May 25, 2017

After Shaheen-Hassan Letter, Education Department Releases Upward Bound Grants to UNH and Keene State College

**Senators wrote to Secretary Betsy DeVos last week urging the Department to expeditiously release grants for programs that serve low-income and potential first generation college students** **Upward Bound Programs at Keene State College and UNH serve approx. 200 Granite State students each year** (Washington, DC) - The Department of Education has released grant funding for the Upward Bound programs at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and Keene State College, less than one week after re… Continue Reading

May 24, 2017

Shaheen on Senate Floor: Trump Administration Is Undermining the Affordable Care Act, Jeopardizing Healthcare Coverage for Granite Staters

**SHAHEEN: "Regrettably, the administration continues to undermine the Affordable Care Act... doing its best to make President Trump's claim that Obamacare is 'exploding' a self-fulfilling prophesy" ** **Shaheen highlights a letter-to-the-editor from a Granite Stater whose life was saved by Obamacare** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to raise concerns about reports that the Trump administration is deliberately undermining the A… Continue Reading

May 24, 2017

Shaheen: CBO Report Confirms the “Reckless” Republican Healthcare Repeal Bill Would Be “Devastating to Granite Staters Health and Wellbeing”

(Washington DC) - After the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its score on the Republican healthcare plan showing that 23 million Americans would lose coverage, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement: "Today's CBO report confirms that the Republican healthcare repeal bill is not only reckless, it would be devastating to Granite Staters' health and wellbeing. Throwing 23 million Americans off their insurance is not a successful healthcare plan. The Repu… Continue Reading

May 24, 2017

Ahead Of G-7 Meeting, Shaheen, Hassan Join 38 Senate Democrats in Urging President Trump Not to Withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

**Argue that withdrawing from the Paris Agreement will put Americans' health and safety, U.S. jobs and innovation, in jeopardy** (Washington, DC) - Ahead of this week's G-7 meeting, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 38 Senate Democrats in a letter that urged President Trump to keep the United States party to the Paris Climate Agreement. In the new letter to the President, they argued that backing out of the agreement now, after the years of negotiations and str… Continue Reading

May 23, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2018

(Washington, DC) - Following the release of President Trump's budget for fiscal year 2018, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the following statement: "The President's budget is even worse for New Hampshire than initially feared," said Shaheen. "This budget would be detrimental to the health and well-being of Granite Staters. Among its many reckless provisions this proposal would throw millions of Americans off of Medicaid, a key program in our fight against the opioid epidemic and i… Continue Reading

May 23, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the Terrorist Attack in Manchester, England

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on the terrorist attack in Manchester, England: "I condemn in the strongest terms the terrorist attack in Manchester last night. My thoughts are with the victims, their families, and the city of Manchester today, as well as the first responders and good Samaritans who helped people to safety and treatment. This heinous attack on a concer… Continue Reading

May 18, 2017

Senators Shaheen and Hassan Call for Increased Federal Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic

(Washington DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of 32 senators in calling for increased federal funding to help combat the opioid and substance misuse epidemic. As opioid-related fatal overdoses continue to grow in New Hampshire and across the country, the senators sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee, urging them to include increased funding to combat the epidemic in the FY2018 Congressional budget. "We agree with President T… Continue Reading

May 18, 2017

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Tackle Obstacles Facing Adolescent Girls Seeking an Education, Building on Successes of Let Girls Learn

**Today, 130 million girls around the world are not enrolled in school** **The Keeping Girls in School Act would build on the successes of former First Lady Michelle Obama's Let Girls Learn and help address the unique barriers that adolescent girls around the world face in accessing a quality, equitable education** **SHAHEEN: We must "send a strong message that the United States stands with adolescent girls everywhere who are deprived of an education and denied the opportunity to reach their … Continue Reading

May 17, 2017

Shaheen Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Foreign Individuals Responsible for Violence Against the LGBT Community

(Washington, DC) - Marking International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, today U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan group of senators in reintroducing the Global Respect Act. This legislation would impose sanctions on foreign individuals responsible for human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals abroad. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Rob Port… Continue Reading

May 17, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Democrats to Introduce Student Loan Refinancing Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 34 of their Democratic colleagues today to reintroduce the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act. The legislation would allow those with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at the interest rates offered to new federal borrowers in the 2016-2017 school year. A previous version of the bill was voted on in the 113th Congress, and every Senate Democrat and three Senate Republicans voted to move th… Continue Reading

May 17, 2017

Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Call For Continued Funding of Land and Water Conservation Program

(Washington, DC) - A bipartisan coalition of 48 senators are urging the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies to support the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and Forest Legacy Program, the nation's federal conservation program, as they begin considerations for the upcoming fiscal year. The letter was led by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Richard Burr (R-NC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jon Tester (D-MT), Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Michael Bennet (D… Continue Reading

May 17, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Former FBI Director Robert Mueller Being Appointed As Special Counsel

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after Former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein to serve as special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election: "Former FBI Director Mueller is widely respected and has had a distinguished career serving his country under Republican and Democratic administrations," said Shaheen. "This is very encouraging news and his… Continue Reading

May 16, 2017

Shaheen and Capito: U.S. Must Promote Women's Participation in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 to promote the inclusion and participation of women in conflict resolution. The bipartisan legislation would codify in law the commitments contained in the United States' National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, and ensure the United States promotes women's meaningful inclusion and participation in mediation and negotiation processes undert… Continue Reading

May 16, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Say Healthcare Repeal Would Be Disastrous to New Hampshire’s Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic

**SHAHEEN: Republican healthcare repeal legislation would "take a wrecking ball to efforts to address treatment for the opioid epidemic in New Hampshire"** **Shaheen and Hassan led a press conference with Senators Whitehouse, Manchin, Baldwin, ‎and Markey** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) led a press conference with Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), ‎and Edward Mar… Continue Reading

May 16, 2017

Following Defunding Reports, Shaheen and Hassan Introduce Legislation to Preserve and Protect the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

**ONDCP oversees the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and the Drug Free Communities grant programs that are critical to New Hampshire's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic** **Earlier this month, reports indicated that the Trump administration plans to effectively eliminate ONDCP in its upcoming budget proposal** (Washington DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced legislation to reauthorize the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), which d… Continue Reading

May 15, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Trump Administration's Drastic Expansion of the Mexico City Policy

**SHAHEEN: "President Trump's dangerous obsession with rolling back reproductive rights has severe consequences for millions of vulnerable women and children, and grossly undermines our nation's humanitarian leadership around the globe."** **Shaheen's bipartisan legislation, the Global HER Act, would permanently repeal the Mexico City Policy** (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after … Continue Reading

May 12, 2017

Shaheen Reintroduces Legislation to Improve Assistance for Women Veterans

**The Violence Against Women Veterans Act would ensure no women veteran attempting to leave an abusive situation is turned away for help due to lack of resources** **Shaheen's legislation would improve coordination between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and State Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Centers** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced legislation to improve services for women veterans experiencing domestic violence. Studies suggest that women veter… Continue Reading

May 12, 2017

Shaheen Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Pregnant Workers From Workplace Discrimination

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Dean Heller (R-NV) reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would protect pregnant workers from workplace discrimination. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would address legal ambiguities and help ensure that pregnant women are treated fairly on the job. The legislation, which is closely modeled after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), would require employers to make reasonable accommodations-such as a minor job… Continue Reading

May 12, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Award to Develop the Long-Range Radar Contract to Raytheon

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after Raytheon, a major employer in New Hampshire, was awarded an Air Force contract to develop the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR). "‎I congratulate Raytheon on receiving this well-deserved contract," said Shaheen. "Raytheon employs thousands of Granite Staters whose hard work supports our country's national security. This new cont… Continue Reading

May 11, 2017

Appropriations Leaders Leahy And Shaheen Formally Seek Information On Director Comey's Reported Request For Russia Probe Funding

**After news reports, Leahy and Shaheen send letter to Deputy AG Rosenstein asking for the specifics on FBI Director Comey's reported request for resources and whether this request was communicated to the White House** **LEAHY, SHAHEEN: "The FBI and the Department of Justice should dedicate the needed personnel and resources to the investigation without hesitation"** (Washington DC) - After press reports on Wednesday that former FBI Director James Comey requested additional resources for the i… Continue Reading

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