January 17, 2020

Ahead of 20th Anniversary of New Hampshire’s 1st Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, Shaheen Honors Occasion in Congressional Record Statement and Pays Tribute to Reverend Dr. Arthur Hilson

Senator Shaheen's Congressional Record Statement Commemorating 20th Anniversary of New Hampshire's first MLK Day and Honoring Rev. Dr. Arthur Hilson. Full sized version can be found here. (Washington, DC) - To mark the 20th anniversary of New Hampshire's first Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) honored the occasion and celebrated the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a Congressional Record statement. As Governor of New Hampshire… Continue Reading

January 17, 2020

Shaheen, Blunt Introduce Bipartisan Access to Breast Cancer Diagnosis Act

(Washington, DC)- Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) announced bipartisan legislation, the Access to Breast Cancer Diagnosis Act, to make breast cancer diagnostic tests more accessible and affordable. Companion legislation was introduced in the House by Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Peter King (NY-02), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Colin Allred (TX-32), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05). "No one should ever feel pressured to… Continue Reading

January 17, 2020

Shaheen Nominates Granite State Students for United States Service Academies

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced her nominations for 31 New Hampshire students for acceptance to the United States Service Academies. The nominees will next be considered by the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for appointment to the Class of 2024. "Each year, I am impressed by the patriotism shown by extraordinary young Granite Staters in their willingness to serve our nation in … Continue Reading

January 16, 2020

Ahead of 10 Year Anniversary of Citizens United Decision, Shaheen Discusses Impact of Ruling on American Democracy

**Shaheen highlights the on-going dark money effort to derail reforms to address surprise medical billing, calling the campaign "Exhibit A in how broken our campaign finance system is"** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) hosted a press call with Representative John Sarbanes (D-MD) and public advocacy groups to discuss the continuing harm to the political landscape caused by the 10-year-old Citizens United v. FEC ruling. During the pr… Continue Reading

January 16, 2020

Bill Introduced by Shaheen, Crapo to Bring Home Missing Servicemembers Introduced in House, Gains Veterans Organizations’ Support

WASHINGTON - A companion bill to S. 2794, the Bring Our Heroes Home Act (BOHHA), introduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) Mike Crapo (R-ID), was introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representatives Chris Pappas (D-NH) and Russ Fulcher (R-ID). Shaheen and Crapo today also announced that S. 2794 has received endorsements by three Veterans Service Organizations, including Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Veterans (AMVETS) and the Coalition of Families of Korean… Continue Reading

January 16, 2020

Shaheen Receives Assurances From Army Nominee on Rye and Portsmouth Harbors, Leads Delegation Letter to Administration

**NH Delegation Letter to Trump Administration: "We respectfully request that you give all possible consideration to expediting the maintenance of Rye Harbor, as well as the expansion of the uppermost turning basin on the Piscataqua River"** **In Armed Services Committee hearing, Shaheen receives assurances from Army nominee that Rye and Portsmouth harbors will be prioritized, if confirmed** Today, Shaheen made calls to local stakeholders in Hampton and Seabrook to congratulate them on co… Continue Reading

January 16, 2020

Shaheen Statement After Senate Passage of USMCA Trade Agreement

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): "International trade has long spurred New Hampshire's economy, creating good paying jobs and opportunities for small businesses," said Shaheen. "This trade deal makes improvements to NAFTA that will help empower Granite State businesses while protecting American workers and safeguarding our environment. I was very pleased that this agreem… Continue Reading

January 15, 2020

Shaheen Statement on House Vote to Send Impeachment Articles to the U.S. Senate

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement about the impending impeachment trial in the United States Senate of President Donald J. Trump: "Our founders believed, as I believe, that nobody is above the law in this country. That is why they laid out a process for impeachment in the Constitution," said Shaheen. "The charges against the President are very serious and warrant a fair trial - that is what the American people expect. As a juror in this trial,… Continue Reading

January 14, 2020

Shaheen Denounces Trump’s Plan to Again Steal Military Funding to Pay for Border Wall

**Shaheen was Original Cosponsor of Bipartisan Resolutions to Terminate President's Previous National Emergency Declaration to Divert Military Funding** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement in response to media reports that the President plans to once again divert military dollars appropriated by Congress to fund his border wall, which he promised Mexico would pay for. "… Continue Reading

January 14, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More Than $735K to Support NH Youth Suicide Prevention Efforts

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) the award of $735,844 in federal funding to the National Alliance on Mental Illness New Hampshire (NAMI NH) that will bolster the organization's youth suicide prevention efforts throughout New Hampshire. This grant was distributed through the Substance Abuse and Mental Hea… Continue Reading

January 13, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Criticize Flawed E-Cigarette Policy, Call for Action From New FDA Commissioner

Senators: "FDA's recently announced compliance policy fails to prioritize children, families, and the public health ahead of industry objections" (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined their colleagues in sending a letter to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn criticizing the FDA's decision to break the Trump Administration's promise to remove non-tobacco flavored e-cigarette products from the market by moving f… Continue Reading

January 11, 2020

Shaheen Statement on NH National Guard and Air Force Agreement to Move Forward on New Occupational Health Study

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on the agreement reached between the New Hampshire National Guard 157th Air Refueling Wing and the U.S. Air Force to study the health impacts of chemical exposure service members and veterans may have experienced during their service at Pease Air National Guard base: "Our service members, veterans and their families deserve answers about the health impli… Continue Reading

January 10, 2020

Shaheen Holds Roundtable Discussion in Manchester on Implementation of New Flexibility to Treat Meth and Cocaine Use

(Manchester, NH) - Today in Manchester, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a roundtable discussion at the Farnum Center on the implementation of her provision signed into law in December that will provide flexibility for treatment providers to use opioid response grant dollars to help patients suffering from meth and cocaine dependency, in addition to opioid use disorders. Previously, federal law only allowed State Opioid Response (SOR) grants to be used by providers to treat patients suf… Continue Reading

January 10, 2020

Shaheen Applauds House Passage of Bill Improving Federal Response to PFAS Contamination, Calls for Senate Vote

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the PFAS Action Act - a bipartisan package to combat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination and clean up polluted sites. The legislation would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to declare per-fluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) - two of the most prevalent PFAS chemicals - as hazardous substances eligible for c… Continue Reading

January 09, 2020

Shaheen Announces Support for USMCA Trade Agreement

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement, announcing that she plans to vote in favor of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): "International trade has long spurred New Hampshire's economy, creating good paying jobs and opportunities for small businesses," said Shaheen. "In reviewing the details of the USMCA and during meetings with New Hampshire business owners, labor leaders and community members, I weighed heavily whether this agreement… Continue Reading

January 08, 2020

MEMO: As Law Enforcement Suicides Rise, DOJ Now Required to Collect and Report National Data As a Result of Shaheen Provision Signed Into Law

A record number of U.S. law enforcement officers died by suicide last year, according to Blue H.E.L.P. a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that works to reduce mental health stigmas for police. Blue H.E.L.P. reported that 228 current or former officers died by suicide in 2019 - more than all other line-of-duty deaths combined, and a dramatic increase over the number of deaths by suicide reported in 2018. As USA Today reports, this data is compiled using public reports of suicide deaths among curre… Continue Reading

January 08, 2020

In Case You Missed It – Bloomberg: Exposing Private Equity’s Hidden Hand in $54 Million Ad Blitz to Undermine Bipartisan Surprise Medical Billing Efforts

**SHAHEEN TO BLOOMBERG ON PRIVATE EQUITY DARK MONEY EFFORT: "They deliberately misled the American public"** In September, Shaheen Called Out Private Equity on the Senate Floor For Trying to Derail Congress' Effort to End Surprise Medical Billing and Drowning Out the Voices of Granite Staters Who Have Been Hit With Surprise Medical Bills (Washington, DC) - Today, Bloomberg has a story that further exposes the dark money effort by private equity firms to derail bipartisan efforts in Congress… Continue Reading

January 07, 2020

Shaheen Statement Following Iran's Attacks on Bases Housing U.S. Personnel in Iraq

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Iran launched ballistic missile attacks on Iraqi military installations housing U.S troops: "Tonight my thoughts are with our military men and women in uniform in Iraq and throughout the Middle East," said Shaheen. "I continue to urge the Trump administration to take all necessary steps to ensure the safety and security of our service members and diplomats in the region. I strongly condemn the use of ba… Continue Reading

January 02, 2020

Following Shaheen’s Legislative Effort, Small Business Administration Now Allows Governors to Designate HUBZones to Help Small Businesses Access Federal Contracts

**Shaheen has long fought to expand the HUBZone program, and this new rule will allow governors the ability to designate HUBZones in economically distressed rural areas, including New Hampshire** **The Fiscal Year 2018 national defense bill included Shaheen's legislation to expand the pool of HUBZone eligible communities and enhance the program's ability to be a targeted economic development tool** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on … Continue Reading

January 02, 2020

Provision Supported by Shaheen, Collins to Help Reduce Insulin Costs for Diabetes Patients Signed into Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME, the co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, announced that a provision they advocated for to help increase competition in the insulin market and reduce costs for diabetes patients has been signed into law as part of the appropriations package. The new law incorporates a component of the Lower Health Care Costs Act that clarifies that insulin manufacturers cannot receive new exclusivities to block competitors from … Continue Reading

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