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February 28, 2019

Shaheen Opposes Wheeler Confirmation for EPA Administrator

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting against the confirmation of Andrew Wheeler to serve as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator. "Climate change is an existential threat that impacts us all. Under Acting Administrator Wheeler's tenure, the EPA has not only failed to respond to this emergency - the agency has taken actions that risk exacerbating the effects we're already seeing," said Shaheen. "From the weakening of … Continue Reading


February 27, 2019

PHOTO RELEASE: In Meeting, Shaheen Questions Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan on Trump Emergency Declaration’s Threat to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard & NH National Guard, U.S. Syria Strategy

Senator Shaheen greeting Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan in her Washington, DC office (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement after meeting with Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. "I expressed serious concerns with Secretary Shanahan that many in New Hampshire have about President Trump's emergency declaration which could divert funds from critical projec… Continue Reading


February 26, 2019

Shaheen Statement on House Passage of Resolution Blocking President Trump’s “Emergency” Declaration

VIDEO: Today in Capitol Press Conference, Shaheen Speaks Out Against Diverting Funding From National Security Priorities for Trump's Border Wall (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a resolution by a vote of 245 to 182 to prevent the President from implementing his national emergency declaration to construct additional barriers along the southern border, which would be funded by reallocating funding that has… Continue Reading


February 22, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on Women’s Reproductive Health

**Shaheen Responds to Trump Administration's Final Decision on Rule That Bars Women's Health Care Providers Who Advise Patients on Abortion Services from Receiving Federal Funding** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in response to the Trump administration's final determination to impose a domestic gag rule that will prohibit women's health care providers that advise patients on abortion services from receiving federal funding. This rule will … Continue Reading


February 19, 2019

In Response to Shaheen’s Bipartisan Request, EPA Commits to Establishing Federal Drinking Water Standards for PFOA & PFOS

**Earlier this Month, Shaheen & Capito Called on the EPA to Establish Federal Drinking Water Standards for PFOA & PFOS** **The EPA's National PFAS Management Plan Previously Stopped Short of Establishing Enforceable Drinking Water Standards for the Chemicals** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's commitment to establish federal, enforceable drinking water standards for perfluorooctanoic… Continue Reading


February 19, 2019

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation Letter Warning President Trump Against Taking Critical Federal Funding From Military Construction Projects to Build Border Wall

** Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Letter to Trump Urging the President Not To Divert Funding from the New Hampshire National Guard & Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to Construct Border Wall that He Promised Mexico Would Pay For ** **Letter Cites Outstanding Dry Dock and other Facility Improvements at the Shipyard, as well as a New Readiness Center at the New Hampshire National Guard Base in Pembroke** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services a… Continue Reading


February 15, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Trump Administration’s Failure to Meet Yemen Certification Deadline

(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 Trump administration's failure to meet the February 9, 2019 Yemen certification deadline to Congress. Shaheen sent a bipartisan letter with Senator Todd Young (R-IN) last week ahead of the deadline to Secretary of State Pompeo, calling for a certification that better reflects the facts on the ground in Yemen than the admi… Continue Reading


February 15, 2019

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Plan to Divert Resources for U.S. Military & Opioid Response Efforts to Pay for Border Wall

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the President's announcement that he'll declare a national emergency to secure funding to construct additional border barriers along the United States' southern border. To pay for the wall, the President will divert critical federal dollars away from the Pentagon that are used for its drug interdiction program and military construction budget. "In the midst of an opioid drug epidemic and n… Continue Reading


February 15, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Bill to Create Public Health Care Option & Provide High-Quality, Low-Cost Insurance Options

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) to reintroduce the State Public Option Act yesterday, bicameral legislation to create a Medicaid-based public health care option to strengthen the Affordable Care Act by providing Americans with a new high-quality, low-cost choice when purchasing health insurance. "Every Granite Stater should be able to access high-quality medical coverage that they can afford, r… Continue Reading


February 14, 2019

Shaheen Supports Bipartisan Agreement to Fund the Government that Includes NH Priorities, and Calls for End to Shutdown Brinkmanship

** Shaheen, the Lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, Successfully Secures More Than $450 Million for Anti-Opioid Grants ** **Bill Includes Shaheen's Provision to Bolster Pediatric Cancer Research & Public Outreach** **A Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Shaheen Secures 4,000 Visas for Afghan Interpreters Who Helped the U.S. Mission ** Earlier today, Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor in support of the bipa… Continue Reading


February 14, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Trump Administration’s PFAS Action Plan

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) PFAS Action Plan, which was released this morning. The plan includes the Agency's short- and long-term strategies for addressing contamination from PFAS, a family of synthetic chemicals that includes the contaminants PFOA and PFOS. EPA's PFAS Management Plan includes commitments to improve monitoring of PFAS in drinking water systems, invest in research … Continue Reading


February 14, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Medicare at 50 Act

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced the Medicare at 50 Act yesterday to give people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old the option of buying into Medicare. Millions of Americans who are approaching retirement or are being forced to retire early due to layoffs or mandatory retirement face increasing health care needs and rising costs. "Granite Staters want to see Congress improving the accessibility and affordability of health care, an… Continue Reading


February 13, 2019

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Hold Russia Accountable

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, today introduced the Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act (DASKA) of 2019 with Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ben Cardin (D-MD). The comprehensive legislation seeks to increase economic, political and diplomatic pressure on the Russian Federation in response to Russia's interference in democratic processes … Continue Reading


February 13, 2019

As Trump Administration’s Sabotage Contributes to Decline in Health Care Coverage, Shaheen Moves to Protect Funding for Open Enrollment Awareness and Assistance

From 2016 to 2019, Enrollment in the Health Care Marketplace in NH Was Down 19 Percent (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has introduced the Marketing and Outreach Restoration to Empower (MORE) Health Education Act of 2019 to counteract Trump administration sabotage efforts that have diverted funds and slashed health care enrollment advertising and marketing by 90 percent since the President took office. The MORE Health Education Act would ensure that the Trump administration… Continue Reading


February 13, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Protect Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

(Washington, DC) - Today U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA) introduced the Protecting Americans with Pre-existing Conditions Act, legislation that would prevent the Trump Administration from promoting "junk" health care plans that lack protections for people with pre-existing conditions and would increase costs for millions of Americans. "The Trump Administration's continued efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act are increasing health care costs for millions of A… Continue Reading


February 12, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Legislation to Save LWCF, Redesignate Saint-Gaudens Site & Protect Nashua River Passes the Senate

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) released the following statements after their legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) passed the Senate. Shaheen and Hassan recently introduced bipartisan legislation to permanently reauthorize LWCF, which helps preserve and maintain critical lands for national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and recreational areas in all 50 states and nearly every congressional district at… Continue Reading


February 08, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $2.1 Million for Harbor Homes in Nashua

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today announced $2,160,714 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to Harbor Homes in Nashua. The funding will allow Harbor Homes to continue to provide low-income, homeless, and disabled New Hampshire community members with affordable housing, primary and behavioral health care, employment and job training, and supportive services "Some of our most vulnerable Gr… Continue Reading


February 07, 2019

Shaheen and Young Write to Secretary of State Ahead of Yemen Certification Deadline

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today in advance of the upcoming Yemen certification deadline on February 9, 2019. After voicing significant concerns with the certification issued in September 2018, the letter sent to Secretary Pompeo today calls for a certification that better reflects the facts on the ground in Yemen. "We remain concerned that the previous Yemen certification submitte… Continue Reading


February 07, 2019

As Deadline for Admin’s Khashoggi Investigation Nears, Shaheen, Menendez, Young, Reed, Graham, Collins, Murphy Introduce Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Bill

Legislation follows reports of abuse of U.S. weapons systems sold to Saudi Arabia and UAE (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Todd Young (R-IN)-along with Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Chris Murphy (D-CT)- to introduce the Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act of 2019, comprehensive legislation to hold Saudi Arabia accountab… Continue Reading


February 07, 2019

Shaheen, Lowey Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Push to Permanently Repeal the Global Gag Rule

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and House Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey (NY-17), led a bipartisan, bicameral reintroduction of the Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights (HER) Act in both the Senate and House of Representatives. The legislation would permanently repeal the harmful Global Gag Rule. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) joined Shaheen to introduce the legislation in the Sena… Continue Reading

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