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December 04, 2020

Granite Staters Hardest Hit by Pandemic Applaud Bipartisan Progress on COVID-19 Relief in Congress

**Earlier this Week, Shaheen & Hassan Announced New Bipartisan, Bicameral COVID-19 Emergency Relief Framework ** **A Senior Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Shaheen Once Again Helped Negotiate Provisions to Assist Small Businesses Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis** (Washington, DC) - In response to a new bipartisan, bicameral COVID-19 emergency relief framework announced this week by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - who led negotiations on the s… Continue Reading


December 04, 2020

As COVID-19 Vaccine Nears FDA Approval and Distribution, Shaheen Receives Virtual Briefing on Lonza’s Vaccine Manufacturing Efforts

**Shaheen has led efforts in the Senate to ensure the United States is prepared to quickly produce and deliver potential COVID-19 vaccines to the American people** **The CARES Act included a Shaheen-supported provision containing $3.5 billion to support vaccine development, manufacturing & distribution by firms like Lonza** (Portsmouth, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) participated in a virtual briefing with Lonza, a Portsmouth-based pharmaceutical company, on the firm's eff… Continue Reading


December 04, 2020

Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Led by Shaheen & Collins Ensuring Access to National Parks for Disabled Veterans Signed into Law

**The Wounded Veterans Recreation Act ensures lifetime National Parks passes for all veterans with service-related disabilities** (Washington, DC) - The Wounded Veterans Recreation Act - bipartisan, bicameral legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) - was signed into law yesterday. The Wounded Veterans Recreation Act will ensure free lifetime entry to U.S. national parks and other federal lands for all veterans who incurred or aggravated disabilitie… Continue Reading


December 04, 2020

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $2.4 Million in CARES Act Funding for Dartmouth College to Support Research to Enhance Health Care Providers’ Response to COVID-19

(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 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Dartmouth College $2,396,689 in federal funding appropriated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support ongoing research aimed at enhancing American health care provid… Continue Reading


December 04, 2020

NH Delegation Statement on President’s Approval of Guard Activation Extension at Only 75% Federal Reimbursement

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) issued the following joint statement after President Trump authorized an extension of the New Hampshire National Guard's activation through March 31, 2021 to help respond to the COVID-19 crisis, but maintained reduced federal funding support. Since August 21st, New Hampshire has only been … Continue Reading


December 03, 2020

Shaheen Secures Highest Funding Level Ever for PFAS Health Impact Study in Final Version of Annual Defense Bill

Shaheen has led efforts in Congress to combat PFAS exposure & established the first-ever PFAS health impact study in the fiscal year 2018 NDAA. Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, also successfully adds provision based on her standalone legislation to address health concerns regarding PFAS exposure through firefighter protective gear. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced she su… Continue Reading


December 03, 2020

Shaheen Secures Key NH Priorities in Agreement on Final Annual Defense Bill

**Shaheen Supports Authorization of $160 Million for Multi-Mission Dry Dock Project at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard** **Bill Includes 3 Percent Pay Raise for Service Members** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after Senate and House conferees released the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The annual legislation authorizes national defense objectives … Continue Reading


December 02, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan and Bipartisan Group of Colleagues Push to Include Tax Relief Measure for Craft Breweries in End-of-Year Package

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) - a member of the Senate Finance Committee -are leading a push with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to include a proposal to provide tax relief for craft breweries in an end-of-year legislative package. The bipartisan Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act, cosponsored by Senators Shaheen and Hassan, would permanently extend the reduction in excise taxes for craft breweries, while also cutting red tape an… Continue Reading


December 01, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan, Manchin, Collins, Warner, Cassidy, Murkowski, King & Romney Announce Bipartisan, Bicameral COVID-19 Emergency Relief Framework

**A senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Shaheen Once Again Helped Negotiate Provisions to Assist Small Businesses Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen - a senior member of the Senate Appropriations and Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committees - announced a new, bipartisan framework to provide emergency relief to communities impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, along with U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D… Continue Reading


November 27, 2020

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Small Business Saturday

**Senator Shaheen is a Champion for NH Small Businesses & Helped Negotiate the Small Business Relief Programs Established in the CARES Act** (Manchester, NH)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, issued the following statement ahead of Small Business Saturday, which takes place tomorrow - Saturday, November 28. Occurring during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year, Small Business Saturday aims to encou… Continue Reading


November 25, 2020

Shaheen Shares Thanksgiving Message with Granite State Families

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) shared the following message with Granite State families ahead of Thanksgiving: "As we prepare for Thanksgiving tomorrow, our tables and celebrations will likely look different this year. Our country and communities here in New Hampshire have been through so much over the last nine months and we're still fighting through the challenges of the pandemic. My heart goes out to the families of Granite Staters who will experience their first holid… Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Calls for Additional COVID-19 Relief Package

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) are calling on Congressional leadership to move forward on an additional, comprehensive COVID-19 relief package that meets the needs that they have heard from Granite Staters. "We write today calling for Congress to step up and deliver critical, comprehensive COVID-19 relief when we reconvene after Thanksgiving," wrote the NH Congressional Delegati… Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Calls for Additional COVID-19 Relief Package

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) are calling on Congressional leadership to move forward on an additional, comprehensive COVID-19 relief package that meets the needs that they have heard from Granite Staters. "We write today calling for Congress to step up and deliver critical, comprehensive COVID-19 relief when we reconvene after Thanksgiving," wrote the NH Congressional Delegati… Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues in Urging Robust Funding for State and Local Governments to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and other colleagues in urging Congressional leaders to provide robust funding to ensure the swift distribution of COVID-19 vaccines as a part of any upcoming legislation to address the pandemic. At least one COVID-19 vaccine may be available for distribution within the next month, but many state and local governments lack the funding necessary to distribute the vaccine. The Association o… Continue Reading


November 24, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues in Urging Robust Funding for State and Local Governments to Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and other colleagues in urging Congressional leaders to provide robust funding to ensure the swift distribution of COVID-19 vaccines as a part of any upcoming legislation to address the pandemic. At least one COVID-19 vaccine may be available for distribution within the next month, but many state and local governments lack the funding necessary to distribute the vaccine. The Association o… Continue Reading


November 23, 2020

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Call to Trump Administration to Authorize Extension & Full Funding for National Guard’s COVID-19 Response

**Despite facing a large budget shortfall, New Hampshire is only receiving 75 percent federal reimbursement for the NH Guard's activation while several states are receiving 100 percent** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter this week with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller requesting he extend the aut… Continue Reading


November 20, 2020

NH Delegation Meets with New Hampshire Hospital Association, Discusses Ongoing COVID-19 Response

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) met virtually with the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) and hospital CEOs. The delegation heard updates from the Association's leadership and its members about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fall surge and current outbreaks, discussed continued efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and plans to equitably distribute an e… Continue Reading


November 20, 2020

Senators Shaheen & Hassan Join in Introducing Legislation to Help Protect Children From Home Lead Hazards

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), along with a group of their colleagues, in introducing legislation to help families cover the cost of eliminating lead from their homes. With lead hazards lurking in an estimated 3.6 million homes of families with young children nationwide, the Home Lead Safety Tax Credit Act of 2020 would significantly broaden the national response to this public health challenge by providing refu… Continue Reading


November 20, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Join VA Secretary Wilkie, Dean Kamen & State and Local Officials to Welcome New Shipment of Emergency PPE for VA Facilities

(Londonderry, NH) - Today at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert Wilkie, DEKA Founder Dean Kamen and New Hampshire officials in welcoming a plane carrying a large emergency shipment of personal protective equipment that will be distributed to VA health care facilities. The shipment included 11 million pairs of gloves and will help protect veterans and health care providers from the s… Continue Reading


November 19, 2020

Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senators Shaheen & Hassan to Protect Seniors from Fraud Passes Senate

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to protect seniors from fraud. The Seniors Fraud Prevention Act will help fight scams designed to rob seniors of their assets by directing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to create an office to educate seniors about fraud schemes and improve the agency's monitoring and response to fraud complaints. The legislation is led in the Senate by Senators … Continue Reading

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