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November 27, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce More than $300,000 in Federal Funds for Rural Development Projects in Cheshire and Coos Counties

**Funding Will be Used in a Variety of Ways to Expand Broadband Access in Northern NH, Enhance First Responder Equipment and Resources & Help Low-income Homeowners Make Safety and Energy Efficiency Improvements** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded more than $300,000 in… Continue Reading


November 26, 2019

Landmark Animal Cruelty Bill Signed Into Law

Senators Shaheen, Hassan and Representatives Kuster, Pappas Cosponsored Bipartisan Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act (Washington, DC) - President Trump yesterday signed into law landmark legislation cosponsored by the New Hampshire Congressional delegation to make animal cruelty a federal crime. The bipartisan Prevent Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act outlaws individuals from intentionally crushing, burning, drowning, suffocating, impaling or otherwise causing serious bodily inj… Continue Reading


November 26, 2019

Shaheen & Booker Introduce Legislation to Help NH & NJ Finance Transportation Infrastructure Projects

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Toll Credit Marketplace Act, legislation that would establish a program to help states increase resources for highway and transit projects. The bill directs the Secretary of Transportation to establish a marketplace for the sale and purchase of toll credits, which are accrued when states use toll revenues to invest in transportation projects that benefit the interstate system. While toll credits lack cas… Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan and Kuster Announce $3 Million in Federal Funding for Claremont Municipal Airport

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Claremont Municipal airport a $3 million federal grant. The federal funding was awarded under the agency's Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Shaheen helped craft the omnibus funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2019 that included an … Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Expand Veteran’s Access to Non-Opioid Alternative to Chronic Pain Treatment

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Armed Services Committee and a leader in the Senate on efforts to respond to the substance misuse epidemic, introduced the Acupuncture for our Heroes Act to expand access to acupuncturist services for veterans enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. According to a report by the Veterans Health Administration, 80 percent of VA providers identified acupuncture as one of the top three services m… Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Shaheen, Rubio Urge Swift Committee Action on their Bipartisan TSP Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Gary Peters (D-MI), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, to expediently consider and approve their bipartisan Taxpayers and Savers Protection (TSP) Act. The TSP Act would prevent the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) from moving forward next year on its short-sighted - and foolish - decision to steer federal reti… Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Shaheen, McSally Introduce Bill to Improve Breast Cancer Screening Options for U.S. Service members and their Families

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally (R-AZ), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation to provide female U.S. service members and their families with improved breast cancer screenings. Representative Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives. The Better and Robust Screening Today Act requires the Department of Defense (DoD) to cover the most effective breast cancer… Continue Reading


November 22, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Collins Announce Nearly $158 Million Contract Awarded to Modernize Dry Dock #1 at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) announced that a $157,949,610 contract was awarded to Cianbro Corp. of Pittsfield, Maine, for construction of a super flood basin and extending portal crane rails for Dry Dock #1 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY). As members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senators Shaheen and Collins secured this funding in the fiscal year 2019 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations… Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Shaheen, Stabenow & Democratic Senators Call Out Trump Admin Efforts to Promote Junk Plan Coverage Under Questionable Legal Authority

The Senators' letter comes in response to links on the HealthCare.gov website that re-direct customers to third-party online brokers that sell junk plans on their websites. Shaheen, Stabenow & Casey underscored the danger of these misleading, and potentially illegal, efforts during a press conference this afternoon. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) led a group of 23 Senators in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Serv… Continue Reading


November 21, 2019

Shaheen, McSally Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Veteran Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence

**Bipartisan bill would help ensure no veteran attempting to leave an abusive situation is turned away for assistance due to a lack of resources** **Legislation would improve coordination between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and State Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Centers** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally (R-AZ), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, reintroduced legislation today to improve services for veterans experien… Continue Reading


November 20, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $7.7 Million in Federal Grants for NH Water Infrastructure Projects

USDA Also Allocates More than $12 Million in Federal Loans to Invest in Water Infrastructure in Bristol and Jaffrey (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded more than $7 million in federal grants to the town of Bristol and the Forest Park Tenants' Association Cooperative… Continue Reading


November 20, 2019

Shaheen Hosts New Hampshire Pediatrician for Discussion on Health Risks of Youth Vaping with Senate Democratic Leadership

(Washington, DC) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted Dr. Susanne Tanski, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's section chief of general pediatrics, at a Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting to discuss the severe health risks associated with youth vaping. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New Hampshire has the highest percentage of high school students reporting daily use of electronic vapor products. The Democratic Steering and… Continue Reading


November 19, 2019

Shaheen-McSally Bill Promoting Jobs in Energy Workforce Clears Key Committee Hurdle

**Legislation introduced by Shaheen to fully fund LWCF also advances through committee markup** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally's (R-AZ) bipartisan bill, the Promoting American Energy Jobs Act, passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The Senators' bipartisan legislation would require the Department of Energy (DOE) to publish an annual energy and employment report to measure energy jobs in the United States, and examine e… Continue Reading


November 19, 2019

With Funding Deadline Approaching, Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on Senate Leadership to Support Seasonal Businesses

Bipartisan group of 30 senators urge leadership and appropriators to raise the 66,000 visa limit (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen sent a letter today with a bipartisan group of 30 Senators, led by Senators Angus King (I-ME) and Mike Rounds (R-SD), requesting that Senate Majority Leader, Minority Leader, and the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Committee provide H-2B visa cap relief for seasonal employers in any funding agreement. In the letter, the Senators stress… Continue Reading


November 14, 2019

Members of Northern New England Congressional Delegations Call on Customs and Border Patrol to Disclose Criteria & Effectiveness of Highway Checkpoints

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) sent a letter to the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) with Representatives Chris Pappas (D-NH1), Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH2), Peter Welch (D-VT At-Large) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME1), calling on the agency to provide information on the use of temporary highway checkpoints in northern New England over the past year. In the letter addressed to Acting CBP Commissioner Mark … Continue Reading


November 14, 2019

Senator Shaheen, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support and Expand Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs

Bipartisan Legislation is Cosponsored by Senators From Six States Currently Participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) WASHINGTON - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced with a number of her colleagues bipartisan legislation to support and expand programs such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a collaborative effort across the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont to use… Continue Reading


November 14, 2019

NH Delegation Announce Nearly $800K in Federal Funding to NH DOJ to Combat Human Trafficking

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $780,038 in federal funding to the New Hampshire Department of Justice (NHDOJ) in support of efforts to combat human trafficking in New Hampshire. Using this award, NHDOJ will w… Continue Reading


November 13, 2019

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Urges Support for Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Rights of Sexual Assault Survivors Nationwide

Shaheen speaking on the floor of the Senate on the importance of passing the Survivors' Bill of Rights in the States Act (Washington, DC) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor with Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in support of the Survivors' Bill of Rights in the States Act, their bipartisan legislation that would encourage states to ensure that federal rights for survivors of sexual assault - which were codified by Shaheen's Survivors' Bill of Rights Act … Continue Reading


November 13, 2019

Shaheen Responds to TSP Board Decision to Invest Federal Employee Retirement Savings in Chinese Companies Working Against U.S. Values and Interests

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board voted to invest federal employee retirement savings in emerging markets which includes Chinese companies working against U.S. values and interests: "There's no excuse for this decision," said Shaheen. "This should have been an easy call to reverse course, yet the Board has decided to double down on this dangerous proposal. It's reckless to prop up companies th… Continue Reading


November 13, 2019

Shaheen-Gardner Bill to Address Health Concerns Regarding Firefighters’ Exposure to PFAS through Protective Gear Clears Key Committee Hurdle

**Shaheen has Spearheaded Efforts in Congress to Remediate, Research & Respond to PFAS Exposure** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Cory Gardner's (R-CO) bipartisan bill, the Guaranteeing Equipment Safety for Firefighters Act, unanimously passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. The bipartisan legislation would take important steps to examine and address health concerns regarding firefighters' occupational exposure to per-and… Continue Reading

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