Shaheen, Collins, reintroduce diabetes management bill
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Maine Sen. Susan Collins have reintroduced a bill to expand Medicare coverage for diabetes management.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The wide-ranging public lands bill signed into law by President Donald Trump has provisions that protect some New Hampshire waterways and redesignates Saint-Gaudens National...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says she welcomes continued funding levels for opioid treatment in President Donald Trump's budget proposal, but she is concerned...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has spoken with the Secretary of the Navy to defend funding for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard projects that could go instead toward the Trump...
Delegation urges Trump to prioritize opioid funding
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Democratic congressional delegation is urging President Donald Trump to prioritize funding for State Opioid Response grants in his annual budget proposal to...
Shaheen, Hassan, voted against Wheeler’s confirmation
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan have voted against confirming Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, questioning his...
Shaheen bill would slap fees on e-cigarette makers
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has introduced a bill that would place a fee on e-cigarette manufacturers to help finance the Food and Drug Administration's...
Delegation: Shipyard, NH Natl Guard could suffer over wall
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Democratic congressional delegation says the Trump administration's plan to take funds from military construction projects to build a border wall could hurt...
Bill would give those 50-plus option to buy into Medicare
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan have introduced a bill to give people between the ages of 50 and 64 the option of buying into Medicare.
The senators, both Democrats, said in a statement Thursday that millions of Americans who are approaching retirement or are being forced to retire early due to layoffs or mandatory retirement face increasing health care needs and rising costs.
Bill would help protect parts of NH, Mass rivers
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation have introduced a bill to designate parts of rivers in the state and in Massachusetts as scenic rivers under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
The bill would create an advisory committee that works with state and federal agencies to protect and manage the Nashua, Squannacook, and Nissitissit rivers.
Bomb squad called to senator’s office for suspicious letter
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire State Police bomb squad responded to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's office for reports of a suspicious letter.
Shaheen wants info on drug firms’ anti-addiction marketing
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is asking the head of the Food and Drug Administration to provide information on how the agency is preventing pharmaceutical companies from fueling the opioid crisis by marketing both addictive prescription drugs and anti-addiction medications.
Delegation disappointed Trump didn’t rule out a shutdown
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation say they appreciate that President Donald Trump touched on issues in his State of the Union address such as high prescription drugs costs and infrastructure investment, but they're disappointed he didn't rule out shutting down the government again.
Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said the recent shutdown took a terrible toll on many New Hampshire families and businesses, and must not be repeated.
Shaheen: US must have plan in place if it leaves nuke treaty
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says the Trump administration must carefully consider how it would prevent an arms race in the absence of a nuclear arms treaty with Russia, and whether that includes negotiating a new treaty with China.
Shaheen, a Democrat and member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, said Friday if the United States is to withdraw, "there must be a plan in place to prevent proliferation."
Coin proposed to honor teacher lost in Challenger disaster
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's congressional delegation is proposing the creation of a commemorative coin to honor Christa McAuliffe, the Concord High School teacher who died in the NASA space shuttle Challenger disaster 33 years ago.
Democratic Sen. Shaheen of New Hampshire seeks 3rd term
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's senior U.S. senator, Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, has confirmed she is running for a third term.
In an interview broadcast on Sunday, Shaheen told WMUR-TV her immediate priority will be making sure a government shutdown doesn't happen again. She also said she'll focus on jobs, health care, access to affordable prescription drugs and ending the opioid crisis.
New Hampshire among states with female Senate leader
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Senate president, Donna Soucy, is among at least 34 women nationwide to hold a top legislative spot this year. It's a new role for her but not an unfamiliar scenario for the state.
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New Hampshire mourns civil rights leader Hilson on MLK Day
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is both observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day and mourning the death of a man who led efforts to establish the holiday in the state.
The Rev. Arthur Hilson, of Portsmouth, died Saturday of pancreatic cancer at age 82.
Shaheen reintroduces bill to make child care more affordable
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has reintroduced legislation to make child care more affordable and accessible by reforming the federal tax code.
The Democrat's bill would increase outdated dollar limits on child care expenses for families; make the child care tax credit fully refundable; create a tax credit for educated child care professionals; and boost support for businesses that provide child care benefits for employees.
Senator, Foley’s mother: withdrawal from Syria a setback
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and the mother of slain journalist James Foley are urging President Donald Trump to continue prioritizing justice for Americans lost in Syria following his unexpected decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the country.
Shaheen bill would stop drug company ad tax deductions
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has introduced a bill that would prohibit pharmaceutical companies from claiming tax deductions for consumer advertising expenses.
Under current law, drug manufacturers are allowed to deduct the cost of advertising expenses from federal taxes. A news release from Shaheen's office Thursday said those advertising expenses have more than quadrupled over the past two decades, rising from $1.3 billion in 1997 to $6 billion in 2016.
Warren to hold organizing event in New Hampshire
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren is hosting an organizing event in New Hampshire for her 2020 presidential exploratory committee this weekend.
The event is scheduled Saturday afternoon at Manchester Community College. The announcement was advertised Wednesday on her Facebook page.
Meanwhile, New Hampshire's Democratic Party says Warren will be the keynote speaker at its McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner on Feb. 22 in Manchester.
UNH gets $4 million Preschool Development Grant
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire is getting nearly $4 million to research the development of a plan for a comprehensive and coordinated early childhood care and education system.
The Preschool Development Grant from the Department of Health and Human Services was announced by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan.
World War II veteran who just received Purple Heart dies
Family and officials say a World War II veteran in New Hampshire who recently received a Purple Heart amid his battle with bladder cancer has died. He was 94.
Francis Byrne died at his New Hampshire home Thursday morning, his family told the Boston Globe. Byrne was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer two months ago and said his dying wish was to get his long-awaited Purple Heart.
Shaheen wants invite to Russian space leader withdrawn
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says reports that NASA's administrator has invited the head of the Russian space agency for a visit undermine the United States' core national security objectives.
Shaheen, a Democrat, is one of a number of U.S. officials and legislators criticizing a possible visit by Dmity Rogozin. She said NASA should withdraw the invitation before Congress is forced to take action.
Shaheen: Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria dangerous
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria is dangerous and premature.
Shaheen, a Democrat, said in a statement Wednesday she's concerned that an ill-informed and hasty withdrawal of troops will not only "breathe new life" into ISIS and other terrorist groups, but also cede America's hard-fought gains in the region to Russia, Iran, and Syrian President Bashar Assad.
New Hampshire city gets funds to tackle lead paint hazards
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The federal governor is giving a New Hampshire city $3.7 million to tackle lead paint issues in city homes.
New Hampshire Public Radio reports that the funding will allow Manchester to assess and address lead hazards in 180 housing units.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's office said the funding will ensure the safety of low and very low-income families with children.
94-year-old World War II veteran gets overdue Purple Heart
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A World War II veteran in New Hampshire who is battling cancer has finally received a long-awaited Purple Heart.
Cpl. Francis Byrne, of Manchester, received the awarded at a Friday ceremony at Elliot Hospital.
He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was injured in the line of duty in Belgium. He was hit by shrapnel from a landmine.
Senators call for help with online sales tax
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan are backing a bill that would prevent new red tape from being imposed on small businesses following a court decision on collecting sales taxes from online shopping.
World War II veteran to receive long-awaited Purple Heart
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A World War II veteran in New Hampshire who is battling cancer is going to receive a long-awaited Purple Heart.
Cpl. Francis Byrne, of Manchester, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was injured in the line of duty in Belgium. He was hit by shrapnel from a landmine.
Byrne's lieutenant had promised to fill out the paperwork for a Purple Heart, but he was killed in action the next day.
Shaheen: seismic surveys for Atlantic drilling a threat
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says the Trump administration's authorization of seismic air guns to find oil and gas formations underneath the Atlantic Ocean floor is a threat to the state.
Senators want small-business protections on sales tax
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Some U.S. senators, including New Hampshire's Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, want Senate leadership to take action before the end of the year to protect small businesses from red tape following a court decision on collecting sales taxes from online shopping.
Current, most former governors back Gardner’s re-election
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Most of New Hampshire's living former governors are backing the re-election of Secretary of State Bill Gardner.
Lawmakers will decide on Dec. 5 whether to give Gardner a 22nd two-year term or give the position to fellow Democrat Colin Van Ostern, a former executive councilor and gubernatorial candidate.
$4.6M in work plan to dredge Hampton-Seabrook Harbor
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers' work plan for Fiscal Year 2019 includes $4.6 million to dredge the Hampton-Seabrook Harbor.
The New Hampshire congressional delegation has repeatedly called for the Corps to dredge the harbor. They say severe shoaling has made the water shallow and difficult to navigate.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said fishermen depend on the harbor, but the shoaling has become so extreme that they are unable to access open waters for several hours each day.
Shaheen, Tillis lead delegation to security forum
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina are leading a bipartisan delegation attending an international security conference in Canada.
The group is participating in the 10th annual Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Three hundred delegates from around the world are discussing strategic cooperation on common global security goals.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
ABC's "This Week" — Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Reps.-elect Deb Haaland, D-N.M., Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., Donna Shalala, D-Fla., Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., and Lauren Underwood, D-Ill.
Founder of group formed after Pease testing getting award
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A founder of a group formed after high levels of industrial chemicals were found in drinking water at the former Pease Air Force base in Portsmouth.
Andrea Amico is getting the Environmental Protection Agency's Citizen Excellence in Community Involvement Award, which is a national recognition for achievements in environmental protection. She is a founder of the Testing for Pease group.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said Amico is getting the award Wednesday.
UNH gets grant to train fishermen, farmers
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire is getting nearly $800,000 for a program that seeks to boost U.S. seafood production.
The money from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will fund an aquaculture training program that will recruit fishermen and farmers from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine and will focus on farming steelhead trout and blue mussels.
Annual race honors slain New Hampshire journalist
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Members of New Hampshire's Congressional delegation were among those honoring slain journalist James Foley at a 5k race in Rochester.
The 4th annual Foley Foundation 5k Freedom Run was held Saturday. It raises money for a foundation Foley's parents created after their son's death. Foley, who grew up in Rochester, was kidnapped in northern Syria in 2012 and killed in August 2014.
Portraits of overdose victims on display in Washington
PLAISTOW, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman's vibrant portraits of young people who died of drug overdoses are going on display in Washington.
Artist Anne Mare Zanfagna, whose daughter died in 2014, began getting portrait requests from other parents after bringing her daughter's painting to a grief support group. The Plaistow woman now runs a nonprofit organization called Angels of Addiction to raise money for scholarships and addiction recovery resources.
New Hampshire to get funds for sexual assault victims
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is set to get $650,000 in grants to support victims of sexual assault.
Shaheen, Hassan introduce bills to lower health care costs
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Democratic U.S. senators are introducing separate but related legislation aimed at lowering health care costs.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's bill would cap the amount that hospitals could charge uninsured patients or patients with individual market coverage who receive treatment outside their provider network.
Shaheen: FBI should investigate sexual assault allegations
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Several members of New Hampshire's Congressional delegation are echoing calls by their fellow Democrats to have the FBI investigate sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh testified Thursday to the Senate Judiciary Committee and denied the allegation of sexual assault when he was in high school. His accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, appeared first before the committee and insisted Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her.
New Hampshire gets $250,000 to boost exports
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A program that helps businesses increase exports and better reach foreign markets is getting a funding boost.
The Small Business Administration has awarded $250,000 to the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development through the State Trade Expansion Program, or STEP.
World War II intelligence officer gets Congressional medal
WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) — A 97-year-old World War II intelligence officer, who sent coded messages across hundreds of miles jungles in Southeast Asia, has received the highest congressional honor.
12-year-old girl from Honduras reunited with her family
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A girl from Honduras has been reunited with her family in New Hampshire after she was separated from them by the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy on border crossings.
New Hampshire gets federal grant to help homeless veterans
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The state's Democratic congressional delegation says that New Hampshire is getting more than $2.8 million in federal grants to help homeless veterans.
The funding will go toward two New Hampshire nonprofit organizations, Veterans Inc. in Concord and Harbor Homes in Nashua. The organizations provide housing, employment, and supportive services for veterans and their families.
Grant goes to Dover to improve transportation
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Several members of New Hampshire's Democratic Congressional delegation have announced a grant aimed at improving transportation networks in Dover.
Better late than never: Democrats pick Kelly for NH governor
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former state senator who jumped into the race for governor of New Hampshire more than a year after her Democratic opponent beat him in Tuesday's primary and will face Republican Gov. Chris Sununu in November.
Molly Kelly, a former five-term state senator from Harrisville, defeated former Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand. Though she didn't start campaigning until April, she quickly gained the support of key Democrats, including the state's two U.S. senators.