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June 13, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan Agreement Reached on New Russian Sanctions to Respond to Russia’s Interference in the November Elections

**Shaheen, who has been participating in bipartisan negotiations, applauds agreement as "the tough sanctions regime that Russia deserves" (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who has been participating in bipartisan negotiations on a Russian sanctions amendment, released the following statement after reaching a bipartisan agreement on provisions to punish Russia for interfering in our November elections: "This agreement is long overdue and would deliver the tough sanctions … Continue Reading


June 12, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Secretary DeVos to Protect Students, Reverse Student Loan Decisions

**Join over 150 Members of Congress to highlight concerns regarding Secretary DeVos' decision to change the federal student loan servicing contract process** **Also cite concerns with Secretary DeVos' decision to reward just one company with all federal student loans-a move that would hurt both borrowers and taxpayers** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined over 150 Members of Congress in a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos highlight… Continue Reading


June 08, 2017

Shaheen Statement Following Former FBI Director Comey's Hearing Before the Senate Intelligence Committee

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee: "I found former FBI Director Comey's testimony regarding President Trump's actions and behavior very troubling," said Shaheen. "Among my many concerns is the disturbing claim that President Trump did not express any interest or urgency into getting the facts on Russia's interference in our elections. I'm very relieved that we now… Continue Reading


June 08, 2017

Shaheen Showcases Granite State in Washington DC

**Last night, Shaheen welcomed 400 attendees to the 8th annual Experience New Hampshire reception highlighting Granite State businesses, restaurants and goods** **Earlier in the day, Shaheen hosted annual New Hampshire Business Day luncheon with local NH small business leaders** **Photos from both events are available here** (Washington, DC) - Last night, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and the New Hampshire State Society welcomed 45 New Hampshire businesses, restaurants and vendors to C… Continue Reading


June 07, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the President's Announcement that he Will Nominate Christopher Wray to be the Next FBI Director

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees the Department of Justice, released the following statement on President Trump's announcement that he will nominate Christopher Wray to be the next FBI Director: "Christopher Wray is a respected attorney whose public service as a former assistant attorney general makes him qualified for the position of FBI Director. I'll continue to thoroughly exam… Continue Reading


June 06, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Governor Sununu’s Announcement That New Hampshire Will Not Be Joining the U.S. Climate Alliance

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the following statement after Governor Chris Sununu (R-NH) announced that New Hampshire will not be joining the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of states committed to upholding the 2015 Paris climate accord. Senator Shaheen is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and, as part of a congressional delegation, traveled to Paris to participate in high-level discussions at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. "G… Continue Reading


June 06, 2017

Shaheen Questions Air Force Secretary on Haven Well Contamination and Follow-On Health Study

Video Available Here (Washington DC) - Today, during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) directed questions to Secretary of the Air Force, Dr. Heather Wilson, regarding the high levels of contaminants found in drinking water around Haven Well at the Pease International Tradeport. Last week at a meeting of the Pease Community Assistance Panel, the Air Force said that it will not fund a health study on the health effects of the contaminants from Air Force… Continue Reading


June 06, 2017

Shaheen Presses Secretary DeVos on Afterschool Programs and Student Financial Aid Programs Eliminated by the Trump Budget

**Shaheen read a letter from a Somersworth student about the important role his afterschool program played in his childhood** **SHAHEEN to DEVOS: If critical federal afterschool program is eliminated, "What do you say… to [students] who are no longer going to have a place to go afterschool… who are not going to have the homework assistance, who are not going to have the help they need to succeed in school?"** **SHAHEEN: "Why are you reducing opportunities for hardworking Granite … Continue Reading


June 02, 2017

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Announces $2.9 Million in AmeriCorps Funding for New Hampshire

**New grants will support 233 AmeriCorps members in the Granite State** **President Trump's budget would eliminate the AmeriCorps program** (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation in announcing that New Hampshire has received $2.9 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. Senator Maggie Hassan and Representatives Annie Kuste… Continue Reading


June 01, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump's Announcement That the U.S. Will Withdraw From the Paris Climate Agreement

SHAHEEN: "The Trump administration has just squandered an historic opportunity to curb global emissions and protect future generations from the dangerous effects of climate change" (Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Senator Shaheen is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and, as part of a congressional delegation, traveled to Paris… Continue Reading


May 31, 2017

In Visit to Catholic Medical Center, Shaheen Highlights Devastating Impact ACA Repeal & Trump Budget Would Have on NH’s Efforts to Fight Opioid Epidemic

(Manchester, NH) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Catholic Medical Center (CMC), a not-for-profit full-service acute care hospital that has implemented several programs to help care for patients with substance misuse disorders. In just the last year, CMC has served more than 1,000 patients with substance use disorders in its 24-hour emergency department. Shaheen was joined by Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health… Continue Reading


May 26, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Say Trump Administration’s Budget Would Make Devastating Cuts to Critical Programs in New Hampshire

**At press conference in Concord, Senators outline how the Trump administration's budget would hurt Granite Staters** **SHAHEEN: "The Trump budget is an assault on New Hampshire - on our people, our economy, and our environment." **HASSAN: Trump's budget "would directly undermine our economy and the ability of Granite State families to get ahead and stay ahead"** (Concord, NH) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) held a press conference to speak out against th… Continue Reading


May 26, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Dems to Send Warning to OMB Director: Do Not Target Birth Control Access in Upcoming Rule

**Due to Trump order, OMB set to review rule that could upend ACA birth control mandate** **In new letter, Senate Dems urge OMB Director Mulvaney to cease any efforts to target birth control access** **Today, more than 55 million women receive coverage for preventive services, including birth control, with no out-of-pocket costs** **Senate Dems: "Access to…contraception is a critical part of women's health care, as well as an economic priority...It should be treated as such"** (Was… Continue Reading


May 26, 2017

Shaheen Announces Portsmouth as the Official Commissioning Site of the Future USS Manchester

**Shaheen serves as official sponsor of ship named after the Queen City** (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, formally announced that Portsmouth, New Hampshire will be the commissioning site of the future USS Manchester (LCS 14) in early 2018. As the official sponsor of the Littoral Combat Ship, Shaheen is considered a permanent member of the ship's crew and her initials are welded into a part of the ship's hull.… Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

Shaheen-Capito Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Women's Participation in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Sent to Senate Floor

** Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously passed the Women, Peace, and Security Act to further the U.S. commitment to women's leadership in peace and security efforts worldwide ** (Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously passed legislation reintroduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to ensure the United States promotes women's meaningful inclusion and participation in mediation and negotiation processes underta… Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

Shaheen Reintroduces Legislation to Boost Public Participation at FERC

**The Public Engagement at FERC Act will assist private citizens in participating in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proceedings that impact consumers** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced legislation to create an Office of Public Participation and Consumer Advocacy at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). As one of the lead agencies responsible for developing energy infrastructure and ensuring reliability of the electric grid, FERC h… Continue Reading


May 25, 2017

After Shaheen-Hassan Letter, Education Department Releases Upward Bound Grants to UNH and Keene State College

**Senators wrote to Secretary Betsy DeVos last week urging the Department to expeditiously release grants for programs that serve low-income and potential first generation college students** **Upward Bound Programs at Keene State College and UNH serve approx. 200 Granite State students each year** (Washington, DC) - The Department of Education has released grant funding for the Upward Bound programs at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and Keene State College, less than one week after re… Continue Reading


May 24, 2017

Shaheen on Senate Floor: Trump Administration Is Undermining the Affordable Care Act, Jeopardizing Healthcare Coverage for Granite Staters

**SHAHEEN: "Regrettably, the administration continues to undermine the Affordable Care Act... doing its best to make President Trump's claim that Obamacare is 'exploding' a self-fulfilling prophesy" ** **Shaheen highlights a letter-to-the-editor from a Granite Stater whose life was saved by Obamacare** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to raise concerns about reports that the Trump administration is deliberately undermining the A… Continue Reading


May 24, 2017

Shaheen: CBO Report Confirms the “Reckless” Republican Healthcare Repeal Bill Would Be “Devastating to Granite Staters Health and Wellbeing”

(Washington DC) - After the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its score on the Republican healthcare plan showing that 23 million Americans would lose coverage, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement: "Today's CBO report confirms that the Republican healthcare repeal bill is not only reckless, it would be devastating to Granite Staters' health and wellbeing. Throwing 23 million Americans off their insurance is not a successful healthcare plan. The Repu… Continue Reading


May 24, 2017

Ahead Of G-7 Meeting, Shaheen, Hassan Join 38 Senate Democrats in Urging President Trump Not to Withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

**Argue that withdrawing from the Paris Agreement will put Americans' health and safety, U.S. jobs and innovation, in jeopardy** (Washington, DC) - Ahead of this week's G-7 meeting, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 38 Senate Democrats in a letter that urged President Trump to keep the United States party to the Paris Climate Agreement. In the new letter to the President, they argued that backing out of the agreement now, after the years of negotiations and str… Continue Reading

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