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October 30, 2018

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period That Begins November 1st

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of the health insurance open enrollment period, which runs November 1st through December 15th. Though the Trump administration has continued efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and defund activities to raise awareness of the enrollment period, the law remains in place and Granite Staters are encouraged to visit healthcare.gov to view and compare health plans for 2019, and to enroll by the Decem… Continue Reading


October 26, 2018

NH and MA Delegations Applaud Award of Substantial Anti-Heroin Task Force Grant

$2.95 Million Federal Grant Will Support Partnerships Between New Hampshire and Massachusetts Law Enforcement to Fight Trafficking of Heroin and Fentanyl (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Edward Markey (D-MA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with Representatives Katherine Clark (D-MA), Richard Neal (D-MA), Jim McGovern (D-MA), Mike Capuano (D-MA), … Continue Reading


October 24, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan Opioid Response Legislation Becoming Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after bipartisan, comprehensive opioid response legislation that overwhelmingly passed both chambers of Congress was signed into law. The Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act is a robust package of opioid response efforts to help turn the tide of the crisis, and includes a number of critical measures to help states like New Hamps… Continue Reading


October 23, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Provisions to Address Mitigation Efforts at Hampton-Seabrook & Portsmouth Harbors Signed into Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the bipartisan America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 was signed into law. The biennial legislation authorizes water infrastructure projects around the country, and Shaheen and Hassan helped secure approval of mitigation efforts at Hampton-Seabrook and Portsmouth Harbors. "I'm very pleased to see this legislation become law so efforts can move forward to prioritize emergency… Continue Reading


October 23, 2018

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Letter to Pompeo Urging Trump Administration to Recommit to Refugee Admissions Program

Bipartisan Push Comes After Fiscal Year 2018 Admissions Hit the Lowest Amount in More than 40 Years (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him to reconsider the historic low set level in refugee admissions for fiscal year (FY) 2019 and to reaffirm the United States' commitment to a robust refugee admissions program. The Trump administration has set FY 2019 refugee admissions levels at just 30,000. The S… Continue Reading


October 22, 2018

Shaheen Responds to NH Superior Court Injunction on Voter Suppression Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the New Hampshire Superior Court issued a preliminary injunction on Senate Bill 3, state legislation that infringes on voting rights in the Granite State: "In New Hampshire, we have a proud history of free and fair elections. The New Hampshire Superior Court sided with New Hampshire voters today. No eligible voter should be denied access to the polls in our state," said Shaheen. "The court made the right… Continue Reading


October 22, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Trump Administration’s Latest Effort to Sabotage the Affordable Care Act

Administration Intensifies Efforts to Erode Protections and Coverage for Americans Secured through the Affordable Care Act (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's newly released guidance regarding 1332 waivers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Treasury announced that the administration has vastly weakened safeguards for the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) 1332 state … Continue Reading


October 19, 2018

NH Delegation Letter Calls for Focus on Potential Connection of PFAS Exposure and Pediatric Cancer

(Manchester, NH)-Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), sent a letter to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) calling on the federal agency to focus research efforts on the potential connection between per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure and pediatric cancer. Their letter follows a Senate Committee hearing in September in which the Director of NIEHS, Linda… Continue Reading


October 18, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $800K in Trauma Support Services to Help Children Exposed to Substance Misuse

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $800,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance to the City of Manchester. This grant will support the Manchester Police Department's Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team Enhancement (ACERT) Project, which provides services to children exposed to trauma, including substance use, domestic violen… Continue Reading


October 16, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce More Than $700,000 for UNH Aquaculture Training Program

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced that the University of New Hampshire (UNH) received $747,673 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the NOAA Sea Grant 2018 Aquaculture Initiative. The funding will support a UNH project that seeks to boost U.S. seafood production through a specialized aquaculture training program that will recruit fishermen and farmers from… Continue Reading


October 15, 2018

NH Delegation Honors Recipients of 2018 Congressional Law Enforcement Awards

(Concord, NH) - On Friday, members of New Hampshire's law enforcement community were honored for exemplary service at the New Hampshire Congressional Law Enforcement Awards (NH-CLEA) ceremony in Concord. "The men and women serving in New Hampshire's law enforcement are heroes, and it is an honor to recognize and thank these individuals for their exceptional service," said the Delegation. "We want to extend our sincere appreciation to all of these honorees for their outstanding efforts, as well … Continue Reading


October 12, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $5.8M to Respond to Severe Weather Events in NH

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $5,786,070 in federal Public Assistance grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These grants include $1,687,439 to Belknap and Carroll counties, $1,417,542 to Coos and Grafton counties, $1,942,460 to Belknap, Carroll, Coos, Grafton, Merrimack, and Sullivan counties, an… Continue Reading


October 12, 2018

Shaheen, Tillis, Lankford, & Graham Issue Joint Statement on Pastor Brunson’s Release

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Thom Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) issued the following joint statement on Pastor Brunson's release: "We are pleased that Pastor Andrew Brunson will finally be released from Turkish custody and will return to the United States as a free man. Pastor Brunson will be reunited with his loving family, whose relentless advocacy for his release helped inspire us and many others to the cause. The President,… Continue Reading


October 11, 2018

Shaheen & Leahy Legislation to Support Small Businesses with National Guard and Military Reservists Clears Key Committee Hurdle

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) issued the following statements after their legislation to support small businesses with National Guard and Military Reservists unanimously passed the Senate Small Business Committee. The National Guard and Reserve Entrepreneurship Act will assist small businesses when essential employees, including small business owners, are called up as part of National Guard or Reservist duties, by improving existing loan a… Continue Reading


October 11, 2018

Shaheen, Tillis, Lankford, & Graham Issue Joint Statement on Pastor Brunson’s Hearing Tomorrow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senators JEanne Shaheen (D-NH). Thom Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) issued the following joint statement on Pastor Brunson's hearing date scheduled for tomorrow: "Pastor Andrew Brunson and his family have been through an incredibly trying ordeal for the last two years. Their faith and strength have been an example to us all. It is our greatest hope that the Pastor will finally be allowed to return home to his family in the United States… Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $500,000 in Federal Funds for Granite State Wildlife Programs to Boost Conservation Efforts

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), announced that the U.S. Department of Interior has awarded New Hampshire more than $500,000 through the State Wildlife Grant (SWG) Program to boost Granite State conservation efforts. The SWG Program is a major funding source for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Nongame Wildlife Program. Together with state matching funds, SWG … Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Shaheen Hosts Anne Marie and Jim Zanfagna’s Angels of Addictions Exhibit in U.S. Capitol to Bring Attention to Those Lost to the Opioid Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - During the week of October 8, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is hosting a portrait exhibit in the Russell Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol remembering individuals from across the country who have died from an overdose. The Angels of Addictions exhibit was created by Anne Marie and Jim Zanfagna, who lost their daughter, Jacqueline, at 25 years old to an accidental overdose in October 2014. Shortly after Jacqueline's death, Anne Marie painted a portrait of her and after showing i… Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Shaheen Votes to Reverse Trump Administration’s Rule Expanding Junk Health Insurance Plans

Trump Administration's Rule Expanding Junk Health Insurance Plans is the Latest Effort to Sabotage the Affordable Care Act (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting for a resolution to reverse the Trump Administration's final rule on short-term, limited duration health insurance plans, which are also known as "junk plans." These plans would increase costs and reduce access to quality coverage for American families. Additionally, they woul… Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Provisions to Address Mitigation Efforts at Hampton Seabrook & Portsmouth Harbors Head to President’s Desk as Part of Water Infrastructure Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the bipartisan America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 passed the Senate 99-1. The biennial legislation authorizes water infrastructure projects around the country, and Shaheen and Hassan helped secure approval of mitigation efforts at Hampton-Seabrook and Portsmouth Harbors. The legislation will now head to the President's desk to be signed into law, having passed both chambe… Continue Reading


October 09, 2018

Shaheen, Moran Call on Commerce Secretary & U.S. Trade Representative to Explain How Administration is Helping Small Businesses Impacted by Tariffs on U.S. Trading Partners

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), the Lead Democrat and Republican of the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, sent letters to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, requesting additional information from the administration regarding efforts to help small businesses affected by tariffs on U.S. trading partners. The Senators wrote, "In addition to… Continue Reading

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