January 20, 2021

Shaheen & Hassan Voice Support for Biden Administration Plan to Fully Utilize Defense Production Act, Increase Supply of Necessary Medical Equipment and Supplies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators in a letter to President Joe Biden, supporting his administration's plan to quickly utilize all available authorities under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to rapidly increase the production and stockpiling of medical, testing and protective equipment supplies. U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) led the letter. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Senate Democrats … Continue Reading

January 19, 2021

Shaheen Questions Secretary of State & Secretary of Defense Nominees in Committee Confirmation Hearings

**Shaheen is a senior member of both the Senate Foreign Relations & Senate Armed Services Committees** **Shaheen met with both Blinken and Austin last month to discuss critical national security priorities under the next administration** Shaheen questions Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken during a confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill this afternoon. (Washington, DC) - Earlier today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken and Secre… Continue Reading

January 19, 2021

BREAKING: Following Shaheen-led Effort, Army Corps Approves Funding for Portsmouth Navigation Project

**The Corps' announcement follows Shaheen's inclusion of language in the government funding bill signed into law last month reminding the Corps of the importance of the Portsmouth-Piscataqua River project, and assurances she received from the Army and Corps leadership to prioritize the project in the FY21 Work Plan** **Shaheen previously led successful efforts to secure approval and funding for Rye and Hampton-Seabrook Harbors** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie… Continue Reading

January 17, 2021

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: "Dr. King's words ring louder today than they have since he first spoke them: 'The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.' On Martin Luther King Jr. Day - and every day - all Americans should hold themselves to the standard of living that mission," said Shaheen. "In th… Continue Reading

January 15, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group Call on CDC to Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Funding for Smaller States Shortchanged by CDC Formula

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter today with a bipartisan group of Senators to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding the formula used to distribute federal funding to states for COVID-19 vaccine administration efforts, which leaves smaller states at a distinct disadvantage. The Senators requested that the CDC use available discretionary funds to bolster funding f… Continue Reading

January 15, 2021

ICYMI: USA Today – Jeanne Shaheen and Susan Collins: Senators, tell the truth about Trump, Biden and election

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) authored a joint op-ed for USA Today in response to the attack on the Capitol last week and the threat to our democracy from those who refuse to accept the 2020 election results. Senator Shaheen and Collins' op-ed can be read at USA Today or in full below: Jeanne Shaheen and Susan Collins: Senators, tell the truth about Trump, Biden and election We are calling on every lawmaker to join us because there can be no e… Continue Reading

January 15, 2021

Public Lands in NH Benefit from Shaheen-Hassan Co-Sponsored Legislation that Fully Funds LWCF & Addresses Maintenance Backlog on U.S. Public Lands

**Shaheen & Hassan cosponsored the bill signed into law to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and help address the more than $43 million maintenance backlog in New Hampshire** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that five New Hampshire projects will benefit from funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund established by the Great American Outdoo… Continue Reading

January 15, 2021

Shaheen Statement on President-Elect Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Plan

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President-elect Joe Biden's newly released COVID-19 relief plan: "When our bipartisan working group delivered the COVID-19 relief plan to congressional leadership, we were clear that our legislation was meant to be interim assistance and that more work would be necessary to help Americans get to the other side of the COVID-19 crisis. The plan unveiled by President-elect Biden is the starting poin… Continue Reading

January 14, 2021

Shaheen Responds to Reports that Trump Administration Political Officials Overruled Career Scientists on Critical PFAS Safety Assessment

Shaheen has led efforts in Congress to combat PFAS exposure & established the first-ever PFAS health impact study in the fiscal year 2018 NDAA. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to reports that Trump administration political officials at the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) overrode EPA career scientists' toxicity assessment on perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS), which is a type of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PF… Continue Reading

January 14, 2021

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on Pompeo to Detail How Administration Will Respond to Findings of Havana Syndrome Report

**Shaheen has stood by these government employees and their families, spearheading legislative efforts to provide them benefits** **On the TODAY Show, Shaheen responded to the findings of the National Academy of Sciences and underscored the urgent need to take action to address these attacks that have targeted American public servants and their families** **In the FY21 NDAA that recently became law, Shaheen successfully included language to expand a provision in law that she wrote last year to… Continue Reading

January 14, 2021

Shaheen Urges FDA to Protect Children as It Reviews E-Cigarette Applications

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a bipartisan group of Senators urged Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Dr. Stephen Hahn to comply with the agency's requirements to reject e-cigarette applications that do not protect the public health, as part of the FDA's long-overdue product review for e-cigarettes that began in September. In their letter to Commissioner Hahn, the Senators highlighted the high standard the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Cont… Continue Reading

January 14, 2021

Shaheen Hosts Virtual Meeting with Granite State Housing Advocates & Stakeholders amid COVID-19 Housing Crisis

Shaheen speaks to housing advocates and stakeholders about new resources available through the COVID-19 emergency relief legislation that she helped negotiate and push through Congress. A link to a recording of the call can be found here. (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a virtual meeting with New Hampshire housing advocates and stakeholders on the housing crisis working families and individuals experiencing homelessness across the state are facing amid the CO… Continue Reading

January 13, 2021

Shaheen Statement on House Vote to Impeach President Trump

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted today in favor of impeachment of President Trump. "One year ago, I voted for impeachment because I believed President Donald Trump violated his oath of office and was unfit for the immense responsibility that is required of the United States Commander in Chief. I believed it then and I believe it now," said Senator Shaheen. "For months, the President used his platform an… Continue Reading

January 12, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues in Urging Trump Administration to Immediately Address Significant COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Failures

Senators Call on HHS Secretary Alex Azar to Fix Vaccine Distribution Failures and Implement a Comprehensive National Vaccine Plan WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined their colleagues in urging the Trump administration to immediately fix the significant failures of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution as COVID-19 cases continue to climb. The letter was led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Ranking Member of … Continue Reading

January 11, 2021

ICYMI: As New Filing Season Approaches, Shaheen Presses Treasury, IRS For Answers on Granite Staters’ Outstanding 2019 Tax Returns

**Shaheen's office has heard from over 100 Granite Staters about delayed tax returns** (Washington, DC) - Last week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) pressed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig to provide answers on the significant delays taxpayers in New Hampshire and across the country are continuing to face with the processing of their tax returns for tax year 2019. According to the IRS agency website, 7.1 million individual an… Continue Reading

January 11, 2021

NH Delegation Applauds $1 Million Awarded through NBRC to Northern Forest Center

(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) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, issued the following statements in response to the Northern Border Regional Commission's (NBRC) announcement that the Northern Forest Center will receive $1 million in federal funding from the organization to launc… Continue Reading

January 10, 2021

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Monday Paycheck Protection Program Re-Opening

Shaheen led negotiations on the small business assistance provisions in the COVID-19 relief legislation signed into law last month, building on the successful small business programs she helped create in the CARES Act. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, issued the following statement highlighting the Small Business Administration's (SBA) recent announcement that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)… Continue Reading

January 08, 2021

Shaheen Nominates Granite State Students for United States Service Academies

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced her nominations of 45 New Hampshire students for acceptance to the United States Service Academies. The nominees will next be considered by the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for appointment to the Class of 2025. "I'm thrilled to be nominating these extraordinary young Granite Staters to represent New Hampshire at our nation's Service Academies," … Continue Reading

January 07, 2021

ICYMI: Following Violent Insurrection at U.S. Capitol, Shaheen Urges Group of Republican Lawmakers to End Meritless, Partisan Efforts Sowing Discord in America

Shaheen delivers remarks on the Senate floor last night urging group of Republican Lawmakers to end their meritless, partisan efforts to overturn the 2020 election results and certify the Electoral College. Shaheen's full remarks can be viewed here. (Washington, DC) - Following the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol yesterday by insurgents who were encouraged by President Trump's inflammatory and baseless claims of voter fraud, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks on the Senate… Continue Reading

January 07, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Congress’ Certification of Presidential Election Results

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after Congress certified the results of the 2020 presidential election: "Early this morning, Congress fulfilled its Constitutional duty and certified the results of the 2020 election, undeterred by the violent, un-American siege on the U.S. Capitol," said Shaheen. "This was an insurrection spurred by President Trump and his enablers in Congress, who for months have perpetuated unfounded lies in an attempt to … Continue Reading

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