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Shaheen Continues “Put money into NH” Tour, Highlighting Federal Awards to Help Public Transportation & Meals Entry

Shaheen Continues “Put money into NH” Tour, Highlighting Federal Awards to Help Public Transportation & Meals Entry

January 11, 2023

**Within the ultimate authorities funding invoice for fiscal 12 months (FY) 2023, Shaheen – a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – secured greater than $111 million to help NH initiatives** 
 
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Shaheen on the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST) facility in Dover. 
 

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Shaheen visiting the NH Meals Financial institution in Manchester. 
 

(Dover, NH) — Right this moment, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, continued her “Put money into NH” tour with stops in Dover and Manchester. The “Put money into NH” tour highlights vital initiatives for which Shaheen secured funding by the fiscal 12 months (FY) 2023 authorities funding invoice that was signed into legislation, which incorporates greater than $111 million for New Hampshire by the Congressional Directed Spending (CDS) course of.  
 
She kicked off her day with a go to to the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST), which gives public transportation providers throughout the Seacoast. Shaheen secured a $2 million award to help a brand new administrative, operations and upkeep COAST facility. This morning, she toured the prevailing facility and met with COAST employees and native stakeholders. 
 
“COAST is a pacesetter in public transportation within the Seacoast area. For many years, COAST has helped guarantee residents – notably older adults and people residing with disabilities – have entry to work, appointments and important providers exterior their houses. After visiting COAST in the present day, I’m excited to quickly see the $2 million award that I labored to safe in motion, which can enhance security, effectivity and entry to providers,” mentioned Shaheen
 
As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Associated Companies (CJS), Shaheen labored to incorporate $111,359,972 for 105 New Hampshire initiatives within the ultimate authorities funding laws for FY 2023. These initiatives reply to a myriad of points uniquely dealing with New Hampshire, together with increasing entry to well being care, updating water infrastructure, rising inexpensive housing and extra. By means of her management, she additionally helps write the laws that funds key federal packages that reply to the substance use dysfunction disaster, assist home and sexual violence survivors, put money into legislation enforcement packages, spur analysis and innovation and rather more.    
 
Later this afternoon, Shaheen continued her “Put money into NH” tour on the NH Meals Financial institution in Manchester, the place she celebrated the $974,000 award she included within the FY 2023 authorities funding invoice. These federal assets will probably be used to buy tens of 1000’s of meals packing containers from native suppliers, supporting cell meals pantries throughout the state. Throughout in the present day’s go to, she met with NH Meals Financial institution employees and toured the ability to debate their work amid elevated meals insecurity through the COVID-19 pandemic.  
 
“The NH Meals Financial institution has been on the frontlines combating meals insecurity, which hit many Granite State households laborious through the pandemic. It was a privilege to fulfill with NH Meals Financial institution employees to listen to about how they may make the most of this $974,000 CDS award to proceed their providers by cell meals pantries. Guaranteeing Granite Staters can preserve meals on the desk will proceed to be a prime precedence,” mentioned Shaheen.  
 
Senator Shaheen has fought to make sure susceptible households are in a position to entry the diet they want through the pandemic. Beforehand, Shaheen efficiently led bipartisan negotiations to offer $13 billion in diet help within the emergency COVID aid laws that was handed by Congress and signed into legislation in December 2020. In that measure, she secured a six-month improve to particular person Supplemental Vitamin Help Program (SNAP) advantages, $400 million to help meals banks and meals pantries and $175 million for senior diet providers together with Meals on Wheels, amongst different vital provisions akin to increasing the Pandemic-EBT program to cowl households with kids youthful than age six. She has repeatedly led calls to strengthen diet help through the COVID-19 pandemic. She urged the USDA to develop SNAP members’ entry to the SNAP On-line Buying Pilot Program, and helped introduce laws that might implement SNAP on-line buying. 

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