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January 10, 2018

Shaheen Applauds Senate Foreign Relations Committee Report Detailing Putin’s Attacks on Democracy and Russian Interference in US Elections

**U.S. Remains Vulnerable to Russian Interference without Unequivocal Presidential Leadership, Learning Lessons from European Democracies** **Report Makes Series of Recommendations to Counter Putin's Asymmetric Arsenal, Bolster Defenses Ahead of Future U.S., European, Elections** (Washington, DC) - A Senate Foreign Relations Committee Democratic staff report released Wednesday and commissioned by U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) details Russian president Vladimir Putin's nearly two decades-long… Continue Reading


January 10, 2018

In Case You Missed It: Shaheen, Hassan-Backed Resolution to Overturn Net Neutrality Repeal Gains Bipartisan Support

**Bipartisan Resolution has the support needed to get a vote and continues to gain momentum** (Washington, DC) -- A Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval co-sponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) to undo the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) anti-consumer regulations and restore net neutrality rules now has more than 40 co-sponsors, as well as the backing of Republican Senator Susan Collins (R-ME). This type of resolution requires th… Continue Reading


January 10, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Federal Judge’s Ruling to Block Administration’s Actions on DACA

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to U.S. District Judge William Alsup's ruling to temporarily block the Trump administration's actions to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: "I'm relieved by the judge's ruling to temporarily protect DACA recipients," said Senator Shaheen. "However, this ruling should not diminish the urgency of reaching a long-term bipartisan solution to protect Dreamers who are terrified… Continue Reading


January 09, 2018

Shaheen and Hassan Hold Press Conference to Call for $25 Billion Investment in Budget Agreement to Combat the Opioid Crisis

**The $25 billion proposal over two years would be invested in SAMHSA, CDC, FDA, NIH, HRSA, Medicare and Medicaid** **CDC recently confirmed that the opioid crisis has spread so fiercely that it has reversed the national trend towards longer life expectancy for two years in a row--the first time this has happened since the early 1960's** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) held a press conference to announce a Democratic proposal for $25 bill… Continue Reading


January 08, 2018

Shaheen Statement on Passing of Former Director of NH State Police Colonel Paul O’Leary

(Washington, DC) -- Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of former Director of the New Hampshire State Police, Colonel Paul O'Leary: "I'm deeply saddened by the passing of Colonel Paul O'Leary. He was beloved in every corner of the state," said Senator Shaheen. "My fondest memories of Paul were during my first campaign for governor - he was a volunteer and drove me everywhere, from the North Country down to the Southern Tier. I will always be grateful fo… Continue Reading


January 04, 2018

Shaheen Nominates Granite State Students for United States Service Academies

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has nominated 42 New Hampshire students to the United States Service Academies. The nominees will next be considered by the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Naval Academy and West Point. "These young men and women have worked hard in their studies and are dedicated to the principle of service to their country," Senator Shaheen said. "I applaud them for all they've achieved and am honored to nominate each of them to … Continue Reading


January 04, 2018

Shaheen—Lead Democrat of Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee—Issues Statement on AG Sessions Reversal of Marijuana Policy

SHAHEEN: "I will work to ensure that resources are devoted to opioid response efforts, rather than this foolish policy." SHAHEEN: Devoting resources to marijuana prosecution is a "Slap in the face of families that have been devastated by the opioid epidemic." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he will rescind policies … Continue Reading


January 03, 2018

Shaheen on President Trump's Decision to Dissolve Dubious Voter Fraud Commission: "The President's Decision Reaffirms the Lack of Evidence for Widespread Voter Fraud"

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump announced his decision to dissolve his commission to look into alleged widespread voter fraud: "The President's decision to dissolve this commission, once again, reaffirms the lack of evidence for widespread voter fraud," said Shaheen. "This commission was established to sow doubt regarding election outcomes and help lay the groundwork for voter suppression efforts. And while this commis… Continue Reading


January 03, 2018

NH Delegation Applauds Administration’s Approval of Their Request for Disaster Declaration for NH Counties

Declaration Will Assist with Damage and Costs from October Flooding in Belknap, Carroll, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan Counties (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) applauded the decision by the Trump administration to grant a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of New Hampshire following damage and costs incurred by severe rain and flooding in October. In the wake of the Oct… Continue Reading


January 02, 2018

Shaheen Congratulates Joyce Craig After Being Sworn-In as the First Woman Mayor of Manchester

(Manchester, NH)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen issued the following statement after Joyce Craig was sworn-in as Mayor of Manchester: "As Manchester's first female mayor, Joyce Craig joins New Hampshire's proud legacy of women trailblazers," said Shaheen. "I want to congratulate Joyce and her family on this historic day. I'm looking forward to our work together to strengthen Manchester and the region. Just as she's done throughout her career in public service, I know Joyce will work tirelessly to … Continue Reading


December 21, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Short-Term Government Funding Bill

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of short-term funding legislation to keep the government open until January 19, 2018. "While I'm very relieved that Congress has temporarily avoided a government shutdown, I'm disappointed that Republican leadership in both the Senate and House refuse to prioritize a long-term, bipartisan bill to responsibly fund the government," said Senator Shaheen. "Short-term patches like this keep the ligh… Continue Reading


December 21, 2017

In End-of-Year Remarks on Senate Floor, Shaheen Calls Out Republican Leadership for Prioritizing Partisan Tax Bill Over Needs of the Middle Class

**Shaheen also raises the missed opportunity to address the nation's opioid epidemic with much needed federal resources** **Shaheen points to partisan brinkmanship on children's health insurance, community health centers and the Special Diabetes Program** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor about Congressional Republican leadership's dangerous and callous decision to prioritize partisan politics over the needs of the middle class. According to… Continue Reading


December 21, 2017

Shaheen Calls for Federal Support As New Hampshire Ranks 3rd for Overdose Deaths in New National Overdose Data

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) release of state-by-state drug overdose data, which ranks New Hampshire 3rd for overdose mortality rate in the nation. "This new data confirms what we already know is happening in communities across our state," said Senator Shaheen. "Every overdose death reflected in this report is a life taken far too soon, a family devastated, and a community in… Continue Reading


December 20, 2017

SHAHEEN AFTER VOTING NO ON FINAL REPUBLICAN TAX BILL: "This tax bill asks middle-class families to foot the bill for massive tax breaks for the wealthy and large corporations"

SHAHEEN: "This bill doesn't remotely resemble real tax reform and is an enormous missed opportunity." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting no on the final version of the Republican tax bill: "This tax bill asks middle-class families to foot the bill for massive tax breaks for the wealthy and large corporations-that's just unacceptable," said Senator Shaheen. "Further, adding $1.5 trillion to the national debt to pay for these tax… Continue Reading


December 19, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Introduce Legislation to Designate a Unique Zip Code for Swanzey, NH

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced legislation to require the United States Postal Service to designate a single, unique ZIP code for Swanzey, New Hampshire. North Swanzey is fully incorporated in the town Swanzey, but shares the 03431 ZIP code with Keene, instead of the 03446 ZIP code for the rest of Swanzey. The lack of a uniform ZIP code has led to mis-delivered or delayed mail and slowed emergency response times. "The lack of a … Continue Reading


December 19, 2017

NH Delegation Responds to AG's Refusal to Join Net Neutrality Repeal Lawsuit

**SHAHEEN, HASSAN, SHEA-PORTER, KUSTER: "It's very disappointing that no sufficient reason has been provided for New Hampshire not joining other states across the country in a lawsuit opposing the repeal of net neutrality rules"** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and Representatives Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster, issued the following joint statement after receiving a letter from New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald explaining the decision not to… Continue Reading


December 18, 2017

Shaheen, Hatch Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Curb Climbing Student Debt and Improve Institutional Accountability

(Washington, DC) - Last week, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) reintroduced the Student Protection and Success Act, legislation to curb climbing student debt by improving the federal standard by which colleges are eligible for federal student assistance. This bipartisan bill would remove federal student loan eligibility from all colleges and universities where less than 15 percent of their students are able to begin repaying their loans within three years of graduating or le… Continue Reading


December 15, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging Congressional Leadership to Include Opioid Epidemic Response Resources in Government Funding Legislation

(Washington, D.C.) - As the nation's opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the country, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to call on Senate leadership to provide states with the resources they need to tackle this ongoing public health emergency. In their letter, the bipartisan group urge… Continue Reading


December 15, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Sexual Harassment in Congress, Bring Transparency and Accountability to Sexual Harassment Reporting Process

**Congressional Harassment Reform Act would overhaul current reporting process for victims of harassment in Congress, end required secrecy and require Members of Congress found liable for harassment to pay settlements out of their own pocket** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped introduce bipartisan legislation that would overhaul the current process that victims of harassment in Congress must go through when reporting a claim. The current proc… Continue Reading


December 14, 2017

Shaheen Statement On Net Neutrality Vote

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) vote to repeal net neutrality regulations put in place by the Obama administration: "I'm very concerned by the FCC's decision to roll back net neutrality regulations, which will threaten equal access to an open and free internet," said Senator Shaheen. "Net neutrality rules were put in place to protect rural communities, small businesses and consume… Continue Reading

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