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March 13, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan label GOP health care plan ‘disaster,’ ‘height of irresponsibility’

by John DiStaso

By: John DiStaso WMUR CONCORD, N.H. - The Republican health care plan backed by President Donald Trump is "a real disaster" for New Hampshire, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said at a news conference Monday, flanked by Sen. Maggie Hassan, health care providers and a recovered victim of substance abuse disorder. Joining Shaheen at Concord Hospital to attack the House Republican-sponsored American Health Care Act, Hassan called the plan's provision to end Medicaid expansion "the height of irresponsibility… Continue Reading


March 13, 2017

Q&A: Senator Shaheen on her fight to repeal the 'global gag rule' permanently

by Sophie Edwards

By: Sophie Edwards DEvex.com Senator Jeanne Shaheen is challenging U.S. President Donald Trump's "global gag rule" in Congress with the Global Health, Empowerment and Rights (HER) Act, which seeks to permanently repeal the order, as NGOs and activists warn of the severe impact of the rule. The bill, introduced in January by Shaheen, a democratic senator from New Hampshire, and Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey from New York, has garnered bipartisan support, including from Republican Senators Susan… Continue Reading


March 08, 2017

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on the Four Biggest Global Challenges for Women and Girls

by Mattie Kahn

The only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is spending today and every day speaking up for women around the world. By: Mattie Kahn Elle On the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, tasked with recommending international policy interventions and overseeing U.S. involvement in global affairs, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is the outlier. She's not less experienced than her peers or ideologically outside the norm. She's not much younger or much older than the rest of them. But she is… Continue Reading


March 07, 2017

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Explains Why Empowering Women Across The Globe Is Its Own Anti-Terrorism Strategy

by Bronwyn Isaac

By: Bronwyn Isaac Bustle The cultural conversation around counter-terrorism often relies on increased national security and military strategies. Certainly, dissecting the pros and cons of anti-terrorist military strategies is an article in itself, but what about more community centered preventative tactics. More specifically, what if global empowerment of women was its own counter-terrorism strategy? Well, according to the New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, an increase in global female empower… Continue Reading


March 06, 2017

Republicans join Democratic call for clarity on Trump abortion order

by Patricia Zengerle

By: Patricia Zengerle Reuters Two of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans joined four Democrats on Monday in demanding that the White House provide more information about an executive order that has sown confusion among international organizations involved in family planning, AIDS treatment and other healthcare issues. In one of his first actions as president, Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 23 reinstating the so-called Mexico City policy, known by critics as the "global gag" r… Continue Reading


February 06, 2017

Concord Monitor: Shaheen hears ACA concerns at roundtable

by ELLA NILSEN

By ELLA NILSEN Monitor staff Even though Sabrina Dunlap's family doesn't depend on the Affordable Care Act for insurance, the thought that the federal health care law could be repealed still keeps her up at night. Dunlap of Hopkinton has a 4-year-old daughter with a very rare and severe systemic disease where her body is constantly attacking itself, thinking it's fighting off something that isn't there. "It's a very severe disease and kids do die from it," Dunlap said. Luckily for her famil… Continue Reading


January 24, 2017

Two Democrats Just Introduced a Bill to Protest Trump’s Anti-Abortion Move

by Lisa Ryan

By: Lisa Ryan The Cut President Donald Trump on Monday reinstated the Mexico City policy - otherwise known as the Global Gag Rule - which prohibits organizations that receive U.S. aid from providing or even talking about abortions. Just one day later, however, two Congresswomen introduced legislation into the House that would permanently repeal the rule. Unfortunately, there's almost no chance it will actually pass. The Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights (HER) Act was introduced in the Ho… Continue Reading


November 28, 2016

Meet The Brave Senator Leading The Fight For Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights

by Alexandra Svokos

By: Alexandra Svokos Elite Daily Amanda Nguyen was going from office to office in Congress, trying to find a lawmaker who would support her cause. Nguyen was raped about two years ago, when she was 22, and had a rape kit examination immediately after in a Massachusetts hospital. Under state rules on the statute of limitations, she had 15 years to decide if she wanted to file charges against her attacker. But also under state rules, the rape kit would be destroyed in six months. So every six mo… Continue Reading


October 08, 2016

How women lead differently

by Linda Feldmann

By: Linda Feldmann Christian Science Monitor AMHERST, N.H. - Kelly Ayotte and Joni Ernst take the floor, two dynamic young US senators before a town hall of older military veterans. Between them, they represent a raft of firsts: Senator Ayotte is New Hampshire's first female attorney general and first female Republican senator. Senator Ernst is Iowa's first woman ever elected to either house of Congress and the first female military veteran to serve in the Senate. The gender dimension does no… Continue Reading


July 12, 2016

Shaheen tours UNH organic dairy farm

by KIMBERLE Y HAAS

LEE - Leaders in the natural products and integrative health industries met at the University of New Hampshire's organic dairy research farm in Lee Monday to discuss their impact on the local economy. The farm is a part of the Natural Products Trail, which accounts for more than $1 billion in annual revenue and supports nearly 7,000 jobs in the Granite State. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., was at the meeting, and took a tour of the farm, petting calves and learning about the only industrial… Continue Reading


July 11, 2016

How This Senator Is Fighting For Rights For Sexual Assault Survivors

by TOREY VAN OOT

Photo: Boston Globe/Getty Images. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. If you doubt that you can make a real difference in today's polarized political landscape, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen wants you to meet Amanda Nguyen. After she was sexually assaulted as a college student, Nguyen was faced with navigating a nightmare system that she's described as "worse than the rape itself." While the state where the assault occurred provides survivors with a 15-year window to decide whether to pursue criminal char… Continue Reading


July 08, 2016

New Hampshire’s D.C. experience

by LIISA RAJALA

Last month, more than 45 New Hampshire businesses, nonprofits and vendors were invited to Washington, D.C., as part of U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's seventh annual Experience New Hampshire event. The event's aim is to introduce Capitol Hill to the Granite State, but it has also created a space for Granite Staters to build and reinforce their relationships with each other. "We have made some nice connections with other restaurants, and it helps us reconnect with some of the restaurants or other f… Continue Reading


July 05, 2016

100 percent American

by KIMBERLEY HAAS

PORTSMOUTH - Ninety-six people from 52 countries and five continents were welcomed as U.S. citizens during the annual naturalization ceremony at Strawbery Banke on Monday. Patricia Janetos, who emigrated from Brazil, has been living in the United States for 20 years. She said it was time for her to be able to vote. "It means I am a part of the country 100 percent," Janetos said. "It's the greatest thing that I have ever done, and I am really happy." Larry Yerdon, president and CEO of Strawber… Continue Reading


June 23, 2016

NOAA to reimburse fishermen 85 percent for at-sea monitoring costs

by Max Sullivan

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will reimburse New England fishermen for 85 percent of the cost of at-sea monitors in 2016, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's office announced Wednesday. NOAA is expected to launch a program July 1 through the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission where fishermen will be reimbursed for costs they pay this year to the at-sea monitors, according to Shaheen's office. Fishermen have said the costs, which began this year, are too much for them to pa… Continue Reading


June 10, 2016

Afghan interpreters seeking asylum caught in political crossfire

by Leo Shane III

Thousands of Afghan translators hoping to escape to safety in America may have had their dreams ended due to a Senate procedural fight on Thursday. It culminated in a top Senate Republican accusing a colleague of having "blood on (his) hands" and left advocates scrambling to find an alternative path to pull critical foreign allies out of the war zone before enemy fighters can find them. At issue is renewal of the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program, started six years ago as a way to protect … Continue Reading


June 09, 2016

To keep the Islamic State and Russia out, we need to keep Britain in

by Jeanne Shaheen and Lindsey Graham

Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, represents New Hampshire in the U.S. Senate, where Lindsey Graham, a Republican, represents South Carolina. As members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, we value Britain as the United States' strategic bridge to Europe, and we've been outspoken in urging the British people to vote to stay in the European Union in this month's referendum. The United States has a profound national interest in Britain remaining a member of the E.U., and in NATO remaining the co… Continue Reading


May 10, 2016

Another View -- Jeanne Shaheen: Internet sales tax would target NH

There is nothing "fair" about the misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act, which would force Granite State small businesses to become sales-tax collectors for other states. This misguided legislation would impose new burdens on New Hampshire's small businesses while offering no benefit to our state. It's no surprise that high-tax states love this legislation and giant retailers like Walmart are spending millions to pass it. But this bill is bad for small retailers who use the internet, bad for the na… Continue Reading


April 27, 2016

Seeking justice for NH sexual assault survivors

by Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Amanda Nguyen was in her early 20s when she was sexually assaulted. The trauma of the attack was compounded by the emotional trauma of a legal system that put needless obstacles in her path as a survivor seeking justice. She had to fight repeated battles to prevent her rape kit (the DNA evidence gathered from a forensic exam) from being destroyed, and she persevered through a grueling criminal justice process. I was deeply moved by Amanda's experience. Earlier this year, with invaluable counsel… Continue Reading


March 31, 2016

Shaheen, Dems urge hearings on court nominee

by KATHLEEN RONAYNE

CONCORD - Senate Democrats increased the pressure on their Republican colleagues to consider President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, with New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen insisting that it's time for lawmakers to "get on with it" and do their jobs. Outside the federal courthouse in the state capital and inside Senate offices in the U.S. Capitol, Democrats on Wednesday dismissed the GOP argument that Obama's successor should fill the vacancy after the American voters have a say in Novem… Continue Reading


March 30, 2016

Shaheen calls opioid crisis a 'pandemic'

by Nik Beimler

| U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, left, and Rochester Mayor Caroline McCarley listen during the Tri-City Mayors Summit on the Opioid Addiction Crisis Wednesday evening at the McConnell Center in Dover. Photo by Shawn St.Hilaire/Fosters.com DOVER - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., met with a gathering of representatives from Dover, Rochester and Somersworth to discuss the opioid crisis, calling the situation a 'pandemic.' Shaheen is working at the federal level to secur… Continue Reading

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