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June 10, 2021

Shaheen Helps Reintroduce Legislation to Reassert U.S. Global Leadership in LGBTQI+ Rights Protection

**Legislation comes amid Pride Month & would build on Biden administration efforts to embed LGBTQI+ protections throughout U.S. foreign policy, establish a permanent Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, in reintroducing the Greater Leadership Overseas for the Benefit of Equality (GLOBE) Act. The legislation… Continue Reading


June 09, 2021

Shaheen Holds Hearing with Attorney General Garland on Department of Justice FY2022 Funding Priorities

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS), held a hearing on fiscal year 2022 funding priorities for the U.S. Department of Justice. She questioned Attorney General Merrick Garland on a variety of issues critical to New Hampshire and the nation. Shaheen began by highlighting her concerns with the present level of funding… Continue Reading


June 09, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Help Introduce Legislation to Guarantee Women’s Reproductive Rights

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) in introducing the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA). The legislation would guarantee a pregnant person's right to access an abortion-and the right of an abortion provider to deliver these abortion services-free from medically unnecessary restrictions that interfere with a patient's individual choice or the provider-patient relationship. Int… Continue Reading


June 09, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Announce New Legislation to Clean Up PFAS at Military Installations with Highest Levels of Contamination

New legislation includes $10 billion investment to protect military communities from toxic PFAS chemicals (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in introducing two pieces of legislation - the Clean Water for Military Families Act and the Filthy Fifty Act - that would direct the Department of Defense (DOD) to identify and clean up per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at U.S. m… Continue Reading


June 08, 2021

Shaheen Secures NH & National Security Provisions in Landmark Bill to Invest in U.S. Competitiveness & Counter Chinese Aggression

**Bill Clears Senate across Party Lines and Includes Shaheen-Led Provisions on STEM Education & Enhancing Diplomatic Tools to Combat China's Influence** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate passed the watershed bill, the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021, to counter an increasingly competitive and aggressive China. The comprehensive bipartisan bill invests in innovative education, good-paying jobs and cutting-edge i… Continue Reading


June 08, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Talks with Foreign Policy Magazine on Top Security Issues in Eastern Europe

**Interview comes on heels of Shaheen's bipartisan CODEL trip to Lithuania, Ukraine and Georgia last week to discuss democracy reforms and combatting Russian aggression** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke with Foreign Policy magazine to discuss pressing national security concerns facing Eastern Europe after leading a CODEL trip to the region last week. She shared what she hopes will come from the Biden-Putin summit in Geneva next week, as well as how to combat Russian … Continue Reading


June 07, 2021

BREAKING: Senate Passes Shaheen-Collins Resolution Condemning Attack on Kabul School & Urging International Support for Afghan Women & Girls

(Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate passed a bipartisan resolution led by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) to condemn the recent devastating attack on a girls' school in Kabul that killed over 85 and injured 150 people, and express U.S. solidarity with Afghan women and girls amid the recent surge in violence. Immediately following the attack, Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor about the urgent need for the U.S. to prioritize the rights of Afghan women and girls amid t… Continue Reading


June 07, 2021

BREAKING: Senate Passes Shaheen-Backed Bill to Support Victims of ‘Havana Syndrome’

**The legislation supports U.S. Intelligence and Diplomatic staff who have suffered head injuries from likely directed energy attacks in Cuba, China and elsewhere** (Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation to support American public servants who've incurred brain injuries from probable directed-energy attacks. The Helping American Victims Afflicted by Neurological Attacks (HAVANA) Act, co-authored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mar… Continue Reading


June 07, 2021

Shaheen Applauds $23.5 Million U.S. Air Force Contract for Avlite Systems in Tilton

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, applauded the announcement that Avlite Systems in Tilton, New Hampshire will receive a $23.5 million contract with the United States Air Force (USAF) to upgrade airfield lighting systems. Under the contract, Avlite will manufacture and deliver to the USAF High Mobility Airfield Lighting Systems (HMALS), which will provide USAF units with airfield lighting systems which can be rapidly d… Continue Reading


June 04, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $24.5 Million through December Relief Legislation to Combat COVID-19 Health Disparities among High-Risk & Underserved Granite State Communities

(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) today announced that New Hampshire will receive $24,568,498 to address COVID-19 related health disparities among communities considered to be high-risk and medically underserved, including communities of color and Granite Staters in rural areas. Specifically, the funding is being awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the C… Continue Reading


June 03, 2021

Shaheen, Portman, Murphy Conclude CODEL to Eastern Europe

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee, and U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) today concluded their trip to Eastern Europe. They traveled to Lithuania, Ukraine and Georgia to reaffirm U.S. commitment to regional partners and strengthen democratic reforms. The Senators began their trip in Lithuania, where they met with… Continue Reading


June 03, 2021

Shaheen Visits Georgia with Portman to Meet with Government Officials & Promote Implementation of Democracy Reforms

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee, joined Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) in Georgia as the final stop of their bipartisan congressional delegation in Eastern Europe. They met with Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani, Members of Parliament and members of civil society to discuss how the U.S. can support Geor… Continue Reading


June 03, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Call for Full Funding for the PILT Program

PILT Provides Counties and Local Governments with Critical Funding for Essential Services (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) joined Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Mike Crapo (R-ID) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers in urging Senate Appropriations Committee leadership to fully fund the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for fiscal year (FY) 2022. PILT provides payments to … Continue Reading


June 02, 2021

Shaheen, Portman & Murphy Issue Joint Statement in Support of Ukraine Following Meeting with President Zelenskyy & Government Officials

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee, and U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) issued the following joint statement following a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other Ukrainian government officials: "The purpose of this delegation's mission is to show U.S. solidarity with Ukraine against Russian… Continue Reading


June 02, 2021

Shaheen, Pappas Introduce Legislation to Launch Nationwide Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team (ACERT) Programs Piloted in New Hampshire

**Bill allows local governments and community-based organizations to apply for grants to address adverse childhood experiences associated with exposure to trauma** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) have introduced Senate and House versions of the National ACERT Grant Program Authorization Act, which would provide federal resources for communities to address adverse childhood experiences associated with exposure to trauma. By helping to e… Continue Reading


June 01, 2021

Shaheen Joins Portman & Murphy in Meeting with Belarusian Opposition Leader in Lithuania

Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee, joined Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) in Lithuania as part of their first stop of their bipartisan congressional delegation in Eastern Europe. They met with Belarusian opposition leader Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis in light of the L… Continue Reading


May 28, 2021

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bill to Improve Public Servants’ Access to Care at Walter Reed

(Washington, DC) - Today U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in introducing bipartisan legislation - the Walter Reed Injury Recovery (WIRe) Act of 2021 - to ensure wounded officers and their families have immediate access to specialized facilities at Walter Reed. "For American public servants suffering from brain injuries due to reported directed-energy attacks, living with the symptoms of their ailments and h… Continue Reading


May 28, 2021

Shaheen Applauds $13.1 Million Defense Contract for Colebrook’s American Performance Polymers to Increase Domestic Gloves Production

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, applauded the announcement that American Performance Polymers (APP) in Colebrook, New Hampshire will receive a $13.1 million contract with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding is provided through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act that was passed by Congress and signed into law in December. … Continue Reading


May 28, 2021

Shaheen, Hirono, Collins Call on President Biden to Take Immediate Action to Ensure Women’s Rights and Safety are Protected after Withdrawal from Afghanistan

In Letter to the President, Senators Urge Appointment of Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues as Senior Administration Official Responsible for Coordinating Whole-of-Government Approach to Protect Women's Rights in Afghanistan (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, joined U.S. Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) in urging President Biden to take immediate action to ensu… Continue Reading


May 28, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Help Introduce Resolution Marking May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) in introducing a resolution marking May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The resolution highlights the contributions to our country by generations of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. "Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have shaped our nation's history. Thanks to … Continue Reading

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