April 28, 2021

Shaheen Announces Maureen O’Dea as Virtual Guest for President Biden’s Address to Congress to Shine a Light On Youth Mental Health Crisis

**Maureen O'Dea is President of the New Hampshire School Counselors Association and Director of School Counseling at Londonderry High School** **O'Dea released a video statement thanking Shaheen & pledging her commitment to address the epidemic of mental health challenges** **Shaheen recently hosted a virtual discussion on the youth and teen mental health crisis attended by O'Dea and other New Hampshire experts** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced that … Continue Reading

April 27, 2021

In Afghanistan Hearing, Shaheen Shares Brutal History of Taliban’s Violence Against Women & Warns of Dire Consequences with Swift U.S. Withdrawal

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman and a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today raised concerns around the preservation of rights for women and girls in Afghanistan to Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation. Shaheen vividly portrayed the consequences of what may happen if the Taliban returns to power once U.S. troops withdraw by highlighting the stories of seven women who were brutally murdered… Continue Reading

April 27, 2021

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Stop Sexual Harassment in STEM Workforce

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined lawmakers in taking action to combat sexual harassment in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as well as in the federal scientific workforce. Together with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Tina Smith (D-MN), Shaheen introduced the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act today. The bill would investigate factors contributing to sexual harassment in STEM, examine the impacts of hara… Continue Reading

April 27, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen & Commerce Secretary Raimondo Highlight Opportunities to Strengthen Coastal Economies, Bolster Manufacturing through the American Jobs Plan

Senator Shaheen & Secretary Raimondo participate in a Hampton roundtable with local & state officials & tourism, hospitality & business leaders on the American Rescue Plan & the American Jobs Plan Senator Shaheen & Secretary Raimondo tour Seabrook-based AeroDyanamics (Hampton, NH) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo in New Hampshire's Seacoast region to highlight how the American Rescue Plan is helping Gra… Continue Reading

April 26, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Hassan, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Promote Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined their colleagues in introducing legislation to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote energy efficiency by consolidating current energy tax incentives in a way that would help incentivize investments in clean energy and transportation, as well as promote energy conservation. "Climate change is an existential threat that demands a robust action plan to address ev… Continue Reading

April 26, 2021

Shaheen, Collins, Cardin, Marshall Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Access to Home Health Care Furnished By Telehealth Amid Public Health Emergencies

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Roger Marshall (R-KS) introduced the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth (HEAT) Act. Their bipartisan bill would provide Medicare reimbursement for audio and video telehealth services furnished by home health agencies during the COVID-19 public health crisis and future public health emergencies. "Increasing coverage for audio and telehealth services has long been an issue in our more ru… Continue Reading

April 24, 2021

Rural NH Communities & Businesses to Receive USDA Federal Funding to Expand Access to Clean Energy & Revitalize Local Infrastructure

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the announcement by U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program that rural New Hampshire communities, farmers and businesses will receive federal funding that will help replace water and sewer system infrastructure, as well as increase access to … Continue Reading

April 23, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Statement on Committee Passage of Ukraine Security Partnership Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee - applauded the Committee passage of the Ukraine Security Partnership Act earlier this week. Shaheen reintroduced the bipartisan legislation with SFRC Chair Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-ID), as well as SFRC committee members Rob Portman (R-OH), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and John Barras… Continue Reading

April 23, 2021

Shaheen, Wicker Reintroduce Bill to Hold Russia Accountable for its Religious Freedom Violations in Ukraine

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) reintroduced the bipartisan Ukraine Religious Freedom Support Act yesterday. Representatives Joe Wilson (SC-02) Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05) introduced companion legislation in the House, which unanimously passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee earlier this week. "There is a bipartisan urgency in Congress to demonstrate support for Ukraine in opposition to Putin's cruelty, including his barbaric assault against peacef… Continue Reading

April 23, 2021

Shaheen Urges Granite Staters to Participate in Drug Take Back Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of Drug Take Back Day, which is a national event recognized on April 24th and hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). There are drop off locations across New Hampshire for Drug Take Back Day where the public can drop off old and unused prescription drugs for safe disposal. Individuals can find the nearest drop off location on the DEA's website. "For too long, Granite State families have en… Continue Reading

April 23, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $470K in Federal Funding through American Rescue Plan for NH Head Start Programs

**The federal funding will provide COVID-19 relief to Head Start programs across New Hampshire that deliver high-quality child care and education services to working families** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $470,415 in federal grants from the American Rescue Plan to Head Start programs in New Hamp… Continue Reading

April 22, 2021

Shaheen-Backed Legislation to Address Surge of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes during COVID-19 Clears Senate

**The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act would bolster DOJ, state and local efforts to combat hate crimes** (Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate cleared legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to address the rise of hate crimes and violence targeted at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act would assign a point person at the Department of Justice (DOJ) to expedite the review of COVID-19-related hate crimes, improve ha… Continue Reading

April 22, 2021

Shaheen, Johnson, Risch Introduce Bipartisan Resolution in Support of Full Implementation of Georgia’s April 19th Agreement to Strengthen its Democracy

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the SFRC Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - joined Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Jim Risch (R-ID) in introducing a bipartisan resolution in support of full implementation of Georgia's April 19th agreement to end the political impasse. The resolution reaffirms the United States' support for Georgia's path to bolstering democracy, in… Continue Reading

April 21, 2021

Historic Bipartisan Legislation to Counter China’s Growing Influence Clears Senate Foreign Relations Committee with Shaheen Amendments

Shaheen delivered remarks on her amendment to invest in U.S. trade policies to support developing nations and counter China's influence. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after successfully adding three amendments to the Strategic Competition Act of 2021, which cleared the Committee on a bipartisan vote. The historic legislation would develop U.S. policy to address strategic, economic … Continue Reading

April 21, 2021

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bill to Expand Medicare Option to Anyone Over 50 Years Old, Lowering Costs for Older Americans

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped reintroduce the Medicare at 50 Act to give people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old the option of buying into Medicare. Millions of Americans approaching retirement or forced to retire early due to layoffs or mandatory retirement face increasing health care needs and rising costs. "Health care costs for many Granite State families are still way too high, especially during the pandemic. Giving people age 50 and older the o… Continue Reading

April 21, 2021

Shaheen & Hassan Join Bipartisan Push to Support Renewable Energy & New Hampshire’s Forest Products Industry

**Bipartisan legislation incentivizes the use of energy efficient biomass heaters for residential and commercial installations** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped reintroduce bipartisan legislation that would incentivize the use of energy efficient biomass heaters in homes and businesses instead of relying on fossil fuel energy. The updated Biomass Thermal Utilization (BTU) Act would amend the federal tax code to incentivize the use of energy… Continue Reading

April 21, 2021

ICYMI – Shaheen: White House Meeting on Infrastructure Was a “Real Solid Starting Point”

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) recently spoke with the New Hampshire Union Leader about her meeting on infrastructure with President Biden and a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers in Congress who previously served as governors or mayors. Shaheen commended President Biden on convening a meaningful bipartisan discussion on infrastructure and expressed optimism that common ground exists among lawmakers to meet our nation's infrastructure needs. Shaheen told the Union … Continue Reading

April 20, 2021

Shaheen, Risch, Menendez: U.S. Must Hold Syrian Regime Accountable for Illegal Use of Chemical Weapons

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), ), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and chair of the Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, wrote a letter with Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to Secretary of State Antony Blinken ahead of this week's Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Conference of States Parties. In the letter, the Senators express support for enforcing the international no… Continue Reading

April 20, 2021

Shaheen, Johnson Applaud New Agreement in Georgia to Address Political Standoff & Support Georgia’s Democracy

Shaheen & Johnson are Chair and Ranking Member of the SFRC Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the SFRC Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), the subcommittee's ranking member, released a bipartisan statement applauding the April 19 agreement reached in Georgia to address th… Continue Reading

April 20, 2021

Shaheen Raises PFAS Contamination, Highway Funding in Hearing with Biden Admin Officials on American Jobs Plan

**A senior member of the Appropriations Committee, Senator Shaheen questioned top Biden administration officials on confronting PFAS contamination in water supplies and addressing New Hampshire's low apportionment of federal highway funding.** **Hearing follows Shaheen's bipartisan meeting with President Biden and fellow lawmakers on investing in transportation & infrastructure** Shaheen questions Biden administration officials on American Jobs Plan. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jea… Continue Reading

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