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December 06, 2019

Heeding Bipartisan Calls Spearheaded by Shaheen, DOD Agrees to Expand Coverage of Lifesaving Breast Cancer Screenings

(Washington, DC) - Heeding bipartisan calls in Congress led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally (R-AZ), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Department of Defense (DoD) agreed to expand TRICARE coverage for improved breast cancer screening options for female service members and veterans starting next month. In September, the Senators led a bipartisan letter to Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Thomas McCaffery, requesting that DoD expand TRI… Continue Reading


December 06, 2019

Senate Clears Bill Cosponsored by Shaheen & Hassan to Award Congressional Gold Medal to WWII U.S. Army Special Operators

(Washington, DC) - Bipartisan legislation backed by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Army's 5307th Composite Unit, more commonly known as "Merrill's Marauder's," unanimously passed the Senate last night. The Unit became known as "Merrill's Marauder's" in reference to its leader, Brigadier General Frank Merrill, who later served as New Hampshire's Highway Commissioner. The Merrill's Marauder's Congressional Gold Medal Act re… Continue Reading


December 06, 2019

Shaheen, Murkowski Unveil Bipartisan Fix to Tax Bill to Provide Relief to Communities & Companies Unfairly Taxed on Critical Water Infrastructure Investments

**Under Current Tax Law, Local Infrastructure Projects are Unfairly Taxed, Creating a Disincentive to Important Investments ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) unveiled new, bipartisan legislation that would fix an unfair measure in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), which has led to exorbitant taxes on critical water infrastructure investments in New Hampshire, Alaska, and across the nation. Senator Hassan (D-NH) is also a cosponsor of the… Continue Reading


December 04, 2019

Shaheen Receives Assurance of Plans for Dry Dock at PNSY

**Following a report from the Government Accountability Office on the need for improvements at our nation's shipyards, Shaheen also spoke of the need to expand the industrial supply base that builds new vessels and provides replacement parts** Shaheen questions senior defense officials on the U.S. Navy's Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan during today's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Watch the Clip of Senator Shaheen's Questioning Here. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senat… Continue Reading


December 04, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Praise House-Approval of Bipartisan Anti-Robocall Bill & Call for a Final Vote in the Senate

**Both Shaheen and Hassan are Co-sponsors of the Legislation** SHAHEEN: "As we approach the holidays, one of the best gifts this Congress could give the American people is relief from the scourge of robocalls" HASSAN: "Unless the unknown caller is Mr. Claus himself, no one wants to be barraged with unsolicited phone calls during the holidays, or any time of the year" **136 Million Robocalls have been Placed to New Hampshire Phone Numbers So Far This Year** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators … Continue Reading


November 27, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce More than $300,000 in Federal Funds for Rural Development Projects in Cheshire and Coos Counties

**Funding Will be Used in a Variety of Ways to Expand Broadband Access in Northern NH, Enhance First Responder Equipment and Resources & Help Low-income Homeowners Make Safety and Energy Efficiency Improvements** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded more than $300,000 in… Continue Reading


November 26, 2019

Landmark Animal Cruelty Bill Signed Into Law

Senators Shaheen, Hassan and Representatives Kuster, Pappas Cosponsored Bipartisan Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act (Washington, DC) - President Trump yesterday signed into law landmark legislation cosponsored by the New Hampshire Congressional delegation to make animal cruelty a federal crime. The bipartisan Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act outlaws individuals from intentionally crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating, impaling or otherwise causing serious bodily inj… Continue Reading


November 26, 2019

Shaheen & Booker Introduce Legislation to Help NH & NJ Finance Transportation Infrastructure Projects

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Toll Credit Marketplace Act, legislation that would establish a program to help states increase resources for highway and transit projects. The bill directs the Secretary of Transportation to establish a marketplace for the sale and purchase of toll credits, which are accrued when states use toll revenues to invest in transportation projects that benefit the interstate system. While toll credits lack cas… Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan and Kuster Announce $3 Million in Federal Funding for Claremont Municipal Airport

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Claremont Municipal airport a $3 million federal grant. The federal funding was awarded under the agency's Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Shaheen helped craft the omnibus funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2019 that included an … Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Expand Veteran’s Access to Non-Opioid Alternative to Chronic Pain Treatment

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Armed Services Committee and a leader in the Senate on efforts to respond to the substance misuse epidemic, introduced the Acupuncture for our Heroes Act to expand access to acupuncturist services for veterans enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. According to a report by the Veterans Health Administration, 80 percent of VA providers identified acupuncture as one of the top three services m… Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Shaheen, Rubio Urge Swift Committee Action on their Bipartisan TSP Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Gary Peters (D-MI), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, to expediently consider and approve their bipartisan Taxpayers and Savers Protection (TSP) Act. The TSP Act would prevent the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) from moving forward next year on its short-sighted - and foolish - decision to steer federal reti… Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Shaheen, McSally Introduce Bill to Improve Breast Cancer Screening Options for U.S. Service members and their Families

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally (R-AZ), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation to provide female U.S. service members and their families with improved breast cancer screenings. Representative Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives. The Better and Robust Screening Today Act requires the Department of Defense (DoD) to cover the most effective breast cancer… Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Collins Announce Nearly $158 Million Contract Awarded to Modernize Dry Dock #1 at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) announced that a $157,949,610 contract was awarded to Cianbro Corp. of Pittsfield, Maine, for construction of a super flood basin and extending portal crane rails for Dry Dock #1 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY). As members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senators Shaheen and Collins secured this funding in the fiscal year 2019 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations… Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Shaheen, Stabenow & Democratic Senators Call Out Trump Admin Efforts to Promote Junk Plan Coverage Under Questionable Legal Authority

The Senators' letter comes in response to links on the HealthCare.gov website that re-direct customers to third-party online brokers that sell junk plans on their websites. Shaheen, Stabenow & Casey underscored the danger of these misleading, and potentially illegal, efforts during a press conference this afternoon. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) led a group of 23 Senators in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Serv… Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Shaheen, McSally Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veteran Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence

**Bipartisan bill would help ensure no veteran attempting to leave an abusive situation is turned away for assistance due to a lack of resources** **Legislation would improve coordination between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and State Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Centers** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally (R-AZ), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, reintroduced legislation today to improve services for veterans experien… Continue Reading


November 20, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $7.7 Million in Federal Grants for NH Water Infrastructure Projects

USDA Also Allocates More than $12 Million in Federal Loans to Invest in Water Infrastructure in Bristol and Jaffrey (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded more than $7 million in federal grants to the town of Bristol and the Forest Park Tenants' Association Cooperative… Continue Reading


November 20, 2019

Shaheen Hosts New Hampshire Pediatrician for Discussion on Health Risks of Youth Vaping with Senate Democratic Leadership

(Washington, DC) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted Dr. Susanne Tanski, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's section chief of general pediatrics, at a Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting to discuss the severe health risks associated with youth vaping. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New Hampshire has the highest percentage of high school students reporting daily use of electronic vapor products. The Democratic Steering and… Continue Reading


November 19, 2019

Shaheen-McSally Bill Promoting Jobs in Energy Workforce Clears Key Committee Hurdle

**Legislation introduced by Shaheen to fully fund LWCF also advances through committee markup** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally's (R-AZ) bipartisan bill, the Promoting American Energy Jobs Act, passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The Senators' bipartisan legislation would require the Department of Energy (DOE) to publish an annual energy and employment report to measure energy jobs in the United States, and examine e… Continue Reading


November 19, 2019

With Funding Deadline Approaching, Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on Senate Leadership to Support Seasonal Businesses

Bipartisan group of 30 senators urge leadership and appropriators to raise the 66,000 visa limit (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen sent a letter today with a bipartisan group of 30 Senators, led by Senators Angus King (I-ME) and Mike Rounds (R-SD), requesting that Senate Majority Leader, Minority Leader, and the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Committee provide H-2B visa cap relief for seasonal employers in any funding agreement. In the letter, the Senators stress… Continue Reading


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

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