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March 22, 2018

Shaheen Negotiates Highest Funding Level Ever for Violence Against Women Act Programs in Government Funding Bill

** More than a year into his presidency, Trump still hasn't nominated anyone to serve as the Director of the Office on Violence Against Women** SHAHEEN: "These are lifesaving programs, and I'll keep fighting to get them the resources they need to serve women in our communities across the country." (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement af… Continue Reading


March 22, 2018

Shaheen Adds $2.5 Million to Government Funding Bill to Help Prevent Abuse and Misconduct Against Young US Athletes

**Shaheen has called on Congress to establish a special committee to investigate the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and sports governing bodies regarding horrific abuse of young U.S. athletes** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement after securing $2.5 million for a grant program designed to protect young athletes from abuse, including emoti… Continue Reading


March 22, 2018

Shaheen Secures Substantial Federal Resources for Opioid Epidemic Response & Other Key New Hampshire Priorities in Newly Released 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 legislation provides an increase of $3.3 billion for opioid response efforts** **As the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, Shaheen also secures financial relief for New Hampshire fishermen, funding for PFC health impact study, and other priorities** (Washington, DC)- Last night, Congressiona… Continue Reading


March 22, 2018

Shaheen Negotiates Full Federal Funding for At-Sea Monitoring Fees in Government Spending Bill, Removing Burden from NH Fishermen

** Shaheen, the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, negotiated full federal funding for at-sea monitoring fees to prevent the burdensome and costly regulation from being imposed on New Hampshire fishermen.** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement after obtaining funding in… Continue Reading


March 21, 2018

Shaheen Secures Funding for First-Ever Nationwide PFC Water Contamination Study in Omnibus Government Spending Bill

**Shaheen spearheaded efforts in Congress to establish the study in the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed into law by the President last year. ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations and Armed Services Committees, procured $7 million to fund the first-ever nationwide health study on the impact of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) in drinking water. The funding is included in the bipartisan legislation unveil… Continue Reading


March 21, 2018

Shaheen Secures Additional $3.3 Billion to Combat Opioid Epidemic in Government Funding Bill with Set-Aside of $142 Million for Hardest Hit States

**Due to Shaheen's advocacy as a member of the Common Sense Caucus and as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, this legislation provides an increase of $3.3 billion for opioid response efforts** **SHAHEEN: "For too long, New Hampshire's healthcare providers, first responders and recovery centers have had to make do as they combat a crisis that is killing hundreds of Granite Staters every year."** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate… Continue Reading


March 21, 2018

Senators Shaheen & Smith, Representatives Kuster, Shea-Porter & Nolan Introduce Legislation to Protect Thousands of Low-Income Families in Rural Areas from Losing their Homes

**The Rural Housing Preservation Act will protect families that are largely elderly and disabled** (Washington, DC)-Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Tina Smith (D-MN) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02), Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), and Rick Nolan (MN-08) introduced legislation in the Senate and the House this week to ensure that thousands of low-income tenants are able to maintain access to safe and affordable housing. The Rural Housing Preservation Act will protect access to affordable hous… Continue Reading


March 19, 2018

Shaheen Response to President Trump's Remarks in Manchester on the Opioid Epidemic

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump delivered remarks at Manchester Community College regarding the opioid epidemic: "It's my hope that today's announcement means the Trump administration is going to finally prioritize the opioid crisis that continues to devastate families all across New Hampshire," said Shaheen. "I support many of the policies that the President put forward in a draft plan prior to his speech, much of which was re… Continue Reading


March 16, 2018

Co-Chairs Tillis & Shaheen Issue Joint Statement in Response to Revelations of Russian Cyberattacks on U.S. Nuclear, Water and Electric Systems

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), co-chairs of the Senate NATO Observer Group, issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced that some U.S. nuclear, water and electric systems have been subject to Russian cyberattacks and could have been sabotaged: "These attacks are a sobering reminder of the work that desperately needs to be done to bolster our nation's cyber defenses," said Tillis and Shaheen. "The Kremlin is launching a my… Continue Reading


March 15, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Resolution to Push Back Against Nationwide Internet Sales Tax Collection Requirement

**Senators Stand with Small Businesses and Oppose Marketplace Fairness Act** (Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) took a stand against a nationwide online sales tax collection requirement. Shaheen and Hassan joined Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), all representing states without a sales tax, to introduce a resolution opposing a bill that would require businesses selling products or services over the int… Continue Reading


March 15, 2018

Shaheen Welcomes Newly Imposed Russian Sanctions

**SHAHEEN: "These sanctions announced today are long overdue and begin to deliver the tough punishment that is absolutely necessary to defend our democracy"** **Shaheen was recently blacklisted by the Kremlin for her leadership in passing Russian sanctions legislation in the Senate** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced a series of sanctions, author… Continue Reading


March 14, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Senate Bill to Provide Relief for Community Banks and Credit Unions

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the bipartisan Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which passed the Senate by a vote of 67 to 31: "In New Hampshire, our community banks and credit unions are indispensable to our economy," said Shaheen. "The Dodd-Frank Act was a historic bill that I was proud to support to hold Wall Street accountable. As with most broad reform legislation, time reveals imp… Continue Reading


March 13, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Call for Trump Admin to Ban Trophy Hunt Imports of Endangered Species

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators in sending a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Principal Deputy Director Greg Sheehan, calling on the Trump administration to uphold the ban on the importation of sport-hunted elephant, lion and bontebok trophies taken from several African countries. President Trump has publicly stated his opposition to trophy hunting, yet, his admini… Continue Reading


March 13, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Removal of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the announcement that President Trump will nominate Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State: "While I often disagreed with Secretary Tillerson, I thank him for his service and wish him well in his next endeavor," said Shaheen. "It's disappointing that his departure from the administration comes soon after his condemnation of Russia's b… Continue Reading


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

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