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December 12, 2018

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

**Shaheen Urges Colleagues to Take Action to Overturn the Trump Administration's Rule that Would Open Up Our Elections to Even More Secret Spending** **Watch Shaheen's remarks in full here** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor highlighting the corrosive influence of dark money in politics and urging her colleagues to overturn a recent Trump administration rule that would increase the amount of dark money allowed in the political process. Follo… Continue Reading


December 11, 2018

Senate Passes Farm Bill that Includes Shaheen-Kuster Provisions to Expand Northern Border Regional Commission to Cheshire and Belknap Counties, and Strengthen Program

**NBRC provisions passed the Senate along with critical NH priorities championed by Shaheen for Granite State Farmers and Rural Communities** **Legislation now heads to the House of Representatives to be voted on along with bipartisan provisions backed by Kuster to benefit NH** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of both the House Agriculture Committee and Farm Bill Conference C… Continue Reading


December 11, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Final Version of Farm Bill That Includes Critical NH Priorities for Granite State Farmers and Rural Communities

**Bill Includes Shaheen's Bipartisan Legislation to Revitalize America's Forest Economy & Support the Development and Delivery of Oilheat Technology** **Shaheen Successfully Adds Provision to Reauthorize the NBRC for 5 years and Expand its Reach to Additional New Hampshire Counties, including Cheshire and communities in Belknap** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the final bill text for the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 - the Fa… Continue Reading


December 08, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Nomination of General Mark Milley to Serve as Next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to President Trump's announcement that he'll nominate Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley to serve as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, succeeding General Joseph Dunford. "General Milley has had an outstanding military career and is well respected by U.S. and world leaders, which makes him well suited to be nominated for this esteemed posit… Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Nomination of William Barr to Serve as U.S. Attorney General

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement in response to President Trump's nomination of William Barr to serve as the next U.S. Attorney General: "The position of Attorney General is critical in any administration, but that role carries significant and heightened responsibilities today," said Shaheen. "From ensuring the Special Counsel's investigatio… Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Shaheen Introduces Bill to Protect Small Businesses From Burdensome Internet Sales Tax Collection Requirement

Legislation Bans Retroactive Taxation, Creates an Exemption for Small Businesses & Establishes Timeline for Businesses to Adjust to New Regulations (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, introduced the Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), the lead Democrat of the Senate Finance Committee, and Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR). The bill w… Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Shaheen Informs WWII Veteran Francis Byrne That He’ll Be Awarded Purple Heart

Secretary of the Army Mark Esper informed Senator Shaheen of the good news in a phone call this evening which Senator Shaheen relayed to Francis Byrne Senator Shaheen's office has been working on Francis Byrne's application for a Purple Heart since August (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced that World War II veteran and Manchester resident Francis Byrne will finally be awarded a Purple Heart. Francis Byrne fou… Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce $7.5M to Rehabilitate the Main Wharf at Market Street Marine Terminal

**Senator Shaheen Has Led Years-long Funding Effort for Critical Local Infrastructure Project** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced $7,504,854 from the U.S. Department of Transportation to the Pease Development Authority, Division of Ports and Harbors (PDA-DPH) for the Main Wharf Rehabilitation and Modification Project. This funding will allow PDA-DPH to rehabilitate approximately 17,500 squ… Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Call to Secretary Perry to Stop Unnecessary Delays Over Weatherization Program Funding

(Washington, DC)- Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a bipartisan letter with Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Jack Reed (D-RI), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) to U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry regarding delayed guidance and documentation for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The letter comes after the Department of Energy (DOE) missed an important deadline to deliver information concerning state allocations to WAP grantees. Persiste… Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

Shaheen & Leahy Legislation to Support Small Businesses with National Guard and Military Reservists Passes the Senate

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) issued the following statements after their legislation to support small businesses with National Guard and Military Reservists unanimously passed the Senate. The National Guard and Reserve Entrepreneurship Act will assist small businesses when essential employees, including small business owners, are called up as part of National Guard or Reservist duties, by improving existing loan and deferral programs of the Smal… Continue Reading


December 04, 2018

Shaheen Nominates Granite State Students for United States Service Academies

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has nominated 38 New Hampshire students to the United States Service Academies. The nominees will next be considered by the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Naval Academy and West Point for appointment to the Class of 2023. "Year after year, I am impressed by the spirit of patriotism that inspires so many young Granite Staters to apply to attend our country's four military academies. This year's nominees embody tha… Continue Reading


December 02, 2018

Shaheen Statement on China's Commitment to Control Trafficking of Fentanyl

SHAHEEN: "This is an important breakthrough that will help save lives but this commitment must be followed by diligent implementation by the Chinese government" (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after reports that the Trump administration reached an agreement with Chinese President Xi Jinping that includes a commitment by China to classify fentanyl as a controlled substance: "This is an i… Continue Reading


December 01, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Passing of U.S. President George H.W. Bush

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the passing of United States President George H.W. Bush: "Today, I join a grateful nation in mourning the passing of President George H.W. Bush," said Senator Shaheen. "An exemplary of the greatest generation, his dedication to family and country were unwavering and unmatched. Billy and I send our warmest condolences to the entire Bush family as they lay to rest their beloved patriarch. May he rest in everla… Continue Reading


November 30, 2018

Shaheen Calls for Inspector General Investigation Into VA’s Failure to Pay Veterans Full Benefits

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers called for a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General investigation into allegations that the VA would not reimburse veterans for missed or underpaid benefits. In a bipartisan letter to the VA's Inspector General, the lawmakers ask about how the technical errors occurred, how quickly any reimbursements will be made, and how the VA plans to make sure all benefits will continue to be paid… Continue Reading


November 30, 2018

NH Delegation Calls on DOD & VA to Investigate Cancer-Related Health Concerns of Service Members at Pease Air National Guard Base

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), calling on the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs to investigate cancer-related health concerns of service members that have served at Pease Air National Guard Base in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This letter comes amid concerns from Granite Staters that cancers among the former Pease service members may be cause… Continue Reading


November 30, 2018

Shaheen Blasts Administration’s Steps Towards Offshore Atlantic Drilling

**Shaheen: The Trump Administration is Laying the Groundwork for an Environmental Disaster on NH's Seacoast** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement after reports that the Trump administration will grant permits to companies for seismic tests in order to pursue oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic: "The Trump Administration is laying the groundw… Continue Reading


November 30, 2018

PHOTO RELEASE: Shaheen & Staff Join in Holiday Cards 4 Our Military – NH Challenge

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a card writing party with her staff and interns yesterday, contributing to Laura Landerman-Garber's Holiday Cards 4 Our Military - NH Challenge. Laura began writing holiday cards to American service men and women 15 years ago, and every year her tradition grows in scale. This holiday season, she has collected more than 45,000 cards for our troops. "As we celebrate the holidays, it's so important that we are mindful of our warriors … Continue Reading


November 29, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan and Bipartisan Group of Senators Call for Reauthorization of Secure Rural Schools Funding

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a bipartisan letter to Senate leadership with 23 Senators yesterday, calling for a one-year reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program in any year-end funding measures. The SRS program is administered by the U.S. Forest Service and supports public schools, public roads, forest health projects, emergency services and many other essential county services. Three New Hampshire counties including Coos,… Continue Reading


November 29, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Trump Admin’s Latest Sabotage of the Affordable Care Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) announcement that the agency will allow states to apply for 1332 waivers, giving states the option to opt-out of adhering to key requirements of the Affordable Care Act that help to provide access to comprehensive, quality health care. As a part of this announcement, CMS is encouraging states to apply for waivers to allow for the use of premi… Continue Reading


November 29, 2018

Shaheen Statement on 2017 CDC Drug Overdose Death Rate Report

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that found in 2017 drug overdose deaths increased by approximately 10 percent nationally. The report also found that New Hampshire overdose death rates were at comparable levels to the previous year. "I'm relieved New Hampshire's drug overdose death rate did not significantly increase last year, which is a testament to the hard w… Continue Reading

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