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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


November 01, 2013

MONDAY IN MANCHESTER: SHAHEEN TO DISCUSS EFFORTS TO PROMOTE JOBS, ECONOMIC GROWTH WITH NH BUSINESS LEADERS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will discuss issues important to New Hampshire's business community and her efforts to create jobs and strengthen the economy during an address to the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 4, in Manchester. Following her remarks Shaheen will answer questions from the audience and receive input from attendees. Shaheen has regularly partnered with New Hampshire business leaders on her efforts at the federal level to… Continue Reading


October 31, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON GEORGIAN ELECTIONS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the Georgian Presidential election: "As a deep and abiding friend of the Georgian people, I want to congratulate them on their recent peaceful presidential election. This election, which the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) found was 'efficiently administered, transparent, and took place in an amicable and constructive environment,' represents another milestone in the country's democratic developm… Continue Reading


October 31, 2013

FRIDAY IN NORTH COUNTRY: SHAHEEN TO HONOR RAY BURTON AT MT. WASHINGTON SCENIC OVERLOOK OPENING CEREMONY

Shaheen will also attend North Country Public Safety Foundation Banquet Earlier, Shaheen promotes small business growth, job creation efforts at Enterprise Center in Plymouth U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will honor Executive Councilman Ray Burton's years of service to New Hampshire and North Country residents during a dedication ceremony at the new Mount Washington Scenic Overlook in Bretton Woods at 1:15 p.m. tomorrow, November 1. Shaheen will be joined by a bipartisan group of current … Continue Reading


October 31, 2013

ON HALLOWEEN, SHAHEEN & KIRK HIGHLIGHT NEED TO REFORM SUGAR INDUSTRY’S SWEET DEAL

(Washington, DC) With Halloween as a backdrop, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) are highlighting flaws with the sugar price support program that must be addressed on behalf of consumers and small businesses. The bipartisan duo sent Halloween cards to every member of the Senate today that stress the importance of reforming the outdated sugar program by emphasizing the negative economic impacts of the current policy. The United States controls the price of sugar, causing b… Continue Reading


October 30, 2013

Portman, Shaheen Lead Bipartisan Group of Senators in Pushing for CFPB Transparency Regarding New Policy Guidance That Could Harm Auto Dealers and Consumers

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a bipartisan group of 22 Senators-11 Republicans and 11 Democrats-urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to be more transparent about policy guidance it issued for indirect auto lending, which some suggest will curtail a pro-competitive financing service and may result in increased costs for consumers. On March 21, 2013, the CFPB issued a controversial fair lending guidance bulletin that ma… Continue Reading


October 29, 2013

SHAHEEN: MANUFACTURING INVESTMENTS WILL HELP CREATE JOBS, GROW ECONOMY

(Washington, DC) - With economic recovery in New Hampshire and across the country still slow-moving, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is renewing her call for Washington to focus on job creation, economic growth, and strengthening the middle class. This morning, Shaheen joined twelve senators at a Capitol Hill press conference to kick of a campaign to promote legislation that will spur the manufacturing industry and create jobs. The legislative package unveiled this morning includes two of Sha… Continue Reading


October 28, 2013

OCTOBER 30: SHAHEEN STAFF TO HOLD OPEN OFFICE HOURS IN LEBANON, HANOVER

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold open office hours on Wednesday, October 30 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Lebanon and 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Hanover 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. For more information on the services available, or if you have any questions, please call Senator Shaheen's Manchester office at (603) 647-7500. Please not… Continue Reading


October 25, 2013

WITH STUDENTS IN PELHAM, SHAHEEN SAYS CONTINUED STEM INVESTMENTS IMPORTANT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE’S ECONOMIC FUTURE

(Pelham, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said today educational investments in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are critical to helping New Hampshire students fill the need for highly skilled workers. Shaheen met with Pelham High School's FIRST (For Inspiration of Science and Technology) Robotics team, the Pelham Pythons, this afternoon to showcase the benefits of STEM education and promote policies like the Innovation Inspiration School Grant Program to provide high sch… Continue Reading


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

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