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March 08, 2022

Shaheen Statement on International Women’s Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman and a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement to commemorate International Women's Day: "Today, nations around the world observe International Women's Day to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women across the globe. Over the last century, we've made tremendous progress in many parts of the world towards women becoming respected as full and equal part… Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Shaheen, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Lobster Industry Afford New Gear

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced bipartisan legislation to support lobstermen by creating a grant program to help them comply with federal regulations that require a change in fishing gear, which reduces the risk of entanglement for highly endangered North Atlantic right whales. The Stewarding Atlantic Fisheries Ecosystems by Supporting Economic Assistance and Sustainability (SAFE SEAS) Act of 2022 will help lobstermen with the financial … Continue Reading


March 07, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Passing of NH House Democratic Leader Renny Cushing

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of New Hampshire House Democratic Leader Renny Cushing: "Renny Cushing was a passionate public servant whose decades of service touched the lives of families across New Hampshire. His resilience was unparalleled, and he continued to be an advocate for working families and those in need through his very last days. He left an indelible impact on our communities and will be sorely missed. M… Continue Reading


March 07, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Support for Bipartisan Bill to Ban Russian Energy Imports

**Last week, Shaheen announced on Andrea Mitchell she supported efforts to ban Russian energy sources and called on major oil companies to ramp up oil production as Russia's aggression drives up the price of oil** **Senator Hassan announced last week that she supports sanctions on oil and gas imports from Russia and pushed for action to address Big Oil's unfair and deceptive trade practices** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations S… Continue Reading


March 07, 2022

As Congress Finalizes Government Funding Legislation, Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on Leadership to Prioritize Bill to Open Eligibility for Burial in State Veterans Cemeteries to All Service Members

**Push follows Senators' letter to Senate and House leadership in January & after the bill cleared a key committee hurdle in December** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and John Hoeven (R-ND) issued the following statements as Congress nears a final agreement on government funding legislation, urging Senate and House leadership to include their bipartisan bill to ensure all members of Reserve components and the National Guard … Continue Reading


March 06, 2022

ICYMI: Shaheen & Portman Urge Biden Administration to Support Aircraft Transfers to Ukraine from Eastern European Allies

Shaheen and Portman have led action in the U.S. Senate in support of Ukraine in response to Vladimir Putin's belligerence. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), Co-Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, sent a letter yesterday afternoon to President Joe Biden, urging the administration to support aircraft transfers to Ukraine from Eastern European al… Continue Reading


March 04, 2022

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Push to Expand R&D Tax Credit for Startups and Preserve Full R&D Deductions

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group led by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) in urging Senate leadership to expand the Research & Development (R&D) tax credit and ensure that businesses can fully deduct their R&D investments each year in an upcoming legislative package. "We write to urge you to support U.S. economic competitiveness and innovation in any upcoming legislative package by expanding the research and developm… Continue Reading


March 04, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan & Pappas Join HHS Secretary Becerra for Meeting with Family Health Providers Amid State & Federal Attacks on Women’s Reproductive Care

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Chris Pappas (NH-01) joined Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra in Manchester today for a meeting with New Hampshire family planning providers, including Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and Lovering Health Center, amid continued attacks from State and congressional Republicans on women's reproductive rights and care. "As Republicans from Mississippi to… Continue Reading


March 04, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Welcome Biden Administration’s Decision to Designate Temporary Protected Status for Ukrainians in U.S.

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) welcomed President Biden's decision to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Ukrainians in the United States amid the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. Earlier this week, they joined a letter to Biden urging the administration to provide this deportation relief to Ukrainians in the U.S. "As Ukrainians around the world experience heartbreak and trauma amid Putin's deadly invasion of Ukraine, helping Ukrainian… Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Shaheen Applauds Biden’s Signature on Bipartisan Bill to Void and Prevent Forced Arbitration Agreements for Sexual Harassment and Assault

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded President Biden’s signature of the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act into law. This legislation eliminates mandatory arbitration agreements in civil cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault, giving survivors of workplace harassment the right to sue their employer in open court. Shaheen cosponsored the legislation and voted in favor of its passage in the Senate last month. “The scourge of sexu… Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Shaheen-Johnson Lead Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing Bosnia and Herzegovina’s 30 Years of Independence & Support for Pro-Democratic Aspirations

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) - Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation Chair and Ranking Member - led a bipartisan group, including Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) on a resolution recognizing Bosnia and Herzegovina's 30th anniversary of independence, addressing the political situation and reaffirming U.S. support for… Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Shaheen, Collins Meet with AHI Interagency Coordinator Maher Bitar to Discuss Admin’s Response to Directed Energy Attacks

**The White House announced last month that Maher Bitar would serve as the Anomalous Health Incident (AHI) Interagency Coordinator following Shaheen's provision that created this position through the NDAA** **Shaheen & Collins wrote a letter to Bitar last month urging him to address pressing issues that hamper the U.S.' whole-of-government response to directed energy attacks** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed… Continue Reading


March 02, 2022

Shaheen Joins Letter Urging USDA to Help Working Families Access Healthy Food by Updating Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for WIC Food Packages

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to issue revised WIC food packages under the proposed rule, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children: Revisions in the WIC Food Packages. WIC is one of the most successful federally funded nutrition programs in the country, improving dietary and health outcomes for roughly 6 pregnant and postpartum women, inf… Continue Reading


March 02, 2022

Following Calls From NH Delegation, Granite State Homeowners Can Now Apply for Federal Mortgage Assistance

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) released the following statements in response to news that the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA) has started accepting applications for mortgage assistance for Granite State homeowners, following approval by the U.S. Department of Treasury of the state's Housing Assistance Fund (HAF) program and release of critical federal dollars in mort… Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Shaheen Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden's State of the Union address: "When President Biden was sworn in last year, he inherited a global health crisis, a struggling economy and national security challenges exacerbated by the previous administration's strained relationship with our allies. Yet over the last year, President Biden rebuilt our economy, re-established the United States' role as a global leader and rea… Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

BREAKING: Senate Clears Two Defense Nominees Key to Our National Security amid Russia Threat, Following Push from Shaheen

**This builds on Shaheen's successful push to break through Republican partisan obstruction holding up key positions within the Department of Defense last month** **Shaheen spoke on Senate floor last month urging confirmation of Melissa Dalton** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, issued the following statement after the … Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Administration to Designate Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter yesterday to President Biden urging the administration to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Ukrainians in the United States following the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. The letter was led by U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman… Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Welcoming $3.8 Million for New Hampshire’s Health Care Providers through the Provider Relief Fund

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed $3,878,290 to support 17 of New Hampshire's health care providers who have experienced revenue losses and expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding comes as part of a $560 million national announcement in Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 payments from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Healt… Continue Reading


February 28, 2022

Shaheen Speaks with Punchbowl News on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine, Implications for Europe and Global Security

**Shaheen is a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, Co-Chair of the Senate NATO Observer Group and a member of the Senate Ukraine Caucus** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke with Punchbowl News' John Bresnahan about Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the United States' response an… Continue Reading


February 28, 2022

Shaheen Urges Biden Administration to Improve Resources for Educators to Support Students Amid Youth Mental Health Crisis

Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona calling on the Department to strengthen federal support for teachers and staff to assist students experiencing mental health challenges. In the letter, Shaheen urged the Department to better equip educators with the tools and training they need to address the youth mental health crisis that has worsened through the pandemic. "The youth of America are facing an unprecedented men… Continue Reading

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