March 19, 2020

BREAKING: Shaheen Announces Release of Amer Fakhoury from Lebanon

**Senator Shaheen has been working to free Dover-resident Amer Fakhoury who was held in Lebanon and whose health is in critical condition** **Shaheen spoke on the phone with Amer soon after his release** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has been working closely with Amer Fakhoury's lawyer, administration officials and diplomats to free Amer who had been held in Lebanon since September. Following months of detention and a diagnosis of Stage IV Lymphoma, Amer has finally been… Continue Reading

March 19, 2020

ICYMI: Shaheen & Group of Senators Introduce New Legislation to Suspend SBA Loan Payments for 6 Months, Provide Financial Reprieve to NH Small Businesses Financially Impacted by Coronavirus

Legislation Comes as SBA Approves NH's Emergency Declaration so Resources are Available for Granite State Businesses, Heeding Calls from NH Congressional Delegation (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, introduced new legislation yesterday with U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and a group of Senators that would ensure every small business with a loan from the Small Business Administration (SBA) would … Continue Reading

March 18, 2020

NH Delegation Applauds SBA Administrator’s Approval of State Emergency Declaration Request Which will Release Support to Granite State Small Businesses

Earlier this week, the NH Delegation called on the SBA to approve the state's emergency declaration to support small businesses. (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) issued the following statements after Small Business Administrator (SBA) Jovita Carranza signed New Hampshire's emergency declaration to allow Granite State small businesses to be eligible for the full suite of emergency reso… Continue Reading

March 18, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Statement After Legislation to Bring Financial Relief to Workers and Families Passes the Senate

SHAHEEN: "Much more work remains and Congress needs to continue to work hand-in-hand to deliver relief to families, businesses, the health care system and social service organizations in the days ahead." HASSAN: "Small businesses have been particularly hard hit by this outbreak, and now that this legislation is on its way to the president's desk, it is critical that we swiftly pass substantial additional relief to individuals and small businesses, as well as our economy as a whole." Urgentl… Continue Reading

March 18, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Join Group of Senators in Call for Direct Cash Assistance to Help Americans Weather Economic Fallout of Coronavirus Outbreak

Senators Propose Bold Plan to Lift Up Families Hurt by Crisis (Washington, DC) - As the economic fallout of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak escalates, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter today with a group of Senators led by Michael Bennet (D-CO), Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer outlining a bold new proposal to provide Americans with direct cash payment… Continue Reading

March 17, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen Addresses Granite State Families on the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency

Senator Shaheen addressing Granite State families during her video message (Washington, DC) - Today in a video message, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) addressed New Hampshire families on the coronavirus public health emergency. In her remarks, Shaheen urged Granite Staters to adhere to the guidance from public health officials, provided an update on her bipartisan efforts in the Senate to secure relief for impacted working families and small businesses. The following is a transcript of Sha… Continue Reading

March 17, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Calls on SBA to Approve State’s Emergency Declaration to Support NH Small Businesses

(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 the Small Business Administration (SBA) to issue an emergency declaration to ensure New Hampshire small businesses are eligible for the full suite of emergency resources available through the SBA. In a letter to the Administration of the SBA, Jovita Carranza, the delegation wrote: "Small businesses in New Hampshire are hurting due to … Continue Reading

March 17, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Press Coronavirus Task Force on Situation in Nursing Homes

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are pressing the Coronavirus Task Force for answers on their preparedness and response plans to protect nursing home residents, workers and their families. With their colleagues, the Senators sent a letter to the Trump administration regarding the steps the administration is taking to protect the health and safety of these Americans. In an effort to guard against the spread of the virus in nursing homes, the Centers… Continue Reading

March 17, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Calls on HHS to Help NH Hospitals Secure Critical Medical Equipment and Supplies During Coronavirus Outbreak

Delegation Highlights the Urgent Need for Respirators and Surgical Masks Reps. Kuster & Pappas Voted to Pass Economic Coronavirus Response Package to Support Impacted Families and Businesses, Shaheen & Hassan Call on Mitch McConnell for Immediate Senate Vote (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) wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) calling for the Department… Continue Reading

March 17, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Trump to Immediately Maximize Telework for Federal Workers

WASHINGTON - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with 25 of their colleagues, sent a letter to President Trump urging him to immediately issue an executive order directing federal agencies to utilize telework capabilities to the maximum possible extent. While the administration has issued guidance recommending federal agencies expand their telework capabilities, many federal employees are still required to go to work in-person when they have the capacit… Continue Reading

March 16, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Urge FCC to Ensure That All Students Can Remotely Continue Education During Coronavirus Emergency

Letter Sent as New Hampshire Schools Ordered to Close for Three Weeks, Increasing Urgency of Getting Students Support That They Need WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today joined their colleagues in calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help provide Wi-Fi hotspots or devices with Wi-Fi capability to students who lack internet access at home. The letter requests that the FCC temporarily allow schools to utilize funding through the f… Continue Reading

March 15, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Sponsor Bill Directing VA to ‘do its job’ and Provide Benefits for Veterans Suffering from Agent Orange

** Shaheen, Hassan, Tester and 32 Senators on bill to add Bladder Cancer, Hypothyroidism, Parkinsonism, and Hypertension to list of service-connected presumptive conditions** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are sponsoring legislation authored by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) which would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide benefits for veterans suffering from four diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange. Currentl… Continue Reading

March 14, 2020

Shaheen Statement on the Bipartisan Economic Coronavirus Response Legislation that Passed the House

SHAHEEN: "This legislation couldn't be more important and needs to be sent to the President's desk as soon as possible." (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in support of new, bipartisan legislation to provide economic support to families and communities that are financially impacted by the spread of Coronavirus: "This legislation couldn't be more important and needs to be sent to the President's desk as soon as possible. This is a critical nex… Continue Reading

March 13, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Trump Admin to Re-Open the ACA Health Care Enrollment Window

**25 U.S. Senators send letter noting that expanding access to health insurance makes public health safer for all and can help people from getting hit with huge bills** (Washington, DC) - In light of the ongoing outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and in an effort to ensure more Americans have access to affordable health care, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with 23 of their colleagues to urge the Trump Administration to re-open the enrollment p… Continue Reading

March 13, 2020

Shaheen Statement on National Emergency Declaration

**Announcement Follows Calls from Shaheen & others in Congress to Grant Disaster Declarations to Provide Emergency Funds to Aid State and Local Government Coronavirus Response** **Shaheen Has Been Sounding the Alarm on the Need for a Comprehensive Response to the Spread of the Coronavirus** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump declared a national emergency in response to the spread of the Coronavirus: "This declaration … Continue Reading

March 13, 2020

Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize Older Americans Act Heads to President’s Desk to Be Signed Into Law

Shaheen- and Hassan-Backed Bill Authorizes Increased Funding for Critical Programs For Seniors, including Meals on Wheels More Than 30,000 Seniors in New Hampshire Rely on Meals on Wheels Program WASHINGTON - Bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to reauthorize and strengthen critical programs under the Older Americans Act passed the House this week and now heads to the President's desk for his signature. Since 1965, the Older Ame… Continue Reading

March 12, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Urge President Trump to Grant Disaster Declarations to Provide Emergency Funds to Aid State & Local Gov’t Coronavirus Response

Shaheen and Hassan have been sounding the alarm on the need for additional federal funding and access to public information in preparation for the spread of the Coronavirus. (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators last night in a letter to President Trump, urging the President to immediately consider any disaster declaration requests so states can utilize the $42.6 billion currently available in the Disaster Relief Fund in their … Continue Reading

March 12, 2020

Shaheen, Carper & Schumer Introduce Landmark Legislation to Fund PFAS Cleanup

**Bill would authorize $20 billion over the next decade to help communities remediate PFAS chemicals in drinking water and groundwater*** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation with Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to help communities combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination and exposure in drinking water and groundwater. The Providing Financial Assistance to States (PFAS) for Testing and Treatment Act would … Continue Reading

March 11, 2020

Highlighting Need for Action, Shaheen Receives Assurance From Army Corps on Portsmouth Harbor

Shaheen highlighting the importance of the projects at Rye and Portsmouth Harbors to Senior Army Corps of Engineers Leadership (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today questioned the senior leadership of the Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) at a Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, requesting the prioritization and fulfillment of two critical water infrastructure projects - the Rye… Continue Reading

March 11, 2020

Shaheen Applauds Quick Release of $4.9 Million for NH to Support Coronavirus Response as a Result of Congress’ Bipartisan Work

**Following Senator Shaheen and the NH delegation's advocacy, further funding is also available to states to reimburse for response expenses** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released $4.9 million to assist the Coronavirus response in New Hampshire. The funding was the result of bipartisan, bicameral Coronavirus response legislat… Continue Reading

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