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April 06, 2022

BREAKING: Shaheen-Led Legislation to Counter Russian Aggression Against Ukraine, Speed Up Military Assistance Clears Senate

(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 of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement following Senate-passage of bipartisan legislation to provide the President with the enhanced authority to more swiftly enter into lend-lease agreements directly with Ukraine and Eastern European countries, and expedite the delivery of military equipment requ… Continue Reading


April 06, 2022

BREAKING: Shaheen Celebrates Biden’s Signature on Historic Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen the Postal Service

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today applauded President Biden for signing into law the Postal Service Reform Act of 2022. This bipartisan bill Shaheen supported provides key reforms to address longstanding financial and structural issues faced by the U.S. Postal Service, which have hurt postal workers and communities dependent on delivery of essential items. "The USPS has struggled to maintain operations and remain solvent for years, but the pandemic exacerbated those is… Continue Reading


April 06, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes Historic $24.3M to Support Public Transit Updates in NH

**Funding comes from bipartisan infrastructure package and FY2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act, both of which Shaheen led negotiations around** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), today welcomed a record-level $24,352,874 to modernize and expand transit across the state. The funding comes in part from the Shaheen and Hassan-negotiated bipartisan infrastructure law, which pro… Continue Reading


April 05, 2022

Shaheen, Tillis Announce Senate NATO Observer Group Expansion

**Shaheen and Tillis re-established the group in 2018 and currently serve as co-chairs** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) - Co-Chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group - announced three new members of the group today: U.S. Senators Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Jerry Moran (R-KS). Shaheen and Tillis re-established the Senate NATO Observer Group in 2018 with an expanded mission to closely monitor and inform Senators outside of national s… Continue Reading


April 04, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Help Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Extend School & Summer Meal Flexibilities to Feed Children

Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped introduce the Support Kids Not Red Tape Act. The bill extends USDA school meal flexibilities from June 30, 2022 to September 30, 2023. These flexibilities have been crucial to feeding children throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. With 90 percent of our schools still facing many challenges as they return to normal operations, these flexibilities give our schools and summer meal programs much-needed support to dea… Continue Reading


April 01, 2022

Shaheen, Collins & Ernst Lead Bipartisan CODEL to UN Headquarters to Discuss Support for Afghan Women and Girls

(New York City, NY) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) today visited the United Nations headquarters in New York to discuss how the U.S. and international community can best support women and girls in Afghanistan under Taliban rule. They participated in a series of meetings to discuss how to protect the rights and freedoms of Afghan women, particularly amid the unfolding huma… Continue Reading


April 01, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes Nearly $2.4M from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to Support NH Army Corps Projects & Water Infrastructure

**Shaheen & Hassan Were Lead Negotiators of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Steered Bipartisan Talks on Water & Dams Infrastructure** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), announced that New Hampshire will receive $2,390,000 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 funding through the bipartisan infrastructure law to support important Army Corps of Engineers projects, includi… Continue Reading


March 31, 2022

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Group of Women Senators in Letter to President Biden Urging Response to Taliban for Reneging on Commitment to Allow Afghan Girls to Return to School

**Shaheen, the only woman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led the letter this week following the Taliban's reversal on an agreement to allow Afghan girls to return to secondary school.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan group of women Senators in a letter to President Biden, urging his administration to take action in response to the Taliban's decision to renege on a commitment to allow … Continue Reading


March 31, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes $1.42M in Title X Funds to Support NH Family Planning Services, Including $502,500 Directly to Planned Parenthood

**Direct funding to Planned Parenthood is a result of the NH delegation's efforts to circumvent the NH Executive Council's continued obstruction of federal funds** (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) announced $1,420,640 awarded to support New Hampshire's family planning providers. Of that, $918,140 comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support the St… Continue Reading


March 30, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $18M in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding to Make Homes Energy Efficient in NH

**Announcement follows letter Shaheen sent in December to DOE urging quick release of funding to expand the Weatherization Assistance Program** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced $18 million to help working families across New Hampshire make their homes more energy efficient while lowering utility bills. This expanded funding was announced by the Department of Energy (DOE) for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and was made p… Continue Reading


March 30, 2022

Shaheen, Ukraine Caucus Meet with Ukrainian Ambassador to U.S. & Members of the Ukrainian Parliament

Shaheen participates in meeting with Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States, Oksana Markarova, and members of the Ukrainian Parliament. (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, joined Ukraine Caucus Co-Chairs Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rob Portman (R-OH) with fellow caucus members for a meeting today with Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States… Continue Reading


March 28, 2022

Shaheen Applauds Senate Passage of Historic Legislation to Enhance U.S. Competitiveness on Global Stage

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies - applauded the Senate's passage of the America COMPETES Act. The historic legislation would develop U.S. policy to address strategic, economic and diplomatic tools for a global strategy that will allow the United States to confront the challenges that China poses to the United States. The comprehensive package invests in scientific research a… Continue Reading


March 28, 2022

Shaheen Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Senator Shaheen meets with Judge Jackson in Washington, DC earlier today. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after meeting with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court: "Today, I had the privilege to meet with Judge Jackson, and like many Americans who had the opportunity to watch her confirmation hearings last week, was immensely impressed by her brilliance and the exceptional scope of her experience. I also join in th… Continue Reading


March 28, 2022

Shaheen & Rep. Gottheimer Lead Bicameral Legislation to Prevent Opioid Misuse Among Students and Student Athletes

**Shaheen's Bill Would Authorize $10 million for Creation of Drug Prevention Programs** **Shaheen and Gottheimer Legislation has Received Broad Support from College and Major Professional Sports Leagues Like the NCAA, NFL, MLB and NHL** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced legislation that would help prevent opioid misuse among students and student athletes. The Student and Student Athlete Opioid Misuse Prevention Act would allow schools, communities and youth a… Continue Reading


March 28, 2022

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Introduction of New Legislation to Address Shortage of Mental Health Providers in Schools

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) in the introduction of new bipartisan legislation, the Mental Health Excellence in Schools Act. This bipartisan bill addresses the shortage of mental health providers in schools by authorizing the Department of Education to partner with higher education institutions to help cover students' costs at relevant graduate programs. The legislation would boost the pipeline of… Continue Reading


March 27, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Applaud $4.2M in Funding Awarded to Charlestown Drinking Water Project

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) celebrated $4,289,000 in funding heading to Charlestown to support critical water system improvements. The Senators helped secure federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund. This drinking water project in Charlestown is the first to receive final approval of ARPA infrastructure funding in the state. "Every Granite Stater deserves access to clean … Continue Reading


March 26, 2022

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Two-Year Anniversary of CARES Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of tomorrow's two-year anniversary since the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law: "Two years after the CARES Act was signed into law, we're continuing to see the impact on our small businesses, hospitals, families and more. When Democrats and Republicans came together to write this historic legislation amid an unprecedented crisis, partisan politics fell to the wa… Continue Reading


March 24, 2022

Shaheen, Tillis Issue Joint Statement on NATO Summit & Ahead of President Biden’s Visit to Poland

**Biden's Decision to Travel to Poland Follows Shaheen & Tillis' Request Made in a Bipartisan Letter Sent Last Week, Urging the President to Visit an Eastern European Nation in Coordination with his Trip to Brussels** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, issued the following joint statement at the conclusion of the NATO Summit and ahead of President Biden's visit to Poland, heeding a request from Shaheen … Continue Reading


March 23, 2022

Shaheen, Risch Applaud Committee Passage of Resolution in Support of Lithuania’s Relationship with Taiwan

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and Jim Risch (R-ID), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded committee passage of a resolution commending the government of Lithuania for increasing ties with Taiwan and supporting its firm stance against coercion by China. "The Committee's bipartisan approval of our resolution sends a powerful message to China… Continue Reading


March 23, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Death of Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the death of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: "My heart is heavy as I join all Americans in mourning the loss of Madeleine Albright. Her triumph and success as a diplomat, public servant and fervent defender of democracy enshrined her legacy in U.S. history long ago. We have lost a giant and I have lost a dear friend," said Senator Shah… Continue Reading

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