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July 05, 2022

The lore of ‘CODELs’: How foreign travel helps Congress at home

by Andrew Desiderio

MADRID - Thom Tillis and Chris Murphy's work on a once-in-a-generation gun safety bill began thousands of miles away from the Capitol, in the Western Balkans. The North Carolina Republican and the Connecticut Democrat barely knew each other at the time and had no predetermined reason to link up, especially on an issue as vexing as gun violence. They don't sit on the same Senate committees. They're from different regions. And less than two years ago, Murphy was even fundraising on behalf of Till… Continue Reading

July 02, 2022

Senate observer group reflects on progress at this week's NATO meeting

by Michel Martin

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: One of the challenges for world leaders meeting here in Madrid for the NATO summit this week has been how to keep the public back in their home countries focused on what's happening in Ukraine. For Europeans, especially those closest to the war, both the fear and the fallout are easy to see - a surge in refugees, higher energy prices and disruptions or price increases for food. But across the Atlantic, the conflict may feel far away, apart from the impact on American's own … Continue Reading

June 29, 2022

New $1.2m to WMCC to help boost rural college access

by Staff

CONCORD - Recognizing the need to assist North Country families with the cost of higher education, New Hampshire's congressional delegation announced Wednesday it had successfully worked on a bipartisan bill to increase funding for efforts to help students pay for community college classes at White Mountains Community College. White Mountains Community College (WMCC) is located in Berlin with satellite campuses in Littleton and North Conway, and is one of seven colleges in the Community Col… Continue Reading

June 23, 2022

$7.8 million in earmarked federal funds headed to Manchester airport cargo project

by Josie Albertson-Grove

Manchester's airport is set to receive almost $7.9 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to continue the expansion of its air cargo facility. The air cargo facility is being developed with the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and a private company, Aeroterm, which has developed dozens of air cargo terminals around the country. The expansion is expected to nearly double the airport's cargo capacity. The funding, $7,871,429, was written into the omnibus federal spending bill… Continue Reading

June 22, 2022

Senators unroll bipartisan plan to curb insulin prices

by Rachel Roubein and Tony Romm

Top senators unveiled a bipartisan bill Wednesday that aims to curb the high cost of insulin, a lifesaving drug that some Americans have struggled to pay for as prices of the medicine have soared. The legislation from Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) is the product of months of work to forge a compromise. But even with the top Senate Democratic leader pledging a vote on the bill, the legislation still faces daunting political odds in a chamber where narrow margins a… Continue Reading

June 22, 2022

Sens. Shaheen and Tillis discuss the latest news out of Ukraine and NATO’s renewed significance

by Staff

In the premiere interview of Washington Post Live's "Across the Aisle," Sens. Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Tillis (R-N.C.) talk with The Post's Leigh Ann Caldwell about working together as co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, their upcoming bipartisan congressional delegation to the NATO summit in Madrid and the latest news out of Ukraine. Click here for transcript Click here to listen to the podcast… Continue Reading

June 18, 2022

Shaheen, Ohio Sen. Portman, say support for Ukraine key to international stability

by Josie Albertson-Grove

Answering questions at Dartmouth College on Friday, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) said they understood the economic ripples of the war in Ukraine and sanctions against Russia were beginning to sting, but both agreed that international stability hinges on Ukraine's ability to decide its own path forward. Both senators are members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and have been staunch supporters of democracy-promotion efforts abroad. Shaheen said she thi… Continue Reading

June 10, 2022

‘I want to be buried with my brothers and sisters who served’

by Annmarie Timmins

Cheryl LeBlanc buried her husband, Dave, at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery Thursday, grateful he's aside thousands of other men and women who served their country. Two weeks ago, LeBlanc would have been turned away because federal cemetery rules didn't recognize her husband's National Guard service. "I know the difference between active duty and guardsmen," said LeBlanc, of Nottingham. "But they still put the uniform on. Anyone who does that, they don't know what they are getting into. The… Continue Reading

June 08, 2022

Shaheen visits health center in Berlin

by Barbara Tetreault

BERLIN - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) has been instrumental in getting the Senate to allocate funding for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and last Thursday she visited Coos County Family Health Service's Response to Domestic and Sexual Violence Crisis Center in Berlin. For an hour, the senator spoke with local advocates about the increased funding and asked what was working and what is needed. Shaheen thanked Berlin Mayor Paul Grenier for joining the discussion. Shahee… Continue Reading

June 04, 2022

Dover medic killed in Vietnam War gets Bronze Star. Family calls honor 'overwhelming.'

by Ian Lenahan

DOVER - A Navy combat medic from Dover killed in the Vietnam War was posthumously awarded a Bronze Star Medal Friday after making the ultimate sacrifice more than 50 years ago. Family members of late Hospital Corpsman Third Class George Riordan were joined by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Commander Capt. Michael Oberdorf as they accepted the recognition from the Navy during a ceremony at City Hall. On March 14, 1968, during the Tet Offensive in South Vietn… Continue Reading

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

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

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

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

Officials upbeat on Sullivan County nursing home project getting millions in funding

by Patrick O'Grady

NEWPORT - County officials received some positive news Monday on a request for $25 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds that would pay a large chunk of the estimated $57 million cost of the planned renovation and addition to the Sullivan County nursing home. Sullivan County Manager Derek Ferland said the Governor's Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR), which is charged with reviewing requests for the use of ARPA funds, is looking at putting $40 million to $50 million in a fund… 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

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