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March 03, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan, Group of Senators Call for Improved Vaccine Access for Individuals with Disabilities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a group of Senators joined a letter led by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, calling on the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process is accessible for individuals with disabilities. "In order to make sure that everyone in the United States is ab… Continue Reading


March 03, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan and Kuster Announce Nearly $1 Million Grant to Fall Mountain, Claremont, Newport & Unity School Districts to Strengthen Remote Learning Capabilities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $995,158 to the Fall Mountain, Claremont, Newport and Unity School Districts. Specifically, the grant was awarded by the USDA Rural Development Agency's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants Program, and will bolster the ability of the school district to provide distance learning services to the… Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

Shaheen Supports Bill to Bring Accountability & Transparency to Corporate Political Spending

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped reintroduce the Shareholder Protection Act of 2021 to ensure public companies are more transparent and disclose their political spending activities to their shareholders. This common-sense bill led by Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) would require large corporations to receive authorization from a majority of its shareholders before managers can spend money on political activities. Corporate political spending is material informatio… Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Pappas Announce Nearly $244K to Support Climate Change Research Led by UNH

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee which funds the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the NSF will award $243,760 to the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in support of climate change research. Specifically, the funding would support efforts by UNH to understand the impact of three significan… Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

As NH Marks One Year Since COVID-19 Reached Granite State, Shaheen Reflects on Resilience of Communities & Frontline Workers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement as New Hampshire marks one year since the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in the Granite State: "One year ago today, I met with state and federal officials to discuss and announce the alarming news that the coronavirus had reached New Hampshire. From that day until now, 1,170 Granite Staters have been taken by this virus, more than 75,500 have been afflicted and scores more have suffered from the devastati… Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Biden Administration’s New Sanctions Against Russia

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee, issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration's announcement that it will pursue new sanctions against Russia for the near fatal poisoning of Alexei Navalny: "These sanctions are the first steps in finally holding the Kremlin responsible for its actions, and they send a clear … Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Over $8.75 Million in Fish and Wildlife Funding Heading to NH

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire will receive over $8.75 million to support wildlife and sport fish restoration, as well as vulnerable species conservation, through the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The funding will help state wildlife agencies pursue conservation projects and pro… Continue Reading


March 01, 2021

In Virtual Discussion with NH Health Care Advocates, Shaheen Urges Granite Staters to Sign Up for Coverage during ACA Special Enrollment Period

Shaheen Highlights New Legislation to Lower Health Care Costs & Expand Access to Care Shaheen listens to health care advocates discuss the importance of signing up for affordable health care coverage through the Special Health Insurance Enrollment Period announced by President Biden (Manchester, NH) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a virtual meeting with Protect Our Care, Covering NH and health care advocates to highlight the 2021 Special Health Insurance Enr… Continue Reading


March 01, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Allow Importation of More Affordable Prescription Drugs from Canada

Bipartisan Bill Would Permit Americans to Import Drugs from Approved Canadian Pharmacies (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators in reintroducing bipartisan legislation to lower the cost of health care by allowing individuals to import safe prescription drugs from Canada. "Granite Staters are stretching budgets at home to cover basic necessities - affording their prescription medication, especially during a global pandemic, sho… Continue Reading


March 01, 2021

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators in Calling on Houthis to Halt Their Marib Offensive

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT), Todd Young (R-IN), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Jim Risch (R-ID), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ed Markey (D-MA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Chris Coons (D-DE), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Susan Collins (R-ME) in issuing a bipartisan call for the Houthis to halt their offensive on Marib: "In 2018, the international community called on the Saudi-led coalition to halt plans … Continue Reading


February 28, 2021

Shaheen Helps Reintroduce Bill to Improve Vaccination Efforts in Underserved and Minority Communities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped reintroduce legislation to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence and improve vaccination rates in underserved neighborhoods and communities of color. Sponsored by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), the COVID-19 Health Disparities Action Act would support targeted and culturally competent public awareness campaigns about COVID-19 vaccines and preventative measures, such as masking and social distancing. These campaigns w… Continue Reading


February 27, 2021

Shaheen Introduces LOCAL Infrastructure Act

**Legislation Would Restore Advance Refunding for Local Governments** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced the Lifting Our Communities through Advance Liquidity for Infrastructure (LOCAL Infrastructure) Act of 2021 with U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). The legislation would amend the federal tax code to restore state and local governments' ability to use advance refunding to manage bond debt and reduce borrowing costs for public pr… Continue Reading


February 26, 2021

Shaheen Hosts Virtual Discussion with Key Granite State Health Care Leaders on Frontlines of COVID-19

Shaheen hears more from health care leaders on the challenges their sector has faced amid the pandemic during today's virtual meeting **Later in the day: Shaheen Delivers Remarks during Webinar to Help Child Care Providers in NH Seeking Pandemic Relief** (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a virtual discussion with representatives from the Core Health Care Group to discuss the challenges New Hampshire's health care sector continues to face during the COVID… Continue Reading


February 26, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join in Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Veterans with Disabilities Full Military Benefits

Bipartisan Major Richard Star Act Would Allow 42,000 Combat-Injured Veterans to Receive Both Disability Compensation and Retired Pay WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues in introducing the Major Richard Star Act, bipartisan legislation to provide combat-injured veterans with less than 20 years of military service their full benefits. Currently, 42,000 military retirees with combat-related injuries qualify for re… Continue Reading


February 26, 2021

Shaheen Meets with Judge Merrick Garland, President Biden’s Nominee for U.S. Attorney General

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after meeting with Attorney General nominee Judge Merrick Garland: "I appreciated the opportunity to meet with Judge Garland this morning, where we discussed pressing challenges facing our country that the Department of Justice will need to address with urgency and precision," said Shaheen. "We discussed key priorities that I believe must be top concerns for our… Continue Reading


February 26, 2021

Shaheen Announces New Legislation to Lower Health Care Costs & Expand Access to Insurance for 4 Million More Americans

**Shaheen Talks Exclusively with WMUR About Why The Push to Lower Premiums & Deductibles is Needed More Than Ever During COVID-19** (Washington, DC) - Today U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced she's introducing new legislation to improve access to health care by lowering premiums and deductibles for low- and middle-income families. She spoke with WMUR about how her new bill, the Improving Health Insurance Affordability Act, would expand coverage to more than 4 million Americans w… Continue Reading


February 26, 2021

Shaheen Participates in KC-46 Discussion at Joint Base Andrews with Senior Air Force Leadership, Takes Part in Air Refueling Mission Staffed by NHANG Aircrew

Left picture: Shaheen and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., discuss processes and capabilities of the KC-46. Right picture: Shaheen with General Brown and members of the 157th Air Refueling Wing. More images can be viewed here. (Joint Base Andrews) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined senior Air Force leadership at Joint Base Andrews for a briefing on the KC-46 refueling tanker program. Following the d… Continue Reading


February 25, 2021

Biden Administration Heeds Call by Shaheen & Hassan, Announces Unemployment Insurance Fix

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that it will heed calls by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to fix a policy that has limited the ability of workers whose hours have been reduced or were temporarily laid off from receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). The Senators were joined in their call by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Mark Warner (D-VA). "Federal unemployment insurance has been a lifeline for working Granite Sta… Continue Reading


February 25, 2021

Shaheen & Hassan Introduce DISCLOSE Act to Crack Down on Dark Money in Elections

**Legislation Would Require Organizations that Spend Money to Influence Elections to Disclose Source of Funds and Guard Against Foreign Election Interference** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) reintroduced the DISCLOSE Act with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), legislation that would require organizations spending money in federal elections to disclose their donors and guard against hidden foreign influence in our democracy. "Since the Sup… Continue Reading


February 25, 2021

In Case You Missed It – Shaheen to CNN: U.S. National Security is at Risk if We Don’t Hold Perpetrators of Sonic Attacks Accountable

SHAHEEN: "If we don't hold those responsible accountable, then we can be sure it's going to continue to happen. And that's a national security risk to the United States and to our personnel." **Shaheen Spoke with CNN in an Exclusive Interview about Her Mission to Fight for Victims of Traumatic, Mysterious Sonic Attacks & Ensure Accountability Moving Forward** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) recently spoke with CNN in an exclusive interview on developments to unco… Continue Reading

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