May 01, 2017

In Funding Agreement, Shaheen Secures Additional Money for Violence Against Women Act Programs

**In January, reports indicated that the Trump administration planned to eliminate the Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice as part of widespread cuts at federal agencies** **SHAHEEN: "Amidst the partisan rancor, last night's agreement demonstrates a bipartisan resolve to end violence against women in our country"** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science, released … Continue Reading

May 01, 2017

Shaheen Helps Secure $735.5 Million in Additional Opioid Treatment Resources in Government Funding Bill, Including Full Funding Specified in the 21st Century Cures Act & Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

**SHAHEEN: "Treatment providers are in desperate need of additional resources, and this new funding signals that more help is on the way"** **Shaheen also led efforts as the lead Democrat on key Appropriations subcommittee to also include $160 million in funding for opioid response programs at the Department of Justice, an increase of $35.5 million over last year** (Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the lead Democrat on the Comm… Continue Reading

May 01, 2017

Shaheen Helps Secure Additional Opioid Resources in Government Funding Bill, Including for CARA Programs

**Through her new role as the lead Democrat on key Appropriations subcommittee, Shaheen helps provide $160.5 million for Department of Justice programs - $35.5 million more than the previous year - for opioid response efforts across the country** (Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after bipartisan government funding legislation was released that includes $160.5 million … Continue Reading

May 01, 2017

At the Urging of Senator Shaheen, Additional Afghan Visas for Interpreters and Support Staff Included in Government Funding Bill to Avert a Lapse in the Program

**In March, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul officially stopped scheduling interviews citing a lack of remaining Special Immigrant Visas** **Shaheen, a member of the Appropriations Committee, led a letter to Appropriations leadership calling for additional visas in the FY2017 funding bill** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after 2500 visas for Afghan interpreters and support staff were included in the government funding bill released last night. I… Continue Reading

April 28, 2017

Shaheen Encourages Participation in National Drug Take-Back Day

(Washington, DC) - Tomorrow, Saturday, April 29th, communities across New Hampshire and the country are teaming up with local law enforcement for National Drug Take-Back Day to dispose of unneeded prescription drugs. This event, hosted nationally by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), serves as an important reminder of the services many local law enforcement agencies provide year-round to properly dispose of prescription drugs, especially highly addictive opioid painkillers like OxyContin… Continue Reading

April 28, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Join Bipartisan Group of Senators in Support of International Affairs Budget

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Appropriations Committees, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of more than three dozen U.S. Senators urging "robust funding" for the Fiscal Year 2018 International Affairs Budget. In a letter to the respective Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committees, 43 senators said, "At a time when we face multiple national security challenges around the w… Continue Reading

April 27, 2017

Shaheen Delivers Keynote Address on Russia: “The American people need to fully understand what Putin is doing. And… we need to stop him”

**During her remarks and Q&A, Shaheen outlined Putin's broad campaign in the U.S. and Western Europe to exert influence and undermine democracy** **Reiterating her call for an independent investigation of Russia's interference, Shaheen also charted what a bold, aggressive strategy to counter Russia should entail** (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, addresse… Continue Reading

April 27, 2017

Shaheen, Capito Introduce Legislation to Expand Rural Hospice Care

**Rural Access to Hospice Act of 2017 improves access to high-quality end-of-life care for rural Americans** **Currently, seniors in rural areas often have to choose between receiving care from their trusted primary care provider or enrolling in hospice with a different provider because of a statutory regulation related to Medicare Part B** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve seniors' access … Continue Reading

April 26, 2017

Shaheen: Women Servicemembers Deserve Access to Basic Health Care

**Shaheen reintroduced legislation to establish health care equity for military women and their dependents** **Unlike civilians, military women and their dependents do not have access to all forms of FDA-approved contraception with no co-pay under military health insurance** **Shaheen's legislation would provide military women with increased access to all methods of contraception, increase family planning resources, and guarantee access to emergency contraception for sexual assault victims** … Continue Reading

April 26, 2017

Shaheen and Collins’ Bipartisan Legislation to Establish National Diabetes Commission Heads to Senate Floor

**The National Clinical Care Commission Care Act would support investments for research on diabetes, which impacts 1 in 9 Americans** **Shaheen-Collins bill was unanimously passed by Senate HELP Committee today** (Washington DC) - Bipartisan legislation reintroduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, to establish a national commission of health care experts to advance diabetes care and prevention will be sent to the Senate… Continue Reading

April 26, 2017

Following Constructive White House Meeting, Shaheen & Hassan Outline Changes Needed to Opioid Funding Formula in Letter to Administration

(Washington, DC)-Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price outlining changes needed to the formula for opioid funding provided through the 21st Century Cures Act. The formula used for funding in Fiscal Year 2017 did not provide adequate resources for states like New Hampshire hit hardest by the opioid epidemic. The senator's letter follows a meeting they attended at the White House yesterday with Governor Ch… Continue Reading

April 25, 2017

In White House Meeting, Shaheen Urges Trump Administration to Follow Through on Promise to Provide Treatment Resources to New Hampshire

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after participating in a meeting with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Chairman of the President's recently-established commission tasked with recommending policies to address the opioid crisis. "Today's meeting was a valuable opportunity to meet with Chairman Christie in the early stages of this new commission and hear this administration's preliminary approach to the opioid epidemic," said Shaheen. "Durin… Continue Reading

April 25, 2017

Shaheen: Expand Key Federal Contracting Program to Rural Small Businesses

**New legislation allows more rural communities to participate in SBA's HUBZone program; better access to government contract opportunities** (Washington, DC) - Seeking to expand a key small business program in rural New Hampshire and across the country, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today introduced the Invest in Rural Small Business Act, legislation to expand the geographic reach of the U.S. Small Business Admi… Continue Reading

April 25, 2017

Shaheen Applauds Outdoor Recreation’s Strong Economic Impact

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), applauded outdoor recreation's significant economic contributions following the release today of the Outdoor Industry Association's (OIA) Outdoor Recreation Economy report. The report shows that outdoor recreation accounts for $887 billion in consumer spending annually and 7.6 million American jobs. In New England, outdoor industry accounts for $51.5 billio… Continue Reading

April 25, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan to Meet at the White House to Provide Input on the President's Policies Regarding the Opioid Crisis

(Washington, DC)- This afternoon, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and a bipartisan group of senators will participate in a meeting with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Chairman of the President's recently-established commission tasked with recommending policies to address the opioid crisis. "I appreciate the opportunity to meet with Chairman Christie in the early stages of this new commission," said Shaheen. "Today, I intend to remind Chairman Christie of the Presi… Continue Reading

April 21, 2017

Shaheen, Senators Question DHS About Revoking Global Entry Status Based on Religion

(Washington DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a group of Senators on a letter questioning the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) about reports that it is revoking the membership of dozens of people enrolled in its Global Entry Program on the basis of religion. The Global Entry Program allows expedited clearance for certain travelers arriving in the U.S. who have undergone significant background checks. The letter to DHS Secretary John Kelly was also signed by Senators Cor… Continue Reading

April 20, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Extension of the Veterans Choice Program

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the extension of the Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Choice program after it was signed into law by President Trump: "Our veterans deserve nothing less than convenient, quality, accessible health care, yet in New Hampshire, too many veterans are burdened with long travel and even longer wait times," said Senator Shaheen. "I supported the Veterans Choice Improvement Act to extend the Veterans Choice… Continue Reading

April 20, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Announcement that Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic Will Soon be Administered to New Hampshire

**Shaheen welcomes funding for New Hampshire, calling it an "important initial investment."** **Following request from Sen. Shaheen, Trump administration announces review of funding formula that puts New Hampshire at a disadvantage** (Washington DC) - US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced that $485 million in grants, authorized by Congress last year in the 21st Century Cures Act and signed into law by President Obama, will so… Continue Reading

April 20, 2017

Shaheen, Blumenthal Lead Call for UN Ambassador Haley to Reverse Course, Reaffirm U.S. Commitment to Global Reproductive Rights

**U.S. has long supported sexual and reproductive rights abroad, but recent actions by the Trump Administration undermine these rights** **SENATORS: "The United States must continue be a leader in promoting the empowerment of women and girls, and in the acceptance of sexual identification and freedom from discrimination"** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today led a letter calling on United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley to reverse course a… Continue Reading

April 18, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Announce New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day

**U.S. service academy representatives available Saturday, May 13th in Pembroke** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) invite New Hampshire students interested in attending any of the country's military service academies to attend the New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day on Saturday, May 13th in Pembroke. The event will feature representatives from the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S.… Continue Reading

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