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March 28, 2022

Shaheen Applauds Senate Passage of Historic Legislation to Enhance U.S. Competitiveness on Global Stage

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies - applauded the Senate's passage of the America COMPETES Act. The historic legislation would develop U.S. policy to address strategic, economic and diplomatic tools for a global strategy that will allow the United States to confront the challenges that China poses to the United States. The comprehensive package invests in scientific research a… Continue Reading


March 28, 2022

Shaheen Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Senator Shaheen meets with Judge Jackson in Washington, DC earlier today. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after meeting with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court: "Today, I had the privilege to meet with Judge Jackson, and like many Americans who had the opportunity to watch her confirmation hearings last week, was immensely impressed by her brilliance and the exceptional scope of her experience. I also join in th… Continue Reading


March 28, 2022

Shaheen & Rep. Gottheimer Lead Bicameral Legislation to Prevent Opioid Misuse Among Students and Student Athletes

**Shaheen's Bill Would Authorize $10 million for Creation of Drug Prevention Programs** **Shaheen and Gottheimer Legislation has Received Broad Support from College and Major Professional Sports Leagues Like the NCAA, NFL, MLB and NHL** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced legislation that would help prevent opioid misuse among students and student athletes. The Student and Student Athlete Opioid Misuse Prevention Act would allow schools, communities and youth a… Continue Reading


March 28, 2022

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Introduction of New Legislation to Address Shortage of Mental Health Providers in Schools

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) in the introduction of new bipartisan legislation, the Mental Health Excellence in Schools Act. This bipartisan bill addresses the shortage of mental health providers in schools by authorizing the Department of Education to partner with higher education institutions to help cover students' costs at relevant graduate programs. The legislation would boost the pipeline of… Continue Reading


March 27, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Applaud $4.2M in Funding Awarded to Charlestown Drinking Water Project

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) celebrated $4,289,000 in funding heading to Charlestown to support critical water system improvements. The Senators helped secure federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund. This drinking water project in Charlestown is the first to receive final approval of ARPA infrastructure funding in the state. "Every Granite Stater deserves access to clean … Continue Reading


March 26, 2022

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Two-Year Anniversary of CARES Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of tomorrow's two-year anniversary since the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law: "Two years after the CARES Act was signed into law, we're continuing to see the impact on our small businesses, hospitals, families and more. When Democrats and Republicans came together to write this historic legislation amid an unprecedented crisis, partisan politics fell to the wa… Continue Reading


March 24, 2022

Shaheen, Tillis Issue Joint Statement on NATO Summit & Ahead of President Biden’s Visit to Poland

**Biden's Decision to Travel to Poland Follows Shaheen & Tillis' Request Made in a Bipartisan Letter Sent Last Week, Urging the President to Visit an Eastern European Nation in Coordination with his Trip to Brussels** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, issued the following joint statement at the conclusion of the NATO Summit and ahead of President Biden's visit to Poland, heeding a request from Shaheen … Continue Reading


March 23, 2022

Shaheen, Risch Applaud Committee Passage of Resolution in Support of Lithuania’s Relationship with Taiwan

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and Jim Risch (R-ID), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded committee passage of a resolution commending the government of Lithuania for increasing ties with Taiwan and supporting its firm stance against coercion by China. "The Committee's bipartisan approval of our resolution sends a powerful message to China… Continue Reading


March 23, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Death of Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the death of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: "My heart is heavy as I join all Americans in mourning the loss of Madeleine Albright. Her triumph and success as a diplomat, public servant and fervent defender of democracy enshrined her legacy in U.S. history long ago. We have lost a giant and I have lost a dear friend," said Senator Shah… Continue Reading


March 23, 2022

Shaheen, Collins, Murkowski, Ernst, Feinstein, Hirono Slam Taliban’s Refusal to Open Secondary Education to Afghan Girls

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees - released the following joint statement with U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) in response to the Taliban's decision to renege on its promise to open schools to Afghan girls above the sixth grade: "The Taliban's decision to continue to deny girls access to secondar… Continue Reading


March 23, 2022

Shaheen, Kennedy Lead Bipartisan Effort to Prioritize Broadband Access for Small Businesses

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and John Kennedy (R-LA), reintroduced legislation that would improve programs operated by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address problems around the lack of broadband internet and other emerging information technology resources, and better assist small businesses in accessing and successfully adopting these tools. Access to broadband services … Continue Reading


March 22, 2022

Shaheen Statement Ahead of 12-Year Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

**Shaheen included portions of her legislation to lower costs and expand access to health care for millions of Americans in the American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law last year and is the most significant improvement to the Affordable Care Act since 2010** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of the twelve-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law on March 23, 2010. In the American Rescue Plan Act, which… Continue Reading


March 22, 2022

Shaheen, NH Delegation Welcome $3.2M for 24 NH Health Care Providers in Latest PRF Allocation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed $3,208,705 to support 24 New Hampshire health care providers that have experienced revenue losses and expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding comes as part of a $414 million national announcement in Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 payments from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Re… Continue Reading


March 21, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Group in Urging the FDA to Take Overdue Action to Combat Youth Vaping Crisis

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, joined a bipartisan group of their Senate colleagues in calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take long-overdue action to combat the youth vaping crisis, including steps that could remove kid-friendly, addictive e-cigarettes from the market. A U.S. District Court judge for the District of Maryland previously ordered the … Continue Reading


March 18, 2022

Shaheen, Tillis Lead Senate NATO Observer Group in Letter to President Biden Ahead of Brussels Trip

**Letter follows a meeting led by Shaheen and Tillis yesterday with U.S. Ambassador to NATO Julie Smith on NATO's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), Co-Chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, led members of the group on a bipartisan letter to President Biden ahead of his trip to Europe next week to participate in the NATO summit in Brussels. Shaheen and Tillis re-established the group in 2018. Yesterday, Sh… Continue Reading


March 18, 2022

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging Biden Administration to Help Reduce Home Energy Costs

**90 members of Congress urge HHS to study impacts that Russia's invasion of Ukraine is having on U.S. energy prices and whether additional LIHEAP aid is needed to offset impacts on working families** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a group of lawmakers led by U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Katherine Clark (D-MA), on a bipartisan, bicameral letter calling on the U.S. Department o… Continue Reading


March 17, 2022

Shaheen, Tillis Lead NATO Senate Observer Group Meeting with NATO Ambassador Julie Smith

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, led a bipartisan virtual meeting with Julie Smith, the U.S. Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), to discuss the latest developments in NATO's response to Russia's premeditated war on Ukraine. This follows a meeting with Ambassador Smith that they led last month to discuss U.S. efforts with the NATO alliance to respond to the evolving crisis in… Continue Reading


March 16, 2022

Shaheen Statement on DHS Announcement that Afghans in U.S. Can Apply for TPS

**Shaheen led Senate efforts to bolster the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program to protect Afghan allies** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, today applauded an announcement from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that Afghans living in the U.S. are now eligible to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). These new protections will help vulnerable Afghans remain in the U.S. and … Continue Reading


March 16, 2022

ICYMI: Shaheen-Backed Resolution Against War Crimes Unanimously Passes the Senate

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - issued the following statement after the Senate unanimously approved a bipartisan resolution last night that she cosponsored, calling for Vladimir Putin and members of his regime to be held accountable for the numerous acts of war crimes, aggression and human rights abuses conducted under his watch. During a virtual address to Congress this morn… Continue Reading


March 16, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Zelenskyy Address to Congress

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, issued the following statement following Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's virtual address to Congress: "President Zelenskyy's steadfast leadership and unwavering resolve has not only inspired the fighting spirit among Ukrainians as they defend their land, freedom and future, but also people throughout the world watching Ukraine hold the … Continue Reading

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