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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


March 19, 2014

TOMORROW IN PITTSFIELD: SHAHEEN TO TOUR FIRE DAMAGE AT RUSTIC CRUST, DISCUSS SUPPORT FOR MANUFACTURING AT GLOBE MANUFACTURING

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will tour two Rustic Crust facilities in Pittsfield at 12:00 p.m. tomorrow. Shaheen will tour the site damage of Rustic Crust's production facility that suffered a devastating four-alarm fire earlier this month and will meet with company leadership at a temporary facility expected to start production in April. Shaheen will meet with Rustic Crust President and CEO Brad Sterl who will brief Shaheen on efforts to restart production. Earlier in Pittsfield, Shaheen… Continue Reading


March 18, 2014

SHAHEEN: SUPPORTING FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS AND SMALL BUSINESSES IS CRITICAL FOR ECONOMY, JOB CREATION

(Lebanon, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this afternoon hosted a roundtable at Hypertherm with women businesses leaders to discuss efforts to encourage female entrepreneurship and small business growth. At Hyperthem, a manufacturer that employs more than 1,000 people in New Hampshire, Shaheen emphasized how providing women with business resources will help grow the economy in New Hampshire and across the country. "Women have made remarkable achievements and contributions to our countr… Continue Reading


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

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