April 06, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan, and Bipartisan Group of Colleagues Urge Greater Protections for Health Care to Seniors Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues in urging the Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to increase access to in-home health care services to protect Medicare beneficiaries from high-risk settings and promote safer access to care amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter was led by Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Scott (R-SC). "As we seek additional options … Continue Reading

April 04, 2020

As Small Business Assistance Program Launches, NH Delegation Calls for Trump Administration to Issue Better Guidance to Lending Institutions

**SHAHEEN, HASSAN, KUSTER, PAPPAS: "As this program is rolled out, the Administration must stand ready to anticipate, adjust and resolve potential problems in order to ensure efficient and effective utilization of this important loan program."** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Small Business Committee and a lead negotiator of the small business assistance provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, U.S. Senator… Continue Reading

April 03, 2020

NH Delegation Statement on Major Disaster Declaration

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas released the following statement after President Donald Trump approved Governor Chris Sununu's request for a Major Disaster Declaration for New Hampshire in response to COVID-19: "We are glad that President Trump heeded our call to swiftly approve Governor Sununu's request for a major disaster declaration, which unlocks additional funding from the latest bipartisan legisl… Continue Reading

April 03, 2020

Shaheen and Hassan Call On Administration To Ensure Veterans, SSI Beneficiaries Get Stimulus Checks Automatically

Letter Follows Senators' Successful Efforts to Urge Administration to Reverse Course, Ensure Social Security Beneficiaries Receive Stimulus Checks Automatically WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Cory Booker (D-NJ) and 40 of their colleagues calling on the Trump Administration to issue stimulus checks automatically to recipients of benefits through the Department of… Continue Reading

April 03, 2020

Shaheen Urges Administration to Continue Covering All Costs of National Guard Troops Activation

Washington, DC -Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) wrote a letter with U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) to President Donald J. Trump requesting that the Administration extend the Title 32 authority for all National Guard troops activated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for at least 180 days. By doing so, the federal government would continue covering 100 percent of the costs of this activation. On March 30, Trump authorized Title 3… Continue Reading

April 02, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Urge Service Providers to Expand Internet Access for Low-Income Americans Throughout COVID-19 Crisis

Senators urge Lifeline internet service providers to expand service to ensure American families can work and learn remotely, access telehealth resources during this pandemic Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and their colleagues calling on Lifeline internet service providers to deliver better mobile internet service for low-income Americans impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Improv… Continue Reading

April 02, 2020

PHOTO RELEASE: Shaheen's Office Helps Granite Staters Return Home

Javier Jimenez and family finally home in Exeter Javier Jimenez, Julie Givens and family in Peru (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that her office successfully helped several Granite Staters return home who were stranded in foreign countries because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Julie Givens, Javier Jimenez and their three children recently returned home to Exeter from Peru after being stranded for several weeks. Senator Shaheen's office helped arrange for the Exeter f… Continue Reading

April 02, 2020

Shaheen Sends Bipartisan, Bicameral Letters in Support of Peace Corps, AmeriCorps Volunteers

Letters Seek Clarity on Status of Unemployment Benefits, Ability to Work on U.S. COVID-19 Response WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen sent two bipartisan, bicameral letters with U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and U.S. Representative Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) seeking clarity on unemployment benefits and work opportunities for Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and other national service participants. In the first letter, the Members urge Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia to clarify that … Continue Reading

April 02, 2020

NH Delegation Announces $11.7 Million From New COVID-19 Law to Help NH’s Vulnerable Homeless Population & Provide Support to Community Health Facilities, Food Banks and Other Community Services

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a negotiator of the recent COVID-19 economic response bill, and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced today that New Hampshire is set to receive $11.7 million in additional funding to assist New Hampshire's vulnerable homeless population and to address other local needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding comes from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CA… Continue Reading

April 01, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call for Social Security Recipients to Get CARES Act Direct Cash Assistance Without Having to File Tax Return

Senators' Letter Comes After IRS Releases Guidance that Contradicts Provisions of the CARES Act that Explicitly Give Treasury Authority to Provide Direct Assistance to Social Security Beneficiaries who Do Not File Taxes WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and 38 of their colleagues expressing alarm over contradictory guidance released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on whether or not eligible Socia… Continue Reading

March 31, 2020

Following Outreach from Shaheen & Hassan, Major Insurance Companies Announce Policy to Waive Cost-Sharing for COVID-19 Expenses, Including Testing and Treatment

Humana, Cigna to Cover All COVID-19 Medical Expenses Senators Urge Other Insurance Companies to Put Public Health and Safety First WASHINGTON - Following outreach from U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), two major insurance companies, Humana and Cigna, have announced that they will waive in-network and out-of-network cost-sharing for COVID-19 medical expenses, which includes testing and treatment, for both presumptive and confirmed COVID-19 cases. Humana and Cigna'… Continue Reading

March 31, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Calls on the President to Swiftly Approve Governor Sununu’s Disaster Declaration Request

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas called on President Donald Trump to swiftly approve Governor Chris Sununu's request for a Major Disaster Declaration for New Hampshire in response to COVID-19. The CARES Act, which Congress passed and the president signed last week, includes an additional $45 billion for the Disaster Relief Fund. If the president approves New Hampshire's request for a disaste… Continue Reading

March 31, 2020

Shaheen Calls on Administration to Prioritize COVID-19 Testing for Patients Who Have Potentially Exposed First Responders to Avoid Lengthy Quarantines For Vital Frontline Workers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield to reevaluate CDC guidelines to prioritize "source patients" who have symptoms of COVID-19 and come into contact with first responders. If a first responder is not wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) and comes into contact with one of these source patients that have symptoms of COVID-19, the firs… Continue Reading

March 31, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan, Colleagues Urge Administration to Address Child Care Needs of Frontline Workers

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led their colleagues in urging the Office of Child Care at the Department of Health and Human Services to take additional steps to expand child care options for health care workers and others on the frontlines responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as provide critical guidance to child care providers to ensure that they are taking appropriate action to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 at centers that remain ope… Continue Reading

March 31, 2020

NH Delegation Announces $147 Million in Additional Funding That NH Can Expect From New Law to Respond to COVID-19

**These resources are in addition to the $1.25 billion that the CARES Act provides New Hampshire to compensate for COVID-19 emergency response efforts** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a negotiator of the recent COVID-19 economic response legislation, and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced $147 million that New Hampshire can expect from this new law that was signed by the President on Friday. This fundin… Continue Reading

March 30, 2020

After Leading Bipartisan Negotiations, Shaheen, Rubio, Cardin and Collins Press SBA and Treasury to Swiftly Implement Small Business Relief

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, led a letter with Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Susan Collins (R-ME) calling on Jovita Carranza, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, to immediately take action to implement the Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act, which was signed into … Continue Reading

March 27, 2020

Shaheen Statement on Coronavirus Economic Response Legislation as Bill Clears Congress, Sent to President’s Desk

SHAHEEN: "I urge the Trump administration to quickly distribute this emergency relief, particularly to working families and small businesses who need these resources as soon as possible to stay financially afloat." **Bill Includes a Minimum of $1.25 billion to New Hampshire to assist the state's COVID-19 response efforts** **As Part of This Bill, Shaheen, Rubio, Cardin & Collins Led Negotiations on Bipartisan Relief for Small Businesses, providing more than $377 Billion in Assistance** *… Continue Reading

March 27, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Federal Trade Commission to Protect Seniors from Coronavirus Scams

In response to the recent increase in coronavirus (COVID-19) scams, letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph Simons calls on the FTC for stronger consumer protections and education for seniors (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with 32 of their colleagues to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), urging it to protect seniors from coronavirus-related scams. In response to the recent increase in these scams, the letter to FTC… Continue Reading

March 26, 2020

The President Signs Into Law Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senators Shaheen, Hassan to Reauthorize the Older Americans Act

Bipartisan Legislation Increases Funding for Meals on Wheels and Other Programs that Are Especially Critical for Seniors Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic Latest Senate-Passed COVID-19 Response Package Also Includes Additional $500 Million for Nutrition Service Programs, Including Meals on Wheels WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed into law bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen to reauthorize the Older Americans Act, which will strengthen and incr… Continue Reading

March 26, 2020

NH Delegation Expresses Concern Over Delayed & Inadequate Medical Supplies Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Calls for Agencies to Expedite Resources and Provide Guidance to NH Health Care Providers

NH Delegation Letter Follows Joint Call with NH Governor Chris Sununu Last Week to President Trump, Urging Swift Delivery of Critical Medical Supplies & Personal Protective Equipment Shaheen & Hassan Voted in Favor of Robust COVID-19 Response Legislation Last Night, Which Includes $16 Billion to Bolster the Strategic National Stockpile of Critical Equipment and Supplies Kuster & Pappas Have Called for an Immediate Vote on Senate-Passed Relief Legislation to Send it to the Presiden… Continue Reading

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