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November 08, 2017

Shaheen’s Legislation to Fund a Nationwide Health Study on Water Contaminants Included in Annual Defense Bill

**Amendment directs the Department of Defense to fund a national health study on PFOA and other emerging contaminants found in drinking water systems, such as the contamination around Haven Well at the Pease International Tradeport** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the release of the final Senate- and House-negotiated defense authorization bill, which includes her bipartisan amendment that directs the Department of Defense to fun… Continue Reading


November 08, 2017

Shaheen Introduces Bill to Eliminate $21 Billion in Hidden Ag Subsidies

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced the Harvest Price Subsidy Prohibition Act with Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ). The bipartisan, bicameral legislation eliminates a costly but little-publicized crop insurance subsidy known as the Harvest Price Option (HPO). The bill would save taxpayers $21.1 billion according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. A companion bill was also introduced in the House of Representatives today by Congressman John J. Duncan, … Continue Reading


November 08, 2017

Shaheen on Senate Floor: RT America and Sputnik Must Register as Foreign Agents

**SHAHEEN ON HER LEGISLATION TO ENFORCE FOREIGN AGENTS REGISTRATION ACT: "Let's give the Department of Justice the tools it needs to investigate and expose RT America, and to fight back against the Kremlin's interference in our democracy." ** Watch the remarks here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to discuss her bipartisan legislation to strengthen compliance with the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and give the Department of Justice … Continue Reading


November 07, 2017

Shaheen and Toomey Introduce Bipartisan Sugar Reform Bill to Cut Costs and Protect American Jobs

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced the Sugar Policy Modernization Act. The bill, which is cosponsored by a bipartisan group of 16 senators, makes commonsense reforms to the federal sugar support program that will save money and protect American jobs. "Reform of the federal sugar program is long overdue. Our current policies create heavy costs for consumers and put American jobs at risk," said Senator Shaheen. "This bipartisan bill will help… Continue Reading


November 06, 2017

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bicameral Bill to Protect Domestic Abuse Survivors from Gun Violence

Washington, DC - Last week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped introduce the Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act, a bill designed to protect domestic violence survivors from gun violence. The bill will help close loopholes that allow domestic abusers to legally obtain weapons, and strengthen protections for survivors of domestic violence and abuse. According to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in July 2017, more than 55% of fema… Continue Reading


November 03, 2017

Shaheen at St. Anselm’s: Eliminating Student Loan Interest Deduction Disproportionally Impacts NH

SHAHEEN: "Reforming the tax code is necessary but it shouldn't be paid for by graduates already bearing a tremendous debt burden" **80,000 Granite Staters take advantage of this deduction** (Manchester, NH) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a roundtable discussion with the New Hampshire College and University Council on the House Republican tax bill which was introduced yesterday and eliminates the student loan interest tax deduction. 80,000 Granite Staters take advantage of thi… Continue Reading


November 03, 2017

Shaheen Leads Call for Trump Administration to Support Additional Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter to President Donald Trump with Senators Angus King (I-ME), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and a group of 19 senators, calling on the President to support additional funding necessary to combat the opioid epidemic. Earlier this week, Senator Shaheen urged the Trump Administration to act on the recommendations of the final report issued by the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction, and to work with Congre… Continue Reading


November 02, 2017

Shaheen-Collins Bipartisan Legislation to Establish National Diabetes Commission Signed Into Law

**The National Clinical Care Commission Care Act was first introduced in 2012 and will support better coordination of resources for research on diabetes, which impacts 1 in 9 Americans** (Washington DC) - Today, 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, was signed into law by President Trump. The bill establishes a national commission of healthcare experts t… Continue Reading


November 01, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Final Report from White House Opioid Commission

Washington, DC - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the final report issued by the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction: "I wholeheartedly agree with the majority of the recommendations made by the commission. This report has reaffirmed much of what those on the frontlines in New Hampshire already know needs to be done to reverse the tide of this epidemic, and I hope this report is translated into real initiatives as soon as possible," said… Continue Reading


October 30, 2017

NH Delegation Questions EPA on Public Disclosure of Risks from PFOA and PFOS

On Friday, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) and Annie Kuster (D-NH) regarding reports in a recent New York Times article that described the EPA's efforts to weaken chemical safety regulations that could affect access to public information on the risks of emerging contaminants, including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), chemical… Continue Reading


October 30, 2017

Shaheen & Hassan Respond to Trump Administration's Decision to Not Prioritize Hardest-Hit States, Including NH, for Opioid Funding

**The week after the Trump administration announced a public health emergency, the Department of Health and Human Services has indicated it will not change the funding formula that shortchanges New Hampshire's opioid response efforts** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements after the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would not revise the state formula for determining Opioid State Targeted Response … Continue Reading


October 30, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Hold Press Conference to Raise Awareness of Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) held a press conference at Manchester Community Health Center to highlight the health insurance open enrollment period, which runs from November 1st through December 15th. While legislative efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have repeatedly failed, the Trump administration has accelerated attempts to sabotage the ACA, which includes ending cost-sharing reduction payments that help low and middle-i… Continue Reading


October 30, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan to EPA: Show Your Work on Clean Power Plan Repeal

Senators Shaheen and Hassan joined their Senate colleagues to press EPA Administrator Pruitt on agency's use of skewed science and math to justify repealing the 2015 Clean Power Plan Washington, DC - Last week, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senate Democrats and sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt asking for more information on the agency's decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan. The proposal, released by the agency … Continue Reading


October 26, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Address Heroin and Fentanyl Backlog at Police Forensic Labs and Medical Examiner Offices

**Increase in heroin, fentanyl and synthetic drug use has put enormous strain on New Hampshire's Forensic Lab and Medical Examiner Office, and the police departments that depend on it** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced legislation to help the State Police Forensic Laboratory and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New Hampshire and their counterparts across the country that are dealing with dramatically increased demands and serious … Continue Reading


October 26, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Announcement on the Opioid Epidemic

After attending the White House event this afternoon where President Trump declared a national public health emergency, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement: "I am encouraged that President Trump made a public health emergency declaration and hope that we can work together to ensure that it includes a comprehensive plan and adequate resources to make it a success," said Shaheen. "Though today's announcement was a positive step, we need this declaration to be backed up… Continue Reading


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

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