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May 23, 2022

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: We need leaders who trust women

by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

LIKE THE MAJORITY of women across New Hampshire and the country, I was outraged by the draft opinion leaked from the Supreme Court that would overturn Roe v. Wade. If that opinion stands, the court would take away women's rights to privacy that have been in place for almost 50 years. If that decision stands, we as women would not be able to control our own bodies or our own futures, and the most consequential decisions women make in our lives - when and how to start families - wouldn't belong to… Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

Wednesday Q+A with Jeanne Shaheen

by Cristina Maza

Jeanne Shaheen is the senior senator representing the state of New Hampshire. She is the only female lawmaker on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and she also sits on the Armed Services Committee. Shaheen spoke with Cristina Maza about funding to support Ukraine, her recent visit to the Western Balkans, and the rights of women and girls globally. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Congress is moving the $40 billion aid bill for Ukraine forward. That's over 65 percent … Continue Reading


May 15, 2022

CloseUp: Shaheen discusses future of abortion policy

by Adam Sexton

Senator Jeanne Shaheen joined us in studio amid a political firestorm over the issue of abortion.… Continue Reading


May 15, 2022

New Hampshire gets $24M for affordable housing

by Christian Wade

New Hampshire is getting nearly $24 million from the federal government to help expand affordable housing options for vulnerable populations. The funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be used to address a wide range of housing insecurity needs for low- and middle-income families as well as individuals experiencing homelessness or recovering from substance misuse during the pandemic. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, who pushed for the funding, said skyrocketin… Continue Reading


May 15, 2022

U.S. Sen. Shaheen: Seacoast benefiting from millions in new investments

by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

As we come out of the pandemic and battle inflation, investing in our communities and creating jobs are key to our economic recovery. Job creation is a priority as I work in the U.S. Senate, especially as I help write and pass annual government funding bills. As a senior member of the Senate committee that creates these bills, every year I work to ensure the Granite State gets its fair share of resources. Too often, funding formulas shortchange smaller states like ours, which is why I fight to … Continue Reading


May 13, 2022

Shaheen says aid to Ukraine must continue

by Adam Sexton

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said Friday that Western sanctions will soon begin to take an even more significant bite out of the Russian economy. The Democratic senator from New Hampshire said the U.S. must continue to provide military and financial assistance to Ukraine to blunt the latest Russian offensive. "First of all, we need to get the aid for Ukraine," Shaheen said in an interview for "CloseUP." "We have a $40 billion package sitting in the Senate that we need to get approved this coming w… Continue Reading


May 12, 2022

Column: $8.1 million invested in Upper Valley projects

by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

As we come out of the pandemic and battle inflation, investing in our communities and creating jobs are key to our economic recovery. Job creation is a priority as I work in the U.S. Senate, especially as I help write and pass annual government funding bills. As a senior member of the Senate committee that creates these bills, every year I work to ensure the Granite State gets its fair share of resources. Too often, funding formulas shortchange smaller states like ours, which is why I fight to m… Continue Reading


May 04, 2022

Shaheen visits local factory with U.S. Small Business Administration leader

by Andrew Sylvia

Last week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman at Uni-Cast, an aluminum investment casting manufacturer in Londonderry, to discuss the role of Granite State manufacturing, supply chain challenges amid the pandemic, workforce needs and federal assistance for small businesses. During the visit, Shaheen and Guzman met with personnel. "Uni-Cast is a family-owned and operated New Hampshire small business, and a … Continue Reading


April 28, 2022

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: If $33 billion package can ‘diminish’ Putin's power, ‘that’s money well spent’

by Andrea Mitchell

Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committee member Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss why Biden's $33 billion Ukraine funding request is worth the cost. "If Putin doesn't do well in Ukraine, he may look for other places to meddle," says Shaheen. "I think if we can diminish Vladimir Putin and Russia's ability to do this someplace else now, with the courageous Ukrainians who have been willing to put up this fight, then that's money well spent."… Continue Reading


April 19, 2022

Alice Peck Day hospital opening addiction treatment center for mothers, kids

by Nora Doyle-Burr

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital's campus is slated to become home to a new residential addiction treatment center for mothers and their children, according to an online announcement. The Lebanon hospital has signed a letter of intent with Families Flourish Northeast, a nonprofit founded in late 2020 by a group of clinicians at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with the aim of giving women in the Upper Valley and the North Country who are struggling with addiction a treatment option to suit th… Continue Reading


April 18, 2022

Shaheen checks out Nansen Ski Jump and other funding recipients

by Barbara Tetreault

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen visited the Big Nansen Ski Jump last Wednesday to see the work being done to revive both the historic jump and the sport of jumping here. Shaheen earmarked $500,000 for the jump in the recent federal budget. The stop was one of three the state's senior senator made in Coos County as she checked out projects she was able to get funded. She also visited Coos County Family Health Service's dental clinic in Berlin and the P.J. Noyes building in Lancaster. Frie… Continue Reading


April 15, 2022

Shaheen calls for more support for Ukraine

by Adam Sullivan

New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen says more needs to be done to support Ukraine as the bombing in the country continues. Shaheen says she applauds the Biden administration's recent announcement to send $800 million in additional weapons and gear to Ukraine. She also says humanitarian efforts need to continue in the war-torn county to support the victims of what she calls an "un-holy and un-provoked war." "We are seeing more and more the horrific actions by the Russian military in Ukraine ag… Continue Reading


April 14, 2022

Shaheen pushing for increased child care funding

by Adam Sullivan

LEBANON, N.H. (WCAX) - New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen is calling on state and federal leaders to increase funding to fill gaps in child care programs. Shaheen says the Granite State currently has about 1,500 openings at programs across the state. She's calling on the Biden administration to increase federal investments for both recruitment and retainment of child care workers. In the current budget, Shaheen worked to include more than $17 billion for child care and early learning programs… Continue Reading


April 07, 2022

Sen. Shaheen: Lend-Lease bill will let U.S. run a ‘tab’ for aid to Ukraine, speeding weapons delivery

by Andrea Mitchell

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the bill she sponsored to expedite weapons delivery to Ukraine, which passed unanimously with bipartisan support. "It's really modeled on what we did in World War II before the United States entered the war. We provided equipment and arms to Britain as Britain was trying to fend off the Germans, and we basically ran a tab for that equipment and weapons," says Shaheen. "That's the idea again, so that we can continue to provide what th… Continue Reading


March 29, 2022

CMC, Saint Anselm College benefit from return of federal earmarks

by Mark Haywrard

Catholic Medical Center is working on plans to build a state-of-the-art simulation lab for nursing students and medical professionals, thanks to $2 million in federal funding announced this week by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Sandwiched into the federal budget bill signed by President Joe Biden two weeks ago, the spending signals a return to budget bills with local projects. Congress had stopped earmarks in 2011 but returned to the practice with this year's $1.5 trillion budget. Known in… Continue Reading


March 26, 2022

Kids, parents see shortage of mental health care in schools. Shaheen bill seeks to help.

by Megan Fernandes

In January, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, sat in the Dover High School library. She was surrounded by a circle of 20 students who had just completed mental health first aid training, and were gearing up to train more students. Students formed a Mental Health Initiative this school year, sparked by student leaders eager to change the culture at DHS regarding mental health and suicide awareness. Members of the DHS senior class were motivated to act after they had lost three classmates to … Continue Reading


March 21, 2022

Limited by consolidation, funds to help improve rural birthing access

by Nora Doyle-Burr

As more than one-third of New Hampshire's hospital-based labor and delivery units have closed in the past two decades, some rural parts of the state have become "maternity deserts," according to Dr. Timothy Fisher, an obstetrician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Following a national trend, most Upper Valley hospitals such as Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon; Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont; Springfield (Vt.) Hospital, Cottage Hospital in Woodsville; and New London Hospit… Continue Reading


March 16, 2022

Burial equity for Guard and Reserves now the law of the land

by Shawne K. Wickham

The New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen will now be allowed to bury all National Guardsmen, Reservists and their spouses and children. President Joe Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022 into law on Tuesday. Tucked into the so-called omnibus bill, which included supplemental aid to Ukraine, was a measure supported by the New Hampshire Congressional delegation to allow all Guard members and Reservists to be buried in veterans cemeteries that receive fede… Continue Reading


March 11, 2022

Money for Keene police body cams among local items in federal spending plans

by Rick Green

Federal spending plans receiving final consideration in Congress include $62.4 million for New Hampshire projects, with several in Cheshire County, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said Thursday. "The congressionally directed spending process provides a critical opportunity to ensure smaller states like New Hampshire get their fair share," Shaheen said in a statement. "I'm thrilled by the inclusion of these projects, which address a variety of needs in our community, from local infras… Continue Reading


March 04, 2022

US health secretary visits Planned Parenthood after delivering federal funds

by Adam Sexton

MANCHESTER, N.H. - U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra spoke of the administration's support for abortion rights Friday as he visited Planned Parenthood in Manchester. Becerra's visit came after his department delivered a Title X Dire Need grant of $500,000 to Planned Parenthood to fill the gap left by funds rejected by New Hampshire's Executive Council over opposition to abortion. "We've got your back," Becerra said. "And there have been some challenging times. I don't… Continue Reading

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