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November 14, 2020

Shaheen, NH Delegation Announce $685K for UNH Workforce Training Program for Rural Educators Amid COVID-19

**Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, fights to protect and boost funding for this federal grant program during the yearly appropriations process.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee - announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the University of New Hampshire was awarded a $685,000 federal grant to bolster… Continue Reading


November 13, 2020

Shaheen Leads Senate Call to Trump Admin to Rescind Unprecedented Expansion of Global Gag Rule

**Shaheen leads the bipartisan effort in the Senate to permanently repeal the Global Gag Rule** **Study shows the Global Gag Rule impacts a wide range of programs and has vast consequences for critical health services** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a champion for women's global health and the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - led a group of 34 Senators today, calling on the Trump administration to rescind its unprecedented expansion of the Global… Continue Reading


November 13, 2020

ICYMI: Shaheen Secures $50M to Construct New England Drug Lab to Improve Response to Substance Use Disorder Crisis in Appropriations Chairman’s FY21 Funding Legislation, Calls for Return to Bipartisan Negotiations

Shaheen underscores her efforts to address key New Hampshire priorities and the urgent need for good-faith negotiations on COVID-19 relief as annual appropriations process moves forward. **The Union Leader has the full story here.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after her subcommittee released its government funding legislation for fis… Continue Reading


November 12, 2020

PHOTO RELEASE: Shaheen Joins Holiday Cards 4 Our Military – NH Challenge

PHOTO RELEASE: Shaheen Joins Holiday Cards 4 Our Military - NH Challenge Shaheen signs holiday cards for American service members as part of the Holiday Cards 4 Our Military - NH Challenge. Full-resolution versions of these photos can also be downloaded here. (Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) participated in Laura Landerman-Garber's annual Holiday Cards 4 Our Military - NH Challenge, signing cards to help spread holiday cheer and express gratitude to American … Continue Reading


November 10, 2020

Shaheen Helps Secure Numerous NH Priorities in FY21 Senate Bill to Boost Pay for Service Members, Increase Assistance for First Responders & Invest in NH’s Role in Support of U.S. National Defense

**Shaheen calls for appropriations process to move forward with focus on COVID-19 relief** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the legislation released by the Appropriations Committee's Chairman to fund the federal government for fiscal year (FY) 2021. Despite the process that failed to include a full committee markup, Senator Shaheen worked to include and supported numerous measures tha… Continue Reading


November 10, 2020

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Veterans Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement ahead of Veterans Day: "On Veterans Day, we honor and reflect on the tremendous service and sacrifice of the men and women who have served our nation in uniform. New Hampshire has a strong tradition of military service, and I join all Granite Staters in expressing my deepest gratitude to all who have answered the call of duty, especially our service members currently stationed overseas," said Shaheen. "This … Continue Reading


November 10, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call on Trump’s Justice Department to Stop Plans to Make Purdue Pharma a Public Benefit Corporation

"This is not justice for the families that have lost loved ones." WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the settlement agreement announced between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Purdue Pharma (Purdue), U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators to call on Attorney General William Barr to stop his Department's plan to have Purdue's business, including its production of Oxycontin, transformed and preserved as a public trust or public benefit company. This … Continue Reading


November 09, 2020

ICYMI – Following Calls from the NH Delegation to Investigate Low-Quality Food Supplies Provided for Families in Need, USDA Announces New Distributor to NH Food Bank

**The announcement follows calls from the NH congressional delegation, demanding an investigation into the previous USDA-chosen distributor's delivery of food boxes containing "low-quality fruit, vegetables and pork" to the NH Food Bank** (Washington, DC) - Following a letter from U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) expressing concern about the delivery of inferior, low-quality food products for Granite S… Continue Reading


November 09, 2020

As U.S. Surpasses 10 Million COVID-19 Cases, Shaheen Doubles Down on Calls for Bipartisan Negotiations on Relief Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the United States surpassing 10 million COVID-19 cases, calling for Senate Republicans to end their obstruction of bipartisan, comprehensive relief legislation that communities urgently need. "More than 10 million Americans have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and we're seeing record-high surges across the country, including spikes here in New Hampshire. As our communities prepare for a difficult wi… Continue Reading


November 09, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan and Kuster Announce $250K for Youth Substance Use Prevention Efforts in Keene & Upper Valley Region

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $250,000 in Drug Free Communities (DFC) grants from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to two local drug prevention coalitions in New Hampshire. The grants will provide the Keene YMCA Community Coalition on Youth Substance Use and All Together in the Upper Valley region funding to prev… Continue Reading


November 09, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Pappas Announce $600K Investment to Establish Loan Fund to Serve Small Businesses in Lakes Region

**The federal investment will assist an estimated 16 rural businesses, retain 60 full-time jobs and create 30** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations and Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committees, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) a $600,000 federal loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to the Wentworth Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO) in Wolfeboro to es… Continue Reading


November 08, 2020

Following Call for Swift Release of Funds, NH Delegation Announces More than $25 Million in Heating Assistance Help

**The announcement follows calls from Shaheen and Hassan to the Trump administration urging the rapid release of LIHEAP funds at the highest level possible** (Washington, DC) - 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) announced that New Hampshire is set to receive $25,117,942 in assistance under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (… Continue Reading


November 08, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More Than $467K through NBRC & USDA to Support Granite State Outdoor Recreation & Forest Economies

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire has been awarded $467,410 from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support the state's outdoor recreation and forest economies. Specifically, $290,056 was awarded to the Appalachian Mountain Club to … Continue Reading


November 07, 2020

Shaheen Congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden

(Manchester, NH)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after former Vice President Joe Biden was projected to win Pennsylvania, securing enough electoral votes to become the 46th President of the United States: "I want to congratulate President-elect Biden on running a successful campaign that was focused on the issues that matter to American families," said Shaheen. "We need to heal the deep divisions in our country and I know President Biden will work tirelessly t… Continue Reading


November 02, 2020

Shaheen Reads to Londonderry Students as Guest Reader to Highlight Matthew Thornton Elementary School Book Fair

**Watch Shaheen's video here** (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was a guest reader for Matthew Thornton Elementary School students in Londonderry, New Hampshire to help highlight the school's book fair, which runs through November 8th. Shaheen's video aims to share the joy and excitement of reading with students and encourage them to find a book to read. Shaheen read Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein, a collection of humorous, imaginative poems that have been chi… Continue Reading


November 02, 2020

Amid Concerns of Political Interference into Climate Research by New Trump Admin Appointees, Shaheen Calls on NOAA to Affirm Agency’s Scientific Integrity & Independence

**Shaheen calls on NOAA to uphold its Scientific Integrity Policy as the Trump administration installs several new political appointees at NOAA - including Dr. David Legates, a well-known climate change denier** (Washington, DC) - Amid concerns of political interference into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) climate research and data, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds NOAA, sent a letter today to ac… Continue Reading


October 31, 2020

Shaheen-Cosponsored Olympic Reform Legislation Signed into Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athlete Act was signed into law. Shaheen cosponsored the sweeping legislation that will reform the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) in the wake of abuse allegations that impacted nearly all corners of Olympic sport. The bill was introduced by U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and followed an eighteen-month investigati… Continue Reading


October 30, 2020

NH Delegation Calls on USDA to Investigate Low-Quality Food Supplies Provided to NH Food Bank for Families in Need Amid COVID Crisis

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led the New Hampshire congressional delegation in a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue expressing concern about Vincent Farms - a Delaware-based food distributor - that was awarded the most recent contract with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to supply food to the New Hampshire Food Bank through the Farmers Families Food Box Program. The delegation called on the USDA to investigate concerns brought to them by t… Continue Reading


October 30, 2020

Shaheen, Baldwin Lead Senate Call to Trump Urging President to Make Women’s Inclusion in Afghan Peace Negotiations a Foreign Policy Priority

(Washington, DC) - Ahead of tomorrow's 20th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Security Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member and the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - co-led a letter with U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and a group of Senators to President Donald Trump, underscoring the critical importance of ensuring women's participation in the ongoing Afghan peace negotiations. The UNSCR resolution, which was adopt… Continue Reading


October 29, 2020

During Visit to Rochester Head Start, Shaheen Highlights Need for Additional Child Care Support for Working Families in COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Shaheen highlights the importance of providing additional resources to child care providers during her visit to the Rochester Head Start facility. Earlier: Shaheen Delivers Remarks at New Hampshire Business Review's "Operation HR" Virtual Event Promoting Hiring of Granite State Veterans Shaheen discusses her efforts to support Granite State veterans during NH Business Review's "Operation HR" event. Shaheen's full remarks can be viewed here. Later: Shaheen Promo… Continue Reading

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