May 07, 2020

Shaheen: NH Fishermen & Seafood Industry to Receive $2.7 Million in Urgently Needed Assistance Through CARES Act

**Senator Shaheen helped secure this funding through negotiations of the CARES Act** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a lead negotiator of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the lead Democrat on the Senate subcommittee that funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - announced that New Hampshire is set to receive $2.7 million to help the state's fishermen and seafood industry survive the economic imp… Continue Reading

May 06, 2020

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Push with Collins, Smith & Sinema for Admin to Expand Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training Amid COVID-19 Crisis

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Tina Smith (D-MN) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) led a bipartisan push today to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting additional flexibilities for Medicare beneficiaries who need diabetes self-management training (DSMT) services during the COVID-19 outbreak. DSMT helps educate people with diabetes on how to manage their blood sugar, prepare insulin and maintain healthy eating and lifestyle. Access … Continue Reading

May 06, 2020

Shaheen Leads Call with NH Small Businesses & Non-Profits That Have Received Assistance Through Small Business Relief Programs

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, held a conference call with New Hampshire small businesses owners and non-profit leaders who have received aid through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Shaheen was a lead negotiator of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which created the PPP and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) grant program. In New Hampshi… Continue Reading

May 06, 2020

In Letter To President Trump, Shaheen & Hassan Call Administration’s Testing Blueprint Insufficient, Urge Federal Government to Release And Implement National Plan

**In New Letter To President Trump, Shaheen, Hassan and Senate Democrats Call For Increased Coronavirus Testing Capacity & Release And Full Implementation Of A National Strategic Plan To Allocate Funds, Increase Lab Capacity And Public Health Workforce** **Senators Say Trump Administration Must Ramp Up Testing Capabilities So That Every Person Who Needs A Test Can Get One; Set Expectations For Detailed Plan Required From Trump Administration By May 24th Deadline In Latest COVID-19 Package**… Continue Reading

May 06, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Murray and Reps. Speier, Lee, DeGette, Engel and Lowey Lead Call to Overturn Ideological Trump Admin Policies That Undermine Global Health and COVID-19 Response

Senators: "Ideology is no excuse for hampering the international response to COVID-19, jeopardizing hard-won progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, or failing to act as access to contraceptive care decreases and gender-based violence increases." House Members: "Now more than ever, we must prioritize people's health over politics and remove these ideological policies that undermine health care access and global coordination." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Patty Mur… Continue Reading

May 05, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: On Senate Floor, Shaheen Calls For Greater Oversight & Transparency of Small Business Lending Programs, Introduces New Legislation

**SHAHEEN: Legislation introduced on Senate floor would "allow Congress to perform our basic oversight responsibilities and foster public confidence in the integrity" of the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program** Shaheen calls for greater transparency and oversight of the PPP and EIDL programs on the Senate floor (Washington, DC) - Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called for greater transparency and oversight of the Trump … Continue Reading

May 05, 2020

Shaheen & McSally Call on TRICARE to Cover Full Scope of Telehealth Services Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Ensure Access to Mental Health for Service Members & their Families

Medicare & Medicaid Lifted Restrictions on Coverage for Telehealth Services Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, Senators Shaheen & McSally Now Lead a Bipartisan Call for TRICARE to Follow Suit Last Month, Heeding Shaheen's Bipartisan Call, CMS Changed Guidelines to Cover Telephone-Based Telehealth Services in the Same Way as Video Telehealth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally (R-AZ) sent a letter yesterday to the Defense Health Ag… Continue Reading

May 05, 2020

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bill to Dramatically Expand National Service Amid COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation with Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and a group of Senators to significantly expand national service programs as New Hampshire and the United States work to respond to and recover from COVID-19. The Pandemic Response and Opportunity Through National Service Act would fund 750,000 national service positions over a three-year response and recovery period, in part to meet the projected need for as many as 300,000 public… Continue Reading

May 05, 2020

Senators Shaheen & Hassan Call for Greater Support for Students With Disabilities

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH)called for greater support for students who experience disabilities in upcoming COVID-19 response legislation. The funding would give school districts more resources to continue to provide students who experience disabilities with a free and appropriate public education as required under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). "As we grapple with the impacts of COVID-19, and the resulting school clos… Continue Reading

May 05, 2020

As Senate Re-Convenes, Shaheen Insists on Oversight & Action on Further COVID-19 Response Legislation

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement as the United States Senate re-convenes this week and prepares to once again conduct in-person voting and committee hearings: "As the Senate re-convenes, there is no more important priority than for Congress to continue to work across the aisle to help Granite Staters and all Americans who are hurting," said Shaheen. "There also needs to be stringent oversight of relief programs which is why I've called for Trump adminis… Continue Reading

May 04, 2020

Shaheen Announces Nearly $2.5 billion in Assistance Has Been Approved for More Than 20,000 NH Businesses Through Relief Program

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $2,579,751,242 in loans for 20,511 New Hampshire small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through May 1. The PPP was created through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, of which Shaheen was a lead negotiator. In the most recent coronavir… Continue Reading

May 04, 2020

NH Delegation Announces $3.6 Million in Funding Through CARES Act to Support Affordable Housing for Granite Staters

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, 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 housing authorities and agencies throughout New Hampshire will receive $3,594,661 through the CARES Act to support affordable housing for Granite Staters during the COVID-19 crisis. Specifically, funding was distributed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developm… Continue Reading

May 03, 2020

Shaheen Seeks Funding to Ramp-Up Contact Tracing

14 leading U.S. Senators are seeking $8 billion to strengthen America's contact tracing infrastructure and boost contact tracing workforce in all 50 states and U.S. territories (Washington, DC) - As scientists worldwide race for a cure for novel coronavirus (COVID-19), local efforts, including robust contact tracing, are key to stopping the spread of the virus and safely reopening the economy. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a group of 13 U.S. Senators, led by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), ca… Continue Reading

May 02, 2020

NEW: NH Delegation Announces $115.4 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funds for Rural Hospitals and Health Care Providers through CARES Act

NEW: NH Delegation Announces $115.4 Million in COVID-19 Relief Funds for Rural Hospitals and Health Care Providers through CARES Act Disbursement Follows $164.5M Delivered to NH Providers through the CARES Act Last Month & Nearly $16 Million Distributed Earlier this Week with More on the Way Shaheen, Hassan, Kuster & Pappas Supported Robust Financial Assistance in CARES Act to Help Granite State Health Care Providers Mitigate Revenue Shortfall Due to COVID-19 Outbreak By Standing Firm… Continue Reading

May 01, 2020

Heeding Shaheen’s Bipartisan Call, Medicare to Cover Telephone-Based Telehealth Services in Same Way as Video Telehealth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

**CMS Decision Comes in Response to Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators' Urging for Agency to Allow for Equal Medicare Reimbursement for Telephone-Based Health Services** **Telephone-based Telehealth is Vital for New Hampshire's Rural Communities That Don't Have Reliable Broadband Services to Facilitate Video Telehealth** (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) decision to … Continue Reading

May 01, 2020

Senators Shaheen & Hassan Push for Tax Credit Expansion for Hard-Working Families in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Senators Call for Expanding Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit During the Economic Downturn Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan today called for a temporary expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit in the next COVID-19 relief package. As the economic effects of COVID-19 are expected to last into next year, this would put money back in the pockets of hard-working Granite Staters and Americans to help weathe… Continue Reading

May 01, 2020

NH Delegation Pushes for Expanded Housing Options for Domestic Violence Survivors in Next Covid-19 Package

WASHINGTON - Amid concerns of increasing domestic violence as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas are pushing for additional funding to expand housing options for domestic violence survivors in the next COVID-19 emergency package. "While public health experts continue to advise Americans to stay at home for their own safety, for victims of domestic violence, staying home with their abusers could be ext… Continue Reading

April 30, 2020

Shaheen Calls on Senate Leadership to Strengthen Food Assistance Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) keeps food on the table, families from slipping into poverty (WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter this week with a group of twenty-one lawmakers, urging Senate leadership to support and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help ensure families in New Hampshire and across America can put food on the table despite the mounting economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. "SNAP is … Continue Reading

April 30, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call for Childcare Support for Working Parents in Next Coronavirus Relief Package

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) called on Senate leadership to include strong financial support for the child care system in the next coronavirus relief package. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), Shaheen and Hassan joined a group of 29 Senate colleagues requesting a $50 billion investment to stabilize the childcare industry, provide childcare for essential workers and inv… Continue Reading

April 30, 2020

Shaheen Joins Nashua High School South Class Via Zoom & Takes Student Questions

Students from Nashua High School South's "Woman as Hero" class speaking with Senator Shaheen Senator Shaheen speaking with students from Nashua High School South's "Woman as Hero" class (Nashua, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a remote learning classroom via Zoom with students from Nashua High School South's "Woman as Hero" class. Shaheen - the first woman in New Hampshire to be elected Governor and later Senator, and the first woman in U.S. history to serve as both -… Continue Reading

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