May 28, 2020

Senator Shaheen, Hassan Call for CDC Guidance on Reopening Long-Term Care Facilities to Visitors

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and their colleagues in calling on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue specific guidance for when long-term care facilities can safely reopen their doors to visitors, and what steps long-term care facilities should take to ensure the safety of residents and family members when they do so. In addition to Senator Hassan, the letter was signed by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chr… Continue Reading

May 28, 2020

Shaheen Statement on NH State Senator Martha Fuller Clark’s Announcement of Retirement

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to New Hampshire State Senator Martha Fuller Clark's (D-Portsmouth) announcement that she will not seek re-election: "There has been no stronger voice for the health and welfare of New Hampshire families, women's equality and our environment than Senator Martha Fuller Clark," said Senator Shaheen. "Martha has found countless ways to give back to her State and community, including through her passion… Continue Reading

May 27, 2020

Shaheen Hosts Webinar to Inform Seniors of COVID-related Fraud & Scams

Shaheen holds up a fraudulent letter she received in the mail during the webinar. The webinar can be viewed on YouTube here. Shaheen listening to participants during the webinar Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a senior consumer protection webinar to inform Granite State seniors on COVID-related fraud and scams. As a result of the public health emergency, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reported a skyrocketing number of fraud complaints. Many of these scams specific… Continue Reading

May 27, 2020

Shaheen Lays Out Critical Health Care & Essential Worker Priorities to Senate Leadership for Future COVID-19 Response Legislation

**During negotiations of the CARES Act, Shaheen previously called on Senate leadership to prioritize a number of health care-related issues in response to conversations she had with New Hampshire health care providers on the frontlines.** (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 future coronavirus respons… Continue Reading

May 27, 2020

Shaheen Statement as U.S. Death Toll From COVID-19 Approaches 100,000

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement as the official death toll in the United States from COVID-19 approaches 100,000: "This is a devastating marker for our country," said Senator Shaheen. "My heart goes out to the millions of Americans who have lost a family member or friend to this virus. I'm grateful for the medical workers, first responders and essential workers who continue to make incredible sacrifices to steer our country through this cris… Continue Reading

May 26, 2020

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation Call to Trump Admin to Expeditiously Award More Grant Funding for Hospitals Secured through the CARES Act

**Delegation raises the fact that non-rural NH hospitals have been left out of recent CARES Act disbursements** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, urging the administration to expeditiously award more grant dollars from the Provider Relief Fund established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Eco… Continue Reading

May 26, 2020

Shaheen Announces $1 Million to Establish Revolving Loan Fund to Serve Businesses in Rockingham County

**During federal budget negotiations, Shaheen led successful effort to prevent the Economic Development Administration - the agency administering this loan fund - from being eliminated** **This grant will support an estimated 300 jobs and generate $15 million in private investment** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced a $1 million grant from the Economic Development Agency (EDA) to the Rockingham Economic Development Corporation (REDC) to establish a Revolvi… Continue Reading

May 24, 2020

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Memorial Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in observance of Memorial Day: "Generations of Granite Staters have answered the call to serve, and I join with everyone across our state in remembering those who gave their lives to protect our security and our freedoms. Memorial Day this year comes at a time when many Americans are being asked to sacrifice for the greater good. One way we can pay tribute to our fallen heroes is to renew our commitment to take… Continue Reading

May 23, 2020

As COVID-19 Death Toll Approaches 100,000 in U.S., Shaheen Joins Call for National Moment of Silence to Honor the Lives Lost

Bipartisan Legislation Calls For Moment of Silence at Noon On Monday, June 1st (Washington, DC) - As more Americans tragically lose their fight to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation with Senators Schatz (D-HI), Blackburn (R-TN), Coons (D-DE) and Murkowski (R-AK) this week to pay tribute to the victims of COVID-19 with a moment of silence at 12:00 pm on Monday, June 1, 2020. More than 4,000 Granite Staters have tested positive for COVID-19 and over 2… Continue Reading

May 22, 2020

NH Delegation Announces $19.78M in Funding Through CARES Act to Support Nursing Facilities Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

(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) announced that New Hampshire nursing facilities will receive $19.78 million in federal assistance through the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was passed by Congress and signed into law. "The COVID-19 pandemic has had an overwhelming and heartbreaking impact on New Hampshire nursing homes. With more tha… Continue Reading

May 22, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan and Lankford Call for Oversight Over KC-46 Aircraft Delays

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and James Lankford (R-OK) called on the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office to investigate ongoing delays to the KC-46 aircraft program that are preventing the aircraft from being used in operational missions, including at Pease Air National Guard Base in New Hampshire. Senators Hassan and Lankford serve on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - the top Senate oversight committee - and the … Continue Reading

May 22, 2020

Shaheen & Smith, Ranking Members Wyden & Murray Release Senate Democrats’ Plan to Expand Health Care Coverage & Affordability During COVID-19

**The Shaheen-Smith-Wyden-Murray Proposal Has Support of 33 Senate Democrats** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tina Smith (D-MN) alongside Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), today released a Senate Democratic plan to expand health care coverage and affordability during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a white paper, the senators outline a series of comm… Continue Reading

May 21, 2020

Shaheen Statement on Trump Admin’s Withdrawal from “Open Skies” Arms Control Agreement

(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 the Trump administration's announcement that it will withdraw the United States from the Open Skies Treaty, a reconnaissance treaty negotiated in 1992 to allow participating nations to perform flyovers to collect data and verify military action is not imminent. "President Trump is barreling down a path that ultimatel… Continue Reading

May 21, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Urges Increased Support for Those Experiencing Homelessness in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

In Letter to Congressional Leadership, Delegation Also Raises Importance of Supporting Renters to Keep Them in Their Homes WASHINGTON -U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today called for additional funding in the next COVID-19 relief package to support those who are experiencing - or at risk of experiencing - homelessness. New Hampshire has received significant funding from the CARES Act that Congress pa… Continue Reading

May 21, 2020

Shaheen Calls on Trump Administration to Reverse Decision That Prevents NH National Guard Troops from Receiving Full Federal Benefits for Activation During COVID-19 Pandemic

**Shaheen Previously Led the NH Congressional Delegation Letter to the Trump Admin Urging the Secretary of Defense to Extend the Full-Time Guard Duty Authorization Until June 30th** **Shaheen Statement Follows Her Call Last Week with Senators Duckworth & Blumenthal to Ensure National Guard Personnel are Provided Access to Full Benefits** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement opposing P… Continue Reading

May 20, 2020

Shaheen Holds COVID-19 Video Conference Roundtable with Granite State Firefighters and EMTs

Shaheen listening to Granite State firefighters and EMTs during the virtual roundtable (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a video conference roundtable with Granite State firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who are working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the roundtable, Shaheen heard about their experiences serving the public during the public health emergency. Shaheen also provided an update on her efforts in Washington to sup… Continue Reading

May 20, 2020

Shaheen Introduces Bill to Fix Gaps in Telehealth Coverage for Mental and Physical Health

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced legislation to assist health care providers delivering telehealth services and ensure patients can continue to access health care from the safety of home amid the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 has led to a significant increase in telehealth services for both physical and behavioral health, but gaps in access to telehealth remain. The Health Care at Home Act prohibits restrictions on conditions that can be m… Continue Reading

May 20, 2020

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Tammy Baldwin Lead Colleagues in Calling for Increased Funding to Treat and Prevent Substance Use Disorders in Coronavirus Relief Package

As COVID-19 Increases Isolation and Stress, Senators Ask for $2 Billion to Combat Opioid and Substance Use Crisis (Washington, DC) - As reports suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the opioid crisis, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) led 17 of their Senate colleagues, including Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), in urging House and Senate leadership to increase the federal investment for state, local and tribal governments and treatment providers who are lead… Continue Reading

May 20, 2020

Shaheen and Hassan Introduce Legislation to Reinstate Critical 48-Hour Review Period that Ensures Veteran Representation in Disability Claims Process

Senators' Veterans Claim Transparency Act would allow veteran representatives, attorneys, and agents 48 hours to conduct a pre-decisional review of veterans' claims (U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced legislation with their colleagues to ensure veterans and their representatives have 48 hours to review and dispute disability claims before they are finalized. Earlier this year, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed a rule to limi… Continue Reading

May 19, 2020

Shaheen Hosts COVID-19 Conference Calls with Granite State Teachers and School Administrators

**Recording of the calls with NH school administrators and NH teachers are available on Youtube** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted conference calls with teachers and school administrators from across New Hampshire to discuss their experiences working to provide Granite State students with a quality education amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges they continue to face. The conference calls continued Shaheen's telework efforts to hear directly from lea… Continue Reading

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