January 04, 2018

Shaheen—Lead Democrat of Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee—Issues Statement on AG Sessions Reversal of Marijuana Policy

SHAHEEN: "I will work to ensure that resources are devoted to opioid response efforts, rather than this foolish policy." SHAHEEN: Devoting resources to marijuana prosecution is a "Slap in the face of families that have been devastated by the opioid epidemic." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he will rescind policies … Continue Reading

January 03, 2018

Shaheen on President Trump's Decision to Dissolve Dubious Voter Fraud Commission: "The President's Decision Reaffirms the Lack of Evidence for Widespread Voter Fraud"

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump announced his decision to dissolve his commission to look into alleged widespread voter fraud: "The President's decision to dissolve this commission, once again, reaffirms the lack of evidence for widespread voter fraud," said Shaheen. "This commission was established to sow doubt regarding election outcomes and help lay the groundwork for voter suppression efforts. And while this commis… Continue Reading

January 03, 2018

NH Delegation Applauds Administration’s Approval of Their Request for Disaster Declaration for NH Counties

Declaration Will Assist with Damage and Costs from October Flooding in Belknap, Carroll, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan Counties (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) applauded the decision by the Trump administration to grant a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of New Hampshire following damage and costs incurred by severe rain and flooding in October. In the wake of the Oct… Continue Reading

January 02, 2018

Shaheen Congratulates Joyce Craig After Being Sworn-In as the First Woman Mayor of Manchester

(Manchester, NH)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen issued the following statement after Joyce Craig was sworn-in as Mayor of Manchester: "As Manchester's first female mayor, Joyce Craig joins New Hampshire's proud legacy of women trailblazers," said Shaheen. "I want to congratulate Joyce and her family on this historic day. I'm looking forward to our work together to strengthen Manchester and the region. Just as she's done throughout her career in public service, I know Joyce will work tirelessly to … Continue Reading

December 21, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Short-Term Government Funding Bill

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of short-term funding legislation to keep the government open until January 19, 2018. "While I'm very relieved that Congress has temporarily avoided a government shutdown, I'm disappointed that Republican leadership in both the Senate and House refuse to prioritize a long-term, bipartisan bill to responsibly fund the government," said Senator Shaheen. "Short-term patches like this keep the ligh… Continue Reading

December 21, 2017

In End-of-Year Remarks on Senate Floor, Shaheen Calls Out Republican Leadership for Prioritizing Partisan Tax Bill Over Needs of the Middle Class

**Shaheen also raises the missed opportunity to address the nation's opioid epidemic with much needed federal resources** **Shaheen points to partisan brinkmanship on children's health insurance, community health centers and the Special Diabetes Program** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor about Congressional Republican leadership's dangerous and callous decision to prioritize partisan politics over the needs of the middle class. According to… Continue Reading

December 21, 2017

Shaheen Calls for Federal Support As New Hampshire Ranks 3rd for Overdose Deaths in New National Overdose Data

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) release of state-by-state drug overdose data, which ranks New Hampshire 3rd for overdose mortality rate in the nation. "This new data confirms what we already know is happening in communities across our state," said Senator Shaheen. "Every overdose death reflected in this report is a life taken far too soon, a family devastated, and a community in… Continue Reading

December 20, 2017

SHAHEEN AFTER VOTING NO ON FINAL REPUBLICAN TAX BILL: "This tax bill asks middle-class families to foot the bill for massive tax breaks for the wealthy and large corporations"

SHAHEEN: "This bill doesn't remotely resemble real tax reform and is an enormous missed opportunity." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting no on the final version of the Republican tax bill: "This tax bill asks middle-class families to foot the bill for massive tax breaks for the wealthy and large corporations-that's just unacceptable," said Senator Shaheen. "Further, adding $1.5 trillion to the national debt to pay for these tax… Continue Reading

December 19, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Introduce Legislation to Designate a Unique Zip Code for Swanzey, NH

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced legislation to require the United States Postal Service to designate a single, unique ZIP code for Swanzey, New Hampshire. North Swanzey is fully incorporated in the town Swanzey, but shares the 03431 ZIP code with Keene, instead of the 03446 ZIP code for the rest of Swanzey. The lack of a uniform ZIP code has led to mis-delivered or delayed mail and slowed emergency response times. "The lack of a … Continue Reading

December 19, 2017

NH Delegation Responds to AG's Refusal to Join Net Neutrality Repeal Lawsuit

**SHAHEEN, HASSAN, SHEA-PORTER, KUSTER: "It's very disappointing that no sufficient reason has been provided for New Hampshire not joining other states across the country in a lawsuit opposing the repeal of net neutrality rules"** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and Representatives Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster, issued the following joint statement after receiving a letter from New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald explaining the decision not to… Continue Reading

December 18, 2017

Shaheen, Hatch Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Curb Climbing Student Debt and Improve Institutional Accountability

(Washington, DC) - Last week, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) reintroduced the Student Protection and Success Act, legislation to curb climbing student debt by improving the federal standard by which colleges are eligible for federal student assistance. This bipartisan bill would remove federal student loan eligibility from all colleges and universities where less than 15 percent of their students are able to begin repaying their loans within three years of graduating or le… Continue Reading

December 15, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging Congressional Leadership to Include Opioid Epidemic Response Resources in Government Funding Legislation

(Washington, D.C.) - As the nation's opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the country, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to call on Senate leadership to provide states with the resources they need to tackle this ongoing public health emergency. In their letter, the bipartisan group urge… Continue Reading

December 15, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Sexual Harassment in Congress, Bring Transparency and Accountability to Sexual Harassment Reporting Process

**Congressional Harassment Reform Act would overhaul current reporting process for victims of harassment in Congress, end required secrecy and require Members of Congress found liable for harassment to pay settlements out of their own pocket** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped introduce bipartisan legislation that would overhaul the current process that victims of harassment in Congress must go through when reporting a claim. The current proc… Continue Reading

December 14, 2017

Shaheen Statement On Net Neutrality Vote

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) vote to repeal net neutrality regulations put in place by the Obama administration: "I'm very concerned by the FCC's decision to roll back net neutrality regulations, which will threaten equal access to an open and free internet," said Senator Shaheen. "Net neutrality rules were put in place to protect rural communities, small businesses and consume… Continue Reading

December 13, 2017

Shaheen Shares NH Graduate Students’ Stories on Senate Floor as Their Future Hangs in the Balance

**Shaheen Expresses Hope that the Provision that Drastically Increases Taxes on Students Will Be Removed from Final Agreement** Watch the remarks here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to discuss her opposition to Congressional Republicans' tax bill and how it would raise taxes on students and make it harder for them to afford higher education. Specifically, the House-passed version of the bill would eliminate the student loan interest deduct… Continue Reading

December 13, 2017

Shaheen Releases Report on Women’s Entrepreneurship

Women are creating businesses five times faster than the national average; more than 11 million women-owned businesses represent 39 percent of all U.S. firms Women-owned businesses grow slower and earn less revenue than male-owned firms Women entrepreneurs have fewer role models, face gender pay gap and unequal access to startup funding Original interviews with 14 women entrepreneurs across technology, business and non-profit sectors (Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the le… Continue Reading

December 12, 2017

Shaheen’s Government-Wide Kaspersky Ban Signed Into Law

(Washington, DC) - Today, the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed into law, which includes Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) government-wide ban on Kaspersky Lab software across the federal government. Senator Shaheen's broad legislation stipulates that Kaspersky Lab products, or any affiliated products and services, be banned from all federal computers and connected networks. "Considering the grave risk that Kaspersky Lab poses to our national security, it's n… Continue Reading

December 12, 2017

President Signs Shaheen Legislation Establishing First-Ever Nationwide PFC Water Contamination Study

(Washington, DC) - Today, the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed into law, which includes Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) nationwide health study on the impact of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) in drinking water. This is the first-ever nationwide study of its kind. "I'm glad that we can finally move forward with this study and help Seacoast families get the answers they deserve," said Senator Shaheen. "It is completely unacceptable that parents in our communi… Continue Reading

December 12, 2017

Shaheen’s New Hampshire and National Security Priorities Signed Into Law

**Annual defense authorization bill includes key provisions secured by Shaheen, including the first-ever nationwide PFC water contamination study, critical investments in the Pease Air National Guard Base, assured job security at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, prohibition of a Moscow-based software company with Kremlin ties, and an increase in visas for Afghan interpreters.** (Washington, DC) - Today, President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. The NDAA is … Continue Reading

December 11, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Federal Court Ruling Allowing Transgender Americans to Enlist

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Pentagon's announcement that it will allow transgender Americans to enlist in the military beginning January 1, 2018, following a federal judge's ruling to allow the Obama-era policy to go into effect: "This decision is a victory for our military readiness and upholds our values as a nation, rooted in equality and freedom," said Senator Shaheen. "The Trump administration's discriminatory efforts t… Continue Reading

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