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September 16, 2021

Shaheen Visits NH’s Top Ranked Red List Bridge & Highlights NH Priorities in Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

(Hampton, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the Neil R. Underwood Bridge that crosses the Hampton River - the number one red-listed bridge in New Hampshire - to discuss how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the historic bipartisan infrastructure bill Shaheen helped negotiate, will invest in repairing and replacing crumbling infrastructure across the state. Constructed in 1949, the bridge is in poor condition and has required emergency repairs as recently as 2018. … Continue Reading


September 15, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Help Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 Service Members Murdered in Afghanistan in August

(Washington, DC) - Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, joined in introducing bipartisan legislation to posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 American service members who terrorists killed in Afghanistan on August 26, 2021 while the service members were bravely working to evacuate Americans and Afghan partners at Hamid Karzai International Airport. "The brave… Continue Reading


September 15, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Economic Impact Report

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to the release of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard's Economic Impact Report for 2020: "This report reaffirms what we already know in New Hampshire: the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard plays a vital role in our state, not only to bolster our nation's military readiness, but in robust support of our regional and state economies," said Shaheen. "Our shipy… Continue Reading


September 14, 2021

Heeding Calls from Shaheen to Prioritize Plight of Afghan Women & Girls, Secretary of State Blinken Commits to Bolstering State Department’s Response Efforts

**Blinken's response comes one day after he announced he will appoint a State Department official to lead administration efforts in support of Afghan women and girls, heeding calls from Shaheen and others in Congress to make this a priority** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman and a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), today questioned Secretary of State Antony Blinken on several policy priorities following the U.S. withdrawal from A… Continue Reading


September 14, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $3.2 Million to Strengthen Home Visiting Services for Underserved Communities, Expand Access to Essential Health Care Services at NH Schools

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire will receive $3,225,084 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen home visiting services for families in underserved communities and expand access to essential health care services at Granite State schools. Specifically, $3,025,084 was awarded to the New Hampshi… Continue Reading


September 10, 2021

Shaheen Celebrates Granite State Manufacturing Facility Expansion during Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

**GSM plays an important role in the construction, operations & maintenance of the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet.** Earlier: Shaheen honors Derry's Alan Shepard during NH DOT I-93 rededication ceremony. (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, delivered remarks at Granite State Manufacturing's ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the expansion of its Nashua facility. GSM systems play an important role in the… Continue Reading


September 10, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $5.7 Million in Federal Funding to Support Granite State Firefighters

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Homeland Security Committee, and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $5.7 million in federal funding to support Granite State firefighters through its Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program and Staffing for A… Continue Reading


September 10, 2021

Shaheen Statement Ahead of 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Terror Attacks

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks: "As we prepare to mark the twentieth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks, my thoughts go to the lives impacted and forever changed on that tragic morning two decades ago: families of victims and first responders who were viciously taken, U.S. service members who signed up to serve and seek justice for their fellow Americans, and an ent… Continue Reading


September 10, 2021

NEW: Heeding Bipartisan Calls from Shaheen & Collins, HHS to Release Critical Federal Funds to Assist Health Providers on Frontlines of COVID Crisis

**Announcement follows Collins & Shaheen's bipartisan push last month to distribute remaining COVID-19 relief for health care providers** (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) issued the following statements in response to the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) announcement that $25.5 billion in Provider Relief Fund awards will soon be made available. This is includes $8.5 billion to be set aside for rural providers, a determination made… Continue Reading


September 09, 2021

NH Delegation Applauds $479,961 NOAA Grant for UNH to Bolster Coastal Resilience Research

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the announcement that NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science has awarded a consortium led by the University of New Hampshire $479,961 to support new research on coastal resilience. Specifically, the research will evaluate how natu… Continue Reading


September 08, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $60 Million Heading to Mascoma Bank to Support Small Businesses & Community Development

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Appropriations Committees, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that Mascoma Bank in Lebanon will receive $60 million through the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program to promote immediate recovery efforts and sustained economic development. Mascoma Community Development works to help raise capital, facilitate loans and… Continue Reading


September 08, 2021

Shaheen Celebrates Groundbreaking of Multi-Mission Dry Dock Project at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

A senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Appropriations Committees, Shaheen has historically secured the authorization of funds for the multi-mission dry dock project. (Manchester, NH) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Appropriations Committees, delivered remarks at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard's groundbreaking ceremony for the multi-mission dry dock project. The project will expand dry dock capacity at the Shipyard, wh… Continue Reading


September 07, 2021

Shaheen, Tillis Host Virtual Meeting with NATO Ambassadors on Afghanistan Withdrawal

**Shaheen and Tillis Serve as Co-Chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, which they Re-Established in 2018** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, and U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) hosted a virtual meeting today with 26 Ambassadors and heads of mission from NATO member countries on U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and to discuss next steps to continue the safe evacuation of U.S. citizens and Afgh… Continue Reading


September 07, 2021

Shaheen & U.S. Air Force Air Mobility Commander Van Ovost Visit Pease, Meet with 157th ARW Members & Guard Leadership

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined General Jaqueline Van Ovost, Commander of the United States Air Force's Air Mobility Command, in a visit to Pease Air National Guard Base. During the visit, Shaheen and Van Ovost received a command briefing from New Hampshire Air National Guard leadership on ongoing operations and priorities at the base. Following the briefing, Shaheen and Van Ovost met with members of the… Continue Reading


September 03, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $6 Million in Federal Awards for UNH & Dartmouth to Invest in STEM, Climate Research

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee which funds the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the U.S. National Science Foundation - with support from federal funds secured in the American Rescue Plan - has awarded the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College robust fed… Continue Reading


September 03, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $525,000 to Boost Substance Use Disorder Response Services at Nashua’s Harbor Homes

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Nashua's Harbor Homes $525,000 to boost the center's integrated recovery support services for those impacted by substance use diso… Continue Reading


September 03, 2021

Shaheen Urges State Department for Clarity on Casework & Processes for Swift Evacuation of Vulnerable Afghans

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, sent a letter to the U.S. State Department asking for clarity on its efforts to safely evacuate Afghans now that the U.S. military mission is complete. Specifically, the letter asks for details around how the Department is handling cases it's received and how they're supporting those stranded in Afghanistan whose cases have not yet been referred. Shaheen has sent … Continue Reading


September 03, 2021

Shaheen Responds to ISIS Terrorist, Murderer of NH Journalist James Foley, Guilty Plea

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement after one of the ISIS terrorists charged with murdering New Hampshire journalist James Foley pleaded guilty on Thursday: "Since James Foley's brutal murder at the hands of ISIS terrorists in 2014, I have fought in support of his family's tireless efforts to ensure that his killers stand trial in the U.S. and be held responsible. I'm… Continue Reading


September 02, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Over $100,000 to Bolster Training & Access to NH Mental Health Services for First Responders

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced today that the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) New Hampshire will receive $124,914 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to train law enforcement and first responders in New Hampshire to more effectively respond to individuals… Continue Reading


September 02, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Participates in Washington Post Live Discussion on the Future of Afghan Women & Girls under Taliban Rule

(Manchester, NH) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) participated in a live virtual discussion hosted by the Washington Post to discuss the future of Afghan women and girls. Shaheen highlighted her efforts over the years to ensure the voices and rights of Afghan women and girls are prioritized and protected, as well as implications for Afghan women now that the U.S military mission has concluded in Afghanistan. Shaheen was joined by Judge Najla Ayoubi, the Chief of Global Programs at… Continue Reading

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