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June 14, 2019

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Efficiency in Federal Buildings

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined bipartisan legislation, the Federal Energy and Water Management Performance Act of 2019, led by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) that would formally authorize the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and establish energy and water usage reduction goals for federal buildings. FEMP is an existing program within the Department of Energy that provides training, guidance, and technical assistance to enab… Continue Reading


June 14, 2019

SHAHEEN: No Excuses Left for Trump Administration on Redesign of $20 Bill Honoring Tubman

Preliminary redesign of the new $20 bill obtained by the New York Times (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the New York Times published a redesign of the $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman. The New York Times story claims that the preliminary design was completed in 2016, and the note likely could have been released on next year's centennial of the 19th Amendment, contradicting claims that the Department of Treasury has made to Senator Shahee… Continue Reading


June 13, 2019

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers on Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Foreign Individuals Responsible for Violence against the LGBTI Community

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan group of Senators in reintroducing the Global Respect Act. This legislation would impose sanctions on foreign individuals responsible for human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals abroad. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Rob Portman (R-OH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ed Markey (D-M… Continue Reading


June 13, 2019

After Recent Department of Defense Report Highlights Failure to Address Crisis of Military Sexual Assault, Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Reintroduce Military Justice Improvement Act

**Renewed Push Follows Shocking DoD Report Showing Sexual Assaults in the Military Dramatically Increased While the Number of Cases Going to Trial Went Down** **Five Years After Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey Said Military Was 'On the Clock' to Fix Military Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault Remains Pervasive and Many Service Members Still Have Little Faith in the System** **Bipartisan Legislation Would Create Impartial, Fair and Accountable Military Justice System** (Washi… Continue Reading


June 13, 2019

SHAHEEN: President Trump’s Invitation to Interfere in 2020 Election Will Not Fall on Deaf Ears

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Trump's interview with ABC News in which he said, "I think I'd take it" when asked if he'd accept information on an opponent offered by a foreign government: "As the Commander in Chief, the President swore an oath to protect this country. It is incredibly alarming and tremendously dangerous for the President to openly invite another attack on our democracy," said Shaheen. "This message w… Continue Reading


June 13, 2019

Bipartisan Legislation Backed By Senators Shaheen, Hassan to Get “Blue Water” Navy Veterans Benefits They Deserve Heads to President’s Desk for Signature

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation yesterday supported by Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan to ensure that thousands of "Blue Water" Navy veterans can receive the disability and health care benefits they deserve after their exposure to the dangerous pesticide Agent Orange while fighting in the Vietnam War. The bipartisan Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act creates a permanent legislative fix to ensure that these veterans get their benefits, and is now… Continue Reading


June 12, 2019

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Support Hong Kong Protestors

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Angus King (I-ME), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) released the following statement of support for the millions of citizens protesting the Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong: "The extradition law proposed by Beijing loyalists in Hong Kong would allow political dis… Continue Reading


June 12, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Post-Traumatic Stress Resolution

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced a resolution yesterday with a bipartisan group of Senators led by Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), designating the month of June as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month and June 27th as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day. "For their service and sacrifice to our nation, we owe our returning service me… Continue Reading


June 11, 2019

Shaheen Statement Following Meeting with Acting Secretary of Defense Shanahan

**Meeting held in Senator Shaheen's office to discuss expected nomination of Acting Secretary Shanahan to serve as Secretary of Defense** (Washington, DC)-This evening, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, welcomed Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to her office to discuss his expected nomination to serve as Secretary of Defense. Following their discussion, Senator Shaheen delivered the following statement: "I appreciated the … Continue Reading


June 11, 2019

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce Legislation Expanding U.S. Tools against Perpetrators of Sexual Violence in Global Conflicts

**Legislation adds sexual violence to U.S. human rights reporting and existing sanctions laws.** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation with Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) to elevate the prevention of, and response to, conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence as a priority in U.S. foreign policy. Representative Chellie Pi… Continue Reading


June 11, 2019

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Encourage Energy Efficiency in Federal Facilities

(Washington, DC) -This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined bipartisan legislation led by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Chris Coons (D-DE) that would encourage the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Savings Contracts (UESCs) in federal buildings. Shaheen has historically worked with Gardner and Coons on this energy efficiency legislation, and has prioritized similar efforts in the Senate to reduce federal energy costs to save Granite Staters, and… Continue Reading


June 10, 2019

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Boost Disclosure of Foreign Lobbying

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of both the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, introduced legislation with a bipartisan coalition of Senators - led by Chuck Grassley (R-IA) - to shine a light on efforts by foreign interests to influence American policy and public opinion. The Foreign Agents Disclosure and Registration Enhancement Act of 2019 adds teeth to existing law aimed at ensuring public awareness of lobbying campaigns pushed by fo… Continue Reading


June 06, 2019

Shaheen, Menendez & Carper Lead Senate Bill Directing Trump Administration to Meet Standards Set by the Paris Climate Agreement

**On June 1, 2017, President Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement - making the United States the only country to reject the climate accords.** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Tom Carper (D-DE) led legislation in the Senate with a group of 43 Senators, directing the Trump administration to meet the standards established by the historic Paris Climate Agreement and to mitigate the long-term damage caus… Continue Reading


June 06, 2019

Shaheen Reflects on the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the highest ranking woman on the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement on the 75th anniversary of D-Day: "Today, we reflect on the lives of Allied forces who stood shoulder-to-shoulder on the beaches of Normandy in one of the most pivotal battles in history, which led to the defeat of the despotic Nazi regime. Thousands of young Americans flooded the French shores to end Hitler's reign of terror, many of them fea… Continue Reading


June 05, 2019

At NH Business Day Event Hosted by Shaheen, EPA Announces $1.4 Million for Environmental Cleanup Funding for New Hampshire

**Federal Funding to Be Distributed to Nashua Regional Planning Commission, the Strafford Regional Planning Commission, the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission and the Town of Walpole** Senator Shaheen Greets EPA Assistant Administrator Alexandra Dunn at the New Hampshire Business Day Luncheon (Washington, DC) - At the annual New Hampshire Business Day luncheon, an event hosted by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) that features prominent speakers and is attended by Granite S… Continue Reading


June 05, 2019

Shaheen Reflects on D-Day Ahead of 75th Anniversary of Historic Invasion

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the highest ranking woman on the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement ahead of the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, 2019: "As we approach the seventy-five year anniversary of D-Day, we reflect on the lives of Allied forces who stood shoulder-to-shoulder on the beaches of Normandy in one of the most pivotal battles in history, which led to the defeat of the despotic Nazi regime. Thousands of young Americans f… Continue Reading


June 04, 2019

On Senate Floor: Shaheen Pays Tribute to American Suffragettes, Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary of Senate Passage of 19th Amendment to Secure Women’s Right to Vote

On the Senate floor this afternoon, Senator Shaheen celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the Senate passing the 19th amendment to secure women the right to vote, and highlighted the personal story of Armenia S. White, a New Hampshire suffragette. (Washington, DC) - On the Senate floor this afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of female Senators to honor American suffragettes and celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Senate passing the 19th amendment to … Continue Reading


June 04, 2019

Shaheen Reintroduces Legislation to Repair Aging Bridges

**Shaheen's SAFE Bridges Act would rehabilitate and replace structurally deficient bridges** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has reintroduced legislation that would begin to address the more than 47,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country. The Strengthen and Fortify Existing Bridges Act (SAFE Bridges), co-sponsored by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Angus King (I-ME), would establish a program to provide funding … Continue Reading


June 03, 2019

Shaheen, Collins Lead Push to Ensure Continued Support for Special Diabetes Program

**Letter is cosigned by a bipartisan group of 68 Senators** **Copy of the signed letter available here** (Washington) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), the co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, co-authored a letter to Senate leadership emphasizing the importance of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) that was signed by a bipartisan group of 68 Senators. Without action in Congress this year, funding for the SDP is set to expire on September 30. "The groundbrea… Continue Reading


May 31, 2019

Shaheen to Lead Senate Legislation Directing the Administration to Meet Standards Set by the Paris Climate Agreement

**On June 1, 2017, President Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement - making the United States the only country to reject the climate accords.** (Washington, DC) - Ahead of the two-year anniversary since President Trump declared his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced that she'll lead legislation in the Senate to mitigate the long-term damage caused by the Trump administration'… Continue Reading

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