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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


January 14, 2011

Purple Hearts will honor dead POWs

by Al McKeon


December 07, 2010

Shaheen presses case for START II

by Kevin Landrigan


December 05, 2010

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen: New START treaty will enhance our security

by Jeanne Shaheen

One year ago today, the most dramatic and comprehensive arms-control agreement in history -- known as the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (or "START") -- expired. The 1991 treaty, signed by President George H.W. Bush and ratified by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 93-6, was the culmination of President Ronald Reagan's vision and a demonstration of his constant appeal to "trust, but verify" when dealing with Russia. The United States benefitted significantly under the old START agreement, whi… Continue Reading


November 22, 2010

A welcomed move


November 19, 2010

Sen. Shaheen advocates for more heating aid

by Jason Claffey


November 18, 2010

Shaheen co-sponsors 1099 expansion repeal

by Cindy Kibbe


November 18, 2010

Democrats express confidence on ‘Don’t Ask’ repeal

by David M. Herszenhorn


November 16, 2010

Shaheen asks for heating assistance for NH

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