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March 09, 2021

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Encourage Charitable Giving During Pandemic

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped reintroduce the bipartisan Universal Giving Pandemic Response and Recovery Act with Senator James Lankford (R-OK) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers to expand and extend the current deduction for charitable giving. The bill would ensure that Americans who donate to charities, houses of worship, religious organizations and other nonprofits are able to deduct that donation from their federal taxes at a higher level than the curre… Continue Reading


March 09, 2021

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Effort to Increase Funding for Services that Help Victims of Violent Crimes

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined the introduction of bipartisan, bicameral legislation to strengthen the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) by fixing how the Crime Victims Fund (CVF) is funded. Led by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), this legislation will redirect monetary penalties from federal deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements into the CVF to increase funding for state victim compensation and assistance programs. The legislation is e… Continue Reading


March 08, 2021

Shaheen Highlights Assistance for State & Local Governments in New Senate-Approved COVID-19 Relief During Call with Rural Town Managers

(Manchester, NH) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a virtual meeting with rural town managers from throughout New Hampshire to discuss new assistance she fought to include for local governments in the Senate relief package that passed the chamber on Saturday. It is now pending approval before the House of Representatives. Shaheen highlighted her work to secure assistance for state and local governments in the COVID-19 relief package and provide them greater flexibility f… Continue Reading


March 08, 2021

Shaheen, Collins Spearhead Bipartisan Introduction of Resolution Recognizing International Women’s Day 2021

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) led a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce a resolution to recognize March 8, 2021 as International Women's Day. The resolution celebrates the achievements of women and girls around the globe, and underscores the significant barriers that still stand in the way of women's full equality and empowerment. Joining Shaheen and Collins are Senator… Continue Reading


March 08, 2021

Shaheen on International Women’s Day: “'Women’s issues’ are not just women’s issues, and they should be treated and addressed with the same urgency as other policy priorities.”

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote a Medium post today to mark International Women's Day. The only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Shaheen has been a fierce advocate for women and girls in the United States and around the globe. Shaheen has prioritized issues to raise women up, such as opposing efforts to roll back women's reproductive rights, fighting for the rights of sexual assault s… Continue Reading


March 06, 2021

NEW: In Senate-Approved COVID-19 Relief Package, Shaheen Addresses Shortfall in Funding for NH Vaccination Efforts

**Shaheen led a push in Congress to increase access to health insurance for millions of Americans & addressed discrepancy in funding that led NH to receive less federal support than originally estimated for vaccine and tracing efforts.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate cleared comprehensive COVID-19 relief legislation. It will next be considered by the House of Representatives before it is sent to the President's desk to … Continue Reading


March 06, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Senate-Approved COVID-19 Relief, Successfully Helps Secure Aid for State & Local Governments

**Shaheen also included portions of her legislation to lower costs and expand access to health care for more Americans & increased federal funding for vaccine efforts after NH received less federal support than originally estimated.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate cleared comprehensive COVID-19 relief legislation. It will next be considered by the House of Representatives before it is sent to the President's desk to be … Continue Reading


March 05, 2021

Shaheen, Wasserman Schulz Leads Call in Congress for More Funding to Support Victims of Family Violence & Sexual Assault

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) led a letter to Congressional leadership and appropriators along with 17 Senators and 80 Representatives asking for robust funding to support services for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the severity and frequency of family violence and sexual assault, with increased isolation, economic insecurity and limited access t… Continue Reading


March 05, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Klobuchar Introduce Legislation to Keep Guns From Stalkers and Protect Women from Domestic Abuse

**Legislation closes the 'boyfriend loophole' and prevents convicted stalkers from buying a gun** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) reintroduced the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act with a group of Senators to close what is commonly referred to as the 'boyfriend loophole.' This legislation will prevent people who have abused dating partners from buying or owning firearms and stop convicted stalkers from pos… Continue Reading


March 04, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Senate COVID Relief Package

**Shaheen successfully includes portions of her legislation to lower costs and expand access to health care for more Americans & increases federal funding for vaccine efforts after NH received less federal support than originally estimated.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to new COVID-19 relief legislation released by Senate leadership today: "From our child care centers and health care providers to mayors and small busines… Continue Reading


March 04, 2021

Shaheen, Capito, Portman, Manchin Introduce Legislation to Address Opioid Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation, the Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation (NOPAIN) Act, with Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Joe Manchin (D-WV). The legislation aims to help address barriers to non-opioid pain management for those enrolled in Medicare, which will help stem the opioid epidemic across the nation. "As Granite Staters grapple wi… Continue Reading


March 03, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Group of Senators Reintroduce Background Check Expansion Act to Reduce Gun Violence

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-NH) and a group of Senators in reintroducing the Background Check Expansion Act to expand federal background checks to all gun sales. Under current federal law, unlicensed or private sellers are not required to conduct a background check prior to transferring a firearm. The vast majority of Americans support comprehensive background checks. Research indicates that as many as a quar… Continue Reading


March 03, 2021

Shaheen, Cassidy, Bennet, Rubio Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Prescription Drug Prices

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led the bipartisan reintroduction of her legislation to lower prescription drug prices with Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Marco Rubio (R-FL). The Ensuring Timely Access to Generics Act of 2021 would tackle exorbitant prescription costs by increasing competition from generic drugs through better oversight of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) citizen petition process. Helping families afford life-saving p… Continue Reading


March 03, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan, Group of Senators Call for Improved Vaccine Access for Individuals with Disabilities

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a group of Senators joined a letter led by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, calling on the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process is accessible for individuals with disabilities. "In order to make sure that everyone in the United States is ab… Continue Reading


March 03, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan and Kuster Announce Nearly $1 Million Grant to Fall Mountain, Claremont, Newport & Unity School Districts to Strengthen Remote Learning Capabilities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $995,158 to the Fall Mountain, Claremont, Newport and Unity School Districts. Specifically, the grant was awarded by the USDA Rural Development Agency's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants Program, and will bolster the ability of the school district to provide distance learning services to the… Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

Shaheen Supports Bill to Bring Accountability & Transparency to Corporate Political Spending

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped reintroduce the Shareholder Protection Act of 2021 to ensure public companies are more transparent and disclose their political spending activities to their shareholders. This common-sense bill led by Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) would require large corporations to receive authorization from a majority of its shareholders before managers can spend money on political activities. Corporate political spending is material informatio… Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Pappas Announce Nearly $244K to Support Climate Change Research Led by UNH

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee which funds the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the NSF will award $243,760 to the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in support of climate change research. Specifically, the funding would support efforts by UNH to understand the impact of three significan… Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

As NH Marks One Year Since COVID-19 Reached Granite State, Shaheen Reflects on Resilience of Communities & Frontline Workers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement as New Hampshire marks one year since the first case of COVID-19 was diagnosed in the Granite State: "One year ago today, I met with state and federal officials to discuss and announce the alarming news that the coronavirus had reached New Hampshire. From that day until now, 1,170 Granite Staters have been taken by this virus, more than 75,500 have been afflicted and scores more have suffered from the devastati… Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Biden Administration’s New Sanctions Against Russia

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee, issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration's announcement that it will pursue new sanctions against Russia for the near fatal poisoning of Alexei Navalny: "These sanctions are the first steps in finally holding the Kremlin responsible for its actions, and they send a clear … Continue Reading


March 02, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Over $8.75 Million in Fish and Wildlife Funding Heading to NH

(Washington, DC) - 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) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire will receive over $8.75 million to support wildlife and sport fish restoration, as well as vulnerable species conservation, through the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The funding will help state wildlife agencies pursue conservation projects and pro… Continue Reading

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