March 20, 2019

NH Congressional Delegation Applauds Additional $12 Million in Funding to Fight Opioid Epidemic Made Possible by Bipartisan Budget Agreement

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) issued the following statements after the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced an additional $12 million in funding for New Hampshire's efforts to fight the opioid epidemic drawn from resources secured by the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation. "This additional funding is very welcome news and can immediately… Continue Reading

March 20, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Lead Letter to DOD & EPA Pressing for Answers on Reports of Efforts to Weaken Contamination Standards for PFAS

**Letter Comes in Response to Media Reports that DOD is Pushing for Weaker Cleanup Guidelines for PFAS & Follows Shaheen's Questioning of Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan During SASC Committee Hearing** **Shaheen and Hassan have Spearheaded Bipartisan Response in the Senate to Combat PFAS Contamination & Improve Transparency and Accountability for Responsible Parties** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a group of sixteen Senators in se… Continue Reading

March 19, 2019

NH Congressional Delegation Vows to Fight Trump’s Proposal to Cut Funding for Northern Border Regional Commission in FY2020 Budget

**Shaheen & Kuster Successfully Included Provisions in Farm Bill that were Signed into Law that Reauthorizes the NBRC for 5 years and Expands its Reach to Additional New Hampshire Counties, including Cheshire and communities in Belknap** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) issued the following statements in response to the President's budget proposal to Congress that eliminates fund… Continue Reading

March 18, 2019

Shaheen Responds to New DOD List that Targets PNSY Priorities as Projects that Could Lose Funding to Pay for Trump’s Border Wall

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to a new list compiled by the Department of Defense (DOD) that examines military construction projects that could lose funding specifically appropriated by Congress to pay for President Trump's border wall. The list includes four projects at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY). Last week, the Senate passed a House resolution on a bipartisan basis tha… Continue Reading

March 18, 2019

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Amend Tax Law Provision that Penalizes Main Street

**Bipartisan Bill Would Amend a 2017 Tax Law Provision that Hurts Local Restaurants & Retailers** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) worked with a bipartisan group of Senators led by Senators Doug Jones (D-AL) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) last week to introduce the Restoring Investments in Improvements Act, bipartisan legislation that ensures restaurants and retailers can take full advantage of a 2017 tax law provision. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made significant changes to the… Continue Reading

March 17, 2019

BREAKING: Shaheen Discloses Letter Featured in 60 Minutes Report Regarding U.S. Officials Who Had Served in China and Experienced Symptoms Similar to Traumatic Brain Injury Potentially From an Attack

**SHAHEEN LETTER TO SECRETARY POMPEO: "Re-examine the cases from China … and provide all injured personnel with equal access to treatment, leave and benefits" **Shaheen letter recognizes that the source of these symptoms could potentially be from an attack, and confronts the agency for the disturbing way in which these cases have been handled** **Senator Shaheen sent the letter after she met with one of the State Department officials featured in the report who now lives in New Hampshir… Continue Reading

March 15, 2019

Shaheen Statement on President’s Veto of Bipartisan Resolution to Block “Emergency” Declaration

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump vetoed bipartisan legislation that would block the President's "emergency" declaration. The legislation easily passed the House of Representatives before sailing through the Senate with the support of a dozen Republicans. "The President's decision to veto this bipartisan resolution shows he is willing to trade our military readiness to score political points. That is shameful, particularl… Continue Reading

March 15, 2019

Shaheen, Collins Reintroduce Legislation to Expand Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training

**Bipartisan Bill Would Expand Access to Services That Improve Wellness & Reduce Risk of Diabetes-Related Death or Heart Attack for Diabetic Patients** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) reintroduced the Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training Act. This bipartisan legislation would expand Medicare coverage for diabetes self-management training (DSMT) sessions, where diabetes educators help train Medicare patients on how t… Continue Reading

March 15, 2019

Shaheen Applauds New Sanctions on Russia for Aggression Towards Ukraine

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement after the Trump administration implemented sanctions on Russian individuals and entities who have been involved in attacks on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Kerch Strait: "Five years after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Ukrainian people continue to be killed, captured and targeted by the Kremlin," said Shaheen. "Today's sanctions des… Continue Reading

March 15, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Join Booker to Reintroduce Bill to Ban Seismic Testing in Atlantic

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and a group of Senators to reintroduce the Atlantic Seismic Airgun Protection Act, a bill that prohibits oil, gas, and methane hydrate-related seismic activities in the Atlantic Ocean. Specifically, the bill bans the use of seismic airgun blasting - a disruptive method of blasting compressed air toward the ocean floor in search of oil and gas - in the North Atlanti… Continue Reading

March 14, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan & Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Introduce Landmark Bipartisan LGBTQ Rights Bill

**The Equality Act would Ensure LGBTQ Americans are Protected by Same Federal Non-discrimination Laws that Apply to Race, Religion and More** **Bill Includes Shaheen's Legislation to Prohibit LGBT Discrimination in Jury Selection Process** (Washington, DC) - Last night, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce historic, comprehensive federal legislation - the bipartisan Equality Act of 2019 -… Continue Reading

March 14, 2019

Shaheen Applauds Strong Bipartisan Vote to Block President's "Emergency" Declaration

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate passed a resolution that blocks the President's "emergency" declaration in a bipartisan vote: "I'm very pleased that the Senate was able to act in a bipartisan way to defend the Constitution and protect resources that have been allocated by Congress to support our armed forces," said Shaheen. "Candidate Trump promised that Mexico would pay for the wall - he never mentioned raiding taxpayer funds… Continue Reading

March 14, 2019

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Urges Support for Bipartisan Resolution Blocking President's National "Emergency" Declaration to Protect Funding for Shipyard and NH National Guard

Senator Shaheen Speaking on the Senate Floor this Afternoon **Senator Shaheen talks of the need to bolster ports of entry at our borders where most of illegal drugs enter the country** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of both the Senate Armed Services and Appropriations Committees, spoke on the Senate floor this afternoon urging the Senate to pass a bipartisan resolution that would block President Trump's so-called "emergency" declaration that will take funds f… Continue Reading

March 14, 2019

Shaheen Receives Distinguished Ireland Funds Award at Event Recognizing “Visionary Women”

Shaheen receives the Leadership in Government and Public Service Award and delivers remarks at the Ireland Funds National Gala (Washington, DC)-Yesterday evening, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was awarded the Leadership in Government and Public Service Award at the Ireland Funds' 27th Annual National Gala in Washington, DC. The event was attended by the Irish Prime Minister, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, members of Congress, and other dignitaries. Shaheen was recognized for her bipartisanship, her… Continue Reading

March 14, 2019

Shaheen Questions Acting Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs Chairman on Reports Pentagon Urges Trump Admin to Lower PFAS Standards & On Threats to NH Military Construction Projects Due to Emergency Declaration

**Shaheen Has Spearheaded Bipartisan Response in the Senate to Combat PFAS Contamination & Improve Transparency and Accountability for Responsible Parties** **Shaheen Has Led Bipartisan Efforts in Congress Opposing the President's Power Grab to Take Funding from Military Projects to Pay for Border Wall He Said Mexico Would Pay For** Shaheen Questions Witnesses During Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned Acting Secretary… Continue Reading

March 13, 2019

Shaheen Applauds Senate Passage of Legislation to Withdraw U.S. Support for Saudi-led Forces in Yemen

Washington, DC-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement after the Senate passed a bipartisan resolution that directs the Trump administration to withdraw support for Saudi-led forces involved in the ongoing Yemen civil war: "The Saudi coalition has had every opportunity to begin taking precautions to protect civilians in Yemen, yet significant progress has yet to be made," said Shaheen. "The facts… Continue Reading

March 12, 2019

Shaheen Joins Menendez On Legislation to Thwart Trump Admin Efforts to Twist Climate Change Science and Eliminate its Utility for National Security Planning

(Washington, DC) - In response to President Trump's recent efforts to undermine the prudent use of climate change data and forecasting in national security planning and analysis, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senate Foreign Relations Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and a group of Democratic Senators, including all fellow Democratic Senate Foreign Relations Committee members, to introduce legislation to ensure that misguided political ideology on climate change does not compromise … Continue Reading

March 12, 2019

Shaheen and Hassan Legislation to Save LWCF, Redesignate Saint-Gaudens Site & Protect Nashua River Signed into Law

(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) was signed into law by the President. Shaheen and Hassan 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 d… Continue Reading

March 11, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bicameral Effort to Restore Net Neutrality Protections

Shaheen & Hassan are Cosponsors of Save the Internet Act, which would Reinstate Net Neutrality Protections The Save the Internet Act enacts the three legacy net neutrality principles - no blocking, no throttling and no paid prioritization - and empowers the FCC to prohibit unjust, unreasonable and discriminatory practices. The legislation also ensures consumers can make informed decisions when shopping for internet plans and restores the FCC's authority to fund broadband access and deployme… Continue Reading

March 11, 2019

Shaheen Welcomes Trump Administration Support For E-Cigarette Company Fees to Fund Prevention Efforts

**Proposal Put Forward in the President's FY2020 Budget is Very Similar to Senator Shaheen's E-cigarette Youth Protection Act Which Would Charge E-Cigarette Companies User Fees Similar to Those Levied on Big Tobacco** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Trump administration proposed in its fiscal year 2020 budget charging e-cigarette companies user fees to help fund prevention and regulatory efforts to address the surge in e-cigarette use… Continue Reading

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