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November 19, 2013

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

Staff of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen will hold office hours this week in Salem, Windham and 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 services available, or if you have any questions, please call (603) 647-7500. Please note: This event will be attended… Continue Reading


November 15, 2013

SHAHEEN: WE HAVE TO ADDRESS CRISIS OF MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT WITH MEANINGFUL REFORMS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) took to the Senate floor to call for much-needed reforms to the military justice system in order to better protect sexual assault survivors. Last night, Shaheen called on the Senate to pass Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-NY) legislation the Military Justice Improvement Act that would remove sexual assault cases from the chain of command to help encourage survivors of sexual assault in the military to report the abuse and remove fear and sti… Continue Reading


November 14, 2013

FRIDAY IN CONCORD: DELEGATION TO HONOR MEMBERS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY

The New Hampshire congressional delegation will honor members of New Hampshire's law enforcement community at the New Hampshire Congressional Law Enforcement Awards (NH-CLEA) ceremony in Concord at 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 15. Established in 1998, the NH-CLEA honors members of local, county, state and federal law enforcement for exemplary service to the people of New Hampshire. This year, 26 awards will be presented to New Hampshire law enforcement officers and agencies. Members of the medi… Continue Reading


November 13, 2013

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES LEGISLATION EXTENDING TIME FOR CONSUMERS TO SIGN UP FOR HEALTH CARE

(Washington, DC) - As problems with Healthcare.gov persist, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is today introducing legislation that would give people in New Hampshire and around the country more time to get educated about health care options and sign up for a plan. The ACA Enrollment Extension Act would specifically give people a minimum of an extra two months to sign up for health care plans through the health care exchanges and would also protect individuals from being penalized for the amou… Continue Reading


November 13, 2013

SHAHEEN: LATEST INSPECTOR GENERAL FINDINGS SHOW ONGOING SECURITY GAPS IN DEFENSE CONTRACTING

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is expressing outrage and calling for improved contract oversight in the wake of a new Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) report detailing the Army's use of a contractor with known ties to terrorist and insurgent groups. The SIGAR report comes after ABC World News reported earlier this week that the U.S. has paid more than $150 million to companies in Afghanistan that have been accused of financing terrorist atta… Continue Reading


November 12, 2013

SHAHEEN: PATTERN OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IN OUR MILITARY MUST END IMMEDIATELY

(November 12, 2013, Senator Shaheen discusses the issue of military sexual assault with the New Hampshire National Guard, New Hampshire law enforcement, and domestic and sexual violence experts at UNH Manchester roundtable) (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted the New Hampshire National Guard, New Hampshire law enforcement, and domestic and sexual violence experts this morning at University of New Hampshire Manchester for a roundtable discussion on best practices to effe… Continue Reading


November 12, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF RAY BURTON

(Manchester, NH)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of Executive Councilor Raymond S. Burton: "I'm so sad about Ray's passing. He was a great friend to me and to everyone in the North Country. Ray was an incredible advocate for the people of northern New Hampshire and his commitment to them will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with Ray's family and friends."… Continue Reading


November 08, 2013

MONDAY IN CONCORD: SHAHEEN HOSTS SENATOR JOHNNY ISAKSON (R-GA) FOR FORUM ON BIENNIAL BUDGETING

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will host U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) to discuss their efforts to bridge the partisan gap in Washington and reform the federal budgeting process at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 11, at UNH's Warren B. Rudman Center in Concord. Senators Shaheen and Isakson have introduced a plan to reform the broken federal budget process by moving it to a biennial process which will help avoid manufactured budget crises in the future. Earlier, Senator Shaheen will honor Ne… Continue Reading


November 07, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON EMPLOYMENT NON-DISCRIMINATION ACT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), 64-32. "This vote represents a historic milestone in the fight to end workplace discrimination," Shaheen said. "No one should be hired or fired in the United States because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Equal protection under the law is part of our national creed and this bill helps us honor that promise. I hope the House … Continue Reading


November 07, 2013

NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR SHAHEEN’S CROP INSURANCE SUBSIDY REFORM

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is calling for crop insurance subsidy reforms after a report was released this morning indicating the federal government paid out $11.3 million between 1995 and 2012 in taxpayer-funded subsidies to billionaires. According to the report, dozens of billionaires are receiving millions of taxpayer-funded crop insurance subsidies. The report underscores the need to pass Shaheen's bipartisan legislation to reform the subsidy program with limitatio… Continue Reading


November 06, 2013

ON SENATE FLOOR SHAHEEN CALLS FOR SWIFT PASSAGE OF EMPLOYMENT NON-DISCRIMINATION ACT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is urging her colleagues to swiftly pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), a bill that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to important protections from workplace discrimination. In remarks on the Senate floor, Shaheen drew parallels between the struggle for equality during the civil rights movement of the 1960s and similar struggles LGBT Americans are dealing with today. Below are Senator Shaheen's remarks as prep… Continue Reading


November 06, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE HELP INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN REFORMS TO PROTECT MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) are joining a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers to promote reforms to the military justice system that would better protect sexual assault survivors' rights during investigations. The two partnered with nine Republican and Democratic Senators to introduce legislation that would specifically amend Article 32 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) to prevent abusive treatment of victims during pre-trial setting… Continue Reading


November 06, 2013

SHAHEEN HOSTS NEW HAMPSHIRE AARP PRESIDENT ON CAPITOL HILL

(Washington, DC) ­- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said this morning at a Capitol Hill roundtable on aging that Washington must keep its promise to seniors by preserving and strengthening critical programs like Medicare and Social Security. Shaheen hosted AARP New Hampshire State President Dick Chevrefils at this morning's discussion, hosted by the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, that focused on retirement security and policies impacting seniors. "We need to protect and stre… Continue Reading


November 05, 2013

SHAHEEN: SENATE SHOULD PASS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

(Washington, DC) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is calling for the Senate to pass the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), an anti-discrimination treaty that aims to promote, protect and ensure equal rights for persons with disabilities. At a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing this afternoon, Shaheen expressed her support for the treaty, which would also protect the rights of Americans with disabilities traveling and living abroad. "We have taken impor… Continue Reading


November 04, 2013

SHAHEEN TO NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS LEADERS: WASHINGTON MUST FOCUS ON JOB CREATION, ECONOMIC GROWTH

(November 4, 2013, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) meets with attendees at the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association luncheon) (Manchester, NH) - Helping create jobs and grow the economy should be Washington's top priority right now, said U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this afternoon during remarks to New Hampshire business leaders. Shaheen issued that call at the New Hampshire Business and Industry Association (BIA) luncheon earlier today where she discussed efforts to streng… Continue Reading


November 04, 2013

SHAHEEN HONORS NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS WITH MEDAL CEREMONY

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's office helped five New Hampshire veterans secure long overdue medals for service in Korea and Vietnam and the veterans were honored at a medals ceremony this morning in Manchester. Brigadier General Carolyn Protzmann, Colonel Paul Loiselle and Commander David Kenney joined Senator Shaheen at the ceremony to honor Philip Meader, John Parker, James Smith, Ronald Lemire and Jim Keefe. "It was a great privilege to honor these brave and selfless vet… Continue Reading


November 04, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE CALL FOR EXPEDITED RELEASE OF LIHEAP AID TO HELP LOW-INCOME FAMILIES, SENIORS STAY WARM

WASHINGTON, DC - In an effort to help millions of Americans who are struggling with their energy bills as winter approaches, a bipartisan group of 40 U.S. Senators, including Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) are calling on the Obama Administration to release federal heating aid funds. The Senators sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urging her to release Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds a… Continue Reading


November 01, 2013

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR GAO INVESTIGATION ON REPORTED DHS OVERTIME PAYMENT ABUSES

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is calling for an investigation into the potential widespread and systemic abuse of overtime payments at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) following recent reports based on whistleblower testimony released by the Office of Special Counsel. "An independent investigation is necessary for Congress to fully understand the extent to which federal funds have been wasted and institute the reforms necessary to ensure the proper stewardship … Continue Reading


November 01, 2013

SHAHEEN HONORS EXECUTIVE COUNCILOR RAY BURTON AT DEDICATION OF NEW MT. WASHINGTON SCENIC OVERLOOK

(Bretton Woods, NH) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of current and former Granite State officials in honoring Executive Councilor Ray Burton's years of service to New Hampshire and North Country residents during a dedication ceremony at the new Mount Washington Scenic Overlook. Senator Shaheen's remarks as prepared for delivery are below: It is a real pleasure to be here today to join all of you in honoring Ray Burton, a public servant who has given so much to the … Continue Reading


November 01, 2013

SHAHEEN: ENCOURAGING SMALL BUSINESS, ENTREPRENEURSHIP CRITICAL TO ECONOMIC GROWTH, JOB CREATION

(November 1, 2013: Representatives from the Enterprise Center at Plymouth honor Senator Jeanne Shaheen for her support of the center.) (Plymouth, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) encouraged more investments in small businesses today while meeting with officials and touring the newly opened Enterprise Center at Plymouth. Shaheen was a lead advocate for the construction of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, which is a collaborative effort by Plymouth State University and the Grafton Coun… Continue Reading

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