March 06, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Denounce Trump Administration Support for Mandatory Internet Sales Tax Collection

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the U.S. Department of Justice filed a legal brief to the Supreme Court in support of efforts to impose mandatory internet sales tax collection, which would disproportionally hurt New Hampshire's economy and small businesses: "It's very disappointing to see the Trump administration back an internet sales tax that would do real harm to New Hampshire's economy and impose a very … Continue Reading

March 06, 2018

In Letter to President Trump, Shaheen Highlights Harm of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs to New Hampshire and Urges Him to Reconsider

**SHAHEEN: "A trade war would be a disaster for New Hampshire"** (Washington, DC)- Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to reconsider his plan to impose steep tariffs on all imports of steel and aluminum. In her letter, Senator Shaheen warns President Trump of the dire effects that a trade war would have on New Hampshire's economy. "A trade war would be a disaster for New Hampshire," wrote Senator Shaheen. "New Hampshire's economy has b… Continue Reading

March 05, 2018

Shaheen Leads Letter to Trump Urging Justice for James Foley & American Victims of ISIS

**Letter sent on behalf of victims' families requests that ISIS terrorists be tried in criminal or international courts** **James Foley of Rochester, New Hampshire was kidnapped and murdered by ISIS terrorists in 2014** (Washington, DC)- Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter to President Trump with Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) urging the President to take steps to ensure that two recently captured ISIS fighters are brought to justice for the murders o… Continue Reading

March 02, 2018

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Rules for Americans Representing Foreign Entities

Shaheen previously spearheaded bipartisan legislation with Senator Todd Young (R-IN) that would give the DOJ authority to investigate potential violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. (Washington, DC)- Yesterday, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) worked with a bipartisan group of senators, including Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Todd Young (R-IN), to introduce the Foreign Agents Registration Amendments Act, a bill that would strengthen the Foreign Agents Regist… Continue Reading

March 02, 2018

Shaheen & Seacoast Leaders Hold Press Conference to Underscore Environmental and Economic Threat to NH Seacoast from Trump Offshore Drilling Proposal

Shaheen was joined by New Hampshire environmental, conservation, fishing industry and small business representatives to oppose the dangerous proposal. (Hampton, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a press conference to underscore the significant threats posed by President Trump's offshore drilling proposal that could hurt New Hampshire's environment and wildlife, as well as fishing, tourism and recreation industries. "The threats to our coastline by the administration's … Continue Reading

March 02, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President Trump's Plan to Impose Steep Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

**SHAHEEN: "These tariffs could negatively impact every sector of New Hampshire's economy and will undoubtedly drive up costs for consumers"** (Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump announced his intention to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum: "These tariffs could negatively impact every sector of New Hampshire's economy and will undoubtedly drive up costs for consumers," said Shaheen. "There's no question that we need to ad… Continue Reading

March 02, 2018

Shaheen Introduces Bill to Repeal Tax Break for Big Pharma Companies Paid for by American Taxpayers

American taxpayers subsidized more than $6 billion in drug companies' tax-deductible advertising expenses in 2015. (Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the End Taxpayers Subsidies for Drug Ads Act with Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO). The bill would eliminate the tax deduction for big pharmaceutical companies' advertising costs, which is currently subsidized by American taxpayers. Taxpayers fund billions of dollars in television, online, magazine, and othe… Continue Reading

March 01, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Trump Administration’s Opioid Summit: Where’s the Assistance For New Hampshire?

**SHAHEEN: "It's been over a year since President Trump was sworn into office and the material assistance promised to New Hampshire to fight the opioid epidemic is till sorely lacking from this administration"** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued this statement following a summit on the opioid epidemic convened this afternoon by the Trump administration: "It's been over a year since President Trump was sworn into office and the material assistance promised to New Hampsh… Continue Reading

February 28, 2018

Shaheen & Tillis Announce Re-establishment of Senate NATO Observer Group

Shaheen and Tillis' Senate NATO Observer Group will include an expanded mission to monitor NATO's rapidly developing needs and capabilities. In a press conference this afternoon, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced the re-establishment of the Senate North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Observer Group. This re-established Observer Group, which will be co-chaired by Senators Shaheen and Tillis, will have an expanded mission to closely monitor and inform Senators o… Continue Reading

February 28, 2018

Shaheen & Ernst Respond to USOC CEO Scott Blackmun Resignation

The Senators previously called on Blackmun to resign in light of reports he was aware of sexual abuse allegations against Larry Nassar. Shaheen and Ernst's bipartisan resolution to establish a special committee to investigate the USOC and USA Gymnastics has growing bipartisan support. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) issued the following statements in response to the U.S. Olympic Committee's (USOC) announcement that CEO Scott Blackmun will resign: "… Continue Reading

February 23, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Al Montoya Appointment to Serve as Permanent Director of Manchester VAMC

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Office of Veterans Affairs (VA) announcement that Alfred Montoya will serve as the permanent Director of the Manchester VA Medical Center. Montoya previously served as the Director of the White River Junction VA Medical Center in Vermont. "New Hampshire's veterans deserve the best quality and most accessible healthcare possible, and with the appointment of Director Montoya to serve permanentl… Continue Reading

February 16, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Mueller Indictment of Russian Nationals and Entities for Meddling in 2016 Elections

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted thirteen Russian nationals and three entities for meddling in the 2016 US elections: "Russia clearly interfered in our elections and this indictment paints a very disturbing picture as to some of the methods the Kremlin used," said Shaheen. "This indictment further underscores the need to protect Special Counsel Mueller's investigation from polit… Continue Reading

February 15, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Scott Murray Confirmation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed the nomination of Merrimack County Attorney Scott Murray to serve as the U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire: "I congratulate Scott Murray on his Senate confirmation, and am glad to see such a critically important role filled for New Hampshire, a position that holds particular significance in our state's ability to effectively combat the opioid crisis," said Senator Shaheen. "I look forwa… Continue Reading

February 15, 2018

Shaheen Statement Following Senate Vote on Bipartisan Immigration Agreement

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate failed to pass a critical bipartisan amendment that would provide protection for DREAMers and strengthen border security: "The agreement we voted on was the product of good faith bipartisan discussions and would have allowed Dreamers a pathway to citizenship so that they no longer have to live in fear of deportation," said Shaheen. "I'm disappointed that, because of President Trump's erratic an… Continue Reading

February 15, 2018

Shaheen, Baldwin Introduce Legislation to Expand Funding to Help States Fight the Opioid Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today introduced the Opioid Response Enhancement Act to help states better fight the opioid epidemic that is ravaging communities and families across this country. This reform would expand a grant program that was created as part of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act of 2017 and ensure states have access to continued and additional funding for the next five years under this program. "For far too long, our first r… Continue Reading

February 14, 2018

Shaheen Lauds Department of Commerce Report Showing Significant Economic Contributions by Outdoor Recreation Sector

The economic impact report is a result of Shaheen's bipartisan bill that was signed into law in 2016. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) lauded a report by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), showing the significant economic impact of the outdoor recreation sector. The Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account preliminary estimate, provided by the BEA through the Department of Commerce, is a result of Shaheen's bipartisan legislation, the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Econom… Continue Reading

February 09, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Join Group of Senators to Demand Answers on Reports of CFPB’s Stalled Investigation into Equifax Breach

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of 29 senators in demanding answers on reports that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has halted its investigation into how credit reporting agency Equifax failed to protect the personal data of over 145 million Americans. "We are deeply troubled by recent news reports that, under Director Mulvaney's leadership, the CFPB has stopped its investigation into the Equifax breach," the senator… Continue Reading

February 09, 2018

Shaheen Applauds Senate Passage of Budget Agreement that Includes Commitment of Additional Funding for Opioid Response Efforts

**Shaheen's work across the aisle helped secure an additional $6 billion over two years to battle the opioid epidemic** **Agreement also eliminates the sequester for two years and provides a path forward on long-term government funding which will benefit the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Pease and military readiness** (Washington, DC)-Following her vote in favor of a broad bipartisan budget agreement, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement: "This commitment to provid… Continue Reading

February 08, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Blast Labor Department for Hiding Evidence Showing Tip Proposal Would Steal Billions from Workers

Last week, news reports revealed the Department of Labor concealed the deeply damaging impacts of its proposed change to the tip rules Senators: "This is a stark example of how far the Trump Administration is willing to go to appease business interests at the expense of working families" Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined with a group of 23 Senate Democrats to send a letter to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, criticizing the Department … Continue Reading

February 07, 2018

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Shaheen Calls on Congressional Republicans to Defend US Democracy & End Partisan Attacks on Intelligence Community to Discredit Mueller Investigation

**SHAHEEN: "Our democracy is being tested. Our law enforcement agencies are being tested. And we as Senators are being tested. We have a responsibility to come together, Senators of both parties, to defend the independence of the Justice Department and the FBI." ** Watch the remarks here (Washington, DC) - Last night on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Congressional Republicans to defend our nation's democracy against attacks by foreign adversaries with a … Continue Reading

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