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October 01, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Resources for Substance Use Disorder Youth Mentoring Program at Nashua Boys and Girls Club

Shaheen was Instrumental in Helping to Secure this New Funding Funds Will go toward Substance Misuse Prevention & Mentoring Program (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) that Eluna-a non-profit organization that assists children impacted by substance use disorder-received $500,000 in federal funding through the DOJ's Office of … Continue Reading


October 01, 2019

Shaheen, Senators to JUUL/Altria: Protect Children Over Products

Senators continue investigation of JUUL's marketing tactics to children, motives for partnership with tobacco giant Altria (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter today with a group of Senators led by Dick Durbin (D-IL) to JUUL Labs' new CEO K.C. Crosthwaite and Altria CEO Howard Willard slamming the companies for their role in fueling the youth vaping epidemic and probing the recent corporate marriage of JUUL-the most popular e-cigarette product among children-with … Continue Reading


October 01, 2019

Shaheen, McSally Lead Bipartisan Push to Expand Breast Cancer Screenings for U.S. Service Members, Veterans

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally (R-AZ) led a bipartisan letter yesterday urging the Department of Defense (DoD) to expand and improve breast cancer screening coverage options for female service members and veterans. Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Susan M. Collins (R-ME), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) co-sig… Continue Reading


September 30, 2019

New Hampshire Delegation Joins ONDCP Director Carroll for Youth Substance Use Prevention Discussion in Milford

Shaheen, Hassan, Kuster, Pappas and ONDCP Director Carroll discussing the importance of the Drug-Free Communities program with students and local stakeholders (Milford, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today joined Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Jim Carroll, as well as local students, school administrators, community leaders and youth advocates in a roundtable discussion … Continue Reading


September 30, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Effort to Reform Wasteful U.S. Sugar Program

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is renewing her bipartisan effort to rein in America's flawed sugar program and save taxpayer dollars. Last week, Senator Shaheen introduced the Fair Sugar Policy Act of 2019 alongside Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Representatives Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Danny Davis (D-IL). Since 2008, the federal sugar support program has cost consumers and businesses as much as $4 billion per year. "Reforming the federal sugar program is long overdue. Our… Continue Reading


September 30, 2019

NH Delegation Announce More Than $4.7 Million in Federal Grant Funding to Improve Treatment of Opioid Addiction

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced the award of $4,718,681 in federal grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve the treatment of opioid addiction through its Helping to End Addition Long-term (HEAL) Initiative. This program provides resources to test new approaches aimed at improving tr… Continue Reading


September 30, 2019

In Committee-Approved Funding Bill, Shaheen Boosts Funding for Anti-Opioid Grants, PFAS Research & Federal Support to Improve Mental Health Services for Law Enforcement

**Funding Legislation Continues Financial Relief for New England Fishermen from Costly At-Sea Monitoring Fees** **Shaheen Secures 4,000 Afghan Special Immigrant Visas for Afghan Allies** **Shaheen Includes Measure Directing Federal Agency to Prioritize Communities like NH Experiencing High Rates of Pediatric Cancer** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the lead Democrat of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Scie… Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Shaheen Honors the Fallen of the USS Thresher in Keynote Address at Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Dedication

Shaheen Honors the Fallen of the USS Thresher in Keynote Address at Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Dedication Photos from the USS Thresher Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Dedication (Arlington, VA) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the keynote address at the dedication ceremony of the USS Thresher Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. In her remarks, Shaheen honored the 129 men who paid the ultimate sacrifice when the Threshe… Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

NH Delegation Announces $250K in Federal Funding for Littleton through NBRC

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the town of Littleton has been awarded $250,000 in funding from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) in partnership with the U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA). The award will allow for the acquisition and development of a 5-acre site in downtown Littleton, which will benefit numerous lo… Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Shaheen, Blumenthal and Colleagues Spearhead Bill to Crack Down on E-Cigarette Companies, Close Tax Loophole for E-Cigarette Advertising

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), introduced new legislation - the No Tax Subsidies for E-Cigarette and Tobacco Ads Act - which would crack down on e-cigarette companies and close a tax loophole that allows manufacturers to claim federal tax deductions for the cost of advertising for e-cigarettes and tobacco products. Senators Durbin (D-IL), Reed (D-RI) and Harris (D-CA) also joined in introducing this bill. Analysis from the Truth Ini… Continue Reading


September 25, 2019

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Calls Out Dark Money Special Interests Trying to Derail Congress’s Effort to End Surprise Medical Billing

Shaheen highlights the average cost of surprise medical bills during her Senate floor remarks (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the floor of the Senate this afternoon to call out the dark money special interests that have flooded states across the country, including New Hampshire, with millions of dollars' worth of advertisements with the objective of derailing efforts in Congress to end surprise medical billing. A report by the New York Times revealed that the grou… Continue Reading


September 25, 2019

Shaheen, Group of Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Dangerous E-Cigarette Tampering

**New legislation would require the FDA to create design standards for vaping devices-like JUUL-to prevent consumers from modifying or adding substances** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced new bipartisan legislation with Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) that would set safety standards in the design of e-cigarette and vaping devices. The Senators' legislation-the E-Cigarette Device St… Continue Reading


September 25, 2019

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Urges Support for Bipartisan Resolution Terminating President’s “Emergency” Declaration That Diverts Resources From the Troops, Their Families and Military Projects to Fund Campaign Promise

**In her remarks, Shaheen points to reports showing that the Trump administration is potentially planning to take national security funding next year--in addition to the funding taken this year-to pay for the President's border wall** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) a member of both the Senate Armed Services and Appropriations Committees, spoke on the Senate floor last night urging the Senate to pass a bipartisan resolution that would terminate President Trump's so-calle… Continue Reading


September 24, 2019

Shaheen—Author of Syria Study Group Legislation—Releases Statement on Syria Study Group’s Final Report

**Shaheen Established the Bipartisan Panel to Address the Syrian Conflict in Legislation Signed into Law in 2018** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Service Committees, issued the following statement in response to the Syria Study Group's (SSG) final report on a comprehensive strategy to confront the Syrian conflict. Shaheen established the Syria Study Group in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization legislation… Continue Reading


September 20, 2019

Shaheen, Gardner Announce New Legislation to Address Health Concerns Regarding PFAS Exposure through Firefighter Protective Gear

Shaheen participating in the roundtable discussion at the Goffstown Fire Department (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the introduction of their new bipartisan legislation, the Guaranteeing Equipment Safety for Firefighters Act, which would take important steps to address health concerns regarding firefighters' occupational exposure to harmful PFAS chemicals through their personal protective equipment. Shaheen unveiled the legislation … Continue Reading


September 20, 2019

Shaheen Thanks Director Montoya for his Outstanding Service to NH Veterans

(Manchester, NH)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after being informed that the director of the Manchester VA Medical Center will be leaving to take another position within the VA: "I join our veterans community and all Granite Staters in thanking Director Montoya for his extraordinary service," said Shaheen. "It can't be overstated how instrumental Director Montoya has been to changing the culture of the Manchester and White River Junction facilities, and impro… Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Shaheen-Enzi Legislation Honoring Christa McAuliffe Passes House, Heads to President’s Desk

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the House of Representatives passed the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act this afternoon, bipartisan legislation that would create a commemorative coin to honor Christa McAuliffe, the Concord teacher who died aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. The bill further reaffirms American commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STE… Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Shaheen Secures More than $1 Million for Recovery Housing in Government Funding Legislation

**Among other New Hampshire Priorities, Shaheen Increases Funding to Support Maple Producers** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, successfully secured a number of critical Granite State priorities in bipartisan funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2020 that passed the committee and will next be considered by the full Senate. The bills will fund the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development… Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Shaheen Sponsored Amendment Leads to Bipartisan Breakthrough to Fund 2020 Election Security

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment that she has cosponsored to fund efforts to secure election infrastructure across the country ahead of the 2020 elections. This amendment, led by Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL), Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) provides $250 million to help states prevent election interference, and is being hailed as a… Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Shaheen, McSally Spearhead New Bipartisan Bill to Promote Jobs in Energy Workforce

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced new bipartisan legislation to increase the United States' understanding of the energy sector's economic contributions and help build out the American energy workforce. The Senators' bill - the Promoting American Energy Jobs Act - would require the Department of Energy (DOE) to publish an annual energy and employment report to measure energy jobs in the United States, and examine energy production and dist… Continue Reading

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