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June 29, 2021

Shaheen, Collins Lead Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers on 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) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, led a bipartisan group of Senators to reintroduce the Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training Act. This bipartisan legislation would expand Medicare coverage for diabetes self-management training (DSMT) sess… Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $400K for Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester to Address Youth Trauma

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced today that the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM) will receive $400,000 to help address adverse youth experiences associated with exposure to trauma. Specifically, the funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National… Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

Shaheen, Murkowski Lead Bipartisan Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Perpetrators of Global Violence against LGBTI Communities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) led a bipartisan group of Senators in reintroducing the Global Respect Act. This legislation would impose sanctions on foreign individuals responsible for human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (LGBTI) individuals abroad. The bill is also cosponsored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Rob Portman (R-OH), Jeff Me… Continue Reading


June 28, 2021

Heeding Shaheen’s Call, FERC Establishes Office to Boost Public Participation at Agency

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced the creation of an Office of Public Participation (OPP). The move follows Shaheen's call and legislation she previously introduced to enact measures that strengthen the role of residential and small commercial energy consumers in the agency's decision-making process. "From determining the cost of the electric bills facing Americans to regulating o… Continue Reading


June 28, 2021

Shaheen Statement on SCOTUS Decision to Decline NH Case On Out-of-State Income Tax Collection

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to decline hearing a lawsuit filed by New Hampshire arguing that Massachusetts violated New Hampshire's sovereignty by altering income tax collection rules. Senators Shaheen and Hassan recently introduced legislation to address this, which would prevent other states from taxing Granite Staters who telework for companies located in another state. "I'm very disapp… Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Key Legislation to Make Historic Investment in Care Economy

Legislation Invests in Caregiver Workforce and Expands Access to Home Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan joined Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) in introducing the Better Care Better Jobs Act. This legislation would make a historic investment in home- and community-based services by expanding access to quality home care services and lifting up the caregiving workforce that provides them. "Home and community… Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Shaheen Hosts Virtual Roundtable with NH Family Planning Providers & Vows to Defend Women’s Reproductive Rights Amid State Republicans’ Assault

Later in Moultonborough: Shaheen Discusses Granite State Summer Tourism Season during Visit to Castle in the Clouds Shaheen visits Castle in the Clouds (Manchester, NH) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a virtual roundtable with local family planning providers, which comes only one day after State Republican lawmakers forced biennial budget legislation through the State legislature with dangerous anti-choice provisions. The budget bill, wh… Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Expand Development of Sustainable Wood Products and Revitalize America’s Forest Economy

(Washington, DC) -Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), together with Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) introduced the Community Wood Facilities Assistance Act, bipartisan legislation that would make it easier to develop sustainable wood products and energy from biomass made from small-diameter timber left over from forest thinning projects, including projects that reduce the risk of wildfire. The legislation introduced by the bipartisan group … Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Shaheen Urges Biden Administration to Bolster Federal Assistance for NH Family Planning Clinics

Shaheen Letter Comes on the Heels of State Republicans' All-Out Assault on Women's Health in Biennial Budget Legislation (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra urging the Biden administration to dedicate HHS resources to help support New Hampshire family planning clinics due to a gap in grant funding. Shaheen's letter comes on the heels of New Hampshire Republicans forcing dangerous ant… Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after announcing an agreement on infrastructure with a bipartisan group of Senators and the White House: "Lawmakers have long argued that infrastructure is a bipartisan priority. Today, we made good on that sentiment and announced a bipartisan agreement forged between Senate Democrats and Republicans and the President of the United States," said Shaheen. "This agreement is the result of good-faith negotiations … Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

Shaheen, Murkowski Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Improve Girls’ Access to Education Around the World

**Today, 130 million girls around the world are not regularly enrolled in school** **Girls between the ages of 10 & 19 are 3 times more likely to be kept out of school, particularly in countries affected by conflict** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman and a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today reintroduced her legislation with U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to address the unique barriers young girls in developing countries f… Continue Reading


June 23, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen & Johnson Respond to Bipartisan Georgia Resolution Clearing Committee Hurdle

Shaheen and Johnson - Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - introduced the resolution in April. Earlier this month, Shaheen led a bipartisan congressional delegation to Eastern Europe, which included a stop in Georgia, to reaffirm U.S. commitment to its regional partner and strengthen democratic reforms. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) - Chair and Ranking Member of the S… Continue Reading


June 23, 2021

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bill to Invest in Coastal Resiliency Through Offshore Wind Development

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) in introducing the Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies & Ecosystems (RISEE) Act. The RISEE Act would create a new dedicated stream of funding from future offshore wind development for coastal protection and resiliency. This will allow for more equitable resource-sharing between states, the federal government and conservation programs. It also amends the Gulf of Mexico Energy… Continue Reading


June 22, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $560K to Expand Telehealth Services at Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced today that the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM) will receive $559,634 to expand access to telehealth services for Granite State veterans and low-income patients. Specifically, the funding was allocated through the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Connected Care Pilot Program that Senator Hassan worked to fund as pa… Continue Reading


June 22, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Bill to Double Pell Grant, Make College More Affordable

**Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act Permanently Indexes Pell Grants to Inflation, Increasing their Purchasing Power** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined their colleagues in introducing a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would double the Pell Grant award, index the award to inflation and make additional changes to expand the award for working students and families. Pell grants are typically awarded to college students from low-income ho… Continue Reading


June 22, 2021

Shaheen, Collins Introduce Bill to Improve Seniors’ Access to Innovative Diabetes Technologies

**Watch Senator Shaheen's remarks here** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) the co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, introduced legislation to expand seniors' access to groundbreaking diabetes technologies, such as the artificial pancreas and implantable continuous glucose monitoring systems. The Senators spoke on the Senate floor yesterday to urge their colleagues to support their Improving Medicare Beneficiary Access to Innovative Diabetes Te… Continue Reading


June 21, 2021

Shaheen Helps Introduce Legislation to Prevent Future Hate Crimes Committed with Firearms

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped introduce the Disarm Hate Act with Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) to prevent individuals convicted of violent misdemeanor hate crimes from purchasing or possessing firearms. The U.S. has seen a spike in hate incidents, including in March of this year, when a shooter in Atlanta murdered 8 people, 6 of whom were women of Asian descent. "From the Charleston massacre to the Pulse nightclub shooting to the recent massacre in Atlanta, our nation… Continue Reading


June 21, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Push for SBA to Speed Up Relief to Struggling Live Event Venues

(Washington, DC) - Last week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan push led by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman urging her to disburse Shuttered Venue Operator Grant funding to struggling live entertainment venues as soon as possible. The Senators wrote, "The Save Our Stages Act, now the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program, was created to prevent widespread cl… Continue Reading


June 21, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $7.3 Million to Support Small Businesses & Promote Economic Recovery from COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced New Hampshire's four community development financial institutions (CDFIs) will receive $7,305,060 in federal grants allocated through government funding legislation that was passed by Congress and signed into law in December. Specifically, the federal grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and will allow CDFIs to pr… Continue Reading


June 21, 2021

Shaheen Statement on New Sanctions Against Belarus

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee, issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration's announcement that the United States will impose sanctions against Belarusian individuals and entities, in coordination with its transatlantic allies, in response to the state-sponsored hijacking of the Ryanair flight last month to… Continue Reading

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