Jeanne Shaheen, U.S. Senator from New Hampshire

Jeanne Shaheen

U.S. Senator from New Hampshire

Cynthia Jeanne Shaheen was born in January 1947 in St. Charles, Missouri. She earned an undergraduate degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Mississippi. She taught high school in Mississippi before moving to New Hampshire, where she also taught school and had a retail store along with her husband.

She was a member of the New Hampshire Senate before becoming Governor of that state. She has been a member of the United States Senate since January 2009.

She is married to Bill Shaheen and they have three children. She is Protestant.

In the News…

In the early hours after the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, a bipartisan group of more than 50 United States Senators called on President Biden to move “immediately” to evacuate all Afghan citizens who have applied for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) and their families.

“Specifically, we urge continued coordination between the Departments of State and Defense to secure and hold Hamid Karzai International Airport, including to allow the continuation of military flights and the resumption of commercial charter flights,” the senators led by Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Joni Ernst of Iowa wrote in a letter.

“We also urge your administration to assist with the passage of individuals to the airport to safety — both those within Kabul and those outside of the capital — as well as to consider cases where Afghans fleeing quickly may not have been able to collect or gather appropriate documents,” it said.

Evacuations continue from the airport in Kabul but there remain many Americans stranded in outlying parts of the country, and even in Kabul itself, along with thousands of Afghans who need to be brought to safety.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Shaheen today?  You can let her know at:

The Honorable Jeanne Shaheen
Senator from New Hampshire
506 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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