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September 09, 2022

Shaheen Welcomes $250K from U.S. Small Business Association to Help NH Small Businesses Compete on Global Stage

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, applauded $250,000 awarded from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) through a competitive application process to the SBA's State Trade Expansion Program grant program. The Division of Economic Development's Office of International Commerce will use this funding to provide small businesses with the information and tools they need to succeed in export-rela… Continue Reading


September 09, 2022

Shaheen Requests Updates on Implementation of PFAS Testing & Health Guidance Regulations Following NASEM Report

The report issued by NASEM informs clinical guidance Shaheen has long worked toward; Shaheen's letter urges updates from CDC & ATSDR (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter asking for updates on the implementation of recommendations outlined in the recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals - which are linked to adverse health outcomes. The letter was sent to the… Continue Reading


September 08, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Economic Impact Report

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to the release of the Seacoast Shipyard Association's Annual Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Economic Impact Report for 2021: "The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is a staple in the Seacoast region and a point of pride for our state. The economic impact report released today underscores the Shipyard's contributions to New Hampshire's economy at both the … Continue Reading


September 08, 2022

NH Delegation Announces $66 Million to Bring High-Speed Internet to NH Communities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) alongside Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced $66 million of a total of $122 million in federal funds to help bring high-speed internet access to New Hampshire households and businesses. The funding comes through the Capital Projects Fund. New Hampshire's awards from the Capitol Projects Fund are estimated to serve approximately 24,000 locations total - representing approxima… Continue Reading


September 08, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Death of Queen Elizabeth II

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, issued the following statement on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II: "I join Americans and people around the world in mourning the death of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II and send my deepest condolences to her family and citizens of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, for whom she faithfully served for over seven decades. Queen Eliza… Continue Reading


September 02, 2022

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Applauding $44M Federal Grant for Manchester to Further Regenerative Medicine Investments through “Build Back Better Regional Challenge”

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Economic Development Administration (EDA), along with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), applauded the EDA's announcement that the agency named the BioFabrication Cluster as one of 21 American Rescue Plan Build Back Better Regional Challenge winners. EDA is awarding approximately $44 million in grants to the BioFab… Continue Reading


September 01, 2022

Shaheen, Mayor Craig Lead Discussion on Health Care Wins for New Hampshire Included in the Inflation Reduction Act

Shaheen meeting with Granite Staters at William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center in Manchester Shaheen visiting Meals on Wheels restaurant in Merrimack to discuss new restaurant voucher program for older adults Shaheen during discussion with SBA officials at PT United in Nashua (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a roundtable discussion with Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig, AARP State Director Christina FitzPatrick and other stakeholders on key health care wins f… Continue Reading


August 31, 2022

Shaheen Posthumously Presents Congressional Gold Medal to Son of NH World War II Merchant Marine

**Later: Shaheen Visits Wright Museum of World War II in Wolfeboro to Highlight her Bipartisan Bill Recently Signed into Law that Helps Restore the National WWII Memorial** Shaheen posthumously presents the Congressional Gold Medal to son of Captain Dwight A. Smith Shaheen tours Wright Museum of World War II in Wolfeboro (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) participated in the presentation ceremony of the Congressional Gold Medal to the family of World War II Cap… Continue Reading


August 31, 2022

Shaheen, Pappas Join Ambassador Katherine Tai for Roundtable Discussion with New Hampshire Businesses in Portsmouth

Roundtable discussion with Granite State District Export Council (Portsmouth, NH) - On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representative Chris Pappas (NH-01) joined United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai and the Granite State District Export Council for a roundtable discussion to hear from New Hampshire businesses engaged in the export market on how they use trade agreements and programs to help their businesses succeed. The representatives also discussed how the Inflatio… Continue Reading


August 30, 2022

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces $4.8 Million to Protect NH Nonprofits, Including Houses of Worship

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) alongside Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced more than $4.8 million for the State Homeland Security Program awarded to New Hampshire by the Department of Homeland Security. New Hampshire nonprofits, including houses of worship, will also receive $927,608 under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program. "I'm glad to see this funding from the Department of Homeland Security … Continue Reading


August 30, 2022

NH Delegation Applauds Over $1.4 Million Headed to New Hampshire Health Care Navigator Organizations

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) alongside Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed over $1.4 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Navigators program in New Hampshire. This program helps American families access information and support to find quality health care plans at affordable prices. The funding will be allocated through the Centers for Med… Continue Reading


August 30, 2022

Shaheen Statement on One-Year Anniversary of U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement commemorating the one-year anniversary of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. "Today is an emotional day for many Americans as we mark the one-year anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan - including the hundreds of thousands of Americans who were deployed and bravely served for 20 years alongside A… Continue Reading


August 29, 2022

NH Delegation Applauds $1 Million Headed to Campus Compact for New Hampshire to Better Support Students

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) headed to Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH). This award is allocated through the DOE's Statewide Family Engagement Centers Program and will support CCNH's efforts to … Continue Reading


August 26, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes Over $3.5M for NH Clean Energy Programs Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

** Shaheen and Hassan were part of the bipartisan group of Senators to negotiate the bipartisan infrastructure law. Shaheen pushed the Department of Energy to expand & release funding for the State Energy Program** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today welcomed $3,581,770 heading to New Hampshire to expand clean energy programs. The announcement was made by the U.S. Department … Continue Reading


August 26, 2022

Shaheen Applauds EPA’s New Designation of Two Widely Used PFAS Chemicals as “Hazardous”

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for taking significant action to protect families and communities from the health risks posed by certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as "forever chemicals." Specifically, the EPA unveiled its proposal to designate two of the most widely used PFAS substances as hazardous under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (C… Continue Reading


August 26, 2022

Shaheen Statement Marking Anniversary of Deadly Attack on Kabul’s Airport

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement today marking the one-year anniversary of the Islamic State's deadly attacks on U.S. troops and Afghan civilians at HKIA airport in Kabul amid U.S. evacuation efforts: "Today, we remember the 13 U.S. troops and 73 Afghans who were brutally murdered, as well as the hundreds injured, when terrorist suicide bombers and gunmen attack… Continue Reading


August 25, 2022

NH Delegation Announces $5 Million in Federal Funds Headed to New Hampshire to Support In-Home Caregiving for Seniors and Individuals Who Experience Disabilities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced $5 million in federal funds to support seniors and individuals who experience disabilities and their caregivers. The grant was awarded to New Hampshire Health and Human Services' Money Follows the Person demonstration, which helps transition seniors and individuals who experience disabilities from institutions into home- and community-based s… Continue Reading


August 25, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes More Than $250,000 in Federal Funding to Support NH Firefighters

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, alongside U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Homeland Security Committee, and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed $254,857 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support Granite State firefighters in Errol, Dover, Hampstead, Newington and Somersworth through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. The… Continue Reading


August 24, 2022

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Announcing Over $550K to Support Survivors of Sexual Assault in NH

(Washington DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen - Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) - alongside Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed $553,005 to provide direct support and assistance to survivors of sexual assault. This funding for New Hampshire's Department of Justice is from the Sexual Assault Formula Grant Program (SASP), an OVW grant program that support… Continue Reading


August 24, 2022

NH Delegation Announces $6.8 Million for NH Projects through NBRC

**This month, Shaheen announced that she helped secure $40 million for the NBRC in government funding legislation for FY23 that was recently released by the committee and will next be considered by the full Senate, which is a $5 million increase above the FY22 funding level and the highest the program has ever been funded** **Shaheen, through her work on the Senate Appropriations Committee, has consistently increased funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission over the last 6 years** … Continue Reading

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