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April 17, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Announce New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day

**U.S. service academy representatives available Saturday, May 12th in Pembroke** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) invite New Hampshire students interested in attending any of the country's military service academies to attend the New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day on Saturday, May 12th in Pembroke. The event will feature representatives from the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S.… Continue Reading


April 17, 2018

Shaheen Urges Supreme Court to Reject Requirement that Would Force NH Businesses to Collect Online Sales Tax

(Washington, DC) - After today's oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement, urging the Supreme Court to reject South Dakota's argument that would overturn a previous ruling and force New Hampshire, which doesn't have a sales tax, to collect sales tax for 46 other states and 9,600 taxing jurisdictions across the country: "As the Supreme Court considers the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, I urg… Continue Reading


April 16, 2018

Shaheen Introduces Bill to End Yemen Civil War & Address World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis

(Washington, DC) - Last week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Todd Young (R-IN), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced the bipartisan legislation, S.J.Res.58, that seeks to end the civil war in Yemen and alleviate the "world's worst man-made humanitarian disaster." The legislation would require the Department of State to repeatedly certify that the Government of Saudi Arabia is taking urgent steps to end the civil war in Yemen, alleviate the humanitarian crisis, and reduce… Continue Reading


April 16, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Backtrack on Previously Announced Russian Sanctions

SHAHEEN: "Russia is aiding and abetting a mass murderer, and there should be consequences" (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the President's decision to halt efforts that would impose new sanctions on Russia, which was announced by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday: "Russia is aiding and abetting a mass murderer, and there should be consequences," said Shaheen. "There shouldn't be any hesitation to apply … Continue Reading


April 13, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Syria Airstrikes

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's decision to launch U.S. airstrikes on Syrian military forces in reaction to recent chemical weapons attacks on Syrian civilians: "The Assad regime's brutality cannot go unanswered," said Shaheen. "With the assistance of Russia and Iran, Bashar al-Assad has committed mass murder against his own people. I support these air strikes, done in coordination with our allies, but … Continue Reading


April 13, 2018

Shaheen, Collins Introduce Bill to Authorize $25 Million to Support Peer Networks Responding to Opioid Epidemic

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Opioid Peer Support Networks Act of 2018 to address multiple aspects of the opioid epidemic, which has taken a devastating toll on New Hampshire communities. New Hampshire currently has the third highest drug overdose death rate in the nation. The bipartisan bill would foster the creation of peer support networks, also known as communities in recovery, and provide them with the resources and… Continue Reading


April 10, 2018

Shaheen Statement Following Meeting with Secretary of State Nominee Mike Pompeo

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after meeting this evening with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo, who is President Trump's nominee to serve as Secretary of State: "I appreciated my conversation with Director Pompeo about his nomination to serve as the next Secretary of State," said Shaheen. "This was a valuable opportunity to hear his views on the diplomatic chal… Continue Reading


April 09, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Chemical Attack in 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 Syrian civilians were targeted in a chemical attack by the Syrian government: "This latest chemical attack by Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad on his own people is a disturbing reminder of the dangerous political influence of Russia and Tehran," said Shaheen. "I voted for military action when Assad launched illegal chemical weapons att… Continue Reading


April 06, 2018

Shaheen Statement on New Russian Sanctions

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in response to the administration's announcement of new sanctions against senior Russian officials, companies and oligarchs. The sanctions were imposed in response to the Kremlin's attacks on Western democracies, as well as its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and its aggression in Ukraine: "Congress authorized sanctions legislation to be use… Continue Reading


April 05, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Economic Impact Report

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the release of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard's Economic Impact Report for 2017. "The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is important to both New Hampshire's regional economy and to our national security objectives," said Senator Shaheen. "This economic impact report reinforces how significant continued Navy investments are in the Shipyard's infrastructure. As a member of the Senate Armed Services and Appr… Continue Reading


April 05, 2018

Shaheen Priorities Included in Senate Health Committee’s Bipartisan Legislation to Address Opioid Epidemic

(Washington, DC)-Yesterday, Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Lead Democrat Patty Murray (D-WA) of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, released a discussion draft of the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, bipartisan legislation to address the opioid crisis. The draft contains critical priorities championed by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), including an expansion of a grant program through the 21st Century Cures Act to ensure states like New Hampshire have acces… Continue Reading


April 05, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Surgeon General Advisory for More Americans to Carry Naloxone

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Surgeon General's advisory recommending that more Americans carry naloxone, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug. New Hampshire has the third highest drug overdose death rate in the nation. "This advisory from the Surgeon General is a stark reminder of the pervasiveness of the opioid epidemic, and underscores the dire need for federal resources in states like New Hampshire that are on … Continue Reading


April 04, 2018

Shaheen Leads Call to Include Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug in Airline Emergency Medical Kits

** Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 and access to naloxone, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug, is essential to preventing those deaths ** (Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), requesting that the agency issue regulations requiring that Emergency Medical Kits (EMK) carried by passenger airlines include … Continue Reading


March 29, 2018

Shaheen, Mayor Craig & Future USS Manchester Crew Formally Announce Commissioning Date for the Future USS Manchester

**As the official sponsor of the Littoral Combat Ship, Shaheen is considered a permanent member of the ship's crew and her initials are welded into a part of the ship's hull.** **The future USS Manchester (LCS 14) will be commissioned on May 26, 2018 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire** (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the official sponsor of the future USS Manchester and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Commander Emily Bassett, Manchester Mayor Joyce Cr… Continue Reading


March 28, 2018

Shaheen Applauds Election Security Funding for New Hampshire

**$3.1 million will be made available to help New Hampshire make security improvements** (Washington, DC)-Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, applauded the allocation of federal funding to assist New Hampshire with election security improvements. The funding, announced by the Election Assistance Commission, is made available through the recently enacted omnibus government funding legislation that Senator Shaheen helped negotiate: "… Continue Reading


March 28, 2018

NH Delegation Calls on Trump Administration to Prioritize Emergency Dredging for Hampton Harbor in Army Corps Of Engineers’ Yearly Work Plan

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James, requesting that emergency dredging for Hampton Harbor be included in the OMB and Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) fiscal year 2018 work plan. The two agencies develop an ann… Continue Reading


March 27, 2018

After Securing Significant Increase in Opioid Response Funding & Set-Aside For Hardest Hit States, NH Delegation Makes Recommendations to Trump Administration to Make Sure New Hampshire Gets its Fair Share

**Shaheen, Hassan, Shea Porter & Kuster call for set-aside fund to go towards a "short and targeted list" of hardest hit states and establishment of a $10 million minimum for states on this list** **Shaheen and Hassan, members of the Common Sense Caucus, helped negotiate the additional $3.3 billion and agreement to help the hardest hit states get their fair share** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a New Hampshire delegation letter with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D… Continue Reading


March 26, 2018

Shaheen Statement on the Expulsion of Kremlin Officials for Poison Attack in Britain

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's expulsion of Kremlin officials and its decision to close a consulate in Seattle because of the Russian government's poison attack on two individuals in the United Kingdom: "I applaud the actions taken today by the Trump administration to expel Kremlin officials and shutter the Russian compound in Seattle," said Shaheen. "This sends a clear message to Putin and the world… Continue Reading


March 23, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Signing of Government Funding Bill

**Due to Shaheen's advocacy as a member of the Common Sense Caucus and as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, this law provides an increase of $3.3 billion for opioid response efforts** **As the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, Shaheen secures financial relief for New Hampshire fishermen, funding for PFC health impact study, and other key priorities** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)… Continue Reading


March 23, 2018

Shaheen Statement Following Senate Passage of Omnibus Government Funding Bill With Key New Hampshire Priorities

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after the omnibus government funding bill passed both the House and Senate with bipartisan support. The bill now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. As a member of the Common Sense Caucus, Shaheen helped lead the way for passage of the bill, which includes several key New Hampshire priorit… Continue Reading

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