October 29, 2019

Shaheen, Bipartisan Senators Introduce Amendment to Fully Fund the Land and Water Conversation Fund

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Richard Burr (R-NC), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Steve Daines (R-MT), Jon Tester (D-MT), and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science, Agriculture, Interior, Environment, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for fiscal year 2020. The LWCF was permanently reauthorized in th… Continue Reading

October 29, 2019

Shaheen, Pappas Introduce Legislation to Launch Nationwide Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team (ACERT) Programs Piloted in New Hampshire

Senator Shaheen introduced standalone ACERT grant legislation concurrently in the Senate. Bill is a companion to a portion of Shaheen's 'Turn the Tide Act', which allows local governments and community-based organizations to apply for grants to address adverse childhood experiences associated with exposure to trauma. WASHINGTON, DC - Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Congressman Chris Pappas have introduced Senate and House versions of the National ACERT Grant Program Authorization Act, which would… Continue Reading

October 29, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Support for Bipartisan Effort to Honor World War II Army Rangers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced their support for bipartisan legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Army Rangers Veterans of World War II, in recognition of their extraordinary service. All members of the World War II-era Ranger Battalions were volunteers, whose service contributed greatly to the military success of the United States and our Allies. "Army Rangers fought in some of the most intense combat operation… Continue Reading

October 27, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Death of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement after the President announced ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a raid carried out by U.S. forces. "The death of al-Baghdadi is a triumph for our nation's anti-terrorism efforts and is a testament to the persistence and expertise of our military and intelligence services," said Shaheen. "al-Baghdadi spread a heinous terrorist… Continue Reading

October 25, 2019

Shaheen Reintroduces Bill to Reduce Operating Costs for Manufacturers and Support Energy Reliability

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) re-introduced the Heat Efficiency through Applied Technology (HEAT) Act, legislation that would address the major regulatory barriers hampering the deployment of heat recovery technologies, such as combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP). By making efficient use of energy that would otherwise be wasted, CHP and WHP systems help manufacturers save money in energy costs and make them more competitive. These techn… Continue Reading

October 24, 2019

Shaheen Files Amendment to Defund Trump Administration Lawsuit that Seeks to Strike Down ACA, Pre-Existing Condition Protections

**Shaheen Amendment Comes in Anticipation of Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals' Ruling to Uphold or Reverse a U.S. District Court Ruling that Would End Coverage for Pre-Existing Conditions** **Shaheen Led a Resolution in the Senate to Save Pre-Existing Condition Protections & Health Care for Millions from Trump Admin's Effort to Gut ACA** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) filed an amendment to appropriations legislation being considered by the full Senate that would proh… Continue Reading

October 23, 2019

Shaheen, McSally Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Service members, Veterans with Eating Disorder Recovery

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally (R-AZ), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation to expand eating disorder treatment access for U.S. service members, veterans and their dependents. Studies have found that 16 percent of female veterans have or have had an eating disorder and 20 percent of female adolescent dependents of a service member are at risk for an eating disorder. Eating disorders have the sec… Continue Reading

October 23, 2019

Shaheen, Baldwin and Warner Call Out Trump Administration for Giving Third Party Websites Free Rein to Push Consumers into Junk Health Insurance Plans

**Letter to HHS Secretary and CMS Administrator Highlights Agencies Promoting Third-Party Health Care Brokers Which Steer Individuals Towards Junk Plans For High Commission Payments** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Mark Warner (D-VA) sent a letter urging Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to do more to prevent third-party web brokers from ste… Continue Reading

October 21, 2019

Shaheen Calls on HHS Secretary to Distribute Unused Funding Provided by Congress for Youth Substance Use Prevention

**Earlier today, Shaheen called on Senate Appropriations Committee leadership to provide flexibility for funding used to treat substance use disorders** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, called on Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alexander Azar to release unused funds that have been identified from previous fiscal years for the Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program to be distributed to pre… Continue Reading

October 21, 2019

With Funding for Community Health Centers About to Run Dry, Senators Shaheen & Hassan Cosponsor Bipartisan Legislation to Fund These Critical Centers

The Senators Also Joined a Bipartisan Group of Their Colleagues in Sending Letter to Senate Leadership to Immediately Pass This Legislation WASHINGTON - Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of their colleagues in cosponsoring legislation to extend critical funding for the Community Health Centers Fund, which will otherwise run out of money on November 21st. The Senators also joined 25 of their colleagues in sending a letter to Senate leadership urgin… Continue Reading

October 21, 2019

Shaheen Calls on Senate Appropriations Leadership to Provide Flexibility for Funding Used to Treat Substance Use Disorders

**Shaheen also asks Committee to preserve the funding she was instrumental in securing that led to NH receiving a more than a ten-fold increase in opioid treatment funding** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, called on Committee leadership to provide new flexibility so states can use State Opioid Response (SOR) grant dollars to address other substance use disorders in addition to opioid misuse - a proposal Shaheen put … Continue Reading

October 18, 2019

Shaheen Lauds $1 Million Boost in Federal Funding for New Hampshire Domestic & Sexual Assault Survivors, Renews Call for VAWA Reauthorization

**As the Lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that Funds the Office on Violence Against Women, Shaheen has Repeatedly Secured Record-Level Funding for Programs Supporting Survivors** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), lauded the $1 million boost in funding for OVW programs in New Hampshire to support domestic and sexual assault survivors. In f… Continue Reading

October 18, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Call for Quick Distribution of LIHEAP Assistance

With Winter Approaching, Bipartisan Group of 35 Senators Seeks Speedy Delivery of Home Heating Funding to Those in Need LIHEAP Provides Heating Assistance to More than 28,000 Granite Staters Shaheen, a Senior Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has Repeatedly Protected & Boosted Funding for LIHEAP Assistance (Washington, DC) - As state agencies prepare their Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) plans for the upcoming winter months, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen … Continue Reading

October 17, 2019

Senator Shaheen Denounces Trump Administration’s Actions on Turkey & Syria, Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill Sanctioning Turkey

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced a bipartisan bill to levy immediate, serious sanctions against Turkey following its invasion of Syria and their slaughter of the Kurdish people, with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and a bipartisan group of Senators. The bill comes as the Trump administration announced a so-called "ceasefire" in Syria that is contingent upon Kurds retreating from the land that Turkey has been attacking since President… Continue Reading

October 17, 2019

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Rebukes President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw Troops from Northeast Syria

Shaheen highlighting the dangers of the President's decision during her Senate floor remarks (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the floor of the Senate and expressed her strong opposition to President Trump's decision to withdraw American troops from Northeast Syria. The President's action has resulted in severe ramifications, including the loss of the region's hard-fought peace and stability, the potential reemergence of ISIS and the ceding of American influe… Continue Reading

October 17, 2019

Shaheen Statement After Vote to Overturn President Trump's Efforts to Raid Military Funding

SHAHEEN: "Funding that Congress has set aside for our troops, their families and military projects is important to our national security and shouldn't be used as a slush fund by the President" (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting to overturn President Trump's veto of legislation that would end his emergency declaration. In September, Shaheen led the bipartisan resolution with Senators Tom Udall (D-NM) and Susan Collins (R-ME) to force a… Continue Reading

October 15, 2019

NH Delegation Applauds Federal Award to Bolster Legal Assistance for Granite Staters

**As the Lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that Funds the Legal Services Corporation, Shaheen has Repeatedly Saved the LSC Program from Elimination by the Trump Administration** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), joined by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), applauded the Legal Services Corporation's (LSC) recent announcement that the Legal Advice & Referral Center in New Hampshire will rec… Continue Reading

October 15, 2019

Shaheen Calls on President Trump to Publicly Revoke His Invitation to President Erdogan to Visit the United States

SHAHEEN: "President Trump must publicly revoke his invitation until Turkey pulls back from its current course. It makes no sense to be extending hospitality and niceties while President Erdogan refuses to heed international calls for a ceasefire." (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of both the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, issued the following statement regarding President Trump's invitation to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to… Continue Reading

October 15, 2019

Shaheen, Capito Call on Medicare to Address Policy that Favors Opioid-Based Drugs over Non-Opioid Alternatives

Bipartisan Letter Calls on Medicare to Ensure Payment Policies Don't Incentivize Opioid-Based Pain Management Treatments Over Non-Opioid Alternatives (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) sent a bipartisan letter last week urging Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to address Medicare's payment policies to ensure that health care providers are not incen… Continue Reading

October 11, 2019

Senators Shaheen and Markey Lead Letter Calling out Trump Administration for Attack on Lighting Standards That Save Consumers Money, Combat Climate Change

Eliminating 2020 standards would cost $14 billion every year, more than $100 per household annually (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) today called out the Trump administration for its attack on lighting efficiency standards, which will result in consumers paying billions of dollars more for energy and the emission of millions of additional tons of carbon dioxide. The Trump administration is proposing not to update the energy efficiency standards f… Continue Reading

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