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May 26, 2023

A Week in Review: Shaheen Meets with NH Business Owners, Local Leaders, Family Advocates & More on Statewide Tour Underscoring Consequences for NH from National Default

This week, Senator Jeanne Shaheen held a week-long series underscoring the potential impact of a GOP-forced default on Granite State workers, families and New Hampshire industries. Over several days, Shaheen conducted virtual statewide and in-person meetings with local leaders and stakeholders. On Tuesday, Shaheen met with local leaders, members of New Hampshire’s Municipal Association and representatives from the New Hampshire Commerce Corridor Chambers to discuss the effects a default… Continue Reading

November 27, 2022

Senator Jeanne Shaheen on Congressional Support for Ukraine and Shoring Up Democracy in The Balkans | Live from the Halifax International Security Forum

by Mark Leon Goldberg

Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat from New Hampshire, lead a large bi-partisan Congressional delegation to the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax, Nova Scotia in mid-November. We just days after the US House of Representatives was confirmed to flip to Republican control following the US mid terms. With that change in power comes a degree of uncertainty around the extent to which Congress can be relied upon to continue its support for Ukraine's defense. Senator Shaheen discusses how … Continue Reading

November 24, 2022

Lakes Region businesses gearing up for Small Business Saturday

by John Koziol

LACONIA - If you're looking for a great cup of coffee, and/or a classic vinyl record from a late 20th century rock and roll band, the chances are that you'll find both, here, on Main Street in the City on the Lakes. Ahead of Small Business Saturday - which is an international marketing initiative begun by American Express in 2010 to encourage shopping on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, according to Wikipedia - a group of elected and appointed officials, including U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen a… Continue Reading

November 23, 2022

Shaheen says she’ll look for federal money after Executive Council votes to defund sex education

by Annmarie Timmins

After the Executive Council voted Tuesday to defund a sex education program aimed at reducing teen pregnancy, a spokesperson for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said she is working to replace the funding. And Democratic Councilor Cinde Warmington said she is talking with the full federal delegation to do the same. "These programs help adolescents stay healthy by providing essential sex education, and they shouldn't be politicized," said Shaheen spokesperson Sam Paisley in an email. The delegation stepped … Continue Reading

November 22, 2022

Fundraising breakfast held to support families dealing with homelessness

by Ray Brewer

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Community leaders gathered Tuesday morning in Manchester for a fundraising breakfast to help families struggling with homelessness. The Families in Transition fundraising breakfast was held for the first time in three years. Board Chairman Roy Tilsley said the event is critical to the organization's efforts. "Providing housing to families and people that need housing and to provide emergency shelter to over 100 people a night," he said. The organization has housing on Belmo… Continue Reading

November 20, 2022

U.S. lawmakers to foreign allies: Midterm results show our democracy is safe

by Andrew Desiderio and Connor O'Brien

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers traveling abroad for the first time since the midterms cheered the broad repudiation of candidates who denied the outcome of the 2020 election, arguing those results shore up American democracy and should reassure foreign allies. Amid concerns about the fragility of democracy both at home and abroad, members of the congressional delegation at the annual Halifax International Security Forum - in public and in private meetings with their… Continue Reading

November 20, 2022

Shaheen, Warren urge IRS to scrutinize TurboTax practices

by Staff

Two senators are asking banking regulators and the IRS to look into the practices of tax preparation company Intuit TurboTax. After getting complaints from constituents, New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, both Democrats, wrote to the Internal Revenue Service, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Reserve last week calling for scrutiny on the way TurboTax collects filing fees and distributes refunds. In question is the relations… Continue Reading

November 19, 2022

CBC Radio's The House: The fight against Russian aggression, Chinese interference

by Staff

On the sidelines of the Halifax Security Forum, The House speaks with a troop commander fighting for Ukraine about the stakes for her country, U.S. senators James Risch and Jeanne Shaheen about American military aid, and Anita Anand on Canada's contributions. Two experts break down the threat of Chinese espionage and election interference. Plus - journalists Susan Delacourt and Stuart Thomson discuss Trudeau's G20 encounter with Xi and amplification of misinformation on Iran. The war in Ukraine… Continue Reading

November 15, 2022

CASA of NH Celebrates Volunteers, Supporters, and Friends at Recognition Event

by Staff

MANCHESTER -On October 28, CASA of New Hampshire held its inaugural CASA at the Heart event at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord. It recognized those valued advocates, supporters, and friends who have all played a role in helping to change children's lives over the past year. Among those honored included 71 volunteer advocates who reached milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service to the organization. CASA also recognized the recipients of several community partner awa… Continue Reading

November 15, 2022

Senators to DOD: Address ‘bad actors’ among military landlords

by John M. Donnelly

After learning that one-third of the private landlords on U.S. military bases have failed to guarantee servicemembers a complete "tenant bill of rights" required by law, five senators have asked the Pentagon to force the companies to do so. In a six-page letter sent Monday to Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III and obtained by CQ Roll Call, the senators urged him to change or kill contracts with these companies if necessary. "The vast majority of the military housing providers have voluntari… Continue Reading

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

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