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

May 31, 2019

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen to Highlight the Best of the Granite State at 10th Annual Experience New Hampshire

**You can watch the video here** (Washington) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released a video highlighting the 10th annual Experience New Hampshire reception. Since its inception in 2009, nearly 230 Granite State businesses, restaurants and organizations have showcased their products and services, including New Hampshire beer, wines and specialty foods, for policymakers and government officials in Washington. The 10th annual reception will take place on Wednesday, June 5th. You ca… Continue Reading

May 30, 2019

Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Senator Thad Cochran

"It's with great sadness that I learned of the passing of my friend, Senator Thad Cochran," said Shaheen. "When I arrived in the Senate, Thad was very welcoming and immediately told me to my surprise that he had participated in a wedding on my husband's side of the family. We became fast friends and, since he left the Senate, I've missed his kind nature. He was always the consummate gentleman, and I especially enjoyed working with him on the Appropriations Committee where he demonstrated princip… Continue Reading

May 29, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join in Introducing Legislative Package to Encourage Employee-Owned Companies

(Washington, DC) - Last week, as part of their efforts to expand middle class opportunity and support innovative businesses in New Hampshire, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of their colleagues in introducing two pieces of legislation to help workers form employee-owned businesses. The WORK Act would provide more than $45 million in funding to states to establish and expand employee ownership centers, which provide training and technical support for progra… Continue Reading

May 29, 2019

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Service Member Transition to Civilian Life

**IMPROVE Act would provide additional resources for active military returning to civilian life** (Washington, DC) - Last week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped reintroduce the bipartisan Improving Preparation and Resources for Occupational, Vocational, and Educational (IMPROVE) Transition for Service members Act (S. 1555), which is led by Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). The IMPROVE Act would make reforms to the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), a multiagency… Continue Reading

May 28, 2019

Shaheen Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Prices Included in Senate Health Committee’s Bipartisan Effort to Reduce Health Care Costs

(Washington, DC) - Last week, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) released the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019 - bipartisan discussion draft legislation to reduce health care costs. The legislation includes U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) bipartisan bill with Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) that would help lower prescription drug prices by increasing competition through improved oversight of the Food and Drug… Continue Reading

May 24, 2019

NH Delegation Applauds $1 Million in Federal Funding for the New Hampshire Veterans Home

(Washington) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the announcement of a $1,072,500 grant awarded to the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton for renovations to laundry and kitchen facilities. The grant is funded through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). "For over a hundred years, the New Hampshire Veterans Home has dutifully served our veterans and I'm glad that the VA is continuing to … Continue Reading

May 23, 2019

Shaheen, Tillis, Lankford & Van Hollen Announce Bipartisan Effort to Prohibit Transfer of F-35 Aircraft to Turkey Included in Committee-Approved Defense Bill

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, the Senate Armed Services Committee passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The annual legislation authorizes national defense objectives for the fiscal year. The defense bill includes bipartisan legislation authored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Thom Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) that would prohibit the transfer of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to Turkey. This provision also applies to… Continue Reading

May 23, 2019

Shaheen-Cotton Legislation Supporting Military Spouses Included in Committee-Approved Annual Defense Bill

*Shaheen, the Second Highest Ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Worked to Include the Measure Cutting Red Tape for Military Spouses* (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, the Senate Armed Services Committee passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The annual legislation authorizes national defense objectives for the fiscal year. It will now be considered by the full Senate. U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the second highest ranking Democrat … Continue Reading

May 23, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Cosponsor Legislation to Overturn President Trump’s Expansion of Junk Health Insurance Plans

*Trump's Junk Insurance Plans Not Required to Provide Health Care Coverage for People with Pre-Existing Conditions* WASHINGTON - Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) yesterday joined the entire Democratic caucus in cosponsoring the No Junk Plans Act to overturn President Trump's expansion of junk health insurance plans that do not have to provide health care coverage for Granite Staters and Americans with pre-existing conditions. Companion legislation passed the House of Rep… Continue Reading

May 23, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Applaud Senate Passage of Legislation to Crack Down on Illegal Robocall Scams

(Washington) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Senate passed the Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act - bipartisan legislation they cosponsored to give regulators more time to find scammers, increase penalties on those caught, promote call authentication and blocking adoption, and bring relevant federal agencies and state attorneys general together to evaluate policies and resources needed… Continue Reading

May 23, 2019

Shaheen Provision in Committee-Approved Defense Bill Establishes New Senior Coordinator Position to Address ISIS Detainee Issues

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, the Senate Armed Services Committee passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The annual legislation authorizes national defense objectives for the fiscal year. The defense bill includes a Shaheen amendment that would establish a senior coordinator position within the Executive Branch for all ISIS detainee issues. This position would lead all diplomatic engagements and planning regarding the future of ISIS detainees. Additionally, … Continue Reading

May 23, 2019

Shaheen Measure Banning PFAS Chemicals from Firefighting Foam Included in Committee-Approved Annual Defense Bill

**Shaheen, the Second Highest Ranking Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Fought to Include a Number of Measures to Combat PFAS Exposure** **Shaheen Successfully Secures Authorization for an Additional $10 Million to Support PFAS Health Impact Study She Established in FY18 Defense Bill** **Defense Bill Also Includes Shaheen Legislation to Support Firefighters Impacted by Occupational Exposure to PFAS ** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, the Senate Armed Services Committee passed th… Continue Reading

May 23, 2019

Shaheen Continues to Deliver on NH Priorities in Committee-Approved Annual Defense Bill

**Shaheen Procures Additional KC-46 Pegasus Refueling Tankers, the Same Aircraft Replacing KC-135s at Pease Air National Guard Base** ** Shaheen Successfully Authorizes Two Virginia-class Submarines-which are Maintained and Repaired at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard - to Help Avert Projected Submarine Shortfall** **Shaheen Measures Ban PFAS chemicals from Firefighting Foam, Authorize Additional $10 Million for PFAS Health Impact Study Shaheen Created in FY18 Defense Bill & Require DOD to Test M… Continue Reading

May 22, 2019

Shaheen Responds to Long-term Postponement of Tubman on $20 Bill Effort

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senate author of the Harriet Tubman Tribute Act of 2019, issued the following statement in response to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's announcement that the $20 bill redesign featuring Harriet Tubman will not meet the 2020 deadline, and will instead be delayed until 2028. "There is no excuse for the administration's failure to make this redesign a priority," said Shaheen. "Sadly, this delay sends an unmistakable message to women and gir… Continue Reading

May 21, 2019

Shaheen Vows to Fight Efforts to Overturn Roe v. Wade, Calls on Congress to Stand Up & Defend Reproductive Rights

**On the Senate Floor, Senator Shaheen Delivered a Stark Warning to Lawmakers on the Serious Threats Posed by State Legislatures in a Concerted Effort to Repeal Women's Constitutional Rights** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks on the Senate floor this morning in defense of women's reproductive rights, admonishing state legislatures in Alabama, Georgia, Missouri and other areas around the country for imposing expansive abortion bans that are part of a conce… Continue Reading

May 17, 2019

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Protect Students, Reduce Bullying and Harassment at Colleges and Universities

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, joined their colleagues this week in introducing legislation to help reduce bullying and harassment, including cyberbullying, at colleges and universities across the country. The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2019 would require institutions of higher education to establish policies to prohibit harassment based… Continue Reading

May 16, 2019

House Passes Shaheen Legislation to Restore Funding for ACA Health Insurance Marketplace Advertising

**Shaheen's MORE Health Education Act passed the House as part of a health care and prescription drug affordability package** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a robust health care package including companion legislation to Shaheen's Marketing and Outreach Restoration to Empower (MORE) Health Education Act of 2019. Shaheen's bill counteracts the Trump administration's sabotage efforts that have d… Continue Reading

May 16, 2019

Shaheen, Young Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Curb Skyrocketing Student Debt and Improve Institutional Accountability

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) reintroduced the Student Protection and Success Act, legislation to curb skyrocketing student debt by increasing higher education institutions' accountability for their students' ability to repay their loans. This bipartisan bill would remove federal student loan eligibility from all colleges and universities where less than 15 percent of their students are able to begin repaying their loans within three years of… Continue Reading

May 15, 2019

Shaheen Reintroduces Legislation to Boost Public Participation in Approval of Energy Projects and Rates

**The Public Engagement at FERC Act will assist private citizens and small businesses in participating in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceedings that impact consumers** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced legislation to create an Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). As one of the lead agencies responsible for developing energy infrastructure and ensuring reliability of the… Continue Reading

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