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September 17, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Stop Use of Taxpayer Dollars at Trump Properties

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) introduced the Heightened Oversight of Travel, Eating, and Lodging (HOTEL) Act with Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) - the Ranking Member of HSGAC - and a group of 32 Senators, which would immediately stop the federal government from spending taxpayer dollars at properties owned by the President, Vice President and Cabinet officials. The l… Continue Reading


September 16, 2019

Shaheen, Group of Senators Call on eBay, Alibaba & Craigslist to Crack Down on Sales of Illegal Vaping Products

In Nashua this Morning, Shaheen Met with Students, Administrators & Local Advocacy Organizations to Discuss her Efforts to Tackle the Vaping Crisis (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), sent a letter today with a group of six Senators to eBay, Alibaba and Craigslist, calling on the companies to crack down on listings for e-cigarettes and vaping products on their marketplace that provide youth with a way to purchase these items without any age-verification. In June, The Verg… Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Shaheen Secures NH Priorities to Boost Investments in NBRC & Fund Dredging of Rye Harbor in Committee-Approved Funding Legislation

**Shaheen Secures Funding to Prioritize Maintenance Dredging of Rye Harbor & Saves Northern Border Regional Commission from Elimination, Boosts Federal Investments for the Program** **Biggest Pay Increase for Service Members in Nearly a Decade & Pay Raise for Civilian Workers at PNSY** (Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2020 that funds the Departments of Defense and Energy, as well as important infrastructure pr… Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen Testifies Before Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee in Support of Portman-Shaheen Energy Efficiency Legislation

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy in support of the bipartisan energy efficiency legislation she has introduced with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC), which will improve energy efficiency in three key sectors - buildings, industrial, and the federal government. This legislation will reduce emissions, protect the environment, and create… Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Shaheen Responds to Trump Admin’s Steps Toward Banning Flavored E-Cigarettes, Calls on Health Agencies to Prioritize Action Investigating Deaths Related to the Devices

Shaheen and Hassan send letter with group of Senators led by Senators Jeff Merkley & Richard Blumenthal to health agencies about the public health crisis (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's announcement that it would move to ban flavored e-cigarettes. "I'm glad to see the administration heed our calls in Congress and listen to the warnings of medical experts about this health emergency - the surge… Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan and Pappas Announce More Than 200K in Federal Grant Funding for Strawbery Banke Museum

(Washington, DC) -Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, along with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded $218,220 in federal funding to the Strawbery Bank Museum. IMLS is an independent federal agency that provides federal support for American libraries and museums. The grant will be used by the museum to develop and implemen… Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Shaheen, Udall & Collins File Bipartisan Resolution to Prevent Funding for Troops, National Security From Being Diverted to Border Wall

New resolution follows Administration diverting $3.6 billion in Congressionally-appropriated military construction funds (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tom Udall (D-NM) and Susan Collins (R-ME) announced today that they have filed a bipartisan resolution to force a vote to terminate President Trump's declaration to divert military funds to his border wall and uphold the separation of powers outlined in the Constitution. On February 15, 2019, President Trump ordered tha… Continue Reading


September 10, 2019

Shaheen Calls on FDA to Stop Drug Manufacturer from Abusing System Amid Opioid Epidemic & Allow More Affordable Options for Medication-Assisted Treatment

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Acting Commissioner Dr. Norman Sharpless, requesting that the FDA prevent the manufacturer of buprenorphine from abusing the FDA's "Orphan Drug Designation" process to secure an additional seven years of market exclusivity. The new monthly injection version of buprenorphine - known as Sublocade - is used to treat those suffering from opioid-related substance use disorder in medication-… Continue Reading


September 10, 2019

Shaheen Statement on 18th Anniversary of September 11th Terrorist Attacks

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of the 18th anniversary of September 11, 2001: "The senseless terror attacks on September 11, 2001 shook our nation to its core and took the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children, including 10 Granite Staters. "In the midst of one of the most challenging moments in our nation's history, first responders ran toward danger to save others. We will never forget the sacrifices made on that da… Continue Reading


September 10, 2019

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Armed Services Leaders to Include the USS Frank E. Evans Act in Annual Defense Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to Senate and House Armed Services Committee leaders urging them to include the USS Frank E. Evans Act in this year's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill would require the names of sailors lost aboard the USS Frank E. Evans-which sank 50 years ago this year-to be added to the Vietnam War Wall Memorial. The USS Frank E. Evans sank outside the designated conf… Continue Reading


September 10, 2019

Ranking Member Shaheen Calls on NOAA IG to Investigate Statements that Reprimanded Weather Experts for Contradicting Trump’s Dorian Tweets

SHAHEEN: "The public must have confidence that forecasts are based on scientific, not political, models" (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee - which funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - sent a letter last night to U.S. Department of Commerce Inspector General Peggy Gustafson requesting that she investigate whether NOAA's statement on September 6, … Continue Reading


September 06, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan and Kuster Announce More Than $1.3 Million in Federal Grant Funding in Support of Granite State Firefighters

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $1,326,944 in federal funding in support of Granite State firefighters throughout the state through the agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) progr… Continue Reading


September 05, 2019

Shaheen Highlights Program Helping to Conserve NH Sites, Announces Significant Increase in Federal Grant to Support Granite State Parks

**Shaheen & Hassan's Bipartisan Legislation Saved LWCF to Ensure Continued Conservation Investments & Efforts at NH Parks & Recreation Sites** Shaheen visiting Hudson Farm (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Hudson Farm this afternoon to highlight the significance of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which was permanently authorized as part of a historic lands package legislation signed into law earlier this year thanks to Shaheen's efforts. T… Continue Reading


September 04, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Defunding of Military Construction Projects to Pay for Trump’s Border Wall

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on President Trump's decision to divert $3.6 billion from military construction projects across the country to pay for his border wall. The list of military projects does not include any in New Hampshire, specifically, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, which was previously threatened by the President's emergency declaration to seize funding for his border wall. "The funding for military construction projects shou… Continue Reading


September 04, 2019

NH Delegation Announces Over $300K in Federal Grant Funding for New Training and Safety Equipment for NH Fire Training Academy

(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 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the New Hampshire Fire Training Academy $341,086 in federal funding through the agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The AFG program provides direct financial assistance to eligible fire de… Continue Reading


September 04, 2019

NH Delegation Announces More Than $26.6 Million in Funding to Combat Substance Use Disorder Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced the award of over $26.6 million in federal funding to help combat the substance use disorder epidemic. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the award of $22,982,608 in grants for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, under the State Opioid Response (SOR) grant program. This is the second al… Continue Reading


September 03, 2019

Shaheen, Portman Lead Bipartisan Ukraine Caucus Leadership Letter Urging Trump Admin to Release Obligated Military Security Assistance for Ukraine

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, sent a letter today with Ukraine Caucus co-chairs Rob Portman (R-OH) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) to the Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, urging the Trump administration to release obligated military security assistance for Ukraine. The Senators' letter come… Continue Reading


August 30, 2019

NH Delegation Announces Over $1 Million to Support Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

**$450,000 received from Transitional House Grant Assistance Program** **$383,741 received from the Office on Violence Against Women** **Additional $250,000 received from Norther Border Regional Commission** (Washington, DC) - 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 over $1 million to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Turning Points Network in Claremont will receive… Continue Reading


August 29, 2019

Shaheen Announces Pilot PFAS Study at Pease to Move Forward

**Shaheen Fought for Pease to Serve as a Model Site for Nationwide PFAS Health Impact Study** **Shaheen Successfully Established the First-Ever PFAS Water Contamination Study in 2018 Defense Bill** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved a pilot study at Pease International Tradeport to examine the health implications related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure. Senator Shaheen has led… Continue Reading


August 29, 2019

Shaheen & NASA Administrator Bridenstine Visit UNH Space Science Center and NH Manufacturer Mikrolar

Shaheen and Bridenstine tour the UNH Space Science Center with UNH President James W. Dean Jr. Shaheen and Bridenstine tour Mikrolar and see the "hexapod," one of the company's scientific contributions to NASA. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations (CJS) Subcommittee which funds the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), joined NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine in… Continue Reading

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