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August 12, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Secures Key NH Priorities through Leadership on Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

**Shaheen was a Lead Negotiator of the Infrastructure Package, Steered Bipartisan Talks on Broadband & Water Infrastructure** (Washington, DC) - Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate voted along overwhelmingly bipartisan lines to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, of which U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) steered key negotiations. This package would provide a $550 billion investment in our nation's core infrastructure priorities - including roads and bridges, rail, transit, por… Continue Reading


August 11, 2021

NH Leaders, Stakeholders Laud Shaheen & Hassan for Leadership on Historic Infrastructure Legislation

**Shaheen was a Lead Negotiator of the Infrastructure Package, Steered Bipartisan Talks on Broadband & Water Infrastructure** **Senator Hassan Led Efforts to Invest in Passenger Rail, Coastal Resilience and Cybersecurity** (Washington, DC) - On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted in support of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act with a bipartisan vote of 69-30. The bill represents the largest investment in infrastructure in our nation's history. This package would provide … Continue Reading


August 11, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Senate Passage of Historic Investments in U.S. Care Economy

**The landmark budget framework that invests in working families & combating climate change follows the Senate's passage of the bipartisan infrastructure package, which Shaheen helped negotiate** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in response to the Senate's passage of a budget framework that sets the stage for historic investments in the United States' care economy. The vote today is a step towards legislation that would help American fa… Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Shaheen, Schatz, Luján Reintroduce Legislation to Create Public Health Insurance Option, Provide More People with Affordable Health Care

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) reintroduced the State Public Option Act, bicameral legislation to create a Medicaid-based public health insurance option to strengthen the Affordable Care Act by providing Americans with a new high-quality, low-cost choice when purchasing health insurance. "The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the urgent need to expand access to high-quality and affordable health care coverage to all Americ… Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Shaheen Joins Resolution Condemning Politically-Motivated Imprisonment of Women around the World

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a resolution with Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to condemn the politically motivated imprisonment of women around the world and to demand the immediate release of women political prisoners. "Around the world, women are on the frontlines pushing for democracy and human rights. For their efforts, they are often met with repression and violence. From unjust detention to sexual violence and torture, women face heinous punishments for deman… Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Letter Asking VA to Work with Pease Air National Guard Base on New Toxic Exposure Initiative

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today led a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough to urge the VA to work with the 157th Air Refueling Wing on a new occupational toxic exposure initiative. The letter asks the VA to work with the 157th as they pursue more robust study on the potential health impacts to guard members and former service members around the… Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill Included in Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation Cleared by Senate

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statements after key provisions from their bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness (ESIC) Act cleared the U.S. Senate as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Shaheen and Portman were lead negotiators of the bipartisan infrastructure package over the last three months. The ESIC Act will improve energy efficiency in three key sectors - buildings, industrial and the fe… Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

Senators’ Statement on Passage of Landmark Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

(Washington, DC) - Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Susan Collins (R-ME), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Mark Warner (D-VA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Jon Tester (D-MT) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to approve the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by a bipartisan vote of 69-30. The bill represents the largest investment in infrastructure in our nation's history. "This vote is a historic vi… Continue Reading


August 10, 2021

BREAKING: Senate Passes Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

**Shaheen was a Lead Negotiator of the Infrastructure Package, Steered Bipartisan Talks on Broadband & Water Infrastructure** **Shaheen Celebrates NH Priorities Secured, Including $10 Billion to Address PFAS contamination, Shaheen Bill to Invest in Water Infrastructure and Robust Investments in Broadband** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded the Senate's bipartisan passage of the landmark infrastructure legislation that she helped steer key negotiations around.… Continue Reading


August 09, 2021

Shaheen, Wicker Lead Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers on Resolution Marking One-Year Anniversary of Fraudulent Belarus Elections, Reaffirm U.S. Support for Pro-Democracy Movement

**Resolution Follows Shaheen & Wicker's Bipartisan Launch of Free Belarus Caucus in the U.S. Senate** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - led a bipartisan group of lawmakers with Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) on a resolution marking the one-year anniversary of the fraudulent presidential election in Belarus that installed Alyaksandr Lukashenka for a sixth term. The resolution c… Continue Reading


August 09, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $4.6 Million for NH Projects through NBRC

**Last week, Shaheen announced that she helped secure $35 million for the NBRC in bipartisan funding legislation for FY22 that passed the committee and will next be considered by the full Senate, which is a $5 million increase above the FY2021 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 5 years** (Washington, DC)… Continue Reading


August 07, 2021

Shaheen Joins Legislation to Help Small Businesses Become More Energy Efficient

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) to introduce legislation to help small business owners make energy efficiency upgrades to their businesses and reduce their energy costs. The Main Street Energy Efficiency Act would establish a Small Business Energy Efficiency Grant program to provide funds to incentivize small businesses to take on energy efficiency projects - particularly in underserved, rural and economically disadvantaged commu… Continue Reading


August 06, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $1 Million to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center to Combat the Substance Use Disorder Crisis in Rural NH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon $1 million in federal funding through its Rural Communities Opioid Response-Implementation program. The grant … Continue Reading


August 06, 2021

Wicker, Shaheen Lead Bipartisan Launch of Free Belarus Caucus

Bipartisan Caucus to Press for Democracy in Belarus Ahead of First Anniversary of Fraudulent Presidential Elections (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced the formation of the Free Belarus Caucus, which will advocate for democracy and free and fair elections in the former Soviet Republic that has been rocked by increasing political violence and repression after decades of rule by current President Alexander Lukashenka. Wicker and Shaheen w… Continue Reading


August 06, 2021

Shaheen Statement Marking 56th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement commemorating the 56th anniversary of the enactment of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965: "Passage of the Voting Rights Act was a pivotal moment in our nation's history that affirmed every American's right to vote. Yet fifty-six years later, we have seen the Voting Rights Act assaulted and undermined by the passage of voter suppression laws across the country that disproportionately impact minority communi… Continue Reading


August 06, 2021

Shaheen Secures Funding for Northern Border Regional Commission, Shipyard Projects & Other Key NH Priorities in Committee-Approved Funding Legislation

**Legislation also contains more than $3.74 million for NH projects through Congressional Direct Spending** **Shaheen secures increased federal aid for Northern Border Regional Commission** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, successfully secured a number of critical Granite State and national priorities in bipartisan funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2022 that passed the committee earlier this week and will next… Continue Reading


August 06, 2021

Shaheen Announces More Than $3.74 Million for NH Infrastructure Projects Moving Forward in Government Funding Legislation

**Senator Shaheen is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced more than $3.74 million for eleven New Hampshire projects was included in bipartisan funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2022, which cleared a key committee hurdle this week. This funding would support economic development projects across the state, provide critical upgrades to local emergency … Continue Reading


August 06, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Unveils New Bill to Help Americans Affected by Directed Energy Attacks

(Washington, DC) - Earlier this week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led new bipartisan legislation with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) to reform the U.S. government's investigation and response to suspected directed energy attacks, also referred to as "Havana Syndrome," and improve access to care for impacted individuals. The legislation builds on Shaheen's leadership over the years to support victims and get to the bottom of these… Continue Reading


August 05, 2021

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Resolution on Deadly Beirut Blast Calling for Accountability from Lebanese Government

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a bipartisan resolution with Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) to recognize the anniversary of the explosion at the Port of Beirut and express solidarity with the Lebanese people. The blast killed over 200 people, injured over 7,500 and displaced an estimated 300,000. Shaheen's resolution expresses solidarity with the people of Lebanon and calls for government accounta… Continue Reading


August 04, 2021

Shaheen, Grassley Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Survivors’ Rights Nationwide

**Legislation Builds on the Shaheen-Authored Survivors' Bill of Rights Act That Was Signed into Law in 2016** **Shaheen Has Lead Efforts in Congress to Support Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation with Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) that would help ensure federal rights for survivors of sexual assault - which were codified by Shaheen's Survivors' Bill of Rights Act - are recognized and protected at… Continue Reading

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