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October 25, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Call on President to Allow Government to Negotiate Lower Prices for Naloxone, a Life-Saving Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug

As the White House finalizes its emergency declaration on opioid abuse, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined their Senate colleagues to call on President Trump to follow the recommendations of his Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis and allow the government to negotiate lower prices for naloxone, a life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 and access to naloxone is criti… Continue Reading


October 25, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues to Unveil Legislation to Invest $45 Billion to Address Opioid Crisis

Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues to Unveil Legislation to Invest $45 Billion to Address Opioid Crisis **Senators call on President Trump and Congress to support bill, join in securing resources for struggling communities** **Senators' bill does not decimate Medicaid or serve as replacement for coverage** (Washington, DC) - Today, to address a number of critical shortcomings of our nation's approach to combating the opioid epidemic, including the Administration's unwillingness to make a lo… Continue Reading


October 25, 2017

Shaheen Letter Calls on Trump Administration to Declassify Information on Kaspersky Lab

(Washington, DC) - As hearings on Kaspersky Lab's threat to the federal government begin in the House of Representatives, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of both the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, sent a letter to Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke and National Intelligence Director Daniel Coats calling on the Trump administration to immediately declassify information on Kaspersky Lab to raise public awareness regarding the serious threat that … Continue Reading


October 23, 2017

Shaheen Welcomes Governor Sununu’s Petition to President Trump on Behalf of NH’s Indonesian Community, Forwards Letter to Senior Administration Officials

Shaheen Welcomes Governor Sununu's Petition to President Trump on Behalf of NH's Indonesian Community, Forwards Letter to Senior Administration Officials **This Afternoon, Senator Shaheen Sent Letters to Leadership at DHS and ICE, as well as the President's Deputy National Security Advisor, Urging Immediate Attention to Governor Sununu's Letter** (Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed a letter sent by Governor Chris Sununu (R-NH) to President Trump urging him to intercede on b… Continue Reading


October 19, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Senate Passage of Partisan Budget Proposal: Doesn’t Provide the Bipartisan Basis That’s Needed to Tackle our Nation’s Many Fiscal Challenges

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting against the partisan budget proposal for fiscal year 2018: "This budget makes drastic cuts to Medicaid and Medicare - programs that are vitally important to the health and well-being of Granite Staters - and doesn't provide the bipartisan basis that's needed to tackle our nation's many fiscal challenges," said Shaheen. "This budget also sets the stage for a partisan process to pass tax legislation. W… Continue Reading


October 19, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Co-Sponsor Bipartisan Legislation to Lower Health Care Costs for Patients & Families Nationwide, Stabilize Individual Insurance Market

(Washington, DC) - Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of 24 co-sponsors, led by Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Leadership, for legislation to lower premiums and improve quality of care for patients and families across the country. The Bipartisan Health Care Stabilization Act of 2017 will help stabilize the individual insurance market in an effort to prevent premium spikes as a result of President Trump's sabotage of t… Continue Reading


October 19, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Effort to Block Trump Administration’s Roll Back of Birth Control Mandate

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 33 Senate and House Democrats to introduce the Protect Access to Birth Control Act, which would rescind the Trump Administration's interim final rules issued on October 6th that allow companies to interfere in their employees' healthcare choices and force women to pay more for an essential part of their healthcare. If enacted, the Protect Access to Birth Control Act would ensure President Trump's rules hav… Continue Reading


October 17, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan Healthcare Agreement to Stabilize Marketplaces and Reverse Trump Administration Sabotage

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Leadership announced a bipartisan agreement that will help stabilize marketplaces, which includes the authorization of cost-sharing reduction payments for two years, among other provisions. Senator Shaheen has led efforts in the Senate to provide marketplace stability by permanently continuing and increasing eligibility for cost-sharing reductions. Earlier … Continue Reading


October 16, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Democrats to File Amicus Brief in Support of Planned Parenthood; Stand Up for Women’s Health & Rights in Texas

(Washington, DC) - On Friday, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), joined a group of 23 Senate Democrats to file an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Family Planning and Preventive Health Services, Inc. et al v. Charles Smith et al. In 2016, Texas revoked Planned Parenthood's status as a qualified medical provider for Texans on Medicaid. While the move was blocked by a federal judge, the state… Continue Reading


October 13, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Decision Not to Recertify Iran Deal

SHAHEEN: "President Trump is ignoring the sound advice of military leadership and following through on a reckless campaign promise at the expense of our national security interests." (Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced that it will not recertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, better known as the Iran Deal: "To date, the Iran Deal has successfully contained the nuclear threat from Iran just as intended," said… Continue Reading


October 13, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Further Sabotage the ACA By Ending Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

SHAHEEN: "The American people made it very clear that they didn't want healthcare repeal, yet President Trump is forcing it on them anyway through sabotage" (Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced that it will end cost-sharing reduction payments, which help middle-income to low-income Americans afford health insurance: "The American people made it very clear that they didn't want healthcare repeal, yet President T… Continue Reading


October 12, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order to Weaken Patient Protections Provided by the Affordable Care Act

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that dismantles patient protections in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and further disrupts health insurance marketplaces: "Despite the American people's rejection of the Affordable Care Act repeal, this new order is part of a concerted effort by the Trump administration to unravel the law's patient protections and to destabilize healthcare marketplaces," said Sha… Continue Reading


October 11, 2017

Shaheen-Collins Bipartisan Legislation to Establish National Diabetes Commission Heads to President’s Desk

**The National Clinical Care Commission Care Act was first introduced in 2012 and would support better coordination of resources for research on diabetes, which impacts 1 in 9 Americans** (Washington DC) - Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the National Clinical Care Commission Act, bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, to establish a national commission of healthcare experts … Continue Reading


October 11, 2017

Shaheen Calls For Immediate Action Following New Report of Kaspersky-Kremlin Coordination

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of both the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement in response to a Wall Street Journal news report that claims Kaspersky Lab software cooperated with the Russian government to identify and hack classified U.S. government information: "This new report further underscores the overwhelming case against Kaspersky Lab," said Shaheen. "These revelations should expedite efforts at the federal … Continue Reading


October 10, 2017

Shaheen Responds to Trump Administration’s Proposal to Repeal Clean Power Plan

(Washington, DC)- Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in response to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's announcement that the Trump administration will repeal the Clean Power Plan: "The Trump administration's decision to roll back the Clean Power Plan continues a dangerous agenda that will harm the environment and public health," said Shaheen. "We owe it to future generations to build on the Clean Power Plan and incentivize energy efficiency … Continue Reading


October 06, 2017

Shaheen’s Bipartisan Bill Bolstering Women’s Leadership in Peace Negotiations and Conflict Resolution Signed into Law

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) bipartisan bill, the Women, Peace and Security Act, was signed into law by President Donald Trump. The bill bolsters the role of women in peace negotiations and conflict resolution around the world. Senator Shaheen, the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reintroduced the bill earlier this year with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). "We need female representation on the world stage that accurately reflects the makeup… Continue Reading


October 06, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s Decision to Not Seek Re-election

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter announced that she will not seek re-election in 2018: "Throughout her career, Carol has been a stalwart defender and champion of New Hampshire," said Shaheen. "New Hampshire's first district has been well served by her tireless devotion to the middle class and the most vulnerable in our society. As the first woman to be elected to New Hampshire's federal delegation, she's… Continue Reading


October 06, 2017

Shaheen Denounces Trump Administration’s Order to Curtail Women’s Access to Birth Control

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in response to the Trump administration's repeal of the birth control mandate included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA): "This administration's obsession with rolling back women's reproductive rights and access to care is dangerous and reflects a shallow understanding of women's health," said Shaheen. "This order will undoubtedly increase unwanted pregnancies and abortions, at a time when both are at an all… Continue Reading


October 05, 2017

Senate Passes Shaheen, Hassan Bipartisan Resolution to Designate National Community Policing Week

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced the passage of their Senate Resolution designating the first week of October as "National Community Policing Week." The bipartisan resolution recognizes the sacrifices of police officers and expresses support for building trust and mutual respect in communities through sustained and meaningful engagement between law enforcement and civilians. It encourages the people of the United States, law enforce… Continue Reading


October 05, 2017

Shaheen Calls for Hearing on Russia’s Hack of the NSA Using Kaspersky Lab Software

(Washington, DC) - This afternoon, following a Wall Street Journal news report that Russian hackers used Kaspersky Lab software installed on a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor's computer to steal sensitive information, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen wrote a letter to the leadership of the Senate Armed Services Committee requesting a hearing on the matter. Senator Shaheen is a member of the Armed Services Committee and has led efforts in Congress to ban use of Kaspersky Lab software across … Continue Reading

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