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October 06, 2018

Shaheen Votes Against Kavanaugh Confirmation

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) voted against confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Earlier, Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor, and underscored that Kavanaugh's judicial record, which is dangerously out of step with the American people, led her to conclude that she could not support his confirmation. Specifically, Shaheen cited Kavanaugh's expansive views of executive power, his failure to answer questions over the constitutionality of … Continue Reading


October 04, 2018

NH Delegation Urges EPA to Level the Playing Field for Biomass Industry

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging the administration to move forward with a proposed rule that would allow renewable electricity made from biomass to qualify for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program if it is used to power electric vehicles. This would level the playing field among competing fuel sourc… Continue Reading


October 04, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $1.25M to Bolster School Safety Efforts in NH

(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 $1,249,762 in federal grants to bolster school safety efforts in New Hampshire from the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). These grants include $500,000 to the New Hampshire Department of Education and $249,762 to Merrimack County to fund violence prevention and mental health training programs in … Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan To Each Introduce Legislation to Combat Escalating Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs, Stabilize Health Care Marketplace & End Surprise Medical Bills

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation today to combat escalating out-of-pocket health care costs for uninsured patients and for patients in the individual health insurance market who receive out-of-network care. U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) also announced that she will introduce companion legislation to help eliminate a related problem: surprise medical bills, where patients receive massive, unexpected medical bills, often for receiving care that they … Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Senate Passage of Final Version of Bipartisan Opioid Response Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after bipartisan, comprehensive opioid response legislation passed the Senate. The Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act was amended and passed by the House of Representatives last week, after previously passing the Senate. After today's final passage in the Senate, the bill will now head to the President's desk to be signed into … Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $650K to Support Victims of Sexual Assault

(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 $650,261 in grants to support victims of sexual assault from the National Institute of Justice at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). These grants include $316,703 to the New Hampshire Department of Safety to help reduce sexual assault and rape kit backlogs and $333,558 to the New Hampshire Department of Justice to develop and ini… Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

FAA Reauthorization Bill Heads to President’s Desk with Critical NH & National Security Priorities Secured by Shaheen

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate passed reauthorization legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The bill, which reauthorizes the FAA through September 2023, includes significant priorities for both New Hampshire and U.S. national security interests, championed by Senator Shaheen. The bill also reauthorizes the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) through September 2021. The bill previously passed the … Continue Reading


October 02, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce $1.6M to Prepare Manchester Students for Postsecondary Education

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant for $1,572,534 per year over the next seven years to the New Hampshire College & University Council to provide services to increase the number of low income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. This grant will fund GEAR UP programming… Continue Reading


October 02, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Revised NAFTA Trade Agreement

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement regarding revisions announced by the Trump administration to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): "Trade plays a critical role in our economy, supporting job creation and allowing small businesses in New Hampshire and throughout the nation to grow. While I will be reviewing the details of this agreement, I was encouraged to see some positive improvements that will help New Hampshire's dairy farmers… Continue Reading


October 01, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $1.2M to Support NH Youth Victimized by Opioid Crisis

(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 $1,186,005 in grants from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to support children and youth who are affected by the opioid epidemic. These grants include $749,886 to the New Hampshire Department of Justice and $436,119 to Dartmouth College, and will bolster crime victim services by expanding… Continue Reading


September 28, 2018

Joint Statement From Shaheen and Tillis, NATO Observer Group Co-Chairs, Prior to the Macedonian Referendum on Sunday

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement ahead of Sunday's referendum where the Macedonian people will vote on a change to their constitution that will clear a path toward NATO accession. The Senators' remarks echo statements made by Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany: "As the Macedonian people prepare to vote in this weekend's referendum, we wish … Continue Reading


September 28, 2018

Continued Opioid Response Funding, $10 Million for PFAS Health-Impact Study Secured By Shaheen Signed Into Law in Appropriations Bill

Shaheen Ushers $10 Million through Congress for 2nd Year of Nationwide PFAS Health-Impact Study She Established in 2018 Defense Bill Shaheen Ensures Continued Federal Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic Established in Bipartisan Budget Negotiations Earlier this Year (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2019 that funds the Departments of Def… Continue Reading


September 28, 2018

NH Delegation Applauds $3 Million Award to Help Expand the Wood Production Industry in New England

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), applauded the announcement that the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Inc. and the Northern Forest Center in Concord, will receive $3 million through an award provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce to bolster wood product markets in New England. This federal funding will be allocated through the Commerce Department's Economic Devel… Continue Reading


September 28, 2018

Senate Passes Shaheen, Hassan Bipartisan Resolution Designating Sept. 30th – Oct. 6th National Community Policing Week

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced the passage of their Senate Resolution designating September 30th through October 6th as "National Community Policing Week." Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) also sponsored the legislation. The bipartisan resolution recognizes the service and sacrifice of the law enforcement community, and underscores the importance of community policing, which forges bonds between police officers and community members. Th… Continue Reading


September 27, 2018

Shaheen Statement Following Testimony from Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee: "Dr. Ford's testimony was detailed, moving and credible, and I believe her," said Shaheen. "I was in awe of her bravery and strength today. I hope her testimony will be a watershed moment in our country for survivors of sexual assault. Women all across the country are making their voices heard and demanding… Continue Reading


September 26, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Latest Sexual Assault Allegation Against SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the latest allegation of sexual assault against U.S. Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "These allegations underscore why it's imperative that there be an FBI investigation as has been done in the past when accusations have been brought against a Supreme Court nominee," said Shaheen. "It is egregious that President Trump and Republican leadership have resisted an FBI investigation tha… Continue Reading


September 26, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $950K to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Northern New Hampshire

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $950,000 in federal grants to the North Country Health Consortium from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). These grants include $200,000 from the Rural Communities Opioid Response Planning Program and $250,000 per year for each of the next three years from the Rural Opioid Health Program, and will fund efforts to combat substance misuse and the op… Continue Reading


September 24, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $2M Award to Brayton Energy to Advance Energy Technology

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced $1,994,005 in federal grants to Brayton Energy from the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop an innovative energy storage system to provide reliable, affordable power to the electric grid for up to 100 hours, enhancing grid resilience and performance. "A stronger, more sustainable future depends on energy innovation, and Brayton Energy has led these efforts in New Hampshire and across the country,"… Continue Reading


September 21, 2018

PHOTO RELEASE: Shaheen Presents Former OSS Operative Roger Campbell with the Congressional Gold Medal in Recognition of His Service During World War II

(Wolfeboro, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) presented Technician Fourth Grade Roger Campbell (Ret.) with the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his heroic service as part of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II at the Wright Museum of World War II. The OSS was the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and special operations community. In March, the United States Congress bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal to the OSS in recognition of … Continue Reading


September 21, 2018

Funding Legislation Signed into Law with Significant NH Priorities Secured by Shaheen

**Shaheen, a Senior Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Extends Federal Response Efforts to the Opioid Crisis with $400 Million in Treatment Funding** **Shaheen Secures Funding to Prioritize Emergency Dredging of Hampton Harbor & Increased Federal Aid for Northern Border Regional Commission** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the final version of the fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding legislation for the Energy and Water… Continue Reading

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