July 20, 2017

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Empower Survivors, Improve Reporting of Sexual Harassment in Housing

**The Combating Sexual Harassment in Housing Act would make it easier for victims to bring forward certain cases of sexual harassment under the Fair Housing Act** **SHAHEEN: Women across the country are suffering in silence simply because they lack the resources to move or find alternate housing.** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) re-introduced legislation to establish protections against sexual harassment in rental housing. Building on existing protections in… Continue Reading

July 20, 2017

Shaheen, Sasse Call for Bipartisan Review of U.S. Syria Policy

**New policy approach needed to achieve critical U.S. strategic objectives** **U.S. forces have come into direct, lethal contact with Russia-backed Syrian troops** **If White House does not provide Syria strategy, Congress must act** (Washington, DC)-Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ben Sasse (R-NE), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, are urging committee leaders to create a bipartisan panel that will undertake a comprehensive and strategic policy review of American policy in… Continue Reading

July 20, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Call on Trump Admin to Take Real, Immediate Action to Address Opioid Epidemic After White House’s Opioid Commission Misses Self-Imposed Deadline for Second Time

**Despite bipartisan agreement on need to take immediate action to address opioid epidemic, President Trump's Opioid Commission has now missed its second deadline to lay out strategy to combat crisis** **Trump administration has been pushing legislation that would strip health care from millions of Americans with substance use disorders (SUDs) & a budget that would slash funding for drug treatment, all while delaying implementation of existing recommendations from health experts** (Washi… Continue Reading

July 19, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Senator McCain's Cancer Diagnosis

(Washington, DC) -- Senator Jeanne Shaheen delivered the following statement after learning of Senator McCain's cancer diagnosis: "My thoughts and prayers are with my friend and colleague, Senator McCain, and his family during this difficult time," said Senator Shaheen. "There are few who have faced tougher battles than cancer in their lives, but John McCain has always demonstrated profound strength in overcoming unimaginable challenges. I know that he will take on this diagnosis with the same … Continue Reading

July 19, 2017

Shaheen Statement on CBO Assessment of President Trump’s Repeal Without Replacement Plan

**CBO: 32 Million Americans Will Lose Healthcare Coverage** **SHAHEEN: "President Trump's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and punt on a replacement, is akin to throwing the American public off a cliff and promising a parachute later" (Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO issued an assessment of President Trump's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act with no plan to replace it. CBO's report co… Continue Reading

July 19, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Extensive Water Damage at the Manchester VA

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Manchester VA Medical Center experienced extensive water damage from a pipe failure, impacting care in multiple clinics: "The water damage that occurred at the Manchester VA this morning is very concerning," said Shaheen. "My foremost priority is that veterans scheduled for treatment be served at other facilities until the Manchester VA is again fully operational. I've been in contact with Acting Direct… Continue Reading

July 19, 2017

Shaheen, Ellison Plan Protects Owners of Mobile Homes

**Resident-owned cooperatives offer economic security, protection from eviction, land ownership opportunity and enriched community investment* **In New Hampshire, resident-owned cooperatives provide affordable housing for nearly 7,000 families.** (Washington, DC)-To provide affordable housing and economic security for owners of manufactured (mobile) homes, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), today introduced legislation to promote the creation of cooperative, res… Continue Reading

July 19, 2017

Shaheen Hosts Afghan All-Girls FIRST Robotics Team, Presents Them with Congressional Record Statements

**The Team was initially denied visas to compete in the FIRST Global Challenge in Washington, D.C.** **Senator Shaheen's office contacted the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on their behalf to urge approval of their visas** Sen. Shaheen and Sen. Hassan with the Afghan robotics team More photos are available here, video is available here and here (Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, hosted the Afghan robotics te… Continue Reading

July 18, 2017

Shaheen on Failure of Health Care Repeal Legislation: Republican Leadership Should Seize this Moment to Work Across the Aisle to Improve Care and Coverage

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate Republican legislation to repeal health care failed to receive enough support to move forward in the Senate: "The American people have made their voices heard loud and clear: they want more affordable care and better coverage, not legislation that would be disastrous to their health and well-being," said Shaheen. "In the aftermath of the failure of this latest legislation, I'm encouraged to hear … Continue Reading

July 17, 2017

Shaheen and Portman to Trump Trade Rep: Cut Red Tape, Level Playing Field for Small Businesses Selling Overseas

**Antiquated trade laws, duties and taxes stand in the way of full small business participation in $2.2 trillion global e-commerce market** **Small businesses must be top administration priority in trade negotiations** (Washington, DC) - Citing the opportunity for American small businesses to better participate in the $2.2 trillion global e-commerce market, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Senator Rob Portman … Continue Reading

July 16, 2017

Senator Shaheen Statement on Spotlight Report of Alleged Mismanagement and Substandard Care at Manchester VA Medical Center

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen issued the following statement on the Boston Globe Spotlight report which alleges substandard care and mismanagement at the Manchester Veterans Affairs Medical Center: "These allegations regarding the Manchester VA are alarming and deeply troubling," said Shaheen. "No veteran should experience the substandard care described in this report. After being informed of these allegations in a meeting with doctors from the Manchester VA, I raised their c… Continue Reading

July 14, 2017

Shaheen Applauds District Court Decision on Muslim Travel Ban That Allows Continued Refugee Resettlement

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after a federal judge in Hawaii ordered the Trump administration to allow refugees with a commitment from a resettlement agency into the United States. "I'm relieved by the recent U.S. District Court decision that allows refugees who have already been approved for arrival to come to the United States," said Shaheen. "We are a nation of immigrants and should r… Continue Reading

July 13, 2017

Shaheen on Latest Senate Republican Healthcare Repeal Bill: "Republican leaders are not listening to the American people"

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Senate Republican leadership announced further revisions to their legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act: "Senate Republican leaders are not listening to the American people," said Shaheen. "The fundamentals of this repeal bill have not changed: it would drive up premium costs, eliminate protections for pre-existing conditions, leave millions of working families without coverage, and would under… Continue Reading

July 13, 2017

In Response to Shaheen, Experts Agree Trump Administration Should Not Return Russian Dachas to the Kremlin

Watch video of the exchange here (Washington DC) - Today, in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Russian malign influence, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned expert witnesses on the Russian diplomatic compounds that were seized by the U.S. government on December 29, 2016 following Russia's interference in the November election. The questions follow a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of State that negotiations between Undersecretary of State Tom Shannon and Russia's depu… Continue Reading

July 13, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues to Introduce Refund Equality Act to Provide Equal Tax Treatment for Married Same-Sex Couples

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 71 of their congressional colleagues today to introduce the Refund Equality Act of 2017. This legislation would ensure that legally-married same-sex couples - who until the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 Windsor decision were barred from filing federal taxes jointly - are permitted to file amended tax returns back to the date of their marriage. Same-sex marriage has been legal in New Hampshire since January 1, 2010… Continue Reading

July 11, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Urge DEA to Lower Opioid Quotas to Combat Prescription Drug Misuse

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of sixteen senators in sending a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), urging the agency to better prevent painkillers from flooding the market by setting lower opioid production quotas for 2018. DEA-approved opioid production volumes remain troublingly high-including 55 percent higher oxycodone levels in 2017 than in 2007. "As the gatekeeper for how many opioids are allowed to be sold … Continue Reading

July 11, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Reports That Trump Administration Considering Government-Wide Ban on Kaspersky Lab Software

**This news follows the adoption of Sen. Shaheen's amendment that would block the use of Kaspersky Lab software at the Department of Defense** (Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, delivered the following statement on reports that the Trump administration is considering blocking all federal agencies from using products developed by Kaspersky Lab. This news follows the adoption of Senator Shaheen's amendment to th… Continue Reading

July 10, 2017

Senate Democratic Leadership Urges Leader McConnell to Vote on Shaheen Legislation to Stabilize Health Insurance Markets & Decrease Premiums

(Washington, DC) - A letter sent by Senate Democratic Leadership today to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calling for bipartisan work on healthcare reform highlighted legislation introduced by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) that would help stabilize the health insurance marketplaces. Sen. Shaheen's Marketplace Certainty Act would help bring stability to the marketplaces by permanently appropriating cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) and expanding this vital affordability program to more Americ… Continue Reading

July 10, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the Passing of C. Arthur Soucy

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of C. Arthur Soucy: "From our days working on Jimmy Carter's presidential campaign to his many decades of civic engagement, C. Arthur Soucy embodied the very best of our state's tradition of political activism and public service," said Sen. Shaheen. "C. Arthur was a trusted friend and advisor to me and so many other public officials. He was a big-hearted man, a towering figure in the NH Democra… Continue Reading

July 07, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Demand that Presidential Advisory Commission Rescind Request for State Election Officials’ Voter Roll Data

**Unprecedented request threatens privacy of millions of Americans, risks improper removal of eligible voters from voter registration lists** **Senators warn voting rights of Americans are at risk** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 24 senators in demanding the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity rescind its request that state election officials provide sensitive voter roll data. The senators oppose the unprecedented requ… Continue Reading

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