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July 20, 2018

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators, Introduce Bill to Empower Women-Led Enterprises Around the World

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), John Boozman (R-AR), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced legislation that aims to eliminate global gender-related barriers and empower female entrepreneurs around the world. Women make up the majority of the world's poor. They are often held back by gender-specific constraints to economic empowerment, such as lack of access to financial services and credit. The Women's Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment A… Continue Reading


July 20, 2018

Shaheen Meets With Moonlight Meadery Following Layoffs Resulting From Trump Administration’s Trade War

Senator Shaheen speaks with Moonlight Meadery Founder and CEO Michael Fairbrother (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) toured Moonlight Meadery this morning and discussed the detrimental impact of the Trump administration's trade war, which has forced the Londonderry business to lay off workers due to retaliatory tariffs imposed by China, and canceled a critical contract for the local company. Senator Shaheen is strongly opposed to the administration's tariff policy, which has … Continue Reading


July 18, 2018

Shaheen, Tillis, Lankford, & Graham Issue Bipartisan Joint Statement on Turkey’s Continued Imprisonment of Andrew Brunson

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Thom Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) issued the following joint statement after a Turkish court in Izmir ordered American citizen Andrew Brunson to remain imprisoned until his trial resumes on October 12: "Pastor Andrew Brunson has languished in a Turkish prison for the last two years, causing tremendous hardship and heartache for him and his family," said the Senators. "He is an innocent man and has … Continue Reading


July 18, 2018

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces More than $6 Million in Federal Grants for New Hampshire Airports

**Federal Grants Will Support Improvement Projects at Airports Throughout the State to Improve Efficiency and Safety for the Flying Public** WASHINGTON - Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded more than $6 million in federal grants to support New Hampshire's transportation infrastructure. The FAA awarded $2.1 million to fund a taxiway at Concord Municipal Airport, $1.4… Continue Reading


July 17, 2018

NH Delegation Calls on Trump Administration to Prioritize Pediatric Cancer Research

**A recent report from the CDC indicated that New Hampshire had the highest pediatric cancer rate in the country between 2003 and 2014.** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) calling on the Trump Administration to release information on actions taken by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to examine the factors that are contributing to hi… Continue Reading


July 17, 2018

Shaheen Calls for Congressional Hearing with Trump’s Helsinki Interpreter

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, called for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to request that the Administration allow for Congress to receive testimony from the U.S. interpreter present in President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin's private meeting in Helsinki, Finland. "Yesterday, President Trump handed global leadership and stature-free of charge-to Vladimir Putin, a man who h… Continue Reading


July 16, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Trump-Putin Summit: “It’s absolutely shameful that President Trump cannot bring himself to confront Vladimir Putin’s attacks against the United States”

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement after President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland: "It's absolutely shameful that President Trump cannot bring himself to confront Vladimir Putin's attacks against the United States and against the principles of our democracy, which we all hold dear. Instead, the President chose to vilify the… Continue Reading


July 13, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Indictment of 12 Russian Nationals for 2016 Election Interference

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Department of Justice's announcement that a grand jury has indicted 12 Russian nationals for interfering in the 2016 US elections. "This indictment of Russian intelligence officials reaffirms the assessment of our intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in our elections," said Shaheen. "This indictment underscores how critical the Special Counsel investigation is to understand how Russia… Continue Reading


July 13, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Voter Suppression Bill Signed into Law

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Governor Sununu signed a bill into law that will suppress turnout among young Granite State voters. "This new law is an egregious attack on voting rights, and will restrict access to the ballot box for students who rightfully want to exercise their civic duty," said Shaheen. "Today, the Governor sent an unmistakable message to young people in New Hampshire that, rather than listening and responding… Continue Reading


July 12, 2018

Shaheen on Appointment of New USOC CEO: “The Safety, Health and Support of U.S. Athletes Must Be the Number One Priority for USOC’s New Leadership”

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) announced the appointment of Sarah Hirshland as its new CEO: "The safety, health and support of U.S. athletes must be the number one priority for USOC's new leadership," said Shaheen. "I wish Ms. Hirshland success in her new role and hope she can begin a new chapter at the Committee. USOC must deliver accountability throughout its organization regarding the horrific abuse … Continue Reading


July 12, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $377K Grant for Granite State Service Corps

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced today that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) awarded Goodwill Industries of Northern New England a $377,000 Targeted Priority Grant to support 45 members of Granite State Service Corps during their service with foster and at-risk youth in schools, after-school programs and family resource centers across New Hampshire. "I'm thrilled to announce this federal grant which will foster co… Continue Reading


July 12, 2018

Shaheen Statement on NH Supreme Court Ruling on Voter Suppression Bill

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the New Hampshire Supreme Court upholding a bill that passed the New Hampshire legislature earlier this year, and will suppress turnout among young Granite State voters. "I'm very disappointed that the New Hampshire Supreme Court made this ruling," said Shaheen. "New Hampshire, home of the first-in-the-nation primary, is a model for political and civic engagement. Unfortunately, this legis… Continue Reading


July 12, 2018

Shaheen, Senate NATO Observer Group Co-Chair, Participates in NATO Panel in Brussels

Shaheen & Tillis Re-established the Senate NATO Observer Group Earlier This Year U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Participate in a NATO Panel During Summit in Brussels (Washington, DC) - Earlier today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) participated in a panel discussion at the 2018 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit. The Senators underscored the United States' bipartisan commitment to NATO, and discussed their efforts to… Continue Reading


July 12, 2018

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces $5 Million to Support NH Workforce Impacted by Opioid Epidemic

NH Secures $5 Million Out of Total $21 Million for Nationwide Efforts (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 that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will award $5 million to the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs to help the Granite State workforce, which has been severely affected by the opioid epidemic. … Continue Reading


July 11, 2018

Shaheen & Tillis, Senate NATO Observer Group Co-Chairs, to Participate in Brussels Summit

Shaheen and Tillis re-established the Senate NATO Observer Group earlier this year to include an expanded mission to monitor NATO's rapidly developing needs and capabilities. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) will travel to Brussels to participate in the 2018 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit this week in their capacity as co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, which they re-established earlier this year. Under Shaheen and … Continue Reading


July 10, 2018

New Hampshire Delegation Applauds Approval of Medicaid Waiver to Expand Substance Use Disorder Treatment Availability in New Hampshire

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), welcomed approval of New Hampshire's request to allow Medicaid recipients suffering from substance use disorders to receive treatment from larger inpatient substance use disorder and mental health treatment facilities for short-term stays. The waiver addresses the Medicaid Institution for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion, which bars Medicaid matching… Continue Reading


July 09, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President Trump's Supreme Court Nomination

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on President Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court: "The independence of the Supreme Court is critical to our democracy," said Shaheen. "Judge Kavanaugh must demonstrate his respect for precedent and his focus on defending the Constitution, independent of political influence or ideology. I look forward to reviewing his record, and to meeting with Judge Kavanaugh to dis… Continue Reading


July 06, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan Delegation to Turkey, Iraq & Syria

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement after returning from a bipartisan congressional delegation with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to Turkey, Iraq and Syria. "This trip was an opportunity to discuss a number of critical national security priorities, and to understand the needs of our service members, diplomats and foreign partners on the ground. I appreciate the outstanding … Continue Reading


July 05, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

**Shaheen called for Administrator Pruitt to Resign in Early April for Misuse of Taxpayer Dollars** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement following the resignation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt: "I voted against Scott Pruitt for putting corporate interests ahead of public health, and he ignored our environmental safety throughout his tenure while abusing taxpayer dollars and breaking the la… Continue Reading


July 03, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $800K National Science Foundation Grant for Dartmouth College

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced today that the National Science Foundation awarded Dartmouth College an $800,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program grant for Professor Michael Hoppa, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, to research nerve signaling in the human brain. "I'm thrilled that Dartmouth College has been selected for this important research opportunity, which reflects the caliber of academic institutions we … Continue Reading

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