December 22, 2021

Shaheen, Gillibrand Urge Pentagon to Investigate TRICARE Coverage Changes that Disrupt Access to Autism Care

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) wrote a letter to Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Gilbert Cisneros, to inquire about changes made to TRICARE coverage that limit treatment options for individuals with autism. Specifically, the letter asks the Pentagon to investigate how these changes restrict access to proven services like Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and add burdens to care for autistic dependents, like children, and member… Continue Reading

December 21, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Welcoming $4.7 Million to NH to Support Individuals & Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorders

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), led Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) in welcoming $4,710,993 to the New Hampshire Department of Justice (NH DOJ) to lower rates of substance use disorders and provide support to affected families. New Hampshire has been on the frontlines of this crisis and was among the top ten states in th… Continue Reading

December 20, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Welcome Critical Funding to Invest in Launch of 3-Digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Senators Cosponsored Legislation to Create the New Lifeline American Rescue Plan Funding Will Boost Access to Life-saving Services for People Experiencing Suicidal or Mental Health Crisis (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today welcomed $282 million in national funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for suicide prevention and crisis care services, including the transition to the three-digit dialing code for the… Continue Reading

December 20, 2021

NH Delegation Welcomes $1.6 Million to Combat Substance Use Disorder Crisis through NH Drug Court Program

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed $1,619,765 for the Drug Court Program (DCP) at the New Hampshire Department of Justice (NH DOJ). The funding will support NH DCP's efforts to combat the substance use disorder crisis and stem drug-related overdose deaths, which have surged during the p… Continue Reading

December 17, 2021

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Call for Administration to Use New Indo-Pacific Economic Framework to Set Global Standards on Digital Trade

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), John Cornyn (R-TX), Todd Young (R-IN), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Tom Carper (D-DE) in a bipartisan letter calling on the administration to ensure that President Biden's new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework pushes the world forward on issues of digital trade, technology and decarbonization. They also urged the administration to put digital trade at the forefront of the nation's global economic agenda going forw… Continue Reading

December 17, 2021

President to Sign Into Law Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senators Shaheen & Hassan to Crack Down on the Chinese Government’s Human Rights Violations

Bill Would Prevent Goods Made with Forced Uyghur Labor from Entering the United States (Washington, DC) - The Senate sent a bipartisan bill, supported by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), to President Biden's desk that will help ensure that goods made with Uyghur forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region do not enter the United States. "The human rights abuses committed by the Chinese government against Uyghur Muslims are atrocious. The international com… Continue Reading

December 17, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Pens Op-Ed on NH PUC’s Dangerous Decision to Cut Funds for Key Energy Efficiency Programs in NH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) wrote an op-ed in the Concord Monitor slamming the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission's (PUC) decision to reject a popular energy efficiency plan that funds NHSaves, an award-winning energy efficiency program. Given NHSaves' proven record of reducing energy costs for families and businesses, Shaheen notes how New Hampshire Republicans' decision flies in the face of science and hurts our economy, communities and planet in the process. … Continue Reading

December 17, 2021

Shaheen Helps Urge Administration to Lift Red Tape on Humanitarian Aid for Education in Afghanistan

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to amend the Office of Foreign Assets Control's (OFAC) general license on humanitarian assistance to authorize education programming activities in Afghanistan. In a letter to Secretary Blinken and Secretary Yellen, the lawmakers emphasized the importance of accessing and maintaining an education for school-aged children in A… Continue Reading

December 16, 2021

Shaheen Joins Chairman Menendez & SFRC Dems in Introducing the Department of State Inclusivity Act

** Legislation to build diversity at the Department through recruitment, retention, and promotion strategies; address and apologize for the Department's and Congress' role in the "Lavender Scare"; direct the Department to thoroughly report, document, and investigate sexual harassment and assault claims by employees ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the entire Democratic bench … Continue Reading

December 16, 2021

Shaheen, Durbin, Cornyn, Portman Lead Bipartisan Resolution to Support Ukraine Against Russian Military Invasion

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees - led a bipartisan group of 10 Senators with Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) in introducing a resolution expressing support for an independent and democratic Ukraine-one that is secure against further Russian military aggression. The resolution comes as Russian forces build up on the Ukrai… Continue Reading

December 16, 2021

NH Delegation Welcomes Over $218 Million to Invest in Critical Highway Projects Across Granite State

**Funding marks largest federal highway apportionment in decades & comes from the bipartisan infrastructure package that Shaheen and Hassan helped lead** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today welcomed $218,888,554 to New Hampshire to support highway investments across the state. The funding is part of a national $52.5 billion announcement to improve the safety and performance of… Continue Reading

December 16, 2021

ICYMI - On Senate Floor: Shaheen & Portman Highlight Success of Bipartisan Partnership to Deliver Key Energy Efficiency Priorities through Congress

Over the years, Shaheen and Portman worked together to pursue different legislative avenues to secure key components of their energy efficiency legislation, which have since become law. **Watch their remarks in full here.** (Washington, DC) - Last night, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) delivered remarks on the Senate floor, highlighting their bipartisan partnership on the Shaheen-Portman Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC), hallmark energy effici… Continue Reading

December 16, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Op-Ed on How Threats to Roe v. Wade Endanger Granite State Women & Their Health

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) wrote an op-ed in Seacoast Online this week about what's at stake for women in New Hampshire and across the country as the U.S. Supreme Court considers Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade. Shaheen has worked for decades to strengthen reproductive rights as both Governor and Senator and stands committed to protecting women and their health against these unprecedented attacks, especially in th… Continue Reading

December 16, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Welcoming More Than $9 Million for NH Airports from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

** Shaheen and Hassan were Key Negotiators of the Infrastructure Package ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s announcement that New Hampshire airports will receive $9,194,982. Funding comes from the Airport Infrastructure Grants included in the recently enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), of wh… Continue Reading

December 16, 2021

UPDATE: Shaheen’s Bipartisan Bill to Open Eligibility for Burial in State Veterans Cemeteries to All Service Members Clears Key Committee Hurdle

(Washington, DC) - Legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and cosponsored by Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and John Hoeven (R-ND) to ensure all members of Reserve components and the National Guard are eligible to be buried in state veterans cemeteries - so long as their service was not terminated under dishonorable conditions - passed a key committee hurdle. Senators Hassan and Cramer voted to pass the bill in the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, on … Continue Reading

December 15, 2021

Shaheen, Portman Announce Increased Funding for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative Passes as Part of FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative has been extended through 2022 and its funding has been increased from $250 million to $300 million per year, with at least $75 million specifically for lethal assistance, as part of the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). These funds are used to help train, equip, and provide support for the Ukrainian government in their effort to defend t… Continue Reading

December 15, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Deliver Remarks & Applaud Senate’s Confirmation of Samantha Elliott to Serve as NH Federal District Court Judge

Shaheen delivers remarks on the Senate floor ahead of the Senate advancing the nomination of the New Hampshire Federal District Court Judge nominee Samantha Elliott (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) delivered remarks on the Senate floor today before the Senate voted to confirm Samantha Elliott as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. She was confirmed on a bipartisan vote of 62-37. Shaheen and Hassan highlighted Ell… Continue Reading

December 15, 2021

Shaheen Statement on ATSDR Report on PFAS Impact in Merrimack, Southern NH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released a health consultation report, "Evaluation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Private Wells Near the Saint-Gobain Site in Southern New Hampshire, Merrimack, New Hampshire," for public comment until March 1, 2022. The report comes in response to a request from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) a… Continue Reading

December 15, 2021

BREAKING: Shaheen Measure to Help Americans Affected by Directed Energy Attacks & Direct Unified Government Response Sent to President’s Desk

**A senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Shaheen helps write the annual defense bill every year** **Based on her bipartisan standalone legislation, the provision requires the administration to designate senior national security officials to organize a whole-of-government response, assist those suffering from directed energy attacks** **Provision builds on provisions Shaheen secured in the committee-approved defense bill to enhance congressional oversight on directed energy a… Continue Reading

December 15, 2021

Shaheen Announces Key NH Priorities in Defense Bill Heading to President’s Desk

**Shaheen supports authorization of $475 million for multi-mission dry dock project at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard** **Shaheen-Blumenthal-Gillibrand amendment would codify DOD PFAS Task Force, establish PFAS testing deadline at all DOD installations & direct DOD to submit a status report on PFAS remediation efforts at U.S. military installations with some of the highest detections across the country, including Pease** **Shaheen successfully authorizes additional $15M for Pease health impa… Continue Reading

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