June 30, 2020

Shaheen Raises Awareness to Local USCIS Furloughs and Calls for Funding to Keep Employees on the Job

SHAHEEN: "The 21 employees at the USCIS Manchester Field Office, along with the dozens of other New Hampshire residents who work at other Field Office locations, are among the more than 13,000 USCIS employees who, in addition to thousands of contracted workers, stand to lose their income if Congress does not step in." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Senate leadership to make sure employees of the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) are paid by addressing… Continue Reading

June 29, 2020

Shaheen & Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Reduce PFAS Exposure Among Service Members & Military Families

**Pervasive & persistent chemicals are in a variety of everyday items & exposure has been linked to cancer, liver damage, asthma, and other serious health conditions** (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation today with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) and Mike Turner (R-OH) to reduce exposure of service members and their families to harmful PFAS chemicals. The bicameral, bipartisan PFAS Free Mil… Continue Reading

June 29, 2020

ICYMI: Shaheen Presses for Answers on Whether Granite Staters Exposed to PFAS Face Additional COVID-19 Risk

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a group of Senators calling on the Department of Health and Human Services to provide answers on the unique risks Granite Staters exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may face amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Shaheen wrote, "Americans need to be armed with the most complete information as possible about risk factors as states and local governments continue to phase-in … Continue Reading

June 29, 2020

Shaheen Calls for Hearings Immediately on Reports of Russian Bounties to Kill American Servicemembers

SHAHEEN: "The Commander in Chief has no more sacred duty than to lead and protect our men and women in uniform." (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, issued the following statement after reports that Russia has been paying bounties to kill American servicemembers in Afghanistan: "These reports are incredibly disturbing and warrant immediate hearings and classified reviews of the intelligence by th… Continue Reading

June 29, 2020

Shaheen Statement on SCOTUS Decision Striking Down Louisiana Abortion Restrictions

SHAHEEN: "The Supreme Court's ruling reaffirms to women across this country that their health decisions belong to them and them alone." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling striking down Louisiana's restrictive abortion laws: "The Supreme Court's ruling reaffirms to women across this country that their health decisions belong to them and them alone," said Shaheen. "As we celebrate this important deci… Continue Reading

June 27, 2020

Shaheen Urges Intelligence Agencies to Take Further Action to Combat Disinformation Campaigns Aimed at Disenfranchising Voters

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, called on the Department of Defense, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and U.S. Cyber Command to take additional measures to combat influence campaigns aimed at disenfranchising voters, especially voters of color, ahead of the 2020 election. Sophisticated… Continue Reading

June 26, 2020

Shaheen Praises Ninth Circuit Ruling That Prevents Drug Interdiction Funds from Being Raided for Trump’s Border Wall

SHAHEEN: "This ruling affirms the Constitution and makes it clear that funding provided by Congress cannot be used as a slush fund" (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Sierra Club v. Donald Trump, ruled that the President can't divert funds provided by Congress for drug interdiction to be spent on his border wall: "This ruling affirms the Constitution and makes it clear that funding provided by Congre… Continue Reading

June 25, 2020

Shaheen Slams Partisan ACA Repeal Lawsuit as Republicans File Legal Briefs in Support

**SHAHEEN: "It's reprehensible to take away health care in normal times - it's the height of recklessness during a pandemic."** **The Trump Administration-Backed Suit Could Invalidate the Entire Healthcare Law, Including Protections for Patients With Pre-Existing Conditions** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to briefs that will be filed by Republican officials and the Trump administration in support of their partisan lawsuit to stri… Continue Reading

June 25, 2020

Shaheen Hosts Conference Call with NH Camp Leaders Amid COVID-19 Crisis

To listen a recording of the call, click here or on the image. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a conference call with New Hampshire camp leaders from throughout the state to discuss needs and areas of concern amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. As a part of the tourism and hospitality industries, which play key roles in the New Hampshire economy, camps throughout the state have been particularly hard-hit by the economic and public health fallout from COVID-19. … Continue Reading

June 24, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Democrats on Legislation to Rename Bases & Other Military Assets Named for the Confederacy Within One Year

This Month, Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee Passed Bipartisan Version of the Proposal Supported by Shaheen to Rename Bases and All Military Assets within Three Years Legislation Announced in Advance of Annual Defense Bill Vote on Senate Floor (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee - introduced legislation today with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and 34 Senate Democrats, led by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren … Continue Reading

June 24, 2020

Shaheen & Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Cut Energy Costs for Homeowners and Save Energy Efficiency Jobs

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the HOPE for HOMES Act of 2020 with U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Chris Coons (D-DE), bipartisan, bicameral legislation to help save jobs in the energy efficiency sector during and after the coronavirus pandemic. These jobs are primarily electricians, HVAC technicians, manufacturers, and construction workers at small businesses. The bill also includes rebates to help homeowners retrofit their homes to cut their monthly… Continue Reading

June 24, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan, Brown, Reed Lead Colleagues in Calling for Answers Over Difficulties With Stimulus Payments Issued as Debit Cards

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Jack Reed (D-RI) led a group of 15 senators in calling for answers from the Treasury Department about ongoing difficulties facing Americans who received their CARES Act stimulus payments as debit cards. The Treasury Department did not alert Americans who would receive their payment through a debit card, and many Americans missed or threw out the debit cards because they looked like a scam. Now, the… Continue Reading

June 23, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Push to Ensure Survivors of Domestic Violence Can Access Their Economic Impact Payment

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with a group of 35 Senators, led by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig urging them to take action to ensure that survivors of domestic violence can access their Economic Impact Payment. Domestic violence survivors face unique barriers that can keep them from being able to access their economic recover… Continue Reading

June 23, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Call for Answers on Wayfair Sales Tax Compliance Software, Impact on Small Businesses

Letters Come as June 21 Marked Two Year Anniversary of Supreme Court's Problematic Wayfair Decision WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter with Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) to tax compliance software companies about the affordability and accuracy of their products, which many small businesses use to comply with the Supreme Court's problematic Wayfair decision. Two years ago on June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court's Wayfair decis… Continue Reading

June 23, 2020

Shaheen & Bipartisan Group Introduce Bill Expanding Federal Tax Deduction for Charitable Giving

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the bipartisan Universal Giving Pandemic Response Act with a group of Senators led by James Lankford (R-OK) and including Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Tim Scott (R-SC), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). The bipartisan bill would expand the current above-the-line deduction for charitable giving made available by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was passed by Congress and signed into law in M… Continue Reading

June 22, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: Citing Her Conversations With Granite Staters, Shaheen Calls for Further COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Shaheen urges the Senate to quickly pass a new, comprehensive COVID-19 relief package. (Washington, DC) - Today on the floor of the Senate, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) highlighted the continued economic and public health challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Shaheen urged Senators to work together and quickly pass a new package of legislation that delivers comprehensive and urgently needed relief to the American people. She called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to prioriti… Continue Reading

June 22, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan & Senate Democrats Call on Trump & McConnell to Protect Dreamers Following Landmark Supreme Court Decision

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent letters with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and a group of Senate Democrats to President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, urging immediate action to protect Dreamers following the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision last week. The Court ruled against President Trump's effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protects young undocumented immigrants wh… Continue Reading

June 22, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Call for Additional School Funding as Teachers, Students, and Families Prepare for the Fall

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and additional colleagues in calling for at least $175 billion for the Elementary and Secondary Education Relief Fund in any future COVID-19 relief package. The pandemic has led to massive revenue shortfalls for state and local governments, which means K-12 schools may face severe budget cuts while also working to adequately prepare for either in-person or remote learning (or some combinatio… Continue Reading

June 19, 2020

Shaheen & NASA Administrator Bridenstine Highlight Contracting Opportunities for NH Small Businesses to Support U.S. Space Programs & Research in Virtual Event

To view Senator Shaheen's virtual roundtable with NASA Administrator Bridenstine, click here or on the image. **Discussion included opportunities for NH small businesses to contribute to NASA's Artemis Program which will send a crew to the Moon** (Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations (CJS) Subcommittee which funds the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), hosted a … Continue Reading

June 19, 2020

Shaheen Calls for Juneteenth to be Recognized as a National Holiday

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement, calling for Juneteenth to be recognized as a national holiday: "The abolition of slavery is one of the most profound and consequential developments in American history," said Shaheen. "This moment should be recognized with a national holiday that encourages every American to celebrate freedom, honor the heroes who fought for abolition, reflect on slavery's legacy, and recommit to confronting the systemic racis… Continue Reading

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