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December 11, 2019

NH Delegation Announces More Than $575K in Federal Funding for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects in Rural NH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that rural communities throughout the state will receive $577,276 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development in support of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The funding will be awarded through the … Continue Reading


December 11, 2019

Final NDAA 2020 Includes Shaheen, Cruz Bill to Stop Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

(Washington,DC) - Tonight, the Senate and House Armed Services Committees released the conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, which includes U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ted Cruz's (R-TX) bipartisan bill imposing devastating, targeted sanctions on those involved in installing Russia's Nord Stream 2. If completed, this natural gas pipeline would vastly strengthen President Vladimir Putin at the expense of the rest of the free world. Th… Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

Shaheen, Cassidy, Jones, Moran Introduce Bill to Allow Health Savings Accounts to Be Spent on Direct Primary Care

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Doug Jones (D-AL) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) today introduced bipartisan legislation to lower the cost of health care and expand patients' access to their primary care providers. The Direct Primary Care (DPC) model encourages patients to develop personal relationships with their primary care physician, including extending access to care beyond office visits and business hours and through telemedicine. It focuses on … Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

As UN Convention on Climate Change in Europe is Underway, Shaheen Leads Group of Senators in Letter to Trump Urging Reconsideration of Paris Climate Accord Withdrawal

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a group of 26 Senators in a letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to reconsider his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. In their letter, the Senators sound the alarm on the crisis of climate change and the damage that will be inflicted on Americans for future generations unless immediate action is taken. The Senators warned the President against ceding U.S. leadership on this issue, and admonish… Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators on Letter to UN Convention in Support of Global Efforts to Combat Climate Change

**Letter Comes Same Day as Shaheen Calls on Trump to Reconsider Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement** **Senators: "In a moment where the commitment of the United States to address climate change seems threadbare, we, the undersigned, assure you that we are working diligently to respond to this global threat and we support your efforts in Madrid."** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a bipartisan group of Senators in a letter to Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary … Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan USMCA Trade Agreement Reached

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the agreement between Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives and the Trump administration to move forward on consideration of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): "Trade plays a critical role in our New Hampshire economy, supporting job creation, expanding markets and creating growth for our small businesses. I am pleased to hear bipartisan progress is being made on negotiations… Continue Reading


December 09, 2019

Shaheen Helps Secure Elimination of Military “Widow’s Tax” in Final National Defense Authorization Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after Senate and House conferees released the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The annual legislation authorizes national defense objectives for the fiscal year. Among the numerous New Hampshire and national defense priorities supported by Senator Shaheen is legislation she cosponsored to eliminate t… Continue Reading


December 09, 2019

Shaheen, Cotton Announce Bipartisan Bill to Support Military Spouses Included in Newly Released Defense Legislation

**Shaheen and Cotton Introduced the Bill in May with Support from Second Lady Karen Pence** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statements after successfully including their bipartisan legislation in the final version of the fiscal year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Their bipartisan effort will improve the transferability of military spouses' occupational li… Continue Reading


December 09, 2019

Shaheen Secures Ban of PFAS Chemicals in Firefighting Foam, Continued Funding for Health Impact Study & Blood Tests for Military Firefighters in National Defense Bill

**Shaheen Established the PFAS Health Impact Study in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Defense Bill** **Shaheen Fought for Pease to Serve as a Model Site for Nationwide PFAS Health Impact Study** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after Senate and House conferees released the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The annual legislation auth… Continue Reading


December 09, 2019

Final Defense Legislation Includes Critical NH Priorities Secured by Shaheen

**Legislation Procures Additional KC-46 Pegasus Refueling Tankers, the Same Aircraft Replacing KC-135s at Pease Air National Guard Base** ** Bill Authorizes Two Virginia-class Submarines-which are Maintained and Repaired at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard - to Help Avert Projected Submarine Shortfall** **Bill Includes Legislation Cosponsored by Shaheen to Crack Down on Fentanyl Coming from China & Mexico** **Defense Bill Includes Bipartisan Shaheen-Portman Legislation to Boost EPA Response t… Continue Reading


December 09, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan Compromise to End Surprise Medical Billing, Lower Health Care Costs

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the bipartisan, bicameral agreement reached by Senate and House committee leadership to reduce health care costs, which includes an effort to end surprise medical billing, lower prescription drug costs and fund Community Health Centers for five years: "I'm very encouraged by the bipartisan agreement reached to clamp down on surprise medical bills and urge leadership to hold a vote on surprise bi… Continue Reading


December 06, 2019

Heeding Bipartisan Calls Spearheaded by Shaheen, DOD Agrees to Expand Coverage of Lifesaving Breast Cancer Screenings

(Washington, DC) - Heeding bipartisan calls in Congress led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally (R-AZ), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Department of Defense (DoD) agreed to expand TRICARE coverage for improved breast cancer screening options for female service members and veterans starting next month. In September, the Senators led a bipartisan letter to Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Thomas McCaffery, requesting that DoD expand TRI… Continue Reading


December 06, 2019

Senate Clears Bill Cosponsored by Shaheen & Hassan to Award Congressional Gold Medal to WWII U.S. Army Special Operators

(Washington, DC) - Bipartisan legislation backed by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Army's 5307th Composite Unit, more commonly known as "Merrill's Marauder's," unanimously passed the Senate last night. The Unit became known as "Merrill's Marauder's" in reference to its leader, Brigadier General Frank Merrill, who later served as New Hampshire's Highway Commissioner. The Merrill's Marauder's Congressional Gold Medal Act re… Continue Reading


December 06, 2019

Shaheen, Murkowski Unveil Bipartisan Fix to Tax Bill to Provide Relief to Communities & Companies Unfairly Taxed on Critical Water Infrastructure Investments

**Under Current Tax Law, Local Infrastructure Projects are Unfairly Taxed, Creating a Disincentive to Important Investments ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) unveiled new, bipartisan legislation that would fix an unfair measure in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), which has led to exorbitant taxes on critical water infrastructure investments in New Hampshire, Alaska, and across the nation. Senator Hassan (D-NH) is also a cosponsor of the… Continue Reading


December 04, 2019

Shaheen Receives Assurance of Plans for Dry Dock at PNSY

**Following a report from the Government Accountability Office on the need for improvements at our nation's shipyards, Shaheen also spoke of the need to expand the industrial supply base that builds new vessels and provides replacement parts** Shaheen questions senior defense officials on the U.S. Navy's Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan during today's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Watch the Clip of Senator Shaheen's Questioning Here. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senat… Continue Reading


December 04, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Praise House-Approval of Bipartisan Anti-Robocall Bill & Call for a Final Vote in the Senate

**Both Shaheen and Hassan are Co-sponsors of the Legislation** SHAHEEN: "As we approach the holidays, one of the best gifts this Congress could give the American people is relief from the scourge of robocalls" HASSAN: "Unless the unknown caller is Mr. Claus himself, no one wants to be barraged with unsolicited phone calls during the holidays, or any time of the year" **136 Million Robocalls have been Placed to New Hampshire Phone Numbers So Far This Year** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators … Continue Reading


November 27, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce More than $300,000 in Federal Funds for Rural Development Projects in Cheshire and Coos Counties

**Funding Will be Used in a Variety of Ways to Expand Broadband Access in Northern NH, Enhance First Responder Equipment and Resources & Help Low-income Homeowners Make Safety and Energy Efficiency Improvements** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded more than $300,000 in… Continue Reading


November 26, 2019

Landmark Animal Cruelty Bill Signed Into Law

Senators Shaheen, Hassan and Representatives Kuster, Pappas Cosponsored Bipartisan Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act (Washington, DC) - President Trump yesterday signed into law landmark legislation cosponsored by the New Hampshire Congressional delegation to make animal cruelty a federal crime. The bipartisan Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act outlaws individuals from intentionally crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating, impaling or otherwise causing serious bodily inj… Continue Reading


November 26, 2019

Shaheen & Booker Introduce Legislation to Help NH & NJ Finance Transportation Infrastructure Projects

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Toll Credit Marketplace Act, legislation that would establish a program to help states increase resources for highway and transit projects. The bill directs the Secretary of Transportation to establish a marketplace for the sale and purchase of toll credits, which are accrued when states use toll revenues to invest in transportation projects that benefit the interstate system. While toll credits lack cas… Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan and Kuster Announce $3 Million in Federal Funding for Claremont Municipal Airport

(Washington, DC) - 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) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Claremont Municipal airport a $3 million federal grant. The federal funding was awarded under the agency's Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Shaheen helped craft the omnibus funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2019 that included an … Continue Reading

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