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July 02, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: As Daily COVID-19 Cases Top 50,000 in the U.S., Shaheen Questions Top CDC, NIH & HHS Officials on Trump Admin’s Plan to Develop & Distribute Safe & Effective Vaccine

Shaheen questions witnesses during the Senate Appropriations Hearing on Operation Warp Speed (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Dr. Gary Disbrow, Acting Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority at the U.S. D… Continue Reading


July 02, 2020

Shaheen, Murkowski Lead Colleagues in Urging Fix for Provision Blocking NH and Other States from Receiving Further Relief to Help Address Economic Impacts of COVID-19

**As a result of the "maximum allotment" provision, $43.5 million in urgently needed federal funding is being withheld from impacted states** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) led a bipartisan group of Senators in expressing serious concern with a "maximum allotment" provision that is significantly limiting the amount of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act relief funds that can be awarded to smaller states through the C… Continue Reading


July 02, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Introduce Resolution Defending USPS, Urging More Funding to Offset COVID-19 Losses

The USPS provides vital services for millions of Americans, but currently lacks the funding needed to stay afloat WASHINGTON, D.C - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), together with U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced a resolution outlining the importance of the U.S. Postal Service and urging increased funding in the next COVID-19 relief package to help the key agency offset losses incurred due to the pandemi… Continue Reading


July 02, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Join Baldwin on NDAA Amendment to Increase National Production of Testing Supplies and PPE as COVID-19 Cases Rise

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and a group of their colleagues to introduce an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 (NDAA) that would require President Trump to unlock the full authority and power of the Defense Production Act (DPA) to scale up nationwide production of the testing supplies, personal protective equipment and me… Continue Reading


July 01, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen Successfully Leads Extension of PPP, Pushes For Immediate Assistance to Address State and Local Budget Shortfalls

Senator Shaheen delivers remarks on Senate floor on the urgent need to extend the Paycheck Protection Program and addresses other priorities in future COVID-19 relief. **Shaheen Also Calls for Assistance to Support Nursing Homes Which Are Housing the Most Vulnerable to COVID-19 & Delivers Fierce Defense of the ACA as Republicans Double Down on Efforts to Repeal Health Care Law in the Courts** (Washington, DC) - Last night on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) successfully… Continue Reading


July 01, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Call for Answers On Nursing Homes Evicting Residents Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON - Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with 10 of their colleagues calling on the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to act in response to nursing homes evicting residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter cites New York Times reports that nursing homes have evicted more than 6,400 residents since the beginning of the pandemic. In addition to Senators Shaheen and Hassan, the letter w… Continue Reading


July 01, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Colleagues to Trump Administration: Don’t Rip Away Health Care for Millions During Public Health Crisis

**Senators introduce resolution slamming effort to invalidate Affordable Care Act, take away health care coverage from more than 100,000 Granite Staters** (Washington, DC) - As the Trump Administration continues its efforts to dismantle the health care law that provides coverage for millions of Americans, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced a resolution with U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and their colleagues putting in the official Senate record their condem… Continue Reading


June 30, 2020

Following Her Review of Intelligence, Shaheen Issues Statement Regarding Russian Bounties to Kill American Servicemembers in Afghanistan

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, issued the following statement after reviewing classified intelligence regarding Russian bounties to kill American servicemembers in Afghanistan: "The American people deserve answers as to why the Trump administration appears to have taken no immediate action to protect our troops," said Shaheen. "The Commander in Chief has no more sacred duty than to lead and prot… Continue Reading


June 30, 2020

State of New Hampshire to Receive Almost $8 Million for Homeland Security & Emergency Management; NH Non-Profits, Including Houses of Worship, to Receive More Than $600,000 in Grants to Increase Safety

New Hampshire Non-Profits, Houses of Worship Will Receive More Than Four Times As Much Support Compared to Last Year Senator Hassan, Colleagues Worked Last Year to Successfully Expand the Grant Program to More Houses of Worship, Non-Profits to Combat Foreign and Domestic Terrorist Threats WASHINGTON - 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 Department of Homeland Security has awar… Continue Reading


June 30, 2020

Shaheen, Romney Lead Measure to Defense Bill to Limit Troop Reductions in Germany

(Washington, DC) -In response to the Trump administration's recent announcement to significantly reduce the U.S. troop presence in Germany, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)-a senior member of the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees-introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) that would limit the use of funds to reduce the… Continue Reading


June 30, 2020

Shaheen Applauds $13.5M Defense Contract for Rochester’s Lydall Performance Materials to Increase N95 Mask Production

**New contract will help produce 1.7B N95 masks per year** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee - applauded the announcement that Lydall Performance Materials in Rochester, New Hampshire has been awarded a $13.5 million contract with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Health and Human Services with funding provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Lydall Performan… Continue Reading


June 30, 2020

Shaheen Raises Awareness to Local USCIS Furloughs and Calls for Funding to Keep Employees on the Job

SHAHEEN: "The 21 employees at the USCIS Manchester Field Office, along with the dozens of other New Hampshire residents who work at other Field Office locations, are among the more than 13,000 USCIS employees who, in addition to thousands of contracted workers, stand to lose their income if Congress does not step in." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Senate leadership to make sure employees of the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) are paid by addressing… Continue Reading


June 29, 2020

Shaheen & Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Reduce PFAS Exposure Among Service Members & Military Families

**Pervasive & persistent chemicals are in a variety of everyday items & exposure has been linked to cancer, liver damage, asthma, and other serious health conditions** (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation today with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) and Mike Turner (R-OH) to reduce exposure of service members and their families to harmful PFAS chemicals. The bicameral, bipartisan PFAS Free Mil… Continue Reading


June 29, 2020

ICYMI: Shaheen Presses for Answers on Whether Granite Staters Exposed to PFAS Face Additional COVID-19 Risk

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a group of Senators calling on the Department of Health and Human Services to provide answers on the unique risks Granite Staters exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may face amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Shaheen wrote, "Americans need to be armed with the most complete information as possible about risk factors as states and local governments continue to phase-in … Continue Reading


June 29, 2020

Shaheen Calls for Hearings Immediately on Reports of Russian Bounties to Kill American Servicemembers

SHAHEEN: "The Commander in Chief has no more sacred duty than to lead and protect our men and women in uniform." (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, issued the following statement after reports that Russia has been paying bounties to kill American servicemembers in Afghanistan: "These reports are incredibly disturbing and warrant immediate hearings and classified reviews of the intelligence by th… Continue Reading


June 29, 2020

Shaheen Statement on SCOTUS Decision Striking Down Louisiana Abortion Restrictions

SHAHEEN: "The Supreme Court's ruling reaffirms to women across this country that their health decisions belong to them and them alone." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling striking down Louisiana's restrictive abortion laws: "The Supreme Court's ruling reaffirms to women across this country that their health decisions belong to them and them alone," said Shaheen. "As we celebrate this important deci… Continue Reading


June 27, 2020

Shaheen Urges Intelligence Agencies to Take Further Action to Combat Disinformation Campaigns Aimed at Disenfranchising Voters

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, called on the Department of Defense, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and U.S. Cyber Command to take additional measures to combat influence campaigns aimed at disenfranchising voters, especially voters of color, ahead of the 2020 election. Sophisticated… Continue Reading


June 26, 2020

Shaheen Praises Ninth Circuit Ruling That Prevents Drug Interdiction Funds from Being Raided for Trump’s Border Wall

SHAHEEN: "This ruling affirms the Constitution and makes it clear that funding provided by Congress cannot be used as a slush fund" (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Sierra Club v. Donald Trump, ruled that the President can't divert funds provided by Congress for drug interdiction to be spent on his border wall: "This ruling affirms the Constitution and makes it clear that funding provided by Congre… Continue Reading


June 25, 2020

Shaheen Slams Partisan ACA Repeal Lawsuit as Republicans File Legal Briefs in Support

**SHAHEEN: "It's reprehensible to take away health care in normal times - it's the height of recklessness during a pandemic."** **The Trump Administration-Backed Suit Could Invalidate the Entire Healthcare Law, Including Protections for Patients With Pre-Existing Conditions** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to briefs that will be filed by Republican officials and the Trump administration in support of their partisan lawsuit to stri… Continue Reading


June 25, 2020

Shaheen Hosts Conference Call with NH Camp Leaders Amid COVID-19 Crisis

To listen a recording of the call, click here or on the image. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a conference call with New Hampshire camp leaders from throughout the state to discuss needs and areas of concern amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As a part of the tourism and hospitality industries, which play key roles in the New Hampshire economy, camps throughout the state have been particularly hard-hit by the economic and public health fallout from COVID-19. … Continue Reading

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