PHOTO AND RELEASE: SHAHEEN SWORN IN FOR SECOND TERM AS NEW HAMPSHIRE’S SENIOR SENATOR

January 06, 2015

(January 6, 2015 – Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this afternoon was sworn in for her second term by Vice President Joe Biden)

(Washington, DC) – This afternoon U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was sworn in to serve her second, six-year term as New Hampshire’s senior senator by Vice President Joe Biden. In the 114th Congress, Shaheen will continue to serve on the Senate Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Relations, Appropriations, and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

“Serving the people of New Hampshire has been a tremendous honor and throughout my career I’ve worked across the aisle to make a difference for our state,” Shaheen said. “It’s with that same commitment to bipartisanship that I’ll continue to serve over the next six years in order to move our state forward, particularly with a focus on expanding economic opportunities for middle class families.”

Shaheen previously served as New Hampshire’s Governor from 1997-2003 and today took the oath of office on the Bible that was used when she was first sworn in as Governor on January 9, 1997. She was first elected to the United States Senate in 2008 and is the only woman in American history to be elected both Governor and Senator.