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July 07, 2021

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Call to VA for Improvements to VA Home Guaranty Program, Pushes Administration to Help Veterans and Military Families Purchase Homes

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a letter led by U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help more veterans and military families purchase homes by providing additional flexibilities for the VA Home Loan Guaranty Program. Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) signed the House version of the letter. Writing to VA Secretary Denis McDonough, the Senators discussed the challenges that current veterans face when purchasing a home… Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Launches ‘Investing in the American Worker’?Kitchen Table Tour

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) launched her "Investing in the American Worker" Kitchen Table Tour last week in Hooksett, the first event in a series of meetings that will take her across the state to meet with working families about the most pressing issues as they recover from the pandemic. During the first stop on her tour, Shaheen sat down with Amanda Hobbs of Hooksett to discuss the shortage of affordable, quality child care and its impact on New Hampshire families, ou… Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Launches ‘Investing in the American Worker’ Kitchen Table Tour

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) launched her "Investing in the American Worker" Kitchen Table Tour last week in Hooksett, the first event in a series of meetings that will take her across the state to meet with working families about the most pressing issues as they recover from the pandemic. During the first stop on her tour, Shaheen sat down with Amanda Hobbs of Hooksett to discuss the shortage of affordable, quality child care and its impact on New Hampshire families, ou… Continue Reading


July 02, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $11.7 Million Heading to New Hampshire to Support Students with Disabilities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced today that New Hampshire will receive more than $11.7 million to help address the unique needs of students who experience disabilities in New Hampshire. The announcement follows U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan's successful efforts to secure $3 billion in dedicated federal funding to support students with disabilities in the American Rescue Plan. "Students with disabilities have faced unique challenges and endur… Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

Shaheen Launches ‘Investing in the American Worker’ Kitchen Table Tour

Shaheen speaks to the Hobbs family of Hooksett on the shortage of affordable, quality child care in New Hampshire. Earlier: Shaheen, DEKA Founder Dean Kamen Present New Commemorative Coin Honoring Christa McAuliffe Shaheen delivers remarks during today's presentation of the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord. (Hooksett, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) launched her 'Investing in the American Worker' Kitchen Table Tour… Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Women, Peace and Security Report

**Shaheen Authored the Bipartisan Bill Signed into Law in 2017 Requiring the Report** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member and the only woman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration's release of a report on the status of the implementation of bipartisan legislation that Shaheen authored with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and was signed into law in 2017. Shaheen's Women, Peace and S… Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $500,000 Over Five Years Heading to NH to Address the Substance Use Disorder Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - 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 CARA Local Drug Crises Grants to help stem the substance use disorder epidemic in New Hampshire. The recipients include the Dover Coalition for Youth and the Raymond Coalition for Youth, each of which will receive $250,000 over five years. The CARA Local Drug Crises Progr… Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Join Letter Urging Blinken to Help Americans Living Abroad Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) in a letter calling on U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts for the nine million Americans living abroad. The Senators urged the administration to donate supplemental doses to U.S. embassies and consulates in coordination with the Department of Defense… Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

Shaheen, Collins Lead Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers on Legislation to Expand Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training

**Bipartisan Bill Would Expand Access to Services That Improve Wellness & Reduce Risk of Diabetes-Related Death or Heart Attack for Diabetic Patients** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, led a bipartisan group of Senators to reintroduce the Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training Act. This bipartisan legislation would expand Medicare coverage for diabetes self-management training (DSMT) sess… Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $400K for Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester to Address Youth Trauma

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators 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 today that the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM) will receive $400,000 to help address adverse youth experiences associated with exposure to trauma. Specifically, the funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National… Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

Shaheen, Murkowski Lead Bipartisan Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Perpetrators of Global Violence against LGBTI Communities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) led a bipartisan group of Senators in reintroducing the Global Respect Act. This legislation would impose sanctions on foreign individuals responsible for human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (LGBTI) individuals abroad. The bill is also cosponsored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Rob Portman (R-OH), Jeff Me… Continue Reading


June 28, 2021

Heeding Shaheen’s Call, FERC Establishes Office to Boost Public Participation at Agency

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced the creation of an Office of Public Participation (OPP). The move follows Shaheen's call and legislation she previously introduced to enact measures that strengthen the role of residential and small commercial energy consumers in the agency's decision-making process. "From determining the cost of the electric bills facing Americans to regulating o… Continue Reading


June 28, 2021

Shaheen Statement on SCOTUS Decision to Decline NH Case On Out-of-State Income Tax Collection

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to decline hearing a lawsuit filed by New Hampshire arguing that Massachusetts violated New Hampshire's sovereignty by altering income tax collection rules. Senators Shaheen and Hassan recently introduced legislation to address this, which would prevent other states from taxing Granite Staters who telework for companies located in another state. "I'm very disapp… Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Key Legislation to Make Historic Investment in Care Economy

Legislation Invests in Caregiver Workforce and Expands Access to Home Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan joined Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) in introducing the Better Care Better Jobs Act. This legislation would make a historic investment in home- and community-based services by expanding access to quality home care services and lifting up the caregiving workforce that provides them. "Home and community… Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Shaheen Hosts Virtual Roundtable with NH Family Planning Providers & Vows to Defend Women’s Reproductive Rights Amid State Republicans’ Assault

Later in Moultonborough: Shaheen Discusses Granite State Summer Tourism Season during Visit to Castle in the Clouds Shaheen visits Castle in the Clouds (Manchester, NH) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a virtual roundtable with local family planning providers, which comes only one day after State Republican lawmakers forced biennial budget legislation through the State legislature with dangerous anti-choice provisions. The budget bill, wh… Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Expand Development of Sustainable Wood Products and Revitalize America’s Forest Economy

(Washington, DC) -Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), together with Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) introduced the Community Wood Facilities Assistance Act, bipartisan legislation that would make it easier to develop sustainable wood products and energy from biomass made from small-diameter timber left over from forest thinning projects, including projects that reduce the risk of wildfire. The legislation introduced by the bipartisan group … Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Shaheen Urges Biden Administration to Bolster Federal Assistance for NH Family Planning Clinics

Shaheen Letter Comes on the Heels of State Republicans' All-Out Assault on Women's Health in Biennial Budget Legislation (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra urging the Biden administration to dedicate HHS resources to help support New Hampshire family planning clinics due to a gap in grant funding. Shaheen's letter comes on the heels of New Hampshire Republicans forcing dangerous ant… Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after announcing an agreement on infrastructure with a bipartisan group of Senators and the White House: "Lawmakers have long argued that infrastructure is a bipartisan priority. Today, we made good on that sentiment and announced a bipartisan agreement forged between Senate Democrats and Republicans and the President of the United States," said Shaheen. "This agreement is the result of good-faith negotiations … Continue Reading


June 24, 2021

Shaheen, Murkowski Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Improve Girls’ Access to Education Around the World

**Today, 130 million girls around the world are not regularly enrolled in school** **Girls between the ages of 10 & 19 are 3 times more likely to be kept out of school, particularly in countries affected by conflict** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman and a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today reintroduced her legislation with U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to address the unique barriers young girls in developing countries f… Continue Reading


June 23, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen & Johnson Respond to Bipartisan Georgia Resolution Clearing Committee Hurdle

Shaheen and Johnson - Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - introduced the resolution in April. Earlier this month, Shaheen 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 Ron Johnson (R-WI) - Chair and Ranking Member of the S… Continue Reading

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