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October 11, 2018

Shaheen, Tillis, Lankford, & Graham Issue Joint Statement on Pastor Brunson’s Hearing Tomorrow

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senators JEanne Shaheen (D-NH). Thom Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) issued the following joint statement on Pastor Brunson's hearing date scheduled for tomorrow: "Pastor Andrew Brunson and his family have been through an incredibly trying ordeal for the last two years. Their faith and strength have been an example to us all. It is our greatest hope that the Pastor will finally be allowed to return home to his family in the United States… Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $500,000 in Federal Funds for Granite State Wildlife Programs to Boost Conservation Efforts

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), announced that the U.S. Department of Interior has awarded New Hampshire more than $500,000 through the State Wildlife Grant (SWG) Program to boost Granite State conservation efforts. The SWG Program is a major funding source for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's Nongame Wildlife Program. Together with state matching funds, SWG … Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Shaheen Hosts Anne Marie and Jim Zanfagna’s Angels of Addictions Exhibit in U.S. Capitol to Bring Attention to Those Lost to the Opioid Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - During the week of October 8, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is hosting a portrait exhibit in the Russell Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol remembering individuals from across the country who have died from an overdose. The Angels of Addictions exhibit was created by Anne Marie and Jim Zanfagna, who lost their daughter, Jacqueline, at 25 years old to an accidental overdose in October 2014. Shortly after Jacqueline's death, Anne Marie painted a portrait of her and after showing i… Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Shaheen Votes to Reverse Trump Administration’s Rule Expanding Junk Health Insurance Plans

Trump Administration's Rule Expanding Junk Health Insurance Plans is the Latest Effort to Sabotage the Affordable Care Act (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting for a resolution to reverse the Trump Administration's final rule on short-term, limited duration health insurance plans, which are also known as "junk plans." These plans would increase costs and reduce access to quality coverage for American families. Additionally, they woul… Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Provisions to Address Mitigation Efforts at Hampton Seabrook & Portsmouth Harbors Head to President’s Desk as Part of Water Infrastructure Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the bipartisan America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 passed the Senate 99-1. The biennial legislation authorizes water infrastructure projects around the country, and Shaheen and Hassan helped secure approval of mitigation efforts at Hampton-Seabrook and Portsmouth Harbors. The legislation will now head to the President's desk to be signed into law, having passed both chambe… Continue Reading


October 09, 2018

Shaheen, Moran Call on Commerce Secretary & U.S. Trade Representative to Explain How Administration is Helping Small Businesses Impacted by Tariffs on U.S. Trading Partners

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), the Lead Democrat and Republican of the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, sent letters to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, requesting additional information from the administration regarding efforts to help small businesses affected by tariffs on U.S. trading partners. The Senators wrote, "In addition to… Continue Reading


October 09, 2018

Shaheen Statement on UN Ambassador Nikki Haley’s Resignation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley's announcement that she will resign at the end of the year: "I thank Ambassador Haley for her service and wish her well in her future endeavors," said Senator Shaheen. "As President Trump considers his next nominee for this position, it's imperative that he names someone who is experienced and understands the significance of the United Nations as an institu… Continue Reading


October 09, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $1.35M in Federal Funding for Urban Community Development & Affordable Housing in New Hampshire

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $1,346,482 in grants for urban community development and affordable housing in New Hampshire from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These grants include $658,301 to Nashua and $290,005 to Dover in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), and a $398,176 HOME Grant to Nashua. These grants are an increase of… Continue Reading


October 06, 2018

Shaheen Votes Against Kavanaugh Confirmation

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) voted against confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Earlier, Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor, and underscored that Kavanaugh's judicial record, which is dangerously out of step with the American people, led her to conclude that she could not support his confirmation. Specifically, Shaheen cited Kavanaugh's expansive views of executive power, his failure to answer questions over the constitutionality of … Continue Reading


October 04, 2018

NH Delegation Urges EPA to Level the Playing Field for Biomass Industry

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), urging the administration to move forward with a proposed rule that would allow renewable electricity made from biomass to qualify for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program if it is used to power electric vehicles. This would level the playing field among competing fuel sourc… Continue Reading


October 04, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $1.25M to Bolster School Safety Efforts in NH

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $1,249,762 in federal grants to bolster school safety efforts in New Hampshire from the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). These grants include $500,000 to the New Hampshire Department of Education and $249,762 to Merrimack County to fund violence prevention and mental health training programs in … Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan To Each Introduce Legislation to Combat Escalating Out-of-Pocket Health Care Costs, Stabilize Health Care Marketplace & End Surprise Medical Bills

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation today to combat escalating out-of-pocket health care costs for uninsured patients and for patients in the individual health insurance market who receive out-of-network care. U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) also announced that she will introduce companion legislation to help eliminate a related problem: surprise medical bills, where patients receive massive, unexpected medical bills, often for receiving care that they … Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Senate Passage of Final Version of Bipartisan Opioid Response Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after bipartisan, comprehensive opioid response legislation passed the Senate. The Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) for Patients and Communities Act was amended and passed by the House of Representatives last week, after previously passing the Senate. After today's final passage in the Senate, the bill will now head to the President's desk to be signed into … Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $650K to Support Victims of Sexual Assault

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $650,261 in grants to support victims of sexual assault from the National Institute of Justice at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). These grants include $316,703 to the New Hampshire Department of Safety to help reduce sexual assault and rape kit backlogs and $333,558 to the New Hampshire Department of Justice to develop and ini… Continue Reading


October 03, 2018

FAA Reauthorization Bill Heads to President’s Desk with Critical NH & National Security Priorities Secured by Shaheen

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate passed reauthorization legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The bill, which reauthorizes the FAA through September 2023, includes significant priorities for both New Hampshire and U.S. national security interests, championed by Senator Shaheen. The bill also reauthorizes the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) through September 2021. The bill previously passed the … Continue Reading


October 02, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce $1.6M to Prepare Manchester Students for Postsecondary Education

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant for $1,572,534 per year over the next seven years to the New Hampshire College & University Council to provide services to increase the number of low income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. This grant will fund GEAR UP programming… Continue Reading


October 02, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Revised NAFTA Trade Agreement

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement regarding revisions announced by the Trump administration to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): "Trade plays a critical role in our economy, supporting job creation and allowing small businesses in New Hampshire and throughout the nation to grow. While I will be reviewing the details of this agreement, I was encouraged to see some positive improvements that will help New Hampshire's dairy farmers… Continue Reading


October 01, 2018

NH Delegation Announces $1.2M to Support NH Youth Victimized by Opioid Crisis

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $1,186,005 in grants from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to support children and youth who are affected by the opioid epidemic. These grants include $749,886 to the New Hampshire Department of Justice and $436,119 to Dartmouth College, and will bolster crime victim services by expanding… Continue Reading


September 28, 2018

Joint Statement From Shaheen and Tillis, NATO Observer Group Co-Chairs, Prior to the Macedonian Referendum on Sunday

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement ahead of Sunday's referendum where the Macedonian people will vote on a change to their constitution that will clear a path toward NATO accession. The Senators' remarks echo statements made by Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany: "As the Macedonian people prepare to vote in this weekend's referendum, we wish … Continue Reading


September 28, 2018

Continued Opioid Response Funding, $10 Million for PFAS Health-Impact Study Secured By Shaheen Signed Into Law in Appropriations Bill

Shaheen Ushers $10 Million through Congress for 2nd Year of Nationwide PFAS Health-Impact Study She Established in 2018 Defense Bill Shaheen Ensures Continued Federal Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic Established in Bipartisan Budget Negotiations Earlier this Year (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2019 that funds the Departments of Def… Continue Reading

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