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December 11, 2013

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIR NOMINEE JANET YELLEN

[December 11, 2013 U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (left) meets with Janet Yellen, Vice Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (right)] (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this evening met with Janet Yellen, Vice Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and Federal Reserve Chair nominee. Nominated by President Obama earlier this year to replace outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Yellen was approved by the Senate Banking Committee by a vote of 14-8 in… Continue Reading


December 11, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE INTRODUCE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY MEN’S SOCCER TEAM

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) have introduced a Senate Resolution congratulating the Penmen, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) men's soccer team, for winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Men's Soccer Championship. The championship win capped an amazing season in which the Penmen won 22 games with just one loss and one draw, the most single season wins in the program's history. "The Penmen had an amazing season … Continue Reading


December 10, 2013

SHAHEEN NOMINATES NEW HAMPSHIRE STUDENTS FOR UNITED STATES SERVICE ACADEMIES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has nominated 40 New Hampshire students to the United States Service Academies. Senator Shaheen's nomination recommends New Hampshire students for acceptance into the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and/or West Point. "Each of these young men and women has shown incredible dedication to the service of the Granite State and has made valuable contributions to their communities," Shaheen said. "Their … Continue Reading


December 10, 2013

SHAHEEN: NEW WALL STREET REGULATORY REFORMS WILL PROTECT TAXPAYERS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today welcomed a vote by federal regulators to approve the "Volcker Rule," which bans high-risk trading by large, federally insured banks. Shaheen, who voted against the Wall Street bailout because it lacked accountability, also called for vigilant oversight to ensure that taxpayers and investors are not put at risk. Shaheen was an original cosponsor of legislation to create the Volcker Rule with Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Carl Levin (D-MI). "American … Continue Reading


December 06, 2013

SATURDAY IN CONCORD: NEW HAMPSHIRE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO HONOR RETURNING TROOPS

The New Hampshire congressional delegation will join Governor Maggie Hassan and military leadership to honor the 169th MEDEVAC unit at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7 in Concord. The delegation will thank the men and women of the 169th MEDEVAC unit for their dedicated service and congratulate them on their successful mission in Afghanistan. The 169th MEDEVAC unit was mobilized in September 2012 to support Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Made up of National Guard MEDEVAC units from fo… Continue Reading


December 05, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON NELSON MANDELA’S PASSING

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela: "The world lost a remarkable leader today with the passing of Nelson Mandela. But because of his lifelong commitment to freedom and equality, the world is a better place. I'm saddened by his passing but know that his legacy will live on and continue to inspire future generations."… Continue Reading


December 04, 2013

SHAHEEN: MEALS ON WHEELS BUDGET CUTS HURT NEW HAMPSHIRE SENIORS

(December 4, 2013 - Salem, NH - Senator Shaheen and Carol, Meals on Wheels beneficiary) (Salem, NH) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined staff and volunteers from Rockingham Nutrition and Meals on Wheels, Inc in Salem for a "ride along" to highlight the negative consequences of indiscriminate budget cuts on New Hampshire's seniors. During the ride along, Shaheen greeted New Hampshire seniors and heard firsthand about the importance of Meals on Wheels and other home food de… Continue Reading


December 03, 2013

WE MUST HONOR OUR COMMITMENT TO THOSE WHO HELPED AMERICAN TROOPS

(Portsmouth, NH) - Following a tour of the National Visa Center in Portsmouth this afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) highlighted the importance of the Special Immigrant Visa program for Iraqis and Afghans who risked their lives working with the U.S. government, including the U.S Military. Shaheen specifically noted the need for the U.S. to honor its commitment to these civilians by passing a long-term extension of the program and implement critical reforms to make the application pro… Continue Reading


December 02, 2013

ON CYBER MONDAY, SHAHEEN HIGHLIGHTS COSTLY IMPLICATIONS OF ONLINE SALES TAX

(Washington, DC) - On one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is highlighting the potentially costly implications of online sales tax legislation and calling on House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) to protect small businesses from new compliance burdens if it considers the issue. In a letter sent today, Cyber Monday, Shaheen urged the Chairman "to exempt businesses in states without a sales tax," such as New Hampshire, from poten… Continue Reading


December 02, 2013

TOMORROW AT PORTSMOUTH NATIONAL VISA CENTER: SHAHEEN TO HIGHLIGHT SPECIAL IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM

Tomorrow in Portsmouth, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen will highlight her bipartisan efforts to secure an extension for the Special Immigrant Visa program for Iraqis and Afghans who have risked their lives by serving as interpreters for the U.S. military. Shaheen will tour the National Visa Center in Portsmouth tomorrow, December 3 and will hold a press availability following the tour at 2:00 p.m. to discuss her ongoing work with Senator John McCain for a longer-term extension of the program. Pleas… Continue Reading


November 26, 2013

SHAHEEN LEADS COALITION OF SENATORS CALLING ON ADMINISTRATION FOR SUSTAINED CEO LEADERSHIP TO FIX HEALTHCARE.GOV

(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 President Barack Obama to quickly appoint a long-term replacement for Jeffrey Zients, who is departing to become director of the National Economic Council on January 2, to oversee the technical repair of healthcare.gov. In a letter delivered to the Administration today, Sens. Jeanne Shahe… Continue Reading


November 26, 2013

SHAHEEN: SMALL BUSINESSES CRITICAL DRIVERS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE ECONOMY

(Nashua, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) toured local small businesses in Nashua and Stratham on Monday as part of her efforts to promote New Hampshire small businesses, which represent 96 percent of Granite State employers. Shaheen toured Beckonings, Alec's Shoes and Martha's Exchange in Nashua and New England Footwear in Stratham. The trip comes in advance of Small Business Saturday, which will take place this Saturday, November 30 and is a national effort to encourage consumers to sh… Continue Reading


November 25, 2013

SHAHEEN, BLUNT, COURTNEY, GIBSON, KUSTER LEAD BIPARTISAN COALITION CALLING FOR CHANGES TO FDA PROPOSED RULES

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT), Chris Gibson (R-NY) and Annie Kuster (D-NH) led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in requesting that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issue a second draft of regulations for public comment before issuing final Food Safety Modernization rules. In a letter co-signed by 75 members of Congress, including 42 Republicans and 33 Democrats or Independents, the bipartisan coalition… Continue Reading


November 25, 2013

SHAHEEN TO HHS: ESTABLISH USER-FRIENDLY RESOURCES TO HELP BROKERS ENROLL CONSUMERS IN HEALTH PLANS

(Washington, DC) - As problems with Healthcare.gov persist, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has called on Health and Human Services (HHS) to "address the issues facing agents and brokers" and "utilize all the tools at our disposal" to help health insurance agents and brokers educate and enroll Americans in quality health insurance coverage. In a letter sent Friday to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Shaheen urged the Administration to consider practical, user-friendly resources - such as a … Continue Reading


November 21, 2013

FRIDAY IN NORTH CONWAY: SHAHEEN TO PROMOTE JOBS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN MOUNT WASHINGTON VALLEY ECONOMIC COUNCIL ADDRESS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will discuss her efforts to promote New Hampshire job creation and economic growth at 6:00 p.m. Friday, November 22 at the Mount Washington Valley Economic Council's annual dinner in North Conway. As a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Shaheen has made supporting New Hampshire small businesses a top priority and has worked closely with New Hampshire businesses to develop policies that will help create jobs and promote econo… Continue Reading


November 20, 2013

SHAHEEN: ENERGY EFFICIENCY WILL HELP CREATE JOBS, PROTECT OUR ENVIRONMENT, AND SAVE AMERICANS MONEY

(Washington, DC) - Investments in energy efficiency will help create jobs, protect our environment, and save Americans money, said U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) at the Alliance to Save Energy's "Great Energy Efficiency Day" forum on Capitol Hill this afternoon. In her remarks, Shaheen discussed her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation - Shaheen-Portman - which has the potential to create 136,000 domestic jobs by 2025 while saving consumers and businesses billions of dollars and reducin… Continue Reading


November 20, 2013

AS HEALTHCARE.GOV PROBLEMS CONTINUE, SHAHEEN INTRODUCES AMENDMENT TO UPDATE, REFORM FEDERAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE

(Washington, D.C.) - As problems with Healthcare.gov continue, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is calling to modernize federal information technology (IT) infrastructure with an added level of accountability for federal IT projects. Shaheen today introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would establish a clear line of responsibility, authority and accountability over IT investment and management decisions within each agency. Shaheen's amendment mirrors the bipa… Continue Reading


November 19, 2013

SHAHEEN: MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT CANNOT BE TOLERATED, REFORMS MUST BE IMPLEMENTED NOW

(Washington, D.C.) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a bipartisan group of senators, former generals, survivors of sexual assault and survivors advocates today urged the Senate to support common-sense changes to the way the military prosecutes incidents of sexual assault by passing the Military Justice Improvement Act. Shaheen, who is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is an original co-sponsor of the effort to reform the way sexual assaults are prosecuted by removing the de… Continue Reading


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

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