March 05, 2020

Shaheen Statement on DHS Announcement of Additional Temporary Work Visas

**DHS Heeds Shaheen Call, Announces 35K Supplemental Temporary Visas** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, issued the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will make available an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary work visas for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2020. In January, Shaheen and a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers called on DHS to increase the… Continue Reading

March 05, 2020

Raising Deceptive RNC Mailers, Shaheen Requests That Secretary Ross Speak-Out and Act Against Census Misinformation

**Secretary Ross oversees the agency charged with administrating the census and pledged to report back on efforts to combat this misinformation (LINK)** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, questioned Secretary Wilbur Ross about the highly deceptive mailers made to look like official census forms that the Republican National Committee (RNC) has sent across the country. Senator… Continue Reading

March 05, 2020

Shaheen, Portman Introduce Amendment to Lower Energy Bills for Consumers & Reduce Emissions

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced an amendment to add the voluntary building codes sections of their legislation, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (Portman-Shaheen), to the energy bill currently under consideration on the Senate floor. This building codes amendment focuses on encouraging the construction of new homes and buildings to be more energy efficient without any mandates. The adoption of updated model buil… Continue Reading

March 05, 2020

ICYMI – Heeding Shaheen, Collins & Hassan Bipartisan Call in Congress, DeVos Reverses Decision to Cut $600K for NH Rural Schools

**UNION LEADER: Feds Back Off on $600K Grant Cut to NH School Districts** **Following a Robust Bipartisan Call from Congress, DeVos Reverses Decision that would have Jeopardized 90 Percent of NH's Funding Through Federal Rural Education Program** (Washington, DC)- Yesterday, in response to a robust bipartisan call from Congress, the Department of Education announced that it would reverse its decision that jeopardized funding eligibility for more than 800 rural, low-income schools across … Continue Reading

March 04, 2020

Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Reauthorize Older Americans Act

Shaheen- and Hassan-Backed Bill Would Authorize Increased Funding for Critical Programs that Support Seniors including Meals on Wheels More Than 30,000 Seniors in New Hampshire Rely on Meals on Wheels Program WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate yesterday unanimously passed bipartisan legislation, cosponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), to reauthorize and strengthen critical programs under the Older Americans Act. Since 1965, the Older Americans Act has supported … Continue Reading

March 04, 2020

Shaheen and Hassan Applaud Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement on Coronavirus Response Legislation

**Legislation provides initial $4.9 million to help NH respond to this virus** **Following Senator Shaheen and the NH delegation's advocacy, further funding is also available to states to reimburse for response expenses to date** (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) issued the following statements after the Committee released bipartisan, bicameral legislation to bolster the national r… Continue Reading

March 03, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Calls on House and Senate Leadership to Ensure that States Are Reimbursed for Spending on Coronavirus Response

Yesterday, 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) wrote to House and Senate leadership calling for the inclusion of language in the coronavirus emergency supplemental spending bill to ensure that states, including New Hampshire, are reimbursed for the cost of their ongoing efforts to combat the virus. The letter follows the announcement of t… Continue Reading

March 02, 2020

NH Delegation Announces $712K in Federal Funding to Support Type 1 Diabetes Research

(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) today announced the award of $712,837 in federal funding to Dartmouth College's Center for Technology and Behavioral Health in support of the first year of a five-year research study to test new ways to better treat and control type 1 diabetes. Specifically, the funding will be used i… Continue Reading

February 27, 2020

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill to Expand Coverage for Seniors’ Kidney Transplant Drugs

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation today with Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Todd Young (R-IN) to provide seniors who received kidney transplants with extended Medicare Part B to help cover lifesaving medication. The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act is the latest bipartisan effort of Senator Shaheen's to curb skyrocketing prescri… Continue Reading

February 26, 2020

ICYMI: Boston 25 – Shaheen Sounds the Alarm on Startling Increase of Suicides Among First Responders

ICYMI: Boston 25 - Shaheen Sounds the Alarm on Startling Increase of Suicides Among First Responders Earlier this month, Shaheen authored an op-ed for Fox News to draw attention to the increase of suicide among first responders. Shaheen has made raising awareness of suicide among first responders a top priority and worked to have her provisions signed into law that require the Department of Justice to collect national data on law enforcement suicides and provide more funding for mental health… Continue Reading

February 25, 2020

Shaheen Requests Public Briefing from HHS Secretary Azar on Coronavirus Threat, Highlights Importance of Medicaid Expansion in Responding to Substance Use Disorder Epidemic

Senator Shaheen questions Secretary Alex Azar during today's Health and Human Services Appropriations subcommittee hearing. Shaheen's questioning can be viewed in full here. (Washington, DC) - During a Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing this morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar on steps to bett… Continue Reading

February 25, 2020

As Summer Tourism Season Approaches, Shaheen Urges Acting DHS Secretary to Expedite Release of Temporary Worker Visas That Support NH Small Businesses

Senator Shaheen questions Acting Secretary Chad Wolf during today's Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee hearing. Shaheen's questioning can be viewed in full here. (Washington, DC) - During a Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee hearing this morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf on whether the Trump administration will raise the number of temporary work vis… Continue Reading

February 25, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen Condemns Republican Efforts to Roll Back Women’s Reproductive Rights

**Senator Shaheen's remarks can be viewed in full here** (Washington, DC) - Last night, in a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) condemned Republican efforts to pass radically restrictive anti-abortion legislation. Senator Shaheen's remarks came in response to a nationwide campaign by state and congressional Republicans to push forward extreme anti-choice bills that would in some cases criminalize abortions and put doctors in jail. These efforts that infringe on wom… Continue Reading

February 24, 2020

Shaheen & Cruz Announce Biting Sanctions Against Lebanese Officials Complicit in the Unlawful Detention & Abuse of U.S. Citizens

Shaheen's Bipartisan Sanctions Legislation Comes in Response to Lebanon's Refusal to Free Dover, NH Business Owner, Amer Fakhoury Who is Wrongfully Detained by the Lebanese Government and is in Rapidly Declining Health Shaheen Has Worked with White House Officials and the State Department to Help Secure Fakhoury's Freedom & Raised His Case Multiple Times in Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Subcommittee Hearings (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of… Continue Reading

February 21, 2020

Shaheen Responds to Reports Stating Trump Administration Will Increase Temporary Work Visas that Support NH Small Businesses

**The Reports Follow Shaheen's Bicameral, Bipartisan Letter Calling for an Increase in H-2B Visas to Provide Relief to NH Small Businesses** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to reports that the Trump administration plans to provide an additional 45,000 H-2B visas nationally, which help Granite State small businesses fill seasonal job openings in the current tight labor market. The reports come less than a month after Shaheen sent … Continue Reading

February 20, 2020

Shaheen and Hassan Condemn Republican Efforts in Concord and Washington to Rescind Women’s Reproductive Rights

Shaheen: "Women's health care decisions should be made with their families and doctors, not by Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell or New Hampshire Republican leaders." Hassan: "Women in New Hampshire and across the country deserve respect and dignity. They deserve the chance to thrive, and they deserve equality in every way, including by making their own health care choices." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements in response… Continue Reading

February 19, 2020

NH Delegation Applauds Over $5.7 Million in Federal Grants for Manchester, Lebanon & Pease Airports

**Federal Grants Will Support Improvement Projects at the Airports to Improve Efficiency and Safety for the Flying Public** (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 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $5,744,000 in federal grants to support infrastructure, operations and safety at Manchester, Lebanon and Pease Airports. The federal funding was awarded unde… Continue Reading

February 18, 2020

Fox News – “Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: First Responders are Dying by Suicide at Alarming Rates – Washington Needs to Act”

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) authored an op-ed for Fox News sounding the alarm on the concerning increase of suicides among first responders. A record number of U.S. law enforcement officers died by suicide last year according to Blue H.E.L.P., a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that works to reduce mental health stigmas for police. Senator Shaheen has made raising awareness about the mental health challenges that law enforcement and first responders face as a result… Continue Reading

February 18, 2020

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Effort to Add Lost Navy Sailors to Vietnam Memorial, Requests Meeting with Defense Secretary

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, led a letter with Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Doug Jones (D-AL), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Pat Toomey (R-PA), John Hoeven (R-ND), Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Steve Daines (R-MT) to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper requesting a meeting to discuss adding the names of the 74 sailors lost aboard the … Continue Reading

February 17, 2020

Shaheen, Toomey Introduce Bipartisan Crop Insurance Reform Bill That Would Deliver Nearly $35 Billion in Savings to Taxpayers

(Washington, DC) - Last week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced the Assisting Family Farmers through Insurance Reform Measures (AFFIRM) Act, legislation that would reform the federal government's crop insurance program to better protect taxpayers. The federal crop insurance program is operated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and aims to protect American farmers from losses due to lower-than expected crop prices or low crop yields. However, the cost… Continue Reading

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