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March 11, 2022

Senate Sends Omnibus Package, Including Shaheen Priorities to Address Violence Against Women, Substance Use Disorder Crisis & More, to President’s Desk

**Shaheen Also Advances over $13 million in Congressional Directed Spending in Support of more than a Dozen Granite State Priorities** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement on final legislation passed by the Senate to fund the federal government for fiscal year (FY) 2022. Through her leadership on this subcommittee, Shaheen helps write legislation that… Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Senate Sends Government Funding Legislation with Robust Assistance for Ukraine to President’s Desk

**As Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, Shaheen leads action in the Senate in support of Ukraine** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - issued the following statement after the Senate passed final government funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2022 that incl… Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

BREAKING: Senate Sends Government Funding Legislation with Key NH Priorities Secured by Shaheen to President’s Desk

**A senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen announced $69M for NH Projects through Congressionally Directed Spending requests** **As Chair of the Senate CJS Appropriations Subcommittee, Shaheen secured record-level funding for VAWA programs and increased investments in substance use disorder programs, community policing efforts, scientific research and more** **Also a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations & Armed Services Committees, Shaheen supported robust m… Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Senators Shaheen, Capito, Reps. McKinley, Thompson Introduce Bipartisan Access to Prescription Digital Therapeutics Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and U.S. Representatives David McKinley (WV-01) and Mike Thompson (CA-05) introduced bipartisan legislation to increase access to Prescription Digital Therapeutics (PDTs). The legislation, known as the Access to Prescription Digital Therapeutics Act of 2022, would expand Medicare coverage to include PDTs, which are software-based disease treatments designed to directly treat disease, tested for safety and eff… Continue Reading


March 09, 2022

Shaheen Calls for Swift Senate Consideration of House-Approved Government Funding Legislation

**A senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen announced $69M for NH projects through Congressionally Directed Spending requests** **As Chair of the Senate CJS Appropriations Subcommittee, Shaheen secured record-level funding for VAWA programs and increased investments in substance use disorder programs, community policing efforts, scientific research and more** **Also a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations & Armed Services Committees, Shaheen supported robust m… Continue Reading


March 09, 2022

Shaheen Secures Numerous NH Priorities in CJS Appropriations Bill, from Addressing Substance Use Disorder Crisis to Violence Against Women & More

**Shaheen Also Advances over $13 million in Congressional Directed Spending in Support of more than a Dozen Granite State Priorities** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement on final legislation released today by Appropriations leaders in the House and Senate to fund the federal government for fiscal year (FY) 2022. Through her leadership on this subcom… Continue Reading


March 09, 2022

Shaheen Lauds Robust Assistance for Ukraine in New Government Funding Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen - a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - issued the following statement after Senate and House Appropriations leadership released final government funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2022 that includes $13.6 billion in military and humanitarian assistance for Ukraine. "As the Ukrainian people fight for their country, they carry … Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Shaheen Applauds Senate Passage of Historic Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen the Postal Service

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today applauded the Senate's bipartisan vote to pass the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022. This bill provides key bipartisan reforms to address longstanding financial and structural issues faced by the U.S. Postal Service, which have hurt postal workers and communities dependent on delivery of essential items. "The USPS has been a staple in communities across New Hampshire and the country for centuries, delivering lifesaving medications, es… Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Shaheen Questions Under Secretary Nuland during SFRC Hearing on Supplying Fighter Jets to Allies & Combating Misinformation amid Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, today participated in a full Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Russia's invasion of Ukraine entitled, "Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: Assessing the U.S. and International Response." The hearing featured testimony from Victoria Nuland, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and followed a classified Committee briefing on the sam… Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

On International Women’s Day, Shaheen Participates in Virtual Discussion with POLITICO on the Future for Afghan Women & Girls

Shaheen joined an all-women panel discussion earlier today hosted by POLITICO's Women Rule (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman and a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, participated in a virtual panel hosted by POLITICO to discuss the challenges women and girls in Afghanistan face under Taliban rule and how the U.S. and international community can help protect women's hard-fought rights and freedoms. The panel included Roya Rahmani, … Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Shaheen Statement on International Women’s Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman and a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement to commemorate International Women's Day: "Today, nations around the world observe International Women's Day to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women across the globe. Over the last century, we've made tremendous progress in many parts of the world towards women becoming respected as full and equal part… Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Shaheen, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Lobster Industry Afford New Gear

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced bipartisan legislation to support lobstermen by creating a grant program to help them comply with federal regulations that require a change in fishing gear, which reduces the risk of entanglement for highly endangered North Atlantic right whales. The Stewarding Atlantic Fisheries Ecosystems by Supporting Economic Assistance and Sustainability (SAFE SEAS) Act of 2022 will help lobstermen with the financial … Continue Reading


March 07, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Passing of NH House Democratic Leader Renny Cushing

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of New Hampshire House Democratic Leader Renny Cushing: "Renny Cushing was a passionate public servant whose decades of service touched the lives of families across New Hampshire. His resilience was unparalleled, and he continued to be an advocate for working families and those in need through his very last days. He left an indelible impact on our communities and will be sorely missed. M… Continue Reading


March 07, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Support for Bipartisan Bill to Ban Russian Energy Imports

**Last week, Shaheen announced on Andrea Mitchell she supported efforts to ban Russian energy sources and called on major oil companies to ramp up oil production as Russia's aggression drives up the price of oil** **Senator Hassan announced last week that she supports sanctions on oil and gas imports from Russia and pushed for action to address Big Oil's unfair and deceptive trade practices** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations S… Continue Reading


March 07, 2022

As Congress Finalizes Government Funding Legislation, Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on Leadership to Prioritize Bill to Open Eligibility for Burial in State Veterans Cemeteries to All Service Members

**Push follows Senators' letter to Senate and House leadership in January & after the bill cleared a key committee hurdle in December** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and John Hoeven (R-ND) issued the following statements as Congress nears a final agreement on government funding legislation, urging Senate and House leadership to include their bipartisan bill to ensure all members of Reserve components and the National Guard … Continue Reading


March 06, 2022

ICYMI: Shaheen & Portman Urge Biden Administration to Support Aircraft Transfers to Ukraine from Eastern European Allies

Shaheen and Portman have led action in the U.S. Senate in support of Ukraine in response to Vladimir Putin's belligerence. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), Co-Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, sent a letter yesterday afternoon to President Joe Biden, urging the administration to support aircraft transfers to Ukraine from Eastern European al… Continue Reading


March 04, 2022

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Push to Expand R&D Tax Credit for Startups and Preserve Full R&D Deductions

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group led by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) in urging Senate leadership to expand the Research & Development (R&D) tax credit and ensure that businesses can fully deduct their R&D investments each year in an upcoming legislative package. "We write to urge you to support U.S. economic competitiveness and innovation in any upcoming legislative package by expanding the research and developm… Continue Reading


March 04, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan & Pappas Join HHS Secretary Becerra for Meeting with Family Health Providers Amid State & Federal Attacks on Women’s Reproductive Care

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Chris Pappas (NH-01) joined Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra in Manchester today for a meeting with New Hampshire family planning providers, including Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and Lovering Health Center, amid continued attacks from State and congressional Republicans on women's reproductive rights and care. "As Republicans from Mississippi to… Continue Reading


March 04, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Welcome Biden Administration’s Decision to Designate Temporary Protected Status for Ukrainians in U.S.

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) welcomed President Biden's decision to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Ukrainians in the United States amid the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. Earlier this week, they joined a letter to Biden urging the administration to provide this deportation relief to Ukrainians in the U.S. "As Ukrainians around the world experience heartbreak and trauma amid Putin's deadly invasion of Ukraine, helping Ukrainian… Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Shaheen Applauds Biden’s Signature on Bipartisan Bill to Void and Prevent Forced Arbitration Agreements for Sexual Harassment and Assault

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded President Biden’s signature of the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act into law. This legislation eliminates mandatory arbitration agreements in civil cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault, giving survivors of workplace harassment the right to sue their employer in open court. Shaheen cosponsored the legislation and voted in favor of its passage in the Senate last month. “The scourge of sexu… Continue Reading

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