July 06, 2020

Shaheen, Warren & Courtney Introduce Bicameral Bill To Give Student Loan Borrowers Access To Historic Low Rates Amid COVID-19

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the Bank on Students Coronavirus Emergency Loan Refinancing Act of 2020. The new, bicameral legislation would allow student loan borrowers to refinance their student loan debt down to the historically low federal Stafford Student Loan rates, which recently went into effect. At a fixed rate of 2.75% for undergraduate Stafford borrowers, the new rates for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year are the lowest… Continue Reading

July 05, 2020

NH Delegation Applauds $3.45 Million Grant to the Community College System of New Hampshire for High School Apprenticeship Programs

**New grant will help enhance apprenticeship programs that span 30 different occupations and serve up to 315 high school students a year** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Community College System of New Hampshire will receive $3.45 million through the U.S. Department of Labor to support high school apprenticeship programs. This new grant will help enhance app… Continue Reading

July 03, 2020

Shaheen, Casey Introduce Bill to Support State Medicaid Programs During Times of Economic Crisis

(Washington, DC) - As states face an economic downturn and Americans lose health care coverage due to job loss during the public health pandemic, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Bob Casey (D-PA) and their colleagues introduced the Coronavirus Medicaid Response Act. This legislation would respond to the increased need for health care during the public health and economic crisis by creating a quicker and more responsive process for supporting state Medicaid programs. It would address fluctuat… Continue Reading

July 03, 2020

As NH Eviction Moratorium Lifts, Shaheen Calls on HUD to Release Stalled Emergency Housing Grants

**Shaheen letter calls out delayed federal guidance on CARES Act funding that's holding up release of much needed funding** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) calling on the agency to expedite the release of $4 billion of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for emergency housing. HUD has yet to issue initial guidance to grantees about permissible uses of these funds, d… Continue Reading

July 02, 2020

Shaheen & Moran to Secretary Ross: Comply With Inspector General and Disclose Report Outlining Political Interference into NOAA's Dorian Forecasts

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), the vice chair and chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, sent a letter today to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross after the Department of Commerce (DOC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) outlined a series of accusations regarding obstruction in completing a report concerning political interference in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOA… Continue Reading

July 02, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: As Daily COVID-19 Cases Top 50,000 in the U.S., Shaheen Questions Top CDC, NIH & HHS Officials on Trump Admin’s Plan to Develop & Distribute Safe & Effective Vaccine

Shaheen questions witnesses during the Senate Appropriations Hearing on Operation Warp Speed (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Dr. Gary Disbrow, Acting Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority at the U.S. D… Continue Reading

July 02, 2020

Shaheen, Murkowski Lead Colleagues in Urging Fix for Provision Blocking NH and Other States from Receiving Further Relief to Help Address Economic Impacts of COVID-19

**As a result of the "maximum allotment" provision, $43.5 million in urgently needed federal funding is being withheld from impacted states** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) led a bipartisan group of Senators in expressing serious concern with a "maximum allotment" provision that is significantly limiting the amount of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act relief funds that can be awarded to smaller states through the C… Continue Reading

July 02, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Introduce Resolution Defending USPS, Urging More Funding to Offset COVID-19 Losses

The USPS provides vital services for millions of Americans, but currently lacks the funding needed to stay afloat WASHINGTON, D.C - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), together with U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced a resolution outlining the importance of the U.S. Postal Service and urging increased funding in the next COVID-19 relief package to help the key agency offset losses incurred due to the pandemi… Continue Reading

July 02, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Join Baldwin on NDAA Amendment to Increase National Production of Testing Supplies and PPE as COVID-19 Cases Rise

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and a group of their colleagues to introduce an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 (NDAA) that would require President Trump to unlock the full authority and power of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to scale up nationwide production of the testing supplies, personal protective equipment and me… Continue Reading

July 01, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen Successfully Leads Extension of PPP, Pushes For Immediate Assistance to Address State and Local Budget Shortfalls

Senator Shaheen delivers remarks on Senate floor on the urgent need to extend the Paycheck Protection Program and addresses other priorities in future COVID-19 relief. **Shaheen Also Calls for Assistance to Support Nursing Homes Which Are Housing the Most Vulnerable to COVID-19 & Delivers Fierce Defense of the ACA as Republicans Double Down on Efforts to Repeal Health Care Law in the Courts** (Washington, DC) - Last night on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) successfully… Continue Reading

July 01, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Call for Answers On Nursing Homes Evicting Residents Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON - Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with 10 of their colleagues calling on the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to act in response to nursing homes evicting residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter cites New York Times reports that nursing homes have evicted more than 6,400 residents since the beginning of the pandemic. In addition to Senators Shaheen and Hassan, the letter w… Continue Reading

July 01, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Colleagues to Trump Administration: Don’t Rip Away Health Care for Millions During Public Health Crisis

**Senators introduce resolution slamming effort to invalidate Affordable Care Act, take away health care coverage from more than 100,000 Granite Staters** (Washington, DC) - As the Trump Administration continues its efforts to dismantle the health care law that provides coverage for millions of Americans, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced a resolution with U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and their colleagues putting in the official Senate record their condem… Continue Reading

June 30, 2020

Following Her Review of Intelligence, Shaheen Issues Statement Regarding Russian Bounties to Kill American Servicemembers in Afghanistan

(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 after reviewing classified intelligence regarding Russian bounties to kill American servicemembers in Afghanistan: "The American people deserve answers as to why the Trump administration appears to have taken no immediate action to protect our troops," said Shaheen. "The Commander in Chief has no more sacred duty than to lead and prot… Continue Reading

June 30, 2020

State of New Hampshire to Receive Almost $8 Million for Homeland Security & Emergency Management; NH Non-Profits, Including Houses of Worship, to Receive More Than $600,000 in Grants to Increase Safety

New Hampshire Non-Profits, Houses of Worship Will Receive More Than Four Times As Much Support Compared to Last Year Senator Hassan, Colleagues Worked Last Year to Successfully Expand the Grant Program to More Houses of Worship, Non-Profits to Combat Foreign and Domestic Terrorist Threats WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Department of Homeland Security has awar… Continue Reading

June 30, 2020

Shaheen, Romney Lead Measure to Defense Bill to Limit Troop Reductions in Germany

(Washington, DC) -In response to the Trump administration's recent announcement to significantly reduce the U.S. troop presence in Germany, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)-a senior member of the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees-introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) that would limit the use of funds to reduce the… Continue Reading

June 30, 2020

Shaheen Applauds $13.5M Defense Contract for Rochester’s Lydall Performance Materials to Increase N95 Mask Production

**New contract will help produce 1.7B N95 masks per year** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee - applauded the announcement that Lydall Performance Materials in Rochester, New Hampshire has been awarded a $13.5 million contract with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Health and Human Services with funding provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Lydall Performan… Continue Reading

June 30, 2020

Shaheen Raises Awareness to Local USCIS Furloughs and Calls for Funding to Keep Employees on the Job

SHAHEEN: "The 21 employees at the USCIS Manchester Field Office, along with the dozens of other New Hampshire residents who work at other Field Office locations, are among the more than 13,000 USCIS employees who, in addition to thousands of contracted workers, stand to lose their income if Congress does not step in." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Senate leadership to make sure employees of the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) are paid by addressing… Continue Reading

June 29, 2020

Shaheen & Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Reduce PFAS Exposure Among Service Members & Military Families

**Pervasive & persistent chemicals are in a variety of everyday items & exposure has been linked to cancer, liver damage, asthma, and other serious health conditions** (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation today with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) and Mike Turner (R-OH) to reduce exposure of service members and their families to harmful PFAS chemicals. The bicameral, bipartisan PFAS Free Mil… Continue Reading

June 29, 2020

ICYMI: Shaheen Presses for Answers on Whether Granite Staters Exposed to PFAS Face Additional COVID-19 Risk

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a group of Senators calling on the Department of Health and Human Services to provide answers on the unique risks Granite Staters exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may face amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Shaheen wrote, "Americans need to be armed with the most complete information as possible about risk factors as states and local governments continue to phase-in … Continue Reading

June 29, 2020

Shaheen Calls for Hearings Immediately on Reports of Russian Bounties to Kill American Servicemembers

SHAHEEN: "The Commander in Chief has no more sacred duty than to lead and protect our men and women in uniform." (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 after reports that Russia has been paying bounties to kill American servicemembers in Afghanistan: "These reports are incredibly disturbing and warrant immediate hearings and classified reviews of the intelligence by th… Continue Reading

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