April 14, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Appropriations Committee to Designate $3.3 Billion to Community Development Block Grant Funding for 2018

**Over the last 40 Years CDBG Program has invested more than $149 Billion in communities nationwide and provided services helping over 133 million people** **The President's budget proposal would eliminate the CDBG program** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 40 U.S Senators in urging federal appropriators to include $3.3 billion in federal funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block G… Continue Reading

April 13, 2017

Shaheen Staff to Hold Office Hours in Pittsburg and Colebrook

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours in Pittsburg and Colebrook in April to help residents seeking assistance with federal agencies on issues such as veterans' benefits, federal taxes, housing, immigration, and Social Security in one-on-one meetings. All area residents are welcome to attend. For more information on the services available, or if you have any questions, please call (603) 647-7500. Please note: These events will be attended by staff only. … Continue Reading

April 13, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Secretary Tillerson's Decision to Exclude Civil Society Groups During Russia Trip

**Last week, Shaheen and Rubio sent a letter to Secretary Tillerson calling on him to meet with democratically-minded Russians**‎ (Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson concluded his trip to Russia without meeting with civil society groups. Last week, Senators Shaheen and Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter to Secretary Tillerson formally requesting that he schedu… Continue Reading

April 10, 2017

Shaheen, Portman to Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Local Communities Protect Their Drinking Water From Harmful Contaminants

**Shaheen's legislation provides federal resources and support to states dealing with drinking water contamination** **Shaheen's bill receives praise from leaders and organizations in New Hampshire fighting contamination of perflourinated chemicals** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) will soon introduce bipartisan legislation to improve federal efforts to identify the public health effects of emerging contaminants such as perfluorinated chemicals (… Continue Reading

April 07, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Democrats to Demand Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service

**Senators: "Our nation's student loan borrowers who uphold their commitments expect the federal government to do the same."** **Recent announcements by the U.S. Department of Education suggest some borrowers can't rely on their prior notices about debt relief** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 38 Senate Democrats in a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos expressing concern over announcements that borrowers may not be able to rely … Continue Reading

April 07, 2017

Syrian War Crimes Accountability Bill Introduced by Shaheen, Bipartisan Colleagues

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, joined Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Bob Corker (R-TN) to introduce bipartisan legislation Friday to instruct the Secretary of State to report on war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in Syria. The legislation also authorizes assistance for investigations and other credible transitional justice efforts, including a potential hybrid tribun… Continue Reading

April 07, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Group of Senators in Reintroducing Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on College & University Campuses

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan coalition of Senators to reintroduce the Campus Accountability and Safety Act-legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses by protecting students, and strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions. The Senators' legislation would reform the way colleges and universities address and report incidents of sexual assault that occur on their campuses, and the … Continue Reading

April 07, 2017

Shaheen Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Senate Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement on the airstrikes in Syria conducted by the United States: "In 2013 when Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his own people, I voted to support military action," said Shaheen. "Since then, Assad's brutality has continued unabated. His use of chemical weapons on innocent civilians has struck the moral conscience of the United S… Continue Reading

April 06, 2017

Shaheen Statement on NH Community Development Block Grant Programs Running Out of Federal Funding

**Federal grant funding on hold for some NH programs that provide support for children who have suffered abuse and affordable housing for low-income families** **SHAHEEN: "Today's unfortunate announcement demonstrates that Republican Leadership's decision to pass stop-gap government funding has serious ramifications on Granite Staters and their families, whose health and well-being are on the line"** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Appropriations … Continue Reading

April 06, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Republican Leadership’s Decision to Change Long-Standing Senate Rules in Order to Confirm Supreme Court Nominee Judge Gorsuch

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement following Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) actions on the Senate floor to change long-standing Senate rules in order to confirm Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch: "Judge Gorsuch has an alarming record of putting the interests of large corporations over those of their employees. He also has frequently ruled against women's reproductive rights and has been extremely evasive on his position on Citi… Continue Reading

April 06, 2017


(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with six Democratic Senators telling President Donald Trump that they stand ready to work together to combat the opioid epidemic if the President stops undermining programs critical to addressing the crisis. On the campaign trail in New Hampshire, then-candidate Trump promised to address the opioid epidemic. However, he has supported policies that reflect a step backward on substance use disorder. This includes attempting to str… Continue Reading

April 05, 2017

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Shaheen Reintroduces Bill to Provide Housing Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

(Washington, D.C.) - In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced legislation that would provide legal protections to ensure access to safe housing for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Building on existing legal protections in the Violence Against Women Act and the Fair Housing Act, the Fair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors Act of 2017 would establish a nationwide standard that victims of domestic viol… Continue Reading

April 05, 2017

Following NH Infrastructure Report, Shaheen Reintroduces Legislation to Repair Aging Bridges: “The condition of New Hampshire’s bridges is unacceptable”

**Shaheen's SAFE Bridges Act would rehabilitate and replace structurally deficient bridges** **Today, the 2017 New Hampshire Infrastructure Report Card gave New Hampshire's bridge network a C-, below the national grade** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has reintroduced legislation that would begin to address the more than 56,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country. The Strengthen and Fortify Existing Bridges Act (SAFE Bridges), co-sponsored by Sens. Maggie … Continue Reading

April 05, 2017

Shaheen, Rubio Call on Tillerson to Meet With Russian Civil Society Groups During Upcoming Trip

**SHAHEEN & RUBIO: "The courage shown by Vladimir Kara-Murza, Boris Nemtsov, and countless other Russians in the face of deadly threats meant to discourage their calls for political freedom deserves our respect and support."** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), both members of the Foreign Relations Committee and the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, today sent a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson formally requesting t… Continue Reading

April 04, 2017

Marking Equal Pay Day, Shaheen Joins Colleagues to Reintroduce Paycheck Fairness Act

(Washington, DC)- In recognition of Equal Pay Day, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined 40 of her Senate colleagues to reintroduce the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and guarantee that women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable. Shaheen has been an original co-sponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act since 2012. Earlier today, Shaheen released the following statement marking Equal Pay Day: "Pay discrimination underm… Continue Reading

April 04, 2017

As Tax Day Approaches, Shaheen Introduces Bill to Simplify Federal Tax Return Process

(Washington, DC) - Two weeks ahead of Tax Day, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation to simplify the federal tax return process. The Simpler Tax Filing Act would direct the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide many tax filers with a one-page tax return already filled out with the taxpayer's information, known as a "simple return," allowing American taxpayers to save billions in tax preparation fees. The legislation is co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)… Continue Reading

April 04, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the Trump Administration’s Decision to Cut Funding for Critical Maternal and Reproductive Health Services

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in response to the State Department's announcement that it will no longer fund the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA), which provides critical family planning, and maternal and child health services in more than 155 countries worldwide. The Trump Administration's determination that UNFPA supports population control programs in China that include coercive abor… Continue Reading

April 04, 2017

Shaheen on Senate Floor: Let’s give the Department of Justice the tools it needs to investigate and expose Russian Propaganda

**SHAHEEN: "The American people have a right to know if a Russian-government entity is exploiting our First Amendment freedoms to harm our country" ** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to discuss her bipartisan legislation to strengthen compliance with the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and give the Department of Justice new and necessary authority to compel foreign organizations to produce documentation to confirm funding… Continue Reading

April 04, 2017

Shaheen Statement in Recognition of Equal Pay Day

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in recognition of Equal Pay Day: "Pay discrimination undermines our country's fundamental principles of equality. As long as millions of American women continue to only earn 79 cents for every dollar earned by men, we have to keep fighting. Equal Pay Day is an important reminder that, despite recent progress, we still have a long way to go to end pay discrimination. A recent study projected that the wage gap i… Continue Reading

March 31, 2017

Shaheen Introduces Bill to Promote Innovation, Energy Efficiency and Economic Competitiveness of American Manufacturers

(Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act, legislation that would assist small- and medium-sized American manufacturers in adopting what's known as "smart manufacturing technologies." Smart manufacturing combines information, technology and innovation, allowing companies to make real-time management decisions regarding productivity, energy and costs. These advanced technologies are transforming the manufacturing sector, but… Continue Reading

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