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September 28, 2018

Senate Passes Shaheen, Hassan Bipartisan Resolution Designating Sept. 30th – Oct. 6th National Community Policing Week

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced the passage of their Senate Resolution designating September 30th through October 6th as "National Community Policing Week." Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) also sponsored the legislation. The bipartisan resolution recognizes the service and sacrifice of the law enforcement community, and underscores the importance of community policing, which forges bonds between police officers and community members. Th… Continue Reading


September 27, 2018

Shaheen Statement Following Testimony from Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee: "Dr. Ford's testimony was detailed, moving and credible, and I believe her," said Shaheen. "I was in awe of her bravery and strength today. I hope her testimony will be a watershed moment in our country for survivors of sexual assault. Women all across the country are making their voices heard and demanding… Continue Reading


September 26, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Latest Sexual Assault Allegation Against SCOTUS Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the latest allegation of sexual assault against U.S. Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "These allegations underscore why it's imperative that there be an FBI investigation as has been done in the past when accusations have been brought against a Supreme Court nominee," said Shaheen. "It is egregious that President Trump and Republican leadership have resisted an FBI investigation tha… Continue Reading


September 26, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $950K to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Northern New Hampshire

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $950,000 in federal grants to the North Country Health Consortium from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). These grants include $200,000 from the Rural Communities Opioid Response Planning Program and $250,000 per year for each of the next three years from the Rural Opioid Health Program, and will fund efforts to combat substance misuse and the op… Continue Reading


September 24, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $2M Award to Brayton Energy to Advance Energy Technology

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced $1,994,005 in federal grants to Brayton Energy from the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop an innovative energy storage system to provide reliable, affordable power to the electric grid for up to 100 hours, enhancing grid resilience and performance. "A stronger, more sustainable future depends on energy innovation, and Brayton Energy has led these efforts in New Hampshire and across the country,"… Continue Reading


September 21, 2018

PHOTO RELEASE: Shaheen Presents Former OSS Operative Roger Campbell with the Congressional Gold Medal in Recognition of His Service During World War II

(Wolfeboro, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) presented Technician Fourth Grade Roger Campbell (Ret.) with the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his heroic service as part of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II at the Wright Museum of World War II. The OSS was the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and special operations community. In March, the United States Congress bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal to the OSS in recognition of … Continue Reading


September 21, 2018

Funding Legislation Signed into Law with Significant NH Priorities Secured by Shaheen

**Shaheen, a Senior Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Extends Federal Response Efforts to the Opioid Crisis with $400 Million in Treatment Funding** **Shaheen Secures Funding to Prioritize Emergency Dredging of Hampton Harbor & Increased Federal Aid for Northern Border Regional Commission** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the final version of the fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding legislation for the Energy and Water… Continue Reading


September 21, 2018

Shaheen Announces $250,000 through STEP Program to Help New Hampshire Small Businesses Expand Trade Opportunities

**Shaheen Created STEP in 2010 to Help Small Businesses Enter New Markets, Access Export Financing & Attend Trade Missions** **A Member of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, Shaheen Has Led Efforts in the Senate to Secure Funding for STEP Grants ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, announced that the Small Business Administration (SBA) awarded the Department of International Commerce at th… Continue Reading


September 20, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Reports State Department Officials Advised Pompeo Against Yemen Certification

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement in response to reports that State Department officials advised Secretary of State Mike Pompeo against certifying to Congress that the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is complying with humanitarian benchmarks and avoiding civilian casualties. Senators Shaheen and Todd Young (R-IN) authored this certification in this year's defense authorization… Continue Reading


September 20, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Introduce Legislation to Protect Nashua River and its Tributaries

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) introduced legislation in the Senate to designate portions of the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit Rivers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts as scenic rivers under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The legislation would create a locally appointed advisory committee that works with state and federal agencies to protect the river. It would also direct the rivers to be managed in accordance with the Na… Continue Reading


September 20, 2018

In Letter to FBI Director, Shaheen Calls for Protection of Sources and Methods as President Trump Recklessly Pursues Document Declassification

**Lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee which funds DOJ and FBI, requests answers on fulfilling the President's declassification order, including whether AG Sessions has recused himself from the process** (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 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Just… Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $119K in Grants for Crisis Intervention Training for NH’s First Responders

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $119,297 in federal grants to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of New Hampshire from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The grant will fund crisis intervention training for New Hampshire's first responders. "Supporting Granite Staters who are struggling with mental illness is vital, and that must inclu… Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

Shaheen Applauds Approval of NH Application for Federal Opioid Response Grants

** Shaheen Helped Negotiate the Bipartisan Budget Agreement that Led to the Opioid Response Funding for New Hampshire** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in response to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' application being accepted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for opioid response funding that the New Hampshire delegation helped secure. As a member of the Common Sense Caucus, … Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

Shaheen Ushers Through Key NH Priorities in Senate-Passed Bill to Combat Opioid Crisis

**Shaheen's Priorities to Direct Funding to Hardest Hit States, Extend Drug Monitoring Program, and Support Peer Support Networks, Pass with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate passed the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, legislation addressing the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic with overwhelming bipartisan support. The legislation includes Shaheen priorities to assist New Hampshire, i… Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $20 Million Research Grant to UNH

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced a $20 million National Science Foundation (NSF) award to New Hampshire's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NH EPSCoR) at the University of New Hampshire. This grant will fund NH BioMade, a five-year project aimed at expanding New Hampshire's research capacity in the design and development of potentially lifesavi… Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce $207K in Grants to Combat Veteran Homelessness

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced $207,175 in federal grants to provide rental assistance for homeless veterans in Manchester and Bedford from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These grants include $78,704 to the Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority for Manchester and $128,471 to the New Hampshire Housing Finance Agency for Bedford, and will provide hom… Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce $500K To Expand Medication-Assisted Treatment for Substance Abuse Disorder in Seacoast

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced $502,729 in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service grants from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The grant will fund Greater Seacoast Community Health's efforts to expand medication-assisted treatment for vulnerable populations in Somersworth and the Seacoast region. "Expanding medication-assisted treatment for Granite Staters strugglin… Continue Reading


September 14, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $3.3M in Federal Funding for Urban Community Development & Affordable Housing on New Hampshire Seacoast

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $3,290,637 in federal grants for urban community development and affordable housing investments in New Hampshire from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These grants include a $3 million Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Grant for the state of New Hampshire and a $290,637 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for … Continue Reading


September 14, 2018

Shaheen Successfully Advances NH and National Defense Objectives & Continued Opioid Response Efforts in Final Version of Funding Bill

Shaheen Procures $10 Million for the Nationwide PFAS Health-Impact Study She Established in 2018 Defense Bill Shaheen Successfully Secures Opioid Epidemic Response Funding Levels Established in Budget Negotiations in February (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2019 that funds the Departments of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, E… Continue Reading


September 12, 2018

Shaheen Statement Following Trump Administration's Certification in Support of Saudi-led Coalition

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Trump administration delivered a certification to Congress, as required by a provision authored by Senators Shaheen and Todd Young (R-IN), that provides for continued U.S. support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. "We need to hold our allies to a higher standard and, unfortunately, this certification fails in that regard," said Shaheen. "The Saudi-led coalition's indiscriminate bombing campaigns are… Continue Reading

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