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September 04, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Defunding of Military Construction Projects to Pay for Trump’s Border Wall

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on President Trump's decision to divert $3.6 billion from military construction projects across the country to pay for his border wall. The list of military projects does not include any in New Hampshire, specifically, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, which was previously threatened by the President's emergency declaration to seize funding for his border wall. "The funding for military construction projects shou… Continue Reading


September 04, 2019

NH Delegation Announces Over $300K in Federal Grant Funding for New Training and Safety Equipment for NH Fire Training Academy

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the New Hampshire Fire Training Academy $341,086 in federal funding through the agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The AFG program provides direct financial assistance to eligible fire de… Continue Reading


September 04, 2019

NH Delegation Announces More Than $26.6 Million in Funding to Combat Substance Use Disorder Epidemic

(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 the award of over $26.6 million in federal funding to help combat the substance use disorder epidemic. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the award of $22,982,608 in grants for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, under the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant program. This is the second al… Continue Reading


September 03, 2019

Shaheen, Portman Lead Bipartisan Ukraine Caucus Leadership Letter Urging Trump Admin to Release Obligated Military Security Assistance for Ukraine

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, sent a letter today with Ukraine Caucus co-chairs Rob Portman (R-OH) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) to the Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, urging the Trump administration to release obligated military security assistance for Ukraine. The Senators' letter come… Continue Reading


August 30, 2019

NH Delegation Announces Over $1 Million to Support Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

**$450,000 received from Transitional House Grant Assistance Program** **$383,741 received from the Office on Violence Against Women** **Additional $250,000 received from Norther Border Regional Commission** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced over $1 million to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Turning Points Network in Claremont will receive… Continue Reading


August 29, 2019

Shaheen Announces Pilot PFAS Study at Pease to Move Forward

**Shaheen Fought for Pease to Serve as a Model Site for Nationwide PFAS Health Impact Study** **Shaheen Successfully Established the First-Ever PFAS Water Contamination Study in 2018 Defense Bill** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved a pilot study at Pease International Tradeport to examine the health implications related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure. Senator Shaheen has led… Continue Reading


August 29, 2019

Shaheen & NASA Administrator Bridenstine Visit UNH Space Science Center and NH Manufacturer Mikrolar

Shaheen and Bridenstine tour the UNH Space Science Center with UNH President James W. Dean Jr. Shaheen and Bridenstine tour Mikrolar and see the "hexapod," one of the company's scientific contributions to NASA. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations (CJS) Subcommittee which funds the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), joined NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine in… Continue Reading


August 28, 2019

Shaheen Hosts U.S. Senate Hearing in Concord on Impact of Online Sales Tax Collection Requirement on NH Small Businesses

Senators Shaheen and Hassan hear from Granite State small business owners about the impact of the internet sales tax collection requirement during a Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee field hearing in Concord. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, hosted a field hearing on the internet sales tax collection requirement in Concord where she heard from Granite State small businesses a… Continue Reading


August 26, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Landmark Oklahoma Opioid Case

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to a judge's ruling in Oklahoma requiring Johnson & Johnson to pay the state $572 million for the opioid drug company's actions that have exacerbated the opioid epidemic: "Manufacturers of prescription opioids played a significant role in creating and prolonging this health crisis in New Hampshire and across the nation. With more than 2,000 overdose deaths in the past five years in New Hampshire… Continue Reading


August 21, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Reports President Trump No Longer Intends to Support Legislative Effort to Reduce Gun Violence After Call With NRA

SHAHEEN: "It's past time for Majority Leader McConnell to show leadership in the President's absence" (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement following reports that President Trump, after a phone call with the President of the NRA, is, once again, retreating from his commitment to work across the aisle to enact measures to reduce gun violence: "President Trump and Congress have an obligation to the many victims of gun violence and their grieving … Continue Reading


August 19, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Planned Parenthood Withdrawing From Title X Due to Trump Administration's Domestic Gag Rule

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Planned Parenthood announced that it will no longer participate in the federal family planning program known as Title X because of the Trump administration's domestic gag rule: "The withdrawal of Planned Parenthood and other clinics from the Title X program severely undermines the delivery of health care to women across the Granite State and the country," said Shaheen. "The Trump administration and Repub… Continue Reading


August 16, 2019

NH Delegation Applauds Administration’s Approval of Disaster Declaration for Grafton County

*Declaration Will Assist in Obtaining Resources and Assistance Needed to Recover from July Storm Damage* (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) applauded the decision by the Trump administration to grant a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of New Hampshire following a severe storm on July 11th, which led to flash flooding and significant damage to state and local infrastructu… Continue Reading


August 15, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Emerging Impact of President Trump’s Domestic Gag Rule on Health Care Provided to NH Women & Families

**Health care clinics in NH are reporting that they are dipping into emergency funding, will soon be unable to afford supplies, unable to fill vacant positions, and planning cuts to STD testing services** **Yesterday, Planned Parenthood announced that unless there's an intervention by the courts, they will have to withdraw entirely from Title X** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after health care clinics in New Hampshire reported on the emergin… Continue Reading


August 14, 2019

NH Delegation Calls on President to Grant Disaster Declaration for Grafton County

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) urging President Trump to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of New Hampshire following a severe storm on July 11th, which led to flash flooding and significant damage to state and local infrastructure in Grafton County. The cost associated with the July storm is approximately $2.9 million statewide. "As a res… Continue Reading


August 13, 2019

NH Delegation Announces $3.8 Million for STEM Programs at UNH & Dartmouth

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the National Science Foundation awarded Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire (UNH) $3.8 million for projects that invest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Dartmouth will receive $2,791,391 for a project that targets STEM under… Continue Reading


August 06, 2019

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $150K for NH to Combat Recidivism Among Granite Staters Struggling with Substance Use Disorder

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded New Hampshire $149,405 through the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program. The RSAT program helps states develop and institute programs at correctional and detention facilities for those… Continue Reading


August 04, 2019

Senator Shaheen Statement on Domestic Terrorism in El Paso and Dayton

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after deadly mass shootings in both El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio: "Tragically, El Paso and Dayton join the many communities across the country that have been devastated and traumatized by a mass shooting. My thoughts today are with the families of all those senselessly taken, those recovering from injuries, and the law enforcement and medical staff who continue to respond. "Words will not stop these acts o… Continue Reading


August 01, 2019

Shaheen and Bridenstine Announce UNH Selected for $107.9 Million Federal Contract Under Competitive NASA Program

**UNH will lead important development of satellite imagery technology to aid coastal science including hazard identification and mitigation** ** Shaheen led efforts to fund this NASA program** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Jim Bridenstine, announced that NASA has awarded the University of New Hampshire (UNH) a $107.9 million contract award thro… Continue Reading


August 01, 2019

Shaheen, Warner & Senate Democrats Unveil Resolution To Save Pre-Existing Condition Protections From Harmful Trump Administration Rule Pushing Junk Plans

**Senate Democrats Unveil Resolution To Undo Trump Administration 1332 Waiver Rule, Which Would Erode Pre-Existing Condition Protections For Millions Of Americans And Allow Premium Tax Credits to be Used for Junk Plans that Do Not Provide Comprehensive Coverage** **Under The Congressional Review Act, Senate Democrats Can Force A Majority-Threshold Vote On This New Resolution Within 60 Legislative Days of July 15** **Senate And House Democrats To Trump Administration: Stop Your Health Care Sab… Continue Reading


August 01, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Call for FIFA to Provide Pay Equity for Female Soccer Athletes

(Washington, DC) -This week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) in introducing a Senate Resolution calling on the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to immediately eliminate gender-based pay discrimination between male and female athletes. In July, the U.S. Women's National Team notched its second consecutive World Cup win and fourth overall. Yet the team's award for winning - $4 million - is just… Continue Reading

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