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February 19, 2010

Senate 'holds' sign of a broken system

It's early in the political year but already New Hampshire's would-be U.S. senators are calling, predictably, for big change in Washington. Here's one commitment we hope they'll make, Republicans and Democrats alike: If elected, they will work hard to re-establish the time-honored American concept of majority rule. "Majority," as in 51 votes wins. This is opposed to the Senate's Byzantine rules and traditions that force nearly everything to require a super-majority of 60 votes to pass, th… Continue Reading


February 19, 2010

AARP honors Shaheen, Collins for Medicare act

DOVER - U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Susan Collins have been honored with the AARP's Legislative Achievement Award for their work on the Medicare Transitional Care Act, which is meant to prevent unnecessary re-hospitalizations by providing more coordinated follow-up care for Medicare beneficiaries. "One of our cornerstone issues is around home care and community-based and long-term care and clearly any efforts that are going to prevent people from being readmitted to hospitals and will … Continue Reading


February 16, 2010

Shaheen: No sense in starting over on health care

(NECN) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) was posed the question on NECN's DC Dialogue of whether to start from the drawing board on health care reform legislation. "I don't think we start over. The reality is we've been working on this bill for over a year. I think it has already incorporated over 160 amendments," Sen. Shaheen said. "So, there has been significant bi-partisan input into the bill." "Obviously, we can always make it better, we can always address some of the concerns that … Continue Reading


February 14, 2010

A day in the life

by Jennifer DePaul

WASHINGTON - Wearing a pink-colored suit jacket, a long gray skirt, black boots and a pink scarf, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen calmly positions herself for a photo with a visiting group between the New Hampshire and American flags. The U.S. Senate photographer is standing by, and Shaheen's personal office transforms into a temporary photography studio. Her staff is efficient, ushering visitors in for a few moments and quickly showing them the exit. It's a little after 8:30 a.m. on the mornin… Continue Reading


February 14, 2010

UNH awarded $3m to help train health care workers

by Jason Claffey

DURHAM - The University of New Hampshire on Friday was awarded a nearly $3 million grant to develop a program that will train 1,000 health care workers. The money, which is part of the federal stimulus package, was secured by U.S Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-Madbury. UNH applied for the funding in January; Shaheen wrote a letter to Labor Secretary Hilda Solis in support of it. "With an aging population, New Hampshire anticipates an increased demand for health and support services as well as heavi… Continue Reading


February 12, 2010

Harkin and Shaheen seek to change Senate filibuster rule; Reid dismisses effort

by Paul Kane

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February 12, 2010

Federal grant will fund firefighters' gear

by Terry Date

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February 11, 2010

Some Democratic Senators Want to End Filibusters

by Sheryl Gay Stolberg

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February 04, 2010

Hilltop Fire Department to use stimulus grant for sprinkler system, fire alarms

by Jason Claffey

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February 04, 2010

Hampstead, Danville fire departments get federal grants

by Jillian Jorgensen

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February 03, 2010

Senator Shaheen talks energy, education, and tourism

by Kayti Burt

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February 01, 2010

After 64 years, N.H. vet gets his Bronze Star

by Stefanie Geisler

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February 01, 2010

NH veteran to get WWII medal

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January 30, 2010

Sen. Shaheen visits N.H. Electric Cooperative's 'smart grid'

by John Koziol

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January 29, 2010

Fire dept. earns federal grant

by Gail Ober

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January 29, 2010

Job creation, stabilization key to pulling out of slump

by Albert McKeon

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January 28, 2010

NH Democrats applaud refocusing

by Mark Hayward

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January 28, 2010

4 in NH praise message from president

by Jennifer De Paul

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January 25, 2010

Shaheen touts funding for energy projects

by Associated Press

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is visiting New Hampshire homeowners and construction workers who have benefited from federal funding for energy efficiency projects.Shaheen, who serves on the Senate Energy Committee, has pushed for increased stimulus funding for weatherization projects and for heating assistance for low-income families.She will discuss those programs Monday at the home of a Concord couple who are weatherizing their home.… Continue Reading


January 23, 2010

Air Guardsmen on mission to Haiti

by Dave Choate

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