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October 16, 2022

NH Delegation Announces $500K for Local Law Enforcement to Hire Officers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire will receive $500,000 through the DOJ's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program. The COPS Hiring Program is a competitive grant program that supports state, local and tribal law e… Continue Reading


October 14, 2022

Shaheen & National Science Foundation Director Tour NSF Funded Projects at Dartmouth College

** Shaheen and NSF Director Panchanathan visited Mikros Technologies in Claremont in the afternoon to highlight the impact of the historic CHIPS Act for NH businesses** (Hanover, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Dartmouth College today to view demonstrations of U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) funded projects on campus with NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan. In the afternoon, Senator Shaheen and Director Panchanathan visited Mikros Technologies in Claremont to highlight… Continue Reading


October 13, 2022

Shaheen Honors Hillsborough County South Adult Drug Court Participants During Graduation Ceremony

(Nashua, NH) - Earlier today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks at the Hillsborough County South Adult Drug Court Graduation Ceremony. Shaheen honored the 11 graduates who completed the program. She was joined by numerous local leaders and officials at the ceremony, including Mayor Jim Donchess, Chief Justice Tina Nadeau, Justice Jacalyn Colburn and representatives from the New England Association of Recovery Court Professionals and the Drug Court Steering Committee. Establis… Continue Reading


October 13, 2022

Shaheen, Risch to Lead Congressional Delegation to 2022 Halifax International Security Forum

(Washington, DC) - Next month, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, and U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will lead a bipartisan congressional delegation to participate in the 14th annual Halifax International Security Forum. Shaheen and Risch will be joined by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Tim Kaine (D-VA), as well… Continue Reading


October 13, 2022

ICYMI – Shaheen Discusses Strengthening U.S.-Balkan Ties with Atlantic Council

Shaheen is featured on the latest episode of 'Balkans Debrief' with Ilva Tare upon her return from the Balkans last week where she served as an election monitor in Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, is featured this week on the Atlantic Council's 'Balkans Debrief,' where she discusses her recent visit to the Western Balkans. Shaheen made stops in Albania an… Continue Reading


October 12, 2022

Shaheen Lauds DHS Announcement of Additional H-2B Visas, Boosting Availability for NH Businesses

Shaheen has long fought to increase the number of visas available in the H-2B program, which is pivotal for Granite State businesses in the hospitality, tourism and landscaping industries - particularly during peak seasons. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration's announcement that it will increase the number of H-2B visas by nea… Continue Reading


October 12, 2022

Shaheen: ‘We Cannot Take Our Eyes off of Putin’s Attempts to Erase Ukrainian Identity’

**Shaheen is chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation & is a leading policymaker in the U.S. Senate in support of Ukraine amid Russia's unprovoked war** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, shared a post on Medium today about the United States' obligation to not only aid Ukraine amid Russia's unprovoked invasion, but to be purposeful in calli… Continue Reading


October 12, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Passing of Derry Police Chief Ed Garone

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the passing of Derry Police Chief Ed Garone: "I offer my heartfelt condolences to Chief Garone's family, the Derry Police Department and all those who knew and loved him. Chief Garone gave Derry five decades of service - five decades of mentoring young officers, providing steadfast leadership to the Derry PD and giving comfort to community members who knew they could rely and trust him with their families' … Continue Reading


October 12, 2022

Shaheen-Cornyn ‘One Stop Shop’ Bill to Help Small Businesses Signed into Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), released the following statements after President Joe Biden signed their bipartisan legislation - the One Stop Shop for Small Business Compliance Act - into law. "Small businesses in New Hampshire and across the country have been through the wringer over the last two years as they navigated the serious challenges spurred by… Continue Reading


October 11, 2022

Shaheen, Tillis, Murphy & Wicker Urge Biden Administration to Establish U.S. Policy toward Bosnia and Herzegovina as EUFOR Mandate Renewal Deadline Approaches

**Letter follows Senators' delegation visit to the region in April & Shaheen's most recent trip last week** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter this week with U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Au… Continue Reading


October 07, 2022

Shaheen Announces $2.2 Million for Community Health Projects

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services will award over $2.2 million in federal grants to improve access to community health and support services in New Hampshire. This funding includes a $1 million grant for One Sky Community Services, a statewide network of support for individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders. The fundi… Continue Reading


October 06, 2022

Shaheen Announces $5 Million in Federal Funds to Assist New Hampshire Law Enforcement

**Shaheen is Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Senate Appropriations Subcommittee** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), welcomed over $5 million in federal funding heading to New Hampshire allocated through DOJ's Community Oriented Policing (COPS) Technology and Equipment Program (TEP). The funding comes through congressional directed spending (CDS) reques… Continue Reading


October 06, 2022

Shaheen Meets with UK Allies, Shares U.S. Support for Transatlantic Alliance Following Visits to Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina

**As Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and co-Chair of the Senate NATO Observer Group, Senator Shaheen has led bipartisan efforts to support democracy and economic development in the Balkans as well as greater Euro-Atlantic integration.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services … Continue Reading


October 05, 2022

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Provide Certainty Around Federal Investments in Weatherization and State Energy Programs

(Washington, DC) - Last week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jack Reed (D-RI) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to improve delivery of weatherization assistance and encourage state-driven energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives that reduce energy costs for low-income households, spur private sector energy innovation and improve emergency planning and response. The Investing in State Energy Act would prevent undue delays in distribut… Continue Reading


October 03, 2022

Shaheen, Blumenthal Statement on DOD Prohibition of certain PFAS-Containing Items

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), lead Senate sponsors of the PFAS Free Military Purchasing Act, issued the following statements following a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) that the agency will prohibit the procurement of certain items that contain perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) or perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). PFOS and PFOA are members of a chemical group of per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), dange… Continue Reading


October 03, 2022

Shaheen Participates in OSCE Election Observation Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Urges Respect for Democratic Process

**As Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and co-Chair of the Senate NATO Observer Group, Senator Shaheen has led bipartisan efforts to support democracy and economic development in the Balkans as well as greater Euro-Atlantic integration.** (Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, visited Bosnia and … Continue Reading


October 03, 2022

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Welcoming Over $525,000 for State Digital Equity Planning

**Announcement is a result of broadband provisions included in the bipartisan infrastructure bill that was signed into law in November 2021, of which Shaheen led negotiations with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) on measures to expand broadband access in New Hampshire and across the nation.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to welcome over $525,000 in federal funding to support the… Continue Reading


October 01, 2022

Shaheen Concludes Historic First Visit to Albania, Continues to Bosnia and Herzegovina and the United Kingdom

**As Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and co-Chair of the Senate NATO Observer Group, Senator Shaheen has led bipartisan efforts to support democracy and economic development in the Balkans as well as greater Euro-Atlantic integration.** (Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, concluded her firs… Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

Shaheen Statement on House Reauthorization of SBIR/STTR Programs

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a three-year reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs: "I'm glad to see the House of Representatives vote for the reauthorization of SBIR and STTR programs. The funding allocated through these programs is instru… Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Temporary Government Funding Legislation

**As Chair of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee, Shaheen introduced legislation earlier this year that would increase funding for key NH priorities, including combatting the substance use disorder epidemic and investing in the 21st Century, global economy** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following stateme… Continue Reading

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