Jeanne Shaheen /ʃəˈhiːn/ (née Bowers; January 28, 1947)
is the senior United States Senator from New Hampshire. A member of
the Democratic Party, she is the first female U.S. Senator in New
Hampshire's history, was the first female Governor of New Hampshire,
and the first woman elected as both Governor and a U.S. Senator in
After serving two terms in the
New Hampshire Senate, Shaheen was
elected Governor in 1996, and she was re-elected in 1998 and 2000. In
2002, she opted to run for the United States Senate, losing to
Republican John E. Sununu. She served as Director of the Harvard
Institute of Politics, before resigning to run for the U.S. Senate
again in the 2008 election, defeating Sununu in a rematch. She is also
the current dean of New Hampshire's Congressional Delegation.
Shaheen became the first Democratic Senator from
New Hampshire since
John A. Durkin, who was defeated in 1980. In 2014, she became only the
second Democrat from
New Hampshire to be re-elected to the U.S.
Senate, and the first since
Thomas J. McIntyre in 1972.
1 Early life, education, and pre-political career
2 Early political career
3 Governor of New Hampshire
4 Presidential politics
5 U.S. Senate
5.3.1 111th Congress (2009-2010)
5.3.2 112th Congress (2011-2012)
5.3.3 113th Congress (2013-2014)
5.4 Committee assignments
6 Electoral history
7 See also
9 Further reading
10 External links
Early life, education, and pre-political career
Jeanne Shaheen was born Cynthia Jeanne Bowers in St. Charles,
Missouri, the daughter of Belle E. and Ivan E. Bowers. Through her
mother, she is a direct descendent of Pocahontas. Her husband is
Lebanese-American attorney and political operative Bill Shaheen. They
have three children. She graduated from high school in Selinsgrove,
Pennsylvania, and earned a bachelor's degree in English from
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in
political science from the University of Mississippi. She taught
high school in Mississippi and moved to
New Hampshire in 1973,
where she taught school and, with her husband, owned a store that sold
Early political career
A Democrat, she worked on several campaigns, including Jimmy
Carter’s 1976 presidential campaign, and as the New Hampshire
campaign manager for
Gary Hart in 1984, before running for office
in 1990, when she was elected to the state Senate. In 1996, 1998 and
2000 she was elected governor of New Hampshire.
In April 2005, Shaheen was named director of Harvard's Institute of
Politics, succeeding former U.S. Representative and Secretary of
Agriculture Dan Glickman.
Governor of New Hampshire
Shaheen's decision to run for
New Hampshire governor followed the
retirement of Republican Governor Steve Merrill. Her opponent in 1996
was Ovide M. Lamontagne, then chairman of the State Board of
Education. Shaheen presented herself as a moderate. According to a PBS
profile, she focused on education funding issues, and pledged to
expand kindergarten. She defeated Lamontagne by 57 to 40 percent.
In 1996, Shaheen was the first woman to be elected governor of New
Hampshire. (She was not, however, the first woman to serve as New
Vesta M. Roy was acting governor from December
30, 1982 until January 6, 1983.)
In 1998, she was re-elected by a margin of 66 to 31 percent.
In both 1996 and 1998, Shaheen took a no-new-taxes pledge. After a
court decision preventing education from being largely supported by
local taxes, “her administration devised a plan that would have
increased education spending and set a statewide property tax.”
Running for a third term in 2000, Shaheen refused to renew that
no-new-taxes pledge, becoming the first
New Hampshire governor in 38
years to win an election without making that pledge. Shaheen's
preferred solution to the school-funding problem was not a broad-based
tax but legalized video-gambling at state racetracks—a solution
repeatedly rejected by the NH legislature.
In 2001 Shaheen tried to implement a 2.5 percent sales tax, the first
broad-based tariff of its kind in history of New Hampshire. Unlike
neighboring New England states
New Hampshire does not have a sales
tax. The state's legislature rejected her proposal. She also
proposed an increase in the state's cigarette tax and a 4.5 percent
capital gains tax.
During the 2000 Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire,
Governor Shaheen expressed support for
Al Gore and her husband Bill
Shaheen served as Gore's
New Hampshire campaign manager. According to
the New York Observer, the Shaheens were critical in helping Gore win
a narrow victory in the
New Hampshire primary over Bill
Jeanne Shaheen to his short list of potential vice
presidential nominees, which also included Indiana Senator Evan Bayh,
then-North Carolina Senator John Edwards, then-House Minority Leader
Dick Gephardt, Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, and Connecticut
Senator Joe Lieberman. Shaheen responded to speculation about
being selected by stating she wasn’t interested in taking the
After a short time teaching at
Harvard University (and a fellowship in
the Institute of Politics with former Massachusetts Governor Jane
Swift), she was named national chairperson of John Kerry's 2004
presidential campaign in September 2003.
United States Senate
United States Senate election in New Hampshire, 2002
After she was elected to three two-year terms as governor, Shaheen
declined to run for a fourth term, instead choosing to run for the
U.S. Senate in 2002. She was defeated by Republican John E. Sununu, by
a 51 percent to 47 percent margin (19,751 votes). In a recent
interview with the Concord Monitor, Shaheen attributed her loss in
part to "discussion about the job that [she] did as governor." At that
time, early Republican advertisements slammed her support for putting
a sales tax on the ballot or faulted her for failing schools.
In June 2004, former Republican consultant
Allen Raymond pleaded
guilty to jamming Democratic Party lines set up to get New Hampshire
Democrats to the polls in 2002, an action that some (most notably
former Senator Bob Smith, whom Sununu had defeated in the Republican
primary) believe may have contributed to Shaheen's narrow loss. A
judge sentenced Raymond to five months in jail in February 2005.
Charles McGee, the former state GOP executive director, was sentenced
to seven months for his role.
Raymond alleged that James Tobin, Northeast field director for the
National Republican Senatorial Committee, masterminded the plot. In
December 2005, Tobin was convicted of two federal felonies arising
from the phone-jamming and sentenced to ten months in prison but that
conviction was reversed after Tobin's lawyers appealed. In October
2008, prosecutors filed two new felony indictments which charged that
James Tobin lied to a FBI agent when he was interviewed in 2003 about
his role in the phone-jamming case. These subsequent charges were
summarily dismissed in 2009 after the federal judge in Maine's
District Court found them motivated by 'vindictive prosecution.'
The race was the first time two candidates with Lebanese-American
families, although Shaheen herself is not Lebanese-American, have
squared off in a Senate race.
United States Senate
United States Senate election in New Hampshire, 2008
In early July 2007 through UNH, CNN and WMUR put out a poll
New Hampshire 2008 Senate race. The poll showed that
Shaheen would beat Sununu in a race (54–38). Other Democratic
candidates did not have this type of lead, which led many to believe
Shaheen would be the right choice to beat Sununu in 2008.
Shaheen on the campaign trail at Dartmouth College, July 2008
In April 2007, Shaheen met with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
(D-Nevada) and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Chuck
Schumer (D-New York) about a possible US Senate run. The Senators both
said that she would have strong support from the DSCC if she ran. On
September 14, 2007, Shaheen announced that she intended to run for the
Senate against Sununu. On September 15, 2007, she formally
launched her US Senate bid at her home in Madbury, New Hampshire. Six
days later, on September 21,
EMILY's List endorsed her campaign.
Shaheen defeated Sununu 52% to 45% (44,535 votes).
United States Senate
United States Senate election in New Hampshire, 2014
Shaheen ran for re-election to a second term in 2014, facing former
Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown.
In March 2014, Brown announced he was forming an exploratory committee
to run against Shaheen. According to the Boston Herald, "Granite State
Republicans are calling U.S. Sen.
Jeanne Shaheen a hypocrite for
asking potential GOP challenger and former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown to
keep “outside” money out of the campaign while she fills the
Democratic war chest on the West Coast". During the campaign,
Brown criticized Shaheen for being a "rubber stamp" for President
Obama and for failing to represent the best interests of New Hampshire
In June 2014, WMUR reported that Shaheen had never released her tax
returns in her 18 years of public service in New Hampshire. Shaheen
said she would not rule out releasing her returns, but would like to
see her opponent do so first.
She was endorsed again by Emily’s List.
On election night, even as her party lost control of the Senate,
Shaheen won reelection with 51 percent of the vote to Brown's 48
percent. As a measure of how Republican
New Hampshire once was,
Shaheen is only the second Democrat in the state's history to win two
terms in the Senate.
Senator Shaheen with Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan
On January 6, 2009, Shaheen was sworn into the United States Senate.
In 2009, Shaheen partnered with U.S. Senator
Susan Collins to
introduce the Medicare Transitional Care Act, which provides follow-up
care for discharged hospital patients in order to reduce the need for
re-hospitalizations. The bill passed in 2010, and research at
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania predicts the measure will lower the
cost of health care by as much as $5,000 per Medicare beneficiary
while also improving health care quality and reducing
In December 2009, Shaheen voted for the Patient Protection and
Affordable Care Act (PPACA; commonly called ObamaCare or the
Affordable Care Act).
In advance of the roll-out of the PPACA, Shaheen said that people who
liked their current health care plans could keep them. When asked
about individuals who were losing their health care plans due to the
PPACA, Shaheen said people could keep their health care plans if they
were "willing to pay more."
Shaheen has sponsored numerous bills relating to diabetes, including
gestational diabetes, that would, among other things, improve and
increase access to diabetes education, increase access to diabetes
medicine, and increase funding for diabetes research.
On October 11, 2011, Shaheen voted to proceed with a proposed bill
which included $446 billion in spending on infrastructure and schools
and provided funding for state and local governments, as well as an
extension of the payroll tax deduction. The spending would have been
paid for by a 5.6 percent surtax on incomes above $1 million. The bill
failed to obtain cloture.
Shaheen used an earmark in a large appropriations bill to restore
funding for a federal prison in Berlin, NH, despite a $276 million
Shaheen supports making it illegal for individuals on the terrorist
watchlist to buy guns and voted in favor of a bill proposing to
expand background checks for gun purchases. In 2016, she
participated in the
Chris Murphy gun control filibuster
Chris Murphy gun control filibuster in the wake of
the Orlando nightclub shooting. Shaheen stated that "moments of
sympathy are not enough" and that common sense gun laws must be
Following the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, Shaheen
proposed abolishing the Minerals Management Service, the U.S.
government agency tasked with regulating offshore drilling, arguing
that reform had been insufficient and that a new agency was
needed. Shaheen also proposed legislation giving the President's
bipartisan BP Oil Spill Commission subpoena power in their
investigation. She has argued that subpoena power is necessary to
avoid another such disaster, emphasizing the spill's economic costs to
the Gulf Coast region and the economy as a whole.
On April 28, 2014, Shaheen introduced the Energy Savings and
Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2014 (S. 2262; 113th Congress), a
bill that is intended to improve efficient energy use in the United
In 2002, when Shaheen narrowly lost to Sununu, both supported "regime
change" for Iraq.
Shaheen said that she came to supporting the policy of removing Saddam
Hussein from power after meeting with former Clinton-administration
National Security Advisor Sandy Berger. According to the Concord
Monitor and Associated Press, the issue was a minor one in the race.
Shaheen later questioned George W. Bush's handling of the situation in
Iraq. In September 2004 she said
“George (W.) Bush has taken us in the wrong direction. He misled us
into war in Iraq. That war has not made us safer and more secure at
home... You know, we have not stabilized Afghanistan. We have not
stabilized Iraq. There is no plan to win the peace.”
On July 28, 2004, while serving as Chair of the Kerry-Edwards
Campaign, Gov. Shaheen answered questions about her prior support of
the Iraq war during an interview on C-SPAN.
"George (W.) Bush said that the reason we needed to go to war in Iraq,
the reason we needed to remove Saddam Hussein was because he had
weapons of mass destruction, weapons that could be used against this
country, because he had ties to al Qaeda and the terrorists who were
responsible for the Sept 11 tragedy.
What we know now and what George Bush and Dick Cheney have admitted is
that in fact Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass
destruction.... The links to al Qaeda that the president talked about
were not there.... While I appreciate that there was an effort to make
people in this county think that [there was a connection]... the fact
is that's not true."
Shaheen initially opposed same-sex marriage as governor of New
Hampshire. In 2009, however, she came out in favor of the legislative
enactment of marriage for same-sex couples, and became a sponsor of
the Respect for Marriage Act. She also voted in favor of the
repeal of Don't ask, don't tell, and supports government recognition
of same-sex spouses of military and other government
personnel.[better source needed]
As a Senator, Shaheen has sponsored 87 bills, including:
111th Congress (2009-2010)
S. 239, a bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to
ensure that veterans have access to at least one full-service hospital
for veterans in their state or to a comparable non-VA full-service
hospital, introduced January 14, 2009, reintroduced in the 112th
Congress as S. 910 and in the 113th Congress as S. 49
S. 1295, a bill to include transitional services following hospital
discharges to be covered under Medicare Part B, introduced June 18,
S. 1576, a bill to establish a program to provide incentives to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions on private forests through increasing carbon
sequestration and reducing deforestation, introduced August 4, 2009.
Provisions similar to this bill were included in the American Clean
Energy and Security Act.
S. 1778, a bill to allow for the approval of generic drugs if the
labeling of such drugs meets certain requirements, introduced October
S. 2808, a bill to increase the allowable loan amount from the Small
Business Administration's (SBA) Express Loan Program from $350,000 to
$1 million and increase from 50% to 75% the maximum amount of such
loans that can be guaranteed by SBA, introduced November 20, 2009
S. 3188, a bill to allow for a 30% tax credit for installing biomass
heating property before a certain date, introduced March 25, 2010
S. 3732, a bill to create a competitive grant program to fund
education for STEM fields, support participation in STEM student
competitions, and broaden access to STEM careers, introduced August 5,
2010, reintroduced in the 112th Congress as S. 716 and in the 113th
Congress as S. 1067. Shaheen introduced a similar bill, S. 2543, with
a focus on afterschool STEM activities, in the 113th Congress.
S. 3780, a bill to provide credit support for debt incurred through
installing efficiency or renewable energy measures in commercial,
industrial, municipal, university, school, and hospital facilities,
introduced September 14, 2010
112th Congress (2011-2012)
S. 25, a bill to eliminate non-recourse support loans for sugar
producers, to gradually lower loan rates for sugarcane and sugar beets
to zero, to eliminate sugar price supports, and to increase
tariff-rate quotas for sugar crops and refined sugars, introduced
January 25, 2011. Shaheen introduced a similar bill, S. 345, in the
S. 3618, a bill to prohibit the exclusion of U.S. citizens from
serving as a juror simply because of their sexual orientation,
introduced September 21, 2012, reintroduced in the 113th Congress as
113th Congress (2013-2014)
S. 373, a bill to consider a military spouse as such if the marriage
of the spouse is considered legally valid in the state in which the
spouses married, introduced February 14, 2013
S. 722, a bill to require the
Internal Revenue Service
Internal Revenue Service to offer
pre-prepared tax returns to as many taxpayers as possible by 2018,
introduced April 15, 2013
S. 1021, a bill to advance nuclear non-proliferation programs and
agreements in the Middle East and North Africa, introduced May 22,
S. 1042, a bill to require VA to provide up to $1 million in financial
aid to any university law school program designed to provide legal
support to veterans, introduced May 23, 2013
S. 1820, a bill to prohibit federal funds from being used to produce
portraits of members of Congress and heads of executive and
legislative agencies, introduced December 12, 2013
S. 1844, a bill to repeal the provision of the Bipartisan Budget Act
of 2013 that reduces the cost-of-living adjustment to the retirement
pay of veterans, and to treat foreign corporations that are
subsidiaries as U.S. corporations for tax purposes if the
corporation's stock is regularly traded in an exchange and the gross
assets of the corporation exceed $50 million, introduced December 17,
S. 2063, a bill to establish a program to assist states to
rehabilitate or replace bridges found to be structurally deficient,
functionally obsolete, or fracture critical, introduced February 27,
S. 2078, a bill to prohibit the Department of Transportation from
providing grants to programs that check motorcycle helmet use or
create checkpoints specifically intended for motorcyclists, introduced
March 5, 2014
S. 2138, a bill to reduce the employment tax by 50% for wages paid to
veterans, introduced March 13, 2014
S. 2143, a bill to prohibit the SBA from assessing a guarantee fee on
express loans given to veterans, introduced March 13, 2014
S. 2298, a bill to require National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands
to be accessible for veterans with service-related disabilities,
introduced May 7, 2014
S. 2329, a bill to block financial, logistical, and military support
for Hezbollah, introduced May 13, 2014
S. 2565, a bill to expand the child care tax credit and increase the
threshold at which the credit is reduced, introduced July 8, 2014
S. 2687, a bill to include contraception as care covered by TRICARE
for all people covered by the program, and to prohibit cost-sharing
from being imposed on such contraception, introduced July 30, 2014
Jeanne Shaheen with U.S. Agriculture Secretary
Tom Vilsack and New
Hampshire Agriculture Commissioner Lorraine Merrill announcing a grant
that helps local farms turn commodities into value-added products.
Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
Subcommittee on Homeland Security (Ranking Member)
Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and
Subcommittee on the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and
Committee on Armed Services
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
Subcommittee on Seapower
Committee on Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on European Affairs (Ranking Member)
Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human
Rights, Democracy and Global Women's Issues
Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (Ranking Member)
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Governor elections in New Hampshire: Results 1996-2000
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John E. Sununu (inc.)
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John E. Sununu (inc.)
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Mark Warner and
Elizabeth Warren (Caucus Vice Chair)
Amy Klobuchar (Steering Committee Chair)
Bernie Sanders (Outreach Committee Chair)
Joe Manchin (Policy Committee Vice Chair)
Tammy Baldwin (Caucus Secretary)
Chris Van Hollen
Chris Van Hollen (Campaign Committee Chair)
Jeff Merkley (Chief Deputy Whip)
Patrick Leahy (Senate President pro tempore emeritus)
Current chairs and Ranking Members of
United States Senate
United States Senate committees
Ranking Members (Democratic)
Aging (Special): Susan Collins
Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry: Pat Roberts
Appropriations: Richard Shelby
Armed Services: John McCain
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Mike Crapo
Budget: Mike Enzi
Commerce, Science, and Transportation: John Thune
Energy and Natural Resources: Lisa Murkowski
Environment and Public Works: John Barrasso
Ethics (Select): Johnny Isakson
Finance: Orrin Hatch
Foreign Relations: Bob Corker
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions: Lamar Alexander
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Ron Johnson
Indian Affairs: John Hoeven
Intelligence (Select): Richard Burr
International Narcotics Control (Caucus): Chuck Grassley
Judiciary: Chuck Grassley
Rules and Administration: Roy Blunt
Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Jim Risch
Veterans' Affairs: Johnny Isakson
Aging (Special): Bob Casey
Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry: Debbie Stabenow
Appropriations: Patrick Leahy
Armed Services: Jack Reed
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs: Sherrod Brown
Budget: Bernie Sanders
Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Bill Nelson
Energy and Natural Resources: Maria Cantwell
Environment and Public Works: Tom Carper
Ethics (Select): Chris Coons
Finance: Ron Wyden
Foreign Relations: Bob Menendez
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions: Patty Murray
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: Claire McCaskill
Indian Affairs: Tom Udall
Intelligence (Select): Mark Warner
International Narcotics Control (Caucus): Dianne Feinstein
Judiciary: Dianne Feinstein
Rules and Administration: Amy Klobuchar
Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Jeanne Shaheen
Veterans' Affairs: Jon Tester
United States Senators from New Hampshire
New Hampshire's delegation(s) to the 111th–115th United States
Congresses (ordered by seniority)
Senate: J. Gregg J. Shaheen
House: P. Hodes C. Shea-Porter
Senate: J. Shaheen K. Ayotte
House: C. Bass F. Guinta
Senate: J. Shaheen K. Ayotte
House: C. Shea-Porter A. Kuster
Senate: J. Shaheen K. Ayotte
House: A. Kuster F. Guinta
Senate: J. Shaheen M. Hassan
House: C. Shea-Porter A. Kuster
Governors of New Hampshire
J. B. Smith
J. H. Bartlett