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April 11, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Student Debt Relief Scams

** Bipartisan Reform Provides More Tools to Identify and Shut Down Fraudsters who Hurt Borrowers ** (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen introduced the bipartisan Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Act - legislation that would enhance efforts to identify and shut down student debt relief scams - with Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mike Braun (R-IN) and Deb Fischer (R-NE). "The growing size of the U.S. national student debt, now exceeding 1.5 trillion dollars, makes borrowers mor… Continue Reading


April 11, 2019

Shaheen and Hoeven Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve FAA Hiring of Air Traffic Controllers

**Bipartisan Legislation Will Help FAA Hire More Air Traffic Controllers, Prioritize Hiring of Veterans and Graduates of FAA Certified Schools** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and John Hoeven (R-ND) today introduced the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) Hiring Reform Act of 2019, legislation to help improve the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) hiring process for air traffic controllers. The bill would ensure the agency is able to prioritize the hiring of veterans and gra… Continue Reading


April 11, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Economic Impact Report

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the highest ranking woman on the Senate Armed Services Committee and a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement in response to the release of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard's Economic Impact Report for 2018. "This economic impact report reaffirms what we already know about the Seacoast's single largest employer: the Shipyard is immensely important to our regional workforce, economy and our nation's… Continue Reading


April 10, 2019

Shaheen Responds to Secretary Pompeo’s Refusal to Prioritize the Inclusion of Afghan Women in Peace Talks Between the U.S. & Taliban

**During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing, Shaheen - the Only Woman on the Committee - Repeatedly Asked Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo to Commit to Prioritizing Afghan Women's Inclusion in Peace Negotiations in Afghanistan** **Senator Shaheen Authored the Women, Peace and Security Act, a Law that Requires the Administration to Prioritize Women's Involvement in Conflict Resolution** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign … Continue Reading


April 10, 2019

Shaheen, Rounds Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Assist Veterans & Service Members Exposed to PFAS Contaminants

**Rep. Chris Pappas (NH-01) Leads Bipartisan Effort in the House of Representatives** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced the PFAS Registry Act with Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD), legislation that would create a national database for service members and veterans experiencing health problems possibly due to contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS chemicals, like perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), have emerged as a widespread contaminant … Continue Reading


April 09, 2019

Shaheen, Murkowski Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation in the Senate to Tackle Obstacles Preventing Adolescent Girls from Accessing Quality Education

**Representatives Frankel, Brooks, Lowey & Fitzpatrick Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort in the House of Representatives** **Today, 130 million girls around the world are not regularly enrolled in school** **Girls Between the Ages of 10 & 19 are 3 Times More Likely to be Kept Out of School, Particularly in Countries Affected by Conflict** (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today reintroduced her legislati… Continue Reading


April 05, 2019

Shaheen, Speier Lead Bicameral Comprehensive Women’s Health Bill to Ensure Quality Reproductive Care Services for American Servicewomen

**Shaheen & Speier reintroduce legislation to establish health care equity for military women and their dependents** **The legislation would provide military women with increased access to all methods of contraception, increase family planning resources, and guarantee access to emergency contraception for sexual assault victims** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) re-introduced the Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act to overha… Continue Reading


April 04, 2019

Shaheen Urges Senate Consideration of House-Passed VAWA Reauthorization Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the House of Representatives' passage of legislation that would reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which expired in February. The reauthorization includes important updates and reforms to the existing law to ensure women are protected and that survivors don't face discrimination. "The Office on Violence Against Women plays a pivotal role in ensuring our local organizations in New … Continue Reading


April 04, 2019

Shaheen, Schumer, Cotton, Brown, Rubio, Menendez & Toomey Introduce First-Ever Targeted Fentanyl Sanctions Bill To Hold Chinese Government Accountable On Their Commitment To Crack Down On Manufacturers And Traffickers Of Lethal Opioids Ravaging U.S. Communities

**Following Chinese Regulators Announcing That A Wider Range Of Fentanyl Derivatives Would Be Declared Controlled Substances in China on May 1st.; Bipartisan Group Of Senators Introduce Sanctions Legislation That Would Pressure China to Enforce This New Law, Direct The Administration To Identify Foreign Traffickers Of Opioids On An Annual Basis, Authorize New Funding To Law Enforcement And Intelligence Agencies** **There were 488 Drug Deaths in NH in 2017, 363 of Which Involved Fentanyl ; NH Ha… Continue Reading


April 03, 2019

Shaheen Announces Afghanistan Ambassador as Guest for NATO Secretary General’s Joint Address to Congress

**Senator Shaheen, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations & Armed Services Committees, is also Co-Chair of the Senate NATO Observer Group, which She Re-Established Last Year with Senator Thom Tillis** *Roya Rahmani is the Afghan Ambassador to the United States** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced that today she'll bring Afghan Ambassador Roya Rahmani, the first female ambassador of Afghanistan to the … Continue Reading


April 02, 2019

As Commerce Secretary No-Shows to Senate Hearing, Shaheen Questions Commerce Leadership on Secretary’s Misleading Census Statements to Congress

**Shaheen's Questioning Comes in Response to Misleading Comments Secretary Ross Gave the Subcommittee Last Year On Justification for Including Citizenship Question on 2020 Census** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, questioned Commerce Department Leadership this afternoon during a CJS subcommittee hearing on the President's fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget to Congress … Continue Reading


April 02, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Join Bipartisan Coalition of Senators to Reintroduce Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on College Campuses, Strengthen Accountability and Transparency for Institutions

*Bipartisan Campus Accountability and Safety Act Would Require Schools to Survey Their Students, Train Campus Administrators, and Make Campuses Safer* Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in a bipartisan coalition of Senators to reintroduce the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses by protecting students and by stren… Continue Reading


April 02, 2019

Responding to Trump Administration’s Effort to Strike Down ACA, Shaheen Leads Resolution to Save Pre-Existing Condition Protections & Health Care For Millions

**The Trump DOJ Recently Announced it Will Side With A Texas Federal Judge's Ruling That Deems Current Health Care Law Unconstitutional- Shaheen's Resolution Would Reverse DOJ's Position, Siding With Keeping Current Health Care Law Intact** **Shaheen's Resolution Comes on the Heels of Health Care Affordability Package to Help Stabilize Marketplace, Lower Premiums for Middle-Class Families & Combat Escalating Out-Of-Pocket Health Care Costs** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (… Continue Reading


April 01, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Admin’s Announcement to Halt Delivery of F-35 Equipment to Turkey

**Announcement Admin Will Halt F-35 Equipment Delivery Comes on the Heels of Shaheen's Bipartisan Legislation with Senators Lankford, Tillis & Van Hollen to Delay Delivery of F-35 Aircraft to Turkey** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement in response to the administration's announcement that it will halt delivery of F-35 equipment to Turkey. The news comes on the heels of … Continue Reading


April 01, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Health Care Affordability Package to Lower Patient Costs & Improve Access to Care, Amid Renewed Republican Efforts to Repeal Health Coverage For Millions

**Shaheen's Health Care Package Comes Amid Republican Efforts to Fully Repeal the ACA, Putting the Health Care of Millions of Americans & as many as 118,000 Granite Staters at Risk** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced a health care affordability package, which includes three pieces of legislation that would reduce health care costs for patients and expand access to critical medical services. Together, the Marketplace Certainty Act, Improving Health Ins… Continue Reading


April 01, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Urge Implementation of Farm Bill Dairy Improvements

**Bipartisan group of 38 Senators urge quick implementation to provide relief for dairy farmers across the country** WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), the lead Democrat of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) in sending a bipartisan letter urging Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to prioritize the implementation of the dairy provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill. As… Continue Reading


March 29, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Resignation of SBA Administrator Linda McMahon

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, issued the following statement in response to the resignation of Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Linda McMahon: "Small businesses are the engine of our economy in New Hampshire and the SBA plays a crucial role in helping them thrive. I thank Administrator McMahon for her service and have appreciated working with her to address the many obstacles our s… Continue Reading


March 29, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Call for Equal Pay for U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Patty Murray (D-WA) and 31 other Senators calling on U.S. Soccer to establish equal pay for its athletes. Despite their successes on the field, players on the U.S. Women's National Team are still paid considerably less than their male counterparts. In 2016, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution calling for U.S. Soccer to immediately eliminate gender pay ine… Continue Reading


March 29, 2019

Shaheen Responds to DHS Announcement on Increase in Temporary Work Visas that Support NH Small Businesses

**Admin's Rule Follows Shaheen's Bipartisan Letter with Senators Collins (R-ME) and King (I-ME) Calling for an Increase in H-2B Visas to Provide Relief to NH Small Businesses** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) announcement that they'll provide an additional 30,000 H-2B visas, which help Granite State small businesses fill seasonal job openings in the current tight labor market. The adm… Continue Reading


March 28, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Lankford, Tillis, Van Hollen Introduce Bill to Prohibit Transfer of F-35 Aircraft to Turkey

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), James Lankford (R-OK), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) today introduced a bill to prohibit the transfer of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to Turkey until our government certifies that Turkey will not accept delivery of Russia's S-400 air defense system. Under the US-led, multinational Joint Strike Fighter program, Turkey is expected to accept delivery of the F-35 as early as next fall. "Make no mistake - the Kremlin is … Continue Reading

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