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January 17, 2018

Photo Release: Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Meet with New Manchester VA Task Force Co-Chair

From left to right: Shaheen, Kuster, MacDonald & Hassan meet in Shaheen's Senate office (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) met with Dr. Jennifer MacDonald, the new co-chair of the VA New Hampshire VISION 2025 Task Force, to discuss the task force's efforts to examine how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can best deliver a full range of care services to New Hampshire veterans.… Continue Reading


January 16, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Call on Senate Leadership to Prioritize Opioid Funding in Budget Deal

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter to Senate Leadership and Senate Appropriations Committee leadership, urging budget negotiators to include Shaheen and Hassan's proposal of $25 billion in additional funding to combat the opioid epidemic. The senators wrote, "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new data detailing state-by-state overdose rates, which ranks New Hampshire 3rd in overdose mortality rate … Continue Reading


January 12, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Supreme Court Challenge to Sales Tax Ruling

**New Hampshire small businesses should not be forced to collect taxes for other states** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court said it would hear a challenge to Quill v. North Dakota, a 1992 case prohibiting states from requiring out-of-state retailers and online sellers to collect sales tax: "The Supreme Court should uphold its decis… Continue Reading


January 11, 2018

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Rebukes Partisan Attacks on the Integrity of DOJ, FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller

**SHAHEEN: "These attacks are part of a broader campaign, orchestrated by the White House, to undermine the investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 campaign... This effort has profound national security implications for the United States" **SHAHEEN: "These partisan attacks are baseless and reckless. They are undermining trust and confidence in the rule of law. And this must not be tolerated." Watch the remarks here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, (D-NH) spoke on… Continue Reading


January 11, 2018

Bipartisan Legislation Cosponsored by Senators Shaheen and Hassan to Ease Requirements on Military Members Seeking Commercial Driver’s Licenses Signed Into Law

(Washington, DC) - The bipartisan Jobs for Our Heroes Act of 2017, which Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) cosponsored, was signed into law by the President this week. The legislation, introduced by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), streamlines and eases the burden on the process whereby active-duty military, reservists, and veterans apply for their commercial driver's license. "This bipartisan bill eliminates an unnecessary, bureaucratic obstacle so… Continue Reading


January 10, 2018

Key Opioid Legislation Cosponsored by Shaheen and Hassan Signed Into Law

(Washington, DC) - Key opioid legislation cosponsored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to help ensure U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has tools to help detect and intercept fentanyl and other illegal synthetic opioids was signed into law this afternoon. The International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology (INTERDICT) Act was introduced by a bipartisan group of Senators, including Ed Markey (D-MA), Marco Rub… Continue Reading


January 10, 2018

Shaheen Applauds Senate Foreign Relations Committee Report Detailing Putin’s Attacks on Democracy and Russian Interference in US Elections

**U.S. Remains Vulnerable to Russian Interference without Unequivocal Presidential Leadership, Learning Lessons from European Democracies** **Report Makes Series of Recommendations to Counter Putin's Asymmetric Arsenal, Bolster Defenses Ahead of Future U.S., European, Elections** (Washington, DC) - A Senate Foreign Relations Committee Democratic staff report released Wednesday and commissioned by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) details Russian president Vladimir Putin's nearly two decades-long… Continue Reading


January 10, 2018

In Case You Missed It: Shaheen, Hassan-Backed Resolution to Overturn Net Neutrality Repeal Gains Bipartisan Support

**Bipartisan Resolution has the support needed to get a vote and continues to gain momentum** (Washington, DC) -- A Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval co-sponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to undo the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) anti-consumer regulations and restore net neutrality rules now has more than 40 co-sponsors, as well as the backing of Republican Senator Susan Collins (R-ME). This type of resolution requires th… Continue Reading


January 10, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Federal Judge’s Ruling to Block Administration’s Actions on DACA

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to U.S. District Judge William Alsup's ruling to temporarily block the Trump administration's actions to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: "I'm relieved by the judge's ruling to temporarily protect DACA recipients," said Senator Shaheen. "However, this ruling should not diminish the urgency of reaching a long-term bipartisan solution to protect Dreamers who are terrified… Continue Reading


January 09, 2018

Shaheen and Hassan Hold Press Conference to Call for $25 Billion Investment in Budget Agreement to Combat the Opioid Crisis

**The $25 billion proposal over two years would be invested in SAMHSA, CDC, FDA, NIH, HRSA, Medicare and Medicaid** **CDC recently confirmed that the opioid crisis has spread so fiercely that it has reversed the national trend towards longer life expectancy for two years in a row--the first time this has happened since the early 1960's** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) held a press conference to announce a Democratic proposal for $25 bill… Continue Reading


January 08, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Passing of Former Director of NH State Police Colonel Paul O’Leary

(Washington, DC) -- Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of former Director of the New Hampshire State Police, Colonel Paul O'Leary: "I'm deeply saddened by the passing of Colonel Paul O'Leary. He was beloved in every corner of the state," said Senator Shaheen. "My fondest memories of Paul were during my first campaign for governor - he was a volunteer and drove me everywhere, from the North Country down to the Southern Tier. I will always be grateful fo… Continue Reading


January 04, 2018

Shaheen Nominates Granite State Students for United States Service Academies

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has nominated 42 New Hampshire students to the United States Service Academies. The nominees will next be considered by the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Naval Academy and West Point. "These young men and women have worked hard in their studies and are dedicated to the principle of service to their country," Senator Shaheen said. "I applaud them for all they've achieved and am honored to nominate each of them to … Continue Reading


January 04, 2018

Shaheen—Lead Democrat of Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee—Issues Statement on AG Sessions Reversal of Marijuana Policy

SHAHEEN: "I will work to ensure that resources are devoted to opioid response efforts, rather than this foolish policy." SHAHEEN: Devoting resources to marijuana prosecution is a "Slap in the face of families that have been devastated by the opioid epidemic." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he will rescind policies … Continue Reading


January 03, 2018

Shaheen on President Trump's Decision to Dissolve Dubious Voter Fraud Commission: "The President's Decision Reaffirms the Lack of Evidence for Widespread Voter Fraud"

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump announced his decision to dissolve his commission to look into alleged widespread voter fraud: "The President's decision to dissolve this commission, once again, reaffirms the lack of evidence for widespread voter fraud," said Shaheen. "This commission was established to sow doubt regarding election outcomes and help lay the groundwork for voter suppression efforts. And while this commis… Continue Reading


January 03, 2018

NH Delegation Applauds Administration’s Approval of Their Request for Disaster Declaration for NH Counties

Declaration Will Assist with Damage and Costs from October Flooding in Belknap, Carroll, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan Counties (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) applauded the decision by the Trump administration to grant a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of New Hampshire following damage and costs incurred by severe rain and flooding in October. In the wake of the Oct… Continue Reading


January 02, 2018

Shaheen Congratulates Joyce Craig After Being Sworn-In as the First Woman Mayor of Manchester

(Manchester, NH)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen issued the following statement after Joyce Craig was sworn-in as Mayor of Manchester: "As Manchester's first female mayor, Joyce Craig joins New Hampshire's proud legacy of women trailblazers," said Shaheen. "I want to congratulate Joyce and her family on this historic day. I'm looking forward to our work together to strengthen Manchester and the region. Just as she's done throughout her career in public service, I know Joyce will work tirelessly to … Continue Reading


December 21, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Short-Term Government Funding Bill

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of short-term funding legislation to keep the government open until January 19, 2018. "While I'm very relieved that Congress has temporarily avoided a government shutdown, I'm disappointed that Republican leadership in both the Senate and House refuse to prioritize a long-term, bipartisan bill to responsibly fund the government," said Senator Shaheen. "Short-term patches like this keep the ligh… Continue Reading


December 21, 2017

In End-of-Year Remarks on Senate Floor, Shaheen Calls Out Republican Leadership for Prioritizing Partisan Tax Bill Over Needs of the Middle Class

**Shaheen also raises the missed opportunity to address the nation's opioid epidemic with much needed federal resources** **Shaheen points to partisan brinkmanship on children's health insurance, community health centers and the Special Diabetes Program** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor about Congressional Republican leadership's dangerous and callous decision to prioritize partisan politics over the needs of the middle class. According to… Continue Reading


December 21, 2017

Shaheen Calls for Federal Support As New Hampshire Ranks 3rd for Overdose Deaths in New National Overdose Data

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) release of state-by-state drug overdose data, which ranks New Hampshire 3rd for overdose mortality rate in the nation. "This new data confirms what we already know is happening in communities across our state," said Senator Shaheen. "Every overdose death reflected in this report is a life taken far too soon, a family devastated, and a community in… Continue Reading


December 20, 2017

SHAHEEN AFTER VOTING NO ON FINAL REPUBLICAN TAX BILL: "This tax bill asks middle-class families to foot the bill for massive tax breaks for the wealthy and large corporations"

SHAHEEN: "This bill doesn't remotely resemble real tax reform and is an enormous missed opportunity." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting no on the final version of the Republican tax bill: "This tax bill asks middle-class families to foot the bill for massive tax breaks for the wealthy and large corporations-that's just unacceptable," said Senator Shaheen. "Further, adding $1.5 trillion to the national debt to pay for these tax… Continue Reading

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