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February 19, 2013

SHAHEEN VISITS PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, RENEWS SUPPORT FOR BASE AS IDEAL LOCATION FOR KC-46A TANKER

(Newington, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen visited Pease Air National Guard base today to receive an update from New Hampshire Air National Guard officials and continue her support of Pease as the ideal location for the new KC-46A refueling tanker. The Air Force announced last month that Pease - home to the 157th Air Refueling Wing - was one of five finalists to receive the next generation tanker. Air Force officials visited Pease last week to assess the base's qualifications. "The men … Continue Reading


February 15, 2013

SHAHEEN VISITS WOMEN’S SHELTER, MEETS WITH ADVOCATES AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

(Concord, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence leaders and allies and visited the New Beginnings shelter to discuss the critical services offered by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Shaheen, a long-time and vocal supporter of VAWA, has called on the House of Representatives to swiftly reauthorize VAWA and send to the President for his signature. "Domestic violence plagues far too many women and children. It's a… Continue Reading


February 15, 2013

SHAHEEN RENEWS CALL FOR SWIFT CONGRESSIONAL ACTION ON VAWA AT NEW HAMPSHIRE SHELTERS

(Concord, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence leaders and allies and toured the New Beginnings shelter this afternoon to discuss the critical services offered by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the need for swift reauthorization of the legislation. At both stops, Shaheen, a long-time and vocal supporter of VAWA, specifically renewed her call for the House of Representatives to reauthorize VAWA and send to the… Continue Reading


February 15, 2013

SHAHEEN, GILLIBRAND INTRODUCE CHARLIE MORGAN ACT GRANTING EQUAL BENEFITS FOR LGBT MILITARY FAMILIES

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) last night introduced legislation to make additional benefits available to all military spouses and families, regardless of sexual orientation. The Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act of 2013 is named after New Hampshire National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan who passed away earlier this week after a battle with breast cancer. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is an original co-sponsor of the legislation. Morg… Continue Reading


February 14, 2013

SHAHEEN: JOB CORPS CENTER WILL CREATE LOCAL JOBS, PROVIDE CRITICAL TRAINING TO YOUNG NEW HAMPSHIRE WORKERS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today applauded the news that the construction of the Manchester Job Corps Center has taken a step forward with the selection of an apparent winning bid for the construction of the center. Shaheen voiced her hope that construction will begin shortly and create new jobs for New Hampshire workers. "The Manchester Job Corps Center is all about giving young American workers the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to compete for quality w… Continue Reading


February 14, 2013

SHAHEEN SPEAKS ON SENATE FLOOR IN HONOR OF CHARLIE MORGAN

SHAHEEN SPEAKS ON SENATE FLOOR IN HONOR OF CHARLIE MORGAN (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to honor the life of New Hampshire Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan, who passed away earlier this week after a battle with breast cancer. Morgan, a leading advocate for LGBT rights in the military, leaves behind her wife, Karen, and five-year old daughter, Casey Elena. Her family will not be eligible for survivor benefits because of the Defense … Continue Reading


February 14, 2013

SHAHEEN AND COLLINS SPEAK ON SENATE FLOOR IN CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION ON SEQUESTER

SHAHEEN AND COLLINS SPEAK ON SENATE FLOOR IN CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION ON SEQUESTER (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) spoke on the Senate floor yesterday evening to once again call for immediate action to avoid the automatic, across-the-board federal budget cuts scheduled to take place March 1. Shaheen and Collins spoke about the devastating impact these cuts would have on the United States economy, national security and defense programs. "We… Continue Reading


February 14, 2013

SHAHEEN SPEAKS ON SENATE FLOOR IN HONOR OF CHARLIE MORGAN

SHAHEEN SPEAKS ON SENATE FLOOR IN HONOR OF CHARLIE MORGAN (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to honor the life of New Hampshire Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan, who passed away earlier this week after a battle with breast cancer. Morgan, a leading advocate for LGBT rights in the military, leaves behind her wife, Karen, and five-year old daughter, Casey Elena. Her family will not be eligible for survivor benefits because of the Defense … Continue Reading


February 14, 2013

BIPARTISIAN GROUP PRESS FOR SUGAR PROGRAM REFORM

(Washington, D.C.) ­- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) renewed their effort to make commonsense, price-saving reforms to the U.S. sugar program this afternoon when they introduced the Shaheen-Kirk Sugar Reform Act at a joint press conference with Congressmen Joe Pitts (R-PA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Danny Davis (D-IL). "American families are footing the bill for an outdated program that offers a sweet deal to a small group of sugar growers and… Continue Reading


February 14, 2013

SHAHEEN AND COLLINS SPEAK ON SENATE FLOOR IN CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION ON SEQUESTER

SHAHEEN AND COLLINS SPEAK ON SENATE FLOOR IN CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION ON SEQUESTER (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) spoke on the Senate floor yesterday evening to once again call for immediate action to avoid the automatic, across-the-board federal budget cuts scheduled to take place March 1. Shaheen and Collins spoke about the devastating impact these cuts would have on the United States economy, national security and defense programs. "We a… Continue Reading


February 13, 2013

SHAHEEN WELCOMES AXENICS LEADERSHIP TO CAPITOL HILL TO HIGHLIGHT WORK ON JOB CREATION, INNOVATION

Senator Shaheen and Haywood Schmidt, President of Axenics, Inc. (February 13. Washington, DC) (Washington, DC) ­-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed leadership from Nashua-based equipment manufacturer Axenics to Capitol Hill this morning at a meeting of the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee. President Haywood Schmidt and VP for Manufacturing Chris Coutis represented the Nashua-based company as the featured New Hampshire business at this morning's meeting to showcase their w… Continue Reading


February 13, 2013

SHAHEEN: EUROPEAN TRADE OFFERS ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY ON BOTH SIDES OF ATLANTIC

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) continued her ongoing efforts to promote trade between the United States and Europe as she applauded last night's announcement that the Obama Administration is poised to launch trade talks with the European Union on a $5 trillion transatlantic trade agreement. President Obama announced the intent to launch negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership last night during his State of the Union address. As the former C… Continue Reading


February 13, 2013

NAVY PRESENTS SHAHEEN WITH HIGHEST CIVILIAN HONOR

(Washington, D.C.) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has received the Navy's Distinguished Public Service Award, the Navy's highest award for non-navy civilians. Shaheen, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, was recognized for her commitment to the Navy and Marine Corps. "This award recognizes Senator Shaheen's outstanding support of the Department of the Navy," said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, who presented Shaheen the award. "Senator Shaheen's willingness to chair last ye… Continue Reading


February 13, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement reacting to President Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. At this evening's address, Shaheen hosted Derry native and Army veteran David Taylor as her guest of honor. Taylor was wounded by an improvised explosive device while serving on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2011 and the two first met at Walter Reed Army Medical Center following Taylor's return from Afghanistan… Continue Reading


February 12, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SENATE PASSAGE OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN REAUTHORIZATION ACT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement this afternoon applauding the passage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) in the Senate and renewing her call for swift passage of the legislation in the House of Representatives. VAWA was passed by a vote of 78-22. "Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act and providing critical services to victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence has been a top priority of mine and I'm pleased … Continue Reading


February 12, 2013

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES SUBCOMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS FOR SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced this afternoon her subcommittee assignments for the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the 113th Congress. Shaheen will serve on the following subcommittees that will allow her oversight of the spending of taxpayer dollars: Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies; Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies; Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies; and Department of State, Fore… Continue Reading


February 12, 2013

SHAHEEN: CONGRESS MUST COMPROMISE TO AVOID AUTOMATIC CUTS

(Washington, DC) - Today U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) denounced Congress' current inability to arrive at "a long-term solution to address this country's deficits" at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the impact of budget sequestration. Shaheen also renewed her call for bipartisan action to avoid the impact of automatic budget cuts. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey and each member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff te… Continue Reading


February 11, 2013

SHAHEEN, GILLIBRAND APPLAUD DOD DECISION TO EXTEND BENEFITS TO LGBT MILITARY FAMILIES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today applauded the decision by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to extend a slate of benefits to LGBT military families. Together, Shaheen and Gillibrand have been vocal advocates calling for the extension of benefits to LGBT servicemen and women and their families since the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell in 2011. Some of the extended benefits announced by Secretary Panetta this morning include access to fami… Continue Reading


February 11, 2013

NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION: PEASE IDEAL FOR KC-46A

(Washington, D.C.) - In a letter to Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) along with Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-1) and Annie Kuster (NH-2) encouraged the Air Force to select Pease Air National Guard Base as a home for the new KC-46A aerial refueling tanker. Last month, the Air Force announced that Pease - home to the 157th Air Refueling Wing - was one of five finalists to receive the KC-46A, which will replace the Eis… Continue Reading


February 10, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PASSING OF CHARLIE MORGAN

Washington, DC - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement this morning on the passing of Chief Warrant Officer Charlie Morgan of the New Hampshire National Guard: "Charlie Morgan epitomized courage - in her military service, her fight for LGBT equality, and her battle with cancer. She showed us how to live and to die with dignity. I am honored I got to know Charlie and my heart goes out to her wife Karen, her daughter Casey Elena and her entire family."… Continue Reading

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