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December 01, 2015

Shaheen Denounces Senate Republican Bill That Repeals New Hampshire's Medicaid Expansion, Defunds Planned Parenthood

(Washington, DC)- Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) strongly denounced Republican legislation that would repeal key parts of the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood. The Senate is expected to vote on this legislation by the end of the week. "A vote for this bill is a vote to deny Granite Staters access to health care," said Shaheen. "In New Hampshire, this reckless proposal would revoke healthcare coverage for over 44,000 low-income families now covered under Medicaid, e… Continue Reading


November 25, 2015

SHAHEEN DENOUNCES ROLL-OUT OF HARMFUL CATFISH INSPECTION REGULATIONS THAT THREATEN NEW HAMPSHIRE JOBS

(Washington, DC)-This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) denounced the U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision to implement new harmful regulations on seafood businesses by setting up a new, separate catfish inspection program. The USDA catfish inspection program will duplicate existing U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations on seafood, burdening many American businesses with overlapping sets of regulations from two separate federal agencies. "I am extremely disappointed wi… Continue Reading


November 24, 2015

SHAHEEN STAFF TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS ACROSS NEW HAMPSHIRE

(MANCHESTER, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours next week in several locations across New Hampshire to help residents seeking assistance with federal agencies on issues such as veterans' benefits, federal taxes, housing, immigration, and Social Security in one-on-one meetings. All area residents are welcome to attend. For more information on the services available, or if you have any questions, please call (603) 647-7500. Please note: These events will be attende… Continue Reading


November 23, 2015

Shaheen Announces Emergency Funding Bill to Address Opioid and Heroin Abuse Epidemic

**Supplemental appropriations bill would provide $600 million for prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery** **Also, in a letter to HHS, Shaheen requests that agency uses all available authority to address this "public health emergency"** (Manchester, NH) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced emergency funding legislation to address the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic that is devastating communities in New Hampshire and acro… Continue Reading


November 20, 2015

Shaheen Staff to Hold Office Hours in Colebrook

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours on Wednesday, December 2 from 2-3pm at the Colebrook Town Offices to help residents seeking assistance with federal agencies on issues such as veterans' benefits, federal taxes, housing, immigration, and Social Security in one-on-one meetings. All area residents are welcome to attend. For more information on the services available, or if you have any questions, please call (603) 647-7500. Please note: This event will… Continue Reading


November 19, 2015

Ahead of 20th Anniversary of Dayton Accords, Shaheen and Wicker Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Encourage Job Creation & Economic Stability in Bosnia and Herzegovina

**This afternoon, President Bill Clinton praised legislation in Dayton speech** **Shaheen-Wicker bill would provide affordable financing for entrepreneurs with limited access to credit** (Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee for European Affairs, and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced bipartisan legislation to help bolster the economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has struggled to keep pace with the pol… Continue Reading


November 19, 2015

Shaheen Applauds Air Force Agreement with Portsmouth to Treat Pease Wells

(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, today applauded the United States Air Force's decision to allow the City of Portsmouth to lead the design and construction of a system to remove perfluorochemical contaminants from water supplied by three wells at the Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth. "The City of Portsmouth has done tremendous work to raise awareness and gather support to clean up these wells, and it's entire… Continue Reading


November 19, 2015

Shaheen, Collins Applaud Senate Passage of Resolution Recognizing American Diabetes Month

(Washington, D.C.) This morning U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, applauded Senate passage of their bipartisan resolution recognizing November as American Diabetes Month. The resolution supports the goals and ideals of American Diabetes Month, including public awareness of prevention and treatment options, and enhancing education of the risks of developing diabetes. It also recognizes the importance of decreasing the incidences… Continue Reading


November 18, 2015

Shaheen Applauds Scheduled Vote on Long-Delayed Nomination of USAID Administrator

(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate today reached an agreement to vote on whether to confirm Gayle Smith as the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID): "Gayle Smith is highly qualified and experienced, and at long last, her nomination is getting the vote it deserves," said Shaheen. "Unfortunately, there are many other nominees that are r… Continue Reading


November 17, 2015

Senate Passes Shaheen-Rubio Bill Targeting Hizballah

Washington, D.C. - Today the U.S. Senate approved the "Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015," a bipartisan effort led by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) to block the terrorist organization's financing and limit the group's access to logistical support. The bill aims to sanction international financial institutions that knowingly engage in business with Hizballah and its enablers. It also identifies the organization's satellite and internet provider… Continue Reading


November 17, 2015

On Senate Floor Shaheen Highlights Importance of Clean Power Plan to Addressing Climate Change

(Washington, DC) - Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a number of her Democratic colleagues to defend the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and oppose efforts to undermine the new standards administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Specifically, she discussed the threat climate change poses to New Hampshire's tourism industry, outdoor recreation economy, maple syrup industry, wildlife and public health. The CPP, which puts in place the first-ever nationwid… Continue Reading


November 16, 2015

Shaheen Highlights Importance of Loan Refinancing Program for Small Businesses at QC Precision in Salem

(November 16, 2015 - QC Precision in Salem, NH. From left to right: Shawn Devine, Owner of QC Precision, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Scott Gardiner, Executive VP, Granite State Development Corporation and Greta Johansson District Director, US Small Business Administration) A high resolution version of the photo is available here. (Salem, NH)- This afternoon in Salem, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited QC Precision, a custom plastics manufacturing business, where she was brief… Continue Reading


November 16, 2015

Shaheen and EPA Administrator McCarthy Tout Importance of Biomass Energy to Reducing Carbon Pollution

November 16, 2015 - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy tour Lavalley Middleton Building Supply in Middleton, NH. A high resolution version of the photo is available here. November 16, 2015 - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy discuss the Clean Power Plan and biomass energy at Lavalley Middleton Building Supply in Middleton, NH. A high resolution version of the photo is available here. (Middleton, NH) - This morning,… Continue Reading


November 13, 2015

Shaheen Statement on Terror Attacks in Paris

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, issued the following statement tonight on the terrorist attacks in Paris, France: "The people of France, and particularly the city of Paris, are in my thoughts and prayers tonight," said Shaheen. "Much is still unknown about these attacks, but one thing is clear: the brutality of these terrorists will only strengthen our shared resolve to defeat violent extr… Continue Reading


November 13, 2015

Shaheen Is Briefed by First Responders in Hampton on Use of Naloxone

Senator Shaheen participates in a demonstration on how Naloxone is administered. A high-quality version of this photo is available here. Hampton Fire & Police officials brief Senator Shaheen on Nalaxone use in Hampton. A high-quality version of this photo is available here. (Hampton, NH) - At the Hampton Fire Station today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was briefed by first responders on the heroin epidemic and their efforts to quickly administer the life-saving drug naloxone t… Continue Reading


November 13, 2015

Shaheen Statement on Air Strike Targeting “Jihadi John”

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement today on the reports that a drone strike targeted Mohammed Emwazi, also known as "Jihadi John": "The United States is committed to finding and bringing to justice all those who were complicit in the murder of James Foley, Steven Sotloff and the other hostages brutally executed by ISIS," said Shaheen. "The murder of James, a New Hampshire native, and Steven, who had strong ties to our state, brought home the thr… Continue Reading


November 13, 2015

NH Delegation Statement on Release of Supplemental to Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Northern Pass Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), along with Representatives Ann McLane Kuster (NH-2) and Frank Guinta (NH-1), today released the following statement on the release of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Supplement to the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Northern Pass Transmission project: "We are pleased that the DOE complied with our request to complete a detailed analysis of the updated preferred route for the proposed N… Continue Reading


November 12, 2015

As Congress Begins Writing Government Funding Legislation, Shaheen Calls for Increase in Funds for Heating Assistance

Washington, DC-- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is calling on the Senate to provide additional funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Senator Shaheen is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and last week joined a bipartisan group of Senators requesting that the Chairman and leading Democratic member of the Committee increase funding for both LIHEAP and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Earlier this month, the President signed a bipartisan bu… Continue Reading


November 11, 2015

Shaheen Statement on Veterans Day

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on Veterans Day: "Today across New Hampshire we reflect on the incredible service and sacrifice of those who have served our nation in uniform. New Hampshire has a proud tradition of military service and I join all Granite Staters in extending my deepest gratitude to all who have answered the call of duty, especially our servicemembers currently stationed overseas. On Veterans Day we must rededicate ourselves to supporting t… Continue Reading


November 10, 2015

Senators Shaheen, Murphy Host Meeting of Senators and Regional Ambassadors to Discuss the Crisis in Syria

Washington, DC-This afternoon, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and Senator Chris Murphy, the lead Democrat for the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism, convened a meeting with key regional diplomats and leading Senators on foreign affairs and national security issues. The discussion was largely focused on the ongoing civil war in Sy… Continue Reading

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