May 17, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Former FBI Director Robert Mueller Being Appointed As Special Counsel

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after Former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein to serve as special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election: "Former FBI Director Mueller is widely respected and has had a distinguished career serving his country under Republican and Democratic administrations," said Shaheen. "This is very encouraging news and his… Continue Reading

May 16, 2017

Shaheen and Capito: U.S. Must Promote Women's Participation in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 to promote the inclusion and participation of women in conflict resolution. The bipartisan legislation would codify in law the commitments contained in the United States' National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, and ensure the United States promotes women's meaningful inclusion and participation in mediation and negotiation processes undert… Continue Reading

May 16, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Say Healthcare Repeal Would Be Disastrous to New Hampshire’s Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic

**SHAHEEN: Republican healthcare repeal legislation would "take a wrecking ball to efforts to address treatment for the opioid epidemic in New Hampshire"** **Shaheen and Hassan led a press conference with Senators Whitehouse, Manchin, Baldwin, ‎and Markey** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a press conference with Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), ‎and Edward Mar… Continue Reading

May 16, 2017

Following Defunding Reports, Shaheen and Hassan Introduce Legislation to Preserve and Protect the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

**ONDCP oversees the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and the Drug Free Communities grant programs that are critical to New Hampshire's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic** **Earlier this month, reports indicated that the Trump administration plans to effectively eliminate ONDCP in its upcoming budget proposal** (Washington DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced legislation to reauthorize the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), which d… Continue Reading

May 15, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Trump Administration's Drastic Expansion of the Mexico City Policy

**SHAHEEN: "President Trump's dangerous obsession with rolling back reproductive rights has severe consequences for millions of vulnerable women and children, and grossly undermines our nation's humanitarian leadership around the globe."** **Shaheen's bipartisan legislation, the Global HER Act, would permanently repeal the Mexico City Policy** (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after … Continue Reading

May 12, 2017

Shaheen Reintroduces Legislation to Improve Assistance for Women Veterans

**The Violence Against Women Veterans Act would ensure no women veteran attempting to leave an abusive situation is turned away for help due to lack of resources** **Shaheen's legislation would improve coordination between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and State Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Centers** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced legislation to improve services for women veterans experiencing domestic violence. Studies suggest that women veter… Continue Reading

May 12, 2017

Shaheen Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Pregnant Workers From Workplace Discrimination

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Dean Heller (R-NV) reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would protect pregnant workers from workplace discrimination. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would address legal ambiguities and help ensure that pregnant women are treated fairly on the job. The legislation, which is closely modeled after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), would require employers to make reasonable accommodations-such as a minor job… Continue Reading

May 12, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Award to Develop the Long-Range Radar Contract to Raytheon

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after Raytheon, a major employer in New Hampshire, was awarded an Air Force contract to develop the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR). "‎I congratulate Raytheon on receiving this well-deserved contract," said Shaheen. "Raytheon employs thousands of Granite Staters whose hard work supports our country's national security. This new cont… Continue Reading

May 11, 2017

Appropriations Leaders Leahy And Shaheen Formally Seek Information On Director Comey's Reported Request For Russia Probe Funding

**After news reports, Leahy and Shaheen send letter to Deputy AG Rosenstein asking for the specifics on FBI Director Comey's reported request for resources and whether this request was communicated to the White House** **LEAHY, SHAHEEN: "The FBI and the Department of Justice should dedicate the needed personnel and resources to the investigation without hesitation"** (Washington DC) - After press reports on Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey requested additional resources for the i… Continue Reading

May 10, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Secretary Price’s Visit to New Hampshire and Meeting with Gov. Sununu

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price's visit to New Hampshire on Wednesday: "Considering Secretary Price played a lead role in crafting the Republican leadership's healthcare repeal bill, I hope that he will take to heart the significant concerns of Granite Staters who are extremely alarmed about the impact that this legislation would have on their lives. Today, Secretary Price said the Tr… Continue Reading

May 09, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Firing of FBI Director Comey

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees the Department of Justice, released the following statement after learning President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey today: "President Trump's firing of FBI Director Comey is very disturbing and opens a Pandora's box of additional questions regarding the ongoing investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election. This unprecedented i… Continue Reading

May 09, 2017

Shaheen and Former NFL Player Jeff Hatch Welcome NFL Players Association Endorsement of Shaheen’s Bill to Prevent Opioid Misuse Among Students and Student Athletes

**NFL Players Association Letter to Senator Shaheen: "Student athletes are uniquely at risk for opioid misuse and overdose … we strongly support the Student and Student Athlete Opioid Misuse Prevention Act, and look forward to working with you to raise awareness of this important issue."** **Senator Shaheen: "It's very encouraging to have the NFL Players Association's support for my legislation to help prevent substance misuse among students and student athletes"** **Jeff Hatch, Forme… Continue Reading

May 08, 2017

Shaheen Statement on New Futures’ 2017 Report on the Economic Impact of Substance Misuse

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on New Futures' 2017 Report on the Economic Impact of Substance Misuse, released today. "This report reflects the costly burden of the opioid crisis that is shared by all Granite Staters. Today's report also shows that, thanks to the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion, more Granite Staters are getting the substance misuse treatment that they need. In New Hampshire, we cannot afford to lose coverage for… Continue Reading

May 05, 2017

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Resolution to Address Motorcycle Profiling

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers to introduce a resolution yesterday to address the issue of motorcycle profiling. The resolution aims to promote collaboration between the motorcycle and law enforcement communities. Shaheen was joined on the resolution by Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI). U.S. Representatives Tim Walberg (R-MI), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Michael Burgess (R-TX) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) introduced a version in the House. … Continue Reading

May 05, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Respond to Reports that White House is Planning to Gut the Office of National Drug Control Policy

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements on reports that the White House is planning to effectively eliminate the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), which currently oversees the National Drug Control Strategy and acts as the lead federal agency working to coordinate policy to combat the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis. "Time and again, President Trump visited New Hampshire and promised that he would tackle the opioi… Continue Reading

May 05, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Democrats in Introducing Urgent Legislation to Safeguard Key Women’s Preventive Health Care Services from Administration Attacks on Birth Control Mandate

**The Save Women's Preventive Care Act would help shield preventive health care services-cancer screenings, birth control, domestic violence screenings, and more-from attacks by Trump administration** **Senators say legislation is urgently needed, especially in light of political attacks on women's health and rights by President Trump, Congressional Republicans** (Washington D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 45 other Senate Democrats to introduce… Continue Reading

May 04, 2017

Shaheen Statement After Senate Sends Government Funding Bill to President's Desk With Increased Funding for Opioid Response Efforts Across the Country

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after bipartisan government funding legislation passed the Senate that contains additional federal resources to fight the opioid epidemic. Overall, this legislation provides an increase of $735.5 million in prevention, treatment and recovery resources, including an increase of $35.5 … Continue Reading

May 04, 2017

Shaheen on House Healthcare Repeal Vote: "President Trump and Republican Leadership have Recklessly Rushed Legislation Through the House That Would be Devastating to the Health and Wellbeing of New Hampshire"

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen delivered the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act without waiting for a non-partisan assessment on the full impact on everyday Americans: "President Trump and Republican leadership have recklessly rushed legislation through the House that would be devastating to the health and wellbeing of New Hampshire," said Shaheen. "This bill dramatically reduces healthcare coverage ac… Continue Reading

May 03, 2017

VIDEO: Senator Shaheen Salutes America’s Small Businesses

**On Senate floor, Shaheen recognizes outstanding New Hampshire entrepreneurs who "have created thriving companies that define the American Dream"** (Washington, DC) - As the nation continues to celebrate National Small Business Week (April 30-May 6), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, today spoke on the Senate floor about the important role small businesses play in creating jobs and growing the American econom… Continue Reading

May 03, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Letter Calling for Funding for State Veterans Homes

(Washington DC) - U.S Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of colleagues on a letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies urging them to support robust funding for State Veterans Homes that help provide long-term care to our nation's veterans. Federal funds provided by the State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program allow states to make critical facility upgrades or construct new… Continue Reading

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