June 23, 2021

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bill to Invest in Coastal Resiliency Through Offshore Wind Development

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) in introducing the Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies & Ecosystems (RISEE) Act. The RISEE Act would create a new dedicated stream of funding from future offshore wind development for coastal protection and resiliency. This will allow for more equitable resource-sharing between states, the federal government and conservation programs. It also amends the Gulf of Mexico Energy… Continue Reading

June 22, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $560K to Expand Telehealth Services at Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Chris Pappas (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced today that the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM) will receive $559,634 to expand access to telehealth services for Granite State veterans and low-income patients. Specifically, the funding was allocated through the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Connected Care Pilot Program that Senator Hassan worked to fund as pa… Continue Reading

June 22, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Bill to Double Pell Grant, Make College More Affordable

**Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act Permanently Indexes Pell Grants to Inflation, Increasing their Purchasing Power** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined their colleagues in introducing a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would double the Pell Grant award, index the award to inflation and make additional changes to expand the award for working students and families. Pell grants are typically awarded to college students from low-income ho… Continue Reading

June 22, 2021

Shaheen, Collins Introduce Bill to Improve Seniors’ Access to Innovative Diabetes Technologies

**Watch Senator Shaheen's remarks here** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) the co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, introduced legislation to expand seniors' access to groundbreaking diabetes technologies, such as the artificial pancreas and implantable continuous glucose monitoring systems. The Senators spoke on the Senate floor yesterday to urge their colleagues to support their Improving Medicare Beneficiary Access to Innovative Diabetes Te… Continue Reading

June 21, 2021

Shaheen Helps Introduce Legislation to Prevent Future Hate Crimes Committed with Firearms

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped introduce the Disarm Hate Act with Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) to prevent individuals convicted of violent misdemeanor hate crimes from purchasing or possessing firearms. The U.S. has seen a spike in hate incidents, including in March of this year, when a shooter in Atlanta murdered 8 people, 6 of whom were women of Asian descent. "From the Charleston massacre to the Pulse nightclub shooting to the recent massacre in Atlanta, our nation… Continue Reading

June 21, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Push for SBA to Speed Up Relief to Struggling Live Event Venues

(Washington, DC) - Last week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan push led by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman urging her to disburse Shuttered Venue Operator Grant funding to struggling live entertainment venues as soon as possible. The Senators wrote, "The Save Our Stages Act, now the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program, was created to prevent widespread cl… Continue Reading

June 21, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $7.3 Million to Support Small Businesses & Promote Economic Recovery from COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced New Hampshire's four community development financial institutions (CDFIs) will receive $7,305,060 in federal grants allocated through government funding legislation that was passed by Congress and signed into law in December. Specifically, the federal grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and will allow CDFIs to pr… Continue Reading

June 21, 2021

Shaheen Statement on New Sanctions Against Belarus

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee, issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration's announcement that the United States will impose sanctions against Belarusian individuals and entities, in coordination with its transatlantic allies, in response to the state-sponsored hijacking of the Ryanair flight last month to… Continue Reading

June 18, 2021

Shaheen Hosts Roundtable Discussion on COVID-19 Housing Relief Still Available to Granite Staters as Expiration of Eviction Moratorium Looms

Shaheen discusses COVID-19 mortgage assistance available to Granite Staters with housing advocates & lenders. Later: Shaheen and Former Senator Gregg Tour Rye Harbor to Applaud Conclusion of Dredging Operations Left: Senator Shaheen and former Senator Judd Gregg observe newly dredged areas at Rye Harbor. Right: Shaheen, Gregg & local officials & stakeholders take a boat tour of Rye Harbor. **Shaheen led successful effort to secure $4 million in … Continue Reading

June 18, 2021

Shaheen, Collins Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to End Discrimination against LGBT Individuals in Jury Selection Process

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) reintroduced their bipartisan legislation, the Jury Access for Capable Citizens and Equality in Service Selection (ACCESS) Act, which would prevent discrimination against LGBT citizens during the federal jury selection process. The bipartisan bill would prohibit discrimination against jurors in federal courts on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. "Discrimination has no place in our justice system… Continue Reading

June 17, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Juneteenth Becoming a Federal Holiday

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Biden signed legislation into law to make Juneteenth a federal holiday: "This is a long overdue and historic day," said Shaheen. "It is past time that our nation established Juneteenth as a federal holiday to signify the end of slavery in the United States. I supported legislation in the Senate to recognize Juneteenth as a federal holiday because it is incumbent on all of us to never forget the… Continue Reading

June 17, 2021

Shaheen Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Open Eligibility for Burial in State Veterans Cemeteries to All Service Members

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to ensure all members of Reserve components and the National Guard are eligible to be buried in state veterans cemeteries, so long as their service was terminated under honorable conditions. Senators John Hoeven (R-ND), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) are cosponsors of the bill in the Senate. Currently, only certain service me… Continue Reading

June 17, 2021

Shaheen Statement on SCOTUS ACA Case

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a case that challenged the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. "For millions of Americans, the fate of affordable health care hinged on this case, which is why I'm so relieved that the Supreme Court made the right decision today. The Court's ruling to preserve the ACA safeguards critical health care protections for thousands of Granite Staters and mill… Continue Reading

June 16, 2021

ICYMI: PBS Newshour Spotlights Shaheen’s Leadership to Address SIVs Backlog & Rescue Afghan Civilians in Danger

**Shaheen last week introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the SIV program by increasing the authorized number of Afghan Special Immigrant Visas by 20,000 and streamlining procedures for visa processing** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, spoke with PBS's Jane Ferguson on her years-long effort to protect Afghans who've risked their lives to support U.S. diplomatic efforts abroad by streng… Continue Reading

June 16, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Biden-Putin Summit

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee, issued the following statement in response to President Biden's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I was pleased to see President Biden stand his ground today against Vladimir Putin and send a strong message that his administration will not turn a blind eye to Putin's belligerence. The … Continue Reading

June 15, 2021

Shaheen and Hassan Help Introduce Bill to Ban PFAS Chemicals in Cosmetics

A recent study found high fluorine levels-indicating the probable presence of PFAS-in just over half of 231 makeup products tested (Washington, DC) -Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped introduce the?No PFAS in Cosmetics Act, which would ban the inclusion of PFAS chemicals in cosmetics products, such as makeup, moisturizer and perfume. The bipartisan bill is led by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME), and cosponsored by fellow … Continue Reading

June 15, 2021

ICYMI: Ahead of Biden-Putin Summit, Shaheen Says Political Turmoil in Belarus is a “Wake-Up Call” for the West in USA Today Op-Ed

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the Europe and Regional Security Cooperation SFRC Subcommittee, penned an op-ed in USA Today on why the West must come together to address the political situation in Belarus as Putin intensifies his efforts to sow chaos and subvert democracies in the region. The op-ed comes the day before President Biden meets with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Geneva. In … Continue Reading

June 15, 2021

Shaheen, Collins Lead Bipartisan Letter to EPA Urging Support for Biomass Industry

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) led a bipartisan letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan urging the Biden administration to address languishing applications under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program, including moving forward with allowing renewable electricity made from biomass to qualify if it is used to power electric vehicles. This would level the playing field among fuel sources, and enable biomass powe… Continue Reading

June 14, 2021

Shaheen, Warren Reintroduce Legislation to Provide Equal Tax Treatment for Married Same-Sex Couples

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced legislation with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and a group of Senators to provide equal tax treatment for married same-sex couples. The Refund Equality Act would ensure that legally-married same-sex couples -- who until the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 U.S. v. Windsor decision were barred from filing federal taxes jointly -- are permitted to file amended tax returns back to the date of their marriage. "For years, same-sex c… Continue Reading

June 13, 2021

Shaheen, Tillis Issue Joint Statement Ahead of NATO Summit

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, released a joint bipartisan statement ahead of tomorrow's NATO summit: "As President Biden meets with world leaders tomorrow, America will convey our enduring commitment to the partnership that's ensured our global security for more than seven decades: the NATO alliance. The United States will reassure our allies that the transatlantic alliance is here to stay, and we can b… Continue Reading

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