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January 11, 2019

Bipartisan Bill Co-Sponsored by Shaheen & Hassan to Protect Federal and Other Government Workers Hurt During Shutdowns Heads to President’s Desk

**Shaheen and Hassan urge President Trump to immediately sign legislation into law as more than 800,000 federal workers miss first payday during shutdown** **Currently, 450,000 federal workers are being forced to work without pay, and another 380,000 federal workers were sent home over the holidays without pay** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after Congress passed bipartisan legislation the Senators reintroduced e… Continue Reading


January 11, 2019

Senator Jeanne Shaheen & Diane Foley in the Washington Post: U.S. Withdrawal from Syria Jeopardizes Justice for American Victims

**Senator Shaheen recently traveled to Syria to be briefed on the U.S. mission, visit ISIS detention facilities and meet with Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) leadership.** **Diane Foley is the mother of James Foley, a journalist murdered by ISIS in 2014. She is the founder and President of the James W. Foley Foundation established to advocate for the safe return of Americans detained unjustly abroad.** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a member of the Senate Foreign R… Continue Reading


January 10, 2019

NH Delegation Introduces Legislation to Redesignate the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congressmembers Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today introduced legislation to redesignate the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site as a "National Historical Park" to more appropriately reflect the expansion and utilization of the grounds. Authorized by Congress in 1964, the site preserves the home and artwork of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, the foremost American sculptor of the late 19th century. Durin… Continue Reading


January 10, 2019

Shaheen Lauds New Tracking System to Combat NH Rape Kit Backlog

** Shaheen's Groundbreaking Legislation Codifies Rights for Sexual Assault Survivors and Was Signed Into Law in 2016** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today applauded the New Hampshire Executive Council's approval of the use of federal funding to establish a new tracking system that will help tackle New Hampshire's backlog of rape kits. As of May 2018, that backlog numbered nearly 600. Shaheen has led efforts in Congress to help communities combat sexual violence and is th… Continue Reading


January 10, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Close Big Pharma Advertising Tax Loophole

**Shaheen bill would eliminate tax deductions for prescription drug advertising paid for by American taxpayers** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the End Taxpayer Subsidies for Drug Ads Act, legislation that would prohibit pharmaceutical drug manufacturers from claiming tax deductions for direct-to-consumer advertising expenses. Advertising expenses by pharmaceutical drug manufacturers have more than quadrupled over the past two decades, rising from $1.3 b… Continue Reading


January 09, 2019

In Case You Missed It: Shaheen Leads “Reopen the Government” Effort on the Senate Floor

**Watch Shaheen's remarks in full here** (Washington, DC) - Last night, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) led an effort on the Senate floor calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to allow the Senate to vote on legislation to reopen the government and end President's Trump's shutdown. Senators participated throughout the evening, highlighting the more than 800,000 federal employees furloughed or working without pay, and the millions of Americans impacted,… Continue Reading


January 08, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Introduce Legislation to Expand Background Checks & Reduce Gun Violence

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) to reintroduce the Background Check Expansion Act, which would expand federal background checks to all gun sales. Under current federal law, unlicensed or private sellers are not required to conduct a background check prior to transferring a firearm. Approximately 90 percent of Americans support comprehensive background checks. Research indicates that millions of guns are sol… Continue Reading


January 07, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Federal and Other Government Workers Hurt During Shutdowns

**Currently, 450,000 federal workers are being forced to work without pay, and another 380,000 federal workers were sent home over the holidays without pay** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) reintroduced bipartisan legislation with Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) that would protect federal and other government workers from the repercussions of the current government shutdown and future lapses in federal appropriations. The Gover… Continue Reading


January 03, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Announce $3.8M to Support Early Childhood Care & Education

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced $3,843,557 from the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of Child Care to the University System of New Hampshire. This Preschool Development Grant will strengthen New Hampshire's early childhood education system and work to improve outcomes for children, families, schools and communities. Specifically, this grant will fund research on child and family systemic needs and the developmen… Continue Reading


January 02, 2019

SHAHEEN: Withdraw Invitation to Sanctioned Leader of Russian Space Agency Before Congress is Forced to Act

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee which funds the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement after reports that NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has extended an invitation to Dmitry Rogozin, the current head of the Russian space agency, to visit NASA h… Continue Reading


December 21, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Shea-Porter Announce $625K to Support Families in Public Housing on New Hampshire’s Seacoast

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced $624,797 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ROSS Service Coordinator program to support families in public housing on New Hampshire's Seacoast. These grants include $239,250 to Dover, $170,547 to Rochester and $225,000 to Portsmouth, and will provide funding for each city to hire service coordinators to assess public housing residents… Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

Shaheen Statement on the Resignation of Secretary Mattis

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Armed Services Committee and the only woman serving on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in response to the resignation of General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense. "Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to Secretary Mattis for his long distinguished career of service to our nation, and I'm very disappointed that he will no longer be serving within this administration," said Shaheen. … Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

Shaheen Calls on Trump Administration to Stop Pushing Health Insurance Plans That Weaken Pre-Existing Condition Protections

**New Administration guidance encourages states to promote "junk" health plans that lack protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions and would increase costs for millions of Americans** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Mark Warner (D-VA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), led a group of 38 Senators, including U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), in calling on the Trump Administration to withdraw recent changes that makes it easier for states to… Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Applaud $666K Grant to Support Manufacturing Growth in Winchester

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today applauded the announcement of $666,000 from the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) to the Winchester Economic Development Corporation to establish a manufacturing-focused industrial park. This funding will be used to make infrastructure investments that are necessary to establish the 24-acre first phase of a 55-acre manufacturing-focused ind… Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

Shaheen’s NH Provisions to Support Granite State Farmers and Rural Communities Signed Into Law in Farm Bill

**Bill Includes Shaheen's Bipartisan Legislation to Revitalize America's Forest Economy & Support the Development and Delivery of Oilheat Technology** **Shaheen Successfully Adds Provision to Reauthorize the NBRC for 5 years and Expand its Reach to Additional New Hampshire Counties, including Cheshire and communities in Belknap** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 - the Farm Bill - was signed … Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

On the Senate Floor, Shaheen Highlights the Danger of the President’s Decision to Withdraw Troops from Syria

**You can watch Shaheen's remarks in full HERE** (Washington, DC) - Last night, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on the Senate floor to highlight the danger of the President's decision to withdraw troops from Syria. Shaheen stressed that pulling out of Syria is premature based on what she saw on the ground earlier this year, and emphasized that U.S. leadership is essential to completely defeating ISIS and bringing an end to the horrific violence in Syria. … Continue Reading


December 20, 2018

In Case You Missed It: Shaheen, Graham, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Trump Administration to Reconsider Withdrawing U.S. Forces from Syria

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Angus King (I-ME), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Tom Cotton (R-AK) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter to President Donald Trump yesterday, expressing their concern regarding the President's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria. "If you decide to follow through with your decision to pull our troops out of Syria, any remnants of ISIS in Syria will surely renew and embolden their efforts in the region. However, ISIS is n… Continue Reading


December 19, 2018

NH Delegation Urges Administration to Work with NH Fish & Game to Support NH Public Lands

(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) sent a letter to Acting Chief of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Vicki Christiansen, and Acting Director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), Margaret Everson, urging them to meet with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department to discuss potential funding options to cover federal land management costs that have fallen to states and local … Continue Reading


December 19, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw Troops from Syria

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Armed Services Committee and the only woman serving on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in response to the President's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. "The President's decision to withdraw troops from Syria is dangerous, premature and wholly inconsistent with the facts on the ground in Syria and our military's advice," said Shaheen. "I have traveled to Syria and know first… Continue Reading


December 18, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill: A Giant Step Towards a Fairer Justice System in this Country

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of legislation that passed the Senate 87-12 to reform the federal criminal justice system, known as the First Step Act. "This bipartisan legislation is a giant step towards a fairer justice system in this country," said Shaheen. "For far too long, over incarceration has led to recidivism, poverty and broken communities, undermining, rather than contributing to, our public safety. This legi… Continue Reading

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