December 24, 2021

Shaheen Statement Following Virtual Meeting with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy and Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement following a virtual meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, along with members of the bipartisan Senate Ukraine Caucus and a set of bicameral lawmakers, in response to escalating military provocation from Russia at its border: "Russia's aggression and violation of Ukraine's sovereignty demand a unified response from the United States that we stand firmly with our Ukrainian partners. I was glad t… Continue Reading

December 23, 2021

Shaheen, Murkowski Lead Bipartisan Letter to DOD Requesting Update on Firefighter Blood Testing

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee - led a bipartisan letter with U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and 20 other Senators to the Department of Defense (DOD), in response to the DOD's Inspector General report on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure mitigation and prevention at DOD installations. The investigation revealed a lack of proactive measures taken to limit exposure to substances that may expose pe… Continue Reading

December 23, 2021

Shaheen, Reed Urge HHS to Help Protect Families This Winter during Energy Crisis

The cost of home heating is estimated to increase by 30 percent this winter; Letter requests information regarding implementation and sustainability of LIHEAP (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) in a bicameral letter urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address the ongoing energy crisis and its impact on families served by the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The letter is co-led by Congresswo… Continue Reading

December 23, 2021

ICYMI – In New NBC Documentary, Shaheen Addresses Directed Energy Attacks Against U.S. Personnel

**Shaheen has led efforts in the Senate to provide care, leave and benefits to federal government employees and family members suffering from brain injuries incurred, originally in Cuba and China and now around the world, under mysterious circumstances.** **Shaheen's provision in the FY2022 defense bill that requires the administration to designate senior national security officials to organize a whole-of-government response & assist those suffering from directed energy attacks will soon b… Continue Reading

December 22, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Passing of Former NH Commissioner of Safety Dick Flynn

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the death of former New Hampshire Department of Safety Commissioner Dick Flynn. Flynn served as Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Safety throughout Shaheen's tenure as Governor of New Hampshire. "My heart goes out to Dick Flynn's family, friends and community members as we all grieve his loss. Dick dedicated his life to serving Granite Staters, first with the Dover Police Department… Continue Reading

December 22, 2021

Shaheen Slams Republican-Controlled Executive Council for Doubling Down on Vote to Defund NH Family Planning Providers

Shaheen has repeatedly condemned the Executive Council for voting to terminate contracts for family planning providers across the state, which compromises access to health services for Granite State women. Vote comes on the heels of oral arguments for a pivotal Supreme Court case threatening the future of Roe v. Wade (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Republican-controlled Executive Council doubled down on its decision to defund New H… Continue Reading

December 22, 2021

NH Delegation Welcomes $2.2 Million from ARPA to Provide Homeless Students with Education

(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) welcomed $2,296,237 to support New Hampshire's plan to utilize American Rescue Plan Act funding for the State's Education for Homeless Children and Youth program (ARP-HCY). The funding will help identify students experiencing homelessness and provide technical assistance to remove barriers that prevent them from accessing educational opportunities. By… Continue Reading

December 22, 2021

Shaheen, Gillibrand Urge Pentagon to Investigate TRICARE Coverage Changes that Disrupt Access to Autism Care

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) wrote a letter to Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Gilbert Cisneros, to inquire about changes made to TRICARE coverage that limit treatment options for individuals with autism. Specifically, the letter asks the Pentagon to investigate how these changes restrict access to proven services like Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and add burdens to care for autistic dependents, like children, and member… Continue Reading

December 21, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Welcoming $4.7 Million to NH to Support Individuals & Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorders

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), led Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) in welcoming $4,710,993 to the New Hampshire Department of Justice (NH DOJ) to lower rates of substance use disorders and provide support to affected families. New Hampshire has been on the frontlines of this crisis and was among the top ten states in th… Continue Reading

December 20, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Welcome Critical Funding to Invest in Launch of 3-Digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Senators Cosponsored Legislation to Create the New Lifeline American Rescue Plan Funding Will Boost Access to Life-saving Services for People Experiencing Suicidal or Mental Health Crisis (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today welcomed $282 million in national funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for suicide prevention and crisis care services, including the transition to the three-digit dialing code for the… Continue Reading

December 20, 2021

NH Delegation Welcomes $1.6 Million to Combat Substance Use Disorder Crisis through NH Drug Court Program

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed $1,619,765 for the Drug Court Program (DCP) at the New Hampshire Department of Justice (NH DOJ). The funding will support NH DCP's efforts to combat the substance use disorder crisis and stem drug-related overdose deaths, which have surged during the p… Continue Reading

December 17, 2021

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Call for Administration to Use New Indo-Pacific Economic Framework to Set Global Standards on Digital Trade

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), John Cornyn (R-TX), Todd Young (R-IN), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Tom Carper (D-DE) in a bipartisan letter calling on the administration to ensure that President Biden's new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework pushes the world forward on issues of digital trade, technology and decarbonization. They also urged the administration to put digital trade at the forefront of the nation's global economic agenda going forw… Continue Reading

December 17, 2021

President to Sign Into Law Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by Senators Shaheen & Hassan to Crack Down on the Chinese Government’s Human Rights Violations

Bill Would Prevent Goods Made with Forced Uyghur Labor from Entering the United States (Washington, DC) - The Senate sent a bipartisan bill, supported by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), to President Biden's desk that will help ensure that goods made with Uyghur forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region do not enter the United States. "The human rights abuses committed by the Chinese government against Uyghur Muslims are atrocious. The international com… Continue Reading

December 17, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Pens Op-Ed on NH PUC’s Dangerous Decision to Cut Funds for Key Energy Efficiency Programs in NH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) wrote an op-ed in the Concord Monitor slamming the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission's (PUC) decision to reject a popular energy efficiency plan that funds NHSaves, an award-winning energy efficiency program. Given NHSaves' proven record of reducing energy costs for families and businesses, Shaheen notes how New Hampshire Republicans' decision flies in the face of science and hurts our economy, communities and planet in the process. … Continue Reading

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

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