June 28, 2017

Senate Republican Leadership Blocks Shaheen’s Effort to Stabilize Healthcare Marketplaces

**Trump administration has caused 'manufactured crisis' in the health insurance marketplace by refusing to commit to payments designed to reduce consumers' health care costs** **Senate Republican Policy Committee Chair John Barrasso objected to Shaheen's Marketplace Certainty Act, a bill to help lower premiums and keep insurers in marketplaces** Watch Senator Shaheen's remarks here (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today asked the Senate to unanimously approve her legislat… Continue Reading

June 28, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Senate’s First Ever Resolution Recognizing June as Pride Month

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are joining a group of 19 Senators in introducing the first-ever Senate Resolution recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month. The resolution notes major milestones in the fight for equal treatment of LGBTQ Americans and resolves to continue efforts to achieve full equality for LGBTQ individuals. Today, June 28, marks the 48th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City. "Pride Month is a celebration of the LGBTQ… Continue Reading

June 27, 2017

Shaheen: Small Businesses Need Cybersecurity Training, Protection

**New plan bolsters cyber training for entrepreneurs through nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers** (Washington, DC) - To better prepare small businesses from the growing threat of hacking and cyberattacks, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, has introduced bipartisan legislation to bolster cybersecurity protection and training programs available to small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Small B… Continue Reading

June 26, 2017

Shaheen Statement on CBO Assessment That Senate Republican Healthcare Repeal Bill Would Strip 22 Million Americans Of Their Insurance Coverage

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released its assessment of the Senate Republican healthcare repeal bill: "This report confirms that the health and wellbeing of millions of Americans, including tens of thousands of Granite Staters, is at stake," said Shaheen. "This legislation was written entirely behind closed doors with no amendments or hearings. It's hard to overstate the recklessness of President Trum… Continue Reading

June 26, 2017


(Washington DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) co-sponsored legislation to make higher education more affordable for those who choose careers in public service. The Strengthening Loan Forgiveness for Public Servants Act expands the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLFP) to providing meaningful student debt relief to teachers, police officers, public health workers and others who dedicate their careers to public service. "While our tradition of public ser… Continue Reading

June 23, 2017

Shaheen Joins Colleagues in Letter to Trump Administration: Act On Russian Cyber Intrusions To U.S. Energy Infrastructure

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined 18 Senators in sending a letter to the Trump administration urging the Department of Energy to conduct an analysis of Russian capabilities with respect to cyber-attacks on U.S. energy infrastructure. After the cybersecurity firm Dragos issued a report on June 12th revealing that malware could be deployed against U.S. electric transmission and distribution systems, the Washingt… Continue Reading

June 22, 2017

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Shares Stories of Granite Staters Who Would Be Hurt by Republican Leadership’s Healthcare Repeal Bill

**SHAHEEN: "I appeal to Republican leaders to stop and reconsider what they are doing… I ask them to listen to the stories and look at the faces of everyday Americans whose lives would be devastated by this legislation."** Watch a clip from Sen. Shaheen's remarks here (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to the Senate Republican leadership's healthcare repeal bill that was released earlier in the day after weeks of secret negotiati… Continue Reading

June 22, 2017

Shaheen Joins Members to Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral SHIPS Act to Meet Navy’s Goal of 355 Ships

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined a group of 24 members to introduce bicameral, bipartisan legislation that would make it the policy of the United States to achieve the Navy's requirement of 355 ships. Under the "Securing the Homeland by Increasing our Power on the Seas (SHIPS) Act," the fleet would be comprised of the optimal mix of platforms, with funding levels subject to annual appropriations. Currently, only… Continue Reading

June 22, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Senate Republican Healthcare Repeal Legislation

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after Senate Republican leadership released its Affordable Care Act repeal legislation: "The Senate Republican's secretive healthcare repeal bill is a wolf in sheep's clothing that would be devastating to the health of Granite Staters. If passed, it would mean less coverage for fewer people at higher costs, all while giving a tax cut to the wealthy. It would significantly cut Medicaid and the program's expansi… Continue Reading

June 22, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Expand Important Tax Credit to Put Money Back in Pockets of Workers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 43 of their Democratic colleagues to introduce legislation to help expand two anti-poverty tax credits, helping to put money back in the pockets of working Granite Staters and families. The Working Families Tax Relief Act would expand access to and increase the value of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC), and help ensure that no worker can be taxed into poverty by the federal tax sy… Continue Reading

June 21, 2017


(Washington DC) - On the heels of World Refugee Day, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), David Perdue (R-GA), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced a bipartisan resolution in support of Lebanon, particularly acknowledging the more than 1,500,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the tremendous generosity of the Lebanese people. The resolution also recognizes the direct threat to the U.S. and Lebanon posed by ISIS and the unique political challenges the country faces. It also encourages Lebanon's co… Continue Reading

June 20, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Announcement of New Russia Sanctions for Kremlin’s Interference in Ukraine

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Ukraine Caucus, released the following statement on the State Department's announcement of over 38 new sanctions designations related to sanctions evasion and the Kremlin's ongoing aggression in Ukraine. "Today's announcement of additional sanctions designations against those responsible for the Kremlin's aggression in Ukraine sends a strong message of resolve. Years after the… Continue Reading

June 20, 2017

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators to Urge Administration to Press Egyptian President on Human Rights, Anti-NGO Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a group of bipartisan Senators to urge the Trump Administration to press Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on the worsening human rights situation and restrictions on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. "A strong U.S.-Egypt relationship is important to advancing American interests in the Middle East, and a key element of that relationship must be the protection and advancement of human rights and other universal val… Continue Reading

June 19, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bicameral Letter Urging Trump to Protect LGBT Rights

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of seventy-two Members of Congress in writing President Trump expressing dismay at his Administration's failure to recognize LGBT Pride Month and to share broad concerns regarding efforts to turn back the clock on LGBT rights. This lapse marks a break in long-running precedent of White House recognition of LGBT rights during the month of June, and follows a series of harmful policy decisions that have … Continue Reading

June 16, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Group of Senators in Requesting Funding to Support Maple Syrup Producers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators in requesting at least $5 million in federal funding to support maple syrup producers in New Hampshire and across the country. In a letter to Chairman John Hoeven (R-ND) and Ranking Member Jeff Merkley (D-OR) of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies, the Senators highlighted the importance of the Acer… Continue Reading

June 15, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Address Heroin and Fentanyl Backlog at Police Forensic Labs

**Increase in heroin, fentanyl and synthetic drug use has put enormous strain on New Hampshire's Forensic Lab and the police departments that depend on it** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced legislation to help the state police forensic lab in New Hampshire and other labs across the country that are dealing with a dramatic increase in the number of drug seizures requiring lab identification. The surge in the use of heroin, fentanyl and ot… Continue Reading

June 15, 2017

Shaheen Challenges Secretary Price on Cuts to Programs Critical to Fighting the Opioid Epidemic in New Hampshire

**Republicans' healthcare repeal bill and the administration's budget request make deep cuts to the Medicaid program and mental health and substance misuse disorder treatment** **SHAHEEN: "What do you tell people who are in recovery, who are getting treatment, about what they should do when you cut off those Medicaid payments that are their sole means of getting help for their substance use disorders?"** Watch Clip of Sen. Shaheen's Questioning Here (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shah… Continue Reading

June 15, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Bill to Improve New Hampshire’s Health Care Marketplace & Lower Premiums

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Tom Carper (D-DE), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Bill Nelson (D-FL) to introduce the Individual Health Insurance Marketplace Improvement Act to help stabilize the individual health care marketplace and lower premiums. The legislation would provide certainty in the marketplace by creating a permanent reinsurance program for the individual health insurance market, similar to the successful programs used to lower… Continue Reading

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

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