April 23, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $470K in Federal Funding through American Rescue Plan for NH Head Start Programs

**The federal funding will provide COVID-19 relief to Head Start programs across New Hampshire that deliver high-quality child care and education services to working families** (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 that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $470,415 in federal grants from the American Rescue Plan to Head Start programs in New Hamp… Continue Reading

April 22, 2021

Shaheen-Backed Legislation to Address Surge of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes during COVID-19 Clears Senate

**The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act would bolster DOJ, state and local efforts to combat hate crimes** (Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate cleared legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to address the rise of hate crimes and violence targeted at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act would assign a point person at the Department of Justice (DOJ) to expedite the review of COVID-19-related hate crimes, improve ha… Continue Reading

April 22, 2021

Shaheen, Johnson, Risch Introduce Bipartisan Resolution in Support of Full Implementation of Georgia’s April 19th Agreement to Strengthen its Democracy

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the SFRC Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - joined Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Jim Risch (R-ID) in introducing a bipartisan resolution in support of full implementation of Georgia's April 19th agreement to end the political impasse. The resolution reaffirms the United States' support for Georgia's path to bolstering democracy, in… Continue Reading

April 21, 2021

Historic Bipartisan Legislation to Counter China’s Growing Influence Clears Senate Foreign Relations Committee with Shaheen Amendments

Shaheen delivered remarks on her amendment to invest in U.S. trade policies to support developing nations and counter China's influence. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after successfully adding three amendments to the Strategic Competition Act of 2021, which cleared the Committee on a bipartisan vote. The historic legislation would develop U.S. policy to address strategic, economic … Continue Reading

April 21, 2021

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bill to Expand Medicare Option to Anyone Over 50 Years Old, Lowering Costs for Older Americans

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped reintroduce the Medicare at 50 Act to give people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old the option of buying into Medicare. Millions of Americans approaching retirement or forced to retire early due to layoffs or mandatory retirement face increasing health care needs and rising costs. "Health care costs for many Granite State families are still way too high, especially during the pandemic. Giving people age 50 and older the o… Continue Reading

April 21, 2021

Shaheen & Hassan Join Bipartisan Push to Support Renewable Energy & New Hampshire’s Forest Products Industry

**Bipartisan legislation incentivizes the use of energy efficient biomass heaters for residential and commercial installations** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped reintroduce bipartisan legislation that would incentivize the use of energy efficient biomass heaters in homes and businesses instead of relying on fossil fuel energy. The updated Biomass Thermal Utilization (BTU) Act would amend the federal tax code to incentivize the use of energy… Continue Reading

April 21, 2021

ICYMI – Shaheen: White House Meeting on Infrastructure Was a “Real Solid Starting Point”

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) recently spoke with the New Hampshire Union Leader about her meeting on infrastructure with President Biden and a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers in Congress who previously served as governors or mayors. Shaheen commended President Biden on convening a meaningful bipartisan discussion on infrastructure and expressed optimism that common ground exists among lawmakers to meet our nation's infrastructure needs. Shaheen told the Union … Continue Reading

April 20, 2021

Shaheen, Risch, Menendez: U.S. Must Hold Syrian Regime Accountable for Illegal Use of Chemical Weapons

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), ), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and chair of the Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, wrote a letter with Senators Jim Risch (R-ID) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to Secretary of State Antony Blinken ahead of this week's Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Conference of States Parties. In the letter, the Senators express support for enforcing the international no… Continue Reading

April 20, 2021

Shaheen, Johnson Applaud New Agreement in Georgia to Address Political Standoff & Support Georgia’s Democracy

Shaheen & Johnson are Chair and Ranking Member of the SFRC Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and Chair of the SFRC Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), the subcommittee's ranking member, released a bipartisan statement applauding the April 19 agreement reached in Georgia to address th… Continue Reading

April 20, 2021

Shaheen Raises PFAS Contamination, Highway Funding in Hearing with Biden Admin Officials on American Jobs Plan

**A senior member of the Appropriations Committee, Senator Shaheen questioned top Biden administration officials on confronting PFAS contamination in water supplies and addressing New Hampshire's low apportionment of federal highway funding.** **Hearing follows Shaheen's bipartisan meeting with President Biden and fellow lawmakers on investing in transportation & infrastructure** Shaheen questions Biden administration officials on American Jobs Plan. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jea… Continue Reading

April 20, 2021

Shaheen Leads Bicameral, Bipartisan Comprehensive Bill to Ensure Quality Reproductive Care for Military Families

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congresswomen Jackie Speier (CA-14), Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) introduced their bipartisan bill, the Access to Contraception for Servicemembers and Dependents Act, to ensure military families receive the quality reproductive health care they deserve. The bill would bring health care provided by the military in line with current law for civilian populations by ensuring that those who receive health car… Continue Reading

April 19, 2021

Shaheen & Tillis Reaffirm Senate’s Bipartisan Commitment to NATO, Announce They’ll Continue to Lead Senate NATO Observer Group

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced today that they will again co-chair the Senate NATO Observer Group, which they established together in 2018. The expanded mission of the Senate NATO Observer Group is to closely monitor and inform Senators outside of national security committees about defense spending commitments of Alliance members, the process of upgrading military capabilities, the Alliance's counter-terrorism capability and the ability of … Continue Reading

April 19, 2021

NH Delegation Applauds HHS Announcement of More than $77 Million for NH Child Care Providers from American Rescue Plan

(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) applauded the announcement that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award New Hampshire $77,393,843 in grants from the American Rescue Plan to provide relief for child care providers and support working families who need access to affordable child care. This funding is an allotment of the $39 billion included in the Ameri… Continue Reading

April 19, 2021

Shaheen, Members of Bipartisan Senate Ukraine Caucus Urge President Biden to Continue to Support Ukraine and Reject Unprovoked Aggression by Russia

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, along with other members of the bipartisan Senate Ukraine Caucus, recently sent a letter to President Biden, calling on the administration to continue support to Ukraine, as it faces an unprovoked buildup of Russian military forces. In just the past month, attacks on Ukraine by Russia killed 31 Ukrainian soldiers. The Senators also pointed out that Congress has provided robust assistance to Ukraine in the past and stands ready to do so again. Shahe… Continue Reading

April 19, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan Meeting with President Biden on Investing in Infrastructure

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after participating in an Oval Office meeting on infrastructure with President Biden and a bipartisan group of lawmakers in Congress who previously served as governors or mayors. Senator Shaheen served three terms as Governor of New Hampshire. "I appreciated the opportunity to meet with President Biden and underscore the important infrastructure needs in New Hampshire, which I know are shared in communities thr… Continue Reading

April 19, 2021

Shaheen Reintroduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Increase Global Cooperation in Fight Against Synthetic Drug Trafficking

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) and Representatives David Trone (D-MD) and Michael McCaul (R-TX) announced the reintroduction of the Fighting Emerging Narcotics Through Additional Nations to Yield Lasting (FENTANYL) Results Act to increase global cooperation in the fight against synthetic drug trafficking. The group first introduced the bill last Congress, and the U.S. House passed the bill unanimously last year. "The circulation of fentanyl has fue… Continue Reading

April 18, 2021

Shaheen, Rounds Reintroduce Bill to Help Service Members & Their Families Exposed to PFAS Contamination

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced her bipartisan legislation with Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) last week to help track contamination by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at military installations. The PFAS Registry Act would create a national database for service members and veterans and allow them to receive updates on recent scientific developments - including the effects of PFAS exposure, availability of possible treatment options and information on wha… Continue Reading

April 16, 2021

Shaheen Visits Salem High School, Discusses COVID-19 Relief to Help Granite State Schools Reopen & Operate Safely

Shaheen speaks to school faculty and administrators during her visit to Salem High School this morning. Uncompressed versions of these photos can be found here. Later: Shaheen Hosts Virtual Discussion on Teen Mental Health Crisis in New Hampshire (Salem, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Salem High School to discuss federal resources from the CARES Act, the December COVID-19 response package and the American Rescue Plan that will help New Hampshire schools safely reopen a… Continue Reading

April 16, 2021

Shaheen Leads Bicameral Group of Lawmakers in Calling on FERC to Boost Public Participation at Agency

**The letter comes on the heels of a FERC workshop being held today to discuss the creation of an Office of Public Participation at the agency, which Shaheen has previously advocated in favor of** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a bicameral group of lawmakers in a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), requesting the agency include measures to better support the involvement of residential and small commercial energy consumers as it works to establis… Continue Reading

April 16, 2021

Shaheen Helps Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Any President From Leaving NATO

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Europe Subcommittee and co-chair of the Senate NATO Observer Group, helped reintroduce a bipartisan bill with Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) to explicitly prohibit any President of the United States from withdrawing from NATO without Senate approval. The bill requires the President to seek the advice and consent of the Senate before suspending, terminating or withdrawing U.S. membership… Continue Reading

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