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September 10, 2018

Shaheen to Oppose Kavanaugh’s Nomination to Serve on U.S. Supreme Court

Shaheen Underscores Kavanaugh's Dangerous Positions on Executive Power, Abortion Rights & Pre-Existing Conditions (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on her decision to vote against Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court: "The Senate cannot perform its constitutional duties to advise and consent without a full view of Judge Kavanaugh's record. The lack of document production and the nominee's refusal to answer… Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Shaheen Lauds Asylum Rulings to Shield NH Indonesian Immigrants from Deportation

Shaheen Brokered Deal with ICE in 2012 to Protect NH Indonesian Immigrants from Deportation & Safeguard Community Members from Religious Persecution in Indonesia (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Board of Immigration Appeals' rulings to shield New Hampshire Indonesian immigrant community members from deportation and allow for the reopening of their asylum cases. Shaheen helped negotiate an agreement with U.S. Immigration … Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Shaheen Questions Top Administration Officials on Trump’s Trade War

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, questioned top Trump administration officials during a hearing this morning on the President's trade war and its damaging impact on the New Hampshire economy. In addition, Shaheen warned that any deal to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) must include Canada, which is New Hampshire's largest trading partner. … Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Shaheen Introduces Harold Parker and Advocates for Confirmation of His Nomination to Serve as NBRC Co-Chair

Shaheen Has Been an Ardent Supporter of the Northern Border Regional Commission (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced Harold Parker, nominee to serve as the Federal Co-Chair of the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), during his nomination hearing before the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Harold Parker currently serves as Special Assistant to the Governor of New Hampshire for Intergovernmental Affairs. The … Continue Reading


September 05, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $2.1M in Grants for Fire Safety

(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 $2.1 million in Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. These grants include $700,566 to Londonderry, $735,612 to Windham and $642,964 to Hudson. SAFER grants strengthen communities' ability to respond to fire and fire-rela… Continue Reading


September 04, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce $450,000 in VAWA Funding for Strafford County to Support Domestic Violence Survivors

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced today that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $449,139 in federal funding through the Office on Violence Against Women to the Strafford County Family Justice Center (SCFJC) for programming that helps survivors of domestic violence. Shaheen, the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, has led effort… Continue Reading


August 31, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $14.3M in Grants for Urban Community Development in New Hampshire

(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 $14,333,057 in grants for urban community development and affordable housing in New Hampshire from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These grants include an $8,849,833 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a $3,879,488 HOME Grant, an $870,215 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and a $733,521 Housing Oppor… Continue Reading


August 30, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Trump’s Suspension of Pay Raises for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Pease Air National Guard Base Employees

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after President Trump announced he would block pay raises for federal employees, including Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Pease Air National Guard base employees, that were expected to go into effect next year: "President Trump's new pay freeze is a significant financial blow to civilian workers at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Pease Air National Guard base,"… Continue Reading


August 30, 2018

With Legal Deadline Approaching, Shaheen and Young Lead Bipartisan Letter on Yemen to Secretary of State

Following U.N. Report, Senators Call for Administration to Comply with the Law and Submit Yemen Certification (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN), along with seven other Senators, sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the administration to comply with the law by submitting a certification related to the humanitarian crisis and war in Yemen. Senators Shaheen and Young worked successfully to include a version of their le… Continue Reading


August 30, 2018

Shaheen Applauds Removal of Tariffs on Local NH Newspapers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) overturned the Trump Administration's tariffs on Canadian newsprint. Printers and publishers across the U.S. represent more than 600,000 American jobs, and the ITC's unanimous decision eliminates import taxes that drove up costs by as much as 32 percent for these small, local publishers in New Hampshire and across the country. "Our democracy depends… Continue Reading


August 29, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $1.8M to Prevent Youth Substance Use in New Hampshire

**Drug-Free Communities Grants Will Provide $125K each to 12 local drug prevention coalitions across New Hampshire** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced $1.875 million in Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grants from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to 12 local drug prevention coalitions in New Hampshire. The grants will provide local community coalitions funding to prevent youth substance use, including prescription drugs… Continue Reading


August 29, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Praise Confirmation of Chief Willard to Serve as U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Senate unanimously confirmed former Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard to serve as United States Marshal for the state of New Hampshire late Tuesday. "I'm thrilled to see Chief Willard confirmed with bipartisan support to serve as the U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire," said Shaheen. "Chief Willard's experience as Chief of Police of New Hampshire's largest city makes him uniq… Continue Reading


August 27, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation with Bipartisan Group of Senators to Hold Federal Agencies Accountable for Addressing PFAS Contamination at Military Bases Across the Country

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce legislation to hold federal agencies accountable for addressing contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at military bases across the country. The PFAS Accountability Act sets clear deadlines and reporting requirements for cleaning up PFAS contamination at all federal facilities across the country, including act… Continue Reading


August 25, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Passing of Senator John McCain

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the passing of Senator John McCain (R-AZ): "I'm heartbroken by the passing of my friend and colleague, Senator John McCain," said Senator Shaheen. "Today, our country lost a great American hero. John faced his battle with cancer the same way he faced all challenges in his life - with profound strength and determination. A titan in the Senate, John never shied away from a tough debate and always stuck to his pri… Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

Shaheen, Grassley Request Inclusion of Special Immigrant Visa Program in Appropriations Package

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) jointly requested the reauthorization of the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for Afghans who have supported U.S. military or diplomatic efforts in Afghanistan. The Senators asked leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee to include language in a forthcoming appropriations package that would allow for an additional 4,000 visas. "Afghan civilians put their lives on the line to assist Americans on the battle… Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

Shaheen Secures NH and National Defense Priorities & Continued Opioid Response Resources in Senate-Passed Funding Legislation

Government Funding Legislation Includes Shaheen's Request for $10 Million for the Nationwide PFAS Health-Impact Study She Established in 2018 Defense Bill Shaheen Successfully Includes Opioid Epidemic Response Funding Levels Established in Budget Negotiations in February (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate passed government funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2019 th… Continue Reading


August 22, 2018

Shaheen, Collins Introduce Legislation to Expand Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training

**Bipartisan Bill Would Expand Access to Services That Improve Wellness & Reduce Risk of Diabetes-Related Death or Heart Attack for Diabetic Patients** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation would expand Medicare coverage for diabetes self-management training (DSMT) sessions, where diabetes educators help train Medicare patients on how… Continue Reading


August 22, 2018

Shaheen Calls For a Delay of Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called for a delay of nomination hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: "In light of yesterday's events, the Senate should delay hearings on Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court," said Shaheen. "There must be checks and balances on this President. To that end, the Senate should be provided all necessary records related to Kavanaugh's nomination, particularly those that indicate his views on executive power. Kavana… Continue Reading


August 22, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan, & Kuster Announce $1.1M Grant for Hybrid Electric Diesel Buses in Nashua

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced a $1.1 million Low or No Emission Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to replace two 2010 diesel trolleys with two new hybrid electric diesel buses, significantly reducing emissions from the city's fixed route fleet while also increasing fuel efficiency. "This grant represents an exciting improvement to existing public transportation and will be better for the e… Continue Reading


August 21, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Trump Roll Back of Clean Power Plan

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's roll back of crucial power plant carbon emission standards that were implemented by the Obama administration. The Trump administration released new pollution rules that replace the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan with a new agenda that caters to the fossil fuel industry. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Trump administration's proposed reg… Continue Reading

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