The first woman in American history to be elected as both a Governor and a U.S. Senator, Jeanne Shaheen was first sworn into the Senate in 2009. She is firmly rooted in New Hampshire – she ran a small business, taught at Dover High School, and served as director of Harvard’s institute of Politics before running for Senate.
As New Hampshire’s senior Senator, Shaheen serves on the Committees on Appropriations, Armed Services, Foreign Relations and Small Business. She is also a member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, having lent her voice to the cause of international cooperation on a variety of topics.
Throughout her time in the Senate, Shaheen has been a close ally of J Street. In 2022, she signed the Merkley-Stansbury letter urging the Biden Administration to engage the Israeli government to prevent evictions in the Palestinian communities of Masafer Yatta.