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June 26, 2019

Bipartisan Legislation Backed by NH Delegation to Help “Blue Water” Navy Veterans Secure Veterans Benefits Signed into Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), issued the following statements after the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act was signed into law last night. The bipartisan bill was backed by every member of New Hampshire's Congressional delegation, and would create a permanent legislative fix to help ensure "Blue Water" Navy veterans get the disability and health care benefits they deserve as a … Continue Reading


June 21, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Official Count of Overdose Deaths for 2018

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen issued the following statement after the New Hampshire Medical Examiner's office released an official count of drug overdose deaths for 2018: "It is heartbreaking to see these numbers knowing that every death represents family members, friends and coworkers," said Shaheen. "We cannot grow numb to this tragedy and need to keep finding ways to save lives and deliver treatment before it's too late. These statistics demonstrate that not only is this epid… Continue Reading


June 21, 2019

Shaheen Highlights Bipartisan Work Underway to Crackdown on Robocalls that are Bombarding Granite Staters

**Shaheen Points to the 107 Million Robocalls that Were Directed at New Hampshire Phone Numbers Last Year** At a press conference in Concord this afternoon, Shaheen was joined by the New Hampshire Department of Justice, AARP New Hampshire, the Public Utilities Commission and other Granite State stakeholders to discuss work underway to confront the scourge of robocalls. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a press conference in Concord to discuss the bipartisan wo… Continue Reading


June 21, 2019

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill to Improve Access to Lifesaving Breast Cancer Screenings

Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings (PALS) Act of 2019 with a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). The bipartisan legislation would postpone recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that would limit access to breast cancer screenings for women in their 40s. It would continue the moratorium on the USPSTF recommendations, w… Continue Reading


June 20, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Introduce Legislation to Restore Funding for Programs that Help Americans Sign Up for Quality, Affordable Health Insurance

**The Trump administration has slashed funding for health care enrollment assistance by more than 80 percent** **ENROLL Act to restore funding for the Navigator program and help ensure that Americans have access to the affordable health care coverage they need** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) worked with a group of Senators led by Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Bob Casey (D-PA) to introduce the Expand Navigators' Resources for Outreach, Learning, and… Continue Reading


June 20, 2019

Shaheen Joins Warner on Amendment to Annual Defense Bill to Mandate Reporting of Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections

**Follows last week's unanimous consent request, which was blocked by Senate Republicans ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), the lead Democrat of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on an amendment to the fiscal year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) - the annual defense bill - that would require presidential campaigns to report foreign interference in U.S.… Continue Reading


June 19, 2019

Shaheen Helps Advance Bipartisan Funding Measure to Address Humanitarian Crisis at the Southern Border

**Emergency measure provides funding to care for migrant children, improved detention conditions, refugee programs and immigration judges** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after she voted to advance an emergency funding bill to address the humanitarian crisis at the Southern border: "In addition to funding to care for migrant children and improved detention conditions, this bipartisan legislati… Continue Reading


June 19, 2019

Shaheen-Portman Bipartisan Bill to Boost EPA Response to PFAS Clears Key Committee Hurdle

**The Safe Drinking Water Assistance Act Passed the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee in a Package of PFAS Legislation to Combat Exposure to the Harmful Chemicals** (Washington, DC) - This morning, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) passed a significant package of legislation aimed at combating per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure, which included a bipartisan bill authored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH). The Safe Drinki… Continue Reading


June 17, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Join Push for Affordable Over-the-Counter Birth Control

**Legislation would expand access by ensuring that over-the-counter birth control is covered by insurance without cost sharing or a prescription** (Washington, DC) - Last week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of lawmakers led by U.S Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) in introducing the Affordability is Access Act, legislation to make sure over-the-counter birth control is affordable and accessible for women across the country. This legislation works to ens… Continue Reading


June 14, 2019

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Efficiency in Federal Buildings

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined bipartisan legislation, the Federal Energy and Water Management Performance Act of 2019, led by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) that would formally authorize the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and establish energy and water usage reduction goals for federal buildings. FEMP is an existing program within the Department of Energy that provides training, guidance, and technical assistance to enab… Continue Reading


June 14, 2019

SHAHEEN: No Excuses Left for Trump Administration on Redesign of $20 Bill Honoring Tubman

Preliminary redesign of the new $20 bill obtained by the New York Times (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the New York Times published a redesign of the $20 bill featuring Harriet Tubman. The New York Times story claims that the preliminary design was completed in 2016, and the note likely could have been released on next year's centennial of the 19th Amendment, contradicting claims that the Department of Treasury has made to Senator Shahee… Continue Reading


June 13, 2019

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers on Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Foreign Individuals Responsible for Violence against the LGBTI Community

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan group of Senators in reintroducing the Global Respect Act. This legislation would impose sanctions on foreign individuals responsible for human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals abroad. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Rob Portman (R-OH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ed Markey (D-M… Continue Reading


June 13, 2019

After Recent Department of Defense Report Highlights Failure to Address Crisis of Military Sexual Assault, Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Reintroduce Military Justice Improvement Act

**Renewed Push Follows Shocking DoD Report Showing Sexual Assaults in the Military Dramatically Increased While the Number of Cases Going to Trial Went Down** **Five Years After Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey Said Military Was 'On the Clock' to Fix Military Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault Remains Pervasive and Many Service Members Still Have Little Faith in the System** **Bipartisan Legislation Would Create Impartial, Fair and Accountable Military Justice System** (Washi… Continue Reading


June 13, 2019

SHAHEEN: President Trump’s Invitation to Interfere in 2020 Election Will Not Fall on Deaf Ears

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Trump's interview with ABC News in which he said, "I think I'd take it" when asked if he'd accept information on an opponent offered by a foreign government: "As the Commander in Chief, the President swore an oath to protect this country. It is incredibly alarming and tremendously dangerous for the President to openly invite another attack on our democracy," said Shaheen. "This message w… Continue Reading


June 13, 2019

Bipartisan Legislation Backed By Senators Shaheen, Hassan to Get “Blue Water” Navy Veterans Benefits They Deserve Heads to President’s Desk for Signature

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate unanimously passed bipartisan legislation yesterday supported by Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan to ensure that thousands of "Blue Water" Navy veterans can receive the disability and health care benefits they deserve after their exposure to the dangerous pesticide Agent Orange while fighting in the Vietnam War. The bipartisan Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act creates a permanent legislative fix to ensure that these veterans get their benefits, and is now… Continue Reading


June 12, 2019

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Support Hong Kong Protestors

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Angus King (I-ME), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) released the following statement of support for the millions of citizens protesting the Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong: "The extradition law proposed by Beijing loyalists in Hong Kong would allow political dis… Continue Reading


June 12, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Post-Traumatic Stress Resolution

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced a resolution yesterday with a bipartisan group of Senators led by Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), designating the month of June as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month and June 27th as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day. "For their service and sacrifice to our nation, we owe our returning service me… Continue Reading


June 11, 2019

Shaheen Statement Following Meeting with Acting Secretary of Defense Shanahan

**Meeting held in Senator Shaheen's office to discuss expected nomination of Acting Secretary Shanahan to serve as Secretary of Defense** (Washington, DC)-This evening, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, welcomed Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to her office to discuss his expected nomination to serve as Secretary of Defense. Following their discussion, Senator Shaheen delivered the following statement: "I appreciated the … Continue Reading


June 11, 2019

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce Legislation Expanding U.S. Tools against Perpetrators of Sexual Violence in Global Conflicts

**Legislation adds sexual violence to U.S. human rights reporting and existing sanctions laws.** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation with Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) to elevate the prevention of, and response to, conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence as a priority in U.S. foreign policy. Representative Chellie Pi… Continue Reading


June 11, 2019

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Encourage Energy Efficiency in Federal Facilities

(Washington, DC) -This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined bipartisan legislation led by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Chris Coons (D-DE) that would encourage the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Savings Contracts (UESCs) in federal buildings. Shaheen has historically worked with Gardner and Coons on this energy efficiency legislation, and has prioritized similar efforts in the Senate to reduce federal energy costs to save Granite Staters, and… Continue Reading

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