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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


February 14, 2017

Shaheen, Collins Introduce Bill to Expand Access to National Parks for Disabled Veterans

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Wounded Veterans Recreation Act to amend the 2004 Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) and make all veterans with a service-connected disability eligible for a free, lifetime pass allowing entry to National Parks and other recreational lands and waters held by the United States. Under the 2004 law, individuals must be permanently disabled in order to be eligible for a free National Parks an… Continue Reading


February 13, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Dr. David Shulkin, Nominee to Lead Veterans Affairs

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on her support for Dr. David Shulkin, President Trump's nominee for Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Senate is expected to vote on Dr. Shulkin's confirmation tonight. "After reviewing his record, I intend to support Dr. Shulkin's nomination," said Senator Shaheen. "Dr. Shulkin has a broad range of experience at the VA and running hospitals around the country. If approved, he has a daunting… Continue Reading


February 09, 2017

On Senate floor, Shaheen Says Price is “Wrong Person” for the Role of Secretary of Health & Human Services

**Shaheen cited her deep concerns on Price's record of support for repealing the Affordable Care Act, defunding Planned Parenthood and making cuts to the Medicaid program** **SHAHEEN: "The policies advocated by Representative Price would have profoundly negative impacts on the health and wellbeing of the people in my Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today in opposition of President Trump's nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Se… Continue Reading


February 09, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Reuters Report that President Trump Denounced New START Treaty During Call with President Putin

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Reuters reported that President Trump denounced the New START nuclear arms treaty in a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin after interrupting the call to ask aides what the treaty was: "It's impossible to overstate the negligence of the President of the United States not knowing basic facts about nuclear policy and arms control," said Shaheen. "If this report is true, President Trump should immediately re… Continue Reading


February 09, 2017

Shaheen to Oppose Steve Mnuchin's Nomination for Treasury Secretary

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement opposing Steve Mnuchin's nomination to serve as Treasury Secretary: "After reviewing his record, I cannot support Steve Mnuchin's nomination for Treasury Secretary," said Shaheen. "I do not have confidence that he would act in the best interests of America's middle class. His record in the private sector is very troubling, particularly his leadership of financial institutions that exacerbated the national foreclosur… Continue Reading


February 08, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Demand Answers about Outrageous Price Hike for Lifesaving Overdose Prevention Drug

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of thirty-one Senators demanding answers from a leading pharmaceutical company about the dramatic price hike for a life-saving medication used to respond to opioid overdoses. Recent reports revealed that drug maker Kaléo Pharmaceuticals, which manufactures an easy-to-use injector device containing the overdose-reversing drug naloxone, raised its price from $690 in 2014, to $4,500 currently. Whil… Continue Reading


February 07, 2017

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Cites Deep Concerns with Sessions’ Record, Says “Senate Should Not Confirm Him”

**Shaheen voiced her concerns with Sessions' record on voting rights, civil rights, women's equality, LGBT rights, and immigration"** **SHAHEEN: "We need an Attorney General who will not only insist on equal enforcement of the laws, but who has a passion for pursuing justice and fairness for all Americans, as well as for those who want to visit or immigrate to our country. In my view, Senator Sessions has failed to demonstrate that commitment." ** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator … Continue Reading


February 07, 2017

Preview of Shaheen Remarks: "For the first time in generations, Europeans look west and do not see a partner"

(Washington, DC)-This evening, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will be a featured speaker to an audience including new Members of Congress. The event will be hosted by the German Marshall Fund whose mission is to strengthen transatlantic cooperation. In her remarks, Senator Shaheen will deliver a stark warning about the "existential threats" to the Transatlantic Alliance, NATO and the Eu… Continue Reading


February 07, 2017

Shaheen on Senator Cotton's Anti-Legal Immigration Bill: “Senseless” and a “Job Killer” that “Runs Counter to Our Values”

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) introduced legislation that would reduce the amount of legal immigration to the United States by eliminating the Diversity Visa Program, reducing the number of family-sponsored immigrants, and by other means. "This legislation sends a terrible message to the rest of the world and is unquestionably a job killer," said Shaheen. "As a nation of immigrants, this b… Continue Reading

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