Shaheen urges the Senate to quickly consider government funding legislation passed by the House

March 9, 2022

**A senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen today announced $62.4 million in NH projects through Congressional-directed spending requests**

**As Chair of the Senate CJS Appropriations Subcommittee, Shaheen has secured record-level funding for VAWA programs and increased investments in substance use disorder programs, community policing efforts, scientific research, and more**

**Also a senior member of the Senate Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees, Shaheen supported robust military assistance to Ukraine**

(Washington, DC) – US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) – a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee — issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed fiscal year (FY) 2022 government funding legislation, which is now heading to the Senate for consideration.

“I appreciate the House’s prompt consideration of this government funding legislation and urge the Senate to move quickly on this package, which includes significant New Hampshire priorities for addressing the substance use disorder epidemic and supporting community policing programs in addition to to provide urgent military aid to Ukraine. while its people fight for their freedom and their future.” said Shaheen. “I am particularly pleased with the number of Granite State projects included in the Congressional-led spending process that address a variety of local needs, from local infrastructure to conservation, research, affordable housing and more. As the Senate adopts this legislation, I urge lawmakers to act thoughtfully and in good faith so that we can deliver this bill to the President’s desk as soon as possible. With important provisions to help veterans and military families, including my bill to allow reservists and National Guard members to be buried in state veteran cemeteries, this legislation addresses a wide range of issues important to Granite Staters and all Americans. ”

As chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, Shaheen has successfully secured record funds for Violence Against Women Act programs and increased investment in substance use disorder programs, community policing efforts , scientific research and more. Also chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Subcommittee for Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, Shaheen supported robust military assistance to Ukraine.

This year’s funding legislation also includes Congressional Targeted Spending (CDS) requests, which allow the federal government to invest in policies and programs that assist Granite State communities and help advance our nation. As a senior appropriator, Shaheen has successfully championed and included $62.4 million in New Hampshire projects across the state that address infrastructure needs, research investments, first responder equipment and more.

Additionally, fiscal year 2022 legislation includes the Shaheen bill with Senator Cramer (R-ND), Hassan (D-NH) and Hoeven (R-ND) to ensure that all members of the Reserve component and the National Guard are eligible to be buried in state veterans’ cemeteries, provided their service is not terminated in dishonorable conditions. Senators asked Senate and House leadership earlier this week to include their bill in government funding legislation. Representative Chris Pappas (NH-01) leads complementary legislation in the House.

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