January 12, 2016

Shaheen Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on President Barack Obama's State of the Union address: "The American public has been inundated with particularly reckless and divisive rhetoric over the last couple months. I appreciated the President's call tonight for a more civil public debate and for focusing on what continues to make our country great: the resolve and optimism of the American people. I also appreciated that the President made special ment… Continue Reading

January 12, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Death of Former Portsmouth Shipyard Commander Bill McDonough

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made the following statement after learning of the passing of Captain Bill McDonough. Captain McDonough's distinguished career included service as a Navy Captain, Commander of the Portsmouth Shipyard, and President of the Seacoast Shipyard Association. "I was very saddened to learn of Captain McDonough's death," said Shaheen. "Bill was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who dedicated his life to serving his country. As Shipyard Commander, … Continue Reading

January 12, 2016

Shaheen Calls on President Obama to Increase Funding to Address Heroin Epidemic in FY2017 Budget Request

**Shaheen calls heroin epidemic "a public health emergency" and cites overwhelmed treatment programs in New Hampshire** **President Obama is expected to send his budget to Congress on February 9th** (Washington, DC) - As the Obama Administration prepares to send Congress its FY2017 Budget, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on the President today to increase his request for funding to address the heroin epidemic. Senator Shaheen's call comes as overdose deaths continue to surge in New … Continue Reading

January 08, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Death of Former Nashua Police Chief Don Gross

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the death of Don Gross, a former Andover town selectman and Chief of Police for Nashua. Gross served as Nashua Police Chief during Shaheen's last term as governor. "It's with a heavy heart that I learned of Don's tragic passing," said Shaheen. "Don was an outstanding public servant who served his community with distinction. Don was taken from his family and friends far too soon and my thoughts and prayers ar… Continue Reading

January 06, 2016

Shaheen Nominates New Hampshire Students for United States Service Academies

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has nominated 41 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. "Once again, New Hampshire has produced an exceptionally talented group of young men and women who are eager to serve their country," said Shaheen. "I applaud the impressive work these students ar… Continue Reading

January 05, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Executive Actions to Prevent Gun Violence

(Manchester, NH)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made the following statement on the proposals President Obama revealed today to prevent gun violence: "I've consistently supported common-sense steps to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists, and the mentally ill. Closing the gun show loop-hole, preventing unlicensed internet sales, and strictly enforcing laws already on the books makes sense to an overwhelming majority of Americans. The President's actions announced today to … Continue Reading

January 05, 2016

Shaheen Welcomes Medicaid Waiver that Will Provide New Hampshire With Funding for Mental and Substance Abuse Treatment

(Manchester, NH) - Today in a statement, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed the announcement by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that New Hampshire will receive $150 million over the next 5 years to support improvements in New Hampshire's behavioral health delivery system. These funds will support new regional healthcare networks that will integrate mental health and substance use disorder care with primary care and lower long-term growth in health care cos… Continue Reading

December 22, 2015

Shaheen Welcomes U.S. Sanctions on Individuals and Organizations That Threaten Ukrainian Stability and Security

(Manchester, NH)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, welcomed the announcement by the Obama administration today that it will impose sanctions on specific organizations and individuals that are undermining stability in Ukraine. This announcement follows the recent decision by the European Union to extend its sanctions on Russia for at least another six months, which are pressuring Russia … Continue Reading

December 21, 2015

Shaheen Welcomes Approval of Environmental Permit for Balsams Redevelopment Project

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement welcoming approval of a Wetlands Permit by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services for the Balsams Resort redevelopment project. "The Balsams has long held a special place in the hearts of many Granite Staters and I am excited that this project has the wetlands permit it needs to go forward," said Shaheen. "I'm especially happy for local residents, who have been anxiously waiting for developm… Continue Reading

December 18, 2015

Shaheen Statement on Passage of End-of-Year Agreement to Fund the Government

**Legislation will soon become law that includes $159 million in additional funding for key programs that help New Hampshire fight the heroin epidemic** **As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen petitioned for these increased resources to fight drug abuse** (Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made the following statement after the Senate passed legislation by a vote of 65-33 to fund the federal government in fiscal year 2016 and extend certain tax cu… Continue Reading

December 16, 2015

Shaheen-Rubio Hizballah Sanctions Bill Passes House, Heads to President’s Desk

Washington, D.C. - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the "Hizbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015," a bill sponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) to block the terrorist organization's financing and limit the group's access to logistical support.‎ The bill authorizes sanctions on international financial institutions that knowingly engage in business with Hizballah and its enablers. It also identifies the organization's satelli… Continue Reading

December 16, 2015

Shaheen-Backed Adjustments to Healthcare Law Included in End-of-Year Government Funding Bill

(Washington, DC) - Today U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed the inclusion of provisions in an end-of-year government funding bill that make adjustments to the Affordable Care Act that will help small businesses and manufacturing in New Hampshire. The "omnibus" government funding bill released late last night, includes a two year delay of the "Cadillac tax" which was scheduled to go into effect in 2018 and would impose a 40 percent nondeductible excise tax on health plans with values exc… Continue Reading

December 16, 2015

Ranking Member Shaheen's Statement on Homeland Security Appropriations in Omnibus Legislation to Fund the Government

(Washington, DC)-- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, gave the following statement after FY16 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations legislation was made public as part of a broader omnibus appropriations bill to fund the federal government: "This bill is tasked with providing the resources needed for the security of our borders, the safety of our communities, recovery from major disasters, and the protecti… Continue Reading

December 16, 2015

Shaheen: Government Funding Bill a Big Win for New Hampshire and Our Fight against Heroin and Opioid Abuse

**An additional $159 Million provided to key programs that support New Hampshire's efforts to combat the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic** **As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen petitioned for these increased resources to fight drug abuse in funding bill** **Also reauthorizes and increases funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund and provides funding certainty for the KC-46 at Pease, the Virginia Class Submarine, and the Beyond Yellow Ribbon program** (W… Continue Reading

December 16, 2015

Shaheen Successfully Adds Legislation to End-of-Year Government Funding Bill that Provides Affordable Credit to Small Businesses

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, successfully included two bipartisan bills to help small businesses in the end-of-year "omnibus" agreement to fund the government that was revealed late last night. The two bills -- the Commercial Real Estate and Economic Development (CREED) Act and the Small Business Investment Company Capital Act - will boost the availability of credit to small businesses. "I'm glad… Continue Reading

December 15, 2015

Shaheen Statement on Senate Approval of Emily Gray Rice to Serve as U.S. Attorney for NH

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate approved by a voice vote, the nomination of Emily Gray Rice to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Hampshire: "I recommended Emily for the position of U.S. Attorney because of her exceptional qualifications," said Shaheen. "Her credentials ensured that her nomination was considered by the Senate quickly and without controversy. I want to extend my congratulations to Emily on her … Continue Reading

December 15, 2015

Shaheen Leads Letter to DHS Calling for Social Media Background Checks in Visa Screening Process

(Washington, DC)-This afternoon, Senator Jeanne Shaheen sent a letter to Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson urging his agency to immediately conduct social media background checks as a part of the screening process for U.S. visa determinations. The letter was signed by 24 of her colleagues in the Senate and follows reports that the Department of Homeland Security didn't identify radical social media statements made by the female assailant involved in the San Bernardino terrorist attac… Continue Reading

December 15, 2015

Shaheen Receives Commitment from Air Force Nominee to Complete Treatment of Pease Wells if Approved

(Washington, DC) - This morning at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned the Honorable Lisa S. Disbrow, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, about the Air Force's commitment to treating contaminated wells at Pease International Tradeport. Disbrow has been nominated to serve as the Under Secretary of the Air Force and expressed her commitment to continuing the cleanup and blood testing efforts at Pease. … Continue Reading

December 15, 2015

Shaheen Welcomes Funding for New Hampshire to Improve Sexual Assault Prosecutions and Provide Justice for Victims

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded the announcement that New Hampshire will receive a $400,000 grant to improve the prosecution of sexual assault cases in the state. The funds will go towards developing new best practices for New Hampshire's justice system and strengthening the collaborative efforts of sexual assault victim services providers, law enforcement agencies, and medical forensic services providers. "It takes tremendous bravery to report a sexual assault… Continue Reading

December 12, 2015

Shaheen Statement on Historic International Agreement Reached at Paris Summit to Address Climate Change

(Manchester, NH)--Senator Jeanne Shaheen made the following remarks after the announcement that negotiators at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris adopted an agreement to curb climate change. Senator Shaheen participated in the discussions earlier this month as part of a congressional delegation and has been a strong supporter of a broad international agreement to reduce global warming. "This agreement is an unprecedented achievement and affirms New Hampshire's leadership r… Continue Reading

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