October 22, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Her Mother, Belle E. Bowers

(Manchester, NH)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of her mother Belle E. Bowers, who passed away on Thursday evening at the age of 94 in Somersworth, NH. Bowers was a native of Washington state. "I am incredibly grateful for the expressions of sympathy from friends and Granite Staters ‎while my family reflects on my mother's life," said Senator Shaheen. "At 94, my mother lived a full life surrounded by family and loved ones. We will miss he… Continue Reading

October 21, 2016

Shaheen Announces Grant for the Community College System of New Hampshire to Increase Access to Apprenticeships

**The ApprenticeshipUSA-NH project will receive a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Labor** **The project, supported by Sen. Shaheen, will serve 133 apprentices in the Granite State with a focus on women, low-income, veterans and other underrepresented populations** (Manchester, NH)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the Community College System of New Hampshire was awarded $1.2 million by the Department of Labor (DOL) to fund the ApprenticeshipUSA-NH project. … Continue Reading

October 14, 2016

Shaheen, 14 Senators Call on United Nations to Take Action to Regulate Precursor Chemicals of Fentanyl

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a group of 14 Senators sent a letter today urging the United Nations (UN) to take action to regulate precursor chemicals of fentanyl by designating them as Table 1 substances under the UN Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances. Use of N-Phenethyl-4-piperidinone (NPP) and 4-anilino-N-phenethyl-4-piperidine (ANPP), chemicals used in the manufacturing of fentanyl, has been a growing trend as the U.… Continue Reading

October 14, 2016

Shaheen Leads Push Urging Critical Assistance for Dairy Farmers

**Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee is cosigned by a bipartisan group of 17 Senators** **Letter points to low milk prices, overhead costs, drought and failure of safety net program as reasons for farm closures across the country** Copy of the signed letter available here (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee leaders urging the committee to allow critical assistance for dairy farmers in appropriations legislation for Fisca… Continue Reading

October 11, 2016

Shaheen Applauds Announcement of Federal Grant to Help Low-Income New Hampshire Students Prepare for College

(Manchester, NH)-This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded announcement of a $1.67 million federal grant to help low-income students in New Hampshire gain awareness of and readiness for undergraduate education. This is the first time New Hampshire has received funding through the Department of Education's Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), which will support 500 seventh grade students at Berlin Middle School, Claremont Middle School, Fr… Continue Reading

October 07, 2016

President Obama Signs Shaheen-Authored Legislation Into Law, Establishing Basic Rights for Survivors of Sexual Assault

**This is the first time ever the term 'sexual assault survivor' appears in federal code** **SHAHEEN: "Beginning today, our nation's laws stand firmly on the side of survivors of sexual assault"** **Shaheen's legislation, co-sponsored by Senators Blumenthal (D-CT) and Leahy (D-VT), was inspired by a meeting with a sexual assault survivor** (Manchester, NH) - President Obama signed into law legislation authored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to establish basic rights for survivors of se… Continue Reading

October 03, 2016

Shaheen, Hassan Announce Grant to Boost New Hampshire Small Business Exports

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), lead Democrat on the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, and New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan today announced the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED) will receive $213,000 through the State Trade Export Promotion (STEP) grant program to help more small businesses increase their exports by reaching new foreign markets. Shaheen helped create the STEP program through the Small Busines… Continue Reading

September 29, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s Ruling on Rape Shield Law

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the New Hampshire Supreme Court's ruling reaffirming protections of private sexual history under the state's rape shield law: "Today's ruling by the New Hampshire Supreme Court upholds our Rape Shield Law's basic privacy protections that encourage survivors to report their assault and cooperate with prosecution. I am glad that the court agrees survivors of sexual assault have a basic right to privacy, i… Continue Reading

September 29, 2016

Shaheen Applauds Approval of Federal Grant to City of Manchester to Combat Human Trafficking

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement applauding approval of a $728,493 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to the City of Manchester to combat human trafficking. The City of Manchester will work in collaboration with the Child and Family Services of New Hampshire to implement a task force focusing on victim-centered, collaborative and sustainable approaches to end all forms of human trafficking. "The City of Manchester, Manchester Po… Continue Reading

September 29, 2016

Shaheen to Receive Distinguished Public Service Award

**Senator Shaheen will receive the Muskie Award at the Truman Center for National Policy and Truman National Security Project's 2016 Inaugural Awards Dinner** **Past recipients include Madeleine Albright, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, William Cohen, Joe Biden, Ted Kennedy and Leon Panetta** (Washington D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will be presented the Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Award at the inaugural Truman Awards Dinner, hosted by the Truman Center for Natio… Continue Reading

September 28, 2016

Shaheen As Her Bill Heads to President’s Desk: “This is a momentous day for survivors of sexual assault”

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks on the Senate floor tonight after Senate unanimously passed her legislation to establish a basic set of rights for survivors of sexual assault. Shaheen's legislation will now go to President Obama's desk for his signature. The Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act, also known as the Survivors' Bill of Rights Act of 2016, creates the first federally codified rights specifically for sexual assault survivors, and for the first ti… Continue Reading

September 28, 2016

Shaheen-Authored Legislation Heads to President Obama’s Desk, Establishes Basic Rights for Survivors of Sexual Assault

(Washington, D.C.) -The Senate unanimously approved final passage of legislation authored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to establish basic rights for survivors of sexual assault and will now send the bill to President Obama's desk. The Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act, also known as the Survivors' Bill of Rights Act of 2016, creates the first federally codified rights specifically for sexual assault survivors, and for the first time would allow survivors the opportunity to enforce th… Continue Reading

September 28, 2016

Shaheen Statement Following Senate Passage of a Stop-Gap Government Funding Bill

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after voting for a bill that funds the federal government until December 9th. "I'm relieved that Congress was able to come to a bipartisan agreement on providing aid to address the crisis in Flint and help flood victims in Louisiana," said Senator Shaheen. "And at long last, this funding bill will provide the emergency resources that are needed to address the Zika epidemic. However, I'm very disappointed that C… Continue Reading

September 28, 2016

Shaheen Applauds FDA Approval of Artificial Pancreas for Type 1 Diabetes

(Washington D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), co-chair of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision today to approve an artificial pancreas (AP) system to improve the treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D). The approval of the new Medtronic MiniMed 670G system, the first device ever approved to automate the dosing of insulin to reduce high blood sugar levels, is a life-changing breakthrough for the T1D community, and Shaheen has long played… Continue Reading

September 28, 2016

Shaheen Introduces Legislation to Improve Assistance for Women Veterans

**The Violence Against Women Veterans Act would ensure no women veteran attempting to leave an abusive situation is turned away for help due to lack of resources** **Shaheen's legislation would improve coordination between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and State Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Centers** (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced new legislation to improve services for women veterans experiencing domestic violence. Studies suggest that women … Continue Reading

September 28, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Investigation Linking Russia to Downing of Flight MH-17 Over Ukraine

(Washington, DC)-- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on European Affairs, released the following statement on the Joint Investigative Team report that conclusively links Russia to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. The report contains evidence that the missile system used to shoot down Flight MH-17 was transported from Russia to Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine and then returned to Russia immediate… Continue Reading

September 28, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the Passing of Former Israeli President Shimon Peres

(Washington D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the passing of former Israeli President Shimon Peres: "Today, I join many others in the United States, Israel and around the world in remembering and honoring the life of former Israeli President Shimon Peres," said Senator Shaheen. "President Peres' vision for an independent and prosperous Israel shaped the course of history. His steadfast commitment t… Continue Reading

September 27, 2016

On Senate Floor, Shaheen Again Urges Republican Leaders to Schedule a Hearing and a Vote for Supreme Court Nominee Judge Merrick Garland

Watch Here (Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks on the Senate floor today urging Republican leaders to consider President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland, and set a hearing and a vote on his nomination. Shaheen called out Senate Republicans for breaking with bipartisan tradition and refusing to fulfill their Constitutional responsibilities to hold hearings and a vote on Judge Garland's nomination. President Obama nominated Judge Gar… Continue Reading

September 27, 2016

Shaheen Statement Following Today’s Vote on the Republican Stop-Gap Government Funding Proposal

(Washington D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after voting against the stop-gap government funding proposal introduced by Republican leadership: "It's disturbing that Republican leadership are picking and choosing which communities to provide emergency assistance," said Shaheen. "This would set a terrible precedent. Congress should urgently deliver resources to Louisiana flood victims. However, I can't understand why this bill ignores the crisis in Flin… Continue Reading

September 23, 2016

Shaheen, Murray, Blumenthal Continue Efforts to Ensure Full Access to Contraceptive Care for Female Servicemembers; Stress Importance of Family Planning Services in Light of Zika

*In a new letter to the Dept. of Defense, Senators express concerns that women serving in the U.S. military " may not have access to the most effective or preferred methods of contraception" ** **Senators cite several barriers to contraceptive access across all four services-lack of pre-deployment counseling on contraception, difficulties obtaining refills, confidentiality concerns, shortages of providers overseas, among others** **Senators say many of these barriers "could be mitigated … Continue Reading

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