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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


March 11, 2016

Shaheen Applauds Release of Federal Funding for Drug Treatment in NH

Manchester, NH-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded the announcement by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell today that her agency will distribute urgently needed federal funding to improve and expand the delivery of opioid abuse treatment at health centers in New Hampshire. "These resources are urgently needed in New Hampshire," said Shaheen. "Every day, these health centers are putting lives back on track. Unfortunately, our treatment providers are overwhelmed and far t… Continue Reading


March 10, 2016

Shaheen-Sponsored Legislation to Address Opioid Crisis Passes Senate

**Passage comes the week after the Republican majority rejected her amendment to provide desperately needed funding to first responders and treatment providers** **Shaheen renews her call for these resources and vows to continue fighting for them as long as it takes** (Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) that authorizes a series of new initiatives to help stem the tide o… Continue Reading


March 09, 2016

Shaheen Staff to Hold Office Hours in Salem Next Week

(MANCHESTER, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours next week in Salem 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 attended by staff only. Senator Shaheen w… Continue Reading


March 08, 2016

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Foreign Individuals Responsible for Violence Against the LGBT Community

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), has introduced the Global Respect Act, legislation that would impose sanctions on foreign individuals responsible for human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals abroad. Similar legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI… Continue Reading


March 08, 2016

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Impose Sanctions on Foreign Individuals Responsible for Violence Against the LGBT Community

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), has introduced the Global Respect Act, legislation that would impose sanctions on foreign individuals responsible for human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals abroad. Similar legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI… Continue Reading


March 08, 2016

On International Women’s Day, Bipartisan Coalition Announces Resolution Supporting International Women’s Day

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), leading a bipartisan coalition of Senators, announced their resolution to recognize March 8, 2016 as International Women's Day and commemorate the achievements of women around the world. The International Women's Day resolution, co-sponsored by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Ed Markey (D-MA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Kirsten Gillibrand … Continue Reading


March 08, 2016

On International Women's Day, Senator Shaheen Calls on Congress to Act on Her Legislation to Empower Survivors of Sexual Assault

**At Together for Girls "Every Hour Matters" event in the U.S. Capitol, Shaheen highlights her legislation that would provide common sense rights to survivors of sexual assault as they pursue justice** (Washington, DC)-On International Women's Day, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Congress to take action to empower survivors of sexual assault by passing her Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act. Senator Shaheen made her remarks at an event in the U.S. Capitol sponsored by the non… Continue Reading


March 03, 2016

Following Release of New Report, Shaheen and Klobuchar Urge the Food and Drug Administration to Examine the Dosage Size of Cancer Fighting Drugs

**Drug makers distribute cancer fighting drugs in vials that hold too much for most patients; according to a new study released this week, Medicare and private insurers waste nearly $3 billion a year on leftover medication from these vials; this practice encourages waste and drives up the cost for patients that rely on these lifesaving drugs** **In a letter to Commissioner Califf, Shaheen and Klobuchar urged the FDA to examine this practice and find a more efficient way to distribute this cruci… Continue Reading


March 03, 2016

As Onerous Fees Go into Effect that Threaten New Hampshire’s Fishing Industry, Shaheen Provides an Opportunity for Industry Leaders to Send a Message to Washington

**As lead Democrat on Small Business Committee, Shaheen invites James Hayward, a fisherman and industry leader, and Dr. Josh Wiersma, a leader and expert in the New England fishing industry, to testify at today's hearing** **Witnesses deliver stark warning to Washington: "the end is near" for New Hampshire's fishing industry if federal at-sea monitoring fees are maintained** **Shaheen takes NH fishing industry concerns testimony straight to Secretary of Commerce at subsequent hearing** **Vid… Continue Reading


March 02, 2016

Shaheen, Velázquez Applaud Increase of Federal Contracts Awarded to Women-Owned Small Businesses

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), the lead Democrats on the Senate and House Small Business Committees, applauded the announcement by the Small Business Administration (SBA) that the federal government has, for the first time, reached its two-decade-old goal of awarding five percent of federal contracts to women-owned small businesses (WOSB). "Today's announcement marks an important step for women-owned small businesse… Continue Reading


March 02, 2016

SHAHEEN: THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH ) released the following statement after the Senate failed to pass, by a vote of 48 to 47, her amendment to provide $600 million in emergency funding to law enforcement and treatment providers across the country who are fighting the growing opioid addiction crisis. Due to obstruction from the Republican majority, her amendment needed to meet a 60 vote threshold to proceed: "While I'm very disappointed my amendment didn't pass, make no mistake… Continue Reading


March 02, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Linda Foster

(Washington, DC)- Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) gave the following statement on the passing of former Deputy Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives Linda Foster: "Linda was a dedicated public servant who found so many ways to give back to her community and New Hampshire. Having worked with her in the state legislature and as governor, I always admired her leadership and appreciated her friendship. Linda was admired and respected by legislators on both sides of the aisle, and will… Continue Reading


March 01, 2016

On Senate Floor Shaheen Calls for Vote on Her Emergency Supplemental Funding Amendment to Fast-Track Urgently Needed Resources to Address Opioid Crisis

(Washington, DC) - Today on the Senate floor, as the Senate considers the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called for a vote on her amendment, cosponsored by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), to provide $600 million in emergency supplemental funding to those on the frontlines of the opioid crisis. This funding would be quickly released nationwide to public health workers and law enforcement officials, whose services are often overwhelmed by thi… Continue Reading

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