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

December 08, 2017

Shaheen Urges FCC Chairman Pai to Consider Importance of Net Neutrality Rules for Small Businesses

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, led several of her colleagues in a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, emphasizing the importance of net neutrality regulations to small business interests. The senators urged Chairman Pai to fully consider the impact of any regulatory changes on small businesses before voting on any changes. The other senators sig… Continue Reading

December 07, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Group of Senators in Urging Extension of Secure Rural Schools Program

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of 32 senators in sending a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), urging them to include a reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Program in any end-of-year government funding legislation. The SRS program supports public schools, public roads, forest health projects, emergency services and many other essential county services for … Continue Reading

December 06, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump announced that he intends to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital: "I'm very concerned about the decision to relocate the U.S. embassy and the immediate repercussions, as the State Department has warned that this could potentially lead to violence in Israel and across the Middle East," said Senator Shaheen. "I firmly support Is… Continue Reading

December 05, 2017

Shaheen Statement After Voting Against the Nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to Serve as DHS Secretary

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on her opposition to the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security. Nielsen's nomination was approved by a vote of 62 to 37: "The Trump administration's immigration policies have strayed significantly from our values as a nation," said Senator Shaheen. "During her confirmation process, Ms. Nielsen did not provide sufficient assurances that she would lead towards a more sensible app… Continue Reading

December 05, 2017

Shaheen Welcomes Federal Initiative to Confront PFAS Contamination

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement of a cross-agency initiative to confront per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. PFAS includes perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which is an emerging contaminant that has been found in drinking water systems in several southern New Hampshire towns, and was responsible for the closing of a major water supply well located at the … Continue Reading

December 05, 2017

In Special Opioid Hearing, Shaheen Stresses the Importance of the ACA and Updating the Opioid Funding Formula in Combating the Opioid Epidemic

**SHAHEEN: "One of the things [my friend] said to me which really resonated is that 'I hope I can live to be 80 so I can get the youngest one through high school.' We should not have that happening in the United States of America."** Watch the Clip of Sen. Shaheen's Questioning Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies took part in today's special hearing on addres… Continue Reading

December 04, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Passing of former NH State Senator Mary Louise Hancock

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the passing of former New Hampshire State Senator Mary Louise Hancock: "Mary Louise Hancock was a role model for me, and for so many other women who've stepped up to run for office," said Senator Shaheen. "A steadfast advocate for equal rights, affordable housing, and domestic abuse survivors, Mary Louise Hancock led with action and taught us all about the importance of being engaged and participating in our gove… Continue Reading

December 02, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Senate Republican Tax Bill

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the Senate Republican tax bill, which passed the Senate on a party-line vote early Saturday morning: "We need bipartisan tax reform to simplify our tax code, bolster the middle class, support small businesses and create jobs. But the partisan bill forced through the Senate and passed on a party-line vote failed to address any of these critical needs," said Senator Shaheen. "This legislation asks middle-class fami… Continue Reading

December 01, 2017

NH Delegation Calls on President to Grant Major Disaster Declaration

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) to President Trump in support of Governor Sununu's request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of New Hampshire following the damage and costs incurred by severe rain and flooding in October. The cost associated with the October storm is approximately $6 million statewide. "As a result of the October 2017 storm, New … Continue Reading

November 29, 2017

Shaheen Helps Secure Over $680,000 in Federal Funds for NH Law Enforcement to Combat Opioid Epidemic

**In August, Senator Shaheen Wrote in Support of a New Hampshire State Police Request for COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force Funding** (Washington, DC)-Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice & Science Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office, which is managed by the Department of Justice, has awarded the New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of State Police $688,856 through the Anti-Heroin Ta… Continue Reading

November 27, 2017

Shaheen Responds to US District Court Order to Delay Deportations of Seacoast Indonesian Community Members

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Chief Judge Patti Saris of the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts ruled that the court has jurisdiction to delay deportations for members of the Indonesian community residing in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire, who face certain persecution as Christians in Indonesia, so that individuals can refile their cases: "I am very encouraged by this ruling," said Senator Shaheen. "The court made the right cal… Continue Reading

November 27, 2017

Shaheen Leads New Hampshire Workforce Development Summit

New Hampshire businesses facing critical shortage of trained workers Presentations from state and federal resource providers, education officials and Granite State companies using innovative strategies to recruit and retain workers Partnership with New Hampshire Business and Industry Association, New Hampshire College and University Council, Community College System of New Hampshire and University System of New Hampshire (Concord, NH) - Responding to New Hampshire's ongoing workforce challeng… Continue Reading

November 21, 2017

Shaheen Meets with Realtors and Homebuilders to Discuss Impact of Republicans’ Tax Legislation on NH Homeowners

(Londonderry, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a roundtable with representatives from the National Association of Realtors, the New Hampshire Association of Realtors and the New Hampshire Homebuilders Association to discuss the Senate Republican tax bill's impact on New Hampshire homeowners. Specifically, the roundtable focused on the elimination of the state and local tax deduction (SALT), which 204,000 Granite State homeowners rely on to deduct property taxes, and other pro… Continue Reading

November 20, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $500K in Federal Funds for NH Police Departments

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice & Science Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), announced $500,000 in federal funding for the Lebanon, Farmington and Laconia Police Departments to hire additional law enforcement officers and invest in community policing efforts. The funding was awarded through the COPS Hiring Program (CHP), which is managed by the Department of Justice (DOJ). "These federal resource… Continue Reading

November 20, 2017

Shaheen, Murphy Push For Answers on Travel Ban’s Impact on Refugees

(Washington, DC)-Last week, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) sent a letter with a group of 18 senators to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of State and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), pushing agencies to answer questions about the detrimental effects that the President's travel ban is having on the US refugee program, including ongoing interruptions, delays and the prevention of refugees from being reunited with their families in … Continue Reading

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