July 31, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Cruz's Bipartisan Bill Imposing Sanctions for Involvement in Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Advances out of Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) bipartisan bill, S. 1441, the Protecting Europe's Energy Security Act of 2019, imposing sanctions on those involved in Russia's Nord Stream 2 project, overwhelmingly passed the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee by a vote of 20-2. Following the vote, Senators Shaheen and Cruz issued the following statements urging the Senate to quickly pass their legislation. "The Nord Stream 2 project is another means… Continue Reading

July 31, 2019

Shaheen Applauds Administration's Limited Plan to Allow Prescription Drugs to be Imported from Canada

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced a plan to allow certain prescription drugs to be imported from Canada to help address affordability in the United States: "Granite Staters desperately need relief from skyrocketing prescription drug costs," said Shaheen. "There is no reason why they should be paying more than our neighbors to the north for the same medications. This plan is a good initial step to help driv… Continue Reading

July 31, 2019

Shaheen Reintroduces Bill to Protect Small Businesses From Burdensome Internet Sales Tax Collection Requirement

**Legislation Bans Retroactive Taxation, Creates an Exemption for Small Businesses & Establishes Timeline for Businesses to Adjust to New Regulations** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, reintroduced the Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), the lead Democrat of the Senate Finance Committee, and Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR)… Continue Reading

July 30, 2019

Shaheen, Udall & All Senate Democrats Introduce Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

** Democracy for All Amendment, introduced by entire Senate Democratic Caucus, would help get big money out of politics and put power back in the hands of the American people** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tom Udall (D-NM), along with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), led the entire Senate Democratic Caucus in introducing the Democracy for All Amendment, a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. FEC and other devastating court de… Continue Reading

July 30, 2019

Shaheen, Bipartisan Senators Introduce Bill to Help Retired Government Laboratory Animals Find Loving Homes

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME), Gary Peters (D-MI) and Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced the Animal Freedom from Testing, Experimentation and Research (AFTER) Act. The bipartisan bill would direct all federal agencies to develop and maintain a policy allowing for the adoption or retirement of dogs, cats, primates, rabbits, and other regulated animals no longer needed for research in federal labs. More than 50,000 Animal Welfare Act regulated… Continue Reading

July 30, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues in Renewed Call for FCC to Protect Community Television Channels

(Washington, DC) - Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and 12 of their colleagues in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to protect public, educational and governmental (PEG) stations as it proposes changes to the rules governing agreements between Local Franchising Authorities and cable operators. Currently, towns and cities across the country are permitted to require as part of cable franchise agreements that cable opera… Continue Reading

July 29, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Senate Vote to Override President’s Veto on Legislation Blocking Saudi Weapons Sale

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of both the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement after the Senate failed to override President Trump's veto on bipartisan legislation to prohibit the administration from selling weapons to Saudi Arabia without Congressional approval. "While these resolutions previously passed both chambers of Congress with bipartisan support, it's incredibly concerning and disheartening that more Re… Continue Reading

July 29, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Signing of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization Bill Into Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump signed legislation to extend authorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund through 2090 into law. The bill passed both chambers of Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support. Shaheen is an original cosponsor of the Senate companion legislation. "This day has been a long time coming for survivors of the 9/11 terror attacks, our courageous first responders and the brave men and wome… Continue Reading

July 26, 2019

NH and ME Patients, Health Care Providers Endorse Shaheen-Collins Bipartisan Bill to Roll Back Over a Decade of Insulin Price Hikes

**Shaheen and Collins - Co-Chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus - Were Joined by Health Care Providers and Americans Living with Diabetes to Urge Action on the Senators' Bipartisan Bill to Hold Health Care Middlemen & Insulin Manufacturers Accountable for Reducing Insulin Prices** (Portsmouth, NH)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, held a press conference this afternoon at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital's Portsmouth Outpatient… Continue Reading

July 26, 2019

NH Delegation Announces More than $3 Million for NH Projects through NBRC

**Shaheen, Through her Work on the Appropriations Committee, has Consistently Increased Funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission over the Last 3 Years** **Shaheen & Kuster Successfully Included Provisions in Farm Bill that were Signed into Law that Reauthorized the NBRC for 5 years and Expanded its Reach to Additional New Hampshire Counties, including Cheshire and communities in Belknap** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Approp… Continue Reading

July 25, 2019

Shaheen Welcomes Bipartisan Legislation to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs Clearing Key Committee Hurdle

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Senate Finance Committee cleared critical bipartisan legislation to lower skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs. "Granite Staters want to see Democrats and Republicans working together to address the skyrocketing costs of prescription medication -- I'm relieved that this bipartisan effort is moving forward," said Shaheen. "This bill addresses a number of critical areas in our broader effort to lower… Continue Reading

July 25, 2019

Shaheen, Women Senators Introduce Bill Requiring Equal Pay, Resources for U.S. National Teams

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in introducing the Even Playing Field Act to ensure equal pay, investment and working conditions for U.S. national team athletes, coaches and other personnel. Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) yesterday introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives. The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team has won four World Cups, inc… Continue Reading

July 24, 2019

NH Delegation Announces New Federal Grant Funding to Support Franklin First Responders on Front Lines of Opioid Epidemic

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development agency has awarded $48,600 in federal funding to the city of Franklin. The funding will be used to purchase a new ambulance, allowing the city to more adequately respond to medical emergencies, including substance misuse, in what is a hard-hit area in the opioid epidemic. The fire department h… Continue Reading

July 24, 2019

Shaheen on DOD Announcement of New PFAS Task Force

**The Announcement from DoD Comes Days After Then-Department of Defense Secretary Nominee Mark Esper Promised Senator Shaheen He'd Prioritize Combating PFAS Contamination & Establish a PFAS Task Force at the Department** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Department of Defense's announcement that it will establish a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Task Force… Continue Reading

July 24, 2019

Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Ed Kois

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after learning of the death of Ed Kois. Dr. Kois worked as a physician in the Spinal Cord and Pain Clinics at the Manchester VA Medical Center and was a whistleblower to substantial issues regarding the delivery of care: "I was greatly saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Ed Kois," said Shaheen. "Ed devoted his career to caring for veterans and was passionate about improving their health and wellbeing. His … Continue Reading

July 23, 2019

SHAHEEN: Bipartisan Budget Agreement is an Opportunity to Continue Prioritizing Resources to Battle the Substance Use Disorder Epidemic

**Shaheen's call follows her recently introduced legislation to invest $63 billion over ten years to deliver flexible treatment funding, establish prevention programs and address workforce challenges in the treatment field** (Washington, DC)-Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, called for additional funding that would be provided through the two-year budget agreement reached by Congressional leaders and the White House to go towards respond… Continue Reading

July 23, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Senate Passage of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Reauthorization Bill

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of legislation to extend authorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund through 2090. The bill overwhelmingly passed the Senate, and having previously passed the House of Representatives, will now be sent to the President's desk to be signed into law. Shaheen is an original cosponsor of the Senate companion legislation. "I'm relieved this bill will soon become law so we can ensure ev… Continue Reading

July 23, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Senate Approval of Mark Esper to Serve as Secretary of Defense

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after voting to approve Mark Esper to serve as Secretary of Defense. Esper is currently Secretary of the Army. "I am greatly concerned about the lack of stable leadership at the Department of Defense and the message it sends to our adversaries," said Shaheen. "I believe it is imperative that there be a steady hand at the Department to lead our men and women in uni… Continue Reading

July 22, 2019

Shaheen Leads Senate Bipartisan Push to Rollback Over a Decade of Insulin Price Hikes

**As Insulin Prices Surge, Shaheen-Co-Chair of the Senate Diabetes Caucus- Unveils Bipartisan Effort with Collins, Carper and Cramer to Hold Health Care Middlemen and Insulin Manufacturers Accountable for Reducing Insulin Prices** (Washington, DC) - As insulin prices continue to climb and Americans throughout the nation risk their lives by rationing their insulin supplies, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced new legislation to combat these skyrocketing costs and hold health care middl… Continue Reading

July 18, 2019

Business & Efficiency Leaders Praise Shaheen, Portman Legislation to Reduce Emissions & Spur Economic Growth

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC), which will improve energy efficiency in three key sectors - buildings, industrial and the federal government. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, residential and commercial buildings accounted for about 40 percent of total U.S. energy consumption in 2018. In addition, reports from the U.S. Department of Energy have … Continue Reading

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