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January 10, 2017

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Russia Sanctions Legislation

Sen. Shaheen participated in a press conference alongside Senators Cardin, McCain, Menendez, Graham, and Klobuchar this afternoon. Watch Sen. Shaheen's remarks here. (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Senate Armed Services Committees and the first Senator to call for public hearings on Russian interference in the November elections, joined Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,… Continue Reading


January 10, 2017

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Says Efforts by Trump & Republican Leadership to Repeal Healthcare Reform Law Would Be a "Broken Promise" to Communities Struggling With the Opioid Epidemic

**Shaheen points to President-elect Trump's many visits to New Hampshire where he pledged to take on the opioid epidemic** **Shaheen also called on Congress to work together to improve the Affordable Care Act rather than repeal, and cited her successfully work across the aisle to make an improvement to the law in 2015** **Watch Here** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) went to the Senate Floor with Democratic colleagues on Monday night to speak out against the steps taken … Continue Reading


January 06, 2017

Shaheen on Public Intel Report on Russian Hacking: “It’s Now Time For President-elect Trump to Face the Facts and Prepare to Work with Congress on an Aggressive Response”

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees and the first to call for Congressional hearings on Russian hacking of our elections, issued the following statement: "The evidence in this report is overwhelming," said Senator Shaheen. "This report clearly shows Putin's direct role, as well as the extent and purpose of his campaign to undermine our elections. I'm relieved that this information is finally available to the Am… Continue Reading


January 06, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Senate Democrats to Demand Speaker Ryan Stop “Harmful, Partisan” Path Toward Defunding Planned Parenthood

**In new letter to Speaker Ryan, Senators make clear they are prepared to fight back to protect "wellbeing and lives" of millions of women, men, and families nationwide who rely on Planned Parenthood** **Shaheen and Hassan held a press conference with other Senate Democrats yesterday to address Speaker Ryan's plan to defund Planned Parenthood as part of the process they've initiated to repeal the Affordable Care Act** (Washington, DC) - Today, following an announcement that House Republican l… Continue Reading


January 05, 2017

SHAHEEN: “Republicans in Congress do not have a mandate to defund Planned Parenthood”

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a press conference with Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) this afternoon to address the Republican plan announced today to defund Planned Parenthood through budget reconciliation legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act. "Let me make one point very clear: Republicans in Congress do not have a mandate to de… Continue Reading


January 05, 2017

Shaheen Questions Top Intelligence Officials About Russia’s Strategy to Undermine US Alliances Through Cyber Attacks

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on European Affairs, participated in an Armed Services Committee hearing on foreign cyber threats to the United States. During the hearing, Shaheen questioned Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Marcel Lettre, and Director of the National Security Agency Admira… Continue Reading


January 05, 2017

Shaheen Statement Following Her Meeting with Secretary of State Nominee Rex Tillerson

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after her meeting this morning with President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to serve as Secretary of State, former Exxon Mobile CEO Rex Tillerson: "I appreciated the opportunity to have a broad conversation with Mr. Tillerson about his views on the many challenges that the next Secretary of State will face," said Shaheen. "We discussed his extensive experience in the… Continue Reading


January 05, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Moderate Senate Democrats on Letter to Republican Leadership: We Stand Ready to Discuss Improvements to Affordable Care Act and Encourage You Not to Rush to Repeal

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of moderate Senate Democrats led by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) urging Republican Congressional leadership to discuss meaningful improvements to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) before rushing to fast-track a repeal of the landmark health care law that would strip 30 million Americans of health care insurance. In a letter sent to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Health Education Labor & Pensions (… Continue Reading


January 04, 2017

Shaheen Statement Following Her Meeting with Secretary of Defense Nominee General James Mattis

High res photo available here (Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement after her meeting today with President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to serve as Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis: "My conversation with General Mattis was a valuable opportunity to discuss the many security challenges facing our country and New Hampshire's important role in our national defense," said Shaheen. "In our wide-ra… Continue Reading


January 04, 2017

Senator Shaheen Calls March Toward ACA Repeal Without Replacement "Reckless" and Calls for Bipartisan Effort to Improve the Law

(Washington, DC)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after voting against a measure that would begin the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act: "Healthcare reform has helped 690,000 Granite Staters with access to healthcare coverage," said Shaheen. "It's highly reckless to begin the process of repealing this law, especially when there's no plan to replace it. I've successfully worked across the aisle to improve the Affordable Care Act and I would encourage Pres… Continue Reading


January 04, 2017

Shaheen, Gillibrand, Schatz Introduce 'Right Start' Bill to Expand Child Care Tax Credit for Working Families

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the Right Start Child Care and Education Act, legislation that would expand the child care tax credit and provide other assistance to help families afford child care. The legislation would expand the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC), which was first enacted in 1976 to help working families pay for child care. The tax credit does not reflect the current costs of child… Continue Reading


January 03, 2017

Shaheen Congratulates U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan and Recognizes First All-Female, All-Democrat Delegation

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) extended her congratulations to Senator Maggie Hassan, who was sworn in as New Hampshire's junior senator this afternoon. Senators Shaheen and Hassan are the only women to serve as both Governors and U.S. Senators. As is tradition for the senior senator, Senator Shaheen escorted Senator Hassan to the Senate floor for her swearing-in, which was conducted by Vice President Joe Biden. "I offer my congratulations to Senator Hassan, who has ser… Continue Reading


December 29, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Obama Administration’s Response to Russia’s Election Hacking

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement on the Obama Administration's announcement of its response to Russia's interference in the U.S. elections: "I strongly support the steps the Administration announced today to respond to Russia's outrageous interference in our November elections," Shaheen said. "The new Congress must come together in bipartisan fashion to investigate what h… Continue Reading


December 22, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Report that Trump Transition is Seeking Information on All “Gender-Related” Programs at the State Department

(Manchester, NH)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who will become the highest ranking woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the 115th Congress, released the following statement in reaction to today's report that the Trump transition team instructed the State Department to turn over all information on staffing, programming and funding for programs that promote women's equality around the world. "In light of previous requests made by the Trump transition team, today's report that… Continue Reading


December 22, 2016

Shaheen, Senate Dems Call on President-elect Trump to Stand with Women, Protect Access to Family Planning Centers

In new letter, 34 Senate Democrats call on President-elect Trump to implement "historic rule" protecting Title X family planning program Title X family planning centers provide millions of women-and men-basic primary, preventive, and reproductive health care and services Senators cite "great concern" regarding the protection of Title X and women's health care and rights under the incoming Administration and Congress, especially with the selection of Rep. Tom Price to serve as Secretary of HH… Continue Reading


December 21, 2016

Shaheen, Ayotte & Hassan Announce Award of Bio Research & Manufacturing Institute That Will be Based in Manchester

**$80 million federal award will be led by a coalition that includes DEKA, UNH and Dartmouth-Hitchcock** **SHAHEEN, AYOTTE & HASSAN: "This is a monumental investment in the future of New Hampshire, and further establishes this region as a hub for scientific research and development"** (Manchester, NH)-This afternoon, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Governor Maggie Hassan (D-NH), announced an award of $80 milli… Continue Reading


December 21, 2016

Shaheen Calls for Review of Government Reporting on Animal Research in Federal Laboratories

(Washington, DC) - In a letter sent today to the Comptroller General of the United States Gene L. Dodaro, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), called for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate current procedures and systems for the reporting of federal spending on animal research in government laboratories. The senators requested that the GAO complete a comprehensive review and produce a report on how data reporting o… Continue Reading


December 19, 2016

Shaheen to Maintain Key Committee Assignments for 115th Congress

(Washington, DC)-Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced her committee assignments for the 115th Congress where she'll remain a member of the Senate Armed Services, Foreign Relations, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Appropriations committees. Senator Shaheen will remain the lead Democratic member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. "I am proud and honored to represent New Hampshire on these distinguished committees," said Shaheen. "I look forward to cont… Continue Reading


December 16, 2016

Shaheen Statement on FBI, DNI & CIA Consensus that Russia Intervened in the Election to Affect Outcome

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, released the following statement after reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) support the CIA's assessment that Russia interfered in the November election to benefit President-elect Donald Trump. "Today's news underscores the need for immediate bipartisan hearings to investigate Russia's interference once the … Continue Reading


December 14, 2016

Shaheen, Blumenthal Call on Top Intelligence Officials to Review Security Clearance Given to Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn

**Letter sent to FBI Director James Comey, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and OPM Acting Director Beth Colbert draws attention to Gen. Flynn's record of mishandling classified intelligence, potential conflicts of interest with foreign actors** **Flynn's conduct "appears inconsistent with the professionalism such access requires"** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a letter to the nation's top intelligence officials to ask… Continue Reading

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