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March 04, 2022

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Push to Expand R&D Tax Credit for Startups and Preserve Full R&D Deductions

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group led by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) in urging Senate leadership to expand the Research & Development (R&D) tax credit and ensure that businesses can fully deduct their R&D investments each year in an upcoming legislative package. "We write to urge you to support U.S. economic competitiveness and innovation in any upcoming legislative package by expanding the research and developm… Continue Reading


March 04, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan & Pappas Join HHS Secretary Becerra for Meeting with Family Health Providers Amid State & Federal Attacks on Women’s Reproductive Care

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Chris Pappas (NH-01) joined Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra in Manchester today for a meeting with New Hampshire family planning providers, including Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and Lovering Health Center, amid continued attacks from State and congressional Republicans on women's reproductive rights and care. "As Republicans from Mississippi to… Continue Reading


March 04, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Welcome Biden Administration’s Decision to Designate Temporary Protected Status for Ukrainians in U.S.

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) welcomed President Biden's decision to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Ukrainians in the United States amid the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. Earlier this week, they joined a letter to Biden urging the administration to provide this deportation relief to Ukrainians in the U.S. "As Ukrainians around the world experience heartbreak and trauma amid Putin's deadly invasion of Ukraine, helping Ukrainian… Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Shaheen Applauds Biden’s Signature on Bipartisan Bill to Void and Prevent Forced Arbitration Agreements for Sexual Harassment and Assault

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded President Biden’s signature of the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act into law. This legislation eliminates mandatory arbitration agreements in civil cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault, giving survivors of workplace harassment the right to sue their employer in open court. Shaheen cosponsored the legislation and voted in favor of its passage in the Senate last month. “The scourge of sexu… Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Shaheen-Johnson Lead Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing Bosnia and Herzegovina’s 30 Years of Independence & Support for Pro-Democratic Aspirations

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) - Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation Chair and Ranking Member - led a bipartisan group, including Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) on a resolution recognizing Bosnia and Herzegovina's 30th anniversary of independence, addressing the political situation and reaffirming U.S. support for… Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Shaheen, Collins Meet with AHI Interagency Coordinator Maher Bitar to Discuss Admin’s Response to Directed Energy Attacks

**The White House announced last month that Maher Bitar would serve as the Anomalous Health Incident (AHI) Interagency Coordinator following Shaheen's provision that created this position through the NDAA** **Shaheen & Collins wrote a letter to Bitar last month urging him to address pressing issues that hamper the U.S.' whole-of-government response to directed energy attacks** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed… Continue Reading


March 02, 2022

Shaheen Joins Letter Urging USDA to Help Working Families Access Healthy Food by Updating Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for WIC Food Packages

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to issue revised WIC food packages under the proposed rule, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children: Revisions in the WIC Food Packages. WIC is one of the most successful federally funded nutrition programs in the country, improving dietary and health outcomes for roughly 6 pregnant and postpartum women, inf… Continue Reading


March 02, 2022

Following Calls From NH Delegation, Granite State Homeowners Can Now Apply for Federal Mortgage Assistance

(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) released the following statements in response to news that the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA) has started accepting applications for mortgage assistance for Granite State homeowners, following approval by the U.S. Department of Treasury of the state's Housing Assistance Fund (HAF) program and release of critical federal dollars in mort… Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Shaheen Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden's State of the Union address: "When President Biden was sworn in last year, he inherited a global health crisis, a struggling economy and national security challenges exacerbated by the previous administration's strained relationship with our allies. Yet over the last year, President Biden rebuilt our economy, re-established the United States' role as a global leader and rea… Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

BREAKING: Senate Clears Two Defense Nominees Key to Our National Security amid Russia Threat, Following Push from Shaheen

**This builds on Shaheen's successful push to break through Republican partisan obstruction holding up key positions within the Department of Defense last month** **Shaheen spoke on Senate floor last month urging confirmation of Melissa Dalton** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, issued the following statement after the … Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Administration to Designate Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter yesterday to President Biden urging the administration to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Ukrainians in the United States following the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. The letter was led by U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman… Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Welcoming $3.8 Million for New Hampshire’s Health Care Providers through the Provider Relief Fund

(Washington, DC) - 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) welcomed $3,878,290 to support 17 of New Hampshire's health care providers who have experienced revenue losses and expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding comes as part of a $560 million national announcement in Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 payments from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Healt… Continue Reading


February 28, 2022

Shaheen Speaks with Punchbowl News on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine, Implications for Europe and Global Security

**Shaheen is a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, Co-Chair of the Senate NATO Observer Group and a member of the Senate Ukraine Caucus** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke with Punchbowl News' John Bresnahan about Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the United States' response an… Continue Reading


February 28, 2022

Shaheen Urges Biden Administration to Improve Resources for Educators to Support Students Amid Youth Mental Health Crisis

Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona calling on the Department to strengthen federal support for teachers and staff to assist students experiencing mental health challenges. In the letter, Shaheen urged the Department to better equip educators with the tools and training they need to address the youth mental health crisis that has worsened through the pandemic. "The youth of America are facing an unprecedented men… Continue Reading


February 28, 2022

Shaheen, Lawmakers Urge Biden Administration to Tap Strategic Petroleum Reserve to Lower Gas Prices

(Washington, DC) - In an effort to bring down gas prices for Americans and to combat a sharp rise in oil prices amid Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), U.S. Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA) and a group of Senators in a bicameral letter to President Biden urging the White House to stabilize gas prices and help working families by releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). Drawing down oil from the federal governm… Continue Reading


February 28, 2022

Shaheen, Tillis Issue Joint Bipartisan Statement on Strength of NATO Alliance to Counter Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

**Today marks 4-year anniversary of their re-establishment of the Senate NATO Observer Group** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, issued the following statement on the anniversary of the re-establishment of the Senate North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Observer Group, noting the importance of this bipartisan group to support the NATO alliance amid Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine: "Four years ag… Continue Reading


February 28, 2022

Shaheen Announces Dr. Juliann Barrett of Valley Regional Hospital as Guest for President Biden’s Address to Congress

** Shaheen Recently Visited Valley Regional Hospital to Meet with Health Care Workers & Encourage Vaccinations amid COVID Surge** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that she is recognizing Dr. Juliann Barrett, DO, President of the Medical Staff and Director of Out Patient Practices at Valley Regional Hospital, as her virtual guest for President Biden's address to a joint session of Congress to highlight the incredible work health care workers have done on … Continue Reading


February 25, 2022

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Letter Urging Support for Medicare Advantage Program

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Tim Scott (R-SC) and a bipartisan group of their Senate colleagues in urging the administration to continue support for the Medicare Advantage program, which provides quality health care to 27 million seniors and individuals with disabilities. "As you consider annual updates for plan year 2023," wrote the Senators, "we ask you to ensure that payment or policy changes allow Medicare Advant… Continue Reading


February 25, 2022

Shaheen Applauds Biden’s Nomination of Ketanji Brown Jackson to Serve on U.S. Supreme Court

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement today in response to President Biden's announcement that he will nominate federal appeals court judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. "I applaud President Biden's historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Through her background in public service and experience as a federal public defender and on the DC Circuit, Jackson is eminently qualifi… Continue Reading


February 24, 2022

Updated Shaheen Statement on Ukraine-Russia Crisis & Biden's Address

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on Russia's invasion of Ukraine and in response to President Biden's announcement this afternoon: "With air raid sirens wailing in the distance, the world watched in horror as Putin launched an unprovoked, deadly invasion across Ukraine. My heart goes out to… Continue Reading

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