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April 14, 2014

TOMORROW IN MANCHESTER: SHAHEEN TO THANK LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS ON ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will meet with New Hampshire law enforcement officials who responded to the Boston Marathon bombings at 1:45 p.m. tomorrow in Manchester. On the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing which killed 3 people and injured more than 250, Shaheen will thank New Hampshire officials for their response to the tragedy and listen to the experiences of the responders. Earlier, Shaheen will tour Harbor Homes in Nashua at 11:15 a.m. and receive an update on the wo… Continue Reading


April 11, 2014

SHAHEEN RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT POWERFUL NEW PAINKILLER WITH FDA, ASKS FOR REVIEW AND SURVEILLANCE

(Washington, DC) - As part of her ongoing efforts to help combat New Hampshire's heroin and prescription drug public health crisis, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter today to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raising concerns over a recently approved, controversial and potent narcotic - Zohydro ER (hydrocodone bitartrate)-that has been banned or limited in some states. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D., Shaheen said she is "concerned that Zohydro will c… Continue Reading


April 11, 2014

SUNDAY IN MANCHESTER: SHAHEEN TO ATTEND 237TH MILITARY POLICE FREEDOM SALUTE

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will celebrate the recent return of the 237th Military Police Company at a Freedom Salute this Sunday, April 13 at 1:00 p.m. in Manchester. The 237th Military Police Company, NH Army National Guard returned earlier this year from a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan where the 110 soldier unit conducted combat support, convoy security and helped mentor the Afghan National Police. Media planning to attend should email Nick_Brown@shaheen.senate.gov. 237th Milita… Continue Reading


April 10, 2014

BIPARTISAN COALITION OF SENATORS CALL FOR ‘STRONG INVESTMENT’ IN IMPORTANT LAND CONSERVATION PROGRAMS

(Washington, DC) - A bipartisan coalition of 51 senators are urging the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies to support the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and Forest Legacy programs as they begin considerations for the upcoming fiscal year. In a letter led by U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Richard Burr (R-NC) and Susan Collins (R-ME), the bipartisan group of Senators asked Subcommittee Chairman Jack Reed and Rankin… Continue Reading


April 10, 2014

VIDEO: SHAHEEN PRESSES TOP AIR FORCE OFFICIALS ON DEVELOPMENT OF KC-46 TANKER FOR PEASE

(Washington, DC) - This morning U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on top U.S. Air Force officials to produce an updated projected timeline on the development of the next-generation KC-46A tanker to be based at Pease Air National Guard Base, an Air Force project that is estimated to create 100 jobs and invest millions in New Hampshire's economy. Shaheen, who worked closely with the entire New Hampshire delegation to promote the selection of Pease to house the KC-46A tanker, sought an upda… Continue Reading


April 09, 2014

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH GRANITE STATE, NATIONAL EDUCATION ADVOCATES ON CAPITOL HILL

(April 9, 2014 | Washington, DC) - Senator Shaheen and Early Learning N.H. Executive Director Jackie Cowell) (Washington, DC) ­-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) participated in a roundtable discussion today on Capitol Hill with New Hampshire and national education advocates and experts to address policy issues and priorities on early childhood education. Shaheen hosted Early Learning New Hampshire Executive Director Jackie Cowell at a Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee discussion,… Continue Reading


April 09, 2014

NEXT WEEK: SHAHEEN STAFF TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS IN BROOKLINE, SALEM, WINDHAM, PELHAM

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours next week in Brookline, Salem, Windham and Pelham. Specifically, staff will be available: Tuesday, April 15 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Brookline Wednesday, April 16 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Salem Thursday, April 17 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Windham Thursday, April 17 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Pelham Staff will be available to speak one-on-one with area residents who are seeking help with federal agencies … Continue Reading


April 09, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT VOTE IN SENATE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), an original cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act, released the following statement on the Senate's failure to advance legislation that would help women achieve equal pay for equal work: "Today we had yet another opportunity to address the gender pay gap that has kept millions of American women from earning the same amount as their male counterparts, and I am disappointed that some in Congress blocked consideration of a common-sense plan t… Continue Reading


April 08, 2014

SHAHEEN: IT’S TIME TO MAKE EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK A REALITY

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor this evening to commemorate Equal Pay Day and call for passage for the Paycheck Fairness Act. Shaheen has repeatedly called for Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act of which she is an original cosponsor. Currently, women in New Hampshire make just 78 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts and nationwide women and their families lose an estimated $434,000 over the course of their careers due to… Continue Reading


April 08, 2014

SHAHEEN: CONGRESS SHOULD ACT ON GAO REPORT, IMPLEMENT TARGETED BUDGET CUTS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is renewing her call for Congress to use a newly released Government Accountability Office's (GAO) annual report as a guide to rein in federal spending and implement responsible, targeted budget cuts to save taxpayer dollars. Shaheen, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative Branch, also urged her colleagues to appropriately support the GAO which plays an important role as a watchdog over government spending and can fu… Continue Reading


April 08, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON EQUAL PAY DAY

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), an original cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act the Senate is expected to consider this week, released the following statement in recognition of Equal Pay Day: "Pay discrimination is not fair, is not right, and every day that it persists is a day when we do an injustice to hardworking American women. Equal Pay Day is a stark reminder that while we have made progress in the last several decades, pay discrimination continues to hurt women,… Continue Reading


April 07, 2014

SHAHEEN WELCOMES SENATE PASSAGE OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE EXTENSION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed a bipartisan breakthrough in the Senate tonight that resulted in the long overdue passage of an extension of unemployment insurance, 59-38. The bipartisan legislation reauthorizes emergency unemployment insurance benefits for nearly 4,000 Granite Staters who have lost or will lose emergency unemployment benefits. "Today's vote is an important step forward for many in New Hampshire and across the country who are struggling to find wo… Continue Reading


April 07, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE CALL ON SENATE APPROPRIATORS TO RESTORE LIHEAP FUNDING

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Continuing their efforts to advocate for low-income New Hampshire families who need heating assistance, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) are urging Senate appropriators to provide sufficient funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). In a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, Shaheen and Ayotte joined a biparti… Continue Reading


April 04, 2014

SHAHEEN: WE MUST PARTNER TO FIGHT NEW HAMPSHIRE'S HEROIN AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG EPIDEMIC

(Salem, NH) - Confronting a rising public health issue in New Hampshire, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this afternoon met with law enforcement officials and public health professionals at the Salem Police Department to address New Hampshire's growing heroin and prescription opioid abuse epidemic. Shaheen was joined by New Hampshire Attorney General Joe Foster, Salem Police Chief Paul Donovan, Nashua Police Chief John Seussing and Portsmouth Deputy Police Chief Corey MacDonald along with Ne… Continue Reading


April 04, 2014

SHAHEEN HIGHLIGHTS DOMESTIC MANUFACTURING AND EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES AT COBHAM ANTENNA SYSTEMS

(Exeter, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Cobham Antenna Systems this morning to tour its Exeter facility and discuss how supporting domestic manufacturing and export initiatives can boost New Hampshire's economy and create jobs. Cobham's Exeter facility employs approximately 450 people where they design and manufacture communication systems and navigation antennas for defense, commercial aviation, emergency response organizations and law enforcement. "One of the best things we… Continue Reading


April 04, 2014

TOMORROW IN WHITEFIELD: SHAHEEN WILL ATTEND ANNUAL WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS CEREMONY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will join Governor Hassan and the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation for the second annual Welcome Home Ceremony for Vietnam Veterans at White Mountains Regional High School tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. Shaheen will give remarks honoring the service of New Hampshire veterans who served in Vietnam. Media planning to attend should email: Nick_Brown@shaheen.senate.gov. Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony WHO: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen … Continue Reading


April 04, 2014

NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION CALLS ON DOE FOR TIMELY RELEASE OF ALTERNATIVE NORTHERN PASS ROUTES

(Washington, D.C.) - In an ongoing effort to promote transparency by the Department of Energy (DOE) for the proposed Northern Pass project and allow for Granite State stakeholder input, New Hampshire's congressional delegation is urging DOE to publicly release an Addendum to the Scoping Report, a document summarizing public comments received to date on the Northern Pass project, in advance of releasing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Addendum will list preliminary identified a… Continue Reading


April 03, 2014

ICYMI: Senator Shaheen Warns Army Secretary McHugh Against Circumventing Congress if Pursuing Future Base Closures

In case you missed it, this afternoon Senator Shaheen warned Army Secretary McHugh to not attempt to circumvent Congress if the Pentagon pursues future base closures. The video of Senator Shaheen's exchange with Army Secretary McHugh can be seen here: http://youtu.be/5gzxnwnLsHk The Hill: Levin, Shaheen warn Pentagon not to bypass Congress on base closures By Jeremy Herb Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) on Thursday issued a stern warning to the Army not to try t… Continue Reading


April 03, 2014

TOMORROW IN SALEM: SHAHEEN HOSTS ROUNDTABLE ON NEW HAMPSHIRE HEROIN AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG EPIDEMIC

Tomorrow in Salem, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will join law enforcement officials, including New Hampshire Attorney General Joe Foster and Salem Police Chief Paul Donovan, and members of the drug treatment community for a roundtable discussion at the Salem Police Department at 2:00 p.m on New Hampshire's heroin and prescription drug addiction epidemic. At the roundtable, participants will discuss the rising heroin and prescription opioid abuse in New Hampshire and ways to combat the epid… Continue Reading


April 03, 2014

SHAHEEN CALLS ON ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER TO ADDRESS NEW HAMPSHIRE HEROIN AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG ADDICTION EPIDEMIC

(Washington, DC) - At this morning's Senate Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to address New Hampshire's growing heroin and prescription opioid abuse epidemic. During the hearing, Shaheen specifically asked Holder for federal assistance for local law enforcement and prescription drug monitoring to appropriately combat what has become a top public health issue in the … Continue Reading

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