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August 03, 2021

Shaheen, Klobuchar Lead Colleagues in Calling for Funding for Violence Against Women Act Programs in Reconciliation Package

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Amy Klobuchar led nine of their Senate colleagues in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urging him to include funding for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) programs in the upcoming reconciliation package. The senators highlighted the importance of this funding in light of increased reports of domestic violence during the pandemic, particularly as VAWA programs have not received supplemental funding since the pandemic … Continue Reading


August 03, 2021

Shaheen Unveils New Bipartisan Bill to Help Americans Affected by Directed Energy Attacks & Direct Unified Government Response

**Shaheen bill improves interagency coordination for efficient whole-of-government response to get to the bottom of directed energy attacks targeting U.S. personnel and their families** **Senator Shaheen has championed efforts in Congress to assist government employees and their families who have suffered from these mysterious injuries** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, unveiled new bipartisan legislation … Continue Reading


August 03, 2021

Shaheen, Portman Announce Energy Efficiency Bill Included in Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that their bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness (ESIC) Act has been included as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the end result of the bipartisan infrastructure negotiations the Senators have helped to lead over the past three months. The ESIC Act will improve energy efficiency in three key sectors - buildings, industrial and the federal government. According to the U.S… Continue Reading


August 02, 2021

Shaheen Announces Key NH Priorities Secured in Historic Infrastructure Package

**$10 Billion to Address PFAS contamination** **Includes Shaheen Legislation to End Tax Threatening NH Water Infrastructure Investments** **Robust Investments in Broadband** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced key New Hampshire priorities that she secured in the historic infrastructure package, unveiled by Shaheen and fellow negotiators last night. Shaheen is part of the bipartisan group that's been negotiating the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, legislatio… Continue Reading


August 02, 2021

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Shaheen and Bipartisan Group Unveil Text for Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

(Washington, DC) - Last night, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a key member of the bipartisan group of Senators who have spent weeks negotiating the bipartisan infrastructure package, joined fellow negotiators on the Senate floor to introduce the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, legislation that would provide a $550 billion investment in our nation's core infrastructure priorities- including roads and bridges, rail, transit, ports, airports, the electric grid and broadband. In June, S… Continue Reading


August 02, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues in Introducing Bipartisan Bill to Tear Down Unnecessary Barriers for Students with Disabilities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of Senators in introducing the Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower (RISE) Act to help ease the transition from high school to college for students with disabilities. The legislation would amend the Higher Education Act (HEA) and clarify that students with previous documentation of a disability would be able to continue using that documentation as proof when they transition to higher educ… Continue Reading


August 01, 2021

Senators’ Statement on the Finalized Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement Legislative Text

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Susan Collins (R-ME), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Mark Warner (D-VA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Jon Tester (D-MT) issued the following statement on the finalized bipartisan infrastructure agreement legislative text: "Over the last four days we have worked day and night to finalize historic legislation that will invest in our nation's hard infrastructure and create … Continue Reading


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

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