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Senator Jeanne Shaheen

New Hampshire
Appropriations; Armed Services; Foreign Relations; Small Business and 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 has 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:

  • S. 1201 (Clean Distributed Energy Grid Integration Act)
  • S. 1733 (Forest Incentives Program Act of 2015)
  • S. 916 (Oilheat Efficiency, Renewable Fuel Research and Jobs Training Act of 2013)
  • S. 2262 (Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2014)
  • S. 2971 (Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2014)
  • S. 3515 (Federal Research and Technologies for Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 2011)

Senator Shaheen cosponsored:

  • S. 1263 (Atlantic Seismic Airgun Protection Act 2017)
  • S. 936 (Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act 2017)
  • S. 896 (A bill to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund 2017)
  • S. 820 (A bill to designate a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness 2017)
  • S. 569 (Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act 2017)
  • S. Res 124 (A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the National Sea Grant College Program is a valuable program that protects and enhances the coastal communities and economy of the United States 2017)
  • S. 371 (A bill to remove a limitation on a prohibition relating to permits for discharges incidental to normal operation of vessels)
  • S. 535 (Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015)
  • S. 720 (Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2015)
  • S. 703 (Weatherization Enhancement and Local Energy Efficiency Investment and Accountability Act of 2015)
  • S. 858 (Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2015)
  • S. 2089 (American Energy Innovation Act of 2015)
  • S. 2169 (A bill to amend title 54, United States Code, to extend the Land and Water Conservation Fund)
  • S. 2341 (A bill to designate a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness)
  • S. 307 (Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act of 2013)
  • S. 338 (Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act of 2013)
  • S. 679 (Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013)
  • S. 2890 (Digital Coast Act of 2014)
  • S. 2204 (Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act of 2012)
  • S. 1108 (10 Million Solar Roofs Act of 2011)
  • S. 5 (Cleaner, Greener, and Smarter Act of 2009).
  • S. 2835 (International Climate Change Investment Act of 2009)