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July 23, 2013

SHAHEEN, MCCAIN CONTINUE CALL TO END WASTEFUL, DUPLICATIVE CATFISH INSPECTION PROGRAM

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and John McCain (R-AZ) are continuing their push to eliminate a wasteful and duplicative catfish inspection program that could cost taxpayers millions to develop and $15 million annually to operate. In a letter sent to Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), the Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Senators Shaheen and McCain requested that their amendment to eliminate the program be included in the conference r… Continue Reading


July 23, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON EU’S HEZBOLLAH TERRORIST DESIGNATION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement today in strong support of the European Union's decision to designate the military wing of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization: "Hezbollah's military wing is a dangerous and destabilizing terrorist organization and I applaud the European Union for recognizing this fact. The EU's move will condemn Hezbollah to further sanctions and carries the forceful message that the EU and the United States will not to… Continue Reading


July 22, 2013

SHAHEEN TOURS BOSTON AIR ROUTE TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTER, TOUTS LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CONTROLLERS FROM FURLOUGHS

(Nashua, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today toured the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) to discuss the Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations legislation that the Senate is considering later this week. The bill would protect air traffic controllers in Nashua and across the country from furloughs and would also make important investments in NextGen, a critical Federal Aviation Administration effort to transition our air traffic control system… Continue Reading


July 22, 2013

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS, MILITARY PERSONNEL AT UNH ROUNDTABLE ON MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT

(Durham, NH) - Continuing her efforts in the fight against sexual assault in the military, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today joined law enforcement officials and military personnel for a roundtable discussion at the University of New Hampshire to discuss efforts to improve sexual assault prevention. Shaheen was joined by representatives from the New Hampshire National Guard and the Dover Police Department and outlined provisions she included in the FY2014 National Defense Authorization Ac… Continue Reading


July 18, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON CONFIRMATION OF GINA MCCARTHY TO LEAD EPA

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement today on the Senate confirmation of Gina McCarthy to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): "Ms. McCarthy carries unique experience to head the EPA and she is well-suited to carry out the job. I am glad that the Senate gave Ms. McCarthy the vote that she so rightfully deserved and the bipartisan support she received today is a true testament to her qualifications. She is exactly the type of strategic… Continue Reading


July 18, 2013

BERLIN PRISON RESOURCES, TRADE PROMOTION INCLUDED IN SENATE APPROPRIATIONS BILL

(Washington, DC) - Several provisions supported by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to strengthen the New Hampshire economy were included today in legislation approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The legislation contains funding to complete the activation of the Berlin Federal Prison as well as to increase investment in trade promotion, both key priorities supported by Shaheen. The provisions were included in the Fiscal Year 2014 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations bill, which … Continue Reading


July 18, 2013

SHAHEEN, COLLINS SCORE CRITICAL FISHERY DISASTER RELIEF IN APPROPRIATIONS BILL

(Washington, DC) - New England Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R) announced today that their efforts to provide New England fishermen with federal disaster relief have been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Shaheen and Collins secured $150 million for fishery disaster relief for coastal communities across New England and other affected states, which have been suffering severe economic losses in recent years due to declining fish populations. The funds were inclu… Continue Reading


July 17, 2013

SHAHEEN: TAX REFORM AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS

(Washington, DC) - This afternoon U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with small business owners and tax policy experts for a Small Business Committee roundtable on how the U.S. tax code could better support small businesses and promote job growth. Shaheen, who is a former small business owner and a member of the Senate Committee on Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship, spoke with small business experts on how the regulatory environment could help small businesses and entrepreneurs. "Small… Continue Reading


July 16, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON BIPARTISAN COMPROMISE TO END SENATE GRIDLOCK ON NOMINATIONS

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate struck a bipartisan compromise to allow votes on nominations: "I am pleased that a bipartisan compromise was reached to end the gridlock over President Obama's executive branch nominees. I've always believed that all Presidents, regardless of party, should be allowed to fill their own cabinets. I hope today's agreement helps lay the foundation for greater bipartisan cooperation on the many importa… Continue Reading


July 16, 2013

SHAHEEN: BIPARTISAN SUPPORT GROWS IN FIGHT AGAINST SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE MILITARY

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a leading voice in the fight against sexual assault in the military, today applauded the growing bipartisan momentum for a measure she has supported to improve accountability in handling of cases of sexual abuse in the United States Armed Forces. This morning U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced their support of the legislation, the Military Justice Improvement Act, which is co-sponsored by Shaheen and sponsored by Se… Continue Reading


July 16, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON NEW HAMPSHIRE DISASTER RELIEF

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan formally requested disaster relief for Cheshire, Grafton and Sullivan counties. The federal relief would be used to help repair damage due to severe storms and flooding that lasted from June 26th through July 3rd. "The severe storms and flooding caused widespread damage across New Hampshire and our communities need help to repair damages. We should get this assistan… Continue Reading


July 11, 2013

SHAHEEN, KUSTER ANNOUNCE $263,000 FEDERAL GRANT TO SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY SERVICES TO END VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

KEENE, N.H. - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that Southwestern Community Services will receive a $263,000 grant to help keep local veterans in their homes and off the streets. The funding, administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), is part of the agency's Supportive Services for Veteran Families program (SSVF), which helps local non-profit organizations to prevent at-risk veterans from becoming homeless and to secure hous… Continue Reading


July 11, 2013

SENATE PANEL APPROVES SHAHEEN PROVISIONS FOR JOB CREATION, EDUCATIONAL INVESTMENTS

(Washington, DC) - Two of Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) efforts to promote job creation and STEM education investments were approved by a Senate panel this afternoon and will next head to the floor for the full Senate's consideration. The Senate Appropriations Committee this afternoon specifically approved Shaheen's report language to support the Manchester Job Corps Center and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education efforts. Together, the two provisions give direction to t… Continue Reading


July 11, 2013

SHAHEEN, KUSTER ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT TO HARBOR HOMES TO HELP END VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

NASHUA, N.H. - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that Harbor Homes will receive a $1 million grant to help keep hundreds of local veterans in their homes and off the streets. The funding, administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), is part of the agency's Supportive Services for Veteran Families program (SSVF), which helps local non-profit organizations to prevent at-risk veterans from becoming homeless and to secure housing … Continue Reading


July 10, 2013

PHOTO RELEASE: SHAHEEN HOSTS DOVER STUDENT IN WASHINGTON TO HELP RAISE DIABETES AWARENESS

(Senator Shaheen recognizes Caroline Carter of Dover, NH for her selection as a 2013 JDRF Children's Congress delegate. July 10, 2013. Washington DC) (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today hosted Caroline Carter of Dover, New Hampshire at a luncheon in Washington as part of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) Children's Congress, a national effort designed to spread awareness and raise support for diabetes research. Caroline, who will be a sophomore at St. Th… Continue Reading


July 10, 2013

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH EPA NOMINEE, RENEWS CALL FOR SWIFT CONFIRMATION VOTE

(Washington, DC) - After meeting with Gina McCarthy, the nominee to be Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today renewed her call for a swift confirmation vote on McCarthy's nomination. Shaheen, who has been a leader on energy efficiency policy and is the co-author of the bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competiveness Act, reaffirmed her commitment to bringing McCarthy's nomination forward to a vote despite part… Continue Reading


July 09, 2013

NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION WELCOMES GENERAL DEMPSEY TO NEW HAMPSHIRE

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with Congresswomen Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), welcomed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, to New Hampshire today to meet with military officials at Pease Air National Guard Base and representatives from local defense companies. "Pease's selection as the top Air National Guard base to receive the KC-46A tanker and the success of the New Hampshire National … Continue Reading


July 08, 2013

MAINE, NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION MEMBERS HOST GENERAL DEMPSEY AT PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Members of the Maine and New Hampshire congressional delegation today welcomed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. During today's visit, General Dempsey and delegation members met with shipyard commander Captain William Greene and shipyard leadership to discuss shipyard operations. While touring the yard, General Dempsey and delegation members were briefed on the status of repairs to the USS Miami, and learned abo… Continue Reading


July 03, 2013

SHAHEEN TOURS AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMMUNITIES, TOUTS CLEAN ENERGY AND EFFICIENCY INVESTMENTS

(Berlin, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) toured affordable housing communities today in Conway and Berlin and commended their investments in clean energy and energy efficiency measures that are helping reduce consumption and emissions. At Conway Pines and the Berlin Housing Authority, which showcase the benefits of energy efficiency and clean energy investments, Shaheen also discussed how her bipartisan energy efficiency plan would help communities, consumers and individuals lower thei… Continue Reading


July 03, 2013

SHAHEEN, SHEA-PORTER: $1.9 MILLION GRANT TO ROCHESTER WILL CREATE JOBS, IMPROVE REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE

(Rochester, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-1) announced today that the city of Rochester has received a $1.9 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to make critical water and sewer improvements to Crossroads Industrial Park and Rochester Marketplace. The infrastructure project will serve as an economic boost to the region, and is expected to create as many as 130 new, full-time jobs. Both Shaheen and Shea-Porter have been stro… Continue Reading

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