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September 21, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Biden Address to United Nations General Assembly

Shaheen is Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation & Co-Chair of the Senate NATO Observer Group (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 in response to President Joe Biden's address to the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly: "President Biden's address to the United Nations General Assembly came at… Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

NH Delegation Announces $725,000 for Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Prevention in Jaffrey and Dover

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior appropriator on the Labor-Health and Human Services (L-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) $725,000 in federal funds for Reality Check, Inc. in Jaffrey and the City of Dover for substance use disorder prevention and treatment programs from the U… Continue Reading


September 20, 2022

BREAKING: Following Shaheen Push to Reauthorize SBIR/STTR Programs, Senate Unanimously Clears Legislation to Extend Pivotal Small Business Research Programs

As expiration of the federal programs loomed, Shaheen spearheaded reauthorization legislation reintroduced just last week. Shaheen has led action in the U.S. Senate to extend the SBIR & STTR programs for nearly a decade. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a three-year reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Resea… Continue Reading


September 20, 2022

Shaheen, Rounds Lead Bipartisan Letter Pushing for Increased Action from Pentagon to Address PFAS Exposure at Military Installations

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Mike Rounds (R-SD), senior members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, led a bipartisan letter to Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Lloyd Austin and White House officials, urging increased funding for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) testing and remediation, and to improve PFAS-related planning to make use of the higher funding levels Congress is willing to appropriate to address the pervasive issue. The Senators wrot… Continue Reading


September 19, 2022

NH Delegation Announces Pivotal SOR Funding for NH to Tackle Substance Use Disorder Crisis

** Annual Opioid Response Funding Level for NH is Nearly $400K Higher than Last Year Thanks to Shaheen and Hassan's Efforts Amid Threats of Funding Cliffs** **Federal Funding Comes on the heels of Shaheen Reintroducing Key Legislation to Improve the Program to Provide Additional Investments and Flexibilities for Communities** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior appropriator on the Labor-Health and Human Services (L-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today … Continue Reading


September 19, 2022

Shaheen, Smith Introduce Legislation to Protect Thousands of Low-Income Families in Rural Areas from Losing their Homes

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced legislation in the Senate last week to ensure that thousands of low-income tenants in rural areas are able to maintain access to safe and affordable housing. The Strategy and Investment in Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2022 would protect access to affordable housing for families that are largely elderly, disabled and live in rural areas, who are at risk of losing rental assistance through the U.S. Departme… Continue Reading


September 16, 2022

Shaheen Celebrates Nearly $1 Million Headed to Plymouth State University to Bolster Robotics Program

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, celebrated nearly $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce headed to Plymouth State University. The funding comes through a congressional directed spending (CDS) request that Shaheen secured through the fiscal year (FY) 2022 omnibus package that passed earlier this year. The funding will be allocated through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (… Continue Reading


September 16, 2022

Shaheen, EPA Administrator Cash Discuss Federal Action Underway to Designate PFAS Contamination Hazardous, Ramp up Mitigation Efforts

During the event, Shaheen and Cash announced $72 million in grants awarded to NH to upgrade water infrastructure and address PFAS contamination in the first allocation of five-years of funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Shaheen negotiated. Shaheen and EPA Administrator for Region 1 Dr. David Cash at the Airfield Interim Mitigation System at Pease earlier today. (Portsmouth, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrato… Continue Reading


September 16, 2022

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Welcoming $72 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Capitalization Grants to Improve Water Infrastructure

Shaheen was a lead negotiator of the water provisions in the bipartisan infrastructure law and helped steer record-level funding to address PFAS contamination. Senator Hassan negotiated key parts of the bipartisan infrastructure law, including to strengthen coastal resiliency and help NH communities remove PFAS from drinking water. Later today, Shaheen will join EPA Administrator for Region 1 Dr. David Cash at a PFAS treatment facility at Pease to discuss the funding as well as efforts to de… Continue Reading


September 16, 2022

As Pivotal Small Business Research Programs Near Expiration, Shaheen Leads Permanent Reauthorization Solution

Shaheen has long been vocal?about the need to extend the successful SBIR & STTR programs and has been a fierce advocate for them in Congress?for nearly a decade. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, introduced legislation this week to permanently reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These programs assist small busines… Continue Reading


September 16, 2022

As Pivotal Small Business Research Programs Near Expiration, Shaheen Leads Permanent Reauthorization Solution

Shaheen has long been vocal about the need to extend the successful SBIR & STTR programs and has been a fierce advocate for them in Congress for nearly a decade. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, introduced legislation this week to permanently reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These programs assist small busines… Continue Reading


September 15, 2022

Shaheen Helps Introduce Legislation to Reauthorize & Improve Women’s Business Center Program

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today joined Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) in introducing the Women's Business Centers Improvement Act of 2022 - legislation to reauthorize and improve the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Women's Business Center (WBC) Program. "Women business owners and entrepreneurs are at the heart of… Continue Reading


September 14, 2022

Shaheen Secures Directed Energy Attack Amendment in State Authorization Bill, Urges Committee to Support Efforts to Codify Office of Global Women’s Issues

**Shaheen is the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and has repeatedly fought Republican obstruction to advance the nomination of Dr. Geeta Rao Gupta to serve as the Ambassador at Large of Global Women's Issues** **Shaheen also successfully adds amendment based on her standalone legislation that would punish individuals culpable in human rights abuses against LGBTQI individuals abroad** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Fore… Continue Reading


September 14, 2022

Shaheen Joins Push Urging Biden Admin to Strengthen Privacy Protections for Women Seeking Reproductive Health Care

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined 29 Senators in calling on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take immediate action to safeguard women's privacy and ability to safely and confidentially get the health care they need. Specifically, the Senators urged the Biden administration to strengthen federal privacy protections under the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to broadly restrict providers from sharing patients' reproductive… Continue Reading


September 14, 2022

Senate Unanimously Passes Shaheen-Collins Resolution Posthumously Honoring Queen Elizabeth II

Shaheen and Collins met with King Charles III in 2015 when the then-Prince of Wales visited with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (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 Susan Collins (R-ME) issued the following joint statement after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed their resolution last night honoring Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The resol… Continue Reading


September 13, 2022

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Welcoming Over $600K to Address Youth Delinquency

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the DOJ awarded $607,526 to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Funding comes from the Office of Justice Programs' Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The funding will support law enforcem… Continue Reading


September 13, 2022

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Applauding $2.2 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Bolster Tourism in the North Country

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Economic Development Administration (EDA), along with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the EDA's announcement that the agency is awarding a $2.2 million grant to the Mount Washington Valley Trails Association in North Conway to construct a 2.2-mile multi-use recreational path that will attract additional… Continue Reading


September 13, 2022

Shaheen, Baldwin Introduce Legislation to Give Local Communities Tools to Combat the Substance Use Disorder Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act to give local communities resources to better combat the opioid and substance use disorder epidemic. The legislation will improve State Opioid Response (SOR) grants - an important tool for communities' comprehensive response to this public health crisis epidemic - by providing additional investments in and flexibility for states and local communities. "… Continue Reading


September 13, 2022

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Veterans Access Their Service Records

New bipartisan legislation will help address the backlog of veterans' service records in New Hampshire and nationwide (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today joined Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA) in a bipartisan push to help more veterans access their service records by introducing the bipartisan Access for Veterans to Records Act, alongside Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN). The bill will help eliminate the current backlog of veterans' record requests at … Continue Reading


September 12, 2022

Shaheen, Cornyn Lead Bill to Quickly Replenish U.S. Defense Stockpiles After Providing Aid to Allies like Ukraine

(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, and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) led the introduction of the Securing American Acquisitions, Readiness, and Military Stockpiles Act, which would give the Department of Defense (DoD) enhanced procurement authorities to quickly refill American defense stockpiles after the President provides ai… Continue Reading

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