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December 20, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Protect Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence from Housing Discrimination

**The Fair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors Act of 2019 would set a nationwide standard that survivors cannot be evicted or otherwise denied access to housing for being victims of those crimes** **The Combating Sexual Harassment in Housing Act would make it easier for victims to bring forward certain cases of sexual harassment under the Fair Housing Act** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced two pieces of legislation that would protect … Continue Reading


December 20, 2019

NH Delegation Announces More Than $1.2 Million to Combat the Substance Use Disorder Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Department of Justice (DOJ) awarded $1,215,137 to the New Hampshire Department of Justice (NHDOJ) in support of efforts to combat the substance use disorder epidemic. Specifically, the funding will be used to tackle re… Continue Reading


December 19, 2019

Senate Sends Funding Legislation with Key Shaheen-Authored Provisions to President’s Desk

PFAS Provisions Championed & Supported by Shaheen Included in Government Funding Legislation Government Funding Legislation Includes Shaheen-Authored Provision That Gives Treatment Providers Flexibility to Treat Meth, Cocaine Use Shaheen Secures Long-Term, Emergency Care for U.S. Government Employees & Dependents Who Were Injured While Serving in China & Cuba in Government Funding Bill (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropri… Continue Reading


December 19, 2019

Shaheen Calls on VA to Address Health Care Provider Payment Backlog

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter last night to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie requesting that the Department explain its delay in addressing the backlog of payment claims to health care providers in the community. In her letter, Shaheen called on the Secretary to dedicate the resources necessary to expeditiously reduce and eliminate the backlog of claims, and to give clarity to health care providers with unpaid claims. The unpaid cl… Continue Reading


December 19, 2019

Shaheen Calls to Congratulate Military Spouse Who Helped Inspire Legislation That's Now Headed to President's Desk

Shaheen makes a call to Andrea Krull, whose husband is a Navy Commander from Manchester and helped inspire legislation during a visit to Shaheen's office that cuts through red tape for military spouses (Washington, DC)-This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, called Andrea Krull, a military spouse who helped inspire legislation during a visit to Senator Shaheen's office in 2018 that is now headed to the President's desk for sig… Continue Reading


December 19, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Applaud Senate Passage of Bipartisan Anti-Robocall Bill As it Heads to President’s Desk

**136 Million Robocalls have been Placed to New Hampshire Phone Numbers So Far This Year** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Senate passed bipartisan legislation to crack down on robocalls. The legislation improves the federal government's ability to find scammers, increases penalties on those caught and requires call authentication and blocking technology to be made available free of charge to consumers. Th… Continue Reading


December 18, 2019

Shaheen Statement on House Impeachment Vote

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the House voted to impeach President Trump: "Our founders believed, as I believe, that nobody is above the law in this country. That is why they laid out a process for impeachment in the Constitution," said Shaheen. "As a Senator, I'm going to be a juror in any impeachment trial and that means I have a duty to withhold judgement, encourage a fair process and make a determination impartially." "However, thi… Continue Reading


December 18, 2019

Shaheen Denounces Appeals Court Ruling that Leaves ACA in Jeopardy

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act: "The American people should have certainty that the protections and coverage that they're provided by the ACA won't be stripped away because of hyper-partisan litigation," said Shaheen. "Instead, this ruling affirms this reckless effort to strike down the health care law despite the fact that President Tr… Continue Reading


December 18, 2019

NH Delegation Announce $750K in Federal Funding to Improve Treatment for Mothers Struggling with Substance Use and Their Infants

(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) today announced the award of $750,000 in federal funding to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to improve quality of care and reduce costs for pregnant and postpartum women struggling with substance use and their infants. This funding is distributed from the U.S… Continue Reading


December 18, 2019

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Approves Comprehensive Russian Sanctions Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (R-NH), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) issued the following statements after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee overwhelmingly voted to approve the Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act (DASKA) of 2019. Adopted in a vote of 17-5, the comprehensive, bipartisan bill significantly increases the political, diplomatic, and economic pressure on the Russian Federation in response… Continue Reading


December 17, 2019

Shaheen & Kuster Applaud Inclusion of Funding for Research Efforts at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Lab in Government Funding Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today applauded the inclusion of provisions they authored and supported in government funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2020 to bolster engineering and cold weather research at the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) in Hanover. The legislation includes nearly $18 million in infrastructure improvements at … Continue Reading


December 17, 2019

House Sends Government Funding Legislation with Key Shaheen Priorities to the Senate

**Shaheen, a Senior Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Secured Numerous NH Provisions in Government Funding Bill** **PFAS Measures Championed & Supported by Shaheen Included in Government Funding Legislation** **Shaheen-Authored Provision That Gives Treatment Providers Flexibility to Treat Meth, Cocaine Use Included in Government Funding Legislation** **Shaheen Secures Long-Term, Emergency Care for U.S. Government Employees & Dependents Who Were Injured While Serving in … Continue Reading


December 17, 2019

Senate Sends National Defense Bill with Key Shaheen-Authored Provisions to President’s Desk

**Defense bill includes ban on PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam, continued funding for health impact study and Shaheen's bipartisan legislation to expedite analysis of water contaminants including PFAS** **Bill provides a pay raise to service members, eliminates the "Widow's Tax" and includes Shaheen's bipartisan legislation to provide support to military spouses** **Bill prioritizes role of Pease and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard** **Bill Includes Shaheen's Legislation to Crack Down on Fen… Continue Reading


December 16, 2019

PFAS Provisions Championed & Supported by Shaheen Included in Newly Released Government Funding Legislation

**$10 Million to Continue Nationwide PFAS Health Impact Study Established by Shaheen** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement announcing that government funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2020 released by Senate and House leaders today will include a number of provisions authored and supported by Shaheen to respond to per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. Some of these… Continue Reading


December 16, 2019

BREAKING: Shaheen-Authored Provision That Gives Treatment Providers Flexibility to Treat Meth, Cocaine Use Included in Government Funding Legislation

**Overdose Deaths in NH Related to Methamphetamine & other Substances Have Risen Sharply in 2019** **This Flexibility is a Key Component in Shaheen's Turn the Tide Act, and Originated From Discussions with New Hampshire Treatment Providers** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement announcing that government funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2020 released by Senate and House leaders… Continue Reading


December 16, 2019

Shaheen Secures Long-Term, Emergency Care for U.S. Government Employees & Dependents Who Were Injured While Serving in China & Cuba in Government Funding Bill

Shaheen has led efforts in the Senate to provide care, leave and benefits to federal government employees and family members suffering from brain injuries received in Cuba and China under mysterious circumstances. (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Appropriations and Foreign Relations committees, issued the following statement after successfully securing language to provide long-term, emergency care benefits for injured U.S. Government employees serving … Continue Reading


December 13, 2019

Shaheen Holds Roundtable & Site Visit on Bipartisan Fix to Repealing Tax Law Flaw Penalizing NH Water Infrastructure Investments

(Atkinson, NH) - Today in Atkinson, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a roundtable discussion at Atkinson Town Hall and toured the construction site of a new water infrastructure project impacted by an unfair provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that has led to exorbitant taxes on infrastructure investments in towns across southern New Hampshire. Shaheen, joined by town and state officials, highlighted her new bipartisan bill that would fix the flaw in the tax law and provide r… Continue Reading


December 13, 2019

Shaheen, Collins and Isakson Reintroduce International Violence Against Women Act

**Bipartisan legislation would make combatting violence against women and girls a top U.S. diplomatic priority** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led Susan Collins (R-ME) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) in re-introducing the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), bipartisan legislation to ensure combatting gender-based violence around the world remains a top diplomatic and development priority for the United States. "One in three women and girls around the … Continue Reading


December 12, 2019

Following House Vote, Shaheen Calls on Leader McConnell to End the Foot Dragging on Addressing Prescription Drug Costs and Allow Senate to Vote

**This sweeping legislation also authorizes $10 billion in funding to address the opioid epidemic** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed broad legislation to address prescription drug costs: "The dramatic rise in prescription drug costs is a full blown crisis and it's long past time for the Senate to act," said Shaheen. "As Americans have painfully learned, the greed of Big Pharma knows no limits which is w… Continue Reading


December 11, 2019

House Passes National Defense Bill with Key Shaheen-Authored Provisions – President Says He Will Sign Into Law Quickly

**Defense bill includes ban on PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam, continued funding for health impact study and Shaheen's bipartisan legislation to expedite analysis of water contaminants including PFAS** **Bill provides a pay raise to service members, eliminates the "Widow's Tax" and Shaheen's bipartisan legislation to provide support to military spouses** **Bill prioritizes role of Pease and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard** **Bill includes Shaheen's legislation to crack down on fentanyl comin… Continue Reading

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