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October 25, 2013

SHAHEEN: WE MUST PROTECT SNAP BENEFITS, SUPPORT EFFORTS OF NH FOOD BANK

In Manchester, Shaheen notes 1 out of 9 New Hampshire Households Struggle to Afford a Nutritionally Adequate Diet Shaheen Calls to Protect and Strengthen Critical Programs for Vulnerable New Hampshire Families and Children (Manchester, NH) With one in nine individuals food insecure in New Hampshire, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the New Hampshire Food Bank in Manchester this morning to discuss efforts to fight hunger and protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNA… Continue Reading


October 25, 2013

SHAHEEN LEADS COALITION OF SENATORS TO CALL FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT EXTENSION

(Washington, DC) - As Americans continue to experience technical difficulties with federal and state health insurance enrollment, a coalition of U.S. Senators led by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is calling on Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to extend the open enrollment period to give Americans more time to obtain health insurance coverage. "As long as these substantial technology glitches persist, we are losing valuable time to educate and enroll people in insuranc… Continue Reading


October 24, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY: TOMORROW IN MANCHESTER: Shaheen Discusses Efforts to Fight Hunger, Protect Food Assistance at NH Food Bank

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will visit the New Hampshire Food Bank to discuss efforts to fight hunger and protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) which provides critical nutrition assistance to nine percent of New Hampshire households. Shaheen will visit the Food Bank in Manchester at 11:20 a.m. on Friday, October 25. Shaheen is part of a Senate coalition opposing drastic cuts to SNAP that would prevent millions of children, seniors, and families from accessing nutri… Continue Reading


October 22, 2013

AS WEBSITE GLITCHES LINGER, SHAHEEN URGES WHITE HOUSE TO EXTEND OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR HEALTH EXCHANGES

(Washington, DC) - As website glitches continue to make it difficult for consumers to sign up for health insurance through Healthcare.gov, U.S. Senator Shaheen (D-NH) is urging the White House to extend the open enrollment period past March 31, 2014 in order to give Americans more time to obtain coverage. Reports indicate that approximately 65,000 Granite Staters could buy insurance on the New Hampshire marketplace next year. In a letter sent to President Barack Obama this afternoon, Shaheen … Continue Reading


October 21, 2013

SHAHEEN: STEM EDUCATION CRITICAL FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE’S ECONOMY, FUTURE

(Dover, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with Dover High School students this afternoon to promote educational investments in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) which will help develop a homegrown, high-skilled workforce for the future. Shaheen met with the school's all-girls Introduction to Engineering class which is designed to encourage young women to pursue STEM education opportunities. Currently, women make up nearly half of the US workforce at 48 percent, but jus… Continue Reading


October 21, 2013

SHAHEEN: BOOSTING EXPORTS WILL CREATE JOBS, GROW SMALL BUSINESSES

(Nashua, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Nashua-based Windmill International today to showcase the job-creating potential of export promotion and small business research and development (R&D) initiatives. During her visit to Windmill International, a veteran-owned business which provides program management, training, engineering, technology and software development for the defense industry, Shaheen specifically highlighted two programs that she has championed: the State Trad… Continue Reading


October 18, 2013

SHAHEEN VISITS GRANITE STATE BUSINESSES TO PROMOTE JOB CREATION

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said today while touring New Hampshire small businesses that Congress should put partisan politics aside and focus on job-creating initiatives and economic growth. Shaheen met with small business leaders at Wilcox Industries in Newington, Gentex Corporation in Manchester and Corfin Industries in Salem who have grown their businesses and created new jobs with support from federal programs including export promotion initiatives. "We should be … Continue Reading


October 17, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY: FRIDAY: Shaheen to Tour New Hampshire Businesses to Discuss Job Creation

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will tour New Hampshire businesses on Friday, October 18 to discuss efforts to create jobs and strengthen the economy. Shaheen has regularly partnered with New Hampshire business leaders on her efforts at the federal level to boost job creation and economic growth and her visits will take place two days after Congress reopened the government and avoided a default on the nation's debt by passing a bipartisan compromise that Senator Shaheen supported. Senator Sh… Continue Reading


October 16, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON BIPARTISAN COMPROMISE TO REOPEN GOVERNMENT, PREVENT DEFAULT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the Senate's bipartisan plan to reopen the federal government and pay the country's bills: "I'm glad that we have found common ground on a bipartisan plan to reopen the government and make sure our country pays its bills. But make no mistake about it - small businesses, jobs and our economy have suffered greatly as a result of a crisis that was manufactured by a small number of individuals over the past t… Continue Reading


October 16, 2013

SENATORS URGE PASSAGE OF BIPARTISAN PLAN TO OPEN GOVERNMENT AND AVOID DEFAULT

WASHINGTON, DC - A bipartisan group of United States Senators is urging Congressional approval of a bipartisan Reid-McConnell agreement to reopen the federal government and avoid a default on the national debt. The group of fourteen senators-seven Republicans, six Democrats, and one Independent- have been negotiating a compromise plan to reopen government, avert the default, and restart budget negotiations on a long-term fiscal plan to deal with our nation's unsustainable debt, among other prov… Continue Reading


October 15, 2013

SHAHEEN HOSTS NEW HAMPSHIRE LENDER AT SMALL BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE, REITERATES CALL TO REOPEN GOVERNMENT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted The Provident Bank President Chuck Withee this afternoon at a Small Business Committee hearing where she also renewed her call for a bipartisan solution to end the government shutdown. At the hearing Shaheen cited the severe consequences the shutdown is having on the economy and Withee specifically noted how lending has stalled due to the shutdown which has caused uncertainty and hurt New Hampshire small businesses as a result. The h… Continue Reading


September 27, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON VOTE TO AVERT GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on her vote for a Continuing Resolution (CR) to maintain government funding and avert a manufactured government shutdown. The CR (H.J. Res. 59) passed the Senate by a vote of 54-44. "I share the frustration people in New Hampshire have with the obstructionism that has run rampant in Washington and has driven us closer and closer to a government shutdown. For several months a small group in Congress has refu… Continue Reading


September 26, 2013

SHAHEEN JOINS BIPARTISAN PUSH FOR LIHEAP FUNDING

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is working to protect funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a federal program that provides low-income Granite Staters with heating assistance during winter months. In a letter to Senate leadership, Shaheen partnered with a bipartisan coalition of 34 U.S. Senators to request $3.46 billion in funding in the spending bill Congress is currently considering. Without action, the program could see its funding reduced… Continue Reading


September 26, 2013

SHAHEEN SUPPORTS EFFORT TO END BREAST CANCER

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) publicly endorsed the National Breast Cancer Coalition's Breast Cancer Deadline 2020 initiative today, a move that affirms her commitment to supporting efforts to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. The initiative focuses on bringing together leaders in breast cancer research, treatment and prevention to effectively combat all areas of the disease, expand access to treatment and save lives. "Most of us have had a loved one suffer from this… Continue Reading


September 25, 2013

SHAHEEN: REPEALING OBAMACARE WOULD SET BACK WOMEN’S HEALTH

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined new and expectant mothers on Capitol Hill this morning to highlight the dangers of partisan efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), particularly because of the consequences such a move would have on women and families. In a press conference with other women senators, Shaheen noted that the healthcare law specifically provides millions of women with access to preventative screenings like mammograms, prenatal care, maternity car… Continue Reading


September 25, 2013

SHAHEEN HOSTS NEW HAMPSHIRE ECONOMISTS AT CAPITOL HILL ROUNDTABLE ON JOBS, ECONOMY

September 25, 2013 - Washington, DC From left to right: Ross Gittell, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Matthew Slaughter (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed two of New Hampshire's top economists, Chancellor Ross Gittell of the Community College System of New Hampshire and Matthew Slaughter, Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, to Capitol Hill this morning for a roundtable discussion on the economy. The panel, hosted by the Democratic Steering … Continue Reading


September 23, 2013

SHAHEEN: HEALTH REFORM ALREADY HELPING THOUSANDS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN

(Concord, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning highlighted how thousands of New Hampshire women are already benefiting from preventive care services offered by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). During her remarks at a New Hampshire Women's Health Network forum, Shaheen specifically noted that over 250,000 New Hampshire women now have guaranteed access to free preventive healthcare services including mammograms. She also highlighted that women now have access to free contraception … Continue Reading


September 20, 2013

TODAY: SHAHEEN TO VISIT MANCHESTER GLENDI FESTIVAL

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will visit the Glendi Festival at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Manchester, NH at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon, September 20th. The annual festival celebrates Greek culture by showcasing food, beverages, music and traditions. Festivities include tours of the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, crafts, dancing and raffles; Shaheen will tour the festival and greet vendors, volunteers and attendees. Media planning to attend should email nick_brown@shaheen.s… Continue Reading


September 19, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON DELAY OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY LEGISLATION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on Senate consideration of her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation: "I'm disappointed that a small group of senators have delayed action on a bipartisan effort to create jobs, lower pollution, and save taxpayers money. Shaheen-Portman is a bipartisan bill with an unprecedented amount of support because people from across the political spectrum agree that it is good for our economy and our environment. "… Continue Reading


September 19, 2013

SHAHEEN CONGRATULATES NEW HAMPSHIRE PRINCIPALS OF THE YEAR

(September 19, 2013 - Washington, DC Left to right: Thomas Murphy, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Kevin Richard) (Washington, DC) - Today U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) congratulated New Hampshire Secondary and Middle School Principals of the Year Tom Murphy and Kevin Richard for being recognized for their hard work and dedication to education. Both Murphy and Richard were honored by the New Hampshire Association of School Principals (NHASP) which recognizes principals at the high school, middle… Continue Reading

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