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September 19, 2013

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES SERVICE ACADEMY NOMINATIONS DUE OCTOBER 4

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reminded students and parents today that she will continue accepting applications for nominations to the United States Service Academies until October 4, 2013. The nation's prestigious service academies offer U.S. citizens a free education in exchange for service in the Armed Forces. "Our Service Academies provide young people with a great opportunity to get a great education and serve our country in the Armed Services. I hope New Hampshire… Continue Reading


September 18, 2013

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH AIR FORCE SECRETARY NOMINEE, REITERATES PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE SUPPORT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning met with Deborah James, nominee to be Secretary of the Air Force, to discuss national and New Hampshire defense priorities, including the KC-46A aerial refueling tanker at Pease Air National Guard Base. During the meeting the two also discussed the effects of Department of Defense (DoD) budget cuts on federal employees and the military's efforts to combat sexual assault. If confirmed, James will be the second woman to serve as… Continue Reading


September 16, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON WASHINGTON NAVY YARD SHOOTING

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on this morning's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard: "My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this morning's shootings and their families. While officials are still gathering information about this senseless act of violence, I am hoping that those responsible for today's tragedy are immediately brought to justice."… Continue Reading


September 14, 2013

SHAHEEN WELCOMES DIPLOMATIC BREAKTHROUGH IN SYRIA

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the United States and Russia reached a framework for an agreement to seize Syria's chemical weapons stockpile: "Syria's use of chemical weapons is a serious threat to our national security and the elimination of their weapons stockpile is in our best interests. The agreement with Russian officials to accomplish this goal is a welcome development and Secretary Kerry should be commended for his efforts… Continue Reading


September 13, 2013

SHAHEEN HIGHLIGHTS ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL AT NASHUA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

(Nashua, NH) - This afternoon U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) promoted the benefits of her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation at the Rosewood at Gagnon Farms Housing Development in Nashua, a development that incorporated numerous energy efficient products and production processes throughout its construction. During her visit, Shaheen highlighted how her legislation would promote similar efforts on the national level and also has the potential to create 136,000 jobs by 2025. The biparti… Continue Reading


September 13, 2013

SHAHEEN, KUSTER VISIT SEWALLS FALLS ROAD BRIDGE IN CONCORD TO RENEW CALL FOR REPAIRS

(Concord, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) toured the Sewalls Falls Road Bridge today to renew their call for repairs after inspecting its condition and being briefed on the aging structure. Shaheen and Kuster were joined by Concord Mayor Jim Bouley and other local officials who have led the bridge replacement effort. The Sewall Falls Bridge, constructed in 1915, is a one-lane roadway that provides local access to both the east and the west sides of… Continue Reading


September 12, 2013

FRIDAY: SHAHEEN TO ADDRESS THE NEW ENGLAND COUNCIL’S CONGRESSIONAL LUNCHEON

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will address the New England Council's Congressional Luncheon at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, NH on Friday, September 13 at 12:00 p.m. Shaheen will offer an update on the Energy Savings and Industrial Competiveness Act, her bipartisan energy efficiency bill, as well as other pieces of Senate legislation. In 2011, the New England Council honored Shaheen with their annual "New Englander of the Year" award. Earlier in the day, Shaheen will tour the Sewall… Continue Reading


September 11, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SENATE CONSIDERATION OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY LEGISLATION

(Washington, D.C.) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement this afternoon after the full Senate officially began consideration of her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation. The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act that was introduced with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) will help create jobs, lower pollution, and save taxpayers money by encouraging efficient energy consumption. "Efficiency is the cheapest and fastest way to address our country's energy needs… Continue Reading


September 11, 2013

NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION WELCOMES DECISION TO RELOCATE NORTHERN PASS SCOPING HEARING

(Washington, D.C.) - New Hampshire's congressional delegation welcomed the Department of Energy (DOE) decision announcing a change of venue for the Northern Pass September 26th scoping hearing. The announcement came shortly after the delegation requested the change in a letter to the Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz earlier this week. In their letter, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) specifically requ… Continue Reading


September 11, 2013

SHAHEEN COMMEMORATES 9/11 ANNIVERSARY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks: "Twelve years ago, horrifying terrorist attacks changed our country and our world forever. Today is not only a day to remember those we lost but to also honor the courage, resolve and unity the American people have shown ever since. The brave first responders who rushed into the burning towers, the courageous passengers on United Airlines… Continue Reading


September 11, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SPEECH ADDRESSING SYRIAN CRISIS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement following President Obama's speech this evening addressing the crisis in Syria: "Syria's use of chemical weapons is a serious threat to our national security and I am hopeful that a diplomatic solution can be reached to secure and destroy their chemical weapons stockpile. I'm working with my colleagues in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on an amendment to give diplomacy a chance to work, but to also … Continue Reading


September 10, 2013

NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION: GIVE PUBLIC OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT ON NORTHERN PASS

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - New Hampshire's congressional delegation is urging the Department of Energy (DOE) to relocate proposed Northern Pass scoping hearings to give constituents and all stakeholders a reasonable opportunity to raise concerns and comment on the Northern Pass Transmission proposal. In a letter to the Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) requested the propos… Continue Reading


September 10, 2013

SHAHEEN: RUSSIA MUST FOLLOW THROUGH ON COMMITMENT TO SECURE SYRIAN CHEMICAL WEAPONS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning renewed her call for Russia to follow through on its commitment to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile. During her remarks Shaheen announced plans to introduce an amendment to the Senate's Syria resolution that would pressure the Assad regime to take credible, concrete steps to eliminate their chemical weapons stockpile. Shaheen also repeated her call for the Senate to act on her energy efficiency legislation… Continue Reading


September 09, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON RUSSIA’S CALL FOR DESTRUCTION OF SYRIAN WEAPONS STOCKPILE

Washington (DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement following reports that the Russian government has offered to work with Syria to establish international control over Syria's chemical weapons stockpile as a means of avoiding military action: "I believe we should pursue every possible diplomatic solution prior to engaging in military action. As such, I welcome the possibility of international cooperation to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stock… Continue Reading


September 06, 2013

NEW STUDY: BIPARTISAN SHAHEEN-PORTMAN BILL WILL CREATE THOUSANDS OF JOBS

(Washington, DC) - A new study finds the bipartisan energy efficiency legislation from U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) has the potential to create 136,000 domestic jobs by 2025 all while saving consumers billions of dollars and reducing pollution. "Energy efficiency is an excellent, bipartisan and affordable way to immediately grow our economy and create the kind of jobs the 21st century economy demands," Shaheen said. "The bipartisan energy efficiency plan Senator Po… Continue Reading


September 04, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON COMMITTEE VOTE TO AUTHORIZE LIMITED USE OF FORCE IN SYRIA

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after voting for a resolution in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee authorizing limited military force in Syria: "Authorizing the President to use military force anywhere in the world is a solemn and serious responsibility and the decision to undertake military action is not one I take lightly. Failing to take action against the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons poses a significant and direct threat… Continue Reading


September 04, 2013

NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION WELCOMES COMPETITIVE GRANT TO UPGRADE NORTHCOAST RAILROAD

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Representatives Carol Shea Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) applauded the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) announcement of a competitive $1.4 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economy Recovery) grant for the New Hampshire Northcoast Railroad. The award, which will be used to make repairs and improve 42 miles of rail line between Rochester and Ossipee, was supported by New Hamp… Continue Reading


September 03, 2013

SHAHEEN QUESTIONS TOP US LEADERS ON APPROPRIATE RESPONSE TO SYRIA THAT PROTECTS NATIONAL SECURITY INTERESTS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) returned to Washington today to be briefed by top administration officials on the situation in Syria where the Assad regime has ignored international prohibitions against the use of weapons of mass destruction and used chemical weapons on the people of Syria. This afternoon, Senator Shaheen attended a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing where Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Chairman of the Joint Chi… Continue Reading


August 31, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SYRIA

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the situation in Syria: "I continue to believe that the Assad regime must be held accountable by the international community for the use of chemical weapons. Authorizing the use of military force, however, is not a decision I take lightly. In the coming days I will consider the upcoming vote carefully before doing what I believe is best for our national security interests."… Continue Reading


August 30, 2013

MONDAY: SHAHEEN TO CELEBRATE LABOR DAY AT AFL-CIO BREAKFAST

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will deliver remarks honoring New Hampshire's working men and women at the annual New Hampshire American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Labor Day breakfast on Monday, September 2 at 9:00 a.m. at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 650 Hanover Street in Manchester, NH. In her remarks, Shaheen will stress the importance of organized labor and New Hampshire's working men and women to the state and national economy. Later, … Continue Reading

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