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July 29, 2013

SHAHEEN: TIME IS NOW TO MOVE FORWARD WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY

(Bow, N.H.) - A coalition of business leaders and advocates joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning at Grappone Toyota in Bow to support her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation which could come to the Senate floor as early as this week. Shaheen also toured Grappone's new LEED certified facility which has recently undergone renovations to become more energy efficient. Shaheen's bill, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competiveness Act, would establish a national energy efficiency … Continue Reading


July 26, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE, SHEA-PORTER, KUSTER WELCOME FEDERAL DISASTER RECOVERY ASSISTANCE GRANT

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Representatives Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) and Ann Kuster (D-NH), today welcomed the U.S. Department of Transportation's decision to approve an emergency recovery grant to help restore roadways in Grafton, Sullivan, and Cheshire Counties that were damaged by heavy rains and flooding at the end of June. The $1 million grant for rebuilding federally-supported roadways will assist the New Hampshire Department of Trans… Continue Reading


July 26, 2013

SHAHEEN, KUSTER: FDA TO HOLD PUBLIC INPUT SESSION IN NEW HAMPSHIRE ON PROPOSED FOOD SAFETY RULES

WASHINGTON, DC - In response to a request by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will participate in a public input session in New Hampshire for farmers to comment on proposed Food Safety Modernization Act rules. Last month, Shaheen and Kuster led a bipartisan, bicameral group of 20 Senators and Representatives in calling on the FDA to come to New England after hearing concerns about these new rules potentially burdeni… Continue Reading


July 25, 2013

SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES SHAHEEN PROVISIONS PROTECTING WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE, LGBT CIVIL RIGHTS

(Washington, DC) -The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced two bills this afternoon that include key provisions promoting and protecting women's health and LGBT equality sponsored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The State and Foreign Operations (SFOPS) appropriations bill specifically include Shaheen provisions permanently repealing the Global Gag Rule - also referred to as the "Mexico City Policy" - and also providing reproductive health care coverage for Peace Corps members. The Fi… Continue Reading


July 25, 2013

SHAHEEN, COLLINS, WHITEHOUSE EFFORT TO ELIMINATE LGBT DISCRIMINATION IN FEDERAL JURY PROCESS APPROVED BY SENATE COMMITTEE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) announced today that their efforts to prevent discrimination in the federal jury selection process have taken a step forward with the inclusion of language from the bipartisan Jury ACCESS Act in the Financial Services FY2014 Appropriations bill. The Jury ACCESS (Access for Capable Citizens and Equality in Service Selection) Act would amend the federal statute to prohibit the practice of s… Continue Reading


July 24, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SENATE PASSAGE OF STUDENT LOAN INTEREST RATE COMPROMISE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement today after the Senate voted 81-18 in favor of a compromise to keep interest rates low on federally subsidized Stafford loans. As of July 1, interest rates on Stafford loans doubled from 3.4% to 6.8%. "While today's compromise was not a perfect solution, it was a crucial agreement that will protect American students and middle class families. Affordable higher education is one the best economic investments ou… Continue Reading


July 24, 2013

CHARLIE MORGAN ACT ADVANCES IN SENATE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) legislation to extend benefits to same-sex military couples cleared a major legislative hurdle today after it passed the Senate Veteran's Affairs Committee on a bipartisan voice vote. The Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act would update and expand federal benefits for legally married, same-sex veteran couples and help put the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) policies in accordance with the Supreme Court ruling striking… Continue Reading


July 24, 2013

SHAHEEN: WE MUST PROTECT STUDENTS, FAMILIES BY KEEPING HIGHER EDUCATION AFFORDABLE

(Washington, D.C.) - Reaffirming her commitment to making college affordable for New Hampshire students and families, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) took to the Senate floor this afternoon to voice her support for a bipartisan compromise to keep student loan interest rates low. In her remarks, Shaheen also announced her support for the Reed-Warren Amendment to lower the cap on the student loan interest rates. As of July 1, interest rates for subsidized Stafford loans doubled from 3.4% to … Continue Reading


July 24, 2013

SHAHEEN: WE MUST PROTECT STUDENTS, FAMILIES BY KEEPING HIGHER EDUCATION AFFORDABLE

(Washington, D.C.) - Reaffirming her commitment to making college affordable for New Hampshire students and families, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) took to the Senate floor this afternoon to voice her support for a bipartisan compromise to keep student loan interest rates low. In her remarks, Shaheen also announced her support for the Reed-Warren Amendment to lower the cap on the student loan interest rates. As of July 1, interest rates for subsidized Stafford loans doubled from 3.4% to … Continue Reading


July 24, 2013

AT SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HEARING, SHAHEEN SUPPORTS LANDYA MCCAFFERTY FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE

(Washington, D.C.) - This morning U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) addressed the Senate Judiciary Committee to support Landya McCafferty's nomination to serve as the next federal district court judge for the District of New Hampshire. At the committee's nomination hearing, Shaheen specifically highlighted McCafferty's strong judicial experience that makes her an ideal candidate for the federal bench. If confirmed, McCafferty would be the first woman to serve on the federal bench in New Hampshi… Continue Reading


July 24, 2013

AT SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE HEARING, SHAHEEN SUPPORTS LANDYA MCCAFFERTY FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE

(Washington, D.C.) - This morning U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) addressed the Senate Judiciary Committee to support Landya McCafferty's nomination to serve as the next federal district court judge for the District of New Hampshire. At the committee's nomination hearing, Shaheen specifically highlighted McCafferty's strong judicial experience that makes her an ideal candidate for the federal bench. If confirmed, McCafferty would be the first woman to serve on the federal bench in New Hampshi… Continue Reading


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

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