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October 22, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $2.2 Million in Additional Funding to New Hampshire to Help Connect Students to High-Speed Internet at Home

Delegation Announcement Marks Second Round of Funding to NH (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, announced nearly $2.2. million in additional federal funding to help New Hampshire schools provide students with devices and internet connections that they need to complete their school work from home. This announcement marks the second round of funding from the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Em… Continue Reading


October 22, 2021

Shaheen Encourages Granite Staters to Participate in Drug Take Back Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of Drug Take Back Day, a national event hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). There are drop off locations across New Hampshire for Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 23rd, where the public can drop off old and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose them. Individuals can find the nearest drop off location on the DEA's website. "Tomorrow is a reminder that we can all play an imp… Continue Reading


October 22, 2021

Shaheen Announces Support for Bipartisan Bill to Expand Jobs and Childcare for Military Families

(Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined legislation - the Jobs and Childcare for Military Families Act - to address military spouse unemployment and access to affordable childcare. This bill would amend the tax code to provide businesses a financial incentive to hire military spouses and create new flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to make it easier for military families to afford childcare. The bipartisan bill was reintroduced by U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) an… Continue Reading


October 21, 2021

Shaheen, Klobuchar, Durbin Request Update from Justice Department on Efforts to Protect Election Officials and Workers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) sent a letter with a group of Senators to the Department of Justice seeking an update on the actions of the Department's Election Threats Task Force, which was established in July to receive and assess reports of threats against election workers. The Senators specifically requested information on the Task Force's plans to facilitate the reporting, investigation and prosecution of threats against… Continue Reading


October 21, 2021

Senate Passes Shaheen-Backed Bill to Allow Unspent COVID Relief for Infrastructure, Disaster Relief

(Washington, DC) - Tuesday night, the Senate passed the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act, legislation U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped introduce with Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Alex Padilla (D-CA), among others. This bill makes several new categories of infrastructure investments and disaster relief eligible for unspent COVID-19 relief dollars. It also extends the deadline to utilize relief funding if budgete… Continue Reading


October 21, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $159K to Support Purchase of Bulletproof Vests for Granite State Law Enforcement Officers

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), announced that the DOJ awarded 43 New Hampshire communities and Cheshire County $159,403 to support the purchase of bulletproof vests for Granite State law enforcement officers. Specifically, the funding was awarded through the Bulletproof V… Continue Reading


October 20, 2021

Shaheen Helps Secure Numerous NH Priorities in FY22 Senate Government Funding Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on newly released legislation by the Senate Appropriations Committee this week to fund much of the federal government for fiscal year (FY) 2022. Senator Shaheen worked to include and supported numerous measures that were added to the legislation that invest in important New Hampshire priorities. "Each year, the government funding process provides an impo… Continue Reading


October 20, 2021

Shaheen, Padilla Introduce Bill to Limit Air Pollution from Toxic PFAS Chemicals

**New legislation adds certain PFAS chemicals to the list of Hazardous Air Pollutants regulated under the Clean Air Act** **Through her leadership in negotiations around the bipartisan infrastructure deal, Shaheen helped secure $10 billion to address PFAS contamination** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Alex Padilla (D-CA) yesterday introduced the Prevent Release of Toxics Emissions, Contamination, and Transfer Act, or the PROTECT Act. The legislation would add certai… Continue Reading


October 20, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Urge HHS to Prioritize Frontline Rural Health Care Providers’ Access to Critical Federal Funding

**In the letter, the Senators call on HHS & HRSA to follow Congressional intent in the American Rescue Plan Act by approving applications for rural funding only for those providers that meet the clear statutory definition of 'rural provider'** **Shaheen successfully led efforts in the Senate to push HHS to distribute remaining $25.5 billion in COVID-19 relief for health care providers, set aside $8.5 billion for rural providers** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D… Continue Reading


October 19, 2021

Shaheen Announces $45.6M More for Key NH Projects and Priorities in Government Funding Legislation

**A senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen worked to include federal support for a myriad of NH projects, from investments in water infrastructure to substance use disorder programming, affordable housing and more.** **Shaheen previously announced additional New Hampshire projects in August, as well as numerous Granite State priorities she fought to include in the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies funding legislation released yesterday, of which Shaheen spe… Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

With Temperatures Forecast to Fall and Energy Costs Projected to Rise, Shaheen & Hassan Call for Swift Release of LIHEAP Heating Help

Shaheen and Hassan join Senators Reed, Collins and bipartisan group of lawmakers in urging Biden administration to swiftly make LIHEAP funds available to states (Washington, DC) - With colder weather around the corner and energy costs projected to precipitously increase this winter, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (… Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

Shaheen Secures $760 Million for Violence Against Women Programs in CJS Appropriations Bill, Highest Funding Level Ever to Support Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement federal funding legislation released by the Appropriations Committee for the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) for fiscal year (FY) 2022. Through her leadership on the CJS subcommittee, Shaheen secured - for the fifth year in a row - the highest funding level ever for Violence Against Women Act programs, totalin… Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

Shaheen Helps Secure Numerous NH Priorities in CJS Appropriations Bill, from Addressing Substance Use Disorder Crisis to Violence Against Women & More

**Shaheen Also Advances over $13 million in Congressional Directed Spending in Support of more than a Dozen Granite State Priorities** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement on legislation released today by the Appropriations Committee to fund the federal government for fiscal year (FY) 2022. Through her leadership on this subcommittee, Shaheen helps wri… Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging VA to Open Eligibility for Burial in State Veterans Cemeteries to All Service Members

**The letter continues the lawmakers' push to secure burial equality for members of Reserve components and the National Guard** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers in a letter today calling on the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to implement reforms to the Veterans Cemetery Grants Program. They asked that all members of Reserve Components and the National Guard be granted eligibility for burial in sta… Continue Reading


October 18, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Passing of Colin Powell

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement in response to the passing of Former Secretary of State Colin Powell: "Colin Powell lived his life in service to the United States - as a soldier, diplomat and public servant. He broke down barriers when he became the first Black U.S. Secretary of State, opening doors and creating overdue opportunity for others to follow in his foot… Continue Reading


October 14, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $300K to Support Project to Strengthen Climate Resilience in Coastal Granite State Communities

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee which funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA) announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) that NOAA will award $299,990 to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES). Specifically, the funding would support a new DES program titled, "Advancing Scale-Appropriate C… Continue Reading


October 14, 2021

Shaheen, Menendez, Risch Lead Bipartisan Letter to Blinken Asking for Immediate Appointment of Official to Address Directed Energy Attacks

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan letter with SFRC Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-ID) to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the immediate appointment of a senior-level official to lead efforts on anomalous health incidents following the resignation of Pamela Spratlen. In the letter, the Senators asked that this position report directly to Secretary Blinken in recog… Continue Reading


October 14, 2021

Shaheen, Menendez, Risch Lead Bipartisan Letter to Blinken Asking for Immediate Appointment of Official to Address Directed Energy Attacks

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan letter with SFRC Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-ID) to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the immediate appointment of a senior-level official to lead efforts on anomalous health incidents following the resignation of Pamela Spratlen. In the letter, the Senators asked that this position report directly to Secretary Blinken in recog… Continue Reading


October 13, 2021

Shaheen Hosts Next Stop on “Investing in the American Worker” Kitchen Table Tour, Discusses Need for High-Speed Broadband with Lempster Family

Shaheen discusses the need for investments in quality, high-speed broadband internet access with the Thomas family in Lempster Later: Shaheen Underscores Historic Investments in Water Infrastructure Included in Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill during Visit to Newport Shaheen walks to Newport's surface water reservoir and water treatment plant at Gilman Pond Afterwards: Shaheen Highlights Climate Provisions in Build Back Better Agenda during Visit to Mink Brook Community Forest in H… Continue Reading


October 13, 2021

Shaheen Welcomes Announcement that U.S.-Canada Border Will Open to Vaccinated Individuals Next Month

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded news that the U.S. plans to open non-essential travel to vaccinated individuals at the Canadian and Mexican borders starting in early November. Senator Shaheen has spearheaded efforts to reopen the border to vaccinated Canadians, including through a letter last month to President Biden and several virtual meetings and roundtables. "I'm thrilled the U.S.-Canada border will finally re-open to vaccinated Canadians. For months, I've me… Continue Reading

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