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June 16, 2022

Shaheen Helps Advance Additional Aid to Ukraine in FY23 Annual Defense Bill

Shaheen has led efforts in the Senate in support of military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate Armed Service Committee advanced the fiscal year (FY) 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes $800 million in additional military aid to Ukraine. The annual defense legislation also includes other priorities championed by … Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

BREAKING: Shaheen Secures Funding for PFAS Health Impact Study, Enhancing Firefighter Gear Protections & Strengthening Testing Disclosure Requirements

Shaheen has led efforts in the Senate on PFAS legislation & established the PFAS health impact study in the FY2018 NDAA (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, successfully secured the authorization of $20 million for a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) health impact study at current and former U.S. military installations across the country, including at Pease Air National Guard Base in New Hampshire, in the f… Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

Shaheen Fights to Secure Numerous NH Priorities in Committee-Approved Defense Bill

**Shaheen supports authorization of $503 million for multi-mission dry dock project at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard** **Shaheen procures additional 15 KC-46 Pegasus refueling tankers, the same aircraft operating out of Pease Air National Guard Base** **Shaheen successfully authorizes record-level $20M for Pease health impact study she established in the 2018 NDAA** **Bill would provide a 4.6-percent pay raise for service members** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH),… Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Senate-Passage of Historic Veterans Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022 (the PACT Act). The bipartisan bill passed the Senate with a vote of 84 to 14. The House of Representatives is expected to take up the Senate version of the legislation soon before it is sent to the President's desk. "Our veterans deserve access to the full scope of care they need to get well, stay well and live well… Continue Reading


June 15, 2022

NEW: Shaheen, Tillis Announce Finland & Sweden Stops on Bipartisan CODEL to NATO Summit

**Shaheen and Tillis also announce additional CODEL participants to include Senators Durbin, Rounds, Coons, Fisher, Blunt and Ernst ** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Observer Group, announced two additional stops on their bipartisan delegation to the NATO summit in Spain later month, which will include Finland and Sweden. The Senators will make stops in Finland and Sweden ahe… Continue Reading


June 15, 2022

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Announcing $1B Available for NH, States to Apply for Water Infrastructure Resources

**Shaheen Led Negotiations on Water Infrastructure Provisions with Senator Romney on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Signed into Law in November** (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a lead negotiator of the water infrastructure provisions in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) that was signed into law in November, and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed today's announcement from the Envir… Continue Reading


June 15, 2022

Shaheen Statement on EPA Health Advisory Levels for PFAS Chemicals

**Shaheen leads efforts in the Senate on PFAS research, established the first-ever nationwide PFAS health impact study in 2018** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement of new lifetime health advisory levels for four types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including PFOA, PFOS, GenX and PFBS. Read the EPA's announcement in full here. "As numerous communities and af… Continue Reading


June 13, 2022

ICYMI: Senate Unanimously Passes Bipartisan Bill Led by Shaheen & Rounds to Support National WWII Memorial

**Commemorative coin proceeds would fund Memorial repair at no cost to taxpayers** (Washington, DC) - The U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation led by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) to support the National World War II Memorial. The legislation now heads to the House of Representatives. The Greatest Generation Commemorative Coin Act authorizes the U.S. Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. … Continue Reading


June 10, 2022

ICYMI: After Two Years, Shaheen Welcomes Back NH Vendors for 11th Annual Experience New Hampshire

**Watch highlights from the event here** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released a video highlighting the 11th annual Experience New Hampshire reception, where Granite State businesses, restaurants, and vendors from around the state showcased their products and services, including New Hampshire beer, wines and specialty foods, for policymakers and government officials in Washington. This was the first Experience New Hampshire event since 2019 and marks the New Hamp… Continue Reading


June 10, 2022

Shaheen, Lead Insulin Legislation Negotiator, Hosts Discussion on Senate Progress to Lower Skyrocketing Drug Cost

Senator Shaheen in Manchester today to discuss the urgent need to reduce the cost of insulin. (Manchester, NH) - Earlier today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) participated in a roundtable discussion at Dartmouth Health Children's in Manchester with stakeholders, advocates and individuals about the need to reduce the cost of insulin and her pending bipartisan legislation with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) toward that end. In April, Shaheen and Collins announced their policy priorities in thei… Continue Reading


June 10, 2022

Senators Shaheen, Menendez Urge Biden Admin to Prioritize Needs of Ukrainian Children with Disabilities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called on the Biden administration to take additional measures to prioritize U.S. support for Ukrainian children with disabilities amid Putin's brutal attack on the country. In a new letter, addressed to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and United States… Continue Reading


June 09, 2022

Shaheen Helps Lead Senate Action to Protect the Right to Abortion for Service Members

(Washington, DC). - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a group of Senators led by Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced the MARCH for Service members Act in the Senate to protect the right to abortion for service members. This bicameral legislation would allow military medical treatment facilities (MTF) to provide abortion services and for the military to cover associated costs. Senators Blumenthal (D-CT) and Hirono (D-HI) also cosponsored the legislation. "I'm proud to help lead this legisl… Continue Reading


June 09, 2022

Shaheen, Hassan & Group of Senators Urge President Biden to Issue Executive Order to Defend Americans’ Right to an Abortion

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators led by Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) in a letter to President Biden urging him to immediately issue an executive order directing the federal government to develop a national plan to defend Americans' fundamental reproductive rights, including their right to an abortion. The Senators wrote, "Americans across the nation and at every level of government must stand up against… Continue Reading


June 09, 2022

NEW: Shaheen Ushers Numerous National Security Measures through Senate Foreign Relations Committee

**Shaheen's bipartisan bill to increase global cooperation in fight against synthetic drug trafficking clears pivotal committee hurdle** **The only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Shaheen also successfully pushes through her bipartisan resolution in support of Ukrainian women on the frontlines of the humanitarian crisis and war efforts against Russia & her bipartisan resolution designating an official International Women's Day** **Legislation cosponsored by Shaheen recogni… Continue Reading


June 08, 2022

NH Delegation Applauds $1.2M Heading to White Mountains Community College to Support Rural Students’ Access to Higher Education

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, announced with U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that $1,222,171 is heading to White Mountains Community College (WMCC) and Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH) to supp… Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

NH Delegation Announces $50 Million to Bring High-Speed Internet to NH Communities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced $50 million of $122 million in federal funds to help bring high-speed internet access to the most rural parts of the state. The funding is estimated to serve 15,000 homes and businesses - representing approximately 50 percent of locations in New Hampshire that are still lacking high-speed internet. "Broadband is essential for our everyd… Continue Reading


June 07, 2022

NH Delegation Applauds $2.6M Heading to NH to Preserve Outdoor Spaces & Expand Outdoor Recreation

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed $2,606,771 headed to New Hampshire to support state and local outdoor recreation and conservation projects. The funding comes from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), of which Senator Shaheen has been a staunch supporter. "Our expansive outdoors and recreational activities are at the heart of New Hampshire's culture and identity.… Continue Reading


June 06, 2022

Shaheen Statement on Sanctions Against Officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina for Anti-Dayton Actions

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. State Department's decision to impose sanctions against officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina for actions that violate or threaten implementation of the Dayton Peace Agreement. "I welcome the State Department's designation of sanctions against officials in Bosnia and Herzegovina for undermining… Continue Reading


June 06, 2022

Shaheen on GAO Report Detailing Devastating Impact of Global Gag Rule

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in response to a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the impact of the expanded Global Gag Rule under the Trump Administration. The report is in direct response to a letter led by Shaheen in July 2017 requesting GAO to compile the information. Her letter is available here and was also signed by U.S. Senators Collins (R-ME), Murray (D-… Continue Reading


June 03, 2022

Shaheen Statement on 25-Year Anniversary of Her Repeal of NH Law that Deemed Abortion a Felony

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the 25-year anniversary of her actions as Governor to repeal a State law that deemed abortion a felony in New Hampshire. Shaheen signed SB34 into law on June 3, 1997, which repealed the anti-abortion law. "I was proud to be the Governor who at long last repealed this outdated, dangerous law that stripped women of their freedoms and personal health decisions about when and how to start their families. In the … Continue Reading

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