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February 14, 2020

Shaheen, Manchin & Baldwin Lead Group of Senators Fighting to Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions in FY21 Budget

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today led 44 Senators in a letter to the administration urging President Trump to direct the Department of Justice (DOJ) to protect the law of the land, which provides health care coverage protections for people with pre-existing conditions. The administration's Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 proposed budget continues to fund DOJ's efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which protects access to a… Continue Reading


February 14, 2020

Shaheen, Gillibrand Lead Group of 30 Senators Calling on EPA to Deliver on Promises Made in PFAS Action Plan

**One Year After EPA Pledged to Act on PFAS Exposure, Key Parts of the Strategy have Yet to be Implemented** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) led a group of 30 Senators today in a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler requesting he provide an updated timeline for when the EPA will implement commitments made in the agency's plan to combat exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The EPA rele… Continue Reading


February 14, 2020

Three Months From E-Cigarette Review Deadline, Shaheen & Hassan Urge FDA To Protect Kids, Hold Industry Accountable

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with 15 other bipartisan Senators, urged Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Dr. Stephen Hahn to comply with the agency's requirements to reject e-cigarette applications that do not protect the public health, upon the FDA's May 12 deadline for e-cigarette product review. The Senators, in a letter sent to Commissioner Hahn yesterday, highlighted concerns with FDA's ongoing lax oversight of e-… Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Shaheen Statement on War Powers Resolution

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, issued the following statement after voting in favor of a Senate War Powers resolution that would require the President of the United States to stop military action targeting Iran within 30 days unless Congress consents. The bill passed 55 to 45 with bipartisan support. "The Constitution is clear: the power to declare war resides in Congress, and we need to have… Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation Call to ATSDR for Update on Merrimack-Area Health Consultations on PFAS Exposure

(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) to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) requesting an update on health consultations, which have been underway in the Merrimack-area since August 2016 in response to the discovery of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in the region. In response to the discovery of PFAS contamin… Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Shaheen, Graham Introduce New Bipartisan Legislation to Elevate Global Women’s Issues Across the State Department, Prioritize Rights of Women and Girls Around the World

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced her new legislation with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) - the Women's Global Empowerment, Development and Prosperity Act - that would permanently establish what is currently known as the Office of Global Women's Issues at the State Department. This office, which is led by an Ambassador-at-Large, leads United States efforts to advance the rights of women and girls ar… Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Shaheen Condemns Trump’s Announcement to Raid National Guard, Military Aircraft and Navy Programs to Pay for Border Wall

**Shaheen successfully defended the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard construction projects the last time the President Trump diverted defense funding for his wall** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's announcement that the President plans to once again divert military dollars appropriated by Congress to fund his border wall, which he p… Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

MEMO: Ahead of New Treatment Grant Award for 2020, Here’s How NH Received a More Than Tenfold Increase in Funding to Battle the Substance Use Crisis

**"Let me tell you, the federal delegation deserves a lot of credit, for not just getting more money but getting it done the right way... God bless you, it's a constant battle." - Governor Chris Sununu** **"No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law"-Article 1, Section 9, Clause 7 of the U.S. Constitution** **Grant funding for substance use treatment this year can be used to help those with meth and cocaine dependencies thanks to a provision th… Continue Reading


February 12, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Call on Trump Administration to End Treatment Delay for Veterans Suffering from Agent Orange

**Following VA report, Senators join Veterans Service Organizations and afflicted veterans in calling for the expansion of presumptive conditions** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with a group of Senators condemning the Trump administration for delaying critical benefits to Vietnam veterans suffering from health conditions associated with their exposure to Agent Orange. In their letter, the Senators specifically called on the… Continue Reading


February 12, 2020

Shaheen, Risch Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Facilitate Disaster Assistance for Rural Small Businesses

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) introduced the Disaster Assistance for Rural Communities Act, legislation that will level the playing field for small businesses in rural areas and better facilitate disaster aid when necessary. Under current law, substantial roadblocks prevent small businesses and homeowners in rural communities from accessing Small Bus… Continue Reading


February 11, 2020

Shaheen, Cassidy & Baldwin Introduce Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs by Closing “Orphan Drug Loophole”

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act, bipartisan legislation that would close the orphan drug loophole that drug companies use to keep competition off the market and rake in profits. Drug companies can get seven years of market exclusivity if it proves to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a new drug would not be economically viable without that exclusivity. I… Continue Reading


February 11, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Reduce Emissions and Bolster the Clean Energy Economy

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Clean Economy Act with Tom Carper (D-DE) and a number of other colleagues. The legislation will boost American competitiveness while putting the United States on a path to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The world's leading scientists have warned that humanity must limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate cha… Continue Reading


February 11, 2020

BREAKING: Following Shaheen-Led Effort, Army Corps Approves Funding for Rye Harbor Dredging

**$4 million included in the Army Corps work plan follows Shaheen-led request and funding effort in Congress** **Shaheen previously led efforts to help secure approval and funding to dredge Hampton-Seabrook Harbor, which started in the fall and was recently completed** In August, Senator Shaheen toured Rye Harbor with local fishermen and officials from the Army Corps of Engineers to see the shoaling in the harbor up close and discuss the impact in New Hampshire's seacoast c… Continue Reading


February 11, 2020

Shaheen, Portman: New ACEEE Analysis Shows Energy Efficiency Bill Will Save Consumers Money, Reduce Emissions, and Create Jobs

**ACEEE Analysis Shows Bipartisan Bill Will Save Consumers $51 Billion & Avoid 1.3 Billion Tons of Carbon Dioxide Emissions** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) announced the release of a new economic and environmental impact analysis by the policy experts at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) of their legislation, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 2137). The legislation was approved by the Senate E… Continue Reading


February 10, 2020

Shaheen on Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid in Newly Released Trump Budget: “President Trump Promised to Not Cut Medicare and Medicaid – This Budget, Once Again, Would Break That Promise”

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Trump administration released its budget request to Congress for the 2021 fiscal year: "President Trump promised to not cut Medicare and Medicaid - this budget, once again, would break that promise," said Shaheen. "There are hundreds of thousands of Granite Staters who rely on these programs to get the care they need to live healthy, productive l… Continue Reading


February 10, 2020

NH Delegation Applauds $51 million for Innovative Medicine Manufacturing Project in Manchester

**Announcement builds on Shaheen and Hassan's efforts to locate Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) in Manchester** (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) issued the following statements after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) in Manchester will be awarded up to $51 million over … Continue Reading


February 10, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More Than $641K in Federal Funding to Dartmouth in Support of Breast Cancer Research

(Washington) - U.S. Senator 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) today announced the award of $641,864 in federal funding to Dartmouth College in support of research efforts to improve the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. Specifically, the grant will be used to develop and evaluate a new breast imaging system that will improve detection rates … Continue Reading


February 06, 2020

Shaheen Honors NH Air Traffic Controllers Who Saved F-16

**Shaheen presented a Congressional Record Statement to air traffic controllers who quickly organized a mid-air refueling to save an F-16 that ran out of fuel in inclement weather** Senator Shaheen presents Michael Jacobson, Jeff Aulbach and Neil Cóspito with certificates of her Congressional Record Statement honoring their heroic actions that saved the aircraft and life of pilot Lt. Colonel Nate Smith. Full sized versions of these pictures are availabl… Continue Reading


February 05, 2020

Shaheen Statement Following Her Votes in Favor of Articles of Impeachment

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of both articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Senator Shaheen announced her decision in a speech on the Senate floor yesterday afternoon. "The power to impeach is the most serious and consequential power granted to Congress by the Constitution after the power to declare war. When these proceedings began, I swore an oath to 'do impartial justice according to the Constitut… Continue Reading


February 05, 2020

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Urging President Trump to Fund Coronavirus Prevention Efforts in His Budget

(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) calling on President Trump to increase federal funding to respond to the coronavirus in his budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2021. President Trump's previous budget request, for FY 2020, called for significant funding cuts for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Allergy and … Continue Reading

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