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

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 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 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

July 06, 2017

Shaheen, Rubio and Isakson to President Trump: Don’t Return Russian Dachas to the Kremlin

(Washington DC) - Today, ahead of President Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 in Hamburg, Germany, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him not to return to President Putin the Russian diplomatic compounds that were seized late last year following Russia's interference in the November election. During a Senate Appropri… Continue Reading

July 06, 2017

Shaheen, Rubio and Isakson to President Trump: Don’t Return Russian Dachas to the Kremlin

**In a bipartisan letter to President Trump, Senators Shaheen, Rubio, and Isakson say return of Russia's diplomatic compounds would "embolden" President Putin and "invite a dangerous escalation in the Kremlin's destabilizing actions against democracies worldwide"** (Washington DC) - Today, ahead of President Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 in Hamburg, Germany, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), all members of the … Continue Reading

June 29, 2017

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Trump Administration to Continue Refugee Resettlement in U.S.

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan letter sent to Trump administration officials today urging the ongoing implementation of the U.S. refugee program in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing parts of President Trump's Muslim ban to take effect tonight. The Supreme Court ruled that refugee admissions will continue in… Continue Reading

June 28, 2017

Shaheen Secures Inclusion of 4,000 Visas for Afghan Interpreters, Support Staff in National Defense Legislation

(Washington, DC) - This afternoon, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), critical legislation to authorize funding for U.S. national security priorities. This legislation includes authorization of 4,000 visas for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for Afghan interpreters and support staff, secured by Senator Shaheen, who is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Senators Shaheen and John McCain (R-AZ), the com… Continue Reading

June 28, 2017

Shaheen Priorities Included in Committee-Approved Defense Bill

**In major win for NH, bill includes Shaheen amendment that directs the Department of Defense to fund a national health study on PFOA and other emerging contaminants found in drinking water systems, such as the contamination around Haven Well at the Pease International Tradeport** **Shaheen's amendment to invest in rural small businesses by expanding the Small Business Administration Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program included in legislation** **Shaheen provisions… Continue Reading

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