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June 24, 2022

Shaheen Statement on NH GOP Bill to Obstruct Gun Safety Measures

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Governor Chris Sununu signed into law an extreme bill championed by New Hampshire Republicans that prohibits the State from enforcing any federal statute, regulation or Executive Order related to measures to stem the epidemic of gun violence. Sununu signed the bill into law hours after Congress advanced historic bipartisan gun safety legislation and sent it to President Biden's desk. The Bipartisan Safer C… Continue Reading


June 24, 2022

Shaheen Slams Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement condemning the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark case, Roe v. Wade. "This is a dark day for our country. Like millions of Americans who awoke to a terrifying new reality today, I am gutted by the Supreme Court's decision to turn back 50 years of precedent by overturning Roe v. Wade. My heart breaks for mothers and grandmothers who marched and fought to secure this watershed achievement, a… Continue Reading


June 24, 2022

Shaheen Applauds $7.8M Award for MHT Airport

**Shaheen secured funding as a senior appropriator through the FY 2022 government funding bill** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today applauded the announcement that the Federal Aviation Administration will award $7,871,429.00 to the Manchester Boston Regional (MHT) Airport. The funding comes through a congressional directed spending request that Shaheen secure through the FY2022 omnibus package that passed earlier … Continue Reading


June 23, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, key legislation to reduce the threat of gun violence and keep communities safe: "The devastation of Uvalde, Buffalo, Las Vegas and towns across the country weighs heavy on our hearts - these communities will never be the same. Congress owes every one of them action, and today, the Senate took the most important step in nearly three decades to curb … Continue Reading


June 23, 2022

Shaheen Joins Call for Direct U.S. Involvement in the Investigation of Shooting Death of American Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and 22 Senate colleagues to call upon President Biden to ensure the direct involvement of the United States in the investigation of the shooting death of American citizen and journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. In their letter to the President - who is planning to visit Israel and the West Bank in mid-July - the lawmakers stress the importance of an independent, thorough and transparent investigation an… Continue Reading


June 23, 2022

Ahead of White House Meeting with Big Oil CEOs, Senators Shaheen, Reed, Duckworth, and Baldwin Urge Biden to Help Lower Gas Prices

To protect consumers and lower gas prices, Shaheen, Reed, Duckworth, & Baldwin urge Biden Administration to consider additional emergency measures (Washington, DC) - With U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm scheduled to meet with oil executives today as the Biden Administration seeks new solutions to lower gas prices that have ballooned rapidly since Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jack Reed (D-RI), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), … Continue Reading


June 22, 2022

NH Delegation Statement on New Hampshire Energy Proposal

(Washington, DC) - The New Hampshire Congressional Delegation issued the following statement on the state's proposal to provide energy relief to Granite Staters: "Granite Staters are struggling with high costs, and we worked to pass emergency relief - including through securing flexible funding for the state through the American Rescue Plan and increasing LIHEAP funding - that has brought more than a billion dollars to New Hampshire to help address challenges that families are facing in th… Continue Reading


June 22, 2022

NEW: Diabetes Caucus Co-Chairs Shaheen & Collins Release Bipartisan Legislation to Lower Insulin Costs

**Shaheen-Collins legislation is endorsed by the American Diabetes Association and JDRF** **In April, Bicameral Co-Chairs of the Senate and House Diabetes Caucuses revealed their top policy priorities to limit out-of-pocket costs for patients with diabetes & encourage insulin manufacturers to reduce list prices ** Shaheen and Collins hold press conference at the Capitol on Wednesday to announce their new bipartisan legislation to curb the surging costs of insulin. (Washington, DC) - … Continue Reading


June 20, 2022

Shaheen, Grassley, Coons, Portman, Murphy Applaud U.S. Support for Three Seas Initiative to Increase Europe’s Independence from Russia

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Chris Coons (D-DE), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) issued the following bipartisan statement in response to the announcement of U.S. support for the Three Seas Initiative through the U.S. Development Finance Corporation at the Three Seas Summit in Riga, Latvia. The Three Seas Initiative aims to improve connectivity among twelve European countries located between the Baltic, Adriatic and Black Seas. The T… Continue Reading


June 17, 2022

Shaheen, Portman Participate in Discussion Hosted by Dartmouth on Russia’s Unprovoked Invasion of Ukraine

(Hanover, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), chair of the SFRC Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and a member of the bipartisan Ukraine Caucus, and U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), co-chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, member of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee and a Dartmouth College alumnus, participated in a discussion hosted by Dartmouth on Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The event, … Continue Reading


June 17, 2022

NH Delegation Calls on State to Help Granite Staters Afford Home Energy Bills Using Federal Funding

(Washington, DC) - Following this week's announcement of energy rate increases approved by New Hampshire's Public Utilities Commission, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) are urging the state to use remaining funding that the delegation helped secure in the American Rescue Plan to provide financial assistance to help Granite Staters afford their home energy bills. As a lead negotiator for the bipart… Continue Reading


June 17, 2022

ICYMI: Senators Shaheen, Durbin Meet with Evgenia Kara-Murza, Wife of Russian Opposition Leader

Senate recently unanimously passed a resolution to honor Vladimir Kara-Murza; condemn his arrest and detention; and call for his and Alexei Navalny's release (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) met with Evgenia Kara-Murza, the wife of Russian opposition leader, Vladimir Kara-Murza. During their meeting, they … Continue Reading


June 17, 2022

Shaheen Statement on European Commission’s Recommendation for Ukraine & Moldova to Join EU

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the SFRC Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, released the following statement in response to the European Commission recommendation's today that Ukraine and Moldova be granted candidate status to become members of the European Union. "I applaud the European Commission's recommendation that Ukraine and Moldova be granted EU candidate status - the crucial first step toward joining the European Union. Both count… Continue Reading


June 17, 2022

Shaheen, Cassidy Bill to Reduce Prescription Drug Prices Clears Senate HELP Committee

(Washington, DC) - A bipartisan bill introduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) to lower the cost of prescription drugs cleared a key committee hurdle this week. The Ensuring Timely Access to Generics Act of 2021 would tackle exorbitant prescription costs by increasing competition from generic drugs through better oversight of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) citizen petition process. Helping families afford life-saving prescriptions is crucial to help thos… Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

Shaheen Adds Numerous Measures to Annual Defense Bill to Aid Americans Suffering from Directed-Energy Attack Injuries

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after successfully including numerous provisions in the fiscal year (FY) 2023 National Defense Authorization Act to assist U.S. personnel and their loved ones suffering from anomalous health incidents (AHI) - also known as Havana Syndrome or directed-energy attacks - to get the medical attention they deserve. Specifically, Shaheen successfully secured $10 mil… Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

Shaheen Helps Advance Additional Aid to Ukraine in FY23 Annual Defense Bill

Shaheen has led efforts in the Senate in support of military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate Armed Service Committee advanced the fiscal year (FY) 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes $800 million in additional military aid to Ukraine. The annual defense legislation also includes other priorities championed by … Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

BREAKING: Shaheen Secures Funding for PFAS Health Impact Study, Enhancing Firefighter Gear Protections & Strengthening Testing Disclosure Requirements

Shaheen has led efforts in the Senate on PFAS legislation & established the PFAS health impact study in the FY2018 NDAA (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, successfully secured the authorization of $20 million for a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) health impact study at current and former U.S. military installations across the country, including at Pease Air National Guard Base in New Hampshire, in the f… Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

Shaheen Fights to Secure Numerous NH Priorities in Committee-Approved Defense Bill

**Shaheen supports authorization of $503 million for multi-mission dry dock project at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard** **Shaheen procures additional 15 KC-46 Pegasus refueling tankers, the same aircraft operating out of Pease Air National Guard Base** **Shaheen successfully authorizes record-level $20M for Pease health impact study she established in the 2018 NDAA** **Bill would provide a 4.6-percent pay raise for service members** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH),… Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Senate-Passage of Historic Veterans Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022 (the PACT Act). The bipartisan bill passed the Senate with a vote of 84 to 14. The House of Representatives is expected to take up the Senate version of the legislation soon before it is sent to the President's desk. "Our veterans deserve access to the full scope of care they need to get well, stay well and live well… Continue Reading


June 15, 2022

NEW: Shaheen, Tillis Announce Finland & Sweden Stops on Bipartisan CODEL to NATO Summit

**Shaheen and Tillis also announce additional CODEL participants to include Senators Durbin, Rounds, Coons, Fisher, Blunt and Ernst ** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Observer Group, announced two additional stops on their bipartisan delegation to the NATO summit in Spain later month, which will include Finland and Sweden. The Senators will make stops in Finland and Sweden ahe… Continue Reading

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