August 3, 2020 Press Releases

NEW TV AD: Shaheen Making a Difference for NH Veterans

August 3, 2020
Contact: Josh Marcus-Blank,

Airing Tuesday morning, the ad highlights Senator Shaheen cutting through red tape and getting New Hampshire veterans health care options closer to home

Manchester, N.H. – In a new television ad, the Shaheen campaign highlights Jeanne Shaheen’s fight to make a difference for New Hampshire veterans: delivering health care options closer to home and outside the VA as well as tax credits for businesses to hire veterans, and cutting through red tape to ensure the men and women who fought for our country receive the benefits they deserve. The new ad will air on Tuesday, August 4, and will broadcast on WMUR and cable.

“Jeanne Shaheen is making a difference for Granite Staters who served our nation in uniform by boosting health care options and passing tax credits to help businesses hire veterans,” said campaign manager Harrell Kirstein. “She knows that no one who fought for our country should have to face roadblocks when seeking support, so she took on her own party to help veterans get health care closer to home and outside the VA. When it comes to New Hampshire’s veterans, Jeanne Shaheen does whatever it takes to make a difference, and she will continue to cut through red tape to ensure they get the benefits they earned.”

The new 30-second television ad features veterans from across New Hampshire, including veterans Jim Steiner of the U.S. Army Special Forces from Concord, Peter Vellis of the U.S. Navy from Bedford, Dan Proulx of the U.S. Marine Corps from Hudson, and Miriam Cahill-Yeaton of the U.S. Air Force from Epsom.

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, and her provision to renew and expand community care for veterans living in states like New Hampshire without a full-service VA was signed into law. She worked to pass bipartisan legislation that is now law to repeal the “widow’s tax,” which had affected as many as 65,000 families trying to receive their full survivor benefits, and 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.

Watch the new television ad here: