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July 23, 2021

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Hold E-Cigarette Companies Accountable for the Youth Vaping Crisis

**The Resources to Prevent Youth Vaping Act is endorsed by the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led the bipartisan, bicameral introduction of legislation to protect children from the dangers of e-cigarettes. The Resources to Prevent Youth Vaping Act would require that e-cigarette manufacturers pay user fees to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help to fund more activity at the FDA to conduct stronger o… Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Shaheen Announces Key NH Priorities in Committee-Approved Defense Bill

**Shaheen supports authorization of $350 million for multi-mission dry dock project at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard** **Shaheen procures additional KC-46 Pegasus refueling tankers, the same aircraft operating out of Pease Air National Guard Base** **Shaheen-Blumenthal-Gillibrand amendment would codify DOD PFAS Task Force, establish PFAS testing deadline at all DOD installations & direct DOD to submit a status report on PFAS remediation efforts at U.S. military installations with some of the … Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Shaheen Leads Key PFAS Amendment to FY2022 NDAA to Set Deadline for PFAS Testing at DOD Facilities, Develop a Remediation Schedule for Contaminated Sites & Codify PFAS Task Force

**Shaheen-Blumenthal-Gillibrand amendment would codify DOD PFAS Task Force, establish PFAS testing deadline at all DOD installations & direct DOD to submit a status report on PFAS remediation efforts at U.S. military installations with some of the highest detections across the country, including Pease** **Shaheen also successfully authorized an additional $15 million to continue the PFAS health impact study she established in the 2018 NDAA** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shahe… Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Shaheen Leads Provisions to Direct U.S. Government Response to Directed Energy Attacks Against U.S. Personnel in Committee-Approved Defense Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), announced that two provisions pertaining to the U.S. Government's response to directed energy attacks against U.S. personnel were included in the SASC-approved National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY)2022. Shaheen has long led measures in the Senate to support public servants and their loved ones who have incurred brain and other injuries from probable direc… Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Shaheen-Backed Legislation to Support Families of Deceased Veterans Clears Senate

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate unanimously cleared the Ensuring Survivor Benefits During COVID Act last night, which is a bipartisan bill that would ensure family members of veterans who passed away due to COVID-19 receive the dependent benefits they've earned. The?Ensuring Survivor Benefits During COVID Act?was introduced by Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Thom Tillis (R-NC). Currently, veterans who pass away from … Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

BREAKING: Biden Signs into Law Shaheen-Backed Bill to Support Crime Victims Fund

**Earlier this week, Shaheen called for passage of the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act on the Senate floor** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS), today applauded President Biden's signature on a bill that she fought to pass in the Senate to strengthen the Crime Victims Fund for the future. Earlier this week, Shaheen delivered a speech on the Senate floor urging… Continue Reading


July 21, 2021

Shaheen, Feinstein, Blackburn Introduce Bill to Protect Access to Breast Cancer Screenings

(Washington, DC) -Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act of 2021, a bill to preserve coverage for routine breast cancer screening for women in their 40s. The bill extends a congressional moratorium, first passed in 2015, on recommendations made by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, that would advise women to begin biennial breast cancer screenings at age 50 inste… Continue Reading


July 21, 2021

Senators’ Statement on Infrastructure

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mark Warner (D-VA), Richard Burr (R-NC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chris Coons (D-DE), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Angus King (I-ME), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Rob Portman (R-OH), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Jon Tester (D-MT), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) issued the following sta… Continue Reading


July 21, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Nord Stream 2 Agreement

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee - issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration's announcement of an agreement on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline: "Germany is a critical U.S. ally and I welcome steps by the administration to try to negotiate a diplomatic path forward and consult with our European allies to mitiga… Continue Reading


July 21, 2021

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Create Coins to Commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the Establishment of the United States

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped introduce a bipartisan, bicameral bill with Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) called the Semiquincentennial Commemorative Coin Act. The year 2026 will be the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. As a member of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission, Shaheen is working to prepare the nation for the commemoration of this historic milestone with national programs and signature projects. The Semiquincentennial Com… Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

VIDEO RELEASE: Following Shaheen’s Call on the Senate Floor, Senate Sends Bipartisan Legislation to Sustain Crime Victims Fund to President’s Desk

Shaheen calls for passage of the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act on the Senate floor. Her remarks can be viewed in full here. (Washington, DC) - This afternoon on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS), called on the Senate to overcome partisan politics and pass the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act, legislation that would strengthen the Crime Victims Fund… Continue Reading


July 20, 2021

Shaheen, Sullivan and Durbin Welcome Belarusian Opposition Leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya to U.S. Senate

Senators Durbin, Shaheen, Sullivan, Wicker and Kaine greet Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Earlier today, Shaheen and Tsikhanouskaya appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe to reaffirm U.S. support for a democratic future in Belarus. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee, joined U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Chairman o… Continue Reading


July 19, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Evacuation of Afghan Allies to Fort Lee Amid Visa Processing

**Shaheen authored legislation that increases the authorized number of Afghan Special Immigrant Visas & improves visa processing, which has growing bipartisan support in the Senate** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement applauding the Biden administration for evacuating a group of Afghan allies to Fort Lee to process their Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicatio… Continue Reading


July 19, 2021

Shaheen & Energy Secretary Granholm Highlight Importance of Investing in Energy Sector during Virtual Roundtable Discussion

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) participated in a virtual roundtable discussion with U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm entitled 'Investing in America's Energy Sector: An Opportunity to Recover and Build Back Better.' The panel highlighted the importance of the energy sector to our economic growth, job creation and energy independence in New Hampshire and across our nation. During the roundtable, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the release of the 2… Continue Reading


July 19, 2021

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bill to Address Root Causes of Homelessness

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Alex Padilla (D-CA) in introducing the Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act, a bill to increase federal resources to battle homelessness. The bill authorizes $1 billion in grants annually for the next five years for local governments to combat homelessness. As a way to address the root causes of homelessness, this legislation for the first time would condition federal funds on a … Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

Shaheen Statement in Response to Latest Crackdown on Belarusian Media by Lukashenka Regime

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee, issued the following statement in response to reports that Belarusian authorities raided the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty office in Minsk, as well as the homes of journalists, and detained multiple members of the press. "Lukashenka's increasing aggression against the free media and political opposi… Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

Shaheen Participates in Afghan SIVs Panel Discussion Highlighting Urgent Need for U.S. to Safeguard Afghan Allies

**Shaheen's legislation that increases the authorized number of Afghan Special Immigrant Visas & improves visa processing has growing bipartisan support in the Senate** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and leading lawmaker in the Senate in support of the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program, participated in a discussion of how the U.S. can support our Afghan allies as the U.S. withdrawal concludes… Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

ICYMI: Energy Infrastructure Bill Clears Committee with Key Components of Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) celebrated the Energy Infrastructure Act clearing a committee vote this week with inclusion of significant portions of their legislation, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness (ESIC) Act. The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources voted to advance the bill with key provisions they fought for that will help improve energy efficiency and climate resilience of buildings and industrial facilities, as … Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

Shaheen, Menendez, Van Hollen, Rubio Urge U.S.-EU Response To Turkish Provocations In Varosha

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Commitee on Foreign Relations, and U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today were joined by their Senate colleagues in condemning Turkey's continuing efforts to open the coastline of Varosha, Cyprus in contravention of several United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions and in defiance of recent calls from the UNSC and the European Council to immediately reverse… Continue Reading


July 15, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Pappas Announce Nearly $1 Million for White Mountain Community Health Center to Respond to COVID-19 & Bolster Health Care Services

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that White Mountain Community Health Center will receive $995,250 in American Rescue Plan funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding will boost the state's response and mitigation efforts against the spread of COVID-19 and enhance health care services in the North Country. For the first time, the facility is receiving these f… Continue Reading

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