August 26, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Landmark Oklahoma Opioid Case

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to a judge's ruling in Oklahoma requiring Johnson & Johnson to pay the state $572 million for the opioid drug company's actions that have exacerbated the opioid epidemic: "Manufacturers of prescription opioids played a significant role in creating and prolonging this health crisis in New Hampshire and across the nation. With more than 2,000 overdose deaths in the past five years in New Hampshire… Continue Reading

August 21, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Reports President Trump No Longer Intends to Support Legislative Effort to Reduce Gun Violence After Call With NRA

SHAHEEN: "It's past time for Majority Leader McConnell to show leadership in the President's absence" (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement following reports that President Trump, after a phone call with the President of the NRA, is, once again, retreating from his commitment to work across the aisle to enact measures to reduce gun violence: "President Trump and Congress have an obligation to the many victims of gun violence and their grieving … Continue Reading

August 19, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Planned Parenthood Withdrawing From Title X Due to Trump Administration's Domestic Gag Rule

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Planned Parenthood announced that it will no longer participate in the federal family planning program known as Title X because of the Trump administration's domestic gag rule: "The withdrawal of Planned Parenthood and other clinics from the Title X program severely undermines the delivery of health care to women across the Granite State and the country," said Shaheen. "The Trump administration and Repub… Continue Reading

August 16, 2019

NH Delegation Applauds Administration’s Approval of Disaster Declaration for Grafton County

*Declaration Will Assist in Obtaining Resources and Assistance Needed to Recover from July Storm Damage* (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the decision by the Trump administration to grant a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of New Hampshire following a severe storm on July 11th, which led to flash flooding and significant damage to state and local infrastructu… Continue Reading

August 15, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Emerging Impact of President Trump’s Domestic Gag Rule on Health Care Provided to NH Women & Families

**Health care clinics in NH are reporting that they are dipping into emergency funding, will soon be unable to afford supplies, unable to fill vacant positions, and planning cuts to STD testing services** **Yesterday, Planned Parenthood announced that unless there's an intervention by the courts, they will have to withdraw entirely from Title X** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after health care clinics in New Hampshire reported on the emergin… Continue Reading

August 14, 2019

NH Delegation Calls on President to Grant Disaster Declaration for Grafton County

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) urging President Trump to issue a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of New Hampshire following a severe storm on July 11th, which led to flash flooding and significant damage to state and local infrastructure in Grafton County. The cost associated with the July storm is approximately $2.9 million statewide. "As a res… Continue Reading

August 13, 2019

NH Delegation Announces $3.8 Million for STEM Programs at UNH & Dartmouth

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the National Science Foundation awarded Dartmouth College and the University of New Hampshire (UNH) $3.8 million for projects that invest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Dartmouth will receive $2,791,391 for a project that targets STEM under… Continue Reading

August 06, 2019

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $150K for NH to Combat Recidivism Among Granite Staters Struggling with Substance Use Disorder

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded New Hampshire $149,405 through the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Program. The RSAT program helps states develop and institute programs at correctional and detention facilities for those… Continue Reading

August 04, 2019

Senator Shaheen Statement on Domestic Terrorism in El Paso and Dayton

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after deadly mass shootings in both El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio: "Tragically, El Paso and Dayton join the many communities across the country that have been devastated and traumatized by a mass shooting. My thoughts today are with the families of all those senselessly taken, those recovering from injuries, and the law enforcement and medical staff who continue to respond. "Words will not stop these acts o… Continue Reading

August 01, 2019

Shaheen and Bridenstine Announce UNH Selected for $107.9 Million Federal Contract Under Competitive NASA Program

**UNH will lead important development of satellite imagery technology to aid coastal science including hazard identification and mitigation** ** Shaheen led efforts to fund this NASA program** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Jim Bridenstine, announced that NASA has awarded the University of New Hampshire (UNH) a $107.9 million contract award thro… Continue Reading

August 01, 2019

Shaheen, Warner & Senate Democrats Unveil Resolution To Save Pre-Existing Condition Protections From Harmful Trump Administration Rule Pushing Junk Plans

**Senate Democrats Unveil Resolution To Undo Trump Administration 1332 Waiver Rule, Which Would Erode Pre-Existing Condition Protections For Millions Of Americans And Allow Premium Tax Credits to be Used for Junk Plans that Do Not Provide Comprehensive Coverage** **Under The Congressional Review Act, Senate Democrats Can Force A Majority-Threshold Vote On This New Resolution Within 60 Legislative Days of July 15** **Senate And House Democrats To Trump Administration: Stop Your Health Care Sab… Continue Reading

August 01, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Call for FIFA to Provide Pay Equity for Female Soccer Athletes

(Washington, DC) -This week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) in introducing a Senate Resolution calling on the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to immediately eliminate gender-based pay discrimination between male and female athletes. In July, the U.S. Women's National Team notched its second consecutive World Cup win and fourth overall. Yet the team's award for winning - $4 million - is just… Continue Reading

August 01, 2019

Shaheen Reintroduces Bill to Identify and Overcome Barriers to Use of Clean Energy Technologies

Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced the Clean Energy Grid Act. This bill would strengthen our nation's energy security, reduce pollution, increase electric reliability and spur job creation by improving the deployment of efficient and cost-effective energy resources, such as solar and wind power and energy storage. Often the cheapest and most reliable energy source, clean energy resources- such as renewables, fuel cells, combined heat and power and backup generators-create el… Continue Reading

August 01, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan Budget Deal Passing the Senate

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the bipartisan budget agreement: "This bipartisan budget agreement ensures that the United States won't default on our debt and finally ends the indiscriminate cuts caused by sequestration. Those automatic, unnecessary cuts would have harmed America's military readiness and undermined important programs that Granite Staters rely on to help access health care, invest in infrastructure dev… Continue Reading

July 31, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Cruz's Bipartisan Bill Imposing Sanctions for Involvement in Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Advances out of Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) bipartisan bill, S. 1441, the Protecting Europe's Energy Security Act of 2019, imposing sanctions on those involved in Russia's Nord Stream 2 project, overwhelmingly passed the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee by a vote of 20-2. Following the vote, Senators Shaheen and Cruz issued the following statements urging the Senate to quickly pass their legislation. "The Nord Stream 2 project is another means… Continue Reading

July 31, 2019

Shaheen Applauds Administration's Limited Plan to Allow Prescription Drugs to be Imported from Canada

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced a plan to allow certain prescription drugs to be imported from Canada to help address affordability in the United States: "Granite Staters desperately need relief from skyrocketing prescription drug costs," said Shaheen. "There is no reason why they should be paying more than our neighbors to the north for the same medications. This plan is a good initial step to help driv… Continue Reading

July 31, 2019

Shaheen Reintroduces Bill to Protect Small Businesses From Burdensome Internet Sales Tax Collection Requirement

**Legislation Bans Retroactive Taxation, Creates an Exemption for Small Businesses & Establishes Timeline for Businesses to Adjust to New Regulations** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, reintroduced the Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), the lead Democrat of the Senate Finance Committee, and Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR)… Continue Reading

July 30, 2019

Shaheen, Udall & All Senate Democrats Introduce Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

** Democracy for All Amendment, introduced by entire Senate Democratic Caucus, would help get big money out of politics and put power back in the hands of the American people** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tom Udall (D-NM), along with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), led the entire Senate Democratic Caucus in introducing the Democracy for All Amendment, a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. FEC and other devastating court de… Continue Reading

July 30, 2019

Shaheen, Bipartisan Senators Introduce Bill to Help Retired Government Laboratory Animals Find Loving Homes

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced the Animal Freedom from Testing, Experimentation and Research (AFTER) Act. The bipartisan bill would direct all federal agencies to develop and maintain a policy allowing for the adoption or retirement of dogs, cats, primates, rabbits, and other regulated animals no longer needed for research in federal labs. More than 50,000 Animal Welfare Act regulated… Continue Reading

July 30, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues in Renewed Call for FCC to Protect Community Television Channels

(Washington, DC) - Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and 12 of their colleagues in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to protect public, educational and governmental (PEG) stations as it proposes changes to the rules governing agreements between Local Franchising Authorities and cable operators. Currently, towns and cities across the country are permitted to require as part of cable franchise agreements that cable opera… Continue Reading

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