February 16, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Demand Scott Pruitt Recuse Himself from All Issues Related to Lawsuits He Brought Against the EPA to Overturn or Weaken Clean Air and Water Pollution Rules

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) joined 28 other senators in calling on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator nominee Scott Pruitt to recuse himself from participating in any matter related to litigation that he pursued against the EPA as Oklahoma Attorney General. In the letter, the senators specifically call on Mr. Pruitt to recuse himself from decisions on how the EPA will defend itself against the lawsuits he brought for as lon… Continue Reading

February 15, 2017

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Says OMB Nominee Mick Mulvaney’s Views Are ‘Far Outside the Mainstream’

**Shaheen voiced her concern for Mulvaney's record of questioning federal funding for scientific research and his "reckless willingness" to shut down the government** ** SHAHEEN: Representative Mulvaney "advocates taking a meat ax to the whole range of programs that bolster the middle class, everything from cancer research to Pell Grants to health care." ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today in opposition of Representative Mick Mulvaney, Pres… Continue Reading

February 15, 2017


(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) responded today to the Defense Intelligence Agency's suspension of retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn's security clearance, following their request for a review of his conduct and access to classified information. "The latest revelations regarding General Flynn's assurances to the Russian ambassador add to a long list of egregious behavior," said Shaheen. "Senator Blumenthal and I have raised concerns abo… Continue Reading

February 15, 2017

Shaheen Statement Following Her Meeting with U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after her meeting today with Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court: "My meeting with Judge Gorsuch was a valuable opportunity to discuss the critical role that our judiciary has in America's system of checks and balances," said Shaheen. "I expressed to Judge Gorsuch my strong view that the independence of the Supreme Court is paramount and I appreciated the opportunity to … Continue Reading

February 15, 2017

Shaheen, Portman Introduce Energy Efficiency Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC), which contains key energy efficiency policy reforms that will strengthen the economy and reduce pollution. Components of a previous version of the bill were signed into law by President Obama in April 2015 and are already helping individuals and companies use less energy, creating jobs and reducing emissions. Taken together, these bipartisan… Continue Reading

February 14, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Confirmation of Linda McMahon as Small Business Administrator

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), lead Democrat on the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), released the following statement on the confirmation of Linda McMahon, President Trump's nominee to serve as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). Mrs. McMahon was confirmed in the Senate by a vote of 81-19. "Small businesses are the engine of the economy in New Hampshire and across the United States, and the Small Business Administration pl… Continue Reading

February 14, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the Resignation of National Security Adviser General Flynn

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the resignation of National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn: "I've had long-standing concerns about General Flynn's judgment and his interactions with the Russian government," said Shaheen. "Considering the mounting evidence, his resignation was the right call. However, there remain pressing unanswered questions about the Trump campaign and Trump administration's communications with the Russian governm… Continue Reading

February 14, 2017

Shaheen, Collins Introduce Bill to Expand Access to National Parks for Disabled Veterans

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Wounded Veterans Recreation Act to amend the 2004 Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) and make all veterans with a service-connected disability eligible for a free, lifetime pass allowing entry to National Parks and other recreational lands and waters held by the United States. Under the 2004 law, individuals must be permanently disabled in order to be eligible for a free National Parks an… Continue Reading

February 13, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Dr. David Shulkin, Nominee to Lead Veterans Affairs

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on her support for Dr. David Shulkin, President Trump's nominee for Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Senate is expected to vote on Dr. Shulkin's confirmation tonight. "After reviewing his record, I intend to support Dr. Shulkin's nomination," said Senator Shaheen. "Dr. Shulkin has a broad range of experience at the VA and running hospitals around the country. If approved, he has a daunting… Continue Reading

February 09, 2017

On Senate floor, Shaheen Says Price is “Wrong Person” for the Role of Secretary of Health & Human Services

**Shaheen cited her deep concerns on Price's record of support for repealing the Affordable Care Act, defunding Planned Parenthood and making cuts to the Medicaid program** **SHAHEEN: "The policies advocated by Representative Price would have profoundly negative impacts on the health and wellbeing of the people in my Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today in opposition of President Trump's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Se… Continue Reading

February 09, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Reuters Report that President Trump Denounced New START Treaty During Call with President Putin

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Reuters reported that President Trump denounced the New START nuclear arms treaty in a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin after interrupting the call to ask aides what the treaty was: "It's impossible to overstate the negligence of the President of the United States not knowing basic facts about nuclear policy and arms control," said Shaheen. "If this report is true, President Trump should immediately re… Continue Reading

February 09, 2017

Shaheen to Oppose Steve Mnuchin's Nomination for Treasury Secretary

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement opposing Steve Mnuchin's nomination to serve as Treasury Secretary: "After reviewing his record, I cannot support Steve Mnuchin's nomination for Treasury Secretary," said Shaheen. "I do not have confidence that he would act in the best interests of America's middle class. His record in the private sector is very troubling, particularly his leadership of financial institutions that exacerbated the national foreclosur… Continue Reading

February 08, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Demand Answers about Outrageous Price Hike for Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Drug

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of thirty-one Senators demanding answers from a leading pharmaceutical company about the dramatic price hike for a life-saving medication used to respond to opioid overdoses. Recent reports revealed that drug maker Kaléo Pharmaceuticals, which manufactures an easy-to-use injector device containing the overdose-reversing drug naloxone, raised its price from $690 in 2014, to $4,500 currently. Whil… Continue Reading

February 07, 2017

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Cites Deep Concerns with Sessions’ Record, Says “Senate Should Not Confirm Him”

**Shaheen voiced her concerns with Sessions' record on voting rights, civil rights, women's equality, LGBT rights, and immigration"** **SHAHEEN: "We need an Attorney General who will not only insist on equal enforcement of the laws, but who has a passion for pursuing justice and fairness for all Americans, as well as for those who want to visit or immigrate to our country. In my view, Senator Sessions has failed to demonstrate that commitment." ** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator … Continue Reading

February 07, 2017

Preview of Shaheen Remarks: "For the first time in generations, Europeans look west and do not see a partner"

(Washington, DC)-This evening, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will be a featured speaker to an audience including new Members of Congress. The event will be hosted by the German Marshall Fund whose mission is to strengthen transatlantic cooperation. In her remarks, Senator Shaheen will deliver a stark warning about the "existential threats" to the Transatlantic Alliance, NATO and the Eu… Continue Reading

February 07, 2017

Shaheen on Senator Cotton's Anti-Legal Immigration Bill: “Senseless” and a “Job Killer” that “Runs Counter to Our Values”

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) introduced legislation that would reduce the amount of legal immigration to the United States by eliminating the Diversity Visa Program, reducing the number of family-sponsored immigrants, and by other means. "This legislation sends a terrible message to the rest of the world and is unquestionably a job killer," said Shaheen. "As a nation of immigrants, this b… Continue Reading

February 06, 2017

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Reads Letters from Granite State Parents and Educators Who Oppose Betsy DeVos’ Nomination

**SHAHEEN: "Because Betsy DeVos does not understand these basic truths about education in America, because she is driven by an ideological hostility to our public schools, she is the wrong person to serve as our Secretary of Education." **Shaheen's office has received more than 4,000 letters and emails, nearly all opposing DeVos, and 1,405 calls in opposition to her nomination** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today in opposition o… Continue Reading

February 06, 2017

Shaheen Reintroduces Bill to Shake Up Washington Budget Process

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) reintroduced their bipartisan budget reform legislation that would shake up the way Congress budgets federal tax dollars and allow for greater oversight of government spending. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) co-sponsored the legislation, which would convert Congress' annual appropriations process to a two-year budget cycle. The Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act, S.306, would force Congress to become a b… Continue Reading

February 03, 2017


(Washington, DC) - As Secretary of Defense James Mattis begins a thirty-day, government-wide review of the United States' existing strategy to defeat ISIS, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jack Reed (D-RI), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) pressed him to assess the impact of President Trump's Muslim ban on the U.S. strategy to defeat ISIS and our broader national security interests. Prior to this executive order, the sixty-six nation coalition dedicated to defeat… Continue Reading

February 03, 2017


(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today wrote to President Donald Trump warning that repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with no replacement would pull the rug out from under local communities working to combat the opioid epidemic and could endanger millions of Americans just as they are getting treatment. Repeal threatens to cut $5.5 billion from states battling opioid addiction. A recent report from Harvard Medical School and New York Universi… Continue Reading

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