Read more about Senator Shaheen's top priorities in the U.S. Senate.
As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and former Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on European Affairs, Senator Shaheen knows that strong international alliances are critical to America’s national security and economic strength.
Economy & Jobs
Senator Shaheen knows we need to continue to create jobs and lay the foundation for long-term economic growth. As a former small business owner, she understands that it is the private sector, not the government, which will create jobs that put people back to work and strengthen the economy. But she also knows that the government has an important role to play in creating the right atmosphere for entrepreneurship and innovation.
An excellent education is the key not only to our children’s success in life but also to America’s economic success in the future. As a former school teacher, Senator Shaheen has maintained her commitment to improving educational opportunities for all children throughout her career.
Energy & Environment
Shaheen has been a leader on energy efficiency policy throughout her career and is the co-author of bipartisan energy efficiency legislation. In the Senate, Shaheen is a leading voice for comprehensive energy legislation that provides the incentives and certainty businesses are looking for to invest in clean energy.
After balancing a budget as a mother, small business owner, and governor, Senator Shaheen understands that every dollar we spend must deliver results. She is committed to fiscal responsibility and knows that public officials have a fundamental duty to make sure taxpayer money is used effectively and that each dollar can be accounted for.
Rising healthcare costs are squeezing middle class families and making it difficult for New Hampshire’s businesses to keep their doors open. Senator Shaheen has worked to bring down costs and increase access to healthcare throughout her career, and she’s committed to comprehensive healthcare reform that works for working families and businesses.
Senator Shaheen believes that commonsense immigration reform in the United States is long overdue and is pleased to see both parties coming together to address this issue. She supports comprehensive reform that includes certain key elements, including strengthening our border, ensuring employment verification and visas for high skilled workers.
Small Business & Entrepreneurship
As a member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, Senator Shaheen knows that small business is the engine that drives New Hampshire’s economy. Small businesses face unique challenges and Shaheen will continue working to ensure they have the tools they need to succeed.
New Hampshire has a strong tradition of military service and honoring our commitment to veterans has been a top priority for Senator Shaheen. A member of the Senate Armed Service Committee, she has been a strong advocate for veterans, working to expand veterans’ access to health care, increase economic opportunity for veterans when they return home and making sure veterans receive the benefits they’ve earned and deserve.