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August 16, 2021

Updated Shaheen Statement on Afghanistan

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement on the deteriorating conditions in Afghanistan: "Over the weekend, the world watched as Kabul fell, with images of Afghan civilians at the airport pleading to be evacuated seared into our minds. Dire conditions on the ground persist today and without swift, decisive action from the administration, Afghan civilians will suffer or die… Continue Reading


August 13, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $1.8 Million in AmeriCorps Vista Funding for NH Programs Serving Vulnerable Communities

(Manchester, NH) - 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 has received $1,832,100 in funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. These funds were awarded through CNCS' Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program, whi… Continue Reading


August 13, 2021

NH Stakeholders, Activists Hail Shaheen and Hassan for Historic Investments in Environment, Spearheading Water Infrastructure, Energy Efficiency & Coastal Resilience Priorities Included in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

**Shaheen was a lead negotiator of the infrastructure package, steered bipartisan talks on water infrastructure** ***Hassan was one of the G-22 helping lead negotiations of the bill; secured critical wins for New Hampshire on coastal resilience*** **Shaheen includes bipartisan energy efficiency bill in bipartisan infrastructure legislation cleared by Senate** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) celebrated the Senate's passage of the bipartisan infra… Continue Reading


August 12, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $375K in Federal Funding to Support Granite State Firefighters

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Homeland Security Committee, and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $375,768 in federal funding to support Granite State firefighters. Through the agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, the following cities… Continue Reading


August 12, 2021

What They’re Saying: Broadband Provisions Secured by Shaheen and Hassan in Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Will Help NH Bridge Digital Divide

**Shaheen was a Lead Negotiator of the Infrastructure Package, Steered Bipartisan Talks on Broadband & Water Infrastructure** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) celebrated the Senate's passage of the bipartisan infrastructure deal this week, including provisions around bolstering broadband, which Senator Shaheen, as the lead negotiator of the broadband working group, and Senator Hassan, as a member of the broadband working group, helped secure. S… Continue Reading


August 12, 2021

What They’re Saying: Broadband Provisions Secured by Shaheen and Hassan in Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Will Help NH Bridge Digital Divide

**Shaheen was a Lead Negotiator of the Infrastructure Package, Steered Bipartisan Talks on Broadband & Water Infrastructure** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) celebrated the Senate's passage of the bipartisan infrastructure deal this week, including provisions around bolstering broadband, which Senator Shaheen, as the lead negotiator of the broadband working group, and Senator Hassan, as a member of the broadband working group, helped secure. S… Continue Reading


August 12, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Secures Key NH Priorities through Leadership on Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

**Shaheen was a Lead Negotiator of the Infrastructure Package, Steered Bipartisan Talks on Broadband & Water Infrastructure** (Washington, DC) - Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate voted along overwhelmingly bipartisan lines to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, of which U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) steered key negotiations. This package would provide a $550 billion investment in our nation's core infrastructure priorities - including roads and bridges, rail, transit, por… Continue Reading


August 11, 2021

NH Leaders, Stakeholders Laud Shaheen & Hassan for Leadership on Historic Infrastructure Legislation

**Shaheen was a Lead Negotiator of the Infrastructure Package, Steered Bipartisan Talks on Broadband & Water Infrastructure** **Senator Hassan Led Efforts to Invest in Passenger Rail, Coastal Resilience and Cybersecurity** (Washington, DC) - On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted in support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act with a bipartisan vote of 69-30. The bill represents the largest investment in infrastructure in our nation's history. This package would provide … Continue Reading


August 11, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Senate Passage of Historic Investments in U.S. Care Economy

**The landmark budget framework that invests in working families & combating climate change follows the Senate's passage of the bipartisan infrastructure package, which Shaheen helped negotiate** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in response to the Senate's passage of a budget framework that sets the stage for historic investments in the United States' care economy. The vote today is a step towards legislation that would help American fa… Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Shaheen, Schatz, Luján Reintroduce Legislation to Create Public Health Insurance Option, Provide More People with Affordable Health Care

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) reintroduced the State Public Option Act, bicameral legislation to create a Medicaid-based public health insurance option to strengthen the Affordable Care Act by providing Americans with a new high-quality, low-cost choice when purchasing health insurance. "The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the urgent need to expand access to high-quality and affordable health care coverage to all Americ… Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Shaheen Joins Resolution Condemning Politically-Motivated Imprisonment of Women around the World

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a resolution with Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to condemn the politically motivated imprisonment of women around the world and to demand the immediate release of women political prisoners. "Around the world, women are on the frontlines pushing for democracy and human rights. For their efforts, they are often met with repression and violence. From unjust detention to sexual violence and torture, women face heinous punishments for deman… Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Letter Asking VA to Work with Pease Air National Guard Base on New Toxic Exposure Initiative

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today led a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough to urge the VA to work with the 157th Air Refueling Wing on a new occupational toxic exposure initiative. The letter asks the VA to work with the 157th as they pursue more robust study on the potential health impacts to guard members and former service members around the… Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill Included in Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation Cleared by Senate

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statements after key provisions from their bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness (ESIC) Act cleared the U.S. Senate as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Shaheen and Portman were lead negotiators of the bipartisan infrastructure package over the last three months. The ESIC Act will improve energy efficiency in three key sectors - buildings, industrial and the fe… Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Senators’ Statement on Passage of Landmark Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

(Washington, DC) - Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Susan Collins (R-ME), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Mark Warner (D-VA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Jon Tester (D-MT) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to approve the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by a bipartisan vote of 69-30. The bill represents the largest investment in infrastructure in our nation's history. "This vote is a historic vi… Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

BREAKING: Senate Passes Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

**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 Senate's bipartisan passage of the landmark infrastructure legislation that she helped steer key negotiations around.… Continue Reading


August 09, 2021

Shaheen, Wicker Lead Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers on Resolution Marking One-Year Anniversary of Fraudulent Belarus Elections, Reaffirm U.S. Support for Pro-Democracy Movement

**Resolution Follows Shaheen & Wicker's Bipartisan Launch of Free Belarus Caucus in the U.S. Senate** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - led a bipartisan group of lawmakers with Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) on a resolution marking the one-year anniversary of the fraudulent presidential election in Belarus that installed Alyaksandr Lukashenka for a sixth term. The resolution c… Continue Reading


August 09, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $4.6 Million for NH Projects through NBRC

**Last week, Shaheen announced that she helped secure $35 million for the NBRC in bipartisan funding legislation for FY22 that passed the committee and will next be considered by the full Senate, which is a $5 million increase above the FY2021 funding level and the highest the program has ever been funded** **Shaheen, through her work on the Senate Appropriations Committee, has consistently increased funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission over the last 5 years** (Washington, DC)… Continue Reading


August 07, 2021

Shaheen Joins Legislation to Help Small Businesses Become More Energy Efficient

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) to introduce legislation to help small business owners make energy efficiency upgrades to their businesses and reduce their energy costs. The Main Street Energy Efficiency Act would establish a Small Business Energy Efficiency Grant program to provide funds to incentivize small businesses to take on energy efficiency projects - particularly in underserved, rural and economically disadvantaged commu… Continue Reading


August 06, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $1 Million to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to Combat the Substance Use Disorder Crisis in Rural NH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon $1 million in federal funding through its Rural Communities Opioid Response-Implementation program. The grant … Continue Reading


August 06, 2021

Wicker, Shaheen Lead Bipartisan Launch of Free Belarus Caucus

Bipartisan Caucus to Press for Democracy in Belarus Ahead of First Anniversary of Fraudulent Presidential Elections (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced the formation of the Free Belarus Caucus, which will advocate for democracy and free and fair elections in the former Soviet Republic that has been rocked by increasing political violence and repression after decades of rule by current President Alexander Lukashenka. Wicker and Shaheen w… Continue Reading

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