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November 29, 2018

On Senate Floor: Shaheen Underscores Impact of Climate Change on Granite State Environment, Wildlife & Economy

**Shaheen's Remarks Follow the Release of the Trump Administration's Report on Climate Change Which Shows Significant Implications on Human Health and other Societal and Environmental Elements** Watch Shaheen's remarks in full here. (Washington, DC) - Last night, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor highlighting how climate change is negatively affecting New Hampshire and the nation, and underscored the serious environmental, economic and public health consequences that… Continue Reading


November 29, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce $312K to Families in Transition

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced $312,220 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment to Families in Transition in Manchester. This grant will fund Families in Transition's Connections to Recovery Program, which will support outreach and care for an estimated 160 homeless individuals who are struggling with substance use disorders annual… Continue Reading


November 28, 2018

Shaheen Leads Group of Senators Calling on Senate Leadership to Act Now to Protect Small Businesses from Burdensome Sales Tax Collection Requirement

**Group Calls for Ban on Retroactive Sales Tax Collection and a Moratorium until Congress Acts to Protect Small Businesses ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Small Business Committee, sent a letter with Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), calling on Senate Leadership to take action before the end of the year to protect small businesses from red tape resulting from the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in South Dakota… Continue Reading


November 26, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Respond to Findings for Northeast Region in Federal Climate Change Report

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Trump administration released on Friday a report on the effects of climate change, which includes specific findings for the Northeast region. The report details the profound impact climate change is having, and will continue to have, on the region's environment, economy and public health: "Ignoring climate change is not an option," said Shaheen. "This report makes it clear … Continue Reading


November 21, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Applaud Army Corps Approval of Hampton-Seabrook Harbor Emergency Dredging

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Army Corps of Engineers' (The Corps) release of their fiscal year 2019 work plan, which includes $4.6 million to move emergency dredging efforts for Hampton-Seabrook Harbor. "Dredging at Hampton-Seabrook Harbor is desperately needed and I'm very pleased that the Corps has prioritized this project for 2019," said Shaheen. "New Hampshire fishermen depend on Hampton-Sea… Continue Reading


November 21, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Election of Kim Jong-yang of South Korea to Serve as President of Interpol

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement in response to the election of Kim Jong-yang of South Korea to serve as the next President of Interpol. The vote to elect the President of Interpol was held at the Interpol General Assembly in Dubai today. "I am relieved that Kim Jong-yang will serve as the next President of Interpol," said Shaheen. "I'm also encouraged that the candidac… Continue Reading


November 20, 2018

Shaheen Responds to President’s Statement Defending Saudi Arabia

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement in response to the President's announcement that his administration will continue to stand by Saudi Arabia in the aftermath of the brutal murder of Washington Post journalist and U.S. permanent resident Jamal Khashoggi: "President Trump's habit of siding with murderous foreign dictators over American intelligence professionals is a stain o… Continue Reading


November 19, 2018

Shaheen, Wicker, Coons & Rubio Warn Against Russian Leadership of Interpol Ahead of General Assembly Vote

Helsinki Commission Members Call on Trump Admin & Interpol General Assembly Members to Oppose Alexander Prokopchuk's Candidacy for President of Interpol (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Chris Coons (D-DE) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), members of the Helsinki Commission, issued the following joint statement, urging the Trump administration and members of Interpol's General Assembly to oppose the candidacy of Alexander Prokopchuk of Russia to serve as the… Continue Reading


November 16, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Demand Documents on EPA’s Abrupt Dismissal of Scientists from Advisory Committees

**Senators: EPA measures undermine science and could jeopardize human health and the environment** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) yesterday demanded information and documents from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about its recent dismissal and appointment of members to its Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and its decision to disband two key scientific air pollution advisory panels. They also raised concerns about the EPA's… Continue Reading


November 15, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Sanctions Against Saudi Officials for Khashoggi Murder

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement in response to the United States Department of Treasury's announcement of sanctions against Saudi Arabian officials for their role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: "These sanctions are a positive first step in sending a clear message to the Saudis that America will not overlook this grotesque violation of human rights and over… Continue Reading


November 15, 2018

Shaheen, Menendez, Young, Reed, Graham, Collins Introduce Comprehensive Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined with Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Jack Reed (D-RI), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today to introduce the Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act of 2018, comprehensive legislation to ensure effective Congressional oversight of U.S. policy on Yemen, provide leverage to push the stakeholders in Yemen's civil war toward a political… Continue Reading


November 15, 2018

NH Delegation Announces Additional $2.4 Million In VAWA Funding

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced an additional $2,441,735 in grants from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women. Shaheen, the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, has led efforts in Congress to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and has secured historic feder… Continue Reading


November 15, 2018

Shaheen, Capito Call on Trump Admin to Adhere to Law & Provide Congress with U.S. Strategy to Bolster Women’s Leadership in Peace Negotiations and Conflict Resolution

Shaheen & Capito Wrote the Law Requiring the Admin to Provide Congress with the U.S. Strategy to Ensure Women Have a Seat at the Negotiating Table (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) sent a letter to the Trump administration yesterday, calling for the administration to adhere to Shaheen and Capito's bipartisan Women, Peace and Security Act, which was signed into law on October 6, 2017. The letter, sent to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Sec… Continue Reading


November 13, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce $136K to Support NH Coastal Communities & Ecosystems

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee which funds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today that NOAA and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will award $136,242 to the New Hampshire Nature Conservancy for the Tidal Crossing Replacements for a Resilient Coas… Continue Reading


November 13, 2018

Shaheen Leads Letter to Army Secretary Advocating for USS Thresher Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) urging Secretary of the Army Mark Esper to consider the USS Thresher Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Project to establish a monument honoring the 129 men who perished aboard the USS Thresher, a submarine that sank off the coast of New England on April 10, 1963. April 10, 2018 marked the 55th anniversary of the tragedy. "A… Continue Reading


November 09, 2018

Shaheen and Young Call for Immediate Steps in Yemen, Including Ending U.S. Air Refueling of Saudi Coalition Aircraft in Yemen

"If the administration does not take immediate steps, including ending U.S. refueling of Saudi coalition aircraft, we are prepared to take action when the Senate comes back into session." (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) issued the following statement calling for the administration to take immediate steps toward Saudi Arabia, including ending U.S. air refueling of Saudi coalition aircraft operating in Yemen: Senators Shaheen and Young said, "… Continue Reading


November 07, 2018

Shaheen Statement Following the President Trump's Firing of AG Sessions

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee, issued the following statement: "The President is not above the law which is why it is incredibly concerning that President Trump has fired the Attorney General and handpicked an acting Attorney General who will now oversee Special Counsel Mueller's investigation," said Shaheen. "Based on Matthew Whitaker's previous statements, he should re… Continue Reading


November 02, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $400,000 Department of Energy Grant For Dartmouth Solar Research Project

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) that the Department of Energy will award Dartmouth College $400,000 to support a new research project that advances early-stage solar technologies to lower electricity costs and create jobs in the solar economy. "Dartmouth College's pioneering research into solar technology holds great potential for con… Continue Reading


November 02, 2018

Shaheen Joins Group of 30 Senators in Letter to Pompeo Opposing Elimination of Women’s Rights Report

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), the lead Democrat of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and a group of 28 Senators in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo opposing the Trump administration's decision to delete a section including reproductive rights from the Department's annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. In the letter, which w… Continue Reading


October 31, 2018

Shaheen Encouraged by Administration’s Call for Yemen Ceasefire

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's call for a ceasefire between all warring parties in Yemen. "I'm encouraged by the Trump administration's call for a ceasefire in Yemen. The humanitarian situation is dire and it's past time for the United States to use our leverage to help end this horrific war," said Shaheen. "Senator Young and I wr… Continue Reading

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