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November 10, 2014

TUESDAY IN BOSCAWEN AND PORTSMOUTH: SHAHEEN TO HONOR NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS AT VETERANS DAY CEREMONIES

This Veterans Day, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will honor New Hampshire veterans at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery's Annual Veterans Day Observance on November 11 at 11:00 a.m. in Boscawen. Shaheen will be joined by state and federal officials at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery and will offer remarks commemorating Veterans Day and honoring Granite State veterans. Later, Shaheen will take part in a ceremony re-dedicating a plaque commemorating New Hampshire and Maine vetera… Continue Reading


November 06, 2014

FRIDAY IN DOVER: SHAHEEN TO CELEBRATE 90th ANNIVERSARY OF JANETOS MARKET

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will celebrate the 90th anniversary of Janetos Market in Dover at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 7. Shaheen will offer remarks congratulating Janetos Market on its many years of success. Janetos Market has been a staple of Dover since its founding in 1924 and employs 20 people. Media planning to attend should email Nick Brown at Nick_Brown@shaheen.senate.gov. 90th Anniversary Celebration of Janetos Market WHO: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen … Continue Reading


November 01, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF DAVID NIXON

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of former New Hampshire Senate President David Nixon. "Dave was a dear friend whose love for New Hampshire was evident in everything he did. I appreciated his counsel over the years and all of his dedicated service for our veterans. He spent his entire career as a lawyer and public servant fighting for the most vulnterable among us. His heart was big and his voice was strong. He will be missed, and my thoughts a… Continue Reading


October 30, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PASSING OF LONGTIME BOSTON MAYOR TOM MENINO

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PASSING OF LONGTIME BOSTON MAYOR TOM MENINO U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of Boston's longest serving mayor, Tom Menino: "I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Mayor Tom Menino, and I join all of New England in mourning his passing. Tom was an institution in Boston and a dedicated public servant who never lost sight of the people he served. I had the pleasure of working with Tom during my years as governor a… Continue Reading


October 24, 2014

SHAHEEN: STEM EDUCATION PUTS NEW HAMPSHIRE ON RIGHT ECONOMIC TRACK

(Manchester, NH)-This morning in Manchester, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with leaders of the University of New Hampshire's (UNH) Manchester STEM Discovery Lab where she delivered remarks on the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Shaheen met with STEM Ambassadors from UNH STEM Discovery Lab's STEM Ambassadors Program, which was created in response to the growing need for STEM educated graduates. The program offers a comprehensive approach to suppo… Continue Reading


October 17, 2014

SATURDAY IN SALEM: SHAHEEN TO HONOR VIETNAM VETERANS AT TRAVELING VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL CEREMONY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will take part in a ceremony commemorating Vietnam veterans at the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall on Saturday, October 18, at 12:00 p.m. in Salem. The Traveling Wall is a scaled-down replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and allows people who may not be able to make the trip to Washington the opportunity to view the memorial. Senator Shaheen will offer remarks honoring New Hampshire Vietnam veterans. Media planning to attend should RSVP… Continue Reading


October 17, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the strike by FairPoint Communications workers: "The work of FairPoint Communications employees is vital to New Hampshire's economy, public safety and consumers. I encourage both parties to resume good-faith negotiations and reach an agreement that protects good-paying jobs and consumers in New Hampshire."… Continue Reading


October 16, 2014

SHAHEEN: PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING ESSENTIAL IN FIGHT AGAINST ADDICTION

In support of her continued efforts to combat prescription drug addiction and abuse in New Hampshire, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today welcomed the launch of the New Hampshire Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (NH PDMP). With the NH PDMP in place, New Hampshire providers and pharmacists who are authorized to prescribe or dispense schedule II-IV controlled substances within the state can begin to register with the program. Once registered, providers and pharmacists will be able to use … Continue Reading


October 16, 2014

FRIDAY IN HUDSON: SHAHEEN TO CELEBRATE OPENING OF CUSTOMER CALL CENTER

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will take part in a ceremony and ribbon-cutting celebrating the grand opening of Comcast's new Hudson Care Center Friday, October 17, at 10:30 a.m. in Hudson. The new state-of-the-art customer care center recently hired its 100th employee and plans to expand to 600 employees. Shaheen will tour the new facility and offer brief remarks. Media planning to attend should RSVP to Nick Brown at Nick_Brown@shaheen.senate.gov. Comcast Hudson Care Center Grand Opening … Continue Reading


October 15, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF LIHEAP FUNDING FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today announced the release of more than $23 million for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in New Hampshire from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The announcement follows Shaheen and Ayotte's recent request to HHS to quickly release funding for the federal home heating aid program. This initial LIHEAP release will help New Hampshire's low-income families and seniors with their home heating bil… Continue Reading


October 09, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PASSING OF HOWARD “CROW” DICKINSON IV

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of North Country legislator Howard "Crow" Dickinson IV: "Crow was a one-of-a kind with an independent spirit. He was a serious legislator but made public service fun. He will be missed."… Continue Reading


October 08, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON CHEMICAL WEAPONS FACILITIES IN SYRIA

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement upon reports indicating the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad has failed to declare facilities used for the production and storage of chemical weapons: "Syria's failure to declare all of its chemical weapons facilities is simply unacceptable, and the international community must redouble its efforts to completely account for and eliminate Syria's chemical weapons capability. "More work remains to be done to dismantle Assad's ch… Continue Reading


October 03, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE URGE SWIFT RELEASE OF LIHEAP FUNDS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to help New Hampshire low-income families and seniors on fixed incomes afford their home heating bills this coming winter, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) joined a bipartisan group of Senators in calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to quickly release as much federal heating aid as possible. In a bipartisan letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell, the Senators urged the department to release Low Income Home … Continue Reading


October 02, 2014

SHAHEEN URGES NOAA TO REVIEW HADDOCK FISHING REGULATIONS

In an ongoing effort to protect New Hampshire's coastal communities, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today called on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to review recent regulations on the recreational fishing of haddock in New Hampshire and "to consider these regulations in light of their economic impact and the latest available fishery science." Shaheen is specifically urging NOAA to review a rule issued in April that has "placed severe restrictions on recreational … Continue Reading


October 02, 2014

FRIDAY IN CONCORD: DELEGATION TO HONOR MEMBERS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY

The New Hampshire congressional delegation will honor members of New Hampshire's law enforcement community at the New Hampshire Congressional Law Enforcement Awards (NH-CLEA) ceremony in Concord at 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 3. Established in 1998, the NH-CLEA honors members of local, county, state and federal law enforcement for exemplary service to the people of New Hampshire. This year, 33 awards will be presented to New Hampshire law enforcement officers and agencies. Members of the media … Continue Reading


October 01, 2014

SHAHEEN: NEW REPORT UNDERSCORES IMPORTANCE OF REAUTHORIZING SMALL BUSINESS LENDING PROGRAM

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today welcomed new data demonstrating the State Small Business Credit Initiative's (SSBCI) success in supporting job creation and small business growth in New Hampshire and across the country, and renewed her call to reauthorize the program. The U.S. Treasury report released today shows the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority has deployed $12,312,536 to leverage private loans and investments in small businesses while local businesses have reported that the… Continue Reading


September 29, 2014

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES ROCKINGHAM COUNTY DESIGNATION AS HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced this afternoon the designation of Rockingham County as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), which will provide Rockingham County with additional resources to fight heroin trafficking and other illegal drugs as well as further the coordination and development of drug control efforts among local, state and federal officials. The announcement is the latest development in Shaheen's ongoing effort to help combat New Hampshire's heroin and prescr… Continue Reading


September 29, 2014

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES JOB TRAINING PROGRAM GRANT TO CONCORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced the New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI), Concord's Community College as the recipient of a $2.5 million job-training grant from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program. The grant will support a project to create new certificate and associate degree programs in information technology (IT). The new programs, designed in partnership with employers, will expand job seekers' abili… Continue Reading


September 26, 2014

SATURDAY IN BOSCAWEN: SHAHEEN TO HONOR NEW HAMPSHIRE POW AND MIA SERVICE MEMBERS AT NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE VETERANS CEMETERY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will offer remarks honoring New Hampshire prisoners of war (POW) and those still missing in action (MIA) at the annual New Hampshire VFW and Ladies Auxiliary POW and MIA Recognition Day Ceremony tomorrow in Boscawen at 11:00 a.m.. Shaheen will be joined by New Hampshire elected officials and senior members of the Army National Guard and New Hampshire Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) leadership. Media planning to attend should email: Nick_Brown@shaheen.senate.gov.… Continue Reading


September 24, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON UN RESOLUTION TO STOP SUPPORT TO TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a draft resolution on coordination to stop the flow of funds and fighters from other countries to terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): "I am encouraged by the United Nations Security Council resolution requiring countries to stop money and fighters from other countries from reaching ISIL and other terrorist groups. I've… Continue Reading

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