July 18, 2022

Shaheen Responds to Biden Administration Reform of Afghan SIV Program

(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 Biden administration's announcement of new reforms to the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program to improve the application process and reduce the time that applicants wait for approval. Shaheen has long championed the Afghan SIV program and worked with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) on bipartisan legislation that … Continue Reading

July 18, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Call on VA Secretary to End Discrimination Against Same-Sex Spouses

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and 38 Democratic colleagues in the Senate in a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough urging answers and speedy action to ensure same-sex veteran couples have access to the full and complete spousal benefits they are owed. "Each of our veterans and their spouses deserve the same quality care and services once they leave the military - no … Continue Reading

July 15, 2022

Shaheen Discusses Abortion Access for Granite Staters with NH Reproductive Care Providers in the Wake of Roe Reversal

Senator Shaheen meets with representatives from the Lovering Health Center and Planned Parenthood in Greenland earlier today to discuss the impact of the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v. Wade for Granite Staters. (Greenland, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) participated in a discussion with the Lovering Health Center and Planned Parenthood to address what the reversal of Roe v. Wade means for Granite Staters and what abortion services and reproductive health care remain availab… Continue Reading

July 15, 2022

ICYMI: Shaheen Discusses Importance of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to U.S. National Security with Seacoast Online

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Appropriations Committees, sat down with Seacoast Online to discuss new investments she helped secured for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, which continues to be on the frontlines of bolstering U.S. defense capabilities. Amid increasing threats - from Russia's invasion of Ukraine to China's increasing aggression and growing sea power - the Shipyard's operations are paramount to our national secu… Continue Reading

July 15, 2022

In Wake of False Alarm at Seabrook Station, Shaheen Requests Full Review of Incident & Communication Breakdown

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to NextEra Energy yesterday following an emergency alarm that was falsely activated at the Seabrook Station nuclear plant this week. The mistaken emergency announcement caused widespread confusion and concern, and the Senator is now pushing NextEra and Seabrook Station to fully review the breakdown in communication and ensure robust future communication with state and local officials and the public. "As you know, an emergency… Continue Reading

July 14, 2022

Shaheen Joins Call for Robust Family Planning Funding as States Criminalize Abortion

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with 14 of their Senate Democratic colleagues, in calling on Senate and House Democratic leadership to support robust funding for the Title X Family Planning Program - which provides birth control and essential health services to patients with the tightest budgets - after the conservative Supreme Court majority overturned Roe v. Wade. Funding… Continue Reading

July 14, 2022

Shaheen, Durbin, Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Recognize Political Repression in Belarus

**Next month marks the two-year anniversary of the fraudulent president election** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, joined Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) in introducing a bipartisan resolution recognizing the second anniversary of the stolen 2020 Belarus presidential election, the historic peaceful protests and the continued heroic effort… Continue Reading

July 13, 2022

Shaheen, Peters & Moran Announce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen, Expand Federal Research on PFAS Contamination

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Gary Peters (MI) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced bipartisan legislation to help advance the federal government's understanding of toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and provide needed information to help better inform plans to effectively address PFAS contamination - which has impacted communities across the country. "PFAS chemicals have contaminated our water supplies and are linked to serious health concerns - an alarmin… Continue Reading

July 12, 2022

Shaheen, Romney Unveil New Bipartisan Bill to Establish U.S. Strategy Toward Black Sea Region

**As Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Shaheen has long pushed for the prioritization of the region amid Putin's war in Ukraine** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, introduced new bipartisan legislation with U.S. Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) that directs the administration to develop a strategy toward the Black Sea… Continue Reading

July 08, 2022

Shaheen Meets with Moms Demand Action to Discuss New Gun Safety Law in Manchester

Shaheen & Mayor Craig meet with advocates from Moms Demand Action in Manchester Shaheen & Mayor Donchess tour Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter Spring Street facility to highlight $900K Congressionally Directed Spending award Shaheen delivers remarks during 64th ARS Return Ceremony at the Pease Air National Guard Base in Newington (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig met with members of the gun violence advocacy group, Mom… Continue Reading

July 06, 2022

ICYMI: Shaheen & Collins Release Bipartisan Bill to Lower Insulin Costs for 37 Million Americans with Diabetes

**13 leading organizations urge Congressional leadership to pass the INSULIN Act** (Washington, DC) - Last month, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) - Co-Chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus - unveiled their bipartisan legislation, the Improving Needed Safeguards for Users of Lifesaving Insulin Now (INSULIN) Act, to lower the skyrocketing costs of insulin. The INSULIN Act builds on Shaheen and Collins' previous effort, increasing measures to encourage insulin manufact… Continue Reading

July 05, 2022

ICYMI: Shaheen Co-Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to NATO Summit in Madrid

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan congressional delegation with Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) as Co-Chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group to the NATO Summit in Madrid, which concluded last week. The delegation included U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chris Coons (D-DE), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Joni Ernst (R-IA). Shaheen and Tillis led the delegation's visit at the NATO Summit in Ma… Continue Reading

June 30, 2022

Shaheen Leads Group of Senators in Letter to Senate Leadership Urging Extension of ACA Subsidies

**The ACA subsidies were included in the American Rescue Plan Act, which was signed into law last year, by Senator Shaheen and were based on her legislation to lower costs and expand access to health care for millions of Americans** **Shaheen's provision is the most significant improvement to the ACA since President Obama signed it into law** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen led a group of Senators today on a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Spea… Continue Reading

June 30, 2022

Shaheen & Tillis Lead Press Availability with Bipartisan Congressional Delegation in Madrid, Conclude NATO Summit

From left to right: Senators Blunt, Tillis, Ernst, Shaheen, Fischer, Coons and Durbin at the NATO Summit in Madrid earlier today. (Madrid) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, led their bipartisan congressional delegation in a media availability following the conclusion of the NATO Summit in Madrid. The delegation included U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chris Coons (D-DE), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Deb Fischer (R-NE) and … Continue Reading

June 30, 2022

Shaheen Statement on SCOTUS Ruling Curtailing EPA’s Authority to Address the Climate Crisis & Protect Public from Carbon Pollution

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today responded to the Supreme Court's expansive ruling today in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, in which the court ruled to sharply limit the EPA's authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, and could curtail the ability of Congress to delegate necessary technical authority to federal agencies. Shaheen previously joined an amicus brief to the Supreme Court supporting the EPA… Continue Reading

June 29, 2022

Shaheen, NH Delegation Applaud Announcement of Climate Crisis Action Spurred by Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

**Shaheen Chairs the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration** **Shaheen and Hassan negotiated the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which includes key priorities to address the climate crisis and which this funding will support** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), along with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-N… Continue Reading

June 29, 2022

Shaheen Statement on New DOJ Initiative to Combat Substance Use Disorder Epidemic in New England

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, today released the following statement applauding the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for unveiling the New England Prescription Opioid (NEPO) Strike Force, a new initiative to combat the unlawful prescribing and distribution of opioids and other drugs fueling the substance use disorder crisis. Specifically, this joint law enforcement initiat… Continue Reading

June 29, 2022

Shaheen, Collins Statement on Release of HAVANA Regulations

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) released the following statement on the administration's release of regulations under the HAVANA Act and implementation of the Directed Energy Threat Emergency Response Act: "We appreciated the first quarterly briefing from Biden Administration officials last week, consistent with the FY22 NDAA, to provide an update on the interagency investigation into AHIs and efforts to improve victim care, including the imp… Continue Reading

June 29, 2022

Shaheen Applauds $1M Award for HealthFirst Family Care Center in Franklin

**Shaheen secured funding as a senior appropriator through the FY 2022 government funding bill** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today applauded the announcement that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award $1 million to the HealthFirst Family Care Center serving the Lakes Region. This funding will help HealthFirst Family Health Center renovate its facility in Franklin to expand access to primary… Continue Reading

June 28, 2022

Shaheen, Tillis Lead Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Statement As Path Clears for Finland & Sweden’s Accession into NATO

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) led their bipartisan delegation to the NATO Summit, including Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chris Coons (D-DE), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Joni Ernst (R-IA), in a joint statement on the announcement that an agreement was reached and Turkey will drop its hold on Finland and Sweden's application to join the transatlantic Alliance. Shaheen and Tillis are leading the delegation's visit and participation in the… Continue Reading

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