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September 13, 2017

Shaheen Responds to DHS Announcement of Government-Wide Kaspersky Software Ban

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to an announcement by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that federal agencies must remove Kaspersky Lab software from all computer systems. In June, Senator Shaheen successfully amended the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to ban the use of Kaspersky software at the Defense Department. Since then, she's offered an additional amendment to the NDAA that would extend the ban to the entire fede… Continue Reading


September 13, 2017

Shaheen Announces Support for Medicare For All Act Introduced by Senator Sanders and Reiterates Need for Immediate Bipartisan Fixes to Current System

(Washington, DC)- Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after announcing her support for the Medicare For All Act of 2017 introduced today by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT): "I support the Medicare For All Act because I believe that healthcare should be a fundamental right in this country," said Senator Shaheen. "Too many Granite Staters continue to struggle to access quality affordable healthcare. I know that in a Republican-controlled Congress this legislation will not… Continue Reading


September 12, 2017

SHAHEEN: Granite Staters Should be Alarmed by the Recommendations in Today’s Voting Commission Hearing

**Recommendations ran the gamut from thumbprints on photo IDs to background checks at the polls** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to dangerous recommendations made by witnesses at the voting commission hearing in New Hampshire that would impede Granite State voters from exercising their democratic right: "Today's hearing should have every Granite State voter worried. Recommendations that were put forward today ran the gamut from th… Continue Reading


September 12, 2017

Shaheen Testimony Submitted to Voting Commission: “False Assertions Have Real Consequences”

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released her public testimony before the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which was submitted to the commission. Senator Shaheen is unable to appear in person before the commission on Tuesday because she will be representing the people of New Hampshire in the United States Senate, which is currently in session. In her testimony, Senator Shaheen condemns the commission's clear intention to make it more difficult for Grani… Continue Reading


September 11, 2017

Shaheen Encouraged by Reports of FBI Investigation into FARA Violations by Russian-Backed Sputnik News Agency

**Shaheen has introduced bipartisan legislation that gives the Department of Justice new authority to investigate potential violations of FARA by Sputnik, RT America and others** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after a press report confirmed that the FBI is investigating Sputnik, the Russian-backed news agency, for violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Senator Shaheen has introduced bipartisan legislation with Senator Todd… Continue Reading


September 11, 2017

Shaheen & Hassan Demand Action and Answers on Opioid Crisis since Trump Administration Announcement of Intent to Declare National Emergency

Shaheen & Hassan Demand Action and Answers on Opioid Crisis since Trump Administration Announcement of Intent to Declare National Emergency **President Trump has yet to act on any of the recommendations put forward by his Commission to address the opioid crisis** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined eight of their colleagues in calling on President Donald Trump to take immediate action on the opioid crisis and answer specific questions abou… Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Shaheen’s Amendment That Repeals Global Gag Rule Added to Foreign Operations Funding Bill

(Washington, DC)- Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) amendment to boost funds for international family planning and reproductive health programs received bipartisan support and was added to the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs annual appropriations bill that allocates federal dollars for programs directed by the US State Department. "The global gag rule is a dangerous and ill-conceived policy that blocks millions of women and their families from receiving critical aid and assi… Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Shaheen Calls for More Bipartisan Efforts to Boost Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. The legislation outlines government funding for national health priorities, including programs to fight the opioid crisis that kills approximately 90 Americans each day. Today's markup of the bill didn't include substantial increases in funding to combat the opioid epidemic, despite the overwhelming effects t… Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Senate Unanimously Approves Shaheen-Collins Bipartisan Legislation to Establish National Diabetes Commission

**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) - Yesterday, the Senate unanimously approved final passage of bipartisan legislation reintroduced 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 to advance diabetes care and prev… Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Respond to Latest Attempt by President Trump's Voting Commission to Mislead the Public

WASHINGTON - Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan released the following statement on the latest attempt by Kris Kobach, Vice Chairman of President Trump's voting commission, to mislead the public: "It has been clear since its inception that President Trump's voting commission is an attempt to grossly mislead voters and lay the groundwork for broad-scale, politically motivated voter suppression. Now, the head of President Trump's misguided commission is using deceiving and irrelevan… Continue Reading


September 06, 2017

Senator Shaheen Following Bipartisan Healthcare Hearing: “Today’s testimony bolsters the case for immediate action to stabilize healthcare marketplaces”

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions begins its series of healthcare hearings with state insurance commissioners and governors to explore bipartisan fixes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). "I've said from the very beginning that we need bipartisan cooperation to improve the Affordable Care Act," said Shaheen. "I'm very relieved that, today, this process is moving forward with bipartisan hea… Continue Reading


September 05, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Push for Resources to Address Water Contamination near Military Bases

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined several of their Democratic colleagues in sending a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee urging funding for programs and safety efforts that address per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), chemicals that have contaminated drinking water sources in New Hampshire and across the nation. "Residents of our states are concerned about exposure, and what this means for their health and safety," the senato… Continue Reading


September 05, 2017

Senator Shaheen: President Trump’s Decision to End DACA is Cruel, Inhumane and Completely Unnecessary

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump announced that his administration will end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program that protects young undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children. "President Trump's decision to end DACA is cruel, inhumane and completely unnecessary," said Shaheen. "This decision drives hundreds of innocent Dreamers in the Granite State, and hundreds of thousands across the coun… Continue Reading


September 01, 2017

Shaheen Statement Following the Detention of Members of the Indonesian Community by Immigration Officials

**Senator Shaheen has called top Trump administration officials to find a solution that allows these Indonesians to stay in New Hampshire** **Since 2009, Senator Shaheen's office has worked with ICE and members of this community, who fled religious persecution, to provide safe haven in New Hampshire** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after members of New Hampshire's Indonesian community, who came to New Hampshire fleeing religious persecution,… Continue Reading


September 01, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Announce Over $160,000 for Rural Development Programs

Shaheen and Hassan Announce Over $160,000 for Rural Development Programs (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded New Hampshire organizations over $160,000 in federal funds to invest in rural development programs in Belknap, Grafton, Merrimack and Coos Counties. "These federal funds will be put to good use in Northern New Hampshire communities through small business develo… Continue Reading


August 31, 2017

Shaheen Applauds Trump Administration Order to Shutter Several Russian Diplomatic Facilities

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Trump administration ordered three Russian diplomatic facilities closed in retaliation for Russia's removal of hundreds of U.S. diplomatic personnel. "I applaud the decision to shutter three Russian diplomatic facilities and alter the processing of U.S. visas. These actions are an entirely appropriate response to Russia's staff reductions at the U.S. m… Continue Reading


August 25, 2017

Shaheen Staff to Hold Office Hours in Peterborough

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours in Peterborough in September to help residents seeking assistance with federal agencies on issues such as veterans' benefits, federal taxes, housing, immigration and Social Security in one-on-one meetings. All area residents are welcome to attend. For more information on the services available, or if you have any questions, please call (603) 647-7500. Please note: These events will be attended by staff only. Senator … Continue Reading


August 24, 2017

NH Delegation Calls for Community Update on Water Contamination

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), sent a letter to the United States Air Force this week, requesting a community update on efforts to treat water supplies contaminated with perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) at Pease International Tradeport, the former Pease Air Force Base. The letter also asks for specific responses to concerns raised by Members of the New Hampshire State Legislature. Thousands… Continue Reading


August 24, 2017

Shaheen Condemns Trump Transgender Ban In Light of New Reports

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in light of new reports that the White House plans to soon provide the Pentagon with guidance on implementation for a ban prohibiting transgender Americans from serving in the US military: "The President's actions to ban transgender Americans from serving their country is disgraceful. There are thousands of transgender Americans putting their lives on the line every day to defend our nation, people and liberty,… Continue Reading


August 21, 2017

Shaheen Statement on US-Afghanistan Military Strategy

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement after President Trump addressed the nation on military strategy in Afghanistan: "Security in Afghanistan remains critically important to the United States, particularly in terms of denying terrorist groups like al-Qaeda, ISIS and the Taliban territory from which to operate," said Senator Shaheen. "Over the last year, I have heard test… Continue Reading

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