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October 18, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Passing of Colin Powell

(Washington, DC) - 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 passing of Former Secretary of State Colin Powell: "Colin Powell lived his life in service to the United States - as a soldier, diplomat and public servant. He broke down barriers when he became the first Black U.S. Secretary of State, opening doors and creating overdue opportunity for others to follow in his foot… Continue Reading


October 14, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $300K to Support Project to Strengthen Climate Resilience in Coastal Granite State Communities

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee which funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA) announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) that NOAA will award $299,990 to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (DES). Specifically, the funding would support a new DES program titled, "Advancing Scale-Appropriate C… Continue Reading


October 14, 2021

Shaheen, Menendez, Risch Lead Bipartisan Letter to Blinken Asking for Immediate Appointment of Official to Address Directed Energy Attacks

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan letter with SFRC Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-ID) to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the immediate appointment of a senior-level official to lead efforts on anomalous health incidents following the resignation of Pamela Spratlen. In the letter, the Senators asked that this position report directly to Secretary Blinken in recog… Continue Reading


October 14, 2021

Shaheen, Menendez, Risch Lead Bipartisan Letter to Blinken Asking for Immediate Appointment of Official to Address Directed Energy Attacks

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan letter with SFRC Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-ID) to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the immediate appointment of a senior-level official to lead efforts on anomalous health incidents following the resignation of Pamela Spratlen. In the letter, the Senators asked that this position report directly to Secretary Blinken in recog… Continue Reading


October 13, 2021

Shaheen Hosts Next Stop on “Investing in the American Worker” Kitchen Table Tour, Discusses Need for High-Speed Broadband with Lempster Family

Shaheen discusses the need for investments in quality, high-speed broadband internet access with the Thomas family in Lempster Later: Shaheen Underscores Historic Investments in Water Infrastructure Included in Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill during Visit to Newport Shaheen walks to Newport's surface water reservoir and water treatment plant at Gilman Pond Afterwards: Shaheen Highlights Climate Provisions in Build Back Better Agenda during Visit to Mink Brook Community Forest in H… Continue Reading


October 13, 2021

Shaheen Welcomes Announcement that U.S.-Canada Border Will Open to Vaccinated Individuals Next Month

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded news that the U.S. plans to open non-essential travel to vaccinated individuals at the Canadian and Mexican borders starting in early November. Senator Shaheen has spearheaded efforts to reopen the border to vaccinated Canadians, including through a letter last month to President Biden and several virtual meetings and roundtables. "I'm thrilled the U.S.-Canada border will finally re-open to vaccinated Canadians. For months, I've me… Continue Reading


October 12, 2021

ICYMI – Marking the International Day of the Girl, Shaheen Says “Gender Lens is Something that We Need to Include in All of Our Foreign Policy”

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman and a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke with Amanda Becker at The 19th to discuss the International Day of the Girl and the urgent need for the U.S. to prioritize the advancement of women's rights in its foreign policy. This year, the occasion comes as Afghan women and girls have experienced a rollback on hard-fought gains made over the past 20 years in rights and empowerment, including access to e… Continue Reading


October 10, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Cosponsor Legislation to Crack Down on Puppy Mills & Expand Protections for Dogs

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan cosponsored legislation to help crack down on puppy mills by creating stronger standards for veterinary care, housing, and breeding for dogs. The Puppy Protection Act would ensure that dogs within breeders' care have suitable and safe enclosures, access to outdoor areas, and regularly interact with other dogs and humans. "Every effort must be made to ensure that dogs raised by breeders are kept in safe, sanitary and humane conditions,"… Continue Reading


October 09, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $1.3M in AmeriCorps Funding to Enhance Participation & Retention in NH Programs

(Washington, DC) - Today, 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 that New Hampshire has received $1,307,965 to increase the AmeriCorps living allowance to make service more accessible and inclusive, and to incentivize individuals to participate in the program. The funding is provided through both AmeriCorps and the American Rescue … Continue Reading


October 08, 2021

Shaheen-Backed Legislation to Support Victims of Directed Energy Attacks Signed into Law

**The legislation led by Senators Shaheen, Collins, Warner and Rubio will support U.S. Intelligence and Diplomatic staff who have suffered brain injuries likely from directed energy attacks** (Washington, DC) - Today, legislation to support American public servants who have incurred brain injuries likely from directed energy attacks was signed into law by President Biden. The Helping American Victims Afflicted by Neurological Attacks (HAVANA) Act, authored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sus… Continue Reading


October 08, 2021

Senate Passes Bipartisan Resolution Sponsored by Shaheen & Hassan to Commemorate National Community Policing Week

(Washington, DC) - Last night, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced the passage of their resolution designating October 3rd through October 9th as "National Community Policing Week." The bipartisan resolution recognizes the service and sacrifice of the law enforcement community and underscores the importance of community policing. The resolution encourages civilians, law enforcement agencies and public servants to work together to find soluti… Continue Reading


October 06, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Announcing Over $2 Million to Protect Survivors of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence in NH

**Shaheen Has Lead Efforts in Congress to Support Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire will receive $2,091,532 in OVW grants. The funding will support projects that help survivors find safety… Continue Reading


October 06, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Announcing Over $2 Million to Protect Survivors of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence in NH

**Shaheen Has Lead Efforts in Congress to Support Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire will receive $2,091,532 in OVW grants. The funding will support projects that help survivors find safety… Continue Reading


October 06, 2021

Shaheen Announces $439K to Support Community Policing Initiatives in NH

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced that the DOJ awarded $439,024 in federal funding to support community policing initiatives in New Hampshire. Specifically, these are resources allocated through DOJ's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Community Policing Development (CPD) program. "Our communities are safer and stronger when law enforcement officers and … Continue Reading


October 06, 2021

Shaheen & Hassan Introduce the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act with Group of 47 Lawmakers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 47 other Senators, led by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), in introducing the?John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.?The bill would restore the landmark Voting Rights Act (VRA) and stop the scourge of voter suppression. The legislation is named for an icon of the Civil Rights movement, the late Congressman John Lewis, and reflects an update to legislation introduc… Continue Reading


October 05, 2021

Shaheen, Tillis Host NATO Secretary General for Meeting with Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers

Senators Shaheen and Tillis - co chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group - greet NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Washington, DC on Tuesday with Senators Barrasso, Rounds and King. **Shaheen and Tillis Serve as Co-Chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, which they Re-Established in 2018** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, and U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) hosted NATO Secretary Gen… Continue Reading


October 04, 2021

Heeding Calls from NH Congressional Delegation, Biden Admin Awards Additional Federal Disaster Relief Assistance

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) issued the following joint statement in response to the Biden administration's approval of a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of New Hampshire and release of federal assistance to Cheshire and Sullivan Counties, which were impacted by severe storms and flooding in July. Last week, the administration fully approved New Hampshire's Major Disast… Continue Reading


October 04, 2021

NH Delegation Applauds Reversal of Trump-Era Title X Gag Rule to Restore Funding for Family Planning Providers Across NH

**Rule change follows the delegation's push for the Biden admin to expedite the reversal of the Title X Gag Rule** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today applauded an announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that, following the delegation's push, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will approve a rule change to reverse the Title X Gag Rule that dec… Continue Reading


October 04, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Join Effort to Promote Access to Solar Energy for Low- and Moderate-Income Households

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and a group of Senators to urge the inclusion of a direct pay option for residential renewable energy property tax credits in Section 25D of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (25D). In a letter, the Senators detailed how a direct pay option would help low- and moderate-income (LMI) households install solar energy systems and help meet President Biden's goal of curbing greenhouse… Continue Reading


October 02, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Honor Recipients of 2019-2020 Congressional Law Enforcement Awards

(Concord, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) honored members of New Hampshire's law enforcement community Friday night at the New Hampshire Congressional Law Enforcement Awards in Concord. Delivering remarks, Shaheen and Hassan underscored the exemplary service of Granite State law enforcement on behalf of families and communities around the state. "All of this year's honorees have demonstrated exceptional service across the diverse set of duties that law enforce… Continue Reading

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