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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


November 17, 2015

On Senate Floor Shaheen Highlights Importance of Clean Power Plan to Addressing Climate Change

(Washington, DC) - Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a number of her Democratic colleagues to defend the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and oppose efforts to undermine the new standards administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Specifically, she discussed the threat climate change poses to New Hampshire's tourism industry, outdoor recreation economy, maple syrup industry, wildlife and public health. The CPP, which puts in place the first-ever nationwid… Continue Reading


November 16, 2015

Shaheen Highlights Importance of Loan Refinancing Program for Small Businesses at QC Precision in Salem

(November 16, 2015 - QC Precision in Salem, NH. From left to right: Shawn Devine, Owner of QC Precision, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Scott Gardiner, Executive VP, Granite State Development Corporation and Greta Johansson District Director, US Small Business Administration) A high resolution version of the photo is available here. (Salem, NH)- This afternoon in Salem, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited QC Precision, a custom plastics manufacturing business, where she was brief… Continue Reading


November 16, 2015

Shaheen and EPA Administrator McCarthy Tout Importance of Biomass Energy to Reducing Carbon Pollution

November 16, 2015 - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy tour Lavalley Middleton Building Supply in Middleton, NH. A high resolution version of the photo is available here. November 16, 2015 - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy discuss the Clean Power Plan and biomass energy at Lavalley Middleton Building Supply in Middleton, NH. A high resolution version of the photo is available here. (Middleton, NH) - This morning,… Continue Reading


November 13, 2015

Shaheen Statement on Terror Attacks in Paris

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, issued the following statement tonight on the terrorist attacks in Paris, France: "The people of France, and particularly the city of Paris, are in my thoughts and prayers tonight," said Shaheen. "Much is still unknown about these attacks, but one thing is clear: the brutality of these terrorists will only strengthen our shared resolve to defeat violent extr… Continue Reading


November 13, 2015

Shaheen Is Briefed by First Responders in Hampton on Use of Naloxone

Senator Shaheen participates in a demonstration on how Naloxone is administered. A high-quality version of this photo is available here. Hampton Fire & Police officials brief Senator Shaheen on Nalaxone use in Hampton. A high-quality version of this photo is available here. (Hampton, NH) - At the Hampton Fire Station today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was briefed by first responders on the heroin epidemic and their efforts to quickly administer the life-saving drug naloxone t… Continue Reading


November 13, 2015

Shaheen Statement on Air Strike Targeting “Jihadi John”

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement today on the reports that a drone strike targeted Mohammed Emwazi, also known as "Jihadi John": "The United States is committed to finding and bringing to justice all those who were complicit in the murder of James Foley, Steven Sotloff and the other hostages brutally executed by ISIS," said Shaheen. "The murder of James, a New Hampshire native, and Steven, who had strong ties to our state, brought home the thr… Continue Reading


November 13, 2015

NH Delegation Statement on Release of Supplemental to Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Northern Pass Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), along with Representatives Ann McLane Kuster (NH-2) and Frank Guinta (NH-1), today released the following statement on the release of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Supplement to the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Northern Pass Transmission project: "We are pleased that the DOE complied with our request to complete a detailed analysis of the updated preferred route for the proposed N… Continue Reading


November 12, 2015

As Congress Begins Writing Government Funding Legislation, Shaheen Calls for Increase in Funds for Heating Assistance

Washington, DC-- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is calling on the Senate to provide additional funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Senator Shaheen is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and last week joined a bipartisan group of Senators requesting that the Chairman and leading Democratic member of the Committee increase funding for both LIHEAP and the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Earlier this month, the President signed a bipartisan bu… Continue Reading


November 11, 2015

Shaheen Statement on Veterans Day

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on Veterans Day: "Today across New Hampshire we reflect on the incredible service and sacrifice of those who have served our nation in uniform. New Hampshire has a proud tradition of military service and I join all Granite Staters in extending my deepest gratitude to all who have answered the call of duty, especially our servicemembers currently stationed overseas. On Veterans Day we must rededicate ourselves to supporting t… Continue Reading


November 10, 2015

Senators Shaheen, Murphy Host Meeting of Senators and Regional Ambassadors to Discuss the Crisis in Syria

Washington, DC-This afternoon, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, and Senator Chris Murphy, the lead Democrat for the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism, convened a meeting with key regional diplomats and leading Senators on foreign affairs and national security issues. The discussion was largely focused on the ongoing civil war in Sy… Continue Reading


November 10, 2015

Shaheen’s Legislation to Spur Accountability at the VA Passes Senate as Part of Funding Bill

(Washington, DC) - Today, the United States Senate passed an amendment authored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) that requires random, outside auditing of VA medical facilities by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The amendment is included in legislation to fund the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). "This is about changing the culture at the VA," said Shaheen. "Veterans should be receiving quality, timely care from the VA. My amendment will shed a light on troubling mism… Continue Reading


November 10, 2015

Shaheen Priorities in Defense Bill Head to the President’s Desk for Signature

(Washington, DC) - Following today's Senate passage of the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that had previously passed the House, Senator Shaheen announced her priorities that were included in the bill. Among them are provisions to fund the development of the KC-46A scheduled to be based at Pease Air National Guard Base as well as funding the infrastructure necessary to support the tanker's mission. The bill does not include a new round of Base Realignment and Closing (… Continue Reading


November 09, 2015

Shaheen Presents Service Medals to New Hampshire Veterans

(Manchester, NH) - Today in her Manchester office, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) presented military awards to three New Hampshire veterans: Mr. Norman Morin (posthumous), Mr. Ray Vercoe and Mr. Mark McLynch in recognition of their service in World War II, Vietnam and Afghanistan respectively. Senator Shaheen and her staff worked with these veterans, their families, and various branches of the military to help secure the recognitions that were awarded today. "These Granite State veterans br… Continue Reading


November 06, 2015

Shaheen Statement on Keystone XL Pipeline Decision

(Washington, DC) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the announcement by the Obama Administration that it has rejected TransCanada's Presidential Permit application for the Keystone XL Pipeline. "Major energy infrastructure projects deserve the comprehensive environmental and safety review process that the Keystone XL pipeline has received. I voted to reject attempts in the Senate to bypass this important review and force immediate approval of this project … Continue Reading


November 06, 2015

Shaheen is Briefed at State Police Forensic Lab in Concord on Backlog of Heroin and Fentanyl Cases

(November 6, 2015 - Senator Shaheen meets with NH State Police Forensic Lab employees in Concord) A high resolution version of this photo is available here. (Concord, NH) At the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Lab this morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) discussed the backlog of seized heroin and fentanyl samples that require lab identification. The lab's director, Timothy Pifer, led a tour of the lab in which Senator Shaheen spoke with lab employees and Colonel Robert Quinn. Earli… Continue Reading


November 06, 2015

Shaheen, Flake Introduce Crop Insurance Reform Bill with $24 Billion in Savings

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) yesterday introduced S. 2244, the Assisting Family Farmers through Insurance Reform Measures (AFFIRM) Act, a bipartisan bill that would reform the current crop insurance system to save taxpayers about $24.4 billion over the next 10 years. A companion bill was also introduced in the House of Representatives by Reps. Ron Kind (D-Wis.) and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.). "The costs of this program are skyrocketing unnecessar… Continue Reading


November 05, 2015

Shaheen Decries Obstruction of Bills to Provide Affordable Credit to Small Businesses

(Washington, DC) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) took to the Senate floor to call for passage of her bipartisan legislation that would revive a successful federal program that provides small businesses access to affordable credit. Her request was denied by one senator, and as a result, under Senate rules, passage of the Commercial Real Estate and Economic Development (CREED) Act was prevented. Senator Shaheen is the top Democrat on the Senate Small Business Committee and has… Continue Reading


November 04, 2015

Shaheen Hosts President of Medical Staff at Lakes Region General Hospital on Capitol Hill to Discuss Heroin Epidemic

(November 4, 2015 - Washington, DC - Dr. Paul Racicot and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen) (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today hosted Dr. Paul Racicot, President of Medical Staff at Lakes Region General Hospital, for a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill on how to address the heroin and opioid drug abuse epidemic in New Hampshire and around the country. In addition to his thirty years of experience practicing emergency medicine in the Lakes Region, Dr. Racicot has run a… Continue Reading

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