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January 27, 2014

SHAHEEN: COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY IS CRITICAL FOR STRENGTHENING WORKFORCE, BOOSTING ECONOMY

(Washington, DC) - With news reports signaling President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address will include a focus on the rising cost of higher education, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today encouraged the President to work with Congress on a plan to lower student debt and shared some legislative proposals of her own on the issue. In her letter to the President, Shaheen outlined proposals that could help educate students about debt repayment options and better understand their debt sit… Continue Reading


January 24, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE CALL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF LIHEAP FUNDS AS COLD WEATHER CONTINUES TO BEAR DOWN ON NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Washington, DC) - As extreme cold weather continues to bear down on New Hampshire and much of the country, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today called on Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius to immediately release New Hampshire's federal heating aid funds included in the recently passed government funding bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014. The release of Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds would allow lo… Continue Reading


January 24, 2014

SATURDAY IN GREENLAND: SHAHEEN TO PARTICIPATE IN GRANITE STATE WARRIORS AWARDS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will participate in the Military Officers Association of America's Granite State Warriors Awards Luncheon on Saturday, January 25th at 1:00 p.m. in Greenland. Shaheen will read Congressional Record statements honoring the work of two organizations, Veterans Count and Christmas Can Cure, for their work on behalf of New Hampshire veterans. The Granite State Warriors Award is given annually to New Hampshire residents or organizations that make significant contri… Continue Reading


January 22, 2014

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Merrimack’s Nanocomp Technologies Awarded $18.5 Million Defense Department Grant

In case you missed it, Merrimack based Nanocomp Technologies was awarded an $18.5 million Defense Department grant last week that will help the company expand and create New Hampshire jobs. As reported by the Nashua Telegraph, the company "is receiving the Federal money under Defense Production Act Title III. Defense Production Act Title III, managed by the Air Force, is intended 'to create assured affordable, and commercially viable production capabilities and capacities for items essential for… Continue Reading


January 21, 2014

THIS WEEK: SHAHEEN STAFF TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS IN HANOVER, LEBANON, BROOKLINE

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours on Wednesday, January 22 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Hanover and later from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Lebanon. Staff will also hold office hours on Thursday, January 23, from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. in Brookline. 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 e… Continue Reading


January 21, 2014

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS FEDERAL APPEALS COURT RULING ON LGBT JURY SELECTION

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) praised a unanimous ruling issued by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals holding that it is unconstitutional for a juror to be excluded on the basis of sexual orientation and that sexual orientation warrants the same strong legal protections in jury selection as other categories, such as women and minorities. The ruling issued by the federal appeals court today supports the concept behind Shaheen's bipartisan Jury ACCESS (Access for Capable… Continue Reading


January 21, 2014

SHAHEEN: WE MUST PROTECT OUR SENIORS FROM SCAMS AND FRAUD

(Concord, NH) - Addressing New Hampshire seniors at consumer protection forums in Manchester and Concord earlier today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) highlighted the need to boost awareness and educational tools available to protect from fraud and scams. Shaheen was joined by officials from the Federal Trade Commission, the NH Attorney General's Office, the U.S. Postal Service Postal Inspection Service and the U.S. Secret Service to discuss ways to protect seniors from identity theft, cred… Continue Reading


January 21, 2014

SHAHEEN PROMOTES JOB CREATION OPPORTUNITIES AT NASHUA'S MONUMENT CONSTRUCTION

(Nashua, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Monument Construction this afternoon in Nashua to tour the company's facility and showcase their efforts to hire New Hampshire veterans. The headquarters is currently undergoing construction that was supported by a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan available to select businesses to help them expand and create jobs. "We owe it to our veterans to support them in every possible way, and one of most important things we can do is to ma… Continue Reading


January 20, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in honor of Martin Luther King Day: "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. invigorated this country through his fights for social and economic justice and equality for all Americans. Since my childhood where I witnessed segregation firsthand, the principle that discrimination has no place in our country has stayed close to my heart. In fact, one of my proudest days as Governor was signing into law the bill making Mart… Continue Reading


January 17, 2014

SUNDAY IN PORTSMOUTH: SHAHEEN TO ADDRESS ACTIVE MILITARY MEMBERS, VETERANS AT PRO MUSICA CONCERT

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will address active duty armed forces members and veterans at the Portsmouth Pro Musica Concert on Sunday, January 19 at 3:00 p.m. The concert is dedicated to the men and women of the armed forces and will feature 56 members of the Portsmouth Pro Musica and the Portsmouth High School Percussion Ensemble. Shaheen will offer opening remarks honoring our men and women in uniform. On Monday, Shaheen will honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at… Continue Reading


January 17, 2014

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES SARAH HOLMES AS NEW STATE DIRECTOR

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that Sarah Holmes, a long-time advisor and current Special Assistant for Policy and Projects, will assume the role of Acting New Hampshire State Director effective Monday, January 20. Starting next week, current State Director Mike Vlacich will begin overseeing Shaheen's re-election campaign. "Community leaders and people across New Hampshire know Sarah for her hard work and dedication to the Granite State, and I am excited … Continue Reading


January 16, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON BIPARTISAN APPROPRIATIONS BILL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the Senate approved the bipartisan appropriations bill by a vote of 72-26. "The bill we passed today puts in place a responsible plan to spur economic growth and job creation, protects us from the economic consequences of another government shutdown, and invests in critical New Hampshire priorities. It also cuts wasteful spending in a smart, target… Continue Reading


January 16, 2014

SHAHEEN, CASEY INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT SENIORS FROM HEALTH CARE FRAUD

(Washington, DC) - Citing a long-standing commitment to protecting seniors in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and across the country from scams and fraud, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Bob Casey (D-PA) today introduced legislation that will help educate seniors on fraud prevention. Shaheen and Casey's bill, the Protecting Seniors from Health Care Fraud Act, specifically targets some of the most common health care fraud schemes which disproportionately target seniors. Seniors have been sh… Continue Reading


January 15, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PASSING OF RICHARD ‘STRETCH’ KENNEDY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of Richard "Stretch" Kennedy: "Stretch and I rarely agreed on issues, but he was a man of principle and a good-natured warrior. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."… Continue Reading


January 15, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SBA ADMINISTRATOR NOMINEE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, released the following statement after President Obama nominated Maria Contreras-Sweet to be the new Administrator of the Small Business Administration: "The Small Business Administration provides critical resources for New Hampshire's economy and our small businesses which underscores the need for strong leadership of the agency. As last month's jobs report showed,… Continue Reading


January 15, 2014

SHAHEEN, COLLINS, AYOTTE, KING ANNOUNCE FUNDING FOR SHIPYARD, VIRGINIA CLASS SUBMARINES

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME ), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Angus King (I-ME) announced today that $11.5 million in funding for military construction at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and the procurement of two Virginia-class submarines has been included in the Senate Committee on Appropriations' FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Bill as a result of their collective efforts. The provisions are part of bipartisan legislation that was introduced Monday by th… Continue Reading


January 14, 2014

BIPARTISAN SPENDING BILL WILL PROMOTE ECONOMIC GROWTH, INCLUDES KEY NEW HAMPSHIRE MEASURES

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the bipartisan appropriations bill unveiled last night will both promote economic growth and include many key measures she has championed in recent months. The legislation will specifically keep the government funded through Fiscal Year 2014, repeal many of the reckless sequester budget cuts, and promote job creation and economic growth. The bill builds on the bipartisan budget agreement passed in December and makes inve… Continue Reading


January 14, 2014

NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION: PUBLIC SHOULD SEE ALTERNATIVES TO PROPOSED NORTHERN PASS ROUTE

(Washington, D.C.) - New Hampshire's congressional delegation today called on the Department of Energy (DOE) to "provide the public with a preliminary report detailing which alternative routes will be studied" as part of the future Environmental Impact Study (EIS) that is currently being drafted for the proposed Northern Pass project. The letter from U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) reiterates a re… Continue Reading


January 13, 2014

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

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours on Wednesday, January 15 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Salem and Thursday, January 16 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Windham and 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 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 … Continue Reading


January 10, 2014

SHAHEEN, SBA ACTING ADMINISTRATOR HULIT PROMOTE JOB CREATION, SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH IN NH

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted Acting Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) Jeanne Hulit in New Hampshire today to meet with members of New Hampshire's business community and to promote job creation. This morning the two hosted a small business roundtable in Amherst at LaBelle Winery to discuss issues facing New Hampshire business owners, particularly women, and highlight the need to promote more women in business by helping them access SBA progr… Continue Reading

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