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September 28, 2017

Shaheen Applauds Senate Approval of Former Governor Jon Huntsman as Ambassador to Russia

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed the nomination of Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman as ambassador to Russia: "I appreciate Governor Huntsman's willingness to serve his country in this important role and congratulate him and his family on his Senate confirmation," said Shaheen. "In both my meeting with Gov. Huntsman and in his confirmation hearing, I was pleased to h… Continue Reading


September 28, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation that Would Ensure Transparency and Accountability in DEA Quotas for Prescription Opioid Painkillers

**For 2018, the DEA is proposing an annual quota equivalent to manufacturing 9.5 billion opioid painkiller pills** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined four of their democratic colleagues to introduce legislation to shed light on Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) quotas on OxyContin and opioid pain medication, and the secretive process by which the pharmaceutical companies gain approval to produce the deadly opioid painkillers that ar… Continue Reading


September 27, 2017

Shaheen: NH Families Are Now Forced to Pay the Price for Trump Administration's Healthcare Sabotage

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to a new cost analysis report commissioned by the New Hampshire Insurance Department, which estimates that next year, 25,000 Granite Staters will pay an average of 52 percent more for coverage: "These rate increases for next year would be devastating, yet have always been avoidable," said Shaheen. "This administration has followed through on President Trump's threat to sabotage healthcare marketplaces as… Continue Reading


September 27, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Call for Immediate Action to Support Relief Efforts for Puerto Rico

(Washington, DC)- Today, in a letter to President Trump, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined their Senate colleagues in calling for swift action to support recovery and relief efforts for Puerto Rico in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria. "We have over three million American citizens who don't have clean drinking water, electricity, access to lifesaving health services, means to communicate with loved ones, or basic necessities such as food and gasoline. Man… Continue Reading


September 27, 2017

Shaheen Leads Small Business Panel on Hurricane Disaster Response; Puerto Rico Crisis

**SBA low-interest disaster loans now available for homeowners, renters and businesses of all sizes** **FEMA: 40 percent of small businesses that close after a disaster never reopen** Video of Senator Shaheen at the Small Business Committee hurricane hearing is available HERE. (Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, today participated in a committee hearing examining the Small Business Administ… Continue Reading


September 27, 2017

Shaheen to Equifax: Provide Assistance to Small Businesses Caught up in Data Breach

**Identity theft is especially devastating for small business owners** **Availability of capital for small business owners directly tied to personal credit scores** (Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-07), the top Democrats on the Senate and House Small Business Committees, wrote the newly installed leadership of Equifax about the impact the company's historic cybersecurity breach will have on the country's 29 million small… Continue Reading


September 26, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Senator Corker’s Announcement That He Will Not Seek Reelection

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced that he will not seek reelection: "I was disappointed to learn that Senator Corker will not seek reelection," said Shaheen. "As Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Corker has demonstrated a deep commitment to our national security and furthering imp… Continue Reading


September 26, 2017

Shaheen Welcomes Court Injunction on Deportation of Indonesian Community for 1 Month

SHAHEEN: "The court's actions today provide valuable time to continue making the case for why the Indonesian community should remain in New Hampshire" (Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Chief Judge Patti Saris of the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts issued a one-month injunction that prevents the deportation of members of New Hampshire's Indonesian community while the court reviews its jurisdiction to consider these cases: "I'm tremendously… Continue Reading


September 26, 2017

Shaheen Continues Leadership On Women’s Global Issues As Latest Bill Heads to President’s Desk

(Washington, DC)- Last night, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the Women, Peace and Security Act, Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) bipartisan bill that advocates for women's engagement and participation in conflict resolution and peace-building around the world. Senator Shaheen, the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reintroduced the legislation with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). The bill passed the Senate in August and will now head to the President's des… Continue Reading


September 26, 2017

Shaheen Meets With Malala Yousafzi

(A hi-res version of this photo is available here) (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), met with Malala Yousafzai, co-founder of the Malala Fund, to discuss foreign aid for girls' education. Malala Yousafzai is a global women's education activist who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 because of her activism against a Taliban law that banned girls from attending school. In 2014, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work, becoming the youngest Nobel Laureate in… Continue Reading


September 25, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join NH Healthcare Providers and Patients To Condemn Disastrous Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill

(Washington, DC)- At a press conference this morning at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined New Hampshire healthcare providers and patients who would be impacted by the catastrophic effects of the Graham-Cassidy healthcare repeal bill. "Instead of continuing with bipartisan negotiations to fix our current healthcare system, Republican leadership is ramming a bill through Congress that would be detrimental to the health and well-being of … Continue Reading


September 25, 2017

SHAHEEN ON NEW TRAVEL BAN: DOESN’T REFLECT OUR VALUES AND ONLY MAKES US LESS SAFE

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's announcement of a new travel ban that overwhelmingly targets Muslim immigrants from Muslim-majority nations: "President Trump's new ban doubles down on his misguided policy of targeting immigrants and other travelers from Muslim-majority nations," said Shaheen. "To shore up our borders and improve our national defense, we need policies rooted in intelligence and security - not… Continue Reading


September 22, 2017

Shaheen Admonishes DeVos Over Campus Sexual Assault Policy Repeal

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to news that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued interim guidance to repeal campus sexual assault policy put in place by the Obama Administration that increased accountability for college campuses to investigate acts of sexual assault: "I'm deeply disappointed by Secretary DeVos's decision to roll back measures that were put in place to protect students and increase accountability at college campuses ac… Continue Reading


September 21, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Over $2 Million in Federal Aid to Help Fight Opioid Epidemic

(Washington, DC)-Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced over $2 million dollars in federal funds to help combat New Hampshire's opioid epidemic. The funds will be allocated through different awards from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, of which both senators offered letters of support, and from the Office of National Drug Control Policy. "This funding is crucial to our communities and treatment centers that are at the forefront of this epidemic," said Shahee… Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Announce $350,000 Grant for Nashua Domestic and Sexual Violence Support Services

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women has awarded a $350,000 Transitional Housing Assistance Grant to the Bridges Domestic & Sexual Violence Support Services. The Transitional Housing Assistance Program provides aid to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking who are homeless, or in need of transitional housing or other housing assistance. … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Approves Shaheen Syria Study Group

**Shaheen shepherds critical Syria Study Group proposal through Senate Committee on Foreign Relations** (Washington, DC) - The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations approved U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) proposal to establish a Syria Study Group to recommend new strategies to address the Syrian conflict. Her proposal was included in the Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017, and establishes a bipartisan panel to complete a comprehensive strategic review… Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Shaheen's Legislation to Ban Kaspersky Software Government-Wide Passes Senate As Part of Annual Defense Bill

Shaheen's Legislation to Ban Kaspersky Software Government-Wide Passes Senate As Part of Annual Defense Bill **Shaheen's amendment works in tandem with the Trump administration's directive last week to all federal agencies to remove Kaspersky software within 90 days** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after her amendment that bans the use of Kaspersky Lab software across the federal government passed the Senate as part of the FY 18 National Def… Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Shaheen Secures Critical NH Priorities in Senate Defense Bill

**National PFOA Water Contamination Study** **Ban on Moscow-Based Software Company with Kremlin Ties** **Support for New Hampshire Rural Small Businesses** **Investments in Pease and PSNY** **Increase in Visas for Afghan Interpreters** (Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is critical legislation outlining the nation's defense priorities for the fiscal year. The bill includes the following provisions spearheaded … Continue Reading


September 14, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Amendment to Protect DACA and Undocumented Military Recruits from Discharge Due to Immigration Status

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined eight of their Democratic colleagues in filing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to protect Dreamers and other undocumented military recruits from deportation. The amendment requires recruits in the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program to remain in the Armed Forces until the completion of background che… Continue Reading


September 14, 2017

Shaheen: New Funds to Help New Hampshire Small Businesses Export

**STEP program helps Granite State small businesses reach customers in foreign markets, access financing and attend trade missions** **95 percent of world's customers live outside U.S.; only one percent of small- and medium-sized businesses currently export** (Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, today announced the New Hampshire Department of Resource and Economic Development will receive $267,866… Continue Reading

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