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October 31, 2019

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period That Begins November 1

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen issued the following statement ahead of the health insurance open enrollment period, which runs from November 1 through December 15. Despite the Trump administration's continued efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and defund activities to raise awareness of the enrollment period, the law remains in place and Granite Staters are encouraged to visit HealthCare.gov to view and compare health plans for 2020, and to enroll by the December… Continue Reading


October 31, 2019

In Senate-Approved Spending Bill, Shaheen Bolsters Anti-Opioid Grant Funding, Mental Health Services Support for Law Enforcement & PFAS Research

**Shaheen Secures More than $1 Million for Recovery Housing** **Funding Legislation Continues Financial Relief for New England Fishermen from Costly At-Sea Monitoring Fees** **Shaheen Includes Measure Directing Federal Agency to Prioritize Communities like NH Experiencing High Rates of Pediatric Cancer** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the lead Democrat of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Rela… Continue Reading


October 31, 2019

NH Delegation Urges EPA to Level Playing Field for Producers of Biomass Energy

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to act on existing Congressional direction to include electricity in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in time for biomass power producers to participate in the 2020 market. The New Hampshire biomass power industry has been directly threatened by the agency's failure to include elect… Continue Reading


October 30, 2019

Amid Delay, Shaheen & Hassan Urge Trump Administration to Prioritize Children’s Health and Keep Promise to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

E-cigarette use among teens continues to grow, largely fueled by flavored products Senators: "[The Trump Administration] must not bow to industry or political pressure at the expense of public health" (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter yesterday with a group of Senators to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar, denouncing his delay in addressing the growing public health crisis of youth tobacco use. The Senators urged… Continue Reading


October 30, 2019

Shaheen, Hoeven Call on FAA to Ensure Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug is Included in Airline Emergency Medical Kits

(Washington, D.C.) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with U.S. Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to act swiftly in issuing regulations requiring that Emergency Medical Kits (EMKs) carried by passenger airlines include opioid overdose reversal drugs, also known as opioid antagonists, to treat drug overdoses. The agency recently agreed that there is a need to add opioid antagonists like naloxone to EMKs. Shaheen led the charg… Continue Reading


October 30, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Cosponsor Bipartisan, Comprehensive Syria-Turkey Legislation

**Shaheen Introduced Bipartisan Legislation Sanctioning Turkey Earlier this Month & is a Leader on US Policy in Syria** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH)-a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee-their support for new, bipartisan legislation in response to the U.S. withdrawal and Turkey's subsequent military incursion into northern Syria. T… Continue Reading


October 29, 2019

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Urges Support for Resolution Blocking Trump Admin’s Expansion of Junk Health Insurance Plans, Admonishes Partisan Lawsuit to Strike Down ACA

Shaheen speaks out in support of a resolution she helped to lead blocking the Trump administration's expansion of junk health insurance plans during her floor remarks (Washington, DC) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor in support of a Congressional Review Act resolution that she helped to lead that would block the Trump administration's effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act through its expansion of junk health insurance plans that lack protectio… Continue Reading


October 29, 2019

Shaheen, Bipartisan Senators Introduce Amendment to Fully Fund the Land and Water Conversation Fund

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Richard Burr (R-NC), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Steve Daines (R-MT), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Interior, Environment, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for fiscal year 2020. The LWCF was permanently reauthorized in th… Continue Reading


October 29, 2019

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

Senator Shaheen introduced standalone ACERT grant legislation concurrently in the Senate. Bill is a companion to a portion of Shaheen's 'Turn the Tide Act', which allows local governments and community-based organizations to apply for grants to address adverse childhood experiences associated with exposure to trauma. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Congressman Chris Pappas have introduced Senate and House versions of the National ACERT Grant Program Authorization Act, which would… Continue Reading


October 29, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Support for Bipartisan Effort to Honor World War II Army Rangers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced their support for bipartisan legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Army Rangers Veterans of World War II, in recognition of their extraordinary service. All members of the World War II-era Ranger Battalions were volunteers, whose service contributed greatly to the military success of the United States and our Allies. "Army Rangers fought in some of the most intense combat operation… Continue Reading


October 27, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Death of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement after the President announced ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a raid carried out by U.S. forces. "The death of al-Baghdadi is a triumph for our nation's anti-terrorism efforts and is a testament to the persistence and expertise of our military and intelligence services," said Shaheen. "al-Baghdadi spread a heinous terrorist… Continue Reading


October 25, 2019

Shaheen Reintroduces Bill to Reduce Operating Costs for Manufacturers and Support Energy Reliability

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) re-introduced the Heat Efficiency through Applied Technology (HEAT) Act, legislation that would address the major regulatory barriers hampering the deployment of heat recovery technologies, such as combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP). By making efficient use of energy that would otherwise be wasted, CHP and WHP systems help manufacturers save money in energy costs and make them more competitive. These techn… Continue Reading


October 24, 2019

Shaheen Files Amendment to Defund Trump Administration Lawsuit that Seeks to Strike Down ACA, Pre-Existing Condition Protections

**Shaheen Amendment Comes in Anticipation of Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals' Ruling to Uphold or Reverse a U.S. District Court Ruling that Would End Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions** **Shaheen Led a Resolution in the Senate to Save Pre-Existing Condition Protections & Health Care for Millions from Trump Admin's Effort to Gut ACA** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) filed an amendment to appropriations legislation being considered by the full Senate that would proh… Continue Reading


October 23, 2019

Shaheen, McSally Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Service members, Veterans with Eating Disorder Recovery

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally (R-AZ), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation to expand eating disorder treatment access for U.S. service members, veterans and their dependents. Studies have found that 16 percent of female veterans have or have had an eating disorder and 20 percent of female adolescent dependents of a service member are at risk for an eating disorder. Eating disorders have the sec… Continue Reading


October 23, 2019

Shaheen, Baldwin and Warner Call Out Trump Administration for Giving Third Party Websites Free Rein to Push Consumers into Junk Health Insurance Plans

**Letter to HHS Secretary and CMS Administrator Highlights Agencies Promoting Third-Party Health Care Brokers Which Steer Individuals Towards Junk Plans For High Commission Payments** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Mark Warner (D-VA) sent a letter urging Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to do more to prevent third-party web brokers from ste… Continue Reading


October 21, 2019

Shaheen Calls on HHS Secretary to Distribute Unused Funding Provided by Congress for Youth Substance Use Prevention

**Earlier today, Shaheen called on Senate Appropriations Committee leadership to provide flexibility for funding used to treat substance use disorders** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, called on Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alexander Azar to release unused funds that have been identified from previous fiscal years for the Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program to be distributed to pre… Continue Reading


October 21, 2019

With Funding for Community Health Centers About to Run Dry, Senators Shaheen & Hassan Cosponsor Bipartisan Legislation to Fund These Critical Centers

The Senators Also Joined a Bipartisan Group of Their Colleagues in Sending Letter to Senate Leadership to Immediately Pass This Legislation WASHINGTON - Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues in cosponsoring legislation to extend critical funding for the Community Health Centers Fund, which will otherwise run out of money on November 21st. The Senators also joined 25 of their colleagues in sending a letter to Senate leadership urgin… Continue Reading


October 21, 2019

Shaheen Calls on Senate Appropriations Leadership to Provide Flexibility for Funding Used to Treat Substance Use Disorders

**Shaheen also asks Committee to preserve the funding she was instrumental in securing that led to NH receiving a more than a ten-fold increase in opioid treatment funding** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, called on Committee leadership to provide new flexibility so states can use State Opioid Response (SOR) grant dollars to address other substance use disorders in addition to opioid misuse - a proposal Shaheen put … Continue Reading


October 18, 2019

Shaheen Lauds $1 Million Boost in Federal Funding for New Hampshire Domestic & Sexual Assault Survivors, Renews Call for VAWA Reauthorization

**As the Lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that Funds the Office on Violence Against Women, Shaheen has Repeatedly Secured Record-Level Funding for Programs Supporting Survivors** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), lauded the $1 million boost in funding for OVW programs in New Hampshire to support domestic and sexual assault survivors. In f… Continue Reading


October 18, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Call for Quick Distribution of LIHEAP Assistance

With Winter Approaching, Bipartisan Group of 35 Senators Seeks Speedy Delivery of Home Heating Funding to Those in Need LIHEAP Provides Heating Assistance to More than 28,000 Granite Staters Shaheen, a Senior Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has Repeatedly Protected & Boosted Funding for LIHEAP Assistance (Washington, DC) - As state agencies prepare their Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) plans for the upcoming winter months, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen … Continue Reading

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