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November 25, 2022

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 26th. 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 Laconia this week visiting local small businesses - includin… Continue Reading


November 23, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Passing of Ray Wieczorek

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the passing of former Manchester Mayor and New Hampshire Executive Council member, Ray Wieczorek: "A five-term Mayor of Manchester and later a member of the Executive Council, Ray was a devoted public servant. I had the opportunity to work with him when I was Governor of New Hampshire and he was on the Executive Council. He made a career fighting for Granite Staters. My thoughts are with his family and all t… Continue Reading


November 22, 2022

Shaheen Visits Laconia to Highlight Small Business Saturday with Downtown Walk

**Earlier: Shaheen delivers remarks at Families in Transition's annual Thanksgiving breakfast & participates in the 37th Annual Toys for Tots Campaign Kickoff** Shaheen stopped by Laconia small businesses ahead of Small Business Saturday. Shaheen delivered remarks at Families in Transition's annual Thanksgiving breakfast. Shaheen at the 37th Annual Toys for Tots Campaign Kickoff. (Laconia, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) stopped by Laconia small businesses… Continue Reading


November 22, 2022

ICYMI: Shaheen, Risch Lead Largest U.S. Congressional Delegation to Halifax International Security Forum, Reaffirm U.S. Bipartisan Commitment to Confront National Security Challenges

(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 - led the largest bipartisan congressional delegation to date to the Halifax International Security Forum over the weekend. Shaheen and Risch were joined by U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Chris Coons (D-DE), Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV). The Senato… Continue Reading


November 21, 2022

Shaheen, Johnson, Tillis and Van Hollen Issue Joint Statement Urging Serbia and Kosovo to Continue on Diplomatic Track & Prevent Political Escalation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) - chair and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - issued a joint statement with U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) after leaders of Serbia and Kosovo did not reach a solution to resolve disagreements over the use of automobile license plates by the ethnic Serbian minority. Shaheen and Tillis visited Kosovo and Ser… Continue Reading


November 21, 2022

Shaheen, Collins Applaud Passage of Senate Resolution Recognizing American Diabetes Month

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, applauded the Senate passage of their bipartisan resolution recognizing November as American Diabetes Month. The resolution supports the goals and ideals of American Diabetes Month, including public awareness of prevention and treatment options, and enhancing education of the risks of developing diabetes. It also recognizes the importance of decreasing the incidences of type… Continue Reading


November 19, 2022

Shaheen and Risch Lead Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Press Conference at Halifax International Security Forum

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Jim Risch with members of the congressional delegation during a press conference at the Halifax International Security Forum on Saturday. (Halifax, Canada) - 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?- today led the bipartisan Senate delegation to the Halifax International Security Forum in a pres… Continue Reading


November 18, 2022

ICYMI: Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Call for Secretary Austin to Terminate DoD Agreements That Infringe on Military Families' Housing Rights

(Washington, DC) - Earlier this week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of Senators in sending a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, calling on him to use all tools and authorities at his disposal to protect military families from private housing contractors that are not providing protections guaranteed by the military tenant's bill of rights. Despite requirements in the fiscal year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), five private military hou… Continue Reading


November 18, 2022

Shaheen, Warren Call on CFPB, Federal Reserve and IRS to Investigate Issues Experienced by TurboTax Clients in NH & MA

**Constituents using TurboTax are facing undue delays and fees. Senators Shaheen and Warren urge an investigation into TurboTax's relationship with Green Dot Bank.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Rohit Chopra, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig to express concerns regarding the relationship between Intuit TurboTax and G… Continue Reading


November 16, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Advancement of Crucial Marriage Equality Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate advanced the Respect for Marriage Act, key legislation that gives millions of same-sex and interracial couples the certainty they deserve to enjoy the freedoms and rights that all other marriages experience. "Today, the U.S. Senate paved the way to ensure millions of same-sex and interracial couples continue to enjoy the same rights as all other spouses in the United States. Long overdue… Continue Reading


November 16, 2022

Amid Concerns over New England Energy Supplies this Winter, Shaheen Leads Delegation Call to Energy Secretary to Expedite Distribution of Federal Resources for NH Residents

**Lawmakers also asked Secretary Granholm to convene stakeholders in the New England region to plan for potential supply shortages or risks to grid reliability in the event of severe weather this winter.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, sent a letter with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to the Department of Energy, urging Secretary Granholm t… Continue Reading


November 16, 2022

Ahead of 2022 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 Foreign Relations and Armed Services 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 details surrounding panels and plenaries that will address the most pressing issues facing U.S. national securit… Continue Reading


November 15, 2022

Shaheen & Tillis, Co-Chairs of Senate NATO Observer Group, Reaffirm Bipartisan Support for Poland and Transatlantic Alliance

Joint Statement from Shaheen and Tillis, who co-chair the Senate NATO Observer Group which they restarted in 2018, comes amid reports of missiles crossing into Poland and killing two civilians. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, issued the following joint statement in response to reports that missiles landed in Poland, a NATO ally, killing two civilians: "We offer our sincere condolences to the families of… Continue Reading


November 15, 2022

Shaheen Urges DHS to Address Delays in Work Authorization for TPS-Seekers

**TPS applicants, including applicants from Afghanistan and Ukraine, are facing excessive processing delays and inconsistent policies.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas expressing concern about the Department's processing of work authorization applications filed by new Temporary Protected Status (TPS) seekers. Discrepancies betwe… Continue Reading


November 15, 2022

Shaheen Lauds Department of Energy Announcement to Make $250M Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Families & Businesses

Announcement comes on the one-year anniversary of President Biden signing the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law, of which Shaheen was a key negotiator. Shaheen has historically led on energy efficiency policies in the U.S. Senate, including landmark provisions that she included in the bipartisan infrastructure bill with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH). (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) lauded the Biden administration's announcement today that the U.S. Department of Ener… Continue Reading


November 14, 2022

NH Delegation Calls for Increased Federal Oversight to Protect Eligible Medicare & Medicaid Beneficiaries from Predatory Marketing

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a New Hampshire congressional delegation letter today signed by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), urging the agencies to take action to protect eligible New Hampshire Medicare beneficiaries subject to aggressive and potentially predatory marketing tactics related to the sale of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans or other insur… Continue Reading


November 14, 2022

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation to Announce Additional ERA2 Rental Assistance

**The U.S. Department of Treasury's supplemental funds follows the congressional delegation's appeal last month to provide additional federal assistance to the State** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led the New Hampshire congressional delegation in announcing $2,084,533 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 authorized by congressional Democrat… Continue Reading


November 10, 2022

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Veterans Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of Veterans Day: "From the dawn of our revolution, to the shores of Normandy and the battlefields of Afghanistan and beyond, courageous Americans have fought for our freedom and stood watch over our republic and people. Generations of Granite Staters have answered the call to serve, and for their selfless sacrifice on behalf of our nation, we thank them," said Senator Shaheen. "Veterans Day is a solemn re… Continue Reading


November 09, 2022

Shaheen Lauds Department of Commerce Report Showing Significant Economic Contributions by Outdoor Recreation Sector

** The economic impact report is a result of Shaheen's bipartisan bill that was signed into law in 2016.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) lauded a report by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), showing the significant economic impact of the outdoor recreation sector in 2021. The Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account estimate, provided by the BEA through the Department of Commerce, is a result of Shaheen's bipartisan legislation, the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Eco… Continue Reading


November 04, 2022

Shaheen, Group of Senators Urge USAID Administrator to Outline Resources Necessary to Combat Unprecedented Levels of Hunger, Famine Worldwide

**Lawmakers provide specific steps to increase impact and efficiency of development and humanitarian aid to prevent the worst-case outcomes stemming from the current global food crisis** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in urging the Biden administration to take additional action to mitigate the historic global food c… Continue Reading

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