November 25, 2016


(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), both senior members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by urging action on the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), legislation they introduced last year along with Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Mark Kirk (R-IL). The bill would make a reduction in violence against women and girls worldwid… Continue Reading

November 25, 2016


**Shaheen: "This is very promising"** **Shaheen has been the leader in Congress in fighting for funding for the opioid crisis and called for this increase in a letter to congressional leadership** (Washington, DC) - Following the release of bipartisan legislation to fund medical research, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) lauded the progress to include funding to fight the opioid epidemic. The 21st Century Cures Act is expected to be voted-on in the House and the Senate during the lame duck sess… Continue Reading

November 23, 2016

Shaheen: Pass the turkey, skip the politics

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is delivering the following statement to constituents via her newsletter and social media tomorrow in celebration of Thanksgiving: "As Granite Staters and Americans, we have so much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving," said Shaheen. "Let's express gratitude and share laughs with our loved ones as we break bread and eat turkey. We are just weeks past a hard-fought election and emotions are still high. My advice is, don't give politics a s… Continue Reading

November 23, 2016

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Tammy Baldwin, Ed Markey and Joe Donnelly Call for Investments to Fight Opioid Epidemic in 21st Century Cures Act

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) are calling for investments to fight the opioid epidemic to be included in the 21st Century Cures Act, which is under consideration for passage during the Lame Duck session. "This epidemic knows no political party. Substance use, misuse, and use disorders are national problems that continue to cripple our communities. Our law enforcement, health care system, families, and states… Continue Reading

November 18, 2016

Shaheen Announces $50 Million in Tax Credits for Community Development in Lebanon

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that Mascoma Community Development, LLC of Lebanon has been awarded $50 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) to incentivize development in communities in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. Mascoma Community Development works to help raise capital, facilitate loans and support community development. The tax credits for Mascoma Community Development and other organizations were announced yesterday by the Treasury Department's… Continue Reading

November 17, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the announcement that she will continue to serve as Ranking Member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship in the 115th Congress, beginning January 3, 2017: "I am grateful once again for the opportunity to lead my Democratic colleagues on the Small Business Committee. When I came to the Senate, I asked to join the Small Business Committee because small businesses are the backbo… Continue Reading

November 17, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Surgeon General’s Comprehensive Report on Addiction

**SHAHEEN: "This report is clear: evidence-based, medical treatment is fundamental to curing substance use disorder and it's time for bold federal action."** **Report says 27 million Americans report use of illicit drugs or misuse of prescription drugs** **Only 10% with substance use disorders receive any type of treatment** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen(D-NH) released the following statement on the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health released today. … Continue Reading

November 15, 2016

Shaheen Appointed to United States Semiquincentennial Commission to Plan 250th Anniversary of the United States

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has been appointed by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid to serve on the United States Semiquincentennial Commission, a 32-member commission established by Congress to plan the 250th anniversary of the United States in July 2026. The commission is comprised of 8 Members of Congress, 16 private citizens, and 8 federal officials and ex-officio members, and all meetings will take place at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. U.S. Senator Bob Casey… Continue Reading

November 14, 2016

Shaheen Highlights New HUBZone Designation for Sullivan and Grafton Counties, Helping NH Small Businesses Compete for Government Contracts

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), lead Democrat on the Senate Small Business Committee, applauds the recent rule change by the Small Business Administration (SBA) that places the entirety of Sullivan and Grafton counties in the HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) Program, providing local small businesses a preferred status when competing for government contracts and sub-prime contracts. These counties join areas of Concord, Dover, Franklin, Manchester, Nashua,… Continue Reading

November 07, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Janet Reno

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno: "Janet Reno was an exemplary public servant dedicated to the highest principles of the American justice system," said Senator Shaheen. "Janet was part of a generation of women who achieved 'firsts' and her appointment as the first woman Attorney General of the United States underscored her integrity, hard work, compassion and dedication to justice. Ja… Continue Reading

November 04, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Army Staff Sgt. David Whitcher

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of Army Staff Sgt. David Whitcher: "I am deeply saddened to hear of Army Staff Sgt. David Whitcher's passing," said Senator Shaheen. "Having served two tours in Afghanistan with the New Hampshire National Guard, Staff Sgt. Whitcher rests among an elite group of men and women who have served their country to protect the ideas fundamental to our‎ democracy. My thoughts and prayers are with St… Continue Reading

November 04, 2016

Shaheen Celebrates Historic Climate Agreement Going Into Effect

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made the following statement highlighting the Paris Agreement to address climate change, adopted by world leaders in December 2015 at the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris (COP21), which will officially enter into force (go into effect) today. Senator Shaheen participated in the discussions at COP21 as part of a congressional delegation and has been a strong supporter of a broad international agreement to reduce global warming. "The… Continue Reading

November 02, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Former State Representative Angeline Kopka

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of former state Representative Angeline "Angie" Kopka: "Throughout her 100 years, Angie Kopka was a trailblazer," said Senator Shaheen. "Born before women had the right to vote, Angie pushed boundaries, attending business college and creating her own successful business. But it is Angie's service to her beloved Granite State - later becoming the oldest lawmaker in the country - that will cement… Continue Reading

October 24, 2016

Shaheen Statement Commemorating Red Ribbon Week

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement commemorating Red Ribbon Week (October 23 - 31, 2016), the nation's oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program. Throughout the month of October, people are encouraged to wear red ribbons to represent the pledge to live drug-free and honor the sacrifice of those have lost their lives in the fight against drugs. "Red Ribbon Week is an important opportunity to recognize the people across New Hampshire … Continue Reading

October 22, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Her Mother, Belle E. Bowers

(Manchester, NH)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of her mother Belle E. Bowers, who passed away on Thursday evening at the age of 94 in Somersworth, NH. Bowers was a native of Washington state. "I am incredibly grateful for the expressions of sympathy from friends and Granite Staters ‎while my family reflects on my mother's life," said Senator Shaheen. "At 94, my mother lived a full life surrounded by family and loved ones. We will miss he… Continue Reading

October 21, 2016

Shaheen Announces Grant for the Community College System of New Hampshire to Increase Access to Apprenticeships

**The ApprenticeshipUSA-NH project will receive a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Labor** **The project, supported by Sen. Shaheen, will serve 133 apprentices in the Granite State with a focus on women, low-income, veterans and other underrepresented populations** (Manchester, NH)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the Community College System of New Hampshire was awarded $1.2 million by the Department of Labor (DOL) to fund the ApprenticeshipUSA-NH project. … Continue Reading

October 14, 2016

Shaheen, 14 Senators Call on United Nations to Take Action to Regulate Precursor Chemicals of Fentanyl

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a group of 14 Senators sent a letter today urging the United Nations (UN) to take action 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. Use of N-Phenethyl-4-piperidinone (NPP) and 4-anilino-N-phenethyl-4-piperidine (ANPP), chemicals used in the manufacturing of fentanyl, has been a growing trend as the U.… Continue Reading

October 14, 2016

Shaheen Leads Push Urging Critical Assistance for Dairy Farmers

**Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee is cosigned by a bipartisan group of 17 Senators** **Letter points to low milk prices, overhead costs, drought and failure of safety net program as reasons for farm closures across the country** Copy of the signed letter available here (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee leaders urging the committee to allow critical assistance for dairy farmers in appropriations legislation for Fisca… Continue Reading

October 11, 2016

Shaheen Applauds Announcement of Federal Grant to Help Low-Income New Hampshire Students Prepare for College

(Manchester, NH)-This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded announcement of a $1.67 million federal grant to help low-income students in New Hampshire gain awareness of and readiness for undergraduate education. This is the first time New Hampshire has received funding through the Department of Education's Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), which will support 500 seventh grade students at Berlin Middle School, Claremont Middle School, Fr… Continue Reading

October 07, 2016

President Obama Signs Shaheen-Authored Legislation Into Law, Establishing Basic Rights for Survivors of Sexual Assault

**This is the first time ever the term 'sexual assault survivor' appears in federal code** **SHAHEEN: "Beginning today, our nation's laws stand firmly on the side of survivors of sexual assault"** **Shaheen's legislation, co-sponsored by Senators Blumenthal (D-CT) and Leahy (D-VT), was inspired by a meeting with a sexual assault survivor** (Manchester, NH) - President Obama signed into law legislation authored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to establish basic rights for survivors of se… Continue Reading

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