March 24, 2017

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators to Reintroduce Bill to Combat Domestic Violence

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of Senators to reintroduce the Pro bono Work to Empower and Represent (POWER) Act, to help combat domestic abuse and sexual violence. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Steve Daines (R-MT) also co-sponsored the bill. The POWER Act directs that each year, the United States Attorney in each judicial district across the country… Continue Reading

March 24, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Congratulate UNH on $1.4 Million Grant For STEM Teaching Project

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) congratulated the University of New Hampshire on receiving a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Culturally Responsive and Effective STEM Teaching (CREST) project. The CREST project is a collaborative effort between UNH, the Community College System of New Hampshire, and local school districts that will recruit and prepare science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) unde… Continue Reading

March 23, 2017

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Demand Action After Posting of Nude Photos of Female Servicemembers by ‘Marines United’ Facebook Group

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined a bipartisan group of Senators calling on U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis to better combat sexual harassment in the military after the exposure of nude posts of female service members online in the Facebook group "Marines United" - and demanded the Pentagon develop a proactive plan to eliminate intimidation, harassment, and reprisal online and in the barracks. Senators Claire McCas… Continue Reading

March 23, 2017

Shaheen Applauds Announcement of Coastal Resilience Grant Awards to Implement NH Coastal Risk and Hazard Commission Recommendations

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees the annual budget for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), applauded the announcement of over $445,000 in federal grants to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) for five new projects to promote flood hazard preparedness and resilience in New Hampshire communities along the Seacoast and Great Bay estuary… Continue Reading

March 23, 2017

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

**Resolution Congratulates the European Union, Affirms the United States' Commitment to Strengthening the Transatlantic Alliance** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, introduced a bipartisan resolution commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Economic Community and laid the foundation of the European Union. The resolution congratulates the European Union an… Continue Reading

March 23, 2017


(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today joined a group of 17 Senators in introducing legislation to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs' broken appeals process. The process has not been updated since 1933, and more than 450,000 appeals are currently pending. Because of redundancies and inefficiencies in the current process, most veterans wait years for a decision on their appeals. By replacing the current process, the Department of Veterans… Continue Reading

March 23, 2017

Shaheen Leads 41 Senators in Delivering Warning to Speaker Ryan, House Republicans: We're Not Going to Help You Erode Healthcare Coverage

**Just prior to the House vote on healthcare repeal, Shaheen-led letter makes it clear that despite President Trump and Republican leadership's promise to pass further repeal legislation, their follow-up proposals do not have enough support to pass the Senate** **SENATORS: "We are writing today to inform you that our caucus will not support any efforts that jeopardize the consumer protections our constituents rely upon when they purchase insurance"** (Washington, DC)-As the House of Represent… Continue Reading

March 22, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Senator Scott McGilvray

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen delivered the following statement after learning of the passing of New Hampshire State Senator Scott McGilvray: "Billy and I were very saddened to learn of the passing of Scott McGilvray," said Shaheen. "Scott's devotion to public service grew out of his passion for students. Whether on the football field, in the classroom or in the New Hampshire Senate, Scott worked tirelessly to help New Hampshire's children reach their full potential. Scott's le… Continue Reading

March 22, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Call for Reversal of Proposed EPA Cuts That Would Devastate Americans’ Clean Air and Water

**SENATORS: Trump's pledge for clean air and water is "meaningless" when followed by proposal for drastic cuts that would undercut EPA's core mission** (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of 36 Senators in opposing President Trump's proposal to inflict a more than 30 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) budget. Expressing "extreme concern" over the cuts, the Senators wrote to appropriations leaders, "During the Pr… Continue Reading

March 21, 2017

In Letter to Leader McConnell, Shaheen and Hassan Call Trumpcare Disastrous for New Hampshire’s Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - As New Hampshire continues to combat the devastating opioid epidemic, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) joined a group of 19 senators in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) calling on him not to take up any legislation that would further harm individuals struggling with an opioid use disorder. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act could strip health care coverage from millions of Americans suffering from a substance use dis… Continue Reading

March 21, 2017

During Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing, Former Ambassadors, General Echo Shaheen’s Concerns Regarding RT News, Russia’s Propaganda Efforts

**Shaheen has introduced bipartisan legislation to give the DOJ new authority to investigate Russia propaganda outlet, RT News** **Ambassador Vershbow calls RT News "an arm of the Russian government, de facto if not de jure"** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - Today in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned witnesses on how U.S. policy and strategy should address Russian propaganda efforts. Following intelligence reports that RT News operates as a… Continue Reading

March 17, 2017

Shaheen Delivers National Democratic Weekly Address

**SHAHEEN: "President Trump does not have a mandate to take away people's health coverage… In dozens of visits to New Hampshire during the campaign, he promised aggressive action to fight the opioid epidemic. He promised never to cut Medicare and Medicaid, and that no one would lose health coverage. But with this new Republican plan, millions of Americans will lose their health coverage, and those who keep it will pay much more… The stakes could not be higher for the health and fin… Continue Reading

March 16, 2017


(Washington, DC) - After President Trump and the Trump Organization were granted thirty-eight trademarks by the Chinese Government, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of seventeen Senators in writing the Office of Government for guidance on whether the award betrays ethics laws, policies, or established norms. The Senators also asked whether or not the government ethics watchdog was even consulted before the trademarks were sought or granted. "We are ala… Continue Reading

March 16, 2017

Shaheen on Trump Budget Outline Eliminating the Northern Border Regional Commission

**SHAHEEN: "The Trump Administration's shortsighted budget would be a real blow to jobs in Northern New Hampshire."** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after reviewing the budget outline released by the Trump administration for fiscal year 2018, which includes the elimination of the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC). The NBRC has invested millions in economic development projects in Coos, Grafton, Carroll and Sullivan counties. "Th… Continue Reading

March 16, 2017

Shaheen on Trump Budget Outline: A Blueprint for Undermining the Health and Well-Being of Granite Staters, Particularly Seniors

**SHAHEEN: "President Trump should expect broad bipartisan opposition to this mindless proposal"** (Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after reviewing the budget outline released by the Trump administration for fiscal year 2018: "The Trump administration should immediately go back to the drawing board," said Shaheen. "This budget is a blueprint for undermining the health and well-being of Granite Staters and would be particularly devastating for se… Continue Reading

March 16, 2017

United Nations Acts on Shaheen’s Request to Regulate Precursor Chemicals of Fentanyl

(Washington, DC) - In response to U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) requests, the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs today voted to regulate precursor chemicals of fentanyl by designating them as Table 1 substances under the UN Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. UN members states will now begin to bring these chemicals under their regulatory control system. Last October, Shaheen and a group of senators wrote to the International Narcotic… Continue Reading

March 15, 2017

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Discusses Her Bill to Provide Additional Afghan SIVs: The U.S. “Made a Solemn Promise to These Brave People”

**Earlier today, Senators Shaheen, McCain, Tillis and Reed introduced the 'Keeping Our Promise to Our Afghan Allies Act' to authorize an additional 2,500 SIVs** **SHAHEEN: "We must not leave behind the Afghan interpreters who served side by side with our warriors and diplomats."** **Shaheen highlighted the story of Patmana Rafiq Kunary, who worked with USAID in Afghanistan, obtained an SIV, and now lives in Keene, NH** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke o… Continue Reading

March 15, 2017


**Legislation would prohibit jury discrimination on basis of sexual orientation and gender identity** **Representatives Susan Davis (D-CA) and Pat Meehan (R-PA) to introduce companion legislation later today** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today reintroduced legislation that would prevent discrimination against LGBT citizens during the federal jury selection process. The Jury ACCESS (Access for Capable Citizens and Equality in Service Selection… Continue Reading

March 15, 2017

Shaheen, McCain, Reed, Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Authorize 2,500 Additional Visas for Afghan Interpreters, Support Staff

**Introduction follows news that the U.S. Embassy in Kabul has officially stopped scheduling interviews for applicants due to a lack of remaining Afghan Special Immigrant Visas** (Washington, DC) - Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), John McCain (R-AZ), Jack Reed (D-RI) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced bipartisan legislation to provide 2,500 more visas for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program. Senator Shaheen is a member of both the Senate Armed Services Committee and the only wo… Continue Reading

March 14, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the Resignation of New Hampshire’s U.S. Attorney Emily Rice

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the resignation of New Hampshire's United States Attorney Emily Rice: "I thank Emily Rice for her distinguished service as New Hampshire's U.S. Attorney. When I recommended Emily to President Obama for the position, I noted her background as a legal professor at the University of New Hampshire Law School, her work as a trial-lawyer, her extensive career in the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office, and her… Continue Reading

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