June 28, 2019

Shaheen on Stanford Study Showing 40% Increase in Abortions Due to Global Gag Rule: “This Should Compel the Trump Administration to Finally Reexamine This Disastrous Policy for Women”

**Stanford study looks at the impact of this policy on Sub-Saharan countries receiving U.S. aid over two decades** **SHAHEEN: "These statistics should ring alarm bells for policy makers, especially considering that this study doesn't account for the dramatic expansion of the Global Gag Rule under the Trump administration"** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement responding to a new expansive study… Continue Reading

June 27, 2019

Shaheen-Portman Bipartisan Bill to Boost EPA Response to PFAS Included in Senate-Passed Defense Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced that her bipartisan bill with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) - the Safe Drinking Water Assistance Act - was included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the Senate. The annual legislation authorizes national defense objectives for the fiscal year. Once the House of Representatives passes its version of the bill, the two chambers will conference on final l… Continue Reading

June 27, 2019

Shaheen’s Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Fentanyl Coming from China & Mexico Successfully Added to Annual Defense Bill

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, successfully added her targeted fentanyl sanctions bill - the Fentanyl Sanctions Act - as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the Senate. The bipartisan sanctions legislation applies pressure on the Chinese government to strictly enforce their commitment to make all fentanyl illegal and provides the United States with more tools and resources to target illic… Continue Reading

June 27, 2019

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

**Legislation Procures Additional KC-46 Pegasus Refueling Tankers, the Same Aircraft Replacing KC-135s at Pease Air National Guard Base** ** Shaheen-Backed Bill Authorizes Two Virginia-class Submarines-which are Maintained and Repaired at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard - to Help Avert Projected Submarine Shortfall** **Shaheen's Legislation to Crack Down on Fentanyl Coming from China & Mexico Passes as an Amendment** **Bill Includes Bipartisan Shaheen-Portman Legislation to Boost EPA Response t… Continue Reading

June 27, 2019

Shaheen Demands Congressional Approval before Any New Military Action Against Iran

SHAHEEN: "The American people should have a say on matters of war, and Congress is meant to be their voice" (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement ahead of a scheduled vote tomorrow in the Senate on requiring congressional approval for military action against Iran: "The American people should have a say on matters of war, and Congress is meant to be their voice," said Shaheen. "That's why Congress' oversight role is enshrined in the constitution and … Continue Reading

June 26, 2019

Shaheen Joins Legislation to Crack Down on Surprise Telephone, Cable and Internet Fees

**TRUE Fees Act requires providers to be upfront about total cost of services and empowers customers to end their contracts free of charge if prices are increased** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that she'll join Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) on the Truth-In-Billing, Remedies, and User Empowerment over Fees ('TRUE Fees') Act, legislation that requires phone, cable and internet providers to include all charges in the prices they advertise for services. The TRUE … Continue Reading

June 26, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Join Bipartisan, Bicameral Request for VA Plan to Repay $286 Million in Home Loan Fees Erroneously Charged to Disabled Veterans

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers on a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie, requesting information on the Department's plans to repay $286.4 million in home loan fees that were erroneously charged to thousands of exempted veterans as part of the VA Home Loan Program. The request was led by Senator John Tester (D-MT), the lead Democrat on the Senate Veterans… Continue Reading

June 26, 2019

Bipartisan Legislation Backed by NH Delegation to Help “Blue Water” Navy Veterans Secure Veterans Benefits Signed into Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), issued the following statements after the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act was signed into law last night. The bipartisan bill was backed by every member of New Hampshire's Congressional delegation, and would create a permanent legislative fix to help ensure "Blue Water" Navy veterans get the disability and health care benefits they deserve as a … Continue Reading

June 21, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Official Count of Overdose Deaths for 2018

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen issued the following statement after the New Hampshire Medical Examiner's office released an official count of drug overdose deaths for 2018: "It is heartbreaking to see these numbers knowing that every death represents family members, friends and coworkers," said Shaheen. "We cannot grow numb to this tragedy and need to keep finding ways to save lives and deliver treatment before it's too late. These statistics demonstrate that not only is this epid… Continue Reading

June 21, 2019

Shaheen Highlights Bipartisan Work Underway to Crackdown on Robocalls that are Bombarding Granite Staters

**Shaheen Points to the 107 Million Robocalls that Were Directed at New Hampshire Phone Numbers Last Year** At a press conference in Concord this afternoon, Shaheen was joined by the New Hampshire Department of Justice, AARP New Hampshire, the Public Utilities Commission and other Granite State stakeholders to discuss work underway to confront the scourge of robocalls. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a press conference in Concord to discuss the bipartisan wo… Continue Reading

June 21, 2019

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill to Improve Access to Lifesaving Breast Cancer Screenings

Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act of 2019 with a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). The bipartisan legislation would postpone recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that would limit access to breast cancer screenings for women in their 40s. It would continue the moratorium on the USPSTF recommendations, w… Continue Reading

June 20, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Introduce Legislation to Restore Funding for Programs that Help Americans Sign Up for Quality, Affordable Health Insurance

**The Trump administration has slashed funding for health care enrollment assistance by more than 80 percent** **ENROLL Act to restore funding for the Navigator program and help ensure that Americans have access to the affordable health care coverage they need** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) worked with a group of Senators led by Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Bob Casey (D-PA) to introduce the Expand Navigators' Resources for Outreach, Learning, and… Continue Reading

June 20, 2019

Shaheen Joins Warner on Amendment to Annual Defense Bill to Mandate Reporting of Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections

**Follows last week's unanimous consent request, which was blocked by Senate Republicans ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), the lead Democrat of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on an amendment to the fiscal year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) - the annual defense bill - that would require presidential campaigns to report foreign interference in U.S.… Continue Reading

June 19, 2019

Shaheen Helps Advance Bipartisan Funding Measure to Address Humanitarian Crisis at the Southern Border

**Emergency measure provides funding to care for migrant children, improved detention conditions, refugee programs and immigration judges** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after she voted to advance an emergency funding bill to address the humanitarian crisis at the Southern border: "In addition to funding to care for migrant children and improved detention conditions, this bipartisan legislati… Continue Reading

June 19, 2019

Shaheen-Portman Bipartisan Bill to Boost EPA Response to PFAS Clears Key Committee Hurdle

**The Safe Drinking Water Assistance Act Passed the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee in a Package of PFAS Legislation to Combat Exposure to the Harmful Chemicals** (Washington, DC) - This morning, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) passed a significant package of legislation aimed at combating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure, which included a bipartisan bill authored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH). The Safe Drinki… Continue Reading

June 17, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Join Push for Affordable Over-the-Counter Birth Control

**Legislation would expand access by ensuring that over-the-counter birth control is covered by insurance without cost sharing or a prescription** (Washington, DC) - Last week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of lawmakers led by U.S Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) in introducing the Affordability is Access Act, legislation to make sure over-the-counter birth control is affordable and accessible for women across the country. This legislation works to ens… Continue Reading

June 14, 2019

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Efficiency in Federal Buildings

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined bipartisan legislation, the Federal Energy and Water Management Performance Act of 2019, led by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) that would formally authorize the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and establish energy and water usage reduction goals for federal buildings. FEMP is an existing program within the Department of Energy that provides training, guidance, and technical assistance to enab… Continue Reading

June 14, 2019

SHAHEEN: No Excuses Left for Trump Administration on Redesign of $20 Bill Honoring Tubman

Preliminary redesign of the new $20 bill obtained by the New York Times (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the New York Times published a redesign of the $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman. The New York Times story claims that the preliminary design was completed in 2016, and the note likely could have been released on next year's centennial of the 19th Amendment, contradicting claims that the Department of Treasury has made to Senator Shahee… Continue Reading

June 13, 2019

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers on Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Foreign Individuals Responsible for Violence against the LGBTI Community

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan group of Senators in reintroducing the Global Respect Act. This legislation would impose sanctions on foreign individuals responsible for human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals abroad. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Rob Portman (R-OH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ed Markey (D-M… Continue Reading

June 13, 2019

After Recent Department of Defense Report Highlights Failure to Address Crisis of Military Sexual Assault, Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Reintroduce Military Justice Improvement Act

**Renewed Push Follows Shocking DoD Report Showing Sexual Assaults in the Military Dramatically Increased While the Number of Cases Going to Trial Went Down** **Five Years After Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey Said Military Was 'On the Clock' to Fix Military Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault Remains Pervasive and Many Service Members Still Have Little Faith in the System** **Bipartisan Legislation Would Create Impartial, Fair and Accountable Military Justice System** (Washi… Continue Reading

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