February 22, 2023

Shaheen, Collins Reintroduce Bill to Reauthorize Northern Border Regional Commission to Support Economic Development in Rural Northeast Communities

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), alongside Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), reintroduced the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) Reauthorization Act of 2023. 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. By reauthorizing the NBRC for another ten years, the bill encourages business ret… Continue Reading

February 21, 2023

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bill to Reauthorize Debbie Smith Act, Fight Rape Kit Backlog

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped introduce bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Debbie Smith Act, which would provide state and local law enforcement agencies with resources to complete forensic analyses of crime scenes and untested rape kits. The legislation was introduced by U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). The Debbie Smith Act was originally signed into law in 2004 to provide loca… Continue Reading

February 19, 2023

Shaheen, Durbin Announce Congressional Delegation Visit to Georgia & Romania to Underscore Importance of Black Sea Region

**Shaheen leads bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate that would establish a U.S. policy toward the Black Sea region.** (Washington, DC) – 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, and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Senate Majority Whip and Chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, released the following statements announcing their travel to Georgia… Continue Reading

February 17, 2023

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Call for HHS to Release Remaining $1.5 Billion in LIHEAP Funding to States

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of Senators to call on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to swiftly release the remaining $1.5 billion in Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding that Congress delivered in fiscal year (FY) 2023.    In the letter led by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Susan Collins (R-ME), the Senators urged HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra to immediately di… Continue Reading

February 17, 2023

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Push for Full Funding of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Office to Address Airborne National Security Risks

(Washington, DC) – Amid heightened focus on airborne national security risks, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan push led by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) for full funding of the unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) office, formally known as the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO). AARO was created following the UAP amendment in the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to focus the Department of Defense (DoD) on resolving UAP… Continue Reading

February 17, 2023

Shaheen Helps Reintroduce Bill to Strengthen Revenue Sharing Program for Coastal Communities

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) in reintroducing the bipartisan and bicameral Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies & Ecosystems (RISEE) Act. The RISEE Act would both amend the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) and create a new dedicated stream of funding from future offshore wind development for coastal protection and resiliency. This will allow for more equitable resource sharing betwe… Continue Reading

February 17, 2023

Shaheen, Menendez, Risch, Hagerty Introduce Supporting Americans Wrongfully or Unlawfully Detained Abroad Act of 2023

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Jim Risch (R-ID), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) in introducing bipartisan legislation to bolster support for families advocating for the release of their loved ones wrongfully or unlawfully detained abroad.   The Supporting Americans Wrongfully or Unlawful… Continue Reading

February 17, 2023

Shaheen Joins Congressional Delegation to Munich Security Conference

(Washington, DC) – 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, will join a bipartisan congressional delegation to participate in the 2023 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 initiati… Continue Reading

February 16, 2023

Shaheen, Blumenthal Reintroduce Bill to Crack Down on E-Cigarette Companies & Close Tax Loophole on Advertising

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) reintroduced the No Tax Subsidies for E-Cigarette and Tobacco Ads Act, which would crack down on e-cigarette companies and close a tax loophole that allows manufacturers to claim federal tax deductions for the cost of advertising for e-cigarettes and tobacco products.  In November 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released federal… Continue Reading

February 16, 2023

Shaheen Joins Legislation to Designate Wagner Group as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) in reintroducing the Holding Accountable Russian Mercenaries (HARM) Act, bipartisan legislation that would require the Secretary of State to designate the Russian-based Wagner Group as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO).  The Wagner Group is a paramilitary organization that employs thousands of mercenaries. It … Continue Reading

February 16, 2023

Shaheen, Hassan Push VA to Address Urgent Infrastructure Failures at Manchester VA Medical Center Following Recent Incidents

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough pushing the VA to address urgent infrastructure failures at the Manchester VA Medical Center and prioritize building a full-service VA hospital in the state.   “We write to urge you to address the extremely concerning infrastructure failures at the Manchester Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center and other VA faci… Continue Reading

February 15, 2023

Shaheen Questions Biden Officials in SFRC Hearing on Countering Fentanyl Trafficking, Pushes to Hold Social Media Companies Accountable

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), today urged immediate action to counter illicit fentanyl trafficking. During the hearing, Shaheen questioned administration officials on what can be done to hold social media platforms accountable for enabling fentanyl sales that target youth and fuel this crisis. She pointed to her bipartisan bill with Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS) – the Cooper Davis Act – w… Continue Reading

February 15, 2023

Shaheen Joins Push for Biden Administration to Take New Steps to Protect Reproductive Freedom

**Since Roe v. Wade was Overturned: At Least Eighteen States Have Eliminated All or Some Access to Abortion; Republicans in New Hampshire & New Congress Have Passed Anti-Abortion Measures; Court Poised to Eliminate Access to Medication Abortion Nationwide**  (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a letter led by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) urging the Biden administration to take new steps to protect reproductive freedom amid divi… Continue Reading

February 15, 2023

Shaheen Continues Leadership on Powerful Senate Appropriations & Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittees

**Shaheen will continue to serve as Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee & the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation** (Washington, DC) — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today released the following statement announcing that she’ll continue her leadership as Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies: “I’m proud… Continue Reading

February 14, 2023

Shaheen Urges Biden Administration to Prioritize Efforts to Combat PFAS Contamination

(Washington, DC) — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with 35 Senators to President Biden urging the Biden administration to include funding in the upcoming budget request to more comprehensively address PFAS contamination. Specifically, the letter asks for funding dedicated to close gaps in data and research, support ongoing testing and cleanup efforts, and support regulations to better protect the public and environment from PFAS contamination.In addition to Shaheen, U.S. Se… Continue Reading

February 10, 2023

Shaheen Visits Manchester Childcare Facility, Speaks with Families and Small Business About the Childcare Crisis

Shaheen visiting The Growing Years Early Childhood Center in Manchester.**Later in the day, Shaheen delivers remarks at the New Hampshire Food and Nutrition Security Summit in Concord.** Shaheen at the New Hampshire Food and Nutrition Security Summit in Concord. (Manchester, NH) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a press conference at The Growing Years Early Childhood Center in Manchester to highlight the childcare crisis and the urgent need for the State to deliver fundi… Continue Reading

February 10, 2023

ICYMI: Following Shaheen Push, HHS to Make Federal Funds Available for NH Sex Ed Providers

(Washington, DC) — In case you missed it, heeding calls from U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), this week the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it will soon make available federal funds for Granite State sex education providers after the GOP-controlled Executive Council blocked this routine funding and put at risk the health of Granite State youth. In December, Shaheen led the New Hampshire congressional delegation in a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra urg… Continue Reading

February 09, 2023

Following Deadly Earthquake in Syria, Shaheen & Graham Reintroduce Legislation to Address Conditions of Displaced Persons Camps

**SFRC Chairman Bob Menendez and Ranking Member Jim Risch are original cosponsors of the Shaheen-Graham legislation**  *Shaheen & Graham traveled to Syria together in 2018**    **Shaheen established the ISIS Detainee Coordinator position, which was signed into law as part of the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act**    (Washington, DC) – Following a fatal earthquake that has killed thousands of people in Syria and Türkiye, U.… Continue Reading

February 09, 2023

Shaheen, Tillis Host NATO Secretary General in Washington

Senators Shaheen, Tillis and Rounds with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Washington, DC earlier today.  (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, issued the following joint statement after hosting NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in Washington, DC for a meeting with Senators on Capitol Hill. The meeting included Senators Rounds (R-SD), Van Hollen (D-MD), Moran (R-KS) and King (I-ME)… Continue Reading

February 08, 2023

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address the Shortage of Affordable, Quality Childcare

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK) in reintroducing the Childcare Workforce and Facilities Act to address the national shortage of affordable, quality childcare, especially in rural communities. Many families are struggling to find access to available childcare, and states continue to experience an expansion of “childcare deserts” due to the noticeable decline in the number of childcare provide… Continue Reading

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