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March 23, 2022

Shaheen, Collins, Murkowski, Ernst, Feinstein, Hirono Slam Taliban’s Refusal to Open Secondary Education to Afghan Girls

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees - released the following joint statement with U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) in response to the Taliban's decision to renege on its promise to open schools to Afghan girls above the sixth grade: "The Taliban's decision to continue to deny girls access to secondar… Continue Reading


March 23, 2022

Shaheen, Kennedy Lead Bipartisan Effort to Prioritize Broadband Access for Small Businesses

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and John Kennedy (R-LA), reintroduced legislation that would improve programs operated by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address problems around the lack of broadband internet and other emerging information technology resources, and better assist small businesses in accessing and successfully adopting these tools. Access to broadband services … Continue Reading


March 22, 2022

Shaheen Statement Ahead of 12-Year Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

**Shaheen included portions of her legislation to lower costs and expand access to health care for millions of Americans in the American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law last year and is the most significant improvement to the Affordable Care Act since 2010** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of the twelve-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law on March 23, 2010. In the American Rescue Plan Act, which… Continue Reading


March 22, 2022

Shaheen, NH Delegation Welcome $3.2M for 24 NH Health Care Providers in Latest PRF Allocation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed $3,208,705 to support 24 New Hampshire health care providers that have experienced revenue losses and expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding comes as part of a $414 million national announcement in Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 payments from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Re… Continue Reading


March 21, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Group in Urging the FDA to Take Overdue Action to Combat Youth Vaping Crisis

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, joined a bipartisan group of their Senate colleagues in calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take long-overdue action to combat the youth vaping crisis, including steps that could remove kid-friendly, addictive e-cigarettes from the market. A U.S. District Court judge for the District of Maryland previously ordered the … Continue Reading


March 18, 2022

Shaheen, Tillis Lead Senate NATO Observer Group in Letter to President Biden Ahead of Brussels Trip

**Letter follows a meeting led by Shaheen and Tillis yesterday with U.S. Ambassador to NATO Julie Smith on NATO's response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), Co-Chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, led members of the group on a bipartisan letter to President Biden ahead of his trip to Europe next week to participate in the NATO summit in Brussels. Shaheen and Tillis re-established the group in 2018. Yesterday, Sh… Continue Reading


March 18, 2022

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging Biden Administration to Help Reduce Home Energy Costs

**90 members of Congress urge HHS to study impacts that Russia's invasion of Ukraine is having on U.S. energy prices and whether additional LIHEAP aid is needed to offset impacts on working families** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a group of lawmakers led by U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Katherine Clark (D-MA), on a bipartisan, bicameral letter calling on the U.S. Department o… Continue Reading


March 17, 2022

Shaheen, Tillis Lead NATO Senate Observer Group Meeting with NATO Ambassador Julie Smith

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, led a bipartisan virtual meeting with Julie Smith, the U.S. Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), to discuss the latest developments in NATO's response to Russia's premeditated war on Ukraine. This follows a meeting with Ambassador Smith that they led last month to discuss U.S. efforts with the NATO alliance to respond to the evolving crisis in… Continue Reading


March 16, 2022

Shaheen Statement on DHS Announcement that Afghans in U.S. Can Apply for TPS

**Shaheen led Senate efforts to bolster the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program to protect Afghan allies** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, today applauded an announcement from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that Afghans living in the U.S. are now eligible to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). These new protections will help vulnerable Afghans remain in the U.S. and … Continue Reading


March 16, 2022

ICYMI: Shaheen-Backed Resolution Against War Crimes Unanimously Passes the Senate

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - issued the following statement after the Senate unanimously approved a bipartisan resolution last night that she cosponsored, calling for Vladimir Putin and members of his regime to be held accountable for the numerous acts of war crimes, aggression and human rights abuses conducted under his watch. During a virtual address to Congress this morn… Continue Reading


March 16, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Zelenskyy Address to Congress

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, issued the following statement following Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's virtual address to Congress: "President Zelenskyy's steadfast leadership and unwavering resolve has not only inspired the fighting spirit among Ukrainians as they defend their land, freedom and future, but also people throughout the world watching Ukraine hold the … Continue Reading


March 15, 2022

Following Push from Shaheen & Hassan, U.S. Small Business Administration Extends EIDL Loan Deferment Period to Help Small Businesses Stay Afloat

**Last week, Shaheen & Hassan sent a letter to SBA Administrator Guzman urging the extension of the EIDL repayment period to recognize the financial fallout & uncertainty facing small businesses** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today applauded the U.S. Small Business Administration's decision to extend the repayment deferment period for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) by six months. This follows a push from the Senators last week t… Continue Reading


March 15, 2022

A Senior Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen Secures Numerous NH & National Security Priorities in Government Funding Legislation Signed into Law

**Shaheen is Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Senate Appropriations Subcommittee** **Shaheen continues to bolster funding for PFAS Health Impact Study, which she established in 2018** **Shaheen's bipartisan bill to extend burial eligibility to Reservists & National Guard Members in State veterans cemeteries becomes law** **Shaheen's bipartisan bill to provide financial flexibility to community coalitions to help access grant funding for substance misuse preve… Continue Reading


March 15, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes More Than $9 Million to Support Housing for Vulnerable Granite Staters

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, along with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed $9,467,458 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Continuum of Care Program. This program provides funding for nonprofits, states and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals, families and youth, as well as… Continue Reading


March 14, 2022

Shaheen Joins Hassan & VT Senators in Calling on VA to Protect Veterans’ Access to Care in their States

** More than 140,000 Veterans Call New Hampshire or Vermont Home ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) called on the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today to forgo any actions that would limit veterans' ability to get their VA care at VA facilities in New Hampshire or Vermont. The letter follows the VA releasing its recommendations for the Asset and Infrastructure … Continue Reading


March 14, 2022

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Letter to Homeland Security Secretary Requesting Information on Efforts to Protect the United States from Russian Cyber Threats

**After the United States Announced Trade and Energy Penalties on Russia and Approved $14 Billion in Aid for Ukraine, Bipartisan Group of 22 Senators Request Information on Efforts to Protect Critical Infrastructure and Businesses from Retaliatory Russian Cyberattacks** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, joined a bipartisan letter led by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Mike Round… Continue Reading


March 13, 2022

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Effort to Help More American Households Save Energy and Money Through Weatherization

**To help Americans struggling with rising energy prices, new bipartisan WAP Improvements Act offers enhanced federal aid for home energy upgrades** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Chris Coons (D-DE) in introducing the Weatherization Assistance Program Improvements Act. This bipartisan bill seeks to improve public health and lower household energy costs by bolstering the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (W… Continue Reading


March 12, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Join Push to Urge Small Business Administrator to Help Small Businesses in New Hampshire, Nationwide

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and a group of Senators in urging U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabel Guzman to extend the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) repayment deferment period for small businesses in New Hampshire and across the nation. SBA EIDLs are low-interest loans available to eligible small businesses. EIDLs provide eligible small businesses a loan up to $2 m… Continue Reading


March 11, 2022

Shaheen Statement on One-Year Anniversary of American Rescue Plan

**While writing the law, Shaheen authored a provision marking the biggest improvement to the Affordable Care Act in a decade** **Shaheen helped secure significant federal aid for state & local governments facing severe budgetary shortfalls.** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the American Rescue Plan Act, which was signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021. Shaheen supported and worked to secure n… Continue Reading


March 11, 2022

Shaheen, Durbin Meet with European Ambassadors on Ukraine

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Co-Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, hosted key European Ambassadors to brief the Senate Democratic Caucus on Ukraine. The Senators and Ambassadors discussed transatlantic unity and additional actions Congress and the Administration can take in the coming days and weeks to help the Ukrainian peop… Continue Reading

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