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July 28, 2021

Senators’ Joint Statement on Infrastructure

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), Angus King (I-Maine), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), … Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Shaheen, Johnson Lead Bipartisan Statement on Breakdown of Georgian April 19 Agreement

Shaheen and Johnson - Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation - introduced a bipartisan resolution in April in support of Georgia's April 19th political agreement. Shaheen recently led a bipartisan congressional delegation to Eastern Europe, which included a stop in Georgia, to reaffirm U.S. commitment to its regional partner and strengthen democratic reforms. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ro… Continue Reading


July 28, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Applaud Senate Passage of the Willie O’Ree Congressional Gold Medal Act

**Willie O'Ree of the Boston Bruins was the First Black Player to Compete in the National Hockey League** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) applauded Senate passage of bipartisan legislation that they cosponsored to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O'Ree, a former hockey player for the Boston Bruins who was the first Black player to compete in the National Hockey League (NHL). This bill was introduced by Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) … Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

Shaheen’s Bill to Protect Afghan Allies through SIV Program Included in Supplemental Security Spending Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, today announced she successfully secured the inclusion of key provisions from her bill with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), the Afghan Allies Protection Act, in the supplemental spending measure for security needs. Her legislation helps protect the Afghan civilians who risked their lives to support the U.S. mission in Afghanistan. Specifically, the measure would increa… Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

Shaheen, Toomey Reintroduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Overhaul U.S. Sugar Program

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is renewing her bipartisan effort with U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Representatives Virginia Foxx (NC-05) and Danny Davis (IL-07) to rein in America's flawed sugar price support program. Yesterday, the bicameral group of lawmakers reintroduced the Fair Sugar Policy Act of 2021 to reform the federal sugar support program, which currently has cost consumers and businesses as much as $4 billion per year. "I'm glad to once again partner wi… Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $1 Million to NH Nonprofits, Including Houses of Worship, to Increase Safety

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire nonprofits, including houses of worship, will receive $951,951 under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program. The full list of New Hampshire nonprofits to receive funding this year is included below. "Every Granite Stater should be able find solace in their house of worship, should they choose, without fearing for the … Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $1 Million to NH Nonprofits, Including Houses of Worship, to Increase Safety

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire nonprofits, including houses of worship, will receive $951,951 under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program. The full list of New Hampshire nonprofits to receive funding this year is included below. "Every Granite Stater should be able find solace in their house of worship, should they choose, without fearing for the … Continue Reading


July 27, 2021

Shaheen Statement on Passing of Former U.S. Senator Mike Enzi

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY): "I'm heartbroken by the passing of my friend and former Senate colleague, Mike Enzi. Mike was a good man, who always put the needs of Wyoming families first," said Shaheen. "Mike was a reliable partner in the Senate to bridge the partisan divide to make important investments in our country. May we all honor his legacy by following his lead. My condolences … Continue Reading


July 26, 2021

Shaheen Hosts Webinar for Local Governments on Available Funding from American Rescue Plan

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) co-hosted a virtual webinar on funding from the American Rescue Plan to assist local governments across the state. The Senator shared how $1.4 billion in funding for state, local and county governments is being implemented and discussed what federal resources are available to help small municipalities manage federal funds and execute projects. She also encouraged municipalities to apply for recovery funds by the state's August 18th dea… Continue Reading


July 24, 2021

Shaheen Joins Bicameral Legislation to Protect Women’s Retirement Security

4 in 10 women expect the COVID-19 pandemic to have a long-term impact on their finances The average woman loses over $400,000 over a forty-year career due to the wage gap, and some women of color lose over $1,000,000 due to pay inequality by retirement (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) to reintroduce the Women's Retirement Protection Act of 2021 (WRPA), legislation to address the retirement g… Continue Reading


July 23, 2021

NH Delegation Announces $450,000 for Manchester-Boston Regional Airport to Bolster Marketing of New Spirit Airlines Routes

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) will award Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) $450,000 to support marketing for new routes available through Spirit Airlines, which will start in the fall. Spi… Continue Reading


July 23, 2021

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $2 Million Heading to NH for COVID Detection & Mitigation for Vulnerable Populations

(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 nearly $2 million to support COVID-19 testing and mitigation efforts. Specifically, $1.47 million will go towards COVID detection and mitigation in prison facilities and $449,760 will go towards populations experiencing homelessness. The funding comes from the American Rescue Plan and will support eff… Continue Reading


July 23, 2021

Shaheen, Gillibrand, Cotton and Collins Secure $30M in Funding and Access for Americans Affected by Directed Energy Attacks

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Susan Collins (R-ME) secured key provisions and funding in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that cleared the Senate Armed Services Committee this week, which would provide American government employees and their families suffering from symptoms of directed energy attacks, also referred to as "Havana Syndrome," access to the National Intrepid Center of Excell… Continue Reading


July 23, 2021

Shaheen Visits Pennichuck’s Merrimack River Interconnection Project to Underscore Key NH Priorities in Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

Earlier: Shaheen hosts information session on federal resources available through American Rescue Plan for Granite State child care providers Shaheen meets with local and state officials at the Merrimack River Interconnection Project to discuss the ongoing project and critical infrastructure needs in the Merrimack area (Merrimack, NH) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a key negotiator in bipartisan infrastructure talks, visited Pennichuck's Merrimack River Interconnecti… Continue Reading


July 23, 2021

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Hold E-Cigarette Companies Accountable for the Youth Vaping Crisis

**The Resources to Prevent Youth Vaping Act is endorsed by the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led the bipartisan, bicameral introduction of legislation to protect children from the dangers of e-cigarettes. The Resources to Prevent Youth Vaping Act would require that e-cigarette manufacturers pay user fees to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help to fund more activity at the FDA to conduct stronger o… Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Shaheen Announces Key NH Priorities in Committee-Approved Defense Bill

**Shaheen supports authorization of $350 million for multi-mission dry dock project at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard** **Shaheen procures additional KC-46 Pegasus refueling tankers, the same aircraft operating out of Pease Air National Guard Base** **Shaheen-Blumenthal-Gillibrand amendment would codify DOD PFAS Task Force, establish PFAS testing deadline at all DOD installations & direct DOD to submit a status report on PFAS remediation efforts at U.S. military installations with some of the … Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Shaheen Leads Key PFAS Amendment to FY2022 NDAA to Set Deadline for PFAS Testing at DOD Facilities, Develop a Remediation Schedule for Contaminated Sites & Codify PFAS Task Force

**Shaheen-Blumenthal-Gillibrand amendment would codify DOD PFAS Task Force, establish PFAS testing deadline at all DOD installations & direct DOD to submit a status report on PFAS remediation efforts at U.S. military installations with some of the highest detections across the country, including Pease** **Shaheen also successfully authorized an additional $15 million to continue the PFAS health impact study she established in the 2018 NDAA** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shahe… Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Shaheen Leads Provisions to Direct U.S. Government Response to Directed Energy Attacks Against U.S. Personnel in Committee-Approved Defense Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), announced that two provisions pertaining to the U.S. Government's response to directed energy attacks against U.S. personnel were included in the SASC-approved National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY)2022. Shaheen has long led measures in the Senate to support public servants and their loved ones who have incurred brain and other injuries from probable direc… Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

Shaheen-Backed Legislation to Support Families of Deceased Veterans Clears Senate

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate unanimously cleared the Ensuring Survivor Benefits During COVID Act last night, which is a bipartisan bill that would ensure family members of veterans who passed away due to COVID-19 receive the dependent benefits they've earned. The?Ensuring Survivor Benefits During COVID Act?was introduced by Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Thom Tillis (R-NC). Currently, veterans who pass away from … Continue Reading


July 22, 2021

BREAKING: Biden Signs into Law Shaheen-Backed Bill to Support Crime Victims Fund

**Earlier this week, Shaheen called for passage of the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act on the Senate floor** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS), today applauded President Biden's signature on a bill that she fought to pass in the Senate to strengthen the Crime Victims Fund for the future. Earlier this week, Shaheen delivered a speech on the Senate floor urging… Continue Reading

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