July 09, 2015

Shaheen Staff to Hold office Hours in Hampton, Windham, Antrim, Franklin, New London & Plymouth

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours during July and August in Hampton, Windham, Antrium, Franklin, New London & Plymouth to help residents seeking help with federal agencies on issues such as veterans' benefits, federal taxes, housing, immigration, and Social Security in one-on-one meetings. All area residents are encouraged to attend. For more information on the services available, or if you have any questions, please call (603) 647-7500. Please n… Continue Reading

July 09, 2015

Shaheen Amendment Repealing Global Gag Rule & Restoring International Family Planning Funds Passes Appropriations Committee

(WASHINGTON, DC) - A key amendment to restore funding for international family planning and reproductive health offered by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was approved in a full committee markup of the Senate Committee on Appropriations today. The amendment was added to the FY2016 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill. "An estimated 225 million women in developing countries are unable to access family planning services," said Shaheen. "Providing greater access to family planning a… Continue Reading

July 08, 2015

Shaheen Champions STEM Education on Senate Floor

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today spoke on the Senate floor about provisions she included in education reform legislation to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). She also spoke about a screening and discussion she hosted last night of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap about the need to close the gender gap in tech jobs. Video can be found here. Shaheen's amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act supports STEM after-school learning programs by making … Continue Reading

July 08, 2015

In Letter to President, Ranking Member Shaheen Calls for Prioritization of Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

(WASHINGTON, DC) - In a letter to the President, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, is urging federal agencies to fully support veteran-owned small businesses by participating in the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development (IATF). The IATF was designed by Congress in 2008 to bring together federal agencies to improve and streamline the way the government supports veteran-owned small businesses.… Continue Reading

July 07, 2015

Shaheen, Davis, Host Film Screening & Discussion in U.S. Capitol on Gender Gap in Tech Jobs

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Tonight, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representative Susan Davis (D-CA) hosted a discussion and movie screening on the enormous gender gap that exists in computer science related jobs. Senator Shaheen and Representative Davis were joined by Robin Hauser Reynolds, director of the documentary CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap which was shown at the event, and United States Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith. "For our country to remain the global leader in technology de… Continue Reading

July 07, 2015

Shaheen Provisions Supporting STEM After-School Programs Included in Education Reform Legislation

SHAHEEN PROVISIONS SUPPORTING STEM AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS INCLUDED IN EDUCATION REFORM LEGISLATION (WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) included several key provisions supporting after-school education programs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in the reauthorization of legislation currently under consideration in the Senate that determines national elementary and secondary education policy. "We need more of our students to discover a passion for science, eng… Continue Reading

July 01, 2015

Shaheen Leads Call for Answers on VA Failure to Provide Benefits to WWII Veterans Tested with Mustard Gas Exposure

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) yesterday led a letter to U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert McDonald questioning the Department's failure to provide benefits to veterans who were subjected to mustard gas tests by the U.S. military during their WWII service. The letter follows a series of reports by National Public Radio last week that exposed both the nature of the testing, and the failure of the VA to provide benefits despite assurances… Continue Reading

June 30, 2015

Shaheen Statement on Imminent Expiration of Export-Import Bank Charter

(WASHINGTON, DC) - With just hours to go until the expiration of the Export-Import Bank's charter at midnight tonight, Senator Shaheen made the following statement: "Since 2007, the Export-Import Bank has supported over 2,300 jobs in New Hampshire. Last year alone, the bank supported $29.2 million in Granite State exports, 60% of which came from small businesses," said Shaheen. "Over the past few months, I've talked to businesses across New Hampshire that export everything from high-tech jet en… Continue Reading

June 29, 2015


(June 29, 2015 - Mobile, AL - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen addresses attendees at the keel laying of the USS Manchester) (June 29, 2015 - Mobile, AL -Senator Shaheen displays welded initials on section of future USS Manchester hull. From left to right: Mr. Tim McCue, Vice President, LCS Program, Austal USA; Mr. Erwin Miranda, welder, Austal USA; U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH); Mr. Craig Perciavalle, President, Austal USA; and CAPT Joe Tuite, USN, Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast.) … Continue Reading

June 26, 2015

Following Supreme Court Ruling Shaheen Calls for VA to Immediately Extend Benefits to All Same-Sex Veterans

Following the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges affirming the right of same-sex couples to marry across the country, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to immediately extend all VA benefits to same-sex veterans. The VA has previously been unable to grant comprehensive benefits to same-sex couples in states that do not recognize such legal marriages. "Today's decision by the Supreme Court affirmed what many of us have long argued: … Continue Reading

June 26, 2015

Ranking Member Shaheen Statement After Release of SBA's 2014 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, released the following statement after the release of the 2014 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard: "Contracting with the federal government represents an important opportunity for small businesses," said Senator Jeanne Shaheen. "While we continue to make progress increasing small business contracting, there's more that needs to be done, especially when it comes to women-o… Continue Reading

June 26, 2015

Shaheen Celebrates Historic Supreme Court Decision Affirming Marriage Equality

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement today following the United States Supreme Court's ruling in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which decided that states are required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and that they are required to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other U.S. states: "I am elated by the Supreme Court's decision today in favor of marriage equality for all gay and lesbian couples in this country," said Shah… Continue Reading

June 25, 2015


Urges generous economic support for Ukraine and for the West to win the ideological war against Putin Shaheen is the Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation (Washington, DC) - On the Senate floor last night, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, discussed her recent trip to Poland and Latvia, wher… Continue Reading

June 25, 2015

At Small Business Committee Hearing Shaheen Advocates for Veteran Owned Businesses, Hears from New Hampshire Veteran

(Washington, DC) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, hosted Albert Tansey, President of Tansey Electric of Manchester, New Hampshire at a committee hearing on how the Small Business Administration (SBA) can support veterans' small business ownership. Mr. Tansey shared his experience with the SBA as a veteran and how more support can be offered to veteran entrepreneurs. Tansey Electric was selected as t… Continue Reading

June 25, 2015

Shaheen Applauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding Key Provision of Affordable Care Act

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement today on the United States Supreme Court's ruling on the case of King v. Burwell, in which the court upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows for states using the federal insurance marketplace exchange to qualify for subsidies: "I'm tremendously relieved that the Supreme Court's decision today maintains affordable healthcare for the 30,000 Granite Staters who receive health insurance tax … Continue Reading

June 24, 2015

Senator Shaheen Statement on Leadership Change in New Hampshire Air National Guard

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen made the following statement after it was announced that Brigadier General Carolyn J. Protzmann, Commander of the New Hampshire Air National Guard will retire later this summer: "Granite Staters who wish to serve their country and community with distinction have a fine role model in General Carolyn Protzmann. Over her 35 year career, she has continuously worked to improve the New Hampshire National Guard. Through her leadership, Pease Air National … Continue Reading

June 23, 2015

Shaheen Comments on Revised Government Policies for Supporting Families of Hostages

(Washington, DC) - Following an interagency review, the administration has announced that it will release new government policies for how to better support the families of overseas hostages on Wednesday. On Thursday, Senator Shaheen will meet with Diane Foley, whose son James was killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Syria (ISIS), to discuss the review process and solicit her views of the policy changes. "I wish this review had not been necessary," said Shaheen. "The U.S. government shoul… Continue Reading

June 22, 2015

With Just Days Until Shutdown, Shaheen Visits NH Manufacturer to Discuss Impact of Export-Import Bank Charter

(ROCHESTER, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today held a roundtable discussion with executives at the headquarters of Albany International, a leading international textile and materials manufacturer, to discuss the Export-Import Bank whose charter expires on June 30th unless Congress acts. During her visit to the company, Shaheen also toured Albany's Rochester manufacturing facility, which produces engine blades and casings for Boeing and other major airline companies. Albany Internati… Continue Reading

June 19, 2015


(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) yesterday led a letter to Senators John Thune (R-ND) and Bill Nelson (D-FL), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, calling for them to include protections for the rights of motorcycle riders in the surface transportation authorization bill. Specifically, the letter calls for inclusion of language from the Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act, which Senator Shaheen introduced in Jan… Continue Reading

June 18, 2015


Washington, D.C. - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, made the following statement after the Senate Appropriations Committee approved The fiscal year 2016 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill and reported it to the full Senate: "This appropriations bill is tasked with providing the resources needed for the security of our borders, the safety of our communities, and the protection of our federal computer netwo… Continue Reading

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