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December 10, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Senate Blocking Approval of Montenegro's Accession to NATO

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on European Affairs, released the following statement after several Republican senators blocked approval of Montenegro's accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). "I am deeply disappointed that a few Senators blocked Senate approval of Montenegro's NATO accession last night," said Senator Shaheen. "When the new Congress convenes in January, I will urge S… Continue Reading


December 08, 2016

President Obama Signs Shaheen-Gardner Legislation into Law, Requiring Federal Government to Measure Impact of Outdoor Recreation on U.S. Economy

**Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and Gardner (R-CO) authored and introduced the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2015 ** **Independent studies estimate the outdoor recreation industry generates $646 billion in consumer spending each year and supports 6.1 million jobs** (Washington, DC) - Today, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation authored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) to require the federal government to measure the impact of the outd… Continue Reading


December 08, 2016

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Call for Pres.-Elect Trump to Stand Against Russian Aggression, Support NATO, Ukrainian Sovereignty

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on European Affairs, joined a bipartisan group of 27 senators, led by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rob Portman (R-OH), co-chairs of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, to call on President-elect Donald Trump to continue America's tradition of support for the people of Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. "In light of Russia's continued aggression and repeated refusal to r… Continue Reading


December 08, 2016

Shaheen Priorities Included in National Defense Bill Heading to President Obama’s Desk

**Shaheen: "This bill will serve as a blueprint for our nation's security strategy for the coming year and I'm happy to say that New Hampshire plays a key role in that strategy"** **Shaheen provisions bolster the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Pease Air National Guard Base** ** Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program, championed by Shaheen, is included** (Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate passed the bipartisan 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), critical legislation to authorize … Continue Reading


December 08, 2016

Shaheen Statement on President-elect Trump's Pick to Lead the EPA

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after President-elect Trump signaled his intention to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): "Climate change is a direct threat to New Hampshire's environment, economy and way of life," said Shaheen. "As New Hampshire continues to combat carbon emissions and provide clean, safe drinking water, we need a reliable partner in the… Continue Reading


December 07, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Nomination of Linda McMahon to Lead the Small Business Administration

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBC), issued the following statement on the announcement that Linda McMahon will be nominated by President-elect Trump to serve as administrator of the Small Business Administration. "The Small Business Administration plays an essential role in helping America's small businesses meet their unique challenges, like getting access to credit and navigating regulat… Continue Reading


December 07, 2016

Shaheen Applauds Senate Passage of 21st Century Cures Act, $1 Billion in Funding to Fight Opioid Epidemic Now Heads to President Obama’s Desk

**Shaheen calls funding "a major milestone" and says "help is on the way"** **Shaheen led efforts to include $1 billion to combat opioid crisis as part of her continuing fight in Congress to secure funding for states** (Washington, DC) - The Senate passed bipartisan legislation that includes $1 billion to combat the opioid epidemic nationwide and the bill will now be sent to President Obama for his signature. U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor yesterday to draw atte… Continue Reading


December 07, 2016

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Calls on Senate to Approve Montenegro’s Accession to NATO

Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on European Affairs, delivered remarks on the Senate floor last night applauding yesterday's vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to advance consideration of Montenegro's accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to the full Senate. Shaheen also urged the Senate to vote to ratify the resolution of accession before the 114th Congress c… Continue Reading


December 06, 2016

Shaheen-Johnson Measure to Expand NATO Approved by Senate Foreign Relations Committee

(Washington, DC) - Legislation to expand the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), led by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), the ranking member and chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, was approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today. The resolution offers congressional support for the growth of the defensive alliance, reiterates the U.S. commitment to NATO and provides the president with the conditions necessary fo… Continue Reading


December 06, 2016

Shaheen Calls for Accountability as Hidden Study Reveals Billions Wasted at Pentagon

Sen. Shaheen highlights Washington Post story in Senate Armed Services Committee hearing today (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after the Washington Post published a report that officials at the Department of Defense buried a study that identified $125 billion in cost savings through streamlining Pentagon operations: "It's very alarming that this report was hidden from the public eye and its fin… Continue Reading


December 06, 2016

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Calls $1 Billion to Fight Opioid Epidemic “A Major Milestone” That “Will Save Lives”

Watch Here (Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks on the Senate floor today applauding the inclusion of $1 billion in funding over two years to combat the nationwide opioid epidemic in the 21st Century Cures Act, which is expected to be voted on by the Senate very soon. The House of Representatives passed the bill last week with broad, bipartisan support. Upon Senate passage this week, the bill will be sent to President Obama for his signature. Of the $1 billion,… Continue Reading


December 02, 2016

Shaheen Announces Launch of 4G LTE Voice and Data Service in the North Country

**Verizon Wireless now provides cellular broadband coverage from towers in Groveton, Pittsburg, Milan Hill, and Errol operated by Wireless Partners, LLC** **SHAHEEN: "Vitally important for public safety, economic development and tourism"** **For the past two years, Shaheen has been in frequent contact with the parties involved, encouraging the resulting expansion of service** (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced new 4G LTE voice and data service is now available in … Continue Reading


December 01, 2016

In Letter to Committee Leadership, Shaheen Renews Call for Senate Hearing on Russian Interference in Recent Elections

**Shaheen: "These Russian actions are unprecedented in our post-Cold War relationship"** **The Foreign Relations Committee should hold a hearing to "collectively consider how best to respond to these unacceptable violations of our democracy"** (Washington, DC) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security, renewed her call for a Senate hearing to examine the foreign policy implications of Rus… Continue Reading


November 30, 2016

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF 21st CENTURY CURES LEGISLATION WITH FUNDING TO FIGHT OPIOID EPIDEMIC

**Shaheen led efforts to include $1 billion to combat opioid crisis as part of her continuing fight in Congress to secure funding for states** **Last week, Shaheen sent a letter to congressional leadership calling for funding increase** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded House passage of bipartisan legislation that includes $1 billion to combat the opioid epidemic nationwide. The 21st Century Cures Act, which focuses on discovery, development and delivery of new … Continue Reading


November 30, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Afghan Interpreter Visas Included in Pending National Defense Legislation

**Bicameral legislation that is expected to be voted on in the House and Senate includes 1,500 visas for interpreters and other staff who supported the U.S. mission** **Senators Shaheen and McCain have led efforts in the Senate to extend this vital national security program** (Washington, DC)-This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the following statement on the inclusion of additional visas for Afghan interpreters in pending national defense legislation. The bicameral… Continue Reading


November 30, 2016

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Warns of Repercussions of Congress Not Finishing Work on Government Funding Bills

Watch Here (Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered remarks on the Senate floor today expressing her disappointment in the Republican leadership's decision to cease work on bills that would fund federal agencies for the full year and, instead, resort to a stop-gap funding bill known as a continuing resolution (CR). In her remarks, Shaheen highlighted th… Continue Reading


November 30, 2016

Shaheen Applauds Inclusion of Language to Extend the SBIR/STTR Programs for Five Years

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBC), today applauded the inclusion of language to reauthorize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs for five years as part of the bicameral FY17 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). These programs award competitive contracts to small businesses to develop innovative technologies that keep the… Continue Reading


November 28, 2016

Shaheen-Gardner Legislation Heads to President Obama’s Desk Requiring Federal Government to Measure Impact of Outdoor Recreation on U.S. Economy

**Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and Gardner (R-CO) authored and introduced the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act of 2015 that unanimously passed the Senate today** **Independent studies estimate the outdoor recreation industry generates $646 billion in consumer spending each year and supports 6.1 million jobs** (Washington, DC) - The Senate unanimously approved final passage of legislation authored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) to require the federal g… Continue Reading


November 25, 2016

SHAHEEN, BOXER URGE ACTION ON INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), both senior members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women by urging action on the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), legislation they introduced last year along with Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Mark Kirk (R-IL). The bill would make a reduction in violence against women and girls worldwid… Continue Reading


November 25, 2016

SHAHEEN LAUDS PROGRESS TO INCLUDE FUNDING TO FIGHT OPIOID EPIDEMIC IN 21st CENTURY CURES LEGISLATION

**Shaheen: "This is very promising"** **Shaheen has been the leader in Congress in fighting for funding for the opioid crisis and called for this increase in a letter to congressional leadership** (Washington, DC) - Following the release of bipartisan legislation to fund medical research, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) lauded the progress to include funding to fight the opioid epidemic. The 21st Century Cures Act is expected to be voted-on in the House and the Senate during the lame duck sess… Continue Reading

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