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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


June 20, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Senate’s Failure to Approve Common-Sense Gun Reform Legislation

(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement this evening after the Senate failed to pass common-sense gun reform amendments in the wake of the Orlando terror attack. "After Aurora, Newtown, Charleston, San Bernardino, and so many other mass shootings, the Senate failed to act to protect Americans from gun violence," said Shaheen. "It's shameful that in the wake of the deadliest shooting in our nation's history in Orlando, the Senate still can't take mo… Continue Reading


June 20, 2016

Shaheen Meets with Admiral Poulin of the U.S. Coast Guard, Portsmouth Harbor Station

**Joins Admiral Poulin Aboard Guard Response Boat for Tour of Portsmouth Harbor and Piscataqua River** ** Shaheen: Excellence and professionalism are the trademarks of the United States Coast Guard. Those qualities are on vivid display here at Portsmouth Harbor Station ** (Washington, D.C.) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the U.S Coast Guard, Portsmouth Harbor Station today to meet with Rear Admiral Steve Poulin, Commander of the First Coast Guard District, and take an upriver… Continue Reading


June 16, 2016

As Congress Finalizes Response to Opioid Epidemic, Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Shaheen Resolution Calling For More Funding

(Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate passed a motion filed by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to instruct conferees reconciling the Shaheen-sponsored Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) to advocate for the inclusion of funding for prevention and treatment associated with state and local efforts to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic nationwide. The Senate passed Shaheen's motion 66 to 29. Both the House and Senate versions of CARA authorize new initiatives to address the opioid … Continue Reading


June 15, 2016

Senator Shaheen Joins Senate Filibuster Calling for Common-Sense Reforms to Prevent Gun Violence

** Shaheen: Tears are not enough. Expressions of outrage are not enough.** **It is inconceivable that Congress would fail to act in the wake of the Orlando tragedy.** You can watch Senator Shaheen's full remarks here. (Washington, DC) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and many of her other Democratic colleagues in a filibuster to urge bipartisan reforms in the Senate to prevent gun violence. The renewed calls come after the deadliest m… Continue Reading


June 15, 2016

Shaheen Attends White House Meeting on Opioid and Heroin Crisis, Access to Treatment

**Shaheen and Directors Botticelli, Donovan and Munoz discussed Administration's proposal for new funding to address opioid crisis** **Under Administration's proposal to Congress, New Hampshire would be eligible for up to $5 million to expand access to treatment** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) attended a meeting today at the White House on the opioid and heroin epidemic with Michael Botticelli, Director of the National Drug Control Policy, Shawn Donovan, Director of t… Continue Reading


June 14, 2016

Shaheen Decries Failure to Extend the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program

**Senators Shaheen and McCain led fight for amendment to extend visa program for Afghans who have supported the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and face threats from the Taliban and other terror groups** **On Senate floor last week, Shaheen called on the Senate to continue to support these brave men and women** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) decried the Senate's failure to vote on her amendment to the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have … Continue Reading


June 14, 2016

Shaheen Statement on New Hampshire Supreme Court’s Ruling on Rape Shield Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruling that personal information of a rape victim could be made public if a defendant appeals the withholding of that information after a conviction. "I don't believe it serves our justice system or the public to disclose the personal sexual history of a sexual assault victim. Sexual assault remains one of the most underreported crimes in our justice system and I am deeply c… Continue Reading


June 12, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Orlando Shooting

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement on the shooting in Orlando, Florida: "‎I was horrified to learn of the tragic mass shooting in Orlando. My thoughts are with the victims, their families, the first responders and medical staff. While much is still unknown, this is already the deadliest mass shooting in our nation's history. Once again, a deranged and hateful individual has indiscriminately taken human life and had the ready means to do so. We must not grow numb t… Continue Reading


June 09, 2016

Small Business Committee Approves Shaheen Bill to Assist Small Businesses Led by National Guard and Reserve Members

(Washington, DC) - Last night, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, successfully advanced legislation in committee to improve access to Small Business Administration (SBA) programs for members of the National Guard and Reserves. The National Guard and Reserve Entrepreneurship Support Act would improve and increase access to the Military Reservists Economic Injury Disaster Loan (MREIDL) and the Repayment Deferral f… Continue Reading


June 07, 2016

Shaheen Responds to Funding Levels for Opioid Crisis in Labor, HHS Appropriations Bill

**Bill Includes Increases for Shaheen-Championed Programs That Provide Treatment, Prevention for Opioid Addiction** **Shaheen Renews Her Call for Congress to Pass Emergency Funding to Address Opioid Crisis** (Washington D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement in reaction to the fiscal year 2017 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Educat… Continue Reading


June 07, 2016

On Senate Floor Shaheen Calls for Extension of Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program

*Shaheen calls for passage of her amendment to authorize 4,000 additional visas and extend program through 2017** *Shaheen: When we make a promise to those people who helped us on the ground we need to abide by that promise.** You can watch Shaheen's full speech here. (Washington, DC) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) went to the Senate floor to call for a vote on her amendment to the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would preserve the Afghan Special … Continue Reading


June 06, 2016

Shaheen, Rubio Introduce Resolution Urging European Union to Designate Hizballah as Terrorist Organization

(Washington D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced a resolution urging the European Union (EU) to designate Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organization. Currently, the EU designates only Hizballah's so-called military wing as a terrorist organization. The resolution also urges the EU to increase pressure on the group through facilitating better cross-border cooperation between EU member countries to combat Hizballah, issuing arrest warrants… Continue Reading

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