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July 17, 2020

NH Delegation Calls on Trump Administration to Extend NH National Guard Support for COVID-19 Response

NH DELEGATION: "Prematurely ceasing federal funding for National Guard COVID-19 support operations will hinder New Hampshire's ability to respond and could contribute to increased infections in the state." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) have sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper asking that he extend the Ne… Continue Reading


July 16, 2020

Shaheen Encouraged by Federal Agreement to Boost Domestic Vaccine Delivery With NH Contribution

**Shaheen Has Called for Greater Federal Cooperation With Domestic Manufacturers to Ramp-up Needle and Syringe Production** **It is estimated that the United States will need 600 million needles and syringes for COVID-19 vaccine delivery** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after federal agencies reached an agreement with domestic manufacturers, including Smiths Medical which has a manufacturing center in Keene, to ramp up production of needles… Continue Reading


July 16, 2020

As Overdoses Increase, Shaheen is Briefed on Safe Stations Program’s New Community Response Unit during Visit to Manchester Central Fire Station

Shaheen discusses MFD's new Community Response Unit with Mayor Joyce Craig, Fire Chief Dan Goonan & firefighters from Central Fire Station. A full resolution version of this picture can be downloaded here. **Earlier in Salem: Shaheen Discusses Challenges Faced by NH Camps amid COVID-19 during Visit to Camp Otter YMCA** Shaheen speaks with young Granite State campers & receives an archery demonstration during her visit to Camp Otter YMCA in Salem. Ful… Continue Reading


July 16, 2020

NH Delegation Announces $65 Million in Tax Credits for Community Development Across New Hampshire

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that Mascoma Community Development, LLC of Lebanon has been awarded $65 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) to incentivize development in communities in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and New York. Mascoma Community Development works to help raise capital, facili… Continue Reading


July 15, 2020

During Visit to Rochester School, Shaheen is Briefed on Reopening Challenges NH Schools Face Ahead of Fall

Shaheen reviews classrooms set up to conform to social distancing guidelines at the Chamberlain Street School in Rochester **Later at the Pease Tradeport: Shaheen Hosts Roundtable at Martin's Point Health Care Center to Highlight Importance of Telehealth for NH veterans & patients amid COVID-19** Shaheen speaks with staff at Martin's Point Health Care Center on how telehealth has served Granite State veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Je… Continue Reading


July 14, 2020

During Visit to Lakes Region Boys & Girls Club, Shaheen Highlights Need for Childcare Support for Working Families in Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Shaheen speaks to the staff of the Boys & Girls Club of the Lakes Region on the need to include childcare support in upcoming COIVD-19 response legislation. Laconia Mayor Andrew Hosmer (left of Shaheen) also joined her during the visit. **Later: Shaheen Tours National Guard COVID-19 Testing Site, Thanks Staff for Service on COVID-19's Frontlines** Shaheen thanks NH National Guardsmen and members of the NH Metropolitan Medical Response System Task Force for the… Continue Reading


July 10, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More than $6.1 Million in Relief to NH Healthcare Providers Impacted by COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that $6.1 million will be awarded to New Hampshire health care providers impacted by the economic fallout of COVID-19. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Provider Relief Fund as part of $100 billion in health care provid… Continue Reading


July 10, 2020

NH Delegation Announce $360K in AmeriCorps Funding to Expand Community Service in NH, Support Granite State Programs

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire has received $360,109 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. The funds were awarded through CNCS' Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) to Volunteer N… Continue Reading


July 09, 2020

Shaheen Spends the Day in NH’s North Country to Visit Conway Restaurant That Received PPP Loan, Discuss Importance of LWCF & Meet with Timber Industry Workers Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Shaheen meets with Dave Hausman, owner of Big Dave's Bagels & Deli Shaheen visits the Glen Ellis Falls in the North Country Shaheen tours Burgess Biopower in Berlin (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spent the day in New Hampshire's North Country to discuss a number of critical issues important to workers and residents. She first met with Big Dave's Bagels & Deli owner Dave Hausman at his North Conway business to hear more about his experience with… Continue Reading


July 09, 2020

ICYMI: Boston Globe – Shaheen & Whitehouse: Warnings of Climate Change’s Impact on New England Are Clear: “The region faces a crash in coastal property values and a devastating economic fallout”

**Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have already lost $403 million in coastal property value** **Shaheen's International Climate Change Accountability Act "would slam the brakes on the Trump administration's anti-climate agenda and help develop a strategic plan for meeting our commitments and standards under Paris [Climate Change Agreement]"** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) authored a joint op-ed for the Boston Globe sou… Continue Reading


July 08, 2020

As NH Eviction Moratorium Lifts, Shaheen Holds Conference Call With Granite State Housing Advocates & Officials

To listen to the audio of the call, click here or on the image. (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a conference call with New Hampshire housing advocates and officials to discuss their ongoing needs amid the COVID-19 crisis. The event came as New Hampshire lifts its eviction moratorium, which has led to mounting concerns over a potential surge in evictions and homelessness, and the impending expiration of extended unemployment benefits passed as part of the Coro… Continue Reading


July 07, 2020

Shaheen Meets with Epping Small Business Owners to Discuss Paycheck Protection Program & Need for Continued Relief Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Senator Shaheen meets with Popovers owners John Tinios and Steve James at their Epping restaurant to learn more about their experience with the Paycheck Protection Program. **Earlier, Shaheen Visits Pease Runway Project to Observe Runway Construction Progress & Highlights Importance of Investments in Transportation and Infrastructure** Shaheen visits Portsmouth International Airport at Pease where she toured the runway reconstruction project being led by Pike Industries. (Washin… Continue Reading


July 07, 2020

Shaheen & Moran Call on Census Bureau to Conduct Complete & Accurate Count

**Letter to Census Director Follows Reports of Trump Administration Political Appointees Transferred to Nonpartisan Bureau** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), vice chair and chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the U.S. Census Bureau, called on Census Director Stephen Dillingham to ensure that the 2020 Census is conducted as completely and accurately as possible, free from political interference. Their bipartisan letter comes af… Continue Reading


July 07, 2020

Shaheen, Lankford Push DOD Head on Delay to Remove Turkey from F-35 Technology Supply Chain

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, sent a letter with Senator James Lankford (R-OK) yesterday to Defense Secretary Mark Esper on the Department of Defense's timeline to remove Turkey from the supply chain of the F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter. Shaheen and Lankford were the first in Congress to introduce legislation, which was eventually included in last year's National Defense Authorization … Continue Reading


July 06, 2020

NH Delegation Expresses Concern About DHS Detention Facilities Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Delegation Calls on Department to Explain Review Process for Case Release & Address Testing and Safety Concerns (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 Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolfe to answer questions about the spread of COVID-19 at immigration detention facilities, including one in New Hampshire. In a letter, the delegation wrote, "As you know, in… Continue Reading


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

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