Jeanne Shaheen

Ben Cardin

U.S. SENATOR JEANNE SHAHEEN

D-NEW HAMPSHIRE

  

RACE SUMMARY: 

VOTING RECORD: Project Vote Smart, Govtrack US

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

Party: Democratic

Born: 1/28/1947

Education: Shippensburg State College, BA; University of Mississippi, M.S.S.

Occupation: Small business owner

Family: Married, 3 children

Political Career:

  • New Hampshire State Senate 1990-1996
  • Governor of New Hampshire 1997-2003
  • U.S. Senator, 2009-present

Committees:

  • Foreign Relations
  • Appropriations
  • Armed Services
  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship - Ranking Member
  • Senate Ethics

Elected: 2008

 

ISRAEL


  • Co-sponsored the resolution for Israeli Self-Defense, which expressed expressing vigorous support and unwavering commitment Israel
  • Co-sponsored resolution which strongly supports Israel's inherent right to act in self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism
 

CHOICE


  • Authored amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act ending a three decade-long discriminatory policy that banned women in the military from accessing abortion coverage in cases of rape or incest
  • Voted against the birth control refusal law, which would have allowed religious and moral convictions to be imposed on women’s health programs
  • Earned a 100 percent pro-choice rating from NARAL
  • Endorsed by EMILY’s list

 

In Her Own Words


"A peace agreement with two states living side by side in peace and security is the only long-term, sustainable solution for the people of the region, and it is critical to the interests of the U.S., Israel, the Palestinians, the Arab world, and the entire region." 1

"The relationship between the United States and Israel remains unbreakable." 2

"I strongly believe that every woman should have the reproductive health care coverage she needs wherever she is and whenever she needs it." 3

Sources: 1) www.shaheen.senate.gov   2) www.shaheen.senate.gov   3) www.shaheen.senate.gov

Interesting Facts


Shaheen is the first female U.S. Senator from New Hampshire.

She is also the first female governor of New Hampshire.

Shaheen’s father’s family—all Republicans — lived in Missouri during the Civil War and fed potatoes to Union troops.