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

December 11, 2021

Shaheen Joins Legislation to Increase Mental Health Resources in Schools as Surgeon General Sounds the Alarm on Crisis

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in introducing the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act, legislation that would greatly boost the availability of mental health resources in America's public schools. Mental illness affects one in five - 20 percent - of American youth, and just this week, the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, issued a new Surgeon General's Advisory stressing the urgent and critical need to address the countr… Continue Reading

December 10, 2021

Shaheen Meets Virtually with NH Stakeholders to Discuss Broadband Investments Heading to NH from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

**Shaheen was a Key Negotiator of the Infrastructure Package, Led Bipartisan Talks on Broadband** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today virtually met with New Hampshire stakeholders to discuss how the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act delivers a once-in-a-generation investment in broadband, connecting communities across New Hampshire to reliable, high-speed internet. During the virtual roundtable, Shaheen discussed the importance of increasing broadband co… Continue Reading

December 10, 2021

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Shaheen Pushes to End GOP Partisan Brinkmanship Obstructing Key Ambassador Confirmations

**Shaheen delivered floor remarks last week calling on Republicans to stop their unprecedented obstruction around advancing key nominations, which jeopardizes U.S. national security** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation Subcommittee, delivered remarks on the Senate floor yesterday calling for unanimous consent to advance seven pending ambassadorial nomination… Continue Reading

December 09, 2021

BREAKING: Heeding Calls from Shaheen & Collins, Senate Sends Legislation to Delay Payment Cuts to Help Providers to President’s Desk

Earlier this week, Shaheen and Collins sent a letter to Senate leadership, urging Leaders Schumer and McConnell to extend the Medicare sequester moratorium and 2021 Medicare physician payment adjustment. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) issued the following statements after the Senate cleared legislation that extends the Medicare sequester moratorium, as well as the 2021 Medicare physician payment adjustment until next year. This legislation follow… Continue Reading

December 09, 2021

Shaheen, Portman, Durbin and Murphy Meet with Ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S., Ukrainian Members of Parliament

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) met with Oksana Markarova, Ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S., and Ukrainian Members of Parliament yesterday to discuss the recent uptick in Russian aggression towards Ukraine. The group discussed pressing national security issues including Russia's further escalation of troops at the Ukraine border and the need for the United States to send a clear message to Russian President Pu… Continue Reading

December 08, 2021

Shaheen, Collins Push Senate Leaders to Delay Payment Cuts to Help Providers Stay Afloat During Pandemic

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today sent a bipartisan letter to Senate leadership urging the extension of the Medicare sequester moratorium as well as the 2021 Medicare physician payment adjustment. As the end of the month approaches, hospitals and doctors face a shortfall of billions of dollars in Medicare payments that have helped them cope with surging costs during the pandemic - unless these cuts are pushed back. "Both the current moratorium… Continue Reading

December 07, 2021

BREAKING: Shaheen Successfully Adds New NH & National Security Provisions to Final Defense Legislation

**A senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Shaheen helps write the annual defense bill every year** **Shaheen secures provision to assist those suffering from directed energy attacks, based on her standalone legislation** **Provisions announced are in addition to Granite State priorities Shaheen secured during committee markup of the legislation** (Washington, DC)?- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) -?a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee - issued the follo… Continue Reading

December 07, 2021

Shaheen Questions Top Biden Official on U.S. Policy Toward Russia

Senator Shaheen during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing this afternoon. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's (SFRC) Europe and Regional Security Cooperation Subcommittee - questioned Victoria Nuland, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, on U.S. policy toward Russia during a SFRC hearing earlier today. Shaheen has long led efforts in the Senate to hold Russia accountable for its malign activity against th… Continue Reading

December 07, 2021

Shaheen, Tillis Statement on Russian Military Buildup on Ukraine Border Following Classified Briefing

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, issued the following statement on the Russian military buildup on Ukraine border following a bipartisan classified briefing given to senators: "Today's briefing was deeply concerning. Vladimir Putin is giving every indication that he plans to invade Ukraine. As co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, we stand with our NATO allies in strongly condemning any Russ… Continue Reading

December 07, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Welcoming More Than $400,000 to NH to Combat Child Sexual Exploitation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), along with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed the DOJ's announcement that the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program will receive $418,549 to better support the goals and objectives of the ICAC Task Force Program. This task force investigates ca… Continue Reading

December 03, 2021

Shaheen Meets Virtually with NH Advocates to Discuss Open Enrollment & Encourage Granite Staters to Sign Up for Health Insurance

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today met virtually with members of Protect Our Care NH and advocates to discuss open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and encouraged Granite Staters to enroll in coverage for 2022. She was joined by Jayme Simões of New Hampshire's Protect Our Care; Greg White from Lamprey Health Care; Elias Ashooh, a NH Navigator and Project Director with Health Market Connect; and Lisa Beaudoin, the Executive Director of ABLE NH. Curre… Continue Reading

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