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  • Economy and Jobs

    Economy and Jobs

    Senator Shaheen knows we need to continue to create jobs and lay the foundation for long-term economic growth. As a former small business owner, she understands that it is the private sector, not the government, which will create jobs that put people back to work and strengthen the economy. But she also knows that the government has an important role to play in creating the right atmosphere for entrepreneurship and innovation. Senator Shaheen is committed to helping small businesses grow and create the jobs that will keep America competitive in the 21st century. Read More »

  • Fiscal Responsibility

    Fiscal Responsibility

    After balancing a budget as a mother, small business owner, and governor, Senator Shaheen understands that every dollar we spend must deliver results. She is committed to fiscal responsibility and knows that public officials have a fundamental duty to make sure taxpayer money is used effectively and that each dollar can be accounted for. Read More »

  • Energy

    Energy

    Shaheen has been a leader on energy efficiency policy throughout her career and is the co-author of bipartisan energy efficiency legislation. In the Senate, Shaheen is a leading voice for comprehensive energy legislation that provides the incentives and certainty businesses are looking for to invest in clean energy. Read More »

  • National Security

    National Security

    As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on European Affairs, Senator Shaheen knows that strong international alliances are critical to America’s national security and economic strength. As our nation faces threats from a global economic crisis, terrorism, and two wars abroad, Shaheen is committed to ensuring our foreign policy bolsters American security interests and benefits American businesses. Read More »

  • Small Business

    Small Business

    As a member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, Senator Shaheen knows that small business is the engine that drives New Hampshire’s economy. Small businesses face unique challenges and Shaheen will continue working to ensure they have the tools they need to succeed. Read More »

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare

    Rising healthcare costs are squeezing middle class families and making it difficult for New Hampshire’s businesses to keep their doors open. Senator Shaheen has worked to bring down costs and increase access to healthcare throughout her career, and she’s committed to comprehensive healthcare reform that works for working families and businesses. Read More »

  • Education

    Education

    An excellent education is the key not only to our children’s success in life but also to America’s economic success in the future. As a former school teacher, Senator Shaheen has maintained her commitment to improving educational opportunities for all children throughout her career. In the Senate, she has worked to expand early childhood education, make college more affordable, and helped prevent serious budget cuts to New Hampshire’s K-12 schools. Read More »

  • Energy Efficiency

    Energy Efficiency

    Energy efficiency is a fast and economical way to deal with our nation’s energy needs and should be our “first fuel” in transitioning to clean energy. Senator Shaheen teamed up with Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) to introduce bipartisan legislation that would enact a national energy efficiency strategy. The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 (S. 1000). The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 (S. 1000) contains a broad package of low-cost tools that would reduce barriers for businesses, homeowners, and consumers looking to adopt off-the-shelf energy efficiency technologies that will save them money. Read More »

  • Immigration

    Immigration

    Senator Shaheen believes that commonsense immigration reform in the United States is long overdue and is pleased to see both parties coming together to address this issue. She supports comprehensive reform that includes certain key elements, including strengthening our border, ensuring employment verification and visas for high skilled workers. Read More »

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