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November 15, 2021

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Group of Senate Negotiators at White House for Bill Signing of Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

**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) -- Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined fellow members of the bipartisan group of Senate negotiators at the White House, where President Joe Biden signed t… Continue Reading


November 12, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Visits Manchester, Berlin, Colebrook & Portsmouth to Discuss Infrastructure, COVID & More

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held meetings and events across New Hampshire this week to discuss issues facing Granite State working families. She kicked off the week with a press conference in Manchester with the congressional delegation to highlight once-in-a-generation investments coming to New Hampshire from the bipartisan infrastructure deal she helped negotiate. On Wednesday, she toured American Performance Polymers in Colebrook and received a briefing to hear more… Continue Reading


November 10, 2021

Shaheen, North Country Health Care & Education Leaders Address Surge of COVID Cases

**EARLIER: Shaheen Visits American Performance Polymers in Colebrook for a Tour of New Equipment Purchased to Meet the Demand for PPE during the Pandemic*** (Berlin, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a press conference at Coos County Family Health Services with North Country health care providers and school district leaders this afternoon to discuss the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. Shaheen addressed the impact of the Executive Council's repeated rejection of $27 million in fede… Continue Reading


November 09, 2021

NH Delegation Holds Press Conference in Manchester Touting NH Priorities Secured in Infrastructure Bill

**Shaheen was a Lead Negotiator of the Infrastructure Package, Steered Bipartisan Talks on Broadband & Water Infrastructure** **Hassan Helped Negotiate Bill, Secured Key Provisions on Broadband, Passenger Rail, Coastal Resiliency, and Cybersecurity** (Manchester, NH) - Today, the New Hampshire congressional delegation held a press conference by the Amoskeag Bridge in Manchester, highlighting the robust investments that will benefit the Granite State in the bipartisan infrastructure … Continue Reading


November 08, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Biden Administration to Help Lower Gas Prices & Increase Energy Independence

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and others in a letter to President Biden urging the administration to utilize tools to lower U.S. gasoline prices for American consumers. Gas price experts have pointed to a "perfect storm" of factors that have contributed to the recent gas price spike, including: U.S. oil producers slowing production down during the height of the pandemic and laying workers off; COVID-related bottle… Continue Reading


November 08, 2021

Shaheen Celebrates Opening of U.S.-Canada Border

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement welcoming the official opening of the U.S.-Canada border today to vaccinated Canadians. Senator Shaheen has spearheaded efforts to reopen the border to vaccinated Canadians, including through a recent letter to President Biden and several virtual meetings and roundtables. "Today is a great day for New Hampshire and our nation as we finally welcome vaccinated Canadians back to the United States. The border's c… Continue Reading


November 08, 2021

Shaheen and Hassan Reintroduce Legislation to Improve Delivery Services by Designating a Unique Zip Code for Swanzey, NH

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) re-introduced legislation to require the United States Postal Service to designate a single, unique ZIP code for Swanzey, New Hampshire. North Swanzey is fully incorporated in the town of Swanzey, but shares the 03431 ZIP code with Keene, instead of the 03446 ZIP code for the rest of Swanzey. The lack of a uniform ZIP code has led to mis-delivered or delayed mail and slowed emergency response times. "The lack of a… Continue Reading


November 07, 2021

Shaheen, Risch Introduce Resolution in Support of Lithuania’s Stance against Chinese Aggression

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and chair of the Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and Jim Risch (R-ID), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a resolution commending the government of Lithuania for increasing ties with Taiwan and supporting its firm stance against coercion by China. "China's efforts to spread its influence across democracies in Eastern Europe… Continue Reading


November 06, 2021

Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill Included in Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation Heading to President’s Desk

(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. House of Representatives as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Shaheen and Portman were lead negotiators of the bipartisan infrastructure package that passed the Senate in August. The bill now heads to President Biden's desk for his signature. "I'm please… Continue Reading


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

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