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July 16, 2019

Shaheen-Alexander Bill to Promote Innovation, Energy Efficiency & Economic Competitiveness of American Manufacturers Clears Key Committee Hurdle

**Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Also Ushers Through Numerous Legislative Priorities Championed by Shaheen** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) bipartisan legislation with Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) - the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act - passed the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR). The ENR Senate Committee also passed a number of other Shaheen's bipartisan legislative priorities, including the Federal Energy and Water Mana… Continue Reading


July 12, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Significantly Increase Availability of Substance Use Disorder Treatment in New Hampshire and Across the Country

Shaheen Announces Turn the Tide Act at New Futures, Concord **SHAHEEN: "The Turn the Tide Act is a substantial long-term investment in getting more Granite Staters, and Americans across the country, on the road to recovery"** ** Turn the Tide Act has three pillars: it delivers flexible funding, prioritizes prevention and addresses workforce challenges** **Epidemic is taking over 70,000 lives a year and costing economy $500 billion** **$63 billion proposal follows Shaheen's successful effor… Continue Reading


July 11, 2019

NH Delegation Responds to Trump’s Opposition to Their Efforts to Ban DoD Use of PFAS Firefighting Foam

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), issued the following statement after the White House announced a potential veto of the House version of the defense authorization bill, which would ban the Department of Defense from using firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals, an effort that has been strongly supported by New Hamps… Continue Reading


July 11, 2019

Shaheen Leads Invite On Behalf of Bipartisan Women of the Senate to U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team to Meet During Visit to Capitol

**Letter is signed by each Democratic and Republican female Senator** **Copy of the signed letter is available here** (Washington) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter on behalf of the bipartisan women of the U.S. Senate to the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, extending an invitation to meet with the women of the Senate during the team's upcoming visit to the U.S. Capitol. "We believe on a bipartisan basis that your model of unity, diversity, and passion should be s… Continue Reading


July 10, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Enzi and Hassan Applaud Senate Passage of Their Legislation that Honors Christa McAuliffe

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Senate passed their Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act last night, bipartisan legislation cosponsored by 81 Senators to create a commemorative coin to honor Christa McAuliffe, the Concord educator who died aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. The bill further reaffirms American commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STE… Continue Reading


July 09, 2019

NH Delegation Announces Over $4.5 Million in Federal Funding for Manchester Airport

(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 $4,556,533 in federal funding for renovation projects and equipment purchases at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT). The federal funding for MHT was awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with $2,107,706 going towards two taxiway rehabilitation projects at the airport and $2,448,827 being allocated to help purcha… Continue Reading


July 09, 2019

NH Delegation Announce More than $13.5 Million in Federal Funding for Portsmouth International Airport

(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), announced $13,506,533 in federal funding for a runway reconstruction project at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. The project will be funded through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). "As a joint civil and military use airport, Portsmouth International serves as an important transportation hub for the New Hampshire Seacoast area and is … Continue Reading


June 28, 2019

Shaheen Statement Following Vote to Require Congressional Approval For Any New Military Action Against Iran

SHAHEEN: "War with Iran is not in America's interest" (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting on legislation that requires the Trump administration to seek congressional approval for military action against Iran: "War with Iran is not in America's interest which is why I voted today to require the Trump administration to come to Congress before taking any new military action," said Shaheen. "The American people should have a say on matter… Continue Reading


June 28, 2019

Shaheen, Rubio, Cardin Lead Legislation to Permanently Reauthorize Successful Programs to Encourage High-Tech Small Business Growth

**Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee Leadership Spearhead Bipartisan Bill That Invests in Long-term Certainty for Small Business Research Innovation Programs** **SBIR, STTR have proven track record of helping small businesses succeed and grow** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBC), SBC Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL) and SBC Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-MD) yesterday introduced legi… Continue Reading


June 28, 2019

Shaheen on Stanford Study Showing 40% Increase in Abortions Due to Global Gag Rule: “This Should Compel the Trump Administration to Finally Reexamine This Disastrous Policy for Women”

**Stanford study looks at the impact of this policy on Sub-Saharan countries receiving U.S. aid over two decades** **SHAHEEN: "These statistics should ring alarm bells for policy makers, especially considering that this study doesn't account for the dramatic expansion of the Global Gag Rule under the Trump administration"** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement responding to a new expansive study… Continue Reading


June 27, 2019

Shaheen-Portman Bipartisan Bill to Boost EPA Response to PFAS Included in Senate-Passed Defense Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced that her bipartisan bill with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) - the Safe Drinking Water Assistance Act - was included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the Senate. The annual legislation authorizes national defense objectives for the fiscal year. Once the House of Representatives passes its version of the bill, the two chambers will conference on final l… Continue Reading


June 27, 2019

Shaheen’s Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Fentanyl Coming from China & Mexico Successfully Added to Annual Defense Bill

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, successfully added her targeted fentanyl sanctions bill - the Fentanyl Sanctions Act - as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the Senate. The bipartisan sanctions legislation applies pressure on the Chinese government to strictly enforce their commitment to make all fentanyl illegal and provides the United States with more tools and resources to target illic… Continue Reading


June 27, 2019

Shaheen Continues to Deliver on NH Priorities in Senate-Approved Annual Defense Bill

**Legislation Procures Additional KC-46 Pegasus Refueling Tankers, the Same Aircraft Replacing KC-135s at Pease Air National Guard Base** ** Shaheen-Backed Bill Authorizes Two Virginia-class Submarines-which are Maintained and Repaired at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard - to Help Avert Projected Submarine Shortfall** **Shaheen's Legislation to Crack Down on Fentanyl Coming from China & Mexico Passes as an Amendment** **Bill Includes Bipartisan Shaheen-Portman Legislation to Boost EPA Response t… Continue Reading


June 27, 2019

Shaheen Demands Congressional Approval before Any New Military Action Against Iran

SHAHEEN: "The American people should have a say on matters of war, and Congress is meant to be their voice" (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of a scheduled vote tomorrow in the Senate on requiring congressional approval for military action against Iran: "The American people should have a say on matters of war, and Congress is meant to be their voice," said Shaheen. "That's why Congress' oversight role is enshrined in the constitution and … Continue Reading


June 26, 2019

Shaheen Joins Legislation to Crack Down on Surprise Telephone, Cable and Internet Fees

**TRUE Fees Act requires providers to be upfront about total cost of services and empowers customers to end their contracts free of charge if prices are increased** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that she'll join Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) on the Truth-In-Billing, Remedies, and User Empowerment over Fees ('TRUE Fees') Act, legislation that requires phone, cable and internet providers to include all charges in the prices they advertise for services. The TRUE … Continue Reading


June 26, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Join Bipartisan, Bicameral Request for VA Plan to Repay $286 Million in Home Loan Fees Erroneously Charged to Disabled Veterans

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers on a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie, requesting information on the Department's plans to repay $286.4 million in home loan fees that were erroneously charged to thousands of exempted veterans as part of the VA Home Loan Program. The request was led by Senator John Tester (D-MT), the lead Democrat on the Senate Veterans… Continue Reading


June 26, 2019

Bipartisan Legislation Backed by NH Delegation to Help “Blue Water” Navy Veterans Secure Veterans Benefits Signed into Law

(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), issued the following statements after the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act was signed into law last night. The bipartisan bill was backed by every member of New Hampshire's Congressional delegation, and would create a permanent legislative fix to help ensure "Blue Water" Navy veterans get the disability and health care benefits they deserve as a … Continue Reading


June 21, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Official Count of Overdose Deaths for 2018

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen issued the following statement after the New Hampshire Medical Examiner's office released an official count of drug overdose deaths for 2018: "It is heartbreaking to see these numbers knowing that every death represents family members, friends and coworkers," said Shaheen. "We cannot grow numb to this tragedy and need to keep finding ways to save lives and deliver treatment before it's too late. These statistics demonstrate that not only is this epid… Continue Reading


June 21, 2019

Shaheen Highlights Bipartisan Work Underway to Crackdown on Robocalls that are Bombarding Granite Staters

**Shaheen Points to the 107 Million Robocalls that Were Directed at New Hampshire Phone Numbers Last Year** At a press conference in Concord this afternoon, Shaheen was joined by the New Hampshire Department of Justice, AARP New Hampshire, the Public Utilities Commission and other Granite State stakeholders to discuss work underway to confront the scourge of robocalls. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a press conference in Concord to discuss the bipartisan wo… Continue Reading


June 21, 2019

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill to Improve Access to Lifesaving Breast Cancer Screenings

Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act of 2019 with a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). The bipartisan legislation would postpone recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that would limit access to breast cancer screenings for women in their 40s. It would continue the moratorium on the USPSTF recommendations, w… Continue Reading

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