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March 02, 2017

Shaheen Letter to Trump: You’ve Promised NH Treatment But Your Policies Would Take It Away and Make the Opioid Crisis Much Worse

**In letter sent to President Trump today, Shaheen urges Trump to follow through on promises from his address to Congress and campaign events in New Hampshire, to combat opioid crisis** **Shaheen points out that the Affordable Care Act repeal and the Trump administration's budget outline will jeopardize help for New Hampshire through Medicaid expansion, CARA and 21st Century Cures Act** (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science… Continue Reading


March 02, 2017

Shaheen to Vote No on Dr. Ben Carson’s Nomination to Serve as HUD Secretary

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement ahead of the vote later today to confirm Dr. Ben Carson as secretary of Housing and Urban Development: "While I respect Dr. Carson's willingness to serve, I do not have confidence that he has the necessary experience or expertise to serve as HUD secretary," said Shaheen. "The department needs a leader who on day one can take the reins and manage programs that protect fair housing policies, provide low-income … Continue Reading


March 01, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Express Concerns Over Trump’s Nominee to Lead Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and Her Commitment to Protect Maternity Care

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 19 senators on a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Nominee Seema Verma expressing concern about her commitment to protecting women's health care given her recent comments concerning maternity care during her confirmation hearing. The Senate Finance Committee will vote on Verma's confirmation today. "During your confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, you … Continue Reading


March 01, 2017

SHAHEEN ON SENATE FLOOR: Family Planning Discrimination Bill “Would Leave Millions of Women and Families with Fewer Healthcare Options”

**Shaheen highlights letters from Granite Staters urging Congress not to defund Planned Parenthood** **Following her speech, Shaheen met with former patients and advocates from Planned Parenthood of Northern New England** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today in opposition to a resolution led by Republican leadership that would allow discrimination against Title X family planning providers, including Planned Parenthood. In her r… Continue Reading


February 28, 2017

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Support for Violence Against Women Act Programs in Trump’s Federal Budget Request

(Washington, DC) - As President Donald Trump prepares to submit a federal budget proposal to Congress, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a bipartisan group of senators are calling for the White House to prioritize programs that assist victims of sexual and domestic abuse. In a letter today, the senators urge Trump to support programs established by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA was enacted in 1994 to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The law makes federal res… Continue Reading


February 28, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump's Congressional Address

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in reaction to President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress:? "This evening, President Trump addressed many issues important to Granite Staters and I am committed to working across the aisle on areas of common ground such as combatting the opioid epidemic, rebuilding our infrastructure, providing paid family leave, and lowering the cost of prescription drugs. However, I'm disappointed that … Continue Reading


February 28, 2017

Shaheen Vows Action on Hate Crimes in Budget Process: “The Weak Response from the Trump Administration is Unacceptable”

**Her call follows a surge in hate crimes nationwide, including bomb threats directed at Jewish community centers and desecration of Jewish cemeteries** (Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee announced her intention to bolster the federal response to hate crimes as she works across the aisle on the annual agency budgets for the Department of Justice including the Federal Bureau… Continue Reading


February 28, 2017

Shaheen Staff to Hold Office Hours in Littleton, Lancaster & Hillsborough

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours in Littleton, Lancaster and Hillsborough in March to help residents seeking assistance with federal agencies on issues such as veterans' benefits, federal taxes, housing, immigration, and Social Security in one-on-one meetings. All area residents are welcome to attend. For more information on the services available, or if you have any questions, please call (603) 647-7500. Please note: These events will be attended b… Continue Reading


February 27, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Federal Budget Outline

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Trump administration announced a federal budget outline that increases defense spending through sharp reductions to domestic programs: "Supporting the readiness of our military is critical, but this priority shouldn't come at the expense of domestic programs that are also important to the health and wellbeing of all Americans," said Shaheen. "The budget targets released by President Trump today are u… Continue Reading


February 27, 2017

Shaheen Invites Planned Parenthood of Northern NE’s Jennifer Frizzell to President Trump’s Joint Session of Congress

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has invited Jennifer Frizzell of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England to attend President Donald Trump's joint session of Congress as her special guest tomorrow, February 28th in Washington D.C. As Shaheen's honored guest, Frizzell will watch President Trump's address from the House Chamber. In his address, President Trump is expected to outline his policy priorities, which include repealing the Affordable Care Act and defunding Planned… Continue Reading


February 22, 2017

Shaheen Urges Creation of Syria Study Group, Calls for "Top-to-Bottom Review" of U.S. Policy

**Independent review proposed by Shaheen would be led by experts and modeled after the Iraq Study Group** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen sent a letter urging the establishment of a Syria Study Group to conduct a thorough review of U.S. policy towards the conflict in Syria. Her letter to the leadership of the State, Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, the panel that funded a similar effort for Iraq, requests that the study group produce recommendations to achieve U.S.… Continue Reading


February 21, 2017

Shaheen Leads Senate Letter Requesting European Union Support to Combat the Fentanyl Crisis

**Letter authored by Shaheen says collective international action on precursor chemicals could save lives in the United States** **New Hampshire has the highest synthetic opioid death rate in the country** (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a group of eighteen senators in a letter asking the European Commission to support action at the United Nations to regulate precursor chemicals of fentanyl. The senators encourage the European Commission to vote in favor of designat… Continue Reading


February 16, 2017

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Says Pruitt Puts Corporate Interests Ahead of “Public Interest and Public Health”

**While voicing her concerns about Pruitt's record, Shaheen read letters from Granite Staters urging her to oppose his confirmation** ** SHAHEEN: "Mr. Pruitt and his extreme agenda are a threat to the environment, to the planet, and to public health"** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today in opposition of Scott Pruitt, President Trump's nominee to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Shaheen voiced her… Continue Reading


February 16, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Demand Scott Pruitt Recuse Himself from All Issues Related to Lawsuits He Brought Against the EPA to Overturn or Weaken Clean Air and Water Pollution Rules

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) joined 28 other senators in calling on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator nominee Scott Pruitt to recuse himself from participating in any matter related to litigation that he pursued against the EPA as Oklahoma Attorney General. In the letter, the senators specifically call on Mr. Pruitt to recuse himself from decisions on how the EPA will defend itself against the lawsuits he brought for as lon… Continue Reading


February 15, 2017

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Says OMB Nominee Mick Mulvaney’s Views Are ‘Far Outside the Mainstream’

**Shaheen voiced her concern for Mulvaney's record of questioning federal funding for scientific research and his "reckless willingness" to shut down the government** ** SHAHEEN: Representative Mulvaney "advocates taking a meat ax to the whole range of programs that bolster the middle class, everything from cancer research to Pell Grants to health care." ** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today in opposition of Representative Mick Mulvaney, Pres… Continue Reading


February 15, 2017

SHAHEEN, BLUMENTHAL STATEMENTS ON SUSPENSION OF FLYNN’S SECURITY CLEARANCE

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) responded today to the Defense Intelligence Agency's suspension of retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn's security clearance, following their request for a review of his conduct and access to classified information. "The latest revelations regarding General Flynn's assurances to the Russian ambassador add to a long list of egregious behavior," said Shaheen. "Senator Blumenthal and I have raised concerns abo… Continue Reading


February 15, 2017

Shaheen Statement Following Her Meeting with U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after her meeting today with Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court: "My meeting with Judge Gorsuch was a valuable opportunity to discuss the critical role that our judiciary has in America's system of checks and balances," said Shaheen. "I expressed to Judge Gorsuch my strong view that the independence of the Supreme Court is paramount and I appreciated the opportunity to … Continue Reading


February 15, 2017

Shaheen, Portman Introduce Energy Efficiency Legislation

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC), which contains key energy efficiency policy reforms that will strengthen the economy and reduce pollution. Components of a previous version of the bill were signed into law by President Obama in April 2015 and are already helping individuals and companies use less energy, creating jobs and reducing emissions. Taken together, these bipartisan… Continue Reading


February 14, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Confirmation of Linda McMahon as Small Business Administrator

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), lead Democrat on the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), released the following statement on the confirmation of Linda McMahon, President Trump's nominee to serve as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). Mrs. McMahon was confirmed in the Senate by a vote of 81-19. "Small businesses are the engine of the economy in New Hampshire and across the United States, and the Small Business Administration pl… Continue Reading


February 14, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the Resignation of National Security Adviser General Flynn

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the resignation of National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn: "I've had long-standing concerns about General Flynn's judgment and his interactions with the Russian government," said Shaheen. "Considering the mounting evidence, his resignation was the right call. However, there remain pressing unanswered questions about the Trump campaign and Trump administration's communications with the Russian governm… Continue Reading

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