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February 17, 2022

BREAKING: Senate Passes Shaheen-Portman Resolution in Resounding Show of Bipartisan Support for Ukraine Against Russian Aggression

(Washington, DC) - This evening, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly in support of a bipartisan resolution introduced by 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), Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, in support of Ukraine in the face of increased Russian aggression. The Senators' resolution is a renewed bipartisan message from the U.S. Senate in fierce support of the Un… Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

Shaheen, Leahy, Collins Lead Push to Reauthorize Northern Border Regional Commission to Support Hard-Hit Businesses & Communities

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) Reauthorization Act of 2022. This bill will extend the authorization of the NBRC and support job creation and community development in the most economically vulnerable parts of rural New Hampshire and the Northeast. The bill is also cosponsored by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kir… Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

Shaheen, Portman Reaffirm Bipartisan Support for Ukraine, Lead New Resolution in Support of Democratic Partners

(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), Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, led a bipartisan group of Senators, including Senate Foreign Relations Chairman and Ranking Member, Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Jim Risch (R-ID), as well as Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), on a new, bipartisan resolution in support of … Continue Reading


February 16, 2022

Following Push from Shaheen, Senate Clears Key Defense Nominees

Last week, Senator Shaheen slammed partisan obstruction from some Republican lawmakers holding up key positions within the Department of Defense. (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 Senate cleared two Biden administration nominees to fill pivotal roles within the Department of Defens… Continue Reading


February 16, 2022

Senator Shaheen Joins Effort to Crack Down on Insurance Companies That Illegally Deny Women Access to Birth Control

Senators are Calling for Enforcement of Law that Requires Birth Control to be Covered Under the Affordable Care Act Push Comes as Women's Reproductive Rights are Under Attack in NH and Across the Country (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined group of 33 Senators led by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) in calling on the Biden administration to improve enforcement of the federal law that guarantees complete coverage of birth control for women who get their health insurance th… Continue Reading


February 15, 2022

Shaheen, Risch Rural Disaster Assistance Bill Clears Committee

(Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate Small Business Committee voted unanimously to pass the bipartisan Disaster Assistance for Rural Communities Act, led by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Jim Risch (R-ID). This legislation will allow rural homeowners, renters and small businesses to more easily access disaster relief in the wake of a natural disaster. "I'm excited my bipartisan bill with Senator Risch to help rural businesses access emergency disaster relief unanimously passed a key co… Continue Reading


February 15, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Administration to Implement Broadband Expansion Funding in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators to encourage the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Assistant Secretary Alan Davidson to follow Congressional intent in implementing the $65 billion included in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for broadband expansion efforts across the United States. The effort was led by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus Kin… Continue Reading


February 14, 2022

Shaheen, Baldwin, Murphy Lead 37 Senate Colleagues in Letter Urging Biden Administration to Limit Junk Health Plans that Undermine Standards of Affordable Care Act

**Junk plans can deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and don't have to cover essential services like maternity care, prescription drugs, substance use disorders and emergency room care** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) led 37 of their Senate colleagues in a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra urging the Biden administration to limit the sale and availabi… Continue Reading


February 14, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes $2 Million for Harbor Care Health Center in Nashua

**Funding comes following Shaheen and Hassan's push to support health care centers during ARP negotiations** (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 Harbor Care in Nashua will receive $2 million to expand access to quality virtual health care. This funding will support services like telehealth, remote patient monitoring and digital patient tools. Funding comes from… Continue Reading


February 11, 2022

Shaheen Visits Concord to Review Driver Training Program that Will Ease Supply Chain Issues

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the Commercial Driving School in Concord and met with trucking industry leaders to discuss the importance of training qualified commercial truck drivers to address supply chain challenges. Following a push from Shaheen, New Hampshire received a 90-day waiver to adjust state laws to comply with new requirements of the Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) program. "Meeting with trucking industry leaders in Concord today was a firs… Continue Reading


February 11, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes Over $10.7M in Fish and Wildlife Funding

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) 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 over $10.73 million to support wildlife and sport fish restoration through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The funding will help state wildlife agencies pursue conservation projects and programs, including support for hunting and fishing education, fish and wildlife management, scientific resea… Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Senator Shaheen Joins New England Delegation in Congressional Resolution Honoring Tom Brady

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined members of the New England delegation, including Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ed Markey (D-MA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), in introducing a resolution in the U.S. Senate honoring the career of Tom Brady, who announced his retirement from football earlier this month. The resolution highlights Tom Brady's incredible career with… Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Shaheen Congratulates UNH Researchers’ HelioSwarm Mission for Being Chosen By NASA For $250M Heliophysics Competition

**Shaheen is Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that Funds NASA** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee that funds NASA, congratulated the HelioSwarm mission - led by a team of researchers at the University of New Hampshire's Space Science Center (SCC) - for being selected by NASA to research the Earth-Sun environment. As one of two winners of the Heliophysics Medi… Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Shaheen Helps Lead Bipartisan Bill to Modernize the Violence Against Women Act

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in introducing the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act. VAWA is the flagship 1994 law that supports survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking by providing federal resources and technical support for programs that help victims. The 2022 VAWA reauthorization would expand ef… Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Senate-Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Void and Prevent Forced Arbitration Agreements for Sexual Harassment and Assault

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, legislation that 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. The legislation passed the Senate today by a voice vote after previously passing the House of Representatives.… Continue Reading


February 09, 2022

After House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Punish Perpetrators of Global Violence Against LGBTQI Communities, Senate Co-Lead Shaheen Calls on Senate to Swiftly Follow Suit

Shaheen Leads Senate Companion Legislation with Murkowski to Impose Sanctions on Perpetrators of Global Violence against LGBTQI Communities (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded the U.S. House of Representative's passage of the Global Respect Act - a bipartisan bill that would impose sanctions and block travel to the U.S. on foreign individuals responsible for human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) indivi… Continue Reading


February 09, 2022

Shaheen, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ease Provider Relief Fund Requirements Facing Overwhelmed Health Care Providers

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced legislation that builds on their bipartisan work to bolster the Provider Relief Fund (PRF), which has served as a lifeline to frontline health care providers who've experienced revenue losses and increased demand for their services during the pandemic. Their new bill, the Provider Relief Fund Improvement Act, strengthens support for overwhelmed providers by delaying complex PRF reporting requirement… Continue Reading


February 08, 2022

Sen. Shaheen & Rep. Welch Urge the Biden Administration to Finalize Long-Neglected Appliance Efficiency Standards

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and U.S. Representative Peter Welch (VT-AL) sent a letter to the Department of Energy Secretary (DOE) Jennifer Granholm and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Shalanda Young, asking that they review and finalize outstanding appliance efficiency standards. By law, the Department of Energy must review appliance efficiency standards every six years, but many have not been updated in decades. As a result, inefficient appliance… Continue Reading


February 08, 2022

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Call for Administration to Relaunch a Comprehensive Tariff Exclusion Process

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, joined a bipartisan group of Senators led by Tom Carper (D-DE) and Rob Portman (R-OH) on a letter to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai calling for the administration to establish a more comprehensive exclusion process for imports from China subject to tariffs under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 in order to allow more small … Continue Reading


February 07, 2022

Senators Shaheen & Hassan Call On FAA to Improve Communications with MHT during 5G Roll Out

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve its communication with Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) regarding the issue of potential interference with airport operations. Recently, wireless carriers delayed turning on transmission towers near some airports due to concerns that the 5G rollout could impact flights during take-off and landing. However, a transmission tower in Massachusetts r… Continue Reading

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