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January 26, 2021

Shaheen Meets with U.S. Trade Representative Nominee Katherine Tai

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, issued the following statement after meeting this afternoon with Katherine Tai, President Biden's nominee to serve as United States Trade Representative (USTR): "As the chief negotiator and advisor to the president on global trade policy, the role of United States Trade Representative is one of the most important positions to fill… Continue Reading


January 26, 2021

Shaheen Votes to Confirm Antony Blinken as Secretary of State

**Shaheen is a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after voting to confirm Antony Blinken to serve as Secretary of State. During his confirmation hearing last week, Shaheen raised a number of top foreign policy priorities that she believes should be addressed under the Biden administration: "After four years of the Trump administ… Continue Reading


January 25, 2021

Shaheen Highlights Need for Additional COVID Relief during Virtual Meeting with NH Child Care Providers & Advocates

Shaheen's virtual discussion with New Hampshire child care providers and advocates can be viewed here. (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a virtual meeting with New Hampshire child care providers and advocates to discuss the challenges the child care sector continues to face during the COVID-19 pandemic. Granite State working parents rely on child care providers to provide high-quality care and education for their children so they can maintain employment and sup… Continue Reading


January 25, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce More than $1.2 Million to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to Address Health Care Workforce Shortages in Rural NH

(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 Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon $1,231,238 in federal funding to help address health care workforce shortages communities in rural New Hampshire are facing. Speci… Continue Reading


January 25, 2021

Shaheen Statement on President Biden’s Reversal of Trump Era Policy Banning Transgender Americans from Serving in the Military

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after President Joe Biden reversed a Trump era policy that prohibited transgender Americans from serving in the US military: "I applaud President Biden for taking decisive action to reverse this shameful policy that was rooted in bigotry and compromised our military readiness. Every American who wants to answer the call to serve our country should be able… Continue Reading


January 24, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $150K in AmeriCorps Funding to Expand Community Services for Senior Citizen Volunteers

(Washington, DC) - 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) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Friends Program in Concord has been awarded $149,811 in AmeriCorps funding to support their AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in the Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) Program which engages people 55 and older in volunteer services to meet critical community … Continue Reading


January 23, 2021

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Drug-Free Communities Pandemic Relief Act to Combat Ongoing Drug Crisis

**Legislation Will Provide Flexibility to Drug-Free Communities Coalitions During COVID-19 Pandemic** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the bipartisan Drug-Free Communities Pandemic Relief Act, legislation to provide flexibility to Drug-Free Communities (DFC) coalitions during the COVID-19 pandemic by temporarily allowing the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) the authority to waive the program's local matching requirements if the grantee is unable to … Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $2.8 Million to Combat the Substance Use Disorder Epidemic & Support Mental Health Services in NH Secured in COVID-19 Relief

**This funding comes as a result of Shaheen's leadership during negotiations for emergency COVID relief, which led to the inclusion of $4.25 billion in funding for substance use disorder treatment and mental health care in the final legislation that was signed into law** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) t… Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

Shaheen Votes to Confirm Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense

**Shaheen is a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after voting to confirm Lloyd Austin to serve as the Secretary of Defense. During his confirmation hearing earlier this week, Shaheen raised a number of top national security policies that she believes should be addressed under the Biden administration, as well as key priorities related… Continue Reading


January 21, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Applaud Announcement that Schools Will Be Reimbursed for COVID-Related Reopening Costs

Biden Administration Announced Today that FEMA Will Fully Reimburse Schools for Supplies Necessary for Reopening, and State Governments for National Guard and Emergency Supplies Senators Hassan and Shaheen Have Long Called for Full FEMA Reimbursement Given Concerns Raised by Granite Staters WASHINGTON - Today, President Joe Biden announced upcoming Executive Orders to strengthen the COVID-19 public health response, including key measures called for by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne S… Continue Reading


January 20, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Biden Executive Orders

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden signing Executive Orders that address numerous pressing concerns related to the COVID-19 crisis, climate change, economic security, immigration, racial injustice and the census count. "President Joe Biden isn't wasting any time responding to the serious issues impacting New Hampshire families, the United States and our global community. The Executive Orders he signed today ar… Continue Reading


January 20, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Biden Executive Order to Rejoin Paris Climate Agreement

As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Shaheen traveled to Paris to participate in high-level discussions at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference that led to the international Paris Climate Accord. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden signing an Executive Order to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement: "For the last four years, Donald Trump ceded U.S. global leadership on combating clim… Continue Reading


January 20, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Inauguration of President Joe Biden

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President of the United States: "I hope Joe Biden's message to Americans today echoes in communities across the nation: a brighter future is on the horizon and the way forward is together. The last year alone has been brutal for Granite Staters and all American families, with the coronavirus taking the live… Continue Reading


January 20, 2021

Shaheen & Hassan Voice Support for Biden Administration Plan to Fully Utilize Defense Production Act, Increase Supply of Necessary Medical Equipment and Supplies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators in a letter to President Joe Biden, supporting his administration's plan to quickly utilize all available authorities under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to rapidly increase the production and stockpiling of medical, testing and protective equipment supplies. U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) led the letter. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Senate Democrats … Continue Reading


January 19, 2021

Shaheen Questions Secretary of State & Secretary of Defense Nominees in Committee Confirmation Hearings

**Shaheen is a senior member of both the Senate Foreign Relations & Senate Armed Services Committees** **Shaheen met with both Blinken and Austin last month to discuss critical national security priorities under the next administration** Shaheen questions Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken during a confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill this afternoon. (Washington, DC) - Earlier today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken and Secre… Continue Reading


January 19, 2021

BREAKING: Following Shaheen-led Effort, Army Corps Approves Funding for Portsmouth Navigation Project

**The Corps' announcement follows Shaheen's inclusion of language in the government funding bill signed into law last month reminding the Corps of the importance of the Portsmouth-Piscataqua River project, and assurances she received from the Army and Corps leadership to prioritize the project in the FY21 Work Plan** **Shaheen previously led successful efforts to secure approval and funding for Rye and Hampton-Seabrook Harbors** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie… Continue Reading


January 17, 2021

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: "Dr. King's words ring louder today than they have since he first spoke them: 'The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.' On Martin Luther King Jr. Day - and every day - all Americans should hold themselves to the standard of living that mission," said Shaheen. "In th… Continue Reading


January 15, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group Call on CDC to Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Funding for Smaller States Shortchanged by CDC Formula

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter today with a bipartisan group of Senators to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding the formula used to distribute federal funding to states for COVID-19 vaccine administration efforts, which leaves smaller states at a distinct disadvantage. The Senators requested that the CDC use available discretionary funds to bolster funding f… Continue Reading


January 15, 2021

ICYMI: USA Today – Jeanne Shaheen and Susan Collins: Senators, tell the truth about Trump, Biden and election

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) authored a joint op-ed for USA Today in response to the attack on the Capitol last week and the threat to our democracy from those who refuse to accept the 2020 election results. Senator Shaheen and Collins' op-ed can be read at USA Today or in full below: Jeanne Shaheen and Susan Collins: Senators, tell the truth about Trump, Biden and election We are calling on every lawmaker to join us because there can be no e… Continue Reading


January 15, 2021

Public Lands in NH Benefit from Shaheen-Hassan Co-Sponsored Legislation that Fully Funds LWCF & Addresses Maintenance Backlog on U.S. Public Lands

**Shaheen & Hassan cosponsored the bill signed into law to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and help address the more than $43 million maintenance backlog in New Hampshire** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that five New Hampshire projects will benefit from funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund established by the Great American Outdoo… Continue Reading

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