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June 26, 2015

Following Supreme Court Ruling Shaheen Calls for VA to Immediately Extend Benefits to All Same-Sex Veterans

Following the Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges affirming the right of same-sex couples to marry across the country, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to immediately extend all VA benefits to same-sex veterans. The VA has previously been unable to grant comprehensive benefits to same-sex couples in states that do not recognize such legal marriages. "Today's decision by the Supreme Court affirmed what many of us have long argued: … Continue Reading


June 26, 2015

Ranking Member Shaheen Statement After Release of SBA's 2014 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, released the following statement after the release of the 2014 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard: "Contracting with the federal government represents an important opportunity for small businesses," said Senator Jeanne Shaheen. "While we continue to make progress increasing small business contracting, there's more that needs to be done, especially when it comes to women-o… Continue Reading


June 26, 2015

Shaheen Celebrates Historic Supreme Court Decision Affirming Marriage Equality

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement today following the United States Supreme Court's ruling in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which decided that states are required to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and that they are required to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other U.S. states: "I am elated by the Supreme Court's decision today in favor of marriage equality for all gay and lesbian couples in this country," said Shah… Continue Reading


June 25, 2015

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES UKRAINIAN RESOLVE AGAINST RUSSIAN AGGRESSION WHILE RECAPPING EASTERN EUROPEAN TRIP ON SENATE FLOOR

Urges generous economic support for Ukraine and for the West to win the ideological war against Putin Shaheen is the Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation (Washington, DC) - On the Senate floor last night, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, discussed her recent trip to Poland and Latvia, wher… Continue Reading


June 25, 2015

At Small Business Committee Hearing Shaheen Advocates for Veteran Owned Businesses, Hears from New Hampshire Veteran

(Washington, DC) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, hosted Albert Tansey, President of Tansey Electric of Manchester, New Hampshire at a committee hearing on how the Small Business Administration (SBA) can support veterans' small business ownership. Mr. Tansey shared his experience with the SBA as a veteran and how more support can be offered to veteran entrepreneurs. Tansey Electric was selected as t… Continue Reading


June 25, 2015

Shaheen Applauds Supreme Court Decision Upholding Key Provision of Affordable Care Act

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement today on the United States Supreme Court's ruling on the case of King v. Burwell, in which the court upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows for states using the federal insurance marketplace exchange to qualify for subsidies: "I'm tremendously relieved that the Supreme Court's decision today maintains affordable healthcare for the 30,000 Granite Staters who receive health insurance tax … Continue Reading


June 24, 2015

Senator Shaheen Statement on Leadership Change in New Hampshire Air National Guard

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen made the following statement after it was announced that Brigadier General Carolyn J. Protzmann, Commander of the New Hampshire Air National Guard will retire later this summer: "Granite Staters who wish to serve their country and community with distinction have a fine role model in General Carolyn Protzmann. Over her 35 year career, she has continuously worked to improve the New Hampshire National Guard. Through her leadership, Pease Air National … Continue Reading


June 23, 2015

Shaheen Comments on Revised Government Policies for Supporting Families of Hostages

(Washington, DC) - Following an interagency review, the administration has announced that it will release new government policies for how to better support the families of overseas hostages on Wednesday. On Thursday, Senator Shaheen will meet with Diane Foley, whose son James was killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Syria (ISIS), to discuss the review process and solicit her views of the policy changes. "I wish this review had not been necessary," said Shaheen. "The U.S. government shoul… Continue Reading


June 22, 2015

With Just Days Until Shutdown, Shaheen Visits NH Manufacturer to Discuss Impact of Export-Import Bank Charter

(ROCHESTER, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today held a roundtable discussion with executives at the headquarters of Albany International, a leading international textile and materials manufacturer, to discuss the Export-Import Bank whose charter expires on June 30th unless Congress acts. During her visit to the company, Shaheen also toured Albany's Rochester manufacturing facility, which produces engine blades and casings for Boeing and other major airline companies. Albany Internati… Continue Reading


June 19, 2015

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR NEW TRANSPORTATION BILL TO INCLUDE PROTECTIONS FOR RIGHTS OF MOTORCYCLE RIDERS

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) yesterday led a letter to Senators John Thune (R-ND) and Bill Nelson (D-FL), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, calling for them to include protections for the rights of motorcycle riders in the surface transportation authorization bill. Specifically, the letter calls for inclusion of language from the Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act, which Senator Shaheen introduced in Jan… Continue Reading


June 18, 2015

RANKING MEMBER SHAHEEN STATEMENT AS COMMITTEE REPORTS HOMELAND FUNDING BILL TO THE FULL SENATE

Washington, D.C. - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, made the following statement after the Senate Appropriations Committee approved The fiscal year 2016 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill and reported it to the full Senate: "This appropriations bill is tasked with providing the resources needed for the security of our borders, the safety of our communities, and the protection of our federal computer netwo… Continue Reading


June 18, 2015

SENATE PASSES DEFENSE BILL WITH SHAHEEN PRIORITIES INCLUDED

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), critical legislation to fund U.S. national security priorities and direct defense policy on issues ranging from pay and compensation for service members to support for European allies threatened by Russian aggression. Senator Shaheen voted in favor of the legislation which included a slate of proposals that she put forward. Senator Shaheen is a member of the Senate Armed Services Co… Continue Reading


June 18, 2015

SHAHEEN, RUBIO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TARGETTING HIZBALLAH

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced the "Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015," a bipartisan effort to block the terrorist organization's financing and limit the group's access to logistical support. Responsible for the largest number of American deaths overseas by a terrorist organization, Hizballah has been a dangerous and destabilizing force in the Middle East … Continue Reading


June 17, 2015

SHAHEEN REACTS TO LEW ANNOUNCEMENT: WOMAN ON THE $10 IS HISTORIC & BIG STEP FORWARD

(Washington, DC) - The author of the Women on the Twenty Act, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), made the following statement after Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury will begin the process for putting a woman on the ten dollar bill. The Treasury Department, with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, expects to unveil the new ten dollar note in 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. "Today… Continue Reading


June 17, 2015

SHAHEEN SHOWCASES GRANITE STATE IN WASHINGTON, DC

(Washington, DC) - This evening, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and the New Hampshire State Society welcomed more than 50 New Hampshire businesses, restaurants and vendors to Capitol Hill for the sixth annual Experience New Hampshire reception. The annual event gives Granite State businesses the opportunity to showcase their products and services for policymakers and government officials in Washington. "Granite Staters already know about the many tremendous offerings of our state, and Exper… Continue Reading


June 17, 2015

SHAHEEN HOSTS NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS LEADERS AND KEY POLICYMAKERS IN WASHINGTON FOR ANNUAL LUNCH

(Washington, DC)- This afternoon, nearly 200 members of the New Hampshire business community joined U.S. Senator Shaheen (D-NH) for the fifth annual New Hampshire Business Day Luncheon to discuss with key policymakers how federal agencies and policies can support business growth and job creation in the state. The annual event gives Granite State businesses the opportunity to hear directly from Washington leaders, elected and government officials, and ask questions about policies that impact thei… Continue Reading


June 16, 2015

RANKING MEMBER SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON FY2016 HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS BILL

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, gave the following statement after the release of the FY16 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill: "This bill is tasked with providing the resources needed for the security of our borders, the safety of our communities, and the protection of our federal computer networks that are under relentless attack from cyber criminals," said Shaheen. "This … Continue Reading


June 16, 2015

TOMORROW IN WASHINGTON: SHAHEEN’S 6th ANNUAL EXPERIENCE NEW HAMPSHIRE RECEPTION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will welcome more than 50 New Hampshire businesses and vendors to Washington, DC Wednesday, June 17 at 5:00 p.m. for the sixth annual Experience New Hampshire reception. The event will give participants the opportunity to showcase the tremendous offerings of the Granite State to lawmakers and government officials. The reception is hosted by the New Hampshire State Society and Senator Shaheen will be joined by Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Cong… Continue Reading


June 16, 2015

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH KEY EUROPEAN LEADERS, VISITS AMERICAN TROOPS IN TRIP TO EASTERN EUROPE

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) returned yesterday from a three-day trip to Poland and Latvia, during which she met with key foreign leaders, participated in a global security conference, and visited American and NATO troops. The trip focused on continued American support for allies in Central and Eastern Europe, especially in light of the threat from Russian aggression. Shaheen is the Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on Europe and … Continue Reading


June 12, 2015

SHAHEEN & RUBIO’S GIRLS COUNT ACT SIGNED INTO LAW

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) welcome today's signing of the "Girls Count Act" into law. The bill, which they introduced earlier this year, will direct current U.S. foreign assistance programming to support the rights of women and girls in developing countries by working to establish birth registries in their countries. "All women deserve the basic dignity and protection that comes from being registered at birth," Shaheen said. "Now that this bill… Continue Reading

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