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August 01, 2018

Senate Passes Bipartisan Funding Bills that Includes Resources Secured by Shaheen for New Hampshire

**Provides funding for housing, conservation, and infrastructure eliminated or underfunded by the Trump administration budget proposal ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Appropriations committee, issued the following statement after appropriations legislation that includes key New Hampshire priorities passed the Senate with bipartisan support. "This legislation includes substantial support for New Hampshire, and I am pleased to see it pass the Sena… Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

Shaheen Provisions Head to President’s Desk as Part of Defense Bill

**Shaheen's Legislation Authorizing Funding for the Second Year of PFAS Health-Impact Study & Full Repeal of Unfair Per Diem Travel Policy** **Also Includes Shaheen Resolution to Alleviate Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen & Investments to Boost US Cyber Infrastructure** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual defense bill, passed the… Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Passing of Keene Community Leader Christine Weeks

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the passing of Keene community leader Christine (Chris) Weeks: "I'm deeply saddened by the loss of Chris Weeks, and I join with our Keene community members in mourning her passing," said Shaheen. "I was fortunate to know Chris and her husband Kip, and always admired her commitment and service to the Granite State. From her more than two decades of work in Keene Public Schools, to her leadership o… Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

Shaheen Legislation to Bolster Pediatric Cancer Research and Public Outreach in New Hampshire Passes the Senate

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Appropriations committee, issued the following statement after appropriations legislation that included her amendment to bolster research on pediatric cancer passed the Senate. This amendment would also provide support for public outreach to raise awareness of contributing factors for pediatric cancers in New Hampshire. A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that between 200… Continue Reading


August 01, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Administration’s Latest Effort to Sabotage Affordable Care Act by Expanding Junk Health Insurance Plans

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's decision to implement a regulation that will expand the use of short-term health insurance plans-or "junk plans"-that would further destabilize health insurance markets, result in higher premiums for older Americans and put the health care for millions of people living with pre-existing conditions at risk. "Families across the country deserve access to affordable health… Continue Reading


July 30, 2018

Senator Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Support and Strengthen our Diplomatic Corps

SHAHEEN: "America's diplomatic capabilities must be prioritized as crises around the world continue to emerge" (Washington, DC)-Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, announced the introduction of her legislation to build a stronger U.S. diplomatic corps to advance American interests around the world and work towards the peaceful resolution of foreign… Continue Reading


July 27, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan, and Shea-Porter Announce $545K Grant for Urban Community Development

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced a $545,208 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the City of Portsmouth. The grant will support Portsmouth's efforts to expand affordable housing, particularly for people experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness, and expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate in… Continue Reading


July 26, 2018

During Questioning, U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer Tells Shaheen No Aid Planned for Small Businesses Harmed by Trade War

**Shaheen highlights trade war impact on NH businesses and relays question from owner of Moonlight Meadery about the administration's long-term plan on trade going forward** **You can watch the video here** (Washington, DC) - Today U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer during an Appropriations Subcommittee hearing. As the lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, Shaheen led questioning of the U.S.… Continue Reading


July 25, 2018

ICYMI: Shaheen Questions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Following Disastrous Helsinki Summit

**Shaheen focused on the Helsinki summit and information President Trump and Putin discussed regarding national security interests in Syria and Iran** **You can watch the video here** (Washington, DC) - Today U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the Helsinki Summit between President Trump and Vladimir Putin. Shaheen focused her questioning on United States national security interests vis-a-vis Russia and Syria and pressed Secretary Pompeo on why the T… Continue Reading


July 24, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan and Shea-Porter Announce $6.5 Million in NOAA Funding for UNH/NOAA Joint Hydrographic Center

Funding will Continue the Operation of the Joint Hydrographic Center, a World-Renowned Program That is a National Center of Excellence in Hydrographic, Ocean and Coastal Mapping Sciences (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the University of New Hampshire (UNH) a $6.5 million grant to continue operations at the Joint H… Continue Reading


July 23, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Confirmation of VA Secretary Nominee Robert Wilkie

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting to confirm Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert Wilkie. "Mr. Wilkie's tenure at the Department of Defense has equipped him with the management, personnel and health affairs experience that is necessary to provide the VA with the leadership and direction it requires," said Shaheen. "I look forward to working with Mr. Wilkie to ensure that delivering a full range of services to our… Continue Reading


July 23, 2018

Shaheen Secures Significant NH & National Security Measures in Final Version of Defense Bill

** Full Repeal of Unfair Per Diem Travel Policy & Authorization of Funding for Second Year of PFAS Health-Impact Study ** ** Shaheen Resolution to Alleviate Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen & Investments to Boost US Cyber Infrastructure** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual defense bill, was unveiled this aft… Continue Reading


July 20, 2018

Shaheen, Bipartisan Coalition of Senators, Introduce Bill Demanding Turkey End Unjust Detention of US Citizens

Legislation Requires U.S. to Reject International Loans to Turkey Until Campaign of Harassment and Detention Ends (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation with Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN), Lead Democrat Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and a coalition of Senators including Thom Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) to restrict loans from international financial institutions to Turkey until the Turkish government en… Continue Reading


July 20, 2018

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators, Introduce Bill to Empower Women-Led Enterprises Around the World

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), John Boozman (R-AR), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced legislation that aims to eliminate global gender-related barriers and empower female entrepreneurs around the world. Women make up the majority of the world's poor. They are often held back by gender-specific constraints to economic empowerment, such as lack of access to financial services and credit. The Women's Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment A… Continue Reading


July 20, 2018

Shaheen Meets With Moonlight Meadery Following Layoffs Resulting From Trump Administration’s Trade War

Senator Shaheen speaks with Moonlight Meadery Founder and CEO Michael Fairbrother (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) toured Moonlight Meadery this morning and discussed the detrimental impact of the Trump administration's trade war, which has forced the Londonderry business to lay off workers due to retaliatory tariffs imposed by China, and canceled a critical contract for the local company. Senator Shaheen is strongly opposed to the administration's tariff policy, which has … Continue Reading


July 18, 2018

Shaheen, Tillis, Lankford, & Graham Issue Bipartisan Joint Statement on Turkey’s Continued Imprisonment of Andrew Brunson

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Thom Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) issued the following joint statement after a Turkish court in Izmir ordered American citizen Andrew Brunson to remain imprisoned until his trial resumes on October 12: "Pastor Andrew Brunson has languished in a Turkish prison for the last two years, causing tremendous hardship and heartache for him and his family," said the Senators. "He is an innocent man and has … Continue Reading


July 18, 2018

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces More than $6 Million in Federal Grants for New Hampshire Airports

**Federal Grants Will Support Improvement Projects at Airports Throughout the State to Improve Efficiency and Safety for the Flying Public** WASHINGTON - Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded more than $6 million in federal grants to support New Hampshire's transportation infrastructure. The FAA awarded $2.1 million to fund a taxiway at Concord Municipal Airport, $1.4… Continue Reading


July 17, 2018

NH Delegation Calls on Trump Administration to Prioritize Pediatric Cancer Research

**A recent report from the CDC indicated that New Hampshire had the highest pediatric cancer rate in the country between 2003 and 2014.** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) calling on the Trump Administration to release information on actions taken by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to examine the factors that are contributing to hi… Continue Reading


July 17, 2018

Shaheen Calls for Congressional Hearing with Trump’s Helsinki Interpreter

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, called for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to request that the Administration allow for Congress to receive testimony from the U.S. interpreter present in President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin's private meeting in Helsinki, Finland. "Yesterday, President Trump handed global leadership and stature-free of charge-to Vladimir Putin, a man who h… Continue Reading


July 16, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Trump-Putin Summit: “It’s absolutely shameful that President Trump cannot bring himself to confront Vladimir Putin’s attacks against the United States”

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement after President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland: "It's absolutely shameful that President Trump cannot bring himself to confront Vladimir Putin's attacks against the United States and against the principles of our democracy, which we all hold dear. Instead, the President chose to vilify the… Continue Reading

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