May 09, 2016


**Official Video Footage Here** **Shaheen serves as official sponsor of ship named after Queen City** (Mobile, AL) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, participated in the christening ceremony for the USS Manchester today at the Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, AL. As the official sponsor of the Littoral Combat Ship, Shaheen is considered a permanent member of the ship's crew and her initials are welded into a part of the ship's hull. In keeping with t… Continue Reading

May 04, 2016


(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the leading Democrat on the Senate Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Subcommittee, has approved a DHS request by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to shift $34 million in funding in the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) budget. These funds will allow the TSA to increase the number of security screeners at U.S airports and reduce wait times at security checkpoints in advance of the summer travel surge. "… Continue Reading

May 03, 2016

After Introducing Bipartisan Legislation, Shaheen Meets with New Hampshire Guard to Discuss Counterdrug Program

**Legislation would improve long-term, strategic drug interdiction efforts in New Hampshire and across the country** **Shaheen hears about the Guard's important work helping local law enforcement fight the heroin and opioid pandemic** (Concord, NH)- Today in Concord, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with New Hampshire National Guard Counterdrug leadership, the Governor's Advisor on Addiction and Behavioral Health James Vara and leadership from New England High Intensity Drug Trafficking… Continue Reading

April 29, 2016

Shaheen Encourages Participation in National Drug Take-Back Day

(Washington, DC) - Tomorrow, Saturday April 30th, communities across New Hampshire and the country are teaming up with local law enforcement for National Drug Take-Back Day to dispose of unneeded prescription drugs. This event, hosted nationally by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), serves as an important reminder of the services many local law enforcement agencies provide year-round to properly dispose of prescription drugs, especially highly addictive opioid painkillers like OxyContin … Continue Reading

April 29, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Confirmation of UNH Grad, General Lori Robinson, to Lead U.S. Northern Command

[April 18, 2016 - U.S. Senator Shaheen (D-NH) and General Lori Robinson meeting in Senator Shaheen's Washington, DC office] A high resolution version of the photo is available here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the Senate's unanimous confirmation of U.S. Air Force General Lori Robinson to serve as the commander of U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). "I want to congratulate General Robinson on her historic confirmation as the first w… Continue Reading

April 29, 2016

Shaheen, Capito Introduce Legislation to Bolster National Guard Counterdrug Program

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced legislation that would increase support for a National Guard program that helps local law enforcement and community organizations address the heroin and opioid pandemic. The Shaheen-Capito bill will extend the availability of funding for the National Guard Counterdrug Program from one to three years. This program provides local law enforcement with highly-trained analysts to support their coun… Continue Reading

April 28, 2016

Shaheen on Senate Floor Calls for Resources for NH and the Country to Respond to Zika Virus

**Cites her roundtable discussion in Concord where she heard from local health officials about the need for resources** **Calls Zika threat "a pending public health emergency"** (Washington, DC)-This afternoon on the Senate floor, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called for additional resources to respond to the Zika virus in New Hampshire and across the country, calling the virus "a pending public health emergency." Her remarks follow a roundtable she hosted with top New Hampshire health officia… Continue Reading

April 26, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Armed Services Committee Approval of General Lori Robinson to Lead U.S. Northern Command

**If confirmed in full Senate, General Robinson would be the first woman to lead a combatant command** **Shaheen has had the opportunity to meet with General Robinson and question her in the Armed Services Committee** [April 18, 2016 - U.S. Senator Shaheen (D-NH) and U.S. Air Force General Lori Robinson meeting in Senator Shaheen's Washington, DC office] A high resolution version of the photo is available here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following st… Continue Reading

April 25, 2016

At Girls Inc. in Manchester, Shaheen Celebrates Announcement That Harriet Tubman Will Appear on the New $20 Bill

**A year ago this week, Senator Shaheen visited Girls Inc. to ask girls what woman they'd like to see on the $20** [April 25, 2016 - Manchester, NH - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) meets with students at Girls Inc.] High resolution versions of the photos are available here and here (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Girls Inc. in Manchester to celebrate the announcement by the Treasury Department that it plans to honor the contributions of women to o… Continue Reading

April 22, 2016

In Letter to Senate Leadership, Shaheen, Tester and Merkley State Their Strong Opposition to Advancing Internet Sales Tax Legislation

(Washington, DC) Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) wrote to Senate leadership to express their opposition to internet sales tax legislation advancing in the Senate. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Minority Leader Harry Reid, the Senators, who represent states without sales taxes, outlined the disastrous impact an online sales tax would have on small businesses in their home states. "By reaching new markets acr… Continue Reading

April 22, 2016

On Earth Day, Shaheen Discusses the Recent Breakthrough on Her Energy Efficiency Legislation

**On Wednesday, Senator Shaheen's energy efficiency bill, known as Shaheen-Portman, finally passed the Senate** **Shaheen also praises the signing today of the Paris climate accord and calls for cooperation on fulfilling the United States' obligations** **Shaheen made her remarks at Hollis Montessori School, the first elementary school in the nation to attain the rigorous Passive House efficiency certification** (Washington, DC)-To mark Earth Day, Senator Shaheen visited the Hollis Montesso… Continue Reading

April 21, 2016

Shaheen Secures Resources for Opioid Crisis and Other Key New Hampshire Priorities in Newly Released Federal Funding Bills

**As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Shaheen helped secure an additional $22 million in appropriations legislation for law enforcement, treatment, drug monitoring and drug courts** **Senator Shaheen also fought for relief for New Hampshire's fishermen whose livelihoods are threatened by onerous new monitoring fees** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), through her role on the Senate Appropriations Committee, has secured federal resources for New Hamp… Continue Reading

April 21, 2016

At Armed Services Committee Hearing, Shaheen Congratulates and Questions General Lori Robinson, a UNH Graduate Nominated to Be the First Woman to Lead a Combatant Command

**Shaheen asks General Robinson her assessment on how to reduce drug smuggling across the southern border that's fueling the heroin and opioid epidemic in New Hampshire** **Shaheen also congratulated General Robinson on being named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People** **Shaheen met with former Bartlett resident General Robinson earlier this week** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) at an Armed Services Committee Hearing, questioned U.S. Air … Continue Reading

April 20, 2016


(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), author of the Women on the Twenty Act and Harriet Tubman Currency Tribute Act of 2015, made the following statement after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced plans to redesign the five, ten and twenty dollar bills. Earlier today, Senator Shaheen responded to reports that Harriet Tubman would be prominently featured on the twenty dollar bill. Secretary Lew announced that the new ten dollar bill will feature an image of the historic march for… Continue Reading

April 20, 2016


(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), author of the Women on the Twenty Act and Harriet Tubman Currency Tribute Act of 2015, made the following statement after it was reported that the U.S. Department of the Treasury will feature the portrait of Harriet Tubman on the twenty dollar bill. "This is an historic announcement and I'm thrilled that the many voices across the country calling for a woman to be prominently featured on our currency, were heard," said Shaheen. "Harriet … Continue Reading

April 20, 2016

Shaheen Calls for End to Politically Motivated Attacks Against Women’s Healthcare Providers and Researchers at House Committee Hearing

[April 20, 2016 - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen testifying at House Committee hearing] A high resolution version on this photo is available here (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) appeared before a House panel, established by Republicans in Congress, to investigate women's healthcare providers and health researchers. Shaheen testified on the need to end the politically motivated investigations that were formed based on highly edited and discredited videos. Over the week… Continue Reading

April 20, 2016

Senate Passes Comprehensive Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Legislation

**Progress follows the signing into law last year of a targeted energy efficiency bill authored by the Senators** **Shaheen also applauds the Senate's approval of a permanent reauthorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund** (Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate passed legislation championed by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) to boost energy efficiency across the country. Their Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, better known as… Continue Reading

April 19, 2016

As the Senate Prepares to Vote on Shaheen-Portman Legislation, Shaheen Touts the Benefits of These Energy Efficiency Provisions on the Senate Floor

**Shaheen's Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, which she introduced with Senator Portman, is expected to pass the Senate soon as part of a larger energy bill** **This energy legislation also includes Shaheen's Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act, the Heat Efficiency through Applied Technology (HEAT) Act and key provisions from her Clean Distributed Energy Grid Integration Act** (Washington, DC) - Today, as the Senate prepares to vote on her bipartisan energy efficiency legisl… Continue Reading

April 19, 2016

At Armed Services Committee Hearing, Shaheen Questions Military Nominee on Potential to Recover Korean War Soldiers Missing in Action

**General Brooks assured Shaheen that if confirmed this issue would be a top priority** **Earlier this year, Shaheen amended North Korean sanctions legislation to protect efforts to recover remains of American servicemembers** (Washington, DC) - Today at a Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned General Vincent K. Brooks on the potential to restart talks with North Korea on recovering U.S. servicemembers who are still missing in action from the… Continue Reading

April 19, 2016

Shaheen, Gardner Applaud Secretary Jewell's Announcement of a Federal Effort to Measure the Impact of Outdoor Recreation Economy

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell this afternoon that the Federal Recreation Council will work with the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis to assess the economic contributions of the outdoor recreation industry. Last year, Shaheen and Gardner introduced the Outdoor REC (Recreation's Economic Contributions) Act, bipartisan legislation that called for this assessment… Continue Reading

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