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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


January 30, 2019

NH Delegation Reintroduces Paycheck Fairness Act to Close Gender Wage Gap

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act, bicameral legislation that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and guarantee that women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable. "Ensuring pay equity for men and women is about showing every woman that her work is valued the same as a man's," said Shaheen. "Despite legislat… Continue Reading


January 30, 2019

Shaheen, Collins Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Prohibit LGBT Discrimination In Jury Selection Process

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) reintroduced the Jury Access for Capable Citizens and Equality in Service Selection (ACCESS) Act, which would prevent discrimination against LGBT citizens during the federal jury selection process. The bipartisan bill would prohibit discrimination against jurors in federal courts on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. A companion bill was introduced in the House of Representatives today by … Continue Reading


January 29, 2019

Shaheen Urges EPA to Show Leadership & Protect NH Families from PFOA & PFOS Contamination

***Shaheen Announces Andrea Amico, Co-Founder of Testing for Pease, as State of the Union Guest to Raise Awareness for Combating Chemical Exposure** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to Politico's report that the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not set a drinking water limit for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), which have been linked to a variety of adverse heal… Continue Reading


January 29, 2019

In Case You Missed It: On Senate Floor, Shaheen Urges Bipartisan Compromise to Keep the Government Open & Enhance Border Security

**SHAHEEN: Protecting our borders shouldn't be an exercise in partisanship** **Watch Shaheen's remarks in full here** (Washington, DC) - Last night, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate Floor to urge members of both parties to work across the aisle to keep the government open. Shaheen highlighted the lasting effects of the government shutdown and emphasized the necessity of passing bipartisan legislation to secure our borders and fund the government in order to avoid another… Continue Reading


January 28, 2019

NH Delegation Introduces Bicameral Bills to Honor Christa McAuliffe & Reaffirm Commitment to STEM Education

NH Delegation Honors Life & Legacy of Christa McAuliffe on 33rd Anniversary of Space Shuttle Challenger Tragedy (Washington, DC) - The New Hampshire Congressional delegation introduced bicameral bills that would create a commemorative coin to honor Christa McAuliffe and reaffirm Congress' commitment to invest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. The Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019 would create a $1 coin honoring the Concord educator who died… Continue Reading


January 25, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Welcome Temporary Agreement to Reopen Government Based on Bipartisan Framework

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after President Trump announced that he has agreed to reopen the government. The Senate will soon vote on a bill that opens the government for three weeks and allows for negotiations on border security legislation - a framework proposed by Senators Shaheen and Hassan yesterday. "I'm very relieved that the President has finally agreed to reopen the government and we need to pass this … Continue Reading


January 25, 2019

Shaheen & Tillis – Senate NATO Observer Group Co-Chairs – Laud Greece’s Vote Recognizing the Republic of North Macedonia

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), co-chairs of the Senate North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Observer Group, issued the following joint statement in response to the Greek parliament's vote ratifying the Prespes Agreement, which recognizes the renamed Republic of North Macedonia. The agreement ends a 27-year dispute between the nations and will allow The Republic of North Macedonia to be included in the next NATO enlargement round and join the t… Continue Reading

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