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December 15, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Senate Passage of FY 2023 Defense Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2023. Through her leadership, Shaheen secured several key priorities that respond directly to issues in New Hampshire and top national security concerns for the United States. "The annual defense bill is always an important opportunity to make progress on pressing… Continue Reading


December 15, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes Over $1.6M from USDA to Expand Energy Efficiency Projects Across Rural Communities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed $1,696,780 to support renewable energy projects in communities across rural New Hampshire. The funding comes from the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - a program tailored to help farmers, agricultural producers and entrepreneurs make energy efficiency improvements and lower costs. This … Continue Reading


December 15, 2022

Shaheen Nominates Granite State Students for United States Service Academies

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced her nominations of 43 New Hampshire students for acceptance to the United States Service Academies. The nominees will next be considered by the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy for appointment to the Class of 2027. "I'm proud to nominate these exceptional New Hampshire students to our nation's prestigious Service Academies," said Shaheen. "These young men and women h… Continue Reading


December 14, 2022

Shaheen Reintroduces Legislation to Help Students Manage Debt

**Shaheen's Bill would Give Students Access to Comprehensive Online Database to Manage Debt & Better Navigate Repayment** **Americans Owe More than $1.75 Trillion in Student Loan Debt - Surpassing Total Credit Card Debt** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced the Simplifying Access to Student Loan Information Act, which calls for the development of a central online portal to allow students to review all their public and private student loans, as well as rep… Continue Reading


December 14, 2022

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Afghan Adjustment Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, announced today that she will cosponsor the bipartisan Afghan Adjustment Act, led by U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). The legislation would allow Afghans with temporary status in the United States to undergo additional vetting and apply for permanent legal residency. Currently, Afghans who were admitted on temporary status can only app… Continue Reading


December 14, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Push to Lower Costs of Home Heating Options

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped introduce bipartisan legislation to help families afford cost-reducing, sustainable residential home heating technologies. The BTU Tax Credit Expansion Act incentivizes the purchase of these innovative heating sources by increasing the maximum rebate for biomass stoves and boilers from $2,000 to $8,000. Once purchased, the stoves' yearly fuel and maintenance costs are significantly lower than other heating opt… Continue Reading


December 13, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Respect for Marriage Act Becoming Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Biden signed into law the Respect for Marriage Act, key legislation that gives millions of same-sex and interracial couples the certainty they deserve to enjoy the freedoms and rights that all other marriages experience. "Today is a day that will be written into history books as federal protections for same-sex and interracial couples are signed into law. This new law - and the bipartisan suppor… Continue Reading


December 13, 2022

Shaheen, Collins & Schakowsky Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral International Violence Against Women Act

**Bipartisan legislation would make combating violence against women and girls a top U.S. diplomatic priority** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) re-introduced the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) with Representative Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), which is bipartisan and bicameral legislation to ensure combating gender-based violence around the world remains a top diplom… Continue Reading


December 12, 2022

Shaheen Hosts Panel Discussion with ACA Navigators Encouraging Granite Staters to Enroll in Health Insurance

**Shaheen has led efforts in Congress to protect and improve the ACA, including lowering premiums through historic tax credits** Shaheen led a discussion with ACA navigators and nonprofit leaders in Nashua this morning. (Nashua, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a panel discussion with Affordable Care Act (ACA) Navigators to share information with nonprofit leaders around Open Enrollment. Shaheen encouraged the organizations to utilize navigators to help Granite Staters enroll … Continue Reading


December 12, 2022

ICYMI: SFRC Advances Ukraine Genocide Resolution Cosponsored by Shaheen

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, applauded the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's passage of a bipartisan resolution recognizing Russian actions in Ukraine as genocide. Shaheen is a cosponsor of the resolution, which is led by Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Ben Cardin (D-MD). "Russia's atrocities in Ukraine are horrifying and must be condemned without equivocation. Today and always,… Continue Reading


December 09, 2022

Shaheen Leads Bill to Reauthorize Small Business Exporting Program

**Shaheen helped create the State Trade Expansion Program as a pilot program in 2010 to assist small businesses with entering new markets, accessing export financing and attending trade missions.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, introduced legislation that would reauthorize the Small Business Administration's (SBA) State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) for four years. Shaheen has led action i… Continue Reading


December 09, 2022

Shaheen Delivers Remarks at the New England Council’s Washington Update Highlighting Legislative Wins for New Hampshire

Shaheen delivered remarks on recently passed legislation and discussed future policy priorities to benefit Granite Staters. (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks on recent legislative accomplishments for New Hampshire at the New England Council's Washington Update. Shaheen discussed recently passed legislation, such as the bipartisan infrastructure law, the CHIPS and Science Act, the Inflation Reduction Act and the PACT Act, as well as future policy pri… Continue Reading


December 08, 2022

Shaheen, Blumenthal and Colleagues Spearhead Bill to Crack Down on E-Cigarette Companies & Close Tax Loophole on Advertising

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), reintroduced the No Tax Subsidies for E-Cigarette and Tobacco Ads Act, which would crack down on e-cigarette companies and close a tax loophole that allows manufacturers to claim federal tax deductions for the cost of advertising for e-cigarettes and tobacco products. Senators Brown (D-OH), Reed (D-RI) Durbin (D-IL), Van Hollen (D-MD), Merkley (D-OR) also joined in reintroducing this bill. In Nove… Continue Reading


December 08, 2022

Shaheen-Led Bills to Support Small Businesses Clear House

**The bills led by Shaheen will protect small businesses from cybersecurity threats and expand access to disaster assistance.**  **Senator Shaheen’s bipartisan Disaster Assistance for Rural Communities Act will now head to the President’s desk to be signed into law** (Washington, DC) – This week, two bills led by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, to support and protect small businesses … Continue Reading


December 08, 2022

Shaheen, Crapo Introduce Bill to Help Bring Home Missing Service Members

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) re-introduced the Bring Our Heroes Home Act (BOHHA), which would eliminate obstacles preventing families and caseworkers from accessing the records needed for recovering America's prisoners of war (POWs) and missing in action (MIA). According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, more than 81,500 Americans remain unaccounted for from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War, the Gulf Wars and other conflicts. "Fa… Continue Reading


December 07, 2022

Shaheen Introduces Expanding Home Loans for Guard and Reservists Act

**Shaheen bill would fix an existing loophole in order to expand access to home loans for certain National Guard Members and Reservists.** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, introduced the Expanding Home Loans for Guard and Reservists Act. This legislation would fix a loophole in the law under which certain National Guard Members and Reservists are not adequately credited for their time on active service and … Continue Reading


December 07, 2022

SFRC Committee Advances Shaheen-Led Bills to Establish U.S. Strategy toward Black Sea Region, Address Humanitarian & Security Crises in Syria Camps

**Shaheen-Romney legislation to establish U.S. Strategy toward Black Sea Region advances through Senate Foreign Relations Committee** **SFRC also clears Shaheen-Graham bill to confront the growing humanitarian and security crises posed by camps housing ISIS-affiliated detainees and displaced persons in Syria** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, announced that two of her bipartisan bills cleared … Continue Reading


December 07, 2022

Shaheen, Portman, Cornyn Applaud Inclusion of FENTANYL Results Act in FY 2023 Defense Bill

Shaheen has led efforts in the Senate to increase global cooperation in the fight against synthetic drug trafficking. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), senior members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statements after they successfully included heir bipartisan legislation in the fiscal year (FY) 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to increase global cooperation in th… Continue Reading


December 07, 2022

Shaheen Attaches Bipartisan Bill to Bolster Domestic Supply Chain for PPE & Other Items Critical for National Security to FY2023 NDAA

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced that her bipartisan legislation - the Homeland Procurement Reform Act - is included in the final fiscal year (FY) 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA authorizes defense programming for the year. Shaheen's bill, which she introduced with Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Mike Rounds (R-SD), strengthens the domestic supply chain for natio… Continue Reading


December 05, 2022

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Letter to HHS Urging Direct Federal Funding to Support Sexual Education Providers

**Letter Comes in Response to GOP-Controlled Executive Council’s Dangerous Denial of Funding for Sex Ed Programs, Reversing a Decade of Funding Decisions & Putting Programs on Brink of Shuttering**  (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) in a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, urging the Department to support sexual education providers in the … Continue Reading

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