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September 26, 2019

Shaheen Honors the Fallen of the USS Thresher in Keynote Address at Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Dedication

Shaheen Honors the Fallen of the USS Thresher in Keynote Address at Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Dedication Photos from the USS Thresher Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Dedication (Arlington, VA) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the keynote address at the dedication ceremony of the USS Thresher Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. In her remarks, Shaheen honored the 129 men who paid the ultimate sacrifice when the Threshe… Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

NH Delegation Announces $250K in Federal Funding for Littleton through NBRC

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the town of Littleton has been awarded $250,000 in funding from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) in partnership with the U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA). The award will allow for the acquisition and development of a 5-acre site in downtown Littleton, which will benefit numerous lo… Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Shaheen, Blumenthal and Colleagues Spearhead Bill to Crack Down on E-Cigarette Companies, Close Tax Loophole for E-Cigarette Advertising

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), introduced new legislation - the No Tax Subsidies for E-Cigarette and Tobacco Ads Act - which would crack down on e-cigarette companies and close a tax loophole that allows manufacturers to claim federal tax deductions for the cost of advertising for e-cigarettes and tobacco products. Senators Durbin (D-IL), Reed (D-RI) and Harris (D-CA) also joined in introducing this bill. Analysis from the Truth Ini… Continue Reading


September 25, 2019

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Calls Out Dark Money Special Interests Trying to Derail Congress’s Effort to End Surprise Medical Billing

Shaheen highlights the average cost of surprise medical bills during her Senate floor remarks (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the floor of the Senate this afternoon to call out the dark money special interests that have flooded states across the country, including New Hampshire, with millions of dollars' worth of advertisements with the objective of derailing efforts in Congress to end surprise medical billing. A report by the New York Times revealed that the grou… Continue Reading


September 25, 2019

Shaheen, Group of Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Dangerous E-Cigarette Tampering

**New legislation would require the FDA to create design standards for vaping devices-like JUUL-to prevent consumers from modifying or adding substances** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced new bipartisan legislation with Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) that would set safety standards in the design of e-cigarette and vaping devices. The Senators' legislation-the E-Cigarette Device St… Continue Reading


September 25, 2019

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Urges Support for Bipartisan Resolution Terminating President’s “Emergency” Declaration That Diverts Resources From the Troops, Their Families and Military Projects to Fund Campaign Promise

**In her remarks, Shaheen points to reports showing that the Trump administration is potentially planning to take national security funding next year--in addition to the funding taken this year-to pay for the President's border wall** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) a member of both the Senate Armed Services and Appropriations Committees, spoke on the Senate floor last night urging the Senate to pass a bipartisan resolution that would terminate President Trump's so-calle… Continue Reading


September 24, 2019

Shaheen—Author of Syria Study Group Legislation—Releases Statement on Syria Study Group’s Final Report

**Shaheen Established the Bipartisan Panel to Address the Syrian Conflict in Legislation Signed into Law in 2018** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Service Committees, issued the following statement in response to the Syria Study Group's (SSG) final report on a comprehensive strategy to confront the Syrian conflict. Shaheen established the Syria Study Group in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization legislation… Continue Reading


September 20, 2019

Shaheen, Gardner Announce New Legislation to Address Health Concerns Regarding PFAS Exposure through Firefighter Protective Gear

Shaheen participating in the roundtable discussion at the Goffstown Fire Department (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced the introduction of their new bipartisan legislation, the Guaranteeing Equipment Safety for Firefighters Act, which would take important steps to address health concerns regarding firefighters' occupational exposure to harmful PFAS chemicals through their personal protective equipment. Shaheen unveiled the legislation … Continue Reading


September 20, 2019

Shaheen Thanks Director Montoya for his Outstanding Service to NH Veterans

(Manchester, NH)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after being informed that the director of the Manchester VA Medical Center will be leaving to take another position within the VA: "I join our veterans community and all Granite Staters in thanking Director Montoya for his extraordinary service," said Shaheen. "It can't be overstated how instrumental Director Montoya has been to changing the culture of the Manchester and White River Junction facilities, and impro… Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Shaheen-Enzi Legislation Honoring Christa McAuliffe Passes House, Heads to President’s Desk

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the House of Representatives passed the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act this afternoon, bipartisan legislation that would create a commemorative coin to honor Christa McAuliffe, the Concord teacher who died aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. The bill further reaffirms American commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STE… Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Shaheen Secures More than $1 Million for Recovery Housing in Government Funding Legislation

**Among other New Hampshire Priorities, Shaheen Increases Funding to Support Maple Producers** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, successfully secured a number of critical Granite State priorities in bipartisan funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2020 that passed the committee and will next be considered by the full Senate. The bills will fund the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development… Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Shaheen Sponsored Amendment Leads to Bipartisan Breakthrough to Fund 2020 Election Security

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment that she has cosponsored to fund efforts to secure election infrastructure across the country ahead of the 2020 elections. This amendment, led by Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL), Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) provides $250 million to help states prevent election interference, and is being hailed as a… Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Shaheen, McSally Spearhead New Bipartisan Bill to Promote Jobs in Energy Workforce

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced new bipartisan legislation to increase the United States' understanding of the energy sector's economic contributions and help build out the American energy workforce. The Senators' bill - the Promoting American Energy Jobs Act - would require the Department of Energy (DOE) to publish an annual energy and employment report to measure energy jobs in the United States, and examine energy production and dist… Continue Reading


September 17, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Stop Use of Taxpayer Dollars at Trump Properties

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC) introduced the Heightened Oversight of Travel, Eating, and Lodging (HOTEL) Act with Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) - the Ranking Member of HSGAC - and a group of 32 Senators, which would immediately stop the federal government from spending taxpayer dollars at properties owned by the President, Vice President and Cabinet officials. The l… Continue Reading


September 16, 2019

Shaheen, Group of Senators Call on eBay, Alibaba & Craigslist to Crack Down on Sales of Illegal Vaping Products

In Nashua this Morning, Shaheen Met with Students, Administrators & Local Advocacy Organizations to Discuss her Efforts to Tackle the Vaping Crisis (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), sent a letter today with a group of six Senators to eBay, Alibaba and Craigslist, calling on the companies to crack down on listings for e-cigarettes and vaping products on their marketplace that provide youth with a way to purchase these items without any age-verification. In June, The Verg… Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Shaheen Secures NH Priorities to Boost Investments in NBRC & Fund Dredging of Rye Harbor in Committee-Approved Funding Legislation

**Shaheen Secures Funding to Prioritize Maintenance Dredging of Rye Harbor & Saves Northern Border Regional Commission from Elimination, Boosts Federal Investments for the Program** **Biggest Pay Increase for Service Members in Nearly a Decade & Pay Raise for Civilian Workers at PNSY** (Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2020 that funds the Departments of Defense and Energy, as well as important infrastructure pr… Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen Testifies Before Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee in Support of Portman-Shaheen Energy Efficiency Legislation

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy in support of the bipartisan energy efficiency legislation she has introduced with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC), which will improve energy efficiency in three key sectors - buildings, industrial, and the federal government. This legislation will reduce emissions, protect the environment, and create… Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Shaheen Responds to Trump Admin’s Steps Toward Banning Flavored E-Cigarettes, Calls on Health Agencies to Prioritize Action Investigating Deaths Related to the Devices

Shaheen and Hassan send letter with group of Senators led by Senators Jeff Merkley & Richard Blumenthal to health agencies about the public health crisis (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's announcement that it would move to ban flavored e-cigarettes. "I'm glad to see the administration heed our calls in Congress and listen to the warnings of medical experts about this health emergency - the surge… Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan and Pappas Announce More Than 200K in Federal Grant Funding for Strawbery Banke Museum

(Washington, DC) -Today, 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 Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded $218,220 in federal funding to the Strawbery Bank Museum. IMLS is an independent federal agency that provides federal support for American libraries and museums. The grant will be used by the museum to develop and implemen… Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Shaheen, Udall & Collins File Bipartisan Resolution to Prevent Funding for Troops, National Security From Being Diverted to Border Wall

New resolution follows Administration diverting $3.6 billion in Congressionally-appropriated military construction funds (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tom Udall (D-NM) and Susan Collins (R-ME) announced today that they have filed a bipartisan resolution to force a vote to terminate President Trump's declaration to divert military funds to his border wall and uphold the separation of powers outlined in the Constitution. On February 15, 2019, President Trump ordered tha… Continue Reading

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