May 22, 2020

Shaheen & Smith, Ranking Members Wyden & Murray Release Senate Democrats’ Plan to Expand Health Care Coverage & Affordability During COVID-19

**The Shaheen-Smith-Wyden-Murray Proposal Has Support of 33 Senate Democrats** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tina Smith (D-MN) alongside Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), today released a Senate Democratic plan to expand health care coverage and affordability during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a white paper, the senators outline a series of comm… Continue Reading

May 21, 2020

Shaheen Statement on Trump Admin’s Withdrawal from “Open Skies” Arms Control Agreement

(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 in response to the Trump administration's announcement that it will withdraw the United States from the Open Skies Treaty, a reconnaissance treaty negotiated in 1992 to allow participating nations to perform flyovers to collect data and verify military action is not imminent. "President Trump is barreling down a path that ultimatel… Continue Reading

May 21, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Urges Increased Support for Those Experiencing Homelessness in Next COVID-19 Relief Package

In Letter to Congressional Leadership, Delegation Also Raises Importance of Supporting Renters to Keep Them in Their Homes WASHINGTON -U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today called for additional funding in the next COVID-19 relief package to support those who are experiencing - or at risk of experiencing - homelessness. New Hampshire has received significant funding from the CARES Act that Congress pa… Continue Reading

May 21, 2020

Shaheen Calls on Trump Administration to Reverse Decision That Prevents NH National Guard Troops from Receiving Full Federal Benefits for Activation During COVID-19 Pandemic

**Shaheen Previously Led the NH Congressional Delegation Letter to the Trump Admin Urging the Secretary of Defense to Extend the Full-Time Guard Duty Authorization Until June 30th** **Shaheen Statement Follows Her Call Last Week with Senators Duckworth & Blumenthal to Ensure National Guard Personnel are Provided Access to Full Benefits** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement opposing P… Continue Reading

May 20, 2020

Shaheen Holds COVID-19 Video Conference Roundtable with Granite State Firefighters and EMTs

Shaheen listening to Granite State firefighters and EMTs during the virtual roundtable (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a video conference roundtable with Granite State firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who are working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the roundtable, Shaheen heard about their experiences serving the public during the public health emergency. Shaheen also provided an update on her efforts in Washington to sup… Continue Reading

May 20, 2020

Shaheen Introduces Bill to Fix Gaps in Telehealth Coverage for Mental and Physical Health

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced legislation to assist health care providers delivering telehealth services and ensure patients can continue to access health care from the safety of home amid the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 has led to a significant increase in telehealth services for both physical and behavioral health, but gaps in access to telehealth remain. The Health Care at Home Act prohibits restrictions on conditions that can be m… Continue Reading

May 20, 2020

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Tammy Baldwin Lead Colleagues in Calling for Increased Funding to Treat and Prevent Substance Use Disorders in Coronavirus Relief Package

As COVID-19 Increases Isolation and Stress, Senators Ask for $2 Billion to Combat Opioid and Substance Use Crisis (Washington, DC) - As reports suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the opioid crisis, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) led 17 of their Senate colleagues, including Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), in urging House and Senate leadership to increase the federal investment for state, local and tribal governments and treatment providers who are lead… Continue Reading

May 20, 2020

Shaheen and Hassan Introduce Legislation to Reinstate Critical 48-Hour Review Period that Ensures Veteran Representation in Disability Claims Process

Senators' Veterans Claim Transparency Act would allow veteran representatives, attorneys, and agents 48 hours to conduct a pre-decisional review of veterans' claims (U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced legislation with their colleagues to ensure veterans and their representatives have 48 hours to review and dispute disability claims before they are finalized. Earlier this year, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposed a rule to limi… Continue Reading

May 19, 2020

Shaheen Hosts COVID-19 Conference Calls with Granite State Teachers and School Administrators

**Recording of the calls with NH school administrators and NH teachers are available on Youtube** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted conference calls with teachers and school administrators from across New Hampshire to discuss their experiences working to provide Granite State students with a quality education amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges they continue to face. The conference calls continued Shaheen's telework efforts to hear directly from lea… Continue Reading

May 19, 2020

Shaheen Welcomes Bipartisan Support for Her Bill to Bolster Domestic Supply Chain for PPE

**Shaheen's legislation was introduced last year to make sure PPE is available during national emergencies** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that U.S. Senators Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) have joined her legislation - the Homeland Procurement Reform Act - which would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to increase the amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) it procures from American companies. Shaheen introduced the legisla… Continue Reading

May 19, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Calls for Action on Incorrect or Missing Stimulus Payments Following Concerns Raised by Constituents

NH Congressional Delegation: 'Struggling families in New Hampshire cannot wait until 2021 to receive the full stimulus payments to which they are entitled by law' WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) called on the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to help individuals who did not receive their COVID-19 stimulus payments or received inaccurate payments as soon as po… Continue Reading

May 19, 2020

Shaheen & Rubio Urge State Department to Follow Through on its Commitment to Provide Care & Benefits to Injured Federal Employees Who Served in Chinese & Cuban Embassies

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, recently sent a letter to Secretary of State Pompeo urging the State Department provide long-term emergency care for all U.S. Government employees who experienced mysterious brain injuries while serving at U.S. Embassies in China and Cuba. The State Department indicated earlier this year that only State Department officials would be covered, despite Congress' int… Continue Reading

May 19, 2020

Shaheen Raises the Importance of Domestic PPE Production With President Trump

**In letter, Shaheen Raises DEKA Production Line Effort: "I know that companies in my state stand ready to work with the federal government and increase production of PPE" ** **Shaheen calls for long-term federal funding and purchase orders for domestic manufacturers of PPE** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) urged President Trump to immediately take action to increase the long-term domestic supply chain for personal protective equipment (PPE) in the United States. Shaheen… Continue Reading

May 18, 2020

NH Delegation Calls on Treasury to Strengthen Paycheck Protection Program to Support Granite State Businesses

In a letter to the Trump Administration, the delegation called for reforms to ensure that this critical small business lending program is better tailored to meet the needs of Granite State businesses. Manchester, N.H. - Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) sent a letter to the Secretary Steven Mnuchin calling on the Treasury to make adjustments to the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) so that it can more … Continue Reading

May 18, 2020

Senators Shaheen & Hassan Call for More Funding to Support Small Businesses Through Community Development Financial Institutions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a bipartisan letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) calling for $1 billion for the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) Fund as part of the next COVID-19 funding package. CDFIs magnify the impact of the funds they receive through innovative partnerships with the private sector, making resources available to businesses that most need additiona… Continue Reading

May 17, 2020

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Ensure Maximum Financial Assistance for Those Enrolled in ACA Exchange Plans Amid COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation with Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Ed Markey (D-MA) that would prevent individuals who are collecting enhanced federal unemployment compensation from losing access to financial assistance for the cost of premiums for Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace plans. The bill also temporarily suspends the repayment burden of excess advance premium tax cre… Continue Reading

May 15, 2020

Shaheen Calls on AG Barr to Explain Delay in Delivering Police Suicide Report to Congress

**Shaheen's request comes as communities across the nation celebrate Police Week and honor law enforcement officers lost in the line of duty** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), called on Attorney General William Barr to explain the Department's delay in submitting a report to Congress which is mandated by legislation that Senator Shaheen authored to collect and report data on pol… Continue Reading

May 15, 2020

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill Backed by Senators Shaheen, Hassan to Help Families of First Responders Lost to COVID-19

Today New Hampshire Observes Peace Officers Memorial Day WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan ensuring that if a law enforcement officer or first responder loses their life or is permanently disabled due to COVID-19, it is treated as a line-of-duty incident so that their families receive the full benefits that they deserve. "Our law enforcement officers and other first responders have been working tirel… Continue Reading

May 14, 2020

As Remdesivir Arrives in NH, Shaheen Urges Trump Administration to Be Transparent on National Distribution

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter this week with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and 11 Senators to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking transparency and information regarding the distribution process for the COVID-19 therapeutic remdesivir. Shaheen and the Senators cited significant concerns raised by hospitals, health providers, patients and medical societies regarding the opaque process under which the federal government is determining di… Continue Reading

May 14, 2020

Senate Clears Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Shaheen & Hassan to Establish Three-Digit National Suicide Hotline

(Washington, D.C.) - Yesterday, the Senate unanimously passed legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) that would establish a three-digit national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act would designate 9-8-8 as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and include the Veterans Crisis Line for veteran-specific mental health support. The current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Veter… Continue Reading

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