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February 10, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Senate-Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Void and Prevent Forced Arbitration Agreements for Sexual Harassment and Assault

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, legislation that 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. The legislation passed the Senate today by a voice vote after previously passing the House of Representatives.… Continue Reading


February 09, 2022

After House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Punish Perpetrators of Global Violence Against LGBTQI Communities, Senate Co-Lead Shaheen Calls on Senate to Swiftly Follow Suit

Shaheen Leads Senate Companion Legislation with Murkowski to Impose Sanctions on Perpetrators of Global Violence against LGBTQI Communities (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded the U.S. House of Representative's passage of the Global Respect Act - a bipartisan bill that would impose sanctions and block travel to the U.S. on foreign individuals responsible for human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) indivi… Continue Reading


February 09, 2022

Shaheen, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ease Provider Relief Fund Requirements Facing Overwhelmed Health Care Providers

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced legislation that builds on their bipartisan work to bolster the Provider Relief Fund (PRF), which has served as a lifeline to frontline health care providers who've experienced revenue losses and increased demand for their services during the pandemic. Their new bill, the Provider Relief Fund Improvement Act, strengthens support for overwhelmed providers by delaying complex PRF reporting requirement… Continue Reading


February 08, 2022

Sen. Shaheen & Rep. Welch Urge the Biden Administration to Finalize Long-Neglected Appliance Efficiency Standards

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and U.S. Representative Peter Welch (VT-AL) sent a letter to the Department of Energy Secretary (DOE) Jennifer Granholm and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Shalanda Young, asking that they review and finalize outstanding appliance efficiency standards. By law, the Department of Energy must review appliance efficiency standards every six years, but many have not been updated in decades. As a result, inefficient appliance… Continue Reading


February 08, 2022

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Call for Administration to Relaunch a Comprehensive Tariff Exclusion Process

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, joined a bipartisan group of Senators led by Tom Carper (D-DE) and Rob Portman (R-OH) on a letter to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai calling for the administration to establish a more comprehensive exclusion process for imports from China subject to tariffs under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 in order to allow more small … Continue Reading


February 07, 2022

Senators Shaheen & Hassan Call On FAA to Improve Communications with MHT during 5G Roll Out

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve its communication with Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) regarding the issue of potential interference with airport operations. Recently, wireless carriers delayed turning on transmission towers near some airports due to concerns that the 5G rollout could impact flights during take-off and landing. However, a transmission tower in Massachusetts r… Continue Reading


February 04, 2022

Shaheen & Hassan Participate in Change of Command Ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Senators Shaheen and Hassan deliver remarks at the Change of Command Ceremony at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard earlier today. (Portsmouth, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) delivered remarks at the Change of Command ceremony this morning at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, which recognized Captain Daniel Ettlich for his service and leadership at the Shipyard and welcomed Captain Michael Oberdorf … Continue Reading


February 03, 2022

Shaheen-Wicker Send Strong Bipartisan Message in Support of Ukraine during Wilson Center Discussion

(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 Roger Wicker (R-MS) participated in an event hosted by the Wilson Center this afternoon to address the crisis in Ukraine amid increased Russian aggression. The discussion was moderated by Wilson Center President and CEO Ambassador Mark Green. The Senators addressed a number of key topics, including their bipartisan CODEL to Ukrai… Continue Reading


February 02, 2022

Shaheen, Portman Reaffirm U.S. Bipartisan Support for Ukraine in CSIS Discussion

**In January, Shaheen and Portman led a bipartisan CODEL to Ukraine** (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, Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, participated in an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) this afternoon to address the crisis in Ukraine amid increased Russian aggression. The discussion was moderated by CSIS… Continue Reading


February 02, 2022

Shaheen, Durbin Lead Virtual Bipartisan Meeting with Ambassadors from Eastern European NATO Countries to Discuss Ukraine-Russia Crisis

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and Co-Chair of the Senate NATO Observer Group, and Majority Whip and Senate Baltic Freedom Caucus Co-Chair Dick Durbin (D-IL) hosted a virtual conversation on the current military threat posed by Russia in Eastern Europe with Ambassadors from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the Deputy Chief of Mission from Poland's embassy and bipartisan mem… Continue Reading


February 02, 2022

Bipartisan Shaheen-Wicker Resolution Reaffirming U.S. Support for the Belarusian Pro-Democracy Movement Unanimously Clears the Senate

**Resolution Follows Shaheen & Wicker's Bipartisan Launch of Free Belarus Caucus in the U.S. Senate** (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 Roger Wicker (R-MS) issued the following statements after their bipartisan resolution reaffirming U.S. support for the Belarusian pro-democracy movement unanimously cleared the Senate. The resolution calls for free and fair… Continue Reading


February 02, 2022

Shaheen, Collins Lead Bipartisan Letter to President Biden Urging Funding for PFAS Research & Remediation in FY2023 Budget Request

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a bipartisan letter with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) urging President Biden to prioritize robust funding to combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the fiscal year (FY) 2023 budget request to Congress. The letter asks for funding to support agencies and programs that will help close gaps in PFAS research, protect public health and the environment from PFAS contamination and support testing and cleanup of contaminated … Continue Reading


February 01, 2022

Shaheen Chairs Hearing with Testimony from Secretary Raimondo on Broadband Provisions in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

**Shaheen is Chair of the Pivotal Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that Oversees Federal Funding for the Department of Commerce, Which Makes Robust Investments in Broadband Programs** **Shaheen Led Bipartisan Negotiations Around the Broadband Provisions in the Historic Infrastructure Package** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), chair of the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations subc… Continue Reading


February 01, 2022

Shaheen, Tillis Lead NATO Senate Observer Group Meeting with NATO Ambassador Julie Smith

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, issued the following statements after meeting with U.S. Ambassador to NATO Julie Smith to discuss U.S. efforts with the NATO alliance to respond to the evolving crisis in Ukraine amid increasing Russian aggression. "As Russia's unprovoked belligerence escalates the crisis in Ukraine, a united response from the U.S. and our North Atlantic allies is our strongest defe… Continue Reading


January 31, 2022

President Biden Signs into Law Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Shaheen, Hassan to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O’Ree

Willie O'Ree of the Boston Bruins was the First Black Player to Compete in the National Hockey League Bill's Signing Comes on the Eve of Black History Month (Washington, DC) - President Joe Biden today signed into law bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O'Ree, a former Boston Bruins hockey player recognized as the first Black player to compete in the National Hockey League (NHL). "I'm p… Continue Reading


January 31, 2022

BREAKING: Heeding Calls from NH Delegation, Administration Announces Waiver to Address Conflict with State Law Over Training of Commercial Drivers

Announcement follows calls from NH Delegation to grant the waiver so the State legislature can resolve issues between state law and the federal rule that improves training of commercial drivers. (Manchester, NH) - 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 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced it would issue New Hampshire a 90-day waiver from cert… Continue Reading


January 31, 2022

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Discuss Infrastructure Funding for Portsmouth’s Waterways at NH Port Authority

NH Delegation Recently Announced Piscataqua River and Portsmouth Harbor Will Receive More Than $1.6 Million Through Infrastructure Law that Senators Shaheen & Hassan Negotiated (Portsmouth, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) visited the New Hampshire Port Authority today where they discussed the new funding that the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation recently announced for the Army Corps of Engineers to use for maintenance dredging in the Piscataqua… Continue Reading


January 30, 2022

NH Delegation Announces $1.3 Million in Telehealth Funding for NH Hospitals

(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) announced that Catholic Medical Center in Manchester and Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth will receive a total of $1,307,324 in federal grant funding from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help strengthen telehealth care as communities continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. "The pandemic has underscored just how important te… Continue Reading


January 29, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Help Lead Bipartisan Push to Clear Way for Adoption of Equal Rights Amendment

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of Senators led by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in a Senate effort to remove an arbitrary deadline that serves only to prevent the formal adoption of what should be the 28th Amendment to the Constitution - the Equal Rights Amendment. When the Equal Rights Amendment itself was first passed by the Senate in 1972, Congress imposed an arbitrary seven-year deadline f… Continue Reading


January 28, 2022

ICYMI – Shaheen Discusses Her Work to Address COVID Crisis, Infrastructure & More During Stops in Claremont, Lebanon & Dover

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made numerous stops across New Hampshire this week to meet with Granite Staters and highlight her work in the Senate to address the most pressing issues facing our communities - from combating the surge in COVID-19 cases to addressing the substance use disorder epidemic and the youth mental health crisis. She also discussed how the bipartisan infrastructure deal she helped negotiate empowers Granite State communities to expand vital infrastru… Continue Reading

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