Jeanne Shaheen is a fighter for New Hampshire.
As Governor, and now as our United States Senator, Jeanne‘s leadership brings people together around common sense solutions, breaking gridlock to get things done. Jeanne secured the funding to open the Berlin prison, creating jobs and opportunity in the North Country. Working with Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, she obtained the funds for the new Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth. Jeanne took on the Senate Majority Leader when he excluded New Hampshire workers in his proposal to extend unemployment benefits and she stood up to President Obama when he requested another round of base closures that would put the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard at major risk. She was a leading advocate for Pease’s successful quest to be the first base to get the next generation refueling tanker, the KC-46A, which will create 100 new jobs and inject millions of dollars into the local economy. For New Hampshire veterans, she worked to get a provision into the recent VA reform law so New Hampshire veterans for the first time could get non-VA health care close to home instead of driving hours to get care out-of-state.