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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


April 05, 2016

Shaheen Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

[U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Judge Merrick Garland meet in Senator Shaheen's Washington, DC office] A high resolution version of the photo is available here [B-roll of meeting can be found here] (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, in her Washington, DC office to discuss his pending nomination. Shaheen held a press conference in Concord last week where she called on Republican Senate le… Continue Reading


March 30, 2016

AS JUDGE GARLAND BEGINS MEETINGS WITH SENATORS, SHAHEEN CALLS ON REPUBLICAN SENATE LEADERSHIP TO MAINTAIN BIPARTISAN TRADITION OF CONSIDERING SUPREME COURT NOMINEES

[AUDIO OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE IS AVAILABLE HERE] **Shaheen was joined at a press conference on the steps of the federal district court in Concord by former NH Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick and UNH Law professor Erin Corcoran** **Their remarks come the day after a deadlocked 4-4 Supreme Court decision and as Judge Garland begins meeting with Senators on Capitol Hill** (Concord, NH) - Today in Concord, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a press conference where she called on Re… Continue Reading


March 29, 2016

Shaheen Welcomes Additional Public and Private Efforts Announced by the President to Address Heroin Epidemic

**$7 million for Shaheen-established COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force Program** **$11 million for States to purchase and distribute overdose reversal drugs such as Narcan** **More than 60 medical schools will now require students to take prescriber education** (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed the additional public and private sector efforts just announced by the President, to address the opioid pandemic. The measures include an additional $7 million for Com… Continue Reading


March 28, 2016

Shaheen Applauds Reinstatement of Asset Forfeiture Fund for New Hampshire Law Enforcement

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed the announcement by Attorney General Loretta Lynch that the Asset Forfeiture Fund, which is an important source of funding for New Hampshire state and local law enforcement, would be reinstated. Late last month at a hearing of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, Shaheen questioned Lynch on the suspension of the fund and the program's importance to local law enforcement in New Hampshire. "Our poli… Continue Reading


March 22, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Sentencing of Nadiya Savchenko in Russian Show Trial

Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations European Affairs Subcommittee, reacted to the sentencing of Ukrainian fighter pilot Nadiya Savchenko to 22 years in prison by a Russian court. Shaheen has repeatedly called on Russia to end its show trial of Savchenko, who has been held by Russia since June of 2014, when she was captured by Russian-backed separatists in Eastern Ukraine and taken across the border. "Russia isn't fooling anyone," said Sen… Continue Reading


March 22, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Brussels

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, released the following statement on the terrorist attacks in Brussels this morning. Shaheen is currently returning from Brussels and Estonia where she took part in a forum with North American and European leaders on transatlantic security challenges and held meetings with Estonian officials. "I condemn in the strongest possible terms the attacks in Brus… Continue Reading


March 18, 2016

At Brussels Forum, Shaheen Highlights Need to Strengthen Transatlantic Cooperation on Security Challenges

(Brussels, Belgium) - Today at the Brussels Forum, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, participated in a discussion examining the security challenges facing the Europe and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies including the United States. The Panel titled, "A Grave New World: Future Global Security Challenges" was moderated… Continue Reading


March 18, 2016

From Brussels, Shaheen Issues Statement on Capture of Paris Attacks Suspect

(Brussels, Belgium) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, released the following statement on the capture of Salah Abdeslam, one of the key suspects in last year's terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks. Shaheen is currently in Brussels taking part in a forum (follow link for video) with North American and European leaders on transatl… Continue Reading


March 17, 2016

Shaheen Staff to Hold Office Hours Across New Hampshire

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours in several locations across New Hampshire in the coming weeks 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 … Continue Reading


March 17, 2016

Shaheen Departs for Transatlantic Discussions in Brussels and Security Briefings in Estonia

**Shaheen will participate in an annual conference of North American and European political and intellectual leaders to discuss common challenges** **Immediately following, Shaheen will travel to Estonia for briefings on coordinated cyber security efforts and countering Russia's ongoing aggression in the region** Washington, DC-In her role as the lead Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation and as a member of the Senate Armed Services C… Continue Reading


March 16, 2016

Shaheen’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Legislation Clears Key Committee Hurdle

**Her bill restarts the vitally important National All-Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting (NASPER) program that supports state efforts to monitor prescription drugs** **This legislation has already passed the House and has overwhelming bipartisan support** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) legislation to support state prescription drug monitoring programs cleared an important hurdle today as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (H… Continue Reading


March 16, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the President’s Nominee to the Supreme Court

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after President Obama nominated Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court: "Today, the President fulfilled his constitutional responsibility. Now it's the Senate's turn. Every Senator swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution and that oath applies to election years and nonelection years alike. Without question,… Continue Reading


March 14, 2016

Photo Release: Shaheen Reads Inspirational Book to Third Grade Class To Highlight Women’s History Month

High resolution versions of the photos are available here and here. (Londonderry, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Matthew Thornton Elementary School to read the book Grace for President to students to highlight Women's History Month. Grace for President sends a positive message to children about the importance of civic engagement and the vital role women play in our democracy. Shaheen took questions from the class and discussed her experience as a woman in public serv… Continue Reading


March 11, 2016

In Nashua, Shaheen Discusses Effort to Empower Survivors of Sexual Assault

Nashua, NH-Today in Nashua, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a roundtable discussion on ways to empower sexual assault survivors in the criminal justice system. Senator Shaheen heard from representatives of Bridges, a nonprofit agency dedicated to helping victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (NHCADSV), the Hillsborough County Attorney's Office, the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Program (SANE) and the Nashua P… Continue Reading

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