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March 16, 2017

United Nations Acts on Shaheen’s Request to Regulate Precursor Chemicals of Fentanyl

(Washington, DC) - In response to U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) requests, the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs today voted to regulate precursor chemicals of fentanyl by designating them as Table 1 substances under the UN Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. UN members states will now begin to bring these chemicals under their regulatory control system. Last October, Shaheen and a group of senators wrote to the International Narcotic… Continue Reading


March 15, 2017

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Discusses Her Bill to Provide Additional Afghan SIVs: The U.S. “Made a Solemn Promise to These Brave People”

**Earlier today, Senators Shaheen, McCain, Tillis and Reed introduced the 'Keeping Our Promise to Our Afghan Allies Act' to authorize an additional 2,500 SIVs** **SHAHEEN: "We must not leave behind the Afghan interpreters who served side by side with our warriors and diplomats."** **Shaheen highlighted the story of Patmana Rafiq Kunary, who worked with USAID in Afghanistan, obtained an SIV, and now lives in Keene, NH** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke o… Continue Reading


March 15, 2017

SHAHEEN, COLLINS REINTRODUCE BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO PROHIBIT LGBT DISCRIMINATION DURING JURY SELECTION PROCESS

**Legislation would prohibit jury discrimination on basis of sexual orientation and gender identity** **Representatives Susan Davis (D-CA) and Pat Meehan (R-PA) to introduce companion legislation later today** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today reintroduced legislation that would prevent discrimination against LGBT citizens during the federal jury selection process. The Jury ACCESS (Access for Capable Citizens and Equality in Service Selection… Continue Reading


March 15, 2017

Shaheen, McCain, Reed, Tillis Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Authorize 2,500 Additional Visas for Afghan Interpreters, Support Staff

**Introduction follows news that the U.S. Embassy in Kabul has officially stopped scheduling interviews for applicants due to a lack of remaining Afghan Special Immigrant Visas** (Washington, DC) - Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), John McCain (R-AZ), Jack Reed (D-RI) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced bipartisan legislation to provide 2,500 more visas for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program. Senator Shaheen is a member of both the Senate Armed Services Committee and the only wo… Continue Reading


March 14, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the Resignation of New Hampshire’s U.S. Attorney Emily Rice

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the resignation of New Hampshire's United States Attorney Emily Rice: "I thank Emily Rice for her distinguished service as New Hampshire's U.S. Attorney. When I recommended Emily to President Obama for the position, I noted her background as a legal professor at the University of New Hampshire Law School, her work as a trial-lawyer, her extensive career in the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office, and her… Continue Reading


March 14, 2017

Shaheen Introduces Bill to Investigate Russian Propaganda Outlet RT News as a Foreign Agent

(Washington, DC) - Following intelligence reports that RT News operates as a propaganda outlet for the Russian government, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has introduced legislation that gives the Department of Justice new authority to investigate potential violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act by RT America. "We have good reason to believe that RT News is coordinating with the Russian government to spread misinformation and undermine our democratic process," said Shaheen. "The A… Continue Reading


March 13, 2017

Shaheen Votes ‘No’ on Seema Verma’s Nomination to Serve as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

(Washington, DC) - Following up on her remarks from last week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after voting 'no' on the confirmation of Seema Verma, President Trump's nominee to serve as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: "I cannot support the confirmation of a CMS Administrator who supports drastic cuts that would threaten healthcare coverage for children, seniors, people with disabilities, and patients receiving treatment for s… Continue Reading


March 13, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s Report That Shows Trumpcare Causes 24 Million Fewer Insured Americans Over the Next Ten Years

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office issued its report, which found that Trumpcare would leave 24 million more people uninsured by 2026 while increasing out-of-pocket healthcare costs: "This nonpartisan report from the Congressional Budget Office confirms our worst fears about the catastrophic impact of Trumpcare," said Shaheen. "President Trump and Republican leadership do not have a mandate to throw 24 milli… Continue Reading


March 10, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Keene Police Chief Brian Costa

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the passing of Keene Police Chief Brian Costa: "I'm very saddened to hear of Chief Brian Costa's passing. Chief Costa served Keene for more than two decades and rose through the ranks to become a leader in the fight against the opioid epidemic. I am grateful for his service to the Keene community and to New Hampshire. My thoughts are with his family."… Continue Reading


March 09, 2017

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Shares Stories of Granite Staters Who Rely on the Affordable Care Act, Calls Trumpcare “Totally Out of Touch” With Lives of Working Americans

**Shaheen highlighted conversations with constituents who have received life-saving substance use disorder treatment under the ACA and Medicaid expansion** **SHAHEEN: "For ordinary people in New Hampshire and across America, repealing the Affordable Care Act isn't about politics, it's about life and death"** **Shaheen also voiced concerns about CMS Administrator nominee Seema Verma and intends to vote 'no' on her confirmation** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)… Continue Reading


March 09, 2017

Shaheen Decries Wind-Down of Afghan Visa Program for Interpreters and Calls for Congress to Approve More Visas Immediately

**Shaheen announces intention to introduce legislation to provide more visas immediately** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after being informed that the U.S. Embassy in Kabul has officially stopped scheduling interviews for applicants seeking a visa through the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program. This program allows Afghans, including interpreters, who supported the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and face threats as a result of their se… Continue Reading


March 09, 2017

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Push to Expand Veteran Caregiver Services to Veterans of All Eras

**Bipartisan legislation provides support and resources to the millions of caregivers nationwide who provide care for wounded, ill, and injured veterans** **Legislation honors the sacrifice of our nation's caregivers while giving veterans greater flexibility in choosing their care** (Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to reintroduce legislation to expand a successful program that helps those who care for wounded, ill, or injured vet… Continue Reading


March 08, 2017

On International Women’s Day, Shaheen & Collins Announce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing Achievements of Women Around the World

(Washington D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), leading a bipartisan coalition of Senators, announced their resolution to recognize today, March 8, 2017, as International Women's Day and commemorate the achievements of women around the world. The International Women's Day resolution celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women while recognizing the obstacles women continue to face in the struggle for equal rights and opportunities. The res… Continue Reading


March 07, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Murphy Introduce Bill to Block President Trump’s Re-Issued Muslim Travel Ban

(Washington, DC) - After President Donald Trump re-issued his harmful restriction on refugees and immigrants from six Muslim-majority nations in Africa and the Middle East, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and 14 senators on Tuesday in introducing legislation to reverse the executive order and block its implementation. Specifically, the bill would withhold funding to enforce the executive order. The bill also declares the executive order illegal based on the 1965 … Continue Reading


March 07, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Call on DHS and DOJ to Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined all 100 Senators in urging the Trump Administration to take action in response to the recent anonymous bomb threats made against Jewish Community Centers (JCC's), Jewish Day Schools, and Synagogues. In a bipartisan letter that will be sent to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and FBI Director James Comey, the Senators stressed the importance of these centers … Continue Reading


March 07, 2017

Shaheen On House Republican Leadership’s Repeal Bill: A Disaster for Healthcare Coverage in New Hampshire and a Devastating Blow to our Efforts to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

**Legislation released yesterday evening eliminates the subsidies that make coverage affordable, slashes and caps the Medicaid program, defunds Planned Parenthood and gives handouts to insurance company CEOs** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the following statement after reviewing the provisions of the House Republican leadership's bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare: "This repeal bill would be nothing short of a disaster for healthca… Continue Reading


March 06, 2017

Shaheen, Collins Lead Bipartisan Letter to President Trump Expressing Opposition to Mexico City Policy & Questioning Impact of Expansion on U.S. Global Health Programs

**SENATORS: "We look forward to hearing from you on the effect that the new Executive Action will have on U.S. efforts to save the lives of women and children who are dying from preventable causes." **Senators request information on plans for implementation and seek clarification on how Trump's expanded policy would impact AIDS relief and Zika response efforts** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) sent a bipartisan letter to President Donald Trump … Continue Reading


March 06, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s New Muslim Ban Executive Order

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on President Donald Trump's new Muslim ban executive order, which will halt entry to the U.S. for people from six Muslim-majority countries for 90 days and shutter the U.S. refugee program for 120 days: "President Trump is recklessly pursuing a campaign promise at the expense of fundamental American values and our safety," said Shaheen. "The Trump administration's decision to delay this revised ban in order to m… Continue Reading


March 03, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Bill to Establish Permanent Funding to Expand Access to Substance Misuse Treatment

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of 9 senators to re-introduce the Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act (LifeBOAT Act), which would establish a permanent funding stream to provide and expand access to substance misuse treatment. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Angus King (I-ME), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Elizabeth Warren, (D-MA) and Richard Blumenth… Continue Reading


March 02, 2017

Shaheen Votes ‘No’ on Rick Perry’s Confirmation as Energy Secretary

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after voting 'no' on the confirmation of Gov. Rick Perry, President Trump's nominee to serve as Secretary of Energy. "The United States is a global leader on energy efficiency, employing nearly 2 million Americans in the clean energy sector and driving policies to protect our climate. I cannot in good conscience support the confirmation of Gov. Perry to an Administration that has put a bullseye on the Energy … Continue Reading

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