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January 03, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Announce $3.8M to Support Early Childhood Care & Education

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced $3,843,557 from the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Child Care to the University System of New Hampshire. This Preschool Development Grant will strengthen New Hampshire's early childhood education system and work to improve outcomes for children, families, schools and communities. Specifically, this grant will fund research on child and family systemic needs and the developmen… Continue Reading


January 02, 2019

SHAHEEN: Withdraw Invitation to Sanctioned Leader of Russian Space Agency Before Congress is Forced to Act

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee which funds the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement after reports that NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has extended an invitation to Dmitry Rogozin, the current head of the Russian space agency, to visit NASA h… Continue Reading


December 21, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce $625K to Support Families in Public Housing on New Hampshire’s Seacoast

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced $624,797 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ROSS Service Coordinator program to support families in public housing on New Hampshire's Seacoast. These grants include $239,250 to Dover, $170,547 to Rochester and $225,000 to Portsmouth, and will provide funding for each city to hire service coordinators to assess public housing residents… Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

Shaheen Statement on the Resignation of Secretary Mattis

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Armed Services Committee and the only woman serving on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in response to the resignation of General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense. "Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to Secretary Mattis for his long distinguished career of service to our nation, and I'm very disappointed that he will no longer be serving within this administration," said Shaheen. … Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

Shaheen Calls on Trump Administration to Stop Pushing Health Insurance Plans That Weaken Pre-Existing Condition Protections

**New Administration guidance encourages states to promote "junk" health plans that lack protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions and would increase costs for millions of Americans** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mark Warner (D-VA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), led a group of 38 Senators, including U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), in calling on the Trump Administration to withdraw recent changes that makes it easier for states to… Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Applaud $666K Grant to Support Manufacturing Growth in Winchester

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today applauded the announcement of $666,000 from the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) to the Winchester Economic Development Corporation to establish a manufacturing-focused industrial park. This funding will be used to make infrastructure investments that are necessary to establish the 24-acre first phase of a 55-acre manufacturing-focused ind… Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

Shaheen’s NH Provisions to Support Granite State Farmers and Rural Communities Signed Into Law in Farm Bill

**Bill Includes Shaheen's Bipartisan Legislation to Revitalize America's Forest Economy & Support the Development and Delivery of Oilheat Technology** **Shaheen Successfully Adds Provision to Reauthorize the NBRC for 5 years and Expand its Reach to Additional New Hampshire Counties, including Cheshire and communities in Belknap** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 - the Farm Bill - was signed … Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

On the Senate Floor, Shaheen Highlights the Danger of the President’s Decision to Withdraw Troops from Syria

**You can watch Shaheen's remarks in full HERE** (Washington, DC) - Last night, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on the Senate floor to highlight the danger of the President's decision to withdraw troops from Syria. Shaheen stressed that pulling out of Syria is premature based on what she saw on the ground earlier this year, and emphasized that U.S. leadership is essential to completely defeating ISIS and bringing an end to the horrific violence in Syria. … Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

In Case You Missed It: Shaheen, Graham, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Trump Administration to Reconsider Withdrawing U.S. Forces from Syria

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Angus King (I-ME), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Tom Cotton (R-AK) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter to President Donald Trump yesterday, expressing their concern regarding the President's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria. "If you decide to follow through with your decision to pull our troops out of Syria, any remnants of ISIS in Syria will surely renew and embolden their efforts in the region. However, ISIS is n… Continue Reading


December 19, 2018

NH Delegation Urges Administration to Work with NH Fish & Game to Support NH Public Lands

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) sent a letter to Acting Chief of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Vicki Christiansen, and Acting Director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), Margaret Everson, urging them to meet with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department to discuss potential funding options to cover federal land management costs that have fallen to states and local … Continue Reading


December 19, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw Troops from Syria

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Armed Services Committee and the only woman serving on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in response to the President's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. "The President's decision to withdraw troops from Syria is dangerous, premature and wholly inconsistent with the facts on the ground in Syria and our military's advice," said Shaheen. "I have traveled to Syria and know first… Continue Reading


December 18, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill: A Giant Step Towards a Fairer Justice System in this Country

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of legislation that passed the Senate 87-12 to reform the federal criminal justice system, known as the First Step Act. "This bipartisan legislation is a giant step towards a fairer justice system in this country," said Shaheen. "For far too long, over incarceration has led to recidivism, poverty and broken communities, undermining, rather than contributing to, our public safety. This legi… Continue Reading


December 15, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Texas Court Decision to Strike Down Affordable Care Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after a Texas judge ruled on a partisan lawsuit from Republican Attorneys General striking down the entire Affordable Care Act: "The recklessness of this ruling can't be overstated, as it puts the health care of millions of Americans and tens of thousands of Granite Staters in jeopardy," said Shaheen. "The American people overwhelmingly support the Affordable Care Act, and it is disgraceful that partisans, led… Continue Reading


December 14, 2018

Shaheen Urges Forest Service to Institute Competition to Explore New Uses for Mass Timber

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support an award program for educational institutes who explore new potential uses for mass timber. In a letter the Senators point to the previous success of similar programs through USDA and the U.S. Forest Service, and highlight that the innovative solutions developed through a potential competition would help create a stronger and healthie… Continue Reading


December 14, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce $3.7 Million for Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction in Manchester

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced $3,694,854 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for lead based paint hazard reduction in Manchester. This funding will allow the City of Manchester to perform healthy home assessments and address lead hazards in 180 housing units to ensure the safety and security of low and very low-income families with children. "The presence of lead … Continue Reading


December 13, 2018

Shaheen, Murkowski Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging CDC and ATSDR to Prioritize Studies on Health Effects of Firefighters’ Exposure to PFAS

Shaheen Established the First-ever Nationwide PFAS Health-Impact Study in the FY2018 Defense Bill Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) led a bipartisan group of 21 Senators in a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), requesting that the agencies take additional steps to ensure that the health effects of occupational exposure to per-and polyfluoralkyl subs… Continue Reading


December 13, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Call for FERC Commissioner McNamee’s Recusal from Future Business Involving Potential Subsidization of Coal and Nuclear Plants

Shaheen Has Led Efforts in the Senate to Improve Transparency at the FERC Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with a group of 15 Senators yesterday, calling for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Commissioner Bernard McNamee to recuse himself from any future business at FERC involving the potential subsidization of coal and nuclear plants. In their letter, the Senators expressed concerns regarding Mr. McNamee's actions in his pr… Continue Reading


December 13, 2018

Shaheen Successfully Amends and Helps Pass Bipartisan Resolution Ending U.S. Support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen Civil War

Shaheen speaks at a bipartisan press conference Wednesday on the need for Congress to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for human rights abuses. **Shaheen successfully amended the resolution that passed the Senate today to prohibit resumption of refueling of Saudi coalition aircraft in Yemen civil war** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate passed a bipartisan resolution that ends U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalitions inv… Continue Reading


December 12, 2018

On Senate Floor: Shaheen Highlights the Corrosive Influence of Dark Money in Politics

**Shaheen Urges Colleagues to Take Action to Overturn the Trump Administration's Rule that Would Open Up Our Elections to Even More Secret Spending** **Watch Shaheen's remarks in full here** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor highlighting the corrosive influence of dark money in politics and urging her colleagues to overturn a recent Trump administration rule that would increase the amount of dark money allowed in the political process. Follo… Continue Reading


December 11, 2018

Senate Passes Farm Bill that Includes Shaheen-Kuster Provisions to Expand Northern Border Regional Commission to Cheshire and Belknap Counties, and Strengthen Program

**NBRC provisions passed the Senate along with critical NH priorities championed by Shaheen for Granite State Farmers and Rural Communities** **Legislation now heads to the House of Representatives to be voted on along with bipartisan provisions backed by Kuster to benefit NH** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of both the House Agriculture Committee and Farm Bill Conference C… Continue Reading

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