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March 18, 2014

SHAHEEN: VETERANS DESERVE GOOD JOBS WHEN THEY RETURN HOME

(Claremont, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) toured Red River Computer Company's facility today and discussed efforts to promote economic opportunity for New Hampshire veterans and veteran-owned small businesses. Shaheen highlighted the legislative package she recently introduced aimed at expanding hiring and business ownership for veterans while meeting with Red River president, Rick Bolduc, who briefed Shaheen on Red River Computer Company's efforts. Nearly 10 percent of Red River's em… Continue Reading


March 18, 2014

TOMORROW IN CONCORD: SHAHEEN TO DISCUSS WORK ON BEHALF OF VETERANS WITH ADMIRAL MULLEN

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will participate in a luncheon with former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen at the University of New Hampshire Law, Rudman Center in Concord at 12:45 p.m. for the announcement of the Robert J. Dole fellowship program and to discuss Shaheen's work on behalf of veterans. Mullen will announce the Robert J. Dole fellowship program, which is a $1 million endowed fellowship created to honor the legacies of Senators Robert "Bob" Dole and Warren … Continue Reading


March 17, 2014

TUESDAY IN CLAREMONT: SHAHEEN TO VISIT RED RIVER COMPUTER COMPANY TO DISCUSS VETERANS JOBS BILLS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will highlight the need to promote economic opportunity for our nation's veterans and discuss her veterans jobs bills while touring Red River Computer Company in Claremont at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 18. Shaheen last week introduced two pieces of legislation, the Veterans Hiring Act and the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act, which would create simple, immediate tax incentives for businesses that hire veterans and lower costs for veterans looking to start or gr… Continue Reading


March 14, 2014

SHAHEEN, SENATORS PUSH TO REIGN IN EXCESSIVE SPECULATION IN OIL, GAS MARKETS

(Washington, DC-) - Citing the negative impact that excessive Wall Street speculation has had on fuel prices for consumers, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) yesterday urged the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to crack down speculation in commodities markets. The call comes as the comment period on the long-overdue CFTC rules aimed at curbing excessive speculation recently came to an end. Shaheen was joined by U.S. Senators Carl Levin (D-MI), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Dianne Feinstein… Continue Reading


March 13, 2014

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES BILLS TO CREATE JOBS, ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR VETERANS

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced two pieces of legislation today to bolster economic opportunities for our nation's veterans and small businesses. The Veterans Hiring Act and the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act, will create simple, immediate tax incentives for businesses that hire veterans and lower costs for veterans looking to start or grow small businesses. "Our men and women in uniform have sacrificed in the defense of the United States," Shaheen said. "One of … Continue Reading


March 12, 2014

SHAHEEN-JOHNSON AMENDMENT PROTECTING WOMEN IN UKRAINE CLEARS FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE

(Washington, DC) - This afternoon the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed an amendment sponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) promoting the empowerment and safety of women in Ukraine. The amendment was included as part of bipartisan legislation to provide support to Ukraine and level sanctions against those responsible for the ongoing violence. The amendment was also co-sponsored by Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL), Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Ben Cardin (D-MD… Continue Reading


March 12, 2014

SHAHEEN CONGRATULATES NEW HAMPSHIRE PARALYMPIANS IN CONGRESSIONAL RECORD

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) submitted the following statement to the Congressional Record congratulating New Hampshire athletes that are competing in the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia: Senator Jeanne Shaheen Statement on New Hampshire's Winter Paralympians March 11, 2014 Madam. President, I rise today to recognize the impressive accomplishments of the New Hampshire athletes who will be representing the United States this month in the 2014 Winter Paralympic… Continue Reading


March 12, 2014

SHAHEEN: ONLINE SALES TAX WOULD HURT NEW HAMPSHIRE SMALL BUSINESSES

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today reiterated her strong opposition to online sales tax legislation in advance of a U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee hearing that will consider potential ways to tax online sales transactions. Online sales tax legislation that passed the U.S. Senate has the potential to put a serious burden on small businesses in New Hampshire, one of five states that does not collect sales tax. "Online sales tax legislation would put a h… Continue Reading


March 11, 2014

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES BILL TO HELP STUDENTS MANAGE DEBT

(Washington, DC) - In a new effort to help students better manage their debt burden, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation today that will strengthen an existing federal student loan data system to give students more comprehensive access to and a better understanding of debt and repayment options. Shaheen's proposal, the Simplifying Access to Student Loan Information Act, calls for the development of a central online portal that will allow students to review all their public … Continue Reading


March 11, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Shaheen Demands Action on Climate Change During All-Night Senate Session

(Washington, DC) - This morning U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor calling for swift action to address the threat climate change poses to our country as part of an all-night Senate session organized to highlight the environmental and economic consequences of inaction. Shaheen has been a leader on climate change in the Senate and recently reintroduced bipartisan energy efficiency legislation which will cut pollution by the equivalent of taking 22 million cars off the ro… Continue Reading


March 10, 2014

SHAHEEN: MOMENTUM GROWING TO PASS ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL

(Manchester, NH) -With growing momentum in Congress to pass energy efficiency legislation, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) touted the economic and environmental benefits of her bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC) this afternoon at the Environmental Business Council's (EBC) New Hampshire Chapter Luncheon in Manchester. Shaheen updated EBC members, business leaders and environmental advocates about her renewed efforts to pass a new version of the Shaheen-Portman … Continue Reading


March 07, 2014

NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION ANNOUNCES $8 MILLION IN DISASTER RELIEF FOR LINCOLN, LEBANON

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced today that critical disaster relief resources have been awarded to Lincoln and Lebanon for road and bridge repair as a result of severe storm and flooding damage. "These New Hampshire communities have been devastated by severe storms and are still in need of assistance to rebuild," said Shaheen, Ayotte, Shea-Porter and Kuster. "This as… Continue Reading


March 07, 2014

BIPARTISAN COALITION OF SENATORS INTRODUCE RESOLUTION HONORING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In advance of International Women's Day on March 8, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) led a bipartisan coalition of Senators to introduce a resolution Thursday commemorating the 103rd International Women's Day. The International Women's Day Resolution was co-sponsored by U.S. Senators Mark Begich (D-AK), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Patty Mur… Continue Reading


March 06, 2014

SHAHEEN: FIXING OUR NATION’S BRIDGES CRITICAL FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, ECONOMY

(Washington, DC) - Citing a need to upgrade and update our roads and bridges, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has introduced legislation that will both maintain public safety and provide businesses and consumers with the infrastructure necessary for a 21st century economy. The Strengthen and Fortify Existing Bridges Act of 2014 (SAFE Bridges Act) would establish a program to provide funding specifically dedicated to repair and replace aging and deteriorating bridges. "The condition of our b… Continue Reading


March 06, 2014

SHAHEEN: WE MUST FIX OUR BROKEN MILITARY JUSTICE SYSTEM

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Shaheen (D-NH) went to the Senate floor this afternoon to call for passage of the Military Justice Improvement Act of which Shaheen is an original cosponsor. As a member of the Senate Armed Service Committee Shaheen has been a leader in the fight against military sexual assault. A vote on the Military Justice Improvement Act is expected as early as this afternoon. Senator Shaheen's remarks as prepared for delivery are included below: Thank you Madam President.… Continue Reading


March 05, 2014

BIPARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS INTRODUCE RESOLUTION CONDEMNING RUSSIAN AGGRESSION IN UKRAINE

Washington, D.C. - A bipartisan group of Senators, led by Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Roger Wicker (R-MS), introduced a resolution today condemning the Russian military siege of Crimea, calling for a withdrawal of those troops, and a negotiated settlement to any concerns regarding the Crimea. It also urges the administration and European Union to use a range of economic and diplomatic leverage against Russia should it fail to abide by these basic economic norms. "Russia m… Continue Reading


March 05, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON BIPARTISAN HOUSE VOTE PASSING ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the co-author of the Shaheen-Portman Energy Savings and Industrial Competiveness Act, released the following statement applauding the House of Representatives' vote today approving (375-36) a bipartisan energy efficiency bill sponsored by Reps. David McKinley (R-WV) and Peter Welch (D-VT): "With energy efficiency, we have the fastest, most cost-effective way to address our energy needs all the while creating jobs and growing our economy. I'… Continue Reading


March 05, 2014

SHAHEEN, JOHNSON, MANCHIN, AYOTTE INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF MOTORCYCLE RIDERS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would prohibit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) from issuing grants to states for motorcycle-only checkpoints. The NHTSA initiated the Motorcycle Law Enforcement Demonstration Program in 2009, which provides states with funds to conduct discriminatory, motorcycle-only checkpoints where riders are specificall… Continue Reading


March 05, 2014

In Case You Missed It: Shaheen-Portman Energy Efficiency Bill Gains Momentum

(Washington, DC) - The bipartisan Shaheen-Portman Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act is picking up momentum; since last week, the bill has been endorsed by both Democrats and Republicans as well as environmental groups, utility groups and industry leaders. In total, the reintroduced legislation has ten bipartisan cosponsors. In case you missed it, here's what people are saying about the bill that will create jobs, protect the environment, and save people billions: "Commercial t… Continue Reading


March 05, 2014

AT ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE HEARING SHAHEEN REITERATES OPPOSITION TO BASE CLOSURE PROPOSAL

(Washington, DC) - This morning U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reiterated her opposition to base closure proposals at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing where she directly relayed concerns to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel regarding these proposals in this year's White House budget. Today's hearing was the first opportunity to address the President's Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Authorization request with senior cabinet members. "Another round of base closures is at odds with the inte… Continue Reading

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