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January 27, 2023

Shaheen Honors WWII Veteran John Durkin with Congressional Gold Medal

Shaheen awards Congressional Gold Medal to Dover resident and WWII veteran John Durkin.  *Earlier in the day, Shaheen visited the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Manchester**  Shaheen speaks with parishioners and Ukrainian refugees at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Manchester.  (Dover, NH) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, presented the Congressional Gold Medal to WWII veteran Lieutenant John Durkin. Shah… Continue Reading


January 27, 2023

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $25M to Expand Public Transit in New Hampshire

(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) today announced $24,955,036 in public transit funding for New Hampshire. The funding comes in part from the Hassan and Shaheen-negotiated bipartisan infrastructure law, which provides the largest investment in transit ever. Senator Hassan was a member of the bipartisan group negotiating transit funding. “The bipartisan infrastructure law i… Continue Reading


January 27, 2023

NH Delegation Welcomes More Than $355K in Federal Funding to Support NH Firefighters

(Washington, DC) — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, alongside U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Homeland Security Committee, and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed $335,865 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support Granite State firefighters in Portsmouth and Laconia through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. The AFG program provides di… Continue Reading


January 27, 2023

Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Provide Historic, Permanent Investment in Home Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities

The Better Care Better Jobs Act would expand access to long-term care, enabling older adults and people with disabilities to receive quality care and remain in their communities (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, and colleagues to introduce legislation to expand access to home- and community-based services for older adults, people with disabilities and inju… Continue Reading


January 27, 2023

Shaheen Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Provide Certainty Around Federal Investments in Weatherization and State Energy Programs

(Washington, DC) — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jack Reed (D-RI) in reintroducing bipartisan legislation to improve delivery of weatherization assistance, as well as encourage state-driven energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives that reduce energy costs for low-income households, spur private sector energy innovation and improve emergency planning and response. The Investing in State Energy Act would prevent undue d… Continue Reading


January 26, 2023

Shaheen Leads Bill to Reauthorize Small Business Exporting Program

(Washington, DC) — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, introduced legislation that would reauthorize the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) for five years. Shaheen has led action in the U.S. Senate in support of STEP and helped create it as a pilot program in 2010.  “In New Hampshire, 99 percent of our businesses are small. They deserve every resource po… Continue Reading


January 25, 2023

Shaheen Applauds Record ACA Enrollment & Touts ACA Tax Credits She Secured to Lower Health Premiums

**Previous estimates suggest 8.9 million Americans have lower premiums thanks to tax provisions from Shaheen’s Improving Health Insurance Affordability Act**  **These enhanced tax credits were signed into law through the Inflation Reduction Act & the American Rescue Plan Act**  **Shaheen’s efforts mark the most significant update to Affordable Care Act in a decade**  (Washington, DC) — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today applauded an announcement from… Continue Reading


January 25, 2023

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bill to Support Local Governments in Reducing Homelessness

**The legislation would authorize funding for housing and comprehensive services including mental health, substance abuse.**  (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in introducing the Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act, a bill to authorize $1 billion annually to help local governments combat homelessness.The bill recognizes that addressing homelessness requires additional affordable housing as well as mental he… Continue Reading


January 25, 2023

Shaheen, Menendez Urge State Department, USAID to Guarantee Access to Health Care Services for Women Employees Abroad

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member and the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, are calling on the Biden administration to guarantee access to adequate health care services, including reproductive health care and post-sexual assault care, for women employees at the State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Following a … Continue Reading


January 24, 2023

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation to Announce Over $3.5M in Additional ERA2 Rental Assistance

**The U.S. Department of Treasury’s supplemental funds follows the congressional delegation’s appeal in October to provide additional federal assistance to the State**  (Manchester, NH) — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led the New Hampshire congressional delegation in announcing $3,593,327 from the U.S. Department of Treasury for the State of New Hampshire through the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program. These funds, allocated under the ERA2 program … Continue Reading


January 24, 2023

ICYMI: Shaheen Discusses New Hampshire Priorities for the 118th Congress with Newport Community TV

(Newport, NH) – This month, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Newport Community TV to discuss her legislative priorities for the 118th Congress to deliver for New Hampshire. Topics discussed included advancing New Hampshire’s role in safeguarding our national security, lowering the cost of insulin, supporting Granite State small businesses and expanding access to early education.  Additionally, Shaheen discussed her recent “Invest in NH” tour, which highligh… Continue Reading


January 23, 2023

Shaheen Reintroduces Legislation to Lower Health Care Costs & Expand Access to Insurance for Millions More Americans

**Provisions of the Improving Health Insurance Affordability Act were signed into law through the Inflation Reduction Act & the American Rescue Plan Act**  **Estimates suggest 8.9 million Americans have lower premiums thanks to enhanced tax credits****Shaheen’s efforts mark the most significant update to Affordable Care Act in a decade** (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today reintroduced her legislation, the Improving Health Insurance Affordability Ac… Continue Reading


January 23, 2023

NH Delegation Welcomes Over $2.8 Million Heading to MHT to Support Key Infrastructure Updates

(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) welcomed $2,821,120 to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) to support modifications and rehabilitation efforts for the terminal building.  This award was allocated through the Department of Transportation (DOT) using Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funds. The award will be used to increase energy efficiency at MHT by replacing 16,0… Continue Reading


January 20, 2023

ICYMI: Shaheen Travels Across State on ‘Invest in NH’ Tour, Highlighting Federal Dollars Coming to NH through New Government Funding Law

**In the final government funding bill for fiscal year (FY) 2023, Shaheen – a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – secured more than $111 million to support NH projects** (Washington, DC) — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, continued her “Invest in NH” tour this week. This tour highlighted funding opportunities Shaheen secured for New Hampshire in the fiscal year (FY) 2023 government fundin… Continue Reading


January 20, 2023

Shaheen Releases Statement Ahead of 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Decision

(Manchester, NH) — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement ahead of the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade – on January 22nd – which was overturned last year by the U.S. Supreme Court:  “This year, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade will be especially gutting for many Americans. Never before have we marked this anniversary when this decision – and the fundamental freedoms for women it ushered in – are no longer the law of the la… Continue Reading


January 19, 2023

Shaheen Shares Resources to Help Granite Staters File Taxes as the 2023 Tax Season Soon Gets Underway

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) encouraged Granite Staters to file their taxes in a timely manner and shared the following resources as the 2023 tax season begins on Monday, January 23, 2023. The following resources are provided through the IRS and help Granite Staters file their taxes at little or no cost, as well as take advantage of available tax credits to save money. The deadline to file taxes will be April 18, 2023, unless an extension is requested. Free tax fil… Continue Reading


January 18, 2023

Shaheen, Hassan Applaud Nomination of Michael Delaney to the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

(Manchester, NH) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following joint statement after the White House announced the nomination of Michael A. Delaney of Manchester, New Hampshire to serve as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.“Michael Delaney is exceedingly qualified to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. His long tenure in public service, coupled with his extensive litigation experi… Continue Reading


January 18, 2023

Shaheen Continues “Invest in NH” Tour, Highlighting Federal Awards to Address the Mental Health Crisis & Combat Homelessness

**In the final government funding bill for fiscal year (FY) 2023, Shaheen – a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – secured more than $111 million to support NH projects**  Shaheen visiting Jean’s Place-Center for Life Management in Salem.  Shaheen at the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH).  Shaheen stopping by the Aviation Mural in Derry.  (Salem, NH) — Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of … Continue Reading


January 17, 2023

Shaheen, Kuster Deliver Critical Funding to New England College To Address State-Wide Nursing Shortage

**$2,000,000 Secured by Shaheen and Kuster will support the expansion of New England College’s Nursing Program** **Today, NEC announced a new partnership to train nursing staff for Elliot Hospital** (Concord, NH) — Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) celebrated a $2,000,000 grant to New England College that will help NEC increase its capacity to educate and prepare highly trained nursing professionals. New Hampshire, much like the rest o… Continue Reading


January 17, 2023

NH Delegation Highlights Key 2023 Mental Health Funding for NH Through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

(Washington, DC) – The New Hampshire Congressional Delegation is highlighting key mental health funding for the state for 2023 through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the gun safety bill that the delegation helped pass into law last year. The state is receiving more than $1.3 million dollars for mental health programs, including to support teens in rural communities and reduce youth suicide. “Addressing the full scope of challenges in our society that impact mental health requ… Continue Reading

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