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January 03, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON GORHAM PAPER AND TISSUE MILL

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released this statement following news today that Gorham Paper and Tissue will reduce its production and lay off employees during the winter months due to high natural gas prices: "I'm disappointed to hear that Gorham Paper and Tissue is facing layoffs and reduced hours for employees. I will continue to work closely with state, local and company officials, and remain committed to doing all I can to support the mill and its employees."… Continue Reading


January 03, 2014

SATURDAY IN MANCHESTER: SHAHEEN TO KICK OFF FIRST ROBOTICS COMPETITION

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will be joined by Governor Maggie Hassan and former Governor John Lynch to help kick off the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 4, in Manchester, NH. The annual event brings high school robotics teams from New Hampshire and around the region together to compete in engineering challenges. Shaheen has been a strong supporter of the FIRST Robotics program which promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Next… Continue Reading


December 20, 2013

SENATE PASSES DEFENSE BILL WITH KEY SHAHEEN MEASURES

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, announced today that many of her critical priorities were included in the FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill cleared the Senate with a bipartisan 84-15 vote tonight and authorizes all Department of Defense programs and major defense policy issues. "Our service members must have the necessary resources to accomplish their missions sa… Continue Reading


December 19, 2013

FDA WILL RE-PROPOSE RULES IN RESPONSE TO CONCERNS FROM BIPARTISAN COALITION OF LAWMAKERS

(Washington, DC) - A successful bipartisan effort led by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT), Chris Gibson (R-NY) and Annie Kuster (D-NH), has resulted in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) planning to revise regulations and seek additional comments from the public before finalizing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)rules. The FDA's announcement comes less than a month after the lawmakers led a bipartisan coalition of 75 Republ… Continue Reading


December 18, 2013

SHAHEEN HOSTS NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS LEADER FOR JOB CREATION DISCUSSION

[(December 18, 2013 - Washington, DC) - Jenny Houston, Executive Vice President, Warwick Mills (right) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) (left)] (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today hosted Warwick Mills Executive Vice President Jenny Houston at a Small Business Committee Hearing to discuss the benefits of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program for small businesses in New Hampshire. Together, both progra… Continue Reading


December 18, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SENATE BUDGET VOTE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement this afternoon after the Senate cleared a bipartisan budget deal by a vote of 64-36: "The budget deal represents a small but important step forward for our government and our economy. Though it wasn't the deal I would have crafted, I supported the budget because it represents the kind of compromise we need more of here in Washington. The bipartisan agreement will help create certainty for small businesses, … Continue Reading


December 18, 2013

SHAHEEN: SAVINGS IN BUDGET SHOULD NOT COME AT THE EXPENSE OF MILITARY RETIREES

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor this afternoon to call for passage of the bipartisan budget agreement which will create certainty for the economy, promote job creation and end the threat of a government shutdown. Shaheen also highlighted legislation she introduced last night, the Military Retirement Restoration Act, which would undo a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for military retirees currently in the budget and replace those savings by closin… Continue Reading


December 17, 2013

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES PLAN TO UNDO MILITARY RETIREE COLA CHANGES IN BUDGET AGREEMENT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced the Military Retirement Restoration Act to safeguard military retirees from changes to cost of living adjustments (COLA) that were included in the bipartisan budget agreement the Senate is expected to clear this week. Shaheen's legislation would replace the estimated $6 billion in expected savings from military retiree COLA with an estimated $6.6 billion raised by eliminating a tax loophole for offshore corporations. Shahee… Continue Reading


December 17, 2013

SHAHEEN TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION UNDOING MILITARY COLA CHANGES IN BUDGET DEAL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today will introduce legislation that would safeguard military retirees from changes in cost of living adjustments that are expected to be passed later this week when the Senate passes a bipartisan budget agreement. Shaheen's proposal would be fully paid for by eliminating select corporate tax loopholes. "This bipartisan budget agreement will create economic certainty for small businesses, help promote job creation, and protect our country f… Continue Reading


December 17, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON DELBENE APPOINTMENT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Administration appointed Kurt DelBene to replace Jeff Zients and manage the implementation of HealthCare.gov fixes: "Through the rollout of HealthCare.gov, we saw that a project of this size and scope needs the sustained leadership and day-to-day management of a chief executive officer. In November, I, along with a number of my colleagues, urged the President to name a CEO to take over the day-to-da… Continue Reading


December 16, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE, KUSTER CALL ON EPA TO CONNECT ALL HOMES SHOWING WATER CONTAMINATION TO PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM

(Washington, DC) - New Hampshire lawmakers are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to connect additional households in Atkinson showing chemical contamination in their water supply to a new water main to help ensure reliable access to safe drinking water. In a letter sent today to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) are requesting homes in the town of Atkinson that are showing any le… Continue Reading


December 16, 2013

SHAHEEN: BIPARTISAN BUDGET AGREEMENT WILL GIVE ECONOMY CERTAINTY, HELP PROMOTE JOB CREATION

(Nashua, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited BAE Systems Headquarters in Nashua this morning to highlight the need to pass the bipartisan budget agreement that the Senate is scheduled to consider this week. While highlighting her support for the measure, Shaheen noted that the two year budget will give businesses economic certainty, help promote job creation and protect our economy from another reckless government shutdown. Shaheen was joined by BAE Systems, Electronic Systems Busi… Continue Reading


December 13, 2013

MONDAY IN NASHUA: SHAHEEN TO HIGHLIGHT ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF BIPARTISAN BUDGET DEAL

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will visit BAE Systems in Nashua at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 16, to call for the Senate to pass the budget compromise recently agreed to by the House of Representatives. Shaheen will discuss the importance of passing a budget that will provide economic certainty for businesses in New Hampshire to create jobs. Shaheen will also highlight how the bipartisan budget compromise, though not perfect, will prevent yet another manufactured crisis in the form of a … Continue Reading


December 13, 2013

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: SHAHEEN HOSTS NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS LEADERS IN WASHINGTON

(December 12, 2013 - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen hosts Mark Schnepel, President, FlexEnergy; Wes Kimmel, Chief Financial Officer, FlexEnergy in Washington.) (Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted New Hampshire business leaders at a Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting to discuss efforts to boost manufacturing, exports, and job creation in New Hampshire and around the country. Shaheen was joined by President of FlexEnergy Mark Schnepel and Chief… Continue Reading


December 13, 2013

SATURDAY IN PLYMOUTH: SHAHEEN TO ATTEND MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR EXECUTIVE COUNCILOR RAY BURTON

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will attend the memorial service for former Executive Councilor Ray Burton at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 14 at Plymouth State University. Shaheen will offer remarks honoring the legacy of Councilor Burton and his years of dedicated work on behalf of the North Country and its residents. Later, Shaheen will participate in a ceremony honoring Charlie Company, 172nd Infantry at 5:00 p.m. in Milford at the National Guard Armory. The unit was awarded the Army's Va… Continue Reading


December 12, 2013

SHAHEEN, COBURN INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO LIMIT SPENDING ON OFFICIAL PORTRAITS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) introduced bipartisan legislation today to rein in excessive spending on oil paintings of government officials. The bipartisan bill would put a cap on the amount of taxpayer support for the portraits and limit the practice to those officials in the line of succession for the presidency. "At a time when vital services and programs are facing cuts, we need to be looking at every way we can stop excessive spending practic… Continue Reading


December 12, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE STATEMENT ON LANDYA McCAFFERTY CONFIRMATION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) released the following statement on Senate confirmation of Landya McCafferty as the next federal district court judge for the District of New Hampshire. "Landya is exceptionally qualified and experienced and will be a great addition to the federal bench for the District of New Hampshire," said Shaheen and Ayotte. "We look forward to her service as the first woman to hold this position in our state now that the Senate… Continue Reading


December 12, 2013

SHAHEEN: LANDYA McCAFFERTY WILL MAKE AN OUTSTANDING FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor this morning to call for a vote to confirm Landya McCafferty as the next federal district court judge for the District of New Hampshire. Shaheen highlighted McCafferty's strong qualifications and experience that qualify her for the federal bench. If confirmed, McCafferty would be the first woman to serve on the federal bench in New Hampshire. A vote on McCafferty's nomination is expected later today. Below are Sh… Continue Reading


December 11, 2013

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIR NOMINEE JANET YELLEN

[December 11, 2013 U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (left) meets with Janet Yellen, Vice Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (right)] (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this evening met with Janet Yellen, Vice Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and Federal Reserve Chair nominee. Nominated by President Obama earlier this year to replace outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Yellen was approved by the Senate Banking Committee by a vote of 14-8 in… Continue Reading


December 11, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE INTRODUCE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY MEN’S SOCCER TEAM

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) have introduced a Senate Resolution congratulating the Penmen, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) men's soccer team, for winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Men's Soccer Championship. The championship win capped an amazing season in which the Penmen won 22 games with just one loss and one draw, the most single season wins in the program's history. "The Penmen had an amazing season … Continue Reading

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