March 08, 2018

Shaheen Introduces Bill to Bolster the Northern Border Regional Commission and Expand its Reach to Additional New Hampshire Counties

**Shaheen's bill would expand the Northern Border Regional Commission to include additional counties in New Hampshire, including Cheshire and communities in Belknap** **The reauthorization will improve the NBRC's ability to develop projects that support business retention and expansion, access to high-speed broadband, critical infrastructure development, and job creation** (Washington, DC)- This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Northern Border Regional Commission Reauth… Continue Reading

March 07, 2018

Shaheen, Klobuchar Seek Answers from Election Equipment Vendors to Ensure Security of Voting Machines

**U.S. intelligence community has confirmed that Russia interfered with the 2016 elections; Russian actors attempted to hack a U.S. voting software company and at least 21 states' election systems** **Recent reports indicate that U.S. based firms operating on U.S. government platforms gave Russian authorities access to their source code** WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) sent a letter to the three largest election equipment vendors- Election Systems &am… Continue Reading

March 07, 2018

Shaheen Statement on VA Inspector General Report

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General report detailing systemic failures at Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) as well as the VA Central Office. VA Secretary David Shulkin discussed the report's findings in a press conference on Wednesday morning, and announced a restructuring for several VISNs, including VISN 1 - the VA New England Healthcare System. "In order to make th… Continue Reading

March 06, 2018

Shaheen Statement on NH House Voter Suppression Bill

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the New Hampshire House of Representatives passing a bill that aims to suppress turnout among young New Hampshire voters: "This is a very thinly veiled attempt by Republican legislators to suppress the vote in New Hampshire for political advantage," said Shaheen. "This disgraceful bill is aimed squarely at young voters in New Hampshire to discourage participation. Again, I call on Republic… Continue Reading

March 06, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $10 Million in Federal Funds for I-89 Infrastructure Project

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NH DOT) and its partners in Vermont for the Interstate-89 (I-89) Lebanon-Hartford Bridge Project. The federal grant is for approximately $10 million and will help rehabilitate two regionally … Continue Reading

March 06, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Call for Trump Administration to Extend Public Comment Period on Offshore Drilling Proposal

**Senators call for more time and additional public meetings for Granite Staters to weigh in on the offshore drilling proposal that threatens New Hampshire's environment and wildlife, as well as fishing, tourism and recreation industries** (Washington, DC)-Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke with a group of 22 Senators requesting an extension of the March 9, 2018 deadline to submit public comments on the Administrati… Continue Reading

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

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