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September 27, 2016

Shaheen Statement Following Today’s Vote on the Republican Stop-Gap Government Funding Proposal

(Washington D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after voting against the stop-gap government funding proposal introduced by Republican leadership: "It's disturbing that Republican leadership are picking and choosing which communities to provide emergency assistance," said Shaheen. "This would set a terrible precedent. Congress should urgently deliver resources to Louisiana flood victims. However, I can't understand why this bill ignores the crisis in Flin… Continue Reading


September 23, 2016

Shaheen, Murray, Blumenthal Continue Efforts to Ensure Full Access to Contraceptive Care for Female Servicemembers; Stress Importance of Family Planning Services in Light of Zika

*In a new letter to the Dept. of Defense, Senators express concerns that women serving in the U.S. military " may not have access to the most effective or preferred methods of contraception" ** **Senators cite several barriers to contraceptive access across all four services-lack of pre-deployment counseling on contraception, difficulties obtaining refills, confidentiality concerns, shortages of providers overseas, among others** **Senators say many of these barriers "could be mitigated … Continue Reading


September 22, 2016

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE LACK OF OPIOID FUNDING IN THE STOP-GAP GOVERNMENT FUNDING MEASURE INTRODUCED BY REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP

(Washington, DC)-This afternoon after reviewing a proposal by Republican leadership to keep the government funded until December 9th, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement to rebut claims that this bill funds the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). "Communities in New Hampshire and across the country desperately need resources to address this epidemic -- not smoke and mirrors," said Shaheen. "Despite the urgent pleas of first responders and treatment pro… Continue Reading


September 22, 2016

Shaheen on Senate Floor: “We Need to Fund CARA” to Address the Opioid Epidemic

**Marking Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week, Shaheen Calls on Congress to "put actual resources behind all of our talk about stemming this crisis"** **SHAHEEN: "We know in this chamber that CARA is an authorizing bill and doesn't provide one penny to fight the opioid epidemic" ** Watch Here (Washington, DC) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks on the Senate floor to mark Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week and urge Cong… Continue Reading


September 21, 2016

Shaheen, Durbin Meet With Ukrainian Politician and Former Army Pilot Who Was Wrongly Imprisoned by Russian Government

**Nadiya Savchenko was released in May after being captured by Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine, smuggled to Russia and imprisoned for two years** **Durbin and Shaheen praise Savchenko for taking a courageous stand against Russian aggression** Senators Durbin and Shaheen meet with Nadiya Savchenko (Washington, DC)-This afternoon, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) met with Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian politician and former army helicopter pilot who was recent… Continue Reading


September 21, 2016

Shaheen Introduces New Legislation to Combat Sexual Harassment in Rental Housing

**The Combat Sexual Harassment in Housing Act of 2016 would make it easier for victims to bring forward certain cases of sexual harassment under the Fair Housing Act** **Shaheen: Women across the country are suffering in silence simply because they are poor** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced new legislation to establish protections against sexual harassment in rental housing. Building on existing protections in the Fair Housing Act, the Combat Sexual Harassmen… Continue Reading


September 21, 2016

Shaheen Announces Federal Grant for Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Training Facility in Concord

(Washington, DC)-This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced a $360,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Training Facility located in Concord. This facility is operated by the New Hampshire Department of Safety and serves fire departments across the Northeast region that use it to train for aircraft emergencies. For the past year, Senator Shaheen has been working alongside the New Hampshire Department of Transportation… Continue Reading


September 21, 2016

Shaheen: Ending Afghan Visa Program "Would Be a Stain on Our National Honor"

Watch Here (Washington, DC)- This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks on the Senate floor urging Congress to extend the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program which is expected to run out of visas by early January. The Afghan SIV program allows Afghans who faithfully supported the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and are under threat because of their service to apply for refuge in the United States. In the past few years, the SIV program has been sustained through th… Continue Reading


September 20, 2016

Shaheen, Collins Lead Push to Ensure Continued Support for Special Diabetes Program

**Letter is cosigned by a bipartisan group of 74 Senators** Copy of the signed letter available here (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), the co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, coauthored a letter to Senate leadership recognizing the importance of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) that was signed by 74 bipartisan Senators. "The groundbreaking discoveries made possible by this program are already improving care for the more than 29 million… Continue Reading


September 19, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Passing of General Robert W. Cone

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of General Robert W. Cone, a Manchester native and retired four-star general in the U.S. Army who last served as the Commanding General of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. In 2009, Gen. Cone served as the commander of III Corps, deploying to Iraq to serve as Deputy Commanding General for Operations, the second highest-ranking military officer in United States Forces - Iraq. He was respons… Continue Reading


September 15, 2016

Military Leadership & Diplomats Urge Congress to Extend Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program Championed by Senator Shaheen

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed comments from military leadership and diplomats during Senate hearings today in strong support of the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program. The Afghan SIV program allows Afghans who faithfully supported the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and are under threat because of this service to apply for refuge in the United States. In the past few years, the SIV program has been sustained through the annual National Defense Authorization A… Continue Reading


September 15, 2016

Shaheen Secures Senate Approval of Portsmouth Navigation Project

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) successfully secured Senate approval of a navigation improvement project that will benefit Portsmouth Harbor and the regional economy. The widening needed for the uppermost turning basin on the Piscataqua River was authorized as part of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which passed the Senate today by a vote of 95-3. "This project is a smart investment in the future of commerce in the Seacoast region," said Senator Shaheen. "Port… Continue Reading


September 15, 2016

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR SENATE HEARING ON RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN UPCOMING ELECTION

(Washington, DC)- This morning, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security, called for a Senate hearing to examine the evidence that Russia is trying to interfere in our nation's upcoming elections in November and explore the foreign policy implications. In her letter to the leadership of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Shaheen lists recent alarming developments, including reports that Russia hacke… Continue Reading


September 13, 2016

Shaheen Applauds New HUD Rules Clarifying Protections for Victims of Harassment and Domestic Violence

**Shaheen introduced legislation in July to establish housing protections for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault** **Shaheen: Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault have so many obstacles to overcome - safe housing shouldn't be one of them** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in reaction to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) announcement to clarify legal standards for victims of domestic violence… Continue Reading


September 13, 2016

SHAHEEN, PERDUE INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF LEBANON

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and David Perdue (R-GA), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a bipartisan resolution in support of Lebanon, a country under enormous strain due to the conflict in Syria. The resolution applauds Lebanon's hosting of more than 1,000,000 Syrian refugees and recognizes the direct threat posed by ISIS and the unique political challenges the country faces. It also encourages Lebanon's continued efforts to curb the influenc… Continue Reading


September 13, 2016

Senators Shaheen, Cardin, Boxer, Menendez, Coons, Murphy and Kaine Introduce Resolution to Commemorate the 15th Anniversary of NATO’s Invocation of Article V

(Washington D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chris Coons (D-DE), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Tim Kaine (D-VA), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, this week introduced a resolution to commemorate the 15th anniversary of NATO's invocation of Article V in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. Article V enshrines the principle of collective defense, meaning that an atta… Continue Reading


September 11, 2016

Shaheen Statement on 15th Anniversary of September 11th Terrorist Attacks

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement marking the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001: "Fifteen years ago, Americans awoke on a Tuesday to go about their daily lives; by 9 a.m., we watched the world change forever. A senseless act of terrorism took the lives of nearly 3,000 men, women and children, including 10 Granite Staters. We lost many heroic first responders who ran toward danger to help others to safety, and the brave men and women who … Continue Reading


September 10, 2016

Shaheen Welcomes Safe Relocation of Iranian Dissidents in Iraq to Albania

(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, ‎released the following statement on the successful relocation to Albania of the last members of the Iranian dissident group, the Mujahedeen e-Khalq, who were being housed at Camp Liberty, Iraq. "The United States had an obligation to find a safe sanctuary for these individuals, and I'm very relieved we've upheld our promise," said Shaheen. "Members of thi… Continue Reading


September 08, 2016

Shaheen Urges European Union to Reject Sweden’s Petition to Ban Importation of American Lobster

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and lead Democrat on the European Affairs subcommittee, sent a letter to the Director of the European Commission Directorate-General for Environment, Daniel Calleja Crespo, today in response to the European Union's (EU) decision to move forward with consideration of Sweden's petition to ban European imports of the American Lobster by declaring it an invasive species. In her letter, Shaheen stre… Continue Reading


September 08, 2016

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Improve Opioid Prescription Safety

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation that would require prescription medications to include a label warning if the drug contains opiates that could cause addictive behavior. The legislation is known as Carl's Law in recognition of Carl Messinger, a Granite Stater who was recovering from substance use disorder when he was prescribed a medicine that, unknown to him, contained an opioid. Carl relapsed following the incident and eventually overdosed, however, … Continue Reading

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