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February 09, 2017

On Senate floor, Shaheen Says Price is “Wrong Person” for the Role of Secretary of Health & Human Services

**Shaheen cited her deep concerns on Price's record of support for repealing the Affordable Care Act, defunding Planned Parenthood and making cuts to the Medicaid program** **SHAHEEN: "The policies advocated by Representative Price would have profoundly negative impacts on the health and wellbeing of the people in my Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today in opposition of President Trump's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Se… Continue Reading


February 09, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Reuters Report that President Trump Denounced New START Treaty During Call with President Putin

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Reuters reported that President Trump denounced the New START nuclear arms treaty in a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin after interrupting the call to ask aides what the treaty was: "It's impossible to overstate the negligence of the President of the United States not knowing basic facts about nuclear policy and arms control," said Shaheen. "If this report is true, President Trump should immediately re… Continue Reading


February 09, 2017

Shaheen to Oppose Steve Mnuchin's Nomination for Treasury Secretary

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement opposing Steve Mnuchin's nomination to serve as Treasury Secretary: "After reviewing his record, I cannot support Steve Mnuchin's nomination for Treasury Secretary," said Shaheen. "I do not have confidence that he would act in the best interests of America's middle class. His record in the private sector is very troubling, particularly his leadership of financial institutions that exacerbated the national foreclosur… Continue Reading


February 08, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Demand Answers about Outrageous Price Hike for Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Drug

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of thirty-one Senators demanding answers from a leading pharmaceutical company about the dramatic price hike for a life-saving medication used to respond to opioid overdoses. Recent reports revealed that drug maker Kaléo Pharmaceuticals, which manufactures an easy-to-use injector device containing the overdose-reversing drug naloxone, raised its price from $690 in 2014, to $4,500 currently. Whil… Continue Reading


February 07, 2017

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Cites Deep Concerns with Sessions’ Record, Says “Senate Should Not Confirm Him”

**Shaheen voiced her concerns with Sessions' record on voting rights, civil rights, women's equality, LGBT rights, and immigration"** **SHAHEEN: "We need an Attorney General who will not only insist on equal enforcement of the laws, but who has a passion for pursuing justice and fairness for all Americans, as well as for those who want to visit or immigrate to our country. In my view, Senator Sessions has failed to demonstrate that commitment." ** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator … Continue Reading


February 07, 2017

Preview of Shaheen Remarks: "For the first time in generations, Europeans look west and do not see a partner"

(Washington, DC)-This evening, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will be a featured speaker to an audience including new Members of Congress. The event will be hosted by the German Marshall Fund whose mission is to strengthen transatlantic cooperation. In her remarks, Senator Shaheen will deliver a stark warning about the "existential threats" to the Transatlantic Alliance, NATO and the Eu… Continue Reading


February 07, 2017

Shaheen on Senator Cotton's Anti-Legal Immigration Bill: “Senseless” and a “Job Killer” that “Runs Counter to Our Values”

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) introduced legislation that would reduce the amount of legal immigration to the United States by eliminating the Diversity Visa Program, reducing the number of family-sponsored immigrants, and by other means. "This legislation sends a terrible message to the rest of the world and is unquestionably a job killer," said Shaheen. "As a nation of immigrants, this b… Continue Reading


February 06, 2017

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Reads Letters from Granite State Parents and Educators Who Oppose Betsy DeVos’ Nomination

**SHAHEEN: "Because Betsy DeVos does not understand these basic truths about education in America, because she is driven by an ideological hostility to our public schools, she is the wrong person to serve as our Secretary of Education." **Shaheen's office has received more than 4,000 letters and emails, nearly all opposing DeVos, and 1,405 calls in opposition to her nomination** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today in opposition o… Continue Reading


February 06, 2017

Shaheen Reintroduces Bill to Shake Up Washington Budget Process

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) reintroduced their bipartisan budget reform legislation that would shake up the way Congress budgets federal tax dollars and allow for greater oversight of government spending. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) co-sponsored the legislation, which would convert Congress' annual appropriations process to a two-year budget cycle. The Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act, S.306, would force Congress to become a b… Continue Reading


February 03, 2017

SHAHEEN, SENATORS TO MATTIS: PRESIDENT TRUMP’S MUSLIM BAN DEGRADES OUR ABILITY TO DEFEAT ISIS, UNDERMINES OUR NATIONAL SECURITY

(Washington, DC) - As Secretary of Defense James Mattis begins a thirty-day, government-wide review of the United States' existing strategy to defeat ISIS, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jack Reed (D-RI), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) pressed him to assess the impact of President Trump's Muslim ban on the U.S. strategy to defeat ISIS and our broader national security interests. Prior to this executive order, the sixty-six nation coalition dedicated to defeat… Continue Reading


February 03, 2017

SHAHEEN, HASSAN TO TRUMP: DON’T PULL THE RUG OUT FROM UNDER STATES FIGHTING OPIOID CRISIS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today wrote to President Donald Trump warning that repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with no replacement would pull the rug out from under local communities working to combat the opioid epidemic and could endanger millions of Americans just as they are getting treatment. Repeal threatens to cut $5.5 billion from states battling opioid addiction. A recent report from Harvard Medical School and New York Universi… Continue Reading


February 02, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Announce that Portsmouth Naval Shipyard & All Public Shipyards Will Be Exempt from Federal Hiring Freeze

**Department of Defense issues clarification in response to calls from Shaheen, Hassan to exempt civilian shipyard employees, who are critical to our national security** **The recent executive order signed by President Trump caused the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to suspend hiring** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced today that the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and all Navy public shipyards will be exempt from President Trump's federal hiring … Continue Reading


February 02, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the Number of Opioid-Related Overdoses in Manchester & Nashua

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after reviewing the number of opioid-related overdoses reported in Manchester and Nashua: "The significant drop in overdoses reported in Manchester and Nashua this month is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our police officers, firefighters, emergency responders, and treatment and recovery providers," said Shaheen. "New Hampshire owes them a great debt and I want to thank them for their tireless efforts… Continue Reading


February 01, 2017

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Calls Trump’s “Destructive” Muslim Ban “Offensive to Our Nation’s Core Values and Ideals”

**SHAHEEN: "Trump's ill-advised words and actions, including this Executive Order, have damaged America's standing in the world and harmed our national security" **Shaheen pointed to the story of Dr. Omid Moghimi, a U.S. citizen and an internist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, whose Iranian wife is awaiting an immigrant visa and who fears he will have to leave the U.S. to live with his wife** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor t… Continue Reading


January 31, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump's Nomination of Judge Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on President Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court: "The independence of the Supreme Court is of utmost importance," said Shaheen. "Judge Gorsuch must demonstrate that he will rule independently of political influence or pressure, and defend the Constitution. I will thoroughly review Gorsuch's record and his testimony during the nomination process. However, I will not sup… Continue Reading


January 31, 2017

Shaheen Statement on New Muslim Ban Exemption for Selected Iraqi Interpreters and Support Staff

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Department of Homeland Security announced that it will exempt certain Iraqi interpreters and support staff from President Trump's Muslim ban executive order. This directive will allow Iraqis who have or will receive a Special Immigrant Visa for their service to the United States and the threats they face as a result, to come to the United States. "I'm relieved that this exemption has been made," said Shaheen… Continue Reading


January 31, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Exempt Portsmouth Naval Shipyard & Navy Shipyards Around the Country From Federal Hiring Freeze

(Washington, DC)- Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced legislation with Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) that would exempt the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and all Navy public shipyards, from President Trump's federal hiring freeze. The Trump administration's blanket hiring freeze prevents shipyards across the country from hiring engineers, acquisition workforce personnel, trade mechanics, radiological and emergency personnel, regulat… Continue Reading


January 31, 2017

Shaheen Statement in Opposition to Sen. Sessions' Nomination to Serve as U.S. Attorney General

(Washington, DC)-Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the following statement on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to serve as U.S. Attorney General: "After reviewing Senator Sessions' extensive record, I cannot in good conscience support his nomination to serve as Attorney General," said Shaheen. "His history of obstructing protections for minority voting rights, LGTBQ individuals, women, and criminal justice reform efforts, is very troubling. It is clear this President… Continue Reading


January 30, 2017

In Bipartisan Letter, Shaheen, Tillis & McCaskill Warn Secretary Mattis that “U.S. Will Pay Significant Moral and Strategic Costs” if Trump Executive Order Continues

**Senators urge Mattis to intercede with Trump, whose Executive Order prevents Iraqis who supported U.S. mission in Iraq from entering the U.S.** **SENATORS: "Properly vetted individuals who supported the U.S. missions overseas and face threats as a result must continue to be allowed entry to the United States" ** (Washington, DC) - Today, following President Trump's executive order barring immigration from seven countries for 90 days and temporarily shuttering the refugee assistance program… Continue Reading


January 30, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Betsy DeVos, Nominee for Secretary of Education

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on Betsy DeVos, President Trump's nominee for secretary of education: "As a parent, a former public school teacher, a governor and a senator, I've always cared deeply about providing equal opportunity for our children," said Shaheen. "I was dismayed by many of Ms. DeVos's answers during her confirmation hearing. At a very minimum, our next Secretary of Education should be able to commit to enforcing current l… Continue Reading

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