April 04, 2017

As Tax Day Approaches, Shaheen Introduces Bill to Simplify Federal Tax Return Process

(Washington, DC) - Two weeks ahead of Tax Day, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation to simplify the federal tax return process. The Simpler Tax Filing Act would direct the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide many tax filers with a one-page tax return already filled out with the taxpayer's information, known as a "simple return," allowing American taxpayers to save billions in tax preparation fees. The legislation is co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)… Continue Reading

April 04, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the Trump Administration’s Decision to Cut Funding for Critical Maternal and Reproductive Health Services

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in response to the State Department's announcement that it will no longer fund the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA), which provides critical family planning, and maternal and child health services in more than 155 countries worldwide. The Trump Administration's determination that UNFPA supports population control programs in China that include coercive abor… Continue Reading

April 04, 2017

Shaheen on Senate Floor: Let’s give the Department of Justice the tools it needs to investigate and expose Russian Propaganda

**SHAHEEN: "The American people have a right to know if a Russian-government entity is exploiting our First Amendment freedoms to harm our country" ** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to discuss her bipartisan legislation to strengthen compliance with the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and give the Department of Justice new and necessary authority to compel foreign organizations to produce documentation to confirm funding… Continue Reading

April 04, 2017

Shaheen Statement in Recognition of Equal Pay Day

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in recognition of Equal Pay Day: "Pay discrimination undermines our country's fundamental principles of equality. As long as millions of American women continue to only earn 79 cents for every dollar earned by men, we have to keep fighting. Equal Pay Day is an important reminder that, despite recent progress, we still have a long way to go to end pay discrimination. A recent study projected that the wage gap i… Continue Reading

March 31, 2017

Shaheen Introduces Bill to Promote Innovation, Energy Efficiency and Economic Competitiveness of American Manufacturers

(Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act, legislation that would assist small- and medium-sized American manufacturers in adopting what's known as "smart manufacturing technologies." Smart manufacturing combines information, technology and innovation, allowing companies to make real-time management decisions regarding productivity, energy and costs. These advanced technologies are transforming the manufacturing sector, but… Continue Reading

March 30, 2017

Shaheen Says Today’s Senate Passage of Family Planning Discrimination Bill “Could Leave Thousands of Granite State Women and Their Families With Fewer Healthcare Options”

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Republican-led Senate voted 51 to 50 - with Vice President Pence breaking the tie vote - to allow discrimination against Title X family planning providers, including Planned Parenthood. Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor in opposition of the resolution earlier in the day. "Today's misguided action by Republicans in the Senate could leave thousands of Granite State women and their families wit… Continue Reading

March 30, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Trump to Veto Misguided Bill That Eliminates Privacy Rules That Protect Americans’ Most Sensitive Personal Information

**Shaheen, Hassan and Fellow Senate Democrats: "Don't Sell Americans' Personal Information to the Highest Bidder** **Data Protections That Are Threatened Include Restrictions on Purchasing Granite Staters' Social Security Numbers, Email Content, Web Browsing History, Precise Geo-Location, Application Usage, Data About a Consumer's Health And Finances, And Even Data About Children** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senate Democrats in a let… Continue Reading

March 30, 2017

SHAHEEN ON SENATE FLOOR: Family Planning Discrimination Bill is a “Mean-Spirted Effort to Keep Women from Getting Care at Rates They Can Afford”

**SHAHEEN: "This is about ensuring that American women have access to the basic health care they need, where they want to receive it."** **Shaheen highlights letters from Granite Staters urging Congress not to defund Planned Parenthood** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today in opposition to a resolution led by Republican leadership that would allow discrimination against Title X family planning providers, including Planned Parenthoo… Continue Reading

March 30, 2017

Senate Energy Committee Advances Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill

(Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advanced several energy efficiency proposals championed by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The committee approved Shaheen's Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC) cosponsored by U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and the Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2017, legislation to encourage the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts in federal facilities. "Energy efficiency i… Continue Reading

March 30, 2017

Shaheen Introduces New Legislation Aimed at Preventing Opioid Misuse Among Students and Student Athletes

**The Student and Student Athlete Opioid Misuse Prevention Act is the first major legislative effort to engage the athletic community in the fight against the opioid epidemic** **New bill would authorize $10 million for creation of drug prevention programs for students with a specific focus on student athletes** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced new legislation aimed at preventing opioid misuse among students and student athletes. The Student and Student A… Continue Reading

March 29, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join 30 Senators to Introduce Bill to Rescind President’s Anti-Climate Executive Order

**The Clean Air, Healthy Kids Act highlights potential threats that Trump's executive action poses to the economy and environment** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined more than 30 U.S. Senators today to introduce legislation to rescind President Trump's Executive Order that reverses several landmark U.S. initiatives to combat climate change. The bill, titled the Clean Air, Healthy Kids Act, would block federal agencies from implementing th… Continue Reading

March 29, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Letter to President Trump: Abandon ACA Repeal Efforts, Stop Undermining Health Care System And Work in Bipartisan Fashion to Improve the Law, Lower Health Care Costs For All Americans

**New letter from 44 Senate Democrats calls on President Trump to immediately rescind the January 20th Executive Order that undermines the Affordable Care Act and instead use his executive authority to support a stable, competitive insurance marketplace** **Senators also express concern with the President's comments implying it would be a good thing if the ACA were to 'explode,' despite the fact that it would hurt millions of Americans** **In letter to President Trump: Drop ACA repeal, stop … Continue Reading

March 29, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump's Opioid Commission: Trump’s “policies in regards to the opioid crisis are in desperate need of a course correction"

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement as President Trump prepares to announce a commission, led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, to recommend actions to address the opioid epidemic: "I welcome the establishment of this commission and am committed to working with the administration to battle the opioid epidemic," said Shaheen. "But this administration's policies in regards to the opioid crisis are in desperate need of a course correction and I hope t… Continue Reading

March 28, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Vote to Allow Montenegro's Accession to NATO: "The Senate has sent a clear message that it stands firmly with Montenegro and against the Kremlin’s bullying"

**Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor earlier today in support of Montenegro's accession to NATO** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of Montenegro's accession to NATO. This measure was approved by the Senate by a vote of 97-2. Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor earlier today in support of Montenegro. "With a nearly unanimous vote, the Senate has sent a clear message that it stands firmly with Montenegro a… Continue Reading

March 28, 2017

Shaheen to Oppose Judge Gorsuch’s Supreme Court Nomination

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the following statement on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court: "After meeting with Judge Gorsuch and reviewing his record and testimony, I cannot support his nomination to serve on the Supreme Court," said Shaheen. "His record on women's reproductive rights is very troubling and, despite the many questions raised to him during his nomination hearing, he did not provide any assurances that he would defe… Continue Reading

March 28, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s “Shortsighted” Action to Roll Back Efforts to Address Climate Change

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after President Trump signed an Executive Order to reverse climate change initiatives put in place by President Obama: "President Trump is ignoring the mountain of evidence on climate change and plowing ahead with a dangerous agenda that threatens the health and well-being of New Hampshire," said Shaheen. "Rolling back carbon emissions rules and clean energy initiatives is a shortsighted political move that p… Continue Reading

March 24, 2017

Shaheen Statement on House Republican Leadership’s Decision to Pull the Affordable Care Act Repeal Vote

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after House Republican leadership pulled the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act: "This bill would take away healthcare and increase costs for millions of Americans and tens of thousands of Granite Staters," said Shaheen. "It's not surprising that President Trump and Republican leadership haven't been able to sell it to their own party. It's time for them to admit that while the Affordable Care Act is not p… Continue Reading

March 24, 2017

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators to Reintroduce Bill to Combat Domestic Violence

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of Senators to reintroduce the Pro bono Work to Empower and Represent (POWER) Act, to help combat domestic abuse and sexual violence. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Steve Daines (R-MT) also co-sponsored the bill. The POWER Act directs that each year, the United States Attorney in each judicial district across the country… Continue Reading

March 24, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Congratulate UNH on $1.4 Million Grant For STEM Teaching Project

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) congratulated the University of New Hampshire on receiving a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Culturally Responsive and Effective STEM Teaching (CREST) project. The CREST project is a collaborative effort between UNH, the Community College System of New Hampshire, and local school districts that will recruit and prepare science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) unde… Continue Reading

March 23, 2017

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Demand Action After Posting of Nude Photos of Female Servicemembers by ‘Marines United’ Facebook Group

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined a bipartisan group of Senators calling on U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis to better combat sexual harassment in the military after the exposure of nude posts of female service members online in the Facebook group "Marines United" - and demanded the Pentagon develop a proactive plan to eliminate intimidation, harassment, and reprisal online and in the barracks. Senators Claire McCas… Continue Reading

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