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April 25, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Group On Legislation to Eliminate the Military “Widow’s Tax”

**The Military Widow's Tax Elimination Act of 2019 would help more than 65,000 military widows nationwide and is endorsed by key veterans advocacy groups** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of Senators led by Doug Jones (D-AL), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) in support of the Military Widow's Tax Elimination Act of 2019. The bipartisan bill would end the so-called "Widow's Tax" by repealing th… Continue Reading


April 24, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Federal Court Ruling to Block Trump’s Domestic Gag Rule

**Earlier this Week, Shaheen Joined Members of the NH Congressional Delegation & Planned Parenthood Leadership in Opposition to Trump's Domestic Gag Rule that Would Prohibit Women's Health Care Providers That Advise Patients on Abortion Services from Receiving Federal Funding** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to a preliminary injunction to temporarily block President Trump's indefensible effort to undermine the Title X family … Continue Reading


April 22, 2019

New Hampshire Delegation Stands with Planned Parenthood as Trump Administration’s Domestic Gag Rule Threatens Women’s Reproductive Health Care in New Hampshire

Senator Shaheen & Representatives Kuster and Pappas join Planned Parenthood leadership at a press conference in Concord in opposition to the Trump administration's attacks on women's reproductive health. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) joined Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England President and CEO Meaghan Gallagher and health care providers and patients f… Continue Reading


April 19, 2019

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Cosponsor Bipartisan TRACED Act to Crack Down on Illegal Robocall Scams

WASHINGTON - Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan recently cosponsored bipartisan legislation to address the increasing number of robocall scams targeting Granite Staters and Americans. The Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act gives regulators more time to find scammers, increases civil forfeiture penalties on those caught, promotes call authentication and blocking adoption, and brings relevant federal agencies and state attorneys general together to ev… Continue Reading


April 18, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Safeguard Patients’ Access to Birth Control

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) recently reintroduced the Access to Birth Control Act with Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), legislation that would guarantee patients' timely access to birth control at the pharmacy. "We must ensure that patients have timely access to birth control, which is a critical component of reproductive health care and basic family planning," said Senator Shaheen. "This legislation will safeguard women's personal health decisions from being infringed on, … Continue Reading


April 18, 2019

Shaheen Statement Following Attorney General Barr’s Release of the Redacted Mueller Report to Congress

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to Attorney General William Barr releasing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report to Congress: "The public disclosure of the Special Counsel's investigation is long overdue and necessary to inform the American public regarding Russia's attacks on our democracy," said Senator Shaheen. "The report makes clear for all Americans that Russia brazenly attacked our elections, and we need to do everything … Continue Reading


April 17, 2019

Shaheen & Hassan Introduce Legislation to Crack Down on “Dark Money” in Elections

**Legislation Would Require Organizations that Spend Money to Influence Elections to Disclose Source of Funds and Guard Against Foreign Election Interference** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) recently reintroduced the DISCLOSE Act with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), legislation that would require organizations spending money in federal elections to disclose their donors and help guard against hidden foreign influence in our democracy. "Since … Continue Reading


April 16, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Call for Full Funding of the Firefighter Cancer Registry

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of Senators led by Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) today in requesting $2.5 million to fully fund the Firefighter Cancer Registry, which collects and monitors the prevalence, incidence and types of cancers among firefighters so that doctors and researchers can better understand the relationship between firefighting and the increased risk for the deadly disease. Legislation creating the natio… Continue Reading


April 15, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Simplify and Decrease the Costs of Tax Preparation and Filing

**Taxpayers Spend an Average of 11 Hours Preparing and Filing Tax Returns and Pay $200 for Tax Preparation Services** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped to reintroduce the Tax Filing Simplification Act with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to ease the tax filing process for millions of American taxpayers and reduce their costs. Last tax season, American taxpayers spent an average of 11 hours and nearly $200 preparing their tax returns - a cost equal to almost 10 percent… Continue Reading


April 15, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $4.7 Million in AmeriCorps Funding for New Hampshire Programs

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) announced today that New Hampshire has received $4,767,926 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps and other national service programs. The funding from CNCS will support 232 AmeriCorps members in New Hampshire. The funding is an increase of more than $600,000 from last year's funding level. "From working in our schools, to… Continue Reading


April 15, 2019

Shaheen, Hassan Announce New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day

**U.S. Service Academy Representatives Will be Available Saturday, May 11th in Pembroke** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) invite New Hampshire students interested in attending any of the country's military service academies to attend the New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day on Saturday, May 11th in Pembroke at the New Hampshire National Guard Edward Cross Training Complex. The event will feature representatives from the U.S. Military Academ… Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

JOINT STATEMENT: Following Weeks of Advocacy on Behalf of Shipyard, New Hampshire & Maine Senators Encouraged by New Secretary of Defense Memo Indicating Critical National Security Projects at PNSY May Not Be Impacted by Emergency Declaration

**Senators Shaheen, Collins, King & Hassan Issue Joint Statement in Response to DOD Memo Stating FY2019 Funding Projects, which Appear to Include Those at the Shipyard, May Not be Impacted by Trump's Emergency Declaration** **New Memo Comes Following Weeks of Advocacy by NH & ME Congressional Delegations to Prevent the Administration from Diverting Funds from Military Construction Projects Specifically Appropriated by Congress to Pay for a Wall on Southern Border** (Washington, DC) - U… Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Shaheen, Capito Introduce Legislation to Expand Access to Rural Hospice Care

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) yesterday reintroduced the Rural Access to Hospice Act, bipartisan legislation to improve seniors' access to hospice care in rural America. The bill would remove a statutory barrier in current law that inhibits seniors' access to hospice in rural communities across the country, allowing them to receive hospice care from their local trusted primary care practitioner. "Granite Staters shouldn't have to choose b… Continue Reading


April 12, 2019

Shaheen, Gardner, Cassidy & Bennet Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Prices

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the Ensuring Timely Access to Generics Act of 2019, bipartisan legislation aimed at lowering prescription drug prices by increasing competition through improved oversight of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) citizen petition process. The citizen petition process allows interested stakeholders, including drug companies, to bring concerns to the F… Continue Reading


April 11, 2019

Shaheen Receives Justice Award from the American Bar Association

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday evening at an event in Washington, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was honored by the American Bar Association with a Justice Award, which recognizes members of Congress for their commitment to justice. Shaheen was recognized for her leadership in preserving the Legal Orientation Program (LOP) within the Department of Justice, which offers legal education, as well as referrals for free or low-cost legal counsel to noncitizens in immigrant detention. By providing detain… Continue Reading


April 11, 2019

Senators Shaheen and Hassan Cosponsor Legislation to Cut Taxes for Hard-Working Granite Staters and Families

WASHINGTON - Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Senator Maggie Hassan joined their colleagues this week in introducing the Working Families Tax Relief Act, which would cut taxes for hard-working Granite Staters and families by expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC). At a time when wages are stagnant and the cost of childcare has exploded, the Working Families Tax Relief Act would cut taxes for workers and families by expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax… Continue Reading


April 11, 2019

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Student Debt Relief Scams

** Bipartisan Reform Provides More Tools to Identify and Shut Down Fraudsters who Hurt Borrowers ** (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen introduced the bipartisan Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Act - legislation that would enhance efforts to identify and shut down student debt relief scams - with Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mike Braun (R-IN) and Deb Fischer (R-NE). "The growing size of the U.S. national student debt, now exceeding 1.5 trillion dollars, makes borrowers mor… Continue Reading


April 11, 2019

Shaheen and Hoeven Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve FAA Hiring of Air Traffic Controllers

**Bipartisan Legislation Will Help FAA Hire More Air Traffic Controllers, Prioritize Hiring of Veterans and Graduates of FAA Certified Schools** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and John Hoeven (R-ND) today introduced the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) Hiring Reform Act of 2019, legislation to help improve the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) hiring process for air traffic controllers. The bill would ensure the agency is able to prioritize the hiring of veterans and gra… Continue Reading


April 11, 2019

Shaheen Statement on Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Economic Impact Report

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the highest ranking woman on the Senate Armed Services Committee and a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement in response to the release of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard's Economic Impact Report for 2018. "This economic impact report reaffirms what we already know about the Seacoast's single largest employer: the Shipyard is immensely important to our regional workforce, economy and our nation's… Continue Reading


April 10, 2019

Shaheen Responds to Secretary Pompeo’s Refusal to Prioritize the Inclusion of Afghan Women in Peace Talks Between the U.S. & Taliban

**During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing, Shaheen - the Only Woman on the Committee - Repeatedly Asked Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo to Commit to Prioritizing Afghan Women's Inclusion in Peace Negotiations in Afghanistan** **Senator Shaheen Authored the Women, Peace and Security Act, a Law that Requires the Administration to Prioritize Women's Involvement in Conflict Resolution** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the only woman on the Senate Foreign … Continue Reading

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