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February 02, 2016

Shaheen Welcomes President’s Budget Proposal to Provide Additional Funding to Address Heroin and Opioid Crisis

**Announcement follows Shaheen's letter to the White House calling for increased resources in the FY2017 budget to respond to the crisis** **Shaheen continues to push for a vote on her $600 million emergency funding bill to address heroin crisis** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed the announcement by the White House that President Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget will include $1.1 billion in new funding to address the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic that is… Continue Reading


January 29, 2016

Shaheen Welcomes Announcement of Rescheduled Northern Pass Hearings

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed the Department of Energy's (DOE) announcement of the time and location of rescheduled hearings on the proposed Northern Pass transmission project. Late last year, Shaheen and Governor Maggie Hassan urged DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz to include a public hearing in northern Coos County to better accommodate the input of citizens in the region. "Granite Staters must have ample opportunity to review this project and have their voic… Continue Reading


January 28, 2016

As Senate Considers North Korean Sanctions Bill, Shaheen Successfully Adds Amendment that Preserves Efforts to Recover Servicemember Remains

**Legislative change was inspired by New Hampshire POW/MIA organization** **This amended legislation is expected to pass Congress and be signed into law by President Obama** (Washington, DC) - Today in a meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) successfully amended North Korea sanctions legislation to protect efforts to recover the remains of American servicemembers in North Korea. Senator Shaheen introduced the amendment after the Coalition of Familie… Continue Reading


January 28, 2016

In Hearing to Reauthorize SBIR/STTR Programs, Shaheen Invites New Hampshire Small Business to Testify

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, invited Dr. Robert Kline-Schoder, President of Hanover-based Creare, to discuss the importance of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs at a committee hearing to consider their reauthorization. This year, Shaheen will be drafting legislation to permanently reauthorize the programs, which are currentl… Continue Reading


January 28, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Martin Gross

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of former Concord Mayor Martin Gross: "Billy and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Martin Gross. Marty was one of the very first people I met when I started out in politics. He was an inspiring and dedicated public servant who gave so much to the state he loved. New Hampshire owes him a great debt of gratitude. Right up until the end of his life, he was a man of great enthusiasm… Continue Reading


January 27, 2016

Shaheen Calls for Coordinated Federal Response to Zika Virus

(Washington, DC)-Responding to alarming projections for the spread of the Zika virus, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to key federal agencies today calling for an aggressive and coordinated response to protect Americans. The letter, sent to Secretary of State John Kerry, HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, also urges these agencies to quickly notify Congress of what resources they need to mount this defense. "As the Zika virus spreads, the feder… Continue Reading


January 27, 2016

Shaheen at Senate Hearing Urges Action to Get More Federal Resources to Fight Heroin Epidemic

**Highlighted her emergency funding bill to support public health and law enforcement** **Also urged action on her legislation to address the growing backlog of heroin and fentanyl cases at New Hampshire's state forensics lab** WATCH SENATOR SHAHEEN'S FULL TESTIMONY HERE (Washington, DC)- Today at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on the national heroin and opioid epidemic, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered testimony urging immediate action by Congress to provide additional… Continue Reading


January 25, 2016

After Successful Refueling Test, Shaheen Applauds Progress on KC-46A Refueling Tankers

(Washington, DC)- Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed the news that Boeing and the U.S. Air Force successfully completed a lengthy refueling flight with the KC-46A Pegasus aerial tanker on Sunday. The KC-46A is scheduled to be based at the Pease Air National Guard Base by February of 2018. "This successful test is a big step forward for the KC-46A program," said Shaheen. "I'm very proud of the work the New Hampshire Air National Guard has done to prepare for the new refueling tanke… Continue Reading


January 25, 2016

After Successful Refueling Test, Shaheen Applauds Progress on KC-46A Refueling Tankers

(Washington, DC)- Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed the news that Boeing and the U.S. Air Force successfully completed a lengthy refueling flight with the KC-46A Pegasus aerial tanker on Sunday. The KC-46A is scheduled to be based at the Pease Air National Guard Base by February of 2018. "This successful test is a big step forward for the KC-46A program," said Shaheen. "I'm very proud of the work the New Hampshire Air National Guard has done to prepare for the new refueling tanke… Continue Reading


January 22, 2016

Shaheen Statement on 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Decision

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision: "Today we're reminded that the Roe v. Wade decision was a giant step forward for women," said Shaheen. "While it's important to appreciate how far we've come, women's reproductive rights remain under relentless assault, and we must redouble our efforts to prevent any attempts to turn back the clock. Women, not their employers or the governmen… Continue Reading


January 18, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Martin Luther King Day

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in honor of Martin Luther King Day: ‎ "Today in New Hampshire and across the nation we honor the work and legacy of a truly inspirational national leader. Dr. King's call for America to live up to its promise as a land free of discrimination and hatred had a profound impact on me and countless others. Dr. King's ideals are especially relevant today as we defend the tremendous progress that he inspired and … Continue Reading


January 16, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Announcement that Iran has Fulfilled its Initial Nuclear Agreement Commitments

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran has fulfilled its initial commitments under the international agreement to curb its nuclear capabilities: "I supported the nuclear deal with Iran because I believe it is the best way to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. We now know that Iran has fulfilled its initial commitments under the nuclear agreement, taking steps that have b… Continue Reading


January 15, 2016

In York, Shaheen Welcomes Senator King's Support for Her Emergency Heroin Response Bill

**Calls King "a respected independent voice in the Senate who will help build momentum"** **In urging Congressional action, Shaheen points to passage of emergency funding to respond to Ebola and Swine Flu epidemics** (Manchester, NH)-At a press conference at the York Hospital in York, Maine, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed Senator Angus King's (I-ME) support for her emergency funding bill that would help combat the heroin and opioid epidemic that is plaguing communities across Maine an… Continue Reading


January 14, 2016

Shaheen Tells VA Secretary: End the Veterans Choice Reimbursement Delays

(Washington, DC)-This afternoon, Senator Jeanne Shaheen sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert McDonald calling on him to cut the administrative red tape that's leading to delayed payments to healthcare providers for the care they're administering to New Hampshire veterans through the Veterans Choice program. Her letter follows the recent announcement made by PainCare, which operates 11 clinics in New Hampshire, that it will no longer participate in Veterans Choice as of Febr… Continue Reading


January 14, 2016

Shaheen Addresses NH Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

(Concord, NH) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke to staff of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence to congratulate the organization on receiving a $3,000 grant from the Allstate Foundation. "Financial independence is essential for so many survivors of domestic violence - a lack of financial resources is the top reason survivors stay or return to an abusive relationship," said Shaheen. "This grant is a recognition of the outstanding work the New H… Continue Reading


January 14, 2016

Shaheen, Ayotte Congratulate New Hampshire Students Selected for 2016 Senate Youth Program

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced today that two exceptional New Hampshire students have been selected as delegates to the 54th annual U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP) in Washington, D.C. Diab "Dody" Eid of Nashua and Jacob Marcus of Merrimack will join more than 100 students from across the nation in Washington during the week of March 7-14 to experience the federal government in action. "New Hampshire will be well-represented by Dody an… Continue Reading


January 12, 2016

Shaheen Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on President Barack Obama's State of the Union address: "The American public has been inundated with particularly reckless and divisive rhetoric over the last couple months. I appreciated the President's call tonight for a more civil public debate and for focusing on what continues to make our country great: the resolve and optimism of the American people. I also appreciated that the President made special ment… Continue Reading


January 12, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Death of Former Portsmouth Shipyard Commander Bill McDonough

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made the following statement after learning of the passing of Captain Bill McDonough. Captain McDonough's distinguished career included service as a Navy Captain, Commander of the Portsmouth Shipyard, and President of the Seacoast Shipyard Association. "I was very saddened to learn of Captain McDonough's death," said Shaheen. "Bill was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who dedicated his life to serving his country. As Shipyard Commander, … Continue Reading


January 12, 2016

Shaheen Calls on President Obama to Increase Funding to Address Heroin Epidemic in FY2017 Budget Request

**Shaheen calls heroin epidemic "a public health emergency" and cites overwhelmed treatment programs in New Hampshire** **President Obama is expected to send his budget to Congress on February 9th** (Washington, DC) - As the Obama Administration prepares to send Congress its FY2017 Budget, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on the President today to increase his request for funding to address the heroin epidemic. Senator Shaheen's call comes as overdose deaths continue to surge in New … Continue Reading


January 08, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Death of Former Nashua Police Chief Don Gross

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the death of Don Gross, a former Andover town selectman and Chief of Police for Nashua. Gross served as Nashua Police Chief during Shaheen's last term as governor. "It's with a heavy heart that I learned of Don's tragic passing," said Shaheen. "Don was an outstanding public servant who served his community with distinction. Don was taken from his family and friends far too soon and my thoughts and prayers ar… Continue Reading

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