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October 16, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Democrats to File Amicus Brief in Support of Planned Parenthood; Stand Up for Women’s Health & Rights in Texas

(Washington, DC) - On Friday, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), joined a group of 23 Senate Democrats to file an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Family Planning and Preventive Health Services, Inc. et al v. Charles Smith et al. In 2016, Texas revoked Planned Parenthood's status as a qualified medical provider for Texans on Medicaid. While the move was blocked by a federal judge, the state… Continue Reading


October 13, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Decision Not to Recertify Iran Deal

SHAHEEN: "President Trump is ignoring the sound advice of military leadership and following through on a reckless campaign promise at the expense of our national security interests." (Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced that it will not recertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, better known as the Iran Deal: "To date, the Iran Deal has successfully contained the nuclear threat from Iran just as intended," said… Continue Reading


October 13, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Further Sabotage the ACA By Ending Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments

SHAHEEN: "The American people made it very clear that they didn't want healthcare repeal, yet President Trump is forcing it on them anyway through sabotage" (Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Trump administration announced that it will end cost-sharing reduction payments, which help middle-income to low-income Americans afford health insurance: "The American people made it very clear that they didn't want healthcare repeal, yet President T… Continue Reading


October 12, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order to Weaken Patient Protections Provided by the Affordable Care Act

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that dismantles patient protections in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and further disrupts health insurance marketplaces: "Despite the American people's rejection of the Affordable Care Act repeal, this new order is part of a concerted effort by the Trump administration to unravel the law's patient protections and to destabilize healthcare marketplaces," said Sha… Continue Reading


October 11, 2017

Shaheen-Collins Bipartisan Legislation to Establish National Diabetes Commission Heads to President’s Desk

**The National Clinical Care Commission Care Act was first introduced in 2012 and would support better coordination of resources for research on diabetes, which impacts 1 in 9 Americans** (Washington DC) - Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the National Clinical Care Commission Act, bipartisan legislation authored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, to establish a national commission of healthcare experts … Continue Reading


October 11, 2017

Shaheen Calls For Immediate Action Following New Report of Kaspersky-Kremlin Coordination

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of both the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, released the following statement in response to a Wall Street Journal news report that claims Kaspersky Lab software cooperated with the Russian government to identify and hack classified U.S. government information: "This new report further underscores the overwhelming case against Kaspersky Lab," said Shaheen. "These revelations should expedite efforts at the federal … Continue Reading


October 10, 2017

Shaheen Responds to Trump Administration’s Proposal to Repeal Clean Power Plan

(Washington, DC)- Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in response to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's announcement that the Trump administration will repeal the Clean Power Plan: "The Trump administration's decision to roll back the Clean Power Plan continues a dangerous agenda that will harm the environment and public health," said Shaheen. "We owe it to future generations to build on the Clean Power Plan and incentivize energy efficiency … Continue Reading


October 06, 2017

Shaheen’s Bipartisan Bill Bolstering Women’s Leadership in Peace Negotiations and Conflict Resolution Signed into Law

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) bipartisan bill, the Women, Peace and Security Act, was signed into law by President Donald Trump. The bill bolsters the role of women in peace negotiations and conflict resolution around the world. Senator Shaheen, the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, reintroduced the bill earlier this year with Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV). "We need female representation on the world stage that accurately reflects the makeup… Continue Reading


October 06, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s Decision to Not Seek Re-election

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter announced that she will not seek re-election in 2018: "Throughout her career, Carol has been a stalwart defender and champion of New Hampshire," said Shaheen. "New Hampshire's first district has been well served by her tireless devotion to the middle class and the most vulnerable in our society. As the first woman to be elected to New Hampshire's federal delegation, she's… Continue Reading


October 06, 2017

Shaheen Denounces Trump Administration’s Order to Curtail Women’s Access to Birth Control

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in response to the Trump administration's repeal of the birth control mandate included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA): "This administration's obsession with rolling back women's reproductive rights and access to care is dangerous and reflects a shallow understanding of women's health," said Shaheen. "This order will undoubtedly increase unwanted pregnancies and abortions, at a time when both are at an all… Continue Reading


October 05, 2017

Senate Passes Shaheen, Hassan Bipartisan Resolution to Designate National Community Policing Week

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced the passage of their Senate Resolution designating the first week of October as "National Community Policing Week." The bipartisan resolution recognizes the sacrifices of police officers and expresses support for building trust and mutual respect in communities through sustained and meaningful engagement between law enforcement and civilians. It encourages the people of the United States, law enforce… Continue Reading


October 05, 2017

Shaheen Calls for Hearing on Russia’s Hack of the NSA Using Kaspersky Lab Software

(Washington, DC) - This afternoon, following a Wall Street Journal news report that Russian hackers used Kaspersky Lab software installed on a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor's computer to steal sensitive information, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen wrote a letter to the leadership of the Senate Armed Services Committee requesting a hearing on the matter. Senator Shaheen is a member of the Armed Services Committee and has led efforts in Congress to ban use of Kaspersky Lab software across … Continue Reading


October 05, 2017

Shaheen Demands Scrutiny of IRS Contract with Equifax

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), joined eight of her Democratic colleagues in a letter demanding further scrutiny of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) decision to award Equifax a sole-source contract to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent tax fraud despite the company's recent disclosure of a massive cybersecurity breach exposing the personal information of as many as 145.5 million Americans. "By awarding this no-bid contract, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS… Continue Reading


October 05, 2017

Shaheen Responds to Russia’s Use of Kaspersky Lab to Hack NSA

**Shaheen has led efforts in Congress to ban use of Kaspersky Lab software across the federal government** (Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to news reports that Russian hackers used Kaspersky Lab software installed on a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor's computer to steal sensitive information: "This development should serve as a stark warning, not just to the federal government, but to states, local governments, and the Americ… Continue Reading


October 04, 2017

Shaheen Presses Religious Freedom Ambassador Nominee on Trump Administration’s Efforts to Deport Indonesians Who Fled Religious Persecution

**Senator Shaheen has called top Trump administration officials to find a solution that allows our Indonesian community to stay in New Hampshire** **SHAHEEN: "What kind of a message does that send to the rest of the world… when we are not willing to accept people fleeing religious persecution in the United States?"** Watch the Clip of Sen. Shaheen's Questioning Here (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, pressed Gover… Continue Reading


September 29, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Price Resignation

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price announced his resignation: "In light of the wasteful use of taxpayer dollars to fund his private jet travel, I believe Secretary Price's decision to resign was appropriate," said Shaheen. "Going forward, I hope we can get back on track and prioritize the immediate needs of our healthcare system so New Hampshire families, and millions more across the country… Continue Reading


September 28, 2017

Shaheen Applauds Senate Approval of Former Governor Jon Huntsman as Ambassador to Russia

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed the nomination of Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman as ambassador to Russia: "I appreciate Governor Huntsman's willingness to serve his country in this important role and congratulate him and his family on his Senate confirmation," said Shaheen. "In both my meeting with Gov. Huntsman and in his confirmation hearing, I was pleased to h… Continue Reading


September 28, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation that Would Ensure Transparency and Accountability in DEA Quotas for Prescription Opioid Painkillers

**For 2018, the DEA is proposing an annual quota equivalent to manufacturing 9.5 billion opioid painkiller pills** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined four of their democratic colleagues to introduce legislation to shed light on Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) quotas on OxyContin and opioid pain medication, and the secretive process by which the pharmaceutical companies gain approval to produce the deadly opioid painkillers that ar… Continue Reading


September 27, 2017

Shaheen: NH Families Are Now Forced to Pay the Price for Trump Administration's Healthcare Sabotage

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to a new cost analysis report commissioned by the New Hampshire Insurance Department, which estimates that next year, 25,000 Granite Staters will pay an average of 52 percent more for coverage: "These rate increases for next year would be devastating, yet have always been avoidable," said Shaheen. "This administration has followed through on President Trump's threat to sabotage healthcare marketplaces as… Continue Reading


September 27, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Call for Immediate Action to Support Relief Efforts for Puerto Rico

(Washington, DC)- Today, in a letter to President Trump, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined their Senate colleagues in calling for swift action to support recovery and relief efforts for Puerto Rico in the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria. "We have over three million American citizens who don't have clean drinking water, electricity, access to lifesaving health services, means to communicate with loved ones, or basic necessities such as food and gasoline. Man… Continue Reading

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