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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


August 28, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement honoring the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech: "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech had a transformative effect on this country and his call for justice and equality is still important today. From my time as a high school teacher in Mississippi during integration to my time in the United States Senate, the idea that discrimi… Continue Reading


August 27, 2013

VA SAYS SHAHEEN BILL NEEDED TO ADDRESS DISCRIMINATION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today plans to press forward with the Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act after the Department of Veterans Affairs indicated that legislation is still necessary to grant veterans in same-sex marriages benefits for their spouses and families. Earlier this summer, Shaheen asked the Department of Veterans Affairs if legislative action was still necessary in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision declaring the Def… Continue Reading


August 26, 2013

SHAHEEN VISITS NORTH COUNTRY ATV TOUR GROUP, STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF ATVS TO NORTH COUNTRY ECONOMY

(Colebrook, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Bear Rock Adventures on Saturday, August 24th to get a firsthand experience riding All-Terrain Vehicles, which are becoming an increasingly important component of the North Country economy. Shaheen was joined by New Hampshire State Senator Jeff Woodburn in Colebrook. Earlier this year, New Hampshire officially opened the "Ride the Wilds" program which boosts both the travel and recreational industry by linking over 1,000 miles of trai… Continue Reading


August 22, 2013

FRIDAY: SHAHEEN TO ATTEND ANNUAL NORTH COUNTRY MOOSE FESTIVAL

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will attend the 22nd Annual North Country Moose Festival in Colebrook starting at Le Rendez Vous Bakery on Friday, August 23, at 4:50 p.m. Shaheen will visit the fair with Beno Lamontagne, North Country Representative for the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development. The annual festival draws hundreds of visitors to the North Country to take part in festivities from a moose calling contest to a classic car show. The Moose Festival showcase… Continue Reading


August 20, 2013

FDA FOOD SAFETY FORUM IN HANOVER WELCOMED BY NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Representatives Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) and Annie Kuster (D-NH) welcomed officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to Hanover this morning where the agency held a public forum to hear concerns directly from New England farmers about proposed Food Safety Modernization Act rules. In May, the delegation led a bipartisan, bicameral group of 20 Senators and Representatives that invited the FDA to New Engl… Continue Reading


August 20, 2013

SHAHEEN: JOB CORPS CENTER A CRITICAL INVESTMENT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE’S LOW-INCOME YOUTH, ECONOMIC FUTURE

In a culmination of fifteen years of bipartisan work, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today celebrated the new Manchester Job Corps Center with a bipartisan coalition of federal and local officials at a ceremonial groundbreaking event. Shaheen was joined by Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Governor Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) and Mayor Ted Gatsas where the group celebrated the investments in New Hampshire's youth and economic future that the… Continue Reading


August 19, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE BRING TOGETHER SMALL BUSINESS LEADERS FOR FIELD HEARING ON INNOVATION, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) were joined by small business leaders and federal officials at a hearing this afternoon to discuss opportunities to spur innovation in order to create jobs and grow the economy. The US Senate Small Business Committee field hearing was held at Southern New Hampshire University's College of Online and Continuing Education in Manchester. "This afternoon's field hearing was an excellent opportunity to discuss one of our most important pri… Continue Reading


August 19, 2013

TUESDAY: Labor Secretary Perez Joins Shaheen, Ayotte, Hassan, Shea-Porter, and Gatsas for Manchester Job Corps Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez will join U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Governor Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, and other local officials on Tuesday, August 20th at 1 PM for a ceremonial groundbreaking on the new Manchester Job Corps Center. The groundbreaking ceremony represents a culmination of years of bipartisan work to build the Job Corps Center which will provide young people with job training resources and e… Continue Reading


August 16, 2013

MONDAY: SHAHEEN AND AYOTTE TO HOST SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE FIELD HEARING ON INNOVATION

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) will host a US Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee field hearing focusing on innovation, Monday, August 19 at 1:00 p.m. at Southern New Hampshire University College of Online and Continuing Education. At the hearing, Shaheen and Ayotte will discuss efforts to help small businesses innovate, grow, and create jobs with federal and local officials, small businesses, and other stakeholders. Prior to the hearing, Senator Sh… Continue Reading


August 15, 2013

SHAHEEN: WE MUST PROTECT OUR FISHING INDUSTRY

(Portsmouth, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited New Hampshire State Fishing Pier this morning to meet with representatives from New Hampshire Community Seafood and local fishermen where she discussed her efforts to protect the state's fishing industry. Shaheen specifically discussed the impact of reduced cod populations on the New Hampshire fishing industry as well as her work to secure $150 million in federal disaster relief for coastal communities across New England and other str… Continue Reading


August 14, 2013

NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION’S LEGISLATION HONORING PATRICIA CLARK SIGNED INTO LAW

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) today announced that the President has signed into law a bill they authored to rename the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center in Nashua in honor of Patricia Clark. Clark has worked as an Administrative Assistant at the facility since it first opened in 1963. The New Hampshire delegation worked together to pass legislation in the Senate and the … Continue Reading


August 14, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF LEGENDARY POLITICAL REPORTER JACK GERMOND

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of legendary political reporter Jack Germond: "Jack was an amazing talent, an incredible reporter, and most of all, a great friend. He was one of the greatest political journalists our country has ever known and I was very sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Alice, their entire family and everyone who was lucky enough to call him a friend."… Continue Reading


August 14, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PENTAGON ANNOUNCING BENEFITS FOR SAME-SEX MILITARY, CIVILIAN COUPLES

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement welcoming the Pentagon's decision to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Defense Department employees. "Every individual who serves in uniform deserves access to the benefits that they've earned. While the Pentagon's decision is a big win for fairness and equality, the fact is that more needs to be done. Until the Department of Veterans Affairs issues a similar announcement, I will continue to … Continue Reading


August 13, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PASSING OF FORMER KEENE MAYOR MIKE BLASTOS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of former Keene Mayor Mike Blastos. "I was saddened to learn of the passing of former Keene Mayor Mike Blastos. I was lucky to have him as a friend. He was an incredibly dedicated public servant who cared deeply about Keene. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Mike's family and friends."… Continue Reading

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