October 03, 2016

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Grant to Boost New Hampshire Small Business Exports

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), lead Democrat on the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, and New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan today announced the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED) will receive $213,000 through the State Trade Export Promotion (STEP) grant program to help more small businesses increase their exports by reaching new foreign markets. Shaheen helped create the STEP program through the Small Busines… Continue Reading

September 29, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s Ruling on Rape Shield Law

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the New Hampshire Supreme Court's ruling reaffirming protections of private sexual history under the state's rape shield law: "Today's ruling by the New Hampshire Supreme Court upholds our Rape Shield Law's basic privacy protections that encourage survivors to report their assault and cooperate with prosecution. I am glad that the court agrees survivors of sexual assault have a basic right to privacy, i… Continue Reading

September 29, 2016

Shaheen Applauds Approval of Federal Grant to City of Manchester to Combat Human Trafficking

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement applauding approval of a $728,493 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to the City of Manchester to combat human trafficking. The City of Manchester will work in collaboration with the Child and Family Services of New Hampshire to implement a task force focusing on victim-centered, collaborative and sustainable approaches to end all forms of human trafficking. "The City of Manchester, Manchester Po… Continue Reading

September 29, 2016

Shaheen to Receive Distinguished Public Service Award

**Senator Shaheen will receive the Muskie Award at the Truman Center for National Policy and Truman National Security Project's 2016 Inaugural Awards Dinner** **Past recipients include Madeleine Albright, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, William Cohen, Joe Biden, Ted Kennedy and Leon Panetta** (Washington D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will be presented the Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Award at the inaugural Truman Awards Dinner, hosted by the Truman Center for Natio… Continue Reading

September 28, 2016

Shaheen As Her Bill Heads to President’s Desk: “This is a momentous day for survivors of sexual assault”

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks on the Senate floor tonight after Senate unanimously passed her legislation to establish a basic set of rights for survivors of sexual assault. Shaheen's legislation will now go to President Obama's desk for his signature. The Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act, also known as the Survivors' Bill of Rights Act of 2016, creates the first federally codified rights specifically for sexual assault survivors, and for the first ti… Continue Reading

September 28, 2016

Shaheen-Authored Legislation Heads to President Obama’s Desk, Establishes Basic Rights for Survivors of Sexual Assault

(Washington, D.C.) -The Senate unanimously approved final passage of legislation authored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to establish basic rights for survivors of sexual assault and will now send the bill to President Obama's desk. The Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act, also known as the Survivors' Bill of Rights Act of 2016, creates the first federally codified rights specifically for sexual assault survivors, and for the first time would allow survivors the opportunity to enforce th… Continue Reading

September 28, 2016

Shaheen Statement Following Senate Passage of a Stop-Gap Government Funding Bill

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after voting for a bill that funds the federal government until December 9th. "I'm relieved that Congress was able to come to a bipartisan agreement on providing aid to address the crisis in Flint and help flood victims in Louisiana," said Senator Shaheen. "And at long last, this funding bill will provide the emergency resources that are needed to address the Zika epidemic. However, I'm very disappointed that C… Continue Reading

September 28, 2016

Shaheen Applauds FDA Approval of Artificial Pancreas for Type 1 Diabetes

(Washington D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), co-chair of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision today to approve an artificial pancreas (AP) system to improve the treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D). The approval of the new Medtronic MiniMed 670G system, the first device ever approved to automate the dosing of insulin to reduce high blood sugar levels, is a life-changing breakthrough for the T1D community, and Shaheen has long played… Continue Reading

September 28, 2016

Shaheen Introduces 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) introduced new legislation to improve services for women veterans experiencing domestic violence. Studies suggest that women … Continue Reading

September 28, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Investigation Linking Russia to Downing of Flight MH-17 Over Ukraine

(Washington, DC)-- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on European Affairs, released the following statement on the Joint Investigative Team report that conclusively links Russia to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. The report contains evidence that the missile system used to shoot down Flight MH-17 was transported from Russia to Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine and then returned to Russia immediate… Continue Reading

September 28, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Former Israeli President Shimon Peres

(Washington D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the passing of former Israeli President Shimon Peres: "Today, I join many others in the United States, Israel and around the world in remembering and honoring the life of former Israeli President Shimon Peres," said Senator Shaheen. "President Peres' vision for an independent and prosperous Israel shaped the course of history. His steadfast commitment t… Continue Reading

September 27, 2016

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Again Urges Republican Leaders to Schedule a Hearing and a Vote for Supreme Court Nominee Judge Merrick Garland

Watch Here (Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks on the Senate floor today urging Republican leaders to consider President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland, and set a hearing and a vote on his nomination. Shaheen called out Senate Republicans for breaking with bipartisan tradition and refusing to fulfill their Constitutional responsibilities to hold hearings and a vote on Judge Garland's nomination. President Obama nominated Judge Gar… Continue Reading

September 27, 2016

Shaheen Statement Following Today’s Vote on the Republican Stop-Gap Government Funding Proposal

(Washington D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after voting against the stop-gap government funding proposal introduced by Republican leadership: "It's disturbing that Republican leadership are picking and choosing which communities to provide emergency assistance," said Shaheen. "This would set a terrible precedent. Congress should urgently deliver resources to Louisiana flood victims. However, I can't understand why this bill ignores the crisis in Flin… Continue Reading

September 23, 2016

Shaheen, Murray, Blumenthal Continue Efforts to Ensure Full Access to Contraceptive Care for Female Servicemembers; Stress Importance of Family Planning Services in Light of Zika

*In a new letter to the Dept. of Defense, Senators express concerns that women serving in the U.S. military " may not have access to the most effective or preferred methods of contraception" ** **Senators cite several barriers to contraceptive access across all four services-lack of pre-deployment counseling on contraception, difficulties obtaining refills, confidentiality concerns, shortages of providers overseas, among others** **Senators say many of these barriers "could be mitigated … Continue Reading

September 22, 2016


(Washington, DC)-This afternoon after reviewing a proposal by Republican leadership to keep the government funded until December 9th, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement to rebut claims that this bill funds the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). "Communities in New Hampshire and across the country desperately need resources to address this epidemic -- not smoke and mirrors," said Shaheen. "Despite the urgent pleas of first responders and treatment pro… Continue Reading

September 22, 2016

Shaheen on Senate Floor: “We Need to Fund CARA” to Address the Opioid Epidemic

**Marking Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, Shaheen Calls on Congress to "put actual resources behind all of our talk about stemming this crisis"** **SHAHEEN: "We know in this chamber that CARA is an authorizing bill and doesn't provide one penny to fight the opioid epidemic" ** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks on the Senate floor to mark Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week and urge Cong… Continue Reading

September 21, 2016

Shaheen, Durbin Meet With Ukrainian Politician and Former Army Pilot Who Was Wrongly Imprisoned by Russian Government

**Nadiya Savchenko was released in May after being captured by Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine, smuggled to Russia and imprisoned for two years** **Durbin and Shaheen praise Savchenko for taking a courageous stand against Russian aggression** Senators Durbin and Shaheen meet with Nadiya Savchenko (Washington, DC)-This afternoon, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) met with Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian politician and former army helicopter pilot who was recent… Continue Reading

September 21, 2016

Shaheen Announces Federal Grant for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Training Facility in Concord

(Washington, DC)-This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced a $360,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Training Facility located in Concord. This facility is operated by the New Hampshire Department of Safety and serves fire departments across the Northeast region that use it to train for aircraft emergencies. For the past year, Senator Shaheen has been working alongside the New Hampshire Department of Transportation… Continue Reading

September 21, 2016

Shaheen Introduces New Legislation to Combat Sexual Harassment in Rental Housing

**The Combat Sexual Harassment in Housing Act of 2016 would make it easier for victims to bring forward certain cases of sexual harassment under the Fair Housing Act** **Shaheen: Women across the country are suffering in silence simply because they are poor** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced new legislation to establish protections against sexual harassment in rental housing. Building on existing protections in the Fair Housing Act, the Combat Sexual Harassmen… Continue Reading

September 21, 2016

Shaheen: Ending Afghan Visa Program "Would Be a Stain on Our National Honor"

Watch Here (Washington, DC)- This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks on the Senate floor urging Congress to extend the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program which is expected to run out of visas by early January. The Afghan SIV program allows Afghans who faithfully supported the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and are under threat because of their service to apply for refuge in the United States. In the past few years, the SIV program has been sustained through th… Continue Reading

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