NHDP Statement on Senator Jeanne Shaheen's Swearing In

CONCORD, NH – Today as the 114th Congress is sworn into office all New Hampshire Democrats are extremely proud and honored to have U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen continue to represent us in Washington. 

“New Hampshire Democrats are extremely proud and honored to have such a dedicated public servant continuing to represent us in the United States Senate. Senator Shaheen has always put New Hampshire first during her time in the Senate and as Governor, working to make college more affordable, ensuring equal access to affordable health care and fighting to grow our economy by making energy efficiency a priority.” said Chairman Raymond Buckley.

“I know that Senator Shaheen will continue to put New Hampshire first as she begins her second term serving the people of New Hampshire.” Added Buckley.

Upon her taking the oath of office in January of 2009 Senator Shaheen became the first woman in American history to have been elected as both a Governor and U.S. Senator. Senator Shaheen continues to make history today, she is the first Democrat to have been re-elected to the Senate from New Hampshire since 1972.

Senator Shaheen was re-elected on November 4th, 2014 after defeating former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown. Senator Shaheen was first elected to the United States Senate on November 4th, 2008 after defeating Senator John E. Sununu. Prior to serving as Senator, she was the first woman to be elected Governor of New Hampshire, serving from 1997-2003.