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June 18, 2015

SHAHEEN, RUBIO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TARGETTING HIZBALLAH

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced the "Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015," a bipartisan effort to block the terrorist organization's financing and limit the group's access to logistical support. Responsible for the largest number of American deaths overseas by a terrorist organization, Hizballah has been a dangerous and destabilizing force in the Middle East … Continue Reading


June 17, 2015

SHAHEEN REACTS TO LEW ANNOUNCEMENT: WOMAN ON THE $10 IS HISTORIC & BIG STEP FORWARD

(Washington, DC) - The author of the Women on the Twenty Act, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), made the following statement after Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury will begin the process for putting a woman on the ten dollar bill. The Treasury Department, with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, expects to unveil the new ten dollar note in 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. "Today… Continue Reading


June 17, 2015

SHAHEEN SHOWCASES GRANITE STATE IN WASHINGTON, DC

(Washington, DC) - This evening, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and the New Hampshire State Society welcomed more than 50 New Hampshire businesses, restaurants and vendors to Capitol Hill for the sixth annual Experience New Hampshire reception. The annual event gives Granite State businesses the opportunity to showcase their products and services for policymakers and government officials in Washington. "Granite Staters already know about the many tremendous offerings of our state, and Exper… Continue Reading


June 17, 2015

SHAHEEN HOSTS NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS LEADERS AND KEY POLICYMAKERS IN WASHINGTON FOR ANNUAL LUNCH

(Washington, DC)- This afternoon, nearly 200 members of the New Hampshire business community joined U.S. Senator Shaheen (D-NH) for the fifth annual New Hampshire Business Day Luncheon to discuss with key policymakers how federal agencies and policies can support business growth and job creation in the state. The annual event gives Granite State businesses the opportunity to hear directly from Washington leaders, elected and government officials, and ask questions about policies that impact thei… Continue Reading


June 16, 2015

RANKING MEMBER SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON FY2016 HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS BILL

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, gave the following statement after the release of the FY16 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill: "This bill is tasked with providing the resources needed for the security of our borders, the safety of our communities, and the protection of our federal computer networks that are under relentless attack from cyber criminals," said Shaheen. "This … Continue Reading


June 16, 2015

TOMORROW IN WASHINGTON: SHAHEEN’S 6th ANNUAL EXPERIENCE NEW HAMPSHIRE RECEPTION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will welcome more than 50 New Hampshire businesses and vendors to Washington, DC Wednesday, June 17 at 5:00 p.m. for the sixth annual Experience New Hampshire reception. The event will give participants the opportunity to showcase the tremendous offerings of the Granite State to lawmakers and government officials. The reception is hosted by the New Hampshire State Society and Senator Shaheen will be joined by Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Cong… Continue Reading


June 16, 2015

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH KEY EUROPEAN LEADERS, VISITS AMERICAN TROOPS IN TRIP TO EASTERN EUROPE

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) returned yesterday from a three-day trip to Poland and Latvia, during which she met with key foreign leaders, participated in a global security conference, and visited American and NATO troops. The trip focused on continued American support for allies in Central and Eastern Europe, especially in light of the threat from Russian aggression. Shaheen is the Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on Europe and … Continue Reading


June 12, 2015

SHAHEEN & RUBIO’S GIRLS COUNT ACT SIGNED INTO LAW

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) welcome today's signing of the "Girls Count Act" into law. The bill, which they introduced earlier this year, will direct current U.S. foreign assistance programming to support the rights of women and girls in developing countries by working to establish birth registries in their countries. "All women deserve the basic dignity and protection that comes from being registered at birth," Shaheen said. "Now that this bill… Continue Reading


June 12, 2015

AFTER SECURING FUNDS IN AGENCY APPROPRIATIONS BILL, SHAHEEN URGES CONTINUED SUPPORT OF SUCCESSFUL NH GUARD DEPLOYMENT PROGRAM

(WASHINGTON, DC) - In a letter sent to the Department of Defense yesterday, Senator Shaheen highlighted the success of the New Hampshire National Guard's Deployment Cycle Support Care Coordination Program that provides members of the guard and their families with a wide range of services to help them through the difficult and stressful deployment process. Senator Shaheen's letter follows her successful effort to include $20 million in the FY2016 Defense Appropriations bill for the national progr… Continue Reading


June 12, 2015

SHAHEEN: THE HOUSE INTERNET TAX BILL IS A NON-STARTER

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen made the following statement after legislation in the House of Representatives was made public which would impose new sales taxes on internet purchases: "The last thing internet commerce needs is a series of burdensome new tax collection requirements that would do tremendous harm to small businesses taking advantage of online commerce. This House proposal is a non-starter, and I will continue to oppose any attempt to attach these measures to an extensio… Continue Reading


June 11, 2015

SHAHEEN DIRECTS FEDERAL AGENCY TO WORK WITH NH FISHERMEN TO ALLEVIATE BURDENSOME FEES

(WASHINGTON, DC) -- The Senate Appropriations Committee has adopted several provisions offered by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to support fishermen in New Hampshire. The state's fishermen, many of whom are barely surviving due to drastically lowered catch limits and other constraints on the industry, may soon be faced with additional expensive fees to cover the cost of at-sea observers. Senator Shaheen's additions to the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill directs the National Oceani… Continue Reading


June 11, 2015

SHAHEEN AMENDMENT CALLING FOR END TO SEQUESTRATION PASSES APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

(WASHINGTON, DC) - The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment offered by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today that calls for the end to automatic budget cuts known as sequestration. "Part of our jobs in Congress is to review the federal budget and make tough decisions," said Senator Shaheen. "We need to address our deficit and rein in our spending, but it's been abundantly clear since sequestration was proposed that this method of blind budget cutting is not the prudent appro… Continue Reading


June 10, 2015

SHAHEEN INCLUDES NH PRIORITIES IN AGENCY FUNDING BILLS

(Washington, DC) - The Senate Appropriations Committee approved through subcommittee the annual Department of Defense, and Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bills for FY2016. These bills include key priorities for New Hampshire put forward by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The Department of Defense funding bill includes support for New Hampshire National Guard's Deployment Cycle Support Care Coordination Program (DCSCCP) and the procurement of KC-46A tankers and Virginia-class … Continue Reading


June 08, 2015

AT GE IN HOOKSETT, SENATORS SHAHEEN, CANTWELL, AND AYOTTE CALL FOR REAUTHORIZATION OF EXPORT-IMPORT BANK

High quality versions of these photos are available here and here. (HOOKSETT, NH) - Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) were joined by their colleague Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) as they met with New Hampshire businesses at GE Aviation in Hooksett, NH to discuss the impact of failing to reauthorize the Export-Import bank. The Export-Import Bank is set to expire on June 30th unless Congress acts. "Exports are critical to New Hampshire's economy and the Export-Import Bank … Continue Reading


June 05, 2015

SENATE ADOPTS SHAHEEN AMENDMENTS ON ANTHRAX & LONG-TERM DUTY RULES TO MUST-PASS DEFENSE LEGISLATION

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Yesterday, the Senate adopted two of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) amendments to must-pass legislation establishing our national defense policy. The first, calls for accountability from the Department of Defense on the recent disclosure that the military mistakenly shipped live anthrax to numerous laboratories in the U.S. and around the globe over a course of eight years or more. The second, provides a much-needed assessment of a new Department of Defense policy to redu… Continue Reading


June 04, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT AFTER SENATE VOTE ON SAME-SEX VA BENEFITS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the failure of the Senate to pass her amendment that would have extended veterans benefits to same-sex couples and their families regardless of where they live: "It's tremendously disappointing that the Senate would quietly vote to deny important benefits for those who have served our country in uniform and their families," said Shaheen. "Veterans served their country bravely, and yet some are deprived … Continue Reading


June 04, 2015

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PROTECT PREGNANT WORKERS FROM WORKPLACE DISCIRMINATION

Washington DC- Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation that would protect pregnant workers from workplace discrimination. The bill was introduced with Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Dean Heller (R-NV). Click here for video from today's press conference. The Supreme Court decision in the case of Young v. UPS left the workplace rights of pregnant workers uncertain. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would address legal ambiguities and hel… Continue Reading


June 04, 2015

SHAHEEN LEADS SENATE LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT: PUT A WOMAN ON THE TWENTY

(Washington, DC) - Today on social media, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced that she's sending a letter from the Senate to President Obama urging him to begin the process for putting a women on the $20 dollar bill. The letter was signed by supporters of Shaheen's Women on the Twenty Act which include U.S. Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Angus King (I-ME), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Tammy Baldwin (WI) and reads: … Continue Reading


June 04, 2015

FRIDAY IN CONCORD: SHAHEEN TO HOST ROUNDTABLE ON PREGNANT WORKERS FAIRNESS ACT

Later at Belmont High School Shaheen to speak to ninth grade students about American Government During the afternoon in Meredith Shaheen to visit Hermit Woods Winery to promote New Hampshire tourism season U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will host a roundtable discussion on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act at 10:00 a.m. in Concord. Shaheen will be joined by members of the New Hampshire Women's Foundation, General Electric and other stakeholders to discuss her bill to ensure that pregnan… Continue Reading


June 03, 2015

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES AMENDMENT CALLING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY ON MISTAKEN ANTHRAX SHIPMENTS

WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that calls for accountability from the Department of Defense on the recent disclosure that the military mistakenly shipped live anthrax to a minimum of 28 laboratories located in at least 12 states and 3 countries over a course of eight years or more. "With the scope of this problem still unknown and the high likelihood that there are still packages unaccounted for… Continue Reading

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