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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


November 22, 2021

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill Introduced by Senators Hassan and Shaheen to Award Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 Service Members Murdered in Afghanistan in August

(Washington, DC) - The U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation to posthumously award a Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 American service members who terrorists killed in Afghanistan on August 26, 2021 while the service members were bravely working to evacuate Americans and Afghan partners at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. The bill, which U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate … Continue Reading


November 19, 2021

Shaheen, Johnson, Risch, Cardin Issue Joint Statement on Former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) - chair and co-chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - issued a joint statement with Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-ID) and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), chair of the Helsinki Commission, in response to the treatment of former President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili: "We are closely following former President Saakashvili's situatio… Continue Reading


November 19, 2021

Shaheen Statement on House-Passage of Build Back Better Legislation

**Legislation includes long-term priority for Shaheen to lower the cost of insulin** **The package also includes provisions from Shaheen's legislation to expand and enhance the Affordable Care Act's premium tax credits** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives cleared a legislative package that invests broadly in America's working families, economy, health care, environment and much more. The legislation specifical… Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

Ahead of 2021 Halifax International Security Forum, Shaheen & Risch Announce Additional Participants and Plenaries

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, and U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced additional members of the bipartisan congressional delegation that they will lead to the Halifax International Security Forum this weekend, as well as new details surrounding panels and plenaries that will address the most pressing issues facing U.S. national sec… Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $10 Million for Manchester & Lebanon Airports to Support Pandemic Operations

(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 $9,786,943 in federal funds for Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and Lebanon Municipal Airport. This funding comes from Airport Rescue Grants funded under the American Rescue Plan Act to help airports prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Specifically, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport will receive $8,735,862 and … Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Announcing $500K for Local Law Enforcement to Hire Officers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire will receive $500,000 through DOJ's Community Oriented Policing (COPS) Hiring grant program. The COPS Hiring program supports state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies' ability to hire, preserve and/or… Continue Reading


November 18, 2021

Shaheen & Hassan Join Bicameral, Bipartisan Letter Urging FAA to Take Immediate Action to Enable Airports to Transition to PFAS-Free Firefighting Foam

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (MI-05) in sending a bipartisan letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) urging the agency to take immediate action to enable U.S. civilian airports to use PFAS-free firefighting foam. The 2018 FAA Reauthorization bill that Senator Hassan helped develop as a member of the Commerce Committee and Senator Shaheen supported made… Continue Reading

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