February 08, 2023

Shaheen, Hassan Help Reintroduce SHRED Act to Keep Ski Fees Local, Support Recreation Management

**Bipartisan Legislation Allows National Forests to Retain Fees Generated by Ski Areas to Support Local Recreation Needs**  (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) reintroduced the Ski Hill Resources for Economic Development (SHRED) Act, led by Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and John Barrasso (R-WY). The bipartisan bill would invest in outdoor recreation in mountain communities by enabling National Forests, including the White Mountain National… Continue Reading

February 07, 2023

Shaheen Statement on President’s State of the Union Address

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address: “President Biden’s address this evening told an important story for the American people – where we started in the depths of COVID, our efforts to get to the end of the tunnel and now, our recovery. The strides we’ve made over the past two years thanks to Democratic policy priorities speak for themselves – 12 mill… Continue Reading

February 07, 2023

Heeding Calls from Shaheen, HHS to Make Federal Funds Available for NH Sex Ed Providers

**Update Comes in Response to Letter From Shaheen & NH Delegation to HHS Following Denial of Sex Ed Funding from GOP-Controlled Executive Council, Reversing a Decade of Funding Decisions & Putting Programs on Brink of Shuttering**   (Washington, DC) — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) confirmation that it will make available federal funds through the competitive p… Continue Reading

February 06, 2023

“Invest in NH” Tour Stop: Shaheen Visits UNH to Discuss New Funding for Early Childhood Education

Senator Shaheen tours UNH’s Child Study and Development Center in Durham this morning to discuss funding she secured in the fiscal year 2023 government funding law to make upgrades at the facility. (Durham, NH) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) toured the University of New Hampshire (UNH)’s Child Study and Development Center (CSDC) and heard from the CSDC’s staff on how the $1 million federal award she secured will provide for much-needed equipment upgrades to the cen… Continue Reading

February 06, 2023

Shaheen, Hassan Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Help More Americans Access High-Quality Job Training, Get Good-Paying Jobs

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of Senators to reintroduce the Jumpstarting Our Businesses by Supporting Students (JOBS) Act, bipartisan legislation to help more Americans get good-paying jobs by allowing students to use federal Pell Grants to afford high-quality, shorter-term job training programs.   Pell Grants are need-based education grants for low-income and working students. Currently, students can on… Continue Reading

February 03, 2023

Shaheen, Senators Send Letter Urging Drug Manufacturer to Update Medication Label to Protect Women Experiencing Early-Pregnancy Miscarriage

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a group of Senators sent a letter to Danco Laboratories, a manufacturer of mifepristone, urging them to submit an application to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to add miscarriage management to the medication’s label. Currently, mifepristone’s label includes medication abortion, but it can also be safely and legally used for miscarriage management.   As many states are trying to limit the use of med… Continue Reading

February 02, 2023

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging HHS to Address Repeated Failures at FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan letter, led by Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra condemning the delays by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate e-cigarettes, failure to enforce the law and take action against companies marketing illegal vaping products and the harm to children’s health from the agency’s inaction. The FDA is currently 16 mon… Continue Reading

February 02, 2023

Shaheen Reintroduces Healthy Indoor Air Act to Establish Energy Efficiency Standards for Consumer Room Air Cleaners

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today reintroduced the Healthy Indoor Air Act to establish a federal energy efficiency standard for consumer room air cleaners under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. Air purifiers have recently grown in popularity, particularly consumer room air cleaners to improve indoor air quality in homes, schools and workplaces during the pandemic and in areas prone to wildfires. This legislation would substantially reduce energy use, provid… Continue Reading

February 02, 2023

Shaheen, Tillis Lead Bipartisan Letter to POTUS Urging Delay of F-16 Sales to Türkiye Until Its Approval of NATO Accession Protocols for Sweden & Finland

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), Co-Chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, today sent a bipartisan letter to President Biden expressing concern about Türkiye’s continued delays around ratifying the NATO accession protocols for Sweden and Finland. The letter states that Congressional consideration of F-16 fighter jet sales to Türkiye should not begin until the NATO protocols are ratified. The Senators note the importance of we… Continue Reading

February 02, 2023

NH Delegation Welcomes Nearly $1M to Combat Homelessness in Concord, Merrimack & Belknap 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) today welcomed $944,406 to New Hampshire to combat housing insecurity. Specifically, the funding supports projects that reduce unsheltered homelessness, especially in high-risk areas and rural communities. Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. Rural SSO Street Outreach will receive $585,366, and the Concord Coalition to End Ho… Continue Reading

February 01, 2023

Shaheen Helps Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase U.S. Exports to Africa

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Dick Durbin (D-IL), John Boozman (R-AR), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to improve America’s competitiveness throughout the African continent and in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Increasing American Jobs through Greater Exports to Africa Act will force better coordination between U.S. government agencies and departments, establish comprehensive strategic goals and marshal pr… Continue Reading

February 01, 2023

Shaheen, Hassan Join Legislation to Lower Costs of Home Heating Options

(Washington, DC) — U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped introduce a bipartisan bill to help more Granite State families afford residential home biomass heating technologies that can save them thousands a year. The BTU Tax Credit Expansion Act incentivizes the purchase of these innovative heating sources by increasing the maximum rebate for these alternative stoves and boilers from $2,000 to $8,000. Once purchased, the stoves only cost … Continue Reading

February 01, 2023

Shaheen Helps Reintroduce “Ethan’s Law” to Require Safe Gun Storage

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bicameral group of lawmakers to reintroduce Ethan’s Law, legislation that would require gun owners to safely and securely store their firearms. Loaded and unlocked guns in the homes of an estimated 4.6 million American minors are killing or injuring eight children or teens every day. Named in honor of Ethan Song, a teenager from Guilford, Connecticut who was tragically killed in 2018 by an unsecured gun in a neighbor̵… Continue Reading

January 31, 2023

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Group Meeting with Bosnia and Herzegovina Tripartite Presidency in Washington

Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and Wicker (R-MS), who lead bipartisan legislation in the Senate to strengthen U.S.-Balkan ties, welcome Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite presidency in Washington, DC earlier today.   (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, led a bipartisan group of Senators today in a bilateral meeting with Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH… Continue Reading

January 31, 2023

ICYMI: Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Resolution in Support of Anti-Regime Protests in Iran

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined a bipartisan group of Senators in reintroducing a resolution in support of anti-regime protests in Iran.  In addition to reaffirming the United States’ support for the Iranian citizens who have taken to the streets in peaceful protest and condemning Iranian security forces for human rights abuses, the resolution calls on the international community to continu… Continue Reading

January 27, 2023

Shaheen Honors WWII Veteran John Durkin with Congressional Gold Medal

Shaheen awards Congressional Gold Medal to Dover resident and WWII veteran John Durkin.  *Earlier in the day, Shaheen visited the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Manchester**  Shaheen speaks with parishioners and Ukrainian refugees at the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Manchester.  (Dover, NH) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, presented the Congressional Gold Medal to WWII veteran Lieutenant John Durkin. Shah… Continue Reading

January 27, 2023

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $25M to Expand Public Transit in New Hampshire

(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) today announced $24,955,036 in public transit funding for New Hampshire. The funding comes in part from the Hassan and Shaheen-negotiated bipartisan infrastructure law, which provides the largest investment in transit ever. Senator Hassan was a member of the bipartisan group negotiating transit funding. “The bipartisan infrastructure law i… Continue Reading

January 27, 2023

NH Delegation Welcomes More Than $355K in Federal Funding to Support NH Firefighters

(Washington, DC) — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, alongside U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Homeland Security Committee, and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed $335,865 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support Granite State firefighters in Portsmouth and Laconia through the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. The AFG program provides di… Continue Reading

January 27, 2023

Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues to Introduce Bill to Provide Historic, Permanent Investment in Home Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities

The Better Care Better Jobs Act would expand access to long-term care, enabling older adults and people with disabilities to receive quality care and remain in their communities (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, and colleagues to introduce legislation to expand access to home- and community-based services for older adults, people with disabilities and inju… Continue Reading

January 27, 2023

Shaheen Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Provide Certainty Around Federal Investments in Weatherization and State Energy Programs

(Washington, DC) — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jack Reed (D-RI) in reintroducing bipartisan legislation to improve delivery of weatherization assistance, as well as encourage state-driven energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives that reduce energy costs for low-income households, spur private sector energy innovation and improve emergency planning and response. The Investing in State Energy Act would prevent undue d… Continue Reading

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