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September 29, 2022

BREAKING: Shaheen-Led Bills on Broadband, Cyber Training & Federal Compliance Pass Senate

**Senator Shaheen's bipartisan One Stop Shop for Small Business Compliance Act will now head to the President's desk to be signed into law.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, issued the following statement after several bipartisan bills she leads passed by the full Senate. "Small businesses are engines of economic growth in New Hampshire and across the country. These pieces of legislation w… Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Celebrating $1 Billion in Emergency Funding for LIHEAP

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) in celebrating the inclusion of $1 billion in emergency funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in government funding legislation under consideration by the U.S. Senate. In August, the New Hampshire Delegation joined a bipartisan, bicameral push to increase emergency… Continue Reading


September 28, 2022

Shaheen Introduces New Legislation to Protect Service Members’ Right to Reproductive Care

**Shaheen has led efforts in the Senate to codify access to contraception for service members and civilians and expand access to essential reproductive healthcare** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services committee, introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to enshrine the right for service members to access protected leave for abortion care and services. The Shaheen amendment codifi… Continue Reading


September 28, 2022

Shaheen, Graham Announce Legislation to Address Growing Humanitarian and Security Crisis at Detainee and Displaced Persons Camps in Syria

**Senator Shaheen created the ISIS Detainee Coordinator position, which was signed into law as part of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today introduced the Syria Detainee and Displaced Persons Act to address the growing humanitarian and security crisis posed by the camps housing ISIS-affiliated detainees and … Continue Reading


September 28, 2022

Ahead of Midterms, Shaheen Joins Co-Leads Legislation to Keep Voters and Election Workers Safe from Guns at the Polls

(Washington, DC) - Ahead of the upcoming election and early voting period, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a group of Senators led by Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced the Vote Without Fear Act, legislation to prevent armed voter intimidation at the polls. The legislation would prohibit the possession of a firearm within 100 yards of any federal election site, with exceptions for on-duty law enforcement or security guards. Only six states - Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Loui… Continue Reading


September 27, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes $30 Million for Climate-Smart Forest Practices

(Manchester, NH) - This month, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) alongside Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture's announcement that the agency is awarding $30 million to the New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF). This funding will support the implementation of climate-smart forest practices by forest landowners to protect the environment. The grant was one of the 70 selected projects under th… Continue Reading


September 27, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan, Pappas Announce $5.4 Million in Lead Based-Paint and Other Home Health Hazard Reduction Grants Heading to Manchester

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, along with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded an announcement by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that the agency is awarding a $5.4 million grant to the City of Manchester to help protect families with small children from the dangers of lead-based paint exposure. This funding consists of $4.7 million through the… Continue Reading


September 26, 2022

Shaheen, Tillis Join the Atlantic Council to Discuss U.S., NATO Efforts to Support Ukraine Amidst Putin’s War

As co-Chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, Shaheen and Tillis have led action in the U.S. Senate to support NATO enlargement and ensure continued U.S. support for Ukraine. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, and U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) joined the Atlantic Council to discuss the transatlantic alliance and continued U.S. support for Ukraine amidst Putin's unprovoked war. Shaheen… Continue Reading


September 26, 2022

Shaheen, Tillis Announce New Legislation to Strengthen U.S. Military Readiness to Respond to International Conflicts

Senator Shaheen has led action in the U.S. Senate on efforts to secure our defense industrial base and support the U.S. efforts to help Ukraine defend itself from Putin's invasion, while addressing China's increasing aggression in the Indo-Pacific. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced new legislation today that would ensure the U.S. has sufficient critical munition stocks to support allies and pa… Continue Reading


September 23, 2022

Shaheen, Fischer Spearhead Legislation to Level the Playing Field for Smaller Defense Manufacturing Companies, Expedite Timeline to Get Products Off the Assembly Line

Shaheen's legislation would finance exportability and interoperability features during the development of hardware to lower costs & accelerate the timeline for getting hardware off the assembly line to U.S. allies and partners. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Deb Fischer (R-NE), senior members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced the Defense Export Promotion of Relevant Technology and Supplies Act (Defense EXPORTS Act), new bipartisan legisla… Continue Reading


September 22, 2022

NEW: Shaheen Releases Comprehensive Special Report on Afghan SIV Program, Proposes Reforms to Address Systemic Issues

Senator Shaheen historically leads action in the U.S. Senate on efforts to reform and improve the Afghan SIV program, initially in partnership with the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ). Shaheen's "Standing Up for Our Afghan Allies: The History, Challenges and Future of the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program" can be read in full here. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released a comprehensive review of the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program, which spans … Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

Shaheen, Durbin, Portman & Graham Meet with Ukrainian Prosecutor General

The Senators received an update on reports of war crimes committed by Russians (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, joined a group of Senators for a meeting with Ukrainian Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin to receive an update on Putin's unprovoked war in Ukraine, and specifically on reports of war crimes and crimes against humanity by Russians. The meeting was hosted by Senate Major… Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Biden Address to United Nations General Assembly

Shaheen is Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation & Co-Chair of the Senate NATO Observer Group (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden's address to the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly: "President Biden's address to the United Nations General Assembly came at… Continue Reading


September 21, 2022

NH Delegation Announces $725,000 for Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Prevention in Jaffrey and Dover

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior appropriator on the Labor-Health and Human Services (L-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) $725,000 in federal funds for Reality Check, Inc. in Jaffrey and the City of Dover for substance use disorder prevention and treatment programs from the U… Continue Reading


September 20, 2022

BREAKING: Following Shaheen Push to Reauthorize SBIR/STTR Programs, Senate Unanimously Clears Legislation to Extend Pivotal Small Business Research Programs

As expiration of the federal programs loomed, Shaheen spearheaded reauthorization legislation reintroduced just last week. Shaheen has led action in the U.S. Senate to extend the SBIR & STTR programs for nearly a decade. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a three-year reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Resea… Continue Reading


September 20, 2022

Shaheen, Rounds Lead Bipartisan Letter Pushing for Increased Action from Pentagon to Address PFAS Exposure at Military Installations

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Mike Rounds (R-SD), senior members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, led a bipartisan letter to Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary Lloyd Austin and White House officials, urging increased funding for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) testing and remediation, and to improve PFAS-related planning to make use of the higher funding levels Congress is willing to appropriate to address the pervasive issue. The Senators wrot… Continue Reading


September 19, 2022

NH Delegation Announces Pivotal SOR Funding for NH to Tackle Substance Use Disorder Crisis

** Annual Opioid Response Funding Level for NH is Nearly $400K Higher than Last Year Thanks to Shaheen and Hassan's Efforts Amid Threats of Funding Cliffs** **Federal Funding Comes on the heels of Shaheen Reintroducing Key Legislation to Improve the Program to Provide Additional Investments and Flexibilities for Communities** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior appropriator on the Labor-Health and Human Services (L-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today … Continue Reading


September 19, 2022

Shaheen, Smith Introduce Legislation to Protect Thousands of Low-Income Families in Rural Areas from Losing their Homes

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced legislation in the Senate last week to ensure that thousands of low-income tenants in rural areas are able to maintain access to safe and affordable housing. The Strategy and Investment in Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2022 would protect access to affordable housing for families that are largely elderly, disabled and live in rural areas, who are at risk of losing rental assistance through the U.S. Departme… Continue Reading


September 16, 2022

Shaheen Celebrates Nearly $1 Million Headed to Plymouth State University to Bolster Robotics Program

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, celebrated nearly $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce headed to Plymouth State University. The funding comes through a congressional directed spending (CDS) request that Shaheen secured through the fiscal year (FY) 2022 omnibus package that passed earlier this year. The funding will be allocated through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (… Continue Reading


September 16, 2022

Shaheen, EPA Administrator Cash Discuss Federal Action Underway to Designate PFAS Contamination Hazardous, Ramp up Mitigation Efforts

During the event, Shaheen and Cash announced $72 million in grants awarded to NH to upgrade water infrastructure and address PFAS contamination in the first allocation of five-years of funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Shaheen negotiated. Shaheen and EPA Administrator for Region 1 Dr. David Cash at the Airfield Interim Mitigation System at Pease earlier today. (Portsmouth, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrato… Continue Reading

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