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November 07, 2020

Shaheen Congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden

(Manchester, NH)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after former Vice President Joe Biden was projected to win Pennsylvania, securing enough electoral votes to become the 46th President of the United States: "I want to congratulate President-elect Biden on running a successful campaign that was focused on the issues that matter to American families," said Shaheen. "We need to heal the deep divisions in our country and I know President Biden will work tirelessly t… Continue Reading


November 02, 2020

Shaheen Reads to Londonderry Students as Guest Reader to Highlight Matthew Thornton Elementary School Book Fair

**Watch Shaheen's video here** (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was a guest reader for Matthew Thornton Elementary School students in Londonderry, New Hampshire to help highlight the school's book fair, which runs through November 8th. Shaheen's video aims to share the joy and excitement of reading with students and encourage them to find a book to read. Shaheen read Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein, a collection of humorous, imaginative poems that have been chi… Continue Reading


November 02, 2020

Amid Concerns of Political Interference into Climate Research by New Trump Admin Appointees, Shaheen Calls on NOAA to Affirm Agency’s Scientific Integrity & Independence

**Shaheen calls on NOAA to uphold its Scientific Integrity Policy as the Trump administration installs several new political appointees at NOAA - including Dr. David Legates, a well-known climate change denier** (Washington, DC) - Amid concerns of political interference into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) climate research and data, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds NOAA, sent a letter today to ac… Continue Reading


October 31, 2020

Shaheen-Cosponsored Olympic Reform Legislation Signed into Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athlete Act was signed into law. Shaheen cosponsored the sweeping legislation that will reform the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) in the wake of abuse allegations that impacted nearly all corners of Olympic sport. The bill was introduced by U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and followed an eighteen-month investigati… Continue Reading


October 30, 2020

NH Delegation Calls on USDA to Investigate Low-Quality Food Supplies Provided to NH Food Bank for Families in Need Amid COVID Crisis

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led the New Hampshire congressional delegation in a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue expressing concern about Vincent Farms - a Delaware-based food distributor - that was awarded the most recent contract with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to supply food to the New Hampshire Food Bank through the Farmers Families Food Box Program. The delegation called on the USDA to investigate concerns brought to them by t… Continue Reading


October 30, 2020

Shaheen, Baldwin Lead Senate Call to Trump Urging President to Make Women’s Inclusion in Afghan Peace Negotiations a Foreign Policy Priority

(Washington, DC) - Ahead of tomorrow's 20th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Security Resolution (UNSCR) 1325, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member and the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - co-led a letter with U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and a group of Senators to President Donald Trump, underscoring the critical importance of ensuring women's participation in the ongoing Afghan peace negotiations. The UNSCR resolution, which was adopt… Continue Reading


October 29, 2020

During Visit to Rochester Head Start, Shaheen Highlights Need for Additional Child Care Support for Working Families in COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Shaheen highlights the importance of providing additional resources to child care providers during her visit to the Rochester Head Start facility. Earlier: Shaheen Delivers Remarks at New Hampshire Business Review's "Operation HR" Virtual Event Promoting Hiring of Granite State Veterans Shaheen discusses her efforts to support Granite State veterans during NH Business Review's "Operation HR" event. Shaheen's full remarks can be viewed here. Later: Shaheen Promo… Continue Reading


October 29, 2020

Shaheen in the Concord Monitor: “Partisan politics shouldn’t get in the way of addressing the COVID crisis, and it shouldn’t stop Republican leadership from working with us to support survivors and prevent domestic and sexual violence.”

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), authored an op-ed for the Concord Monitor, underscoring the urgent need to deliver federal relief to organizations providing assistance to domestic and sexual violence survivors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Shaheen emphasized how the pandemic has exacerbated a number of existing issues in our communities, incl… Continue Reading


October 29, 2020

Shaheen, Risch on Georgia’s Upcoming Parliamentary Elections

(Washingon, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations (SFRC) Committee, and SFRC Chairman Jim Risch (R-ID) today released the following statement ahead of Georgia's upcoming parliamentary elections: "Since we traveled together to observe Georgia's 2012 parliamentary elections, we have watched democracy deepen and the economy grow. As Georgians prepare to vote in this weekend's parliamentary elections, it is important that all parties respect and a… Continue Reading


October 28, 2020

Shaheen Discusses Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on North Country Tourism Industry during Visit to White Mountains Visitor Center

Shaheen speaks with North Country tourism industry leaders during her discussion at the White Mountains Visitor Center today. Earlier in Berlin: Shaheen Underscores Need for Additional COVID-19 Response Resources for Northern NH Nursing Homes during Visit to Coos County Nursing Home Shaheen speaks to Coos County Nursing Home staff during her visit to the facility this afternoon. (North Woodstock, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the White Mountains Visitor Center to … Continue Reading


October 27, 2020

Shaheen: "It's Absolutely Shameful that Mitch McConnell has Sent the Senate Home without Voting on a Bipartisan COVID-19 Relief Bill”

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate held its final vote prior to the November 3rd election: "It's absolutely shameful that Mitch McConnell has sent the Senate home without voting on a bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill," said Shaheen. "Two comprehensive bills passed by the House have been stonewalled by the Republican majority and bipartisan negotiations have been blocked for seven months. All the while, New Hampshire families are str… Continue Reading


October 27, 2020

Following Calls from NH Delegation, USPS Confirms that it Will Process New Hampshire Election Mail Locally in Effort to Ensure Timely Delivery of Ballots

WASHINGTON - Following calls led by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), the United States Postal Service's (USPS) Northern New England District confirmed that New Hampshire ballots that are received locally will now be delivered directly to the local clerk's office in order to ensure the timely delivery of ballots. Prior to this announcement, the Postal Service required that ballots returned by voters in New Hampshire … Continue Reading


October 26, 2020

On the Senate Floor: Shaheen Slams Rushed Partisan Supreme Court Nomination Process & Underscores Commitment to Upholding the ACA, Protecting Women’s Reproductive Health and Safeguarding LGBTQ Civil Rights in Opposition to Barrett Confirmation

SHAHEEN: "…Leader McConnell's only priority has been to push through a nominee who will fundamentally alter the balance of the court and affect the lives of generations of Americans, all just days before ballots will be counted to decide the next President of the United States and the makeup of this body." Shaheen speaks on the Senate floor against this rushed partisan Supreme Court nomination process. (Washington, DC) - Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH… Continue Reading


October 26, 2020

ICYMI: Washington Post Editorial Backs Shaheen Effort to Get Access to "Havana Syndrome" Report & Applauds Legislative Effort to Secure Benefits

This morning, the Washington Post Editorial Board voiced its support for Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) efforts to shed light on mysterious attacks on American public servants serving abroad and, potentially, here at home: The cause of the attacks is unknown, but attention has focused on some sort of directed energy device, such as a microwave. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), who championed legislation passed by Congress to provide care, leave and benefits to State Department officials and f… Continue Reading


October 25, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Urge VA to Follow Through on 2018 Promises to End Veteran Suicide Epidemic

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators to call on Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie to follow through on authorities under President Donald Trump's Executive Order (EO) 13822 to increase veterans' access to mental health care. The Senators' letter, which was led by U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), follows the recent signing of the landmark Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improve… Continue Reading


October 23, 2020

Shaheen Urges Granite Staters to Participate in Drug Take Back Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement urging Granite Staters to participate in Drug Take Back Day, a national event hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). There are drop off locations across New Hampshire for Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 24th, where the public can drop off old and unused prescription drugs to be safely disposed of. Individuals can find the nearest drop off location on the DEA's website. "Drug Take Back D… Continue Reading


October 23, 2020

Shaheen Highlights New Federal Grant to Establish Family Treatment Drug Court Pilot Program in Sullivan County

**On Friday, Shaheen led the NH Congressional delegation in announcing this funding for the Family Treatment Court pilot project, which will enhance services to Sullivan County families experiencing abuse and neglect and those impacted by substance use disorder and/or mental illness** NH 5th Circuit Court Judge John Yazinski: "Our families don't have consistency in their treatment because service providers come and go. We're going to be addressing those issues through this grant… The bet… Continue Reading


October 23, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan to Attorney General William Barr: Stop Efforts to Gut the Affordable Care Act in Court

As Supreme Court ACA Hearing Approaches and Republicans Rush Supreme Court Nomination Process, Democratic Lawmakers Highlight How an ACA Repeal Can Impact Health Coverage for Americans Who Contract COVID-19. "It is unconscionable for the Department of Justice to pursue this lawsuit in the midst of this unprecedented public health crisis, and we urge you to rescind your support of these efforts immediately." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along … Continue Reading


October 22, 2020

ICYMI – On the Senate Floor: Shaheen Calls for Senate Republicans to Prioritize Bipartisan Negotiations on COVID Relief Over Partisan Politics

Shaheen speaks on the Senate floor highlighting the urgent need to pass COVID-19 relief legislation instead of rushing a partisan Supreme Court nomination process. (Washington, DC) - Yesterday on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans to prioritize a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package to help struggling Granite Staters and Americans, instead of rushing a partisan Supreme Court nomination process. Senato… Continue Reading


October 22, 2020

Shaheen Urges DeVos to Help 8.2 Million Federal Student Loan Borrowers Currently Unable to Access Relief

**8.2 million federal student loan borrowers currently cannot access critical relief made available by the CARES Act, including a freeze on all payments, interest, and collections** **In a letter, Shaheen and 33 Senators urge DeVos to use her existing authority to make sure these struggling borrowers don't fall through the cracks** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a group of 33 Senators sent a letter urging Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to ensure all struggling fe… Continue Reading

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