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February 09, 2018

Shaheen Applauds Senate Passage of Budget Agreement that Includes Commitment of Additional Funding for Opioid Response Efforts

**Shaheen's work across the aisle helped secure an additional $6 billion over two years to battle the opioid epidemic** **Agreement also eliminates the sequester for two years and provides a path forward on long-term government funding which will benefit the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Pease and military readiness** (Washington, DC)-Following her vote in favor of a broad bipartisan budget agreement, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement: "This commitment to provid… Continue Reading


February 08, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Blast Labor Department for Hiding Evidence Showing Tip Proposal Would Steal Billions from Workers

Last week, news reports revealed the Department of Labor concealed the deeply damaging impacts of its proposed change to the tip rules Senators: "This is a stark example of how far the Trump Administration is willing to go to appease business interests at the expense of working families" Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined with a group of 23 Senate Democrats to send a letter to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, criticizing the Department … Continue Reading


February 07, 2018

ICYMI: On Senate Floor, Shaheen Calls on Congressional Republicans to Defend US Democracy & End Partisan Attacks on Intelligence Community to Discredit Mueller Investigation

**SHAHEEN: "Our democracy is being tested. Our law enforcement agencies are being tested. And we as Senators are being tested. We have a responsibility to come together, Senators of both parties, to defend the independence of the Justice Department and the FBI." ** Watch the remarks here (Washington, DC) - Last night on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Congressional Republicans to defend our nation's democracy against attacks by foreign adversaries with a … Continue Reading


February 07, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Help Secure Agreement to Increase Funding for Opioid Response Efforts & Improve Funding Formula To Prioritize New Hampshire

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statement after helping to secure an agreement to provide an additional $6 billion to respond to the opioid epidemic over the next two years, with $3 billion being provided each year. The Senators also received assurances that the opioid funding formula will be improved to prioritize states like New Hampshire with high mortality rates from overdoses. In recent weeks, Senators Shaheen and Hassan hav… Continue Reading


February 07, 2018

Shaheen & Ernst Announce Resolution & Growing Bipartisan Support to Establish an Investigation into the U.S Olympic Committee & USA Gymnastics Over Decades of Sexual Abuse

(Washington, DC)- In a joint press conference today in the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) unveiled their resolution and growing bipartisan support to establish a special committee in the Senate to investigate the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and USA Gymnastics regarding how team doctor Larry Nassar was allowed to sexually abuse female gymnasts over decades. "There's now significant bipartisan support for establishing a special committee charged with the… Continue Reading


February 06, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Help Lead Bipartisan Push for Community Health Centers Funding

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of senators in calling on Senate Leadership to immediately reauthorize funding for community health centers. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Shaheen and Hassan joined 65 of their Senate colleagues to express their strong support for community health centers, which provide access to cost-effective primary and preventive c… Continue Reading


February 05, 2018

Shaheen Introduces Bill to Help Granite State Forest and Commercial Building Owners with Sustainability

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced the Forest Incentives Program Act of 2018, which would help landowners make forest management more affordable and provide them with sustainable options to preserve their land. With financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), private forest owners would be encouraged to employ environmentally-conscious forest management techniques. Additionally, non-residential building owners would be incentivized to use less-… Continue Reading


February 02, 2018

Shaheen, Ernst Call for USOC CEO to Resign Following Reports He Had Knowledge of Nassar’s Sexual Abuse in 2015

(Washington, DC)- Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) called on U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) CEO Scott Blackmun to step down in light of press reports that Blackmun was aware of sexual abuse allegations against ex-team USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in 2015. This news comes a week after Blackmun published a letter to Team USA, pledging an independent investigation to uncover "who knew what and when," failing to admit his own supposed direct knowledge of allegat… Continue Reading


February 02, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President's Decision to Declassify Partisan FBI Memo

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee which oversees funding for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), issued the following statement after President Trump announced he will declassify a partisan memo aimed at undermining Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, despite objections by the Department of Justice and the FBI: "The men and women of the FBI put their lives o… Continue Reading


February 01, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Federal Judge’s Decision to Halt Deportations for NH Indonesian Community Members

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Chief Judge Patti Saris of the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts granted a preliminary injunction for members of New Hampshire's Indonesian Community, who face certain persecution as Christians in Indonesia, allowing them 90 days to submit motions to reopen their asylum cases. "This is very encouraging news for the Indonesian community, and I appreciate that time has been provided to reopen these cases… Continue Reading


February 01, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Urge President to Prioritize Rural Broadband in Infrastructure Proposal

(Washington, DC) - As the administration prepares a broad infrastructure plan and approximately 23 million Americans living in rural areas still lack access to high-speed broadband, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined their Senate colleagues in a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to include funding to support broadband deployment in unserved rural areas across the country. "In an increasingly interconnected world and global economy, we must include in our … Continue Reading


January 30, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President’s State of the Union Address

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address: "I appreciate the attention the President devoted to the opioid crisis in his remarks this evening, but words are not enough. I was proud to have Jeanne Moser, who tragically lost her son to a fentanyl overdose and has done so much to raise awareness about substance use disorders, as my guest to help highlight the urgent need for help in New Hampsh… Continue Reading


January 29, 2018

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Opposes Congressional Republicans’ Latest Assault on Women’s Reproductive Freedom

**SHAHEEN: "In these difficult circumstances, a woman consults with her doctor and with other people she trusts. A woman needs the freedom to consider every medical option..."** Watch the remarks here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today, opposing anti-choice legislation that would restrict women's reproductive health, criminalizing abortion procedures after 20 weeks by imprisoning and/or fining physicians who don't comply with burdensome a… Continue Reading


January 29, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Feinstein Bill to Establish Protocol for Reporting Abuse to Law Enforcement

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the House of Representatives passing Senator Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) legislation that requires amateur athletic associations, including USA Gymnastics, to report abuse to authorities. The bill already passed the Senate last year, so it will now head to the President's desk to be signed into law. "Senator Feinstein's legislation is desperately needed to ensure serial predators like Larry Nassar are immediately sto… Continue Reading


January 26, 2018

Shaheen Announces Jeanne Moser, Whose Son Was Lost to the Opioid Epidemic, As SOTU Guest

Jeanne Moser is a New Hampshire activist working to raise awareness about opioid and substance use disorders after her son Adam passed away as the result of a fentanyl overdose in 2015. Shaheen and others will wear purple ribbons at the President's address to raise awareness for opioid and substance use disorders and to underscore the critical need for federal support to fight the epidemic. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced that she will bring Jeanne Moser… Continue Reading


January 25, 2018

Shaheen & Ernst Announce Intention to Introduce Bipartisan Senate Resolution to Establish Select Committee to Investigate the Olympic Committee & USA Gymnastics Over Decades of Sexual Abuse

**Yesterday, Shaheen sent a letter to leadership calling for a select committee to be established comprised of an equal number of men and women senators** (Washington, DC)-This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed support from Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) to establish a Senate investigation of the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics regarding how team doctor Larry Nassar was given unsupervised access to female gymnasts, allowing him to sexually abuse them over decades. Yest… Continue Reading


January 25, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Manchester VAMC Report from Office of Special Counsel

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Office of Special Counsel's report on the Manchester VAMC: "This report is alarming and highlights the importance of having the Office of Special Counsel involved in investigating these serious claims," said Senator Shaheen. "These findings validate many of the concerns raised by the whistleblowers. It's disturbing that the VA did not properly respond or investigate these matters. The VA must tak… Continue Reading


January 25, 2018

Shaheen Calls For Establishment of Select Committee to Investigate U.S. Olympic Committee & USA Gymnastics Over Decades of Sexual Abuse By Team Doctor

**Shaheen Requests Select Committee Be Established Before PyeongChang Games on February 9th** **Shaheen Calls for Parity between Male and Female Committee Membership ** (Washington, DC) - Last night, in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called for the immediate establishment of a Select Committee to conduct an investigation into the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics regarding ho… Continue Reading


January 24, 2018

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Opposes Big Pharma HHS Nominee Underscoring Administration’s Failure to Act on Opioid Epidemic and Prescription Drug Prices

**SHAHEEN: "Between Mr. Azar's coziness with the pharmaceutical industry, his disdain for the Affordable Care Act, which is the law of the land and which Mr. Azar would be charged with administering as Secretary, I think he is the wrong person to serve in the critically important post of Secretary of Health and Human Services." Watch the remarks here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor this morning, opposing the Department of Health and Human… Continue Reading


January 18, 2018

NH Delegation Calls for Pease to Be Included in Nationwide Health Impact Study

NH Delegation Calls for Pease to Be Included in Nationwide Health Impact Study **An amendment authored by Senator Shaheen was signed into law establishing the first-ever such study** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led the New Hampshire congressional delegation, which includes Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), in a letter to the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regi… Continue Reading

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