December 06, 2018

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Call to Secretary Perry to Stop Unnecessary Delays Over Weatherization Program Funding

(Washington, DC)- Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a bipartisan letter with Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Jack Reed (D-RI), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) to U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry regarding delayed guidance and documentation for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). The letter comes after the Department of Energy (DOE) missed an important deadline to deliver information concerning state allocations to WAP grantees. Persiste… Continue Reading

December 06, 2018

Shaheen & Leahy Legislation to Support Small Businesses with National Guard and Military Reservists Passes the Senate

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) issued the following statements after their legislation to support small businesses with National Guard and Military Reservists unanimously passed the Senate. The National Guard and Reserve Entrepreneurship Act will assist small businesses when essential employees, including small business owners, are called up as part of National Guard or Reservist duties, by improving existing loan and deferral programs of the Smal… Continue Reading

December 04, 2018

Shaheen Nominates Granite State Students for United States Service Academies

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has nominated 38 New Hampshire students to the United States Service Academies. The nominees will next be considered by the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Naval Academy and West Point for appointment to the Class of 2023. "Year after year, I am impressed by the spirit of patriotism that inspires so many young Granite Staters to apply to attend our country's four military academies. This year's nominees embody tha… Continue Reading

December 02, 2018

Shaheen Statement on China's Commitment to Control Trafficking of Fentanyl

SHAHEEN: "This is an important breakthrough that will help save lives but this commitment must be followed by diligent implementation by the Chinese government" (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after reports that the Trump administration reached an agreement with Chinese President Xi Jinping that includes a commitment by China to classify fentanyl as a controlled substance: "This is an i… Continue Reading

December 01, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Passing of U.S. President George H.W. Bush

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the passing of United States President George H.W. Bush: "Today, I join a grateful nation in mourning the passing of President George H.W. Bush," said Senator Shaheen. "An exemplary of the greatest generation, his dedication to family and country were unwavering and unmatched. Billy and I send our warmest condolences to the entire Bush family as they lay to rest their beloved patriarch. May he rest in everla… Continue Reading

November 30, 2018

Shaheen Calls for Inspector General Investigation Into VA’s Failure to Pay Veterans Full Benefits

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers called for a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General investigation into allegations that the VA would not reimburse veterans for missed or underpaid benefits. In a bipartisan letter to the VA's Inspector General, the lawmakers ask about how the technical errors occurred, how quickly any reimbursements will be made, and how the VA plans to make sure all benefits will continue to be paid… Continue Reading

November 30, 2018

NH Delegation Calls on DOD & VA to Investigate Cancer-Related Health Concerns of Service Members at Pease Air National Guard Base

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), calling on the Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs to investigate cancer-related health concerns of service members that have served at Pease Air National Guard Base in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This letter comes amid concerns from Granite Staters that cancers among the former Pease service members may be cause… Continue Reading

November 30, 2018

Shaheen Blasts Administration’s Steps Towards Offshore Atlantic Drilling

**Shaheen: The Trump Administration is Laying the Groundwork for an Environmental Disaster on NH's Seacoast** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement after reports that the Trump administration will grant permits to companies for seismic tests in order to pursue oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic: "The Trump Administration is laying the groundw… Continue Reading

November 30, 2018

PHOTO RELEASE: Shaheen & Staff Join in Holiday Cards 4 Our Military – NH Challenge

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a card writing party with her staff and interns yesterday, contributing to Laura Landerman-Garber's Holiday Cards 4 Our Military - NH Challenge. Laura began writing holiday cards to American service men and women 15 years ago, and every year her tradition grows in scale. This holiday season, she has collected more than 45,000 cards for our troops. "As we celebrate the holidays, it's so important that we are mindful of our warriors … Continue Reading

November 29, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan and Bipartisan Group of Senators Call for Reauthorization of Secure Rural Schools Funding

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a bipartisan letter to Senate leadership with 23 Senators yesterday, calling for a one-year reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) program in any year-end funding measures. The SRS program is administered by the U.S. Forest Service and supports public schools, public roads, forest health projects, emergency services and many other essential county services. Three New Hampshire counties including Coos,… Continue Reading

November 29, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Trump Admin’s Latest Sabotage of the Affordable Care Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) announcement that the agency will allow states to apply for 1332 waivers, giving states the option to opt-out of adhering to key requirements of the Affordable Care Act that help to provide access to comprehensive, quality health care. As a part of this announcement, CMS is encouraging states to apply for waivers to allow for the use of premi… Continue Reading

November 29, 2018

Shaheen Statement on 2017 CDC Drug Overdose Death Rate Report

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that found in 2017 drug overdose deaths increased by approximately 10 percent nationally. The report also found that New Hampshire overdose death rates were at comparable levels to the previous year. "I'm relieved New Hampshire's drug overdose death rate did not significantly increase last year, which is a testament to the hard w… Continue Reading

November 29, 2018

On Senate Floor: Shaheen Underscores Impact of Climate Change on Granite State Environment, Wildlife & Economy

**Shaheen's Remarks Follow the Release of the Trump Administration's Report on Climate Change Which Shows Significant Implications on Human Health and other Societal and Environmental Elements** Watch Shaheen's remarks in full here. (Washington, DC) - Last night, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor highlighting how climate change is negatively affecting New Hampshire and the nation, and underscored the serious environmental, economic and public health consequences that… Continue Reading

November 29, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce $312K to Families in Transition

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced $312,220 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment to Families in Transition in Manchester. This grant will fund Families in Transition's Connections to Recovery Program, which will support outreach and care for an estimated 160 homeless individuals who are struggling with substance use disorders annual… Continue Reading

November 28, 2018

Shaheen Leads Group of Senators Calling on Senate Leadership to Act Now to Protect Small Businesses from Burdensome Sales Tax Collection Requirement

**Group Calls for Ban on Retroactive Sales Tax Collection and a Moratorium until Congress Acts to Protect Small Businesses ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Small Business Committee, sent a letter with Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), calling on Senate Leadership to take action before the end of the year to protect small businesses from red tape resulting from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in South Dakota… Continue Reading

November 26, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Respond to Findings for Northeast Region in Federal Climate Change Report

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Trump administration released on Friday a report on the effects of climate change, which includes specific findings for the Northeast region. The report details the profound impact climate change is having, and will continue to have, on the region's environment, economy and public health: "Ignoring climate change is not an option," said Shaheen. "This report makes it clear … Continue Reading

November 21, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Applaud Army Corps Approval of Hampton-Seabrook Harbor Emergency Dredging

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Army Corps of Engineers' (The Corps) release of their fiscal year 2019 work plan, which includes $4.6 million to move emergency dredging efforts for Hampton-Seabrook Harbor. "Dredging at Hampton-Seabrook Harbor is desperately needed and I'm very pleased that the Corps has prioritized this project for 2019," said Shaheen. "New Hampshire fishermen depend on Hampton-Sea… Continue Reading

November 21, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Election of Kim Jong-yang of South Korea to Serve as President of Interpol

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement in response to the election of Kim Jong-yang of South Korea to serve as the next President of Interpol. The vote to elect the President of Interpol was held at the Interpol General Assembly in Dubai today. "I am relieved that Kim Jong-yang will serve as the next President of Interpol," said Shaheen. "I'm also encouraged that the candidac… Continue Reading

November 20, 2018

Shaheen Responds to President’s Statement Defending Saudi Arabia

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement in response to the President's announcement that his administration will continue to stand by Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the brutal murder of Washington Post journalist and U.S. permanent resident Jamal Khashoggi: "President Trump's habit of siding with murderous foreign dictators over American intelligence professionals is a stain o… Continue Reading

November 20, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Collins Press United Healthcare, Anthem, and Aetna to Provide Additional Information on Insulin Pricing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), the Co-Chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, wrote to the three largest insurance companies-United Healthcare, Anthem, and Aetna-requesting information on insulin prices and rebates. The Senators are seeking information regarding the role that insurance plans play in promoting affordable access to insulin products. Over the past 10 years, the price of this lifesaving medication has increased by 240 percent. "As C… Continue Reading

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