In The News

September 25, 2013

Lawmakers seek fix to extend visa program for Iraqi interpreters

by Jeremy Herb

Lawmakers are looking for a last-minute legislative fix to extend a visa program for Iraqis who served as interpreters for the U.S. military during the Iraq War. The program for Iraqis to receive special immigrant visas to come to the United States is slated to expire on Sept. 30 unless Congress passes a measure to continue it. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and several senior senators are looking for a way to pass a one-year extension amid the legislative fight over funding the government, whic… Continue Reading


March 28, 2012

Shaheen, local paving company head urge passage of federal transportation bill

by John DiSatso

MANCHESTER - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and the president of one of the state's largest paving companies on Tuesday urged the U.S. House to act quickly on a long-term extension of the federal transportation authorization bill, warning that continued gridlock will cost New Hampshire jobs and stall the Interstate 93 widening project. Shaheen, D-N.H., said a Senate-passed bill contains $170 million a year for New Hampshire as well as a provision allowing the state to borrow $115 million, based on anticip… Continue Reading


February 29, 2012

Contraception debate should be about people, not politics

by Senator Jeanne Shaheen

WOMEN'S health care is under attack. Already this year we have seen assaults on Planned Parenthood, on federal funding for women's health and now on access to contraception. Now the forces behind these attacks have a dangerous new proposal that would affect health care for all Americans. The proposal offered by Senate Republicans in Congress would empower corporations or any other employer to deny virtually any preventive or essential health service to any American based on any religious or mo… Continue Reading


February 08, 2012

Energy efficiency is good policy, good for economy

by Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Democrats and Republicans agree we need action on our economy, and we need action on our energy policy. We must overcome the political gridlock that has kept solutions to both problems out of reach. The need for jobs is obvious - too many Americans remain out of work and too many businesses are still struggling. And the need for action on our energy policy is also dire. Our dependence on foreign oil remains a grave security risk, and our outdated energy infrastructure has left American business… Continue Reading


February 07, 2012

Why the Birth-Control Mandate Makes Sense

by Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Barbara Boxer and Patty Murray

It was a historic victory for women's health when the Obama administration changed the law to require private health plans to provide preventive services including breast exams, HIV screening and contraception for free. This new policy will help millions of women get the affordable care they need. Now, sadly, there is an aggressive and misleading campaign to deny this benefit to women. It is being waged in the name of religious liberty. But the real forces behind it are the same ones that sough… Continue Reading


January 13, 2012

Shaheen teaches Alvirne High School students a lesson on gender equality

by Patrick Meighan

HUDSON - Jeanne Shaheen fielded students' questions about jobs, health-care, party politics and life as a U.S. senator. But more than her answers, perhaps the biggest impact Shaheen made during her visit Thursday morning to Alvirne High School was that she stood before 300 or so seniors and ROTC students as a woman who has held a unique position in U.S. history. Shaheen, a Democrat, is the only woman ever to have served both as a state governor and U.S. senator. Shaheen served as New Hampshire… Continue Reading


December 22, 2011

The People of Berlin Never Gave Up

by Senator Jeanne Shaheen

After months of unnecessary delays and uncertainty, Berlin Prison will finally open. And that's good news for jobs in the North Country. Berlin Prison itself will add more than 300 jobs and provide a $40 million annual economic boost to the region. Berlin began its campaign for the prison in 2001. By 2007 construction had begun and in 2010 the prison was completed. However, for more than a year, a protracted budget fight in Congress left the prison fully complete but lacking the funds to open.… Continue Reading


December 14, 2011

Senate must send signal to Russia

by Senator Jeanne Shaheen

It's time for the Senate to send Russia a strong signal in support of human rights, transparency and the rule of law. In the aftermath of last week's election - marred by fraud, followed by unjust arrests of hundreds of peaceful protestors, opposition leaders and human rights activists - it's crucial to stand with courageous Russian citizens. who are asking only that their basic and universal rights are protected. The Senate has two options - one for immediate action, and one to consider … Continue Reading


December 09, 2011

A More Perfect European Union

by Senator Jeanne Shaheen

European leaders are gathering in Brussels on Dec. 8 to organize a collective response to the growing debt crisis -- but it's not only the euro that endangers European unity. Lost in the headlines is the possibility of renewed violence in the western Balkans, which threatens to roll back the significant progress we have made in the region over the past 15 years. The deteriorating security situation in northern Kosovo requires an urgent, united, and focused transatlantic response that re-commits … Continue Reading


December 05, 2011

Ayotte, Shaheen praise passage of defense spending bill they helped craft

by Ted Siefer

New Hampshire's U.S. senators are praising the passage of a $662 billion defense spending bill, which includes a controversial provision that would mandate the military detention of suspected terrorists captured abroad and on U.S. soil. Both Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen are members of the Armed Services Committee, and they played important roles in drafting the National Defense Authorization Act, which was passed by the Senate on Thursday by a vote of … Continue Reading


November 11, 2011

About our veterans and jobs

by Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Commemorating Veterans Day is a humbling experience. As we take the day to thank those who have served, it is often difficult to comprehend the struggles many of our veterans have endured. I have met so many of our veterans, and each one of their stories is unique. Many are harrowing, others heart-rending. The truth is, we may never fully understand the sacrifices they've made-we can only thank them and their families from the bottom of our hearts. I'm proud that our country comes together to… Continue Reading


April 29, 2011

SHAHEEN AT CONVAL: Senator touts technology to give students an edge

by Abby Spegman

PETERBOROUGH - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was at Conval Regional High School on Thursday to meet with engineering students and the school's robotics team as part of a campaign to promote science and technology education. Talking to a group of students, staff and parents, Shaheen discussed legislation she is co-sponsoring that would fund STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - programs in high schools. Schools would compete for grants for such programs. She hopes the legislation… Continue Reading


April 04, 2011

An army of robots descends on Capitol Hill (well, kinda)

by Shawna Thomas and Carrie Dann

A policy goal of one member of the United States Senate got a boost this afternoon from one nearly-universal fact about modern American culture: Almost everyone thinks robots are way cool. Sen. Jean Shaheen (D-N.H.) was aided by a small army of robots (and by the teams of students who built them) on Monday in unveiling legislation to help high schoolers gain more access to programs furthering science, technology, engineering and math education. In a presentation tied to the legislation's intr… Continue Reading


March 31, 2011

U.S. DOT delivers $20m for Memorial Bridge project

by Scott E. Kinney

PORTSMOUTH - The U. S. Department of Transportation has obligated $20 million in funding for the replacement of the Memorial Bridge between Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, and Susan Collins, R-Maine, joined together last Congress to fight for the bridge funding and were successful in helping secure a Tiger II grant in October 2010. That funding was called into question in February as Congress began budget discussions. Since the news came ou… Continue Reading


March 02, 2011

Shaheen listens to local concerns

by Katherine Burt

LITTLETON- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen has spent the last few months trying to answer the question of how to get the economy working again, and last Friday's North Country tour was an opportunity to focus on the needs of small businesses - to determine where the federal government can help, and where it needs to step back and give the private sector room to grow, Shaheen said. A stop in Littleton to hear concerns and answer questions from local business and political leaders was part of that mis… Continue Reading


March 01, 2011

Buyer of Gorham mill plans major investment in facility

by Barbara Tetreault


February 15, 2011

Shaheen: Sugar bill is sweet

by Hattie Perkins


February 01, 2011

Shaheen sees huge potential for exports from N.H.

by Charles McMahon


January 14, 2011

Congress to classroom

by Marisa Novello


January 14, 2011

In Somersworth: Shaheen lauds local business as federal money at work

by Kyle Stucker

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