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October 18, 2019

Shaheen Lauds $1 Million Boost in Federal Funding for New Hampshire Domestic & Sexual Assault Survivors, Renews Call for VAWA Reauthorization

**As the Lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that Funds the Office on Violence Against Women, Shaheen has Repeatedly Secured Record-Level Funding for Programs Supporting Survivors** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), lauded the $1 million boost in funding for OVW programs in New Hampshire to support domestic and sexual assault survivors. In f… Continue Reading


October 18, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Call for Quick Distribution of LIHEAP Assistance

With Winter Approaching, Bipartisan Group of 35 Senators Seeks Speedy Delivery of Home Heating Funding to Those in Need LIHEAP Provides Heating Assistance to More than 28,000 Granite Staters Shaheen, a Senior Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has Repeatedly Protected & Boosted Funding for LIHEAP Assistance (Washington, DC) - As state agencies prepare their Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) plans for the upcoming winter months, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen … Continue Reading


October 17, 2019

Senator Shaheen Denounces Trump Administration’s Actions on Turkey & Syria, Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill Sanctioning Turkey

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced a bipartisan bill to levy immediate, serious sanctions against Turkey following its invasion of Syria and their slaughter of the Kurdish people, with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and a bipartisan group of Senators. The bill comes as the Trump administration announced a so-called "ceasefire" in Syria that is contingent upon Kurds retreating from the land that Turkey has been attacking since President… Continue Reading


October 17, 2019

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Rebukes President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw Troops from Northeast Syria

Shaheen highlighting the dangers of the President's decision during her Senate floor remarks (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the floor of the Senate and expressed her strong opposition to President Trump's decision to withdraw American troops from Northeast Syria. The President's action has resulted in severe ramifications, including the loss of the region's hard-fought peace and stability, the potential reemergence of ISIS and the ceding of American influe… Continue Reading


October 17, 2019

Shaheen Statement After Vote to Overturn President Trump's Efforts to Raid Military Funding

SHAHEEN: "Funding that Congress has set aside for our troops, their families and military projects is important to our national security and shouldn't be used as a slush fund by the President" (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting to overturn President Trump's veto of legislation that would end his emergency declaration. In September, Shaheen led the bipartisan resolution with Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Susan Collins (R-ME) to force a… Continue Reading


October 15, 2019

NH Delegation Applauds Federal Award to Bolster Legal Assistance for Granite Staters

**As the Lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that Funds the Legal Services Corporation, Shaheen has Repeatedly Saved the LSC Program from Elimination by the Trump Administration** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), joined by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), applauded the Legal Services Corporation's (LSC) recent announcement that the Legal Advice & Referral Center in New Hampshire will rec… Continue Reading


October 15, 2019

Shaheen Calls on President Trump to Publicly Revoke His Invitation to President Erdogan to Visit the United States

SHAHEEN: "President Trump must publicly revoke his invitation until Turkey pulls back from its current course. It makes no sense to be extending hospitality and niceties while President Erdogan refuses to heed international calls for a ceasefire." (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of both the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, issued the following statement regarding President Trump's invitation to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to… Continue Reading


October 15, 2019

Shaheen, Capito Call on Medicare to Address Policy that Favors Opioid-Based Drugs over Non-Opioid Alternatives

Bipartisan Letter Calls on Medicare to Ensure Payment Policies Don't Incentivize Opioid-Based Pain Management Treatments Over Non-Opioid Alternatives (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) sent a bipartisan letter last week urging Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to address Medicare's payment policies to ensure that health care providers are not incen… Continue Reading


October 11, 2019

Senators Shaheen and Markey Lead Letter Calling out Trump Administration for Attack on Lighting Standards That Save Consumers Money, Combat Climate Change

Eliminating 2020 standards would cost $14 billion every year, more than $100 per household annually (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) today called out the Trump administration for its attack on lighting efficiency standards, which will result in consumers paying billions of dollars more for energy and the emission of millions of additional tons of carbon dioxide. The Trump administration is proposing not to update the energy efficiency standards f… Continue Reading


October 11, 2019

Shaheen PFAS Health Impact Study Moves Forward

**Shaheen Established the PFAS Health Impact Study in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Defense Bill** **Shaheen Fought for Pease to Serve as a Model Site for Nationwide PFAS Health Impact Study** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) participated in a roundtable discussion on the upcoming per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) health impact study, which will be conducted in the Pease area. Shaheen established the study in the fiscal year (FY) 2018 annual defense bill. T… Continue Reading


October 09, 2019

Shaheen-Enzi Legislation Honoring Christa McAuliffe Signed into Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act, bipartisan legislation that would create a commemorative coin to honor Christa McAuliffe, the Concord teacher who died aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986, was signed into law. The bill further reaffirms American commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and supports it w… Continue Reading


October 09, 2019

Shaheen on Turkish Incursion: “I’m afraid we are dangerously close to the point of no return”

**Shaheen has long worked with the families of victims murdered by ISIS to bring killers to justice** **Last year, Shaheen traveled to Turkey to meet with President Erdogan, and Northeastern Syria where she visited ISIS detention facilities and met with local Arab politicians and SDF members** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of both the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, issued the following statement after Turkish forces began an inc… Continue Reading


October 08, 2019

NH Delegation Announces More Than $1.2 Million in Federal Grant Funding in Support of Granite State Firefighters

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1,216,972.31 in federal funding in support of Granite State firefighters around the state. Through the agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Re… Continue Reading


October 07, 2019

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Spearhead Bill to Bring More Alcohol and Drug Counselors to Communities

**Senators' Bipartisan Bill will Increase Access to Treatment by Allowing Licensed Addiction Counselors (LACs) to be Reimbursed by Medicare** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) recently introduced legislation to provide better access to treatment for substance use disorders by recognizing licensed addiction counselors (LACs) under Medicare. The Senators' Addiction Treatment Access Act would allow health care … Continue Reading


October 07, 2019

Shaheen Expresses Alarm and Concern at President Trump’s Decision to Pull Back U.S. Forces in Northeastern Syria

**Last year, Shaheen traveled to Turkey to meet with President Erdogan, and Northeastern Syria where she visited ISIS detention facilities and met with local Arab politicians and SDF members** **Shaheen has long worked with the families of victims murdered by ISIS to bring killers to justice** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of both the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, issued the following statement after President Trump announced a p… Continue Reading


October 04, 2019

NH Delegation Honors Recipients of 2019 Congressional Law Enforcement Awards

(Concord, NH) - The New Hampshire congressional delegation honored members of New Hampshire's law enforcement community this evening for their exemplary service at the annual New Hampshire Congressional Law Enforcement Awards (NH-CLEA) ceremony in Concord. The New Hampshire Congressional Law Enforcement Awards were established in 1998. All New Hampshire law enforcement officers - whether they are serving full - or part-time - are eligible to be nominated for recognition from the New Hampshire… Continue Reading


October 03, 2019

Shaheen, NH Delegation Announce More than $600,000 for NH Law Enforcement Funding for Anti-Heroin Task Force & Officer Performance Development

Senators Shaheen and Hassan held a press conference with the Merrimack Police Department on Monday to kick off National Community Policing Week. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice, announced today with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), $664,673 in federal funds for New Hampshire through the Department of Justice's Comm… Continue Reading


October 03, 2019

Shaheen Unveils Affordable Housing & Economic Security Package

**Shaheen's 3-bill Package Legislation Would Protect Low-Income NH Families in Rural Communities from Losing their Homes, Empower Manufactured Home Owners & Cap FHA Mortgage Insurance Payments** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) unveiled an affordable housing and economic security package today, which is comprised of three bills that would protect low-income families in rural communities from eviction, empower manufactured homeowners and make it easier for first-time and… Continue Reading


October 02, 2019

Shaheen, Committee Democrats Send Letter to Secretary Pompeo Urging U.S. Remain in Fight against Global Warming

(Washington, DC) - Earlier this week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), sent a letter with the full Democratic membership of the Committee to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo once again calling on the Trump Administration to provide valid justification for the United States' withdrawal from the international accord, weeks before President Trump can officially withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. "Climate change is an exist… Continue Reading


October 02, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan and Pappas Announce More Than $3.2 Million in Federal Funding to Laconia School District to Prevent Youth Violence and Boost Mental Health Services

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice, announced today with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Laconia School District will receive $3,212,500 in federal funding from the United States Departments of Justice and Education in support of efforts to reduce and prevent youth violence in the school system, bolster student and family engagement, and … Continue Reading

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