February 27, 2020

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill to Expand Coverage for Seniors’ Kidney Transplant Drugs

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation today with Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Todd Young (R-IN) to provide seniors who received kidney transplants with extended Medicare Part B to help cover lifesaving medication. The Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act is the latest bipartisan effort of Senator Shaheen's to curb skyrocketing prescri… Continue Reading

February 26, 2020

ICYMI: Boston 25 – Shaheen Sounds the Alarm on Startling Increase of Suicides Among First Responders

ICYMI: Boston 25 - Shaheen Sounds the Alarm on Startling Increase of Suicides Among First Responders Earlier this month, Shaheen authored an op-ed for Fox News to draw attention to the increase of suicide among first responders. Shaheen has made raising awareness of suicide among first responders a top priority and worked to have her provisions signed into law that require the Department of Justice to collect national data on law enforcement suicides and provide more funding for mental health… Continue Reading

February 25, 2020

Shaheen Requests Public Briefing from HHS Secretary Azar on Coronavirus Threat, Highlights Importance of Medicaid Expansion in Responding to Substance Use Disorder Epidemic

Senator Shaheen questions Secretary Alex Azar during today's Health and Human Services Appropriations subcommittee hearing. Shaheen's questioning can be viewed in full here. (Washington, DC) - During a Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing this morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar on steps to bett… Continue Reading

February 25, 2020

As Summer Tourism Season Approaches, Shaheen Urges Acting DHS Secretary to Expedite Release of Temporary Worker Visas That Support NH Small Businesses

Senator Shaheen questions Acting Secretary Chad Wolf during today's Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee hearing. Shaheen's questioning can be viewed in full here. (Washington, DC) - During a Homeland Security Appropriations subcommittee hearing this morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, questioned Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf on whether the Trump administration will raise the number of temporary work vis… Continue Reading

February 25, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen Condemns Republican Efforts to Roll Back Women’s Reproductive Rights

**Senator Shaheen's remarks can be viewed in full here** (Washington, DC) - Last night, in a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) condemned Republican efforts to pass radically restrictive anti-abortion legislation. Senator Shaheen's remarks came in response to a nationwide campaign by state and congressional Republicans to push forward extreme anti-choice bills that would in some cases criminalize abortions and put doctors in jail. These efforts that infringe on wom… Continue Reading

February 24, 2020

Shaheen & Cruz Announce Biting Sanctions Against Lebanese Officials Complicit in the Unlawful Detention & Abuse of U.S. Citizens

Shaheen's Bipartisan Sanctions Legislation Comes in Response to Lebanon's Refusal to Free Dover, NH Business Owner, Amer Fakhoury Who is Wrongfully Detained by the Lebanese Government and is in Rapidly Declining Health Shaheen Has Worked with White House Officials and the State Department to Help Secure Fakhoury's Freedom & Raised His Case Multiple Times in Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Subcommittee Hearings (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of… Continue Reading

February 21, 2020

Shaheen Responds to Reports Stating Trump Administration Will Increase Temporary Work Visas that Support NH Small Businesses

**The Reports Follow Shaheen's Bicameral, Bipartisan Letter Calling for an Increase in H-2B Visas to Provide Relief to NH Small Businesses** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to reports that the Trump administration plans to provide an additional 45,000 H-2B visas nationally, which help Granite State small businesses fill seasonal job openings in the current tight labor market. The reports come less than a month after Shaheen sent … Continue Reading

February 20, 2020

Shaheen and Hassan Condemn Republican Efforts in Concord and Washington to Rescind Women’s Reproductive Rights

Shaheen: "Women's health care decisions should be made with their families and doctors, not by Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell or New Hampshire Republican leaders." Hassan: "Women in New Hampshire and across the country deserve respect and dignity. They deserve the chance to thrive, and they deserve equality in every way, including by making their own health care choices." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements in response… Continue Reading

February 19, 2020

NH Delegation Applauds Over $5.7 Million in Federal Grants for Manchester, Lebanon & Pease Airports

**Federal Grants Will Support Improvement Projects at the Airports to Improve Efficiency and Safety for the Flying Public** (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 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $5,744,000 in federal grants to support infrastructure, operations and safety at Manchester, Lebanon and Pease Airports. The federal funding was awarded unde… Continue Reading

February 18, 2020

Fox News – “Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: First Responders are Dying by Suicide at Alarming Rates – Washington Needs to Act”

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) authored an op-ed for Fox News sounding the alarm on the concerning increase of suicides among first responders. A record number of U.S. law enforcement officers died by suicide last year according to Blue H.E.L.P., a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that works to reduce mental health stigmas for police. Senator Shaheen has made raising awareness about the mental health challenges that law enforcement and first responders face as a result… Continue Reading

February 18, 2020

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Effort to Add Lost Navy Sailors to Vietnam Memorial, Requests Meeting with Defense Secretary

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, led a letter with Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Doug Jones (D-AL), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Pat Toomey (R-PA), John Hoeven (R-ND), Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Steve Daines (R-MT) to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper requesting a meeting to discuss adding the names of the 74 sailors lost aboard the … Continue Reading

February 17, 2020

Shaheen, Toomey Introduce Bipartisan Crop Insurance Reform Bill That Would Deliver Nearly $35 Billion in Savings to Taxpayers

(Washington, DC) - Last week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced the Assisting Family Farmers through Insurance Reform Measures (AFFIRM) Act, legislation that would reform the federal government's crop insurance program to better protect taxpayers. The federal crop insurance program is operated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and aims to protect American farmers from losses due to lower-than expected crop prices or low crop yields. However, the cost… Continue Reading

February 15, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Press Trump Administration to Request Emergency Funding for Novel Coronavirus Response

Shaheen and Hassan sent a letter to the Trump Administration demanding it submit an emergency supplemental funding request for novel coronavirus response The Trump Administration has yet to submit an emergency supplemental request to Congress regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak President Trump's recent budget proposal suggested cuts to key public health and preparedness programs Senators: "Based on the global escalation of cases and the increasing demands on federal, state and local p… Continue Reading

February 14, 2020

Shaheen Announces $1.15 Million Grant For Recovery Housing in NH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $1,148,000 in flexible funding for housing assistance for those who are in recovery from substance use disorder. The funding was secured through Shaheen's efforts to boost federal appropriations authorized by the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities (SUPPORT) Act in the government funding legislation that wa… Continue Reading

February 14, 2020

Shaheen, Manchin & Baldwin Lead Group of Senators Fighting to Protect People with Pre-Existing Conditions in FY21 Budget

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today led 44 Senators in a letter to the administration urging President Trump to direct the Department of Justice (DOJ) to protect the law of the land, which provides health care coverage protections for people with pre-existing conditions. The administration's Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 proposed budget continues to fund DOJ's efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which protects access to a… Continue Reading

February 14, 2020

Shaheen, Gillibrand Lead Group of 30 Senators Calling on EPA to Deliver on Promises Made in PFAS Action Plan

**One Year After EPA Pledged to Act on PFAS Exposure, Key Parts of the Strategy have Yet to be Implemented** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) led a group of 30 Senators today in a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler requesting he provide an updated timeline for when the EPA will implement commitments made in the agency's plan to combat exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The EPA rele… Continue Reading

February 14, 2020

Three Months From E-Cigarette Review Deadline, Shaheen & Hassan Urge FDA To Protect Kids, Hold Industry Accountable

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with 15 other bipartisan 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, upon the FDA's May 12 deadline for e-cigarette product review. The Senators, in a letter sent to Commissioner Hahn yesterday, highlighted concerns with FDA's ongoing lax oversight of e-… Continue Reading

February 13, 2020

Shaheen Statement on War Powers Resolution

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, issued the following statement after voting in favor of a Senate War Powers resolution that would require the President of the United States to stop military action targeting Iran within 30 days unless Congress consents. The bill passed 55 to 45 with bipartisan support. "The Constitution is clear: the power to declare war resides in Congress, and we need to have… Continue Reading

February 13, 2020

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation Call to ATSDR for Update on Merrimack-Area Health Consultations on PFAS Exposure

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) requesting an update on health consultations, which have been underway in the Merrimack-area since August 2016 in response to the discovery of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in the region. In response to the discovery of PFAS contamin… Continue Reading

February 13, 2020

Shaheen, Graham Introduce New Bipartisan Legislation to Elevate Global Women’s Issues Across the State Department, Prioritize Rights of Women and Girls Around the World

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced her new legislation with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) - the Women's Global Empowerment, Development and Prosperity Act - that would permanently establish what is currently known as the Office of Global Women's Issues at the State Department. This office, which is led by an Ambassador-at-Large, leads United States efforts to advance the rights of women and girls ar… Continue Reading

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