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September 03, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $525,000 to Boost Substance Use Disorder Response Services at Nashua’s Harbor Homes

(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), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Nashua's Harbor Homes $525,000 to boost the center's integrated recovery support services for those impacted by substance use diso… Continue Reading


September 03, 2021

Shaheen Urges State Department for Clarity on Casework & Processes for Swift Evacuation of Vulnerable Afghans

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, sent a letter to the U.S. State Department asking for clarity on its efforts to safely evacuate Afghans now that the U.S. military mission is complete. Specifically, the letter asks for details around how the Department is handling cases it's received and how they're supporting those stranded in Afghanistan whose cases have not yet been referred. Shaheen has sent … Continue Reading


September 03, 2021

Shaheen Responds to ISIS Terrorist, Murderer of NH Journalist James Foley, Guilty Plea

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement after one of the ISIS terrorists charged with murdering New Hampshire journalist James Foley pleaded guilty on Thursday: "Since James Foley's brutal murder at the hands of ISIS terrorists in 2014, I have fought in support of his family's tireless efforts to ensure that his killers stand trial in the U.S. and be held responsible. I'm… Continue Reading


September 02, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Over $100,000 to Bolster Training & Access to NH Mental Health Services for First Responders

(Manchester, NH) - 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 today that the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) New Hampshire will receive $124,914 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to train law enforcement and first responders in New Hampshire to more effectively respond to individuals… Continue Reading


September 02, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Participates in Washington Post Live Discussion on the Future of Afghan Women & Girls under Taliban Rule

(Manchester, NH) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) participated in a live virtual discussion hosted by the Washington Post to discuss the future of Afghan women and girls. Shaheen highlighted her efforts over the years to ensure the voices and rights of Afghan women and girls are prioritized and protected, as well as implications for Afghan women now that the U.S military mission has concluded in Afghanistan. Shaheen was joined by Judge Najla Ayoubi, the Chief of Global Programs at… Continue Reading


September 02, 2021

Shaheen Announces Plaistow’s Methuen Construction Awarded Federal Contract at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to Complete Critical Dry Dock Project

A senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Appropriations Committees, Shaheen has historically secured the authorization of funds for the multi-mission dry dock project. (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Appropriations Committees, announced today that Plaistow's Methuen Construction has been awarded a federal contract at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) to complete the Dry Dock 2 complex. Shaheen has historically se… Continue Reading


September 01, 2021

NH Delegation Applauds $1.6 Million for New Hampshire Health Care Navigators Program

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the announcement that $1.6 million is heading to the state to support the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Navigators program. This program helps American families get information and support to find quality health care plans at affordable prices. Despite the program's essential role helping families enroll in health care coverage that meet… Continue Reading


September 01, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $800,000 in Federal Grant Funding for New Hampshire Telehealth Program from December COVID Relief Legislation

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) awarded $801,768 in federal grant funding to Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center in Nashua to help strengthen the telehealth services it provides amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will help the center obtain computers and telecommunications devices, as well as make improvements to its network and… Continue Reading


August 31, 2021

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Group Calling on VA to Address Impact of Afghanistan Withdrawal on Veterans’ Mental Health

Senators Call on VA to Increase Outreach to Veterans of Afghanistan and the Global War on Terrorism by Providing Access to Mental Health Services and Care WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and a bipartisan group of Senators calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to swiftly develop and conduct outreach to veterans of the Global War on Terrorism - especially th… Continue Reading


August 30, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Completion of U.S. Mission in Afghanistan

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration's announcement that the United States completed its military mission and full withdrawal from Afghanistan: "First and foremost, my thoughts are with the families, community members and fellow service members of the brave men and women who fought and died to complete the two-decade long … Continue Reading


August 30, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $1.5 Million in Federal Funding to Support NH Firefighters

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Homeland Security Committee, and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1,512,358.47 in federal funding to support Granite State firefighters. The AFG program provides direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments … Continue Reading


August 27, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Highlights NH Priorities in Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal During Bridge Visit in Gilford

Earlier: Shaheen Participates in Roundtable on Funding for Local Substance Use Disorder Recovery Efforts (Gilford, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited a Red List bridge in Gilford to discuss how the historic bipartisan infrastructure deal will help address projects like crumbling roads and bridges throughout New Hampshire. The bridge along Route 3 is in critical condition with repairs totaling $2 million. As a lead negotiator of the infrastructure package that passed the Senate e… Continue Reading


August 27, 2021

NH Delegation Meets with DHS to Discuss U.S.-Canada Border Re-Opening

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a virtual meeting with the New Hampshire Congressional delegation and representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Canadian Consul General in Boston and numerous Granite State industry representatives on re-opening the U.S.-Canada border to vaccinated Canadians and the impact it has had on New Hampshire. The roundtable follows an event Shaheen hosted last month with New Hampshire stakeholders and Canadian Consul … Continue Reading


August 26, 2021

Updated Shaheen Statement on Explosions in Kabul

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement following President Biden's address to the American people in response to multiple explosions in Kabul on Thursday, which resulted in numerous U.S. and Afghan casualties: "My thoughts are with the families of U.S. troops whose lives were brutally taken and those who have been injured in the line of duty, as well as the innoce… Continue Reading


August 26, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Collins Lead Colleagues in Urging HHS Secretary to Distribute Remaining COVID-19 Relief for Health Care Providers

These funds will help providers weather the financial difficulties created by the pandemic (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) led 41 of their bipartisan colleagues in urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to distribute the funds remaining in the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and other health care relief programs. Over the course of the pandemic, Congress has appropriated $178 billion for the PRF as well as a… Continue Reading


August 25, 2021

Shaheen Touts NH Water Provisions in Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Federal COVID Assistance & Outdoor Recreation Investments for North Country Communities

Shaheen highlighted New Hampshire water infrastructure investments in the bipartisan infrastructure bill during a visit to a Berlin water pipeline enhancement project, discussed federal relief to bolster COVID-19 response efforts at the White Mountain Community Health Center & visited AMC Camp Dodge to discuss New Hampshire's vital outdoor recreation economy. (Manchester, NH) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Berlin's Infiltration and Inflow Reduction Project ami… Continue Reading


August 25, 2021

Senators Shaheen and Hassan Cheer Passage of National Lobster Day Resolution

(Washington, DC) - Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) that designates September 25, 2021 as "National Lobster Day." National Lobster Day seeks to recognize the economic and cultural importance of the species, which is a major economic driver for coastal New England. "Lobster is an essential part of New Hampshire's booming fishing and seafood industry. I'm proud to support Sena… Continue Reading


August 24, 2021

Updated Shaheen Statement on Evacuations from Afghanistan

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement in response to President Biden's address on U.S. evacuations from Kabul and on the conditions in Afghanistan: "President Biden's speech today made clear that the U.S. is accelerating rescue missions to protect those in danger in Afghanistan. I deeply appreciate American embassy personnel and U.S. troops who are on the ground facing … Continue Reading


August 23, 2021

Shaheen, Cardin, Johnson & Portman Issue Joint Statement Ahead of 30th Anniversary of Ukraine Independence

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations (SFRC) Europe and Regional Security Cooperation Subcommittee, issued the following joint statement with fellow Senate Foreign Relations Committee members: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chair of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) ahead of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence on August 24. "This is an important milestone for Ukraine, marking th… Continue Reading


August 20, 2021

Heeding Calls from Shaheen, Gillibrand & Murphy, USDA Announces New Federal Program to Assist Dairy Farmers

**In May, Shaheen, Gillibrand & Murphy urged USDA for more assistance for dairy farmers amid COVID-19 economic fallout** **USDA announces Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program for dairy farmers, funding for the program comes in part from relief Shaheen fought to secure in CARES Act & emergency COVID relief legislation signed into law** (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) issued the following statements in res… Continue Reading

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