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January 07, 2021

ICYMI: Following Violent Insurrection at U.S. Capitol, Shaheen Urges Group of Republican Lawmakers to End Meritless, Partisan Efforts Sowing Discord in America

Shaheen delivers remarks on the Senate floor last night urging group of Republican Lawmakers to end their meritless, partisan efforts to overturn the 2020 election results and certify the Electoral College. Shaheen's full remarks can be viewed here. (Washington, DC) - Following the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol yesterday by insurgents who were encouraged by President Trump's inflammatory and baseless claims of voter fraud, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks on the Senate… Continue Reading


January 07, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Congress’ Certification of Presidential Election Results

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after Congress certified the results of the 2020 presidential election: "Early this morning, Congress fulfilled its Constitutional duty and certified the results of the 2020 election, undeterred by the violent, un-American siege on the U.S. Capitol," said Shaheen. "This was an insurrection spurred by President Trump and his enablers in Congress, who for months have perpetuated unfounded lies in an attempt to … Continue Reading


January 07, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Congress’ Certification of Presidential Election Results

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after Congress certified the results of the 2020 presidential election: "Early this morning, Congress fulfilled its Constitutional duty and certified the results of the 2020 election, undeterred by the violent, un-American siege on the U.S. Capitol," said Shaheen. "This was an insurrection spurred by President Trump and his enablers in Congress, who for months have perpetuated unfounded lies in an attempt to … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

Senators Shaheen and Hassan Secure Key NH Priorities in Bipartisan Veterans Package Signed Into Law

Bill Includes the Deborah Sampson Act that Senators Shaheen and Hassan Helped Introduce to Support Women Veterans WASHINGTON - The President signed into law bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan with a number of key priorities that they advocated for to support Granite State veterans. The package includes the Deborah Sampson Act that Senators Shaheen and Hassan joined in introducing that would eliminate barriers to care and services that many women vet… Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

Shaheen & Portman Applaud Signing of Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize Peace Corps Commemorative Project into Law

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) applauded the president for signing their bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Peace Corps Commemorative project into law. Representatives Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and Garret Graves (R-LA) led the legislation in the House. In 2014, Senators Shaheen and Portman's and Rep. Kennedy's bipartisan Peace Corps Commemorative Act was signed into law to create a commemorative memorial in Washington, D.C.'s National Capit… Continue Reading


January 05, 2021

With Russian Hackers’ Confirmed Access to Microsoft’s Source Code, Shaheen Calls on Admin to Immediately Implement Her Cybersecurity Provision Signed into Law Two Years Ago

Shaheen's Cybersecurity Requirement to Boost U.S. Cyber-Infrastructure was Included in the FY2019 NDAA (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, called on the Trump administration to immediately implement Section 1655 of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, containing her provision signed into law that requires IT companies working with the Department of Defense (DOD) to disclose inst… Continue Reading


January 03, 2021

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen Sworn in for 3rd Term

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after she was sworn in for her third term in the United States Senate this afternoon: "This seat doesn't belong to me - it belongs to New Hampshire and I'm grateful and humbled that Granite Staters again chose me to be a voice for them in Washington," said Shaheen. "There are so many issues facing our state, nation and world, which demand good-faith efforts from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to confront … Continue Reading


December 28, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Announce NH Expected to Receive an Estimated $2B in COVID Relief

**The FY2021 government funding legislation signed into law includes Shaheen-negotiated COVID-19 relief provisions to help small businesses and child care centers & provides assistance to combat the substance use disorder and food insecurity crises** **Year-end package also includes Hassan-negotiated measures to extend unemployment benefits, provide substantial funding for K-12 and higher education institutions, and increase funding for USPS** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen… Continue Reading


December 23, 2020

Shaheen Slams Trump for Denying Service Members Pay Raise & Compromising National Security Objectives, Calls on Congress to Stand Firm and Override NDAA Veto

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after President Trump vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The annual legislation authorizes national defense objectives for the fiscal year and has historically been a successful bipartisan effort. The defense bill for FY2021 contained numerous priorities secured or supported by Shaheen that invest in New Hampshi… Continue Reading


December 23, 2020

Shaheen Slams Trump for Denying Service Members Pay Raise & Compromising National Security Objectives, Calls on Congress to Stand Firm and Override NDAA Veto

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after President Trump vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The annual legislation authorizes national defense objectives for the fiscal year and has historically been a successful bipartisan effort. The defense bill for FY2021 contained numerous priorities secured or supported by Shaheen that invest in New Hampshi… Continue Reading


December 23, 2020

Shaheen Bill to Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Signed into Law

**The new law will provide more tools to identify and shut down fraudsters who hurt borrowers** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after her bipartisan legislation with U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mike Braun (R-IN) and Deb Fischer (R-RE) was signed into law. The Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Act will expand and enhance efforts to identify and shut down student debt relief scams. "The federal government has an obligation to help prot… Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Shaheen NH Priorities & Urgently Needed Emergency COVID-19 Relief to be Signed into Law

**Shaheen successfully helped secure numerous NH priorities in government funding legislation that will soon be signed into law, including assistance for first responders, pay raise for troops, construction of DEA New England drug lab & more.** **The FY2021 government funding legislation also includes critical COVID-19 relief Shaheen negotiated to help small businesses and child care providers and to combat the substance use disorder epidemic and food insecurity crisis** (Washington,… Continue Reading


December 22, 2020

Heading to President’s Desk: Shaheen Secures $50M to Construct New England Drug Lab to Improve Response to Substance Use Disorder Crisis

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - the Vice Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee - which funds significant programming to address the substance use disorder epidemic, issued the following statement after final fiscal year (FY) 2021 government funding legislation was sent to the President's desk to be signed into law. Through her leadership on the CJS subcommittee, Senator Shaheen successfully added measures that provi… Continue Reading


December 21, 2020

Shaheen-Negotiated COVID-19 Emergency Relief Legislation Attached to Final Government Funding Bill

**Senate, House leaders released government funding legislation for FY21 that includes COVID-19 relief legislation Shaheen helped negotiate over the past few weeks and unveiled last week with a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers** **A senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Shaheen once again helped negotiate provisions to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis & also steered negotiations on nutrition assistance and support to add… Continue Reading


December 21, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Menendez, Rubio, Leahy, Coons Celebrate Expected Passage of Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), SFRC Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Chris Coons (D-DE) issued the following statements on securing passage of the Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act (S.712) as part of the end-of-year funding legislation approved by the Senate today: "Any time an American citizen is unjustly … Continue Reading


December 19, 2020

Shaheen to Yahoo! Finance on Partisanship Delaying COVID-19 Relief: ‘We don’t have any more time to mess around’

**On Monday, Shaheen shared details on bipartisan COVID-19 emergency relief that she wrote with a bicameral group of lawmakers and delivered as a blueprint to congressional leaders** **A senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Shaheen once again helped negotiate provisions to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis & also steered negotiations on nutrition assistance and support to address the substance use disorder epidemic** (Washing… Continue Reading


December 19, 2020

Shaheen Urges Trump Administration to Waive Late Filing Penalties for Taxpayers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a bipartisan group of Senators sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig urging the Trump administration to waive late filing penalties for taxpayers whose filing delay is caused by COVID-19. U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and John Kennedy (R-LA) led the letter. "Many taxpayers are facing economic hardships and business closures due to COVI… Continue Reading


December 18, 2020

Shaheen Statement on FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

**Lonza, a Portsmouth-based pharmaceutical company, is manufacturing Moderna's mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccine candidate** **Earlier this month, Shaheen received a virtual briefing on Lonza's vaccine manufacturing efforts** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an emergency use authorization for Moderna's mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccine. The authorization comes following the release of studies hi… Continue Reading


December 18, 2020

Shaheen Highlights Urgent Need for Additional Food Assistance for Struggling Granite Staters During Virtual Meeting with NH Nutrition & Food Security Organizations

Shaheen hears more about the challenges Granite State food security and nutrition organizations are facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To view the virtual meeting, click here. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) highlighted the urgent need to provide additional food assistance in COVID-19 relief to help struggling Granite State families during a virtual meeting with New Hampshire nutrition and food security organizations. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many famil… Continue Reading


December 18, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Honor Christa McAuliffe During Commemorative Coin Unveiling

**Shaheen led bipartisan legislation with Senators Mike Enzi & Maggie Hassan that was signed into law last year to create this commemorative coin in honor of Christa McAuliffe in support of STEM education.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the unveiling of the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin today. Shaheen led the bipartisan legislation with Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Hassan creating the commemo… Continue Reading

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