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March 09, 2017

Shaheen Decries Wind-Down of Afghan Visa Program for Interpreters and Calls for Congress to Approve More Visas Immediately

**Shaheen announces intention to introduce legislation to provide more visas immediately** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after being informed that the U.S. Embassy in Kabul has officially stopped scheduling interviews for applicants seeking a visa through the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program. This program allows Afghans, including interpreters, who supported the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and face threats as a result of their se… Continue Reading


March 09, 2017

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Push to Expand Veteran Caregiver Services to Veterans of All Eras

**Bipartisan legislation provides support and resources to the millions of caregivers nationwide who provide care for wounded, ill, and injured veterans** **Legislation honors the sacrifice of our nation's caregivers while giving veterans greater flexibility in choosing their care** (Washington, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to reintroduce legislation to expand a successful program that helps those who care for wounded, ill, or injured vet… Continue Reading


March 08, 2017

On International Women’s Day, Shaheen & Collins Announce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing Achievements of Women Around the World

(Washington D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), leading a bipartisan coalition of Senators, announced their resolution to recognize today, March 8, 2017, as International Women's Day and commemorate the achievements of women around the world. The International Women's Day resolution celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women while recognizing the obstacles women continue to face in the struggle for equal rights and opportunities. The res… Continue Reading


March 07, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Murphy Introduce Bill to Block President Trump’s Re-Issued Muslim Travel Ban

(Washington, DC) - After President Donald Trump re-issued his harmful restriction on refugees and immigrants from six Muslim-majority nations in Africa and the Middle East, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and 14 senators on Tuesday in introducing legislation to reverse the executive order and block its implementation. Specifically, the bill would withhold funding to enforce the executive order. The bill also declares the executive order illegal based on the 1965 … Continue Reading


March 07, 2017

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Call on DHS and DOJ to Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined all 100 Senators in urging the Trump Administration to take action in response to the recent anonymous bomb threats made against Jewish Community Centers (JCC's), Jewish Day Schools, and Synagogues. In a bipartisan letter that will be sent to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and FBI Director James Comey, the Senators stressed the importance of these centers … Continue Reading


March 07, 2017

Shaheen On House Republican Leadership’s Repeal Bill: A Disaster for Healthcare Coverage in New Hampshire and a Devastating Blow to our Efforts to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

**Legislation released yesterday evening eliminates the subsidies that make coverage affordable, slashes and caps the Medicaid program, defunds Planned Parenthood and gives handouts to insurance company CEOs** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the following statement after reviewing the provisions of the House Republican leadership's bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare: "This repeal bill would be nothing short of a disaster for healthca… Continue Reading


March 06, 2017

Shaheen, Collins Lead Bipartisan Letter to President Trump Expressing Opposition to Mexico City Policy & Questioning Impact of Expansion on U.S. Global Health Programs

**SENATORS: "We look forward to hearing from you on the effect that the new Executive Action will have on U.S. efforts to save the lives of women and children who are dying from preventable causes." **Senators request information on plans for implementation and seek clarification on how Trump's expanded policy would impact AIDS relief and Zika response efforts** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) sent a bipartisan letter to President Donald Trump … Continue Reading


March 06, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s New Muslim Ban Executive Order

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on President Donald Trump's new Muslim ban executive order, which will halt entry to the U.S. for people from six Muslim-majority countries for 90 days and shutter the U.S. refugee program for 120 days: "President Trump is recklessly pursuing a campaign promise at the expense of fundamental American values and our safety," said Shaheen. "The Trump administration's decision to delay this revised ban in order to m… Continue Reading


March 03, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Bill to Establish Permanent Funding to Expand Access to Substance Misuse Treatment

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of 9 senators to re-introduce the Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act (LifeBOAT Act), which would establish a permanent funding stream to provide and expand access to substance misuse treatment. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Angus King (I-ME), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Elizabeth Warren, (D-MA) and Richard Blumenth… Continue Reading


March 02, 2017

Shaheen Votes ‘No’ on Rick Perry’s Confirmation as Energy Secretary

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after voting 'no' on the confirmation of Gov. Rick Perry, President Trump's nominee to serve as Secretary of Energy. "The United States is a global leader on energy efficiency, employing nearly 2 million Americans in the clean energy sector and driving policies to protect our climate. I cannot in good conscience support the confirmation of Gov. Perry to an Administration that has put a bullseye on the Energy … Continue Reading


March 02, 2017

Shaheen Letter to Trump: You’ve Promised NH Treatment But Your Policies Would Take It Away and Make the Opioid Crisis Much Worse

**In letter sent to President Trump today, Shaheen urges Trump to follow through on promises from his address to Congress and campaign events in New Hampshire, to combat opioid crisis** **Shaheen points out that the Affordable Care Act repeal and the Trump administration's budget outline will jeopardize help for New Hampshire through Medicaid expansion, CARA and 21st Century Cures Act** (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science… Continue Reading


March 02, 2017

Shaheen to Vote No on Dr. Ben Carson’s Nomination to Serve as HUD Secretary

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement ahead of the vote later today to confirm Dr. Ben Carson as secretary of Housing and Urban Development: "While I respect Dr. Carson's willingness to serve, I do not have confidence that he has the necessary experience or expertise to serve as HUD secretary," said Shaheen. "The department needs a leader who on day one can take the reins and manage programs that protect fair housing policies, provide low-income … Continue Reading


March 01, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Express Concerns Over Trump’s Nominee to Lead Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and Her Commitment to Protect Maternity Care

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 19 senators on a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Nominee Seema Verma expressing concern about her commitment to protecting women's health care given her recent comments concerning maternity care during her confirmation hearing. The Senate Finance Committee will vote on Verma's confirmation today. "During your confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee, you … Continue Reading


March 01, 2017

SHAHEEN ON SENATE FLOOR: Family Planning Discrimination Bill “Would Leave Millions of Women and Families with Fewer Healthcare Options”

**Shaheen highlights letters from Granite Staters urging Congress not to defund Planned Parenthood** **Following her speech, Shaheen met with former patients and advocates from Planned Parenthood of Northern New England** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today in opposition to a resolution led by Republican leadership that would allow discrimination against Title X family planning providers, including Planned Parenthood. In her r… Continue Reading


February 28, 2017

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Support for Violence Against Women Act Programs in Trump’s Federal Budget Request

(Washington, DC) - As President Donald Trump prepares to submit a federal budget proposal to Congress, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a bipartisan group of senators are calling for the White House to prioritize programs that assist victims of sexual and domestic abuse. In a letter today, the senators urge Trump to support programs established by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA was enacted in 1994 to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The law makes federal res… Continue Reading


February 28, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump's Congressional Address

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in reaction to President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress:? "This evening, President Trump addressed many issues important to Granite Staters and I am committed to working across the aisle on areas of common ground such as combatting the opioid epidemic, rebuilding our infrastructure, providing paid family leave, and lowering the cost of prescription drugs. However, I'm disappointed that … Continue Reading


February 28, 2017

Shaheen Vows Action on Hate Crimes in Budget Process: “The Weak Response from the Trump Administration is Unacceptable”

**Her call follows a surge in hate crimes nationwide, including bomb threats directed at Jewish community centers and desecration of Jewish cemeteries** (Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee announced her intention to bolster the federal response to hate crimes as she works across the aisle on the annual agency budgets for the Department of Justice including the Federal Bureau… Continue Reading


February 28, 2017

Shaheen Staff to Hold Office Hours in Littleton, Lancaster & Hillsborough

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours in Littleton, Lancaster and Hillsborough in March 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 b… Continue Reading


February 27, 2017

Shaheen Statement on President Trump’s Federal Budget Outline

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Trump administration announced a federal budget outline that increases defense spending through sharp reductions to domestic programs: "Supporting the readiness of our military is critical, but this priority shouldn't come at the expense of domestic programs that are also important to the health and wellbeing of all Americans," said Shaheen. "The budget targets released by President Trump today are u… Continue Reading


February 27, 2017

Shaheen Invites Planned Parenthood of Northern NE’s Jennifer Frizzell to President Trump’s Joint Session of Congress

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has invited Jennifer Frizzell of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England to attend President Donald Trump's joint session of Congress as her special guest tomorrow, February 28th in Washington D.C. As Shaheen's honored guest, Frizzell will watch President Trump's address from the House Chamber. In his address, President Trump is expected to outline his policy priorities, which include repealing the Affordable Care Act and defunding Planned… Continue Reading

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