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May 11, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Prescription Drug Pricing Proposal

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to President Trump's prescription drug pricing proposal, and specifically, his failure to include changes that would allow Medicare to negotiate lower prescription drug prices: "Due to soaring costs, many Americans are unable to afford prescriptions that are critical to their health and well-being. Though I'm glad to hear the President address prescription drug costs, I'm very disappointed that his … Continue Reading


May 10, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Seek Increased Funding for Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge

**In New Hampshire, Conte Refuge Funds Protect More Than 7,400 Acres of Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson, Whitefield, Carroll and Columbia** (Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators in sending a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) seeking to double federal conservation funds for the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge-a unique refuge dedicated to protecting more than 36,000 acres within parts o… Continue Reading


May 10, 2018

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen Questions Trump Nominee on the Dangers of Deporting Christian Indonesians to a Country With Religious Persecution

**You can watch the video here** (Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), questioned Trump administration nominee Ambassador Jackie Walcott on the religious persecution that Indonesian Christians are facing during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. Shaheen highlighted the Indonesian families in New Hampshire who came to the United States fleeing religious persecution and are now threatened with deportation back to Indonesia by the Trump administration. Shah… Continue Reading


May 10, 2018

Shaheen Announces That Pease Will be Featured in National PFAS Study

(Washington, DC)-Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will be conducting a study at Pease International Tradeport to examine the health impacts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The study, part of a broader national study established through legislation authored by Senator Shaheen, will be detailed at Thursday's Community Assistance Panel (CAP) meeting at Pease. Pease will serve as the ATSDR's model tes… Continue Reading


May 09, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues in Forcing a Vote on Net Neutrality

**Only One More Vote is Needed in the Senate to Pass the Measure to Reinstate Net Neutrality Protections** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan today joined their colleagues in forcing a vote to pass a measure in the Senate to reinstate net neutrality protections. The Senators joined their Democratic colleagues at a press conference today announcing that they are officially filing a discharge petition for a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapprov… Continue Reading


May 09, 2018

Shaheen, Hassan Secure NH Priorities in Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill to Address Mitigation Efforts at Hampton & Portsmouth Harbors

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) issued the following statements in response to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works' (EPW) release of the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018, biennial legislation that authorizes water infrastructure projects around the country. Shaheen and Hassan helped secure critical New Hampshire objectives in the bill that urge the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to prioritize mitigation efforts at Hampto… Continue Reading


May 09, 2018

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen Highlights Commissioning of USS Manchester on May 26 in Portsmouth

**As the official sponsor of the Littoral Combat Ship, Shaheen is considered a permanent member of the ship's crew and her initials are welded into a part of the ship's hull.** **You can watch the video here** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the official sponsor of the future USS Manchester and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released a video highlighting the commissioning of the future USS Manchester (LCS 14) on May 26, 2018, in Portsmouth, New… Continue Reading


May 08, 2018

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw the United States from the Iran Deal

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement after President Trump announced that he will withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known as the Iran deal: "As intended, the Iran deal significantly constrained Iran's nuclear activity," said Shaheen. "In following through on his reckless campaign promise to withdraw from the Iran deal, President Trump i… Continue Reading


May 08, 2018

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Extend Visa Program for Afghan Interpreters, Support Staff

Legislation would authorize 4,000 additional visas for the next fiscal year (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, introduced bipartisan legislation to further extend the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program (SIV), which allows Afghans who have supported the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and face threats as a result of their service to apply for refuge in the United States. Shaheen's legislation authorizes 4,00… Continue Reading


May 07, 2018

Shaheen Applauds First Lady’s Policy Priority to Help Children Affected by the Opioid Crisis & Encourages Her to Visit NH

A recent UNH study reports that 8.5% of babies born in Berlin, NH are in active withdrawal from opioids (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to First Lady Melania Trump's inclusion of support for children impacted by the opioid crisis in her list of policy priorities, which were unveiled earlier today: "I appreciate the First Lady's attention to the opioid crisis and I welcome her efforts to assist children who are impacted," said Sha… Continue Reading


May 07, 2018

PHOTO RELEASE: Shaheen Visits Port City Pretzels, Discusses Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship

(Portsmouth, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Port City Pretzels in Portsmouth. Shaheen joined Port City Pretzels founder Suzanne Foley for a tour of the facility to discuss the challenges of growing a small business and Suzanne's success as an entrepreneur. As a current member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship committee and a former small business owner, Shaheen understands the importance of putting small businesses first. Shaheen has also been an advocate… Continue Reading


May 03, 2018

Shaheen Applauds Passage of Soucy’s Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, Modeled on Federal Law Shaheen Authored

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the New Hampshire legislature passing State Senator Donna Soucy's (D-Manchester) legislation to establish a bill of rights for survivors of sexual assault. In 2016, Senator Shaheen authored and ushered the Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act through Congress, which was quickly signed into law by President Obama. Shaheen has been calling on states to follow suit and adopt a standardized, transpare… Continue Reading


May 02, 2018

Shaheen, Murphy Lead Effort Urging State, Foreign Operations & Related Programs Appropriations Subcommittee to Prioritize Family Planning in Upcoming Spending Bill

(Washington, DC) - Last week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) led a group of Senators, urging leadership of the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Subcommittee to prioritize federal support for international family planning programs in the subcommittee's upcoming spending bill for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. Shaheen and Murphy are both members of the Senate Appropriations and Foreign Relations Committees. The Senators requested that the subcom… Continue Reading


May 02, 2018

Shaheen, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Revitalize America’s Forest Economy

**The Community Wood Energy Innovation Act of 2018 will encourage the deployment of biomass-fueled energy systems and spur markets for low-grade, low-value wood** (Washington, DC) - Last week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced the Community Wood Energy Innovation Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation promotes energy security and supports rural economies by helping to incentivize the removal and repurposing of low-grade and low-value wood. The bill would … Continue Reading


April 30, 2018

Thursday at UNH: Shaheen to Host U.S Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee Field Hearing on Net Neutrality

U.S Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, will host a Committee Field Hearing on net neutrality at 10:00 a.m. at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Net Neutrality: Impacts on New Hampshire Small Businesses will examine the effects of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) repeal of net neutrality protections on New Hampshire's small businesses. As a current member of the committee and a former small business owner, Sha… Continue Reading


April 30, 2018

Shaheen Calls on SBA to Investigate Impact of Trump Tariffs on US Small Businesses

(Washington, DC) - On Friday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, sent a letter with Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) to the Trump administration, calling on the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of Advocacy to conduct independent analyses on the impact of the Trump administration's tariff policies on American small businesses. The Senators wrote, "While there is no question that we must respond ap… Continue Reading


April 27, 2018

PHOTO RELEASE: Shaheen Visits NORAD and USNORTHCOM, Meets with Commander & UNH Alumna Lori Robinson

PHOTO RELEASE: Shaheen Visits NORAD and USNORTHCOM, Meets with Commander & UNH Alumna Lori Robinson **Shaheen Visits North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) & Meets with General Lori Robinson, the First Woman to Lead a Combatant Command ** General Lori Robinson and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the Un… Continue Reading


April 27, 2018

Shaheen Urges Granite Staters to Participate in Drug Take Back Day

(Madbury, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement urging Granite Staters to participate in Drug Take Back Day, a national event hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). There are drop off locations across New Hampshire for Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28, where the public can drop off old and unused prescription drugs to be safely disposed of. The nearest drop off location can be located on the DEA's website. "Drug Take Back Day is an importa… Continue Reading


April 26, 2018

Senators Shaheen, Lankford, and Tillis Introduce Bill To Stop Transfer of Fighter Aircraft To Turkey

** Bill Comes As Turkish President Erdogan Continues To Imprison Dr. Andrew Brunson ** (Washington, DC) - Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), James Lankford (R-OK), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced a bill to prevent the transfer of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to Turkey. The bill would also block Turkey's role as a maintenance depot for the aircraft. Under the US-led, multinational Joint Strike Fighter program, Turkey was expected to purchase more than 100 aircraft. "Given my steadfast com… Continue Reading


April 26, 2018

Shaheen & Hassan Praise Nomination of Chief Willard to Serve as U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) have issued the following statements following the Trump administration's nomination of Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard to serve as U.S. Marshal: "Chief Willard has done an outstanding job leading the Manchester PD and I'm very pleased that he's been nominated to serve as the U.S. Marshal for New Hampshire," said Shaheen. "Willard's extensive experience as chief of police of New Hampshire's largest city makes h… Continue Reading

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