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September 12, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Senate to Protect Rural Networks from Chinese Threats

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of Senators calling on Senate leadership to close the $3 billion funding shortfall impacting the Secure & Trusted Communications Networks Act's Reimbursement Program. The shortfall leaves wireless networks-often in rural areas-vulnerable to espionage or disruption. Due to security concerns, in 2020 the FCC prohibited the purchase of equipment manufactured by Chinese telecom compani… Continue Reading


September 12, 2022

To Address Flight Cancellations & Delays, Shaheen Calls on FAA to Address Staffing Shortages & Improve Transparency Measures

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to Billy Nolen, acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in light of recent flight cancellations and delays that have impacted millions of travelers across New England. In her letter, Shaheen urged the implementation of transparency measures to address staffing shortages of fully certified controllers (CPCs) to strengthen America's air traffic control (ATC) workforce and bolster resiliency in the Nation… Continue Reading


September 10, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes More Than $1.5M in Federal Funding to Support NH Firefighters

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, alongside 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) welcomed $1,591,818 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support Granite State firefighters in Barnstead, Surry and New Boston, as well as the New Hampshire Department of Safety's Division of Fire Standards a… Continue Reading


September 09, 2022

Ahead of 21st Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks, Shaheen Introduces Resolution to Recognize 9/11 as a National Day of Service

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced a resolution today recognizing September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance and encouraging the American public to volunteer in a charitable service of their choosing on or around the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. They were joined by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Angus King … Continue Reading


September 09, 2022

Shaheen, Cotton Lead “National Warrior Call Day” In Support of U.S. Veterans

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) introduced a resolution this week designating a "National Warrior Call Day" encouraging community members to reach out to veterans to foster a social connection and in support of mental health wellbeing. Shaheen's resolution would designate Sunday, November 13th as National Warrior Call Day, which follows Veterans Day in an effort to bolster action fro… Continue Reading


September 09, 2022

Shaheen, Collins to Introduce Resolution Posthumously Honoring Queen Elizabeth II

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) announced a resolution today honoring Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The resolution pays tribute to the Queen's historic legacy and her 70 year reign, expresses condolences to her family and citizens of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth and reaffirms U.S. commitment to its close alliance with the … Continue Reading


September 09, 2022

New England Delegation Calls for President Biden to Lower Energy Costs by Releasing Oil from Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve

Senators' Bipartisan Call Comes as New England Braces for Winter Amid High Energy Prices (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and all New England Senators in a bipartisan call for the Biden Administration to take action to lower energy costs for New Englanders as the winter season approaches and Americans continue to face high energy costs. In the letter, the Senators write, "As winter approaches, we are calling for federal action… Continue Reading


September 09, 2022

Shaheen Pushes Postmaster DeJoy to Increase Security & Verification Tools to Combat Fraudulent Requests to Change Addresses

**Letter comes on heels of instances of constituents whose addresses were changed & mail redirected without their knowledge** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy regarding instances of change of address requests filed without Granite Staters' knowledge. Despite increasing rates of change of address fraud and concerns around procedures to verify individuals who request address changes, reports found the U.S. Postal Service ha… Continue Reading


September 09, 2022

Shaheen Welcomes $250K from U.S. Small Business Association to Help NH Small Businesses Compete on Global Stage

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, applauded $250,000 awarded from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) through a competitive application process to the SBA's State Trade Expansion Program grant program. The Division of Economic Development's Office of International Commerce will use this funding to provide small businesses with the information and tools they need to succeed in export-rela… Continue Reading


September 09, 2022

Shaheen Requests Updates on Implementation of PFAS Testing & Health Guidance Regulations Following NASEM Report

The report issued by NASEM informs clinical guidance Shaheen has long worked toward; Shaheen's letter urges updates from CDC & ATSDR (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter asking for updates on the implementation of recommendations outlined in the recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals - which are linked to adverse health outcomes. The letter was sent to the… Continue Reading


September 08, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Economic Impact Report

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to the release of the Seacoast Shipyard Association's Annual Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Economic Impact Report for 2021: "The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is a staple in the Seacoast region and a point of pride for our state. The economic impact report released today underscores the Shipyard's contributions to New Hampshire's economy at both the … Continue Reading


September 08, 2022

NH Delegation Announces $66 Million to Bring High-Speed Internet to NH Communities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) alongside Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced $66 million of a total of $122 million in federal funds to help bring high-speed internet access to New Hampshire households and businesses. The funding comes through the Capital Projects Fund. New Hampshire's awards from the Capitol Projects Fund are estimated to serve approximately 24,000 locations total - representing approxima… Continue Reading


September 08, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Death of Queen Elizabeth II

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, issued the following statement on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II: "I join Americans and people around the world in mourning the death of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II and send my deepest condolences to her family and citizens of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, for whom she faithfully served for over seven decades. Queen Eliza… Continue Reading


September 02, 2022

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Applauding $44M Federal Grant for Manchester to Further Regenerative Medicine Investments through “Build Back Better Regional Challenge”

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Economic Development Administration (EDA), along with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), applauded the EDA's announcement that the agency named the BioFabrication Cluster as one of 21 American Rescue Plan Build Back Better Regional Challenge winners. EDA is awarding approximately $44 million in grants to the BioFab… Continue Reading


September 01, 2022

Shaheen, Mayor Craig Lead Discussion on Health Care Wins for New Hampshire Included in the Inflation Reduction Act

Shaheen meeting with Granite Staters at William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center in Manchester Shaheen visiting Meals on Wheels restaurant in Merrimack to discuss new restaurant voucher program for older adults Shaheen during discussion with SBA officials at PT United in Nashua (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a roundtable discussion with Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, AARP State Director Christina FitzPatrick and other stakeholders on key health care wins f… Continue Reading


August 31, 2022

Shaheen Posthumously Presents Congressional Gold Medal to Son of NH World War II Merchant Marine

**Later: Shaheen Visits Wright Museum of World War II in Wolfeboro to Highlight her Bipartisan Bill Recently Signed into Law that Helps Restore the National WWII Memorial** Shaheen posthumously presents the Congressional Gold Medal to son of Captain Dwight A. Smith Shaheen tours Wright Museum of World War II in Wolfeboro (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) participated in the presentation ceremony of the Congressional Gold Medal to the family of World War II Cap… Continue Reading


August 31, 2022

Shaheen, Pappas Join Ambassador Katherine Tai for Roundtable Discussion with New Hampshire Businesses in Portsmouth

Roundtable discussion with Granite State District Export Council (Portsmouth, NH) - On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representative Chris Pappas (NH-01) joined United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai and the Granite State District Export Council for a roundtable discussion to hear from New Hampshire businesses engaged in the export market on how they use trade agreements and programs to help their businesses succeed. The representatives also discussed how the Inflatio… Continue Reading


August 30, 2022

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces $4.8 Million to Protect NH Nonprofits, Including Houses of Worship

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) alongside Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced more than $4.8 million for the State Homeland Security Program awarded to New Hampshire by the Department of Homeland Security. New Hampshire nonprofits, including houses of worship, will also receive $927,608 under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program. "I'm glad to see this funding from the Department of Homeland Security … Continue Reading


August 30, 2022

NH Delegation Applauds Over $1.4 Million Headed to New Hampshire Health Care Navigator Organizations

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) alongside Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed over $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Navigators program in New Hampshire. This program helps American families access information and support to find quality health care plans at affordable prices. The funding will be allocated through the Centers for Med… Continue Reading


August 30, 2022

Shaheen Statement on One-Year Anniversary of U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement commemorating the one-year anniversary of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. "Today is an emotional day for many Americans as we mark the one-year anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan - including the hundreds of thousands of Americans who were deployed and bravely served for 20 years alongside A… Continue Reading

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