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

May 08, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Moran Secure Commitment from U.S. Trade Representative to Implement Exclusion Process for Third Round of Tariffs on Goods from China

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), leaders of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, announced that they have secured a commitment from the United States Trade Representative (USTR) regarding an exclusion process for the third tranche of tariffs applied to goods from China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. "As the trade war with China continues to escalate, it is critical that American man… Continue Reading

May 08, 2019

NH Delegation Applauds $94 Million in NOAA Funding for Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations subcommittee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Chris Pappas (D-NH) today applauded the announcement of a $94 million grant over five years from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to the newly created Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute, which will be led by a consortium th… Continue Reading

May 08, 2019

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group Reintroduce Legislation to Provide Tax Relief for AmeriCorps Members

Bill Updates Law to Ensure Students Receive Full Value of Education Awards (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group led by Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) to reintroduce legislation that would provide tax relief for AmeriCorps members who earn Segal Education Awards, which help make higher education more affordable. The legislation allows AmeriCorps members to receive the full value of higher education funding provided for their se… Continue Reading

May 07, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Energy Tax Code, Combat Climate Change

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Energy Tax Code, Combat Climate Change The Clean Energy for America Act would consolidate 44 energy incentives into three technology-neutral provisions to promote energy independence and a low-carbon economy WASHINGTON - As part of their efforts to combat climate change and promote the use of renewable energy, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) recently joined their colleagues in introducing legislation to overhau… Continue Reading

May 07, 2019

Shaheen, Cummings & Katko Issue Bipartisan Statement Urging Trump Administration to Move Forward with Tubman on the $20

**Shaheen, Cummings & Katko: "We are very concerned that the administration is stalling this historic effort"** **Joint statement comes from the authors of the Harriet Tubman Tribute Act of 2019 recently introduced in both the Senate and the House** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) and Representative John Katko (R-NY), the authors of the Harriet Tubman Tribute Act of 2019, issued the following statement: "When it was announced … Continue Reading

May 03, 2019

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group Introduce Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group led by Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) to introduce a resolution condemning all forms of anti-Semitism. "Less than a week ago, we saw another horrific outburst of anti-Semitic violence at the Chabad of Poway synagogue on the final night of Passover. This latest attack is one in a series targeting the American Jewish community and underscores the urgent need for our nation to come together and unequivoc… Continue Reading

May 03, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan & Coastal New England Senators Introduce Bipartisan Offshore Drilling Ban

Bill would protect ocean economy that generates $17 billion annually in the region (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) reintroduced legislation to bar oil and gas drilling off the New England shoreline with a bipartisan group of New England Senators led by Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). While the Trump administration has stalled on releasing the next draft of its 5-year offshore leasing plan, it has not fully abandoned efforts to open areas of … Continue Reading

May 03, 2019

Shaheen, Cruz Introduce the Bipartisan Preserve Charities and Houses of Worship Act

Bill would repeal mandate requiring charities, houses of worship and traditionally tax-exempt organizations to pay federal taxes on employee fringe benefits (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced the bipartisan Preserve Charities and Houses of Worship Act, to repeal a mandate requiring charities, houses of worship and traditionally tax-exempt organizations to pay federal taxes on employee fringe benefits. "Places of worship and charitie… Continue Reading

May 01, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group Introduce Bill to Protect LGBTQ Americans from Housing Discrimination

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2019 with a bipartisan group of Senators led by Tim Kaine (D-VA), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME). The bill would add gender identity and sexual orientation to the classes protected from discrimination under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) to ensure equal housing opportunities for all Americans. The FHA prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color… Continue Reading

May 01, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Make Medicare Available to Everyone

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), joined by U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Diane Feinstein (D-CA), introduced the Choose Medicare Act to give every individual who is not already eligible for Medicaid or Medicare the opportunity to enroll in Medicare as an individual. The Choose Medicare Act also gives every employer the ability to purchase Medicare for their employees. "Granite Staters want to see Congress improving the accessibility and … Continue Reading

May 01, 2019

Shaheen, Portman Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Boost EPA Response to PFAS & Empower Local Communities to Protect Drinking Water Supplies from Harmful Contaminants

**Shaheen-Portman Legislation Comes on the Heels of the EPA's Proposal to Weaken Cleanup Standards for Groundwater Pollution Caused by PFAS** **Shaheen Has Led Efforts in Congress to Uncover Potential Health Effects Related to PFAS Contamination** ** Legislation Provides Federal Resources and Support to States Like New Hampshire and Ohio that are Dealing with Drinking Water Contamination** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) reintroduced bipartisan … Continue Reading

April 30, 2019

Shaheen Statement Following White House Meeting: “We Should Seize This Bipartisan Opportunity to Invest in America’s Infrastructure”

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after a meeting at the White House between President Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and other legislators, to discuss a path forward for investing in America's infrastructure: "We should seize this bipartisan opportunity to invest in America's infrastructure," said Shaheen. "For too long, Washington has procrastinated while roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastru… Continue Reading

April 26, 2019

Shaheen Responds to Trump Administration Reversal on PFAS Cleanup Standards

In March, Shaheen Questioned Acting Secretary Shanahan on this very concern during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to news reports that the Department of Defense (DOD) pressured the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) into lowering proposed cleanup standards for groundwater pollution caused by per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The proposal follows assurances Shaheen secured fro… Continue Reading

April 25, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Group On Legislation to Eliminate the Military “Widow’s Tax”

**The Military Widow's Tax Elimination Act of 2019 would help more than 65,000 military widows nationwide and is endorsed by key veterans advocacy groups** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of Senators led by Doug Jones (D-AL), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) in support of the Military Widow's Tax Elimination Act of 2019. The bipartisan bill would end the so-called "Widow's Tax" by repealing th… Continue Reading

April 24, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Federal Court Ruling to Block Trump’s Domestic Gag Rule

**Earlier this Week, Shaheen Joined Members of the NH Congressional Delegation & Planned Parenthood Leadership in Opposition to Trump's Domestic Gag Rule that Would Prohibit Women's Health Care Providers That Advise Patients on Abortion Services from Receiving Federal Funding** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to a preliminary injunction to temporarily block President Trump's indefensible effort to undermine the Title X family … Continue Reading

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