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November 05, 2021

Shaheen-Negotiated Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Clears Congress, Heads to President’s Desk

**Shaheen was a Lead Negotiator of the Infrastructure Package, Steered Bipartisan Talks on Broadband & Water Infrastructure** **Shaheen Celebrates NH Priorities Secured, Including $10 Billion to Address PFAS contamination, Shaheen Bill to Invest in Water Infrastructure and Robust Investments in Broadband** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded the House of Representatives' passage of the landmark, bipartisan infrastructure legislation that she helped steer key neg… Continue Reading


November 05, 2021

Shaheen Announces $1 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding to Support Economic Development Planning in New Hampshire

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) will award New Hampshire $1 million to support economic development planning in communities across the state. The funding was allocated through the American Rescue Plan, which Shaheen supported. During negotiations for the relief legislation, Shah… Continue Reading


November 05, 2021

Shaheen Statement on New Directed Energy Attack Task Force Officials

**Last month, Shaheen led a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Blinken urging the immediate appointment of an official to address directed energy attacks** (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 in response to the U.S. State Department's announcement that Ambassador Jonathan Moore will serve as the Senior Advisor to the Health Incident Response Task Force (HIRT), i… Continue Reading


November 04, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Join All Women Senators in Bipartisan Letter to President: Protect Afghan Women and Girls

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and all other 22 women Senators in a bipartisan letter to President Joe Biden calling on him to protect the rights of Afghan women and girls following the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan. In a letter to the President, they wrote, "In the wake of the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan, we write to urge your Administration to develop an intera… Continue Reading


November 03, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce New Hampshire Federal District Court Judge Nominee Samantha Elliott at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing

Shaheen welcomes New Hampshire Federal District Court Judge nominee Samantha Elliott during her Senate Judiciary Committee hearing (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) delivered introductory remarks at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Samantha Elliott, who has been nominated by President Biden to serve as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. During their remarks, Shaheen and Hassan highlighted Elliott's e… Continue Reading


November 03, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $334K in American Rescue Plan Funding to NH Legal Assistance to Support Fair Housing for Granite Staters

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Approprations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) will receive $333,907 from the American Rescue Plan to support fair housing for Granite Staters. The funding was allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Fair Housing Initiatives Program, and will in… Continue Reading


November 02, 2021

Shaheen Statement on WH Announcement of Agreement to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

**Agreement includes long-term priority for Shaheen to lower the cost of insulin** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the White House's announcement that a deal has been reached in the reconciliation package to lower prescription drug costs. The agreement in President Biden's Build Back Better legislation specifically includes a provision to lower the cost of insulin, which as co-chair of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, has long been … Continue Reading


November 02, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Cosponsor Bipartisan Bill to Improve Suicide Prevention Efforts at the Department of Defense

Bill Follows an Alarming Government Accountability Office Report Revealing a 15% Increase in Military Suicides in 2020 From the Year Before (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, cosponsored the bipartisan Save Our Servicemembers (S.O.S.) Act to strengthen the Defense Department's (DoD) suicide prevention efforts. The bill is led by Senators Jon… Continue Reading


November 02, 2021

BREAKING: As Colder Weather Sets In, Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Announcing Over $25M to Help Low-Income Granite Staters Access Heating Assistance

**Announcement follows a bipartisan letter sent by Shaheen & Hassan to the Biden administration last month urging swift release of LIHEAP funding** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led the New Hampshire congressional delegation in announcing robust federal funding for New Hampshire from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in support of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). HHS annou… Continue Reading


November 02, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $1.2 Million in USDA Funding to Support Granite State Farmers

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire will receive $1,249,856 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support Granite State farmers. Of this funding, $749,856 was awarded to Land for Good in Keene through USDA's Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Progr… Continue Reading


November 01, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Announcing More than $1.4M in Federal Funding to Support Drug Enforcement Efforts

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire will receive $1,402,083 in federal funds through the Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) program. Specifically, the funding was awarded to the New Ham… Continue Reading


November 01, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Historic COP26 Climate Summit

**Shaheen traveled to Paris to participate in high-level discussions at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference that led to the International Paris Climate Accord & is a founding member of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Biden's address at the United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP26 - in Glasgow, Scotland. The international climate summit is a global conve… Continue Reading


October 31, 2021

Shaheen Urges HHS to Ramp Up Production of Rapid COVID Testing Kits Amid Surge of Cases in New Hampshire

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today sent a letter to Secretary Xavier Becerra at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to urge immediate action to increase the supply of rapid COVID-19 testing kits. Given the recent spike in COVID cases - particularly in New Hampshire, which is among the fourth highest state in the nation for surging infection rates - Shaheen pushed the department to work with manufacturers to ramp up production for rapid testing. Increased t… Continue Reading


October 30, 2021

NH Delegation Applauds $2.5 Million Heading to NH Community Development Finance Authority through SBA Community Program

(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) today applauded an announcement from the Small Business Administration (SBA) that the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) was awarded $2.5 million. The funding comes from the SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program, which provides funding to organizations that support small businesses and local establishments in underserved … Continue Reading


October 29, 2021

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bill to Combat Domestic Violence and Expand Pro Bono Legal Resources

**Original POWER Act, signed into law in 2018, requires reauthorization before four-year sunset date in 2022** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee which funds programs in the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), today introduced legislation with Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to permanently extend the authorization for the Pro… Continue Reading


October 29, 2021

Shaheen Visits Manchester UPS Facility to Discuss Ongoing Supply Chain Disruptions Impacting New Hampshire

(Manchester, NH) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the UPS Customer Service Center in Manchester to discuss ongoing supply chain disruptions and workforce challenges that are impacting New Hampshire businesses and consumers. These challenges have led to shortages of products and higher prices for some household goods - which could worsen as the peak holiday season approaches and demand for goods surges. During the event, Shaheen met with UPS officials, labor union leader… Continue Reading


October 27, 2021

NH Delegation Lauds Biden Announcement of New Title X Funds for NH Providers

**Funding is particularly critical following the New Hampshire Executive Council's recent vote to defund NH family planning providers** (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) today applauded an announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that the Biden administration will make available $256,000,000 for Title X providers for fiscal year (FY) 2022. Title X … Continue Reading


October 27, 2021

Shaheen Applauds New Federal Strategy on Overdose Prevention Announced by Biden Administration

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today released the following statement after Secretary Becerra rolled out the new federal Overdose Prevention Strategy at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The plan increases access to the full continuum of integrated care and services for individuals who use substances that cause overdoses, as well as their families. The plan targets primary prevention, harm reduction, evidence-based treatment and recovery support, particul… Continue Reading


October 26, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Announcing Nearly $1.5 Million Heading to UNH to Support Research to Address Trauma Faced by Child Survivors of Sexual Exploitation

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the University of New Hampshire (UNH) will receive $1,491,313 to fund a study to address trauma faced by child survivors of sexual exploitation. Specifically, the study will focus on further understanding the impact of abuse o… Continue Reading


October 26, 2021

ICYMI – Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Press Conference with Granite State Health Care Providers Urging Executive Council to End Political Standoff and Approve Critical COVID Vaccine Funds

Shaheen & the NH Congressional Delegation Fought to Secure Robust Federal Assistance for NH to Utilize for COVID Response (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) held a virtual press conference with health care stakeholders to discuss the consequences of the New Hampshire Executive Council's decision to reject $27 million in federal vaccine funding. The delegation's press ev… Continue Reading

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