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January 17, 2023

Shaheen Continues “Invest in NH” Tour, Highlighting Federal Awards to Support the Nursing Workforce & Local Infrastructure Renovations

**In the final government funding bill for fiscal year (FY) 2023, Shaheen – a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – secured more than $111 million to support NH projects**  Shaheen visiting Plymouth State University to discuss their Nursing Workforce Expansion project.    Shaheen listening to project plans for the Littleton Riverfront Commons.    Shaheen discussing challenges around traffic safety in Whitefield.  (Plymou… Continue Reading


January 17, 2023

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Applauding $3.9M to New England to Support Ocean & Coastal Management Projects & Data Sharing

(Manchester, NH) —U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) – Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – today led an announcement with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcoming $3,924,563 to New England to support ocean and coastal management through the Northeast Regional Ocean Council. The award supports efforts around water level monitori… Continue Reading


January 16, 2023

ICYMI: Shaheen Delivers Remarks Honoring Dr. King’s Enduring Legacy

Shaheen delivers remarks at the Community Church of New Boston on Sunday, celebrating Dr. King’s legacy. (New Boston, NH) – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks at the Community Church of New Boston in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and to pay tribute to Dr. King’s enduring legacy of justice and service. Shaheen joined Reverend Robert “Woody” Woodland, parishioners and community members for the event celebrating Dr. King’s mem… Continue Reading


January 13, 2023

ICYMI: Shaheen Launches “Invest in NH Tour,” Highlighting Federal Dollars Coming to NH through New Government Funding Law

**In the government funding bill for fiscal year (FY) 2023 that was recently signed into law, Shaheen – a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – secured more than $111 million to support NH projects**   (Manchester, NH) — This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) – a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) – launch… Continue Reading


January 11, 2023

Shaheen Continues “Invest in NH” Tour, Highlighting Federal Awards to Support Public Transportation & Food Access

**In the final government funding bill for fiscal year (FY) 2023, Shaheen – a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – secured more than $111 million to support NH projects**        Shaheen at the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST) facility in Dover.         Shaheen visiting the NH Food Bank in Manchester.   (Dover, NH) — Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member… Continue Reading


January 10, 2023

Shaheen Statement on Passing of Dr. Geoffrey Clark

(Manchester, NH) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the passing of philanthropist and community leader, Dr. Geoffrey Clark: “Like all those who were fortunate to know Geoffrey, I’m heartbroken by his passing. Geoffrey was a pillar in the community as a fierce advocate on issues that have made New Hampshire a better place for all of our families. He fought to preserve our community spaces and historic buildings in Portsmouth, build and s… Continue Reading


January 10, 2023

Shaheen Kicks Off ‘Invest in NH’ Tour Highlighting Federal Dollars Coming to NH through New Government Funding Law

**In the final government funding bill for fiscal year (FY) 2023, Shaheen – a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee –secured more than $111 million to support NH projects**  **Shaheen visited Reality Check in Jaffrey & Turning Points Network in Claremont to discuss awards to address the substance use disorder epidemic & support survivors of domestic & sexual violence**    Senator Shaheen visiting Reality Check in Jaffrey.  … Continue Reading


January 07, 2023

Shaheen Delivers Remarks at FIRST Founder’s Reception

(Manchester, NH) — Last night, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered remarks at the FIRST Founder’s Reception in Bedford. The reception kicked off the 2023 FIRST Robotics Competition, which begins on January 7, 2023.“I was glad to attend the FIRST Founder’s Reception to meet with mentors and students involved in the 2023 FIRST Robotics Competition. FIRST has a strong t… Continue Reading


January 06, 2023

Shaheen, Grassley Bill to Support Sexual Assault Survivors Signed Into Law

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, and U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced that their bipartisan legislation – the Survivors’ Bill of Rights in the States Act – was signed into law as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2023 national defense authorization legislation. The FY 2023 federal government funding legislation provided $10 million to launch the program u… Continue Reading


January 05, 2023

Shaheen Statement Ahead of 2nd Anniversary of Insurrection

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of the second anniversary of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.  “Two years ago, our nation came dangerously close to losing our democracy. The images of insurrectionists taunting elected officials with death, assaulting police officers and pillaging offices in the U.S. Capitol to overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 elections are forever seared in our c… Continue Reading


January 05, 2023

Shaheen Applauds Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Being Signed into Law

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) lauded landmark legislation she introduced with Bob Casey (D-PA) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) – the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act – being signed into law through the omnibus funding package. This new bipartisan law will ensure pregnant workers are provided reasonable accommodations in the workplace.  “I’m thrilled this overdue legislation to prevent discrimination against expectant mothers at work is now law of … Continue Reading


January 05, 2023

Shaheen Renews Call to Comprehensively Address Soaring Insulin Costs through Her Bipartisan Bill in 118th Congress

Highlighting Democrats’ successful efforts to cap Medicare beneficiaries’ insulin costs at $35 – included in Shaheen’s bipartisan INSULIN Act – Shaheen underscores urgent need to comprehensively address skyrocketing costs of the drug for Americans of every age and demographic.  (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), co-chair of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, today released the following statement to celebrate the progress made to lower the c… Continue Reading


January 04, 2023

ICYMI: Shaheen-Led Bills to Support Small Businesses Are Now Law

**The bills led by Shaheen will protect small businesses from cybersecurity threats and expand access to disaster assistance.** (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced that two bills she led to help small businesses with cybersecurity and recover from natural disasters were recently signed into law.The Small Business Cyber Training Act, led by Shaheen and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), would req… Continue Reading


January 04, 2023

Shaheen Lauds Biden Administration for First-Ever U.S. Strategy on Global Women’s Economic

**Shaheen is the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and has long-championed the rights of women and girls around the world**  (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) – the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – issued the following statement in response to Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s announcement of the Biden administration’s U.S. Strategy on Global Women’s Economic Security, which is th… Continue Reading


December 29, 2022

SIGNED INTO LAW: Senior Member of Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Shaheen Secures Numerous NH Priorities in FY23 Government Funding Bill

**Chair of pivotal Appropriations Subcommittee, Shaheen secures record-level funding to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence for 6th year in a row**  **Shaheen adds numerous provisions to turn tide of the substance use disorder epidemic in new government funding law**  **More than $111M to support NH projects ushered through Congress by Shaheen & signed into law**  **Senator Shaheen helps secure $40 million for the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), th… Continue Reading


December 23, 2022

Shaheen, Portman & Cornyn Bill to Enhance Fentanyl Interdiction Signed Into Law

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), senior members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statements after their bipartisan legislation – the Fighting Emerging Narcotics through Additional Nations to Yield Lasting (FENTANYL) Results Act – was signed into law as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Their bipartisan effort inc… Continue Reading


December 23, 2022

Signed into Law: Shaheen Reflects on NH, National Security Priorities in FY2023 NDAA

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2023 was signed into law. Through her leadership, Shaheen secured several key priorities that respond directly to issues in New Hampshire and top national security concerns for the United States. “I’m proud to have shaped the new annual defense law to ensure New H… Continue Reading


December 22, 2022

BREAKING: More Than $111M for Shaheen-led NH Projects & Priorities in Final Government Funding Legislation Clear Senate Hurdle

**A senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen worked to include federal support for a myriad of NH projects in the final government funding legislation for fiscal year 2023, including expanding access to health care, updating water infrastructure, increasing affordable housing and more.**   **Senate-approved FY2023 Government Funding Legislation Heads to the House of Representatives, then on to President’s Desk**  (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne… Continue Reading


December 22, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Applaud Bipartisan Bill Protecting Fire Fighters from Exposure to PFAS Chemicals Signed into Law

(Washington, DC) — U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) applauded the Protecting Firefighters from Adverse Substances (PFAS) Act being signed into law. The bill will help protect the health and safety of fire fighters and emergency responders from PFAS exposure by directing federal agencies to develop best practices, training and educational programs to reduce, limit and prevent exposure to PFAS, also known as ‘forever chemicals’ because they do not natu… Continue Reading


December 21, 2022

Shaheen, Portman Applaud $45 Million Available Through Their Efforts to Support Energy Efficient Building Codes

**Shaheen & Portman led the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness (ESIC) Act, of which key components were included in the bipartisan infrastructure law to implement updated building codes** (Washington, DC) — U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) applauded an announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that $45 million is available in competitive grants to help states and partnering organizations implement updated building energy codes and lower… Continue Reading

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