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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 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family doesn't depend on the Affordable Care Act for insurance, the thought that the federal health care law could be repealed still keeps her up at night.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


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


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


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


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


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/ 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

February 22, 2016

Shaheen Visits Planned Parenthood Health Center, River Valley Com. College

by Bill Binder

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Planned Parenthood Vice President of Public Policy Jennifer Frizzell talk about the renovations and the future of Planned Parenthood during Shaheen?s visit to Claremont on Wednesday. Shaheen?s visit to the health center was to show support for the facility following two separate acts of vandalism against it last fall (Bill Binder photo). CLAREMONT, NH--Senator Jeanne Shaheen made two stops in Claremont on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Shaheen?s first stop was at Planned Parentho… Continue Reading

February 18, 2016

Shaheen, veterans' families work to get N. Korea sanctions bill amended to allow MIA searches

by Jennifer Crompton

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -A coalition of veterans' families has helped push for a change in congressional legislation to protect efforts to find the remains of missing POWs and MIAs in North Korea. The North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act was on its way from the House to the Senate when Rick Downes, president of Families of Korean and Cold War POW/MIAs, noticed that the legislation didn't address humanitarian efforts to account for the remains. The bill calls for increased sanctions on North Korea.… Continue Reading

February 16, 2016

Heroin, opioid epidemic is national emergency

New England is in the grip of an uncontrolled epidemic of opioid and heroin abuse, which has spread to our small towns and rural areas. As one addiction specialist put it: "It's easier to get heroin in some of these places than it is to get a UPS delivery." But this is also a nationwide crisis, and it requires an urgent federal response. In Congress, we are advancing an emergency funding bill that would provide an additional $600 million to mobilize major new resources for prevention, interventi… Continue Reading

February 10, 2016

Senate leadership advances Internet tax

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., reaffirmed her opposition to an Internet sales tax Tuesday after reports that Senate Republican leadership has agreed to advance the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act. Both Shaheen and New Hampshire's other representative in Senate, Republican Kelly Ayotte, have been vocal critics of attempts to pass bills that would impose sales tax collection requirements on Granite State businesses. "Internet sales tax legislation would be bad for New Hampshir… Continue Reading

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