January 30, 2020

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Urging Trump to Support Funding Boost for Meals on Wheels Program

**The NH Delegation Supported Increased Funding to the Meals on Wheels Program Included in Government Funding Legislation Signed into Law in December** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) calling on the Trump administration to boost funding for the Older Americans Act (OAA) in his upcoming budget proposal to C… Continue Reading

January 30, 2020

Shaheen Voices Strong Opposition to Trump Administration Guidance to States that Allows for Block Granting State Medicaid Programs

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Trump administration opened the door for all states to apply to block grant their respective Medicaid programs, which would cap the funding that states receive for this program: "The current funding model for Medicaid programs allows for the program to adapt based on local need," said Shaheen. "Nearly 75 million Americans and 180,000 Granite Staters rely on Medicaid to access the health care they n… Continue Reading

January 30, 2020

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging Administration to Increase the Number of Temporary, Non-Immigrant H-2B Workers for 2020

**Letter Emphasizes that the Current Number of H-2B Visas Fails to Adequately Meet U.S. Temporary Workforce Needs** (Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a bicameral, bipartisan letter with Senator Angus King (I-ME) and a group of lawmakers to Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf, urging the administration to immediately increase the statutory cap of H-2B visas for fiscal year 2020. The funding legislation signed into law last month a… Continue Reading

January 29, 2020

Shaheen Statement on the Death of New Hampshire Airman in Afghanistan

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on the death of Captain Ryan S. Phaneuf, 30, of Hudson, New Hampshire, who was killed in the line of duty while supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel: "My heart is heavy to learn of the tragic loss of Captain Ryan Phaneuf in the line of duty," said Shaheen. "My thoughts and deepest condolences are with Ryan's family, friends and fellow Airmen during thi… Continue Reading

January 29, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues in Calling on President Trump to Publicly Commit to Protecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid

Last Week, President Trump Said He'd Consider Cutting Medicare and Social Security Following the 2017 Republican Tax Law WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined their colleagues in calling on President Trump to retract statements that he made last week saying that he would be open to cutting earned benefits like Medicare or Social Security following the 2017 Republican tax law, which provided massive tax … Continue Reading

January 29, 2020

Shaheen Reintroduces Legislation to Help Students Manage Debt

**Shaheen's Bill would Give Students Access to Comprehensive Online Database to Manage Debt & Better Navigate Repayment** **Americans Owe More than $1.5 Trillion in Student Loan Debt - Surpassing Total Credit Card Debt** (Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced the Simplifying Access to Student Loan Information Act, which calls for the development of a central online portal to allow students to review all their public and private student loans as well … Continue Reading

January 29, 2020

Shaheen Statement on USMCA Trade Agreement Being Signed into Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the President signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law: "International trade has long spurred New Hampshire's economy, creating good paying jobs and opportunities for small businesses," said Shaheen. "This trade deal makes improvements to NAFTA that will help empower Granite State businesses while protecting American workers and safeguarding our environment. I was very pleased th… Continue Reading

January 28, 2020

House Companion of Shaheen, Murkowski Bipartisan Bill to Improve Girls’ Access to School Worldwide Clears House of Representatives

**Shaheen & Murkowski Lead the Bipartisan Legislation in the Senate that Tackles Obstacles Preventing Adolescent Girls from Accessing Quality Education** **Today, 130 Million Girls Around the World are not Regularly Enrolled in School** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) lauded the passage of the House companion legislation to their bipartisan bill - the Keeping Girls in School Act - which cleared the House of Representatives this afternoon. T… Continue Reading

January 28, 2020

Raising Awareness of Law Enforcement Suicide Crisis, Nashua Police Chief Michael Carignan to Join Shaheen at State of the Union

**The Police Department Tragically Lost an Officer to Suicide Last Year** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced that she will be joined by Nashua Police Chief Michael Carignan for the President's State of the Union Address on Tuesday, February 4 to raise awareness about the mental health challenges that many law enforcement and other first responders face as a resul… Continue Reading

January 28, 2020

Shaheen Statement on Anniversary of Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

Senator Shaheen's Congressional Record Statement Commemorating the Life of Christa McAuliffe. Full sized version can be found here. (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the 34th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster: "The loss of the Challenger crew was a tragedy that touched the lives of millions of Americans and people across the world," said Shaheen. "For Granite Staters, and for teachers and educators across the United Stat… Continue Reading

January 27, 2020

ICYMI: Progress on Nord Stream 2 Delayed By Shaheen-Cruz Amendment That’s Now Law

(Washington, DC) - In December, President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, which included legislation authored by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) that would impose targeted sanctions on pipe-laying vessels involved in the construction of Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline. Some observers thought that the bipartisan amendment to the defense bill was too late to prevent the completion of the project, however, numerous reports sin… Continue Reading

January 27, 2020

Shaheen Calls on President Trump to Apologize for TBI Comments

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, called on President Trump to apologize for comments that minimized the Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) experienced by service members in Iraq following missile strikes by Iran: "For generations, battlefield traumatic brain injuries were not understood and often dismissed," said Shaheen. "As a society, we've come a long way to better recognize and treat TBI, and … Continue Reading

January 24, 2020

Shaheen Reintroduces Legislation to Prevent Opioid Misuse Among Students and Student Athletes

**Shaheen's Bill Would Authorize $10 million for Creation of Drug Prevention Programs** **The Student and Athlete Opioid Misuse Prevention Act is Endorsed by the National Football League Players Association** (Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced legislation that would help prevent opioid misuse among students and student athletes. The Student and Student Athlete Opioid Misuse Prevention Act would allow schools, communities and youth athletic associati… Continue Reading

January 23, 2020

Shaheen Statement on 3rd Anniversary of Trump Reinstatement & Expansion of Global Gag Rule

**Recent Study Shows the Global Gag Rule as a Contributor to a 40 Percent Increase in Abortions in Developing Countries Dependent on U.S. Assistance** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the third anniversary of President Trump reinstating and expanding the Global Gag Rule. The President expanded the ill-conceived policy for a second time last March, further restricting international organizations from delivering critical care to women and … Continue Reading

January 23, 2020

Shaheen Responds to Trump’s Rollback of Stream and Wetland Protections

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's decision to move forward with plans to roll back critical Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that protect New England's streams and wetlands. On Sunday, Shaheen slammed the administration's proposal to reject the advice of the EPA's own scientific advisors and revoke key environmental protections as "reckless" and a "direct threat to water quality in New H… Continue Reading

January 23, 2020

Following Her Successful Effort to Secure Funding Flexibility to Include Meth & Cocaine Treatment, Shaheen Urges Trump Administration to Quickly Provide New Guidance to States

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, called on the Trump administration to "expeditiously" provide guidance to states on the implementation of the provision she authored in government funding legislation that gives treatment providers flexibility to use federal funding provided by the State Opioid Response grant program to help patients suffering from meth and cocaine dependencies. Previously, federal law only allow… Continue Reading

January 23, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Protect Community Television

(Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Protecting Community Television Act with Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), legislation to ensure that community television operations continue to receive the resources they need to educate and inform viewers in the cities and towns where they operate. Currently, local governments are permitted to require as part of cable franchise agreements that cable companies meet demonstrated community needs by… Continue Reading

January 22, 2020

Shaheen Leads Bipartisan Legislation to Hold E-Cigarette Companies Accountable for the Youth Vaping Crisis

**The Resources to Prevent Youth Vaping Act is endorsed by the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association** (Washington, DC) - This week, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced bipartisan legislation to protect children from the dangers of e-cigarettes. The Resources to Prevent Youth Vaping Act would require that e-cigarette manufacturers pay user fees to the Fo… Continue Reading

January 22, 2020

Shaheen Statement on Roe v. Wade Decision Anniversary

**SHAHEEN: "Today, I join the women all across this country who are speaking out loud and clear: we are not going back!"** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision: "The Roe v. Wade decision was a landmark case that determined legal and constitutional safeguards for what many of us already morally believed to be true: women's reproductive health care decisions belong to them, … Continue Reading

January 21, 2020

NH Delegation Calls on Trump to Continue Opioid Response Grant Funding, Ensure Set-Aside for Hardest-Hit States

**Delegation Fought to Increase Opioid Response Funding by 1000% Over the Last Two Years** ** New Shaheen Provision Allows SOR Grant Dollars to be used to treat Meth and Cocaine Dependency, in addition to Opioid Use Disorder** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) in a letter to President Donald Trump, calling on him to con… Continue Reading

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