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August 24, 2022

NH Delegation Announces $6.8 Million for NH Projects through NBRC

**This month, Shaheen announced that she helped secure $40 million for the NBRC in government funding legislation for FY23 that was recently released by the committee and will next be considered by the full Senate, which is a $5 million increase above the FY22 funding level and the highest the program has ever been funded** **Shaheen, through her work on the Senate Appropriations Committee, has consistently increased funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission over the last 6 years** … Continue Reading


August 24, 2022

Shaheen Applauds Biden’s Announcement of $3 Billion Aid Package for Ukraine

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and a senior member on the Senate Armed Serves Committee, released the following statement applauding the Biden administration for announcing a $3 billion security package from the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative to help Ukraine defend itself from Russia's further invasion: "This $3 billion announcement marks the single largest U.S. securi… Continue Reading


August 23, 2022

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Ukraine’s Independence Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and a member of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, released the following statement ahead of Ukraine's Independence Day tomorrow: "The 31st anniversary of Ukraine's independence from the Soviet Union comes at a particularly significant moment in history this year - six months since Russia's unprovoked, further invasion of Ukraine. The unshakable resolve … Continue Reading


August 23, 2022

Shaheen Joins Over 100 Senate & House Lawmakers in Calling on Biden Administration to Extend PSLF Waiver Deadline

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen joined a group of lawmakers from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in urging U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to extend the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) waiver deadline until at least July 1, 2023, when the Department's proposed rules to improve and expand federal student debt relief programs, including PSLF, are currently on track to take effect. Extending the waiver would help ensure more public servants a… Continue Reading


August 23, 2022

Shaheen, Kuster & Pappas Join More than 100 Members of Congress in Amicus Brief to Oppose Weakening of Nondiscrimination Laws in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) alongside Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), Co-Chair of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus and New Hampshire's first openly gay member of Congress, filed an amicus brief to defend nondiscrimination laws in the upcoming Supreme Court case, 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis. The brief was joined by 123 Representatives and 14 Senators. Although this case is a challenge to a Colorado nondiscrimination law, it potentia… Continue Reading


August 22, 2022

NH Delegation Touts Key Health Care Investments from the Inflation Reduction Act Coming to NH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today highlighted important ways the Inflation Reduction Act lowers health care costs for Granite Staters. These measures will cap prescription costs, reduce health insurance premiums, tackle surging insulin costs and expand access to health care for thousands of Granite Staters. "Our health care system has long needed reform, with surging costs pu… Continue Reading


August 19, 2022

Senate Passes Shaheen-Sullivan Bill to Support Victims of Violence by Making the POWER Act Permanent

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) celebrated the Senate's unanimous passage of their bipartisan bill to remove the sunset date for the Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent (POWER) Act, which was set to expire later this year after being signed into law in 2018. The POWER Act helps combat domestic violence and sexual assault across the country by holding summits that encourage lawyers to offer pro bono legal services to survivors of these crimes. … Continue Reading


August 19, 2022

Shaheen Applauds $500,000 Headed to Ammonoosuc Community Health Services in Whitefield

**Shaheen secured funding as a senior appropriator through the FY 2022 government funding bill** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, welcomed a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Ammonoosuc Community Health Services (ACHS) in Whitefield. The funding comes through a congressionally directed spending (CDS) request that Shaheen secured through the fiscal year (FY) 2022 omnibus pa… Continue Reading


August 19, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Sentencing of ISIS Terrorist, Murderer of NH Journalist James Foley

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - issued the following statement after one of the ISIS terrorists charged with murdering New Hampshire journalist James Foley was?sentenced to life in prison: "Today is an emotional day for the Foleys, Muellers, Kassigs and Sotloffs, but it is one they have fought hard for. My thoughts are with them and their loved ones. I know this is an especially difficult day for the Foleys, wi… Continue Reading


August 19, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Sentencing of ISIS Terrorist, Murderer of NH Journalist James Foley

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) -?a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee?- issued the following statement after one of the ISIS terrorists charged with murdering New Hampshire journalist James Foley was?sentenced to life in prison: "Today is an emotional day for the Foleys, Muellers, Kassigs and Sotloffs, but it is one they have fought hard for.?My thoughts are with them and their loved ones.?I know this is an especially difficult day for the Foleys, wi… Continue Reading


August 18, 2022

NH Delegation Highlights Energy and Climate Investments from the Inflation Reduction Act Coming to NH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced important clean energy and climate investments heading to the Granite State through the Inflation Reduction Act. These measures will create good-paying jobs, lower energy costs for households, reduce harmful pollution, support small businesses and boost domestic manufacturing through clean energy technologies. "The impact of historic c… Continue Reading


August 18, 2022

Shaheen Applauds $2 Million Headed to Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity

**Shaheen secured funding as a senior appropriator through the FY 2022 government funding bill** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, welcomed a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity. The funding comes through a congressionally directed spending (CDS) request that Shaheen secured through the fiscal year (FY) 2022 omnibus package that pa… Continue Reading


August 17, 2022

ICYMI: Shaheen to CNN on Plight of Afghan Women, SIV Applicants as 1-Year Anniversary of U.S. Withdrawal Approaches

(Washington, DC) -- This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, spoke with CNN's Alex Marquardt on the plight of Afghan women and vulnerable Afghan populations as the one-year anniversary of U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan approaches. On Monday, Shaheen issued a statement on the one-year anniversary of the Taliban seizing control of Afghanistan nearly twenty years after it was toppled by U.S. and coalition forces.… Continue Reading


August 17, 2022

Shaheen, Kuster Welcome $500K for Families Flourish Northeast to Combat Substance Use Disorder Epidemic in NH

**Funding comes from Congressionally Directed Spending request the lawmakers secured in the FY'22 government funding package** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Annie Kuster (NH-02) applauded $500,000 officially awarded to Families Flourish Northeast, which they secured as a Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) request through the FY 22 government funding law. This award will help Families Flourish Northea… Continue Reading


August 17, 2022

In Letter to Administration, Shaheen Encourages Action to Improve Domestic Supplies of Sugar to Cut Costs of Food & Beverages for Americans

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to the Biden administration today, urging meaningful action to improve domestic supplies of sugar to help bring down the cost of food and beverage products for American consumers. Shaheen wrote, in part, "American businesses and families are facing supply chain bottlenecks and high food costs for a wide variety of products. Food and beverage manufacturers are grappling with supply chain problems caused by many different challe… Continue Reading


August 16, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Historic Legislation to Reduce Inflation & Prioritize Middle-Class Families Being Signed into Law

**Legislation includes provisions championed by Shaheen to extend pivotal ACA premium tax credits** **Bill includes historic action on climate, including energy efficiency measures championed by Shaheen** (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law. This landmark bill includes historic investments to extend key health care premium tax credits, lower the cost of prescription drugs,… Continue Reading


August 16, 2022

Shaheen Joins Colleagues in Continuing to Push the IRS to Clear Unprecedented Backlogs, Resolve Customer Service Issues

**Letter was signed by bipartisan and bicameral group of 89 lawmakers** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan and bicameral group of 89 colleagues in reiterating their push for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to resolve customer services issues. Specially, the letter urges the agency to eliminate the ongoing, unprecedented processing delays, improve customer service, extend the suspension of automated notices and collections, and continue making maximum us… Continue Reading


August 16, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan, Pappas Welcome More than $7.7M for Public Transit in Seacoast Region

**Funding will go toward new Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST) facility** (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) alongside Representative Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed a $7,736,284 grant from the Federal Transit Administration to improve public transit in the Seacoast region. The grant was awarded to the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation (COAST)… Continue Reading


August 15, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Grim One-Year Anniversary of the Taliban’s Takeover of Afghanistan

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement today on the one-year anniversary since the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan. "Today marks a somber day in global history. Since the Taliban's takeover one year ago, we've seen rampant violence, a massive rollback of basic rights for women and girls and targeted persecution of vulnerable groups, like the Afghans who assisted the… Continue Reading


August 12, 2022

Shaheen Visits Downtown Berlin Following Announcement of $19 Million RAISE Grant

**Earlier: Shaheen Visits Bethlehem Public Library, Hikes Franconia Ridge Trail** Shaheen in downtown Berlin Shaheen in Bethlehem Public Library Shaheen on Franconia Ridge Loop trail (Berlin, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited downtown Berlin following the announcement of $19 million in federal funding from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program through the U.S. Department of Transportation. Shaheen walk… Continue Reading

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