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July 30, 2014

RETIRED MILITARY OFFICIALS, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EXPERTS ENDORSE SHAHEEN LEGISLATION EXPANDING ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTION FOR MILITARY WOMEN, DEPENDENTS

Retired military officials and reproductive health experts are rallying behind Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)'s legislation, the Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2014, that would bring health care provided by the military in line with current law for civilian populations. The bill would ensure that all women who receive health care through the United States military have access to all FDA-approved contraception with no health insurance co-pay and also require… Continue Reading


July 30, 2014

COLLINS, SHAHEEN INTRODUCE BILL TO ENSURE MEDICARE COVERAGE FOR CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORS

WASHINGTON, D.C.-In an effort to help millions of Americans who are living with Type 1 diabetes, and who rely on a continuous glucose monitor to successfully manage the disease, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Jeanne Shaheen, co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, today introduced the "Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014." Currently, insulin-dependent Medicare beneficiaries are being denied coverage for continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) because the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)… Continue Reading


July 30, 2014

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO EXPAND ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTION FOR MILITARY WOMEN, DEPENDENTS

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation, the Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2014, which would overhaul current Department of Defense's policy on contraceptive coverage and family planning counseling. The bill would bring health care provided by the military in line with current law for civilian populations by ensuring that all women who receive health care through the United States military have access to all FDA… Continue Reading


July 29, 2014

SHAHEEN: REPLENISHING HIGHWAY TRUST FUND CRITICAL FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE JOBS, PUBLIC SAFETY

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) voted with a majority of the U.S. Senate today to replenish the Highway Trust Fund to make sure that important infrastructure projects in New Hampshire and around the country are not delayed due to a lapse in funding. Depletion of the fund could have delayed important infrastructure projects in New Hampshire and resulted in the loss of $55 million in federal transportation funds and more than 700 New Hampshire jobs. "The Highway Trust Fund p… Continue Reading


July 29, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON ROBERT MCDONALD CONFIRMATION

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate cleared Robert McDonald's nomination to head the Department of Veterans Affairs: "There are serious problems at the VA that must be addressed and I believe Mr. McDonald's background and management skills will provide the agency with much needed new leadership. I look forward to working with him to implement reforms across the VA, particularly those unveiled in the bipartisan VA reform legislati… Continue Reading


July 29, 2014

SHAHEEN, TOOMEY LEAD BIPARTISAN CALL URGING COMMERCE DEPARTMENT TO PROTECT AMERICAN CONSUMERS AND JOBS

(Washington, DC) - U.S Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) led a bipartisan coalition today expressing concern about a potential Department of Commerce agreement with Mexico that could increase sugar prices. In a letter to Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, the Senators spoke against any potential suspension agreement with the Mexican sugar industry and Government of Mexico which could "threaten the viability of American food manufacturers and raise food prices for American f… Continue Reading


July 29, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE: VA REFORM BILL WILL IMPROVE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today announced that compromise legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) includes a provision they authored that addresses a long-standing inequity in New Hampshire veterans' access to health care by allowing them to seek care from non-VA providers. The bill also includes measures to strengthen accountability and transparency at the department in response to the recent mismanagement scandal. On Mo… Continue Reading


July 28, 2014

STATEMENT BY SENATORS MCCAIN, CARDIN, SHAHEEN AND RISCH EXPRESSING DISAPPOINTMENT ABOUT CHARGES FILED AGAINST FORMER GEORGIAN PRESIDENT SAAKASHVILI

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Jim Risch (R-ID) today released the following statement expressing disappointment regarding the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia filing criminal charges against former President Mikheil Saakashvili and numerous senior leaders of the previous government: "We are extremely disappointed and concerned that the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia has filed criminal charges against former President Mikheil Saakashvi… Continue Reading


July 28, 2014

SHAHEEN: INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS WILL HELP CREATE JOBS, STRENGTHEN NEW HAMPSHIRE’S ECONOMY AND PUBLIC SAFETY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with state and local officials in Pelham and Nashua today to discuss the importance of infrastructure investments and the impact these investments will have on New Hampshire's economy and public safety. In Pelham, Shaheen discussed her legislation, the Strengthen and Fortify Existing Bridges Act of 2014 (SAFE Bridges Act), which would provide $5.5 billion to repair and replace aging and deteriorating bridges, and in Nashua, Shaheen discussed the need to rep… Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

SHAHEEN: TOURISM BILL WILL PROMOTE JOBS, ECONOMY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed the advance of legislation that will boost New Hampshire's tourism industry and economy, the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act, of which she is an original cosponsor, after the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation yesterday passed the bill with bipartisan support. The bill would encourage travel to the United States by reauthorizing and improving Brand USA, a public-private partnership establis… Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

SHAHEEN FILES AMENDMENTS TO PROMOTE JOB CREATION, SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today filed three amendments to the Bring Jobs Home Act, legislation currently under consideration in the Senate, that will boost job opportunities, particularly for veterans, and help New Hampshire families address the increasing costs of child care. Shaheen's amendments are modeled after three separate bills she introduced earlier this year - the Veterans Hiring Act, the Small Business Access to Capital Act and the Helping Working Families … Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE WELCOME RELEASE OF MERIAM IBRAHIM FROM SUDAN

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today welcomed news that Meriam Ibrahim, her two young children and her husband Daniel Wani, a Manchester resident, have safely arrived in Rome. Shaheen and Ayotte have been working with the State Department for months to secure her safe release after she had been jailed and sentenced to death by hanging by a Sudanese court for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. Ibrahim was also subsequently barred from leaving… Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

SHAHEEN: TIME TO PASS COMMON-SENSE MEASURE TO MAKE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS MORE AFFORDABLE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today she is backing bipartisan prescription drug importation legislation to help reduce the costs of prescription drugs for American families. The Safe and Affordable Drugs from Canada Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John McCain (R-AZ), would cut costs for consumers by allowing individuals to safely import prescription drugs from Canada, resulting in significant savings for American families. In 2012, average p… Continue Reading


July 23, 2014

SHAHEEN LEADS SENATE COALITION CALLING FOR VOTE ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this evening led a coalition on the Senate floor calling for a vote on her bipartisan energy efficiency legislations the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC). The bill, co-sponsored by Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), would help create more than 190,000 jobs, save consumers $16.2 billion a year, and cut CO2 emissions and other air pollutants by the equivalent of taking 22 million cars off the road - all by 2030. "My bipartisan… Continue Reading


July 23, 2014

Shea-Porter, Shaheen, Ayotte Urge Review of Sea-3 Rail Travel through Great Bay

WASHINGTON, DC - In response to concerns from Seacoast area residents, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) are urging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to study potential impacts of Sea-3 Inc.'s proposed increase in rail traffic on the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GBNERR). In a letter to Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, the members of New Hampshire's Congressional delegation asked… Continue Reading


July 23, 2014

SHAHEEN HOSTS NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS LEADER TO PROMOTE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

(Washington, DC) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted Susan Sylvester, President & CFO of Portsmouth's Absolute Resource Associates at a Senate Small Business Committee hearing to discuss policies to promote female entrepreneurship and small business job creation. Sylvester, who has grown her business with the help of small business contracts with the federal government, also endorsed Shaheen's legislation, the Women's Small Business Procurement Parity Act at this afte… Continue Reading


July 23, 2014

VIDEO: SENATE ADVANCES SHAHEEN PLAN TO END TAX BREAKS FOR COMPANIES THAT SHIP JOBS OVERSEAS

(Click here to watch Senator Shaheen's floor speech in support of the Bring Jobs Home Act) (Washington, DC) - Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) 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 which was advanced by the Senate this morning with bipartisan su… Continue Reading


July 23, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON BRING JOBS HOME ACT VOTE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Bring Jobs Home Act, of which she is an original cosponsor, advanced in the Senate: "American taxpayers have for too long been footing the bill for companies that ship jobs overseas. It's time for that to end. Today we took an important step forward by advancing commonsense legislation that would eliminate tax incentives for companies sending jobs out of the country and instead cut taxes for compani… Continue Reading


July 21, 2014

SHAHEEN CONGRATULATES NASHUA’S STAFF SGT. RYAN PITTS ON MEDAL OF HONOR AWARD

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) congratulated Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts of Nashua today on the recognition of his heroism in Afghanistan for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony. Staff Sergeant Pitts was awarded the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as a Forward Observer with 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, during combat operations at Vehicle Patrol Bas… Continue Reading


July 21, 2014

SHAHEEN, MCCAIN INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE VISAS FOR CIVILIANS IN DANGER FOR SERVICE ALONGSIDE AMERICANS

(Washington, DC) - Continuing their bipartisan effort to honor the service of the Afghan civilians who assisted U.S. efforts in their country, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and John McCain (R-AZ) have introduced legislation to address a pressing shortfall in the number of visas available to deserving applicants for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program. The Afghan SIV program provides visas to Afghans who have provided faithful and valuable service to the U.S. mission in Afghanis… Continue Reading

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