January 23, 2021

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Drug-Free Communities Pandemic Relief Act to Combat Ongoing Drug Crisis

**Legislation Will Provide Flexibility to Drug-Free Communities Coalitions During COVID-19 Pandemic** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the bipartisan Drug-Free Communities Pandemic Relief Act, legislation to provide flexibility to Drug-Free Communities (DFC) coalitions during the COVID-19 pandemic by temporarily allowing the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) the authority to waive the program's local matching requirements if the grantee is unable to … Continue Reading

January 22, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $2.8 Million to Combat the Substance Use Disorder Epidemic & Support Mental Health Services in NH Secured in COVID-19 Relief

**This funding comes as a result of Shaheen's leadership during negotiations for emergency COVID relief, which led to the inclusion of $4.25 billion in funding for substance use disorder treatment and mental health care in the final legislation that was signed into law** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) t… Continue Reading

January 22, 2021

Shaheen Votes to Confirm Lloyd Austin as Secretary of Defense

**Shaheen is a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after voting to confirm Lloyd Austin to serve as the Secretary of Defense. During his confirmation hearing earlier this week, Shaheen raised a number of top national security policies that she believes should be addressed under the Biden administration, as well as key priorities related… Continue Reading

January 21, 2021

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Applaud Announcement that Schools Will Be Reimbursed for COVID-Related Reopening Costs

Biden Administration Announced Today that FEMA Will Fully Reimburse Schools for Supplies Necessary for Reopening, and State Governments for National Guard and Emergency Supplies Senators Hassan and Shaheen Have Long Called for Full FEMA Reimbursement Given Concerns Raised by Granite Staters WASHINGTON - Today, President Joe Biden announced upcoming Executive Orders to strengthen the COVID-19 public health response, including key measures called for by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne S… Continue Reading

January 20, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Biden Executive Orders

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden signing Executive Orders that address numerous pressing concerns related to the COVID-19 crisis, climate change, economic security, immigration, racial injustice and the census count. "President Joe Biden isn't wasting any time responding to the serious issues impacting New Hampshire families, the United States and our global community. The Executive Orders he signed today ar… Continue Reading

January 20, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Biden Executive Order to Rejoin Paris Climate Agreement

As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Shaheen traveled to Paris to participate in high-level discussions at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference that led to the international Paris Climate Accord. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Joe Biden signing an Executive Order to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement: "For the last four years, Donald Trump ceded U.S. global leadership on combating clim… Continue Reading

January 20, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Inauguration of President Joe Biden

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President of the United States: "I hope Joe Biden's message to Americans today echoes in communities across the nation: a brighter future is on the horizon and the way forward is together. The last year alone has been brutal for Granite Staters and all American families, with the coronavirus taking the live… Continue Reading

January 20, 2021

Shaheen & Hassan Voice Support for Biden Administration Plan to Fully Utilize Defense Production Act, Increase Supply of Necessary Medical Equipment and Supplies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators in a letter to President Joe Biden, supporting his administration's plan to quickly utilize all available authorities under the Defense Production Act (DPA) to rapidly increase the production and stockpiling of medical, testing and protective equipment supplies. U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) led the letter. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Senate Democrats … Continue Reading

January 19, 2021

Shaheen Questions Secretary of State & Secretary of Defense Nominees in Committee Confirmation Hearings

**Shaheen is a senior member of both the Senate Foreign Relations & Senate Armed Services Committees** **Shaheen met with both Blinken and Austin last month to discuss critical national security priorities under the next administration** Shaheen questions Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken during a confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill this afternoon. (Washington, DC) - Earlier today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken and Secre… Continue Reading

January 19, 2021

BREAKING: Following Shaheen-led Effort, Army Corps Approves Funding for Portsmouth Navigation Project

**The Corps' announcement follows Shaheen's inclusion of language in the government funding bill signed into law last month reminding the Corps of the importance of the Portsmouth-Piscataqua River project, and assurances she received from the Army and Corps leadership to prioritize the project in the FY21 Work Plan** **Shaheen previously led successful efforts to secure approval and funding for Rye and Hampton-Seabrook Harbors** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie… Continue Reading

January 17, 2021

Shaheen Statement Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: "Dr. King's words ring louder today than they have since he first spoke them: 'The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.' On Martin Luther King Jr. Day - and every day - all Americans should hold themselves to the standard of living that mission," said Shaheen. "In th… Continue Reading

January 15, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group Call on CDC to Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Funding for Smaller States Shortchanged by CDC Formula

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter today with a bipartisan group of Senators to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding the formula used to distribute federal funding to states for COVID-19 vaccine administration efforts, which leaves smaller states at a distinct disadvantage. The Senators requested that the CDC use available discretionary funds to bolster funding f… Continue Reading

January 15, 2021

ICYMI: USA Today – Jeanne Shaheen and Susan Collins: Senators, tell the truth about Trump, Biden and election

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) authored a joint op-ed for USA Today in response to the attack on the Capitol last week and the threat to our democracy from those who refuse to accept the 2020 election results. Senator Shaheen and Collins' op-ed can be read at USA Today or in full below: Jeanne Shaheen and Susan Collins: Senators, tell the truth about Trump, Biden and election We are calling on every lawmaker to join us because there can be no e… Continue Reading

January 15, 2021

Public Lands in NH Benefit from Shaheen-Hassan Co-Sponsored Legislation that Fully Funds LWCF & Addresses Maintenance Backlog on U.S. Public Lands

**Shaheen & Hassan cosponsored the bill signed into law to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and help address the more than $43 million maintenance backlog in New Hampshire** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that five New Hampshire projects will benefit from funding through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and National Parks and Public Land Legacy Restoration Fund established by the Great American Outdoo… Continue Reading

January 15, 2021

Shaheen Statement on President-Elect Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Plan

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President-elect Joe Biden's newly released COVID-19 relief plan: "When our bipartisan working group delivered the COVID-19 relief plan to congressional leadership, we were clear that our legislation was meant to be interim assistance and that more work would be necessary to help Americans get to the other side of the COVID-19 crisis. The plan unveiled by President-elect Biden is the starting poin… Continue Reading

January 14, 2021

Shaheen Responds to Reports that Trump Administration Political Officials Overruled Career Scientists on Critical PFAS Safety Assessment

Shaheen has led efforts in Congress to combat PFAS exposure & established the first-ever PFAS health impact study in the fiscal year 2018 NDAA. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to reports that Trump administration political officials at the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) overrode EPA career scientists' toxicity assessment on perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS), which is a type of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PF… Continue Reading

January 14, 2021

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on Pompeo to Detail How Administration Will Respond to Findings of Havana Syndrome Report

**Shaheen has stood by these government employees and their families, spearheading legislative efforts to provide them benefits** **On the TODAY Show, Shaheen responded to the findings of the National Academy of Sciences and underscored the urgent need to take action to address these attacks that have targeted American public servants and their families** **In the FY21 NDAA that recently became law, Shaheen successfully included language to expand a provision in law that she wrote last year to… Continue Reading

January 14, 2021

Shaheen Urges FDA to Protect Children as It Reviews E-Cigarette Applications

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a bipartisan group of Senators urged Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Dr. Stephen Hahn to comply with the agency's requirements to reject e-cigarette applications that do not protect the public health, as part of the FDA's long-overdue product review for e-cigarettes that began in September. In their letter to Commissioner Hahn, the Senators highlighted the high standard the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Cont… Continue Reading

January 14, 2021

Shaheen Hosts Virtual Meeting with Granite State Housing Advocates & Stakeholders amid COVID-19 Housing Crisis

Shaheen speaks to housing advocates and stakeholders about new resources available through the COVID-19 emergency relief legislation that she helped negotiate and push through Congress. A link to a recording of the call can be found here. (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a virtual meeting with New Hampshire housing advocates and stakeholders on the housing crisis working families and individuals experiencing homelessness across the state are facing amid the CO… Continue Reading

January 13, 2021

Shaheen Statement on House Vote to Impeach President Trump

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted today in favor of impeachment of President Trump. "One year ago, I voted for impeachment because I believed President Donald Trump violated his oath of office and was unfit for the immense responsibility that is required of the United States Commander in Chief. I believed it then and I believe it now," said Senator Shaheen. "For months, the President used his platform an… Continue Reading

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