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October 27, 2022

Shaheen talks with local experts on home heating prices

by Andrew Sylvia

MANCHESTER, N.H. - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) gathered at a senior citizens' apartment complex with New Hampshire home heating oil company representatives and state government experts to discuss rising home heating prices and efforts to address the issue. Shaheen's primary hope for the roundtable, hosted by Southern New Hampshire Services, was discussing ways to get the word out about various tax credits, rebates and energy assistance programs available from the federal government, foll… Continue Reading

October 26, 2022

Shaheen reintroduces bipartisan bill that makes college share student loan responsibility

by Andrew Sylvia

WASHINGTON - While President Biden's executive order on college student debt continues to face legal challenges, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Todd Young (R-IN) have reintroduced a bill seeking to curb student debt by increasing the accountability of higher education institutions. The proposed Student Protect and Success Act would remove federal student loan eligibility from any colleges or universities were less than 15 percent of students are able to begin replaying their loans upon… Continue Reading

October 21, 2022

Sen. Shaheen tours under-construction rec path

by Tom Eastman

CONWAY - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) toured the under-construction 2.9-mile North Conway Rec Path on Wednesday and also got an update by MWV Trails Association officials on plans for a 2.2-mile extension for which she recently helped obtain a $2.2 million grant. Shaheen said the project is an asset for residents and visitors alike. She also said it would be a job creator. "It's funding that we put into the American Rescue Plan to help tourism. So, it's nice to see the grant going… Continue Reading

October 16, 2022

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: Here’s how you can reduce energy costs at home

by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

OVER THE last three years, working families were hit with a myriad of economic challenges, the majority of which were spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to creating strenuous financial hardships for those who struggled with job loss, child care, housing and numerous other obstacles, the pandemic exacerbated existing economic conditions. As the economy began to bounce back, energy production lagged. And then, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin's bloody, unprovoked invasion of Ukraine… Continue Reading

September 26, 2022

Shaheen leads bipartisan plan for military stockpile

by Kevin Landrigan

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., is leading a bipartisan effort on legislation to guarantee the U.S. has sufficient military stockpiles even as it supports Ukraine and other allies overseas. The Promoting Readiness for Overseas Contingencies and Unexpected Responses to Exigencies (PROCURE) Act would establish a Critical Munitions Acquisition Fund (CMAF) to allow the secretary of defense to better manage industry production lines. This new authority would help the Pentagon… Continue Reading

September 22, 2022

Afghan visa program falls short of promises, senator’s review finds

by Caroline Coudriet

The Afghan special immigrant visa program "has not lived up to the promise we made to participants" and requires policy changes to meet its full potential, according to a review of the program released Thursday by New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. The SIV program, which provides a safe haven in the United States for Afghans who assisted the U.S. military and diplomatic mission in Afghanistan, came under fire in 2021 when tens of thousands of Afghans attempted to flee the Taliban-con… Continue Reading

September 21, 2022

Shaheen seeks legislation to aid low-income rural tenants

by Jeff Feingold

A bill co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen seeks to ensure that low-income tenants in rural areas are able to maintain access to safe and affordable housing. Along with Sen. Tina Smith of Minnesota, a fellow Democrat, Shaheen is sponsoring The Strategy and Investment in Rural Housing Preservation Act of 2002, which is aimed at protecting access to affordable housing for families that are largely elderly, disabled and live in rural areas. "Affordable housing is one of the biggest issues im… Continue Reading

September 16, 2022

Shaheen leads charge to save key federal innovation funding for small business

by Bob Sanders

The U.S. Air Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is paying Skypad Tech Inc., a five-person firm in Hampton, $275,000 to look into "innovative personal air mobility system" in order to provide it with "a cutting edge on the battlefield" The Navy will is funding Creare Inc. - which employs 182 people in Hanover - with about $140,000 for research into setting up a "soft robotics" platform "inspired by creatures of the sea" And the National Foundation for Science is giving near… Continue Reading

September 16, 2022

by Jeff McMenemy

PORTSMOUTH - An EPA official called the agency's efforts to designate two of the most common PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances under the Superfund law "a huge step." David Cash, EPA's administrator for Region 1, said the designation of PFOS and PFOA as hazardous substances means "everywhere in the country is now going to respond the way you guys have responded in the last 10 years here." His comments came after he and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-New Hampshire, toured the Airfield Interim … Continue Reading

September 16, 2022

Shaheen touts effort to designate some PFAS chemicals as hazardous

by Scott Cook

MANCHESTER, N.H. -Lawmakers are touting an effort to designate two so-called forever chemicals as hazardous by law. Doing so would make it easier for the Environmental Protection Agency to track per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, and require clean-ups. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and EPA Region 1 administrator David Cash on Friday toured Pease International Tradeport, where PFAS chemicals have been found in the past. The two looked at the base's interim mitigation system, which … Continue Reading

September 13, 2022

Senators push to expedite replacement of US weapons sent to Ukraine

by Bryant Harris

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of 15 senators has unveiled legislation aimed at expediting the Defense Department's ability to backfill U.S. weapons stockpiles sent to Ukraine through non-competitive contracts. Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., introduced the Securing American ARMS Act as stand-alone legislation alongside 13 other senators last week. The bill would allow the Defense Department to award non-competitive contracts to arms manufacturers in order to backfill … Continue Reading

September 08, 2022

Shaheen pushes for answers after mail-fraud reports in Peterborough, Goffstown

by Rick Green

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen pressed the U.S. Postal Service Thursday about what it is doing to prevent mail schemes like those that victimized a Peterborough woman and a Goffstown resident. Scammers ran a con that involved getting the Postal Service to forward the mail of the two people to new addresses, as The Sentinel reported in July. The Office of Inspector General said in a report this year that thousands of cases of mail fraud make clear that improvements are needed, but added that … Continue Reading

September 01, 2022

Merchant Mariner honored for WWII service

by Tom Eastman

TILTON - The late father of a former longtime Kearsarge resident was posthumously honored Wednesday morning with a ceremony at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.). Shaheen participated in the presentation ceremony of the Congressional Gold Medal to the family of the late Capt. Dwight A. Smith, who served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. Also there were Rear Admiral John Mauger, commander of the First Coast Guard District; Matthew H… Continue Reading

September 01, 2022

Shaheen touts Inflation Reduction Act to Manchester audience

by Andrew Sylvia

MANCHESTER, N.H. - On Thursday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig joined with local senior citizens and AARP members at the William B.Cashin Senior Center to touch upon the healthcare impacts of the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act. Shaheen told the assembled crowd she was thrilled that the federal government will now be able to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies to lower the price of medications to Medicaid and Medicare recipients as well as extend… Continue Reading

August 21, 2022

Ammonoosuc Community Health Services Receives $500K

by Staff

Ammonoosuc Community Health Services (ACHS) in Whitefield has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding will support renovations to the second floor of ACHS' Whitefield location. The renovated space will expand patient access to substance use disorder, behavioral health, nutrition, and patient navigational services. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen secured the congressionally directed spending (CDS) request. "It's great to see the… Continue Reading

August 17, 2022

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: Situation in Afghanistan still dire for women and girls

by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Today marks a somber day in global history. Since the Taliban's takeover one year ago, we've seen rampant violence, a massive rollback of basic rights for women and girls and targeted persecution of vulnerable groups, like the Afghans who assisted the U.S. mission over the past two decades. For years, I've been sounding the alarm on the need to safeguard the rights of Afghan women and girls to participate in society, receive equal access to education and determine their own futures. Un… Continue Reading

August 17, 2022

Shaheen discusses inflation reduction in Bethlehem

by Angel Larcom

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen visited three key North Country locations last Friday, including the Franconia Ridge Loop Trail, Bethlehem's municipal solar project, and downtown Berlin. Her Bethlehem visit focused on energy efficiency and inflation reduction. On Aug 7, the Senate passed the Democrat-led Inflation Reduction Act, 51 to 50. This broad-sweeping legislation addresses multiple climate, healthcare and tax issues. Considered by many to be once-in-a-generation legislation, thebill extends ACA (Af… Continue Reading

August 15, 2022

Shaheen visits for snowmelt

by Barbara Tetreault

BERLIN - The $19.5 million federal snow melt grant will allow Berlin to improve the downtown and make it more enticing to visitors, Mayor Paul Grenier told U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen during her visit to the city last Friday. The federal Department of Transportation last week announced Berlin had been awarded one of the highly sought grants with its innovative proposal to use waste hot water from the Burgess BioPower biomass plant to heat downtown streets and sidewalks during winter months. … Continue Reading

August 15, 2022

Shaheen visits Jaffrey to celebrate new water grant

by Ashley Saari

New Hampshire Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen visited Jaffrey Wednesday to celebrate the announcement of a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), which will be put toward the purchase of three new well sites and the construction of a new water treatment plant that will be shared between Peterborough and Jaffrey. Shaheen met with Jaffrey and Peterborough town officials at the Jaffrey Fire Station, before taking a tour of the Jaffrey Water Department next … Continue Reading

August 12, 2022

Shaheen touts Berlin infrastructure improvements

by Adam Sullivan

BERLIN, N.H. (WCAX) - Berlin, New Hampshire, is embarking on a big renovation of its downtown that is designed to benefit tourism. The city has received more than $19.5 million in federal funds to rebuild city streets and sidewalks, integrating heat from the Burgess bio-mass plant, that will keep the thoroughfares clear of ice and snow. "Biomass power from the Burgess Plant which can do co-generation for heat and power, so they will be able to use that heat in the city and it will be an import… Continue Reading

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