June 14, 2017

Shaheen Floor Speech on Russian Sanctions Amendment in Response to Election Interference

**Senator Shaheen urged Senate leadership to act on Russian sanctions legislation and was a key negotiator on this Russia sanctions amendment to Iran sanctions legislation** **SHAHEEN: "We have a responsibility to respond in a way that punishes the attacker and strives to prevent a recurrence in the future."** Watch Sen. Shaheen's remarks here (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, spoke on the Senate floor… Continue Reading

June 14, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Senate Passage of Amendment to Sanction Russia for Interference in Our Elections

**Shaheen spurred Senate leadership to act on Russian sanctions and was a key negotiator on this Russia sanctions legislation** **SHAHEEN: "The Senate has finally confronted Russia for interfering in our elections."** (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate approved an amendment that she cosponsored to sanction Russia. Senator Shaheen urged Senate leadership to act on Russian sanctions legislation and was a key negotiator on this … Continue Reading

June 14, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Shooting at Congressional GOP Baseball Practice

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the shooting that took place this morning at the Congressional GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, VA: "My thoughts are with Congressman Steve Scalise, Congressional staff and Capitol Police who were wounded in today's horrific shooting. As a Congress and as a nation, we must remain united against violence and terror in all forms. Today, we are also, once again, reminded of the valor of U.S. Capitol Police… Continue Reading

June 13, 2017

Shaheen Challenges Secretary Tillerson on the Disastrous Consequences of the Global Gag Rule, Including Increase in Unsafe Abortions and Maternal Deaths Worldwide

**Shaheen pushed Secretary of State Tillerson on disastrous impact that Global Gag Rule will have on PEPFAR program to limit spread of HIV/AIDS and on women's health** **Administration's expanded Global Gag Rule is projected to contribute to at least 6.5 million unintended pregnancies; 2.1 billion unsafe abortions; 21,700 maternal deaths** **SHAHEEN: "I'm certainly not comfortable with that kind of impact on women's health worldwide."** Watch Clip of Sen. Shaheen's Questioning Here (Washi… Continue Reading

June 13, 2017

Shaheen Presses Deputy AG Rosenstein on Cuts to Programs Critical to New Hampshire’s Opioid Epidemic Response

**Trump administration's budget would eliminate and make cuts to programs critical to efforts to combat the opioid crisis** **SHAHEEN: "I urge you to go back and rethink whether eliminating COPS anti-heroin task force grant program is really in the interest" of New Hampshire's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic** **Shaheen also asked about DOJ's efforts to shut down Dark Web sales of synthetic drugs, including fentanyl** Watch Clip of Sen. Shaheen's Questioning Here (Washington DC) - … Continue Reading

June 13, 2017

Pressed by Senator Shaheen, Deputy AG Rosenstein Gives Assurances Regarding Independence of Special Counsel Robert Mueller Following Rumors that President Trump is Considering Firing Him

**In response to Shaheen, Rosenstein says he's seen "no evidence" of good cause to fire Mueller** **Also in response to Shaheen's questioning, Rosenstein says Mueller "will have the full independence he needs to conduct that investigation appropriately"** Watch Clip of Sen. Shaheen's Questioning Here (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee, pushed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on reports t… Continue Reading

June 13, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan Agreement Reached on New Russian Sanctions to Respond to Russia’s Interference in the November Elections

**Shaheen, who has been participating in bipartisan negotiations, applauds agreement as "the tough sanctions regime that Russia deserves" (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who has been participating in bipartisan negotiations on a Russian sanctions amendment, released the following statement after reaching a bipartisan agreement on provisions to punish Russia for interfering in our November elections: "This agreement is long overdue and would deliver the tough sanctions … Continue Reading

June 12, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Secretary DeVos to Protect Students, Reverse Student Loan Decisions

**Join over 150 Members of Congress to highlight concerns regarding Secretary DeVos' decision to change the federal student loan servicing contract process** **Also cite concerns with Secretary DeVos' decision to reward just one company with all federal student loans-a move that would hurt both borrowers and taxpayers** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined over 150 Members of Congress in a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos highlight… Continue Reading

June 08, 2017

Shaheen Statement Following Former FBI Director Comey's Hearing Before the Senate Intelligence Committee

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee: "I found former FBI Director Comey's testimony regarding President Trump's actions and behavior very troubling," said Shaheen. "Among my many concerns is the disturbing claim that President Trump did not express any interest or urgency into getting the facts on Russia's interference in our elections. I'm very relieved that we now… Continue Reading

June 08, 2017

Shaheen Showcases Granite State in Washington DC

**Last night, Shaheen welcomed 400 attendees to the 8th annual Experience New Hampshire reception highlighting Granite State businesses, restaurants and goods** **Earlier in the day, Shaheen hosted annual New Hampshire Business Day luncheon with local NH small business leaders** **Photos from both events are available here** (Washington, DC) - Last night, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and the New Hampshire State Society welcomed 45 New Hampshire businesses, restaurants and vendors to C… Continue Reading

June 07, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the President's Announcement that he Will Nominate Christopher Wray to be the Next FBI Director

(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 on President Trump's announcement that he will nominate Christopher Wray to be the next FBI Director: "Christopher Wray is a respected attorney whose public service as a former assistant attorney general makes him qualified for the position of FBI Director. I'll continue to thoroughly exam… Continue Reading

June 06, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Governor Sununu’s Announcement That New Hampshire Will Not Be Joining the U.S. Climate Alliance

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the following statement after Governor Chris Sununu (R-NH) announced that New Hampshire will not be joining the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of states committed to upholding the 2015 Paris climate accord. Senator Shaheen is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and, as part of a congressional delegation, traveled to Paris to participate in high-level discussions at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. "G… Continue Reading

June 06, 2017

Shaheen Questions Air Force Secretary on Haven Well Contamination and Follow-On Health Study

Video Available Here (Washington DC) - Today, during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) directed questions to Secretary of the Air Force, Dr. Heather Wilson, regarding the high levels of contaminants found in drinking water around Haven Well at the Pease International Tradeport. Last week at a meeting of the Pease Community Assistance Panel, the Air Force said that it will not fund a health study on the health effects of the contaminants from Air Force… Continue Reading

June 06, 2017

Shaheen Presses Secretary DeVos on Afterschool Programs and Student Financial Aid Programs Eliminated by the Trump Budget

**Shaheen read a letter from a Somersworth student about the important role his afterschool program played in his childhood** **SHAHEEN to DEVOS: If critical federal afterschool program is eliminated, "What do you say… to [students] who are no longer going to have a place to go afterschool… who are not going to have the homework assistance, who are not going to have the help they need to succeed in school?"** **SHAHEEN: "Why are you reducing opportunities for hardworking Granite … Continue Reading

June 02, 2017

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces $2.9 Million in AmeriCorps Funding for New Hampshire

**New grants will support 233 AmeriCorps members in the Granite State** **President Trump's budget would eliminate the AmeriCorps program** (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation in announcing that New Hampshire has received $2.9 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. Senator Maggie Hassan and Representatives Annie Kuste… Continue Reading

June 01, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump's Announcement That the U.S. Will Withdraw From the Paris Climate Agreement

SHAHEEN: "The Trump administration has just squandered an historic opportunity to curb global emissions and protect future generations from the dangerous effects of climate change" (Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Senator Shaheen is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and, as part of a congressional delegation, traveled to Paris… Continue Reading

May 31, 2017

In Visit to Catholic Medical Center, Shaheen Highlights Devastating Impact ACA Repeal & Trump Budget Would Have on NH’s Efforts to Fight Opioid Epidemic

(Manchester, NH) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Catholic Medical Center (CMC), a not-for-profit full-service acute care hospital that has implemented several programs to help care for patients with substance misuse disorders. In just the last year, CMC has served more than 1,000 patients with substance use disorders in its 24-hour emergency department. Shaheen was joined by Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health… Continue Reading

May 26, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Say Trump Administration’s Budget Would Make Devastating Cuts to Critical Programs in New Hampshire

**At press conference in Concord, Senators outline how the Trump administration's budget would hurt Granite Staters** **SHAHEEN: "The Trump budget is an assault on New Hampshire - on our people, our economy, and our environment." **HASSAN: Trump's budget "would directly undermine our economy and the ability of Granite State families to get ahead and stay ahead"** (Concord, NH) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) held a press conference to speak out against th… Continue Reading

May 26, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Dems to Send Warning to OMB Director: Do Not Target Birth Control Access in Upcoming Rule

**Due to Trump order, OMB set to review rule that could upend ACA birth control mandate** **In new letter, Senate Dems urge OMB Director Mulvaney to cease any efforts to target birth control access** **Today, more than 55 million women receive coverage for preventive services, including birth control, with no out-of-pocket costs** **Senate Dems: "Access to…contraception is a critical part of women's health care, as well as an economic priority...It should be treated as such"** (Was… Continue Reading

May 26, 2017

Shaheen Announces Portsmouth as the Official Commissioning Site of the Future USS Manchester

**Shaheen serves as official sponsor of ship named after the Queen City** (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, formally announced that Portsmouth, New Hampshire will be the commissioning site of the future USS Manchester (LCS 14) in early 2018. As the official sponsor of the Littoral Combat Ship, Shaheen is considered a permanent member of the ship's crew and her initials are welded into a part of the ship's hull.… Continue Reading

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