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February 01, 2018

Jeanne Moser attends State of the Union with Sen. Shaheen

by Hadley Barndollar

It was two Jeannes united at Tuesday's State of the Union address. One, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who wore a purple ribbon to highlight the opioid epidemic and substance use disorders. The other, East Kingston's Jeanne Moser, a mother who has dedicated her life to prescription drug consciousness since the passing of her 27-year-old son Adam. Moser was Shaheen's guest for President Donald Trump's address. Each senator is able to bring one guest from their state and Shaheen extended her invitati… Continue Reading

January 26, 2018

Shaheen Announces Jeanne Moser, Whose Son Was Lost to the Opioid Epidemic, As SOTU Guest

**Jeanne Moser is a New Hampshire activist working to raise awareness about opioid and substance use disorders after her son Adam passed away as the result of a fentanyl overdose in 2015** **Shaheen and others will wear purple ribbons at the President's address to raise awareness for opioid and substance use disorders and to underscore the critical need for federal support to fight the epidemic** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced that she will bring Jeanne … Continue Reading

January 10, 2018

President signs bill into law co-sponsored by NH senators

by Jean Mackin

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump signed a new piece of legislation into law Wednesday night to combat the flow of illegal opioids. While it was co-sponsored by New Hampshire's senators, it is designed to have a life-saving impact across the entire country. "It's going to help," Trump told sponsors of the legislation. "Hopefully, it will help a lot." The International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act was introduc… Continue Reading

January 09, 2018

Senate Dems seek $25B in opioid funding

by Nathaniel Weixel

Senate Democrats are pushing for an extra $25 billion to be included in any final budget agreement to combat the opioid epidemic. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, a pair of New Hampshire Democrats who are leading the effort, said during a press conference Tuesday that the federal response to the crisis has been insufficient and negotiations over a long-term spending deal are an opportunity to change that. "Make no mistake: This is a national public health emergency, and we still don't… Continue Reading

January 09, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan propose $25B more for opioid crisis

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan have announced a Democratic proposal for an additional $25 billion in the federal budget to combat the opioid crisis. The senators on Tuesday called for the investment over two years to go toward programs that support opioid treatment in such agencies as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Medicare, and Medicaid. The senators say a federal response is needed that matche… Continue Reading

January 06, 2018

Repeal of net neutrality rules rankles business community

by Liora Engel-Smith

From slow-to-load websites to so-called Internet "fast lanes" that could exclude small businesses entirely, the Federal Communications Commission's recent vote to repeal net neutrality regulations will hurt small IT businesses in the Monadnock Region, local tech entrepreneurs said Friday. In a roundtable discussion with U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., at the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship in Keene, a handful of small business owners talked about the challenges they might face. … Continue Reading

January 04, 2018

Shaheen: We Will Continue to Hold Russian Government Accountable


Two Republican senators, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and John Barrasso of Wyoming, called off a planned trip to Russia last week after the Kremlin denied a visa to New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen. Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Shaheen about what she's calling Russia's travel sanction. (Editor's note: this transcript has been lightly edited for clarity) What was your reaction to finding out that your visa had been denied? Well, sadly I wasn't too surprised. Senators Johnson, B… Continue Reading

December 29, 2017

Senators scrap Russia trip after Kremlin snubs Shaheen

by Kyle Cheney

Two Republican senators have called off a planned trip to Russia after the Kremlin denied a visa to a Democratic colleague, New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Shaheen, an outspoken backer of a Russia sanctions bill that Congress approved overwhelmingly earlier this year, had been scheduled to visit Russia along with GOP colleagues Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and John Barrasso of Wyoming. But a Shaheen spokesman said the senator believes the Kremlin has placed her under a travel sanction, prohibiti… Continue Reading

December 26, 2017

Senator Jeanne Shaheen: #MeToo Is Not Enough. Survivors Deserve Justice in the Legal System

by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

"Silence Breakers" are celebrated as Time magazine's 2017 Person of the Year, #MeToo has gone viral, and countless women are courageously sharing their stories. Sexual harassment has come out of the shadows, and Americans have opened a larger conversation about sexual assault. But survivors who seek justice continue to encounter an often hostile legal system that compounds their suffering. Last year, I led the effort in Congress to pass the Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act to empower survivo… Continue Reading

December 20, 2017

North Swanzey ZIP code dispute goes to Congress


NORTH SWANZEY - Ongoing complaints about mail being delivered to the wrong addresses here have reached the U.S. Senate. New Hampshire's U.S. senators - Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen, both Democrats - introduced legislation Tuesday that would extend the ZIP code for Swanzey to include North Swanzey, a goal of town officials that the U.S. Postal Service rebuffed earlier this year. North Swanzey is one of Swanzey's five villages, and fully incorporated in the town's borders. But it sha… Continue Reading

December 18, 2017

Senator tours Methuen Construction

by Kristen Giddings

PLAISTOW - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen visited Methuen Construction in Plaistow on Monday to discuss the company's workforce development efforts, along with its continued growth despite the industry's difficulties finding qualified workers. Joseph Barbone, president and chief executive officer of Methuen Construction, led Shaheen on a tour of the facility and spoke about steps the company is taking to grow its workforce. Shaheen said Methuen Construction is a "model for other companies in New Ha… Continue Reading

December 16, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Lawsuit on Net Neutrality

New Hampshire's congressional delegation is urging the state attorney general to join other states suing the Federal Communications Commission for repealing "net neutrality" rules. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and Reps. Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter wrote to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu and Attorney General Gordon MacDonald on Friday. It came a day after the Republican-controlled FCC voted to scrap an Obama-era rule that guaranteed equal access to the internet. Supporters of th… Continue Reading

December 14, 2017

Sens. Shaheen, Hassan call for more resources to fight opioid crisis

by KC Downey

MANCHESTER, N.H. - New Hampshire's U.S. senators are calling for more resources to help fight the opioid crisis. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan are among those calling for a significant increase in federal money in the year-end funding bill to deal with the impact of addiction. "What we have heard from leadership in the Senate and House is, 'We don't have the funds to deal with this crisis to meet our own domestic priorities.' Well, we are here to say, 'That's not good,'" Shaheen said… Continue Reading

December 14, 2017

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Reform Sexual Harassment Investigations in Congress

by Reid Nakamura

A bipartisan senate group introduced new legislation to reform the processes by which sexual harassment investigations involving members of Congress are conducted. The Congressional Harassment Reform Act - backed by 20 senators both Republican and Democrat - would change the reporting process for victims, end the process's strict secrecy rules and require lawmakers to pay settlements out of their own pocket rather than taxpayer money. The bill was supported by U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand … Continue Reading

December 14, 2017

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: Republicans are ramming through a bad tax bill

by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

There is bipartisan agreement that we need tax reform that focuses on the middle class and helps small businesses create jobs.We can do this in a fiscally responsible way, but that requires Republicans and Democrats working together as we did the last time Congress passed tax reform 30 years ago.Unfortunately, the bill rammed through the United States Senate two weeks ago in the dead of night on a party-line vote fails to achieve those goalsInstead, the bill is a partisan document that adds $1.5… Continue Reading

December 13, 2017

Defense Bill Contains Money on Shaheen-Supported Water Study

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A $700 billion defense authorization bill signed into law by President Donald Trump includes an amendment by New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to fund a nationwide health study on the implications of PFOA and related chemicals in drinking water. The nationwide study will be conducted by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Shaheen, a Democrat, said Tuesday the amendment is particularly important for families living in the Seacoast area, following t… Continue Reading

December 12, 2017

Health study on PFC exposure moves forward

by Jeff McMenemy

PORTSMOUTH -- The first national health study on the health effects on people exposed to PFCs in drinking water continues to move forward as a result of legislation from U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. President Donald Trump signed the Defense Authorization Act into law, which includes an amendment for the health study from Shaheen, which gives the Department of Defense authority to fund the health study. Thousands of adults who work at Pease International Tradeport, and children who attend two day-… Continue Reading

December 12, 2017

Trump signs into law U.S. government ban on Kaspersky Lab software

by Dustin Volz

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed into law on Tuesday legislation that bans the use of Kaspersky Lab within the U.S. government, capping a months-long effort to purge the Moscow-based antivirus firm from federal agencies amid concerns it was vulnerable to Kremlin influence. The ban, included as part of a broader defense policy spending bill that Trump signed, reinforces a directive issued by the Trump administration in September that civilian agencies remove Kaspersky Lab sof… Continue Reading

December 11, 2017

Granite Staters urged to sign up for health coverage before Dec. 15

by Amy Coveno

MANCHESTER, N.H. - New Hampshire's senators are urging Granite Staters who need health insurance to sign up this week for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Dec. 15 is the final day to register for coverage for 2018. Advocates said obstacles thrown up by the federal government have made it more challenging to sign up this year, but a grassroots effort is underway to make sure everyone who needs it has coverage. There are six fewer weeks to register this year, and the advertising budget h… Continue Reading

December 08, 2017

Twin State officials urge Congress to reauthorize funding for health centers

by Ethan DeWitt

New Hampshire and Vermont's governor and senators urged Congress to reauthorize funding for community health centers Friday, arguing in a pair of letters that the current halt in funding is hurting organizations within the state. "Health Centers across our states are the pillar of primary health for our most vulnerable population," read a joint letter from Republican Govs. Chris Sununu and Phil Scott, of Vermont. "Without action by Congress, New Hampshire and Vermont's Health Centers face a los… Continue Reading

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