April 25, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Statements on New Analysis Showing Economic Impact of Opioid Crisis in New Hampshire

In 2016, the opioid crisis cost New Hampshire over $5.3 billion WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan today released the following statements on a new report about the economic impact of the opioid crisis in New Hampshire. The analysis, prepared by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Democratic staff and modeled after a national analysis conducted by President Trump's Council of Economic Advisers, found that in 2016 alone the opioid crisis cost New … Continue Reading

April 25, 2018

Shaheen Requests Detailed Timeline From Treasury on Effort to Honor Harriet Tubman, Women’s Suffrage and Civil Rights Movements on U.S. Currency

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) wrote to U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and requested a detailed timeline for the Treasury Department's plan to feature Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill by 2020, as well as other historical figures from the women's suffrage and civil rights movements on the $5 and $10 bills - a plan that was announced two years ago. Shaheen's letter requests that Secretary Mnuchin respond to whether or not the Treasury Departmen… Continue Reading

April 24, 2018

Shaheen Priorities to Help NH Battle Opioid Crisis Clears Key Committee Hurdle

**Shaheen's Priorities to Direct Funding to Hardest Hit States, Extend Drug Monitoring Program, and Support Peer Support Networks, Progresses in Unanimous Bipartisan Vote** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the bipartisan Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 cleared the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee unanimously, legislation addressing the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic. The legislation includes Shaheen priori… Continue Reading

April 23, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Send Letter Calling on Trump Administration to Halt Expansion of Junk Health Insurance Plans

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter signed by 47 Senators calling on the Trump Administration to halt a proposed regulation that would expand the use of short-term health care plans to create junk health insurance plans that would raise premiums for older Americans and harm millions of people living with pre-existing conditions. The Senators expressed their opposition to the proposed rule to expand junk plans, CMS-9924-P, ahead of … Continue Reading

April 20, 2018

Senators Shaheen and Lankford Call for Sanctions on Turkish Officials

(Washington, DC) - Last night, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and James Lankford (R-OK) released the following joint statement on their decision to pursue targeted sanctions against Turkish officials in this year's Fiscal Year 2019 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs spending bill in response to the unjust imprisonment of Dr. Andrew Brunson: "Turkish President Erdogan has continued to violate the trust between our two nations by holding Pastor Brunson and other innocent Americans b… Continue Reading

April 20, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Tillis Lead Bipartisan Group of 66 Senators In Letter To Turkish President Erdogan Demanding Release of Pastor Andrew Brunson

**Senators warn "measures may be necessary" to ensure that the Government of Turkey respects the right of law-abiding American citizens to travel to, reside in, and work in Turkey without fear of persecution** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) led a bipartisan group of 66 senators in a letter to the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, demanding the release of wrongfully imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson. Pastor Brunson has been … Continue Reading

April 20, 2018

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Assist Veterans & Service Members Exposed to PFAS Contaminants

**Shaheen's Bipartisan PFAS Registry Act follows her establishment of the first-ever nationwide PFAS water contamination study.** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the PFAS Registry Act with Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD), legislation that would create a national database for service members and veterans experiencing health problems possibly due to contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS chemicals, like perfluorooctanoic acid (PF… Continue Reading

April 19, 2018

NH Delegation, 170 Members of Congress, Introduce Resolution Calling for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s Resignation

** Cosponsored by 131 representatives and 39 senators - the most Senators ever to sign on a resolution formally calling for a cabinet official's resignation ** ** Follows repeated abuses of power and ethics violations by EPA Administrator Pruitt ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (D-02), joined a group of 170 members of Congress to introduce companion resolutions in the U.S. Senate and… Continue Reading

April 18, 2018

New Hampshire Delegation Statements on Release of CURES Act Opioid Funding

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), issued the following statements after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the release of $485 million, authorized through the 21st Century Cures Act, to combat the opioid crisis. Of this amount, New Hampshire will receive $3.1 million. "I welcome these additional resources which can immediately be put to work in New Hampshir… Continue Reading

April 18, 2018

Shaheen Calls on Administration to Take Immediate Action to Reduce Price of Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug Naloxone

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and a group of 14 other Senators today to call on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to take immediate action to reduce the price of naloxone, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug. The Senators' letter follows a recent national advisory issued by the United States Surgeon General urging more Americans to carry naloxone and learn how to use naloxone delivery devices. "No police offic… Continue Reading

April 17, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Passing of Barbara Bush

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush: "My heart goes out to the entire Bush family during this difficult time," said Senator Shaheen. "During Barbara Bush's many trips to New Hampshire, we came to know and respect her principles and character. Both as First Lady and as a private citizen, Barbara Bush devoted her time and energy to improving the lives of others through numerous charities,… Continue Reading

April 17, 2018

Senators Hassan, Shaheen Cosponsor Bipartisan Legislation to Combat the Fentanyl, Heroin, and Opioid Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen today cosponsored the bipartisan Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 as part of their efforts to combat the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic that's devastating communities across New Hampshire. As a member of Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Hassan has fought to include a number of key New Hampshire priorities in the legislation. Last week, the Senator also participated in a HELP Committee he… Continue Reading

April 17, 2018

Shaheen Announces Her Opposition to Pompeo's Nomination to be Secretary of State

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on her decision to not support the nomination of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo to serve as Secretary of State: "After careful consideration, I cannot support Director Mike Pompeo's nomination to serve as Secretary of State," said Shaheen. "I appreciate his willingness to serve and his dedication as Director of the CIA, as well as … Continue Reading

April 17, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Announce New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day

**U.S. service academy representatives available Saturday, May 12th in Pembroke** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) invite New Hampshire students interested in attending any of the country's military service academies to attend the New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day on Saturday, May 12th in Pembroke. The event will feature representatives from the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S.… Continue Reading

April 17, 2018

Shaheen Urges Supreme Court to Reject Requirement that Would Force NH Businesses to Collect Online Sales Tax

(Washington, DC) - After today's oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement, urging the Supreme Court to reject South Dakota's argument that would overturn a previous ruling and force New Hampshire, which doesn't have a sales tax, to collect sales tax for 46 other states and 9,600 taxing jurisdictions across the country: "As the Supreme Court considers the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, I urg… Continue Reading

April 16, 2018

Shaheen Introduces Bill to End Yemen Civil War & Address World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

(Washington, DC) - Last week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Todd Young (R-IN), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced the bipartisan legislation, S.J.Res.58, that seeks to end the civil war in Yemen and alleviate the "world's worst man-made humanitarian disaster." The legislation would require the Department of State to repeatedly certify that the Government of Saudi Arabia is taking urgent steps to end the civil war in Yemen, alleviate the humanitarian crisis, and reduce… Continue Reading

April 16, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Backtrack on Previously Announced Russian Sanctions

SHAHEEN: "Russia is aiding and abetting a mass murderer, and there should be consequences" (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the President's decision to halt efforts that would impose new sanctions on Russia, which was announced by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday: "Russia is aiding and abetting a mass murderer, and there should be consequences," said Shaheen. "There shouldn't be any hesitation to apply … Continue Reading

April 13, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Syria Airstrikes

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's decision to launch U.S. airstrikes on Syrian military forces in reaction to recent chemical weapons attacks on Syrian civilians: "The Assad regime's brutality cannot go unanswered," said Shaheen. "With the assistance of Russia and Iran, Bashar al-Assad has committed mass murder against his own people. I support these air strikes, done in coordination with our allies, but … Continue Reading

April 13, 2018

Shaheen, Collins Introduce Bill to Authorize $25 Million to Support Peer Networks Responding to Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Opioid Peer Support Networks Act of 2018 to address multiple aspects of the opioid epidemic, which has taken a devastating toll on New Hampshire communities. New Hampshire currently has the third highest drug overdose death rate in the nation. The bipartisan bill would foster the creation of peer support networks, also known as communities in recovery, and provide them with the resources and… Continue Reading

April 10, 2018

Shaheen Statement Following Meeting with Secretary of State Nominee Mike Pompeo

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after meeting this evening with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo, who is President Trump's nominee to serve as Secretary of State: "I appreciated my conversation with Director Pompeo about his nomination to serve as the next Secretary of State," said Shaheen. "This was a valuable opportunity to hear his views on the diplomatic chal… Continue Reading

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