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December 17, 2021

Shaheen Helps Urge Administration to Lift Red Tape on Humanitarian Aid for Education in Afghanistan

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in calling on Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to amend the Office of Foreign Assets Control's (OFAC) general license on humanitarian assistance to authorize education programming activities in Afghanistan. In a letter to Secretary Blinken and Secretary Yellen, the lawmakers emphasized the importance of accessing and maintaining an education for school-aged children in A… Continue Reading


December 16, 2021

Shaheen Joins Chairman Menendez & SFRC Dems in Introducing the Department of State Inclusivity Act

** Legislation to build diversity at the Department through recruitment, retention, and promotion strategies; address and apologize for the Department's and Congress' role in the "Lavender Scare"; direct the Department to thoroughly report, document, and investigate sexual harassment and assault claims by employees ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the entire Democratic bench … Continue Reading


December 16, 2021

Shaheen, Durbin, Cornyn, Portman Lead Bipartisan Resolution to Support Ukraine Against Russian Military Invasion

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees - led a bipartisan group of 10 Senators with Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) in introducing a resolution expressing support for an independent and democratic Ukraine-one that is secure against further Russian military aggression. The resolution comes as Russian forces build up on the Ukrai… Continue Reading


December 16, 2021

NH Delegation Welcomes Over $218 Million to Invest in Critical Highway Projects Across Granite State

**Funding marks largest federal highway apportionment in decades & comes from the bipartisan infrastructure package that Shaheen and Hassan helped lead** (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 welcomed $218,888,554 to New Hampshire to support highway investments across the state. The funding is part of a national $52.5 billion announcement to improve the safety and performance of… Continue Reading


December 16, 2021

ICYMI - On Senate Floor: Shaheen & Portman Highlight Success of Bipartisan Partnership to Deliver Key Energy Efficiency Priorities through Congress

Over the years, Shaheen and Portman worked together to pursue different legislative avenues to secure key components of their energy efficiency legislation, which have since become law. **Watch their remarks in full here.** (Washington, DC) - Last night, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) delivered remarks on the Senate floor, highlighting their bipartisan partnership on the Shaheen-Portman Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC), hallmark energy effici… Continue Reading


December 16, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Op-Ed on How Threats to Roe v. Wade Endanger Granite State Women & Their Health

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) wrote an op-ed in Seacoast Online this week about what's at stake for women in New Hampshire and across the country as the U.S. Supreme Court considers Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade. Shaheen has worked for decades to strengthen reproductive rights as both Governor and Senator and stands committed to protecting women and their health against these unprecedented attacks, especially in th… Continue Reading


December 16, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Welcoming More Than $9 Million for NH Airports from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

** Shaheen and Hassan were Key Negotiators of the Infrastructure Package ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s announcement that New Hampshire airports will receive $9,194,982. Funding comes from the Airport Infrastructure Grants included in the recently enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), of wh… Continue Reading


December 16, 2021

UPDATE: Shaheen’s Bipartisan Bill to Open Eligibility for Burial in State Veterans Cemeteries to All Service Members Clears Key Committee Hurdle

(Washington, DC) - Legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and cosponsored by Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and John Hoeven (R-ND) to ensure all members of Reserve components and the National Guard are eligible to be buried in state veterans cemeteries - so long as their service was not terminated under dishonorable conditions - passed a key committee hurdle. Senators Hassan and Cramer voted to pass the bill in the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, on … Continue Reading


December 15, 2021

Shaheen, Portman Announce Increased Funding for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative Passes as Part of FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative has been extended through 2022 and its funding has been increased from $250 million to $300 million per year, with at least $75 million specifically for lethal assistance, as part of the FY 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). These funds are used to help train, equip, and provide support for the Ukrainian government in their effort to defend t… Continue Reading


December 15, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Deliver Remarks & Applaud Senate’s Confirmation of Samantha Elliott to Serve as NH Federal District Court Judge

Shaheen delivers remarks on the Senate floor ahead of the Senate advancing the nomination of the New Hampshire Federal District Court Judge nominee Samantha Elliott (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) delivered remarks on the Senate floor today before the Senate voted to confirm Samantha Elliott as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. She was confirmed on a bipartisan vote of 62-37. Shaheen and Hassan highlighted Ell… Continue Reading


December 15, 2021

Shaheen Statement on ATSDR Report on PFAS Impact in Merrimack, Southern NH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) released a health consultation report, "Evaluation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Private Wells Near the Saint-Gobain Site in Southern New Hampshire, Merrimack, New Hampshire," for public comment until March 1, 2022. The report comes in response to a request from the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES) a… Continue Reading


December 15, 2021

BREAKING: Shaheen Measure to Help Americans Affected by Directed Energy Attacks & Direct Unified Government Response Sent to President’s Desk

**A senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Shaheen helps write the annual defense bill every year** **Based on her bipartisan standalone legislation, the provision requires the administration to designate senior national security officials to organize a whole-of-government response, assist those suffering from directed energy attacks** **Provision builds on provisions Shaheen secured in the committee-approved defense bill to enhance congressional oversight on directed energy a… Continue Reading


December 15, 2021

Shaheen Announces Key NH Priorities in Defense Bill Heading to President’s Desk

**Shaheen supports authorization of $475 million for multi-mission dry dock project at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard** **Shaheen-Blumenthal-Gillibrand amendment would codify DOD PFAS Task Force, establish PFAS testing deadline at all DOD installations & direct DOD to submit a status report on PFAS remediation efforts at U.S. military installations with some of the highest detections across the country, including Pease** **Shaheen successfully authorizes additional $15M for Pease health impa… Continue Reading


December 14, 2021

Shaheen, Graham Call For Humanitarian Assistance For Afghans

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today issued the following statement following a meeting with Angelina Jolie. "We had a very productive meeting with Angelina Jolie regarding the plight of Afghan women and religious minorities. "Our nation and the international community need to work together to avoid a humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan. "We will be working with our colleagues and Administration officials to develop a coordinated U.S. respon… Continue Reading


December 14, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Senate-Passage of Legislation to Raise Debt Ceiling, Pay U.S.’ Outstanding Financial Obligations

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of legislation to raise the debt ceiling, which passed the Senate by a vote of 50-49. It will next be considered by the House of Representatives. Earlier this year, Shaheen called out Republican obstruction to raising the debt ceiling, which both parties supported three separate times under the Trump administration to ensure the U.S. did not default on its debts. "Raising the debt ceiling … Continue Reading


December 14, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Welcoming $41 Million for New Hampshire’s Health Care Providers through the PRF

(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 welcomed $41,187,846 heading to New Hampshire to support 262 health care providers who have experienced revenue losses and expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding comes as part of a $9 billion announcement in Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 payments across the nation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), t… Continue Reading


December 14, 2021

Senators Shaheen and Hassan Join Call to Ensure All Eligible Same-Sex Couples Receive Pension Survivor Benefits

** The Senators Urge Treasury, IRS to Revise Old Guidance that Permits Retirement Plans to Discriminate Against Same-Sex Couples ** ** Senators: "We should not let the echoes of the bigotry that robbed so many people of the right to marry for so long rob them once again after they have lost their loved ones." ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined 43 of their Senate… Continue Reading


December 13, 2021

Shaheen Nominates Granite State Students for United States Service Academies

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced her nomination of 30 New Hampshire students for acceptance to the United States Service Academies. The nominees will next be considered by the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for appointment to the Class of 2026. "I'm proud to nominate these extraordinary young Granite Staters to represent New Hampshire at our nation's Service Academies," said Shah… Continue Reading


December 13, 2021

NH Delegation Welcomes $571K to NH to Expand Home Visiting Assistance for Families during Pandemic

(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 welcomed $571,277 to New Hampshire to support home visiting services in the North Country. The funding will bolster the work of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, which supports children and families at risk of poor health outcomes. By expanding the program's capacity for televisits, this grant will help ens… Continue Reading


December 13, 2021

BREAKING: Shaheen Leads NH Delegation to Announce $500K for City of Manchester, Opportunity to Compete for Up To $100M in American Rescue Plan Grant Program

**Funded by Shaheen-led Appropriations Subcommittee, Manchester-led Coalition Secures Grant to invest in regenerative medicine industry** (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), led the New Hampshire congressional delegation in applauding the EDA's announcement that the City of Manchester will be awarded $500,000 through the "Build Back Better Regional Challenge" … Continue Reading

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