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January 04, 2017

Shaheen Statement Following Her Meeting with Secretary of Defense Nominee General James Mattis

High res photo available here (Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after her meeting today with President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to serve as Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis: "My conversation with General Mattis was a valuable opportunity to discuss the many security challenges facing our country and New Hampshire's important role in our national defense," said Shaheen. "In our wide-ra… Continue Reading


January 04, 2017

Senator Shaheen Calls March Toward ACA Repeal Without Replacement "Reckless" and Calls for Bipartisan Effort to Improve the Law

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after voting against a measure that would begin the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act: "Healthcare reform has helped 690,000 Granite Staters with access to healthcare coverage," said Shaheen. "It's highly reckless to begin the process of repealing this law, especially when there's no plan to replace it. I've successfully worked across the aisle to improve the Affordable Care Act and I would encourage Pres… Continue Reading


January 04, 2017

Shaheen, Gillibrand, Schatz Introduce 'Right Start' Bill to Expand Child Care Tax Credit for Working Families

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the Right Start Child Care and Education Act, legislation that would expand the child care tax credit and provide other assistance to help families afford child care. The legislation would expand the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC), which was first enacted in 1976 to help working families pay for child care. The tax credit does not reflect the current costs of child… Continue Reading


January 03, 2017

Shaheen Congratulates U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan and Recognizes First All-Female, All-Democrat Delegation

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) extended her congratulations to Senator Maggie Hassan, who was sworn in as New Hampshire's junior senator this afternoon. Senators Shaheen and Hassan are the only women to serve as both Governors and U.S. Senators. As is tradition for the senior senator, Senator Shaheen escorted Senator Hassan to the Senate floor for her swearing-in, which was conducted by Vice President Joe Biden. "I offer my congratulations to Senator Hassan, who has ser… Continue Reading


December 29, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Obama Administration’s Response to Russia’s Election Hacking

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on the Obama Administration's announcement of its response to Russia's interference in the U.S. elections: "I strongly support the steps the Administration announced today to respond to Russia's outrageous interference in our November elections," Shaheen said. "The new Congress must come together in bipartisan fashion to investigate what h… Continue Reading


December 22, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Report that Trump Transition is Seeking Information on All “Gender-Related” Programs at the State Department

(Manchester, NH)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who will become the highest ranking woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the 115th Congress, released the following statement in reaction to today's report that the Trump transition team instructed the State Department to turn over all information on staffing, programming and funding for programs that promote women's equality around the world. "In light of previous requests made by the Trump transition team, today's report that… Continue Reading


December 22, 2016

Shaheen, Senate Dems Call on President-elect Trump to Stand with Women, Protect Access to Family Planning Centers

In new letter, 34 Senate Democrats call on President-elect Trump to implement "historic rule" protecting Title X family planning program Title X family planning centers provide millions of women-and men-basic primary, preventive, and reproductive health care and services Senators cite "great concern" regarding the protection of Title X and women's health care and rights under the incoming Administration and Congress, especially with the selection of Rep. Tom Price to serve as Secretary of HH… Continue Reading


December 21, 2016

Shaheen, Ayotte & Hassan Announce Award of Bio Research & Manufacturing Institute That Will be Based in Manchester

**$80 million federal award will be led by a coalition that includes DEKA, UNH and Dartmouth-Hitchcock** **SHAHEEN, AYOTTE & HASSAN: "This is a monumental investment in the future of New Hampshire, and further establishes this region as a hub for scientific research and development"** (Manchester, NH)-This afternoon, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Governor Maggie Hassan (D-NH), announced an award of $80 milli… Continue Reading


December 21, 2016

Shaheen Calls for Review of Government Reporting on Animal Research in Federal Laboratories

(Washington, DC) - In a letter sent today to the Comptroller General of the United States Gene L. Dodaro, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), called for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate current procedures and systems for the reporting of federal spending on animal research in government laboratories. The senators requested that the GAO complete a comprehensive review and produce a report on how data reporting o… Continue Reading


December 19, 2016

Shaheen to Maintain Key Committee Assignments for 115th Congress

(Washington, DC)-Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced her committee assignments for the 115th Congress where she'll remain a member of the Senate Armed Services, Foreign Relations, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Appropriations committees. Senator Shaheen will remain the lead Democratic member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. "I am proud and honored to represent New Hampshire on these distinguished committees," said Shaheen. "I look forward to cont… Continue Reading


December 16, 2016

Shaheen Statement on FBI, DNI & CIA Consensus that Russia Intervened in the Election to Affect Outcome

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) support the CIA's assessment that Russia interfered in the November election to benefit President-elect Donald Trump. "Today's news underscores the need for immediate bipartisan hearings to investigate Russia's interference once the … Continue Reading


December 14, 2016

Shaheen, Blumenthal Call on Top Intelligence Officials to Review Security Clearance Given to Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn

**Letter sent to FBI Director James Comey, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and OPM Acting Director Beth Colbert draws attention to Gen. Flynn's record of mishandling classified intelligence, potential conflicts of interest with foreign actors** **Flynn's conduct "appears inconsistent with the professionalism such access requires"** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to the nation's top intelligence officials to ask… Continue Reading


December 14, 2016

Shaheen Applauds Final Rule Protecting Title X Health Care Providers

**Shaheen: "Women's reproductive health, and access to vital health care services like contraception, should not be obstructed by politically motivated attacks"** **Shaheen signed a letter in October supporting the rule to ensure healthcare providers who also provide abortion services are not discriminated against for the purposes of federal funding** (Manchester, NH)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released a statement applauding the final rule announced by the Obama Administration today… Continue Reading


December 14, 2016

Shaheen Applauds New Federal Survey on Biomass, Wood Pellets

(Manchester, NH)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded the release of data on production and sales of biomass, including wood pellets, by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) today. This marks the first ‎time the federal government has collected and published detailed data on biomass fuel, which is the third most common heating fuel in the United States. The Densified Biomass Fuel Report will be released monthly. Shaheen, along with Sen. Collins (R-ME), sent a letter to t… Continue Reading


December 13, 2016

Shaheen on 21st Century Cures Act Being Signed Into Law: "Help is on the Way for Those on the Frontlines of the Opioid Epidemic"

**Shaheen led efforts to include $1 billion to combat opioid crisis as part of her continuing fight in Congress to secure funding for states** (Washington, DC) - Today, President Barack Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law which includes $1 billion to combat the opioid epidemic nationwide. Of the $1 billion, $500 million would be available this year and the remaining $500 million would be disbursed next year. Shaheen was instrumental in securing funding as part of the legislation an… Continue Reading


December 13, 2016

Shaheen Statement on President-elect Trump’s pick of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to Serve as Secretary of State

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after President-elect Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as Secretary of State: "It's imperative that our Secretary of State have no qualms about confronting Russian aggression around the globe and should be completely unencumbered from personal conflicts of interest," said Shaheen. "I have deep concerns about Rex Ti… Continue Reading


December 12, 2016

Shaheen Requests Pentagon Develop Cost-Savings Plan Following Buried Study

(Manchester, NH)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter today to the Department of Defense (DOD) requesting an analysis on the cost-savings study that Pentagon officials reportedly buried. Last week, the Washington Post reported that a study, which identified $125 billion in cost savings through streamlining Pentagon operations, was deliberately hidden to avoid congressional budget oversight. Senator Shaheen's letter addressed to Deputy Secre… Continue Reading


December 12, 2016

Shaheen Calls on FBI Director to Support Small Businesses Targeted by Fake News

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), sent a letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey today expressing concern about the threats against and harassment of small businesses by individuals inspired by fake news stories. Shaheen's letter, which cites the recent incident where a gunman entered a DC pizza restaurant to "investigate" erroneous allegations he had read onli… Continue Reading


December 10, 2016

Shaheen Secures Approval of Portsmouth Navigation Project in Bill Being Sent to President Obama

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) successfully secured Senate approval of a navigation improvement project that will benefit Portsmouth Harbor and the regional economy. The widening needed for the uppermost turning basin on the Piscataqua River was authorized as part of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which passed the Senate last night and will now be sent to President Obama's desk. The legislation was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday. "Ports… Continue Reading


December 10, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Reports that Intelligence Officials Believe Russia Interfered in the November Elections to Affect Outcome

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in reaction to the recent report that U.S. intelligence officials believe Russia interfered in the November election to help President-elect Donald Trump. "The revelations contained in recent articles raise essential questions about Russia's interference in our electoral process and how best to respond," said Shaheen. "I am pleased President Obama has ordere… Continue Reading

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