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December 21, 2022

As Senate Begins Consideration on FY23 Government Funding Legislation, Shaheen Spotlights Priorities to Address Substance Use Disorder Crisis

**A senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen worked to attach numerous pieces of legislation to the government funding bill, including her efforts to address the substance use disorder crisis.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that the final government funding bill for fiscal year (FY) 2023 released by Senate and House appropriators includes an authorization package with numerous Shahee… Continue Reading


December 21, 2022

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Welcoming $5.5M from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Expand Broadband Infrastructure

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed $5,525,033 to plan for the deployment and adoption of affordable, equitable and reliable high-speed Internet service throughout the state. Funding comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Senators Shaheen and Hassan helped negotiate and the delegation supported. The funding announcement was made by the Department of Comme… Continue Reading


December 20, 2022

Shaheen Applauds Inclusion of Essential Reforms to the Electoral Count Act in the FY 2023 Government Funding Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced that the government funding bill for fiscal year (FY) 2023 includes pivotal legislation she co-led with Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Susan Collins (R-ME) to reform and modernize the outdated Electoral Count Act of 1887 to ensure that the votes tallied by Congress accurately reflect each state's vote for President, and to clarify that the Vice-President serves only a ministerial role in counting those votes. "We have a moral dut… Continue Reading


December 20, 2022

Shaheen, Portman Lead Bipartisan Letter to Biden Administration Urging Updated Energy Efficiency Standards for Federally Supported Homes

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to urge swift action on updating energy efficiency standards for federally backed homes. Currently, federally backed homes are only required to meet energy conservation standards set in 2009; that's why the Senators are asking the Office of Management and Budget… Continue Reading


December 20, 2022

Chair of Pivotal Appropriations Subcommittee, Shaheen Secures Numerous NH Priorities in Final Government Funding Legislation to Address Substance Use Disorder Crisis, Support Domestic Violence Survivors, Invest in U.S. Manufacturing & More

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement on final government funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2023. Through her leadership on this subcommittee, Shaheen helps write legislation that invests in important New Hampshire priorities, including funding for key federal programs that respond to the substance use disorder crisis, support domestic and sexual … Continue Reading


December 19, 2022

Shaheen, Marshall Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Crack Down on Drug Dealers Targeting Americans through Social Media

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, and Roger Marshall (R-KS) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Cooper Davis Act, to hold social media companies accountable for reporting to law enforcement all illicit fentanyl activity occurring on their platforms. The bill would require social media companies and other communication service providers to take on a more active role in work… Continue Reading


December 17, 2022

ICYMI: Shaheen Participates in Annual Holiday Cards 4 Our Military – NH Challenge

** Senator Shaheen has participated in the Holiday Cards 4 Our Military - NH Challenge for years in support of service members, veterans and military families. ** (Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) participated in the annual Holiday Cards 4 Our Military - NH Challenge, writing holiday cards to send well wishes and gratitude to American service members during the holiday season. The Holiday Cards 4 Our Military - NH Challenge was started by Laura Landerman-Garber… Continue Reading


December 16, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Passing of Longtime Advisor Judy Reardon

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of Judy Reardon, who served as Shaheen's legal counsel during her tenure as Governor of New Hampshire and later as Shaheen's Counsel, Legislative Director and Senior Advisor when she was elected to the U.S. Senate: "Few people have had an impact on my life, personally and professionally, as much as Judy Reardon. From the New Hampshire State Senate, to the Governor's office and to the U.S. Senat… Continue Reading


December 16, 2022

Shaheen-Led Bills to Support Small Businesses Sent to President’s Desk

**The bills led by Shaheen will protect small businesses from cybersecurity threats and expand access to disaster assistance.** (Washington, DC) - After passing the Senate this week, two bills led by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, to support and protect small businesses are headed to the President's desk to be signed into law. The Small Business Cyber Training Act, led by Senators Shaheen and Marco Rubio (R-FL)… Continue Reading


December 15, 2022

Shaheen Statement on One-Week Continuing Resolution to Extend Government Funding Deadline

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate passed a one-week bill to avoid a government shutdown, extending the deadline for funding the government as negotiations on a spending package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 continue. The Senate and House will vote on a full government funding package for FY 2023 next week, after a framework agreement was reached Tuesday night. "While I'm relieved this continuing resolution will temporarily avoid … Continue Reading


December 15, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Senate Passage of FY 2023 Defense Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2023. Through her leadership, Shaheen secured several key priorities that respond directly to issues in New Hampshire and top national security concerns for the United States. "The annual defense bill is always an important opportunity to make progress on pressing… Continue Reading


December 15, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes Over $1.6M from USDA to Expand Energy Efficiency Projects Across Rural Communities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed $1,696,780 to support renewable energy projects in communities across rural New Hampshire. The funding comes from the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - a program tailored to help farmers, agricultural producers and entrepreneurs make energy efficiency improvements and lower costs. This … Continue Reading


December 15, 2022

Shaheen Nominates Granite State Students for United States Service Academies

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced her nominations of 43 New Hampshire students for acceptance to the United States Service Academies. The nominees will next be considered by the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy for appointment to the Class of 2027. "I'm proud to nominate these exceptional New Hampshire students to our nation's prestigious Service Academies," said Shaheen. "These young men and women h… Continue Reading


December 14, 2022

Shaheen Reintroduces Legislation to Help Students Manage Debt

**Shaheen's Bill would Give Students Access to Comprehensive Online Database to Manage Debt & Better Navigate Repayment** **Americans Owe More than $1.75 Trillion in Student Loan Debt - Surpassing Total Credit Card Debt** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced the Simplifying Access to Student Loan Information Act, which calls for the development of a central online portal to allow students to review all their public and private student loans, as well as rep… Continue Reading


December 14, 2022

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Afghan Adjustment Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, announced today that she will cosponsor the bipartisan Afghan Adjustment Act, led by U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). The legislation would allow Afghans with temporary status in the United States to undergo additional vetting and apply for permanent legal residency. Currently, Afghans who were admitted on temporary status can only app… Continue Reading


December 14, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Push to Lower Costs of Home Heating Options

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped introduce bipartisan legislation to help families afford cost-reducing, sustainable residential home heating technologies. The BTU Tax Credit Expansion Act incentivizes the purchase of these innovative heating sources by increasing the maximum rebate for biomass stoves and boilers from $2,000 to $8,000. Once purchased, the stoves' yearly fuel and maintenance costs are significantly lower than other heating opt… Continue Reading


December 13, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Respect for Marriage Act Becoming Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Biden signed into law the Respect for Marriage Act, key legislation that gives millions of same-sex and interracial couples the certainty they deserve to enjoy the freedoms and rights that all other marriages experience. "Today is a day that will be written into history books as federal protections for same-sex and interracial couples are signed into law. This new law - and the bipartisan suppor… Continue Reading


December 13, 2022

Shaheen, Collins & Schakowsky Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral International Violence Against Women Act

**Bipartisan legislation would make combating violence against women and girls a top U.S. diplomatic priority** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) re-introduced the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) with Representative Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), which is bipartisan and bicameral legislation to ensure combating gender-based violence around the world remains a top diplom… Continue Reading


December 12, 2022

Shaheen Hosts Panel Discussion with ACA Navigators Encouraging Granite Staters to Enroll in Health Insurance

**Shaheen has led efforts in Congress to protect and improve the ACA, including lowering premiums through historic tax credits** Shaheen led a discussion with ACA navigators and nonprofit leaders in Nashua this morning. (Nashua, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a panel discussion with Affordable Care Act (ACA) Navigators to share information with nonprofit leaders around Open Enrollment. Shaheen encouraged the organizations to utilize navigators to help Granite Staters enroll … Continue Reading


December 12, 2022

ICYMI: SFRC Advances Ukraine Genocide Resolution Cosponsored by Shaheen

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, applauded the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's passage of a bipartisan resolution recognizing Russian actions in Ukraine as genocide. Shaheen is a cosponsor of the resolution, which is led by Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Ben Cardin (D-MD). "Russia's atrocities in Ukraine are horrifying and must be condemned without equivocation. Today and always,… Continue Reading

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