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March 11, 2015

SHAHEEN QUESTIONS TOP MILITARY OFFICIALS, SECRETARY OF STATE ON AUTHORIZATION OF MILITARY FORCE AGAINST ISIS

(Washington, DC) - This morning at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned top military and Administration officials on the President's request for an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Shaheen, who supported a December authorization, called on Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey to assu… Continue Reading


March 10, 2015

SHAHEEN HONORS SLAIN NEW HAMPSHIRE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST JONATHAN DANIELS ON SENATE FLOOR

(Washington, DC) - This evening, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) honored the life of Jonathan Daniels, a New Hampshire civil rights activist from Keene, who was killed in Fort Deposit, Alabama defending a fellow civil rights activist 50 years ago. Shaheen's remarks as prepared for delivery are included below: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Jonathan Daniels Remembrance Mr. President, as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March this month, I rise to hon… Continue Reading


March 10, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON REINTRODUCTION OF INTERNET SALES TAX LEGISLATION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after a coalition of Senators reintroduced legislation that would impose a sales tax on online sales: "This online sales tax proposal would hurt New Hampshire businesses by imposing new and unnecessary regulations and red tape. Forcing New Hampshire retailers to collect taxes for other states with no benefit to our state will result in serious economic consequences, and I will fight this proposal at every opp… Continue Reading


March 10, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SENATE LETTER TO IRAN

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after a coalition of Senators yesterday sent an open letter to the Islamic Republic of Iran: "For more than half a century our foreign policy has been driven by the idea that partisan politics stops at the water's edge and I was disappointed to see this bedrock principle of our democracy compromised yesterday. This letter represented an unprecedented and dangerous attempt to undermine sensitive negotiations t… Continue Reading


March 09, 2015

PHOTO AND RELEASE: SHAHEEN EMBARKS ON USS NEW HAMPSHIRE

(March 9, 2015 - from left to right: Rear Admiral Joe Tofalo, Undersea Warfare Division (N97), U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Brigadier General Nina M. Armagno, Commander, 45th Space Wing, and Director, Eastern Range, Patrick Air Force Base, FL. Photo by Stephen McConnell/NOTU PAO) (Port Canaveral, FL) - Today U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) toured Port Canaveral Naval Pier to receive an update on the Navy's Virginia Class Submarine program and embark on the Virginia Class Submarine US… Continue Reading


March 09, 2015

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR VA MORATORIUM ON POLICY DISCRIMINATING AGAINST SAME-SEX MILITARY COUPLES

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue a moratorium on a discriminatory policy that targets same-sex couples, until the Supreme Court rules on marriage equality later this year. Shaheen's call comes after the American Military Partner Association recently highlighted a case involving a female service-disabled veteran forced to repay the VA for benefits she received and was later declared ineligible for when she reloca… Continue Reading


March 05, 2015

SHAHEEN COALITION INTRODUCES BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a bipartisan coalition of Senators introduced a resolution Wednesday evening to recognize March 8, 2015 as International Women's Day (IWD) and commemorate the achievements of women around the world. The International Women's Day resolution, co-sponsored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sheldon Whiteho… Continue Reading


March 03, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON FULL YEAR DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING BILL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the House of Representatives approved the Senate's bipartisan bill fully funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the remainder of the fiscal year, without extraneous policy riders attached: "The weeks-long impasse on fully funding the Department of Homeland Security represented the very type of partisanship that people in New Hampshire and across the country have had enough of, and I… Continue Reading


March 02, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON DHS FUNDING CONFEREES VOTE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate rejected a House request to appoint conferees to debate Homeland Security funding: "The only way forward is clear: the House must take up the bill we passed in the Senate that fully funds the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of the fiscal year. It has the votes to pass and the Speaker should bring it to the floor. We cannot afford continued inaction or more short-term funding… Continue Reading


March 02, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON ANNOUNCED RETIREMENT OF MARYLAND SENATOR BARBARA MIKULSKI

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), the longest serving women in Senate history, announced that she would not seek reelection in 2016: "Barbara Mikulski is one of the most hardworking and dedicated public servants I've ever had the honor of working with. For nearly three decades Barbara has been a trailblazer, becoming the first woman to be elected to the Senate from Maryland and later the first woman in history to chai… Continue Reading


March 02, 2015

NH DELEGATION URGES KINDER MORGAN TO HOLD ADDITIONAL PUBLIC MEETINGS ON PROPOSED PIPELINE ROUTE

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to concerns from New Hampshire residents, U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Frank Guinta (R-NH) are urging Kinder Morgan to hold additional public meetings in the coming months in communities that could be affected by the proposed Northeast Energy Direct Project. In a letter to Public Affairs Director Allen Fore, the delegation members requested that Kinder Morgan hold a second round of open hou… Continue Reading


February 27, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SHORT TERM FUNDING FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after Congress passed a short term measure funding the Department of Homeland Security: "This short term measure is better than the alternative but the fact remains that we need to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the year. The House should follow the Senate's lead by taking up the bipartisan legislation we passed earlier today instead of further jeopardizing agency resources that keep our country … Continue Reading


February 27, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON DHS FUNDING

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on Department of Homeland Security funding which is set to expire at midnight: "It's time to put an end to the partisan politics. Speaker Boehner should call a vote on the bipartisan Senate bill that passed earlier today instead of jeopardizing critical resources for the Department of Homeland Security. We cannot afford the consequences of an agency shutdown."… Continue Reading


February 27, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SENATE PASSAGE OF FULL YEAR DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING BILL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate approved, 68-31, a bill free of extraneous policy riders, to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the remainder of the fiscal year: "Passing legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security was the right thing to do for our country and our national security. We all understand that we need to support the Depar… Continue Reading


February 26, 2015

SHAHEEN AND COLLINS REINTRODUCE BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH NATIONAL DIABETES COMMISSION, PROMOTE INVESTMENTS FOR DIABETES RESEARCH AND CARE

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, reintroduced bipartisan legislation today to establish a national commission of health care experts to advance diabetes care and prevention. The bill, the National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Care Act, would bring together public and private sector experts in diabetes research and treatment to focus on improving diabetes care delivery and patient outcomes. The legislati… Continue Reading


February 26, 2015

SENATORS URGE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION TO EXPEDITE IMPLEMENTATION OF WOMEN’S SMALL BUSINESS PROCUREMENT PARITY ACT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Angus King (I-ME), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are urging the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to expedite regulations to implement provisions of the Women's Small Business Procurement Parity Act that were included in the FY2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). In a letter yesterday to SBA Administrator Maria C… Continue Reading


February 25, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT SUPPORTING ATTORNEY GENERAL NOMINEE LORETTA LYNCH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement affirming her support for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch: "Ms. Lynch's lifetime of service and commitment to fairness and justice is second to none. I am confident her extraordinary leadership and devotion to public service will serve our nation well as the next chief law enforcement officer of the United States. I hope Senators on both sides of the aisle will put politics aside and support her confir… Continue Reading


February 19, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON TENTATIVE FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS LABOR AGREEMENT

(MANCHESTER, NH­) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in response to the tentative agreement between FairPoint Communications and its workers: "FairPoint Communications employees support vital services for New Hampshire's public safety, consumers and our state's economy. The tentative agreement announced this afternoon that will allow FairPoint's dedicated employees to return to work in the near future is great news."… Continue Reading


February 19, 2015

FRIDAY IN NEW CASTLE: SHAHEEN TO TOUR U.S. COAST GUARD STATION, HIGHLIGHT DAMAGING CONSEQUENCES OF DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SHUTDOWN

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will meet with Rear Admiral Linda L. Fagan Commander of the First Coast Guard District at the U.S. Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor to discuss the potentially damaging consequences of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shutdown, Friday, February 20 at 11:15 a.m. in New Castle. Shaheen will tour the station with Admiral Fagan and receive a briefing on the critical operations of the station. DHS funding is set to expire at the end of the month, threaten… Continue Reading


February 18, 2015

THURSDAY IN CLAREMONT: SHAHEEN TO HOST ROUNDTABLE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS ON HEROIN EPIDEMIC

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will host a roundtable discussion with law enforcement officials on New Hampshire's growing heroin and prescription drug epidemic in Claremont at 2:00 p.m. Shaheen and law enforcement will discuss ways to combat the heroin and prescription opioid abuse epidemic in New Hampshire while also highlighting the local consequences of a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security at the end of February if Congress doesn't pass legislation funding the agency through… Continue Reading

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