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September 01, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Announce Over $160,000 for Rural Development Programs

Shaheen and Hassan Announce Over $160,000 for Rural Development Programs (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded New Hampshire organizations over $160,000 in federal funds to invest in rural development programs in Belknap, Grafton, Merrimack and Coos Counties. "These federal funds will be put to good use in Northern New Hampshire communities through small business develo… Continue Reading


August 31, 2017

Shaheen Applauds Trump Administration Order to Shutter Several Russian Diplomatic Facilities

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Trump administration ordered three Russian diplomatic facilities closed in retaliation for Russia's removal of hundreds of U.S. diplomatic personnel. "I applaud the decision to shutter three Russian diplomatic facilities and alter the processing of U.S. visas. These actions are an entirely appropriate response to Russia's staff reductions at the U.S. m… Continue Reading


August 25, 2017

Shaheen Staff to Hold Office Hours in Peterborough

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours in Peterborough in September to help residents seeking assistance with federal agencies on issues such as veterans' benefits, federal taxes, housing, immigration and Social Security in one-on-one meetings. All area residents are welcome to attend. For more information on the services available, or if you have any questions, please call (603) 647-7500. Please note: These events will be attended by staff only. Senator … Continue Reading


August 24, 2017

NH Delegation Calls for Community Update on Water Contamination

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), sent a letter to the United States Air Force this week, requesting a community update on efforts to treat water supplies contaminated with perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) at Pease International Tradeport, the former Pease Air Force Base. The letter also asks for specific responses to concerns raised by Members of the New Hampshire State Legislature. Thousands… Continue Reading


August 24, 2017

Shaheen Condemns Trump Transgender Ban In Light of New Reports

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in light of new reports that the White House plans to soon provide the Pentagon with guidance on implementation for a ban prohibiting transgender Americans from serving in the US military: "The President's actions to ban transgender Americans from serving their country is disgraceful. There are thousands of transgender Americans putting their lives on the line every day to defend our nation, people and liberty,… Continue Reading


August 21, 2017

Shaheen Statement on US-Afghanistan Military Strategy

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement after President Trump addressed the nation on military strategy in Afghanistan: "Security in Afghanistan remains critically important to the United States, particularly in terms of denying terrorist groups like al-Qaeda, ISIS and the Taliban territory from which to operate," said Senator Shaheen. "Over the last year, I have heard test… Continue Reading


August 15, 2017

Shaheen Statement on CBO Assessment of Ending Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

**CBO: Insurance premiums would rise 20 percent in 2018** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued an assessment on the implications of ending cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments as directed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). CBO's report concludes that if the Trump administration were to end the payments, insurance premiums would rise by 20 percent in 2018 and the national deficit woul… Continue Reading


August 10, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Announcement that He Will Declare the Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump announced that he will declare the opioid crisis a national emergency: "I applaud the President's announcement that he will declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency," said Senator Shaheen. "It's long past time for the federal government to aggressively tackle this crisis. As part of this emergency declaration, I urge the President to implement the other sound recommendations proposed by h… Continue Reading


August 10, 2017

Shaheen Welcomes Governor Sununu's Letter to President Trump Calling for Healthcare Marketplace Stability, Including Assurance of Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

**Senator Shaheen has introduced legislation in the Senate to provide marketplace stability by permanently providing cost-sharing reduction payments** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Governor Chris Sununu (R-NH) sent a letter to the Trump administration calling on his administration to take immediate action to stabilize the healthcare marketplace. Among his recommendations to the President, Governor Sununu calls for the continuation of co… Continue Reading


August 08, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Announce AmeriCorps Grant for Combating the Opioid Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital has received an AmeriCorps grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. The grant is specifically aimed at combating the opioid epidemic. AmeriCorps members will serve as community health workers and help those struggling with substance use disorders and behavioral health needs res… Continue Reading


August 07, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Announce $6.4 Million Grant Awarded to UNH Joint Hydrographic Center

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees the annual budget for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that NOAA has awarded the University of New Hampshire Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping Joint Hydrographic Center (CCOM/JHC) a $6,475,000 grant to continue the Center's work. "The University of New Hampshire is a world leader in oc… Continue Reading


August 04, 2017

Shaheen Statement Following Meetings with Secretary Shulkin at the Manchester VA

**Shaheen Praises Shulkin's Commitment to Provide New Funding for a Coordinated Care Center, Repair Water Damage and Establish Task Force to Examine Providing the Full Range of VA Care to New Hampshire Veterans** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after meeting with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, staff at the Manchester VA, and veterans who receive care at the Manchester VA: "While many veterans receive quality care from the M… Continue Reading


August 04, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Announce Grant to Replace Rogers’ Rangers Bridge

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) will receive a grant of $5,000,000 to replace the Rogers' Rangers Bridge. The bridge provides travelers on U.S. Route 2 with a crossing of the Connecticut River between New Hampshire and Vermont. The original Rogers' Rangers Bridge was constructed in 1950 and is critical to the movement of freight and people locally, regionally, nationally and inte… Continue Reading


August 04, 2017

Shaheen, Coons, Collins and Reed Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Certainty to State Energy Assistance Programs

(Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chris Coons (D-DE), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced bipartisan legislation to encourage state-driven energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives that reduce energy costs for low-income households, spur private sector energy innovation and improve emergency planning and response. The Investing in State Energy Act, S.1713, would prevent undue delay in distributing grants through the Weatherization Assist… Continue Reading


August 04, 2017

Shaheen & Capito’s Bipartisan Legislation Passes the Senate that Promotes Women’s Participation in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after the Senate passed her bipartisan legislation to ensure the United States promotes women's meaningful inclusion and participation in mediation and negotiation processes undertaken in order to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict. The Women, Peace and Security Act, introduced with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), would further the commi… Continue Reading


August 03, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Press DEA Administrator to Lower 2018 Opioid Quotas

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today met with Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and urged him to reduce the amount of opioid pills allowed to be manufactured and sold in the United States in 2018. The DEA is responsible for establishing annual quotas determining the exact amount of each opioid drug that is permitted to be produced in the U.S. each year. Last year was the first reduction of its kin… Continue Reading


August 03, 2017

Shaheen Legislation Would Reduce Operating Costs for Manufacturers and Support Energy Reliance

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) re-introduced the Heat Efficiency through Applied Technology (HEAT) Act, legislation that would address the major regulatory barriers hampering the deployment of heat recovery technologies, such as combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP). By making efficient use of energy that would otherwise be wasted, CHP and WHP systems help manufacturers save money in energy costs and make them more competitive. These techn… Continue Reading


August 02, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the President's Signing of Russia Sanctions Legislation

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the President signed into law Russia sanctions legislation that was approved by the Senate and the House with overwhelming bipartisan support. Shaheen was instrumental in urging Senate leadership to act on Russian sanctions legislation and was a key negotiator on the initial version of this legislation that passed the Senate in June. She has been an outspoken critic of President Putin's authoritarian regi… Continue Reading


August 01, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Extension of the Veterans Choice Program

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after legislation passed the Senate that extends the Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Choice program. This legislation already passed the House and now heads to the President's desk for signature: "I'm pleased that the Senate has been able to work in a bipartisan way to extend the Veterans Choice program and ensure veterans continue to receive the care they need in the community," said Shaheen. "It's … Continue Reading


August 01, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Senate Confirmation of Christopher Wray to Serve as FBI Director

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies which has jurisdiction over the FBI, issued the following statement after voting to confirm Christopher Wray to serve as FBI Director: "The independence of the FBI has never been more important," said Senator Shaheen. "I was encouraged by Mr. Wray's testimony during his confirmation hearing and appreciated his commitment to the rule… Continue Reading

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