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September 08, 2017

Shaheen joins family for ICE check in

by Judi Currie

MANCHESTER - As another local family was told Friday they will need to buy plane tickets to return to Indonesia, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen vowed to continue her fight to keep them in the U.S. "These families fled religious persecution in Indonesia and we have seen in recent years increased persecution of religious minorities there, particularly Christians. So they go back to an uncertain future, back to their country of origin," said Shaheen, a Democrat. She said these families came to the Seac… Continue Reading

September 05, 2017

The Russian Company That Is a Danger to Our Security

by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

MADBURY, N.H. - The Kremlin hacked our presidential election, is waging a cyberwar against our NATO allies and is probing opportunities to use similar tactics against democracies worldwide. Why then are federal agencies, local and state governments and millions of Americans unwittingly inviting this threat into their cyber networks and secure spaces? That threat is posed by antivirus and security software products created by Kaspersky Lab, a Moscow-based company with extensive ties to Russian i… Continue Reading

September 01, 2017

US Senate looking to mandate government-wide ban on Russian firm's software

by Trish Turner and Mike Levine

The Senate is looking to mandate a full, government-wide ban on the use of all products made by one of the world's most respected cybersecurity firms, Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, according to congressional sources. The move would be the U.S. government's most drastic response yet to growing concerns that Kremlin-backed hackers could try to exploit the firm's anti-virus software to steal and manipulate users' files, read private emails or attack critical infrastructure in the U.S. The proposed … Continue Reading

August 25, 2017

Sen. Shaheen Tours Belmont Manufacturer

by Tom Caldwell

BELMONT - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), during a visit to Milpower Source, cited a new provision in this year's defense authorization bill that calls for the government to assess procurement costs in light of the long-term utility of the parts being purchased. The purpose, she said, is to make sure the money is well spent, balancing the cost with the need for reliability. That is the central focus of the Belmont manufacturer, according to Milpower Source General Manager Tomer Eshed, who led… Continue Reading

August 24, 2017

Shaheen proposes ACA insurance market funding fix

by Timothy LaRoche

CLAREMONT - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined city officials and healthcare leaders on Wednesday for a roundtable forum on potential changes to the Affordable Healthcare Act after her introduction of the Marketplace Certainty Act in June. The act, currently working its way through a committee, would change the way that cost-sharing reductions are funded. Cost-sharing reductions (CSRs) are essentially subsidies that reduce out-of-pocket costs and insurance co-pays for low-income earners und… Continue Reading

August 23, 2017

Shaheen tours vet program at Bartlett forest

by Rachael Brown

BARTLETT - A group of veterans are out of the Army and into the woods, through the Veterans Conservation Corps and a new program and partnership between the White Mountain National Forest and Department of Defense. The setting is the Lodge at the Bartlett Experimental Forest on Pine Street in Bartlett. The VCC assists veterans in their transition back into civilian life by using their leadership skills in land management and conservation needs. This program, introduced by Developed Recreation… Continue Reading

August 23, 2017

Experts: Skilled work force key to job creation

by Kim Houghton

NASHUA - Establishing a skilled work force and driving job creation are critical pieces to addressing New Hampshire's work force challenges, experts in the field say."We have got to keep pace with the evolving labor market," Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said during Tuesday's Small Business Committee Hearing at Rivier University in Nashua. A panel of business leaders gathered to discuss innovative approaches to attracting and retaining skilled workers, as well as ideas on how to keep the state's businesse… Continue Reading

August 23, 2017

Shaheen talks jobs in Nashua

by Damien Fisher

NASHUA - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen heard from business leaders Tuesday about the need for solutions to the state's labor crunch. The New Hampshire Democrat was in town to participate in a roundtable discussion at Nashua's Rivier University. "We've got to keep pace with the evolving labor market,"Shaheen said. Not being able to find and keep skilled labor is the No. 1 concern Shaheen said she hears when she speaks to people throughout the Granite state. This labor shortage hits small companie… Continue Reading

August 18, 2017

Troopers pay tribute to 4 people killed in 1997 shootings

by Chris Jensen

COLEBROOK, N.H. - About 100 people, including two dozen law enforcement officers, gathered on Friday to remember two state troopers who were killed decades ago in one of the region's worst shootings. On Aug. 19, 1997, Leslie Lord and Scott Phillips were shot in Colebrook by an angry loner, Carl Drega, who had had repeated run-ins with local authorities. Drega then killed newspaper editor Dennis Joos and part-time judge Vickie Bunnell. He wounded four law enforcement officers pursuing him before… Continue Reading

August 18, 2017

Shaheen Takes a Ride Around Great Bay, Praises Federally Funded Research

by Jason Moon

With Congress out on its annual August recess, New Hampshire's congressional delegation has been enjoying more time in the state. On Thursday, Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen spent the afternoon exploring Great Bay. Senator Shaheen's visit to Great Bay felt a lot like a school field trip. It began at UNH's Jackson Laboratory on Adam's Point, where one scientist after another showcased their research on Great Bay's marine life. From investigating whether the invasive green crab problem coul… Continue Reading

August 11, 2017

Nashua veteran finally receives 6 medals he earned for his service in Vietnam

by Adam Sexton

NASHUA, N.H. - George Andosca served in Vietnam as an Army aviation mechanic, maintaining and sometimes flying in combat observation planes in 1965 and 1966. "We'd find something that was going on, we'd call in to the Air Force, and they'd send in usually F-100s," Andosca said. He was awarded a pair of medals when he left the service, but didn't realize he'd earned several more until recently, when he wrote to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's office to update his records. Shaheen's office discovered And… Continue Reading

August 10, 2017

Shaheen visits Criminal Justice Training Center at UNH

by Judi Currie

DURHAM - Two centers at the University of New Hampshire are at the forefront of protecting children from internet crimes and hope to benefit from continued federal funding. U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., visited the National Criminal Justice Training Center in Durham Thursday to get an update on the Center's operations and talk about the importance of continued grant funding for the Center's programs. Shaheen met with NCJTC Director Brad Russ, as well as David Finkelhor, director of the Cri… Continue Reading

August 08, 2017

Air Force to pay $1.3 million to NH city for water clean up

PORTSMOUTH - The U.S. Air Force has agreed to pay the city of Portsmouth $1.3 million to complete the next steps in the ongoing Pease clean-up effort, as announced by Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Maggie Hassan, and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter on Tuesday. "Today's announcement demonstrates a real and ongoing commitment from the Air Force to rid the Pease wells of dangerous water contaminants," said Senator Shaheen. "Granite State families who are worried about their children getting sick … Continue Reading

August 04, 2017

Going to school at Harley-Davidson

by Patrick Cronin

NORTH HAMPTON - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen took a tour of Seacoast Harley-Davidson in North Hampton Friday, the location for a new motorcycle training certificate program offered by Great Bay Community College. "New Hampshire has the second highest percentage of motorcycle riders. This is an important industry for the state so to hear about this program, it's really exciting," said Shaheen, who is a member of the bipartisan Senate Motorcycle Caucus. Shaheen met with Will Arvelo, president of Great Ba… Continue Reading

August 02, 2017

Committee leaders: Tax reform should benefit small businesses

by Namoi Jagoda

The leaders of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee are urging their colleagues to make sure that any tax-reform legislation taken up by the Senate improves the tax code for small businesses. "Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, creating two out of every three net new jobs in the United States," Committee Chairman Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and ranking member Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) said in a letter Wednesday to the leaders of the Senate's tax-writing committee. "Tha… Continue Reading

July 29, 2017

Sen. Shaheen preserves global women's ambassador post

CONCORD (AP) - Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, the only woman on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has helped save an ambassador post focused on women's issues around the world. The State Department Reauthorization Bill for fiscal year 2018 would have eliminated the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues. Shaheen amended the legislation and it passed the committee by voice vote. Noting women and girls represent 50 percent of the global population, Shaheen said "their empowerment and… Continue Reading

July 19, 2017

Seriously Though, Give It Up For This All-Female Afghan Robotics Team

by Andrea Gonzalez-Ramirez

The six teenage girls on an all-female Afghan robotics team who were initially denied one-week U.S. visas to participate in an international competition caught the country's attention in recent weeks. The teens were turned away two times by U.S. officials, and as details emerged of the struggles they all faced and their dangerous journeys from the small town of Herat to Kabul in attempts to get visas. Thankfully, the story had a happy ending: The Trump administration intervened at the last minu… Continue Reading

July 19, 2017

Shaheen presents all-girls Afghan robotics team with congressional record

by Noa Yadidi

Washington (CNN) Teams of high school students from nearly 160 countries around the world convened this weekend in Washington to compete in the FIRST Global Challenge, an international robotics competition. But for one team -- an all-girl group representing Afghanistan -- the challenges began before they even stepped foot on American soil. The team met with New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Wednesday at her office on Capitol Hill, where she presented them with congressional records detailin… Continue Reading

July 17, 2017

Shaheen Visits Memorial, Takes Aim at GOP Health Plan

by Tom Eastman

CONWAY - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) took aim at the latest health-care proposal floated by Republican leadership during her July 14 visit to Memorial Hospital. Afterward, she headed to Berlin, where she heard from administrators that "Trumpcare" could decimate nursing-home budgets locally. A vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") had been expected to take place in the Senate this week but has been delayed to give Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) time to recover from b… Continue Reading

July 13, 2017

Another View -- Jeanne Shaheen: Pease Moms fight for safe drinking water

by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Never underestimate the power of Granite State moms. Andrea Amico of Portsmouth remembers "feeling like my world was crashing down" when tests showed that her two kids, exposed to perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) in drinking water at the former Pease Air Force Base, had elevated levels of these harmful materials in their blood. A by-product of firefighting foam used by the military, PFCs have been linked to birth defects, various forms of cancer and immune system dysfunction. This has caused many… Continue Reading

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