July 12, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $377K Grant for Granite State Service Corps

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced today that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) awarded Goodwill Industries of Northern New England a $377,000 Targeted Priority Grant to support 45 members of Granite State Service Corps during their service with foster and at-risk youth in schools, after-school programs and family resource centers across New Hampshire. "I'm thrilled to announce this federal grant which will foster co… Continue Reading

July 12, 2018

Shaheen Statement on NH Supreme Court Ruling on Voter Suppression Bill

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the New Hampshire Supreme Court upholding a bill that passed the New Hampshire legislature earlier this year, and will suppress turnout among young Granite State voters. "I'm very disappointed that the New Hampshire Supreme Court made this ruling," said Shaheen. "New Hampshire, home of the first-in-the-nation primary, is a model for political and civic engagement. Unfortunately, this legis… Continue Reading

July 12, 2018

Shaheen, Senate NATO Observer Group Co-Chair, Participates in NATO Panel in Brussels

Shaheen & Tillis Re-established the Senate NATO Observer Group Earlier This Year U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Participate in a NATO Panel During Summit in Brussels (Washington, DC) - Earlier today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) participated in a panel discussion at the 2018 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit. The Senators underscored the United States' bipartisan commitment to NATO, and discussed their efforts to… Continue Reading

July 12, 2018

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces $5 Million to Support NH Workforce Impacted by Opioid Epidemic

NH Secures $5 Million Out of Total $21 Million for Nationwide Efforts (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will award $5 million to the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs to help the Granite State workforce, which has been severely affected by the opioid epidemic. … Continue Reading

July 11, 2018

Shaheen & Tillis, Senate NATO Observer Group Co-Chairs, to Participate in Brussels Summit

Shaheen and Tillis re-established the Senate NATO Observer Group earlier this year to include an expanded mission to monitor NATO's rapidly developing needs and capabilities. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) will travel to Brussels to participate in the 2018 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit this week in their capacity as co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, which they re-established earlier this year. Under Shaheen and … Continue Reading

July 10, 2018

New Hampshire Delegation Applauds Approval of Medicaid Waiver to Expand Substance Use Disorder Treatment Availability in New Hampshire

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), welcomed approval of New Hampshire's request to allow Medicaid recipients suffering from substance use disorders to receive treatment from larger inpatient substance use disorder and mental health treatment facilities for short-term stays. The waiver addresses the Medicaid Institution for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion, which bars Medicaid matching… Continue Reading

July 09, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President Trump's Supreme Court Nomination

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court: "The independence of the Supreme Court is critical to our democracy," said Shaheen. "Judge Kavanaugh must demonstrate his respect for precedent and his focus on defending the Constitution, independent of political influence or ideology. I look forward to reviewing his record, and to meeting with Judge Kavanaugh to dis… Continue Reading

July 06, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan Delegation to Turkey, Iraq & Syria

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement after returning from a bipartisan congressional delegation with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to Turkey, Iraq and Syria. "This trip was an opportunity to discuss a number of critical national security priorities, and to understand the needs of our service members, diplomats and foreign partners on the ground. I appreciate the outstanding … Continue Reading

July 05, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

**Shaheen called for Administrator Pruitt to Resign in Early April for Misuse of Taxpayer Dollars** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement following the resignation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt: "I voted against Scott Pruitt for putting corporate interests ahead of public health, and he ignored our environmental safety throughout his tenure while abusing taxpayer dollars and breaking the la… Continue Reading

July 03, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $800K National Science Foundation Grant for Dartmouth College

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced today that the National Science Foundation awarded Dartmouth College an $800,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program grant for Professor Michael Hoppa, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, to research nerve signaling in the human brain. "I'm thrilled that Dartmouth College has been selected for this important research opportunity, which reflects the caliber of academic institutions we … Continue Reading

July 03, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Plaistow Company Awarded $13 Million Contract with US Navy

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced today that Methuen Construction, a Plaistow-based construction company, secured a $13 million federal contract with the United States Navy to modernize and upgrade dry dock pumping facilities related to the docking and undocking of submarines at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. "I'm very pleased to see the United States Navy award Methuen Construction… Continue Reading

June 30, 2018

Shaheen Meets with American Held in Turkey, Pastor Andrew Brunson & Urges President Erdogan to Release Brunson & Others in Face-to-Face Meeting

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, traveled to Turkey this week with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC). There, she met with Pastor Andrew Brunson, an American who has been imprisoned in Turkey since October 2016. In March of this year, Brunson was indicted on unsubstantiated charges related to terrorism and espionage. He faces up to 35 years in prison. On Friday, Shaheen personally appealed to the President o… Continue Reading

June 29, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate & House Democrats to Introduce New Legislation to Strengthen Rights of Workers to Join Unions & Bargain Collectively

Legislation Would Establish Clear Right for Public Sector Workers to Unionize, Act Concertedly and Bargain Collectively Throughout the Country (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senate and House Democrats yesterday to introduce the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, bicameral legislation to guarantee the right for public employees to organize, act concertedly and bargain collectively in states that currently do not afford these basic pro… Continue Reading

June 28, 2018

Shaheen Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Senate Farm Bill That Will Support New Hampshire Farmers and Rural Communities

**Includes Shaheen Legislation Reauthorizing the NBRC for 5 years & Permanently Reauthorizing NORA** (Washington, DC) - Today Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) voted in support of a bipartisan Farm Bill that passed the Senate in a vote of 86-11. The five-year Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 includes multiple New Hampshire priorities and will protect small farmers, fight hunger and strengthen the future of small towns and rural communities. The Farm Bill includes significant New Hampshire… Continue Reading

June 28, 2018

Shaheen Calls on Small Business Administration to Develop Plan for NH Businesses Impacted by SCOTUS Internet Sales Tax Ruling

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), the lead Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, to the Small Business Administration (SBA) calling on the federal agency to develop a plan for firms that will be impacted by the South Dakota V. Wayfair Supreme Court ruling that imposes a mandatory internet sales tax collection requirement. The Supreme Court ruled that New Hampshire businesses that sell online must collect sales taxes on b… Continue Reading

June 28, 2018

Shaheen Adds Critical NH and National Defense Priorities & Extends Opioid Crisis Response Efforts in Funding Legislation

Shaheen, a Senior Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Secures $10 Million for the Nationwide PFAS Health-Impact Study She Established in Last Year's Defense Bill Shaheen Successfully Preserves and Extends Opioid Crisis Response Funding Levels Established in Previous Omnibus Spending Bill Shaheen's Efforts Lead to Funding for KC-46 Aerial Refueling Tankers Shaheen Procures Funds to Implement Her Bipartisan Bill to Bolster Women's Leadership in Peace Negotiations & Conflict Reso… Continue Reading

June 28, 2018

Following Calls From Senators Shaheen and Hassan, Health IG Launches Inquiry Into Health Department’s Treatment of Children Separated from Parents Under Trump Administration Policy

(Washington, DC) - Following calls from Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced yesterday that it would conduct a comprehensive review of the Office of Refugee Resettlement's (ORR) Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program. The request for an investigation follows weeks of uncertainty about the Department's ability to appropriately care for children placed in its custody as a result o… Continue Reading

June 28, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Praise Judiciary Committee’s Approval of Chief Willard to Serve as U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements on the Senate Judiciary Committee's approval of Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard to serve as U.S. Marshal for the state of New Hampshire: "Chief Willard is preeminently qualified to serve as the U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire, and I am glad to see the Judiciary Committee move swiftly and approve his nomination," said Shaheen. "Throughout his service as chief of police for our larg… Continue Reading

June 27, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the United States Supreme Court: "I want to thank and congratulate Justice Kennedy for his thirty years of service on the Supreme Court. I wish him all the best in his retirement," said Shaheen. "It's important that whoever the President nominates to replace Justice Kennedy does not jeopardize progress on women's reproductive, LGBTQ and civil ri… Continue Reading

June 26, 2018

Shaheen Statement on SCOTUS Ruling on President Trump’s Travel Ban That Targets Muslim-Majority Nations

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling to allow President Trump's travel ban that targets travelers from Muslim-majority nations: "This ruling allows a policy that is antithetical to American values and tramples on our founding principle of religious freedom enshrined in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution," said Shaheen. "Protecting our national security is paramount but this policy… Continue Reading

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