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March 12, 2018

Young and Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Address Humanitarian Crisis and Civil War in Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), both members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have introduced bipartisan legislation, S.J.Res.55, to pressure the Saudi government to end the civil war in Yemen and to take additional steps to alleviate the humanitarian crisis there. Senators Young and Shaheen said, "Ending the civil war in Yemen and reducing suffering there represent key U.S. humanitarian and strategic goals, and that is what th… Continue Reading


March 08, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President’s Steel and Aluminum Tariff Order

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump signed an order instituting tariffs on imported steel and aluminum: "While I'm glad this order temporarily exempts two of New Hampshire's largest trading partners, including Canada, I remain concerned about the significant impact that a tariff on steel and aluminum will have on New Hampshire's economy, which is supported by $4 billion in exports," said Senator Shaheen. "Today's order by th… Continue Reading


March 08, 2018

Shaheen, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing International Women’s Day 2018

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize March 8, 2018 as International Women's Day to celebrate the achievements of women and girls around the globe, and to underscore the significant barriers that still stand in the way of women's full equality. "The International Women's Day resolution signifies the United States' commitment to breaking down barriers that continue to infringe on basic human rights a… Continue Reading


March 08, 2018

Shaheen Introduces Bill to Bolster the Northern Border Regional Commission and Expand its Reach to Additional New Hampshire Counties

**Shaheen's bill would expand the Northern Border Regional Commission to include additional counties in New Hampshire, including Cheshire and communities in Belknap** **The reauthorization will improve the NBRC's ability to develop projects that support business retention and expansion, access to high-speed broadband, critical infrastructure development, and job creation** (Washington, DC)- This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Northern Border Regional Commission Reauth… Continue Reading


March 07, 2018

Shaheen, Klobuchar Seek Answers from Election Equipment Vendors to Ensure Security of Voting Machines

**U.S. intelligence community has confirmed that Russia interfered with the 2016 elections; Russian actors attempted to hack a U.S. voting software company and at least 21 states' election systems** **Recent reports indicate that U.S. based firms operating on U.S. government platforms gave Russian authorities access to their source code** WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) sent a letter to the three largest election equipment vendors- Election Systems &am… Continue Reading


March 07, 2018

Shaheen Statement on VA Inspector General Report

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General report detailing systemic failures at Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) as well as the VA Central Office. VA Secretary David Shulkin discussed the report's findings in a press conference on Wednesday morning, and announced a restructuring for several VISNs, including VISN 1 - the VA New England Healthcare System. "In order to make th… Continue Reading


March 06, 2018

Shaheen Statement on NH House Voter Suppression Bill

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the New Hampshire House of Representatives passing a bill that aims to suppress turnout among young New Hampshire voters: "This is a very thinly veiled attempt by Republican legislators to suppress the vote in New Hampshire for political advantage," said Shaheen. "This disgraceful bill is aimed squarely at young voters in New Hampshire to discourage participation. Again, I call on Republic… Continue Reading


March 06, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $10 Million in Federal Funds for I-89 Infrastructure Project

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NH DOT) and its partners in Vermont for the Interstate-89 (I-89) Lebanon-Hartford Bridge Project. The federal grant is for approximately $10 million and will help rehabilitate two regionally … Continue Reading


March 06, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Call for Trump Administration to Extend Public Comment Period on Offshore Drilling Proposal

**Senators call for more time and additional public meetings for Granite Staters to weigh in on the offshore drilling proposal that threatens New Hampshire's environment and wildlife, as well as fishing, tourism and recreation industries** (Washington, DC)-Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke with a group of 22 Senators requesting an extension of the March 9, 2018 deadline to submit public comments on the Administrati… Continue Reading


March 06, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Denounce Trump Administration Support for Mandatory Internet Sales Tax Collection

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the U.S. Department of Justice filed a legal brief to the Supreme Court in support of efforts to impose mandatory internet sales tax collection, which would disproportionally hurt New Hampshire's economy and small businesses: "It's very disappointing to see the Trump administration back an internet sales tax that would do real harm to New Hampshire's economy and impose a very … Continue Reading


March 06, 2018

In Letter to President Trump, Shaheen Highlights Harm of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs to New Hampshire and Urges Him to Reconsider

**SHAHEEN: "A trade war would be a disaster for New Hampshire"** (Washington, DC)- Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to reconsider his plan to impose steep tariffs on all imports of steel and aluminum. In her letter, Senator Shaheen warns President Trump of the dire effects that a trade war would have on New Hampshire's economy. "A trade war would be a disaster for New Hampshire," wrote Senator Shaheen. "New Hampshire's economy has b… Continue Reading


March 05, 2018

Shaheen Leads Letter to Trump Urging Justice for James Foley & American Victims of ISIS

**Letter sent on behalf of victims' families requests that ISIS terrorists be tried in criminal or international courts** **James Foley of Rochester, New Hampshire was kidnapped and murdered by ISIS terrorists in 2014** (Washington, DC)- Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter to President Trump with Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) urging the President to take steps to ensure that two recently captured ISIS fighters are brought to justice for the murders o… Continue Reading


March 02, 2018

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Rules for Americans Representing Foreign Entities

Shaheen previously spearheaded bipartisan legislation with Senator Todd Young (R-IN) that would give the DOJ authority to investigate potential violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. (Washington, DC)- Yesterday, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) worked with a bipartisan group of senators, including Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Todd Young (R-IN), to introduce the Foreign Agents Registration Amendments Act, a bill that would strengthen the Foreign Agents Regist… Continue Reading


March 02, 2018

Shaheen & Seacoast Leaders Hold Press Conference to Underscore Environmental and Economic Threat to NH Seacoast from Trump Offshore Drilling Proposal

Shaheen was joined by New Hampshire environmental, conservation, fishing industry and small business representatives to oppose the dangerous proposal. (Hampton, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a press conference to underscore the significant threats posed by President Trump's offshore drilling proposal that could hurt New Hampshire's environment and wildlife, as well as fishing, tourism and recreation industries. "The threats to our coastline by the administration's … Continue Reading


March 02, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President Trump's Plan to Impose Steep Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

**SHAHEEN: "These tariffs could negatively impact every sector of New Hampshire's economy and will undoubtedly drive up costs for consumers"** (Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump announced his intention to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum: "These tariffs could negatively impact every sector of New Hampshire's economy and will undoubtedly drive up costs for consumers," said Shaheen. "There's no question that we need to ad… Continue Reading


March 02, 2018

Shaheen Introduces Bill to Repeal Tax Break for Big Pharma Companies Paid for by American Taxpayers

American taxpayers subsidized more than $6 billion in drug companies' tax-deductible advertising expenses in 2015. (Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the End Taxpayers Subsidies for Drug Ads Act with Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO). The bill would eliminate the tax deduction for big pharmaceutical companies' advertising costs, which is currently subsidized by American taxpayers. Taxpayers fund billions of dollars in television, online, magazine, and othe… Continue Reading


March 01, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Trump Administration’s Opioid Summit: Where’s the Assistance For New Hampshire?

**SHAHEEN: "It's been over a year since President Trump was sworn into office and the material assistance promised to New Hampshire to fight the opioid epidemic is till sorely lacking from this administration"** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued this statement following a summit on the opioid epidemic convened this afternoon by the Trump administration: "It's been over a year since President Trump was sworn into office and the material assistance promised to New Hampsh… Continue Reading


February 28, 2018

Shaheen & Tillis Announce Re-establishment of Senate NATO Observer Group

Shaheen and Tillis' Senate NATO Observer Group will include an expanded mission to monitor NATO's rapidly developing needs and capabilities. In a press conference this afternoon, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced the re-establishment of the Senate North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Observer Group. This re-established Observer Group, which will be co-chaired by Senators Shaheen and Tillis, will have an expanded mission to closely monitor and inform Senators o… Continue Reading


February 28, 2018

Shaheen & Ernst Respond to USOC CEO Scott Blackmun Resignation

The Senators previously called on Blackmun to resign in light of reports he was aware of sexual abuse allegations against Larry Nassar. Shaheen and Ernst's bipartisan resolution to establish a special committee to investigate the USOC and USA Gymnastics has growing bipartisan support. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) issued the following statements in response to the U.S. Olympic Committee's (USOC) announcement that CEO Scott Blackmun will resign: "… Continue Reading


February 23, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Al Montoya Appointment to Serve as Permanent Director of Manchester VAMC

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Office of Veterans Affairs (VA) announcement that Alfred Montoya will serve as the permanent Director of the Manchester VA Medical Center. Montoya previously served as the Director of the White River Junction VA Medical Center in Vermont. "New Hampshire's veterans deserve the best quality and most accessible healthcare possible, and with the appointment of Director Montoya to serve permanentl… Continue Reading

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