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May 16, 2019

House Passes Shaheen Legislation to Restore Funding for ACA Health Insurance Marketplace Advertising

**Shaheen's MORE Health Education Act passed the House as part of a health care and prescription drug affordability package** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a robust health care package including companion legislation to Shaheen's Marketing and Outreach Restoration to Empower (MORE) Health Education Act of 2019. Shaheen's bill counteracts the Trump administration's sabotage efforts that have d… Continue Reading


May 16, 2019

Shaheen, Young Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Curb Skyrocketing Student Debt and Improve Institutional Accountability

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) reintroduced the Student Protection and Success Act, legislation to curb skyrocketing student debt by increasing higher education institutions' accountability for their students' ability to repay their loans. This bipartisan bill would remove federal student loan eligibility from all colleges and universities where less than 15 percent of their students are able to begin repaying their loans within three years of… Continue Reading


May 15, 2019

Shaheen Reintroduces Legislation to Boost Public Participation in Approval of Energy Projects and Rates

**The Public Engagement at FERC Act will assist private citizens and small businesses in participating in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceedings that impact consumers** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced legislation to create an Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). As one of the lead agencies responsible for developing energy infrastructure and ensuring reliability of the… Continue Reading


May 15, 2019

NH Delegation Applauds $300,000 in Federal Funding Awarded to Manchester Community College to Expand Skilled Technical Workforce

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations subcommittee, Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the announcement of a $299,529 grant awarded to Manchester Community College to support programs to help educate the next generation of skilled technical workers. The grant is funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF). … Continue Reading


May 15, 2019

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Legislation That Provides Additional Visas For Afghan Interpreters and Support Staff

**New legislation introduced today calls for 4,000 additional Afghan Special Immigrant Visas for those whose lives are in danger for supporting the U.S. mission** **SHAHEEN: "Any failure to uphold our nation's promise to these brave men and women, jeopardizes local support in future missions"** **CINDY MCCAIN: "My husband, Senator John McCain, was a stalwart supporter of this program throughout his career and would be pleased to know that his legacy lives on through this bipartisan bill."** (… Continue Reading


May 14, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Cruz Lead Bipartisan Bill to Impose Sanctions for Involvement in Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Monday filed a bipartisan bill imposing sanctions on those involved in Russia's Nord Stream 2 project. The bill imposes targeted sanctions against vessels that would be used to construct deep sea pipelines for Russian energy export projects including Nord Stream 2. "Germany is a model ally and our transatlantic partnership is critical to furthering global security and prosperity," said Shaheen. "Unfortunately, Putin i… Continue Reading


May 14, 2019

NH Delegation Announce $2.7 Million in Federal Funding for Pease & Claremont Airports

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced $2.7 million in federal funding for construction projects at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease and Claremont Municipal Airport. Pease has been awarded $2 million for a terminal expansion project, and Claremont has been awarded $700,000 for an aiport apron. Both projects are funded through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Shahe… Continue Reading


May 13, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group Introduce Legislation to Support Fishing Safety Programs

*Bipartisan FISH SAFE Act restores and extends federal funding for fishing safety programs for 2018-2021* (Washington, DC) - On Friday, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to introduce the Funding Instruction for Safety Health, and Security Avoids Fishing Emergencies (FISH SAFE) Act. The bipartisan bill restores the federal … Continue Reading


May 13, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Make Bankruptcy Relief Available to Student Loan Borrowers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) recently joined their colleagues in introducing bicameral legislation that would give hard-working Granite Staters and Americans overwhelmed by debt the option of obtaining meaningful bankruptcy relief that includes student loan debt. The Student Borrower Bankruptcy Relief Act of 2019 would eliminate the section of the bankruptcy code that makes private and federal student loans non-dischargeable, allowing these l… Continue Reading


May 10, 2019

Senator Shaheen and Rep. Kim Introduce Bill to Help Small Businesses Cut Through Red Tape

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, and Congressman Andy Kim (D-NJ) introduced the Small Business Regulatory Relief Act, a bill that will help small businesses navigate excessive red tape and help them grow and create jobs. The Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of the National Ombudsman was created in 1996 to help small businesses overcome excessive or unfair regulatory enforcement a… Continue Reading


May 10, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Reintroduce Bipartisan PFAS Accountability Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) worked with a bipartisan group of Senators led by Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) yesterday to announce the re-introduction of the PFAS Accountability Act. This legislation would hold federal agencies accountable for addressing contamination for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at military bases across the country. It comes just days after the release of a new report showing that 19 million pe… Continue Reading


May 09, 2019

Shaheen, Cotton Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Military Spouses with Backing from Second Lady

**Representatives Jim Banks (R-IN) and Susan Davis (D-CA) Will Introduce Companion Legislation in the House of Representatives** At a press conference this afternoon, Senators Shaheen and Cotton announced their bipartisan bill to support military spouses with backing from Second Lady Karen Pence. (Washington, DC) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - the highest ranking woman on the Senate Armed Services Committee - and U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AK) introduced the Portable … Continue Reading


May 09, 2019

Shaheen Receives Champion of Science Award from the Science Coalition

Shaheen receives the Champion of Science Award, a play on the Wheaties' "Breakfast of Champions" cereal box, from Dartmouth Associate Provost Martha Austin *Shaheen was nominated for the prestigious award by Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire (UNH)* (Washington, DC) - Yesterday evening, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was honored by the Science Coalition with a Champion of Science Award, which recognizes members of Congress for their commitment to science through suppor… Continue Reading


May 08, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Moran Secure Commitment from U.S. Trade Representative to Implement Exclusion Process for Third Round of Tariffs on Goods from China

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), leaders of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, announced that they have secured a commitment from the United States Trade Representative (USTR) regarding an exclusion process for the third tranche of tariffs applied to goods from China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. "As the trade war with China continues to escalate, it is critical that American man… Continue Reading


May 08, 2019

NH Delegation Applauds $94 Million in NOAA Funding for Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations subcommittee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Chris Pappas (D-NH) today applauded the announcement of a $94 million grant over five years from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to the newly created Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute, which will be led by a consortium th… Continue Reading


May 08, 2019

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group Reintroduce Legislation to Provide Tax Relief for AmeriCorps Members

Bill Updates Law to Ensure Students Receive Full Value of Education Awards (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group led by Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) to reintroduce legislation that would provide tax relief for AmeriCorps members who earn Segal Education Awards, which help make higher education more affordable. The legislation allows AmeriCorps members to receive the full value of higher education funding provided for their se… Continue Reading


May 07, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Energy Tax Code, Combat Climate Change

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Overhaul Energy Tax Code, Combat Climate Change The Clean Energy for America Act would consolidate 44 energy incentives into three technology-neutral provisions to promote energy independence and a low-carbon economy WASHINGTON - As part of their efforts to combat climate change and promote the use of renewable energy, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) recently joined their colleagues in introducing legislation to overhau… Continue Reading


May 07, 2019

Shaheen, Cummings & Katko Issue Bipartisan Statement Urging Trump Administration to Move Forward with Tubman on the $20

**Shaheen, Cummings & Katko: "We are very concerned that the administration is stalling this historic effort"** **Joint statement comes from the authors of the Harriet Tubman Tribute Act of 2019 recently introduced in both the Senate and the House** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) and Representative John Katko (R-NY), the authors of the Harriet Tubman Tribute Act of 2019, issued the following statement: "When it was announced … Continue Reading


May 03, 2019

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group Introduce Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group led by Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) to introduce a resolution condemning all forms of anti-Semitism. "Less than a week ago, we saw another horrific outburst of anti-Semitic violence at the Chabad of Poway synagogue on the final night of Passover. This latest attack is one in a series targeting the American Jewish community and underscores the urgent need for our nation to come together and unequivoc… Continue Reading


May 03, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan & Coastal New England Senators Introduce Bipartisan Offshore Drilling Ban

Bill would protect ocean economy that generates $17 billion annually in the region (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) reintroduced legislation to bar oil and gas drilling off the New England shoreline with a bipartisan group of New England Senators led by Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). While the Trump administration has stalled on releasing the next draft of its 5-year offshore leasing plan, it has not fully abandoned efforts to open areas of … Continue Reading

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