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August 19, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $2.1 Million Heading to UNH for Scientific Research to Support Arctic Resilience & Improve Understanding of Space Weather

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the National Science Foundation awarded the University of New Hampshire (UNH) $2,109,164 to support scientific research to better understand the impact of magnetic storms, or space weather, on Earth and bolster the Arctic's resiliency and sustainability. Shaheen chairs… Continue Reading


August 19, 2021

Shaheen, Ernst Lead Bipartisan Effort Urging the Administration on Immediate Evacuation of SIV Applicants & Full Implementation of their SIV Legislation

**Shaheen-Ernst Bill to Protect Afghan Allies through SIV Program was Signed into Law in July** **The Letter Marks the Latest Congressional Response to the Taliban's Takeover and the Danger Posed to Afghan Allies Who Served Alongside the U.S. Mission** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, today led a bipartisan letter with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), the first female combat veteran elected to the … Continue Reading


August 18, 2021

Bipartisan Senate & House Diabetes Caucuses Co-Chairs Urge VA to Improve Veterans’ Access to Lifesaving Diabetes Management Technology

**The letter comes after CMS heeded the lawmakers' call earlier this year to stop requiring four finger stick tests prior to initiating continuous glucose monitoring therapy** (Manchester, NH) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Tom Reed (R-NY), Co-Chairs of the Senate and Congressional Diabetes Caucuses, sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough urging the VA to stop requiring veterans to us… Continue Reading


August 17, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Applaud More than $168K in USDA Funding in Support of NH Rural Development Projects

(Manchester, NH) - 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 Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program's announcement that rural New Hampshire farmers, counties and communities will receive $168,321 in federal funding. The Rural Development program offers loans, grants and loan guarantees to create jobs and support economic deve… Continue Reading


August 17, 2021

Shaheen, Menendez Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Biden Administration to Protect Afghan Women Leaders in Wake of Taliban Takeover

**Shaheen issued an updated statement yesterday on the deteriorating conditions in Afghanistan** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, led a letter with Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and 44 Senators to urge the Biden administration to take swift, robust action to protect and support Afghan women leaders facing unparalleled danger following the Taliban's violent sweep across Afghanistan and seizure of … Continue Reading


August 17, 2021

Shaheen, Menendez Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Biden Administration to Protect Afghan Women Leaders in Wake of Taliban Takeover

**Shaheen issued an updated statement yesterday on the deteriorating conditions in Afghanistan** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, led a letter with Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and 44 Senators to urge the Biden administration to take swift, robust action to protect and support Afghan women leaders facing unparalleled danger following the Taliban's violent sweep across Afghanistan and seizure of … Continue Reading


August 16, 2021

Updated Shaheen Statement on Afghanistan

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement on the deteriorating conditions in Afghanistan: "Over the weekend, the world watched as Kabul fell, with images of Afghan civilians at the airport pleading to be evacuated seared into our minds. Dire conditions on the ground persist today and without swift, decisive action from the administration, Afghan civilians will suffer or die… Continue Reading


August 13, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $1.8 Million in AmeriCorps Vista Funding for NH Programs Serving Vulnerable Communities

(Manchester, NH) - 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 has received $1,832,100 in funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. These funds were awarded through CNCS' Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program, whi… Continue Reading


August 13, 2021

NH Stakeholders, Activists Hail Shaheen and Hassan for Historic Investments in Environment, Spearheading Water Infrastructure, Energy Efficiency & Coastal Resilience Priorities Included in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

**Shaheen was a lead negotiator of the infrastructure package, steered bipartisan talks on water infrastructure** ***Hassan was one of the G-22 helping lead negotiations of the bill; secured critical wins for New Hampshire on coastal resilience*** **Shaheen includes bipartisan energy efficiency bill in bipartisan infrastructure legislation cleared by Senate** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) celebrated the Senate's passage of the bipartisan infra… Continue Reading


August 12, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $375K in Federal Funding to Support Granite State Firefighters

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Homeland Security Committee, and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $375,768 in federal funding to support Granite State firefighters. Through the agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, the following cities… Continue Reading


August 12, 2021

What They’re Saying: Broadband Provisions Secured by Shaheen and Hassan in Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Will Help NH Bridge Digital Divide

**Shaheen was a Lead Negotiator of the Infrastructure Package, Steered Bipartisan Talks on Broadband & Water Infrastructure** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) celebrated the Senate's passage of the bipartisan infrastructure deal this week, including provisions around bolstering broadband, which Senator Shaheen, as the lead negotiator of the broadband working group, and Senator Hassan, as a member of the broadband working group, helped secure. S… Continue Reading


August 12, 2021

What They’re Saying: Broadband Provisions Secured by Shaheen and Hassan in Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Will Help NH Bridge Digital Divide

**Shaheen was a Lead Negotiator of the Infrastructure Package, Steered Bipartisan Talks on Broadband & Water Infrastructure** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) celebrated the Senate's passage of the bipartisan infrastructure deal this week, including provisions around bolstering broadband, which Senator Shaheen, as the lead negotiator of the broadband working group, and Senator Hassan, as a member of the broadband working group, helped secure. S… Continue Reading


August 12, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Secures Key NH Priorities through Leadership on Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

**Shaheen was a Lead Negotiator of the Infrastructure Package, Steered Bipartisan Talks on Broadband & Water Infrastructure** (Washington, DC) - Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate voted along overwhelmingly bipartisan lines to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, of which U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) steered key negotiations. This package would provide a $550 billion investment in our nation's core infrastructure priorities - including roads and bridges, rail, transit, por… Continue Reading


August 11, 2021

NH Leaders, Stakeholders Laud Shaheen & Hassan for Leadership on Historic Infrastructure Legislation

**Shaheen was a Lead Negotiator of the Infrastructure Package, Steered Bipartisan Talks on Broadband & Water Infrastructure** **Senator Hassan Led Efforts to Invest in Passenger Rail, Coastal Resilience and Cybersecurity** (Washington, DC) - On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted in support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act with a bipartisan vote of 69-30. The bill represents the largest investment in infrastructure in our nation's history. This package would provide … Continue Reading


August 11, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Senate Passage of Historic Investments in U.S. Care Economy

**The landmark budget framework that invests in working families & combating climate change follows the Senate's passage of the bipartisan infrastructure package, which Shaheen helped negotiate** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in response to the Senate's passage of a budget framework that sets the stage for historic investments in the United States' care economy. The vote today is a step towards legislation that would help American fa… Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Shaheen, Schatz, Luján Reintroduce Legislation to Create Public Health Insurance Option, Provide More People with Affordable Health Care

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) reintroduced the State Public Option Act, bicameral legislation to create a Medicaid-based public health insurance option to strengthen the Affordable Care Act by providing Americans with a new high-quality, low-cost choice when purchasing health insurance. "The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the urgent need to expand access to high-quality and affordable health care coverage to all Americ… Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Shaheen Joins Resolution Condemning Politically-Motivated Imprisonment of Women around the World

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a resolution with Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to condemn the politically motivated imprisonment of women around the world and to demand the immediate release of women political prisoners. "Around the world, women are on the frontlines pushing for democracy and human rights. For their efforts, they are often met with repression and violence. From unjust detention to sexual violence and torture, women face heinous punishments for deman… Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Letter Asking VA to Work with Pease Air National Guard Base on New Toxic Exposure Initiative

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today led a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough to urge the VA to work with the 157th Air Refueling Wing on a new occupational toxic exposure initiative. The letter asks the VA to work with the 157th as they pursue more robust study on the potential health impacts to guard members and former service members around the… Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill Included in Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation Cleared by Senate

(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. Senate as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Shaheen and Portman were lead negotiators of the bipartisan infrastructure package over the last three months. The ESIC Act will improve energy efficiency in three key sectors - buildings, industrial and the fe… Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Senators’ Statement on Passage of Landmark Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

(Washington, DC) - Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Susan Collins (R-ME), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Mark Warner (D-VA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Jon Tester (D-MT) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to approve the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by a bipartisan vote of 69-30. The bill represents the largest investment in infrastructure in our nation's history. "This vote is a historic vi… Continue Reading

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