September 17, 2015

Shaheen, Ayotte Dispute Fees for NH Fishermen

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) sent a letter to the Department of Commerce Acting Inspector General David Smith calling for a full investigation into the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) at-sea monitoring program for the Northeast Multispecies Fishery, which includes New Hampshire's coastal region. On August 4, 2015, NOAA announced it would end its funding the program on October 31, and will require individual fishermen… Continue Reading

September 17, 2015

Shaheen Presses Federal Agency Leader Not to Shift Burdensome Fees to NH Fishermen

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today advocated for New Hampshire fishermen in a phone call with Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Shaheen specifically urged the Administrator not to force New Hampshire fishermen to pay expensive new fees - more than $700 per trip - to cover the cost of the agency's at-sea observer program, which monitors catch sizes and collects data in the region. NOAA announced last mont… Continue Reading

September 17, 2015

Shaheen Calls Meeting of European Ambassadors to Discuss Refugee & Migration Crisis in Europe

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, called a meeting yesterday of Senators and European Ambassadors and senior diplomats to discuss the refugee and migration crisis in Europe, with specific attention paid to the recent surge in Syrian refugees. Representatives of the European Union, Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and the United Kingdom met on Capitol Hill to dis… Continue Reading

September 17, 2015

As Syrian Refugee Crisis Grows, Shaheen Leads Calls for Senate Vote to Confirm USAID Administrator

(Washington, DC) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calling for an immediate vote on the nomination of Gayle Smith to head the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Smith's nomination has been held up for over four months with press reports indicating that only one Senator is blocking her nomination. Last night, Shaheen and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met with Smith to discuss the range of humanitarian efforts … Continue Reading

September 16, 2015

Shaheen Welcomes $3.59 Million in Affordable Care Act Funding for New Hampshire Community Health Centers

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today welcomed the announcement of $3.59 million in federal funding for New Hampshire community health centers. These funds will help expand access to health care for thousands of Granite Staters who have become insured through the Affordable Care Act. $2.59 million will go to ten community health centers across the state, allowing them to serve roughly 3,000 new patients. Clinics will have flexibility to use these funds to address the particu… Continue Reading

September 14, 2015

Hassan, Shaheen Host Heroin Roundtable Discussion in Nashua, Participate in Manchester Walking Tour with Director of National Drug Control Policy

(September 14, 2015 - Manchester, NH - Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Governor Maggie Hassan and Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli hear from Manchester law enforcement about the city's heroin addiction epidemic) (Nashua, NH) - This morning, Governor Maggie Hassan and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted Director of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli, at a roundtable discussion in Nashua on how New Hampshire can better partner with the federal government to … Continue Reading

September 14, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Shaheen in Military Times Calls for More Support of Veteran Small Businesses

In case you missed it, on Friday an op-ed from U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was published by the Military Times calling for passage of legislation to support veterans starting small businesses. "Nearly seven in 10 veterans say finding a job is their biggest challenge after leaving the military. One big answer to this challenge is to provide generous support - including credit, counseling and technical assistance - to tens of thousands of veterans who aspire to start their own businesses.… Continue Reading

September 11, 2015

Shaheen Calls for Swift Action to Remedy Delay of Army Childcare Subsidies

(Washington, DC) - In a letter yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called for the U.S. General Service's Administration (GSA) to take swift action to resolve its mishandling of the Army's childcare subsidy program which was revealed by the GSA's Inspector General (IG) on Tuesday. The IG report provides examples of family hardship due to delayed payments that include bankruptcy, burdensome out-of-pocket expenses and career disruption. Shaheen's letter to GSA Administrator Denise Roth… Continue Reading

September 11, 2015

Shaheen, Cantwell, and Gillibrand Applaud Release of Small Business Administration Rule to Support Women-Owned Small Businesses

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, and Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today applauded the announcement by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) that they have finalized a rule to increase opportunities for women-owned small businesses (WOSB) to win federal contracts. The rule follows the inclusion last year of the senators' legislation, the Women's Small Busines… Continue Reading

September 11, 2015


(Portsmouth, NH) -- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement marking the 14th anniversary of September 11, 2001: "Fourteen years ago today, the world watched in horror as a senseless act of terrorism took the lives of nearly 3000 people, including ten New Hampshire residents. Today, with heavy hearts we remember those who lost their lives and continue to pray for strength and peace for their loved ones. As I join with law enforcement officials in Portsmouth to remembe… Continue Reading

September 09, 2015

Shaheen Welcomes New Funds for Drug Court in Nashua

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today welcomed the announcement of a new Federal grant for the Hillsborough County Adult Drug Court - Southern District based in Nashua. The grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is $324,997 per year for the next three years, and will allow the court to hire more staff, expand the type of treatment services offered, and serve more participants. "The crisis of heroin and opioid abuse is the most urgent public health chal… Continue Reading

September 09, 2015

Shaheen Speaks in Support of Iran Deal on Senate Floor

(Washington, DC) - On the Senate floor this afternoon U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke in support of the international agreement to restrict Iran's nuclear program. Senator Shaheen's floor speech can be viewed here. Senator Shaheen is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee. Here are her remarks, as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, I have long stated my conviction that we must prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. I sup… Continue Reading

September 08, 2015

Hassan, Shaheen Applaud $1.25 Million in Grants to Address Youth Substance Abuse in New Hampshire

CONCORD - Governor Maggie Hassan and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today applauded the announcement of $1.25 Million in federal funding for New Hampshire youth substance abuse prevention programs. The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program run by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy will distribute ten grants of $125,000 to programs across the state. "The substance abuse crisis is the most pressing public health and safety challenge facing our state, and education, awarenes… Continue Reading

September 02, 2015

Hassan, Shaheen Call for Full Funding of Meals on Wheels Program for Seniors

(SALEM, NH) - New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today called for bipartisan support for full funding of the state's Meals on Wheels Program, which faces inadequate funding at the federal level and is threatened by unpaid-for corporate tax cuts at the state level. The two participated in a roundtable discussion about the effects of inadequate funding with staff, volunteers and clients of the Rockingham County Meals on Wheels Program at the Ingram Senior … Continue Reading

August 31, 2015

Shaheen to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Rochester

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will host a Town Hall Meeting, Wednesday, September 2, at 5:30 p.m. in Rochester to discuss her work in the Senate and the concerns of area residents. Shaheen will take questions from the audience and the event is open to the public. For more information or to RSVP please call (603) 647-7500. Members of the media planning to attend should RSVP to Nick Brown at Rochester Town Hall Meeting WHO: U.S. Senator… Continue Reading

August 28, 2015

Shaheen Celebrates Grand Opening of New Littleton Community Based Outpatient Clinic

(Littleton, NH) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) officials as well as clinic staff to celebrate the grand opening of the new Littleton Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) facility. The new Littleton CBOC is twice the size of the previous facility and will help bring health care services to North Country veterans closer to where they live. "This is a great day for veterans here in Littleton and all across the North Country," said… Continue Reading

August 24, 2015

Shaheen Welcomes Funds to Grow New Hampshire Small Business Exports

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate's Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, today welcomed the announcement by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) that New Hampshire has been granted $199,878 to help small businesses in the state grow their exports. The funds are an award of the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program, which was created by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 that Senator Shaheen cosponsored and helped… Continue Reading

August 24, 2015

Shaheen Applauds Ocean Research Grant to University of New Hampshire

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the University of New Hampshire Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping Joint Hydrographic Center (CCOM/JHC) a $6,220,000 grant to continue the center's work. "The University of New Hampshire is a world leader in ocean-mapping and hydrography," said Shaheen. "Our ocean floors remain the last largely unexplored area of the Earth's surface, and this grant… Continue Reading

August 21, 2015


WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02) invite New Hampshire veterans in the North Country to attend a public forum on Friday, August 28 at White Mountain Community College to discuss the Veterans Choice Card program. This forum will provide an opportunity for North Country veterans to ask questions about their options under the Veterans Choice Card program and hear directly from VA officials. Representatives from the… Continue Reading

August 20, 2015

Shaheen Statement on President Jimmy Carter

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the announcement by President Carter today that he will soon undergo treatment for cancer: "I got my start in politics during President Carter's New Hampshire primary campaign in 1975, and I can still vividly remember the excitement of listening to then Governor Carter discuss his vision for the country. Since then, Billy and I have been proud to call him a friend and continue to be inspired by his compassion for people. … Continue Reading

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