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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Senator for New Hampshire

pronounced jeen // shuh-HEEN

Shaheen, a Democrat, is the senior senator from New Hampshire and has served since Jan 6, 2009. Shaheen is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Shaheen.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Shaheen is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Shaheen has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 95% NIAC Action: A American Civil Liberties Union: 88% United States Chamber of Commerce: 49% Americans for Prosperity: 5% The Club for Growth: 5% FreedomWorks: 0%

Committee Membership

Jeanne Shaheen sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Shaheen was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Shaheen sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (20%) International Affairs (20%) Health (16%) Energy (14%) Commerce (11%) Taxation (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Education (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Shaheen’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Shaheen’s Vote Vote Description
Yea On the Nomination PN47: Jay Clayton, of New York, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a term expiring June 5, 2021
May 2, 2017. Nomination Confirmed 61/37.
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
Yea H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 24, 2015. Motion Agreed to 60/38.
This was the Senate's final vote on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. The House had ...
Yea H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
May 22, 2015. Bill Passed 62/37.
This vote turned what was a bill regarding administrative appeals of IRS determinations into the Trade Act of 2015, which included Trade Promotion Authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal as well as Trade Adjustment Assistance.
Yea H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
Yea S.Res. 8 (112th): A resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate to provide for cloture to be invoked with ...
Jan 27, 2011. Resolution Rejected 12/84.
Yea H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
Nay On the Nomination PN65-3: Gary Gensler, of Maryland, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for a term expiring April 13, 2012
May 19, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 88/6.
Yea S.J.Res. 5 (111th): A joint resolution relating to the disapproval of obligations under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
Jan 15, 2009. Joint Resolution Defeated 42/52.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Dec 2017, Shaheen missed 29 of 2,658 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is on par with the median of 1.3% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: