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February 28, 2022

Shaheen, Lawmakers Urge Biden Administration to Tap Strategic Petroleum Reserve to Lower Gas Prices

(Washington, DC) - In an effort to bring down gas prices for Americans and to combat a sharp rise in oil prices amid Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), U.S. Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) and a group of Senators in a bicameral letter to President Biden urging the White House to stabilize gas prices and help working families by releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Drawing down oil from the federal governm… Continue Reading


February 28, 2022

Shaheen, Tillis Issue Joint Bipartisan Statement on Strength of NATO Alliance to Counter Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

**Today marks 4-year anniversary of their re-establishment of the Senate NATO Observer Group** (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 statement on the anniversary of the re-establishment of the Senate North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Observer Group, noting the importance of this bipartisan group to support the NATO alliance amid Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine: "Four years ag… Continue Reading


February 28, 2022

Shaheen Announces Dr. Juliann Barrett of Valley Regional Hospital as Guest for President Biden’s Address to Congress

** Shaheen Recently Visited Valley Regional Hospital to Meet with Health Care Workers & Encourage Vaccinations amid COVID Surge** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that she is recognizing Dr. Juliann Barrett, DO, President of the Medical Staff and Director of Out Patient Practices at Valley Regional Hospital, as her virtual guest for President Biden's address to a joint session of Congress to highlight the incredible work health care workers have done on … Continue Reading


February 25, 2022

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Letter Urging Support for Medicare Advantage Program

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Tim Scott (R-SC) and a bipartisan group of their Senate colleagues in urging the administration to continue support for the Medicare Advantage program, which provides quality health care to 27 million seniors and individuals with disabilities. "As you consider annual updates for plan year 2023," wrote the Senators, "we ask you to ensure that payment or policy changes allow Medicare Advant… Continue Reading


February 25, 2022

Shaheen Applauds Biden’s Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to Serve on U.S. Supreme Court

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement today in response to President Biden's announcement that he will nominate federal appeals court judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. "I applaud President Biden's historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Through her background in public service and experience as a federal public defender and on the DC Circuit, Jackson is eminently qualifi… Continue Reading


February 24, 2022

Updated Shaheen Statement on Ukraine-Russia Crisis & Biden's Address

(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 statement on Russia's invasion of Ukraine and in response to President Biden's announcement this afternoon: "With air raid sirens wailing in the distance, the world watched in horror as Putin launched an unprovoked, deadly invasion across Ukraine. My heart goes out to… Continue Reading


February 23, 2022

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON RUSSIAN 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 and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine: "Vladimir Putin will face the full wrath of the transatlantic alliance for violating Ukraine's sovereignty and waging war on the Ukrainian people," said Shaheen. "The United States rightly pursued every diplomatic… Continue Reading


February 22, 2022

Shaheen, Manchin, Tester Urge Administration to Clarify “Fix it First” Guidance from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that Impacts Rural States

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Jon Tester (D-MT) requested clarification from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on recent statements from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on guidance for use of funds from the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) to prioritize "fix it first" projects that increase the operational efficiency of existing roads and highways, rather than projects that expand capacity. This one-siz… Continue Reading


February 22, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Russia’s Annexation of Donetsk and Luhansk Regions

(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 statement condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin's illegal annexation of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions in Ukraine: "Vladimir Putin's illegal annexation of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine must be met with fierce condemnation from the global community … Continue Reading


February 21, 2022

Joint Statement From Congressional Delegation To Munich Security Conference

(Washington, DC) - Members of the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives participating in the bipartisan Congressional Delegation to the Munich Security Conference today released this statement. "It now appears increasingly likely that Russian forces will initiate hostilities against a free and peaceful Ukraine. We as a bipartisan delegation will bring home the same unity and resolve we have seen among our Atlantic allies against Russian aggression. We pledge to work to… Continue Reading


February 21, 2022

Shaheen Travels to Poland in Support of NATO Frontline Nations Amid Increased Russian Aggression

Shaheen is Co-Chair of the Senate NATO Observer Group, which she re-established in 2018 with Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) (Warsaw) - 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, is in Warsaw, Poland today as part of a congressional delegation with U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) to discuss Russian aggression a… Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Help Introduce Bill to Cap Price of Insulin and Lower Costs for Granite Staters

**The Affordable Insulin Now Act Would Require Insurers to Cap Patients' Out-of-Pocket Costs for Insulin at $35 Per Month** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Co-Chair of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) in introducing legislation to require Medicare plans and private group or individual plans to cap patients' out-of-pocket costs for insulin at $35 per month. This will … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Senators Shaheen, Hassan, & Colleagues Urge IRS to Clear Backlog, Improve Customer Service for Taxpayers During 2022 Filing Season

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), joined a bicameral group of their colleagues in further urging the IRS to take immediate actions to reduce its massive backlog and improve its customer service during the 2022 tax filing season. In a joint letter sent to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, the lawmakers highlighted the pressing challenges that American taxpayers are experiencing in their day-to-day interactions with the IRS - with many constituents s… Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Shaheen Applauds UNH’s Selection As Lead Institution to Spearhead $6M Research Project on Biotechnology

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) ), Chair of the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations subcommittee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) along with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), congratulated the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for being chosen to lead a prestigious $6 million research project in biosensor design, biotechnology and engineering industries. UNH will receive $3.6 million of the total $6 mill… Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Shaheen Joins Congressional Delegation to Munich Security Conference

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will join a bipartisan Congressional delegation to attend this weekend's Munich Security Conference (MSC). The MSC is widely considered the world's leading forum for international security policy. The conference is a "marketplace of ideas" where initiatives and solutions are developed and opinions are exchanged. It also provides a venue for diplomatic initiatives and ideas to cooperatively address the world's most pressing security concerns. … Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

BREAKING: Senate Passes Shaheen-Portman Resolution in Resounding Show of Bipartisan Support for Ukraine Against Russian Aggression

(Washington, DC) - This evening, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly in support of a bipartisan resolution introduced by 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), Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, in support of Ukraine in the face of increased Russian aggression. The Senators' resolution is a renewed bipartisan message from the U.S. Senate in fierce support of the Un… Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

Shaheen, Leahy, Collins Lead Push to Reauthorize Northern Border Regional Commission to Support Hard-Hit Businesses & Communities

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) Reauthorization Act of 2022. This bill will extend the authorization of the NBRC and support job creation and community development in the most economically vulnerable parts of rural New Hampshire and the Northeast. The bill is also cosponsored by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kir… Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

Shaheen, Portman Reaffirm Bipartisan Support for Ukraine, Lead New Resolution in Support of Democratic Partners

(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), Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, led a bipartisan group of Senators, including Senate Foreign Relations Chairman and Ranking Member, Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Jim Risch (R-ID), as well as Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), on a new, bipartisan resolution in support of … Continue Reading


February 16, 2022

Following Push from Shaheen, Senate Clears Key Defense Nominees

Last week, Senator Shaheen slammed partisan obstruction from some Republican lawmakers holding up key positions within the Department of Defense. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, issued the following statement after the Senate cleared two Biden administration nominees to fill pivotal roles within the Department of Defens… Continue Reading


February 16, 2022

Senator Shaheen Joins Effort to Crack Down on Insurance Companies That Illegally Deny Women Access to Birth Control

Senators are Calling for Enforcement of Law that Requires Birth Control to be Covered Under the Affordable Care Act Push Comes as Women's Reproductive Rights are Under Attack in NH and Across the Country (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined group of 33 Senators led by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) in calling on the Biden administration to improve enforcement of the federal law that guarantees complete coverage of birth control for women who get their health insurance th… Continue Reading

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