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July 08, 2022

Shaheen Meets with Moms Demand Action to Discuss New Gun Safety Law in Manchester

Shaheen & Mayor Craig meet with advocates from Moms Demand Action in Manchester Shaheen & Mayor Donchess tour Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter Spring Street facility to highlight $900K Congressionally Directed Spending award Shaheen delivers remarks during 64th ARS Return Ceremony at the Pease Air National Guard Base in Newington (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig met with members of the gun violence advocacy group, Mom… Continue Reading


July 06, 2022

ICYMI: Shaheen & Collins Release Bipartisan Bill to Lower Insulin Costs for 37 Million Americans with Diabetes

**13 leading organizations urge Congressional leadership to pass the INSULIN Act** (Washington, DC) - Last month, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) - Co-Chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus - unveiled their bipartisan legislation, the Improving Needed Safeguards for Users of Lifesaving Insulin Now (INSULIN) Act, to lower the skyrocketing costs of insulin. The INSULIN Act builds on Shaheen and Collins' previous effort, increasing measures to encourage insulin manufact… Continue Reading


July 05, 2022

ICYMI: Shaheen Co-Leads Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to NATO Summit in Madrid

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan congressional delegation with Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) as Co-Chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group to the NATO Summit in Madrid, which concluded last week. The delegation included U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chris Coons (D-DE), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Joni Ernst (R-IA). Shaheen and Tillis led the delegation's visit at the NATO Summit in Ma… Continue Reading


June 30, 2022

Shaheen Leads Group of Senators in Letter to Senate Leadership Urging Extension of ACA Subsidies

**The ACA subsidies were included in the American Rescue Plan Act, which was signed into law last year, by Senator Shaheen?and were based on her legislation?to lower costs and expand access to health care for millions of Americans** **Shaheen's provision is the most significant improvement to the ACA since President Obama signed it into law** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen led a group of Senators today on a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Spea… Continue Reading


June 30, 2022

Shaheen & Tillis Lead Press Availability with Bipartisan Congressional Delegation in Madrid, Conclude NATO Summit

From left to right: Senators Blunt, Tillis, Ernst, Shaheen, Fischer, Coons and Durbin at the NATO Summit in Madrid earlier today. (Madrid) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, led their bipartisan congressional delegation in a media availability following the conclusion of the NATO Summit in Madrid. The delegation included U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chris Coons (D-DE), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Deb Fischer (R-NE) and … Continue Reading


June 30, 2022

Shaheen Statement on SCOTUS Ruling Curtailing EPA’s Authority to Address the Climate Crisis & Protect Public from Carbon Pollution

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today responded to the Supreme Court's expansive ruling today in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, in which the court ruled to sharply limit the EPA's authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, and could curtail the ability of Congress to delegate necessary technical authority to federal agencies. Shaheen previously joined an amicus brief to the Supreme Court supporting the EPA… Continue Reading


June 29, 2022

Shaheen, NH Delegation Applaud Announcement of Climate Crisis Action Spurred by Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

**Shaheen Chairs the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration** **Shaheen and Hassan negotiated the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which includes key priorities to address the climate crisis and which this funding will support** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), along with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-N… Continue Reading


June 29, 2022

Shaheen Statement on New DOJ Initiative to Combat Substance Use Disorder Epidemic in New England

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, today released the following statement applauding the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for unveiling the New England Prescription Opioid (NEPO) Strike Force, a new initiative to combat the unlawful prescribing and distribution of opioids and other drugs fueling the substance use disorder crisis. Specifically, this joint law enforcement initiat… Continue Reading


June 29, 2022

Shaheen, Collins Statement on Release of HAVANA Regulations

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) released the following statement on the administration's release of regulations under the HAVANA Act and implementation of the Directed Energy Threat Emergency Response Act: "We appreciated the first quarterly briefing from Biden Administration officials last week, consistent with the FY22 NDAA, to provide an update on the interagency investigation into AHIs and efforts to improve victim care, including the imp… Continue Reading


June 29, 2022

Shaheen Applauds $1M Award for HealthFirst Family Care Center in Franklin

**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, today applauded the announcement that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award $1 million to the HealthFirst Family Care Center serving the Lakes Region. This funding will help HealthFirst Family Health Center renovate its facility in Franklin to expand access to primary… Continue Reading


June 28, 2022

Shaheen, Tillis Lead Bipartisan Congressional Delegation Statement As Path Clears for Finland & Sweden’s Accession into NATO

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) led their bipartisan delegation to the NATO Summit, including Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chris Coons (D-DE), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Joni Ernst (R-IA), in a joint statement on the announcement that an agreement was reached and Turkey will drop its hold on Finland and Sweden's application to join the transatlantic Alliance. Shaheen and Tillis are leading the delegation's visit and participation in the… Continue Reading


June 28, 2022

Shaheen Leads Delegation in Applauding $100,000 in EDA Grant Funding for North Country Council

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today applauded the announcement of $100,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the North Country Council. These federal dollars were allocated through the American Rescue Plan as part of $1 million … Continue Reading


June 28, 2022

Shaheen Calls on DHS to Address Delays in Processing Work Authorization Applications

(Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas expressing concerns about the Department's delays in processing applications for initial Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), or new work authorization applications. In her letter, Shaheen calls on DHS to move swiftly to improve the speed of EAD processing and reduce backlogs and she specifically underscored the impact on vulnerable commu… Continue Reading


June 27, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan and Senate Democrats Urge Biden to take Additional Action to Protect Abortion Access in a Post-Roe America

(Manchester, NH) - On Saturday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators led by Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, in a letter to President Joe Biden urging additional action to protect the right to abortion after the conservative wing of the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Republicans made this generation of women the first with fewer rights than their mothers. "We appreciate that in… Continue Reading


June 26, 2022

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators to Introduce Peace Corps Reauthorization Act of 2022

Legislation reauthorizes Peace Corps agency for the first time in over 20 years (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Jim Risch (R-ID), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Todd Young (R-IN) and Rob Portman (R-OH) in unveiling new legislation to reauthorize the Peace Corps for the first time in over two decades. Authorizing the appropriation of over $410,000,000 per year, the bipartisan Peace Corps Reauthorization Act of 2022 proposes to increase Volunteers… Continue Reading


June 25, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan Safer Communities Act Becoming Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after President Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law. This key legislation supported by Senator Shaheen and passed by the Senate last week will reduce the threat of gun violence and keep communities safe. "Uvalde. Buffalo. Newton. Charleston. Las Vegas. These tragic mass shootings are engrained into our national consciousness, and the trauma will be felt for generations to come. Action t… Continue Reading


June 24, 2022

Shaheen Statement on NH GOP Bill to Obstruct Gun Safety Measures

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Governor Chris Sununu signed into law an extreme bill championed by New Hampshire Republicans that prohibits the State from enforcing any federal statute, regulation or Executive Order related to measures to stem the epidemic of gun violence. Sununu signed the bill into law hours after Congress advanced historic bipartisan gun safety legislation and sent it to President Biden's desk. The Bipartisan Safer C… Continue Reading


June 24, 2022

Shaheen Slams Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement condemning the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark case, Roe v. Wade. "This is a dark day for our country. Like millions of Americans who awoke to a terrifying new reality today, I am gutted by the Supreme Court's decision to turn back 50 years of precedent by overturning Roe v. Wade. My heart breaks for mothers and grandmothers who marched and fought to secure this watershed achievement, a… Continue Reading


June 24, 2022

Shaheen Applauds $7.8M Award for MHT Airport

**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, today applauded the announcement that the Federal Aviation Administration will award $7,871,429.00 to the Manchester Boston Regional (MHT) Airport. The funding comes through a congressional directed spending request that Shaheen secured through the FY2022 omnibus package that passed earlier… Continue Reading


June 23, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Senate Passage of Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate passed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, key legislation to reduce the threat of gun violence and keep communities safe: "The devastation of Uvalde, Buffalo, Las Vegas and towns across the country weighs heavy on our hearts - these communities will never be the same. Congress owes every one of them action, and today, the Senate took the most important step in nearly three decades to curb … Continue Reading

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