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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


June 24, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the United Kingdom’s Referendum on Continued European Union Membership

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and lead Democrat on the European Affairs subcommittee, released the following statement in reaction to the United Kingdom's referendum on whether to remain a member of the European Union. "British voters have spoken," said Senator Shaheen. "Although I am deeply disappointed by their decision to exit the European Union and concerned about the consequences that will result, the choice was th… Continue Reading


June 23, 2016

SHAHEEN'S STATEMENT AFTER THE “TEST” VOTE ON COLLINS-HEITKAMP GUN REFORM MEASURE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the following statement after voting in favor of a bipartisan gun reform bill to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists who are on the No Fly List or the Selectee List-subsets. The vote was scheduled by Republican leadership, purportedly to gauge support for the measure. The legislation was introduced by Senator Susan Collins and a group of bipartisan senators. "This bipartisan proposal would make a small, but necessary, change t… Continue Reading


June 23, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in U.S. v. Texas

(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen issued the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in US v. Texas, a case addressing the Obama Administration's Executive Order creating the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and expanding the existing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. "Families shouldn't live in fear that at a moment's notice a father, mother or child could be separated from their … Continue Reading


June 22, 2016

SHAHEEN CALLS PARTISAN ZIKA PROPOSAL "OFFENSIVE" AND URGES REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP TO RETRACT

Washington, DC -- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after being briefed on the substance of a Republican bicameral proposal, known as a "conference report," to respond to the spread of the Zika virus: "Congress is woefully late in providing resources to address the spread of the Zika virus and by proposing a hyper partisan bill, Republican leadership have squandered valuable time," said Senator Shaheen. "The threat from the Zika virus is very real and should no… Continue Reading


June 21, 2016

Bipartisan Group Of Foreign Relations Members Condemn Russian Aggression

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), David Perdue (R-GA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Jim Risch (R-ID), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have introduced a bipartisan resolution that calls on Russia to cease provocative military maneuvers that endanger U.S. forces and calls on the U.S., its European allies, and the international community to continue to apply pressure on Moscow. "The United States and the international … Continue Reading


June 21, 2016

Shaheen Announces $3.1 Million in AmeriCorps Funding for New Hampshire

(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that New Hampshire has received more than $3 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees volunteering and service programs. The grants will support 169 AmeriCorps members in the state and create additional funding for Volunteer NH, the Granite State nonprofit organization that administers AmeriCorps programs in New Hampshire. The federal investm… Continue Reading

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