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March 11, 2016

Shaheen Applauds Release of Federal Funding for Drug Treatment in NH

Manchester, NH-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded the announcement by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell today that her agency will distribute urgently needed federal funding to improve and expand the delivery of opioid abuse treatment at health centers in New Hampshire. "These resources are urgently needed in New Hampshire," said Shaheen. "Every day, these health centers are putting lives back on track. Unfortunately, our treatment providers are overwhelmed and far t… Continue Reading


March 10, 2016

Shaheen-Sponsored Legislation to Address Opioid Crisis Passes Senate

**Passage comes the week after the Republican majority rejected her amendment to provide desperately needed funding to first responders and treatment providers** **Shaheen renews her call for these resources and vows to continue fighting for them as long as it takes** (Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) that authorizes a series of new initiatives to help stem the tide o… Continue Reading


March 09, 2016

Shaheen Staff to Hold Office Hours in Salem Next Week

(MANCHESTER, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours next week in Salem 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 staff only. Senator Shaheen w… Continue Reading


March 08, 2016

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Foreign Individuals Responsible for Violence Against the LGBT Community

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), has introduced the Global Respect Act, legislation that would impose sanctions on foreign individuals responsible for human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals abroad. Similar legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI… Continue Reading


March 08, 2016

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Foreign Individuals Responsible for Violence Against the LGBT Community

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), has introduced the Global Respect Act, legislation that would impose sanctions on foreign individuals responsible for human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals abroad. Similar legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI… Continue Reading


March 08, 2016

On International Women’s Day, Bipartisan Coalition Announces Resolution Supporting International Women’s Day

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), leading a bipartisan coalition of Senators, announced their resolution to recognize March 8, 2016 as International Women's Day and commemorate the achievements of women around the world. The International Women's Day resolution, co-sponsored by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Ed Markey (D-MA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Kirsten Gillibrand … Continue Reading


March 08, 2016

On International Women's Day, Senator Shaheen Calls on Congress to Act on Her Legislation to Empower Survivors of Sexual Assault

**At Together for Girls "Every Hour Matters" event in the U.S. Capitol, Shaheen highlights her legislation that would provide common sense rights to survivors of sexual assault as they pursue justice** (Washington, DC)-On International Women's Day, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Congress to take action to empower survivors of sexual assault by passing her Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act. Senator Shaheen made her remarks at an event in the U.S. Capitol sponsored by the non… Continue Reading


March 03, 2016

Following Release of New Report, Shaheen and Klobuchar Urge the Food and Drug Administration to Examine the Dosage Size of Cancer Fighting Drugs

**Drug makers distribute cancer fighting drugs in vials that hold too much for most patients; according to a new study released this week, Medicare and private insurers waste nearly $3 billion a year on leftover medication from these vials; this practice encourages waste and drives up the cost for patients that rely on these lifesaving drugs** **In a letter to Commissioner Califf, Shaheen and Klobuchar urged the FDA to examine this practice and find a more efficient way to distribute this cruci… Continue Reading


March 03, 2016

As Onerous Fees Go into Effect that Threaten New Hampshire’s Fishing Industry, Shaheen Provides an Opportunity for Industry Leaders to Send a Message to Washington

**As lead Democrat on Small Business Committee, Shaheen invites James Hayward, a fisherman and industry leader, and Dr. Josh Wiersma, a leader and expert in the New England fishing industry, to testify at today's hearing** **Witnesses deliver stark warning to Washington: "the end is near" for New Hampshire's fishing industry if federal at-sea monitoring fees are maintained** **Shaheen takes NH fishing industry concerns testimony straight to Secretary of Commerce at subsequent hearing** **Vid… Continue Reading


March 02, 2016

Shaheen, Velázquez Applaud Increase of Federal Contracts Awarded to Women-Owned Small Businesses

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), the lead Democrats on the Senate and House Small Business Committees, applauded the announcement by the Small Business Administration (SBA) that the federal government has, for the first time, reached its two-decade-old goal of awarding five percent of federal contracts to women-owned small businesses (WOSB). "Today's announcement marks an important step for women-owned small businesse… Continue Reading


March 02, 2016

SHAHEEN: THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH ) released the following statement after the Senate failed to pass, by a vote of 48 to 47, her amendment to provide $600 million in emergency funding to law enforcement and treatment providers across the country who are fighting the growing opioid addiction crisis. Due to obstruction from the Republican majority, her amendment needed to meet a 60 vote threshold to proceed: "While I'm very disappointed my amendment didn't pass, make no mistake… Continue Reading


March 02, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Linda Foster

(Washington, DC)- Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) gave the following statement on the passing of former Deputy Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives Linda Foster: "Linda was a dedicated public servant who found so many ways to give back to her community and New Hampshire. Having worked with her in the state legislature and as governor, I always admired her leadership and appreciated her friendship. Linda was admired and respected by legislators on both sides of the aisle, and will… Continue Reading


March 01, 2016

On Senate Floor Shaheen Calls for Vote on Her Emergency Supplemental Funding Amendment to Fast-Track Urgently Needed Resources to Address Opioid Crisis

(Washington, DC) - Today on the Senate floor, as the Senate considers the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called for a vote on her amendment, cosponsored by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), to provide $600 million in emergency supplemental funding to those on the frontlines of the opioid crisis. This funding would be quickly released nationwide to public health workers and law enforcement officials, whose services are often overwhelmed by thi… Continue Reading


March 01, 2016

Shaheen Puts Focus of Senate Hearing on New Hampshire’s Struggling Fishing Industry

Washington, DC-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, has invited two prominent industry leaders in the New England fishing industry to testify at a committee hearing scheduled for Thursday. Through her leadership on the committee, Senator Shaheen was able to make New Hampshire's struggling fishing industry a major focus of Thursday's hearing. James Hayward of Portsmouth and Dr. Joshua Wiersma will testify at the hearing enti… Continue Reading


February 25, 2016

At Senate Hearing Shaheen Questions Attorney General on Suspension of Asset Forfeiture Fund for New Hampshire Law Enforcement

(Washington, DC) - Today at a hearing of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the suspension of the Asset Forfeiture Fund, which is an important source of funding for New Hampshire state and local law enforcement Assets seized by police during joint federal and state investigations are generally liquidated by the federal government with a percentage returned to the state. Suspension of s… Continue Reading


February 25, 2016

Shaheen Responds to Change.org Petition Calling for Rights for Sexual Assault Survivors

(Washington, DC)-This afternoon, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) responded online to a petition authored by Amanda Nguyen, a sexual assault survivor who leads the nonprofit Rise. Her petition calls on Congress to put in place common sense reforms for sexual assault survivors who often experience a criminal justice system that works against them, rather than for them. Amanda's petition has gathered almost 50,000 signatures in just 24 hours. On Tuesday, Senator Shaheen introduced the Sexual Assault … Continue Reading


February 24, 2016

Shaheen Amendment to Help Small Businesses Boost Exports Signed Into Law

(Washington, DC) - Today, President Obama signed into law a trade enforcement bill that includes Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) amendment to boost exports by U.S. small businesses. Shaheen's amendment reauthorizes the successful State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant program through 2020. The STEP program, which Shaheen helped create, is an export initiative that has successfully helped small businesses enter the international marketplace and create jobs. "Small businesses are the backb… Continue Reading


February 24, 2016

Shaheen Addresses SCOTUS Vacancy on the Senate Floor: “Let’s do the job we were sent here to do by the American people”

You can watch Senator Shaheen's speech here (Washington, DC) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) took to the Senate floor to respond to the refusal by the Senate Majority to hold a hearing on any Supreme Court nominee put forward by the President. Shaheen noted in her speech, the long bipartisan tradition of considering Supreme Court nominees during election years. She also called on her colleagues Senators to stick to their oath of office: "Our oath does not say: uphold the … Continue Reading


February 24, 2016

SHAHEEN: The Senate has maintained an important bipartisan tradition of considering Supreme Court nominees

Washington, DC-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made the following statement after Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee announced in a letter yesterday that they will not hold a hearing on the President's nomination to the Supreme Court: "Since the beginning of our nation, the Senate has maintained an important bipartisan tradition of considering Supreme Court nominees. I hope the Senate can find a way to move forward and look to the example set in 1988, a presidential election year… Continue Reading


February 23, 2016

Shaheen, Blumenthal & Leahy Introduce Sexual Assault Survivors Rights Legislation in the Senate

(Washington, DC)-Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), introduced legislation that codifies basic rights for survivors of sexual assault. The Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act builds on the success of the Crime Victims' Rights Act to address unique challenges faced by sexual assault survivors, particularly regarding notice, access, and preservation of sexual assault eviden… Continue Reading

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