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October 16, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce More Than $700,000 for UNH Aquaculture Training Program

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced that the University of New Hampshire (UNH) received $747,673 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the NOAA Sea Grant 2018 Aquaculture Initiative. The funding will support a UNH project that seeks to boost U.S. seafood production through a specialized aquaculture training program that will recruit fishermen and farmers from… Continue Reading


October 15, 2018

NH Delegation Honors Recipients of 2018 Congressional Law Enforcement Awards

(Concord, NH) - On Friday, members of New Hampshire's law enforcement community were honored for exemplary service at the New Hampshire Congressional Law Enforcement Awards (NH-CLEA) ceremony in Concord. "The men and women serving in New Hampshire's law enforcement are heroes, and it is an honor to recognize and thank these individuals for their exceptional service," said the Delegation. "We want to extend our sincere appreciation to all of these honorees for their outstanding efforts, as well … Continue Reading


October 12, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $5.8M to Respond to Severe Weather Events in NH

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $5,786,070 in federal Public Assistance grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These grants include $1,687,439 to Belknap and Carroll counties, $1,417,542 to Coos and Grafton counties, $1,942,460 to Belknap, Carroll, Coos, Grafton, Merrimack, and Sullivan counties, an… Continue Reading


October 12, 2018

Shaheen, Tillis, Lankford, & Graham Issue Joint Statement on Pastor Brunson’s Release

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Thom Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) issued the following joint statement on Pastor Brunson's release: "We are pleased that Pastor Andrew Brunson will finally be released from Turkish custody and will return to the United States as a free man. Pastor Brunson will be reunited with his loving family, whose relentless advocacy for his release helped inspire us and many others to the cause. The President,… Continue Reading


October 11, 2018

Shaheen & Leahy Legislation to Support Small Businesses with National Guard and Military Reservists Clears Key Committee Hurdle

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) issued the following statements after their legislation to support small businesses with National Guard and Military Reservists unanimously passed the Senate Small Business Committee. The National Guard and Reserve Entrepreneurship Act will assist small businesses when essential employees, including small business owners, are called up as part of National Guard or Reservist duties, by improving existing loan a… Continue Reading


October 11, 2018

Shaheen, Tillis, Lankford, & Graham Issue Joint Statement on Pastor Brunson’s Hearing Tomorrow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senators JEanne Shaheen (D-NH). Thom Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) issued the following joint statement on Pastor Brunson's hearing date scheduled for tomorrow: "Pastor Andrew Brunson and his family have been through an incredibly trying ordeal for the last two years. Their faith and strength have been an example to us all. It is our greatest hope that the Pastor will finally be allowed to return home to his family in the United States… Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $500,000 in Federal Funds for Granite State Wildlife Programs to Boost Conservation Efforts

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), announced that the U.S. Department of Interior has awarded New Hampshire more than $500,000 through the State Wildlife Grant (SWG) Program to boost Granite State conservation efforts. The SWG Program is a major funding source for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Nongame Wildlife Program. Together with state matching funds, SWG … Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Shaheen Hosts Anne Marie and Jim Zanfagna’s Angels of Addictions Exhibit in U.S. Capitol to Bring Attention to Those Lost to the Opioid Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - During the week of October 8, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is hosting a portrait exhibit in the Russell Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol remembering individuals from across the country who have died from an overdose. The Angels of Addictions exhibit was created by Anne Marie and Jim Zanfagna, who lost their daughter, Jacqueline, at 25 years old to an accidental overdose in October 2014. Shortly after Jacqueline's death, Anne Marie painted a portrait of her and after showing i… Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Shaheen Votes to Reverse Trump Administration’s Rule Expanding Junk Health Insurance Plans

Trump Administration's Rule Expanding Junk Health Insurance Plans is the Latest Effort to Sabotage the Affordable Care Act (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting for a resolution to reverse the Trump Administration's final rule on short-term, limited duration health insurance plans, which are also known as "junk plans." These plans would increase costs and reduce access to quality coverage for American families. Additionally, they woul… Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Provisions to Address Mitigation Efforts at Hampton Seabrook & Portsmouth Harbors Head to President’s Desk as Part of Water Infrastructure Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the bipartisan America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 passed the Senate 99-1. The biennial legislation authorizes water infrastructure projects around the country, and Shaheen and Hassan helped secure approval of mitigation efforts at Hampton-Seabrook and Portsmouth Harbors. The legislation will now head to the President's desk to be signed into law, having passed both chambe… Continue Reading


October 09, 2018

Shaheen, Moran Call on Commerce Secretary & U.S. Trade Representative to Explain How Administration is Helping Small Businesses Impacted by Tariffs on U.S. Trading Partners

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), the Lead Democrat and Republican of the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, sent letters to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, requesting additional information from the administration regarding efforts to help small businesses affected by tariffs on U.S. trading partners. The Senators wrote, "In addition to… Continue Reading


October 09, 2018

Shaheen Statement on UN Ambassador Nikki Haley’s Resignation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley's announcement that she will resign at the end of the year: "I thank Ambassador Haley for her service and wish her well in her future endeavors," said Senator Shaheen. "As President Trump considers his next nominee for this position, it's imperative that he names someone who is experienced and understands the significance of the United Nations as an institu… Continue Reading


October 09, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $1.35M in Federal Funding for Urban Community Development & Affordable Housing in New Hampshire

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $1,346,482 in grants for urban community development and affordable housing in New Hampshire from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These grants include $658,301 to Nashua and $290,005 to Dover in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), and a $398,176 HOME Grant to Nashua. These grants are an increase of… Continue Reading


October 06, 2018

Shaheen Votes Against Kavanaugh Confirmation

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) voted against confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Earlier, Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor, and underscored that Kavanaugh's judicial record, which is dangerously out of step with the American people, led her to conclude that she could not support his confirmation. Specifically, Shaheen cited Kavanaugh's expansive views of executive power, his failure to answer questions over the constitutionality of … Continue Reading


October 04, 2018

NH Delegation Urges EPA to Level the Playing Field for Biomass Industry

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging the administration to move forward with a proposed rule that would allow renewable electricity made from biomass to qualify for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program if it is used to power electric vehicles. This would level the playing field among competing fuel sourc… Continue Reading


October 04, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $1.25M to Bolster School Safety Efforts in NH

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $1,249,762 in federal grants to bolster school safety efforts in New Hampshire from the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). These grants include $500,000 to the New Hampshire Department of Education and $249,762 to Merrimack County to fund violence prevention and mental health training programs in … Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan To Each Introduce Legislation to Combat Escalating Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs, Stabilize Health Care Marketplace & End Surprise Medical Bills

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation today to combat escalating out-of-pocket health care costs for uninsured patients and for patients in the individual health insurance market who receive out-of-network care. U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) also announced that she will introduce companion legislation to help eliminate a related problem: surprise medical bills, where patients receive massive, unexpected medical bills, often for receiving care that they … Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Senate Passage of Final Version of Bipartisan Opioid Response Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after bipartisan, comprehensive opioid response legislation passed the Senate. The Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act was amended and passed by the House of Representatives last week, after previously passing the Senate. After today's final passage in the Senate, the bill will now head to the President's desk to be signed into … Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $650K to Support Victims of Sexual Assault

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $650,261 in grants to support victims of sexual assault from the National Institute of Justice at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). These grants include $316,703 to the New Hampshire Department of Safety to help reduce sexual assault and rape kit backlogs and $333,558 to the New Hampshire Department of Justice to develop and ini… Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

FAA Reauthorization Bill Heads to President’s Desk with Critical NH & National Security Priorities Secured by Shaheen

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate passed reauthorization legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The bill, which reauthorizes the FAA through September 2023, includes significant priorities for both New Hampshire and U.S. national security interests, championed by Senator Shaheen. The bill also reauthorizes the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) through September 2021. The bill previously passed the … Continue Reading

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