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March 18, 2021

Shaheen Calls for Swift Senate Vote on House-Approved VAWA Reauthorization Bill

Shaheen is the Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and has increased funding for VAWA programs to record levels for four years in a row. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation yesterday to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which expired two years ago. The House passed the bill by a vote of 244 to 172, with bip… Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Join Introduction of the For the People Act to Strengthen Democracy & Stem Dark Money Influence & Voter Suppression

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped introduce the For the People Act, a package of comprehensive reforms that would end the influence of special interests in our politics and make government work for the people. The landmark legislation aims to restore the promise of American democracy by guaranteeing every American citizen full access to the ballot by addressing voter intimidation and suppression, which are indicative of systemic racism in our … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

Shaheen Calls for Senate to Swiftly Pass House-Approved, Bipartisan Legislation to Extend PPP Deadline as Cutoff Looms

**The bipartisan bill is the House companion to legislation Shaheen leads in the Senate to give small businesses an additional two months to access the PPP** **Shaheen also participated in an SBC hearing on the Paycheck Protection Program this afternoon, where she called for the extension of the program** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), issued the following statement calling for the… Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $41 Million in Funding from the American Rescue Plan to Expand COVID-19 Testing in NH Schools

(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 will receive $40,953,829 from an initial installment of grants established under the American Rescue Plan to help expand COVID-19 testing in New Hampshire and across the country. Specifically, the funding is being awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will help Granite State schools qu… Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Commemorative Coin Honoring Christa McAuliffe Now Available to Public

**Shaheen led bipartisan legislation with Senators Mike Enzi & Maggie Hassan that was signed into law last year to create this commemorative coin in honor of Christa McAuliffe in support of STEM education.** The Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin, as displayed by the U.S. Mint. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin became available for purchase by the public today… Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

Bipartisan Group of Senators Re-Introduce Legislation to Provide Assistance, Support for Ukraine

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee, reintroduced the Ukraine Security Partnership Act today with Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) - ranking member and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee -Rob Portman (R-OH), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and John Barrasso (R-WY). The bipartisan legislation would provide security ass… Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

Shaheen, Senators Urge Biden to Immediately Rescind Trump Administration Ban on Seasonal, Employer-Sponsored Visas

(Washington, D.C.) -- Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Angus King (I-ME), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) urged President Joe Biden to rescind former-President Donald Trump's ban on seasonal, employer-sponsored and cultural exchange visas under Proclamation 10052 and to ensure timely processing of these nonimmigrant visas. In June 2020, Trump instituted Proclamation 10052, halting the processing of non-immigrant H-1B, L-1, H-2B and J-1 visas, based o… Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $350.5 Million to NH for School Funding in American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee,, Representative Annie Kuster, and Representative Chris Pappas announced today that through the American Rescue Plan, New Hampshire K-12 schools will receive $350,501,633 to help schools safely reopen and support students. The American Rescue Plan includes Senator Hassan's amendment to require schools receiving these funds to develop and make public reopening plan… Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Meet with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden to Discuss COVID Relief for NH Families & Funding to Safely Reopen Schools

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) met with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden at the White House ahead of the First Lady's visit to the Christa McAuliffe elementary school in New Hampshire later this afternoon. They discussed how the American Rescue Plan will help families recover from the economic and public health crisis, and how the education funding in the package will help New Hampshire schools more fully and safely reopen. "I was honored to meet… Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Letter to President Biden Urging Funding for Energy Efficiency Programs to Combat Climate Change & Create Jobs

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a bipartisan letter to President Biden urging him to prioritize robust investments in programs that promote energy efficiency in his upcoming budget proposal to Congress. In the letter, Shaheen and the Senators noted these investments would combat climate change by reducing harmful emissions and pollution and stimulate our economy by creating sustainable jobs and reducing energy costs for consumers. Since the pandemic has slowed p… Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

Shaheen & Hassan Help Reintroduce Bicameral Legislation to Close Dangerous Loophole to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act this week as part of its reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, landmark legislation designed to support and protect survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and a group of Senators in reintroducing strongly-supported legislation to p… Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Confirmation of Isabel Guzman to Lead Small Business Administration

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), released the following statement after voting in favor of Isabel Guzman to serve as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). Guzman's confirmation cleared the Senate by a vote of 81 to 17. "For the millions of small businesses in New Hampshire and across the country that are the heart of our economy, the Small Business Administration is an invaluabl… Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Shaheen Reintroduces Bill to Undo Trump-Era Rule that Dismantled Health Care Coverage for Americans with Preexisting Conditions

**Bill would overturn rule on Section 1332 waivers that promotes "junk health plans" that undermine health care coverage for Americans with preexisting conditions** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced the Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2021 with Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). The bill would undo Trump-era rulemaking and guidance that, if fully enacted, would destabilize the Affordable Care A… Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $7 Million in Federal Grants for Manchester, Lebanon & Pease Airports from December COVID Relief Legislation

**Federal grants will provide economic relief to the three airports & will help support operations, prevent staff layoffs & combat the spread of COVID-19** (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 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $6,931,354 in federal grant funding to Manchester, Pease and Lebanon Airports through the Coronavirus Response and Re… Continue Reading


March 15, 2021

Shaheen, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Cuts to Medicare Health Care Provider Payments during COVID

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Medicare Sequester Relief Act, bipartisan legislation that would prevent substantial payment cuts to Medicare payments to health care providers from taking effect during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Since 2013, Medicare spending has been subject to "sequestration", a process that enacts automatic, across-the-board reductions in Medicare payments to health care providers by up to 2 perc… Continue Reading


March 15, 2021

In Case You Missed It – Shaheen Says “More Help is on the Way” Through COVID Relief as She Tours Vaccination Site & Meets with Hard-Hit Entertainment Venues

On Friday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) traveled around the Seacoast to highlight robust federal funding heading to New Hampshire through the American Rescue Plan. She began her day in Exeter meeting with state officials and the National Guard to discuss funding to bolster the vaccine rollout. New Hampshire can expect roughly double the grant funding for vaccine administration thanks to Shaheen's efforts to address a discrepancy in federal assistance for smaller states like New Hampshire t… Continue Reading


March 15, 2021

Shaheen Hosts Virtual Discussion Highlighting Additional Relief for NH Tourism, Hospitality Industries Secured in New COVID Relief

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a virtual discussion with key stakeholders highlighting additional relief for New Hampshire's hospitality and tourism industries included in the American Rescue Plan. Hospitality and tourism are crucial to New Hampshire's economy, supporting thousands of jobs and producing millions of dollars in revenue each year for local communities and the state. However, small businesses within these industries have been among the hardest hi… Continue Reading


March 14, 2021

Shaheen Joins Introduction of Bill to Honor Justice Ginsburg with a Monument in the Capitol

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and a bicameral group of lawmakers to introduce legislation that would honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's service and dedication to our country by establishing a monument in the U.S. Capitol Complex. "Justice Ginsburg was a trailblazing force on the Supreme Court and an unwavering champion for women's rights and civil liberties. Her unrelenting resolve to strengthen protections for all Americans under th… Continue Reading


March 13, 2021

Shaheen, Leahy Request AG Garland Prioritize Funding for Crime Victims Fund

**The letter asks for immediate review of the Crime Victims Fund after its balance plunged by nearly $9 billion in 4 years, threatening solvency of the program that supports victims of violent crimes** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, wrote a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and urged his immediate review of the Crime Victims Fund (CV… Continue Reading


March 12, 2021

Shaheen Highlights Boost in Funding for NH Vaccination Efforts Secured in COVID-19 Relief Package during Visit to Exeter Vaccine Administration Site

Shaheen hears more from state officials and the National Guard on ongoing vaccination efforts in New Hampshire Later at The Music Hall in Portsmouth: Shaheen Discusses New COVID Relief for NH Entertainment Venues Included in American Rescue Plan Shaheen hears more from representatives of independent entertainment venues from throughout New Hampshire via a video feed during her visit to The Music Hall in Portsmouth Earlier: Shaheen Visits Red's Good Vibes Food Truck in Dover & Highl… Continue Reading

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