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November 14, 2019

Members of Northern New England Congressional Delegations Call on Customs and Border Patrol to Disclose Criteria & Effectiveness of Highway Checkpoints

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) sent a letter to the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) with Representatives Chris Pappas (D-NH1), Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH2), Peter Welch (D-VT At-Large) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME1), calling on the agency to provide information on the use of temporary highway checkpoints in northern New England over the past year. In the letter addressed to Acting CBP Commissioner Mark … Continue Reading


November 14, 2019

Senator Shaheen, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support and Expand Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs

Bipartisan Legislation is Cosponsored by Senators From Six States Currently Participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) WASHINGTON - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced with a number of her colleagues bipartisan legislation to support and expand programs such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a collaborative effort across the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont to use… Continue Reading


November 14, 2019

NH Delegation Announce Nearly $800K in Federal Funding to NH DOJ to Combat Human Trafficking

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $780,038 in federal funding to the New Hampshire Department of Justice (NHDOJ) in support of efforts to combat human trafficking in New Hampshire. Using this award, NHDOJ will w… Continue Reading


November 13, 2019

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Urges Support for Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Rights of Sexual Assault Survivors Nationwide

Shaheen speaking on the floor of the Senate on the importance of passing the Survivors' Bill of Rights in the States Act (Washington, DC) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor with Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in support of the Survivors' Bill of Rights in the States Act, their bipartisan legislation that would encourage states to ensure that federal rights for survivors of sexual assault - which were codified by Shaheen's Survivors' Bill of Rights Act … Continue Reading


November 13, 2019

Shaheen Responds to TSP Board Decision to Invest Federal Employee Retirement Savings in Chinese Companies Working Against U.S. Values and Interests

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board voted to invest federal employee retirement savings in emerging markets which includes Chinese companies working against U.S. values and interests: "There's no excuse for this decision," said Shaheen. "This should have been an easy call to reverse course, yet the Board has decided to double down on this dangerous proposal. It's reckless to prop up companies th… Continue Reading


November 13, 2019

Shaheen-Gardner Bill to Address Health Concerns Regarding Firefighters’ Exposure to PFAS through Protective Gear Clears Key Committee Hurdle

**Shaheen has Spearheaded Efforts in Congress to Remediate, Research & Respond to PFAS Exposure** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Cory Gardner's (R-CO) bipartisan bill, the Guaranteeing Equipment Safety for Firefighters Act, unanimously passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. The bipartisan legislation would take important steps to examine and address health concerns regarding firefighters' occupational exposure to per-and… Continue Reading


November 12, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Murray and Merkley Continue Pressing Trump Administration Over Decision to Withhold Funding for Humanitarian Crises and Women’s Health

Senators press Trump administration over decision to put ideology over the lives of women and children worldwide and continue withholding bipartisan funding from the UN Population Fund Letter comes as UN Population Fund celebrates 50th anniversary, kicks off major conference in Nairobi Senators: "The absence of these programs will put women and children who are in need of quality medical care in danger." Senators: "Rather than providing funding for a vital program with bipartisan support fro… Continue Reading


November 12, 2019

Shaheen Statement Ahead of President Erdogan's Visit to the White House: “It’s inexcusable that this visit is going forward”

(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 ahead of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to the White House following an invitation from President Trump: "It's inexcusable that this visit is going forward, despite the egregious behavior of President Erdogan and his government," said Shaheen. "This is not the time or place to be extending hospitality and exchang… Continue Reading


November 12, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Survivors’ Bill of Rights in the States Act to Protect Survivors’ Rights Nationwide

**Legislation Builds on the Shaheen-Authored Survivors' Bill of Rights Act that was Signed into Law in 2016** **Shaheen has Lead Efforts in Congress to Support Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation with Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Congressman Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) that would help ensure federal rights for survivors of sexual assault - which wer… Continue Reading


November 11, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan and Pappas Announce $1.9 Million in Federal Funding to Advance Solar Technologies

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) the award of $1.9 million in federal grant money to advance new solar technologies. The grants were awarded through the Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office, which aims to support research projects that will lower solar energy costs, st… Continue Reading


November 08, 2019

Drug Manufacturer Prevented from Abusing System After Shaheen Calls on FDA to Act

**In September, Shaheen called on the agency to stop a manufacturer from securing market exclusivity for medication to treat opioid-related substance use disorders amid epidemic** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stopped the manufacturer of medication to treat opioid-related substance use disorders from abusing the agency's "Orphan Drug Designation" process to limit market competition. This effort to abuse the system was particularly concerning amid ongoing … Continue Reading


November 08, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan and Kuster Announce $30,000 USDA Rural Development Grant for Franklin

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today announced that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development has awarded the City of Franklin a $30,000 grant. The funding will be used to help further economic development in the city. Specifically, Franklin is hoping to attract investors to finish the re-purposing and revitalization of the core downtown business district, with specific properties b… Continue Reading


November 07, 2019

Shaheen, Crapo Push for Additional Efforts to Bring Home Missing Service Members

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced the Bring Our Heroes Home Act with U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID). The bipartisan legislation would provide for an expedited and consolidated process for declassifying and collecting records of prisoners of war (POWs) and missing in action (MIA) personnel. "For generations, Americans have given the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation and in the name of freedom. My he… Continue Reading


November 06, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $12 Million for NHDOT Bridge Project on Connecticut River

**Senators Shaheen and Hassan and Congresswoman Kuster Wrote the Department of Transportation in Support of the Project. As a Senior Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen Recently Boosted Funding for the Federal Program that Administers These Grants by $100 Million in Senate-Approved Government Funding Legislation** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congr… Continue Reading


November 06, 2019

Shaheen & Rubio Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Banning TSP Board from Steering Federal Retirement Savings to China

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today led a group of lawmakers in introducing the bipartisan, bicameral Taxpayers and Savers Protection (TSP) Act, which would prevent the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) from steering federal retirement savings to China. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Rick Scott (R-FL), and Mike Braun (R-IN) joined Shaheen and Rubio in introducing the bill, and U.S. Repre… Continue Reading


November 06, 2019

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, Participates in First Meeting with CEOs

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that she joined the newly-formed bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, which was founded by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Mike Braun (R-IN). Caucus membership also includes Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Angus King (I-ME), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Michael Bennet (D-CO). The caucus brings together an equal number of Republicans and Democrats to craft and advance bipartisan solutions to address clim… Continue Reading


November 05, 2019

Shaheen, Murphy Introduce Legislation to Counter Trump Administration’s Health Care Sabotage That Will Spike 2020 Out-of-Pocket Costs

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced the Fair Indexing for Health Care Affordability Act - legislation to reverse the Trump administration's recent rule change that would make fewer Americans eligible for the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) premium tax credits, and cause those who are eligible to receive less in tax credit support. Earlier this year, the Trump administration changed the index by which eligibility for the ACA's premium tax credit… Continue Reading


November 04, 2019

Shaheen Hosts Medal Ceremony to Posthumously Honor World War II Veterans

Shaheen with son and daughter of World War II veteran Carlton Farrand, and General David J. Mikolaities, The Adjutant General, New Hampshire Shaheen with World War II veteran Ralph Noveletsky's daughter, grandson and great-grandson, and General David J. Mikolaities, The Adjutant General, New Hampshire Medal display of World War II veteran Carlton Farrand Medal display of World War II veteran Ralph Noveletsky (Greenland, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shahe… Continue Reading


November 01, 2019

NH Delegation Announces More Than $1.2 Million for Youth Substance Use Prevention Efforts in New Hampshire

**Drug Free Communities Grants will provide $125K each to 10 local drug prevention coalitions across New Hampshire** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced $1,250,000 in Drug Free Communities (DFC) grants from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to 10 local drug prevention coalitions in New Hampshire. The grants will provide local community coalitions fundin… Continue Reading


November 01, 2019

Shaheen, Murphy & Senate Dems to Pompeo: U.S. Resources Must be Made Available for Humanitarian Aid in Syria, Iraq

**Trump's Decision Abandoned the Kurds and Puts International Humanitarian Aid Operations at Risk** **Shaheen Sponsors Multiple Bills Sanctioning Turkey and Russia for Incursion into Northeast Syria & Is a Leader on U.S. Policy in Syria** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of both the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, sent a letter with Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and a group of Democratic Senators to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,… Continue Reading

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