March 26, 2019

MEMO: $11.9M Boost in Funding is the Latest Result Of NH Delegation’s Push for Increased Federal Opioid Response Dollars

Last week, New Hampshire got a welcome boost in funding for opioid treatment. Like the $22.9 million dollar per year increase announced last year, this news is also the result of Senator Jeanne Shaheen and New Hampshire's federal delegation's years of work across the aisle for a stronger federal response to the opioid crisis. In 2015, in response to local law enforcement, first responders, and community organizations raising the alarm about a horrifying increase in opioid related overdoses and… Continue Reading

March 26, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Veto-Override Vote on President Trump's Declaration to Fund the Border Wall

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after a vote in the House of Representatives failed to override President Trump's veto of legislation that would block his "emergency" declaration to fund a border wall. A two-thirds vote is needed in the House to override a President's veto. "If Mexico isn't paying for the wall, New Hampshire shouldn't have to cover the tab," said Shaheen. "It's very disappointing that more Republicans didn't join the bipartisan… Continue Reading

March 25, 2019

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $4 Million for NH Energy Efficiency Projects

(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 today that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Brayton Energy in Hampton $1 million and Creare LLC in Hanover $2,999,901, totaling nearly $4 million in federal funds for energy efficiency projects. "Investing in energy efficiency and renewable programs supports the sustainability of both our environment and economy, which is w… Continue Reading

March 24, 2019

Shaheen Calls for Barr to Release Full Special Counsel Report to the American Public

**Shaheen is the Lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee Which Oversees the Department of Justice** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to Attorney General William Barr's summary to Congress on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, calling for Attorney General Barr to release the full report to the American people: "After a nearly two-year investigation, a four-page summa… Continue Reading

March 22, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join in Reintroducing Bipartisan Legislation to Aid Student Loan Borrowers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined their colleagues last week to reintroduce legislation that would allow undergraduate borrowers repaying public or private loans to refinance those loans at an interest rate of 3.76 percent. The Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act would also allow graduate and parent borrowers to refinance to competitive rates, reducing monthly payments and helping borrowers repay loans sooner. "Crushing student lo… Continue Reading

March 22, 2019

Shaheen, NH Businesses Discuss Importance of Investing National Research into More Reliable & Efficient Heating Sources

**Shaheen Hosts Roundtable with NH Stakeholders About Benefits of Long-term Reauthorization of National Oilheat Research Alliance for Granite State Businesses & Consumers** Shaheen Meets with NH Oilheat Stakeholders at Johnny Prescott & Son Oil in Concord (Concord, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a roundtable discussion this afternoon in Concord at Johnny Prescott & Son Oil Company with New Hampshire stakeholders to discuss the benefits of investing national researc… Continue Reading

March 21, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Call for Acting Interior Head to Come Clean on Offshore Drilling

**Shaheen & Hassan Join Group of Senators to demand answers BEFORE critical nomination hearing** (Washington, DC) - Citing bipartisan concerns about the Trump administration's push to expand offshore oil and gas drilling, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators yesterday led by Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) to demand answers from the current acting head of the Department of Interior prior to his upcoming … Continue Reading

March 21, 2019

Shaheen, Murkowski Build on Bipartisan Efforts to Address Health Concerns for Firefighters’ Exposure to PFAS, Announce Bill that Would Require Blood Testing as Part of Routine Physicals for Military Firefighters

**Shaheen & Murkowski Previously Called on the CDC and ATSDR to Prioritize Studies on Health Effects of Firefighters' Occupational Exposure to PFAS** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced today that they'll introduce bipartisan legislation next week that would require the Department of Defense to include blood testing for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as part of routine physicals for military firefighters. The Protecting Mili… Continue Reading

March 20, 2019

NH Congressional Delegation Applauds Additional $12 Million in Funding to Fight Opioid Epidemic Made Possible by Bipartisan Budget Agreement

(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) issued the following statements after the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced an additional $12 million in funding for New Hampshire's efforts to fight the opioid epidemic drawn from resources secured by the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation. "This additional funding is very welcome news and can immediately… Continue Reading

March 20, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Lead Letter to DOD & EPA Pressing for Answers on Reports of Efforts to Weaken Contamination Standards for PFAS

**Letter Comes in Response to Media Reports that DOD is Pushing for Weaker Cleanup Guidelines for PFAS & Follows Shaheen's Questioning of Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan During SASC Committee Hearing** **Shaheen and Hassan have Spearheaded Bipartisan Response in the Senate to Combat PFAS Contamination & Improve Transparency and Accountability for Responsible Parties** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a group of sixteen Senators in se… Continue Reading

March 19, 2019

NH Congressional Delegation Vows to Fight Trump’s Proposal to Cut Funding for Northern Border Regional Commission in FY2020 Budget

**Shaheen & Kuster Successfully Included Provisions in Farm Bill that were Signed into Law that Reauthorizes the NBRC for 5 years and Expands its Reach to Additional New Hampshire Counties, including Cheshire and communities in Belknap** (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) issued the following statements in response to the President's budget proposal to Congress that eliminates fund… Continue Reading

March 18, 2019

Shaheen Responds to New DOD List that Targets PNSY Priorities as Projects that Could Lose Funding to Pay for Trump’s Border Wall

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to a new list compiled by the Department of Defense (DOD) that examines military construction projects that could lose funding specifically appropriated by Congress to pay for President Trump's border wall. The list includes four projects at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY). Last week, the Senate passed a House resolution on a bipartisan basis tha… Continue Reading

March 18, 2019

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Amend Tax Law Provision that Penalizes Main Street

**Bipartisan Bill Would Amend a 2017 Tax Law Provision that Hurts Local Restaurants & Retailers** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) worked with a bipartisan group of Senators led by Senators Doug Jones (D-AL) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) last week to introduce the Restoring Investments in Improvements Act, bipartisan legislation that ensures restaurants and retailers can take full advantage of a 2017 tax law provision. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made significant changes to the… Continue Reading

March 17, 2019

BREAKING: Shaheen Discloses Letter Featured in 60 Minutes Report Regarding U.S. Officials Who Had Served in China and Experienced Symptoms Similar to Traumatic Brain Injury Potentially From an Attack

**SHAHEEN LETTER TO SECRETARY POMPEO: "Re-examine the cases from China … and provide all injured personnel with equal access to treatment, leave and benefits" **Shaheen letter recognizes that the source of these symptoms could potentially be from an attack, and confronts the agency for the disturbing way in which these cases have been handled** **Senator Shaheen sent the letter after she met with one of the State Department officials featured in the report who now lives in New Hampshir… Continue Reading

March 15, 2019

Shaheen Statement on President’s Veto of Bipartisan Resolution to Block “Emergency” Declaration

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump vetoed bipartisan legislation that would block the President's "emergency" declaration. The legislation easily passed the House of Representatives before sailing through the Senate with the support of a dozen Republicans. "The President's decision to veto this bipartisan resolution shows he is willing to trade our military readiness to score political points. That is shameful, particularl… Continue Reading

March 15, 2019

Shaheen, Collins Reintroduce 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) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) reintroduced the Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training Act. This bipartisan legislation would expand Medicare coverage for diabetes self-management training (DSMT) sessions, where diabetes educators help train Medicare patients on how t… Continue Reading

March 15, 2019

Shaheen Applauds New Sanctions on Russia for Aggression Towards Ukraine

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement after the Trump administration implemented sanctions on Russian individuals and entities who have been involved in attacks on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Kerch Strait: "Five years after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Ukrainian people continue to be killed, captured and targeted by the Kremlin," said Shaheen. "Today's sanctions des… Continue Reading

March 15, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Join Booker to Reintroduce Bill to Ban Seismic Testing in Atlantic

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and a group of Senators to reintroduce the Atlantic Seismic Airgun Protection Act, a bill that prohibits oil, gas, and methane hydrate-related seismic activities in the Atlantic Ocean. Specifically, the bill bans the use of seismic airgun blasting - a disruptive method of blasting compressed air toward the ocean floor in search of oil and gas - in the North Atlanti… Continue Reading

March 14, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan & Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Introduce Landmark Bipartisan LGBTQ Rights Bill

**The Equality Act would Ensure LGBTQ Americans are Protected by Same Federal Non-discrimination Laws that Apply to Race, Religion and More** **Bill Includes Shaheen's Legislation to Prohibit LGBT Discrimination in Jury Selection Process** (Washington, DC) - Last night, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce historic, comprehensive federal legislation - the bipartisan Equality Act of 2019 -… Continue Reading

March 14, 2019

Shaheen Applauds Strong Bipartisan Vote to Block President's "Emergency" Declaration

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate passed a resolution that blocks the President's "emergency" declaration in a bipartisan vote: "I'm very pleased that the Senate was able to act in a bipartisan way to defend the Constitution and protect resources that have been allocated by Congress to support our armed forces," said Shaheen. "Candidate Trump promised that Mexico would pay for the wall - he never mentioned raiding taxpayer funds… Continue Reading

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