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July 31, 2017

Shaheen on Release of Opioid Commission Report: Trump Administration Must Quickly Pivot to Delivering Real Support to First Responders and Treatment Providers

"I appreciate the findings in this report and agree with many of the recommendations, including the proposal to declare a federal state of emergency," said Senator Shaheen. "New Hampshire has been in a state of emergency for several years with significant annual increases in opioid deaths. The Trump administration must quickly pivot to delivering real support to first responders and treatment providers. To date, President Trump has not delivered on his promise to New Hampshire to provide resourc… Continue Reading


July 28, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Letter Urging Secretary Mattis Not to Implement Transgender Ban

**Transgender service members have been serving openly since the policy was changed in June 2016; no military branch has reported any issues associated with their service** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan letter signed by 43 additional Senators to Secretary James N. Mattis urging him to advise the President against implementing the announcement he made via Twitter Wednesday that transgender Americans can no longer serve in the … Continue Reading


July 28, 2017

Shaheen Includes New Hampshire Priorities in Bipartisan Funding Bills

**Democratic Leader of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee secures critical resources for New Hampshire opioid crisis, transportation and fisheries** **Prioritizes law enforcement, economic development and scientific research** **Restores funding for science, climate and economic programs eliminated by Trump Administration budget** (Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, has… Continue Reading


July 28, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the Failure of Republican Healthcare Repeal Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the following statement after Senate Republicans failed to pass healthcare repeal legislation: "Tonight, I'm very relieved that, for the time being, healthcare repeal has been set aside," said Shaheen. "Republican leadership, through a reckless and partisan process, came dangerously close to undermining healthcare for millions of Americans and tens of thousands of Granite Staters. The American people have made their voices heard an… Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Shaheen on Sanctions Legislation Headed to President’s Desk: President Trump must sign this into law immediately and begin vigilantly implementing these new sanctions

**SHAHEEN: Republican leadership in Congress should publicly commit to overriding a veto in order to deter President Trump from vetoing this legislation** **In May, Shaheen played an instrumental role in urging Senate leadership to act on Russia sanctions and was a key negotiator on this legislation** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement after the Senate approved legislation to sanction Russia, finally sending this legislation to the President's desk.… Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Shaheen Successfully Preserves Ambassador for Global Women's Issues in State Department Authorization Bill

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has successfully amended the State Department Reauthorization Bill for FY2018 to preserve the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues. The underlying legislation would have eliminated this position. The amended legislation passed the Committee by voice vote. "Women and girls represent 50 percent of the global population. Their empowerment and protection must continue to be a top … Continue Reading


July 26, 2017

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Speaks Out Against Republican Leadership’s Healthcare Repeal Efforts

**SHAHEEN: "A partisan bill to take health insurance away from tens of millions of Americans, written behind closed doors, opposed by every stakeholder group and by an overwhelming majority of the American people, should not pass in the Senate"** Watch a clip from Sen. Shaheen's remarks here (Washington DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to the Senate Republican leadership's healthcare repeal legislation. Shaheen stressed that the Republican… Continue Reading


July 25, 2017

Shaheen on House Passage of Russia Sanctions Legislation: This bipartisan legislation is the response that the Kremlin deserves

**In May, Shaheen played an instrumental role in urging Senate leadership to act on Russia sanctions and was a key negotiator on this legislation** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the House of Representatives approved legislation to sanction Russia. Shaheen was instrumental in urging Senate leadership to act on Russian sanctions legislation and was a key negotiator on the legislation that passed the Senate in an overwhelming bipartisan… Continue Reading


July 25, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Senate Republican Vote to Move Forward with Healthcare Repeal Legislation

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Republicans in the Senate voted to proceed to healthcare repeal legislation: "Today's vote confirms that Republican leadership will move forward with a vote on healthcare repeal legislation without any input from the public," said Senator Shaheen. "Republican leadership have not held any hearings on their healthcare repeal effort, nor have they even disclosed the final legislation that the Senate will be vo… Continue Reading


July 25, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $25 Million Loan for Berlin Agricultural Business

**New hydroponic greenhouse project is expected to create nearly 80 jobs** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded North Country Growers, LLC a loan of $25 million for the construction of a hydroponic greenhouse. The high-technology greenhouse will support food production in the New England area, reduce produce shipping time and create additional jobs i… Continue Reading


July 24, 2017

Shaheen Secures New Hampshire Priorities in Bipartisan Funding Bills

**Member of Senate Appropriations Committee secures critical investments in New Hampshire farmers, seaports, low-income families and rural communities** **Provides funding for infrastructure, agriculture, energy efficiency and economic development programs eliminated by Trump administration budget proposal** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has secured critical funding for key New Hampshire priorities in a bipartisan funding … Continue Reading


July 24, 2017

Shaheen Secures Additional Economic Development Funding for Northern New Hampshire in Funding Bill

**Shaheen's effort rebuffs President Trump's budget which proposed eliminating the Northern Border Regional Commission** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has secured additional funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) in a government funding bill approved by the appropriations committee this week. The Energy and Water Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 provides $15 million for NBRC, a $5 million incr… Continue Reading


July 22, 2017

Shaheen Applauds Bipartisan Agreement to Move Forward with Russia Sanctions Legislation in the House

**In May, Shaheen played an instrumental role in urging Senate leadership to act on Russia sanctions and was a key negotiator on this legislation** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the following statement after an agreement was reached in the House to move forward with legislation to sanction Russia. Shaheen was instrumental in urging Senate leadership to act on Russian sanctions legislation and was a key negotiator on the legislation that passed the Senate in an ov… Continue Reading


July 20, 2017

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Empower Survivors, Improve Reporting of Sexual Harassment in Housing

**The Combating Sexual Harassment in Housing Act would make it easier for victims to bring forward certain cases of sexual harassment under the Fair Housing Act** **SHAHEEN: Women across the country are suffering in silence simply because they lack the resources to move or find alternate housing.** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) re-introduced legislation to establish protections against sexual harassment in rental housing. Building on existing protections in… Continue Reading


July 20, 2017

Shaheen, Sasse Call for Bipartisan Review of U.S. Syria Policy

**New policy approach needed to achieve critical U.S. strategic objectives** **U.S. forces have come into direct, lethal contact with Russia-backed Syrian troops** **If White House does not provide Syria strategy, Congress must act** (Washington, DC)-Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ben Sasse (R-NE), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, are urging committee leaders to create a bipartisan panel that will undertake a comprehensive and strategic policy review of American policy in… Continue Reading


July 20, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Call on Trump Admin to Take Real, Immediate Action to Address Opioid Epidemic After White House’s Opioid Commission Misses Self-Imposed Deadline for Second Time

**Despite bipartisan agreement on need to take immediate action to address opioid epidemic, President Trump's Opioid Commission has now missed its second deadline to lay out strategy to combat crisis** **Trump administration has been pushing legislation that would strip health care from millions of Americans with substance use disorders (SUDs) & a budget that would slash funding for drug treatment, all while delaying implementation of existing recommendations from health experts** (Washi… Continue Reading


July 19, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Senator McCain's Cancer Diagnosis

(Washington, DC) -- Senator Jeanne Shaheen delivered the following statement after learning of Senator McCain's cancer diagnosis: "My thoughts and prayers are with my friend and colleague, Senator McCain, and his family during this difficult time," said Senator Shaheen. "There are few who have faced tougher battles than cancer in their lives, but John McCain has always demonstrated profound strength in overcoming unimaginable challenges. I know that he will take on this diagnosis with the same … Continue Reading


July 19, 2017

Shaheen Statement on CBO Assessment of President Trump’s Repeal Without Replacement Plan

**CBO: 32 Million Americans Will Lose Healthcare Coverage** **SHAHEEN: "President Trump's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and punt on a replacement, is akin to throwing the American public off a cliff and promising a parachute later" (Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO issued an assessment of President Trump's plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act with no plan to replace it. CBO's report co… Continue Reading


July 19, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Extensive Water Damage at the Manchester VA

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Manchester VA Medical Center experienced extensive water damage from a pipe failure, impacting care in multiple clinics: "The water damage that occurred at the Manchester VA this morning is very concerning," said Shaheen. "My foremost priority is that veterans scheduled for treatment be served at other facilities until the Manchester VA is again fully operational. I've been in contact with Acting Direct… Continue Reading


July 19, 2017

Shaheen, Ellison Plan Protects Owners of Mobile Homes

**Resident-owned cooperatives offer economic security, protection from eviction, land ownership opportunity and enriched community investment* **In New Hampshire, resident-owned cooperatives provide affordable housing for nearly 7,000 families.** (Washington, DC)-To provide affordable housing and economic security for owners of manufactured (mobile) homes, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), today introduced legislation to promote the creation of cooperative, res… Continue Reading

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