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May 05, 2017

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Resolution to Address Motorcycle Profiling

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers to introduce a resolution yesterday to address the issue of motorcycle profiling. The resolution aims to promote collaboration between the motorcycle and law enforcement communities. Shaheen was joined on the resolution by Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI). U.S. Representatives Tim Walberg (R-MI), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Michael Burgess (R-TX) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) introduced a version in the House. … Continue Reading


May 05, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Respond to Reports that White House is Planning to Gut the Office of National Drug Control Policy

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements on reports that the White House is planning to effectively eliminate the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), which currently oversees the National Drug Control Strategy and acts as the lead federal agency working to coordinate policy to combat the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis. "Time and again, President Trump visited New Hampshire and promised that he would tackle the opioi… Continue Reading


May 05, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Democrats in Introducing Urgent Legislation to Safeguard Key Women’s Preventive Health Care Services from Administration Attacks on Birth Control Mandate

**The Save Women's Preventive Care Act would help shield preventive health care services-cancer screenings, birth control, domestic violence screenings, and more-from attacks by Trump administration** **Senators say legislation is urgently needed, especially in light of political attacks on women's health and rights by President Trump, Congressional Republicans** (Washington D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 45 other Senate Democrats to introduce… Continue Reading


May 04, 2017

Shaheen Statement After Senate Sends Government Funding Bill to President's Desk With Increased Funding for Opioid Response Efforts Across the Country

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after bipartisan government funding legislation passed the Senate that contains additional federal resources to fight the opioid epidemic. Overall, this legislation provides an increase of $735.5 million in prevention, treatment and recovery resources, including an increase of $35.5 … Continue Reading


May 04, 2017

Shaheen on House Healthcare Repeal Vote: "President Trump and Republican Leadership have Recklessly Rushed Legislation Through the House That Would be Devastating to the Health and Wellbeing of New Hampshire"

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen delivered the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act without waiting for a non-partisan assessment on the full impact on everyday Americans: "President Trump and Republican leadership have recklessly rushed legislation through the House that would be devastating to the health and wellbeing of New Hampshire," said Shaheen. "This bill dramatically reduces healthcare coverage ac… Continue Reading


May 03, 2017

VIDEO: Senator Shaheen Salutes America’s Small Businesses

**On Senate floor, Shaheen recognizes outstanding New Hampshire entrepreneurs who "have created thriving companies that define the American Dream"** (Washington, DC) - As the nation continues to celebrate National Small Business Week (April 30-May 6), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, today spoke on the Senate floor about the important role small businesses play in creating jobs and growing the American econom… Continue Reading


May 03, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Letter Calling for Funding for State Veterans Homes

(Washington DC) - U.S Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of colleagues on a letter to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies urging them to support robust funding for State Veterans Homes that help provide long-term care to our nation's veterans. Federal funds provided by the State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program allow states to make critical facility upgrades or construct new… Continue Reading


May 02, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues to Reintroduce Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation

(Washington DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 44 Senators to re-introduce historic, comprehensive federal legislation to ban discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. The Equality Act of 2017 would ensure full federal non-discrimination equality by adding sexual orientation and gender identity to other protected classes, such as race or religion, in existing federal laws. The bill would explicitly ban discrimination in… Continue Reading


May 02, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Teresa Manning’s Appointment to Oversee Family Planning Program

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in response to President Trump's appointment of Teresa Manning to oversee the Title X Family Planning Program, which supports family planning and teen pregnancy prevention and care programs for low-income Americans. Manning, an anti-choice activist who has previously said that contraception "doesn't work," will become the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Se… Continue Reading


May 01, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Trump Administration’s Discontinuation of Let Girls Learn

**Shaheen announces that she will soon introduce the Keeping Girls in School Act to build on the legacy of Let Girls Learn and its focus on adolescent girls' education in developing nations** **SHAHEEN: "We must stand with adolescent girls everywhere who are deprived of an education and denied the opportunity to reach their full potential"** (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the below statement following rep… Continue Reading


May 01, 2017

Senator Shaheen Celebrates National Small Business Week 2017

**Visits Dover-based, environmentally-friendly food producer Popzup; honors Lebanon-based Celdara Medical as New Hampshire's 'Small Business Person of the Year'** **99 percent of Granite State employers are small businesses; more than half of New Hampshire employees work for a small business** (Washington, DC) - As the nation celebrates National Small Business Week (April 30-May 6), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entreprene… Continue Reading


May 01, 2017

In Funding Agreement, Shaheen Secures Additional Money for Violence Against Women Act Programs

**In January, reports indicated that the Trump administration planned to eliminate the Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice as part of widespread cuts at federal agencies** **SHAHEEN: "Amidst the partisan rancor, last night's agreement demonstrates a bipartisan resolve to end violence against women in our country"** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science, released … Continue Reading


May 01, 2017

Shaheen Helps Secure $735.5 Million in Additional Opioid Treatment Resources in Government Funding Bill, Including Full Funding Specified in the 21st Century Cures Act & Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

**SHAHEEN: "Treatment providers are in desperate need of additional resources, and this new funding signals that more help is on the way"** **Shaheen also led efforts as the lead Democrat on key Appropriations subcommittee to also include $160 million in funding for opioid response programs at the Department of Justice, an increase of $35.5 million over last year** (Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the lead Democrat on the Comm… Continue Reading


May 01, 2017

Shaheen Helps Secure Additional Opioid Resources in Government Funding Bill, Including for CARA Programs

**Through her new role as the lead Democrat on key Appropriations subcommittee, Shaheen helps provide $160.5 million for Department of Justice programs - $35.5 million more than the previous year - for opioid response efforts across the country** (Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after bipartisan government funding legislation was released that includes $160.5 million … Continue Reading


May 01, 2017

At the Urging of Senator Shaheen, Additional Afghan Visas for Interpreters and Support Staff Included in Government Funding Bill to Avert a Lapse in the Program

**In March, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul officially stopped scheduling interviews citing a lack of remaining Special Immigrant Visas** **Shaheen, a member of the Appropriations Committee, led a letter to Appropriations leadership calling for additional visas in the FY2017 funding bill** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after 2500 visas for Afghan interpreters and support staff were included in the government funding bill released last night. I… Continue Reading


April 28, 2017

Shaheen Encourages Participation in National Drug Take-Back Day

(Washington, DC) - Tomorrow, Saturday, April 29th, communities across New Hampshire and the country are teaming up with local law enforcement for National Drug Take-Back Day to dispose of unneeded prescription drugs. This event, hosted nationally by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), serves as an important reminder of the services many local law enforcement agencies provide year-round to properly dispose of prescription drugs, especially highly addictive opioid painkillers like OxyContin… Continue Reading


April 28, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Join Bipartisan Group of Senators in Support of International Affairs Budget

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Appropriations Committees, and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of more than three dozen U.S. Senators urging "robust funding" for the Fiscal Year 2018 International Affairs Budget. In a letter to the respective Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committees, 43 senators said, "At a time when we face multiple national security challenges around the w… Continue Reading


April 27, 2017

Shaheen Delivers Keynote Address on Russia: “The American people need to fully understand what Putin is doing. And… we need to stop him”

**During her remarks and Q&A, Shaheen outlined Putin's broad campaign in the U.S. and Western Europe to exert influence and undermine democracy** **Reiterating her call for an independent investigation of Russia's interference, Shaheen also charted what a bold, aggressive strategy to counter Russia should entail** (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, addresse… Continue Reading


April 27, 2017

Shaheen, Capito Introduce Legislation to Expand Rural Hospice Care

**Rural Access to Hospice Act of 2017 improves access to high-quality end-of-life care for rural Americans** **Currently, seniors in rural areas often have to choose between receiving care from their trusted primary care provider or enrolling in hospice with a different provider because of a statutory regulation related to Medicare Part B** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve seniors' access … Continue Reading


April 26, 2017

Shaheen: Women Servicemembers Deserve Access to Basic Health Care

**Shaheen reintroduced legislation to establish health care equity for military women and their dependents** **Unlike civilians, military women and their dependents do not have access to all forms of FDA-approved contraception with no co-pay under military health insurance** **Shaheen's legislation would provide military women with increased access to all methods of contraception, increase family planning resources, and guarantee access to emergency contraception for sexual assault victims** … Continue Reading

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