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August 16, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Demand Trump Admin Uphold its Duty to Shield U.S. Troops from Predatory Lending & Financial Fraud

**Recent Reports Indicate the Trump Administration is Planning to Undermine Key Aspects of the Military Lending Act & Make it Easier for Unscrupulous Lenders to Target U.S. Troops & Rip Off Military Families** (Washington, DC) - In an effort to protect soldiers and their families from abusive financial practices, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are urging the Trump Administration not to abandon its duty to protect our servicemembers and their families under… Continue Reading


August 15, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President’s Decision to Revoke Former CIA Director John Brennan’s Security Clearance

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Trump's decision to revoke former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan's security clearance. "Let's be clear: the President is punishing his detractors for exercising their First Amendment rights," said Shaheen. "This is a dangerous abuse of power that's undemocratic and un-American. We need more Republicans to be outspoken regarding Donald Trump's denigration of the Preside… Continue Reading


August 15, 2018

NH Delegation Statements on NH Application for Federal Opioid Response Grants

**Senators Shaheen and Hassan Helped Negotiate the Bipartisan Budget Agreement that Includes the Opioid Response Funding Made Available to New Hampshire** ** Shea-Porter and Kuster Urged House Leadership to Increase Opioid Response Funding for New Hampshire** (Washington, DC) - Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster released the following statements in response to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' application to t… Continue Reading


August 14, 2018

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces $16M Grant to Improve Water Infrastructure

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced a $16 million Clean Water State Revolving Fund Capitalization Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) to improve water infrastructure and protect clean drinking water supplies. This grant is an increase of nearly $3 million from the previous year and will … Continue Reading


August 14, 2018

Shaheen Announces New England Fishermen will be Completely Reimbursed for At-Sea Monitoring in Fishing Year 2018

**Shaheen, the Lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, Secured the Full Federal Funding for At-Sea Monitoring Fees in the FY 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will completely reimburse New Hampshire and New E… Continue Reading


August 13, 2018

Shaheen’s NH & National Security Provisions Signed Into Law in Annual Defense Bill

**Shaheen Secures Authorization of Funding for the Second Year of PFAS Health-Impact Study & Full Repeal of Unfair Per Diem Travel Policy** ** Shaheen Includes Resolution to Alleviate Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen & Investments to Strengthen US Cyber Infrastructure in Annual Defense Bill** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual … Continue Reading


August 09, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to Impose New Sanctions on Russia

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement on the Trump administration's decision to impose new sanctions against Russia for its nerve agent attack on two individuals in England earlier this year: "The Kremlin continues to export the brutal tactics it uses within its own borders to the rest of the world and there must be severe repercussions. I am pleased with the administration's… Continue Reading


August 02, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Senator Jeff Woodburn

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on New Hampshire Senate Minority Leader Jeff Woodburn: "Domestic violence should always be condemned in the strongest terms and there must be accountability for acts of abuse," said Senator Shaheen. "I'm appalled by these charges and call on Jeff Woodburn to resign."… Continue Reading


August 02, 2018

Shaheen, Graham, Menendez, Gardner, Cardin, McCain, Introduce Hard-Hitting Russia Sanctions Package

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and John McCain (R-AZ) introduced the Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2018, comprehensive legislation that will increase economic, political, and diplomatic pressure on the Russian Federation in response to Russia's continued interference in our elections, malign influence in Syria, aggression in Crimea, and other activities. "We m… Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

Senate Passes Bipartisan Funding Bills that Includes Resources Secured by Shaheen for New Hampshire

**Provides funding for housing, conservation, and infrastructure eliminated or underfunded by the Trump administration budget proposal ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Appropriations committee, issued the following statement after appropriations legislation that includes key New Hampshire priorities passed the Senate with bipartisan support. "This legislation includes substantial support for New Hampshire, and I am pleased to see it pass the Sena… Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

Shaheen Provisions Head to President’s Desk as Part of Defense Bill

**Shaheen's Legislation Authorizing Funding for the Second Year of PFAS Health-Impact Study & Full Repeal of Unfair Per Diem Travel Policy** **Also Includes Shaheen Resolution to Alleviate Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen & Investments to Boost US Cyber Infrastructure** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual defense bill, passed the… Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Passing of Keene Community Leader Christine Weeks

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the passing of Keene community leader Christine (Chris) Weeks: "I'm deeply saddened by the loss of Chris Weeks, and I join with our Keene community members in mourning her passing," said Shaheen. "I was fortunate to know Chris and her husband Kip, and always admired her commitment and service to the Granite State. From her more than two decades of work in Keene Public Schools, to her leadership o… Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

Shaheen Legislation to Bolster Pediatric Cancer Research and Public Outreach in New Hampshire Passes the Senate

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Appropriations committee, issued the following statement after appropriations legislation that included her amendment to bolster research on pediatric cancer passed the Senate. This amendment would also provide support for public outreach to raise awareness of contributing factors for pediatric cancers in New Hampshire. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that between 200… Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Administration’s Latest Effort to Sabotage Affordable Care Act by Expanding Junk Health Insurance Plans

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's decision to implement a regulation that will expand the use of short-term health insurance plans-or "junk plans"-that would further destabilize health insurance markets, result in higher premiums for older Americans and put the health care for millions of people living with pre-existing conditions at risk. "Families across the country deserve access to affordable health… Continue Reading


July 30, 2018

Senator Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Support and Strengthen our Diplomatic Corps

SHAHEEN: "America's diplomatic capabilities must be prioritized as crises around the world continue to emerge" (Washington, DC)-Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, announced the introduction of her legislation to build a stronger U.S. diplomatic corps to advance American interests around the world and work towards the peaceful resolution of foreign… Continue Reading


July 27, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan, and Shea-Porter Announce $545K Grant for Urban Community Development

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced a $545,208 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the City of Portsmouth. The grant will support Portsmouth's efforts to expand affordable housing, particularly for people experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness, and expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate in… Continue Reading


July 26, 2018

During Questioning, U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer Tells Shaheen No Aid Planned for Small Businesses Harmed by Trade War

**Shaheen highlights trade war impact on NH businesses and relays question from owner of Moonlight Meadery about the administration's long-term plan on trade going forward** **You can watch the video here** (Washington, DC) - Today U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer during an Appropriations Subcommittee hearing. As the lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, Shaheen led questioning of the U.S.… Continue Reading


July 25, 2018

ICYMI: Shaheen Questions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Following Disastrous Helsinki Summit

**Shaheen focused on the Helsinki summit and information President Trump and Putin discussed regarding national security interests in Syria and Iran** **You can watch the video here** (Washington, DC) - Today U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the Helsinki Summit between President Trump and Vladimir Putin. Shaheen focused her questioning on United States national security interests vis-a-vis Russia and Syria and pressed Secretary Pompeo on why the T… Continue Reading


July 24, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan and Shea-Porter Announce $6.5 Million in NOAA Funding for UNH/NOAA Joint Hydrographic Center

Funding will Continue the Operation of the Joint Hydrographic Center, a World-Renowned Program That is a National Center of Excellence in Hydrographic, Ocean and Coastal Mapping Sciences (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the University of New Hampshire (UNH) a $6.5 million grant to continue operations at the Joint H… Continue Reading


July 23, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Confirmation of VA Secretary Nominee Robert Wilkie

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting to confirm Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert Wilkie. "Mr. Wilkie's tenure at the Department of Defense has equipped him with the management, personnel and health affairs experience that is necessary to provide the VA with the leadership and direction it requires," said Shaheen. "I look forward to working with Mr. Wilkie to ensure that delivering a full range of services to our… Continue Reading

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