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May 07, 2018

Shaheen Applauds First Lady’s Policy Priority to Help Children Affected by the Opioid Crisis & Encourages Her to Visit NH

A recent UNH study reports that 8.5% of babies born in Berlin, NH are in active withdrawal from opioids (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to First Lady Melania Trump's inclusion of support for children impacted by the opioid crisis in her list of policy priorities, which were unveiled earlier today: "I appreciate the First Lady's attention to the opioid crisis and I welcome her efforts to assist children who are impacted," said Sha… Continue Reading


May 07, 2018

PHOTO RELEASE: Shaheen Visits Port City Pretzels, Discusses Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship

(Portsmouth, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Port City Pretzels in Portsmouth. Shaheen joined Port City Pretzels founder Suzanne Foley for a tour of the facility to discuss the challenges of growing a small business and Suzanne's success as an entrepreneur. As a current member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship committee and a former small business owner, Shaheen understands the importance of putting small businesses first. Shaheen has also been an advocate… Continue Reading


May 03, 2018

Shaheen Applauds Passage of Soucy’s Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, Modeled on Federal Law Shaheen Authored

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the New Hampshire legislature passing State Senator Donna Soucy's (D-Manchester) legislation to establish a bill of rights for survivors of sexual assault. In 2016, Senator Shaheen authored and ushered the Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act through Congress, which was quickly signed into law by President Obama. Shaheen has been calling on states to follow suit and adopt a standardized, transpare… Continue Reading


May 02, 2018

Shaheen, Murphy Lead Effort Urging State, Foreign Operations & Related Programs Appropriations Subcommittee to Prioritize Family Planning in Upcoming Spending Bill

(Washington, DC) - Last week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) led a group of Senators, urging leadership of the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Subcommittee to prioritize federal support for international family planning programs in the subcommittee's upcoming spending bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. Shaheen and Murphy are both members of the Senate Appropriations and Foreign Relations Committees. The Senators requested that the subcom… Continue Reading


May 02, 2018

Shaheen, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Revitalize America’s Forest Economy

**The Community Wood Energy Innovation Act of 2018 will encourage the deployment of biomass-fueled energy systems and spur markets for low-grade, low-value wood** (Washington, DC) - Last week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Community Wood Energy Innovation Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation promotes energy security and supports rural economies by helping to incentivize the removal and repurposing of low-grade and low-value wood. The bill would … Continue Reading


April 30, 2018

Thursday at UNH: Shaheen to Host U.S Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee Field Hearing on Net Neutrality

U.S Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, will host a Committee Field Hearing on net neutrality at 10:00 a.m. at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Net Neutrality: Impacts on New Hampshire Small Businesses will examine the effects of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) repeal of net neutrality protections on New Hampshire's small businesses. As a current member of the committee and a former small business owner, Sha… Continue Reading


April 30, 2018

Shaheen Calls on SBA to Investigate Impact of Trump Tariffs on US Small Businesses

(Washington, DC) - On Friday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, sent a letter with Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) to the Trump administration, calling on the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of Advocacy to conduct independent analyses on the impact of the Trump administration's tariff policies on American small businesses. The Senators wrote, "While there is no question that we must respond ap… Continue Reading


April 27, 2018

PHOTO RELEASE: Shaheen Visits NORAD and USNORTHCOM, Meets with Commander & UNH Alumna Lori Robinson

PHOTO RELEASE: Shaheen Visits NORAD and USNORTHCOM, Meets with Commander & UNH Alumna Lori Robinson **Shaheen Visits North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) & Meets with General Lori Robinson, the First Woman to Lead a Combatant Command ** General Lori Robinson and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the Un… Continue Reading


April 27, 2018

Shaheen Urges Granite Staters to Participate in Drug Take Back Day

(Madbury, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement urging Granite Staters to participate in Drug Take Back Day, a national event hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). There are drop off locations across New Hampshire for Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28, where the public can drop off old and unused prescription drugs to be safely disposed of. The nearest drop off location can be located on the DEA's website. "Drug Take Back Day is an importa… Continue Reading


April 26, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Lankford, and Tillis Introduce Bill To Stop Transfer of Fighter Aircraft To Turkey

** Bill Comes As Turkish President Erdogan Continues To Imprison Dr. Andrew Brunson ** (Washington, DC) - Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), James Lankford (R-OK), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced a bill to prevent the transfer of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to Turkey. The bill would also block Turkey's role as a maintenance depot for the aircraft. Under the US-led, multinational Joint Strike Fighter program, Turkey was expected to purchase more than 100 aircraft. "Given my steadfast com… Continue Reading


April 26, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Praise Nomination 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) have issued the following statements following the Trump administration's nomination of Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard to serve as U.S. Marshal: "Chief Willard has done an outstanding job leading the Manchester PD and I'm very pleased that he's been nominated to serve as the U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire," said Shaheen. "Willard's extensive experience as chief of police of New Hampshire's largest city makes h… Continue Reading


April 26, 2018

ICYMI: Shaheen Leads Questioning of Attorney General Sessions

**Shaheen focused on funding for addressing the opioid epidemic and supporting our criminal justice system, bringing ISIS members responsible for the murder of James Foley to justice, and the independence of the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions on key New Hampshire issues during an Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the President's Fiscal Year 2018 funding request and budget jus… Continue Reading


April 25, 2018

Shaheen, Whitehouse Send Letters to Major Banks Requesting Details on Action Taken Following The Trump Administration’s Publication of Russian “Oligarchs List”

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) of the Senate Judiciary and Finance committees, recently sent letters to eight major American and European financial institutions requesting details on any actions taken following the Trump administration's publication of the so-called "Oligarchs List," a list of wealthy Russians with close ties to the Kremlin. The senators sent letters to B… Continue Reading


April 25, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Statements on New Analysis Showing Economic Impact of Opioid Crisis in New Hampshire

In 2016, the opioid crisis cost New Hampshire over $5.3 billion WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan today released the following statements on a new report about the economic impact of the opioid crisis in New Hampshire. The analysis, prepared by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Democratic staff and modeled after a national analysis conducted by President Trump's Council of Economic Advisers, found that in 2016 alone the opioid crisis cost New … Continue Reading


April 25, 2018

Shaheen Requests Detailed Timeline From Treasury on Effort to Honor Harriet Tubman, Women’s Suffrage and Civil Rights Movements on U.S. Currency

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) wrote to U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and requested a detailed timeline for the Treasury Department's plan to feature Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill by 2020, as well as other historical figures from the women's suffrage and civil rights movements on the $5 and $10 bills - a plan that was announced two years ago. Shaheen's letter requests that Secretary Mnuchin respond to whether or not the Treasury Departmen… Continue Reading


April 24, 2018

Shaheen Priorities to Help NH Battle Opioid Crisis Clears Key Committee Hurdle

**Shaheen's Priorities to Direct Funding to Hardest Hit States, Extend Drug Monitoring Program, and Support Peer Support Networks, Progresses in Unanimous Bipartisan Vote** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the bipartisan Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 cleared the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee unanimously, legislation addressing the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic. The legislation includes Shaheen priori… Continue Reading


April 23, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Send Letter Calling on Trump Administration to Halt Expansion of Junk Health Insurance Plans

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter signed by 47 Senators calling on the Trump Administration to halt a proposed regulation that would expand the use of short-term health care plans to create junk health insurance plans that would raise premiums for older Americans and harm millions of people living with pre-existing conditions. The Senators expressed their opposition to the proposed rule to expand junk plans, CMS-9924-P, ahead of … Continue Reading


April 20, 2018

Senators Shaheen and Lankford Call for Sanctions on Turkish Officials

(Washington, DC) - Last night, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and James Lankford (R-OK) released the following joint statement on their decision to pursue targeted sanctions against Turkish officials in this year's Fiscal Year 2019 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs spending bill in response to the unjust imprisonment of Dr. Andrew Brunson: "Turkish President Erdogan has continued to violate the trust between our two nations by holding Pastor Brunson and other innocent Americans b… Continue Reading


April 20, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Tillis Lead Bipartisan Group of 66 Senators In Letter To Turkish President Erdogan Demanding Release of Pastor Andrew Brunson

**Senators warn "measures may be necessary" to ensure that the Government of Turkey respects the right of law-abiding American citizens to travel to, reside in, and work in Turkey without fear of persecution** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) led a bipartisan group of 66 senators in a letter to the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, demanding the release of wrongfully imprisoned American Pastor Andrew Brunson. Pastor Brunson has been … Continue Reading


April 20, 2018

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Assist Veterans & Service Members Exposed to PFAS Contaminants

**Shaheen's Bipartisan PFAS Registry Act follows her establishment of the first-ever nationwide PFAS water contamination study.** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the PFAS Registry Act with Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD), legislation that would create a national database for service members and veterans experiencing health problems possibly due to contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS chemicals, like perfluorooctanoic acid (PF… Continue Reading

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