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April 02, 2014

PHOTO RELEASE: SHAHEEN MEETS WITH SPECIAL IMMIGRANT VISA RECIPIENTS

(Washington, DC - April 1, 2013: from left to right: Adrian Kinsella, Mohammad Usafi, Senator Shaheen, Janis Shenwary) (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with two recipients of visas through the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program Tuesday to discuss extending the program so that the United States can keep its promise to those individuals who served alongside American troops overseas. Senator Shaheen and U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) have led efforts to extend and re… Continue Reading


April 02, 2014

Shaheen Highlights Opposition to Administration’s BRAC Proposal at Armed Services Subcommittee Hearing

(Washington, DC) - Citing the proposal's potential impact on national security and New Hampshire's economy, this morning U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reiterated her strong opposition to the White House's request for a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round in 2017. While chairing the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support this morning, Shaheen also highlighted the Defense Department's failure to explain the cost of the last BRAC round as another reason to avoid… Continue Reading


April 02, 2014

SHAHEEN, COBURN INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO SAVE $1 BILLION BY CAPPING WASTEFUL CROP INSURANCE SUBSIDIES

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) this morning introduced legislation that would save taxpayers up to a billion dollars by capping federal crop insurance premiums for a select group of farm businesses. The bipartisan legislation would cap crop insurance premium subsidies at $70,000 per farm each year, resulting in savings that would reduce the deficit by approximately $1 billion over 10 years, according to agriculture policy analysts. "Crop insur… Continue Reading


April 02, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT CAMPAIGN FINANCE RULING

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the Supreme Court's ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission: "I was disappointed by today's Supreme Court decision. Just like the court's Citizen United decision, this will give more power to millionaires and billionaires to control elections. With this decision, a single donor can give in total millions to party committees and federal candidates, drowning out the voices of average voters." To… Continue Reading


April 01, 2014

SHAHEEN: WE MUST MAKE EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK A REALITY

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning joined Senate and House Democratic women and advocacy groups on Capitol Hill at a press conference to call for the passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act to finally close the gender pay gap. Currently, women in New Hampshire earn just 78 percent of what their male counterparts earn. The Paycheck Fairness Act takes critical steps to empower women to negotiate for equal pay, close legal loopholes, create strong incentives for employ… Continue Reading


April 01, 2014

SHAHEEN, NEW ENGLAND SENATORS URGE ADMINISTRATION TO RE-NOMINATE LAFLEUR AS FERC COMMISSIONER

(Washington, DC) - A bipartisan group of New England Senators led by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) are calling on the Administration to support the re-nomination of Acting Chairman Cheryl LaFleur to serve as a Commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Citing LaFleur's expertise on energy issues impacting the Northeast region, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen along with Senators Edward Markey (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jack Reed (D-RI), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Angus Ki… Continue Reading


March 31, 2014

SHAHEEN CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF SAFRAN AEROSPACE COMPOSITE IN ROCHESTER

(Rochester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today joined Safran Aerospace Composite officials to celebrate the grand opening of Safran's new Rochester manufacturing facility which will create jobs and boost the local economy. Safran, the world's oldest aircraft engineer manufacturer, builds aircraft propulsion systems, rocket engines, and other aircraft equipment; the new plant currently employs 130 people and expects to grow to between 400 and 500 employees by 2020. "The high-tech job… Continue Reading


March 28, 2014

SUNDAY IN MANCHESTER: SHAHEEN TO ATTEND 4TH ANNUAL GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will attend the 4th Annual Greek Independence Day Celebration in Manchester at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 30, an annual event celebrating Greek heritage. Later on Sunday, Shaheen will also march in the Manchester St. Patrick's Day Parade at 12:00 p.m. where she will meet with parade participants and attendees. On Monday, March 31, Shaheen will visit Safran Aerospace Composites to celebrate the grand opening of their new manufacturing facility in Rochester at 11… Continue Reading


March 27, 2014

FRIDAY IN CONCORD: SHAHEEN TO ATTEND PURPLE HEART CEREMONY AT NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE HOUSE

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will attend the official presentation of the Purple Heart Medal to Sergeant First Class Paul Dimond at the New Hampshire State House at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 28. Sgt. First Class Paul Dimond of Manchester served with the New Hampshire National Guard in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005 and in 2011 deployed to Afghanistan as a member of the United States Army Reserve 98th Training Division as a Drill Sergeant. Dimond was wounded by an improvised expl… Continue Reading


March 27, 2014

SHAHEEN: DHS PORTRAIT UNVEILING HIGHLIGHTS GOVERNMENT WASTE

(Washington, DC) - As yet another taxpayer-funded portrait of a former cabinet is being unveiled this morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is renewing her call to pass bipartisan legislation to rein in excessive spending on these types of paintings of government officials. Shaheen's bipartisan bill, the Responsible Use of Taxpayer Dollars for Portraits Act, would put a cap on the amount of taxpayer support on oil paintings of public officials and limit the practice to those officials in … Continue Reading


March 27, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON NEW HAMPSHIRE MEDICAID EXPANSION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after Governor Maggie Hassan (D-NH) signed legislation expanding health care access to approximately 50,000 people across New Hampshire: "I want to congratulate Governor Hassan, President Morse, Senator Larsen, Speaker Norelli, and all those involved in this historic accomplishment. The legislation Governor Hassan signed into law this afternoon showcases just how much we can accomplish when we work together o… Continue Reading


March 27, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON BIPARTISAN UKRAINE AID BILL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the passage of a Senate bill to provide aid to Ukraine and impose sanctions on Russia: "Today we sent a strong message of support to the Ukrainian people and a strong signal to Russia that we do not accept their illegal disregard for international norms and agreements. I hope we will continue to work in a bipartisan fashion to help Ukraine find a peacefu… Continue Reading


March 27, 2014

NEXT WEEK: SHAHEEN STAFF TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS IN JACKSON, BARTLETT, CONWAY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours on Thursday, April 3 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in Jackson and from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Bartlett and 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. in Conway. Staff will be available to speak one-on-one with area residents who are seeking help with federal agencies on issues such as veterans' benefits, federal taxes, housing, immigration and Social Security. All area residents are encouraged to attend. For more information on the services available, or i… Continue Reading


March 27, 2014

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR FEDERAL INVESTMENTS TO FIGHT NEW HAMPSHIRE’S HEROIN, PRESCRIPTION DRUG ADDICTION EPIDEMIC

(Washington, DC) - After the state Department of Health and Human Services recently declared that heroin and prescription drug addiction in New Hampshire has reached "epidemic" proportions, this morning U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has called for investments and support for key programs to assist local law enforcement and healthcare providers to appropriately combat what has become a top public health issue in the Granite State. According to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Huma… Continue Reading


March 26, 2014

SHAHEEN: MORE WORK REMAINS TO ADDRESS OUR MILITARY’S READINESS CHALLENGES

(Washington, DC) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management, called for future investments in our armed forces on behalf of our national security and men and women in uniform during a hearing on the current readiness of U.S. Forces. During her hearing, Shaheen also questioned military leadership on the consequences of federal budget cuts on the U.S. military. The hearing, held with Ranking Member Senator Kelly Ayott… Continue Reading


March 26, 2014

SHAHEEN, NEW ENGLAND SENATORS CALL FOR REVIEW OF RECENT NATURAL GAS PRICE INCREASE

(Washington, DC) - Citing concerns over recent price increases for natural gas in New England, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a group of New England Senators called for a review of this winter's natural gas prices to ensure that markets have been functioning properly and that prices have not been increased by speculation or manipulation. In a letter sent Tuesday night to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Shaheen and Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Jack Reed (D-RI), Sheldon Whi… Continue Reading


March 26, 2014

AFTER STATE LEGISLATURE CLEARS MEDICAID EXPANSION, SHAHEEN URGES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT STATE’S IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAM TO BENEFIT THOUSANDS

(Washington, DC) - Following an historic and bipartisan vote Tuesday in the New Hampshire House approving Medicaid expansion for New Hampshire, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) asked the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to work with the state to "expeditiously develop and approve any waiver necessary to ensure a successful expansion of the Medicaid program in the state." "The expansion of Medicaid in New Hampshire will extend insurance coverage to approximately 50,000 people in o… Continue Reading


March 25, 2014

SHAHEEN: WE STAND UNITED WITH OUR ALLIES AGAINST RUSSIAN AGGRESSION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the former Chair of the European Affairs Subcommittee, spoke on the Senate floor this afternoon to call for passage of S. 2124 which condemns the annexation of Ukrainian Crimea by Russia. The legislation authorizes sanctions against Russian officials who are responsible for violence and serious human rights abuses as well as acts that undermine the peace, territorial integrity and sovere… Continue Reading


March 20, 2014

SHAHEEN: MANUFACTURING CRITICAL TO NEW HAMPSHIRE ECONOMY, JOBS

(Pittsfield, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Globe Manufacturing this morning to tour its Pittsfield facility and discuss the importance of manufacturing to New Hampshire's economy. Globe Manufacturing has been producing equipment for firefighters since 1901 and employs 300 people in New Hampshire. "It's great to visit Globe Manufacturing and see the state-of-the-art equipment they produce to keep our first responders and firefighters safe on the job," Shaheen said. "New Hampsh… Continue Reading


March 19, 2014

SHAHEEN HELPS EDUCATE SENIORS ABOUT FRAUD, SCAMS

(Keene, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this afternoon hosted New Hampshire seniors at a consumer protection forum to boost awareness about financial frauds and scams. Shaheen was joined by representatives from the New Hampshire Attorney General's office, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and U.S. Secret Service at the Keene Senior Center. The group discussed best practices for ways to protect seniors from identity theft, credit card and loan fraud, and scam work-at-home and business oppor… Continue Reading

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