Latest Jeanne Shaheen News

New Hampshire getting more than $8.3M to support tourism

Nov. 21, 2021 12:33 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting more than $8.3 million to support marketing, workforce and other projects to boost business and travel in the state. The funding was allocated through the American Rescue Plan. The state's congressional delegation announced...

Sununu seeks 4th term as governor, not Hassan's Senate seat

Nov. 09, 2021 14:01 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said Tuesday that he would seek a fourth term instead of running for Senate, dealing a major blow to Republicans who had hoped he could defeat Democratic incumbent Maggie Hassan and help them retake the chamber in next year’s midterm...

Senators try again to get single zip code for NH town

Nov. 08, 2021 15:32 PM EST

SWANZEY, N.H. (AP) — The entire town of Swanzey would share a zip code under legislation re-introduced by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan. Currently, North Swanzey shares the 03431 zip code with neighboring Keene, even though it is fully incorporated in the...

New Hampshire getting over $25M in heating assistance

Nov. 07, 2021 13:12 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is getting more than $25 million in federal funding in support of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, the state's congressional delegation said. The announcement followed a letter by senators to the Biden administration,...

State Dept. names new coordinator on 'Havana Syndrome' cases

Nov. 05, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Friday named a new coordinator for its investigation into cases of so-called Havana Syndrome, responding to increased pressure from lawmakers to investigate and respond to hundreds of brain injuries reported by diplomats and intelligence officers. ...

Shaheen to participate in international security forum

Oct. 30, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire is planning to participate in an international security forum in November. Shaheen, a Democrat, and Sen. Jim Risch of Idaho, a Republican, are leading a congressional delegation in Halifax, Nova Scotia,...

Health officials criticize rejection of vaccine funding

Oct. 25, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s rejection of federal funding for vaccine outreach and other programs will further strain the state’s hospitals and delay the administration of COVID-19 vaccines to children, health care officials said Monday. The Republican-led...

Police get more than $159K for bulletproof vests in NH

Oct. 21, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — More than $159,000 has been awarded to 43 New Hampshire communities and one county to support the purchase of bulletproof vests for law enforcement officers, the state's congressional delegation said Thursday. The funds come from the Department of...

Retired Rep. Bill Zeliff, who probed Waco siege, dies at 85

Oct. 19, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

Former U.S. Rep. Bill Zeliff, a three-term Republican best known for helping lead the congressional investigation of the government's disastrous siege of the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, has died. He was 85. Zeliff, who represented southern and eastern New...

Border residents rejoice as US says it will lift travel ban

Oct. 13, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Beleaguered business owners and families separated by COVID-19 restrictions rejoiced Wednesday after the U.S. said it will reopen its land borders to nonessential travel next month, ending a 19-month freeze. Travel across land borders from Canada and...