavirus response efforts. The Supporting Charitable Institutions Act creates a new incentive for individuals to make donations to non-profit organizations as they respond to this public health crisis by establishing a refundable tax credit for charitable contributions. "I've heard from a number of charities and non-profits in New H… Continue Reading


March 19, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Federal Communications Commission To Expand Access To Telehealth Services For Rural Communities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to increase support to health care providers through the Rural Health Care Program to help them deliver and expand telehealth services for rural communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. "We write to urge the Federal Communications Commission to take immediate steps to ensure that our nation's health care providers have the… Continue Reading


March 19, 2020

Shaheen Releases Relief Proposal to Help Small Businesses Address Public Health-Related Challenges from Coronavirus Outbreak

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released a new relief proposal with her Democratic colleagues on the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee to help small businesses address public health-related challenges from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. American small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, with reports of small businesses experiencing major difficulties. Due to the … Continue Reading


March 19, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Bill to Help Manufacturing Extension Partnership Centers during Coronavirus Public Health Emergency

Bill would reinforce federal support for national network of MEP centers, which provide critical resources for small and medium manufacturers WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced with their colleagues the MEP Crisis Response Act of 2020, which would help Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers stay open during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. MEP centers, which are funded through public-private cost-sharing, provide manufactur… Continue Reading


March 19, 2020

BREAKING: Shaheen Announces Release of Amer Fakhoury from Lebanon

**Senator Shaheen has been working to free Dover-resident Amer Fakhoury who was held in Lebanon and whose health is in critical condition** **Shaheen spoke on the phone with Amer soon after his release** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has been working closely with Amer Fakhoury's lawyer, administration officials and diplomats to free Amer who had been held in Lebanon since September. Following months of detention and a diagnosis of Stage IV Lymphoma, Amer has finally been… Continue Reading


March 19, 2020

ICYMI: Shaheen & Group of Senators Introduce New Legislation to Suspend SBA Loan Payments for 6 Months, Provide Financial Reprieve to NH Small Businesses Financially Impacted by Coronavirus

Legislation Comes as SBA Approves NH's Emergency Declaration so Resources are Available for Granite State Businesses, Heeding Calls from NH Congressional Delegation (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, introduced new legislation yesterday with U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and a group of Senators that would ensure every small business with a loan from the Small Business Administration (SBA) would … Continue Reading


March 18, 2020

NH Delegation Applauds SBA Administrator’s Approval of State Emergency Declaration Request Which will Release Support to Granite State Small Businesses

Earlier this week, the NH Delegation called on the SBA to approve the state's emergency declaration to support small businesses. (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) issued the following statements after Small Business Administrator (SBA) Jovita Carranza signed New Hampshire's emergency declaration to allow Granite State small businesses to be eligible for the full suite of emergency reso… Continue Reading


March 18, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Statement After Legislation to Bring Financial Relief to Workers and Families Passes the Senate

SHAHEEN: "Much more work remains and Congress needs to continue to work hand-in-hand to deliver relief to families, businesses, the health care system and social service organizations in the days ahead." HASSAN: "Small businesses have been particularly hard hit by this outbreak, and now that this legislation is on its way to the president's desk, it is critical that we swiftly pass substantial additional relief to individuals and small businesses, as well as our economy as a whole." Urgentl… Continue Reading


March 18, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Join Group of Senators in Call for Direct Cash Assistance to Help Americans Weather Economic Fallout of Coronavirus Outbreak

Senators Propose Bold Plan to Lift Up Families Hurt by Crisis (Washington, DC) - As the economic fallout of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak escalates, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter today with a group of Senators led by Michael Bennet (D-CO), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer outlining a bold new proposal to provide Americans with direct cash payment… Continue Reading


March 17, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen Addresses Granite State Families on the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency

Senator Shaheen addressing Granite State families during her video message (Washington, DC) - Today in a video message, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) addressed New Hampshire families on the coronavirus public health emergency. In her remarks, Shaheen urged Granite Staters to adhere to the guidance from public health officials, provided an update on her bipartisan efforts in the Senate to secure relief for impacted working families and small businesses. The following is a transcript of Sha… Continue Reading


March 17, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Calls on SBA to Approve State’s Emergency Declaration to Support NH Small 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 Small Business Administration (SBA) to issue an emergency declaration to ensure New Hampshire small businesses are eligible for the full suite of emergency resources available through the SBA. In a letter to the Administration of the SBA, Jovita Carranza, the delegation wrote: "Small businesses in New Hampshire are hurting due to … Continue Reading


March 17, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Press Coronavirus Task Force on Situation in Nursing Homes

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are pressing the Coronavirus Task Force for answers on their preparedness and response plans to protect nursing home residents, workers and their families. With their colleagues, the Senators sent a letter to the Trump administration regarding the steps the administration is taking to protect the health and safety of these Americans. In an effort to guard against the spread of the virus in nursing homes, the Centers… Continue Reading


March 17, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Calls on HHS to Help NH Hospitals Secure Critical Medical Equipment and Supplies During Coronavirus Outbreak

Delegation Highlights the Urgent Need for Respirators and Surgical Masks Reps. Kuster & Pappas Voted to Pass Economic Coronavirus Response Package to Support Impacted Families and Businesses, Shaheen & Hassan Call on Mitch McConnell for Immediate Senate Vote (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) wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) calling for the Department… Continue Reading

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