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July 29, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Signing of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization Bill Into Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump signed legislation to extend authorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund through 2090 into law. The bill passed both chambers of Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support. Shaheen is an original cosponsor of the Senate companion legislation. "This day has been a long time coming for survivors of the 9/11 terror attacks, our courageous first responders and the brave men and wome… Continue Reading


July 26, 2019

NH and ME Patients, Health Care Providers Endorse Shaheen-Collins Bipartisan Bill to Roll Back Over a Decade of Insulin Price Hikes

**Shaheen and Collins - Co-Chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus - Were Joined by Health Care Providers and Americans Living with Diabetes to Urge Action on the Senators' Bipartisan Bill to Hold Health Care Middlemen & Insulin Manufacturers Accountable for Reducing Insulin Prices** (Portsmouth, NH)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, held a press conference this afternoon at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital's Portsmouth Outpatient… Continue Reading


July 26, 2019

NH Delegation Announces More than $3 Million for NH Projects through NBRC

**Shaheen, Through her Work on the Appropriations Committee, has Consistently Increased Funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission over the Last 3 Years** **Shaheen & Kuster Successfully Included Provisions in Farm Bill that were Signed into Law that Reauthorized the NBRC for 5 years and Expanded its Reach to Additional New Hampshire Counties, including Cheshire and communities in Belknap** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Approp… Continue Reading


July 25, 2019

Shaheen Welcomes Bipartisan Legislation to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs Clearing Key Committee Hurdle

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate Finance Committee cleared critical bipartisan legislation to lower skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs. "Granite Staters want to see Democrats and Republicans working together to address the skyrocketing costs of prescription medication -- I'm relieved that this bipartisan effort is moving forward," said Shaheen. "This bill addresses a number of critical areas in our broader effort to lower… Continue Reading


July 25, 2019

Shaheen, Women Senators Introduce Bill Requiring Equal Pay, Resources for U.S. National Teams

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in introducing the Even Playing Field Act to ensure equal pay, investment and working conditions for U.S. national team athletes, coaches and other personnel. Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) yesterday introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives. The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team has won four World Cups, inc… Continue Reading


July 24, 2019

NH Delegation Announces New Federal Grant Funding to Support Franklin First Responders on Front Lines of Opioid Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development agency has awarded $48,600 in federal funding to the city of Franklin. The funding will be used to purchase a new ambulance, allowing the city to more adequately respond to medical emergencies, including substance misuse, in what is a hard-hit area in the opioid epidemic. The fire department h… Continue Reading


July 24, 2019

Shaheen on DOD Announcement of New PFAS Task Force

**The Announcement from DoD Comes Days After Then-Department of Defense Secretary Nominee Mark Esper Promised Senator Shaheen He'd Prioritize Combating PFAS Contamination & Establish a PFAS Task Force at the Department** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Department of Defense's announcement that it will establish a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Task Force… Continue Reading


July 24, 2019

Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Ed Kois

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after learning of the death of Ed Kois. Dr. Kois worked as a physician in the Spinal Cord and Pain Clinics at the Manchester VA Medical Center and was a whistleblower to substantial issues regarding the delivery of care: "I was greatly saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Ed Kois," said Shaheen. "Ed devoted his career to caring for veterans and was passionate about improving their health and wellbeing. His … Continue Reading


July 23, 2019

SHAHEEN: Bipartisan Budget Agreement is an Opportunity to Continue Prioritizing Resources to Battle the Substance Use Disorder Epidemic

**Shaheen's call follows her recently introduced legislation to invest $63 billion over ten years to deliver flexible treatment funding, establish prevention programs and address workforce challenges in the treatment field** (Washington, DC)-Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, called for additional funding that would be provided through the two-year budget agreement reached by Congressional leaders and the White House to go towards respond… Continue Reading


July 23, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Senate Passage of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of legislation to extend authorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund through 2090. The bill overwhelmingly passed the Senate, and having previously passed the House of Representatives, will now be sent to the President's desk to be signed into law. Shaheen is an original cosponsor of the Senate companion legislation. "I'm relieved this bill will soon become law so we can ensure ev… Continue Reading


July 23, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Senate Approval of Mark Esper to Serve as Secretary of Defense

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after voting to approve Mark Esper to serve as Secretary of Defense. Esper is currently Secretary of the Army. "I am greatly concerned about the lack of stable leadership at the Department of Defense and the message it sends to our adversaries," said Shaheen. "I believe it is imperative that there be a steady hand at the Department to lead our men and women in uni… Continue Reading


July 22, 2019

Shaheen Leads Senate Bipartisan Push to Rollback Over a Decade of Insulin Price Hikes

**As Insulin Prices Surge, Shaheen-Co-Chair of the Senate Diabetes Caucus- Unveils Bipartisan Effort with Collins, Carper and Cramer to Hold Health Care Middlemen and Insulin Manufacturers Accountable for Reducing Insulin Prices** (Washington, DC) - As insulin prices continue to climb and Americans throughout the nation risk their lives by rationing their insulin supplies, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced new legislation to combat these skyrocketing costs and hold health care middl… Continue Reading


July 18, 2019

Business & Efficiency Leaders Praise Shaheen, Portman Legislation to Reduce Emissions & Spur Economic Growth

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC), which will improve energy efficiency in three key sectors - buildings, industrial and the federal government. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, residential and commercial buildings accounted for about 40 percent of total U.S. energy consumption in 2018. In addition, reports from the U.S. Department of Energy have … Continue Reading


July 18, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Collins Introduce Bill to Help Ensure Small Businesses’ Voices are Heard by Federal Agencies

*The bipartisan legislation would allow small businesses to remotely provide feedback to regulators* (Washington, D.C.)-In an effort to ensure that the concerns of small businesses are taken into account during the federal rulemaking process, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Helping Entrepreneurs Affect Regulatory Decisions (HEARD) Act today. Their bill would allow small busi… Continue Reading


July 17, 2019

Shaheen and Portman Introduce Energy Efficiency Legislation

Shaheen delivers remarks at press conference announcing the introduction of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act **Bipartisan Legislation Will Save Energy and Protect the Environment While Saving Money and Creating Jobs** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC), which will improve energy efficiency in three key sectors - buildings, indu… Continue Reading


July 16, 2019

Shaheen-Alexander Bill to Promote Innovation, Energy Efficiency & Economic Competitiveness of American Manufacturers Clears Key Committee Hurdle

**Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Also Ushers Through Numerous Legislative Priorities Championed by Shaheen** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) bipartisan legislation with Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) - the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act - passed the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (ENR). The ENR Senate Committee also passed a number of other Shaheen's bipartisan legislative priorities, including the Federal Energy and Water Mana… Continue Reading


July 12, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Significantly Increase Availability of Substance Use Disorder Treatment in New Hampshire and Across the Country

Shaheen Announces Turn the Tide Act at New Futures, Concord **SHAHEEN: "The Turn the Tide Act is a substantial long-term investment in getting more Granite Staters, and Americans across the country, on the road to recovery"** ** Turn the Tide Act has three pillars: it delivers flexible funding, prioritizes prevention and addresses workforce challenges** **Epidemic is taking over 70,000 lives a year and costing economy $500 billion** **$63 billion proposal follows Shaheen's successful effor… Continue Reading


July 11, 2019

NH Delegation Responds to Trump’s Opposition to Their Efforts to Ban DoD Use of PFAS Firefighting Foam

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), issued the following statement after the White House announced a potential veto of the House version of the defense authorization bill, which would ban the Department of Defense from using firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals, an effort that has been strongly supported by New Hamps… Continue Reading


July 11, 2019

Shaheen Leads Invite On Behalf of Bipartisan Women of the Senate to U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team to Meet During Visit to Capitol

**Letter is signed by each Democratic and Republican female Senator** **Copy of the signed letter is available here** (Washington) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter on behalf of the bipartisan women of the U.S. Senate to the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, extending an invitation to meet with the women of the Senate during the team's upcoming visit to the U.S. Capitol. "We believe on a bipartisan basis that your model of unity, diversity, and passion should be s… Continue Reading


July 10, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Enzi and Hassan Applaud Senate Passage of Their Legislation that Honors Christa McAuliffe

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Senate passed their Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act last night, bipartisan legislation cosponsored by 81 Senators to create a commemorative coin to honor Christa McAuliffe, the Concord educator who died aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. The bill further reaffirms American commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STE… Continue Reading

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