December 20, 2017

SHAHEEN AFTER VOTING NO ON FINAL REPUBLICAN TAX BILL: "This tax bill asks middle-class families to foot the bill for massive tax breaks for the wealthy and large corporations"

SHAHEEN: "This bill doesn't remotely resemble real tax reform and is an enormous missed opportunity." (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting no on the final version of the Republican tax bill: "This tax bill asks middle-class families to foot the bill for massive tax breaks for the wealthy and large corporations-that's just unacceptable," said Senator Shaheen. "Further, adding $1.5 trillion to the national debt to pay for these tax… Continue Reading

December 19, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Introduce Legislation to Designate a Unique Zip Code for Swanzey, NH

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced legislation to require the United States Postal Service to designate a single, unique ZIP code for Swanzey, New Hampshire. North Swanzey is fully incorporated in the town Swanzey, but shares the 03431 ZIP code with Keene, instead of the 03446 ZIP code for the rest of Swanzey. The lack of a uniform ZIP code has led to mis-delivered or delayed mail and slowed emergency response times. "The lack of a … Continue Reading

December 19, 2017

NH Delegation Responds to AG's Refusal to Join Net Neutrality Repeal Lawsuit

**SHAHEEN, HASSAN, SHEA-PORTER, KUSTER: "It's very disappointing that no sufficient reason has been provided for New Hampshire not joining other states across the country in a lawsuit opposing the repeal of net neutrality rules"** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and Representatives Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster, issued the following joint statement after receiving a letter from New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald explaining the decision not to… Continue Reading

December 18, 2017

Shaheen, Hatch Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Curb Climbing Student Debt and Improve Institutional Accountability

(Washington, DC) - Last week, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) reintroduced the Student Protection and Success Act, legislation to curb climbing student debt by improving the federal standard by which colleges are eligible for federal student assistance. This bipartisan bill would remove federal student loan eligibility from all colleges and universities where less than 15 percent of their students are able to begin repaying their loans within three years of graduating or le… Continue Reading

December 15, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Group of Senators Urging Congressional Leadership to Include Opioid Epidemic Response Resources in Government Funding Legislation

(Washington, D.C.) - As the nation's opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities across the country, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Angus King (I-ME), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) to call on Senate leadership to provide states with the resources they need to tackle this ongoing public health emergency. In their letter, the bipartisan group urge… Continue Reading

December 15, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Sexual Harassment in Congress, Bring Transparency and Accountability to Sexual Harassment Reporting Process

**Congressional Harassment Reform Act would overhaul current reporting process for victims of harassment in Congress, end required secrecy and require Members of Congress found liable for harassment to pay settlements out of their own pocket** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) helped introduce bipartisan legislation that would overhaul the current process that victims of harassment in Congress must go through when reporting a claim. The current proc… Continue Reading

December 14, 2017

Shaheen Statement On Net Neutrality Vote

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) vote to repeal net neutrality regulations put in place by the Obama administration: "I'm very concerned by the FCC's decision to roll back net neutrality regulations, which will threaten equal access to an open and free internet," said Senator Shaheen. "Net neutrality rules were put in place to protect rural communities, small businesses and consume… Continue Reading

December 13, 2017

Shaheen Shares NH Graduate Students’ Stories on Senate Floor as Their Future Hangs in the Balance

**Shaheen Expresses Hope that the Provision that Drastically Increases Taxes on Students Will Be Removed from Final Agreement** Watch the remarks here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to discuss her opposition to Congressional Republicans' tax bill and how it would raise taxes on students and make it harder for them to afford higher education. Specifically, the House-passed version of the bill would eliminate the student loan interest deduct… Continue Reading

December 13, 2017

Shaheen Releases Report on Women’s Entrepreneurship

Women are creating businesses five times faster than the national average; more than 11 million women-owned businesses represent 39 percent of all U.S. firms Women-owned businesses grow slower and earn less revenue than male-owned firms Women entrepreneurs have fewer role models, face gender pay gap and unequal access to startup funding Original interviews with 14 women entrepreneurs across technology, business and non-profit sectors (Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the le… Continue Reading

December 12, 2017

Shaheen’s Government-Wide Kaspersky Ban Signed Into Law

(Washington, DC) - Today, the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed into law, which includes Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) government-wide ban on Kaspersky Lab software across the federal government. Senator Shaheen's broad legislation stipulates that Kaspersky Lab products, or any affiliated products and services, be banned from all federal computers and connected networks. "Considering the grave risk that Kaspersky Lab poses to our national security, it's n… Continue Reading

December 12, 2017

President Signs Shaheen Legislation Establishing First-Ever Nationwide PFC Water Contamination Study

(Washington, DC) - Today, the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was signed into law, which includes Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) nationwide health study on the impact of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) in drinking water. This is the first-ever nationwide study of its kind. "I'm glad that we can finally move forward with this study and help Seacoast families get the answers they deserve," said Senator Shaheen. "It is completely unacceptable that parents in our communi… Continue Reading

December 12, 2017

Shaheen’s New Hampshire and National Security Priorities Signed Into Law

**Annual defense authorization bill includes key provisions secured by Shaheen, including the first-ever nationwide PFC water contamination study, critical investments in the Pease Air National Guard Base, assured job security at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, prohibition of a Moscow-based software company with Kremlin ties, and an increase in visas for Afghan interpreters.** (Washington, DC) - Today, President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. The NDAA is … Continue Reading

December 11, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Federal Court Ruling Allowing Transgender Americans to Enlist

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Pentagon's announcement that it will allow transgender Americans to enlist in the military beginning January 1, 2018, following a federal judge's ruling to allow the Obama-era policy to go into effect: "This decision is a victory for our military readiness and upholds our values as a nation, rooted in equality and freedom," said Senator Shaheen. "The Trump administration's discriminatory efforts t… Continue Reading

December 08, 2017

Shaheen Urges FCC Chairman Pai to Consider Importance of Net Neutrality Rules for Small Businesses

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, led several of her colleagues in a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, emphasizing the importance of net neutrality regulations to small business interests. The senators urged Chairman Pai to fully consider the impact of any regulatory changes on small businesses before voting on any changes. The other senators sig… Continue Reading

December 07, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Join Bipartisan Group of Senators in Urging Extension of Secure Rural Schools Program

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of 32 senators in sending a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), urging them to include a reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Program in any end-of-year government funding legislation. The SRS program supports public schools, public roads, forest health projects, emergency services and many other essential county services for … Continue Reading

December 06, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after President Trump announced that he intends to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital: "I'm very concerned about the decision to relocate the U.S. embassy and the immediate repercussions, as the State Department has warned that this could potentially lead to violence in Israel and across the Middle East," said Senator Shaheen. "I firmly support Is… Continue Reading

December 05, 2017

Shaheen Statement After Voting Against the Nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to Serve as DHS Secretary

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on her opposition to the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security. Nielsen's nomination was approved by a vote of 62 to 37: "The Trump administration's immigration policies have strayed significantly from our values as a nation," said Senator Shaheen. "During her confirmation process, Ms. Nielsen did not provide sufficient assurances that she would lead towards a more sensible app… Continue Reading

December 05, 2017

Shaheen Welcomes Federal Initiative to Confront PFAS Contamination

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) announcement of a cross-agency initiative to confront per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. PFAS includes perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which is an emerging contaminant that has been found in drinking water systems in several southern New Hampshire towns, and was responsible for the closing of a major water supply well located at the … Continue Reading

December 05, 2017

In Special Opioid Hearing, Shaheen Stresses the Importance of the ACA and Updating the Opioid Funding Formula in Combating the Opioid Epidemic

**SHAHEEN: "One of the things [my friend] said to me which really resonated is that 'I hope I can live to be 80 so I can get the youngest one through high school.' We should not have that happening in the United States of America."** Watch the Clip of Sen. Shaheen's Questioning Here (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies took part in today's special hearing on addres… Continue Reading

December 04, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Passing of former NH State Senator Mary Louise Hancock

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the passing of former New Hampshire State Senator Mary Louise Hancock: "Mary Louise Hancock was a role model for me, and for so many other women who've stepped up to run for office," said Senator Shaheen. "A steadfast advocate for equal rights, affordable housing, and domestic abuse survivors, Mary Louise Hancock led with action and taught us all about the importance of being engaged and participating in our gove… Continue Reading

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