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February 10, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PASSING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERAN DWIGHT CLARK

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of New Hampshire Vietnam veteran Dwight Clark: "Throughout his life Dwight demonstrated an incredible commitment to his country, New Hampshire and his fellow service members, starting from his service in Vietnam, up through his time as American Legion Post 4 Commander. He was a strong voice for New Hampshire veterans, advocating for better access to healthcare for veterans across the state. I w… Continue Reading


February 10, 2015

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE TO ENCOURAGE STEM EDUCATION, HELP STUDENTS MANAGE DEBT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today reintroduced three pieces of legislation aimed at promoting education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects and helping borrowers better manage their student loan debt. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING and MATH: The Innovation Inspiration School Grant Program Act establishes a grant program within the Department of Education to support STEM education efforts, particularly those that are considered to be non-tra… Continue Reading


February 09, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: TOMORROW: Senators Shaheen and Booker, Houston Mayor Parker and Philadelphia Mayor Nutter to Host Press Conference Call to Discuss Department of Homeland Security Funding Deadline

Washington, DC - Tomorrow at 2 P.M. EST U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), U.S. Conference of Mayors Criminal and Social Justice Committee Chair, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, and U.S. Conference of Mayors Past President, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will host a press conference call to discuss the importance of fully funding the Department of Homeland Security through the remainder of the 2015 fiscal year. Currently Republicans are pursuing legislation that would be… Continue Reading


February 06, 2015

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS CHOICE CARD PROGRAM

(Washington, DC) - In a letter this week to President Barack Obama, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) expressed opposition to a provision in the administration's Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget that seeks to cut funding from the Veterans Choice Card program. The senators urged the president to faithfully implement the expanded health care options for New Hampshire veterans included in the 2014 bipartisan Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act. Shaheen and Ayott… Continue Reading


February 04, 2015

TOMORROW: SHAHEEN TO HOST PRESS CONFERENCE CALL WITH NEW HAMPSHIRE FIREFIGHTERS ON IMPORTANCE OF HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Dave Lang, President of Professional Firefighters of New Hampshire, and Chief Kenneth Erickson of the Laconia Fire Department will host a press conference call tomorrow, February 5 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss the importance of fully funding the Department of Homeland Security in the interest of New Hampshire's public safety. Shaheen has repeatedly called for Congress to pass a clean bill, free of extraneous policy riders, to fully fund the department through the r… Continue Reading


February 04, 2015

ICYMI: U.S. Conference of Mayors Calls for “Clean” DHS Funding Bill

In case you missed it, earlier today the U.S. Conference of Mayors called on Congress to stop putting the Department of Homeland Security at risk of a shutdown and instead pass a "clean" bill funding the agency through the end of the fiscal year "The mayors are right - we cannot afford the consequences of shutting down the Department of Homeland Security," said Senator Shaheen. "The Department of Homeland Security plays a critical role in keeping our communities safe on a day to day basis. We n… Continue Reading


February 04, 2015

SHAHEEN REINTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH HEALTH CARE EQUITY FOR MILITARY WOMEN, DEPENDENTS

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) re-introduced legislation, the Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2015, which would overhaul current Department of Defense's (DoD) policy on contraceptive coverage and family planning counseling. Shaheen's bill would bring health care provided by the military in line with current law for civilian populations by ensuring that all women who receive health care through the United States military have ac… Continue Reading


February 03, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on this afternoon's Senate vote on funding for the Department of Homeland Security: "As I've said repeatedly in recent days, we should not play politics with critical resources that keep our country safe. Using Department of Homeland Security funding as a political bargaining chip to advance other issues is both reckless and dangerous. Last week I introduced legislation that would fully fund the agency for th… Continue Reading


February 03, 2015

SHAHEEN, TOOMEY INTRODUCE BILL TO SAVE TAXPAYERS BILLIONS BY CAPPING WASTEFUL CROP INSURANCE PREMIUM SUBSIDIES

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would save taxpayers more than two billion dollars by capping federal crop insurance premiums for the largest farm businesses. The bill would cap crop insurance premium subsidies at $50,000, which the Congressional Budget Office estimates would reduce the deficit by about $2.2 billion over 10 years. "Taxpayers shouldn't be footing the bill for a crop insurance program that b… Continue Reading


January 30, 2015

SATURDAY IN LONDONDERRY: SHAHEEN TO AWARD CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL TO MEMBERS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE CIVIL AIR PATROL

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will join New Hampshire elected officials and New Hampshire military officials to honor members of the New Hampshire Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) who served during World War II on Saturday, January 31 at 2:00 p.m. in Londonderry. The ceremony will be held at the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire and will honor World War II New Hampshire CAP members with the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor. Shaheen will offer remarks celebratin… Continue Reading


January 29, 2015

SHAHEEN REINTRODUCES BILL TO LIMIT FEDERAL SPENDING ON OFFICIAL PORTRAITS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has today re-introduced legislation to curb excessive spending on oil paintings of government officials. Her legislation, the Responsible Use of Taxpayer Dollars for Portraits Act of 2015, would cap the amount of taxpayer dollars that could be spent on the portraits and limit the practice to those officials in the line of succession for the presidency. "Taxpayers shouldn't pay for a portrait that costs more than many Americans make in a year… Continue Reading


January 28, 2015

SHAHEEN OFFERS AMENDMENT TO PROMOTE CONSERVATION IN PRIVATELY OWNED U.S. FORESTS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced an amendment to Keystone XL legislation before the Senate to provide incentives to private forest owners willing to undertake improved forest management activities that will sequester and store more carbon on their land. The practice, known as "carbon sequestration," can offset sources of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to mitigate the impact of climate change. "My amendment outlines a common-sense approach to help New Hampshire'… Continue Reading


January 28, 2015

SHAHEEN, MIKULSKI INTRODUCE HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING BILL TO MAINTAIN ESSENTIAL U.S. COUNTERTERRORISM AND SECURITY OPERATIONS

(Washington, DC) - Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) introduced Tuesday night a complete, clean bill to fund DHS operations through the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2015. Shaheen and Mikulski used the House and Senate's December DHS compromise to write their bill (S.272), and kept it free of extraneous policy riders that would thre… Continue Reading


January 28, 2015

SHAHEEN TO SERVE AS RANKING MEMBER OF EUROPEAN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that she will serve as Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation for the 114th Congress. The Europe Subcommittee has jurisdiction over critical issues related to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), European Union (EU), and Russia, as well as global responsibility for regional security cooperation. "We are facing significant foreign poli… Continue Reading


January 27, 2015

SHAHEEN REINTRODUCES CHARLIE MORGAN MILITARY SPOUSES EQUAL TREATMENT ACT

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced the Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act, legislation extending veterans benefits to same-sex couples and their families regardless of where they live. The legislation is named after the late New Hampshire National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan who passed away in 2013 after a battle with breast cancer; after her passing, Morgan's wife and daughter were initially ineligible to receive certain sur… Continue Reading


January 27, 2015

SHAHEEN, MIKULSKI LEAD DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS EFFORT CALLING ON MCCONNELL TO PASS HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING BILL WITHOUT EXTRANEOUS POLICY RIDERS

(Washington, DC) - Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Vice Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) are leading a full Democratic caucus effort calling on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass a clean bill that funds the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of the fiscal year. The letter was signed by forty-five Senators, including two Independents, who caucus wi… Continue Reading


January 26, 2015

SHAHEEN: WE CANNOT PLAY POLITICS WITH HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING

(Concord, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning toured the New Hampshire Information and Analysis Center (NHIAC) to highlight the importance of approving homeland security funding for the remainder of this fiscal year in the interest of public safety and preparedness. While congress is currently facing a February 27th deadline to fund the Department of Homeland Security, certain lawmakers are threatening to add extraneous legislative riders to a funding bill that could lead to a … Continue Reading


January 23, 2015

MONDAY IN CONCORD: SHAHEEN TOURS NEW HAMPSHIRE INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS CENTER

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will be briefed by New Hampshire Commissioner of Safety John Barthelmes, as well as Colonel Robert Quinn and Director Perry Plummer, on the New Hampshire Information and Analysis Center (NHIAC) and its capabilities at the NHIAC in Concord, Monday, January 26 at 10:45 AM. Shaheen, who was recently appointed as Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security will tour the facility following the briefing. Shaheen's visit… Continue Reading


January 23, 2015

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE CONGRATULATE NEW HAMPSHIRE STUDENTS SELECTED FOR SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced today that two outstanding New Hampshire students have been selected as delegates to the 53rd annual U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP) in Washington, D.C. Devin McMahon of East Hampstead and Jessie Osgood of Henniker will join more than 100 students from across the nation in Washington during the week of March 7-14 to experience the federal government in action. "Devin and Jessie represent the best of New… Continue Reading


January 22, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON ANNIVERSARY OF ROE V. WADE DECISION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision: "Women can and should be trusted to make medical decisions in consultation with their families and doctors, not the government or their employers. Roe v. Wade was a landmark decision that rightfully recognized that women should be in charge of their own reproductive health care decisions. On this anniversary, I am committed to fighting all a… Continue Reading

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