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December 07, 2021

BREAKING: Shaheen Successfully Adds New NH & National Security Provisions to Final Defense Legislation

**A senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Shaheen helps write the annual defense bill every year** **Shaheen secures provision to assist those suffering from directed energy attacks, based on her standalone legislation** **Provisions announced are in addition to Granite State priorities Shaheen secured during committee markup of the legislation** (Washington, DC)?- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) -?a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee - issued the follo… Continue Reading


December 07, 2021

Shaheen Questions Top Biden Official on U.S. Policy Toward Russia

Senator Shaheen during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing this afternoon. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's (SFRC) Europe and Regional Security Cooperation Subcommittee - questioned Victoria Nuland, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, on U.S. policy toward Russia during a SFRC hearing earlier today. Shaheen has long led efforts in the Senate to hold Russia accountable for its malign activity against th… Continue Reading


December 07, 2021

Shaheen, Tillis Statement on Russian Military Buildup on Ukraine Border Following Classified Briefing

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, issued the following statement on the Russian military buildup on Ukraine border following a bipartisan classified briefing given to senators: "Today's briefing was deeply concerning. Vladimir Putin is giving every indication that he plans to invade Ukraine. As co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, we stand with our NATO allies in strongly condemning any Russ… Continue Reading


December 07, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Welcoming More Than $400,000 to NH to Combat Child Sexual Exploitation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), along with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed the DOJ's announcement that the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program will receive $418,549 to better support the goals and objectives of the ICAC Task Force Program. This task force investigates ca… Continue Reading


December 03, 2021

Shaheen Meets Virtually with NH Advocates to Discuss Open Enrollment & Encourage Granite Staters to Sign Up for Health Insurance

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today met virtually with members of Protect Our Care NH and advocates to discuss open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and encouraged Granite Staters to enroll in coverage for 2022. She was joined by Jayme Simões of New Hampshire's Protect Our Care; Greg White from Lamprey Health Care; Elias Ashooh, a NH Navigator and Project Director with Health Market Connect; and Lisa Beaudoin, the Executive Director of ABLE NH. Curre… Continue Reading


December 02, 2021

Shaheen, Wicker Respond to New Sanctions Against Lukashenka Regime

**Shaheen & Wicker Led the Bipartisan Launch of the Senate Free Belarus Caucus in August** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) - co-chairs of the Senate Free Belarus Caucus - issued the following statements after the Biden administration imposed new sanctions against individuals and entities within the dictatorial Lukashenka regime in response to ongoing malign behavior, which includes human rights abuses against pro-democracy advocates and the unj… Continue Reading


December 02, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Welcoming Over $72M to NH to Support Water Infrastructure

(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 the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement that New Hampshire will receive $72,644,000 to address drinking water and wastewater systems. This funding comes from the bipartisan infrastructure deal that Shaheen led bipartisan negotiations around and was signed into law last month. In addition to addressing wastewater and drin… Continue Reading


December 01, 2021

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Oral Arguments in Crucial SCOTUS Case Threatening Roe v. Wade

Shaheen's comments follow a press conference she and members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation held on Monday, underscoring the implications of the Supreme Court case, which could overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to criminalize abortion. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of the oral arguments commencing in the Supreme Court case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which has been described as one of the most conse… Continue Reading


December 01, 2021

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Oral Arguments in Crucial SCOTUS Case Threatening Roe v. Wade

Shaheen's comments follow a press conference she and members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation held on Monday, underscoring the implications of the Supreme Court case, which could overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states to criminalize abortion. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of the oral arguments commencing in the Supreme Court case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which has been described as one of the most conse… Continue Reading


November 30, 2021

ICYMI – Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Press Conference on Consequences of Pivotal Court Case Threatening Roe v. Wade with NH Health Care Providers

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) held a virtual press conference with health care stakeholders to discuss what the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization's challenge to Roe v. Wade means for New Hampshire women and their health care. The Supreme Court will begin oral arguments around this pivotal case - described as the most influential abortion case in nearly 50 year… Continue Reading


November 29, 2021

NH Delegation Hosts Virtual Press Conference with NH Family Planning Providers Ahead of SCOTUS Oral Arguments on Pivotal Court Case Threatening Roe v. Wade

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) hosted a virtual press conference today with representatives from New Hampshire family planning providers ahead of the Supreme Court beginning oral arguments in a pivotal case that threatens the future of Roe v. Wade. The Supreme Court will begin oral arguments on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization on December 1 in what's described as the mos… Continue Reading


November 27, 2021

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Small Business Saturday

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, issued the following statement ahead of Small Business Saturday, which takes place this weekend - Saturday, November 27th. Occurring during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year, Small Business Saturday aims to encourage Americans to buy from and support local small businesses. Shaheen was in Dover this week visiting local small businesses - including … Continue Reading


November 23, 2021

Shaheen, Capito Lead Bipartisan IMPACT Act to Reform Opioid Use Disorder Medication Holding Period for Providers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced bipartisan legislation that would increase the amount of time a physician can hold long-acting injectable (LAI) buprenorphine - a form of medication for opioid use disorders - from a specialty pharmacy. U.S. Representatives Madeleine Dean (PA-04), Victoria Spartz (IN-05), Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) led the companion legislation of the IMPACT Act in the House of Representa… Continue Reading


November 23, 2021

NH Delegation Applauds $426K Heading to NH to Support Rural Infrastructure Projects amid COVID-19 Recovery

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today welcomed $426,453 for New Hampshire from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The funding will support rural infrastructure projects around emergency response services, food security and energy efficiency. Funding for these projects comes from the Community Facilities Direct … Continue Reading


November 23, 2021

Shaheen Encourages Shopping Local Ahead of Small Business Saturday during Downtown Walk

(Dover, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) encouraged holiday shopping at small businesses during a Small Business Saturday Downtown Walk. As a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship committee and a former small business owner, Shaheen understands the importance of putting small businesses first. Shaheen was joined by Dover Mayor Robert Carrier, New Hampshire Small Business Administration Director Amy Bassett, President of the Greater Dover Chamber of Commer… Continue Reading


November 23, 2021

Shaheen Statement on President Biden’s Push to Lower Gas Prices & Address Supply Issues through the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in response to President Biden's announcement that his administration will address surging gas prices by making available 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve: "Families in New Hampshire and across the nation are facing sky-high gas prices, exacerbating the financial pressures families have experienced throughout the pandemic. Especially with the holiday travel season around the corn… Continue Reading


November 23, 2021

BREAKING: Heeding Calls from Shaheen, Biden Admin Releases Additional Funding for Rural Health Care Providers

**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** **Last month, Shaheen authored an op-ed for the Concord Monitor underscoring the importance of the Provider Relief Fund and urging health care providers to apply for the funding she fought to secure** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the U.S. Departm… Continue Reading


November 23, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Announcing Nearly $9 Million to Support Early Childhood Education in NH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led the New Hampshire delegation in welcoming $8,942,186 to the University System of New Hampshire from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Every Student Succeeds Act/Preschool Development Grant is part of a three-year (2020-2022) $26.8 million grant package and will strengthen New Hampshire's early childhood education system - improving outcomes for children, famili… Continue Reading


November 22, 2021

Shaheen Leads Delegation in Securing $3.7 Million to NH to Improve Coastal Resilience against Natural Disasters

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations subcommittee, led the New Hampshire congressional delegation in welcoming $3,794,613 in new grants from the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) for New Hampshire to support coastal resilience projects. The funding was announced through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The NCRF is funde… Continue Reading


November 22, 2021

Shaheen and Risch Lead Bipartisan Senate Delegation Press Conference at Halifax International Security Forum

(Halifax, Canada) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees - and Jim Risch (R-ID) - ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - today led the bipartisan Senate delegation to the Halifax International Security Forum in a press conference. Joined by U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Joni Ernst (R-IA), the lawmakers addressed the national and global security challeng… Continue Reading

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