|U.S. Senate, New Hampshire|
|January 3, 2009-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2008|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Governor of New Hampshire|
|New Hampshire Senate|
|Bachelor's||Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania|
|Master's||University of Mississippi|
|Birthday||January 28, 1947|
|Place of birth||St. Charles, Missouri|
Shaheen graduated from high school in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, and earned a bachelor's degree in English from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree from the University of Mississippi.
She taught high school in Mississippi and moved to New Hampshire in 1973, where she taught school and owned a small business. In between holding public office, in April 2005 Shaheen was named director of Harvard University's Institute of Politics.
Shaheen serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Foreign Relations
- Subcommittee on African Affairs
- Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global Women's Issues
- Subcommittee on European Affairs (Chairwoman)
- Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection
- Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- Subcommittee on Energy
- Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests
- Subcommittee on Water and Power
- Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
- Impeachment Trial Committee on the Articles against Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr.
Shaheen voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the Senate by a 89/8 vote on January 1, 2013.
|United States Senate, New Hampshire General Election, 2010|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Shaheen paid her congressional staff a total of $2,188,856 in 2011. She ranks 5th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Senatorial Staff Salaries and she ranks 20th overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, New Hampshire ranks 48th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Shaheen's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $479,021 and $4,679,993. That averages to $2,579,507, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2010 of $19,383,524 .
Percentage voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Jeanne Shaheen has voted with the Democratic Party 93.0% of the time, which ranked 30th among the 51 Senate Democratic members as of November 2011.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Jeanne + Shaheen + New Hampshire + Senate
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- Will Obamacare Play Big In 2014? Keep An Eye On NH Senate Race - NPR
- A state where women really rule - Politico
- Ex-NH senator, Robert Smith, looks to knock off Democrat Jeanne Shaheen in ... - Washington Times (blog)
- Jim Rubens claims U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, was the deciding vote ... - PolitiFact
- PolitiFactNH: Jim Rubens claims NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was the deciding ... - Nashua Telegraph
- New Hampshire Republican Wants His Old Senate Seat Back, Despite Skeptics - ABC News (blog)
- All hands on deck: Inclusion can solve problems - Politico
- Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: Time to get insurance brokers off the sidelines for ... - Washington Times (blog)
- Will Scott Brown Run for Senate? Only He Knows for Sure - ABC News (blog)
- New Hampshire's political odd couples - Concord Monitor
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Shaheen is the wife of Lebanese-American attorney and political operative Bill Shaheen. Together they have three children.
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- ↑ Gov Track "Jeanne Shaheen," Accessed March 3, 2012
- ↑ U.S. Senate "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
- ↑ U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008"
- ↑ LegiStorm "Jeanne Shaheen"
- ↑ OpenSecrets.org, "Shaheen, (D-New Hampshire), 2010"
- ↑ OpenCongress "Voting With Party"
John E. Sununu
|United States Senate - New Hampshire
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|Governor of New Hampshire
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|New Hampshire Senate
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