August 15, 2017

Shaheen Statement on CBO Assessment of Ending Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

**CBO: Insurance premiums would rise 20 percent in 2018** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued an assessment on the implications of ending cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments as directed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). CBO's report concludes that if the Trump administration were to end the payments, insurance premiums would rise by 20 percent in 2018 and the national deficit woul… Continue Reading

August 10, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Announcement that He Will Declare the Opioid Crisis a National Emergency

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump announced that he will declare the opioid crisis a national emergency: "I applaud the President's announcement that he will declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency," said Senator Shaheen. "It's long past time for the federal government to aggressively tackle this crisis. As part of this emergency declaration, I urge the President to implement the other sound recommendations proposed by h… Continue Reading

August 10, 2017

Shaheen Welcomes Governor Sununu's Letter to President Trump Calling for Healthcare Marketplace Stability, Including Assurance of Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

**Senator Shaheen has introduced legislation in the Senate to provide marketplace stability by permanently providing cost-sharing reduction payments** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Governor Chris Sununu (R-NH) sent a letter to the Trump administration calling on his administration to take immediate action to stabilize the healthcare marketplace. Among his recommendations to the President, Governor Sununu calls for the continuation of co… Continue Reading

August 08, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Announce AmeriCorps Grant for Combating the Opioid Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital has received an AmeriCorps grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. The grant is specifically aimed at combating the opioid epidemic. AmeriCorps members will serve as community health workers and help those struggling with substance use disorders and behavioral health needs res… Continue Reading

August 07, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Announce $6.4 Million Grant Awarded to UNH Joint Hydrographic Center

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees the annual budget for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that NOAA has awarded the University of New Hampshire Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping Joint Hydrographic Center (CCOM/JHC) a $6,475,000 grant to continue the Center's work. "The University of New Hampshire is a world leader in oc… Continue Reading

August 04, 2017

Shaheen Statement Following Meetings with Secretary Shulkin at the Manchester VA

**Shaheen Praises Shulkin's Commitment to Provide New Funding for a Coordinated Care Center, Repair Water Damage and Establish Task Force to Examine Providing the Full Range of VA Care to New Hampshire Veterans** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after meeting with the Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, staff at the Manchester VA, and veterans who receive care at the Manchester VA: "While many veterans receive quality care from the M… Continue Reading

August 04, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Announce Grant to Replace Rogers’ Rangers Bridge

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced that the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) will receive a grant of $5,000,000 to replace the Rogers' Rangers Bridge. The bridge provides travelers on U.S. Route 2 with a crossing of the Connecticut River between New Hampshire and Vermont. The original Rogers' Rangers Bridge was constructed in 1950 and is critical to the movement of freight and people locally, regionally, nationally and inte… Continue Reading

August 04, 2017

Shaheen, Coons, Collins and Reed Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Certainty to State Energy Assistance Programs

(Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chris Coons (D-DE), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced bipartisan legislation to encourage state-driven energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives that reduce energy costs for low-income households, spur private sector energy innovation and improve emergency planning and response. The Investing in State Energy Act, S.1713, would prevent undue delay in distributing grants through the Weatherization Assist… Continue Reading

August 04, 2017

Shaheen & Capito’s Bipartisan Legislation Passes the Senate that Promotes Women’s Participation in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after the Senate passed her bipartisan legislation to ensure the United States promotes women's meaningful inclusion and participation in mediation and negotiation processes undertaken in order to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict. The Women, Peace and Security Act, introduced with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), would further the commi… Continue Reading

August 03, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Press DEA Administrator to Lower 2018 Opioid Quotas

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today met with Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and urged him to reduce the amount of opioid pills allowed to be manufactured and sold in the United States in 2018. The DEA is responsible for establishing annual quotas determining the exact amount of each opioid drug that is permitted to be produced in the U.S. each year. Last year was the first reduction of its kin… Continue Reading

August 03, 2017

Shaheen Legislation Would Reduce Operating Costs for Manufacturers and Support Energy Reliance

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) re-introduced the Heat Efficiency through Applied Technology (HEAT) Act, legislation that would address the major regulatory barriers hampering the deployment of heat recovery technologies, such as combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP). By making efficient use of energy that would otherwise be wasted, CHP and WHP systems help manufacturers save money in energy costs and make them more competitive. These techn… Continue Reading

August 02, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the President's Signing of Russia Sanctions Legislation

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the President signed into law Russia sanctions legislation that was approved by the Senate and the House with overwhelming bipartisan support. Shaheen was instrumental in urging Senate leadership to act on Russian sanctions legislation and was a key negotiator on the initial version of this legislation that passed the Senate in June. She has been an outspoken critic of President Putin's authoritarian regi… Continue Reading

August 01, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Extension of the Veterans Choice Program

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after legislation passed the Senate that extends the Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Choice program. This legislation already passed the House and now heads to the President's desk for signature: "I'm pleased that the Senate has been able to work in a bipartisan way to extend the Veterans Choice program and ensure veterans continue to receive the care they need in the community," said Shaheen. "It's … Continue Reading

August 01, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Senate Confirmation of Christopher Wray to Serve as FBI Director

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies which has jurisdiction over the FBI, issued the following statement after voting to confirm Christopher Wray to serve as FBI Director: "The independence of the FBI has never been more important," said Senator Shaheen. "I was encouraged by Mr. Wray's testimony during his confirmation hearing and appreciated his commitment to the rule… Continue Reading

July 31, 2017

Shaheen on Release of Opioid Commission Report: Trump Administration Must Quickly Pivot to Delivering Real Support to First Responders and Treatment Providers

"I appreciate the findings in this report and agree with many of the recommendations, including the proposal to declare a federal state of emergency," said Senator Shaheen. "New Hampshire has been in a state of emergency for several years with significant annual increases in opioid deaths. The Trump administration must quickly pivot to delivering real support to first responders and treatment providers. To date, President Trump has not delivered on his promise to New Hampshire to provide resourc… Continue Reading

July 28, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Letter Urging Secretary Mattis Not to Implement Transgender Ban

**Transgender service members have been serving openly since the policy was changed in June 2016; no military branch has reported any issues associated with their service** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan letter signed by 43 additional Senators to Secretary James N. Mattis urging him to advise the President against implementing the announcement he made via Twitter Wednesday that transgender Americans can no longer serve in the … Continue Reading

July 28, 2017

Shaheen Includes New Hampshire Priorities in Bipartisan Funding Bills

**Democratic Leader of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee secures critical resources for New Hampshire opioid crisis, transportation and fisheries** **Prioritizes law enforcement, economic development and scientific research** **Restores funding for science, climate and economic programs eliminated by Trump Administration budget** (Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, has… Continue Reading

July 28, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the Failure of Republican Healthcare Repeal Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the following statement after Senate Republicans failed to pass healthcare repeal legislation: "Tonight, I'm very relieved that, for the time being, healthcare repeal has been set aside," said Shaheen. "Republican leadership, through a reckless and partisan process, came dangerously close to undermining healthcare for millions of Americans and tens of thousands of Granite Staters. The American people have made their voices heard an… Continue Reading

July 27, 2017

Shaheen on Sanctions Legislation Headed to President’s Desk: President Trump must sign this into law immediately and begin vigilantly implementing these new sanctions

**SHAHEEN: Republican leadership in Congress should publicly commit to overriding a veto in order to deter President Trump from vetoing this legislation** **In May, Shaheen played an instrumental role in urging Senate leadership to act on Russia sanctions and was a key negotiator on this legislation** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement after the Senate approved legislation to sanction Russia, finally sending this legislation to the President's desk.… Continue Reading

July 27, 2017

Shaheen Successfully Preserves Ambassador for Global Women's Issues in State Department Authorization Bill

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has successfully amended the State Department Reauthorization Bill for FY2018 to preserve the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues. The underlying legislation would have eliminated this position. The amended legislation passed the Committee by voice vote. "Women and girls represent 50 percent of the global population. Their empowerment and protection must continue to be a top … Continue Reading

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