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August 29, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $1.8M to Prevent Youth Substance Use in New Hampshire

**Drug-Free Communities Grants Will Provide $125K each to 12 local drug prevention coalitions across New Hampshire** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced $1.875 million in Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grants from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to 12 local drug prevention coalitions in New Hampshire. The grants will provide local community coalitions funding to prevent youth substance use, including prescription drugs… Continue Reading


August 29, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Praise Confirmation of Chief Willard to Serve as U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Senate unanimously confirmed former Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard to serve as United States Marshal for the state of New Hampshire late Tuesday. "I'm thrilled to see Chief Willard confirmed with bipartisan support to serve as the U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire," said Shaheen. "Chief Willard's experience as Chief of Police of New Hampshire's largest city makes him uniq… Continue Reading


August 27, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation with Bipartisan Group of Senators to Hold Federal Agencies Accountable for Addressing PFAS Contamination at Military Bases Across the Country

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce legislation to hold federal agencies accountable for addressing contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at military bases across the country. The PFAS Accountability Act sets clear deadlines and reporting requirements for cleaning up PFAS contamination at all federal facilities across the country, including act… Continue Reading


August 25, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Passing of Senator John McCain

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the passing of Senator John McCain (R-AZ): "I'm heartbroken by the passing of my friend and colleague, Senator John McCain," said Senator Shaheen. "Today, our country lost a great American hero. John faced his battle with cancer the same way he faced all challenges in his life - with profound strength and determination. A titan in the Senate, John never shied away from a tough debate and always stuck to his pri… Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

Shaheen, Grassley Request Inclusion of Special Immigrant Visa Program in Appropriations Package

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) jointly requested the reauthorization of the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for Afghans who have supported U.S. military or diplomatic efforts in Afghanistan. The Senators asked leaders of the Senate Appropriations Committee to include language in a forthcoming appropriations package that would allow for an additional 4,000 visas. "Afghan civilians put their lives on the line to assist Americans on the battle… Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

Shaheen Secures NH and National Defense Priorities & Continued Opioid Response Resources in Senate-Passed Funding Legislation

Government Funding Legislation Includes Shaheen's Request for $10 Million for the Nationwide PFAS Health-Impact Study She Established in 2018 Defense Bill Shaheen Successfully Includes Opioid Epidemic Response Funding Levels Established in Budget Negotiations in February (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate passed government funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2019 th… Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Help Pass Second Year Increase in Opioid Response Funding

**The Legislation That Passed the Senate Today Ensures that New Hampshire Will Receive $22.9 Million in State Opioid Response Grants for FY2019** **As Members of the Common Sense Caucus, Shaheen and Hassan Negotiated a Promise of $6 billion Over 2 Years Nationally for Opioid Response Efforts in Bipartisan Budget Agreement as Well as a Change in the Funding Formula to Prioritize Hardest-Hit States like NH** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Appr… Continue Reading


August 22, 2018

Shaheen, Collins Introduce Legislation to Expand Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training

**Bipartisan Bill Would Expand Access to Services That Improve Wellness & Reduce Risk of Diabetes-Related Death or Heart Attack for Diabetic Patients** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation would expand Medicare coverage for diabetes self-management training (DSMT) sessions, where diabetes educators help train Medicare patients on how… Continue Reading


August 22, 2018

Shaheen Calls For a Delay of Kavanaugh Nomination Hearings

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called for a delay of nomination hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: "In light of yesterday's events, the Senate should delay hearings on Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court," said Shaheen. "There must be checks and balances on this President. To that end, the Senate should be provided all necessary records related to Kavanaugh's nomination, particularly those that indicate his views on executive power. Kavana… Continue Reading


August 22, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan, & Kuster Announce $1.1M Grant for Hybrid Electric Diesel Buses in Nashua

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced a $1.1 million Low or No Emission Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to replace two 2010 diesel trolleys with two new hybrid electric diesel buses, significantly reducing emissions from the city's fixed route fleet while also increasing fuel efficiency. "This grant represents an exciting improvement to existing public transportation and will be better for the e… Continue Reading


August 21, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Trump Roll Back of Clean Power Plan

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's roll back of crucial power plant carbon emission standards that were implemented by the Obama administration. The Trump administration released new pollution rules that replace the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan with a new agenda that caters to the fossil fuel industry. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Trump administration's proposed reg… Continue Reading


August 16, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Demand Trump Admin Uphold its Duty to Shield U.S. Troops from Predatory Lending & Financial Fraud

**Recent Reports Indicate the Trump Administration is Planning to Undermine Key Aspects of the Military Lending Act & Make it Easier for Unscrupulous Lenders to Target U.S. Troops & Rip Off Military Families** (Washington, DC) - In an effort to protect soldiers and their families from abusive financial practices, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are urging the Trump Administration not to abandon its duty to protect our servicemembers and their families under… Continue Reading


August 15, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President’s Decision to Revoke Former CIA Director John Brennan’s Security Clearance

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Trump's decision to revoke former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan's security clearance. "Let's be clear: the President is punishing his detractors for exercising their First Amendment rights," said Shaheen. "This is a dangerous abuse of power that's undemocratic and un-American. We need more Republicans to be outspoken regarding Donald Trump's denigration of the Preside… Continue Reading


August 15, 2018

NH Delegation Statements on NH Application for Federal Opioid Response Grants

**Senators Shaheen and Hassan Helped Negotiate the Bipartisan Budget Agreement that Includes the Opioid Response Funding Made Available to New Hampshire** ** Shea-Porter and Kuster Urged House Leadership to Increase Opioid Response Funding for New Hampshire** (Washington, DC) - Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster released the following statements in response to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' application to t… Continue Reading


August 14, 2018

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces $16M Grant to Improve Water Infrastructure

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced a $16 million Clean Water State Revolving Fund Capitalization Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) to improve water infrastructure and protect clean drinking water supplies. This grant is an increase of nearly $3 million from the previous year and will … Continue Reading


August 14, 2018

Shaheen Announces New England Fishermen will be Completely Reimbursed for At-Sea Monitoring in Fishing Year 2018

**Shaheen, the Lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, Secured the Full Federal Funding for At-Sea Monitoring Fees in the FY 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will completely reimburse New Hampshire and New E… Continue Reading


August 13, 2018

Shaheen’s NH & National Security Provisions Signed Into Law in Annual Defense Bill

**Shaheen Secures Authorization of Funding for the Second Year of PFAS Health-Impact Study & Full Repeal of Unfair Per Diem Travel Policy** ** Shaheen Includes Resolution to Alleviate Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen & Investments to Strengthen US Cyber Infrastructure in Annual Defense Bill** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual … Continue Reading


August 09, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Trump Administration’s Decision to Impose New Sanctions on Russia

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement on the Trump administration's decision to impose new sanctions against Russia for its nerve agent attack on two individuals in England earlier this year: "The Kremlin continues to export the brutal tactics it uses within its own borders to the rest of the world and there must be severe repercussions. I am pleased with the administration's… Continue Reading


August 02, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Senator Jeff Woodburn

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on New Hampshire Senate Minority Leader Jeff Woodburn: "Domestic violence should always be condemned in the strongest terms and there must be accountability for acts of abuse," said Senator Shaheen. "I'm appalled by these charges and call on Jeff Woodburn to resign."… Continue Reading


August 02, 2018

Shaheen, Graham, Menendez, Gardner, Cardin, McCain, Introduce Hard-Hitting Russia Sanctions Package

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and John McCain (R-AZ) introduced the Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2018, comprehensive legislation that will increase economic, political, and diplomatic pressure on the Russian Federation in response to Russia's continued interference in our elections, malign influence in Syria, aggression in Crimea, and other activities. "We m… Continue Reading

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