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December 19, 2016

Shaheen to Maintain Key Committee Assignments for 115th Congress

(Washington, DC)-Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced her committee assignments for the 115th Congress where she'll remain a member of the Senate Armed Services, Foreign Relations, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Appropriations committees. Senator Shaheen will remain the lead Democratic member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. "I am proud and honored to represent New Hampshire on these distinguished committees," said Shaheen. "I look forward to cont… Continue Reading


December 16, 2016

Shaheen Statement on FBI, DNI & CIA Consensus that Russia Intervened in the Election to Affect Outcome

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) support the CIA's assessment that Russia interfered in the November election to benefit President-elect Donald Trump. "Today's news underscores the need for immediate bipartisan hearings to investigate Russia's interference once the … Continue Reading


December 14, 2016

Shaheen, Blumenthal Call on Top Intelligence Officials to Review Security Clearance Given to Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn

**Letter sent to FBI Director James Comey, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and OPM Acting Director Beth Colbert draws attention to Gen. Flynn's record of mishandling classified intelligence, potential conflicts of interest with foreign actors** **Flynn's conduct "appears inconsistent with the professionalism such access requires"** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to the nation's top intelligence officials to ask… Continue Reading


December 14, 2016

Shaheen Applauds Final Rule Protecting Title X Health Care Providers

**Shaheen: "Women's reproductive health, and access to vital health care services like contraception, should not be obstructed by politically motivated attacks"** **Shaheen signed a letter in October supporting the rule to ensure healthcare providers who also provide abortion services are not discriminated against for the purposes of federal funding** (Manchester, NH)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released a statement applauding the final rule announced by the Obama Administration today… Continue Reading


December 14, 2016

Shaheen Applauds New Federal Survey on Biomass, Wood Pellets

(Manchester, NH)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded the release of data on production and sales of biomass, including wood pellets, by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) today. This marks the first ‎time the federal government has collected and published detailed data on biomass fuel, which is the third most common heating fuel in the United States. The Densified Biomass Fuel Report will be released monthly. Shaheen, along with Sen. Collins (R-ME), sent a letter to t… Continue Reading


December 13, 2016

Shaheen on 21st Century Cures Act Being Signed Into Law: "Help is on the Way for Those on the Frontlines of the 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** (Washington, DC) - Today, President Barack Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law which includes $1 billion to combat the opioid epidemic nationwide. Of the $1 billion, $500 million would be available this year and the remaining $500 million would be disbursed next year. Shaheen was instrumental in securing funding as part of the legislation an… Continue Reading


December 13, 2016

Shaheen Statement on President-elect Trump’s pick of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to Serve as Secretary of State

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after President-elect Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as Secretary of State: "It's imperative that our Secretary of State have no qualms about confronting Russian aggression around the globe and should be completely unencumbered from personal conflicts of interest," said Shaheen. "I have deep concerns about Rex Ti… Continue Reading


December 12, 2016

Shaheen Requests Pentagon Develop Cost-Savings Plan Following Buried Study

(Manchester, NH)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter today to the Department of Defense (DOD) requesting an analysis on the cost-savings study that Pentagon officials reportedly buried. Last week, the Washington Post reported that a study, which identified $125 billion in cost savings through streamlining Pentagon operations, was deliberately hidden to avoid congressional budget oversight. Senator Shaheen's letter addressed to Deputy Secre… Continue Reading


December 12, 2016

Shaheen Calls on FBI Director to Support Small Businesses Targeted by Fake News

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), sent a letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey today expressing concern about the threats against and harassment of small businesses by individuals inspired by fake news stories. Shaheen's letter, which cites the recent incident where a gunman entered a DC pizza restaurant to "investigate" erroneous allegations he had read onli… Continue Reading


December 10, 2016

Shaheen Secures Approval of Portsmouth Navigation Project in Bill Being Sent to President Obama

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) successfully secured Senate approval of a navigation improvement project that will benefit Portsmouth Harbor and the regional economy. The widening needed for the uppermost turning basin on the Piscataqua River was authorized as part of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which passed the Senate last night and will now be sent to President Obama's desk. The legislation was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday. "Ports… Continue Reading


December 10, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Reports that Intelligence Officials Believe Russia Interfered in the November Elections to Affect Outcome

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement in reaction to the recent report that U.S. intelligence officials believe Russia interfered in the November election to help President-elect Donald Trump. "The revelations contained in recent articles raise essential questions about Russia's interference in our electoral process and how best to respond," said Shaheen. "I am pleased President Obama has ordere… Continue Reading


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

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