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On Senate Floor: Shaheen Highlights the Corrosive Influence of Dark Money in Politics

Date: 12/12/2018
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor highlighting the corrosive influence of dark money in politics, and underscored how the Trump administration’s actions have opened up our political system to hundreds of millions more in secret political spending. Shaheen is a cosponsor of the Congressional Review Act that would overturn a recent Trump administration rule that would that would increase the amount of dark money allowed in the political process.

On 60 Minutes, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Lindsey Graham Talk U.S. Strategy in Syria

Date: 12/03/2018
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, sat down with CBS News: 60 Minutes correspondent Holly Williams and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to discuss the United States’ continued role in Syria to defeat ISIS. Shaheen traveled to Syria earlier this year with Senator Graham, where she met with military personnel to discuss security in and around Manbij, and the need for a comprehensive strategy to end the violence in the region and provide humanitarian support. Shaheen has led efforts in Congress to develop a U.S. strategy in Syria. She successfully added her legislation to establish a Syria Study Group to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation that was signed into law earlier this month. Shaheen’s provision establishes a bipartisan panel to complete a comprehensive strategic review of America’s policy in Syria.

Senators Shaheen and Ernst on Megyn Kelly

Date: 11/26/2018
Senators Shaheen and Joni Ernst (R-IA) called on USOC’s prior CEO, Scott Blackmun, to resign following reports that he was aware of sexual abuse allegations against ex-team USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in 2015. The Senators have led bipartisan efforts in Congress in calling for accountability regarding how Nassar was allowed to sexually abuse female gymnasts over decades. In June, during testimony before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security, Senator Shaheen called on Congress to review USOC’s federal charter to provide more oversight and fair compensation to American athletes. March 6, 2018

Angels of Addictions

Date: 11/26/2018
During the week of October 8, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a portrait exhibit in the Russell Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol remembering individuals from across the country who have died from an overdose. The Angels of Addictions exhibit was created by Anne Marie and Jim Zanfagna, who lost their daughter, Jacqueline, at 25 years old to an accidental overdose in October 2014. Shortly after Jacqueline’s death, Anne Marie painted a portrait of her and after showing it to a local support group began receiving requests to paint portraits of other loved ones who were lost to an overdose. These Angels of Addictions portraits facilitate grief healing through art, raise awareness of the opioid epidemic and emphasize that lives lost to this crisis are more than just numbers – they are loved ones taken far too soon.

Senator Shaheen Questions Mike Pompeo on US Refugee Admissions

Date: 10/23/2018
Senator Shaheen questioned Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo on US refugee admissions during his Senate Foreign Relations confirmation hearing.

Shaheen on Fox News Praises the Release of Pastor Andrew Brunson

Date: 10/12/2018
Shaheen on Fox News praises the release of Pastor Andrew Brunson. Senator Shaheen helped lead bipartisan efforts in Congress to secure Pastor Andrew Brunson’s freedom and raise the cases of other Americans and U.S. embassy employees arrested, teaming up with Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). They had worked across the aisle to push for Brunson’s release. Senator Shaheen visited Turkey in July and met with Pastor Brunson as well as President Erdogan, whom the Senator pressed for Pastor Brunson’s release.

Shaheen Questioning at Hearing on PFAS

Date: 09/28/2018
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioning during the Federal Spending Oversight & Emergency Management Subcommittee of the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the federal role in the in the PFAS chemical crisis.

Shaheen Questioning at Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing

Date: 09/06/2018
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioning during the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Submittee hearing to review the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 funding request for and the activities of the Bureau of Industry and Security, the International Trade Administration, and the United States International Trade Commission.

Shaheen Opening Statement at Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing

Date: 09/06/2018
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) opening statement during the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Submittee hearing to review the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 funding request for and the activities of the Bureau of Industry and Security, the International Trade Administration, and the United States International Trade Commission.

Shaheen Introduces Harold Parker, NBRC Co-Chair Nominee, At Senate Nomination Hearing

Date: 09/06/2018
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduces Harold Parker, nominee to serve as the Federal Co-Chair of the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), during his nomination hearing before the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Harold Parker currently serves as Special Assistant for Intergovernmental Affairs to the Governor of New Hampshire. The NBRC is a federally funded program that provides economic development assistance to Coos, Grafton, Carroll and Sullivan counties, as well as other economically distressed areas of the Northeast.

Shaheen Questions U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer On U.S. Trade Policies

Date: 07/26/2018
During a Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on the effect of U.S. trade policies on American business.

Shaheen Questions Secretary of State Pompeo On Helsinki Summit

Date: 07/25/2018
During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned Secretary of State Pompeo on the Helsinki Summit between President Trump and Vladimir Putin.

Shaheen Calls for Congressional Hearing with Trump’s Helsinki Interpreter

Date: 07/19/2018
Shaheen joins Poppy Harlow on CNN to discuss her call for a Congressional hearing with Trump's Helsinki Interpreter.

Shaheen Calls for Congressional Hearing with Trump’s Helsinki Translator

Date: 07/17/2018
Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, called for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to convene a hearing with the American translator who was present during President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s private meeting in Helsinki, Finland.

Captain Martin Gelb: A Hero Among Us

Date: 07/12/2018
In June, Senator Jeanne Shaheen presented Captain Martin Gelb of Derry with the Congressional Gold Medal in recognition of his heroic service for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. The OSS was the precursor to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and special operations community. Gelb, who was a Captain in the US Army, served behind enemy lines in Nazi Germany. In March, the United States Congress bestowed the Congressional Gold Medal to the OSS in recognition of the service and contributions made by Americans who comprised the intelligence agency, and recognized for the first time, the collective service of Gelb and all OSS officers who served during World War II.

Shaheen Floor Speech on Bipartisan Efforts to Extend Visa Program for Afghan Support Staff

Date: 06/14/2018
Shaheen urged the Senate to support the continuation of the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program (SIV), which allows Afghans who have supported the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and face threats as a result of their service to apply for refuge in the United States. Afghan civilians who have assisted our military as firefighters, construction workers and community liaisons are being targeted by the Taliban for their work. Shaheen’s legislation authorizes 4,000 additional visas for the next fiscal year and takes additional steps to strengthen Afghan SIV processing and vetting.

Shaheen Floor Speech on Bipartisan Efforts to Stall the Transfer of F35s to Turkey

Date: 06/14/2018
Shaheen discusses her bipartisan efforts to stall the transfer of F35 fighter jets in response to the Turkish government’s imprisonment of an American pastor and Turkey’s purchase of Russian weapons designed to shoot down the F35

Shaheen and Tillis Pressure Turkey In Response to Imprisonment of Pastor Brunson

Date: 06/08/2018
In a Thursday interview with Andrea Mitchell, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) to discuss their effort to stall the transfer of F35’s to Turkey over imprisoned American pastor, Andrew Brunson.

Shaheen Questions DHS Secretary Nielsen Over Separation of Families at US Border

Date: 06/08/2018
During a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, Senator Jeanne Shaheen questioned DHS Secretary Nielsen over the Trump administration policy that cruelly separates children from the parents at the border.

Shaheen Calls on Congress to Consider Rewriting USOC’s Federal Charter

Date: 06/06/2018
Testifying before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance and Data Security, Senator Shaheen called for Congress to consider revoking or rewriting the US Olympic Committee's federal charter to include more oversight, and to provide US athletes and teams with 50 percent of all revenue brought in by the Committee.

Shaheen Questioning Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Date: 06/05/2018
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioning Secretary DeVos on school safety and student debt at an Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.

Shaheen and Lankford Pressure Turkey In Response to Imprisonment of Pastor Brunson

Date: 05/24/2018
In a Thursday interview with Morning Joe, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator James Lankford (R-OK) to discuss their call for sanctions against Turkey over imprisoned American pastor, Andrew Brunson.

Hampton Harbor is facing a big problem...

Date: 05/18/2018
Hampton Harbor is New Hampshire's largest commercial fishing port -- but it's facing a big problem...

Shaheen Questions Nominees on Religious Persecution for Christian Indonesians

Date: 05/09/2018
Shaheen Questions Nominees Who Affirm the Dangers of Deporting Members of NH’s Christian Indonesian Community to a Country With Religious Persecution at Senate Foreign Relations Hearing (May 9, 2018).

USS Manchester Commissioning: May 26 in Portsmouth

Date: 05/09/2018
The official commissioning of the USS Manchester is on May 26 in Portsmouth. Get your tickets at USSManchester.org while they’re still available.

Shaheen Questioning AG Sessions Part 1

Date: 04/26/2018
Appropriations Subcommittee: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. Senator Shaheen questioning Attorney General Sessions, Part 1. In her first line of questioning, Shaheen focuses on funding for the high intensity drug trafficking and Byrne-JAG criminal justice programs, and the administration reversing course on suspending the Legal Orientation Program for undocumented immigrants.

Shaheen Questioning AG Sessions Part 1

Date: 04/25/2018
Appropriations Committee: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. Senator Shaheen questioning Attorney General Sessions, Part 1.

Shaheen Questioning AG Sessions Part 2

Date: 04/25/2018
Appropriations Committee: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. Senator Shaheen questioning Attorney General Sessions, Part 2.

Senators Shaheen & Lankford Discuss Dr. Andrew Brunson on Fox News

Date: 04/24/2018

In a Tuesday interview with Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator James Lankford (R-OK) to discuss their call for sanctions against Turkey over imprisoned American pastor, Andrew Brunson.

Shaheen discusses need to pass bill to provide military pay & death benefits during shutdown

Date: 01/21/2018
Shaheen recognizes the bipartisan agreement about how we ended up in a shutdown and what we need to do to end it.

Send-in your stories: HowACAHelpedMe@shaheen.senate.gov

Date: 01/24/2017
Senator Shaheen asks Granite Staters who have been helped by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to send-in their stories as part of her effort to show President Trump and Republican leadership in Congress that the people who could be harmed by repealing this law are more than just statistics. Senator Shaheen setup a special email address for Granite Staters to send-in their stories: HowACAHelpedMe@shaheen.senate.gov.

Shaheen Speaks Out Against Republican Leadership's Efforts to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

Date: 01/10/2017
On Senate Floor, Shaheen Says Efforts by Trump & Republican Leadership to Repeal Healthcare Reform Law Would Be a "Broken Promise" to Communities Struggling With the Opioid Epidemic

Shaheen: Ending Afghan Visa Program "Would Be a Stain on Our National Honor"

Date: 09/21/2016
This afternoon, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks on the Senate floor urging Congress to extend the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program which is expected to run out of visas by early January. The Afghan SIV program allows Afghans who faithfully supported the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and are under threat because of their service to apply for refuge in the United States. In the past few years, the SIV program has been sustained through the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), but this year the Senate failed to adopt language offered by Sen. Shaheen to extend the program and authorize additional visas. Senator Shaheen and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) are leading efforts to find a legislative solution to extend the program and providing additional visas.

Shaheen Calls on Congress to Stay In-Session and Pass Opioid Emergency Funding

Date: 09/14/2016
This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) went to the Senate floor to call on Congress to pass needed emergency funding to address the opioid crisis that has devastated communities in New Hampshire and across the country. Her remarks come as the Republican-led Congress returns from its longest recess in more than 60 years and prepares to recess for almost all of the month of October.

Shaheen, Collins & Patriots Linebacker Dont’a Hightower Call on Congress to Tackle Diabetes

Date: 04/07/2016
This morning, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), co-chair of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, joined with Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower to urge Congress to pass legislation to stop diabetes.

Senator Shaheen calls for Senate to do its job and consider Supreme Court Nominee Judge Garland

Date: 03/30/2016
Senator Shaheen held a press conference, on the steps of the U.S. Courthouse in Concord, where she called on Republican leadership in the Senate to maintain the longstanding bipartisan tradition of considering Supreme Court nominees and schedule a hearing and a vote on Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination. Shaheen was joined by former New Hampshire Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick, and UNH Law professor Erin Corcoran.

Senator Shaheen on MSNBC's Morning Joe Discussing NH Opioid Addiction Epidemic

Date: 11/11/2015
On MSNBC's Morning Joe Senator Shaheen discusses the need to address New Hampshire's heroin and opioid addiction epidemic.

Senator Shaheen on Energy Efficiency in New National Energy Bill

Date: 09/22/2015
Senator Shaheen gives remarks on the importance of energy efficiency at a press conference announcing The American Energy Innovation Act of 2015. The full press conference can be seen here: https://youtu.be/CVT5V4hEZFo

Experience New Hampshire 2015

Date: 06/25/2015

Senator Shaheen Welcomes NH Businesses to Washington for the 6th Annual Experience New Hampshire.

More here: http://1.usa.gov/1dOqD64

Shaheen honors the memory of Officer Stephen Arkell

Date: 05/14/2015
On the Senate floor Senator Shaheen honors the memory of slain Brentwood police Officer Stephen Arkell and speaks in favor of the Don't Tax Our Fallen Public Safety Heroes Act.

Shaheen Honors Slain New Hampshire Civil Rights Activist Jonathan Daniels

Date: 03/10/2015
On the Senate floor Senator Shaheen honored the life of Jonathan Daniels, a New Hampshire civil rights activist from Keene, who was killed in Fort Deposit, Alabama defending a fellow civil rights activist 50 years ago.

Senator Shaheen Sworn in for Second Term

Date: 01/07/2015
On January 6, 2015 U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was sworn in for a second term as a United States Senator representing the state of New Hampshire .

SHAHEEN: WE MUST HELP STUDENTS MANAGE LOAN DEBT

Date: 09/16/2014
On Senate floor, Shaheen calls for passage of Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, which would allow eligible borrowers with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at the lower interest rates currently offered to new borrowers. Nationally, students hold nearly $1.2 trillion in student debt, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The Project on Student Debt estimates that New Hampshire students leave school with an average debt of nearly $33,000, and that 74 percent of New Hampshire students leave school with debt.

ON SENATE FLOOR, SHAHEEN HONORS AMERICAN JOURNALISTS MURDERED BY ISIS, CONDEMNS TERRORIST ORGANIZATION

Date: 09/12/2014

Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor in support of her bipartisan resolution honoring the lives of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, who were brutally murdered by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The resolution is co-sponsored by Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and mourns the loss of Foley and Sotloff and strongly condemns ISIS while calling for the immediate release of all hostages held by the terrorist organization.

The resolution was unanimously approved by the Senate on September 9th. Read more about the resolution honoring James Foley and Steven Sotloff here: http://1.usa.gov/1slfZaN 

ON SENATE FLOOR SHAHEEN PUSHES PLAN TO END TAX BREAKS FOR COMPANIES THAT SHIP JOBS OVERSEAS

Date: 07/23/2014
On the Senate floor, Senator Shaheen urged support for the Bring Jobs Home Act, legislation that would end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas and instead provide a tax credit to companies returning jobs back to the United States. Shaheen is an original co-sponsor of the legislation.

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF 'NOT MY BOSS' BUSINESS ACT,' CONDEMNS SUPREME COURT HOBBY LOBBY RULING

Date: 07/16/2014
Senator Shaheen spoke on the senate floor to call for passage of the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act, also known as the "Not My Boss' Business Act." The legislation, introduced in response to the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Stores decision, would make sure that no employer who provides group health insurance coverage to its employees can deny specific health benefits, including contraception coverage, to employees or their dependents.

Child Care Tax Credit Legislation Will Help Families Deal With Rising Costs, Afford Child Care

Date: 07/10/2014
Citing the economic consequences of the rising child care costs, today U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) outlined a plan to make child care more affordable by updating the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC). In remarks on the Senate floor, Shaheen discussed legislation she introduced yesterday, the Helping Working Families Afford Child Care Act, that would increase the amount of eligible child care expenses used to calculate the CDCTC and expand the credit to a countless number of families.

SHAHEEN HONORS MEMORY OF LANCE CORPORAL BRANDON GARABRANT ON SENATE FLOOR

Date: 06/23/2014
Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor and paid tribute to fallen New Hampshire Marine Lance Corporal Brandon Garabrant of Greenfield. Garabrant was killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan.

Experience New Hampshire 2014

Date: 06/20/2014

Senator Shaheen, New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation, and the New Hampshire State Society welcomed more than 40 New Hampshire businesses to the fifth annual Experience New Hampshire reception on Capitol Hill. The reception brings together businesses, organizations and policymakers to showcase Granite State small businesses and products.

 

Read more here: http://1.usa.gov/1poXx0L

ON SENATE FLOOR, SHAHEEN CALLS ON CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION TO HELP EASE STUDENT DEBT BURDEN

Date: 06/10/2014
Senator Shaheen on the Senate floor called for action on legislation to address the growing student loan debt crisis that is hurting the economy and families in New Hampshire and across the country. Shaheen called for swift passage of the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act which would allow eligible borrowers with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at the lower interest rates currently offered to new borrowers.

Shaheen Presents New Hampshire Veterans with Service Medals

Date: 05/24/2014
Senator Shaheen awarded service medals to two New Hampshire veterans, Maurice Lavigne and Raymond Lakeman, for their service during World War II and the Korean War.

SENATOR SHAHEEN HONORS FALLEN OFFICER STEPHEN ARKELL

Date: 05/13/2014
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) honored the memory of fallen Brentwood Police Officer Stephen Arkell on the Senate floor. Arkell was tragically killed in the line of duty on May 12th, 2014.

SENATOR SHAHEEN: ENERGY EFFICIENCY WILL HELP CREATE JOBS, REDUCE POLLUTION, SAVE BILLIONS

Date: 05/06/2014
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) went to the Senate floor to reiterate the importance of her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation, the Shaheen-Portman Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, which will help create jobs, reduce pollution, and save consumers billions.

SENATOR SHAHEEN CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE ON SENATE FLOOR

Date: 04/29/2014
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) went to the Senate floor to urge her colleagues to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10. An increase in the minimum wage would result in a raise for more than 110,000 people in New Hampshire and help lift more than 10,000 Granite Staters out of poverty.

SHAHEEN PRESSES TOP AIR FORCE OFFICIALS ON DEVELOPMENT OF KC-46 TANKER FOR PEASE

Date: 04/10/2014
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) raises Pease KC-46A tanker project with top U.S. Air Force officials at a Senate Armed Services Subcommittee hearing this morning.

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT ON SENATE FLOOR

Date: 04/09/2014
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor to commemorate Equal Pay Day and call for passage for the Paycheck Fairness Act. Shaheen has repeatedly called for Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act of which she is an original cosponsor.

SHAHEEN QUESTIONS ARMY SECRETARY ON POTENTIAL FUTURE BRAC PROCEDURES

Date: 04/03/2014
During an Armed Services Committee hearing, Senator Shaheen warned Army Secretary McHugh to not attempt to circumvent Congress if the Pentagon pursues future base closures.

SHAHEEN CALLS ON AG HOLDER TO ADDRESS NEW HAMPSHIRE HEROIN AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG ADDICTION EPIDEMIC

Date: 04/03/2014
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to address New Hampshire's growing heroin and prescription opioid abuse epidemic at this morning's Senate Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee hearing.

On Senate Floor Shaheen Calls for Passage of Ukraine Aid Bill

Date: 03/25/2014
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the former Chair of the European Affairs Subcommittee, spoke on the Senate floor this afternoon to call for passage of the Ukraine aid bill. In addition to providing $1 billion in loan guarantees for Ukraine, the bill also condemns the annexation of Ukrainian Crimea by Russia. Read more here: http://1.usa.gov/1mteO6V

Shaheen Demands Action on Climate Change During All-Night Senate Session

Date: 03/11/2014
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined colleagues to call for action on climate change during an all-night Senate session organized to raise awareness about the threat climate change poses to the economy, public health and the environment.

On Senate Floor Senator Shaheen Calls for Passage of Military Justice Improvement Act

Date: 03/06/2014
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) went to the Senate floor to reiterate her support for the Military Justice Improvement Act of which she is an original co-sponsor and call for its immediate passage.

On Senate Floor Senator Shaheen Calls for Extension of Unemployment Insurance

Date: 02/06/2014

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on her colleagues to support an extension of unemployment insurance in a speech on the Senate floor on Thursday, February 6, 2013. In her remarks Shaheen highlighted the consequences that the failure to extend unemployment insurance has already had on the economy and Granite State families; to date New Hampshire has lost an estimated $1.8 million worth of economic output as a result of lost emergency benefits.

Senator Shaheen Calls for Passage of Bipartisan Appropriations Bill

Date: 01/16/2014
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor to call for passage of the bipartisan appropriations bill that will both promote economic growth and job creation. The bill also includes many key measures important to New Hampshire and championed by Shaheen in recent months.

Senator Shaheen Calls for Immediate Extension of Emergency Unemployment Insurance

Date: 01/09/2014
Senator Shaheen took to the Senate floor to call for an immediate extension of emergency unemployment insurance which provides a critical lifeline while people look for jobs. As Shaheen notes in her remarks, a failure to extend these benefits would be bad for our economy and bad for New Hampshire families struggling to get back on their feet.

On Senate Floor Senators Shaheen and Portman Discuss their Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Legislation

Date: 12/19/2013
U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) went to the Senate floor today to renew their call to pass their bipartisan energy efficiency legislation, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act.

SHAHEEN: DEFENSE BILL WILL STRENGTHEN OUR MILITARY, MAKE OUR COUNTRY SAFER

Date: 11/21/2013
Senator Jeanne Shaheen took to the Senate floor to urge her colleagues to swiftly pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes several measures authored or supported by Shaheen. The annual defense bill authorizes all Department of Defense programs for the coming fiscal year and addresses major defense policy issues.

SENATOR SHAHEEN DISCUSSES SEQUESTRATION AND PNSY AT ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE HEARING

Date: 11/07/2013
At a U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Senator Shaheen questioned senior military officials about the impact of sequestration on the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, New Hampshire's economy, and our country's national security interests.

SENATORS SHAHEEN AND MCCAIN MEET WITH AFGHAN TRANSLATOR WHO SERVED ALONGSIDE U.S. TROOPS

Date: 11/06/2013
CBS covered Senators Jeanne Shaheen and John McCain meeting with Capt. Matt Zeller and Janis Shinwari this morning. Janis served alongside American troops in Afghanistan and last week, finally arrived in the US because of the Special Immigrant Visa program that Shaheen and McCain are working to extend. The program would benefit thousands of Iraqi and Afghan civilians, just like Janis, who risked their lives serving with our military during the war.

SHAHEEN AND ISAKSON ISSUE BIPARTISAN CALL TO REFORM BROKEN BUDGET PROCESS

Date: 10/23/2013

Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) took to CNBC's Squawk Box earlier this month during the government shutdown to issue a bipartisan call to reform our broken budget process which will help avoid future manufactured crises. Shaheen and Isakson have introduced the bipartisan Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act which would convert the annual spending process to a two-year budget cycle in the same way New Hampshire budgets at the state level. http://1.usa.gov/YukEnL

SENATOR SHAHEEN CALLS FOR BIPARTISAN COOPERATION TO KEEP GOVERNMENT FUNDED

Date: 09/27/2013

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) went to the Senate floor today to call on Congress to pass a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government running past October 1 and avert a government shutdown. Read more here

SHAHEEN: RUSSIA MUST FOLLOW THROUGH ON COMMITMENT TO SECURE SYRIAN CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Date: 09/10/2013

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning renewed her call for Russia to follow through on its commitment to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile. During her remarks Shaheen announced plans to introduce an amendment to the Senate's Syria resolution that would pressure the Assad regime to take credible, concrete steps to eliminate their chemical weapons stockpile. 

Shaheen also repeated her call for the Senate to act on her energy efficiency legislation that she has introduced with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH). The legislation would create 136,000 jobs while also reducing pollution and saving taxpayers money. Read more here

SHAHEEN: ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL WILL CREATE JOBS, SAVE MONEY, REDUCE POLLUTION

Date: 08/02/2013

Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor to tout her energy efficiency legislation that will create jobs, save consumers and taxpayers money, and reduce pollution by lowering energy consumption across the country. The Senate will move to full debate on the bill in September. Read more here

SHAHEEN: WE MUST PROTECT STUDENTS, FAMILIES BY KEEPING HIGHER EDUCATION AFFORDABLE

Date: 07/24/2013

Senator Shaheen took to the Senate floor this afternoon to voice her support for a bipartisan compromise to keep student loan interest rates low. In her remarks, Shaheen also announced her support for the Reed-Warren Amendment to lower the cap on the student loan interest rates. Read more here: http://1.usa.gov/19irMhG.

SHAHEEN: WE MUST KEEP HIGHER EDUCATION AFFORDABLE

Date: 06/28/2013
Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor urging Congressional action to prevent a student loan rate increase from taking place next week. If Congress fails to act, the interest rate on subsidized Stafford Loans will increase from 3.4% to 6.8% on July 1st.

SHAHEEN GIVES DC CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE NEW HAMPSHIRE

Date: 06/27/2013

Senator Shaheen and the New Hampshire State Society hosted more than 35 New Hampshire businesses during the fourth annual Experience New Hampshire reception, an event highlighting the unique offerings of the Granite State. Read more here: http://1.usa.gov/10uYkQk.

4th Annual Experience New Hampshire

Date: 06/20/2013
Senator Jeanne Shaheen and the New Hampshire State Society welcomed more than 35 New Hampshire businesses to the fourth annual Experience New Hampshire reception on Capitol Hill. The annual reception, which followed the New Hampshire Business Day luncheon, brings together businesses, organizations and policymakers in showcasing Granite State small businesses and products.

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES CONTINUED EFFORTS TO WIPE OUT MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT

Date: 06/12/2013
Senator Shaheen appeared on MSNBC to discuss her ongoing efforts to wipe out the unacceptable pattern of sexual abuse in the United States Armed Forces. Shaheen, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, has been a leader in calling for swift reform to address this problem in our military. (June 12, 2013)

SHAHEEN: FIGHT CONTINUES TO END MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT

Date: 06/04/2013

Senator Shaheen appeared on MSNBC with Thomas Roberts to discuss her continued work as a member of the Senate Armed Services to end the crisis of sexual abuse in the United States Armed Forces. Read more here: http://1.usa.gov/12rnnY3 (June 4, 2013)

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION TO FIGHT MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT

Date: 05/16/2013

Senator Shaheen spoke at a press conference this morning with a bipartisan group of senators to call for immediate action to address sexual assault in the military. Shaheen has been a leader in fighting the crisis of sexual abuse in our Armed Forces and has worked extensively to provide care and services for victims. (May 16)

SHAHEEN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST GOP OBSTRUCTION OF EPA NOMINEE

Date: 05/16/2013

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor to express frustration over the obstructionism of Republican senators who boycotted the nomination vote of Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency. (May 15)

SHAHEEN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST INTERNET SALES TAX

Date: 04/24/2013

Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to the Internet sales tax legislation that the Senate is considering this week. Shaheen is opposed to the measure — which would require online retailers to establish a costly and burdensome sales tax collection infrastructure — and plans to file amendments to the bill to exempt New Hampshire from the new regulations.

SHAHEEN & PORTMAN RE-INTRODUCE ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL

Date: 04/19/2013

Senator Shaheen teams up with Senator Rob Portman to re-introduce their bipartisan energy efficiency legislation. The bill is a win-win-win, Shaheen said, as it strengthens the economy, reduces our energy use and protects the environment. Read more: http://1.usa.gov/XTnyZq

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES BUDGET AMENDMENT PROTECTING WOMENS HEALTH CARE ACCESS

Date: 03/22/2013

Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor to urge her colleagues to support her budget amendment that would protect women's access to primary, preventative and reproductive health care. In her remarks, Shaheen noted that women should make family planning decisions with their doctors and their families and those decisions shouldn't be dictated by their employers. (March 22, 2013)

SHAHEEN: NEED TO COMBAT SEXUAL ABUSE IN ARMED FORCES

Date: 03/13/2013

Senator Shaheen spoke with Andrea Mitchell about the need to address sexual abuse in our armed forces. At a Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearing, Shaheen pressed top-ranking members of the military on possible steps to prevent sexual abuse and potential reforms to the military justice system. Read more: http://1.usa.gov/YooHVz

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH N.H. ADVOCATES IN SUPPORT OF VAWA (WBIN)

Date: 02/19/2013
WBIN coverage of Senator Shaheen's events in New Hampshire in support of the Violence Against Women. (February 15, 2013)

SHAHEEN SPEAKS ON SENATE FLOOR IN HONOR OF CHARLIE MORGAN

Date: 02/14/2013

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to honor the life of New Hampshire Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan, who passed away earlier this week after a battle with breast cancer. Morgan, a leading advocate for LGBT rights in the military, leaves behind her wife, Karen, and five-year old daughter, Casey Elena. Her family will not be eligible for survivor benefits because of the Defense of Marriage Act.

SHAHEEN AND COLLINS SPEAK ON SENATE FLOOR IN CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION ON SEQUESTER

Date: 02/14/2013
U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) spoke on the Senate floor yesterday evening to once again call for immediate action to avoid the automatic, across-the-board federal budget cuts scheduled to take place March 1. Shaheen and Collins spoke about the devastating impact these cuts would have on the United States economy, national security and defense programs.

SHAHEEN CONTINUES CALL FOR SWIFT PASSAGE OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

Date: 02/07/2013

Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor today to urge her colleagues to come together and reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) without further delay. Shaheen has been a strong advocate of VAWA and has visited crisis centers across New Hampshire to emphasize the essential services the program offers to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES HAGEL CONFIRMATION HEARING ON MSNBC'S HARDBALL

Date: 02/01/2013

Senator Shaheen appeared on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews to offer her perspective on the confirmation hearing of Secretary of Defense nominee Senator Chuck Hagel.

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES HAGEL NOMINATION AND GUN LEGISLATION ON MSNBC

Date: 01/30/2013

Senator Shaheen and Senator Bill Nelson appeared on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell to discuss the nomination of Senator Chuck Hagel and the need to work towards comprehensive legislation to address gun violence.

SHAHEEN: WE MUST PROVIDE CRITICAL RELIEF TO N.H. FISHERMEN AND COASTAL ECONOMIES

Date: 01/29/2013

Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor to reiterate her call for Congress to grant disaster relief funding for fishermen in New Hampshire. Shaheen successfully urged the U.S. Department of Commerce to declare a disaster for New England fishermen and fishing communities struggling with revenue losses and the impact of fishery management decisions. The disaster declaration now authorizes Congress to provide disaster relief funding to the impacted coastal communities.

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES CLINTON TESTIMONY ON BENGHAZI ATTACKS

Date: 01/23/2013
Senator Shaheen appeared on MSNBC to discuss the testimony of Secretary Clinton on the September, 2012 Benghazi attacks. (January 23, 2013)

SENATOR SHAHEEN DISCUSSES N.H. ALL FEMALE DELEGATION WITH ANDREA MITCHELL

Date: 01/10/2013

Senator Jeanne Shaheen joined Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC to discuss New Hampshire's historic all-female delegation and other current events.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM SENATOR SHAHEEN

Date: 12/21/2012

Senator Shaheen wishes a healthy and happy holiday season to everyone in New Hampshire and across the country.

SHAHEEN: WOMEN IN THE MILITARY DESERVE THE SAME HEALTH SERVICES AS THE CIVILIANS THEY PROTECT

Date: 11/30/2012

Ensuring that women in the military receive the same rights to reproductive health services as the civilians they protect is an issue of fundamental equality, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen said today in a speech on the Senate floor. Shaheen sponsored an amendment, which was included on a strong bipartisan vote during the Senate Armed Services Committee consideration of this year's National Defense Authorization Act, that would provide women in the military who are victims of rape or incest the right to access affordable abortion care. The Shaheen Amendment would align military rules on abortion care with the policy used for civilian federal employees. Read more, http://1.usa.gov/VjG37u .

SHAHEEN HONORS SENATOR WARREN RUDMAN IN SPEECH ON SENATE FLOOR

Date: 11/29/2012
Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor to honor former New Hampshire Senator Warren B. Rudman. Senator Rudman (May 18, 1930-November 19, 2012) served as a United States Senator from New Hampshire from 1980 to 1993. (November 29, 2012)

SHAHEEN: THERE MUST BE WILLINGNESS TO COME TO TABLE FOR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

Date: 11/27/2012

Senator Shaheen joined Chris Jansing on MSNBC to discuss ongoing budget negotiations and the need to come to the table for a long-term, balanced budget agreement. (November 27, 2012)

SHAHEEN TEAMS UP WITH NEW ENGLAND PATRIOT VINCE WILFORK TO HELP TACKLE DIABETES

Date: 11/08/2012

Joining forces at the 50 yard-line of Gillette Stadium, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and New England Patriots All-Pro Defensive Tackle Vince Wilfork have come together to support diabetes awareness. Shaheen and Wilfork today released a public service announcement (PSA) filmed as part of American Diabetes Month® calling on Patriots fans across New England to learn more about diabetes prevention and care.

SHAHEEN: OUTDOOR RECREATION A BOON FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE ECONOMY

Date: 09/14/2012

Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor to highlight the economic importance of New Hampshire's tourism and outdoor recreation industries. Shaheen has been a strong advocate of protecting outdoor recreation spaces and recently visited Eastern Mountain Sports in New Hampshire to discuss the economic benefits of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. To read more, please visit.

SENATOR SHAHEEN ON ECONOMIC IMPACT OF POLICY CHOICES FACING NATION

Date: 09/06/2012

Senator Shaheen appeared on MSNBC's Jansing and Co. to discuss the economic impact of policy choices facing the United States.

SHAHEEN: PREVENTIVE CARE PROVISIONS GOOD FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH

Date: 07/31/2012

Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor today to highlight the new preventive health benefits that will be available to women under the Affordable Care Act starting tomorrow, August 1. The law guarantees women affordable access to services such as annual breast exams, gestational diabetes screenings and contraception. To read more, please click here.

SHAHEEN: TIME IS NOW TO BRING ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL TO FLOOR FOR A VOTE

Date: 07/31/2012

Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor to urge Congress to bring forward her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation for a vote. Introduced with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1000) would help businesses create jobs and consumers reduce energy costs by creating a national energy efficiency strategy. According to a recent study by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, by 2020 the legislation could save consumers $4 billion per year and help businesses add 80,000 American jobs.

SHAHEEN: OLYMPIC MARATHONER GUOR MARIAL REPRESENTS THE VERY BEST OF OLYMPIC SPIRIT

Date: 07/26/2012

Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor today to honor Olympic athlete Guor Marial, a refugee who escaped from Sudan only a decade ago and will now be competing in the marathon in London. Guor, who found asylum in New Hampshire after his escape, initially believed that he would be unable to compete because he is not a full American citizen and his home country of South Sudan does not have an Olympic team. He refused to compete under the flag of Sudan, a country where many of his family members had been tortured or killed. Upon learning of Marial's situation, Shaheen sent a letter to the International Olympic Committee urging them to approve his request to compete as an independent athlete running under the Olympic flag. His request was granted last week.

WBIN REPORT HIGHLIGHTS SHAHEEN'S BIPARTISAN ENERGY EFFORTS

Date: 07/18/2012

WBIN reports on the ongoing bipartisan efforts by Senator Jeanne Shaheen to support a national energy efficiency strategy that would create jobs and cut energy costs for consumers. Shaheen has led the way in championing energy efficient technologies and has introduced a bipartisan bill with Senator Rob Portman of Ohio to create a national energy efficiency program. To read more, please visit http://bit.ly/NzP19O.

SHAHEEN: SECRET MONEY HAS NO PLACE IN CAMPAIGNS

Date: 07/17/2012

Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor to voice her support for the Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act, which would bring transparency to corporate and special interest spending in elections. Shaheen is an original cosponsor of the legislation. Earlier in the day, an effort to bring the DISCLOSE Act up for a vote failed.

SHAHEEN HONORS 96-YEAR-OLD CLUBMOBILE VOLUNTEER FOR SERVICE IN WWII

Date: 06/29/2012
One day after she helped pass a Senate Resolution recognizing Red Cross Clubmobile volunteers, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen made a stop in Rye to personally thank Margo Harrington for her service as a Clubmobile volunteer during World War II. To help celebrate Harrington's 96th birthday a day earlier, Shaheen met with Harrington at her home to present her with a copy of the resolution honoring her courage and bravery.

SHAHEEN ADDRESSES ECONOMIC ISSUES AFFECTING GRANITE STATE

Date: 06/26/2012

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen delivered remarks at the New England Council Congressional Luncheon to address important economic issues affecting the Granite State. Shaheen also spoke about her bipartisian efforts to assist New Hampshire families and businesses and other challenges currently facing Congress. WBIN covers the event. (June 22)

SHAHEEN HOSTS NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESSES IN WASHINGTON FOR A SHOWCASE OF THE BEST OF THE GRANITE STATE

Date: 06/22/2012

Senator Shaheen and the New Hampshire State Society hosted more than 20 New Hampshire businesses during the third annual Experience New Hampshire reception, an event highlighting the unique offerings of the Granite State. To read more, please visit http://bit.ly/LvoWHW.

SHAHEEN SPEAKS ON SENATE FLOOR TO SUPPORT ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS

Date: 06/21/2012

Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor to voice her opposition to efforts to nullify the Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). Shaheen said that this resolution would severely undermine the EPA's authority to protect our nation's air from harmful and dangerous pollutants. To read more Shaheen's remarks, please visit http://bit.ly/LFsBkR.

SHAHEEN AND PORTMAN CALL FOR VOTE ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL

Date: 06/20/2012

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) were joined by the Alliance to Save Energy and a diverse group of business and enviornmental leaders at a press conference to call for a vote on Shaheen and Portman's bipartisian energy efficiency bill. To read more about the legislation, please visit here.

SENS. SHAHEEN AND TOOMEY URGE REFORM TO CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM

Date: 06/14/2012

Senator Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) held a press conference today to support their bipartisan amendment to end excessive federal crop insurance subsidies for large American farming operations. The Shaheen-Toomey amendment would cap crop insurance premium subsidies at $40,000, reducing the deficit by about $5.2 billion over 10 years, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates. To read more, please visit http://bit.ly/LcZmu6.

SHAHEEN WISHES THE UNITED STATES ARMY A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Date: 06/14/2012

With June 14 marking the 237th birthday of the United States Army, Senator Shaheen wished a very happy birthday to the Army and said thank you to all of our country's service members. (June 14)

SHAHEEN AND RETIRED MILITARY LEADERS SPEAK OUT IN SUPPORT OF MILITARY EQUALITY

Date: 06/14/2012

Senator Jeanne Shaheen was joined by two-high ranking retired military officiers to speak out today in support of a provision authored by Shaheen that would give women in the military the same rights to affordable reproductive health services as the civilians they protect. Joining Shaheen were Retired Army Major General Gale Pollock and Retired Army Major General Dennis Laich. To read more, please visit http://bit.ly/Mre0J0.

SHAHEEN HOSTS NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESSES IN WASHINGTON FOR GRANITE STATE SHOWCASE

Date: 06/12/2012

Alongside samples of New Hampshire's finest food and drink, and a seven-foot-tall moose, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and the New Hampshire State Society hosted more than 20 New Hampshire businesses during the third annual Experience New Hampshire reception, an event highlighting the unique offerings of the Granite State. To read more, please visit http://bit.ly/LMSQbA.

SHAHEEN SPEAKS ON SENATE FLOOR IN SUPPORT OF PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT

Date: 06/05/2012

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor today to voice her support for the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would help limit the income disparity between men and women in the United States. To read more, please click here.

SHAHEEN: DISCLOSE ACT WILL BRING TRANSPARENCY TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING

Date: 05/23/2012

Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor today to voice her support for the Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act, which would bring transparency to corporate and special interest spending in elections. Shaheen is an original cosponsor of the legislation. To read more, please visit http://bit.ly/JVd6YF. (May 23)

SENATOR SHAHEEN RECAPS 2012 NATO SUMMIT

Date: 05/23/2012

Senator Shaheen recaps the 2012 NATO Summit. (May 23)

SHAHEEN: EXPORTS KEY TO SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH

Date: 05/23/2012

Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor to discuss her bipartisan legislation to boost small business exports, The Small Business Export Growth Act, which she introduced today with Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). To read more, click here. (5/23)

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES NATO SUMMIT ON MSNBC'S DAILY RUNDOWN

Date: 05/21/2012

Senator Shaheen appeared on MSNBC's Daily Rundown from the NATO Summit in Chicago to discuss the most pressing foreign policy issues currently facing the United States and NATO. To read more about Shaheen's priorities for the NATO Summit, please visit http://bit.ly/KGc3g1. (May 21)

SHAHEEN: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT MUST PROTECT ALL VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Date: 05/16/2012

Senator Shaheen spoke at a press conference to affirm her support for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and urge the House of Representatives to pass the bipartisan, Senate-passed version of the bill. Shaheen said the House version of the bill strips critical provisions for victims of domestic abuse, specifically for victims on college campuses. The House bill also weakens protections for victims in same-sex relationships, immigrant victims and women on tribal lands. To read more about Shaheen's position on the issue, please click here. (May 16)

SHAHEEN CALLS ON CONGRESS TO PASS SENATE'S BIPARTISAN VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

Date: 05/16/2012

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor to affirm her support for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and urge the House of Representatives to pass the bipartisan, Senate-passed version of the bill. To read more, please click here. (May 15)

SHAHEEN ON SENATE FLOOR: COME TO NEW HAMPSHIRE!

Date: 05/10/2012

With this week marking National Travel and Tourism Week, Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor today to highlight New Hampshire's new tourism campaign and invite more Americans to visit the Granite State. She also spoke about the importance of travel and tourism to New Hampshire's economy. (May 10)

SHAHEEN: CONGRESS MUST COME TOGETHER TO STOP INCREASE IN STUDENT LOAN INTEREST RATES

Date: 05/10/2012

Senator Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor urging Congress to find a bipartisan solution to avoid an increase in student loan costs. New Hampshire already has the highest average student debt in the nation at $31,408 per student. That could increase by a combined total of $30.5 million if Congress does not stop interest rates on subsidized Stafford Loans from increasing from 3.4% to 6.8% on July 1. (May 9, 2012)

SHAHEEN SPEAKS ON SENATE FLOOR IN SUPPORT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

Date: 04/26/2012

Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor today to urge her colleagues in the Senate to come together to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Shaheen spoke about her recent visits to family centers in New Hampshire, which would be unable to offer essential services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault if Congress does not reauthorize this legislation. (April 26)

SHAHEEN: HOUSE SHOULD WORK WITH SENATE ON LONG-TERM TRANSPORTATION BILL

Date: 04/25/2012

Senator Shaheen called on the House of Representatives today to begin working with the Senate to produce a final version of a long-term federal transportation bill. Shaheen spoke specifically of the bill's importance to completing work on New Hampshire's badly congested Interstate 93. While a project to widen Interstate 93 is underway, its future remains uncertain without a long-term transportation bill in place. (April 25, 2012)

SHAHEEN CALLS TO PROTECT U.S. POSTAL SERVICES

Date: 04/19/2012
Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor today about the importance of protecting the U.S. Postal Service from unnecessary cuts and ensuring the reliable service Americans have come to expect. The Postal service employs 550,000 Americans nationwide and serves as a lynchpin for an industry that contributes over a trillion dollars to our economy, Shaheen said. (April 18)

SHAHEEN: WE MUST REAUTHORIZE THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

Date: 04/18/2012

Renewing the Violence Against Women Act is vital to providing services to New Hampshire women and families dealing with domestic abuse, Senator Shaheen said today during a press conference with Senators Patty Murray and Dianne Feinstein. Shaheen spoke about her recent visit to Bridges Domestic and Sexual Violence Center in Nashua, New Hampshire, which would be unable to offer essential services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault if Congress does not reauthorize this legislation. (April 18)

SENATOR SHAHEEN ON WMUR'S CLOSE-UP

Date: 04/17/2012

Senator Shaheen was the guest this week on WMUR's Close-Up. (April 15).

SHAHEEN SPEAKS ON SENATE FLOOR IN SUPPORT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

Date: 03/15/2012

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen took to the Senate floor to urge her colleagues to support a re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Act provides critical support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault nationwide. (March 15)

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR EXTENSION OF CRITICAL SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS

Date: 03/15/2012
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) took to the Senate floor today to fight for extensions to a pair of critical small business programs as part of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which is currently under debate in the Senate. Shaheen called for reauthorizations to both the Export-Import Bank, which helps small businesses sell their products overseas, and the Small Business Administration's 504 refinancing program, which helps small firms refinance their real estate loans. Both programs are funded at no cost to taxpayers.

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE ANNOUNCE NEW FACILITY FOR NH VETS CENTER

Date: 03/09/2012

Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs will relocate the Manchester Veterans Center to a newly renovated facility in Hooksett. The new center will increase the facility's space from 2,220 square feet to 4,975 square feet and will feature new space for physical therapy, educational activities and group meetings. Shaheen and Ayotte sent a joint letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki this week urging his department to approve a contract that would allow the Vets Center to relocate. To read more, please visit http://bit.ly/xUKxIn. (March 8)

SHAHEEN SPEAKS ON SENATE FLOOR IN CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Date: 03/08/2012

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today in commemoration of International Women’s Day. Today marks the 101st anniversary of the first International Women’s Day, which recognizes the achievements of women around the world. (March 8)

SHAHEEN: FOCUS SHOULD BE ON ECONOMY, NOT IDEOLOGICAL DEBATE

Date: 03/01/2012

In an appearance on MSNBC with host Tamron Hall, Senator Jeanne Shaheen expressed relief over the Senate's decision to vote down an amendment that would have allowed corporations and insurance companies to deny insurance for preventive health services. Shaheen said that too much time has been spent arguing over ideological differences when the real focus should be investing in the nation's infrastructure and putting Americans back to work. To read more, please visit http://bit.ly/yloYdp. (March 1)

SHAHEEN: WOMEN'S HEALTH SHOULD NOT BE THREATENED BY POLITICAL IDEOLOGY

Date: 02/17/2012

In an appearance on MSNBC, Senator Shaheen called on Congress to stop politicizing women's health and focus on issues like jobs and the economy. Shaheen made clear that women's health was an issue that should not be dictated by political ideology, but instead decided in the best interest of women's health and their families. (Feb. 17)

SHAHEEN: BIPARTISAN AGREEMENT NEEDED TO MOVE HIGHWAY BILL FORWARD

Date: 02/16/2012

Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor about the need to pass a federal transportation bill to fund critical highway and transit programs. Shaheen said the bill is critical to completing work on New Hampshire's badly congested Interstate 93. While a project to widen Interstate 93 is underway, it cannot be completed without the security of a long-term agreement. To read more, visit http://bit.ly/x0zx2R(Feb. 16)

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES IMPORTANCE OF PASSING BIPARTISAN SUGAR ACT

Date: 02/14/2012

Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor about the importance of bipartisanship and the need to eliminate unnecessary government programs. Shaheen discussed the bipartisan SUGAR Act, which would phase out the sugar support program and save consumers billions of dollars, and she honored the bill's cosponsor Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), who is currently recovering from a stroke. To read her remarks, please visit http://bit.ly/xUj4t3 (Feb. 14)

SHAHEEN: ALL WOMEN DESERVE ACCESS TO CRITICAL HEALTH SERVICES

Date: 02/08/2012
Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor today to emphasize the importance of providing women with access to critical health services.

SHAHEEN WAGERS NH BREW IN SUPER BOWL BET

Date: 02/03/2012

As the New England Patriots gear up for their Super Bowl bout with the New York Giants, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Chuck Schumer have thrown down the gauntlet in a wager on the outcome. According to the terms of the bet, a Patriots win means Schumer will buy a New Hampshire craft beer for every member of the United States Senate and a Giants victory requires Shaheen to offer Senate colleagues a round of New York craft beers. (February 3)

SHAHEEN CALLS ON FCC TO RESOLVE DISPUTE THAT COULD CAUSE SUPER BOWL BLACKOUT

Date: 01/26/2012

With the New England Patriots scheduled to play in the Super Bowl just 10 days from now, Senator Shaheen is calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to step in and help resolve a TV contract dispute that could leave thousands of New Hampshire satellite TV subscribers with no way to watch the big game. To read more, please visit http://bit.ly/yYGTtm.

SHAHEEN: CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM NEEDED

Date: 01/26/2012

Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke today on the Senate floor about the need for campaign finance reform to limit the influence of corporate money in the election process. Shaheen's speech comes a few days after the two-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Committee. (January 26)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM SENATOR SHAHEEN

Date: 12/19/2011

Senator Shaheen reflects on the many inspiring Granite Staters she met in 2011, and wishes all New Hampshire families a very happy holiday season and a wonderful new year. (Dec. 19)

SHAHEEN: HOME HEATING ASSISTANCE WILL HELP ENSURE FAMILIES ARE NOT LEFT IN THE COLD

Date: 12/16/2011

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke today on the Senate floor to urge Congress to provide funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). With energy costs rising and the coldest months of winter approaching, LIHEAP will provide crucial heating assistance for families and seniors in need during the winter. To read more, please visit http://1.usa.gov/rP3t9J (Dec. 16)

SHAHEEN VOICES SUPPORT FOR PAYROLL TAX CUT EXTENSION

Date: 12/14/2011

Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor to urge her Senate colleagues to extend the payroll tax cut. Shaheen argued that failing to extend cuts would raise taxes on nearly all working Americans, harming a fragile economy and costing thousands of jobs. To read more, please visit http://1.usa.gov/vyokjp. (Dec. 13)

SHAHEEN JOINS AIR NATIONAL GUARD REFUELING MISSION

Date: 12/13/2011

Senator Jeanne Shaheen joined an Air National Guard refueling mission stationed out of New Hampshire's Pease Air National Guard Base. Shaheen, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was on board as crew members carefully guided a mission to refuel another military plane thousands of feet above ground. Shaheen praised the effort of the crew on board, adding "It's very impressive to see the skill involved and the dedication and commitment of our Guard." To read more, please visit http://1.usa.gov/tJhYMi. (Dec. 9)

SENATOR SHAHEEN'S STATEMENT ON SENATE FLOOR ABOUT NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT (NDAA)

Date: 12/01/2011

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke today on the Senate floor about the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 (S.1867), which includes several measures authored or supported by Shaheen. The annual defense bill authorizes all Department of Defense programs for the coming fiscal year, and addresses major defense policy issues. To read her remarks, please visit http://1.usa.gov/rUBTHm.

SHAHEEN: REDUCING AIR POLLUTION WILL PROTECT HEALTH AND WELFARE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE CITIZENS

Date: 11/09/2011

Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday to support the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and emphasize the economic and health benefits of reducing air pollution. (Nov. 9)

SHAHEEN HONORS VETERANS AT MEDAL CEREMONY

Date: 11/07/2011

At a military medal ceremony in Manchester, Senator Shaheen presented medals to three veterans for their military service. Brothers Clifford and Albert Provencher received medals for their service in the Army in the years following World War II, and Retired Air Force Colonel Robert Fortnam received the U.S. Air Force Air Medal for his service in World War II.  The Provenchers also accepted medals posthumously on behalf of their father, Adelard Provencher, for his service in World War I. To read more, please visit http://1.usa.gov/tNpxhX.

SHAHEEN URGES FDA TO ALLOW FURTHER RESEARCH ON ARTIFICIAL PANCREAS

Date: 11/02/2011

At a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) press conference today, Senator Shaheen urged the FDA to issue clear and reasonable guidance on the artificial pancreas, a medical technology that has the potential to help millions of Americans living with Type 1 diabetes. Senator Shaheen has long been a strong voice in the fight to find a cure for diabetes and was recently a part of the JDRF Children's Congress with her daughter Stefany and granddaughter Elle, who has Type 1 diabetes. To read more, please visit http://1.usa.gov/iH85V0. (November 2)

SHAHEEN: INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE CRITICAL TO AMERICAN ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS

Date: 11/02/2011

In an appearance on Fox News today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen stressed the importance of investing in American infrastructure. (November 2)

SHAHEEN HELPS SAME-SEX COUPLE FIGHT DISCRIMINATORY MILITARY POLICY

Date: 10/20/2011

Senator Shaheen worked this week to fight a discriminatory military policy that would have prevented Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan of Rye from bringing her civil union partner to a military reintegration event this weekend. In response to Shaheen’s intervention with the Department of Defense, the NH National Guard has reversed its ruling and will allow Chief Morgan to bring her spouse to the event. To read more, please visit http://1.usa.gov/q6vOgV.

SHAHEEN CONTINUES FIGHT TO OPEN BERLIN PRISON

Date: 10/19/2011

In a speech today on the Senate floor, Senator Shaheen stressed the need for federal funding to open the Berlin prison in New Hampshire. The completed prison has sat vacant since its completion last year because of budget cuts. In the meantime, maintaining the empty prison is costing the government $4 million per year.

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies recently approved a funding bill that would prioritize funding for prisons that have been completed but are awaiting funding to open, like Berlin. To read more, please visit http://1.usa.gov/nWehlt.

SHAHEEN URGES CONGRESS TO CONSIDER BIENNIAL BUDGETING PROPOSAL

Date: 10/05/2011

In an apperance on MSNBC, Senator Shaheen explained the benefits of adopting a two year biennial budget system. Senator Shaheen, along with Johnny Isakson (R-GA), recently introduced the Biennial Budget Appropriations Act, which would switch Congress from an annual spending process to a two-year cycle. The proposal recieved strong bipartisian support at a Senate Budget Committee hearing yesterday. To read more, please visit http://1.usa.gov/rsdZ3o. (October 5)

SHAHEEN VOICES SUPPORT FOR STRENGTHENING TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Date: 09/22/2011

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to support continuing important reforms to the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. To read her remarks, visit http://1.usa.gov/p8bquK. (September 22)

SHAHEEN URGES CONGRESS TO RELEASE FEMA FUNDS FOR DISASTER RECOVERY

Date: 09/14/2011

Senator Shaheen today urged Congress to support federal funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist in the disaster recovery effort for areas affected by Tropical Storm Irene. (September 14)

SHAHEEN: FEMA RESOURCES NEEDED TO HELP EMERGENCY DISASTER AREAS

Date: 09/13/2011

Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor today to call for federal assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help areas in New Hampshire damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. To read the full text of Senator Shaheen's remarks, please visit http://1.usa.gov/nokz1A. (September 13)

SHAHEEN: 9/11 A STORY OF COURAGE, RESOLVE, AND UNITY

Date: 09/07/2011

In a speech on the Senate floor in advance of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Senator Shaheen discussed how the United States' response to the attacks showed the world the true meaning of the American spirit. To read the full text of Senator Shaheen's remarks, please visit http://1.usa.gov/pLF5zi. (September 7)

SHAHEEN CALLS ON CONGRESS TO END THE UNNECESSARY FAA SHUTDOWN

Date: 08/02/2011

Speaking on the Senate floor, Senator Shaheen expressed her concern over Congress' failure to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which has left 4,000 FAA employees and 70,000 airport construction workers out of work. The full text of her remarks can be found here. (August 2)

SHAHEEN: CONSTITUENTS WANT ACTION ON DEBT CEILING

Date: 07/30/2011
In a speech on the Senate floor, Senator Shaheen shared comments she's received from New Hampshire constituents about the debt ceiling negotiations, noting that constituents have said they're willing to sacrifice but want Congress to act on the issue and to compromise. (July 30)

SHAHEEN: COMPROMISE NEEDED TO AVERT ECONOMIC CATASTROPHY U.S. DEFAULT WOULD CAUSE

Date: 07/30/2011
On MSNBC, Senator Shaheen spoke about the need to put politics aside in the debt ceiling negotiations and work on a compromise agreement that will allow the U.S. to meet its financial obligations and provide certainty to the markets. (July 30)

SHAHEEN: A LONG TERM DEBT AND DEFICIT PLAN NEEDED TO AVOID ECONOMIC COLLAPSE

Date: 07/28/2011

On Fox News, Senator Shaheen stressed that failing to raise the debt ceiling would be catastrophic not just for businesses and financial markets, but for American families. (July 28)

SHAHEEN: DEBT DEFAULT RISKS PERMANENT HARM TO AMERICAN ECONOMY

Date: 07/28/2011

In a speech on the Senate floor, Senator Shaheen explained that a default on our financial oblibations coud result in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and higher interest rates for every American.  Click here to read the full text of the Senator’s remarks.

SHAHEEN: EVERYONE NEEDS TO COME TO THE TABLE FOR COMPROMISE

Date: 07/28/2011

In an appearance on CNBC's "Squawk Box", Senator Shaheen called for Congressional leaders to come together to compromise on a deficit reduction plan that would raise the debt ceiling and avoid an economic collapse. (July 28)

SHAHEEN: AMERICA HAS NEVER REFUSED TO PAY OUR DEBTS AND WE CAN'T AFFORD TO DO IT NOW

Date: 07/27/2011

Senator Shaheen appeared on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews to emphasize the devastating economic consequences of not raising the debt ceiling. (July 27)

SHAHEEN: TIME RUNNING OUT TO AGREE ON COMPREHENSIVE BUDGET DEAL

Date: 07/26/2011

Appearing on CNBC's Kudlow Report with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Senator Shaheen called on Congressional leaders to come to the table before August 2nd to agree on budget deal that will raise the debt ceiling and put our country on course to address our long-term debt and deficit. (July 26)

SHAHEEN: FAILURE TO RAISE DEBT CEILING WOULD HAVE UNACCEPTABLE CONSEQUENCES

Date: 07/21/2011

In an interview on Fox News, Senator Shaheen emphasized the need to raise our nation's debt ceiling and expressed support for the balanced deficit plan introduced by the "Gang of Six."

SHAHEEN: A BALANCED SOLUTION NEEDED TO AVOID LONG-TERM DAMAGE TO OUR COUNTRY

Date: 07/19/2011

In an appearance on the Kudlow Report (CNBC) with Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), Senator Shaheen pushed for a balance framework to address our country's deficit and stressed the disastrous consequences of defaulting on our nation's credit. (July 19)

SHAHEEN: FAILURE TO PAY OUR BILLS COULD CAUSE ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE

Date: 07/14/2011

In a speech today on the Senate floor, Senator Shaheen warned against the dire consquences for the nation's economy of failing to meet our financial obligations. (July 14)

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL ON PLATTS ENERGY WEEK

Date: 07/13/2011
In an interview with Platts Energy Week TV, Senator Shaheen discussed building momentum for her energy efficiency bill. (July 10)

SHAHEEN: FAILURE TO RAISE DEBT CEILING IS UNACCEPTABLE

Date: 07/06/2011

On CNBC, Senator Shaheen explained that failing to raise the debt ceiling would be catastrophic not just for businesses and financial markets, but for American families. "What we need is to get everybody to come to the table, willing to look at all aspects of the budget," Shaheen said. (July 6)

SHAHEEN: TAX BREAKS FOR YACHTS AND RACE HORSES DON'T MAKE SENSE

Date: 06/30/2011

Senator Shaheen called for the elimination of unnecessary tax breaks and an increase in the debt limit in a speech on the Senate floor. (June 30)

SHAHEEN JOINS FELLOW SENATORS IN SUPPORTING LGBT YOUTH

Date: 06/29/2011

Senator Shaheen teamed up with 12 of her fellow Senators in encouraging lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender young people not to give up in the face of discriminatory bullying, reassuring them in a video release that they are working hard in the Senate to fulfill the promise of equality for all. (June 29)  Read more

SHAHEEN PRESSES FOR CONTINUED NATO SUPPORT IN AFGHANISTAN

Date: 06/23/2011

At a Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Senator Shaheen pressed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to hold NATO accountable to its commitments in Afghanistan. Read more  (June 23)

SHAHEEN WELCOMES NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESSES TO WASHINGTON FOR SHOWCASE

Date: 06/20/2011

Senator Shaheen welcomed more than 20 New Hampshire businesses to Washington to showcase the state's unique offerings at the second annual Experience New Hampshire reception. Prior to the reception, Shaheen also hosted a luncheon for members of the New Hampshire business community to meet with key federal officials. (June 15)

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES BIPARTISAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL ON FOX BUSINESS

Date: 06/15/2011

Calling energy efficiency "the cheapest, fastest way to deal with our energy needs," Senator Shaheen discussed her energy efficiency bill on Fox Business, explaining how it could help create jobs. (June 14)

SHAHEEN-PORTMAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL FEATURED IN SENATE ENERGY COMMITTEE HEARING

Date: 06/10/2011

At an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill, Senator Shaheen spoke about how the bill would create private sector jobs, make our economy more competitive, and start addressing our energy needs. (June 9) Read more

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES BUSINESS BENEFITS OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL WITH VELCRO EXECUTIVE

Date: 06/09/2011

At an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on the Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill, Senator Shaheen spoke with Velcro USA Chief Operating Officer Philip Damiano about how the bill will help keep Velcro competitive and create opportunities for additional employment at the company. (June 9)

SHAHEEN: REPUBLICAN PLAN TO END MEDICARE AS WE KNOW IT HURTS WOMEN

Date: 05/24/2011

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to oppose the House Republican’s budget and the proposed changes to Medicare.  (May 24)

SHAHEEN TALKS ENERGY ON MSNBC

Date: 05/18/2011

Senator Shaheen, a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, talks to MSNBC's Chuck Todd about ending oil subsidies, addressing rising gas prices, and her recent energy efficiency bill. (May 18)

SHAHEEN: THERE IS AN IMMEDIATE NEED TO TAKE ACTION ON OUR NATION'S ENERGY POLICY

Date: 05/18/2011

Senator Shaheen explains that the fastest, cheapest way to start addressing our energy challenges is through energy efficiency. To read more: http://1.usa.gov/kOQvmh

This video was created as part of YouTube Town Hall, on the issue of energy efficiency. To view the debate and choose a side, please visit http://www.youtube.com/YTTownHall.

SHAHEEN EXPRESSES RELIEF AND JOY THAT NEW HAMPSHIRE JOURNALIST HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM LIBYA

Date: 05/18/2011

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that New Hampshire native James Foley, a journalist who had been imprisoned in Libya since April, has been freed. (May 18)

SHAHEEN: END OIL SUBSIDIES TO REDUCE OUR DEFICIT

Date: 05/17/2011

Continuing her support for the elimination of unnecessary government programs to reduce the national deficit, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor on May 16 in favor of legislation that would end outdated tax subsidies for oil companies.

FULL SHAHEEN-PORTMAN PRESS CONFERENCE

Date: 05/13/2011

Noting the need for immediate action on U.S. energy policy and for policies that encourage job growth and keep our economy competitive, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced bipartisan legislation that would enact a national energy efficiency strategy. (May 12, 2011)

SHAHEEN AND PORTMAN INTRODUCE A NATIONAL EFFICIENCY STRATEGY FOR TODAY AND THE FUTURE

Date: 05/13/2011

Noting the need for immediate action on U.S. energy policy and for policies that encourage job growth and keep our economy competitive, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced bipartisan legislation that would enact a national energy efficiency strategy. (May 12, 2011)

Shaheen Questions Panel on Future of Relationship with Pakistan Following Bin Laden's Death

Date: 05/05/2011

Senator Shaheen, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, expressed major concern during a full committee hearing today that the most wanted and identifiable terrorist in the world was found only 30 miles north of Pakistan's capital.

Shaheen Seeks Answers on How Bin Laden's Death Will Impact War in Afghanistan

Date: 05/03/2011

At a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing today, Shaheen (who chairs the Committee's Subcommittee on European Affairs) questioned a panel of policy experts on how the death of Osama Bin Laden will affect U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

Shaheen: Bin Laden Death a Victory for the American People

Date: 05/02/2011
Senator Shaheen speaks to WMUR about Osama bin Laden's death, saying "...justice has been done for all of the victims of 9/11 and their families."

Budget cuts mean NH prison remains empty

Date: 04/25/2011

In a report on NBC Nightly News on the effects of reckless budgets cuts, Senator Shaheen discussed how cuts might stop the already-built Berlin Prison from opening. Keeping the empty prison open will cost taxpayers about $4 million this year. Senator Shaheen called this shortsighted.

“We have a $276 million prison that is brand-new, that is standing empty because Congress isn't willing to put in about $28 million to get it started,” Shaheen told NBC news reporter Kelly O'Donnell.

Shaheen Opposes Cuts to Women's Health Care

Date: 04/13/2011
Senator Shaheen joined several of her female Senate colleagues at a press conference on April 13, 2011, in which she spoke out against proposed cuts to women's health care programs.

Shaheen Defends Women's Health

Date: 04/13/2011
In remarks on the Senate floor on April 13, 2011, Senator Shaheen voiced her opposition to House proposals to defund Planned Parenthood and the Affordable Care Act given their negative impact on women's health care.

Shaheen: Unnecessary Shutdown Will Hurt New Hampshire Economy

Date: 04/08/2011
Speaking on the Senate floor on April 8, 2011, Senator Shaheen discussed the negative impact a government shutdown would have on New Hampshire workers, businesses, and homeowners.

Shaheen: Science, Technology Education Integral to Economic Growth

Date: 04/06/2011
In remarks on the Senate floor on April 6, 2011, Shaheen discussed her Innovation Inspiration School Grant Program, a bill she reintroduced recently to help encourage students to study science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and ensure the U.S. workforce remains competitive in the 21st century global economy.

Shaheen: Small Business jobs bill critical to future prosperity

Date: 03/31/2011
Speaking on the Senate floor on March 30, 2011, Senator Shaheen urged Congress to pass a bill that would reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR).  

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Shaheen on Clean Energy and the Clean Air Act

Date: 03/31/2011

"I urge my colleagues to reject these amendments and then to work together to craft energy policies that can help move us away from a carbon economy and transition to a clean energy economy," said Shaheen on the Senate Floor on March 31, 2011. Read More

NH, Maine Senators: Funding for Memorial Bridge Replacement Secured

Date: 03/31/2011

On March 30, 2011, U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) had obligated $20 million in funding for the replacement of the Memorial Bridge between Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, Maine. 

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Shaheen on energy security

Date: 03/30/2011
In an interview with FOX Business on March 30, 2011, Shaheen discussed the need for a balanced national energy policy to protect America's energy security.

Shaheen honors Geraldine Ferraro

Date: 03/29/2011
In a March 29, 2011, speech on the Senate floor, Shaheen paid tribute to the life of Geraldine Ferraro, calling her career in public service an inspiration to all women.

Shaheen: Small Business Program Key to Future Prosperity

Date: 03/16/2011

Speaking on the Senate floor on March 16, 2011, Shaheen discussed the need to secure a long-term reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which allows small companies to compete for federal research and development dollars.  Read the Senator's full remark's here

Shaheen fights for Memorial Bridge funding

Date: 03/15/2011
(Portsmouth, N.H.) -- Standing with Portsmouth's Memorial Bridge behind her, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) today called efforts to cut funding for the bridge "irresponsible" and vowed to fight to ensure it gets the money it needs for crucial infrastructure improvements. Shaheen spoke on Monday, Mach 14, 2011. Portsmouth Mayor Thomas Ferrini, local business owner Jay McSharry, and Portsmouth naval Shipyard Metal Trades Council President Paul O'Connor also spoke about the effects that an elimination of funds would have on the community.

Shaheen: Funding standoff proves need for biennial budget

Date: 03/08/2011

Highlighting the negative economic impact of short-term budgeting and its contributions to government waste, Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor on March 8, 2011, about the need to shift to a biennial budget process.

Shaheen speaks out to protect education

Date: 03/03/2011
"It is clear that helping working families to afford quality child care and quality early education programs have immediate and long term economic benefits," Senator Shaheen said on the Senate floor on March 3, 2011.

Shaheen Advocates for Memorial Bridge Funding

Date: 03/01/2011

Citing its importance to the flow of goods and services between Maine and New Hampshire, Senator Shaheen on March 1, 2011, discussed her fight for funding to replace Portsmouth's Memorial Bridge on WMUR.

Shaheen: Duplicative programs are smart cuts

Date: 03/01/2011

On March 1, 2011, Senator Shaheen discussed a recent report from the U.S Government Accountability Office that identified duplicative federal programs with FOX News' Carl Cameron, saying it's Congress' job to ensure that government is as effective and efficient as possible.

Shaheen Speaks Out Against Proposed Cuts to Title X and Planned Parenthood Funding

Date: 02/17/2011
At a press conference in Washington on February 17, 2011, Shaheen expressed her opposition to proposed cuts to Title X and Planned Parenthood funding.

Shaheen: Aviation Investments are Crucial for Safety and Economic Growth

Date: 02/15/2011
On February 15, 2011, Shaheen took to the Senate floor to voice her support for the Federal Aviation Administration Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Act, which will support economic growth by by modernizing the country's aviation system to make it safer and more efficient.

Shaheen discusses Egypt on Morning Joe

Date: 02/03/2011

On February 3, 2011, Shaheen appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss the current state of affairs in Egypt.

Senator Shaheen on Egyptian protests

Date: 02/02/2011

Shaheen spoke with MSNBC's Chris Jansing on February 2, 2011, regarding the situation in Egypt from the White House lawn.

Shaheen leads discussion on exports at Segway

Date: 01/31/2011

During a visit to Segway, Inc. in Bedford on January 31, 2011, Shaheen led a roundtable discussion with New Hamsphire trade association members on the federal resources available to small businesses who want to sell their goods overseas. Shaheen was joined by Export-Import Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg.

Isakson, Shaheen Introduce Biennial Budget Appropriations Act (full version)

Date: 01/27/2011
On January 27, 2011, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Johnny Isakson, (R-Ga.) introduced the Biennial Budget Appropriations Act that would switch Congress from an annual spending process to a two-year cycle, with one year for appropriating federal dollars and the other year devoted to oversight of federal programs.

Isakson, Shaheen Introduce Biennial Budget Appropriations Act

Date: 01/27/2011

On January 27, 2011, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Johnny Isakson, (R-Ga.) introduced the Biennial Budget Appropriations Act that would switch Congress from an annual spending process to a two-year cycle, with one year for appropriating federal dollars and the other year devoted to oversight of federal programs.

Shaheen reacts to President Obama's State of the Union address

Date: 01/26/2011

"The overarching challenge facing New Hampshire and the nation is how we remain competitive in an increasingly global economy. As a former small business owner, I know it is business, not government, that creates jobs. But I believe government has a critical role to play in fostering the positive business climate we need to remain competitive," Shaheen said following the State of the Union.

Shaheen reviews BP oil spill report

Date: 01/26/2011

At a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing in Washington on January 26, 2011, Shaheen discussed the findings of the National Oil Spill Commission's report on the BP oil spill with the Commission's co-chairmen, Bob Graham and Will Reilly.

Happy Holidays from Senator Shaheen

Date: 12/22/2010

Senator Shaheen reflects back on 2010 and wishes New Hampshire residents a Happy Holiday. As she says, "As we gather with our families this holiday season, let's remember our brave men and women in uniform who are serving our country overseas. To them, and to all the people of New Hampshire: Happy Holidays and have a wonderful New Year!"

Shaheen pushes for arms treaty's ratification

Date: 12/21/2010

In remarks on the Senate floor on December 21, 2010, Senator Shaheen called on the Senate to ratify the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty ("New START") to restore America's ability to inspect Russian nuclear facilities.

Shaheen cites bipartisan support for New START

Date: 12/21/2010

Speaking on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" on December 21, 2010, Senator Shaheen discussed the increase in Republican support for the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty ("New START") as a result of careful efforts to address the Treaty's critics and explain its implications for U.S. national security.

Shaheen urges repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' on Senate floor

Date: 12/18/2010

Senator Shaheen on December 18, 2010, discussed the need to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' to improve American national security and bring equality to our military in a speech on the Senate floor. The Senate went on to vote 65-31 in favor of the policy's repeal.

Shaheen: Repeal of DADT strengthens our security

Date: 12/18/2010

Following the Senate's vote to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' on December 18, 2010, Senator Shaheen spoke to MSNBC's Contessa Brewer about how the decision to repeal the discriminatory policy will improve U.S. national security.

Shaheen calls for bipartisanship on New START

Date: 12/17/2010

Invoking the Senate's long history of bipartisanship on foreign policy matters, Senator Shaheen spoke to MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on December 17, 2010, about the need to move beyond party politics and ratify the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty ("New Start"). Shaheen also voiced her support and optimism for passage of the Dream Act and a repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

Senators call for New START ratification

Date: 12/16/2010
Senator Shaheen on December 16, 2010, led a press conference in Washington urging ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty ("New START") in the current congressional session. Shaheen was joined by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Chris Coons (D-DE).

Shaheen presses case for arms treaty (part 1)

Date: 12/16/2010

In a speech on the Senate floor on December 17, 2010, Senator Shaheen spoke of the need to ratify the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty ("New START") given its vital importance to U.S. national security and widespread support for it among the country's military and diplomatic leaders, both past and present.

Shaheen: Ratify New START Now

Date: 12/16/2010

Senator Shaheen on December 16, 2010, led a press conference in Washington urging ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty ("New START") in the current congressional session. Shaheen was joined by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Chris Coons (D-DE).

Shaheen presses case for arms treaty (part 2)

Date: 12/16/2010

In a speech on the Senate floor on December 17, 2010, Senator Shaheen spoke of the need to ratify the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty ("New START") given its vital importance to U.S. national security and widespread support for it among the country's military and diplomatic leaders, both past and present.

Shaheen thanks retiring Senator Judd Gregg for his service to New Hampshire

Date: 12/14/2010

On December 14, 2010, following Senator Judd Gregg's farewell speech on the Senate floor, Senator Shaheen delivered remarks thanking him for his years of service to the people of the Granite State.

Shaheen: Momentum building for START Treaty

Date: 12/10/2010

In an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on December 10, 2010, Senator Shaheen pressed for ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) by year's end and pointed to growing support for the legislation among Senate Republicans.

Shaheen to DeMint: Now is the time to vote on New START

Date: 12/09/2010

In response to comments made by Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) opposing the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), Senator Shaheen explained on the Senate floor on December 9, 2010, why the treaty is critical to U.S. national security interests.

Shaheen argues for middle-class tax cuts on Senate floor

Date: 12/03/2010

Senator Shaheen on December 3, 2010, took to the Senate floor to advocate for an extension of tax cuts for middle-class Americans. The Senator began her remarks with a response to Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), who spoke on the same topic immediately before Shaheen.

Shaheen leads call for START ratification on Senate floor

Date: 12/02/2010

Citing major implications for U.S. national security, Senator Shaheen led five of her Senate colleagues down to the Senate floor on December 2, 2010, to express support for ratifying the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). 

Shaheen urges ratification of New START on MSNBC

Date: 12/02/2010

Senator Shaheen spoke with MSNBC's Contessa Brewer on December 2, 2010, about the need for the Senate to ratify the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) given its vital importance to U.S. national security.

Senator Shaheen on WMUR talks about bipartisanship, need to work together on shared goals

Date: 11/16/2010
Senator Shaheen appeared on WMUR on November 16, 2010, to discuss the need for members of both parties to work together to solve the issues facing the American people.

Senator Shaheen on WMUR Urges Mortgage Lenders to Suspend Foreclosures in all States

Date: 10/12/2010

Senator Shaheen appeared on WMUR on October 8, 2010 to discuss efforts to encourage major mortgage lenders to suspend foreclosures in all states, not just those that require a court process, until the lenders fix systemic problems with their foreclosure procedures.

Senator Shaheen Discusses Subpoena Power for the BP Oil Spill Commission on Hardball

Date: 09/30/2010

Senator Shaheen appeared on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews on September 29, 2010, to discuss the urgent need for Congress to authorize subpoena power for the presidential commission investigating the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Shaheen discusses the DISCLOSE Act on the Senate Floor

Date: 09/23/2010

Senator Shaheen took to the floor of the United States Senate on September 22, 2010 to call for passage of the DISCLOSE Act.

Shaheen calls on Senate to pass strong energy legislation

Date: 07/29/2010

Senator Shaheen calls on the Senate to pass strong energy legislation at a press conference on July 29, 2010.

Shaheen: Small Business Jobs bill will ease access to credit, help create jobs

Date: 07/28/2010

Senator Shaheen speaks on the Senate floor on July 28, 2010 about how the Small Business Jobs bill will ease access to credit and help create jobs.

Shaheen: Extend Unemployment Compensation for NH Families

Date: 07/20/2010

Senator Shaheen speaks on the floor of the Senate about the extension of unemployment insurance compensation on July 20, 2010.

Senator Shaheen's floor remarks on Wall Street reform

Date: 07/15/2010

Senator Shaheen discusses final passage of Wall Street Reform on the floor of the Senate on July 15, 2010.

Shaheen: BP Oil Spill Commission Needs Subpoena Power

Date: 06/30/2010

Senator Shaheen called for passage of a bill she sponsored to grant subpoena power to the BP Oil Spill Commission on the Senate floor on June 30th, 2010. 

Senator Shaheen's floor statement on Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan

Date: 06/16/2010

Senator Shaheen discusses her support for Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan on the floor of the Senate on June 16, 2010.

BP: Profits vs. Responsibility

Date: 05/25/2010

Senator Jeanne Shaheen discusses the costs of the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico at an Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on May 25, 2010.

Sen. Shaheen discusses how middle-class families will benefit from Wall Street reform

Date: 05/05/2010

Senator Jeanne Shaheen joined Senators Harry Reid and Amy Klobuchar at a press conference on May 5th to discuss how Wall Street reform legislation will put consumers back in control and prevent big banks from gambling with the American people's money. 

Shaheen Outlines How the Senate Reform Bill will Improve the Health Care System, December 14, 2009

Date: 12/14/2009

Senator Shaheen, in a statement on the Senate floor, outlined the how the Senate health care legislation will improve the way health care is delivered through increased efficiency. The historic reform measures include innovative practices, such as accountable care organizations, payment reform, and medical homes, that will help the nation move away from a system that rewards volume over value.

Senator Shaheen Floor Statement Introducing the Innovation and Value Package in Health Care Reform, December 8, 2009

Date: 12/08/2009

Senator Shaheen, along with ten other freshmen Democratic Senators, introduced a collection of amendments that will broaden and accelerate efforts to encourage innovation and lower costs for consumers across the nation's health care system. The Freshmen Innovation and Value package will reduce waste and inefficiencies, decrease fraud, and simplify the health care system.

Senator Shaheen and Freshman Senators Introduce the Freshman Innovation and Value Package as part of Health Care Reform, December 8, 2009

Date: 12/08/2009

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, along with ten other freshmen Democratic Senators, today introduced a collection of amendments that will broaden and accelerate efforts to encourage innovation and lower costs for consumers across the nation's health care system. The Freshmen Innovation and Value package, which has been endorsed by some of the nation's leading business, consumer and health provider organizations, including Business Roundtable, AARP, AFL-CIO, New America Foundation, and others.  In New Hampshire, these cost containment provisions have been endorsed by the Dartmouth Hitchcock Health System and New Hampshire Voices for Health.  The Freshmen Innovation and Value package would amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act currently under consideration by the Senate. 

The cost containment amendments strengthen the Senate's current health reform proposal by establishing public-private arrangements to better synchronize changes across medicine, with an eye towards preventing cost-shifting to others; eliminating red tape and fighting fraud, which drives-up costs; and compelling Medicare to become a leader in overall health reform by speeding the move toward a higher-value, lower-cost model for the future.

Senator Shaheen Urges Colleagues In Senate to Pass Health Care Reform Legislation, December 7, 2009

Date: 12/07/2009

Senator Shaheen encouraged her colleagues to move quickly to pass meaningful and comprehensive health care reform in a speech on the floor of the Senate. She called on her colleagues to support reform so that necessary improvements can be made to the nation's ailing health care system.

Shaheen Discusses Afghanistan Policy with Secretary Gates, Secretary Clinton and Chairman Mullen, December 3, 2009

Date: 12/03/2009

During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Senator Shaheen questioned witnesses Secretary Gates, Secretary Clinton, and Chairman Mullen on their assessment of Afghanistan, expectations for the troop increase, and how success will be measured. In her remarks, Shaheen stressed the need for better coordination on the ground between the U.S. and NATO allies. The December 3 hearing comes as New Hampshire prepares to send nearly 150 additional National Guard Members to Afghanistan.

Shaheen Calls for Free Preventive Health Services for Women, December 1, 2009

Date: 12/01/2009

Senator Jeanne Shaheen, in a statement on the floor of the Senate, urged her colleagues to make preventive health care screenings and care available to women at no cost, highlighting the cost savings and health benefits that will result if the legislation is passed.

Shaheen Floor Statement on How Health Care Reform Can Help Small Businesses, November 18, 2009

Date: 11/18/2009

Senator Shaheen urged her colleagues in the Senate to help make health care more affordable for small businesses by passing comprehensive health care reform that reigns in insurance premiums and provides tax credits to employers that offer coverage. Shaheen said controlling health care costs will relieve the financial burden on small businesses so that they can keep their doors open and create jobs.

Shaheen Crafted Unemployment Insurance Extension Passes Senate

Date: 11/05/2009

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a leader in the fight to extend unemployment benefits to jobless workers in all 50 states and co-author of the Senate compromise amendment, today applauded Senate passage of a fair extension of unemployment insurance to jobless workers in New Hampshire and across the country. 

Senator Shaheen Floor Statement Discusses Urgent Need to Contain Health Care Costs, November 5, 2009

Date: 11/05/2009

Senator Jeanne Shaheen, in a statement on the floor of the Senate, pointed to the unsustainable costs of health care and the burden they put on families, small businesses, and the economy. Shaheen pointed to research that shows costs can be controlled and quality of care improved by promoting effective delivery models that emphasize coordination and individualized care as is the case with several health care initiatives in New Hampshire.

Shaheen Calls Stall Tactics on Unemployment Benefits Extension Unacceptable, November 4, 2009

Date: 11/04/2009

Senator Shaheen called the delay tactics used by opponents of the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act unacceptable, and pointed to the approximately two hundred thousand workers who lost their benefits while the bill was held up in the Senate for nearly a month.

Shaheen Urges Opponents of Unemployment Benefits Extension to Step Aside, November 2, 2009

Date: 11/02/2009

Senator Shaheen urged the opponents of the extension to stop playing politics and pass the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act. The bill would provide at least 14 weeks of assistance for the nearly 2 million Americans who will exhaust their unemployment benefits by the end of the year.

Senator Shaheen discusses the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal

Date: 10/29/2009

On October 29, Senator Jeanne Shaheen discussed the need for the Senate to pass the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act that would provide at least 14 additional weeks of unemployment insurance in all 50 states. She urged her colleagues to help the 7,000 jobless Americans who exhaust their benefits every day.

Senator Shaheen Voices Her Support for the Unemployment Extension Act, October 28, 2009

Date: 10/28/2009

Senator Shaheen, in a statement on the floor of the Senate, expressed support for the Unemployment Compensation Act, noting that each day the legislation is stalled 7,000 Americans lose their benefits. Since the legislation was first proposed, nearly 100,000 Americans exhausted their unemployment benefits.

Shaheen Floor Statement on Health Care Innovation in New Hampshire, October 28, 2009

Date: 10/28/2009

Senator Shaheen made the case for health care reform by highlighting three New Hampshire initiatives-the Center for Informed Choice, the Medical Home Pilot Program, and Keene Vision 2020-that are transforming the health care system and revolutionizing how health care services are delivered to patients.

Senator Shaheen Floor Statement on Extending Unemployment Benefits, October 27, 2009

Date: 10/27/2009

Senator Shaheen spoke in support of the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act and urged her colleagues to stop stall tactics and help those hardest hit by the recession. The job market is the worst since the Great Depression, with one job opening for every six unemployed workers.

Shaheen Floor Statement on How Health Care Reform will Improve Care & Reduce Costs, October 21, 2009

Date: 10/21/2009

Senator Shaheen provided examples of how health care reform will benefit Americans, specifically how the proposed legislation will improve the quality of care and lower costs. Shaheen pointed to health quality initiatives in New Hampshire that are successfully reducing the number of hospital readmissions for both seniors and frequent emergency room users. Shaheen has introduced several cost savings proposals that have been or will likely be included in the Senates final bill.

Senator Shaheen Floor Statement Urging the Extension of Unemployment Benefits, October 20, 2009

Date: 10/20/2009

Senator Shaheen encouraged lawmakers to quickly pass the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act. With nearly 2 million Americans slated to lose their benefits between September and the end of 2009, the bill would extend a much needed lifeline for those hardest hit by the recession.

Shaheen and other Democratic Senators Urge Swift Passage of Unemployment Benefits, October 20, 2009

Date: 10/20/2009

Senator Shaheen, along with 13 other Democratic senators, called for the swift passage of a bill to extend unemployment benefits. The Unemployment Extension Act would help the nearly 2 million Americans who face losing their benefits by the end of this year.

Senator Shaheen Floor Statement Sets the Record Straight on Health Care Reform, October 15th, 2009

Date: 10/15/2009

Senator Shaheen took to the Senate floor with the other freshman to dispel myths about health care reform. Specifically, Shaheen outlined how the proposed consumer-based, market-driven reforms will increase consumer choice and promote competition among insurance companies.

Senator Shaheen Calls for Swift Action in Senate to Extend Unemployment Benefits, October 15, 2009

Date: 10/15/2009

On the floor of the Senate, Senator Shaheen called for an end to the partisan political games that have prevented the Senate from acting quickly to extend unemployment benefits. With Wall Street prepared to give out big bonuses, Shaheen called refusing to come to the aid of unemployed Americans unacceptable.

Senator Shaheen Floor Statement on the Importance of Health Care Reform for Women, October 8, 2009

Date: 10/08/2009

Senator Shaheen called for an end to the discrimination of women by insurance companies, calling it unacceptable that women often pay more to get less. Shaheen believes that health care reform should level the playing field for women so that they have access to the quality affordable care they need.

Shaheen Strongly Supports Extending Unemployment Benefits, October 8, 2009

Date: 10/08/2009

On the floor of the Senate, Senator Shaheen urged her colleagues to support extending unemployment benefits in all 50 states. With unemployed Americans facing the worst job market since the Great Depression, extending unemployment benefits is one of the most effective ways to the economy moving.

Senator Shaheen Floor Statement on the Need for Health Care Reform, October 1st, 2009

Date: 10/01/2009

Along with the nine other freshman Democratic Senators, Senator Shaheen spoke in favor of health care reform, showing that it is possible to find savings in the health care system without sacrificing the quality of care.

Senator Shaheen Floor Statement on the Continuing Need for Health Care Reform, September 23rd, 2009

Date: 09/23/2009

Senator Shaheen spoke of the critical need for health care reform for New Hampshire families and all Americans. "With costs too high and access too limited," Shaheen said. "Now is the time to stabilize health care costs and reform our healthcare system."

Senator Shaheen Floor Statement Remembering Senator Kennedy, September 10th, 2009

Date: 09/10/2009

Senator Shaheen recalled her friendship with the late Senator Ted Kennedy on September 10, 2009. Shaheen said it was an honor and privilege to have worked with such a exemplary public servant as Kennedy, calling him a role model for the next generation of public servants.

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Date: 09/01/2009

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Date: 09/01/2009

Senator Shaheen on CNBC

Date: 08/06/2009

Address Economic Challenges, January 8, 2009

Date: 01/08/2009

Senator Jeanne Shaheen's first speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate focused on the urgent need to get the economy back on track by investing in clean, renewable energy. Shaheen, a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, is committed to ensuring that America leads the way in building tomorrow's clean energy economy, creating millions of jobs and opportunity up and down the economic ladder.

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Dennis Jette of Nashua Speaks about the Impact of Student Loan Costs

Date: 06/27/2012

Senator Shaheen recently asked constituents how they would be affected by an increase in student loan costs that will take effect if Congress does not act to prevent a doubling in subsidized Stafford Loans interest rates. This increase in rates will take effect at the end of the month if Congress does not act. More than 650 constituents wrote back to Senator Shaheen to share their stories.

Click on the link above to hear the story of Dennis Jette, a New Hampshire resident from Nashua. Click here to read more responses.

Coua Early of Newport Speaks about the Impact of Student Loan Costs

Date: 06/27/2012

Senator Shaheen recently asked constituents how they would be affected by an increase in student loan costs that will take effect if Congress does not act to prevent a doubling in subsidized Stafford Loans interest rates. This increase in rates will take effect at the end of the month if Congress does not act. More than 650 constituents wrote back to Senator Shaheen to share their stories.

Click on the link above to hear the story of Coua Early, a New Hampshire resident from Newport. Click here to read more responses.

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR REDUCTION IN FEDERAL VEHICLE FLEET

Date: 06/23/2011

On the WGIR Morning Show, Senator Shaheen discussed a bill she recently introduced with Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) that would save approximately $500 million per year by reducing the amount the federal government can spend on buying and leasing non-essential vehicles.  Read more  (June 23)

Senate To Work On Extending Jobless Benefits

Date: 10/28/2009

STEVE INSKEEP, host: Congress is still moving to try to get some help to people who are unemployed. The jobless rate, of course, is still high, and that prompted the House to pass a bill last month extending unemployment benefits. Since then, about 400,000 people have seen their benefits end, as infighting in the Senate has slowed down a similar bill. Last evening, the Senate voted to take up the measure, but some differences still remain, as NPR's Audie Cornish reports. AUDIE CORNISH: Partisan bickering stalled this bill for nearly a month. First, many Democrats argued that the House bill, aimed just at states with the highest unemployment rates, was too narrow. New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen was among those Democrats who pushed to broaden the provision. Representative JEANNE SHAHEEN (Democrat, New Hampshire): Unemployment isn't a New England problem or a Montana problem or a Southern problem. It's a hardship that hits every community in every state, in every part of our country. CORNISH: So the version moving to the Senate floor would provide an additional 14 weeks of unemployment benefits to all states. Where the jobless rate is more than eight-and-a-half percent, the extension would run 20 weeks. Lawmakers will pay for the $2.4 billion addition by extending the unemployment tax employers are already paying. But in the last few weeks, Republicans have proposed other amendments to the bill, measures related to immigration or the bank bailout program or to ban funding to the controversial community group ACORN. Majority Leader Harry Reid claims that this is what really slowed things down… Representative HARRY REID (Democrat, Nevada; House Majority Leader): Republicans decided to make a political statement by demanding completely irrelevant amendments, amendments that have little, if anything, to do with unemployment or even the economy, generally, and they decided that the political statement was more important than helping their const

Senator Shaheen discusses U.S. exports, unemployment benefits, health care reform, and Afghanistan

Date: 10/06/2009

In an interview with WBZ's Ed Walsh today, New Hampshire democratic senator Jeanne Shaheen touched on several important issues facing the nation such as U.S. exports, unemployment benefits, health care reform, and Afghanistan.