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May 18, 2022

BREAKING: Shaheen-Led Bills on Broadband, Cyber Training & Federal Compliance Clear Key Small Business Committee Hurdle

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, issued the following statement after several bipartisan bills she leads were voted out of committee as part of a manager's package. These bills now head to the full Senate for consideration. "Small businesses are engines of economic growth and the heart of communities in New Hampshire and across the country. I'm thrilled that this Committee took important action… Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

Shaheen, Tillis Lead Senate NATO Observer Group in Joint Statement of Support for Finland, Sweden Accession

Shaheen and Tillis re-established the Senate NATO Observer Group in 2018 and currently serve as co-chairs. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, led the bipartisan coalition of lawmakers in a joint statement of support for Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO in response to the respective nations announcing their intent to join the transatlantic alliance: "The Senate NATO Observer Group welcomes today's ann… Continue Reading


May 16, 2022

NH Delegation Applauds $4 Million Brownfields Investment Heading to NH from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

(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 welcomed a $4 million investment announced for New Hampshire, made possible by the bipartisan infrastructure law, to revitalize communities by cleaning up contaminated and blighted sites and redeveloping them for productive uses. The funding was announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and will support cleaning up abandoned pro… Continue Reading


May 15, 2022

Shaheen Accepts AmplifiHer Award from NH Women’s Foundation

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after attending the New Hampshire Women's Foundation Gala last night to accept this year's AmpifiHer Award, which recognizes exceptional work to invest in opportunities and equality for women and girls in the Granite State. "I'm honored to accept the AmplifiHer Award. Empowering women has always been a top priority - whether that's helping small businesses led by women, combating sexual and domestic violence … Continue Reading


May 13, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes More Than $23 Million to Support Housing for Vulnerable Granite Staters

(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) welcomed $23,347,272 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support affordable housing for vulnerable Granite Staters. The funding supports a range of housing needs in New Hampshire, from addressing housing insecurity created by the pandemic to expanding options for quality shelter for individuals experiencing h… Continue Reading


May 12, 2022

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group Ask for Biden to Sanction Russians Responsible for Jailing Opposition Leader Vladimir Kara-Murza

**Kara-Murza has used his platform to peacefully protest the war against Ukraine and give a voice to millions more who silently oppose the war** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and member of the Helsinki Commission, joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in urging President Joe Biden to publicly sanction "every Russian official… Continue Reading


May 12, 2022

Shaheen, Gillibrand Urge Defense Secretary Austin to Protect Abortion Rights for Service Members

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today sent a letter with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin urging him to act proactively to protect service members' abortion rights. If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, hundreds of thousands of troops, dependents and DoD civilians stationed in states that ban abortion will lose access to lifesaving reproductive health care and may even face criminal prosecution. The Senators urge the Secretary to … Continue Reading


May 11, 2022

Shaheen Statement after Senate Republicans Block Vote to Codify Roe into Federal Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked a vote to begin consideration of the Women's Health Protection Act, landmark legislation to codify Roe v. Wade into federal law. Earlier today, Shaheen delivered remarks on the Senate floor urging her fellow Senators to vote in favor of codifying Roe. "Every Senate Republican just made clear they don't trust women to make decisions about their own health and bodies. With the S… Continue Reading


May 09, 2022

NH Delegation Discusses Protection of Reproduction Rights with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England during Press Conference

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today held a press conference with Executive Councilor Cinde Warmington and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) in Concord to discuss what's at stake for women's reproductive health in New Hampshire if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. The delegation responded to last week's draft opinion from the Supreme Court and discussed t… Continue Reading


May 09, 2022

Shaheen Lauds Telecom Companies’ New Affordable High-Speed Internet Plans for Underserved Communities Made Possible by Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

**Announcement is a result of broadband provisions included in the bipartisan infrastructure bill that was signed into law in November, of which Shaheen led negotiations with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) on measures to expand broadband access in New Hampshire and across the nation.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the President and Vice President held an event at the White House to announce twenty U.S. internet providers will offer hig… Continue Reading


May 05, 2022

Shaheen Cosponsors Flagship Bipartisan Bill to Support Critical Fish & Wildlife Conservation Needs

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) in cosponsoring the bipartisan Recovering America's Wildlife Act (RAWA). This landmark conservation legislation provides funding to state wildlife agencies, ramping up to $1.3 billion per year, to fully implement their State Wildlife Action Plans to address critical fish and wildlife conservation needs. "New Hampshire's landscapes and wildlife are integral to local ecosystems and dr… Continue Reading


May 05, 2022

Shaheen Meets with U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Nominee Bridget Brink

Shaheen meets with U.S. ambassador to Ukraine nominee, Bridget Brink, in Washington, DC. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after meeting with Bridget Brink, who was nominated by President Biden last month to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine. "As Putin intensifies his attacks against the … Continue Reading


May 05, 2022

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Welcoming $600K to Compensate NH Fishermen Impacted by Atlantic Herring Fishery Disaster

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed $603,820 to support New Hampshire fishermen impacted by the 2019 Atlantic herring fishery disaster. Shaheen led the delegation in a letter to former Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in 2020 requesting a disaster declaration for the Atlantic herring fishery, to help combat serious economic hardship experienced by the fishing industry due to d… Continue Reading


May 04, 2022

Shaheen, Cornyn Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Document Russian War Crimes in Ukraine

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and a group of bipartisan Senators in introducing the Ukraine Invasion War Crimes Deterrence and Accountability Act. This legislation would ensure the U.S. undertakes coordinated efforts to collect and maintain evidence of war crimes and atrocities committed during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. "A month and a half into Russia's bloody invasion in Ukraine, alarming reports of war crimes and grave human rig… Continue Reading


May 02, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Small Business Week

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, issued the following statement in celebration of Small Business Week, which is from May 1 to May 5. "Small businesses are the backbone of New Hampshire's economy and embody the heart and soul of our communities. During National Small Business Week, I'm thrilled to help draw attention to the important role that these businesses play throughout the Granite State," sa… Continue Reading


April 29, 2022

Shaheen Encourages Granite Staters to Participate in Drug Take Back Day

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of Drug Take Back Day, a national event hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). There are drop off locations across New Hampshire for Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30, where the public can drop off old and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose them. Individuals can find the nearest drop off location on the DEA's website. "Turning the tide on the substance use disorder epidemi… Continue Reading


April 29, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Announce New Hampshire Service Academy Day

(Concord, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) invite New Hampshire students interested in attending any of the country's service academies to attend the New Hampshire Service Academy Day on Saturday, May 21st in Concord at the New Hampshire National Guard State Military Reservation. The event will feature staff representatives for Senators Shaheen and Hassan and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), who will be available to answer questi… Continue Reading


April 29, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Sentencing of ISIS Terrorist, Murderer of NH Journalist James Foley

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - issued the following statement after one of the ISIS terrorists charged with murdering New Hampshire journalist James Foley was sentenced to life in prison: "Today marks another milestone on the long road to justice for James Foley, Peter Kassig, Steven Sotloff and Kayla Mueller. Seeing this terrorist - and the other terrorists culpable in the kidnapping and murder of Americans, i… Continue Reading


April 29, 2022

Shaheen Hosts SBA Administrator Guzman at Londonderry Business to Address Supply Chain & Workforce Challenges and Continued Federal Support for Small Businesses

Senator Jeanne Shaheen and SBA Administrator Guzman tour Londonderry manufacturer Uni-Cast earlier this morning. (Londonderry, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship - hosted U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman this morning at Uni-Cast, a Londonderry aluminum investment casting manufacturer, to discuss the role of Granite State manufacturing, supply chain challenges ami… Continue Reading


April 28, 2022

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Push for Ratification of Kigali Amendment to Support U.S. Manufacturers

Kigali Amendment would phase down potent greenhouse gas used in HVAC and refrigeration, make American products more competitive (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined a bipartisan group of Senators led by Chris Coons (D-DE) and Susan Collins (R-ME) on a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to encourage ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. The le… Continue Reading

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