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May 22, 2018

Shaheen Resolution to Alleviate Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen Passes Senate Foreign Relations Committee

(Washington, DC)-By a bipartisan vote of 14-7, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) resolution to help alleviate the "world's worst man-made humanitarian disaster" passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The legislation, introduced with Senators Todd Young (R-IN), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Chris Coons (D-DE), would prohibit the U.S. military from continuing to provide aerial refueling support for the Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen unless the Secretary of State repeatedly certifies that the G… Continue Reading


May 22, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Priorities to Address Mitigation Efforts at Hampton & Portsmouth Harbors Clear Key Committee Hurdle

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) cleared the bipartisan America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, biennial legislation that authorizes water infrastructure projects around the country. Shaheen and Hassan helped secure critical New Hampshire objectives in the bill that urge the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to prioritize mitigation efforts at Hampton … Continue Reading


May 18, 2018

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen Releases Images of Major Shoaling at Hampton Harbor and Highlights Need for Emergency Dredging

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen Releases Images of Major Shoaling at Hampton Harbor and Highlights Need for Emergency Dredging Photo of Hampton Harbor taken by the U.S. Coast Guard **Watch the video here** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released a video today that shows how badly shoaling is occurring in Hampton Harbor and highlights the need for federal assistance to perform emergency dredging. The video contains aerial photos taken by the U.S. Coast Guard that shows how … Continue Reading


May 18, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Reports that Trump Administration Will Impose Domestic Gag Rule on Women’s Healthcare Providers

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to reports that the Trump administration will impose a new rule that would bar women's healthcare providers who advise patients on abortion services from receiving federal funding. "The Trump administration is going to extraordinary lengths to restrict a woman's constitutional right to reproductive healthcare," said Shaheen. "These continued efforts to suppress women's reproductive freedom not only t… Continue Reading


May 16, 2018

Shaheen to Support Gina Haspel’s Nomination to Serve as CIA Director

(Washington, DC)- After meeting with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director nominee Gina Haspel, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement on her decision to support Haspel's nomination: "Let me be perfectly clear: I believe torture is inconsistent with our nation's values and its use has harmed America's standing in the world," said Shaheen. "I also believe it is important to hold Gina Haspel's… Continue Reading


May 16, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Senate Vote to Restore Net Neutrality Protections

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate passed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to restore net neutrality protections. "Net neutrality is critical to maintaining a free and open internet, and I'm thrilled that the Senate passed this bipartisan resolution to restore these protections today," said Shaheen. "Small business owners across New Hampshire have told me that the FCC's decision to repeal net neutrality threatens the l… Continue Reading


May 15, 2018

NH Delegation Calls on Trump Administration to Immediately Release Study About Health Impacts of PFOA and PFOS

(Washington, DC)- Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) calling on the Trump Administration to immediately release an important study about the health impacts of PFOA and PFOS. The Trump Administration hid the existence of this study from the public and members of Congress for five months, according to a Politico report yesterday. Emails released as the result of a public… Continue Reading


May 15, 2018

Shaheen Applauds $7.6 Million Award to Brayton Energy to Advance Renewable Energy Technology

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today applauded the Department of Energy's decision to award $7.6 million to Brayton Energy of Hampton, New Hampshire, to advance high-temperature concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies, extending Brayton Energy's research in this area. CSP technologies use mirrors to reflect and concentrate sunlight onto a focused point, generating heat. This thermal energy can be stored and used to produce electricity whenever it is needed. The best c… Continue Reading


May 14, 2018

Shaheen Calls for Accountability Following Reports that Trump Administration is Concealing a Report on the Health Impacts of PFAS Chemicals to Avoid “Public Relations Nightmare”

**SHAHEEN: "The real nightmare is not knowing how exposure to PFAS chemicals have impacted the health of your children - a reality for many Seacoast parents."** (Washington, DC)-- Senator Jeanne Shaheen issued the following statement after a news report revealed that a federal study on the health impacts of PFAS chemicals has been withheld from the public by the Trump administration due to fears of a "public relations nightmare." "The real nightmare is not knowing how exposure to PFAS chem… Continue Reading


May 11, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Prescription Drug Pricing Proposal

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Trump's prescription drug pricing proposal, and specifically, his failure to include changes that would allow Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices: "Due to soaring costs, many Americans are unable to afford prescriptions that are critical to their health and well-being. Though I'm glad to hear the President address prescription drug costs, I'm very disappointed that his … Continue Reading


May 10, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Seek Increased Funding for Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

**In New Hampshire, Conte Refuge Funds Protect More Than 7,400 Acres of Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson, Whitefield, Carroll and Columbia** (Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators in sending a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) seeking to double federal conservation funds for the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge-a unique refuge dedicated to protecting more than 36,000 acres within parts o… Continue Reading


May 10, 2018

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen Questions Trump Nominee on the Dangers of Deporting Christian Indonesians to a Country With Religious Persecution

**You can watch the video here** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), questioned Trump administration nominee Ambassador Jackie Walcott on the religious persecution that Indonesian Christians are facing during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. Shaheen highlighted the Indonesian families in New Hampshire who came to the United States fleeing religious persecution and are now threatened with deportation back to Indonesia by the Trump administration. Shah… Continue Reading


May 10, 2018

Shaheen Announces That Pease Will be Featured in National PFAS Study

(Washington, DC)-Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will be conducting a study at Pease International Tradeport to examine the health impacts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The study, part of a broader national study established through legislation authored by Senator Shaheen, will be detailed at Thursday's Community Assistance Panel (CAP) meeting at Pease. Pease will serve as the ATSDR's model tes… Continue Reading


May 09, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues in Forcing a Vote on Net Neutrality

**Only One More Vote is Needed in the Senate to Pass the Measure to Reinstate Net Neutrality Protections** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan today joined their colleagues in forcing a vote to pass a measure in the Senate to reinstate net neutrality protections. The Senators joined their Democratic colleagues at a press conference today announcing that they are officially filing a discharge petition for a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapprov… Continue Reading


May 09, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Secure NH Priorities in Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill to Address Mitigation Efforts at Hampton & Portsmouth Harbors

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements in response to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works' (EPW) release of the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, biennial legislation that authorizes water infrastructure projects around the country. Shaheen and Hassan helped secure critical New Hampshire objectives in the bill that urge the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to prioritize mitigation efforts at Hampto… Continue Reading


May 09, 2018

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen Highlights Commissioning of USS Manchester on May 26 in Portsmouth

**As the official sponsor of the Littoral Combat Ship, Shaheen is considered a permanent member of the ship's crew and her initials are welded into a part of the ship's hull.** **You can watch the video here** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the official sponsor of the future USS Manchester and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released a video highlighting the commissioning of the future USS Manchester (LCS 14) on May 26, 2018, in Portsmouth, New… Continue Reading


May 08, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw the United States from the Iran Deal

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement after President Trump announced that he will withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known as the Iran deal: "As intended, the Iran deal significantly constrained Iran's nuclear activity," said Shaheen. "In following through on his reckless campaign promise to withdraw from the Iran deal, President Trump i… Continue Reading


May 08, 2018

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Extend Visa Program for Afghan Interpreters, Support Staff

Legislation would authorize 4,000 additional visas for the next fiscal year (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, introduced bipartisan legislation to further extend the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program (SIV), which allows Afghans who have supported the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and face threats as a result of their service to apply for refuge in the United States. Shaheen's legislation authorizes 4,00… Continue Reading


May 07, 2018

Shaheen Applauds First Lady’s Policy Priority to Help Children Affected by the Opioid Crisis & Encourages Her to Visit NH

A recent UNH study reports that 8.5% of babies born in Berlin, NH are in active withdrawal from opioids (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to First Lady Melania Trump's inclusion of support for children impacted by the opioid crisis in her list of policy priorities, which were unveiled earlier today: "I appreciate the First Lady's attention to the opioid crisis and I welcome her efforts to assist children who are impacted," said Sha… Continue Reading


May 07, 2018

PHOTO RELEASE: Shaheen Visits Port City Pretzels, Discusses Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship

(Portsmouth, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Port City Pretzels in Portsmouth. Shaheen joined Port City Pretzels founder Suzanne Foley for a tour of the facility to discuss the challenges of growing a small business and Suzanne's success as an entrepreneur. As a current member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship committee and a former small business owner, Shaheen understands the importance of putting small businesses first. Shaheen has also been an advocate… Continue Reading

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