May 12, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Markey & Risch Deliver Bipartisan Call for Coordinated Small Business-led Research on Coronavirus

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Jim Risch (R-ID) advocated for increased small business-led research related to the coronavirus pandemic and response in a series of letters to the Trump administration on Monday. The Senators wrote to the eleven federal agencies that participate in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs and called on them to coordinate their efforts and focus research… Continue Reading

May 12, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More Than $6 Million in Funding Through CARES Act to Help Address Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Granite Staters

(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 $6,052,440 in federal grants established under the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was passed by Congress and signed into law. Specifically, $4,679,946 was awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block G… Continue Reading

May 12, 2020

NEW: Shaheen, Bennet Announce Legislation to Improve Medicare Payments Program and Provide Financial Relief for Health Care Providers on Frontlines of Coronavirus Pandemic

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) announced today that they'll introduce legislation to reduce interest rates and modify repayment obligations for health care providers who've sought financial assistance amid the coronavirus pandemic through Medicare's Accelerated and Advance Payments Program. This program was expanded under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to allow for hospitals, physicians and other Medicare-participa… Continue Reading

May 11, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Virtual New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day

**Staff Representatives Will be Available Online on Tuesday, May 19th** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) invite New Hampshire students interested in attending any of the country's military service academies to attend a virtual New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day on Tuesday, May 19th from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. The online event will feature staff representatives for Senators Shaheen and Hassan and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Ch… Continue Reading

May 11, 2020

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Push to Expand Food Delivery for SNAP Recipients During COVID-19 Pandemic

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a bipartisan group of Senators called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to immediately work to ensure SNAP participants can receive home food delivery and curbside pickup during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the letter to USDA, the Senators wrote, "The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented rise in unemployment and a subsequent increase in demand for food assistance. At the same time, social distancing guideline… Continue Reading

May 11, 2020

Shaheen Proposes Bipartisan Bill to Protect Residents and Contain Spread of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes

Shaheen-Sponsored Legislation is Endorsed by AARP and Would Provide $20 Billion to Keep Residents and Workers Safe (Washington, DC) - As more than 20,000 nursing homes residents and workers have died due to COVID-19 and at a time when nursing home residents account for more than 70 percent of COVID-19 deaths in New Hampshire, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) last week to propose a bill that would provide $20 billion to help s… Continue Reading

May 10, 2020

Shaheen to Trump Administration: Don’t Privatize the U.S. Postal Service

**SHAHEEN & SENATORS: "Enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, the USPS has always provided an invaluable service - delivery to anyone with an address, regardless of living in an urban versus rural area, being rich or poor, or old or young"** **Treasury Department has yet to provide $10 billion support loan for the U.S. Postal Service, which provides essential delivery services to 160 million American homes and businesses** **On Friday, Senator Shaheen blasted the Trump administration's deci… Continue Reading

May 09, 2020

Shaheen Calls on Trump Administration to Release Detailed Strategy That Provides COVID-19 Vaccine For Free to All Americans

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with a group of 22 Senators calling on the Trump administration to provide a detailed briefing to Congress and the American people regarding their strategy to produce and distribute a coronavirus vaccine as soon as one is available. "The production and distribution of a successful COVID-19 vaccine or vaccines may be the most extensive and important public health undertaking of our lifetimes. We cannot afford to let the Administ… Continue Reading

May 09, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More Than $6.7 Million in Funding Through CARES Act to Support Home Energy Assistance

(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 is set to receive $6,768,870 in assistance under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP is a federally funded program that provides eligible households with help paying a portion of their energy bills. The program provided assistance to nearly 30,000 Granite Staters this past year, many of the… Continue Reading

May 08, 2020

Shaheen Slams Pick of Political Fundraiser to Lead Postal Service, Threat to Rural Delivery

SHAHEEN: "President Trump has made it clear that he wants postage rates to be quadrupled and for the Postal Service to be privatized, which is a direct threat to rural delivery, and now he has a political operative to advance this agenda" (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the selection of Louis DeJoy, a top fundraiser for Trump and the Republican Party, to serve as Postmaster General: "Granite Staters want to be assured that the Postal Servi… Continue Reading

May 08, 2020

Shaheen Calls on Trump Admin to Immediately Provide Late Guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness to Small Businesses

**Letter follows Shaheen's conversations with New Hampshire small businesses and non-profits that have expressed concern about spending their PPP loan money without guidance on loan forgiveness** **Shaheen calls guidance on loan forgiveness issued by the Administration so far "entirely insufficient"** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on the Trump administration today to immediately address small business concerns and provide guidance on loan forgiveness for Payche… Continue Reading

May 08, 2020

Shaheen, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Democrats Unveil Comprehensive COVID-19 International Response and Recovery Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations (SFRC) and Armed Services Committees, joined SFRC lead Democrat Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and a group of Senators to introduce comprehensive legislation to provide an additional $9 billion in funding to help support international efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 International Response and Recovery Act would compel the Trump administration to constructively engage with other countr… Continue Reading

May 08, 2020

Shaheen Calls on VA to Develop COVID-19 Testing Strategy at Facilities Nationwide

(Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a group of 17 Senators called on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ramp up Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing at VA facilities nationwide and establish a framework for a large-scale strategy for national testing. "In support of a nationwide testing strategy, VA can be a great asset in achieving the kind of testing scale-up necessary to safely open the economy successfully and stave off or address a second wa… Continue Reading

May 07, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More Than $2.4 Million to Expand COVID-19 Testing in NH Community Health Centers

(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) announced that $2,404,930 will be awarded to community health centers throughout New Hampshire to expand their COVID-19 testing capabilities. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and is p… Continue Reading

May 07, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan, Kuster & Sununu Applaud $1.9 Million USDA Investment in NH Broadband Infrastructure

**This is the first ReConnect Investment for NH in the Program's History** (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Governor Chris Sununu issued the following statements in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement that a New Hampshire company will receive a $1.9 million loan through the department's ReConnect Program, which provides funding to improve broadband service in rural communitie… Continue Reading

May 07, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Secure NH Priorities in Bipartisan Water Infrastructure and Drinking Water Bills

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements in response to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works' (EPW) unanimous approval of the America's Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2020 and the Drinking Water Infrastructure Act (DWIA) of 2020, two pieces of biennial legislation that authorize water infrastructure projects and drinking water programs around the country. Shaheen and Hassan helped secure several New Hamps… Continue Reading

May 07, 2020

Shaheen Leads Call with NH Small Businesses & Non-Profits That Have Been Unable to Access Aid 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 business owners and non-profit leaders who have been unable to receive much-needed assistance 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… Continue Reading

May 07, 2020

Shaheen Announces $1.5 Million to Support Space Exploration Technology Research Led by NH Small Business

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations (CJS) subcommittee which funds the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, announced the award of $1.5 million in federal funding to Creare, LLC in support of its space exploration technology research. Specifically, the funding was awarded through NASA's S… Continue Reading

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

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