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February 21, 2022

Joint Statement From Congressional Delegation To Munich Security Conference

(Washington, DC) - Members of the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives participating in the bipartisan Congressional Delegation to the Munich Security Conference today released this statement. "It now appears increasingly likely that Russian forces will initiate hostilities against a free and peaceful Ukraine. We as a bipartisan delegation will bring home the same unity and resolve we have seen among our Atlantic allies against Russian aggression. We pledge to work to… Continue Reading


February 21, 2022

Shaheen Travels to Poland in Support of NATO Frontline Nations Amid Increased Russian Aggression

Shaheen is Co-Chair of the Senate NATO Observer Group, which she re-established in 2018 with Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) (Warsaw) - 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, is in Warsaw, Poland today as part of a congressional delegation with U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) to discuss Russian aggression a… Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Help Introduce Bill to Cap Price of Insulin and Lower Costs for Granite Staters

**The Affordable Insulin Now Act Would Require Insurers to Cap Patients' Out-of-Pocket Costs for Insulin at $35 Per Month** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Co-Chair of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) in introducing legislation to require Medicare plans and private group or individual plans to cap patients' out-of-pocket costs for insulin at $35 per month. This will … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Senators Shaheen, Hassan, & Colleagues Urge IRS to Clear Backlog, Improve Customer Service for Taxpayers During 2022 Filing Season

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), joined a bicameral group of their colleagues in further urging the IRS to take immediate actions to reduce its massive backlog and improve its customer service during the 2022 tax filing season. In a joint letter sent to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, the lawmakers highlighted the pressing challenges that American taxpayers are experiencing in their day-to-day interactions with the IRS - with many constituents s… Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Shaheen Applauds UNH’s Selection As Lead Institution to Spearhead $6M Research Project on Biotechnology

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) ), Chair of the Senate Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations subcommittee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) along with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), congratulated the University of New Hampshire (UNH) for being chosen to lead a prestigious $6 million research project in biosensor design, biotechnology and engineering industries. UNH will receive $3.6 million of the total $6 mill… Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Shaheen Joins Congressional Delegation to Munich Security Conference

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will join a bipartisan Congressional delegation to attend this weekend's Munich Security Conference (MSC). The MSC is widely considered the world's leading forum for international security policy. The conference is a "marketplace of ideas" where initiatives and solutions are developed and opinions are exchanged. It also provides a venue for diplomatic initiatives and ideas to cooperatively address the world's most pressing security concerns. … Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

BREAKING: Senate Passes Shaheen-Portman Resolution in Resounding Show of Bipartisan Support for Ukraine Against Russian Aggression

(Washington, DC) - This evening, the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly in support of a bipartisan resolution introduced by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, in support of Ukraine in the face of increased Russian aggression. The Senators' resolution is a renewed bipartisan message from the U.S. Senate in fierce support of the Un… Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

Shaheen, Leahy, Collins Lead Push to Reauthorize Northern Border Regional Commission to Support Hard-Hit Businesses & Communities

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) Reauthorization Act of 2022. This bill will extend the authorization of the NBRC and support job creation and community development in the most economically vulnerable parts of rural New Hampshire and the Northeast. The bill is also cosponsored by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kir… Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

Shaheen, Portman Reaffirm Bipartisan Support for Ukraine, Lead New Resolution in Support of Democratic Partners

(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 Rob Portman (R-OH), Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, led a bipartisan group of Senators, including Senate Foreign Relations Chairman and Ranking Member, Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Jim Risch (R-ID), as well as Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), on a new, bipartisan resolution in support of … Continue Reading


February 16, 2022

Following Push from Shaheen, Senate Clears Key Defense Nominees

Last week, Senator Shaheen slammed partisan obstruction from some Republican lawmakers holding up key positions within the Department of Defense. (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 Senate cleared two Biden administration nominees to fill pivotal roles within the Department of Defens… Continue Reading


February 16, 2022

Senator Shaheen Joins Effort to Crack Down on Insurance Companies That Illegally Deny Women Access to Birth Control

Senators are Calling for Enforcement of Law that Requires Birth Control to be Covered Under the Affordable Care Act Push Comes as Women's Reproductive Rights are Under Attack in NH and Across the Country (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined group of 33 Senators led by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) in calling on the Biden administration to improve enforcement of the federal law that guarantees complete coverage of birth control for women who get their health insurance th… Continue Reading


February 15, 2022

Shaheen, Risch Rural Disaster Assistance Bill Clears Committee

(Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate Small Business Committee voted unanimously to pass the bipartisan Disaster Assistance for Rural Communities Act, led by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Jim Risch (R-ID). This legislation will allow rural homeowners, renters and small businesses to more easily access disaster relief in the wake of a natural disaster. "I'm excited my bipartisan bill with Senator Risch to help rural businesses access emergency disaster relief unanimously passed a key co… Continue Reading


February 15, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Administration to Implement Broadband Expansion Funding in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators to encourage the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Assistant Secretary Alan Davidson to follow Congressional intent in implementing the $65 billion included in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) for broadband expansion efforts across the United States. The effort was led by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus Kin… Continue Reading


February 14, 2022

Shaheen, Baldwin, Murphy Lead 37 Senate Colleagues in Letter Urging Biden Administration to Limit Junk Health Plans that Undermine Standards of Affordable Care Act

**Junk plans can deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions and don't have to cover essential services like maternity care, prescription drugs, substance use disorders and emergency room care** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) led 37 of their Senate colleagues in a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra urging the Biden administration to limit the sale and availabi… Continue Reading


February 14, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes $2 Million for Harbor Care Health Center in Nashua

**Funding comes following Shaheen and Hassan's push to support health care centers during ARP negotiations** (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 Harbor Care in Nashua will receive $2 million to expand access to quality virtual health care. This funding will support services like telehealth, remote patient monitoring and digital patient tools. Funding comes from… Continue Reading


February 11, 2022

Shaheen Visits Concord to Review Driver Training Program that Will Ease Supply Chain Issues

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the Commercial Driving School in Concord and met with trucking industry leaders to discuss the importance of training qualified commercial truck drivers to address supply chain challenges. Following a push from Shaheen, New Hampshire received a 90-day waiver to adjust state laws to comply with new requirements of the Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) program. "Meeting with trucking industry leaders in Concord today was a firs… Continue Reading


February 11, 2022

NH Delegation Welcomes Over $10.7M in Fish and Wildlife Funding

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire will receive over $10.73 million to support wildlife and sport fish restoration through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The funding will help state wildlife agencies pursue conservation projects and programs, including support for hunting and fishing education, fish and wildlife management, scientific resea… Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Senator Shaheen Joins New England Delegation in Congressional Resolution Honoring Tom Brady

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined members of the New England delegation, including Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ed Markey (D-MA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), in introducing a resolution in the U.S. Senate honoring the career of Tom Brady, who announced his retirement from football earlier this month. The resolution highlights Tom Brady's incredible career with… Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Shaheen Congratulates UNH Researchers’ HelioSwarm Mission for Being Chosen By NASA For $250M Heliophysics Competition

**Shaheen is Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that Funds NASA** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee that funds NASA, congratulated the HelioSwarm mission - led by a team of researchers at the University of New Hampshire's Space Science Center (SCC) - for being selected by NASA to research the Earth-Sun environment. As one of two winners of the Heliophysics Medi… Continue Reading


February 10, 2022

Shaheen Helps Lead Bipartisan Bill to Modernize the Violence Against Women Act

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in introducing the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization Act. VAWA is the flagship 1994 law that supports survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking by providing federal resources and technical support for programs that help victims. The 2022 VAWA reauthorization would expand ef… Continue Reading

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