Senator Jeanne Shaheen

State New Hampshire
Party Democratic
Term 2nd

Appropriations, Foreign Relations, Armed Services, Small Business & Entrepreneurship


“I want to agree with my colleagues because in New Hampshire we are also seeing the impact on our traditional industries of climate change. It is contributing to sea level rise, which imperils businesses and homes in coastal communities like Portsmouth. New Hampshire’s very popular Hampton Beach is already experiencing greater storm surges and beach erosion… we must take action to slow these harmful trends. And we can make progress.”


Leadership: Jeanne Shaheen has been an environmental leader throughout her career. As former Governor of New Hampshire, Senator Shaheen is credited for developing the State’s first comprehensive energy plan and was praised by environmental groups for pushing legislation requiring power plants to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide, sulfur oxide, carbon dioxide and mercury. Commited to moving us towards a clean energy future, she opposed attempts to weaken the Clean Air Act and strongly supports land and water conservation programs. A great example of the type of environmental leader we need in Congress, Senator Shaheen understands that New Hampshire’s natural beauty is one of the state’s greatest assets and is committed to preserving wild habitats and recreational areas for generations to come. Senator Shaheen sponsored:

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