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May 20, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Questions Top CDC Leadership on Agency’s Efforts to Address Meth Overdoses & PFAS in NH

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC, on the agency's continued efforts to address methamphetamine overdoses, as well as exposure to toxic PFAS chemicals in New Hampshire, during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing about the CDC's budget for fiscal year 2022. Shaheen is a senior member of the committee… Continue Reading


May 20, 2021

Shaheen-Backed Legislation to Address Surge of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes during COVID-19 Signed into Law

**The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act would bolster DOJ, state and local efforts to combat hate crimes** (Washington, DC) - Today, President Biden signed into law the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to address the rise of hate crimes and violence targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) during the 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… Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

Shaheen, Collins, Warner & Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Victims of Havana Syndrome

**The legislation would support U.S. Diplomatic staff and others who have suffered brain injuries from reported directed-energy attacks in Cuba, China and elsewhere** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today helped lead a bipartisan effort to support American public servants who have experienced brain injuries from reported directed-energy attacks by introducing the Helping American Victims Afflicted by Neurological Attacks (HAVANA) Act with Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Ma… Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Nord Stream 2

(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 - issued the following statement regarding the U.S. State Department's report on Nord Stream 2 that imposes sanctions on eight new entities but not the company overseeing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline: "I've made it clear to the Biden administration from day one that every effort should be made to preven… Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More Than $1.3 Million to NH Veterans Home from American Rescue Plan

WASHINGTON - Senator Jeanne Shaheen, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, Chair of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, announced today that the New Hampshire Veterans Home will receive $1.32 million from the American Rescue Plan that the NH Delegation worked to pass into law to help support veteran care during the COVID-19 pandemic. "One of my top… Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

Shaheen, Ernst Lead Bipartisan Letter to President in Support of Afghan SIV Program

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) - led a bipartisan letter with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and a group of Senators to express widespread support in the Senate for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for Afghans, and to urge continued support from the administration to uphold the integrity of the program. The SIV program is the only path to ensuring the safety of Afghan allies that aided U.S. service … Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues in Urging Biden Administration to Reverse Gag Rule and Implement New Title X Rule to Restore Family Planning Services

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined their colleagues in urging Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Xavier Becerra to quickly finalize the proposed rule for the Title X family planning program that would reverse the Trump Administration's gag rule. Earlier this year, they joined more than 150 colleagues in the Senate and the House in calling on the Biden administration to begin the process of reversing the Trump Administration's gag rule… Continue Reading


May 18, 2021

Shaheen, Gillibrand, Murphy Lead Bipartisan Letter to Support Dairy Farmers through Economic Fallout of COVID-19 Crisis

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) today led a bipartisan letter urging the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide additional relief to dairy farmers. They highlighted the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on costs facing dairy farmers, as well as the impact of milk pricing changes that resulted in $725 million in lost income for dairy farmers, with disproportionate impacts on small and mid-size dairy operati… Continue Reading


May 18, 2021

BREAKING: NH Delegation Announces Nearly $10.7 Million through American Rescue Plan to Combat the Substance Use Disorder Epidemic & Support Mental Health Services in NH

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award New Hampshire $10,671,860 in federal grants allocated through the American Rescue Plan to support efforts to combat the substance use disorder epidemic and increase access to mental health services in the state in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, HH… Continue Reading


May 17, 2021

Shaheen Highlights COVID-19 Relief to Help Granite State Schools Operate Safely & Support Students and Staff in Discussion with NH School Boards Association

(Manchester, NH) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a virtual discussion with the New Hampshire School Boards Association and school board members from across the state to discuss?federal resources from the CARES Act, the December COVID-19 response package and the American Rescue Plan to support students and staff during the pandemic. Shaheen?recently announced additional education funding heading to New Hampshire, including?$350.5 million?to help schools safely reopen and… Continue Reading


May 17, 2021

Shaheen Statement on SCOTUS Consideration of Case Threatening Roe v. Wade

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to news that the Supreme Court will take up a case from Mississippi that could ban most abortions after 15 weeks in one of the most threatening challenges to Roe v. Wade in nearly 50 years. "This is deeply disconcerting and puts the rights and freedoms of women across the nation at risk. Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land for nearly fifty years - we cannot, we will not, go back to a time where… Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Shaheen, NH Municipal Leaders Highlight New Guidance for State & Local Funding COVID Relief

Shaheen highlights the flexibility of state and local relief funding awarded to New Hampshire through the American Rescue Plan Later in Nashua: Shaheen Visits Southern New Hampshire Services Head Start location to Discuss Additional Support for Child Care in American Rescue Plan? Shaheen tours a Southern New Hampshire Services Head Start location in Nashua, speaks with staff, Mayor Jim Donchess and child care advocates on the importance of supporting child ca… Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Shaheen & Leahy Announce $5.2 Million Contract to Build Infrastructure Testing System at Hanover Lab

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) announced $5,237,915 is heading to an Army facility in Hanover from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) through the System of Systems Consortium. This initial award to Applied Research Associates (ARA) gets work underway on a total contract worth over $9 million to develop and install a transportation loading system inside the Army's Frost Effects Research Facili… Continue Reading


May 14, 2021

Shaheen Reintroduces Legislation to Repair Aging Bridges & Strengthen Infrastructure

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced her legislation to address the nation's crumbling bridge infrastructure. The Strengthen and Fortify Existing (SAFE) Bridges Act would authorize $2.75 billion annually to create a program dedicated to repairing and replacing bridges in poor condition. In New Hampshire, 8.6 percent of the state's bridges are structurally deficient. "For far too long our bridges have been neglected, jeopardizing public safety and everyday travel f… Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Shaheen on the Senate Floor: “The women and girls of Afghanistan are watching what we do and we can’t afford to let them down.”

Shaheen speaks on the Senate floor about the urgent need for the U.S. to prioritize the rights of Afghan women and girls amid troop withdrawal. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH),?the only woman and a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered remarks on the Senate floor today about the urgent need for the United States to prioritize the rights and freedoms of Afghan women and girls amid U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Shaheen has been a fierc… Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Shaheen, Risch Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Facilitate Disaster Assistance for Rural Small Businesses

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Jim Risch (R-ID), senior members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, reintroduced the Disaster Assistance for Rural Small Businesses Act. Their bipartisan legislation would allow rural communities to more easily access emergency relief in the wake of a natural disaster. U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) is also a cosponsor of the bill. Under current law, bureaucratic roadblocks prevent small businesses… Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

ICYMI: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen & Angelina Jolie in Washington Post Op-Ed: “We all have a stake in the rights of women in Afghanistan.”

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman and a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post with humanitarian and filmmaker Angelina Jolie on why the United States must prioritize the rights and freedoms of Afghan women as the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan. In their op-ed, Shaheen and Jolie share the stories of Afghan women and girls murdered by the Taliban and warn that violence and oppression will likely retur… Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Shaheen, Rounds Introduce Bill to Support National World War II Memorial

**Commemorative coin proceeds would fund Memorial repair at no cost to taxpayers** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today joined Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) to introduce the Greatest Generation Memorial Act to authorize the U.S. Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Proceeds from coin sales will go toward much-needed repairs and maintenance at the Memorial, and support commemorative and educational programming. Se… Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Shaheen, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Invest in STEM Education & Strengthen STEM Workforce through Hands-On Learning Opportunities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today led the introduction of a bipartisan bill with Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to expand opportunities for hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. The Supporting STEM Learning Opportunities Act would invest in experiential learning opportunities to strengthen the pipeline of students entering the STEM workforce, especially from traditionally underrepresented groups like women and communities of color… Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Shaheen & Warner Introduce Legislation to Help Reduce Veteran Disability Claims Backlog & Veteran Homelessness through Free Legal Clinics

**Bill would provide pro bono legal services to veterans to help expedite claims assistance and legal counsel** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Mark Warner (D-VA) today introduced legislation to increase cooperation between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and veterans legal clinics. The Veterans Legal Support Act of 2021 would allow the VA to provide funding to law school legal clinics that provide pro bono legal services to veterans.? Law schools and the… Continue Reading

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