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September 29, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce Nearly $200K to Combat Youth Homelessness in Sullivan County

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that the Oasis Teen Shelter and Support Center in Claremont will receive $199,966 to combat youth homelessness in Sullivan County. Specifically, the funding will be awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Transitional Living Program to the Claremont Learning Partnership, which operates the Oasis Teen Shelter and Support Center. In addition … Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

Shaheen Welcomes Opening of Portal for Health Care Providers to Apply for $25.5 Billion in Provider Relief Funds

**Announcement follows Shaheen's bipartisan push with Collins to distribute remaining COVID-19 relief for health care providers** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today celebrated that funding for health care providers through the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and American Rescue Plan (ARP) rural distribution is now available. Senator Shaheen previously pushed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to distribute remaining COVID-19 relief for health care providers a… Continue Reading


September 29, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $2.4 Million to New Hampshire to Help Connect Students to High-Speed Internet at Home

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, announced $2.4 million to New Hampshire to help schools provide students with the internet-connectivity devices and service that they need to complete their school work from home. The funding to New Hampshire is part of the Federal Communications Commission's Emergency Connectivity Fund Program, which Senator Hassan and colleagues successfully worked to estab… Continue Reading


September 28, 2021

Shaheen Questions Secretary of Defense, Top Generals on Afghanistan Withdrawal & Urges Protections for Afghan Allies During Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing

**Shaheen has led Senate efforts in support of bolstering the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program to protect Afghan allies** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today questioned Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and top military officials during a SASC hearing on the conclusion of U.S. military operations and future U.S. policy in Afghanistan. Shaheen asked the witnesses what precipitated the collaps… Continue Reading


September 28, 2021

Shaheen, Portman Introduce Bill to Strengthen U.S.-EU Cooperation On Cyber & Telecommunications Infrastructure to Counter China’s Influence

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today introduced the Transatlantic Telecommunication Security Act (TTSA), which would strengthen European telecommunications infrastructure by helping key allies in the region build 5G networks. The bill would incentivize investments in non-Huawei 5G equipment and help federal agencies - like the State Department and U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) - improve the security of telecommunications s… Continue Reading


September 27, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Slams GOP for Prioritizing Political Games over American Families by Jeopardizing Government Shutdown & Default on National Debt

Senator Shaheen delivered remarks on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon. (Washington, DC) - On Thursday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks on the Senate floor blasting Senate Republicans for their partisan obstruction that risks a government shutdown this week and a default by the U.S. on its financial obligations. Both of these manufactured crises by congressional Republicans would spell disaster for the U.S. with serious ramifications for the U.S. economy, currency, natio… Continue Reading


September 23, 2021

On Senate Floor: Shaheen Slams Hypocritical Republican Obstruction to Raise Debt Limit and Avoid Government Shutdown

**Shaheen Also Highlights How Republicans' Partisan Gridlock is Compromising U.S. National Security with Delayed Confirmation Hearings and Political Grandstanding** Senator Shaheen delivers remarks on the Senate floor this afternoon. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks on the Senate floor this afternoon slamming Senate Republicans for their partisan obstruction that is threatening a government shutdown and also risks the U.S. to default on its financial… Continue Reading


September 23, 2021

Shaheen Helps Lead Reintroduction of Legislation to Increase Students’ Access to High-Skilled Job Opportunities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) reintroduced legislation this week to make education more affordable for students pursuing degrees in high-skill industries. The Community College to Career Fund in Higher Education Act (CC2C) would support innovative partnerships between technical colleges, community colleges and businesses that train students for careers i… Continue Reading


September 23, 2021

Shaheen, Collins Urge Blinken to Provide Equal Access to Treatment at Walter Reed for Victims of Directed Energy Attacks

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken last night requesting equal access to Walter Reed treatment facilities for all State victims experiencing symptoms of anomalous health incidents, also known as "Havana Syndrome." Their letter follows reports that the Department of State has not accommodated requests by some State Department employees to receive treatment for their symptoms at Walter Reed, which is br… Continue Reading


September 23, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $350K through NBRC & USDA to Support Small Businesses & Promote Economic Growth in North Country Communities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will receive $350,000 to support small businesses and promote economic growth in North Country Communities. Specifically, the funding was awarded through the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) and the… Continue Reading


September 23, 2021

To Help Offset NH Executive Council’s Disastrous Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood and Family Planning Providers, NH Delegation Sends Letter to Biden Admin to Expedite Reversal of Title X Gag Rule

(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) sent a letter to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to ask for its immediate approval of a rule change to reverse the Title X Gag Rule that decimated federal funding for the majority of New Hampshire's family planning centers. In light of the New Hampshire Executive Council's vote to defund four family planning providers last week… Continue Reading


September 21, 2021

U.S. House Passes Shaheen-Backed Legislation to Support ‘Havana Syndrome’ Victims

**The legislation led by Senators Shaheen, Collins, Warner and Rubio now heads to the President's desk and would support U.S. Intelligence and Diplomatic staff who have suffered brain injuries likely from directed energy attacks** (Washington, DC) - After clearing the House of Representatives today, legislation to support American public servants who have incurred brain injuries likely from directed energy attacks is headed to the President's desk to be signed into law. The Helping American V… Continue Reading


September 21, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Join Effort to Urge SCOTUS to Protect Reproductive Rights by Upholding Roe and Rejecting Mississippi’s Unconstitutional Law

**48 Democrats in the Senate and 188 in the House file a bicameral amicus brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization** (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) yesterday joined a bicameral amicus brief in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, urging the Supreme Court to uphold nearly 50 years of precedent in Roe v. Wade and protect the constitutional right to abortion care. The amicus brief was led by Senate Majority Leader … Continue Reading


September 20, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Leads Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United Ruling

**Amendment would help get big money out of politics and put power back in the hands of the American people** (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced on Friday an amendment that she's introducing today with Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. FEC decision. The Democracy for All Amendment would also overturn other alarming decisions around campaign finance that led to floods of cor… Continue Reading


September 20, 2021

Shaheen Urges Federal Maritime Commission to Address Rising Costs of Overseas Shipping & Help NH Businesses Stay Afloat

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to the Federal Maritime Commission last week, urging the agency to address the surge in costs to import goods that threatens the operations and economic recovery of businesses across New Hampshire. Shaheen noted the existential threat facing small businesses who cannot afford container rates whose costs, in some cases, have increased by over 1,000 percent, and requested that the Commission take action to protect businesses from … Continue Reading


September 20, 2021

NH Delegation Hosts Press Conference with NH Family Planning Providers Defunded Due to Executive Council Vote

Press Event Follows NH Delegation Letter to Biden Admin Calling for Swift Distribution of Supplemental Assistance Directly to Providers Impacted by Executive Council Decision (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) hosted a virtual press conference today with representatives from New Hampshire family planning providers that will be impacted by the New Hampshire Executive Council's recent vo… Continue Reading


September 20, 2021

NH Delegation Applauds More than $3.4 Million in HUD Funding to Combat Youth Homelessness in NH

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the announcement that New Hampshire will receive $3,412,971 to combat youth homelessness. Specifically, the funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program to two recipients: the New Hampshire Balance of State Continuum of Care, which will receive $2,2… Continue Reading


September 17, 2021

In Response to NH Executive Council Vote to Defund Granite State Family Planning Organizations, NH Delegation Urges Biden Admin to Swiftly Award Supplemental Assistance Directly to Impacted Providers

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra calling on HHS to award supplemental grants directly to the New Hampshire family planning providers that were recently defunded by the New Hampshire Executive Council and are not receiving Title X program funds. On Wednesday, the delegation slamme… Continue Reading


September 17, 2021

Shaheen Hosts Fireside Chat with EU Ambassador to the U.S. Stavros Lambrinidis on U.S.-EU Relations

Later in Manchester: Senator Shaheen & Ambassador Lambrinidis Visit Jewell Instruments & Highlight NH Economic Ties with EU (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the SFRC Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, hosted a fireside chat at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) with the Ambassador of the European Union to the United States, Stavros Lambrinidis, on tra… Continue Reading


September 17, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Lead Letter to President Biden to Urge Opening of U.S.-Canada Border to Vaccinated Canadians by October

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today sent a letter to President Biden with Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT), Angus King (I-ME), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Gary Peters (D-MI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) urging his administration to allow vaccinated Canadians to travel to the U.S. through land ports of entry. Noting the economic and familial strains caused by the continued restrictions at the U.S.-Canada border, the Senators asked the Pre… Continue Reading

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