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February 21, 2020

Shaheen Responds to Reports Stating Trump Administration Will Increase Temporary Work Visas that Support NH Small Businesses

**The Reports Follow Shaheen's Bicameral, Bipartisan Letter Calling for an Increase in H-2B Visas to Provide Relief to NH Small Businesses** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to reports that the Trump administration plans to provide an additional 45,000 H-2B visas nationally, which help Granite State small businesses fill seasonal job openings in the current tight labor market. The reports come less than a month after Shaheen sent … Continue Reading


February 20, 2020

Shaheen and Hassan Condemn Republican Efforts in Concord and Washington to Rescind Women’s Reproductive Rights

Shaheen: "Women's health care decisions should be made with their families and doctors, not by Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell or New Hampshire Republican leaders." Hassan: "Women in New Hampshire and across the country deserve respect and dignity. They deserve the chance to thrive, and they deserve equality in every way, including by making their own health care choices." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements in response… Continue Reading


February 19, 2020

NH Delegation Applauds Over $5.7 Million in Federal Grants for Manchester, Lebanon & Pease Airports

**Federal Grants Will Support Improvement Projects at the Airports to Improve Efficiency and Safety for the Flying Public** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $5,744,000 in federal grants to support infrastructure, operations and safety at Manchester, Lebanon and Pease Airports. The federal funding was awarded unde… Continue Reading


February 18, 2020

Fox News – “Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: First Responders are Dying by Suicide at Alarming Rates – Washington Needs to Act”

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) authored an op-ed for Fox News sounding the alarm on the concerning increase of suicides among first responders. 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. Senator Shaheen has made raising awareness about the mental health challenges that law enforcement and first responders face as a result… Continue Reading


February 18, 2020

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Effort to Add Lost Navy Sailors to Vietnam Memorial, Requests Meeting with Defense Secretary

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, led a letter with Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Doug Jones (D-AL), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Pat Toomey (R-PA), John Hoeven (R-ND), Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Steve Daines (R-MT) to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper requesting a meeting to discuss adding the names of the 74 sailors lost aboard the … Continue Reading


February 17, 2020

Shaheen, Toomey Introduce Bipartisan Crop Insurance Reform Bill That Would Deliver Nearly $35 Billion in Savings to Taxpayers

(Washington, DC) - Last week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced the Assisting Family Farmers through Insurance Reform Measures (AFFIRM) Act, legislation that would reform the federal government's crop insurance program to better protect taxpayers. The federal crop insurance program is operated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and aims to protect American farmers from losses due to lower-than expected crop prices or low crop yields. However, the cost… Continue Reading


February 15, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Press Trump Administration to Request Emergency Funding for Novel Coronavirus Response

Shaheen and Hassan sent a letter to the Trump Administration demanding it submit an emergency supplemental funding request for novel coronavirus response The Trump Administration has yet to submit an emergency supplemental request to Congress regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak President Trump's recent budget proposal suggested cuts to key public health and preparedness programs Senators: "Based on the global escalation of cases and the increasing demands on federal, state and local p… Continue Reading


February 14, 2020

Shaheen Announces $1.15 Million Grant For Recovery Housing in NH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,148,000 in flexible funding for housing assistance for those who are in recovery from substance use disorder. The funding was secured through Shaheen's efforts to boost federal appropriations authorized by the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities (SUPPORT) Act in the government funding legislation that wa… Continue Reading


February 14, 2020

Shaheen, Manchin & Baldwin Lead Group of Senators Fighting to Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions in FY21 Budget

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today led 44 Senators in a letter to the administration urging President Trump to direct the Department of Justice (DOJ) to protect the law of the land, which provides health care coverage protections for people with pre-existing conditions. The administration's Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 proposed budget continues to fund DOJ's efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which protects access to a… Continue Reading


February 14, 2020

Shaheen, Gillibrand Lead Group of 30 Senators Calling on EPA to Deliver on Promises Made in PFAS Action Plan

**One Year After EPA Pledged to Act on PFAS Exposure, Key Parts of the Strategy have Yet to be Implemented** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) led a group of 30 Senators today in a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler requesting he provide an updated timeline for when the EPA will implement commitments made in the agency's plan to combat exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The EPA rele… Continue Reading


February 14, 2020

Three Months From E-Cigarette Review Deadline, Shaheen & Hassan Urge FDA To Protect Kids, Hold Industry Accountable

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with 15 other bipartisan 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, upon the FDA's May 12 deadline for e-cigarette product review. The Senators, in a letter sent to Commissioner Hahn yesterday, highlighted concerns with FDA's ongoing lax oversight of e-… Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Shaheen Statement on War Powers Resolution

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, issued the following statement after voting in favor of a Senate War Powers resolution that would require the President of the United States to stop military action targeting Iran within 30 days unless Congress consents. The bill passed 55 to 45 with bipartisan support. "The Constitution is clear: the power to declare war resides in Congress, and we need to have… Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation Call to ATSDR for Update on Merrimack-Area Health Consultations on PFAS Exposure

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) requesting an update on health consultations, which have been underway in the Merrimack-area since August 2016 in response to the discovery of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in the region. In response to the discovery of PFAS contamin… Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Shaheen, Graham Introduce New Bipartisan Legislation to Elevate Global Women’s Issues Across the State Department, Prioritize Rights of Women and Girls Around the World

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced her new legislation with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) - the Women's Global Empowerment, Development and Prosperity Act - that would permanently establish what is currently known as the Office of Global Women's Issues at the State Department. This office, which is led by an Ambassador-at-Large, leads United States efforts to advance the rights of women and girls ar… Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Shaheen Condemns Trump’s Announcement to Raid National Guard, Military Aircraft and Navy Programs to Pay for Border Wall

**Shaheen successfully defended the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard construction projects the last time the President Trump diverted defense funding for his wall** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's announcement that the President plans to once again divert military dollars appropriated by Congress to fund his border wall, which he p… Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

MEMO: Ahead of New Treatment Grant Award for 2020, Here’s How NH Received a More Than Tenfold Increase in Funding to Battle the Substance Use Crisis

**"Let me tell you, the federal delegation deserves a lot of credit, for not just getting more money but getting it done the right way... God bless you, it's a constant battle." - Governor Chris Sununu** **"No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law"-Article 1, Section 9, Clause 7 of the U.S. Constitution** **Grant funding for substance use treatment this year can be used to help those with meth and cocaine dependencies thanks to a provision th… Continue Reading


February 12, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Call on Trump Administration to End Treatment Delay for Veterans Suffering from Agent Orange

**Following VA report, Senators join Veterans Service Organizations and afflicted veterans in calling for the expansion of presumptive conditions** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with a group of Senators condemning the Trump administration for delaying critical benefits to Vietnam veterans suffering from health conditions associated with their exposure to Agent Orange. In their letter, the Senators specifically called on the… Continue Reading


February 12, 2020

Shaheen, Risch Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Facilitate Disaster Assistance for Rural Small Businesses

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) introduced the Disaster Assistance for Rural Communities Act, legislation that will level the playing field for small businesses in rural areas and better facilitate disaster aid when necessary. Under current law, substantial roadblocks prevent small businesses and homeowners in rural communities from accessing Small Bus… Continue Reading


February 11, 2020

Shaheen, Cassidy & Baldwin Introduce Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs by Closing “Orphan Drug Loophole”

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act, bipartisan legislation that would close the orphan drug loophole that drug companies use to keep competition off the market and rake in profits. Drug companies can get seven years of market exclusivity if it proves to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a new drug would not be economically viable without that exclusivity. I… Continue Reading


February 11, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Reduce Emissions and Bolster the Clean Energy Economy

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Clean Economy Act with Tom Carper (D-DE) and a number of other colleagues. The legislation will boost American competitiveness while putting the United States on a path to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The world's leading scientists have warned that humanity must limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate cha… Continue Reading

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