January 31, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Exempt Portsmouth Naval Shipyard & Navy Shipyards Around the Country From Federal Hiring Freeze

(Washington, DC)- Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced legislation with Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) that would exempt the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and all Navy public shipyards, from President Trump's federal hiring freeze. The Trump administration's blanket hiring freeze prevents shipyards across the country from hiring engineers, acquisition workforce personnel, trade mechanics, radiological and emergency personnel, regulat… Continue Reading

January 31, 2017

Shaheen Statement in Opposition to Sen. Sessions' Nomination to Serve as U.S. Attorney General

(Washington, DC)-Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the following statement on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to serve as U.S. Attorney General: "After reviewing Senator Sessions' extensive record, I cannot in good conscience support his nomination to serve as Attorney General," said Shaheen. "His history of obstructing protections for minority voting rights, LGTBQ individuals, women, and criminal justice reform efforts, is very troubling. It is clear this President… Continue Reading

January 30, 2017

In Bipartisan Letter, Shaheen, Tillis & McCaskill Warn Secretary Mattis that “U.S. Will Pay Significant Moral and Strategic Costs” if Trump Executive Order Continues

**Senators urge Mattis to intercede with Trump, whose Executive Order prevents Iraqis who supported U.S. mission in Iraq from entering the U.S.** **SENATORS: "Properly vetted individuals who supported the U.S. missions overseas and face threats as a result must continue to be allowed entry to the United States" ** (Washington, DC) - Today, following President Trump's executive order barring immigration from seven countries for 90 days and temporarily shuttering the refugee assistance program… Continue Reading

January 30, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Betsy DeVos, Nominee for Secretary of Education

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on Betsy DeVos, President Trump's nominee for secretary of education: "As a parent, a former public school teacher, a governor and a senator, I've always cared deeply about providing equal opportunity for our children," said Shaheen. "I was dismayed by many of Ms. DeVos's answers during her confirmation hearing. At a very minimum, our next Secretary of Education should be able to commit to enforcing current l… Continue Reading

January 28, 2017

SHAHEEN: Trump’s Immigration Executive Order is Un-American, Grossly Inhumane and Abandons Iraqis Who Have Helped the United States

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after reviewing the executive order signed by President Trump that bars refugees and citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. The order also prevents Iraqis who supported the U.S. mission and face threats as a result, from coming to the United States. "This executive order is un-American and grossly inhumane," said Shaheen. "We are a nation of immigrants and should remain welcoming to all na… Continue Reading

January 26, 2017

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Congressional Letter Calling for Exemption of Federal Hiring Freeze for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard & Navy Shipyards Around the Country

**Recent executive order signed by President Trump has caused shipyards across the country to suspend hiring** **In letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis, senators urge him to "consider the impact of the Memorandum on the Navy, public shipyards and national security, and issue clear guidance to immediately exempt all Navy civilians from the hiring freeze" ** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), joined by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME),? Patty Murray (D-WA)… Continue Reading

January 26, 2017

Shaheen Leads New Hampshire Delegation Letter Urging Preservation of Key Rural Broadband Funding Source

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and the New Hampshire Congressional delegation sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai and the FCC Commissioners today asking the FCC to renew its commitment to the Mobility Fund in 2017. The letter, co-signed by Senator Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter, highlights the importance of the Mobility Fund in expanding high-speed mobile access to rural areas in New Hampshire and t… Continue Reading

January 25, 2017

Shaheen Staff to Hold Office Hours in Lebanon, Franklin & Pelham

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours in Lebanon, Franklin and Pelham in the coming weeks to help residents seeking assistance with federal agencies on issues such as veterans' benefits, federal taxes, housing, immigration, and Social Security in one-on-one meetings. All area residents are welcome to attend. For more information on the services available, or if you have any questions, please call (603) 647-7500. Please note: These events will be attended… Continue Reading

January 25, 2017

Shaheen Nominates New Hampshire Students for United States Service Academies

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has nominated 52 New Hampshire students to the United States Service Academies. The nomination from Senator Shaheen recommends students for acceptance into the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and West Point. "These exceptional young men and women have demonstrated an inspiring commitment to service and desire to serve their country in the United States military," said Senator Shaheen. "I applaud them … Continue Reading

January 24, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Approval of Governor Haley to Serve as Ambassador to the United Nations

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after voting to approve the nomination of Governor Nikki Haley to serve as Ambassador to the United Nations. The Senate approved her nomination by a vote of 96 to 4. "While I remain very concerned about how President Trump will act on many of our nation's foreign policy challenges, Governor Haley made it clear during her confirmation hearing that she believes in t… Continue Reading

January 24, 2017

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Calls out President Trump and Republican Leadership in Congress for their “dangerous obsession with rolling back women’s reproductive rights”

**Marking the 44th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade this past Sunday, Shaheen said "we will not be dragged backward"** **SHAHEEN: "We can't allow extreme ideology to triumph over the urgent, practical needs of women and families across the world."** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate Floor today to recognize the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision and to support women's reproductive rights in the U.S. and around the world. In her speech,… Continue Reading

January 24, 2017

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators to Introduce Global HER Act to Permanently Repeal the Global Gag Rule

**One day after President Trump reinstates the harmful executive order, 47 Senators introduce legislation that supports women's reproductive rights and international family planning programs** **SHAHEEN: "The Global HER Act would ensure that clinics don't have to choose between providing comprehensive family planning services to a smaller group of women on a limited budget or providing limited reproductive health services with U.S. funds"** (Washington, DC) - One day after President Trump iss… Continue Reading

January 24, 2017

In Confirmation Hearing, Shaheen Receives Commitment from Linda McMahon to Preserve the Small Business Administration as a Standalone Agency

**Shaheen drew attention to SBA resource partners and how they have helped New Hampshire small businesses; McMahon committed to "continue outreach" with those organizations** **Shaheen also asked about increasing access to federal prime and subprime contracts for small businesses** Video of Sen. Shaheen's opening statement and questioning is available here (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (S… Continue Reading

January 24, 2017

As President Trump & Republican Leadership Move Forward With Repeal, Shaheen Seeks ACA Stories From Granite Staters

(Washington, DC)-This morning in a video published on social media, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) asked Granite Staters who have been helped by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to send-in their stories as part of her effort to show President Trump and Republican leadership in Congress that the people who could be harmed by repealing this law are more than just statistics. Senator Shaheen setup a special email address for Granite Staters to send-in their stories: … Continue Reading

January 23, 2017

Shaheen Statement After Voting ‘No’ on the Nomination of Rex Tillerson to Serve as Secretary of State

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the following statement after voting 'no' in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on President Trump's nomination of Rex Tillerson to serve as secretary of state: "After careful consideration, I could not support Rex Tillerson's nomination to serve as Secretary of State," said Senator Shaheen. "Mr. Tillerson's willingness to serve is very admirable, and I appreciate his commitment to the Transatlantic Alliance and NATO, as well a… Continue Reading

January 23, 2017

Shaheen Statement Following Vote to Approve President Trump's Nominee to Serve as CIA Director

(Washington, DC)- This evening, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after voting to confirm Congressman Mike Pompeo to serve as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). "In his hearing, Congressman Pompeo showed that he understands that his new role will be to collect and present objective analysis to the President and to Congress," said Shaheen. "His strong condemnation of Russian aggression in the hearing gives me confidence that he can step into this role… Continue Reading

January 23, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule

**Shaheen will introduce bipartisan legislation in the Senate tomorrow that would permanently repeal the Global Gag Rule, also known as the Mexico City Policy** **SHAHEEN: "President Trump's reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule ignores decades of research, instead favoring ideological politics over women and families"** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the below statement following President Trump's execu… Continue Reading

January 22, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the 44th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Decision

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement marking the 44th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision: "Today's anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a reminder of the progress we have made and challenges that women still face to access comprehensive reproductive health care," said Senator Shaheen. "In this last year, the Supreme Court handed down an important decision reinforcing a woman's right to make her own medical decisions, and we sa… Continue Reading

January 20, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Award of Service Pistol Contract to SIG Sauer

(Washington, DC) -- Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after SIG Sauer, based in Newington, NH, was awarded the contract to provide the U.S. Army the P320 pistol: "‎I congratulate SIG Sauer on receiving this well-deserved contract," said Shaheen. "Granite Staters can take great pride in knowing that our men and women in uniform will be carrying a locally made side arm as they defend our nation. This new contract builds on our state's many proud contributions to our… Continue Reading

January 20, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Reports that Trump Plans to Eliminate the Office of Violence Against Women

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science, released the following statement in reaction to reports that the Trump Administration plans to eliminate the Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice as part of widespread cuts at federal agencies. "The suggestion that the Trump Administration plans to eliminate the Office of Violence Against Women is extremely disturbing," said Se… Continue Reading

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