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July 30, 2021

BREAKING: White House Signs into Law Supplemental Security Bill, Including Shaheen-Ernst Bill to Protect Afghan Allies through SIV Program

(Washington, DC) - Today, the White House signed into law key provisions from the Afghan Allies Protection Act, a bill led by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, and Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), as part of the supplemental security spending measure. Their legislation helps protect the Afghan civilians who risked their lives to support the U.S. mission in Afghanistan. Specifically, the measure would increase the number o… Continue Reading


July 30, 2021

Shaheen Hosts Virtual Roundtable on Safely Reopening U.S.-Canada Border

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a roundtable to discuss safely reopening the U.S.-Canada border to vaccinated individuals. During the roundtable, Shaheen heard more from stakeholders, including businesses and associations from across the state and Canadian Consul General Rodger Cuzner, on how continued restrictions at the border harm New Hampshire's economic recovery and border communities. A recording of the roundtable can be accessed here. "It's been 17 mo… Continue Reading


July 30, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Among Bipartisan Group of Negotiators on Historic Infrastructure Agreement

(Washington, DC) - On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was among a core group of lawmakers who announced a bipartisan agreement on an infrastructure deal from the U.S. Capitol. Today, the Senate cleared a key procedural hurdle and will now begin debate on the legislation. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is the most significant investment on infrastructure in U.S. history. At a press conference after the bipartisan group announced the agreement, Shaheen underscored the u… Continue Reading


July 29, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Over $23.6 Million to NH That’s Helping Shuttered Live Venues Recover From COVID

(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 New Hampshire venues have started receiving federal funds through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Program. The delegation worked to establish this program in the emergency COVID-19 relief legislation that was passed by Congress and signed into law last December to provide grants for live venues, independent movie theate… Continue Reading


July 29, 2021

Shaheen Helps Advance Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal in the Senate

**Shaheen has helped lead negotiations on the historic, bipartisan infrastructure agreement.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of a procedural motion that will allow debate on the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which she's helped negotiate over the last few months: "This has been a long time in the making and I appreciate the continued good-faith negotiations from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle… Continue Reading


July 29, 2021

BREAKING: Senate Passes Shaheen-Ernst Bill to Protect Afghan Allies through SIV Program as Part of Supplemental Spending Bill

(Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate passed key provisions from the Afghan Allies Protection Act, a bill sponsored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, and Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), as part of the supplemental security spending measure. Their legislation helps protect the Afghan civilians who risked their lives to support the U.S. mission in Afghanistan. Specifically, the measure would increase the number of author… Continue Reading


July 29, 2021

Shaheen Reintroduces Legislation to Provide Blood Testing for Service Members & Their Families Exposed to PFAS Contamination

**Shaheen established the PFAS health impact study in the fiscal year 2018 annual defense bill** **Shaheen fought for Pease to serve as a model site for nationwide PFAS health impact study** **A key provision of the legislation which would codify the PFAS Task Force established by DOD was included in the FY22 NDAA that passed the Senate Armed Services Committee last week** (Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced the PFAS Exposure Assessment and Do… Continue Reading


July 29, 2021

Shaheen Writes Medium Post on Why Women’s Global Empowerment is Key to Global Stability & Economic Development

Shaheen: "We have a pivotal opportunity to initiate lasting change by integrating women and girls into all levels of our policymaking. It's not just the right thing to do; it's the smart thing to do." (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member and the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), penned a Medium post on why women's empowerment must be prioritized in U.S. domestic and foreign policy. In the op-ed, Shaheen discusses why it's m… Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Senators’ Joint Statement on Infrastructure

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), Angus King (I-Maine), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), … Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Shaheen, Johnson Lead Bipartisan Statement on Breakdown of Georgian April 19 Agreement

Shaheen and Johnson - Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - introduced a bipartisan resolution in April in support of Georgia's April 19th political agreement. Shaheen recently led a bipartisan congressional delegation to Eastern Europe, which included a stop in Georgia, to reaffirm U.S. commitment to its regional partner and strengthen democratic reforms. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ro… Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Applaud Senate Passage of the Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act

**Willie O'Ree of the Boston Bruins was the First Black Player to Compete in the National Hockey League** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) applauded Senate passage of bipartisan legislation that they cosponsored to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O'Ree, a former hockey player for the Boston Bruins who was the first Black player to compete in the National Hockey League (NHL). This bill was introduced by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) … Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

Shaheen’s Bill to Protect Afghan Allies through SIV Program Included in Supplemental Security Spending Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, today announced she successfully secured the inclusion of key provisions from her bill with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), the Afghan Allies Protection Act, in the supplemental spending measure for security needs. Her legislation helps protect the Afghan civilians who risked their lives to support the U.S. mission in Afghanistan. Specifically, the measure would increa… Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

Shaheen, Toomey Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Overhaul U.S. Sugar Program

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is renewing her bipartisan effort with U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Representatives Virginia Foxx (NC-05) and Danny Davis (IL-07) to rein in America's flawed sugar price support program. Yesterday, the bicameral group of lawmakers reintroduced the Fair Sugar Policy Act of 2021 to reform the federal sugar support program, which currently has cost consumers and businesses as much as $4 billion per year. "I'm glad to once again partner wi… Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $1 Million to NH Nonprofits, Including Houses of Worship, to Increase Safety

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire nonprofits, including houses of worship, will receive $951,951 under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program. The full list of New Hampshire nonprofits to receive funding this year is included below. "Every Granite Stater should be able find solace in their house of worship, should they choose, without fearing for the … Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $1 Million to NH Nonprofits, Including Houses of Worship, to Increase Safety

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire nonprofits, including houses of worship, will receive $951,951 under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program. The full list of New Hampshire nonprofits to receive funding this year is included below. "Every Granite Stater should be able find solace in their house of worship, should they choose, without fearing for the … Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Passing of Former U.S. Senator Mike Enzi

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY): "I'm heartbroken by the passing of my friend and former Senate colleague, Mike Enzi. Mike was a good man, who always put the needs of Wyoming families first," said Shaheen. "Mike was a reliable partner in the Senate to bridge the partisan divide to make important investments in our country. May we all honor his legacy by following his lead. My condolences … Continue Reading


July 26, 2021

Shaheen Hosts Webinar for Local Governments on Available Funding from American Rescue Plan

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) co-hosted a virtual webinar on funding from the American Rescue Plan to assist local governments across the state. The Senator shared how $1.4 billion in funding for state, local and county governments is being implemented and discussed what federal resources are available to help small municipalities manage federal funds and execute projects. She also encouraged municipalities to apply for recovery funds by the state's August 18th dea… Continue Reading


July 24, 2021

Shaheen Joins Bicameral Legislation to Protect Women’s Retirement Security

4 in 10 women expect the COVID-19 pandemic to have a long-term impact on their finances The average woman loses over $400,000 over a forty-year career due to the wage gap, and some women of color lose over $1,000,000 due to pay inequality by retirement (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) to reintroduce the Women's Retirement Protection Act of 2021 (WRPA), legislation to address the retirement g… Continue Reading


July 23, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $450,000 for Manchester-Boston Regional Airport to Bolster Marketing of New Spirit Airlines Routes

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) will award Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) $450,000 to support marketing for new routes available through Spirit Airlines, which will start in the fall. Spi… Continue Reading


July 23, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $2 Million Heading to NH for COVID Detection & Mitigation for Vulnerable Populations

(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 New Hampshire will receive nearly $2 million to support COVID-19 testing and mitigation efforts. Specifically, $1.47 million will go towards COVID detection and mitigation in prison facilities and $449,760 will go towards populations experiencing homelessness. The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan and will support eff… Continue Reading

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