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April 29, 2021

Amid Continuing Surge in Reports of Sexual Assault Across the Military, Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act

**DoD's most recent report estimates almost 21,000 service members were sexually assaulted in 2018 despite repeated efforts to end scourge of sexual harassment and assault in the military** **Bipartisan military justice reform legislation would create impartial, fair, and accountable military justice system for sexual assault and other serious crimes and provide additional prevention measures** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

UPDATE: Senate Clears Comprehensive Drinking Water Infrastructure Bill with Bipartisan Shaheen Amendment to Address PFAS & Other Contaminants

**A senior member of the Appropriations Committee, Senator Shaheen recently questioned top Biden administration officials on confronting PFAS contamination in water supplies** **Senator Shaheen has spearheaded efforts in Congress to uncover the potential health effects related to PFAS contamination, respond to the chemical exposure and remediate polluted sites.** (Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate overwhelmingly voted to approve the bipartisan Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructur… Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Senate to Vote on Bipartisan Shaheen Amendment to Address PFAS & Other Contaminants in Drinking Water Infrastructure Bill

**A senior member of the Appropriations Committee, Senator Shaheen recently questioned top Biden administration officials on confronting PFAS contamination in water supplies** **Senator Shaheen has spearheaded efforts in Congress to uncover the potential health effects related to PFAS contamination, respond to the chemical exposure and remediate polluted sites.** (Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate will vote on an amendment offered by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to the bipartisan Dr… Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Shaheen Statement on President’s Joint Address to Congress

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Biden's joint address to Congress: "President Biden's address tonight was a reflection of what we've collectively been through as a nation, but more importantly, where we must go. For more than a year, our nation has grappled with the worst health and economic crisis of our lifetime. We mourn the more than 574,000 lives taken, support the grief-stricken families and stand united as Amer… Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $6.8 Million in Federal Funding to Conserve Merrimack River Watershed

(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 Merrimack River Watershed Council will receive $6,857,745 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service's Regional Conservation Partnership Program. The funding will allow the Council to protect source water areas along the Merrimack River watershed, revitalize habitats for vulnerable fi… Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce SHIPYARD Act to Support National Defense Infrastructure

Legislation Would Provide $25 Billion Boost to U.S. Navy's Maintenance and Construction Shipyards (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce the Supplying Help to Infrastructure in Ports, Yards, and America's Repair Docks (SHIPYARD) Act of 2021, which would provide $25 billion to make investments needed to optimize, improve and rebuild shipyard … Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Shaheen Announces Maureen O’Dea as Virtual Guest for President Biden’s Address to Congress to Shine a Light On Youth Mental Health Crisis

**Maureen O'Dea is President of the New Hampshire School Counselors Association and Director of School Counseling at Londonderry High School** **O'Dea released a video statement thanking Shaheen & pledging her commitment to address the epidemic of mental health challenges** **Shaheen recently hosted a virtual discussion on the youth and teen mental health crisis attended by O'Dea and other New Hampshire experts** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced that … Continue Reading


April 27, 2021

In Afghanistan Hearing, Shaheen Shares Brutal History of Taliban’s Violence Against Women & Warns of Dire Consequences with Swift U.S. Withdrawal

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman and a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today raised concerns around the preservation of rights for women and girls in Afghanistan to Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation. Shaheen vividly portrayed the consequences of what may happen if the Taliban returns to power once U.S. troops withdraw by highlighting the stories of seven women who were brutally murdered… Continue Reading


April 27, 2021

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Stop Sexual Harassment in STEM Workforce

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined lawmakers in taking action to combat sexual harassment in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as well as in the federal scientific workforce. Together with U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Tina Smith (D-MN), Shaheen introduced the Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act today. The bill would investigate factors contributing to sexual harassment in STEM, examine the impacts of hara… Continue Reading


April 27, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen & Commerce Secretary Raimondo Highlight Opportunities to Strengthen Coastal Economies, Bolster Manufacturing through the American Jobs Plan

Senator Shaheen & Secretary Raimondo participate in a Hampton roundtable with local & state officials & tourism, hospitality & business leaders on the American Rescue Plan & the American Jobs Plan Senator Shaheen & Secretary Raimondo tour Seabrook-based AeroDyanamics (Hampton, NH) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo in New Hampshire's Seacoast region to highlight how the American Rescue Plan is helping Gra… Continue Reading


April 26, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Hassan, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Promote Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined their colleagues in introducing legislation to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote energy efficiency by consolidating current energy tax incentives in a way that would help incentivize investments in clean energy and transportation, as well as promote energy conservation. "Climate change is an existential threat that demands a robust action plan to address ev… Continue Reading


April 26, 2021

Shaheen, Collins, Cardin, Marshall Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Access to Home Health Care Furnished By Telehealth Amid Public Health Emergencies

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Roger Marshall (R-KS) introduced the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth (HEAT) Act. Their bipartisan bill would provide Medicare reimbursement for audio and video telehealth services furnished by home health agencies during the COVID-19 public health crisis and future public health emergencies. "Increasing coverage for audio and telehealth services has long been an issue in our more ru… Continue Reading


April 24, 2021

Rural NH Communities & Businesses to Receive USDA Federal Funding to Expand Access to Clean Energy & Revitalize Local Infrastructure

(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) applauded the announcement by U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program that rural New Hampshire communities, farmers and businesses will receive federal funding that will help replace water and sewer system infrastructure, as well as increase access to … Continue Reading


April 23, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Statement on Committee Passage of Ukraine Security Partnership Act

(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 - applauded the Committee passage of the Ukraine Security Partnership Act earlier this week. Shaheen reintroduced the bipartisan legislation with SFRC Chair Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Jim Risch (R-ID), as well as SFRC committee members Rob Portman (R-OH), Chris Murphy (D-CT) and John Barras… Continue Reading


April 23, 2021

Shaheen, Wicker Reintroduce Bill to Hold Russia Accountable for its Religious Freedom Violations in Ukraine

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) reintroduced the bipartisan Ukraine Religious Freedom Support Act yesterday. Representatives Joe Wilson (SC-02) Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05) introduced companion legislation in the House, which unanimously passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee earlier this week. "There is a bipartisan urgency in Congress to demonstrate support for Ukraine in opposition to Putin's cruelty, including his barbaric assault against peacef… Continue Reading


April 23, 2021

Shaheen Urges Granite Staters to Participate in Drug Take Back Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of Drug Take Back Day, which is a national event recognized on April 24th and hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). There are drop off locations across New Hampshire for Drug Take Back Day where the public can drop off old and unused prescription drugs for safe disposal. Individuals can find the nearest drop off location on the DEA's website. "For too long, Granite State families have en… Continue Reading


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

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