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June 10, 2022

Shaheen, Lead Insulin Legislation Negotiator, Hosts Discussion on Senate Progress to Lower Skyrocketing Drug Cost

Senator Shaheen in Manchester today to discuss the urgent need to reduce the cost of insulin. (Manchester, NH) - Earlier today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) participated in a roundtable discussion at Dartmouth Health Children's in Manchester with stakeholders, advocates and individuals about the need to reduce the cost of insulin and her pending bipartisan legislation with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) toward that end. In April, Shaheen and Collins announced their policy priorities in thei… Continue Reading


June 10, 2022

Senators Shaheen, Menendez Urge Biden Admin to Prioritize Needs of Ukrainian Children with Disabilities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called on the Biden administration to take additional measures to prioritize U.S. support for Ukrainian children with disabilities amid Putin's brutal attack on the country. In a new letter, addressed to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and United States… Continue Reading


June 09, 2022

Shaheen Helps Lead Senate Action to Protect the Right to Abortion for Service Members

(Washington, DC). - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a group of Senators led by Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the MARCH for Service members Act in the Senate to protect the right to abortion for service members. This bicameral legislation would allow military medical treatment facilities (MTF) to provide abortion services and for the military to cover associated costs. Senators Blumenthal (D-CT) and Hirono (D-HI) also cosponsored the legislation. "I'm proud to help lead this legisl… Continue Reading


June 09, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan & Group of Senators Urge President Biden to Issue Executive Order to Defend Americans’ Right to an Abortion

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators led by Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) in a letter to President Biden urging him to immediately issue an executive order directing the federal government to develop a national plan to defend Americans' fundamental reproductive rights, including their right to an abortion. The Senators wrote, "Americans across the nation and at every level of government must stand up against… Continue Reading


June 09, 2022

NEW: Shaheen Ushers Numerous National Security Measures through Senate Foreign Relations Committee

**Shaheen's bipartisan bill to increase global cooperation in fight against synthetic drug trafficking clears pivotal committee hurdle** **The only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Shaheen also successfully pushes through her bipartisan resolution in support of Ukrainian women on the frontlines of the humanitarian crisis and war efforts against Russia & her bipartisan resolution designating an official International Women's Day** **Legislation cosponsored by Shaheen recogni… Continue Reading


June 08, 2022

NH Delegation Applauds $1.2M Heading to White Mountains Community College to Support Rural Students’ Access to Higher Education

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, announced with U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that $1,222,171 is heading to White Mountains Community College (WMCC) and Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH) to supp… Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

NH Delegation Announces $50 Million to Bring High-Speed Internet to NH Communities

(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 $50 million of $122 million in federal funds to help bring high-speed internet access to the most rural parts of the state. The funding is estimated to serve 15,000 homes and businesses - representing approximately 50 percent of locations in New Hampshire that are still lacking high-speed internet. "Broadband is essential for our everyd… Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

NH Delegation Applauds $2.6M Heading to NH to Preserve Outdoor Spaces & Expand Outdoor Recreation

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed $2,606,771 headed to New Hampshire to support state and local outdoor recreation and conservation projects. The funding comes from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), of which Senator Shaheen has been a staunch supporter. "Our expansive outdoors and recreational activities are at the heart of New Hampshire's culture and identity.… Continue Reading


June 06, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Sanctions Against Officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina for Anti-Dayton Actions

(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 in response to the U.S. State Department's decision to impose sanctions against officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina for actions that violate or threaten implementation of the Dayton Peace Agreement. "I welcome the State Department's designation of sanctions against officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina for undermining… Continue Reading


June 06, 2022

Shaheen on GAO Report Detailing Devastating Impact of Global Gag Rule

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in response to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the impact of the expanded Global Gag Rule under the Trump Administration. The report is in direct response to a letter led by Shaheen in July 2017 requesting GAO to compile the information. Her letter is available here and was also signed by U.S. Senators Collins (R-ME), Murray (D-… Continue Reading


June 03, 2022

Shaheen Statement on 25-Year Anniversary of Her Repeal of NH Law that Deemed Abortion a Felony

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the 25-year anniversary of her actions as Governor to repeal a State law that deemed abortion a felony in New Hampshire. Shaheen signed SB34 into law on June 3, 1997, which repealed the anti-abortion law. "I was proud to be the Governor who at long last repealed this outdated, dangerous law that stripped women of their freedoms and personal health decisions about when and how to start their families. In the … Continue Reading


June 03, 2022

Shaheen Participates in Posthumous Bronze Star Ceremony for George “Doc” Riordan in Dover

**Shaheen assists in presenting the medal to the family of Corpsman Riordan** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) participated in the presentation of the Bronze Star to the family of Hospital Corpsman Third Class George "Doc" Riordan at City Hall in Dover. Doc was a Dover native who was killed in action while serving in Vietnam as a medical specialist in the United States Navy. The medal was presented to George's brother, Martin Riordan, and his siblings. Shaheen and her … Continue Reading


June 02, 2022

Shaheen Visits Business Resource Center in Conway to Highlight $200K Award for Infrastructure Upgrades

** Shaheen Also Visits Crisis Center in Berlin to Discuss Efforts to Boost Services & Programs for Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today visited Mt. Washington Valley Technology Village Business Resource Center in Conway following her successful push to secure $200,000 through the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) process in annual government funding legislation to support infrastructure upgrades for the facilit… Continue Reading


June 02, 2022

NH Delegation Announces Over $4M for NH AmeriCorps Programs

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire has received $4,698,138 to bolster AmeriCorps programs throughout the state. The funding is provided by both AmeriCorps' annual funding and the American Rescue Plan. Specifically, this funding will support programs managed by City Year, Inc., For In… Continue Reading


June 02, 2022

ICYMI – In E&E News: Biden Using Shaheen-Portman Building Codes Provision Against Inflation, Climate Change

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, President Joe Biden announced an effort to address energy efficiency building codes, which is a key policy long championed by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and is the result of her work with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) to include major provisions from their energy efficiency legislation in the bipartisan infrastructure bill that was signed into law in November. Both Shaheen and Portman were lead negotiators on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which … Continue Reading


June 01, 2022

Shaheen Visits Mount Washington Cruises in Laconia & Discusses Upcoming Tourism Season

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Mount Washington Cruises in Laconia to celebrates its 150th anniversary and discuss how the region drives tourism in New Hampshire. The Senator took a short boat ride on the Winnipesaukee Spirit, the newest boat in the Mount Washington Cruises fleet, to discuss how the pandemic impacted local tourism and the upcoming summer tourism season. "Laconia is home to scenic, breathtaking landscapes, which is why visitors travel to the region… Continue Reading


May 31, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes $1M to Continuum in North Conway to Support Wood Energy

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded a $1 million award to Continuum in North Conway to support the Ridgeline Assisted Living Community Wood Chip Fueled District Heating and Cooling Plant. This award will help Continuum modernize and streamline its wood energy production, including through state-of-the-art engineering features to maximize efficiency and meet emission… Continue Reading


May 26, 2022

Shaheen Joins Effort Urging Admin to Address Disparate Treatment of Afghan and Ukrainian Refugees

**Shaheen led Senate efforts to bolster the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program to protect Afghan allies** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, today joined Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) in a letter to the Biden administration raising concerns about the inconsistencies in the treatment of humanitarian parole applicants from Ukraine and Afghanistan. The letter points out that while applications… Continue Reading


May 26, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Republican Obstruction of Domestic Terrorism Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked bipartisan legislation recently passed by the House of Representatives that would enhance efforts to monitor, analyze, investigate and prosecute domestic terrorism. Shaheen is a cosponsor of companion legislation in the U.S. Senate, the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2022, which is led by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). "It's shameful that Republicans continue to sit on t… Continue Reading


May 25, 2022

Shaheen Chairs Senate Hearing & Questions FBI Director on Gun Violence Epidemic, FBI Efforts to Impose Penalties on Russian Oligarchs & More

**Hearing includes questions about FBI response to Uvalde massacre that killed 21, combating domestic terrorism and more** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Senate Appropriations subcommittee, today chaired a hearing with testimony from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray. The hearing focused on the Bureau's fiscal year (FY) 2023 funding request, particularly on efforts to red… Continue Reading

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