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June 21, 2018

Shaheen Continues Fight for NH Indonesian Community, Adds Provision to Appropriations Bill Requiring ICE to Explain to Congress How it Determines When to Deny Access to Public Federal Buildings

Shaheen's Latest Effort on Behalf of the NH Indonesian Community Comes Days after She Called on ICE to Explain Why NH Clergy & Translator Are Banned from Manchester Federal Building (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) added a provision to the Homeland Security Subcommittee Appropriations bill requiring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to explain to Congress how it complies with federal law requiring equal public access to federal buildings where ICE offices ar… Continue Reading


June 21, 2018

Shaheen Statement on SCOTUS Internet Sales Tax Collection Requirement Ruling

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling on South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., which overturns a previous Court decision that protected New Hampshire small businesses from being forced to collect sales tax for other states. The Supreme Court's decision was 5-4. This will force New Hampshire small businesses to collect tax for 46 other states and more than 12,000 taxing jurisdictions across the country: "This is a d… Continue Reading


June 20, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President Trump's Executive Order Regarding Separation of Families at the Southern Border

(Washington)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order regarding the separation of families at the Southern border: "The Trump administration's policy of separating families is deeply immoral and has no justification," said Shaheen. "What the President signed today is not a solution as it leaves children indefinitely in detention and is a violation of the law. This is a crisis entirely of the President's making and he can r… Continue Reading


June 20, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Release of PFAS Toxicology Study

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) publishing of unreleased federal reports about widespread water contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). According to POLITICO, the Trump administration hid the existence of these reports from the public and members of Congress for five months. The study examining the levels of toxicity of four types of PFAS chemicals was con… Continue Reading


June 19, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Trump Administration’s Latest Effort to Sabotage the Affordable Care Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's latest assault on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through a new rule by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Treasury Department to implement changes that expand availability of "association health plans," which are skimpy health care plans that do not need to meet ACA patient protection rules and coverage requirements fo… Continue Reading


June 18, 2018

Shaheen Ushers Through Key NH & National Security Priorities in Senate-Passed Defense Bill

**Key New Hampshire Priorities Included: Full Repeal of Unfair Per Diem Travel Policy, Authorization for Second Year of PFAS Health Impact Study Funding & Shaheen Legislation to Create National Database for Service Members & Veterans Exposed to PFAS Chemicals** **Key National Defense Priorities Included: Shaheen Resolution to Alleviate Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen & Shaheen Amendment to Establish a Top-to-Bottom Review of American Policy in Syria** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator J… Continue Reading


June 18, 2018

Shaheen Statement on NH Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights Legislation Signed Into Law

State Bill Replicates Shaheen's Groundbreaking Federal Legislation Signed Into Law by President Obama in 2016 (Washington, DC)- Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Senator Donna Soucy's (D-Manchester) sexual assault survivors' bill of rights legislation, which codifies rights specifically for sexual assault survivors, was signed into law this afternoon. Soucy's legislation was modeled after Shaheen's federal legislation that was signed into law in 2016. A key goal… Continue Reading


June 14, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Announce a Significant Increase in Opioid Treatment Funding for New Hampshire Following Their Efforts in Budget Negotiations & Work With the Trump Administration

**SAMHSA will award New Hampshire $22.9 million this year to fund opioid treatment efforts, a significant increase over the previous year** **This increased award is the result of successful efforts by Shaheen and Hassan to provide additional funding for opioid response efforts in federal budget negotiations by working across the aisle, and working with administration officials to change the funding formula to better prioritize states with high mortality rates** (Washington, DC)-Following a mu… Continue Reading


June 14, 2018

Shaheen Secures Funding for Essential NH Priorities in Subcommittee Spending Bill

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the full Appropriations Committee passed the subcommittee's fiscal year (FY) 2019 spending bill with broad bipartisan support. The bill includes numerous New Hampshire priorities secured by Shaheen. "There are a number of significant issues addressed in this funding bill that are important to both… Continue Reading


June 14, 2018

Shaheen Announces Support for Bipartisan PRINT Act to Address Urgent Crisis Facing Printers and Publishers

**Printers and publishers across the country represent more than 600,000 American jobs which are threatened by new import taxes that are driving up costs by as much as 32 percent** (Washington)-Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) signed on to the bipartisan PRINT Act introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) to suspend the import taxes on groundwood paper that is dramatically driving up costs for American printers and publishers. "Throughout New Hampshire, local n… Continue Reading


June 14, 2018

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Shaheen Highlights Bipartisan Efforts to Extend Visa Program for Afghan Support Staff

**Senator Shaheen also joined with Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) to discuss their 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** ** Watch her remarks on Afghan SIVs here and Turkey here** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) urged the Senate to support the continuation of the Afghan Specia… Continue Reading


June 14, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Final VA New Hampshire Vision 2025 Task Force Recommendations

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the VA New Hampshire Vision 2025 Task Force's final report, which includes recommendations to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to deliver high-quality healthcare, and a full range of services to Granite State veterans. "I appreciate the Task Force's efforts and thoughtful consideration of the best path forward to ensure our veterans have the best quality care available, and I believe these… Continue Reading


June 13, 2018

Shaheen Legislation to Bolster the Northern Border Regional Commission Clears Key Committee Hurdle

**Shaheen's bipartisan bill would reauthorize the Northern Border Regional Commission for five years and expand its reach to additional counties in New Hampshire, including Cheshire and communities in Belknap** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the 2018 Senate Farm Bill, legislation that authorizes federal programs related to agriculture, nutrition, conservation and forestry, passed the Senate Agriculture Committee with Shaheen's provision… Continue Reading


June 13, 2018

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators File Amendment to Defense Bill to Require Release of Water Contamination Report

Amendment to defense bill would compel HHS to publish PFAS toxicology reports, after administration officials reportedly blocked its release (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and a bipartisan group of Senators in filing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to publish unreleased federal reports about widespread water contamination from per- and polyfluo… Continue Reading


June 12, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President Trump's Summit with Kim Jong Un

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the summit between President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un: "President Trump is appropriately pursuing diplomacy with Kim Jong Un, and I hope continued discussions will lead to concrete steps to denuclearize North Korea," said Shaheen. "Progress towards this goal will require close cooperation and clear communication between the President, his administration, and our international partners. I remai… Continue Reading


June 11, 2018

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen Highlights the Best of the Granite State at Experience New Hampshire

**You can watch the video here** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), released a video highlighting the ninth annual Experience New Hampshire reception, where over 40 New Hampshire businesses, restaurants, and vendors showcased their products and services, including New Hampshire beer, wines and specialty foods, for policymakers and government officials in Washington. The video features Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Congresswoman Carol Shea-P… Continue Reading


June 11, 2018

Shaheen Announces Federal Funding for Hampton Harbor Emergency Dredging to Move Forward

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Army Corps of Engineers' (The Corps) release of their 2018 fiscal year work plan, which includes $275,000 to move emergency dredging efforts for Hampton Harbor forward. In March, Shaheen led the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation in calling on the Corps and the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to prioritize mitigation efforts for Hampton Harbor. "I'm very pleased to see th… Continue Reading


June 08, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Trump’s Latest Effort to Sabotage the Affordable Care Act

(Washington, DC)- Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's latest effort to sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Last night, the Department of Justice announced that it would no longer defend the healthcare law in federal court, putting access to affordable healthcare at risk for Granite Staters and Americans across the country. "The Trump administration's latest attack on the Affordable Care Act is egregious and puts the accessi… Continue Reading


June 08, 2018

Shaheen Helps Introduce Legislation to Halt Separation of Immigrant Families

(Washington, DC)- Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and a group of 30 Senators to introduce legislation to keep immigrant families together by preventing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from separating children from their parents at the border. The Keep Families Together Act was developed in consultation with child welfare experts to ensure the federal government is acting in the best interest of children. The bill is supported by the American Acade… Continue Reading


June 08, 2018

Shaheen Sponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Require Congressional Oversight of Harmful Tariffs Imposed on Key Allies by the Trump Administration

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has sponsored bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) to require congressional approval of tariffs proposed by the Trump administration that are supposedly justified on national security grounds. This legislation responds to tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on key allies and trading partners including Canada and the European Union. "The Trump administration's tariffs pose a direct threat to businesses in New Hamps… Continue Reading

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