May 23, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Applaud Senate Passage of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Robocall Scams

(Washington) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Senate passed the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act - bipartisan legislation they cosponsored to give regulators more time to find scammers, increase penalties on those caught, promote call authentication and blocking adoption, and bring relevant federal agencies and state attorneys general together to evaluate policies and resources needed… Continue Reading

May 23, 2019

Shaheen Provision in Committee-Approved Defense Bill Establishes New Senior Coordinator Position to Address ISIS Detainee Issues

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, the Senate Armed Services Committee passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The annual legislation authorizes national defense objectives for the fiscal year. The defense bill includes a Shaheen amendment that would establish a senior coordinator position within the Executive Branch for all ISIS detainee issues. This position would lead all diplomatic engagements and planning regarding the future of ISIS detainees. Additionally, … Continue Reading

May 23, 2019

Shaheen Measure Banning PFAS Chemicals from Firefighting Foam Included in Committee-Approved Annual Defense Bill

**Shaheen, the Second Highest Ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Fought to Include a Number of Measures to Combat PFAS Exposure** **Shaheen Successfully Secures Authorization for an Additional $10 Million to Support PFAS Health Impact Study She Established in FY18 Defense Bill** **Defense Bill Also Includes Shaheen Legislation to Support Firefighters Impacted by Occupational Exposure to PFAS ** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, the Senate Armed Services Committee passed th… Continue Reading

May 23, 2019

Shaheen Continues to Deliver on NH Priorities in Committee-Approved Annual Defense Bill

**Shaheen Procures Additional KC-46 Pegasus Refueling Tankers, the Same Aircraft Replacing KC-135s at Pease Air National Guard Base** ** Shaheen Successfully Authorizes Two Virginia-class Submarines-which are Maintained and Repaired at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard - to Help Avert Projected Submarine Shortfall** **Shaheen Measures Ban PFAS chemicals from Firefighting Foam, Authorize Additional $10 Million for PFAS Health Impact Study Shaheen Created in FY18 Defense Bill & Require DOD to Test M… Continue Reading

May 22, 2019

Shaheen Responds to Long-term Postponement of Tubman on $20 Bill Effort

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senate author of the Harriet Tubman Tribute Act of 2019, issued the following statement in response to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's announcement that the $20 bill redesign featuring Harriet Tubman will not meet the 2020 deadline, and will instead be delayed until 2028. "There is no excuse for the administration's failure to make this redesign a priority," said Shaheen. "Sadly, this delay sends an unmistakable message to women and gir… Continue Reading

May 21, 2019

Shaheen Vows to Fight Efforts to Overturn Roe v. Wade, Calls on Congress to Stand Up & Defend Reproductive Rights

**On the Senate Floor, Senator Shaheen Delivered a Stark Warning to Lawmakers on the Serious Threats Posed by State Legislatures in a Concerted Effort to Repeal Women's Constitutional Rights** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks on the Senate floor this morning in defense of women's reproductive rights, admonishing state legislatures in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri and other areas around the country for imposing expansive abortion bans that are part of a conce… Continue Reading

May 17, 2019

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Protect Students, Reduce Bullying and Harassment at Colleges and Universities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, joined their colleagues this week in introducing legislation to help reduce bullying and harassment, including cyberbullying, at colleges and universities across the country. The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2019 would require institutions of higher education to establish policies to prohibit harassment based… Continue Reading

May 16, 2019

House Passes Shaheen Legislation to Restore Funding for ACA Health Insurance Marketplace Advertising

**Shaheen's MORE Health Education Act passed the House as part of a health care and prescription drug affordability package** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a robust health care package including companion legislation to Shaheen's Marketing and Outreach Restoration to Empower (MORE) Health Education Act of 2019. Shaheen's bill counteracts the Trump administration's sabotage efforts that have d… Continue Reading

May 16, 2019

Shaheen, Young Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Curb Skyrocketing Student Debt and Improve Institutional Accountability

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) reintroduced the Student Protection and Success Act, legislation to curb skyrocketing student debt by increasing higher education institutions' accountability for their students' ability to repay their loans. This bipartisan bill would remove federal student loan eligibility from all colleges and universities where less than 15 percent of their students are able to begin repaying their loans within three years of… Continue Reading

May 15, 2019

Shaheen Reintroduces Legislation to Boost Public Participation in Approval of Energy Projects and Rates

**The Public Engagement at FERC Act will assist private citizens and small businesses in participating in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceedings that impact consumers** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced legislation to create an Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). As one of the lead agencies responsible for developing energy infrastructure and ensuring reliability of the… Continue Reading

May 15, 2019

NH Delegation Applauds $300,000 in Federal Funding Awarded to Manchester Community College to Expand Skilled Technical Workforce

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations subcommittee, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the announcement of a $299,529 grant awarded to Manchester Community College to support programs to help educate the next generation of skilled technical workers. The grant is funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF). … Continue Reading

May 15, 2019

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Legislation That Provides Additional Visas For Afghan Interpreters and Support Staff

**New legislation introduced today calls for 4,000 additional Afghan Special Immigrant Visas for those whose lives are in danger for supporting the U.S. mission** **SHAHEEN: "Any failure to uphold our nation's promise to these brave men and women, jeopardizes local support in future missions"** **CINDY MCCAIN: "My husband, Senator John McCain, was a stalwart supporter of this program throughout his career and would be pleased to know that his legacy lives on through this bipartisan bill."** (… Continue Reading

May 14, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Cruz Lead Bipartisan Bill to Impose Sanctions for Involvement in Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Monday filed a bipartisan bill imposing sanctions on those involved in Russia's Nord Stream 2 project. The bill imposes targeted sanctions against vessels that would be used to construct deep sea pipelines for Russian energy export projects including Nord Stream 2. "Germany is a model ally and our transatlantic partnership is critical to furthering global security and prosperity," said Shaheen. "Unfortunately, Putin i… Continue Reading

May 14, 2019

NH Delegation Announce $2.7 Million in Federal Funding for Pease & Claremont Airports

(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) announced $2.7 million in federal funding for construction projects at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease and Claremont Municipal Airport. Pease has been awarded $2 million for a terminal expansion project, and Claremont has been awarded $700,000 for an aiport apron. Both projects are funded through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Shahe… Continue Reading

May 13, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group Introduce Legislation to Support Fishing Safety Programs

*Bipartisan FISH SAFE Act restores and extends federal funding for fishing safety programs for 2018-2021* (Washington, DC) - On Friday, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to introduce the Funding Instruction for Safety Health, and Security Avoids Fishing Emergencies (FISH SAFE) Act. The bipartisan bill restores the federal … Continue Reading

May 13, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Make Bankruptcy Relief Available to Student Loan Borrowers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) recently joined their colleagues in introducing bicameral legislation that would give hard-working Granite Staters and Americans overwhelmed by debt the option of obtaining meaningful bankruptcy relief that includes student loan debt. The Student Borrower Bankruptcy Relief Act of 2019 would eliminate the section of the bankruptcy code that makes private and federal student loans non-dischargeable, allowing these l… Continue Reading

May 10, 2019

Senator Shaheen and Rep. Kim Introduce Bill to Help Small Businesses Cut Through Red Tape

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, and Congressman Andy Kim (D-NJ) introduced the Small Business Regulatory Relief Act, a bill that will help small businesses navigate excessive red tape and help them grow and create jobs. The Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of the National Ombudsman was created in 1996 to help small businesses overcome excessive or unfair regulatory enforcement a… Continue Reading

May 10, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Reintroduce Bipartisan PFAS Accountability Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) worked with a bipartisan group of Senators led by Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) yesterday to announce the re-introduction of the PFAS Accountability Act. This legislation would hold federal agencies accountable for addressing contamination for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at military bases across the country. It comes just days after the release of a new report showing that 19 million pe… Continue Reading

May 09, 2019

Shaheen, Cotton Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Military Spouses with Backing from Second Lady

**Representatives Jim Banks (R-IN) and Susan Davis (D-CA) Will Introduce Companion Legislation in the House of Representatives** At a press conference this afternoon, Senators Shaheen and Cotton announced their bipartisan bill to support military spouses with backing from Second Lady Karen Pence. (Washington, DC) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - the highest ranking woman on the Senate Armed Services Committee - and U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) introduced the Portable … Continue Reading

May 09, 2019

Shaheen Receives Champion of Science Award from the Science Coalition

Shaheen receives the Champion of Science Award, a play on the Wheaties' "Breakfast of Champions" cereal box, from Dartmouth Associate Provost Martha Austin *Shaheen was nominated for the prestigious award by Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire (UNH)* (Washington, DC) - Yesterday evening, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was honored by the Science Coalition with a Champion of Science Award, which recognizes members of Congress for their commitment to science through suppor… Continue Reading

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