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

February 07, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Help Secure Agreement to Increase Funding for Opioid Response Efforts & Improve Funding Formula To Prioritize New Hampshire

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statement after helping to secure an agreement to provide an additional $6 billion to respond to the opioid epidemic over the next two years, with $3 billion being provided each year. The Senators also received assurances that the opioid funding formula will be improved to prioritize states like New Hampshire with high mortality rates from overdoses. In recent weeks, Senators Shaheen and Hassan hav… Continue Reading

February 07, 2018

Shaheen & Ernst Announce Resolution & Growing Bipartisan Support to Establish an Investigation into the U.S Olympic Committee & USA Gymnastics Over Decades of Sexual Abuse

(Washington, DC)- In a joint press conference today in the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) unveiled their resolution and growing bipartisan support to establish a special committee in the Senate to investigate the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and USA Gymnastics regarding how team doctor Larry Nassar was allowed to sexually abuse female gymnasts over decades. "There's now significant bipartisan support for establishing a special committee charged with the… Continue Reading

February 06, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Help Lead Bipartisan Push for Community Health Centers Funding

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of senators in calling on Senate Leadership to immediately reauthorize funding for community health centers. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Shaheen and Hassan joined 65 of their Senate colleagues to express their strong support for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary and preventive c… Continue Reading

February 05, 2018

Shaheen Introduces Bill to Help Granite State Forest and Commercial Building Owners with Sustainability

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced the Forest Incentives Program Act of 2018, which would help landowners make forest management more affordable and provide them with sustainable options to preserve their land. With financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), private forest owners would be encouraged to employ environmentally-conscious forest management techniques. Additionally, non-residential building owners would be incentivized to use less-… Continue Reading

February 02, 2018

Shaheen, Ernst Call for USOC CEO to Resign Following Reports He Had Knowledge of Nassar’s Sexual Abuse in 2015

(Washington, DC)- Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) called on U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) CEO Scott Blackmun to step down in light of press reports that Blackmun was aware of sexual abuse allegations against ex-team USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in 2015. This news comes a week after Blackmun published a letter to Team USA, pledging an independent investigation to uncover "who knew what and when," failing to admit his own supposed direct knowledge of allegat… Continue Reading

February 02, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President's Decision to Declassify Partisan FBI Memo

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee which oversees funding for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), issued the following statement after President Trump announced he will declassify a partisan memo aimed at undermining Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, despite objections by the Department of Justice and the FBI: "The men and women of the FBI put their lives o… Continue Reading

February 01, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Federal Judge’s Decision to Halt Deportations for NH 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 granted a preliminary injunction for members of New Hampshire's Indonesian Community, who face certain persecution as Christians in Indonesia, allowing them 90 days to submit motions to reopen their asylum cases. "This is very encouraging news for the Indonesian community, and I appreciate that time has been provided to reopen these cases… Continue Reading

February 01, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Urge President to Prioritize Rural Broadband in Infrastructure Proposal

(Washington, DC) - As the administration prepares a broad infrastructure plan and approximately 23 million Americans living in rural areas still lack access to high-speed broadband, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined their Senate colleagues in a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to include funding to support broadband deployment in unserved rural areas across the country. "In an increasingly interconnected world and global economy, we must include in our … Continue Reading

January 30, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President’s State of the Union Address

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address: "I appreciate the attention the President devoted to the opioid crisis in his remarks this evening, but words are not enough. I was proud to have Jeanne Moser, who tragically lost her son to a fentanyl overdose and has done so much to raise awareness about substance use disorders, as my guest to help highlight the urgent need for help in New Hampsh… Continue Reading

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