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October 15, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Call on FDA to Outline its Process for Ensuring a Future COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe for Older Adults

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are requesting that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) outline its process for ensuring that a future COVID-19 vaccine is safe for older adults. "As manufacturers seek approval or authorization for drugs and vaccines from your agency, the public must have confidence that the review process is comprehensive, evidence-based, and ensures safety for our most vulnerable populations," the Senators wrote. "Understanding that… Continue Reading


October 14, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce More than $267K for Franklin School District to Bolster School Safety & Support Mental Health Services for Students

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) that the DOJ has awarded $267,595 to the Franklin School District through DOJ's Students, Teachers, Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Grant Program. Specifically, the funds will be used by the district to support its Office of School Wellness, wh… Continue Reading


October 13, 2020

Shaheen Reacts to SCOTUS Ruling that Allows Trump to End Census Count Early: “The Supreme Court has effectively given the green light to the Trump administration’s politicization of the census”

**Shaheen, the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the census, has been sounding the alarm on the Trump administration's political attacks against the bureau that threaten a fair and accurate 2020 count** **On the Senate floor earlier this month, Shaheen demanded the administration end its politicization of the U.S. Census & called on Senate leadership to prioritize an extension in legislation** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Ch… Continue Reading


October 13, 2020

ICYMI – Diane Foley, Mother of Slain Journalist James Foley, & Shaheen Discuss Their Efforts to Secure a U.S. Trial for ISIS Terrorists With Union Leader

(Manchester, NH) - Last week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined Diane Foley, the mother of slain American journalist and Granite Stater James Foley, in an interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader to discuss the transfer of ISIS terrorists and "British Beatles" members El Shafee el-Sheikh and Alexanda Kotey to the United States to stand trial for the torture and murder of her son, as well as Americans Peter Kassig, Steven So… Continue Reading


October 09, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Pappas Announce $1 Million for Sanbornville Water Infrastructure Project through NBRC & EDA

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Sanbornville precinct has been awarded $1 million in federal funding to support a comprehensive water infrastructure project that will replace more than two miles of water main piping and finance improvements to the area pump station. Together, these improvements will reduce the threat o… Continue Reading


October 09, 2020

Shaheen Calls for Reassessment of Layoffs at National Passport Center in Portsmouth & Questions Mishandling of Layoff Notices

**The National Passport Center in Portsmouth is the nation's largest passport processing facility** SHAHEEN: "The professional handling of these employees, some of whom have worked at these facilities for decades… is a necessity to ensure the return of these experienced employees once demand for passports goes back to pre-pandemic levels." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to reassess the State Department's decision to cut th… Continue Reading


October 08, 2020

Shaheen Introduces New Legislation to Invest in U.S. Transportation & Infrastructure Projects that Bolster Energy Efficiency Efforts

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced new legislation that would improve the energy efficiency of the U.S. transportation sector, modernize aging infrastructure, reduce harmful pollution and boost America's competitiveness in the global marketplace. Specifically, Shaheen's new legislation - the Better Utilizing Innovative Low-Emission Development Strategies (BUILDS) Act - would create a competitive infrastructure grant program within the U.S. Department of Transportati… Continue Reading


October 08, 2020

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Letter to House & Senate Armed Services Committee Leadership Urging Inclusion of PFAS Provisions in Final FY21 NDAA

Shaheen Boosted Funding for PFAS Health Impact Study to $15M in Senate-Approved FY21 NDAA, Highest Funding Level Ever to Continue Study She Established in FY18 Defense Bill (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, led a bipartisan letter on behalf of 20 Senators yesterday to Senate and House Armed Services Committee leadership urging the inclusion of several provisions in the final fiscal year (FY) 2021 National Defense Autho… Continue Reading


October 07, 2020

Shaheen Calls for Additional Visas For Afghan Interpreters & Support Staff in Annual Defense Bill

**Shaheen calls for 4,000 additional Afghan Special Immigrant Visas for those whose lives are in danger for supporting the U.S. mission** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, sent a letter to Senate and House Armed Services Committee leaders urging them to authorize an additional 4,000 Afghan Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) in the fiscal year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that i… Continue Reading


October 07, 2020

Shaheen, Lankford & King Introduce Bipartisan ‘DRIVE LESS’ Act to Reduce Federal Spending on Government Vehicles, Save Taxpayer Money

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), James Lankford (R-OK) and Angus King (I-ME) reintroduced their bipartisan legislation to save taxpayer dollars by reducing the federal funding available for the acquisition and leasing of new federal vehicles. The Domestic Reduction In Vehicle Expenditure and Lowering Emissions from State Sources Act, or the DRIVE LESS Act, aims to significantly improve federal agencies' fleet management by establishing standards for vehicle utilization an… Continue Reading


October 07, 2020

Shaheen on Transfer of ISIS Terrorists to U.S. for Trial: “A Giant Step Towards Justice”

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement as ISIS terrorists known as the "British Beatles" are being flown to the United States to stand trial for murder of American citizens. Senator Shaheen has been working closely with the families of Americans killed by ISIS to make sure these terrorists are brought to trial in the United States. "The families of James Foley, Peter Kassig, Steven Sotloff and Kayla Mueller have waited a long time for this - today is … Continue Reading


October 06, 2020

Shaheen Condemns President Trump’s Decision to Call Off COVID-19 Relief Negotiations: "Mr. President, do your job…NH needs a bipartisan deal now"

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump announced on Twitter that he was no longer negotiating a COVID-19 relief bill and postponed any further discussions until after the election: "Mr. President, do your job," said Shaheen. "This is just more reckless foot-dragging when Granite Staters need help now. As we speak, New Hampshire towns and cities are considering layoffs of police, firefighters, teachers and other essential services… Continue Reading


October 06, 2020

Shaheen & Hassan Underscore Importance of Community Policing During Press Conference at Nashua Police Department

**The Senators also announced their introduction of a bipartisan resolution recognizing community policing in the Senate** Shaheen speaks about the importance of community policing during her visit with Senator Hassan to the Nashua Police Department this morning (Nashua, NH) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) held a press conference at the Nashua Police Department in recognition of National Community Policing Week. Community policing promotes the establi… Continue Reading


October 05, 2020

ICYMI – In NH Business Review: Shaheen, NH Businesses Reflect on STEP Program’s 10-Year Anniversary and its Impact on NH

**NHBR: "The announcement from U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's office coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the federal program Shaheen helped create back in 2010 to help small businesses enter new markets, access export financing and attend trade missions"** **Shaheen also announced $225K STEP grant for NH Office of International Commerce** (Washington, DC) - Last week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Appropriations Com… Continue Reading


October 02, 2020

Shaheen Highlights Urgent Need for COVID-19 Relief Funding for State & Local Governments During Roundtable Discussion with Somersworth Officials

Senator Shaheen speaks with Somersworth Mayor Dana Hilliard and local officials to discuss ongoing need for financial assistance to support the state, cities and towns during the COVID-19 crisis. **Shaheen also Honors National Flight Simulator of Manchester's Selection as SBA NH Veteran-Owned Business of the Year** Senator Shaheen visits the Small Business Administration's New Hampshire Veteran-Owned Business of the Year, National Flight Simulator, in Manchester. (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Sen… Continue Reading


October 01, 2020

Shaheen Calls on Senate to Move Swiftly on House-Passed COVID-19 Relief Legislation

SHAHEEN: "Instead of prioritizing partisan politics to rush through a Supreme Court nominee during a historic election, Leader McConnell needs to bring this legislation to the floor immediately." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed COVID-19 relief legislation: "We've lost more than 200,000 Americans - including more than 400 Granite Staters - to COVID-19, with an estimated 40,000 new cases diagnosed in… Continue Reading


October 01, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join in Introducing Legislation to Stop Surprise Medical Bills for COVID-19 Tests

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Tina Smith (D-MN), along with a group of their colleagues, in introducing the Stop COVID-19 Test Surprise Medical Bills Act to protect Granite Staters and all Americans from unanticipated COVID-19 test charges. The measure clarifies that insurers cannot refuse to cover medically necessary tests, directs federal health officials to help ensure providers and insurers understand how to submit claims to pr… Continue Reading


October 01, 2020

ICYMI: Shaheen Highlights Calls from NH Local Officials & Nonprofits Urging Action on COVID-19 Relief Legislation

(Washington, DC) - Over the past week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has shared a series of letters from local New Hampshire officials and nonprofits on social media that highlight the serious impact the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis has had on local communities and organizations that serve Granite Staters. In their letters addressed to Shaheen and New Hampshire newspapers, they underscore the urgent need for Congress to pass a bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill that addresses the… Continue Reading


October 01, 2020

New Hampshire and Maine Senators Call on President to Ease Restrictions on U.S.-Canada Travel

**Transmission of COVID-19 over the border remains low** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME), called on President Trump to reevaluate the ongoing restrictions currently placed on non-essential travel across the U.S.-Canada border. At this time, the risks of significant cross-border transmission of COVID-19 in numerous border jurisdictions appear to be low. "The protracted closure of the world's longest intern… Continue Reading


October 01, 2020

Shaheen, Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Honor Justice Ginsburg with a Monument in the Capitol

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and a bicameral group of lawmakers to introduce legislation that would honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's service and dedication to the United States by establishing a monument in the U.S. Capitol Complex. "Justice Ginsburg lived a life of purpose and unrelenting resolve that advanced the rights of disenfranchised Americans. Her legacy is intertwined with some of our nation's proudest moments, includ… Continue Reading

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