Press

December 17, 2019

Senate Sends National Defense Bill with Key Shaheen-Authored Provisions to President’s Desk

**Defense bill includes ban on PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam, continued funding for health impact study and Shaheen's bipartisan legislation to expedite analysis of water contaminants including PFAS** **Bill provides a pay raise to service members, eliminates the "Widow's Tax" and includes Shaheen's bipartisan legislation to provide support to military spouses** **Bill prioritizes role of Pease and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard** **Bill Includes Shaheen's Legislation to Crack Down on Fen… Continue Reading


December 16, 2019

PFAS Provisions Championed & Supported by Shaheen Included in Newly Released Government Funding Legislation

**$10 Million to Continue Nationwide PFAS Health Impact Study Established by Shaheen** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement announcing that government funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2020 released by Senate and House leaders today will include a number of provisions authored and supported by Shaheen to respond to per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. Some of these… Continue Reading


December 16, 2019

BREAKING: Shaheen-Authored Provision That Gives Treatment Providers Flexibility to Treat Meth, Cocaine Use Included in Government Funding Legislation

**Overdose Deaths in NH Related to Methamphetamine & other Substances Have Risen Sharply in 2019** **This Flexibility is a Key Component in Shaheen's Turn the Tide Act, and Originated From Discussions with New Hampshire Treatment Providers** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement announcing that government funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2020 released by Senate and House leaders… Continue Reading


December 16, 2019

Shaheen Secures Long-Term, Emergency Care for U.S. Government Employees & Dependents Who Were Injured While Serving in China & Cuba in Government Funding Bill

Shaheen has led efforts in the Senate to provide care, leave and benefits to federal government employees and family members suffering from brain injuries received in Cuba and China under mysterious circumstances. (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Appropriations and Foreign Relations committees, issued the following statement after successfully securing language to provide long-term, emergency care benefits for injured U.S. Government employees serving … Continue Reading


December 13, 2019

Shaheen Holds Roundtable & Site Visit on Bipartisan Fix to Repealing Tax Law Flaw Penalizing NH Water Infrastructure Investments

(Atkinson, NH) - Today in Atkinson, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a roundtable discussion at Atkinson Town Hall and toured the construction site of a new water infrastructure project impacted by an unfair provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that has led to exorbitant taxes on infrastructure investments in towns across southern New Hampshire. Shaheen, joined by town and state officials, highlighted her new bipartisan bill that would fix the flaw in the tax law and provide r… Continue Reading


December 13, 2019

Shaheen, Collins and Isakson Reintroduce International Violence Against Women Act

**Bipartisan legislation would make combatting violence against women and girls a top U.S. diplomatic priority** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led Susan Collins (R-ME) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) in re-introducing the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), bipartisan legislation to ensure combatting gender-based violence around the world remains a top diplomatic and development priority for the United States. "One in three women and girls around the … Continue Reading


December 12, 2019

Following House Vote, Shaheen Calls on Leader McConnell to End the Foot Dragging on Addressing Prescription Drug Costs and Allow Senate to Vote

**This sweeping legislation also authorizes $10 billion in funding to address the opioid epidemic** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed broad legislation to address prescription drug costs: "The dramatic rise in prescription drug costs is a full blown crisis and it's long past time for the Senate to act," said Shaheen. "As Americans have painfully learned, the greed of Big Pharma knows no limits which is w… Continue Reading


December 11, 2019

House Passes National Defense Bill with Key Shaheen-Authored Provisions – President Says He Will Sign Into Law Quickly

**Defense bill includes ban on PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam, continued funding for health impact study and Shaheen's bipartisan legislation to expedite analysis of water contaminants including PFAS** **Bill provides a pay raise to service members, eliminates the "Widow's Tax" and Shaheen's bipartisan legislation to provide support to military spouses** **Bill prioritizes role of Pease and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard** **Bill includes Shaheen's legislation to crack down on fentanyl comin… Continue Reading


December 11, 2019

NH Delegation Announces More Than $575K in Federal Funding for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects in Rural NH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that rural communities throughout the state will receive $577,276 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development in support of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. The funding will be awarded through the … Continue Reading


December 11, 2019

Final NDAA 2020 Includes Shaheen, Cruz Bill to Stop Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

(Washington,DC) - Tonight, the Senate and House Armed Services Committees released the conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, which includes U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ted Cruz's (R-TX) bipartisan bill imposing devastating, targeted sanctions on those involved in installing Russia's Nord Stream 2. If completed, this natural gas pipeline would vastly strengthen President Vladimir Putin at the expense of the rest of the free world. Th… Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

Shaheen, Cassidy, Jones, Moran Introduce Bill to Allow Health Savings Accounts to Be Spent on Direct Primary Care

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Doug Jones (D-AL) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) today introduced bipartisan legislation to lower the cost of health care and expand patients' access to their primary care providers. The Direct Primary Care (DPC) model encourages patients to develop personal relationships with their primary care physician, including extending access to care beyond office visits and business hours and through telemedicine. It focuses on … Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

As UN Convention on Climate Change in Europe is Underway, Shaheen Leads Group of Senators in Letter to Trump Urging Reconsideration of Paris Climate Accord Withdrawal

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a group of 26 Senators in a letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to reconsider his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. In their letter, the Senators sound the alarm on the crisis of climate change and the damage that will be inflicted on Americans for future generations unless immediate action is taken. The Senators warned the President against ceding U.S. leadership on this issue, and admonish… Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators on Letter to UN Convention in Support of Global Efforts to Combat Climate Change

**Letter Comes Same Day as Shaheen Calls on Trump to Reconsider Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement** **Senators: "In a moment where the commitment of the United States to address climate change seems threadbare, we, the undersigned, assure you that we are working diligently to respond to this global threat and we support your efforts in Madrid."** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a bipartisan group of Senators in a letter to Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary … Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan USMCA Trade Agreement Reached

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the agreement between Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives and the Trump administration to move forward on consideration of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): "Trade plays a critical role in our New Hampshire economy, supporting job creation, expanding markets and creating growth for our small businesses. I am pleased to hear bipartisan progress is being made on negotiations… Continue Reading


December 09, 2019

Shaheen Helps Secure Elimination of Military “Widow’s Tax” in Final National Defense Authorization Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after Senate and House conferees released the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The annual legislation authorizes national defense objectives for the fiscal year. Among the numerous New Hampshire and national defense priorities supported by Senator Shaheen is legislation she cosponsored to eliminate t… Continue Reading


December 09, 2019

Shaheen, Cotton Announce Bipartisan Bill to Support Military Spouses Included in Newly Released Defense Legislation

**Shaheen and Cotton Introduced the Bill in May with Support from Second Lady Karen Pence** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statements after successfully including their bipartisan legislation in the final version of the fiscal year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Their bipartisan effort will improve the transferability of military spouses' occupational li… Continue Reading


December 09, 2019

Shaheen Secures Ban of PFAS Chemicals in Firefighting Foam, Continued Funding for Health Impact Study & Blood Tests for Military Firefighters in National Defense Bill

**Shaheen Established the PFAS Health Impact Study in the Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Defense Bill** **Shaheen Fought for Pease to Serve as a Model Site for Nationwide PFAS Health Impact Study** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after Senate and House conferees released the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2020. The annual legislation auth… Continue Reading


December 09, 2019

Final Defense Legislation Includes Critical NH Priorities Secured by Shaheen

**Legislation Procures Additional KC-46 Pegasus Refueling Tankers, the Same Aircraft Replacing KC-135s at Pease Air National Guard Base** ** Bill Authorizes Two Virginia-class Submarines-which are Maintained and Repaired at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard - to Help Avert Projected Submarine Shortfall** **Bill Includes Legislation Cosponsored by Shaheen to Crack Down on Fentanyl Coming from China & Mexico** **Defense Bill Includes Bipartisan Shaheen-Portman Legislation to Boost EPA Response t… Continue Reading


December 09, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan Compromise to End Surprise Medical Billing, Lower Health Care Costs

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the bipartisan, bicameral agreement reached by Senate and House committee leadership to reduce health care costs, which includes an effort to end surprise medical billing, lower prescription drug costs and fund Community Health Centers for five years: "I'm very encouraged by the bipartisan agreement reached to clamp down on surprise medical bills and urge leadership to hold a vote on surprise bi… Continue Reading


December 06, 2019

Heeding Bipartisan Calls Spearheaded by Shaheen, DOD Agrees to Expand Coverage of Lifesaving Breast Cancer Screenings

(Washington, DC) - Heeding bipartisan calls in Congress led by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Martha McSally (R-AZ), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Department of Defense (DoD) agreed to expand TRICARE coverage for improved breast cancer screening options for female service members and veterans starting next month. In September, the Senators led a bipartisan letter to Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Thomas McCaffery, requesting that DoD expand TRI… Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148 Page 149 Page 150 Page 151 Page 152 Page 153 Page 154 Page 155 Page 156 Page 157 Page 158 Page 159 Page 160 Page 161 Page 162 Page 163 Page 164 Page 165 Page 166 Page 167 Page 168 Page 169 Page 170 Page 171 Page 172 Page 173 Page 174 Page 175 Page 176 Page 177 Page 178 Page 179 Page 180 Page 181 Page 182 Page 183 Page 184 Page 185 Page 186 Page 187 Page 188 Page 189 Page 190 Page 191 Page 192 Page 193 Page 194 Page 195 Page 196 Page 197 Page 198 Page 199 Page 200 Page 201 Page 202 Page 203 Page 204 Page 205
Showing page   of 205