February 15, 2022

Shaheen, Risch Rural Disaster Assistance Bill Clears Committee

(Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate Small Business Committee voted unanimously to pass the bipartisan Disaster Assistance for Rural Communities Act, led by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Jim Risch (R-ID). This legislation will allow rural homeowners, renters and small businesses to more easily access disaster relief in the wake of a natural disaster. "I'm excited my bipartisan bill with Senator Risch to help rural businesses access emergency disaster relief unanimously passed a key co… Continue Reading

February 15, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Administration to Implement Broadband Expansion Funding in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators to encourage the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Assistant Secretary Alan Davidson to follow Congressional intent in implementing the $65 billion included in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for broadband expansion efforts across the United States. The effort was led by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus Kin… Continue Reading

February 14, 2022

Shaheen, Baldwin, Murphy Lead 37 Senate Colleagues in Letter Urging Biden Administration to Limit Junk Health Plans that Undermine Standards of Affordable Care Act

**Junk plans can deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and don't have to cover essential services like maternity care, prescription drugs, substance use disorders and emergency room care** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) led 37 of their Senate colleagues in a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra urging the Biden administration to limit the sale and availabi… Continue Reading

February 14, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes $2 Million for Harbor Care Health Center in Nashua

**Funding comes following Shaheen and Hassan's push to support health care centers during ARP negotiations** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that Harbor Care in Nashua will receive $2 million to expand access to quality virtual health care. This funding will support services like telehealth, remote patient monitoring and digital patient tools. Funding comes from… Continue Reading

February 11, 2022

Shaheen Visits Concord to Review Driver Training Program that Will Ease Supply Chain Issues

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the Commercial Driving School in Concord and met with trucking industry leaders to discuss the importance of training qualified commercial truck drivers to address supply chain challenges. Following a push from Shaheen, New Hampshire received a 90-day waiver to adjust state laws to comply with new requirements of the Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) program. "Meeting with trucking industry leaders in Concord today was a firs… Continue Reading

February 11, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes Over $10.7M in Fish and Wildlife Funding

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire will receive over $10.73 million to support wildlife and sport fish restoration through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The funding will help state wildlife agencies pursue conservation projects and programs, including support for hunting and fishing education, fish and wildlife management, scientific resea… Continue Reading

February 10, 2022

Senator Shaheen Joins New England Delegation in Congressional Resolution Honoring Tom Brady

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined members of the New England delegation, including Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ed Markey (D-MA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), in introducing a resolution in the U.S. Senate honoring the career of Tom Brady, who announced his retirement from football earlier this month. The resolution highlights Tom Brady's incredible career with… Continue Reading

February 10, 2022

Shaheen Congratulates UNH Researchers’ HelioSwarm Mission for Being Chosen By NASA For $250M Heliophysics Competition

**Shaheen is Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that Funds NASA** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee that funds NASA, congratulated the HelioSwarm mission - led by a team of researchers at the University of New Hampshire's Space Science Center (SCC) - for being selected by NASA to research the Earth-Sun environment. As one of two winners of the Heliophysics Medi… Continue Reading

February 10, 2022

Shaheen Helps Lead Bipartisan Bill to Modernize the Violence Against Women Act

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in introducing the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act. VAWA is the flagship 1994 law that supports survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking by providing federal resources and technical support for programs that help victims. The 2022 VAWA reauthorization would expand ef… Continue Reading

February 10, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Senate-Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Void and Prevent Forced Arbitration Agreements for Sexual Harassment and Assault

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, legislation that eliminates mandatory arbitration agreements in civil cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault, giving survivors of workplace harassment the right to sue their employer in open court. The legislation passed the Senate today by a voice vote after previously passing the House of Representatives.… Continue Reading

February 09, 2022

After House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Punish Perpetrators of Global Violence Against LGBTQI Communities, Senate Co-Lead Shaheen Calls on Senate to Swiftly Follow Suit

Shaheen Leads Senate Companion Legislation with Murkowski to Impose Sanctions on Perpetrators of Global Violence against LGBTQI Communities (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded the U.S. House of Representative's passage of the Global Respect Act - a bipartisan bill that would impose sanctions and block travel to the U.S. on foreign individuals responsible for human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) indivi… Continue Reading

February 09, 2022

Shaheen, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Ease Provider Relief Fund Requirements Facing Overwhelmed Health Care Providers

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced legislation that builds on their bipartisan work to bolster the Provider Relief Fund (PRF), which has served as a lifeline to frontline health care providers who've experienced revenue losses and increased demand for their services during the pandemic. Their new bill, the Provider Relief Fund Improvement Act, strengthens support for overwhelmed providers by delaying complex PRF reporting requirement… Continue Reading

February 08, 2022

Sen. Shaheen & Rep. Welch Urge the Biden Administration to Finalize Long-Neglected Appliance Efficiency Standards

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and U.S. Representative Peter Welch (VT-AL) sent a letter to the Department of Energy Secretary (DOE) Jennifer Granholm and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Shalanda Young, asking that they review and finalize outstanding appliance efficiency standards. By law, the Department of Energy must review appliance efficiency standards every six years, but many have not been updated in decades. As a result, inefficient appliance… Continue Reading

February 08, 2022

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Call for Administration to Relaunch a Comprehensive Tariff Exclusion Process

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, joined a bipartisan group of Senators led by Tom Carper (D-DE) and Rob Portman (R-OH) on a letter to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai calling for the administration to establish a more comprehensive exclusion process for imports from China subject to tariffs under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 in order to allow more small … Continue Reading

February 07, 2022

Senators Shaheen & Hassan Call On FAA to Improve Communications with MHT during 5G Roll Out

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve its communication with Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) regarding the issue of potential interference with airport operations. Recently, wireless carriers delayed turning on transmission towers near some airports due to concerns that the 5G rollout could impact flights during take-off and landing. However, a transmission tower in Massachusetts r… Continue Reading

February 04, 2022

Shaheen & Hassan Participate in Change of Command Ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Senators Shaheen and Hassan deliver remarks at the Change of Command Ceremony at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard earlier today. (Portsmouth, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) delivered remarks at the Change of Command ceremony this morning at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, which recognized Captain Daniel Ettlich for his service and leadership at the Shipyard and welcomed Captain Michael Oberdorf … Continue Reading

February 03, 2022

Shaheen-Wicker Send Strong Bipartisan Message in Support of Ukraine during Wilson Center Discussion

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) participated in an event hosted by the Wilson Center this afternoon to address the crisis in Ukraine amid increased Russian aggression. The discussion was moderated by Wilson Center President and CEO Ambassador Mark Green. The Senators addressed a number of key topics, including their bipartisan CODEL to Ukrai… Continue Reading

February 02, 2022

Shaheen, Portman Reaffirm U.S. Bipartisan Support for Ukraine in CSIS Discussion

**In January, Shaheen and Portman led a bipartisan CODEL to Ukraine** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and U.S. Senator Rob Portman, Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, participated in an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) this afternoon to address the crisis in Ukraine amid increased Russian aggression. The discussion was moderated by CSIS… Continue Reading

February 02, 2022

Shaheen, Durbin Lead Virtual Bipartisan Meeting with Ambassadors from Eastern European NATO Countries to Discuss Ukraine-Russia Crisis

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and Co-Chair of the Senate NATO Observer Group, and Majority Whip and Senate Baltic Freedom Caucus Co-Chair Dick Durbin (D-IL) hosted a virtual conversation on the current military threat posed by Russia in Eastern Europe with Ambassadors from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the Deputy Chief of Mission from Poland's embassy and bipartisan mem… Continue Reading

February 02, 2022

Bipartisan Shaheen-Wicker Resolution Reaffirming U.S. Support for the Belarusian Pro-Democracy Movement Unanimously Clears the Senate

**Resolution Follows Shaheen & Wicker's Bipartisan Launch of Free Belarus Caucus in the U.S. Senate** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - and U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) issued the following statements after their bipartisan resolution reaffirming U.S. support for the Belarusian pro-democracy movement unanimously cleared the Senate. The resolution calls for free and fair… Continue Reading

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