March 01, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues in Cosponsoring Resolution Stating Climate Change is Real, Caused by Humans, and Immediate Action is Necessary

Washington, DC- Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan this week joined in cosponsoring a resolution with the entire Democratic caucus stating that climate change is real, caused by humans, and that the United States and Congress need to take immediate action to address it. The Senators are calling on their Republican colleagues to affirm these basic facts and commit to taking real and immediate action to address climate change. "The effects of climate change impact us all and pose real and… Continue Reading

March 01, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan & Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce PFAS Action Plan of 2019

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), and a bipartisan group of Senators to introduce the PFAS Action Act, legislation that would mandate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) within one year of enactment declare per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as hazardous substances eligible for cleanup funds under the EPA Superfund law, also known as… Continue Reading

March 01, 2019

In Case You Missed It: Shaheen, Udall, Collins & Murkowski Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Terminate President’s National Emergency Declaration

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced a bipartisan joint resolution this week with Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to terminate the President's national emergency declaration and uphold the separation of powers outlined in the Constitution. The resolution is a companion resolution to H.J.Res 46, which passed the House with a bipartisan vote of 245-182 earlier this week. On February 15, 2019, the President declared a national e… Continue Reading

February 28, 2019

As Youth E-cigarette Use Skyrockets, Shaheen Introduces Bill That Requires E-cigarette Manufacturers to Fund Prevention Efforts

**From 2011 to 2018, Youth E-cigarette Use Has Risen Nearly 1400% Fueled by Flavored and Easily-Concealable Products** **Shaheen Calls Increase in E-cigarette Use Among Youth "Staggering" and That it's "Time to Crackdown on the Culprits of this Epidemic"** (Washington, DC)-Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the E-cigarette Youth Protection Act, legislation that requires e-cigarette companies to help fund federal prevention efforts and regulation enforcement. Senator Shaheen's… Continue Reading

February 28, 2019

Shaheen Opposes Wheeler Confirmation for EPA Administrator

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting against the confirmation of Andrew Wheeler to serve as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator. "Climate change is an existential threat that impacts us all. Under Acting Administrator Wheeler's tenure, the EPA has not only failed to respond to this emergency - the agency has taken actions that risk exacerbating the effects we're already seeing," said Shaheen. "From the weakening of … Continue Reading

February 27, 2019

PHOTO RELEASE: In Meeting, Shaheen Questions Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan on Trump Emergency Declaration’s Threat to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard & NH National Guard, U.S. Syria Strategy

Senator Shaheen greeting Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan in her Washington, DC office (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement after meeting with Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. "I expressed serious concerns with Secretary Shanahan that many in New Hampshire have about President Trump's emergency declaration which could divert funds from critical projec… Continue Reading

February 26, 2019

Shaheen Statement on House Passage of Resolution Blocking President Trump’s “Emergency” Declaration

VIDEO: Today in Capitol Press Conference, Shaheen Speaks Out Against Diverting Funding From National Security Priorities for Trump's Border Wall (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a resolution by a vote of 245 to 182 to prevent the President from implementing his national emergency declaration to construct additional barriers along the southern border, which would be funded by reallocating funding that has… Continue Reading

February 22, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on Women’s Reproductive Health

**Shaheen Responds to Trump Administration's Final Decision on Rule That Bars Women's Health Care Providers Who Advise Patients on Abortion Services from Receiving Federal Funding** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in response to the Trump administration's final determination to impose a domestic gag rule that will prohibit women's health care providers that advise patients on abortion services from receiving federal funding. This rule will … Continue Reading

February 19, 2019

In Response to Shaheen’s Bipartisan Request, EPA Commits to Establishing Federal Drinking Water Standards for PFOA & PFOS

**Earlier this Month, Shaheen & Capito Called on the EPA to Establish Federal Drinking Water Standards for PFOA & PFOS** **The EPA's National PFAS Management Plan Previously Stopped Short of Establishing Enforceable Drinking Water Standards for the Chemicals** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's commitment to establish federal, enforceable drinking water standards for perfluorooctanoic… Continue Reading

February 19, 2019

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation Letter Warning President Trump Against Taking Critical Federal Funding From Military Construction Projects to Build Border Wall

** Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Letter to Trump Urging the President Not To Divert Funding from the New Hampshire National Guard & Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to Construct Border Wall that He Promised Mexico Would Pay For ** **Letter Cites Outstanding Dry Dock and other Facility Improvements at the Shipyard, as well as a New Readiness Center at the New Hampshire National Guard Base in Pembroke** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services a… Continue Reading

February 15, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Trump Administration’s Failure to Meet Yemen Certification Deadline

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's failure to meet the February 9, 2019 Yemen certification deadline to Congress. Shaheen sent a bipartisan letter with Senator Todd Young (R-IN) last week ahead of the deadline to Secretary of State Pompeo, calling for a certification that better reflects the facts on the ground in Yemen than the admi… Continue Reading

February 15, 2019

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Plan to Divert Resources for U.S. Military & Opioid Response Efforts to Pay for Border Wall

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the President's announcement that he'll declare a national emergency to secure funding to construct additional border barriers along the United States' southern border. To pay for the wall, the President will divert critical federal dollars away from the Pentagon that are used for its drug interdiction program and military construction budget. "In the midst of an opioid drug epidemic and n… Continue Reading

February 15, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Bill to Create Public Health Care Option & Provide High-Quality, Low-Cost Insurance Options

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) to reintroduce the State Public Option Act yesterday, bicameral legislation to create a Medicaid-based public health care option to strengthen the Affordable Care Act by providing Americans with a new high-quality, low-cost choice when purchasing health insurance. "Every Granite Stater should be able to access high-quality medical coverage that they can afford, r… Continue Reading

February 14, 2019

Shaheen Supports Bipartisan Agreement to Fund the Government that Includes NH Priorities, and Calls for End to Shutdown Brinkmanship

** Shaheen, the Lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, Successfully Secures More Than $450 Million for Anti-Opioid Grants ** **Bill Includes Shaheen's Provision to Bolster Pediatric Cancer Research & Public Outreach** **A Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Shaheen Secures 4,000 Visas for Afghan Interpreters Who Helped the U.S. Mission ** Earlier today, Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor in support of the bipa… Continue Reading

February 14, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Trump Administration’s PFAS Action Plan

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) PFAS Action Plan, which was released this morning. The plan includes the Agency's short- and long-term strategies for addressing contamination from PFAS, a family of synthetic chemicals that includes the contaminants PFOA and PFOS. EPA's PFAS Management Plan includes commitments to improve monitoring of PFAS in drinking water systems, invest in research … Continue Reading

February 14, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Medicare at 50 Act

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced the Medicare at 50 Act yesterday to give people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old the option of buying into Medicare. Millions of Americans who are approaching retirement or are being forced to retire early due to layoffs or mandatory retirement face increasing health care needs and rising costs. "Granite Staters want to see Congress improving the accessibility and affordability of health care, an… Continue Reading

February 13, 2019

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Legislation to Hold Russia Accountable

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, today introduced the Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act (DASKA) of 2019 with Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Ben Cardin (D-MD). The comprehensive legislation seeks to increase economic, political and diplomatic pressure on the Russian Federation in response to Russia's interference in democratic processes … Continue Reading

February 13, 2019

As Trump Administration’s Sabotage Contributes to Decline in Health Care Coverage, Shaheen Moves to Protect Funding for Open Enrollment Awareness and Assistance

From 2016 to 2019, Enrollment in the Health Care Marketplace in NH Was Down 19 Percent (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has introduced the Marketing and Outreach Restoration to Empower (MORE) Health Education Act of 2019 to counteract Trump administration sabotage efforts that have diverted funds and slashed health care enrollment advertising and marketing by 90 percent since the President took office. The MORE Health Education Act would ensure that the Trump administration… Continue Reading

February 13, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Protect Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

(Washington, DC) - Today U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Mark R. Warner (D-VA) introduced the Protecting Americans with Pre-existing Conditions Act, legislation that would prevent the Trump Administration from promoting "junk" health care plans that lack protections for people with pre-existing conditions and would increase costs for millions of Americans. "The Trump Administration's continued efforts to sabotage the Affordable Care Act are increasing health care costs for millions of A… Continue Reading

February 12, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Legislation to Save LWCF, Redesignate Saint-Gaudens Site & Protect Nashua River Passes the Senate

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) released the following statements after their legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) passed the Senate. Shaheen and Hassan recently introduced bipartisan legislation to permanently reauthorize LWCF, which helps preserve and maintain critical lands for national parks, forests, wildlife refuges and recreational areas in all 50 states and nearly every congressional district at… Continue Reading

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