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April 20, 2017

Shaheen, UNH profs: Trump cuts hurt research

by Nik Beimler

DURHAM - President Donald Trump's proposed budget would cut research funding for colleges and universities throughout the country, but University of New Hampshire professors say even maintaining level funding is not enough. UNH professors and students Thursday met with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., in Huddleston Hall at the university. Their message was that research at UNH and similar institutions provides a net economic gain when sufficiently funded. Professors said that in the past, Americ… Continue Reading

April 10, 2017

Shaheen bill takes aim at water contamination

by Jeff McMenemy

By Jeff McMenemy Portsmouth Herald PORTSMOUTH - Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, are introducing bipartisan legislation aimed at improving federal efforts to identify the public health effects of emerging contaminants, such as the PFCs that contaminated a city-owned well at the former Pease Air Force Base. Shaheen noted that PFCs and other emerging contaminants - like cyanotoxins - are increasingly being detected in drinking water around the country. The bill, called th… Continue Reading

April 09, 2017

What Granite Staters need to know about Russia

By Jeanne Shaheen Portsmouth Herald Last month, tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets to protest Vladimir Putin's corrupt and anti-democratic regime. Americans should be no less outraged by Putin's efforts to corrupt and undermine our democracy. And let's be clear, this outrage isn't about party or partisanship. It is about patriotism and defending our country, which has been attacked by a hostile foreign power. The audacity of Russia's interference in our 2016 election is deeply … Continue Reading

April 05, 2017

U.S. senators urge Tillerson to meet with activists in Russia

by Yeganeh Torbati

By Yeganeh Torbati Reuters WASHINGTON, April 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson should meet with "democratically-minded" activists in Russia as well as government officials during his visit there later this month, two senators urged him in a letter released on Wednesday. Tillerson is due to visit Russia for talks expected to touch on the nation's annexation of Crimea, its deployment of a land-based cruise missile and its role in Syria's civil war. While there, he should also… Continue Reading

March 30, 2017

Shaheen's $10M opioid bill focused on student athletes

AP CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is introducing a bill that would authorize $10 million for drug prevention programs to prevent opioid misuse among students and student athletes. The bill also would provide training for teachers, administrators, trainers, coaches and athletic directors targeted at mitigating the risk of opioid misuse and overdose. Shaheen, a Democrat, says student athletes are particularly at risk for substance misuse due to prescription opioids used … Continue Reading

March 28, 2017

Shaheen: Trump's Executive Order on Climate Shortsighted

by AP

AP CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Democratic congressional delegation criticized Republican President Donald Trump's fossil fuel executive order, with U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen calling the move to scale back many restrictions on the coal industry "shortsighted." The Tuesday order targets more than a half-dozen regulations implemented by former President Barack Obama as part of his effort to combat global warming, including a review of the Clean Power Plan which restricts greenhouse … Continue Reading

March 24, 2017

Shaheen continues push for independent probe into Russia election interference

by Jason Schreiber

By Jason Schreiber Union Leader HOOKSETT - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Friday repeated calls for an independent nonpartisan investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election during an address to the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire. Speaking to an audience at Southern New Hampshire University, the Democratic senator said outrage over intelligence reports that Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, tried to influence the election in favor of President Donald Trump… Continue Reading

March 24, 2017

Editorial: ‘This outrage isn’t about partisanship’

Concord Monitor A teacher stands before a class of 24 students and announces that the 240-year-old school mascot has been stolen. Evidence suggests that the senior class president from a rival school is behind the theft, but a dozen of the students angrily reject the storyline. They don't know much about the other school's class president, but they do know that they don't trust their own teachers and classmates to tell them the truth. For a full class period, the two sides argue and accuse eac… Continue Reading

March 24, 2017

Shaheen: US needs strategy to counter Russian influence

AP MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A bolder, more aggressive strategy is needed to counter Russia's efforts to undermine democracy in the United States and western Europe, New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said Friday. Shaheen, a member of Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, addressed a foreign policy forum at the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire. The group met at Southern New Hampshire University. Shaheen, a Democrat, said the U.S. must recognize that the architectur… Continue Reading

March 23, 2017

43 Senate Democrats pledge to block ‘phase three’ of GOP health-care push

by David Weigel

By: David Weigel Washington Post Senate Democrats have warned House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) that they'll oppose the "phase three" health-care bills, casting doubt on the Republican strategy to win passage of the American Health Care Act on the promise that big reforms will come later. "Any assurances to your colleagues that future legislation to further scale back insurance coverage will pass through regular order if the AHCA is enacted are based on the flawed assumption that the Senate… Continue Reading

March 18, 2017

Trump budget cuts: North Country program faces ax

by Kevin Landrigan

By: Kevin Landrigan Union Leader PLYMOUTH - President Donald Trump's budget outline last week put many popular federal spending programs affecting New Hampshire on the chopping block, and among the most vulnerable may be one that promotes trade, tourism and job creation in the Granite State's northernmost regions. The $7 million Northern Border Regional Commission for New Hampshire and three other Canadian border states hardly is a federal budget-buster. But it underscores the dilemma facing… Continue Reading

March 15, 2017

Why This Senator Wants To Change The Way We Discuss Sexual Assault

by Kimberly Truong

By: Kimberly Truong Refinery29 When it comes to sexual assault and sexual violence, the language that we use is important. That's why, at Refinery29, we refer to those who have been sexually assaulted as survivors, not victims - and Senator Jeanne Shaheen just made a point about why this matters. This morning, Shaheen questioned Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley and United States Marine Corps General Robert Neller over the U.S. Marines sharing nude photos of women Marines. When Neller refe… Continue Reading

March 15, 2017

Dem senator hopes to tie defense spending bill to visas for Afghans who helped US troops

by Rebecca Kheel

By: Rebecca Kheel The Hill Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) said Tuesday she is hoping to tackle the shortage of visas for Afghans who helped U.S. troops in the upcoming Department of Defense spending bill. "I'm hoping to try and address it as the spending bill for DOD comes over, and I'm going to keep raising it every opportunity I have," Shaheen told The Hill. A defense spending bill for the remainder of fiscal year 2017 is awaiting a Senate vote after the House passed it last week. Last week… Continue Reading

March 15, 2017

Marine leaders vow to combat online nude photo sharing, Shaheen doubts something will be done

by Lolita C. Baldor

By: Lolita C. Baldor AP WASHINGTON (AP) - Declaring "enough is enough," the top U.S. Marine on Tuesday told senators that he intends to fix the problem that led to current and former Corps members sharing nude photos of female Marines online and making lewd or threatening comments about them. But angry and skeptical members of the Senate Armed Services Committee demanded more, saying the military hasn't done enough to combat sexual assault and harassment despite years of complaints and proble… Continue Reading

March 14, 2017

Hassan, Shaheen speak out against GOP health plan

by Holly Raymer

By: Holly Raymer AP U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan on Monday called the Republican plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act the "height of irresponsibility" when it comes to its effect on people with drug addictions. The federal law allowed states to expand their Medicaid programs to cover more low-income adults, but the GOP plan would phase out the expansion and cap the program in the future. At a news conference at Concord Hospital, Hassan and fellow Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen argued the res… Continue Reading

March 13, 2017

Recovery coach says expanded Medicaid saved him

by David Solomon

By: David Solomon Union Leader CONCORD - For Philip Spagnuolo, expansion of Medicaid in New Hampshire was a lifesaver, helping to rescue him from the potentially fatal effects of addiction. Spagnuolo was on Medicaid from February 2016 until January of this year. In that time, he was able to get counseling, therapy and medical care that allowed him to overcome his substance abuse disorder. Now a licensed recovery coach at Navigating Recovery of the Lakes Region in Laconia, Spagnuolo has bec… Continue Reading

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 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

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