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September 11, 2016

Shaheen Statement on 15th Anniversary of September 11th Terrorist Attacks

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement marking the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001: "Fifteen years ago, Americans awoke on a Tuesday to go about their daily lives; by 9 a.m., we watched the world change forever. A senseless act of terrorism took the lives of nearly 3,000 men, women and children, including 10 Granite Staters. We lost many heroic first responders who ran toward danger to help others to safety, and the brave men and women who … Continue Reading


September 10, 2016

Shaheen Welcomes Safe Relocation of Iranian Dissidents in Iraq to Albania

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, ‎released the following statement on the successful relocation to Albania of the last members of the Iranian dissident group, the Mujahedeen e-Khalq, who were being housed at Camp Liberty, Iraq. "The United States had an obligation to find a safe sanctuary for these individuals, and I'm very relieved we've upheld our promise," said Shaheen. "Members of thi… Continue Reading


September 08, 2016

Shaheen Urges European Union to Reject Sweden’s Petition to Ban Importation of American Lobster

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and lead Democrat on the European Affairs subcommittee, sent a letter to the Director of the European Commission Directorate-General for Environment, Daniel Calleja Crespo, today in response to the European Union's (EU) decision to move forward with consideration of Sweden's petition to ban European imports of the American Lobster by declaring it an invasive species. In her letter, Shaheen stre… Continue Reading


September 08, 2016

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Improve Opioid Prescription Safety

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation that would require prescription medications to include a label warning if the drug contains opiates that could cause addictive behavior. The legislation is known as Carl's Law in recognition of Carl Messinger, a Granite Stater who was recovering from substance use disorder when he was prescribed a medicine that, unknown to him, contained an opioid. Carl relapsed following the incident and eventually overdosed, however, … Continue Reading


September 07, 2016

Shaheen Welcomes Support from Distinguished Military Leaders for Effort to Extend the Visa Program for Afghan Interpreters Who Have Supported the U.S. Mission

**Letter Signed by 36 Distinguished Military Leaders--Including Two Medal of Honor Recipients--Calls on Congress to Honor Armed Forces Code: "Leave no one behind" ** **Letter also signed by organizations representing hundreds of thousands of veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces** (Washington, DC)-Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed a letter in support of extending the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program that was distributed to Congress and signed by 36 distinguished retired milit… Continue Reading


September 06, 2016

Shaheen, Rep. Wasserman Schultz & Advocacy Groups Applaud House Passage of Shaheen-Authored Legislation to Establish Basic Rights for Sexual Assault Survivors

**The Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act was passed in the House as part of the Survivors' Bill of Rights Act of 2016** **Shaheen: The Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act is now one giant step closer to reaching the President's desk** (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) issued the following statements after legislation authored by Sen. Shaheen and introduced by Rep. Wasserman Schultz to establish basic rights for survivors of sexual… Continue Reading


September 02, 2016

Shaheen Applauds Announcement of Approximately $1.5 Million in Grants to Address Youth Substance Abuse in New Hampshire

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded today's announcement of approximately $1.5 million in federal funding for New Hampshire youth substance abuse prevention programs. The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, run by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, will distribute twelve grants of up to $125,000 to community coalitions across the Granite State for preventing youth substance use. Senator Shaheen used her position on the Senate Appropriatio… Continue Reading


September 01, 2016

Shaheen-Hosted Discussion with Agriculture Secretary Results in 10 New Transitional Housing Units for New Hampshire

(Manchester, NH) - As a result of a roundtable meeting hosted by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and members of the Hillsborough County Adult Drug Court in May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced new national initiatives to use USDA's rural development resources to help fill the need for transitional housing for people recovering from opioid and other substance use disorders. The new initiative will open up 10 new rental assistance u… Continue Reading


August 31, 2016

Shaheen Statement on New FDA Labeling Requirement for Opioid, Benzodiazepine Medications Aimed to Reverse Opioid Abuse Epidemic

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) announcement that it is requiring class-wide changes to drug labeling to better inform health care providers and patients of the serious risks associated with the combined use of certain opioid medications and benzodiazepines, a class of commonly-used drugs prescribed to treat conditions such as anxiety, insomnia and seizure disorders. Today's announce… Continue Reading


August 24, 2016

Shaheen Congratulates Strafford County on New Grant from U.S. Department of Justice to Help Families Affected by Domestic Violence

(Manchester, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) offered her congratulations to Strafford County after it was announced that it would receive a Justice For Families Grant totaling $588,015 from the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women for the Strafford County Supervised Visitation and Exchange Center. The Office on Violence Against Women currently administers 24 grant programs authorized by the Violence Against Women Act, which was strongly supported by Sena… Continue Reading


August 11, 2016

At New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Shaheen Discusses Her New Legislation to Provide Housing Protections For Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

(Concord, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (NHCADSV) today for a roundtable discussion on her recently introduced legislation to provide legal protections to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who face housing discrimination. The Fair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors Act of 2016, which has been endorsed by NHCADSV and more than 30 national organizations, would establish a nat… Continue Reading


August 11, 2016

Shaheen, Capito Urge National Guard to Allocate Funding Based on State Overdose Rates

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) are calling on the National Guard to update its funding model to accurately reflect the severity of the nation's drug epidemic. In a letter to General Frank Grass, Chief of the National Guard Bureau, the senators urge the National Guard to more effectively allocate funds to address the drug epidemic in states with high concentrations of overdose fatalities. In New Hampshire and West Virginia, states with extr… Continue Reading


August 10, 2016

At Safe Harbor Recovery Center, Shaheen Calls for Additional Resources to Combat the Opioid Crisis

(Portsmouth, NH) - This morning in Portsmouth, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Safe Harbor Recovery Center to discuss its support for those overcoming substance use disorders on the Seacoast. Safe Harbor Recovery Center offers a community approach to addiction treatment through peer support programs, sober activities, crisis intervention, as well as support for family and friends of those in recovery. The program, which opened in May, also trains recovery coaches who help people with … Continue Reading


August 02, 2016

Senator Shaheen, Governor Hassan Announce Twelve New Hampshire Projects to Receive Northern Border Regional Commission Grants

(Concord, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Governor Maggie Hassan today announced that twelve New Hampshire projects will receive grant funding from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) to help spur economic and community development in the North Country as part of the 2016 NBRC Economic & Infrastructure Development Investment Awards. Totaling $1,550,000, the twelve grants will be awarded to the New Hampshire Department of Resources & Economic Development, Town of … Continue Reading


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

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