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March 12, 2020

Shaheen, Carper & Schumer Introduce Landmark Legislation to Fund PFAS Cleanup

**Bill would authorize $20 billion over the next decade to help communities remediate PFAS chemicals in drinking water and groundwater*** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation with Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to help communities combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination and exposure in drinking water and groundwater. The Providing Financial Assistance to States (PFAS) for Testing and Treatment Act would … Continue Reading


March 11, 2020

Highlighting Need for Action, Shaheen Receives Assurance From Army Corps on Portsmouth Harbor

Shaheen highlighting the importance of the projects at Rye and Portsmouth Harbors to Senior Army Corps of Engineers Leadership (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today questioned the senior leadership of the Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) at a Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, requesting the prioritization and fulfillment of two critical water infrastructure projects - the Rye… Continue Reading


March 11, 2020

Shaheen Applauds Quick Release of $4.9 Million for NH to Support Coronavirus Response as a Result of Congress’ Bipartisan Work

**Following Senator Shaheen and the NH delegation's advocacy, further funding is also available to states to reimburse for response expenses** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released $4.9 million to assist the Coronavirus response in New Hampshire. The funding was the result of bipartisan, bicameral Coronavirus response legislat… Continue Reading


March 11, 2020

Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Shaheen, Hassan Heads to President’s Desk to Become Law

WASHINGTON - Bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan to expand access to broadband in rural and underserved communities in New Hampshire by improving the accuracy of broadband maps has been approved by both the Senate and House and now goes to the President's desk to become law. "In New Hampshire and across the country, broadband access is key to promoting economic growth, expanding educational opportunities and leveling the playing field between urb… Continue Reading


March 11, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Press Administration for Plan to Support Workers, Students Impacted by Coronavirus

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are calling for an economic package that focuses on working Americans and their families most impacted by the coronavirus and are calling on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to issue guidance to schools as they prepare to make difficult decisions about closures. In a letter to President Trump, Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Shaheen, Hassan and their colleagues wrote, "The goal of any economic stimulus should be directl… Continue Reading


March 10, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Sponsor Renewed Bipartisan Push to Permanently Fund LWCF, Address Maintenance Backlog on NH Federal Lands

**President Trump and Republican Senators are getting behind conservation legislation long-championed by Senators Shaheen and Hassan** **This bipartisan legislation would help address more than $43 million maintenance backlog in New Hampshire, including the White Mountain National Forest and Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) th… Continue Reading


March 05, 2020

As 99% of Applicants Continue to Be Rejected From Student Loan Forgiveness Program, Shaheen Confronts Secretary DeVos With Correspondence From Claremont Social Worker

**As many as 99 Percent of Borrowers Have Had Promised Debt Relief Denied by the Trump Administration** SHAHEEN TO DEVOS: "In rural New Hampshire, we can't get social workers. We can't get health care workers. We can't get so many of the people that we need in order to maintain our communities and keep people there and keep them healthy and having opportunities. So having incentives to attract them is something that's really important..." WATCH HERE Senator Shaheen questions Education Secre… Continue Reading


March 05, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Vote in Support of Coronavirus Response Legislation, Send Bipartisan Bill to President’s Desk

**Legislation provides initial $4.9 million to help NH respond to this virus** **Following Senator Shaheen and the NH delegation's advocacy, further funding is also available to states to reimburse for response expenses to date** (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) issued the following statements after voting in support of bipartisan, bicameral Coronavirus response legislation. The bi… Continue Reading


March 05, 2020

Shaheen Statement on DHS Announcement of Additional Temporary Work Visas

**DHS Heeds Shaheen Call, Announces 35K Supplemental Temporary Visas** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, issued the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will make available an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary work visas for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2020. In January, Shaheen and a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers called on DHS to increase the… Continue Reading


March 05, 2020

Raising Deceptive RNC Mailers, Shaheen Requests That Secretary Ross Speak-Out and Act Against Census Misinformation

**Secretary Ross oversees the agency charged with administrating the census and pledged to report back on efforts to combat this misinformation (LINK)** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, questioned Secretary Wilbur Ross about the highly deceptive mailers made to look like official census forms that the Republican National Committee (RNC) has sent across the country. Senator… Continue Reading


March 05, 2020

Shaheen, Portman Introduce Amendment to Lower Energy Bills for Consumers & Reduce Emissions

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced an amendment to add the voluntary building codes sections of their legislation, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (Portman-Shaheen), to the energy bill currently under consideration on the Senate floor. This building codes amendment focuses on encouraging the construction of new homes and buildings to be more energy efficient without any mandates. The adoption of updated model buil… Continue Reading


March 05, 2020

ICYMI – Heeding Shaheen, Collins & Hassan Bipartisan Call in Congress, DeVos Reverses Decision to Cut $600K for NH Rural Schools

**UNION LEADER: Feds Back Off on $600K Grant Cut to NH School Districts** **Following a Robust Bipartisan Call from Congress, DeVos Reverses Decision that would have Jeopardized 90 Percent of NH's Funding Through Federal Rural Education Program** (Washington, DC)- Yesterday, in response to a robust bipartisan call from Congress, the Department of Education announced that it would reverse its decision that jeopardized funding eligibility for more than 800 rural, low-income schools across … Continue Reading


March 04, 2020

Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Reauthorize Older Americans Act

Shaheen- and Hassan-Backed Bill Would Authorize Increased Funding for Critical Programs that Support Seniors including Meals on Wheels More Than 30,000 Seniors in New Hampshire Rely on Meals on Wheels Program WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate yesterday unanimously passed bipartisan legislation, cosponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), to reauthorize and strengthen critical programs under the Older Americans Act. Since 1965, the Older Americans Act has supported … Continue Reading


March 04, 2020

Shaheen and Hassan Applaud Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement on Coronavirus Response Legislation

**Legislation provides initial $4.9 million to help NH respond to this virus** **Following Senator Shaheen and the NH delegation's advocacy, further funding is also available to states to reimburse for response expenses to date** (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) issued the following statements after the Committee released bipartisan, bicameral legislation to bolster the national r… Continue Reading


March 03, 2020

NH Congressional Delegation Calls on House and Senate Leadership to Ensure that States Are Reimbursed for Spending on Coronavirus Response

Yesterday, 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) wrote to House and Senate leadership calling for the inclusion of language in the coronavirus emergency supplemental spending bill to ensure that states, including New Hampshire, are reimbursed for the cost of their ongoing efforts to combat the virus. The letter follows the announcement of t… Continue Reading


March 02, 2020

NH Delegation Announces $712K in Federal Funding to Support Type 1 Diabetes Research

(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) today announced the award of $712,837 in federal funding to Dartmouth College's Center for Technology and Behavioral Health in support of the first year of a five-year research study to test new ways to better treat and control type 1 diabetes. Specifically, the funding will be used i… Continue Reading


February 27, 2020

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill to Expand Coverage for Seniors’ Kidney Transplant Drugs

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation today with Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Todd Young (R-IN) to provide seniors who received kidney transplants with extended Medicare Part B to help cover lifesaving medication. The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act is the latest bipartisan effort of Senator Shaheen's to curb skyrocketing prescri… Continue Reading


February 26, 2020

ICYMI: Boston 25 – Shaheen Sounds the Alarm on Startling Increase of Suicides Among First Responders

ICYMI: Boston 25 - Shaheen Sounds the Alarm on Startling Increase of Suicides Among First Responders Earlier this month, Shaheen authored an op-ed for Fox News to draw attention to the increase of suicide among first responders. Shaheen has made raising awareness of suicide among first responders a top priority and worked to have her provisions signed into law that require the Department of Justice to collect national data on law enforcement suicides and provide more funding for mental health… Continue Reading


February 25, 2020

Shaheen Requests Public Briefing from HHS Secretary Azar on Coronavirus Threat, Highlights Importance of Medicaid Expansion in Responding to Substance Use Disorder Epidemic

Senator Shaheen questions Secretary Alex Azar during today's Health and Human Services Appropriations subcommittee hearing. Shaheen's questioning can be viewed in full here. (Washington, DC) - During a Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing this morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar on steps to bett… Continue Reading


February 25, 2020

As Summer Tourism Season Approaches, Shaheen Urges Acting DHS Secretary to Expedite Release of Temporary Worker Visas That Support NH Small Businesses

Senator Shaheen questions Acting Secretary Chad Wolf during today's Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee hearing. Shaheen's questioning can be viewed in full here. (Washington, DC) - During a Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee hearing this morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf on whether the Trump administration will raise the number of temporary work vis… Continue Reading

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