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September 24, 2020

Shaheen Joins Bicameral Push to Relieve Small Business Debt

Building on CARES Act program, lawmakers introduce legislation to extend SBA debt relief (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, joined a bicameral group of lawmakers to introduce the Small Business Debt Relief Extension Act. At the end of September, hundreds of thousands of businesses will reach the end of emergency debt relief for Small Business Administration (SBA)-backed loans. The bill wou… Continue Reading


September 24, 2020

Shaheen, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Granite State Forest and Commercial Building Owners with Sustainability

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced the Forest Incentives Program Act with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), which would help landowners make forest management more affordable and provide them with sustainable options to preserve their land. With financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), private forest owners would be encouraged to employ environmentally-conscious forest management techniques. Additionally, non-residential building own… Continue Reading


September 23, 2020

Shaheen Statement on Release of Declassified USS Thresher Documents

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on the U.S. Navy's release of approximately 4,000 pages of declassified documents on the sinking of the USS Thresher. The USS Thresher was a submarine built at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. It tragically sank off the coast of New England on April 10, 1963, taking with it all the 129 men aboard. The documents were released in compliance with a Freedom of I… Continue Reading


September 23, 2020

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Fight Political Interference in National COVID-19 Response amid Alarming Instances of Trump Administration Meddling in Scientific Work

**The legislation would create a task force charged with conducting a thorough investigation into any political interference with decisions made by scientific agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services in connection with the pandemic response** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a group of Senators introduced the Science and Transparency Over Politics (STOP) Act, legislation to fight back against political interference by the Trump administration in the work … Continue Reading


September 23, 2020

Shaheen Announces $379K to Support COVID-19 Economic Recovery Efforts in Strafford County

**During federal budget negotiations, Shaheen led successful efforts to prevent the Economic Development Administration - the agency administering this grant - from being eliminated and help secure these funds** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced the award of $379,131 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to the Strafford Regional Planning Commission (SRPC). These are funds appropriated as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Se… Continue Reading


September 23, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Join Senate Call to Ensure Landmark Agent Orange Exposure Bill is Included in Final Annual Defense Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) - the Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee - and a group of lawmakers on a letter to the Senate and House Armed Services Committees as they negotiate the final text of the fiscal year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), urging the lawmakers to include a landmark Agent Orange … Continue Reading


September 23, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call for Financial Assistance for Bus & Passenger Ferry Industries in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

**The Senators' CERTS Act would provide $10 billion in emergency economic relief funding for these critical transportation sectors** (Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan joined a group of Senators in calling for the next COVID-19 relief package to include the Coronavirus Economic Relief for Transportation Services (CERTS) Act, legislation they cosponsored that would authorize $10 billion in emergenc… Continue Reading


September 23, 2020

Shaheen Requests Review of Trump Administration Decision to Spend $250 Million of Emergency COVID-19 Funding on Ad Campaign to “Defeat Despair”

During a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing last week, Shaheen sounded the alarm on this public relations operation that is designed to coincide with the President's re-election campaign & took away from funds that could be used to combat the virus. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter yesterday with Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Angus King (I-ME), requesting that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) conduct a review of requests for propos… Continue Reading


September 23, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan and Kuster Applaud $3.52 Million Grant to Strengthen Flood Control Infrastructure in Bristol

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) issued the following statements in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) that Bristol will receive a $3.52 million federal grant to make flood control infrastructure improvements that will help protect businesses in the town's downtown commercial district: "Flooding can easily be the last straw for a small b… Continue Reading


September 22, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More than $4.5 Million to Renovate & Modernize Northcoast Railroad

(Washington, DC) - 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) today announced the award of $4,562,905 in funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program to invest in renovating and modernizing the New Hampshire Northcoast (NHN) railroad line. Shaheen, Hassan a… Continue Reading


September 22, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan & Colleagues Urge FCC to Help Connect Students to Online Learning As New School Year Gets Underway

Senators' Letter Builds on Legislation, Introduced by Senator Hassan, to Direct $4 Billion in E-Rate Funds to Ensure K-12 Students Have Home Internet Connectivity For Remote Learning WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with their colleagues calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to immediately utilize the E-Rate program to provide internet connectivity to students who are learning remotely as the new school year gets underway. … Continue Reading


September 22, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan & Colleagues Call for Answers on Americans Being Left on the Hook for COVID-19 Testing Costs

Senators Also Raise Concerns Over Impact of CDC's Changing Testing Guidelines on Insurance Companies' Policies WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) raised concerns about individuals being charged for COVID-19 diagnostic tests. While the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act, both signed into law earlier this year, require health insurance plans to cover costs associated with COVID-19 testing, there are troubling reports of insured individ… Continue Reading


September 22, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan to DHS IG: Investigate Alleged Forced Hysterectomies at ICE Facility

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators last week in calling on the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general to expeditiously investigate a whistleblower complaint alleging forced hysterectomies at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC) in Ocilla, GA. "Forced sterilizations infringe on reproductive rights and autonomy," the Senators wrote. "To understand whether such violations may have been committed against immigra… Continue Reading


September 21, 2020

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Make Comprehensive Investments In American Workers, Competitiveness, Alliances And Diplomacy To Confront The Rise of China

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Small Business and Entrepreneurship committees, introduced the America Labor, Economic competitiveness, Alliances, Democracy and Security (America LEADS) Act, Senate Democrats' proposal for a new U.S.-China policy. Shaheen introduced the legislation with U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ). The most comprehensive China legislation to date, the America LEADS Act prov… Continue Reading


September 21, 2020

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Effort to Prioritize Broadband Access for Small Businesses

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced today that she's reintroduced bipartisan legislation with U.S. Senators Kennedy (R-LA), Ernst (R-IA), Hirono (D-HI), Risch (R-ID) and Markey (D-MA) that would improve programs operated by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address problems associated with a lack of broadband internet and other emerging information technology resources, and better … Continue Reading


September 21, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More than $7.9 Million to Support Granite State Law Enforcement & Services for Crime Victims

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that DOJ awarded $7,942,122 in federal funds for New Hampshire to support Granite State law enforcement agencies, strengthen the New Hampshire criminal justice system and bolster services for victims of crime in the state.… Continue Reading


September 21, 2020

Shaheen Urges Online Platforms to Take Additional Measures to Stop Voting Related Misinformation and Disinformation

**U.S. Intelligence Agencies have confirmed Russia is trying to interfere in the election through social media** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a group of Senators sent a letter to Facebook, Instagram, Google, Twitter and YouTube, urging executives to take further measures to stop voting related misinformation and disinformation. The Intelligence Community has confirmed that Russia is trying to influence and undermine the election through social media, and the Depart… Continue Reading


September 21, 2020

Shaheen Praises Inclusion of Significant Reforms to Medicare Payments Program Helping Providers on the Frontlines in Must-Pass Government Funding Legislation

**Shaheen has been sounding the alarm on this issue since April & just last month called on the Trump administration to delay start of recoupment period for providers** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the House Appropriations Committee released legislation that funds the government until December 11th and includes a key provision responding to Shaheen's calls to significantly modify the recoupment period on loans to health care provid… Continue Reading


September 18, 2020

Shaheen: “America has lost its greatest champion of women’s rights in a generation”

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "It's with tremendous sadness that I learned of the passing of Justice Ginsburg," said Shaheen. "America has lost its greatest champion of women's rights in a generation. Her legacy will live on through the many freedoms that women enjoy throughout our society. She will forever be known for her profound strength, unparalleled intellect and uncomp… Continue Reading


September 18, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More than $2 Million in DOJ Grants to Combat Child Sex Trafficking

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the University of New Hampshire (UNH) will receive $2,012,577 to fund three studies to combat child sex trafficking. Specifically, these studies will focus on improving law enforcement's response to domestic child sex trafficking, … Continue Reading

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