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April 14, 2021

Shaheen & Wasserman Schultz Introduce Bicameral Bill to Provide Housing Rights to Domestic Violence Victims

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) reintroduced the Fair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Survivors Act. This legislation would provide legal protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and sex trafficking who are seeking housing. The pandemic has exacerbated incidents of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as housing discrimination, harassment and abuse. "Women and children… Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan, Colleagues Push to Allow States to Address PFAS Contamination through American Rescue Plan Funds

**In their bipartisan letter, the group of Senators call on Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to allow state, tribal, and local governments to use funds allocated through the American Rescue Plan to address contamination from PFAS chemicals** **The letter echoes Shaheen's call in a recent op-ed she authored with members of Merrimack Citizens for Clean Water calling on the Biden administration to prioritize policies that help address PFAS contamination in impacted communities** (Washington, DC) -… Continue Reading


April 14, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $2.7 Million in Federal Grants for Pease, Lebanon & Manchester Airports

**The federal grants will help fund facility infrastructure improvements, safety enhancements & vital equipment purchases by the three airports** (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 $2,740,000 in federal grants to support infrastructure, operations and safety at Pease, Lebanon and Manchester Airports. The federa… Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

BREAKING: House Sends Shaheen-Collins Legislation to Prevent Medicare Payment Cuts to Frontline Health Care Providers to President’s Desk

(Washington, DC) - Today, the House of Representatives cleared bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) that will prevent Medicare payment cuts to health care providers from taking effect, while health care providers are still grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. Without this legislation, hospitals, nursing homes, physicians and other frontline health care providers will face $12.3 billion in Medicare payment cuts over the next nine months,… Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Shaheen & Blunt Introduce Bill to Make Breast Cancer Diagnostic Tests More Accessible & Affordable

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) reintroduced the bipartisan Access to Breast Cancer Diagnosis Act. The legislation would make breast cancer diagnostic tests more accessible and affordable by eliminating copays and other out-of-pocket expenses for these diagnostic tests. "Detecting and treating breast cancer as quickly as possible saves lives. No one should ever forgo a screening because of cost," said Shaheen. "I'm proud to reintroduce this bipartisan… Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Afghanistan

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Biden administration's confirmation that it plans to withdraw U.S. forces in Afghanistan by September 11, 2021: "I'm very disappointed in the President's decision to set a September deadline to walk away from Afghanistan. Although this decision was made in coordination with our allies, the U.S. has sacrificed too much to bring stabil… Continue Reading


April 13, 2021

Shaheen Remarks As Prepared for Delivery Ahead of Hearing on Bolstering U.S. Global Competitiveness through Increased Investments in Research & Development

Shaheen is Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (Washington, DC) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies - will hold a hearing on fiscal year (FY2022) funding priorities for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and discuss its role in securing U.S. competitiveness. Witnesses w… Continue Reading


April 12, 2021

ICYMI – In CNN Interview, Shaheen Reiterates Urgent Need for U.S. to Prioritize Women’s Rights Amid Peace Talks in Afghanistan

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member and the only woman serving on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke with CNN last week about the urgent need for the United States to prioritize women's rights amid peace talks in Afghanistan. Shaheen has long been a champion for Afghan women and fought for their inclusion in negotiations between the Taliban and Afghan government. In her conversation with CNN's Jennifer Hansler, Shaheen said, "We have, I believe, not… Continue Reading


April 09, 2021

Shaheen & Johnson Call for International Response to Kremlin’s Mistreatment of Navalny

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), the Chair and Ranking Member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, respectively, sent a letter to Secretary Blinken expressing serious concern about Alexei Navalny's health and well-being. The senators asked that the U.S. and its democratic allies do more to secure immediate medical treatment for Mr. Navalny, who has been unlawfully imprisoned, and contin… Continue Reading


April 09, 2021

NH Delegation Welcomes $18 Million to Support Affordable Housing through the American Rescue Plan

(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 New Hampshire will receive $18 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding through the American Rescue Plan to expand affordable housing and homelessness services. The funding allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is part of a $5 billion commitment to deliver assistance to states and c… Continue Reading


April 08, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Applaud $2.7 Million Grant to Strengthen Flood Control Infrastructure in Plymouth

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) issued the following statements in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) that Plymouth will receive a $2.7 million federal grant to make flood control infrastructure improvements that will help protect businesses in the town's downtown commercial district: "Flooding can have catastrophic consequences for sma… Continue Reading


April 08, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Virtual New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day

**Staff Representatives Will be Available Online on Saturday, May 15th** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) invite New Hampshire students interested in attending any of the country's military service academies to attend a virtual New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day on Saturday, May 15th from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. The online event will feature staff representatives for Senators Shaheen and Hassan and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chr… Continue Reading


April 07, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen, Hassan & Pappas Meet with Acting Navy Secretary Harker for Visit to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

(Manchester, NH) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee - along with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01) met with Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Harker for a visit to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Shaheen, Hassan, Pappas and Harker received a tour and update from PNSY leadership on the status of ongoing construction projects at the Shipyard that will improve efficiency and strengthen our na… Continue Reading


April 05, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $3 Million to Support Affordable Housing for Granite Staters

(Manchester, NH) - 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 New Hampshire will receive $3,101,884 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Housing Trust Fund program to support affordable housing for Granite Staters throughout the state. "The lack of affordable housing in our communities is a serious challenge that has forced many Granite Staters to choose between paying… Continue Reading


April 02, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $564K in Emergency Funding for NH State Veterans Home to Protect Residents & Staff from COVID-19

(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 New Hampshire State Veterans Home will receive $564,287 in emergency funding to prevent, combat and mitigate COVID-19 in the facility. Specifically, the award was allocated through government funding legislation that was passed by Congress and signed into law in December and will help support efforts to protect the health and … Continue Reading


April 01, 2021

Shaheen Visits Berlin to Meet with Tri-County CAP & Underscore Relief in American Rescue Plan to Help North Country Families

**Relief package includes provisions Shaheen secured to help frontline organizations like Tri-County CAP alleviate the severe economic challenges facing NH working families during the pandemic** Senator Shaheen hears more from Tri-County CAP staff on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the North Country communities they serve. (Berlin, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the Tri-County Community Action Program (CAP) office in Berlin to highlight provisions in the Am… Continue Reading


April 01, 2021

Shaheen Urges Department of Education to Provide Guidance & Funding to Support Afterschool & Summer STEM Programs

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to the Department of Education Secretary nominee, Miguel Cardona, urging the support of STEM education through afterschool and summer programs as the American Rescue Plan is implemented. In the letter, Shaheen noted the importance of investing in robust STEM education to prepare our workforce for the 21st century economy and safeguard our national security. Since the pandemic has created severe challenges for hands-on learning … Continue Reading


March 31, 2021

Shaheen Statement on the American Jobs Plan

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after President Biden unveiled his comprehensive infrastructure package, the American Jobs Plan: "All Granite Staters deserve safe roads, clean water, high speed internet and access to good-paying jobs - these investments and more can't come soon enough as we recover from this economic crisis. It's been decades since we've invested in our infrastructure in a meaningful way, but now we have an opportuni… Continue Reading


March 31, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Push to Ensure Americans Receive COVID-19 Tests at No Cost

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined their colleagues in urging the Biden administration to ensure that insurance companies are following the law and providing Granite Staters and Americans COVID-19 diagnostic tests at no cost. In their letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, the Senators praised the new guidance that the administration has released to help ensure that Americans can receive COVID-19 testing free of charge, which was inc… Continue Reading


March 30, 2021

Shaheen Announces NH Fishermen & Seafood Industry to Receive Nearly $3 Million in Urgently Needed Assistance through December COVID-19 Relief

**Senator Shaheen helped secure this funding during negotiations for the emergency COVID-19 relief package that passed Congress and was signed into law in December** **This announcement is in addition to the $2.7 million for New Hampshire that Shaheen helped secure as part of the CARES Act** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), announced that New Ham… Continue Reading

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