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July 16, 2021

Shaheen, Menendez, Van Hollen, Rubio Urge U.S.-EU Response To Turkish Provocations In Varosha

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Commitee on Foreign Relations, and U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today were joined by their Senate colleagues in condemning Turkey's continuing efforts to open the coastline of Varosha, Cyprus in contravention of several United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions and in defiance of recent calls from the UNSC and the European Council to immediately reverse… Continue Reading


July 15, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Pappas Announce Nearly $1 Million for White Mountain Community Health Center to Respond to COVID-19 & Bolster Health Care Services

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that White Mountain Community Health Center will receive $995,250 in American Rescue Plan funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding will boost the state's response and mitigation efforts against the spread of COVID-19 and enhance health care services in the North Country. For the first time, the facility is receiving these f… Continue Reading


July 15, 2021

Senate Passes Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senators Shaheen, Hassan to Crack Down on the Chinese Government’s Human Rights Violations

Bill Would Prevent Goods Made with Forced Uyghur Labor from Entering the United States WASHINGTON - The Senate passed bipartisan legislation last night that U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan cosponsored to help ensure that goods made with Uyghur forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region do not enter the United States. "The human rights atrocities committed by the Chinese government against Uyghurs Muslims are heinous and demand a fierce international rebuke," said Sen… Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Shaheen, Scott Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Senior Entrepreneurs Build and Grow Small Businesses

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced the Golden-preneurship Act, which would catapult senior-owned small businesses to the next level of success. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating negative effect on small businesses and their employees. More than 800,000 small businesses closed their doors permanently last year - 200,000 more than a normal year - while the unemployment rate reached a record 14.8 percent in 2020 and is still stubbornly … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $3.1 Million for NH Small Rural Hospitals to Bolster COVID-19 Testing & Mitigation

(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 that New Hampshire small rural hospitals will receive $3,100,512 to bolster COVID-19 testing and mitigation. Specifically, the funding was allocated through the American Rescue Plan and awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP). Small rural hospitals - those … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Shaheen Updates New England Council on Bipartisan Infrastructure Negotiations

(Washington, DC) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered a virtual 'Capitol Hill Report' to members of the New England Council (NEC) on her ongoing efforts to advance a bipartisan infrastructure bill in the Senate. Shaheen is a negotiator in the group of lawmakers writing the bipartisan deal. During her remarks, Shaheen highlighted the historic investments the framework would make in American communities, businesses and the workforce, including: Rebuilding crumbling road… Continue Reading


July 09, 2021

Shaheen Announces Growing Bipartisan Support for Her Bill to Protect Afghan Allies through SIV Program

**Legislation increases authorized number of Afghan Special Immigrant Visas & improves visa processing for those facing danger after supporting U.S.-led missions in Afghanistan** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, today announced growing bipartisan support for her bill, the Afghan Allies Protection Act, to help protect the Afghan civilians who risked their lives to support the U.S. mission. … Continue Reading


July 08, 2021

Shaheen Highlights Need to Expand Access to High-Speed Broadband for Granite Staters during Keene Roundtable Discussion

Shaheen discusses the importance of increasing access to reliable, high-speed broadband internet in the Monadnock region and across New Hampshire Later: Shaheen Visits the Claremont Opera House to Discuss the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program Shaheen tours the Claremont Opera House (Keene, NH) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a roundtable discussion with local internet service providers, advocates and officials on the need to e… Continue Reading


July 08, 2021

Shaheen Statement on President Biden’s Afghanistan Address

**Shaheen leads bipartisan legislation to improve the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program by increasing the authorized number of Afghan Special Immigrant Visas by 20,000 and streamlining procedures for visa processing** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement after President Joe Biden's address on U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan: "I'm very encouraged by Preside… Continue Reading


July 07, 2021

Shaheen & Hassan Welcome Deputy Secretary of Defense Hicks to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard & Pease Air National Guard Base

Left: Senators Shaheen and Hassan with Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks. Right: Shaheen visits the Pease Air National Guard Base. (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Deputy Secretary of Defense (DSD) Kathleen Hicks on Wednesday for a tour of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, followed by a visit to the Pease Air National Guard Base. The Senators and DSD Hicks discussed N… Continue Reading


July 07, 2021

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Call to VA for Improvements to VA Home Guaranty Program, Pushes Administration to Help Veterans and Military Families Purchase Homes

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a letter led by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help more veterans and military families purchase homes by providing additional flexibilities for the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program. Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) signed the House version of the letter. Writing to VA Secretary Denis McDonough, the Senators discussed the challenges that current veterans face when purchasing a home… Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Launches ‘Investing in the American Worker’?Kitchen Table Tour

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) launched her "Investing in the American Worker" Kitchen Table Tour last week in Hooksett, the first event in a series of meetings that will take her across the state to meet with working families about the most pressing issues as they recover from the pandemic. During the first stop on her tour, Shaheen sat down with Amanda Hobbs of Hooksett to discuss the shortage of affordable, quality child care and its impact on New Hampshire families, ou… Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Launches ‘Investing in the American Worker’ Kitchen Table Tour

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) launched her "Investing in the American Worker" Kitchen Table Tour last week in Hooksett, the first event in a series of meetings that will take her across the state to meet with working families about the most pressing issues as they recover from the pandemic. During the first stop on her tour, Shaheen sat down with Amanda Hobbs of Hooksett to discuss the shortage of affordable, quality child care and its impact on New Hampshire families, ou… Continue Reading


July 02, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $11.7 Million Heading to New Hampshire to Support Students with Disabilities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced today that New Hampshire will receive more than $11.7 million to help address the unique needs of students who experience disabilities in New Hampshire. The announcement follows U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan's successful efforts to secure $3 billion in dedicated federal funding to support students with disabilities in the American Rescue Plan. "Students with disabilities have faced unique challenges and endur… Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

Shaheen Launches ‘Investing in the American Worker’ Kitchen Table Tour

Shaheen speaks to the Hobbs family of Hooksett on the shortage of affordable, quality child care in New Hampshire. Earlier: Shaheen, DEKA Founder Dean Kamen Present New Commemorative Coin Honoring Christa McAuliffe Shaheen delivers remarks during today's presentation of the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord. (Hooksett, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) launched her 'Investing in the American Worker' Kitchen Table Tour… Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Women, Peace and Security Report

**Shaheen Authored the Bipartisan Bill Signed into Law in 2017 Requiring the Report** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member and the only woman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration's release of a report on the status of the implementation of bipartisan legislation that Shaheen authored with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and was signed into law in 2017. Shaheen's Women, Peace and S… Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $500,000 Over Five Years Heading to NH to Address the Substance Use Disorder Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced CARA Local Drug Crises Grants to help stem the substance use disorder epidemic in New Hampshire. The recipients include the Dover Coalition for Youth and the Raymond Coalition for Youth, each of which will receive $250,000 over five years. The CARA Local Drug Crises Progr… Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Join Letter Urging Blinken to Help Americans Living Abroad Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) in a letter calling on U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts for the nine million Americans living abroad. The Senators urged the administration to donate supplemental doses to U.S. embassies and consulates in coordination with the Department of Defense… Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

Shaheen, Collins Lead Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers on Legislation to Expand Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training

**Bipartisan Bill Would Expand Access to Services That Improve Wellness & Reduce Risk of Diabetes-Related Death or Heart Attack for Diabetic Patients** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, led a bipartisan group of Senators to reintroduce the Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training Act. This bipartisan legislation would expand Medicare coverage for diabetes self-management training (DSMT) sess… Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $400K for Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester to Address Youth Trauma

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced today that the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM) will receive $400,000 to help address adverse youth experiences associated with exposure to trauma. Specifically, the funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National… Continue Reading

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