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November 16, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Advancement of Crucial Marriage Equality Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate advanced the Respect for Marriage Act, key legislation that gives millions of same-sex and interracial couples the certainty they deserve to enjoy the freedoms and rights that all other marriages experience. "Today, the U.S. Senate paved the way to ensure millions of same-sex and interracial couples continue to enjoy the same rights as all other spouses in the United States. Long overdue… Continue Reading


November 16, 2022

Amid Concerns over New England Energy Supplies this Winter, Shaheen Leads Delegation Call to Energy Secretary to Expedite Distribution of Federal Resources for NH Residents

**Lawmakers also asked Secretary Granholm to convene stakeholders in the New England region to plan for potential supply shortages or risks to grid reliability in the event of severe weather this winter.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, sent a letter with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to the Department of Energy, urging Secretary Granholm t… Continue Reading


November 16, 2022

Ahead of 2022 Halifax International Security Forum, Shaheen & Risch Announce Additional Participants and Plenaries

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, and U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced additional members of the bipartisan congressional delegation that they will lead to the Halifax International Security Forum this weekend, as well as details surrounding panels and plenaries that will address the most pressing issues facing U.S. national securit… Continue Reading


November 15, 2022

Shaheen & Tillis, Co-Chairs of Senate NATO Observer Group, Reaffirm Bipartisan Support for Poland and Transatlantic Alliance

Joint Statement from Shaheen and Tillis, who co-chair the Senate NATO Observer Group which they restarted in 2018, comes amid reports of missiles crossing into Poland and killing two civilians. (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 in response to reports that missiles landed in Poland, a NATO ally, killing two civilians: "We offer our sincere condolences to the families of… Continue Reading


November 15, 2022

Shaheen Urges DHS to Address Delays in Work Authorization for TPS-Seekers

**TPS applicants, including applicants from Afghanistan and Ukraine, are facing excessive processing delays and inconsistent policies.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas expressing concern about the Department's processing of work authorization applications filed by new Temporary Protected Status (TPS) seekers. Discrepancies betwe… Continue Reading


November 15, 2022

Shaheen Lauds Department of Energy Announcement to Make $250M Available for Energy Efficiency Upgrades for Families & Businesses

Announcement comes on the one-year anniversary of President Biden signing the bipartisan infrastructure bill into law, of which Shaheen was a key negotiator. Shaheen has historically led on energy efficiency policies in the U.S. Senate, including landmark provisions that she included in the bipartisan infrastructure bill with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH). (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) lauded the Biden administration's announcement today that the U.S. Department of Ener… Continue Reading


November 14, 2022

NH Delegation Calls for Increased Federal Oversight to Protect Eligible Medicare & Medicaid Beneficiaries from Predatory Marketing

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a New Hampshire congressional delegation letter today signed by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), urging the agencies to take action to protect eligible New Hampshire Medicare beneficiaries subject to aggressive and potentially predatory marketing tactics related to the sale of Medicare Advantage (MA) plans or other insur… Continue Reading


November 14, 2022

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation to Announce Additional ERA2 Rental Assistance

**The U.S. Department of Treasury's supplemental funds follows the congressional delegation's appeal last month to provide additional federal assistance to the State** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led the New Hampshire congressional delegation in announcing $2,084,533 from the U.S. Department of Treasury for the State of New Hampshire through the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program. These funds, allocated under the ERA2 program authorized by congressional Democrat… Continue Reading


November 10, 2022

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Veterans Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of Veterans Day: "From the dawn of our revolution, to the shores of Normandy and the battlefields of Afghanistan and beyond, courageous Americans have fought for our freedom and stood watch over our republic and people. Generations of Granite Staters have answered the call to serve, and for their selfless sacrifice on behalf of our nation, we thank them," said Senator Shaheen. "Veterans Day is a solemn re… Continue Reading


November 09, 2022

Shaheen Lauds Department of Commerce Report Showing Significant Economic Contributions by Outdoor Recreation Sector

** The economic impact report is a result of Shaheen's bipartisan bill that was signed into law in 2016.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) lauded a report by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), showing the significant economic impact of the outdoor recreation sector in 2021. The Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account estimate, provided by the BEA through the Department of Commerce, is a result of Shaheen's bipartisan legislation, the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Eco… Continue Reading


November 04, 2022

Shaheen, Group of Senators Urge USAID Administrator to Outline Resources Necessary to Combat Unprecedented Levels of Hunger, Famine Worldwide

**Lawmakers provide specific steps to increase impact and efficiency of development and humanitarian aid to prevent the worst-case outcomes stemming from the current global food crisis** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in urging the Biden administration to take additional action to mitigate the historic global food c… Continue Reading


November 02, 2022

Shaheen, Tillis & Murphy Issue Joint Statement on UN Security Council Extension of EUFOR Mandate

Statement follows Senators' letter to the Biden administration to establish a U.S. policy toward Bosnia and Herzegovina & the Senators' visit to the region. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following joint statement with U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) in response to the United N… Continue Reading


November 02, 2022

NH Congressional Delegation Announces $33.9M in LIHEAP Funds As Winter Months Approach

**Shaheen is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that provides funding for LIHEAP and consistently secures robust resources to support the program** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Low Income Home Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) $33.9 million in LIHEAP doll… Continue Reading


November 02, 2022

Shaheen Announces Senior Staff Change

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that her Chief of Staff, Chad Kreikemeier, departed her Senate office for the private sector. Kreikemeier served as Shaheen's Chief of Staff since 2019, after previously serving as her defense advisor from 2009-2013. Replacing Kreikemeier is former Shaheen health policy advisor, Alison MacDonald. "Chad's leadership in my office was pivotal to assisting Granite Staters over the last few years, especially during the unforeseen … Continue Reading


November 02, 2022

NH Delegation Announces $55 Million for Mascoma Bank to Support Small Businesses & Community Development

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committees on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Appropriations, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that Mascoma Community Development, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mascoma Bank of Lebanon was awarded $55 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) to incentivize development in underserved communities. Mascoma Community Dev… Continue Reading


October 31, 2022

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period

Health insurance open enrollment begins tomorrow, November 1, for Granite Staters to shop for health insurance plans. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen issued the following statement ahead of the health insurance open enrollment period, which runs from November 1 through January 15, 2023. Granite Staters should enroll by December 15 for coverage that starts January 1, 2023, and are encouraged to visit HealthCare.gov to view and compare health plans for the upcoming year. "It's … Continue Reading


October 31, 2022

ICYMI: Shaheen Launches Federal Energy Resource Guide on Tax Incentives & Programs to Help Granite Staters Keep Heating Bills Down this Winter

Shaheen's resource guide outlines federal opportunities made available through the historic Inflation Reduction Act, which Democrats ushered through Congress and was signed into law in August. (Washington, DC) - On Friday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) launched a resource guide outlining specific residential energy credits, tax incentives and programs available to Granite Staters thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, which was ushered through Congress by Democrats and signed into law by t… Continue Reading


October 31, 2022

ICYMI: Shaheen Honored with CASA Child Advocacy Award

Senator Shaheen accepts the Director's Award at CASA's 'At the Heart Event' in Concord on Friday night. (Concord, NH) - On Friday night, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) attended the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire's At the Heart event, where she was awarded the Director's Award for her commitment to improving the lives of New Hampshire children. At the Heart is an annual event to honor CASA's more than 600 volunteer advocates and their impact on children who have ex… Continue Reading


October 28, 2022

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation to Announce New ERA1 Rental Assistance to Help Bridge Shortfall in Funding for Program, Delegation Vows to Keep Fighting for More Aid

**The U.S. Department of Treasury's additional supplemental funds follows the congressional delegation's appeal earlier this week to provide additional federal assistance to the State** **Delegation's announcement follows previous intervention on behalf of the State and recoupment of funds from NH when the State failed to properly manage the ERA program and get relief out the door to Granite Staters** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led the New Hampshire congressional … Continue Reading


October 27, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes Nearly $3 Million from EPA’s Clean School Bus Program for New Hampshire School Districts

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) welcomed an announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that New Hampshire will receive $2,765,000 from the bipartisan infrastructure law to purchase new electric school buses. The grants will help Henniker and Rumney schools purchase a total of seven clean school buses that will accelerate the transition to zero emissions vehicles and produce cleaner air i… Continue Reading

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