July 10, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More than $6.1 Million in Relief to NH Healthcare Providers Impacted by COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - Today, 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 $6.1 million will be awarded to New Hampshire health care providers impacted by the economic fallout of COVID-19. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Provider Relief Fund as part of $100 billion in health care provid… Continue Reading

July 10, 2020

NH Delegation Announce $360K in AmeriCorps Funding to Expand Community Service in NH, Support Granite State Programs

(Manchester, NH) - Today, 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 New Hampshire has received $360,109 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. The funds were awarded through CNCS' Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) to Volunteer N… Continue Reading

July 09, 2020

Shaheen Spends the Day in NH’s North Country to Visit Conway Restaurant That Received PPP Loan, Discuss Importance of LWCF & Meet with Timber Industry Workers Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Shaheen meets with Dave Hausman, owner of Big Dave's Bagels & Deli Shaheen visits the Glen Ellis Falls in the North Country Shaheen tours Burgess Biopower in Berlin (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spent the day in New Hampshire's North Country to discuss a number of critical issues important to workers and residents. She first met with Big Dave's Bagels & Deli owner Dave Hausman at his North Conway business to hear more about his experience with… Continue Reading

July 09, 2020

ICYMI: Boston Globe – Shaheen & Whitehouse: Warnings of Climate Change’s Impact on New England Are Clear: “The region faces a crash in coastal property values and a devastating economic fallout”

**Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have already lost $403 million in coastal property value** **Shaheen's International Climate Change Accountability Act "would slam the brakes on the Trump administration's anti-climate agenda and help develop a strategic plan for meeting our commitments and standards under Paris [Climate Change Agreement]"** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) authored a joint op-ed for the Boston Globe sou… Continue Reading

July 08, 2020

As NH Eviction Moratorium Lifts, Shaheen Holds Conference Call With Granite State Housing Advocates & Officials

To listen to the audio of the call, click here or on the image. (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a conference call with New Hampshire housing advocates and officials to discuss their ongoing needs amid the COVID-19 crisis. The event came as New Hampshire lifts its eviction moratorium, which has led to mounting concerns over a potential surge in evictions and homelessness, and the impending expiration of extended unemployment benefits passed as part of the Coro… Continue Reading

July 07, 2020

Shaheen Meets with Epping Small Business Owners to Discuss Paycheck Protection Program & Need for Continued Relief Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Senator Shaheen meets with Popovers owners John Tinios and Steve James at their Epping restaurant to learn more about their experience with the Paycheck Protection Program. **Earlier, Shaheen Visits Pease Runway Project to Observe Runway Construction Progress & Highlights Importance of Investments in Transportation and Infrastructure** Shaheen visits Portsmouth International Airport at Pease where she toured the runway reconstruction project being led by Pike Industries. (Washin… Continue Reading

July 07, 2020

Shaheen & Moran Call on Census Bureau to Conduct Complete & Accurate Count

**Letter to Census Director Follows Reports of Trump Administration Political Appointees Transferred to Nonpartisan Bureau** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), vice chair and chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the U.S. Census Bureau, called on Census Director Stephen Dillingham to ensure that the 2020 Census is conducted as completely and accurately as possible, free from political interference. Their bipartisan letter comes af… Continue Reading

July 07, 2020

Shaheen, Lankford Push DOD Head on Delay to Remove Turkey from F-35 Technology Supply Chain

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, sent a letter with Senator James Lankford (R-OK) yesterday to Defense Secretary Mark Esper on the Department of Defense's timeline to remove Turkey from the supply chain of the F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter. Shaheen and Lankford were the first in Congress to introduce legislation, which was eventually included in last year's National Defense Authorization … Continue Reading

July 06, 2020

NH Delegation Expresses Concern About DHS Detention Facilities Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Delegation Calls on Department to Explain Review Process for Case Release & Address Testing and Safety Concerns (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) called on Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolfe to answer questions about the spread of COVID-19 at immigration detention facilities, including one in New Hampshire. In a letter, the delegation wrote, "As you know, in… Continue Reading

July 06, 2020

Shaheen, Warren & Courtney Introduce Bicameral Bill To Give Student Loan Borrowers Access To Historic Low Rates Amid COVID-19

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the Bank on Students Coronavirus Emergency Loan Refinancing Act of 2020. The new, bicameral legislation would allow student loan borrowers to refinance their student loan debt down to the historically low federal Stafford Student Loan rates, which recently went into effect. At a fixed rate of 2.75% for undergraduate Stafford borrowers, the new rates for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year are the lowest… Continue Reading

July 05, 2020

NH Delegation Applauds $3.45 Million Grant to the Community College System of New Hampshire for High School Apprenticeship Programs

**New grant will help enhance apprenticeship programs that span 30 different occupations and serve up to 315 high school students a year** (Washington, DC)-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 Community College System of New Hampshire will receive $3.45 million through the U.S. Department of Labor to support high school apprenticeship programs. This new grant will help enhance app… Continue Reading

July 03, 2020

Shaheen, Casey Introduce Bill to Support State Medicaid Programs During Times of Economic Crisis

(Washington, DC) - As states face an economic downturn and Americans lose health care coverage due to job loss during the public health pandemic, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Bob Casey (D-PA) and their colleagues introduced the Coronavirus Medicaid Response Act. This legislation would respond to the increased need for health care during the public health and economic crisis by creating a quicker and more responsive process for supporting state Medicaid programs. It would address fluctuat… Continue Reading

July 03, 2020

As NH Eviction Moratorium Lifts, Shaheen Calls on HUD to Release Stalled Emergency Housing Grants

**Shaheen letter calls out delayed federal guidance on CARES Act funding that's holding up release of much needed funding** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) calling on the agency to expedite the release of $4 billion of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding for emergency housing. HUD has yet to issue initial guidance to grantees about permissible uses of these funds, d… Continue Reading

July 02, 2020

Shaheen & Moran to Secretary Ross: Comply With Inspector General and Disclose Report Outlining Political Interference into NOAA's Dorian Forecasts

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), the vice chair and chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, sent a letter today to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross after the Department of Commerce (DOC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) outlined a series of accusations regarding obstruction in completing a report concerning political interference in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOA… Continue Reading

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

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