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April 25, 2016

At Girls Inc. in Manchester, Shaheen Celebrates Announcement That Harriet Tubman Will Appear on the New $20 Bill

**A year ago this week, Senator Shaheen visited Girls Inc. to ask girls what woman they'd like to see on the $20** [April 25, 2016 - Manchester, NH - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) meets with students at Girls Inc.] High resolution versions of the photos are available here and here (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Girls Inc. in Manchester to celebrate the announcement by the Treasury Department that it plans to honor the contributions of women to o… Continue Reading


April 22, 2016

In Letter to Senate Leadership, Shaheen, Tester and Merkley State Their Strong Opposition to Advancing Internet Sales Tax Legislation

(Washington, DC) Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) wrote to Senate leadership to express their opposition to internet sales tax legislation advancing in the Senate. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Minority Leader Harry Reid, the Senators, who represent states without sales taxes, outlined the disastrous impact an online sales tax would have on small businesses in their home states. "By reaching new markets acr… Continue Reading


April 22, 2016

On Earth Day, Shaheen Discusses the Recent Breakthrough on Her Energy Efficiency Legislation

**On Wednesday, Senator Shaheen's energy efficiency bill, known as Shaheen-Portman, finally passed the Senate** **Shaheen also praises the signing today of the Paris climate accord and calls for cooperation on fulfilling the United States' obligations** **Shaheen made her remarks at Hollis Montessori School, the first elementary school in the nation to attain the rigorous Passive House efficiency certification** (Washington, DC)-To mark Earth Day, Senator Shaheen visited the Hollis Montesso… Continue Reading


April 21, 2016

Shaheen Secures Resources for Opioid Crisis and Other Key New Hampshire Priorities in Newly Released Federal Funding Bills

**As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Shaheen helped secure an additional $22 million in appropriations legislation for law enforcement, treatment, drug monitoring and drug courts** **Senator Shaheen also fought for relief for New Hampshire's fishermen whose livelihoods are threatened by onerous new monitoring fees** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), through her role on the Senate Appropriations Committee, has secured federal resources for New Hamp… Continue Reading


April 21, 2016

At Armed Services Committee Hearing, Shaheen Congratulates and Questions General Lori Robinson, a UNH Graduate Nominated to Be the First Woman to Lead a Combatant Command

**Shaheen asks General Robinson her assessment on how to reduce drug smuggling across the southern border that's fueling the heroin and opioid epidemic in New Hampshire** **Shaheen also congratulated General Robinson on being named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People** **Shaheen met with former Bartlett resident General Robinson earlier this week** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) at an Armed Services Committee Hearing, questioned U.S. Air … Continue Reading


April 20, 2016

SHAHEEN RESPONDS TO SECRETARY LEW’S OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW REDESIGNS FOR THE $5, $10 & $20 BILLS

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), author of the Women on the Twenty Act and Harriet Tubman Currency Tribute Act of 2015, made the following statement after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced plans to redesign the five, ten and twenty dollar bills. Earlier today, Senator Shaheen responded to reports that Harriet Tubman would be prominently featured on the twenty dollar bill. Secretary Lew announced that the new ten dollar bill will feature an image of the historic march for… Continue Reading


April 20, 2016

SHAHEEN RESPONDS TO REPORTS THAT HARRIET TUBMAN WILL BE FEATURED ON THE $20

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), author of the Women on the Twenty Act and Harriet Tubman Currency Tribute Act of 2015, made the following statement after it was reported that the U.S. Department of the Treasury will feature the portrait of Harriet Tubman on the twenty dollar bill. "This is an historic announcement and I'm thrilled that the many voices across the country calling for a woman to be prominently featured on our currency, were heard," said Shaheen. "Harriet … Continue Reading


April 20, 2016

Shaheen Calls for End to Politically Motivated Attacks Against Women’s Healthcare Providers and Researchers at House Committee Hearing

[April 20, 2016 - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen testifying at House Committee hearing] A high resolution version on this photo is available here (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) appeared before a House panel, established by Republicans in Congress, to investigate women's healthcare providers and health researchers. Shaheen testified on the need to end the politically motivated investigations that were formed based on highly edited and discredited videos. Over the week… Continue Reading


April 20, 2016

Senate Passes Comprehensive Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Legislation

**Progress follows the signing into law last year of a targeted energy efficiency bill authored by the Senators** **Shaheen also applauds the Senate's approval of a permanent reauthorization for the Land and Water Conservation Fund** (Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate passed legislation championed by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) to boost energy efficiency across the country. Their Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, better known as… Continue Reading


April 19, 2016

As the Senate Prepares to Vote on Shaheen-Portman Legislation, Shaheen Touts the Benefits of These Energy Efficiency Provisions on the Senate Floor

**Shaheen's Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, which she introduced with Senator Portman, is expected to pass the Senate soon as part of a larger energy bill** **This energy legislation also includes Shaheen's Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act, the Heat Efficiency through Applied Technology (HEAT) Act and key provisions from her Clean Distributed Energy Grid Integration Act** (Washington, DC) - Today, as the Senate prepares to vote on her bipartisan energy efficiency legisl… Continue Reading


April 19, 2016

At Armed Services Committee Hearing, Shaheen Questions Military Nominee on Potential to Recover Korean War Soldiers Missing in Action

**General Brooks assured Shaheen that if confirmed this issue would be a top priority** **Earlier this year, Shaheen amended North Korean sanctions legislation to protect efforts to recover remains of American servicemembers** (Washington, DC) - Today at a Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned General Vincent K. Brooks on the potential to restart talks with North Korea on recovering U.S. servicemembers who are still missing in action from the… Continue Reading


April 19, 2016

Shaheen, Gardner Applaud Secretary Jewell's Announcement of a Federal Effort to Measure the Impact of Outdoor Recreation Economy

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) welcomed the announcement by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell this afternoon that the Federal Recreation Council will work with the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis to assess the economic contributions of the outdoor recreation industry. Last year, Shaheen and Gardner introduced the Outdoor REC (Recreation's Economic Contributions) Act, bipartisan legislation that called for this assessment… Continue Reading


April 19, 2016

Shaheen, Ayotte Announce New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, invite New Hampshire students interested in attending any of the country's military service academies to attend the New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day on Saturday, May 7 in Concord. The event will feature representatives from the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Coast G… Continue Reading


April 18, 2016

Shaheen Meets with General Lori Robinson, a UNH Graduate Nominated to Be the First Woman to Lead a Combatant Command

[April 18, 2016 - U.S. Senator Shaheen (D-NH) and U.S. Air Force General Lori Robinson meeting in Senator Shaheen's Washington, DC office] A high resolution version of the photo is available here (Washington, DC) - This evening, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of both the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, met with U.S. Air Force General Lori Robinson to discuss her pending nomination to serve as the commander of U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). USNORTHC… Continue Reading


April 14, 2016

Shaheen Priorities Included in Committee Approved Funding Bills

**Provides funding certainty for the KC-46 at Pease, military construction at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard** **As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Shaheen secured funding to support energy efficiency** **Also secures $2,500,000 for veteran legal services and additional funding for economic development in the North Country** (Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee, of which U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is a member, advanced bipartisan funding bi… Continue Reading


April 14, 2016

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Legislation to Empower Survivors of Sexual Assault Introduced by Shaheen, Blumenthal & Leahy

**The Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act was authored by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen with the input of Amanda Nguyen, a survivor of sexual assault** **Legislative breakthrough occurs during Sexual Assault Awareness Month** **Change.org petition calling on Congress to act, now has over 90,000 signatures** (Washington, DC)-Legislation to establish basic rights for survivors of sexual assault has cleared a key hurdle in Congress. This morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation intr… Continue Reading


April 13, 2016

Shaheen, Vitter Introduce Legislation to Permanently Reauthorize Successful Programs to Encourage High-Tech Small Business Growth

**SBIR, STTR have proven track record of helping small businesses succeed and grow** ** Without Congressional action, programs will expire in 2017** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBC) and U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA), SBC Chairman, today introduced legislation to make permanent and strengthen the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) prog… Continue Reading


April 12, 2016

Shaheen Speaks with EPA Administrator about PFOA Contamination

(Washington, DC)-This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy to discuss the elevated levels of the chemical PFOA detected in the wells of multiple New Hampshire communities. During their lengthy discussion, Administrator McCarthy assured Sen. Shaheen that the long-term health advisory standard for PFOA will be released soon and will be an important step in a broader initiative by federal agencies to study the healt… Continue Reading


April 12, 2016

On Equal Pay Day, Shaheen Renews Call for Passage of Paycheck Fairness Act

**Points to the pay gap for working mothers who are the sole bread winners for their families** **Also highlights the pay discrimination against the U.S. Women's Soccer Team** (Washington, DC) - This afternoon on Equal Pay Day, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) took to the Senate floor to renew her call for passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would address the gender pay gap that continues to put female workers and their families at an economic disadvantage. Shaheen… Continue Reading


April 07, 2016

Shaheen, Collins & Patriots Linebacker Dont’a Hightower Call on Congress to Tackle Diabetes

High resolution versions of the photos are available here and here. Video from today's event, including Senator Shaheen's remarks, is available here. (Washington, DC)- This morning, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, joined with Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower to urge Congress to pass legislation to stop diabetes. They were also joined by patient advocates with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, representatives from the American… Continue Reading

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