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September 20, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Introduce Legislation to Protect Nashua River and its Tributaries

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced legislation in the Senate to designate portions of the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts as scenic rivers under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The legislation would create a locally appointed advisory committee that works with state and federal agencies to protect the river. It would also direct the rivers to be managed in accordance with the Na… Continue Reading


September 20, 2018

In Letter to FBI Director, Shaheen Calls for Protection of Sources and Methods as President Trump Recklessly Pursues Document Declassification

**Lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee which funds DOJ and FBI, requests answers on fulfilling the President's declassification order, including whether AG Sessions has recused himself from the process** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, which funds the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Just… Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $119K in Grants for Crisis Intervention Training for NH’s First Responders

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $119,297 in federal grants to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of New Hampshire from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The grant will fund crisis intervention training for New Hampshire's first responders. "Supporting Granite Staters who are struggling with mental illness is vital, and that must inclu… Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

Shaheen Applauds Approval of NH Application for Federal Opioid Response Grants

** Shaheen Helped Negotiate the Bipartisan Budget Agreement that Led to the Opioid Response Funding for New Hampshire** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in response to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' application being accepted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for opioid response funding that the New Hampshire delegation helped secure. As a member of the Common Sense Caucus, … Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

Shaheen Ushers Through Key NH Priorities in Senate-Passed Bill to Combat Opioid Crisis

**Shaheen's Priorities to Direct Funding to Hardest Hit States, Extend Drug Monitoring Program, and Support Peer Support Networks, Pass with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, legislation addressing the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic with overwhelming bipartisan support. The legislation includes Shaheen priorities to assist New Hampshire, i… Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $20 Million Research Grant to UNH

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced a $20 million National Science Foundation (NSF) award to New Hampshire's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NH EPSCoR) at the University of New Hampshire. This grant will fund NH BioMade, a five-year project aimed at expanding New Hampshire's research capacity in the design and development of potentially lifesavi… Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce $207K in Grants to Combat Veteran Homelessness

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced $207,175 in federal grants to provide rental assistance for homeless veterans in Manchester and Bedford from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These grants include $78,704 to the Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority for Manchester and $128,471 to the New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency for Bedford, and will provide hom… Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce $500K To Expand Medication-Assisted Treatment for Substance Abuse Disorder in Seacoast

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced $502,729 in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service grants from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The grant will fund Greater Seacoast Community Health's efforts to expand medication-assisted treatment for vulnerable populations in Somersworth and the Seacoast region. "Expanding medication-assisted treatment for Granite Staters strugglin… Continue Reading


September 14, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $3.3M in Federal Funding for Urban Community Development & Affordable Housing on New Hampshire Seacoast

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $3,290,637 in federal grants for urban community development and affordable housing investments in New Hampshire from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These grants include a $3 million Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Grant for the state of New Hampshire and a $290,637 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for … Continue Reading


September 14, 2018

Shaheen Successfully Advances NH and National Defense Objectives & Continued Opioid Response Efforts in Final Version of Funding Bill

Shaheen Procures $10 Million for the Nationwide PFAS Health-Impact Study She Established in 2018 Defense Bill Shaheen Successfully Secures Opioid Epidemic Response Funding Levels Established in Budget Negotiations in February (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2019 that funds the Departments of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, E… Continue Reading


September 12, 2018

Shaheen Statement Following Trump Administration's Certification in Support of Saudi-led Coalition

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Trump administration delivered a certification to Congress, as required by a provision authored by Senators Shaheen and Todd Young (R-IN), that provides for continued U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. "We need to hold our allies to a higher standard and, unfortunately, this certification fails in that regard," said Shaheen. "The Saudi-led coalition's indiscriminate bombing campaigns are… Continue Reading


September 12, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Priorities to Address Mitigation Efforts at Hampton & Portsmouth Unveiled in Final Version of Water Infrastructure Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) issued the following statements after the final version of the bipartisan America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 was announced following Senate and House negotiations. The biennial legislation authorizes water infrastructure projects around the country, and Shaheen and Hassan helped secure approval of mitigation efforts at Hampton and Portsmouth Harbors. "Without emerg… Continue Reading


September 11, 2018

Shaheen Calls for Congressional Investigation into Attacks on U.S. Diplomats

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, issued the following statement in response to news reports that U.S. government officials suspect that the Kremlin is behind attacks on American personnel in Cuba: "I am not surprised by indications that the Kremlin has a hand in the ongoing and debilitating attacks against U.S. personnel overseas. The Kremlin is steadily increasing its aggression towards the United State… Continue Reading


September 10, 2018

Shaheen Successfully Includes Key NH Measures in Final Version of Funding Bill

**Shaheen, A Senior Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Secured Critical Investments in Opioid Treatment and Veteran Services & Prioritized Emergency Dredging of Hampton Harbor and Support for the Northern Border Regional Commission in Newly Released Funding Legislation Negotiated by the Senate and House** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the final version of the fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding legislation for the Ene… Continue Reading


September 10, 2018

Shaheen Announces Federal Funds Transferred from DOD to ATSDR to Carry Out PFAS Health-Impact Study

Shaheen Established the First-ever Nationwide PFAS Health-Impact Study in the FY2018 Defense Bill & Secured Federal Funding to Implement the Study in FY2018 Government Funding Legislation Shaheen Successfully Pushed for Pease International Tradeport to Be Included in the Study; Due to Shaheen's Advocacy Pease Will Also Serve As a Test Model Site (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced today that the Department of Def… Continue Reading


September 10, 2018

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators in Introducing Legislation to Improve Staffing at VA Health Centers

(Washington, DC) - Last week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the Health Care Staffing Improvement Act, bipartisan legislation to make common-sense changes in staffing policies at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and improve veterans' care at VA health care facilities. U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced the legislation, and Shaheen has joined as an original cosponsor. At many VA health centers around… Continue Reading


September 10, 2018

Shaheen to Oppose Kavanaugh’s Nomination to Serve on U.S. Supreme Court

Shaheen Underscores Kavanaugh's Dangerous Positions on Executive Power, Abortion Rights & Pre-Existing Conditions (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on her decision to vote against Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court: "The Senate cannot perform its constitutional duties to advise and consent without a full view of Judge Kavanaugh's record. The lack of document production and the nominee's refusal to answer… Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Shaheen Lauds Asylum Rulings to Shield NH Indonesian Immigrants from Deportation

Shaheen Brokered Deal with ICE in 2012 to Protect NH Indonesian Immigrants from Deportation & Safeguard Community Members from Religious Persecution in Indonesia (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Board of Immigration Appeals' rulings to shield New Hampshire Indonesian immigrant community members from deportation and allow for the reopening of their asylum cases. Shaheen helped negotiate an agreement with U.S. Immigration … Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Shaheen Questions Top Administration Officials on Trump’s Trade War

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, questioned top Trump administration officials during a hearing this morning on the President's trade war and its damaging impact on the New Hampshire economy. In addition, Shaheen warned that any deal to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) must include Canada, which is New Hampshire's largest trading partner. … Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Shaheen Introduces Harold Parker and Advocates for Confirmation of His Nomination to Serve as NBRC Co-Chair

Shaheen Has Been an Ardent Supporter of the Northern Border Regional Commission (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced Harold Parker, nominee to serve as the Federal Co-Chair of the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), during his nomination hearing before the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Harold Parker currently serves as Special Assistant to the Governor of New Hampshire for Intergovernmental Affairs. The … Continue Reading

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