March 06, 2019

Shaheen Receives Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s ‘Champion of Youth’ Award

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was honored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America today with a 2019 Champions of Youth Award. Shaheen was presented with the award in her Washington, DC office by New Hampshire Boys & Girls Club leaders, who are visiting the nation's capital for the organization's fifth annual National Days of Advocacy, where they meet with members of Congress to advocate on behalf of America's youth. These Granite State leaders included Diane Fitzpatric… Continue Reading

March 06, 2019

Shaheen Petitions Secretary of the Navy on Behalf of Shipyard

**Shaheen is leading efforts against President Trump's "emergency" declaration which will divert funding from military construction, potentially including projects at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard** **Later today, Senator Shaheen is scheduled to also speak with the Secretary of the Army regarding funding for New Hampshire National Guard Readiness Centers, which are also under threat** (Washington, DC) - In an extensive conversation this morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) petitioned th… Continue Reading

March 06, 2019

As Boost in Funding Runs Out This Year, Shaheen Leads NH Congressional Delegation Letter to President Trump Urging Him to Prioritize Opioid Treatment Resources in Annual Budget Proposal

**Senators Shaheen and Hassan Helped Negotiate the Bipartisan Budget Agreement, Which Was Supported by Rep. Kuster in the House, that Includes $6 Billion in Opioid Response Funding Over Two Years** **New Hampshire Has Used the Substantial Additional Funding Provided by This Effort to Stand Up the State's New Treatment Delivery Model** Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) in a New … Continue Reading

March 05, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Trump’s Executive Order to Address Veteran Suicide

Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the President's executive order to address the alarming suicide rate among veterans: "I'm glad that the President is addressing this critically important issue, and I believe this effort is a step in the right direction to confront the alarming rate of suicide among our veteran population," said Shaheen. "Our nation owes our servicemen and women the best care and support when they return, and tha… Continue Reading

March 05, 2019

Responding to Shaheen Questioning, Gen Scaparrotti Unequivocally Recommends Preventing F-35 Transfer to Turkey

**Shaheen has led bipartisan efforts in the Senate to prevent the sale of the aircraft to the Turkish government due to the government's plans to acquire a Russian missile system** Watch video in full here. (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned General Curtis Scaparrotti, Commander for United States European Command/North Atlantic Treaty Organization Supreme Allied Commander Europe, about the Republic of Turkey's plans to acquire the Russian S-400 air defense system du… Continue Reading

March 04, 2019

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on Trump Administration to Provide Additional Temporary Visas to Support Small Businesses

**A lack of H-2B visas has caused a shortage of workers in New Hampshire during peak tourist season** Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter on Friday with Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) and a bipartisan group of 11 Senators to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, urging her to increase the number of H-2B visas to provide relief to small businesses struggling to fill seasonal job openings in the current tight labor ma… Continue Reading

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

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