July 07, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Demand that Presidential Advisory Commission Rescind Request for State Election Officials’ Voter Roll Data

**Unprecedented request threatens privacy of millions of Americans, risks improper removal of eligible voters from voter registration lists** **Senators warn voting rights of Americans are at risk** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 24 senators in demanding the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity rescind its request that state election officials provide sensitive voter roll data. The senators oppose the unprecedented requ… Continue Reading

July 06, 2017

Shaheen, Rubio and Isakson to President Trump: Don’t Return Russian Dachas to the Kremlin

(Washington DC) - Today, ahead of President Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 in Hamburg, Germany, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him not to return to President Putin the Russian diplomatic compounds that were seized late last year following Russia's interference in the November election. During a Senate Appropri… Continue Reading

July 06, 2017

Shaheen, Rubio and Isakson to President Trump: Don’t Return Russian Dachas to the Kremlin

**In a bipartisan letter to President Trump, Senators Shaheen, Rubio, and Isakson say return of Russia's diplomatic compounds would "embolden" President Putin and "invite a dangerous escalation in the Kremlin's destabilizing actions against democracies worldwide"** (Washington DC) - Today, ahead of President Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 in Hamburg, Germany, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA), all members of the … Continue Reading

June 29, 2017

Shaheen, Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Trump Administration to Continue Refugee Resettlement in U.S.

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led a bipartisan letter sent to Trump administration officials today urging the ongoing implementation of the U.S. refugee program in light of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing parts of President Trump's Muslim ban to take effect tonight. The Supreme Court ruled that refugee admissions will continue in… Continue Reading

June 28, 2017

Shaheen Secures Inclusion of 4,000 Visas for Afghan Interpreters, Support Staff in National Defense Legislation

(Washington, DC) - This afternoon, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), critical legislation to authorize funding for U.S. national security priorities. This legislation includes authorization of 4,000 visas for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for Afghan interpreters and support staff, secured by Senator Shaheen, who is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Senators Shaheen and John McCain (R-AZ), the com… Continue Reading

June 28, 2017

Shaheen Priorities Included in Committee-Approved Defense Bill

**In major win for NH, bill includes Shaheen amendment that directs the Department of Defense to fund a national health study on PFOA and other emerging contaminants found in drinking water systems, such as the contamination around Haven Well at the Pease International Tradeport** **Shaheen's amendment to invest in rural small businesses by expanding the Small Business Administration Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program included in legislation** **Shaheen provisions… Continue Reading

June 28, 2017

Senate Republican Leadership Blocks Shaheen’s Effort to Stabilize Healthcare Marketplaces

**Trump administration has caused 'manufactured crisis' in the health insurance marketplace by refusing to commit to payments designed to reduce consumers' health care costs** **Senate Republican Policy Committee Chair John Barrasso objected to Shaheen's Marketplace Certainty Act, a bill to help lower premiums and keep insurers in marketplaces** Watch Senator Shaheen's remarks here (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today asked the Senate to unanimously approve her legislat… Continue Reading

June 28, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Senate’s First Ever Resolution Recognizing June as Pride Month

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) are joining a group of 19 Senators in introducing the first-ever Senate Resolution recognizing June as LGBTQ Pride Month. The resolution notes major milestones in the fight for equal treatment of LGBTQ Americans and resolves to continue efforts to achieve full equality for LGBTQ individuals. Today, June 28, marks the 48th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City. "Pride Month is a celebration of the LGBTQ… Continue Reading

June 27, 2017

Shaheen: Small Businesses Need Cybersecurity Training, Protection

**New plan bolsters cyber training for entrepreneurs through nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers** (Washington, DC) - To better prepare small businesses from the growing threat of hacking and cyberattacks, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, has introduced bipartisan legislation to bolster cybersecurity protection and training programs available to small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Small B… Continue Reading

June 26, 2017

Shaheen Statement on CBO Assessment That Senate Republican Healthcare Repeal Bill Would Strip 22 Million Americans Of Their Insurance Coverage

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released its assessment of the Senate Republican healthcare repeal bill: "This report confirms that the health and wellbeing of millions of Americans, including tens of thousands of Granite Staters, is at stake," said Shaheen. "This legislation was written entirely behind closed doors with no amendments or hearings. It's hard to overstate the recklessness of President Trum… Continue Reading

June 26, 2017


(Washington DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) co-sponsored legislation to make higher education more affordable for those who choose careers in public service. The Strengthening Loan Forgiveness for Public Servants Act expands the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLFP) to providing meaningful student debt relief to teachers, police officers, public health workers and others who dedicate their careers to public service. "While our tradition of public ser… Continue Reading

June 23, 2017

Shaheen Joins Colleagues in Letter to Trump Administration: Act On Russian Cyber Intrusions To U.S. Energy Infrastructure

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined 18 Senators in sending a letter to the Trump administration urging the Department of Energy to conduct an analysis of Russian capabilities with respect to cyber-attacks on U.S. energy infrastructure. After the cybersecurity firm Dragos issued a report on June 12th revealing that malware could be deployed against U.S. electric transmission and distribution systems, the Washingt… Continue Reading

June 22, 2017

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Shares Stories of Granite Staters Who Would Be Hurt by Republican Leadership’s Healthcare Repeal Bill

**SHAHEEN: "I appeal to Republican leaders to stop and reconsider what they are doing… I ask them to listen to the stories and look at the faces of everyday Americans whose lives would be devastated by this legislation."** Watch a clip from Sen. Shaheen's remarks here (Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to the Senate Republican leadership's healthcare repeal bill that was released earlier in the day after weeks of secret negotiati… Continue Reading

June 22, 2017

Shaheen Joins Members to Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral SHIPS Act to Meet Navy’s Goal of 355 Ships

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, joined a group of 24 members to introduce bicameral, bipartisan legislation that would make it the policy of the United States to achieve the Navy's requirement of 355 ships. Under the "Securing the Homeland by Increasing our Power on the Seas (SHIPS) Act," the fleet would be comprised of the optimal mix of platforms, with funding levels subject to annual appropriations. Currently, only… Continue Reading

June 22, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Senate Republican Healthcare Repeal Legislation

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after Senate Republican leadership released its Affordable Care Act repeal legislation: "The Senate Republican's secretive healthcare repeal bill is a wolf in sheep's clothing that would be devastating to the health of Granite Staters. If passed, it would mean less coverage for fewer people at higher costs, all while giving a tax cut to the wealthy. It would significantly cut Medicaid and the program's expansi… Continue Reading

June 22, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Expand Important Tax Credit to Put Money Back in Pockets of Workers

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 43 of their Democratic colleagues to introduce legislation to help expand two anti-poverty tax credits, helping to put money back in the pockets of working Granite Staters and families. The Working Families Tax Relief Act would expand access to and increase the value of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC), and help ensure that no worker can be taxed into poverty by the federal tax sy… Continue Reading

June 21, 2017


(Washington DC) - On the heels of World Refugee Day, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), David Perdue (R-GA), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced a bipartisan resolution in support of Lebanon, particularly acknowledging the more than 1,500,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the tremendous generosity of the Lebanese people. The resolution also recognizes the direct threat to the U.S. and Lebanon posed by ISIS and the unique political challenges the country faces. It also encourages Lebanon's co… Continue Reading

June 20, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Announcement of New Russia Sanctions for Kremlin’s Interference in Ukraine

(Washington DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Ukraine Caucus, released the following statement on the State Department's announcement of over 38 new sanctions designations related to sanctions evasion and the Kremlin's ongoing aggression in Ukraine. "Today's announcement of additional sanctions designations against those responsible for the Kremlin's aggression in Ukraine sends a strong message of resolve. Years after the… Continue Reading

June 20, 2017

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators to Urge Administration to Press Egyptian President on Human Rights, Anti-NGO Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a group of bipartisan Senators to urge the Trump Administration to press Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on the worsening human rights situation and restrictions on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt. "A strong U.S.-Egypt relationship is important to advancing American interests in the Middle East, and a key element of that relationship must be the protection and advancement of human rights and other universal val… Continue Reading

June 19, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bicameral Letter Urging Trump to Protect LGBT Rights

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of seventy-two Members of Congress in writing President Trump expressing dismay at his Administration's failure to recognize LGBT Pride Month and to share broad concerns regarding efforts to turn back the clock on LGBT rights. This lapse marks a break in long-running precedent of White House recognition of LGBT rights during the month of June, and follows a series of harmful policy decisions that have … Continue Reading

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