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July 22, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Signing of Shaheen-Sponsored Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)

**CARA includes Shaheen's legislation to support state prescription drug monitoring programs through the National All-Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting (NASPER) program that will now head to the President's desk** **Shaheen is leading the effort in Congress to pass emergency funding for law enforcement and treatment providers on the frontlines of the opioid crisis** (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on today's signing of the Co… Continue Reading


July 18, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Commissioner Van McLeod

(Manchester, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the passing of New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources Commissioner Van McLeod: "Commissioner Van McLeod was a longtime friend and a devoted public servant whose dedication to fostering New Hampshire's arts and culture made our state more vibrant. A pillar of the creative community in the Granite State, Van believed that art and theater transcend, change perspectives and build bridges within communi… Continue Reading


July 18, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Baton Rouge Law Enforcement Shooting

(Manchester, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in reaction to yesterday's police shooting in Baton Rouge: "My thoughts and prayers are with the slain and wounded police officers, their families and the entire Baton Rouge community. Law enforcement officers around our country dedicate their lives to protecting our communities, and the cowardly targeting of those who serve to keep us safe is tragic. ‎Americans are united in condemning this violence an… Continue Reading


July 15, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Terrorist Attack in Nice, France

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the terrorist attack in Nice, which claimed the lives of at least 84 people including 2 Americans: "My thoughts this morning are with the victims of this horrific attack, their families, ‎and the people of France. While much is still unknown about this heinous act of terrorism, one thing is clear-the United States stands in solidarity with France against all who use violence to sow fear and hatred. The… Continue Reading


July 14, 2016

Senator Shaheen, Senate Democratic Caucus Decry Congressional Inaction on Critical Issues Ahead of Long Senate Recess

**Shaheen calls on Congress to Pass Emergency Funding to address the opioid crisis.** **Shaheen: How many more people need to die before Congress takes this epidemic seriously?** You can watch Senator Shaheen's full remarks here (Washington, DC) - Today, ahead of the seven-weeklong-recess, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Minority Leader Reid, Senators Feinstein, Murray, Booker, and members of the Democratic Caucus to call on GOP leadership to address gun violence, establish fu… Continue Reading


July 14, 2016

As Congress Finalizes National Defense Authorization Act, Senate Passes Shaheen Resolution Calling To Reauthorize Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program

** Shaheen spoke about the Special Immigrant Visa program on the Senate Floor before the vote. You can watch Senator Shaheen's full remarks here ** **Shaheen has led the bipartisan effort in the Senate to extend the program for Afghans who have supported the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and face threats from the Taliban and other terror groups** (Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate passed a motion filed by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to instruct conferees reconciling the House and Se… Continue Reading


July 14, 2016

Shaheen Introduces Bill to Provide Housing Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced new legislation that would provide legal protections to ensure access to safe housing for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Building on protections in the Violence Against Women Act and the Fair Housing Act, the Fair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors Act of 2016 would establish a nationwide standard that victims of domestic violence and sexual assault cannot be evicted or otherwise penalize… Continue Reading


July 13, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Passage of Shaheen-Sponsored Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)

**CARA includes Shaheen's legislation to support state prescription drug monitoring programs through National All-Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting (NASPER) program that will now head to the President's desk** **Shaheen has led the effort in Congress to pass emergency funding for law enforcement and treatment providers on the frontlines of the opioid crisis** (Washington, D.C.) - Today the U.S. Senate, by a vote of 92 to 2, passed legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shah… Continue Reading


July 13, 2016

Shaheen Statement Congratulating Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), lead Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, released the following statement congratulating the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, only the second woman to hold that office: "I offer my congratulations to Prime Minister May and wish her well as she sets a new course for the United Kingdom," said Senator Shaheen. "As we just saw at the NATO summit that conclude… Continue Reading


July 12, 2016

Shaheen Staff to Hold Office Hours in Pittsfield and Newport

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours in Pittsfield and Newport in the coming weeks 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 by s… Continue Reading


July 09, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the NATO Summit in Warsaw

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), lead Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released this statement following the conclusion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit in Warsaw, Poland: "I congratulate NATO on a successful summit," said Senator Shaheen. "The serious commitments made in Warsaw, including to continue modernizing forces and capabilities… Continue Reading


July 08, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Dallas Shooting

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the shooting in Dallas, Texas: "My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the slain and wounded police officers, injured protestors, and the City of Dallas. This needless violence is heartbreaking. I'm horrified that law enforcement officers protecting a peaceful protest in their community were ruthlessly targeted. While much is still unknown about these murderers, I condemn this violence in the strongest terms and of… Continue Reading


July 07, 2016

House Judiciary Committee Passes Shaheen-Authored Legislation to Establish Basic Rights for Sexual Assault Survivors

(Washington, D.C.) Legislation authored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and introduced in the House by U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) to establish basic rights for survivors of sexual assault passed the House Judiciary Committee today as part of the Survivors' Bill of Rights Act of 2016. The Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act was passed unanimously by the Senate as part of the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act in May. "This is another encouraging step forward in the pur… Continue Reading


July 06, 2016

Shaheen Statement on President’s Announcement of Afghan Troop Levels

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after President Obama announced that 8,400 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan through the end of his term: "Following the recommendations of our senior military leaders and their assessment of the conditions on the ground, I support President Obama's decision to keep 8,400 troops in Afghanistan. While we have made progress in Afghanistan, the security situation remains tenuous and we must continue to tra… Continue Reading


July 06, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Obama Administration’s Announcement of New Actions to Address Opioid Epidemic, Renews Call for Congress to Pass Emergency Funding

**Administration's new actions will expand access to treatment, create new policies to prevent and treat opioid abuse among veterans, and better educate providers and patients about safe pain management** **Shaheen: It's critical that Congress also step up to the plate and treat this epidemic like the national public health emergency that it is** (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released a statement following an announcement from Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretar… Continue Reading


June 29, 2016

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS INCLUSION OF VISAS FOR AFGHAN ALLIES IN APPROPRIATIONS BILL

**State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill Approved In Committee Today Provides 4,000 New Visas for Afghans Who Have Supported the U.S. Mission** **Shaheen: If Congress fails to extend this program, this could be a death sentence** (Washington, D.C.)-This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) praised the inclusion of a provision in an appropriations bill that would extend the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program that allows Afghans who supported the U.S. mission in Afghanistan… Continue Reading


June 29, 2016

Shaheen Amendment Repealing Global Gag Rule & Restoring International Family Planning Funds Passes Appropriations Committee on a Bipartisan Vote

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A key amendment to restore funding for international family planning and reproductive health offered by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was approved by 17-13 in a full committee markup of the Senate Committee on Appropriations today. The amendment was added to the FY2017 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill. "Expanding access to family planning and reproductive health services around the globe empowers women," said Senator Shaheen. "Family planning gives wome… Continue Reading


June 28, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Istanbul Terrorist Attack

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the terrorist attack on the Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Turkey: "My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the terrorist attack at Ataturk airport, their families and friends. This attack is a tragic reminder of the continued need for the international community to work together to defeat terrorists who commit such heinous and cowardly acts."… Continue Reading


June 28, 2016

SHAHEEN STATEMENT AFTER VOTE ON PARTISAN ZIKA PROPOSAL

(Washington, D.C.) -- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after today's vote against the partisan Republican bicameral proposal to respond to the Zika virus: "Republican leadership should be working in a bipartisan manner to address public health emergencies, not exploiting them as opportunities to pass a hyper-partisan agenda," said Shaheen. "Congress is woefully late in providing resources to address Zika. It's absolutely shameful that the only proposal allowed a… Continue Reading


June 27, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a case addressing access to abortion services and targeted regulation of abortion providers in Texas. Senator Shaheen signed an Amicus Brief to the Court in support of Whole Woman's Health, alongside more than 25 Senators and 120 Members of the House of Representatives. "A woman's ability to make her own decisions about her h… Continue Reading

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