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December 10, 2015

Shaheen Applauds Committee Approval of Emily Gray Rice Nomination for U.S. Attorney for NH

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Emily Gray Rice to serve as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Hampshire: "Today's vote reflects Emily's strong credentials for this job," said Shaheen. "I have no doubt that the Senate will approve her nomination and that she will work tirelessly to fulfill the responsibilities of this post." Upon her confirmation by the U.S. Senate, Ms. … Continue Reading


December 09, 2015

Shaheen Applauds Big Win In Effort to Prevent an Internet Sales Tax

(Washington, DC)-This afternoon, legislation was introduced - which is expected to soon become law - to permanently extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) without proposals to impose taxes on internet sales. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has been a strong proponent in the Senate of extending ITFA permanently, without the threat of an internet sales tax to New Hampshire businesses. For years, supporters in Congress of an internet sales tax have tried to add this legislation to ITFA. "For yea… Continue Reading


December 09, 2015

Shaheen's STEM Legislation to Become Law as Part of No Child Left Behind Reform

**Says legislation will "help inspire the next generation of American innovators"** **Calls "long overdue" reforms to No Child Left Behind that turn over more control to states and local school districts** (Washington, DC)-Today, the Senate passed legislation that makes broad reforms to elementary and secondary education policy, known as The Every Student Succeeds Act. Included is Senator Shaheen's legislation that expands funding opportunities for after-school education and other innov… Continue Reading


December 09, 2015

Shaheen's STEM Legislation to Become Law as Part of No Child Left Behind Reform

**Says legislation will "help inspire the next generation of American innovators"** **Calls "long overdue" reforms to No Child Left Behind that turn over more control to states and local school districts** (Washington, DC)-Today, the Senate passed legislation that makes broad reforms to elementary and secondary education policy, known as The Every Student Succeeds Act. Included is Senator Shaheen's legislation that expands funding opportunities for after-school education and other innovati… Continue Reading


December 08, 2015

Shaheen on Senate Floor Calls for Passage of Bill to Prevent Suspected Terrorists on No Fly List From Purchasing Firearms

**Asks those opposed to the bill: "If the No-Fly List is not good enough for keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists, why is it worthwhile for protecting commercial airline flights from terrorists?"** **Points to due process already in place for those who have been wrongly placed on the No Fly List** (Washington, DC) - Following the horrific shooting in San Bernardino that was carried out by radicalized individuals, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today called for passage of legislat… Continue Reading


December 04, 2015

Shaheen Departs for Climate Summit in Paris

(Washington, DC) - Late last night following Senate votes, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) departed on a congressional delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris. Senator Shaheen and her colleagues will participate in high-level discussions to encourage a broad international agreement to reduce global warming. Shaheen will also attend security briefings with officials following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris last month. "Granite Staters understand the urgency … Continue Reading


December 04, 2015

SHAHEEN & HASSAN APPLAUD ANNOUNCEMENT OF ADDITIONAL COOS COUNTY PUBLIC HEARING ON NORTHERN PASS AND EXTENSION OF PUBLIC COMMENT DEADLINE

(Washington, DC) - Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced changes to the public review process for the proposed Northern Pass Transmission project to include a hearing in Colebrook, New Hampshire, following requests from Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Governor Maggie Hassan. Shaheen called DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz and Hassan wrote a letter, urging DOE to include a hearing in northern Coos County in its public hearings schedule to better accommodate citizens in the North Country. Th… Continue Reading


December 04, 2015

Shaheen Priorities in Highway Bill Head to President's Desk

**Includes Shaheen-authored legislation to stop discriminatory motorcycle-only checkpoints and reauthorizes the Export-Import Bank** **Long-term transportation bill also provides increase in funds for New Hampshire and financial certainty for road and bridge projects across the state** (Washington, DC)-Last night, the Senate passed a long-term highway transportation bill, which includes several priorities championed by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). In addition to providing financial certaint… Continue Reading


December 03, 2015

Senator Shaheen's Statement on Decision to Open All Military Combat Roles to Women

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, gave the following statement after Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced that all military combat roles will now be open to women. "Our servicewomen have proven time and time again that they are up to any task given to them," said Shaheen. "Women across this country are answering the call of duty in ever-greater numbers and it's important that no position be off-limits because of their gend… Continue Reading


December 03, 2015

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Announces Amendment to Address Heroin and Opioid Abuse With a Vote Expected Later Today

**Dedicates $17.5 billion to significantly ramp-up the federal government's efforts to combat substance abuse and treatment for mental health** **Amendment to Republican's Affordable Care Act repeal bill that will be voted on later today, would provide resources to the front lines of the epidemic** **Shaheen also denounces Republican legislation that repeals New Hampshire's Medicaid Expansion and defunds Planned Parenthood** (Washington, DC) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen … Continue Reading


December 01, 2015

Shaheen Denounces Senate Republican Bill That Repeals New Hampshire's Medicaid Expansion, Defunds Planned Parenthood

(Washington, DC)- Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) strongly denounced Republican legislation that would repeal key parts of the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood. The Senate is expected to vote on this legislation by the end of the week. "A vote for this bill is a vote to deny Granite Staters access to health care," said Shaheen. "In New Hampshire, this reckless proposal would revoke healthcare coverage for over 44,000 low-income families now covered under Medicaid, e… Continue Reading


November 25, 2015

SHAHEEN DENOUNCES ROLL-OUT OF HARMFUL CATFISH INSPECTION REGULATIONS THAT THREATEN NEW HAMPSHIRE JOBS

(Washington, DC)-This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) denounced the U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision to implement new harmful regulations on seafood businesses by setting up a new, separate catfish inspection program. The USDA catfish inspection program will duplicate existing U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations on seafood, burdening many American businesses with overlapping sets of regulations from two separate federal agencies. "I am extremely disappointed wi… Continue Reading


November 24, 2015

SHAHEEN STAFF TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS ACROSS NEW HAMPSHIRE

(MANCHESTER, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours next week in several locations across New Hampshire 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 attende… Continue Reading


November 23, 2015

Shaheen Announces Emergency Funding Bill to Address Opioid and Heroin Abuse Epidemic

**Supplemental appropriations bill would provide $600 million for prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery** **Also, in a letter to HHS, Shaheen requests that agency uses all available authority to address this "public health emergency"** (Manchester, NH) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced emergency funding legislation to address the heroin and opioid abuse epidemic that is devastating communities in New Hampshire and acro… Continue Reading


November 20, 2015

Shaheen Staff to Hold Office Hours in Colebrook

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours on Wednesday, December 2 from 2-3pm at the Colebrook Town Offices 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: This event will… Continue Reading


November 19, 2015

Ahead of 20th Anniversary of Dayton Accords, Shaheen and Wicker Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Encourage Job Creation & Economic Stability in Bosnia and Herzegovina

**This afternoon, President Bill Clinton praised legislation in Dayton speech** **Shaheen-Wicker bill would provide affordable financing for entrepreneurs with limited access to credit** (Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee for European Affairs, and Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced bipartisan legislation to help bolster the economy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has struggled to keep pace with the pol… Continue Reading


November 19, 2015

Shaheen Applauds Air Force Agreement with Portsmouth to Treat Pease Wells

(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, today applauded the United States Air Force's decision to allow the City of Portsmouth to lead the design and construction of a system to remove perfluorochemical contaminants from water supplied by three wells at the Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth. "The City of Portsmouth has done tremendous work to raise awareness and gather support to clean up these wells, and it's entire… Continue Reading


November 19, 2015

Shaheen, Collins Applaud Senate Passage of Resolution Recognizing American Diabetes Month

(Washington, D.C.) This morning U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, applauded Senate passage of their bipartisan resolution recognizing November as American Diabetes Month. The resolution supports the goals and ideals of American Diabetes Month, including public awareness of prevention and treatment options, and enhancing education of the risks of developing diabetes. It also recognizes the importance of decreasing the incidences… Continue Reading


November 18, 2015

Shaheen Applauds Scheduled Vote on Long-Delayed Nomination of USAID Administrator

(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate today reached an agreement to vote on whether to confirm Gayle Smith as the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID): "Gayle Smith is highly qualified and experienced, and at long last, her nomination is getting the vote it deserves," said Shaheen. "Unfortunately, there are many other nominees that are r… Continue Reading


November 17, 2015

Senate Passes Shaheen-Rubio Bill Targeting Hizballah

Washington, D.C. - Today the U.S. Senate approved the "Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015," a bipartisan effort led by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) to block the terrorist organization's financing and limit the group's access to logistical support. The bill aims to sanction international financial institutions that knowingly engage in business with Hizballah and its enablers. It also identifies the organization's satellite and internet provider… Continue Reading

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