Granite State veterans put their lives on the line for our country, and Jeanne Shaheen will always fight to make a difference for them and make sure they get the benefits and services they’ve earned. Jeanne’s office has helped thousands of New Hampshire veterans get their VA benefits and has worked across the aisle to pass legislation that makes it easier for veterans to access services and care.
In the Senate, Jeanne works across the aisle to make a difference for veterans. She took on her own party to make sure New Hampshire veterans could get health care closer to home. Her legislation to renew and expand community care for veterans living in states like New Hampshire without a full-service VA was signed into law.
Jeanne knows that surviving military spouses should never face burdens as a result of their spouse’s service. She worked to pass bipartisan legislation that is now law to repeal the “widow’s tax,” which had blocked as many as 65,000 Americans from receiving their survivor benefits.
She has worked with Democrats and Republicans to reform the VA and reduce wait times for veterans who need to see a doctor. With the support of veterans service organizations, she secured approval to open a new and expanded Manchester Veterans Center and to open a new VA clinic in Keene, and to give tax credits to businesses that hire veterans.