June 20, 2017

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators to Urge Administration to Press Egyptian President on Human Rights, Anti-NGO Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a group of bipartisan Senators to urge the Trump Administration to press Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on the worsening human rights situation and restrictions on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. "A strong U.S.-Egypt relationship is important to advancing American interests in the Middle East, and a key element of that relationship must be the protection and advancement of human rights and other universal val… Continue Reading

June 19, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bicameral Letter Urging Trump to Protect LGBT Rights

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of seventy-two Members of Congress in writing President Trump expressing dismay at his Administration's failure to recognize LGBT Pride Month and to share broad concerns regarding efforts to turn back the clock on LGBT rights. This lapse marks a break in long-running precedent of White House recognition of LGBT rights during the month of June, and follows a series of harmful policy decisions that have … Continue Reading

June 16, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Group of Senators in Requesting Funding to Support Maple Syrup Producers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators in requesting at least $5 million in federal funding to support maple syrup producers in New Hampshire and across the country. In a letter to Chairman John Hoeven (R-ND) and Ranking Member Jeff Merkley (D-OR) of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies, the Senators highlighted the importance of the Acer… Continue Reading

June 15, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Address Heroin and Fentanyl Backlog at Police Forensic Labs

**Increase in heroin, fentanyl and synthetic drug use has put enormous strain on New Hampshire's Forensic Lab and the police departments that depend on it** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced legislation to help the state police forensic lab in New Hampshire and other labs across the country that are dealing with a dramatic increase in the number of drug seizures requiring lab identification. The surge in the use of heroin, fentanyl and ot… Continue Reading

June 15, 2017

Shaheen Challenges Secretary Price on Cuts to Programs Critical to Fighting the Opioid Epidemic in New Hampshire

**Republicans' healthcare repeal bill and the administration's budget request make deep cuts to the Medicaid program and mental health and substance misuse disorder treatment** **SHAHEEN: "What do you tell people who are in recovery, who are getting treatment, about what they should do when you cut off those Medicaid payments that are their sole means of getting help for their substance use disorders?"** Watch Clip of Sen. Shaheen's Questioning Here (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shah… Continue Reading

June 15, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Bill to Improve New Hampshire’s Health Care Marketplace & Lower Premiums

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Tom Carper (D-DE), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Bill Nelson (D-FL) to introduce the Individual Health Insurance Marketplace Improvement Act to help stabilize the individual health care marketplace and lower premiums. The legislation would provide certainty in the marketplace by creating a permanent reinsurance program for the individual health insurance market, similar to the successful programs used to lower… Continue Reading

June 14, 2017

Shaheen Floor Speech on Russian Sanctions Amendment in Response to Election Interference

**Senator Shaheen urged Senate leadership to act on Russian sanctions legislation and was a key negotiator on this Russia sanctions amendment to Iran sanctions legislation** **SHAHEEN: "We have a responsibility to respond in a way that punishes the attacker and strives to prevent a recurrence in the future."** Watch Sen. Shaheen's remarks here (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, spoke on the Senate floor… Continue Reading

June 14, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Senate Passage of Amendment to Sanction Russia for Interference in Our Elections

**Shaheen spurred Senate leadership to act on Russian sanctions and was a key negotiator on this Russia sanctions legislation** **SHAHEEN: "The Senate has finally confronted Russia for interfering in our elections."** (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate approved an amendment that she cosponsored to sanction Russia. Senator Shaheen urged Senate leadership to act on Russian sanctions legislation and was a key negotiator on this … Continue Reading

June 14, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Shooting at Congressional GOP Baseball Practice

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the shooting that took place this morning at the Congressional GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, VA: "My thoughts are with Congressman Steve Scalise, Congressional staff and Capitol Police who were wounded in today's horrific shooting. As a Congress and as a nation, we must remain united against violence and terror in all forms. Today, we are also, once again, reminded of the valor of U.S. Capitol Police… Continue Reading

June 13, 2017

Shaheen Challenges Secretary Tillerson on the Disastrous Consequences of the Global Gag Rule, Including Increase in Unsafe Abortions and Maternal Deaths Worldwide

**Shaheen pushed Secretary of State Tillerson on disastrous impact that Global Gag Rule will have on PEPFAR program to limit spread of HIV/AIDS and on women's health** **Administration's expanded Global Gag Rule is projected to contribute to at least 6.5 million unintended pregnancies; 2.1 billion unsafe abortions; 21,700 maternal deaths** **SHAHEEN: "I'm certainly not comfortable with that kind of impact on women's health worldwide."** Watch Clip of Sen. Shaheen's Questioning Here (Washi… Continue Reading

June 13, 2017

Shaheen Presses Deputy AG Rosenstein on Cuts to Programs Critical to New Hampshire’s Opioid Epidemic Response

**Trump administration's budget would eliminate and make cuts to programs critical to efforts to combat the opioid crisis** **SHAHEEN: "I urge you to go back and rethink whether eliminating COPS anti-heroin task force grant program is really in the interest" of New Hampshire's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic** **Shaheen also asked about DOJ's efforts to shut down Dark Web sales of synthetic drugs, including fentanyl** Watch Clip of Sen. Shaheen's Questioning Here (Washington DC) - … Continue Reading

June 13, 2017

Pressed by Senator Shaheen, Deputy AG Rosenstein Gives Assurances Regarding Independence of Special Counsel Robert Mueller Following Rumors that President Trump is Considering Firing Him

**In response to Shaheen, Rosenstein says he's seen "no evidence" of good cause to fire Mueller** **Also in response to Shaheen's questioning, Rosenstein says Mueller "will have the full independence he needs to conduct that investigation appropriately"** Watch Clip of Sen. Shaheen's Questioning Here (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee, pushed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on reports t… Continue Reading

June 13, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Bipartisan Agreement Reached on New Russian Sanctions to Respond to Russia’s Interference in the November Elections

**Shaheen, who has been participating in bipartisan negotiations, applauds agreement as "the tough sanctions regime that Russia deserves" (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who has been participating in bipartisan negotiations on a Russian sanctions amendment, released the following statement after reaching a bipartisan agreement on provisions to punish Russia for interfering in our November elections: "This agreement is long overdue and would deliver the tough sanctions … Continue Reading

June 12, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Secretary DeVos to Protect Students, Reverse Student Loan Decisions

**Join over 150 Members of Congress to highlight concerns regarding Secretary DeVos' decision to change the federal student loan servicing contract process** **Also cite concerns with Secretary DeVos' decision to reward just one company with all federal student loans-a move that would hurt both borrowers and taxpayers** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined over 150 Members of Congress in a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos highlight… Continue Reading

June 08, 2017

Shaheen Statement Following Former FBI Director Comey's Hearing Before the Senate Intelligence Committee

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee: "I found former FBI Director Comey's testimony regarding President Trump's actions and behavior very troubling," said Shaheen. "Among my many concerns is the disturbing claim that President Trump did not express any interest or urgency into getting the facts on Russia's interference in our elections. I'm very relieved that we now… Continue Reading

June 08, 2017

Shaheen Showcases Granite State in Washington DC

**Last night, Shaheen welcomed 400 attendees to the 8th annual Experience New Hampshire reception highlighting Granite State businesses, restaurants and goods** **Earlier in the day, Shaheen hosted annual New Hampshire Business Day luncheon with local NH small business leaders** **Photos from both events are available here** (Washington, DC) - Last night, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and the New Hampshire State Society welcomed 45 New Hampshire businesses, restaurants and vendors to C… Continue Reading

June 07, 2017

Shaheen Statement on the President's Announcement that he Will Nominate Christopher Wray to be the Next FBI Director

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees the Department of Justice, released the following statement on President Trump's announcement that he will nominate Christopher Wray to be the next FBI Director: "Christopher Wray is a respected attorney whose public service as a former assistant attorney general makes him qualified for the position of FBI Director. I'll continue to thoroughly exam… Continue Reading

June 06, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Governor Sununu’s Announcement That New Hampshire Will Not Be Joining the U.S. Climate Alliance

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the following statement after Governor Chris Sununu (R-NH) announced that New Hampshire will not be joining the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of states committed to upholding the 2015 Paris climate accord. Senator Shaheen is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and, as part of a congressional delegation, traveled to Paris to participate in high-level discussions at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. "G… Continue Reading

June 06, 2017

Shaheen Questions Air Force Secretary on Haven Well Contamination and Follow-On Health Study

Video Available Here (Washington DC) - Today, during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) directed questions to Secretary of the Air Force, Dr. Heather Wilson, regarding the high levels of contaminants found in drinking water around Haven Well at the Pease International Tradeport. Last week at a meeting of the Pease Community Assistance Panel, the Air Force said that it will not fund a health study on the health effects of the contaminants from Air Force… Continue Reading

June 06, 2017

Shaheen Presses Secretary DeVos on Afterschool Programs and Student Financial Aid Programs Eliminated by the Trump Budget

**Shaheen read a letter from a Somersworth student about the important role his afterschool program played in his childhood** **SHAHEEN to DEVOS: If critical federal afterschool program is eliminated, "What do you say… to [students] who are no longer going to have a place to go afterschool… who are not going to have the homework assistance, who are not going to have the help they need to succeed in school?"** **SHAHEEN: "Why are you reducing opportunities for hardworking Granite … Continue Reading

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