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January 10, 2020

Shaheen Applauds House Passage of Bill Improving Federal Response to PFAS Contamination, Calls for Senate Vote

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the PFAS Action Act - a bipartisan package to combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination and clean up polluted sites. The legislation would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to declare per-fluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) - two of the most prevalent PFAS chemicals - as hazardous substances eligible for c… Continue Reading


January 09, 2020

Shaheen Announces Support for USMCA Trade Agreement

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement, announcing that she plans to vote in favor of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): "International trade has long spurred New Hampshire's economy, creating good paying jobs and opportunities for small businesses," said Shaheen. "In reviewing the details of the USMCA and during meetings with New Hampshire business owners, labor leaders and community members, I weighed heavily whether this agreement… Continue Reading


January 08, 2020

MEMO: As Law Enforcement Suicides Rise, DOJ Now Required to Collect and Report National Data As a Result of Shaheen Provision Signed Into Law

A record number of U.S. law enforcement officers died by suicide last year, according to Blue H.E.L.P. a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that works to reduce mental health stigmas for police. Blue H.E.L.P. reported that 228 current or former officers died by suicide in 2019 - more than all other line-of-duty deaths combined, and a dramatic increase over the number of deaths by suicide reported in 2018. As USA Today reports, this data is compiled using public reports of suicide deaths among curre… Continue Reading


January 08, 2020

In Case You Missed It – Bloomberg: Exposing Private Equity’s Hidden Hand in $54 Million Ad Blitz to Undermine Bipartisan Surprise Medical Billing Efforts

**SHAHEEN TO BLOOMBERG ON PRIVATE EQUITY DARK MONEY EFFORT: "They deliberately misled the American public"** In September, Shaheen Called Out Private Equity on the Senate Floor For Trying to Derail Congress' Effort to End Surprise Medical Billing and Drowning Out the Voices of Granite Staters Who Have Been Hit With Surprise Medical Bills (Washington, DC) - Today, Bloomberg has a story that further exposes the dark money effort by private equity firms to derail bipartisan efforts in Congress… Continue Reading


January 07, 2020

Shaheen Statement Following Iran's Attacks on Bases Housing U.S. Personnel in Iraq

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Iran launched ballistic missile attacks on Iraqi military installations housing U.S troops: "Tonight my thoughts are with our military men and women in uniform in Iraq and throughout the Middle East," said Shaheen. "I continue to urge the Trump administration to take all necessary steps to ensure the safety and security of our service members and diplomats in the region. I strongly condemn the use of ba… Continue Reading


January 02, 2020

Following Shaheen’s Legislative Effort, Small Business Administration Now Allows Governors to Designate HUBZones to Help Small Businesses Access Federal Contracts

**Shaheen has long fought to expand the HUBZone program, and this new rule will allow governors the ability to designate HUBZones in economically distressed rural areas, including New Hampshire** **The Fiscal Year 2018 national defense bill included Shaheen's legislation to expand the pool of HUBZone eligible communities and enhance the program's ability to be a targeted economic development tool** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on … Continue Reading


January 02, 2020

Provision Supported by Shaheen, Collins to Help Reduce Insulin Costs for Diabetes Patients Signed into Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME, the co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, announced that a provision they advocated for to help increase competition in the insulin market and reduce costs for diabetes patients has been signed into law as part of the appropriations package. The new law incorporates a component of the Lower Health Care Costs Act that clarifies that insulin manufacturers cannot receive new exclusivities to block competitors from … Continue Reading


December 23, 2019

National Defense Bill with Key NH Provisions Signed Into Law

**Defense bill includes ban on PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam, continued funding for health impact study and Shaheen's bipartisan legislation to expedite analysis of water contaminants including PFAS** **Bill provides 3.1 percent pay raise to service members, phases out the "Widow's Tax" and includes Shaheen's bipartisan legislation to provide support to military spouses** **Bill prioritizes role of Pease and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard** **Bill includes Legislation Shaheen Cosponsored to … Continue Reading


December 22, 2019

Shaheen Statement On Second Anniversary of GOP Tax Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the second anniversary of the Republican tax bill - the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 - being signed into law: "Two years ago, Congressional Republicans squandered an important opportunity to simplify our broken tax code and provide meaningful tax relief to working Americans. Instead, they exploded our national debt and forced middle-class families to foot the bill for massive tax breaks for the wealthy and… Continue Reading


December 20, 2019

Senate Clears Bill Cosponsored by Shaheen & Hassan to Award Congressional Gold Medal to WWII U.S. Merchant Marines

(Washington, DC) - Bipartisan legislation backed by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Merchant Mariners of World War II unanimously passed the Senate last night. The Merchant Mariners of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act recognizes the dedicated and vital service of the 290,000 men who served in the Merchant Marine and risked their lives transporting American soldiers, supplies and equipment over the seas in support … Continue Reading


December 20, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Protect Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence from Housing Discrimination

**The Fair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors Act of 2019 would set a nationwide standard that survivors cannot be evicted or otherwise denied access to housing for being victims of those crimes** **The Combating Sexual Harassment in Housing Act would make it easier for victims to bring forward certain cases of sexual harassment under the Fair Housing Act** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced two pieces of legislation that would protect … Continue Reading


December 20, 2019

NH Delegation Announces More Than $1.2 Million to Combat the Substance Use Disorder Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Department of Justice (DOJ) awarded $1,215,137 to the New Hampshire Department of Justice (NHDOJ) in support of efforts to combat the substance use disorder epidemic. Specifically, the funding will be used to tackle re… Continue Reading


December 19, 2019

Senate Sends Funding Legislation with Key Shaheen-Authored Provisions to President’s Desk

PFAS Provisions Championed & Supported by Shaheen Included in Government Funding Legislation Government Funding Legislation Includes Shaheen-Authored Provision That Gives Treatment Providers Flexibility to Treat Meth, Cocaine Use Shaheen Secures Long-Term, Emergency Care for U.S. Government Employees & Dependents Who Were Injured While Serving in China & Cuba in Government Funding Bill (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropri… Continue Reading


December 19, 2019

Shaheen Calls on VA to Address Health Care Provider Payment Backlog

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter last night to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie requesting that the Department explain its delay in addressing the backlog of payment claims to health care providers in the community. In her letter, Shaheen called on the Secretary to dedicate the resources necessary to expeditiously reduce and eliminate the backlog of claims, and to give clarity to health care providers with unpaid claims. The unpaid cl… Continue Reading


December 19, 2019

Shaheen Calls to Congratulate Military Spouse Who Helped Inspire Legislation That's Now Headed to President's Desk

Shaheen makes a call to Andrea Krull, whose husband is a Navy Commander from Manchester and helped inspire legislation during a visit to Shaheen's office that cuts through red tape for military spouses (Washington, DC)-This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, called Andrea Krull, a military spouse who helped inspire legislation during a visit to Senator Shaheen's office in 2018 that is now headed to the President's desk for sig… Continue Reading


December 19, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Applaud Senate Passage of Bipartisan Anti-Robocall Bill As it Heads to President’s Desk

**136 Million Robocalls have been Placed to New Hampshire Phone Numbers So Far This Year** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Senate passed bipartisan legislation to crack down on robocalls. The legislation improves the federal government's ability to find scammers, increases penalties on those caught and requires call authentication and blocking technology to be made available free of charge to consumers. Th… Continue Reading


December 18, 2019

Shaheen Statement on House Impeachment Vote

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the House voted to impeach President Trump: "Our founders believed, as I believe, that nobody is above the law in this country. That is why they laid out a process for impeachment in the Constitution," said Shaheen. "As a Senator, I'm going to be a juror in any impeachment trial and that means I have a duty to withhold judgement, encourage a fair process and make a determination impartially." "However, thi… Continue Reading


December 18, 2019

Shaheen Denounces Appeals Court Ruling that Leaves ACA in Jeopardy

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act: "The American people should have certainty that the protections and coverage that they're provided by the ACA won't be stripped away because of hyper-partisan litigation," said Shaheen. "Instead, this ruling affirms this reckless effort to strike down the health care law despite the fact that President Tr… Continue Reading


December 18, 2019

NH Delegation Announce $750K in Federal Funding to Improve Treatment for Mothers Struggling with Substance Use and Their Infants

(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) today announced the award of $750,000 in federal funding to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to improve quality of care and reduce costs for pregnant and postpartum women struggling with substance use and their infants. This funding is distributed from the U.S… Continue Reading


December 18, 2019

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Approves Comprehensive Russian Sanctions Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (R-NH), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) issued the following statements after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee overwhelmingly voted to approve the Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act (DASKA) of 2019. Adopted in a vote of 17-5, the comprehensive, bipartisan bill significantly increases the political, diplomatic, and economic pressure on the Russian Federation in response… Continue Reading

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