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

February 06, 2019

Shaheen Announces Senior Staff Change

**Longtime Chief of Staff to Depart, Former Top Aide Returning to the Office** Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that her longtime Chief of Staff, Maura Keefe, will be leaving the Senate office for the private sector at the end of February. Keefe has been with Shaheen since she was first elected to the Senate in 2008. "Maura's management of my office has been an incredible asset as we've worked together to improve the lives of Granite Staters," said Shaheen. "I'… Continue Reading

February 06, 2019

SHAHEEN to FDA: What Can Be Done to Stop Drug Companies Culpable in Opioid Crisis from Creating Permanent Patients?

**Shaheen's letter calls out "perverse incentives" after court documents reveal that Purdue Pharma, manufacturer of OxyContin, considered substance use disorder treatment "an attractive market"** **SHAHEEN: "Pharmaceutical companies must never be financially incentivized to market both the cause and the treatment of addiction"** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Scott Gottlieb yesterday requesting in… Continue Reading

February 05, 2019

Shaheen Statement on President Trump's State of the Union Address

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address: "The President is correct that bipartisanship and compromise can yield results for the American people, as it has for addressing the opioid epidemic, veterans' health care, childhood cancer, criminal justice reform and many other critical issues. However, I was disappointed that the President didn't deliver a commitment to refrain from once ag… Continue Reading

February 05, 2019

Shaheen, Collins Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Access to National Parks & Federal Lands for Disabled Veterans

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) reintroduced their bipartisan bill, the Wounded Veterans Recreation Act, which would make all veterans with service-connected disabilities eligible for a free, lifetime entry to United States national parks and other federal lands. "Our veterans deserve access to the public lands they sacrificed to protect," said Senator Shaheen. "This bipartisan bill would allow our brave military men and women living w… Continue Reading

February 05, 2019

Shaheen Leads Letter to Pompeo Urging Women’s Inclusion in Peace Negotiations Between the U.S. and Taliban

**Shaheen's Bipartisan Women, Peace and Security Act, which Bolsters the Role of Women in Peace Negotiations & Conflict Resolution Around the World, Became Law in 2017 ** (Washington, DC) - Last night, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to prioritize women'… Continue Reading

February 04, 2019

Shaheen Statement on the Retirement of Department of Safety Commissioner John Barthelmes

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen issued the following statement after Department of Safety Commissioner John Barthelmes delivered a notice of retirement. Barthelmes served as State Police Colonel when Shaheen served as governor of New Hampshire. "Commissioner Barthelmes has been a steady hand at the Department of Safety, and I applaud his outstanding career in public service, which began as a New Hampshire State Police Officer," said Shaheen. "He rose through the ranks to eventually… Continue Reading

February 01, 2019

Shaheen Applauds Largest Seizure of Fentanyl at Port of Entry

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded a record-level seizure of fentanyl by U.S. Custom and Border Protection (CPB) yesterday at the Arizona border. More than 250 pounds of fentanyl was hidden in a tractor-trailer and found by CPB after a scan during a secondary inspection. Shaheen underscored that CPB's seizure demonstrates how critical technological investments are to properly screen vehicles at ports of entry, secure our border and stop the flow of illegal drugs into… Continue Reading

February 01, 2019

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Withdrawal from Russia Nuclear Arms Treaty

(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 announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia. "The Kremlin is a bad actor and hasn't been in compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty for some time, but if the United States is to withdraw, there must be … Continue Reading

February 01, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan & Burr Renew Bipartisan Push to Save LWCF

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) to reintroduce legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Shaheen, Hassan and Burr, along with a bipartisan group of Senators, are calling for the program's renewal with increased urgency since its lapse in September 2018. "The Land and Water Conservation Fund plays an important role in strengthening the Granite State's outdoor recreation … Continue Reading

February 01, 2019

Shaheen, Capito Lead Bipartisan Letter Calling on EPA to Set Federal Drinking Water Standards for PFOA and PFOS

**Following Reports that the EPA Will Not Set Federal Drinking Water Standards for PFOA & PFOS, Bipartisan Group Calls on EPA to Show Leadership to Keep Water Safe & Protect American Families** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) led a bipartisan letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the agency to develop federal drinking water standards for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and pe… Continue Reading

January 30, 2019

Shaheen, Isakson Reintroduce Bipartisan Budget Reform Legislation

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) today reintroduced their bipartisan budget reform legislation that would overhaul the way Congress budgets federal dollars to strengthen oversight of government spending and pave the way to tackle the nation's debt. The Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act would convert the annual appropriations process for federal tax dollars to a two-year budget cycle with one year devoted to appropriating federal dollars a… Continue Reading

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