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June 29, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate & House Democrats to Introduce New Legislation to Strengthen Rights of Workers to Join Unions & Bargain Collectively

Legislation Would Establish Clear Right for Public Sector Workers to Unionize, Act Concertedly and Bargain Collectively Throughout the Country (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senate and House Democrats yesterday to introduce the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, bicameral legislation to guarantee the right for public employees to organize, act concertedly and bargain collectively in states that currently do not afford these basic pro… Continue Reading


June 28, 2018

Shaheen Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Senate Farm Bill That Will Support New Hampshire Farmers and Rural Communities

**Includes Shaheen Legislation Reauthorizing the NBRC for 5 years & Permanently Reauthorizing NORA** (Washington, DC) - Today Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) voted in support of a bipartisan Farm Bill that passed the Senate in a vote of 86-11. The five-year Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 includes multiple New Hampshire priorities and will protect small farmers, fight hunger and strengthen the future of small towns and rural communities. The Farm Bill includes significant New Hampshire… Continue Reading


June 28, 2018

Shaheen Calls on Small Business Administration to Develop Plan for NH Businesses Impacted by SCOTUS Internet Sales Tax Ruling

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), the lead Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, to the Small Business Administration (SBA) calling on the federal agency to develop a plan for firms that will be impacted by the South Dakota V. Wayfair Supreme Court ruling that imposes a mandatory internet sales tax collection requirement. The Supreme Court ruled that New Hampshire businesses that sell online must collect sales taxes on b… Continue Reading


June 28, 2018

Shaheen Adds Critical NH and National Defense Priorities & Extends Opioid Crisis Response Efforts in Funding Legislation

Shaheen, a Senior Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Secures $10 Million for the Nationwide PFAS Health-Impact Study She Established in Last Year's Defense Bill Shaheen Successfully Preserves and Extends Opioid Crisis Response Funding Levels Established in Previous Omnibus Spending Bill Shaheen's Efforts Lead to Funding for KC-46 Aerial Refueling Tankers Shaheen Procures Funds to Implement Her Bipartisan Bill to Bolster Women's Leadership in Peace Negotiations & Conflict Reso… Continue Reading


June 28, 2018

Following Calls From Senators Shaheen and Hassan, Health IG Launches Inquiry Into Health Department’s Treatment of Children Separated from Parents Under Trump Administration Policy

(Washington, DC) - Following calls from Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced yesterday that it would conduct a comprehensive review of the Office of Refugee Resettlement's (ORR) Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program. The request for an investigation follows weeks of uncertainty about the Department's ability to appropriately care for children placed in its custody as a result o… Continue Reading


June 28, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Praise Judiciary Committee’s Approval of Chief Willard to Serve as U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements on the Senate Judiciary Committee's approval of Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard to serve as U.S. Marshal for the state of New Hampshire: "Chief Willard is preeminently qualified to serve as the U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire, and I am glad to see the Judiciary Committee move swiftly and approve his nomination," said Shaheen. "Throughout his service as chief of police for our larg… Continue Reading


June 27, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the United States Supreme Court: "I want to thank and congratulate Justice Kennedy for his thirty years of service on the Supreme Court. I wish him all the best in his retirement," said Shaheen. "It's important that whoever the President nominates to replace Justice Kennedy does not jeopardize progress on women's reproductive, LGBTQ and civil ri… Continue Reading


June 26, 2018

Shaheen Statement on SCOTUS Ruling on President Trump’s Travel Ban That Targets Muslim-Majority Nations

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling to allow President Trump's travel ban that targets travelers from Muslim-majority nations: "This ruling allows a policy that is antithetical to American values and tramples on our founding principle of religious freedom enshrined in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution," said Shaheen. "Protecting our national security is paramount but this policy… Continue Reading


June 25, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Legislation to Ensure Changes to VA Facilities Do Not Disrupt Services for New Hampshire Veterans Passes the Senate

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) released the following statements after appropriations legislation, which included their amendment to the VA MISSION Act, passed the Senate. The bipartisan VA MISSION Act that was signed into law earlier this month included language that would authorize an Asset and Infrastructure Review for all VA facilities, which could result in the reduction or realignment of facilities for states if the review commission determi… Continue Reading


June 25, 2018

Shaheen Secures Significant NH Priorities in Latest Funding Bill

Shaheen, A Senior Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Secures Critical Investments in Opioid Treatment and Veteran Services & to Prioritize Emergency Dredging of Hampton Harbor and Support for the Northern Border Regional Commission (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate passed fiscal year (FY) 2019 funding legislation for the Energy and Water Development, Legislative Branch and Military Construction, Veterans … Continue Reading


June 22, 2018

SHAHEEN: If Secretary Nielsen Can’t Produce a Plan to Reunite Children Separated From Their Parents, She Should Resign

"It's unconscionable that this policy was carried out without any plans or procedures in place to eventually reunite these families." - Senator Shaheen (Washington, DC)-Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is calling on Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to resign if she cannot promptly produce and implement a plan to reunite children separated from their parents at the Southern border: "President Trump's policy of separating families at the border is deeply immoral and has c… Continue Reading


June 21, 2018

Shaheen Continues Fight for NH Indonesian Community, Adds Provision to Appropriations Bill Requiring ICE to Explain to Congress How it Determines When to Deny Access to Public Federal Buildings

Shaheen's Latest Effort on Behalf of the NH Indonesian Community Comes Days after She Called on ICE to Explain Why NH Clergy & Translator Are Banned from Manchester Federal Building (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) added a provision to the Homeland Security Subcommittee Appropriations bill requiring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to explain to Congress how it complies with federal law requiring equal public access to federal buildings where ICE offices ar… Continue Reading


June 21, 2018

Shaheen Statement on SCOTUS Internet Sales Tax Collection Requirement Ruling

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling on South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., which overturns a previous Court decision that protected New Hampshire small businesses from being forced to collect sales tax for other states. The Supreme Court's decision was 5-4. This will force New Hampshire small businesses to collect tax for 46 other states and more than 12,000 taxing jurisdictions across the country: "This is a d… Continue Reading


June 20, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President Trump's Executive Order Regarding Separation of Families at the Southern Border

(Washington)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump signed an executive order regarding the separation of families at the Southern border: "The Trump administration's policy of separating families is deeply immoral and has no justification," said Shaheen. "What the President signed today is not a solution as it leaves children indefinitely in detention and is a violation of the law. This is a crisis entirely of the President's making and he can r… Continue Reading


June 20, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Release of PFAS Toxicology Study

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) publishing of unreleased federal reports about widespread water contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). According to POLITICO, the Trump administration hid the existence of these reports from the public and members of Congress for five months. The study examining the levels of toxicity of four types of PFAS chemicals was con… Continue Reading


June 19, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Trump Administration’s Latest Effort to Sabotage the Affordable Care Act

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's latest assault on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through a new rule by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Treasury Department to implement changes that expand availability of "association health plans," which are skimpy health care plans that do not need to meet ACA patient protection rules and coverage requirements fo… Continue Reading


June 18, 2018

Shaheen Ushers Through Key NH & National Security Priorities in Senate-Passed Defense Bill

**Key New Hampshire Priorities Included: Full Repeal of Unfair Per Diem Travel Policy, Authorization for Second Year of PFAS Health Impact Study Funding & Shaheen Legislation to Create National Database for Service Members & Veterans Exposed to PFAS Chemicals** **Key National Defense Priorities Included: Shaheen Resolution to Alleviate Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen & Shaheen Amendment to Establish a Top-to-Bottom Review of American Policy in Syria** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator J… Continue Reading


June 18, 2018

Shaheen Statement on NH Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights Legislation Signed Into Law

State Bill Replicates Shaheen's Groundbreaking Federal Legislation Signed Into Law by President Obama in 2016 (Washington, DC)- Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Senator Donna Soucy's (D-Manchester) sexual assault survivors' bill of rights legislation, which codifies rights specifically for sexual assault survivors, was signed into law this afternoon. Soucy's legislation was modeled after Shaheen's federal legislation that was signed into law in 2016. A key goal… Continue Reading


June 14, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Announce a Significant Increase in Opioid Treatment Funding for New Hampshire Following Their Efforts in Budget Negotiations & Work With the Trump Administration

**SAMHSA will award New Hampshire $22.9 million this year to fund opioid treatment efforts, a significant increase over the previous year** **This increased award is the result of successful efforts by Shaheen and Hassan to provide additional funding for opioid response efforts in federal budget negotiations by working across the aisle, and working with administration officials to change the funding formula to better prioritize states with high mortality rates** (Washington, DC)-Following a mu… Continue Reading


June 14, 2018

Shaheen Secures Funding for Essential NH Priorities in Subcommittee Spending Bill

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the full Appropriations Committee passed the subcommittee's fiscal year (FY) 2019 spending bill with broad bipartisan support. The bill includes numerous New Hampshire priorities secured by Shaheen. "There are a number of significant issues addressed in this funding bill that are important to both… Continue Reading

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