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November 14, 2017

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Opioid Funding Formula Bill to Prioritize NH and Other Hardest-Hit States

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Targeted Opioid Formula Act with Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to prioritize federal funding for states that have been hardest hit by the opioid epidemic, including New Hampshire and West Virginia. The bill would require the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which operates under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to take… Continue Reading


November 14, 2017

Shaheen, Collins, Isakson, Menendez Introduce International Violence Against Women Act

**Bipartisan legislation would make combating violence against women and girls a top U.S. diplomatic priority** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led Susan Collins (R-ME), Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) in re-introducing the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), bipartisan legislation that would ensure combatting gender-based violence around the world remains a top diplomatic and development priority for the United States. "One in three wom… Continue Reading


November 13, 2017

Shaheen Urges Saudi Arabia To Curb Rhetoric Amid Escalating Tensions with Lebanon

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in light of the growing crisis in Lebanon: "I'm very concerned by Saudi Arabia and Iran's attempts to drag Lebanon into their long-standing battle for influence. This is a dangerous game that could have devastating consequences. I urge all actors involved to cease the unhelpful rhetoric of war and present the circumstances behind the sudden resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri as soon as poss… Continue Reading


November 09, 2017

Shaheen, Cornyn Call on DOJ to Provide Guidance on Boosting Support for Forensic Labs In Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and John Cornyn (R-TX) led a letter with a bipartisan group of 30 senators to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking him to provide Congress with information detailing how the Department of Justice (DOJ) is supporting and prioritizing forensic science service providers across the nation as a part of a broader approach to combat the opioid epidemic. "The opioid crisis knows no boundaries; it reaches into homes in every community … Continue Reading


November 09, 2017

Shaheen Calls on State Department to Investigate Reported Persecution of LGBTQ People in Azerbaijan

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of senators calling on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to investigate news reports that authorities have conducted raids and detained people in Azerbaijan because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. In a letter to Tillerson, the senators called for an investigation following recent reports of raids conducted in September in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, when authorities detained more than 50 gay and transg… Continue Reading


November 08, 2017

Shaheen Secures Key New Hampshire and National Security Priorities in Federal Defense Bill

**Establish National PFC Water Contamination Study, Invest in Pease Air National Guard Base & Protect Jobs at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard** **Ban on Moscow-Based Software Company with Kremlin Ties** **Increase in Visas for Afghan Interpreters** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) amendments to the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), annual legislation that authorizes federal defense programs, were included in the final version of the bill after S… Continue Reading


November 08, 2017

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bill To Permanently Close Gun Loophole Used By Texas Shooter

Shaheen is an original cosponsor of the Domestic Violence Loophole Closure Act, which will ensure anyone convicted of domestic violence in military court cannot legally purchase a firearm. Washington, DC - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped introduce the Domestic Violence Loophole Closure Act with U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ). The bipartisan legislation would close the background check loophole exploited by the Sutherland Springs, Texas shooter a… Continue Reading


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

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