January 06, 2009

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Judd Gregg (R-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today pledged to work together in a cooperative bipartisan manner in the U.S. Senate to best serve the people of New Hampshire.  As is tradition, Senator Gregg escorted Senator Shaheen to be sworn in by Vice President Cheney as the first female U.S. Senator from New Hampshire.


Senator Gregg stated, “Today, I was honored to join Senator Shaheen for her historic swearing in as the first woman to represent the Granite State in the U.S. Senate.  Jeanne and I have a long history of working together to advance the interests of New Hampshire and I look forward to building on that strong bipartisan relationship to ensure that the decisions made in Washington promote our state’s values and benefit New Hampshire citizens.


“During these tough economic times it is critical that Congress does not allow partisan politics to get in the way of fulfilling its responsibility to the American people.  It is our duty to work in a bipartisan manner to advance policies that will make a real difference in people’s lives.  As we begin this new session in Washington, I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure that America remains strong and vibrant.”


Senator Shaheen stated, “I was honored that Senator Gregg escorted me to my swearing in ceremony today. We’ve enjoyed a good working relationship throughout the years, and he and his staff have been incredibly kind and helpful to me as I have been setting up my office and preparing to serve the people of New Hampshire. I look forward to working with him to put our economy back on track by creating jobs in New Hampshire and laying the groundwork for long-term economic growth.”

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