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July 07, 2016

House Judiciary Committee Passes Shaheen-Authored Legislation to Establish Basic Rights for Sexual Assault Survivors

(Washington, D.C.) Legislation authored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and introduced in the House by U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) to establish basic rights for survivors of sexual assault passed the House Judiciary Committee today as part of the Survivors' Bill of Rights Act of 2016. The Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act was passed unanimously by the Senate as part of the Adam Walsh Reauthorization Act in May. "This is another encouraging step forward in the pur… Continue Reading


July 06, 2016

Shaheen Statement on President’s Announcement of Afghan Troop Levels

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after President Obama announced that 8,400 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan through the end of his term: "Following the recommendations of our senior military leaders and their assessment of the conditions on the ground, I support President Obama's decision to keep 8,400 troops in Afghanistan. While we have made progress in Afghanistan, the security situation remains tenuous and we must continue to tra… Continue Reading


July 06, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Obama Administration’s Announcement of New Actions to Address Opioid Epidemic, Renews Call for Congress to Pass Emergency Funding

**Administration's new actions will expand access to treatment, create new policies to prevent and treat opioid abuse among veterans, and better educate providers and patients about safe pain management** **Shaheen: It's critical that Congress also step up to the plate and treat this epidemic like the national public health emergency that it is** (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released a statement following an announcement from Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretar… Continue Reading


June 29, 2016

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS INCLUSION OF VISAS FOR AFGHAN ALLIES IN APPROPRIATIONS BILL

**State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill Approved In Committee Today Provides 4,000 New Visas for Afghans Who Have Supported the U.S. Mission** **Shaheen: If Congress fails to extend this program, this could be a death sentence** (Washington, D.C.)-This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) praised the inclusion of a provision in an appropriations bill that would extend the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program that allows Afghans who supported the U.S. mission in Afghanistan… Continue Reading


June 29, 2016

Shaheen Amendment Repealing Global Gag Rule & Restoring International Family Planning Funds Passes Appropriations Committee on a Bipartisan Vote

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A key amendment to restore funding for international family planning and reproductive health offered by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was approved by 17-13 in a full committee markup of the Senate Committee on Appropriations today. The amendment was added to the FY2017 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill. "Expanding access to family planning and reproductive health services around the globe empowers women," said Senator Shaheen. "Family planning gives wome… Continue Reading


June 28, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Istanbul Terrorist Attack

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the terrorist attack on the Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Turkey: "My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the terrorist attack at Ataturk airport, their families and friends. This attack is a tragic reminder of the continued need for the international community to work together to defeat terrorists who commit such heinous and cowardly acts."… Continue Reading


June 28, 2016

SHAHEEN STATEMENT AFTER VOTE ON PARTISAN ZIKA PROPOSAL

(Washington, D.C.) -- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after today's vote against the partisan Republican bicameral proposal to respond to the Zika virus: "Republican leadership should be working in a bipartisan manner to address public health emergencies, not exploiting them as opportunities to pass a hyper-partisan agenda," said Shaheen. "Congress is woefully late in providing resources to address Zika. It's absolutely shameful that the only proposal allowed a… Continue Reading


June 27, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a case addressing access to abortion services and targeted regulation of abortion providers in Texas. Senator Shaheen signed an Amicus Brief to the Court in support of Whole Woman's Health, alongside more than 25 Senators and 120 Members of the House of Representatives. "A woman's ability to make her own decisions about her h… Continue Reading


June 24, 2016

Shaheen Statement on the United Kingdom’s Referendum on Continued European Union Membership

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and lead Democrat on the European Affairs subcommittee, released the following statement in reaction to the United Kingdom's referendum on whether to remain a member of the European Union. "British voters have spoken," said Senator Shaheen. "Although I am deeply disappointed by their decision to exit the European Union and concerned about the consequences that will result, the choice was th… Continue Reading


June 23, 2016

SHAHEEN'S STATEMENT AFTER THE “TEST” VOTE ON COLLINS-HEITKAMP GUN REFORM MEASURE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the following statement after voting in favor of a bipartisan gun reform bill to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists who are on the No Fly List or the Selectee List-subsets. The vote was scheduled by Republican leadership, purportedly to gauge support for the measure. The legislation was introduced by Senator Susan Collins and a group of bipartisan senators. "This bipartisan proposal would make a small, but necessary, change t… Continue Reading


June 23, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in U.S. v. Texas

(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen issued the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in US v. Texas, a case addressing the Obama Administration's Executive Order creating the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program and expanding the existing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. "Families shouldn't live in fear that at a moment's notice a father, mother or child could be separated from their … Continue Reading


June 22, 2016

SHAHEEN CALLS PARTISAN ZIKA PROPOSAL "OFFENSIVE" AND URGES REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP TO RETRACT

Washington, DC -- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after being briefed on the substance of a Republican bicameral proposal, known as a "conference report," to respond to the spread of the Zika virus: "Congress is woefully late in providing resources to address the spread of the Zika virus and by proposing a hyper partisan bill, Republican leadership have squandered valuable time," said Senator Shaheen. "The threat from the Zika virus is very real and should no… Continue Reading


June 21, 2016

Bipartisan Group Of Foreign Relations Members Condemn Russian Aggression

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), David Perdue (R-GA), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Jim Risch (R-ID), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, have introduced a bipartisan resolution that calls on Russia to cease provocative military maneuvers that endanger U.S. forces and calls on the U.S., its European allies, and the international community to continue to apply pressure on Moscow. "The United States and the international … Continue Reading


June 21, 2016

Shaheen Announces $3.1 Million in AmeriCorps Funding for New Hampshire

(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that New Hampshire has received more than $3 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees volunteering and service programs. The grants will support 169 AmeriCorps members in the state and create additional funding for Volunteer NH, the Granite State nonprofit organization that administers AmeriCorps programs in New Hampshire. The federal investm… Continue Reading


June 20, 2016

Shaheen Statement on Senate’s Failure to Approve Common-Sense Gun Reform Legislation

(Washington, D.C.) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement this evening after the Senate failed to pass common-sense gun reform amendments in the wake of the Orlando terror attack. "After Aurora, Newtown, Charleston, San Bernardino, and so many other mass shootings, the Senate failed to act to protect Americans from gun violence," said Shaheen. "It's shameful that in the wake of the deadliest shooting in our nation's history in Orlando, the Senate still can't take mo… Continue Reading


June 20, 2016

Shaheen Meets with Admiral Poulin of the U.S. Coast Guard, Portsmouth Harbor Station

**Joins Admiral Poulin Aboard Guard Response Boat for Tour of Portsmouth Harbor and Piscataqua River** ** Shaheen: Excellence and professionalism are the trademarks of the United States Coast Guard. Those qualities are on vivid display here at Portsmouth Harbor Station ** (Washington, D.C.) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the U.S Coast Guard, Portsmouth Harbor Station today to meet with Rear Admiral Steve Poulin, Commander of the First Coast Guard District, and take an upriver… Continue Reading


June 16, 2016

As Congress Finalizes Response to Opioid Epidemic, Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Shaheen Resolution Calling For More Funding

(Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate passed a motion filed by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to instruct conferees reconciling the Shaheen-sponsored Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) to advocate for the inclusion of funding for prevention and treatment associated with state and local efforts to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic nationwide. The Senate passed Shaheen's motion 66 to 29. Both the House and Senate versions of CARA authorize new initiatives to address the opioid … Continue Reading


June 15, 2016

Senator Shaheen Joins Senate Filibuster Calling for Common-Sense Reforms to Prevent Gun Violence

** Shaheen: Tears are not enough. Expressions of outrage are not enough.** **It is inconceivable that Congress would fail to act in the wake of the Orlando tragedy.** You can watch Senator Shaheen's full remarks here. (Washington, DC) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and many of her other Democratic colleagues in a filibuster to urge bipartisan reforms in the Senate to prevent gun violence. The renewed calls come after the deadliest m… Continue Reading


June 15, 2016

Shaheen Attends White House Meeting on Opioid and Heroin Crisis, Access to Treatment

**Shaheen and Directors Botticelli, Donovan and Munoz discussed Administration's proposal for new funding to address opioid crisis** **Under Administration's proposal to Congress, New Hampshire would be eligible for up to $5 million to expand access to treatment** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) attended a meeting today at the White House on the opioid and heroin epidemic with Michael Botticelli, Director of the National Drug Control Policy, Shawn Donovan, Director of t… Continue Reading


June 14, 2016

Shaheen Decries Failure to Extend the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa Program

**Senators Shaheen and McCain led fight for amendment to extend visa program for Afghans who have supported the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and face threats from the Taliban and other terror groups** **On Senate floor last week, Shaheen called on the Senate to continue to support these brave men and women** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) decried the Senate's failure to vote on her amendment to the FY2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have … Continue Reading

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