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

December 02, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Senate Republican Tax Bill

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the Senate Republican tax bill, which passed the Senate on a party-line vote early Saturday morning: "We need bipartisan tax reform to simplify our tax code, bolster the middle class, support small businesses and create jobs. But the partisan bill forced through the Senate and passed on a party-line vote failed to address any of these critical needs," said Senator Shaheen. "This legislation asks middle-class fami… Continue Reading

December 01, 2017

NH Delegation Calls on President to Grant Major Disaster Declaration

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) to President Trump in support of Governor Sununu's request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of New Hampshire following the damage and costs incurred by severe rain and flooding in October. The cost associated with the October storm is approximately $6 million statewide. "As a result of the October 2017 storm, New … Continue Reading

November 29, 2017

Shaheen Helps Secure Over $680,000 in Federal Funds for NH Law Enforcement to Combat Opioid Epidemic

**In August, Senator Shaheen Wrote in Support of a New Hampshire State Police Request for COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force Funding** (Washington, DC)-Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice & Science Appropriations Subcommittee, announced that the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office, which is managed by the Department of Justice, has awarded the New Hampshire Department of Safety, Division of State Police $688,856 through the Anti-Heroin Ta… Continue Reading

November 27, 2017

Shaheen Responds to US District Court Order to Delay Deportations of Seacoast Indonesian Community Members

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after Chief Judge Patti Saris of the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts ruled that the court has jurisdiction to delay deportations for members of the Indonesian community residing in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire, who face certain persecution as Christians in Indonesia, so that individuals can refile their cases: "I am very encouraged by this ruling," said Senator Shaheen. "The court made the right cal… Continue Reading

November 27, 2017

Shaheen Leads New Hampshire Workforce Development Summit

New Hampshire businesses facing critical shortage of trained workers Presentations from state and federal resource providers, education officials and Granite State companies using innovative strategies to recruit and retain workers Partnership with New Hampshire Business and Industry Association, New Hampshire College and University Council, Community College System of New Hampshire and University System of New Hampshire (Concord, NH) - Responding to New Hampshire's ongoing workforce challeng… Continue Reading

November 21, 2017

Shaheen Meets with Realtors and Homebuilders to Discuss Impact of Republicans’ Tax Legislation on NH Homeowners

(Londonderry, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a roundtable with representatives from the National Association of Realtors, the New Hampshire Association of Realtors and the New Hampshire Homebuilders Association to discuss the Senate Republican tax bill's impact on New Hampshire homeowners. Specifically, the roundtable focused on the elimination of the state and local tax deduction (SALT), which 204,000 Granite State homeowners rely on to deduct property taxes, and other pro… Continue Reading

November 20, 2017

Shaheen, Hassan Announce $500K in Federal Funds for NH Police Departments

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice & Science Appropriations Subcommittee, and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), announced $500,000 in federal funding for the Lebanon, Farmington and Laconia Police Departments to hire additional law enforcement officers and invest in community policing efforts. The funding was awarded through the COPS Hiring Program (CHP), which is managed by the Department of Justice (DOJ). "These federal resource… Continue Reading

November 20, 2017

Shaheen, Murphy Push For Answers on Travel Ban’s Impact on Refugees

(Washington, DC)-Last week, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) sent a letter with a group of 18 senators to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of State and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), pushing agencies to answer questions about the detrimental effects that the President's travel ban is having on the US refugee program, including ongoing interruptions, delays and the prevention of refugees from being reunited with their families in … Continue Reading

November 17, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Senate GOP Tax Bill

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement on the Senate Republican tax bill, which was approved by the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday evening: "We need bipartisan tax reform that simplifies our tax code to help small businesses and delivers meaningful relief to middle-class families. Sadly, the tax bill approved last night is a partisan effort that doesn't meet any of those goals," said Senator Shaheen. "This bill would add over one and a half … Continue Reading

November 17, 2017

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators to Introduce Legislation to Address Military Sexual Assault and Protect Service Members

**The Military Justice Improvement Act would establish an impartial, fair and accountable Military Justice System** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of 13 Senators to re-introduce the Military Justice Improvement Act. In recent months, scandal after scandal has shown that despite years of efforts and small reforms, sexual assault and harassment remain pervasive in the military. Top officials in the military continue to assert that they alone will… Continue Reading

November 17, 2017

Shaheen Statement on Scott Murray Nomination

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in response to President Trump's nomination of Merrimack County Attorney Scott Murray to serve as the U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire: "I'm pleased that the President has selected a nominee to fill this position, which is exceptionally important to our state's fight against the opioid epidemic," said Senator Shaheen. "I appreciate Scott Murray's continued service to the Granite State, and Merrimack County in part… Continue Reading

November 16, 2017

Defense Bill with Shaheen’s NH and National Security Priorities Heads to President’s Desk

**Establishment of First-ever Nationwide PFC Water Contamination Study** ** Critical Investments in Pease Air National Guard Base & Protection of Jobs at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard** **Ban on Moscow-Based Software Company with Kremlin Ties** **Increase in Visas for Afghan Interpreters** (Washington, DC) - Today, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the annual legislation that authorizes federal defense priorities for the fiscal year. Senator… Continue Reading

November 16, 2017

Shaheen Finds Bipartisan Common Ground to Address Gun Violence, Introduces Bill to Fix Federal Background Check Legislation

**Bill will improve and enforce records reporting by federal agencies and states** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Tim Scott (R-SC), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Dean Heller (R-NV) in introducing the Fix NICS Act to ensure federal and state authorities comply with existing law and accurately report relevant criminal history records to the National Instant Crim… Continue Reading

November 15, 2017

Shaheen and Hassan Call on DHS to Accept DACA Applications Delayed by Postal Service

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined a group of 24 Democratic Senators in sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expressing their concern with recent reports that DHS has rejected renewal requests for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that were received after the application deadline due to U.S. Postal Service processing delays, and called on the Department to take immediate action to reverse this decisio… Continue Reading

November 15, 2017

Shaheen & McCain Pen Letter to Tillerson Regarding Depletion of Foreign Service, Request Removal of Hiring Freeze & Resumption of Promotions

**Senators point to statistics that show a dramatic decrease in experienced diplomats** (Washington, DC)-Today, the Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee Senator John McCain (R-AZ), delivered a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expressing their concern regarding management decisions that have significantly depleted experienced … Continue Reading

November 14, 2017

Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Opioid Funding Formula Bill to Prioritize NH and Other Hardest-Hit States

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Targeted Opioid Formula Act with Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to prioritize federal funding for states that have been hardest hit by the opioid epidemic, including New Hampshire and West Virginia. The bill would require the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), which operates under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to take… Continue Reading

November 14, 2017

Shaheen, Collins, Isakson, Menendez Introduce International Violence Against Women Act

**Bipartisan legislation would make combating violence against women and girls a top U.S. diplomatic priority** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led Susan Collins (R-ME), Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) in re-introducing the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), bipartisan legislation that would ensure combatting gender-based violence around the world remains a top diplomatic and development priority for the United States. "One in three wom… Continue Reading

November 13, 2017

Shaheen Urges Saudi Arabia To Curb Rhetoric Amid Escalating Tensions with Lebanon

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in light of the growing crisis in Lebanon: "I'm very concerned by Saudi Arabia and Iran's attempts to drag Lebanon into their long-standing battle for influence. This is a dangerous game that could have devastating consequences. I urge all actors involved to cease the unhelpful rhetoric of war and present the circumstances behind the sudden resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri as soon as poss… Continue Reading

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