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June 19, 2017

How New Hampshire's first female senator moved off the sidelines

by Dana Bash

Washington (CNN)When I passed through the New Hampshire Institute of Politics during the 2016 presidential campaign, I paused to look at the amazing photographs of many would-be presidents who have come through the Granite State over the decades. But it was a young campaign aide off to the side who drew my attention. That aide was Jeanne Shaheen, who went on to become New Hampshire's first female governor and then its first female senator -- a job she has held since 2009. But first she worked o… Continue Reading

June 15, 2017

Price Clashes With Senators Over Path to Combat Opioid Crisis

by Mary Ellen McIntire

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says combating the opioid crisis is one of his top priorities, a goal that has bipartisan support on Capitol Hill. But at a Thursday hearing before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee focused on HHS, Price faced pushback from members of both parties who represent states that have been struck hardest by opioid addiction, who said the proposed HHS budget wouldn't provide sufficient funding to fight the crisis. His argument that programs meant to ad… Continue Reading

June 07, 2017

Shaheen pushes Air Force to pay for health study

by Jeff McMenemy

PORTSMOUTH - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., pressed the secretary of the Air Force on why officials there are saying they won't pay for a health study for people exposed to PFCs at the former Pease Air Force Base. "We have more than 1,500 Granite Staters who have lived and worked around the Air Base who have learned that their blood contains elevated levels of these chemicals," Shaheen told Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday. … Continue Reading

June 02, 2017

U.S. Sen. Shaheen visits Franklin with an eye on economic development

by Lucas Masin-Moyer

Rushing, choppy waters. That was the backdrop for a portion of U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's visit to Franklin on Thursday, when she toured local storefronts, learned about the city's renewed focus on its rivers, and attempted to calm business leaders in a community facing the turmoil of steep funding cuts in the Trump administration's proposed budget. Shaheen stopped in at businesses set up with the help of Todd Workman and his group PermaCityLife, a nonprofit geared toward revitalizing the Fran… Continue Reading

May 27, 2017

Another View -- Jeanne Shaheen and Mark Huddleston: Trump's budget would threaten innovation in NH

by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen & Mark Huddleston

By: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen & Mark Huddleston Union Leader Federally funded research is a big reason why the US leads the world in technology, medicine, and other fields - creating millions of jobs and entirely new industries. Here in the Granite State, federally funded research has given birth to cutting-edge companies, addressed threats to key sectors of our economy and saved lives with new cures. We are deeply concerned by President Trump's 2018 budget released Tuesday that significantly cu… Continue Reading

May 24, 2017

Shaheen seeks to revive Russia sanctions push

by Nahal Toosi

By: Nahal Toosi Politico Sen. Jeanne Shaheen wants to put Russia sanctions back on lawmakers' agenda, even if it means facing off with the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Shaheen, a Democrat from New Hampshire, is planning to introduce two amendments at a committee meeting Thursday in an effort to increase sanctions on Moscow. The sanctions are meant to punish Russia over its alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election. One of the amendments would be tacked … Continue Reading

May 17, 2017

Jeanne Shaheen on Let Girls Learn, Trump's Comey Fiasco, and Why Men Should Pay for Maternity Care

by Rebecca Nelson

By: Rebecca Nelson Cosmopolitan Earlier this month, when it was reported that the Trump administration was ending a government program called "Let Girls Learn," Jeanne Shaheen was not happy. Shaheen, the senior U.S. senator from New Hampshire, has spent her life advocating for women and girls in the U.S. and abroad, first as governor of the state, and, since 2009, as a senator. (She's the first woman to serve in both offices.) The White House later denied the program had been changed. But the… Continue Reading

May 16, 2017

Ex-NFL player, Shaheen tackle topic of opiates

by Alex LaCasse

By: Alex LaCasse PORTSMOUTH - Former NFL player Jeff Hatch hit rock bottom while watching the 2006 Super Bowl from his hospital bed while he was recovering from a prescription opioid overdose. When he was forced to retire from pro football after a spinal fusion operation, his big house, souped-up car and million-dollar pro football contract could not mitigate the fact that he was not happy after all his hard work to become a pro athlete. He was left broken and alone. "I pursued all these mate… Continue Reading

May 04, 2017

‘Refugee processing has ground to a halt’: A group of senators wants to know why

by Karoun Demirjian and Abigail Hauslohner

By: Karoun Demirjian and Abigail Hauslohner Washington Post A bipartisan group of senators is demanding a full accounting of refugee processing numbers from the Trump administration, as a global moratorium on Homeland Security officials interviewing resettlement applicants drags into its fourth month. The Department of Homeland Security has not resumed overseas interviews with refu­gee applicants since President Trump released his first executive order to ban immigrants and visitors from … Continue Reading

May 01, 2017

Congress Will Provide 2,500 More Visas For Afghan Interpreters

by Emma Loop

"This is potentially a life-saving development," said Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, one of the lawmakers who had pushed for more visas. By Emma Loop Buzzfeed News Congress has reached a deal to provide an additional 2,500 visas for Afghan interpreters who worked for the US government and now risk being killed, in an attempt to alleviate a massive backlog of more than 13,000 applications for the special visa program. "This is potentially a life-saving development," Democratic Sen. Jeanne Sh… Continue Reading

May 01, 2017

Shaheen visits Popzup for Small Business Week

by Nik Beimler

By Nik Beimler Fosters DOVER - A local business kicked off Small Business Week Monday by welcoming U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, for a tour of its facility in the mill building at 1 Washington Street. Popzup founders and owners Marty and Julie Lapham created a new way to microwave popcorn that they say is much healthier and better tasting than most microwave options. "There's a health risk, and there's no overseeing force that cleans up microwave popcorn," Julie Lapham said. "There's all t… Continue Reading

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

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