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May 26, 2022

Shaheen Joins Effort Urging Admin to Address Disparate Treatment of Afghan and Ukrainian Refugees

**Shaheen led Senate efforts to bolster the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program to protect Afghan allies** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, today joined Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) in a letter to the Biden administration raising concerns about the inconsistencies in the treatment of humanitarian parole applicants from Ukraine and Afghanistan. The letter points out that while applications… Continue Reading


May 26, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Republican Obstruction of Domestic Terrorism Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked bipartisan legislation recently passed by the House of Representatives that would enhance efforts to monitor, analyze, investigate and prosecute domestic terrorism. Shaheen is a cosponsor of companion legislation in the U.S. Senate, the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022, which is led by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). "It's shameful that Republicans continue to sit on t… Continue Reading


May 25, 2022

Shaheen Chairs Senate Hearing & Questions FBI Director on Gun Violence Epidemic, FBI Efforts to Impose Penalties on Russian Oligarchs & More

**Hearing includes questions about FBI response to Uvalde massacre that killed 21, combating domestic terrorism and more** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Senate Appropriations subcommittee, today chaired a hearing with testimony from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray. The hearing focused on the Bureau's fiscal year (FY) 2023 funding request, particularly on efforts to red… Continue Reading


May 24, 2022

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Letter with Tillis & 80 Senators Requesting Biden Admin to Swiftly Advance NATO Applications for Sweden & Finland

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and co-chair of the Senate NATO Observer Group, today led a bipartisan group of 80 Senators with Senate NATO Observer Group co-chair, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), in a letter to President Biden urging him to expedite the Executive Branch's process to advance Sweden and Finland's applications for NATO membership and pledging to work with the Adm… Continue Reading


May 23, 2022

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Resolution in Support of Finland, Sweden Joining NATO

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and co-chair of the Senate NATO Observer Group, introduced a resolution with SFRC Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-ID) and Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ), as well as Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Coons (D-DE) last Thursday in support of Finla… Continue Reading


May 23, 2022

NH Delegation Applauds $18.6M Heading to NH for Water Infrastructure Upgrades

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed $18,688,000 in funding headed to New Hampshire to improve water infrastructure. This federal funding through the fiscal year (FY) 2022 government funding bill will expand access to safe drinking water, protect water resources and create new jobs across the state. The funding will be administered through the Environmental Protection Agency's (E… Continue Reading


May 23, 2022

Shaheen Leads Letter Urging Relief around Abbott Baby Formula Contract Constraints for New England States amid Shortages

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today sent a letter to Abbott Laboratories CEO Robert Ford along with Senators representing New England states, urging him to provide relief to state WIC programs and the mothers they serve. New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont jointly contract with Abbott to provide WIC recipients with access to formula - mothers across the region are being hurt by the recent recall and ongoing shortages. Since February… Continue Reading


May 23, 2022

ICYMI – Senator Shaheen in the Union Leader: We Need Leaders Who Trust Women

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) wrote an op-ed in the Union Leader outlining the alarming consequences of a reversal of Roe v. Wade. She discussed why women deserve full autonomy on decisions around their bodies and starting families, and how Republicans' extreme partisan agenda flies in the face of public opinion around fundamental freedoms enjoyed over the last 50 years. Shaheen is an unrelenting advocate for women's reproductive rights. She recently held a press confere… Continue Reading


May 20, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan & Pappas Participate in Roundtable Discussion on Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Efforts with ONDCP Director Gupta

**Shaheen, Hassan & Pappas Attend 30th Annual NH Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Concord** Shaheen, Hassan, Pappas and ONDCP Director Dr. Gupta participate in a roundtable discussion on substance use prevention and treatment efforts in Manchester (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Chris Pappas (NH-01) participated in a roundtable with Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director, Dr. Rahul Gu… Continue Reading


May 20, 2022

Senators Shaheen, Menendez, Risch, Johnson Introduce Senate Resolution Commending Moldova’s Leadership in Supporting Ukrainian Refugees

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI), Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Jim Risch (R-ID) in introducing a bipartisan Senate resolution commending Moldova for its extraordinary efforts in supporting Ukrainian refugees fleeing Putin's illegal war against Ukraine and expressing support for Moldova's sovereignty and ongoing reforms. In addition to encouraging Moldova's continuation of pro-democracy and good governance reforms, the bipartisan resolution urges… Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

BREAKING: Senate Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Bill to Address Baby Formula Shortage

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today applauded the Senate's unanimous passage of the Access to Baby Formula Act. This bipartisan legislation, cosponsored by Senators Shaheen and Hassan, will require formula manufacturers to plan for shortages and make sure moms and babies who rely on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) have the formula they need. The bill will now go to President Biden for signature. … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Join Push for Biden to Assign a White House Formula Coordinator to Lead National Strategy

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) in a letter urging President Joe Biden to immediately assign a coordinator within the White House on infant formula to address the shortage and implement a national strategy to increase the resilience of the infant formula supply chain and protect against future contamination and shortages. "We need organized leadership and a clear plan for addressing … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Shaheen Applauds Senate Passage of Emergency Ukraine Aid Package

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the Senate passed the Ukraine supplemental aid bill to provide emergency military, humanitarian and economic assistance. The bill now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. "The crisis in Ukraine intensifies with each passing day amid R… Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes More Than $28M to Combat Opioid Crisis Through SOR Grant Funding

**Annual Opioid Response Funding Level for NH is Nearly $400K Higher than Last Year Thanks to Shaheen & Hassan's Efforts Amid Threats of Funding Cliffs** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee - and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) - member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee - alongside Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed… Continue Reading


May 18, 2022

BREAKING: Shaheen-Led Bills on Broadband, Cyber Training & Federal Compliance Clear Key Small Business Committee Hurdle

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, issued the following statement after several bipartisan bills she leads were voted out of committee as part of a manager's package. These bills now head to the full Senate for consideration. "Small businesses are engines of economic growth and the heart of communities in New Hampshire and across the country. I'm thrilled that this Committee took important action… Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

Shaheen, Tillis Lead Senate NATO Observer Group in Joint Statement of Support for Finland, Sweden Accession

Shaheen and Tillis re-established the Senate NATO Observer Group in 2018 and currently serve as co-chairs. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, led the bipartisan coalition of lawmakers in a joint statement of support for Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO in response to the respective nations announcing their intent to join the transatlantic alliance: "The Senate NATO Observer Group welcomes today's ann… Continue Reading


May 16, 2022

NH Delegation Applauds $4 Million Brownfields Investment Heading to NH from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today welcomed a $4 million investment announced for New Hampshire, made possible by the bipartisan infrastructure law, to revitalize communities by cleaning up contaminated and blighted sites and redeveloping them for productive uses. The funding was announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and will support cleaning up abandoned pro… Continue Reading


May 15, 2022

Shaheen Accepts AmplifiHer Award from NH Women’s Foundation

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after attending the New Hampshire Women's Foundation Gala last night to accept this year's AmpifiHer Award, which recognizes exceptional work to invest in opportunities and equality for women and girls in the Granite State. "I'm honored to accept the AmplifiHer Award. Empowering women has always been a top priority - whether that's helping small businesses led by women, combating sexual and domestic violence … Continue Reading


May 13, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes More Than $23 Million to Support Housing for Vulnerable Granite Staters

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed $23,347,272 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support affordable housing for vulnerable Granite Staters. The funding supports a range of housing needs in New Hampshire, from addressing housing insecurity created by the pandemic to expanding options for quality shelter for individuals experiencing h… Continue Reading


May 12, 2022

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group Ask for Biden to Sanction Russians Responsible for Jailing Opposition Leader Vladimir Kara-Murza

**Kara-Murza has used his platform to peacefully protest the war against Ukraine and give a voice to millions more who silently oppose the war** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and member of the Helsinki Commission, joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in urging President Joe Biden to publicly sanction "every Russian official… Continue Reading

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