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January 20, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Reports that Trump Plans to Eliminate the Office of Violence Against Women

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), lead Democrat of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science, released the following statement in reaction to reports that the Trump Administration plans to eliminate the Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice as part of widespread cuts at federal agencies. "The suggestion that the Trump Administration plans to eliminate the Office of Violence Against Women is extremely disturbing," said Se… Continue Reading


January 20, 2017

Shaheen Statement Following Votes to Approve President Trump's Nominees to Serve as Secretary of Defense & Secretary of Homeland Security

(Washington, DC)- This evening, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) gave the following remarks after voting to confirm Ret. General James Mattis to serve as secretary of defense, and Ret. General John Kelly to serve as secretary of homeland security. "During General Mattis's confirmation hearing, I very much appreciated his many insights on how best to strengthen our defense capabilities and respond to our adversaries," said Shaheen. "I was especially encouraged by his strong statements in support of… Continue Reading


January 18, 2017

In Hearing, Shaheen Presses Trump UN Cabinet Pick on Contradictory Tweets, Statements

**Gov. Nikki Haley said Trump's Tweets are "his opinions as they stand now" but she anticipates "he will listen to all of us and he will see it the way we see it"** **Shaheen receives commitment from Gov. Haley to support efforts to increase access to family planning, maternal care abroad** Video of Sen. Shaheen's questioning available here (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, questioned President-elect Donald Trump's nomine… Continue Reading


January 17, 2017

Shaheen Statement Following Her Meeting with Gov. Nikki Haley, Nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

High res photo available here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after her meeting today with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN): "My meeting with Gov. Haley was a valuable opportunity to discuss some of the pressing global issues that she will face at the United Nations if confirmed by the Senate-… Continue Reading


January 17, 2017

As President-elect Trump & GOP Leaders Move Forward with ACA Repeal, Shaheen & Hassan Hear Concerns of NH Healthcare Providers & Policy Leaders

(Washington, DC) -This morning at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinic in Manchester, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) hosted a roundtable discussion with healthcare providers and policy leaders to assess the impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act on New Hampshire. As President-elect Trump and Republican leadership in Congress move forward to repeal the law without a replacement plan, these experts warned that this could have dire consequences for the tens of thousands… Continue Reading


January 13, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Report Showing Importance of Affordable Care Act for New Hampshire’s Small Business Owners & Self-Employed Workers

**Report shows New Hampshire has one of the highest shares of small business owners relying on the Marketplace for healthcare coverage ** **Report also shows that small business owners and self-employed individuals were nearly three times as likely to purchase Marketplace coverage as other workers** **SHAHEEN: "The ACA has been a boon for many entrepreneurs who have taken advantage of marketplace coverage to strike out on their own to make their business dream a reality."** (Washington, DC) … Continue Reading


January 12, 2017

Shaheen Becomes Lead Democrat on Key Funding Subcommittee

(Washington, DC) - This afternoon, the Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) announced that Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will serve as the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee. This panel is tasked with authoring the annual funding bill for the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Commerce, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space A… Continue Reading


January 12, 2017

Shaheen Secures Assurances From General James Mattis on Support & Importance of NATO, Value of U.S. Strategic Alliances

Video of Sen. Shaheen's questioning available here (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, questioned President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis, during his confirmation hearing before the committee today. Shaheen questioned Gen. Mattis on his support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the importance of U.S. strategic alliances, highlighting the news today of U.S. troops … Continue Reading


January 12, 2017

Shaheen Votes Against Republican Leadership’s Resolution to Set in Motion Repeal of Healthcare Reform

(Washington, DC) - Last night, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) voted against the Republican leadership's budget resolution that would begin the process to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement, a move that would strip nearly 120,000 Granite Staters of their healthcare coverage. The budget resolution passed the Republican-led U.S. Senate after a late night voting session. Shaheen, a leader in Congress on efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, went to the Senate floor on Tu… Continue Reading


January 11, 2017

After Question from Shaheen, Rex Tillerson States that He Doesn’t Support Muslim Immigration Ban

**In response to Shaheen, Tillerson explains why it would be important to divest from his financial interest in Exxon Mobil if confirmed, in sharp contrast to Trump's comments earlier today** Video of Sen. Shaheen's questioning available here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, questioned President-elect Trump's nominee for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his confirmation hearing before the committee today. During … Continue Reading


January 11, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Cosponsor Amendment to Protect Health Care Coverage for Over 50,000 Granite Staters

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today co-sponsored a budget amendment aimed at protecting health insurance coverage for over 50,000 Granite Staters who receive coverage - including coverage for behavioral health services and substance misuse treatment - through New Hampshire's bipartisan Medicaid expansion program. The amendment, introduced by Senator Menendez (D-NJ), would establish a budget point of order to prevent any legislation that increase… Continue Reading


January 11, 2017

Shaheen Challenges Rex Tillerson on Putin’s Authoritarian Regime

**Shaheen points to a New York Times report on Russians who died after opposing the Kremlin** **Shaheen's questioning comes the day after she introduced bipartisan Russian sanctions legislation for interfering in the November elections** Video of Sen. Shaheen's questioning available here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the first Senator to call for public hearings on Russian interference in the November elections… Continue Reading


January 11, 2017

Shaheen Receives Commitment from Rex Tillerson to Preserve Global Gender Equality Programs at State Department

Video of Sen. Shaheen's questioning available here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the only woman on the panel, questioned President-Elect Trump's Nominee for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today. During her questioning, Sen. Shaheen pressed Tillerson on global gender equality programs and women's reproductive health and family planning. Ti… Continue Reading


January 10, 2017

Shaheen Statement Following Her Meeting with Linda McMahon, Nominee for Small Business Administrator

High res photo available here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), who will lead the Democrats during the confirmation process of Small Business Administration (SBA) nominees, released the following statement after her meeting today with Linda McMahon, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to serve as Small Business Administrator: "My conversation with Linda McMahon was a productive opportu… Continue Reading


January 10, 2017

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Russia Sanctions Legislation

Sen. Shaheen participated in a press conference alongside Senators Cardin, McCain, Menendez, Graham, and Klobuchar this afternoon. Watch Sen. Shaheen's remarks here. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Senate Armed Services Committees and the first Senator to call for public hearings on Russian interference in the November elections, joined Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,… Continue Reading


January 10, 2017

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Says Efforts by Trump & Republican Leadership to Repeal Healthcare Reform Law Would Be a "Broken Promise" to Communities Struggling With the Opioid Epidemic

**Shaheen points to President-elect Trump's many visits to New Hampshire where he pledged to take on the opioid epidemic** **Shaheen also called on Congress to work together to improve the Affordable Care Act rather than repeal, and cited her successfully work across the aisle to make an improvement to the law in 2015** **Watch Here** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) went to the Senate Floor with Democratic colleagues on Monday night to speak out against the steps taken … Continue Reading


January 06, 2017

Shaheen on Public Intel Report on Russian Hacking: “It’s Now Time For President-elect Trump to Face the Facts and Prepare to Work with Congress on an Aggressive Response”

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees and the first to call for Congressional hearings on Russian hacking of our elections, issued the following statement: "The evidence in this report is overwhelming," said Senator Shaheen. "This report clearly shows Putin's direct role, as well as the extent and purpose of his campaign to undermine our elections. I'm relieved that this information is finally available to the Am… Continue Reading


January 06, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Democrats to Demand Speaker Ryan Stop “Harmful, Partisan” Path Toward Defunding Planned Parenthood

**In new letter to Speaker Ryan, Senators make clear they are prepared to fight back to protect "wellbeing and lives" of millions of women, men, and families nationwide who rely on Planned Parenthood** **Shaheen and Hassan held a press conference with other Senate Democrats yesterday to address Speaker Ryan's plan to defund Planned Parenthood as part of the process they've initiated to repeal the Affordable Care Act** (Washington, DC) - Today, following an announcement that House Republican l… Continue Reading


January 05, 2017

SHAHEEN: “Republicans in Congress do not have a mandate to defund Planned Parenthood”

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a press conference with Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) this afternoon to address the Republican plan announced today to defund Planned Parenthood through budget reconciliation legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. "Let me make one point very clear: Republicans in Congress do not have a mandate to de… Continue Reading


January 05, 2017

Shaheen Questions Top Intelligence Officials About Russia’s Strategy to Undermine US Alliances Through Cyber Attacks

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on European Affairs, participated in an Armed Services Committee hearing on foreign cyber threats to the United States. During the hearing, Shaheen questioned Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Marcel Lettre, and Director of the National Security Agency Admira… Continue Reading

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