March 17, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Calls on HHS to Help NH Hospitals Secure Critical Medical Equipment and Supplies During Coronavirus Outbreak

Delegation Highlights the Urgent Need for Respirators and Surgical Masks Reps. Kuster & Pappas Voted to Pass Economic Coronavirus Response Package to Support Impacted Families and Businesses, Shaheen & Hassan Call on Mitch McConnell for Immediate Senate Vote (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) calling for the Department… Continue Reading

March 17, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Trump to Immediately Maximize Telework for Federal Workers

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with 25 of their colleagues, sent a letter to President Trump urging him to immediately issue an executive order directing federal agencies to utilize telework capabilities to the maximum possible extent. While the administration has issued guidance recommending federal agencies expand their telework capabilities, many federal employees are still required to go to work in-person when they have the capacit… Continue Reading

March 16, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Urge FCC to Ensure That All Students Can Remotely Continue Education During Coronavirus Emergency

Letter Sent as New Hampshire Schools Ordered to Close for Three Weeks, Increasing Urgency of Getting Students Support That They Need WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today joined their colleagues in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help provide Wi-Fi hotspots or devices with Wi-Fi capability to students who lack internet access at home. The letter requests that the FCC temporarily allow schools to utilize funding through the f… Continue Reading

March 15, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Sponsor Bill Directing VA to ‘do its job’ and Provide Benefits for Veterans Suffering from Agent Orange

** Shaheen, Hassan, Tester and 32 Senators on bill to add Bladder Cancer, Hypothyroidism, Parkinsonism, and Hypertension to list of service-connected presumptive conditions** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are sponsoring legislation authored by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) which would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide benefits for veterans suffering from four diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange. Currentl… Continue Reading

March 14, 2020

Shaheen Statement on the Bipartisan Economic Coronavirus Response Legislation that Passed the House

SHAHEEN: "This legislation couldn't be more important and needs to be sent to the President's desk as soon as possible." (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in support of new, bipartisan legislation to provide economic support to families and communities that are financially impacted by the spread of Coronavirus: "This legislation couldn't be more important and needs to be sent to the President's desk as soon as possible. This is a critical nex… Continue Reading

March 13, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Trump Admin to Re-Open the ACA Health Care Enrollment Window

**25 U.S. Senators send letter noting that expanding access to health insurance makes public health safer for all and can help people from getting hit with huge bills** (Washington, DC) - In light of the ongoing outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and in an effort to ensure more Americans have access to affordable health care, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with 23 of their colleagues to urge the Trump Administration to re-open the enrollment p… Continue Reading

March 13, 2020

Shaheen Statement on National Emergency Declaration

**Announcement Follows Calls from Shaheen & others in Congress to Grant Disaster Declarations to Provide Emergency Funds to Aid State and Local Government Coronavirus Response** **Shaheen Has Been Sounding the Alarm on the Need for a Comprehensive Response to the Spread of the Coronavirus** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump declared a national emergency in response to the spread of the Coronavirus: "This declaration … Continue Reading

March 13, 2020

Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize Older Americans Act Heads to President’s Desk to Be Signed Into Law

Shaheen- and Hassan-Backed Bill Authorizes Increased Funding for Critical Programs For Seniors, including Meals on Wheels More Than 30,000 Seniors in New Hampshire Rely on Meals on Wheels Program WASHINGTON - Bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to reauthorize and strengthen critical programs under the Older Americans Act passed the House this week and now heads to the President's desk for his signature. Since 1965, the Older Ame… Continue Reading

March 12, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Urge President Trump to Grant Disaster Declarations to Provide Emergency Funds to Aid State & Local Gov’t Coronavirus Response

Shaheen and Hassan have been sounding the alarm on the need for additional federal funding and access to public information in preparation for the spread of the Coronavirus. (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators last night in a letter to President Trump, urging the President to immediately consider any disaster declaration requests so states can utilize the $42.6 billion currently available in the Disaster Relief Fund in their … Continue Reading

March 12, 2020

Shaheen, Carper & Schumer Introduce Landmark Legislation to Fund PFAS Cleanup

**Bill would authorize $20 billion over the next decade to help communities remediate PFAS chemicals in drinking water and groundwater*** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation with Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to help communities combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination and exposure in drinking water and groundwater. The Providing Financial Assistance to States (PFAS) for Testing and Treatment Act would … Continue Reading

March 11, 2020

Highlighting Need for Action, Shaheen Receives Assurance From Army Corps on Portsmouth Harbor

Shaheen highlighting the importance of the projects at Rye and Portsmouth Harbors to Senior Army Corps of Engineers Leadership (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today questioned the senior leadership of the Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) at a Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, requesting the prioritization and fulfillment of two critical water infrastructure projects - the Rye… Continue Reading

March 11, 2020

Shaheen Applauds Quick Release of $4.9 Million for NH to Support Coronavirus Response as a Result of Congress’ Bipartisan Work

**Following Senator Shaheen and the NH delegation's advocacy, further funding is also available to states to reimburse for response expenses** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released $4.9 million to assist the Coronavirus response in New Hampshire. The funding was the result of bipartisan, bicameral Coronavirus response legislat… Continue Reading

March 11, 2020

Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Shaheen, Hassan Heads to President’s Desk to Become Law

WASHINGTON - Bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan to expand access to broadband in rural and underserved communities in New Hampshire by improving the accuracy of broadband maps has been approved by both the Senate and House and now goes to the President's desk to become law. "In New Hampshire and across the country, broadband access is key to promoting economic growth, expanding educational opportunities and leveling the playing field between urb… Continue Reading

March 11, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Press Administration for Plan to Support Workers, Students Impacted by Coronavirus

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are calling for an economic package that focuses on working Americans and their families most impacted by the coronavirus and are calling on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to issue guidance to schools as they prepare to make difficult decisions about closures. In a letter to President Trump, Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Shaheen, Hassan and their colleagues wrote, "The goal of any economic stimulus should be directl… Continue Reading

March 10, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Sponsor Renewed Bipartisan Push to Permanently Fund LWCF, Address Maintenance Backlog on NH Federal Lands

**President Trump and Republican Senators are getting behind conservation legislation long-championed by Senators Shaheen and Hassan** **This bipartisan legislation would help address more than $43 million maintenance backlog in New Hampshire, including the White Mountain National Forest and Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) th… Continue Reading

March 05, 2020

As 99% of Applicants Continue to Be Rejected From Student Loan Forgiveness Program, Shaheen Confronts Secretary DeVos With Correspondence From Claremont Social Worker

**As many as 99 Percent of Borrowers Have Had Promised Debt Relief Denied by the Trump Administration** SHAHEEN TO DEVOS: "In rural New Hampshire, we can't get social workers. We can't get health care workers. We can't get so many of the people that we need in order to maintain our communities and keep people there and keep them healthy and having opportunities. So having incentives to attract them is something that's really important..." WATCH HERE Senator Shaheen questions Education Secre… Continue Reading

March 05, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Vote in Support of Coronavirus Response Legislation, Send Bipartisan Bill to President’s Desk

**Legislation provides initial $4.9 million to help NH respond to this virus** **Following Senator Shaheen and the NH delegation's advocacy, further funding is also available to states to reimburse for response expenses to date** (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) issued the following statements after voting in support of bipartisan, bicameral Coronavirus response legislation. The bi… Continue Reading

March 05, 2020

Shaheen Statement on DHS Announcement of Additional Temporary Work Visas

**DHS Heeds Shaheen Call, Announces 35K Supplemental Temporary Visas** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, issued the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will make available an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary work visas for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2020. In January, Shaheen and a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers called on DHS to increase the… Continue Reading

March 05, 2020

Raising Deceptive RNC Mailers, Shaheen Requests That Secretary Ross Speak-Out and Act Against Census Misinformation

**Secretary Ross oversees the agency charged with administrating the census and pledged to report back on efforts to combat this misinformation (LINK)** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, questioned Secretary Wilbur Ross about the highly deceptive mailers made to look like official census forms that the Republican National Committee (RNC) has sent across the country. Senator… Continue Reading

March 05, 2020

Shaheen, Portman Introduce Amendment to Lower Energy Bills for Consumers & Reduce Emissions

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced an amendment to add the voluntary building codes sections of their legislation, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (Portman-Shaheen), to the energy bill currently under consideration on the Senate floor. This building codes amendment focuses on encouraging the construction of new homes and buildings to be more energy efficient without any mandates. The adoption of updated model buil… Continue Reading

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