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December 17, 2013

SHAHEEN TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION UNDOING MILITARY COLA CHANGES IN BUDGET DEAL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today will introduce legislation that would safeguard military retirees from changes in cost of living adjustments that are expected to be passed later this week when the Senate passes a bipartisan budget agreement. Shaheen's proposal would be fully paid for by eliminating select corporate tax loopholes. "This bipartisan budget agreement will create economic certainty for small businesses, help promote job creation, and protect our country f… Continue Reading


December 17, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON DELBENE APPOINTMENT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Administration appointed Kurt DelBene to replace Jeff Zients and manage the implementation of HealthCare.gov fixes: "Through the rollout of HealthCare.gov, we saw that a project of this size and scope needs the sustained leadership and day-to-day management of a chief executive officer. In November, I, along with a number of my colleagues, urged the President to name a CEO to take over the day-to-da… Continue Reading


December 16, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE, KUSTER CALL ON EPA TO CONNECT ALL HOMES SHOWING WATER CONTAMINATION TO PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM

(Washington, DC) - New Hampshire lawmakers are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to connect additional households in Atkinson showing chemical contamination in their water supply to a new water main to help ensure reliable access to safe drinking water. In a letter sent today to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) are requesting homes in the town of Atkinson that are showing any le… Continue Reading


December 16, 2013

SHAHEEN: BIPARTISAN BUDGET AGREEMENT WILL GIVE ECONOMY CERTAINTY, HELP PROMOTE JOB CREATION

(Nashua, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited BAE Systems Headquarters in Nashua this morning to highlight the need to pass the bipartisan budget agreement that the Senate is scheduled to consider this week. While highlighting her support for the measure, Shaheen noted that the two year budget will give businesses economic certainty, help promote job creation and protect our economy from another reckless government shutdown. Shaheen was joined by BAE Systems, Electronic Systems Busi… Continue Reading


December 13, 2013

MONDAY IN NASHUA: SHAHEEN TO HIGHLIGHT ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF BIPARTISAN BUDGET DEAL

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will visit BAE Systems in Nashua at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 16, to call for the Senate to pass the budget compromise recently agreed to by the House of Representatives. Shaheen will discuss the importance of passing a budget that will provide economic certainty for businesses in New Hampshire to create jobs. Shaheen will also highlight how the bipartisan budget compromise, though not perfect, will prevent yet another manufactured crisis in the form of a … Continue Reading


December 13, 2013

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: SHAHEEN HOSTS NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS LEADERS IN WASHINGTON

(December 12, 2013 - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen hosts Mark Schnepel, President, FlexEnergy; Wes Kimmel, Chief Financial Officer, FlexEnergy in Washington.) (Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted New Hampshire business leaders at a Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting to discuss efforts to boost manufacturing, exports, and job creation in New Hampshire and around the country. Shaheen was joined by President of FlexEnergy Mark Schnepel and Chief… Continue Reading


December 13, 2013

SATURDAY IN PLYMOUTH: SHAHEEN TO ATTEND MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR EXECUTIVE COUNCILOR RAY BURTON

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will attend the memorial service for former Executive Councilor Ray Burton at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 14 at Plymouth State University. Shaheen will offer remarks honoring the legacy of Councilor Burton and his years of dedicated work on behalf of the North Country and its residents. Later, Shaheen will participate in a ceremony honoring Charlie Company, 172nd Infantry at 5:00 p.m. in Milford at the National Guard Armory. The unit was awarded the Army's Va… Continue Reading


December 12, 2013

SHAHEEN, COBURN INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO LIMIT SPENDING ON OFFICIAL PORTRAITS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) introduced bipartisan legislation today to rein in excessive spending on oil paintings of government officials. The bipartisan bill would put a cap on the amount of taxpayer support for the portraits and limit the practice to those officials in the line of succession for the presidency. "At a time when vital services and programs are facing cuts, we need to be looking at every way we can stop excessive spending practic… Continue Reading


December 12, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE STATEMENT ON LANDYA McCAFFERTY CONFIRMATION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) released the following statement on Senate confirmation of Landya McCafferty as the next federal district court judge for the District of New Hampshire. "Landya is exceptionally qualified and experienced and will be a great addition to the federal bench for the District of New Hampshire," said Shaheen and Ayotte. "We look forward to her service as the first woman to hold this position in our state now that the Senate… Continue Reading


December 12, 2013

SHAHEEN: LANDYA McCAFFERTY WILL MAKE AN OUTSTANDING FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor this morning to call for a vote to confirm Landya McCafferty as the next federal district court judge for the District of New Hampshire. Shaheen highlighted McCafferty's strong qualifications and experience that qualify her for the federal bench. If confirmed, McCafferty would be the first woman to serve on the federal bench in New Hampshire. A vote on McCafferty's nomination is expected later today. Below are Sh… Continue Reading


December 11, 2013

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIR NOMINEE JANET YELLEN

[December 11, 2013 U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (left) meets with Janet Yellen, Vice Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (right)] (Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this evening met with Janet Yellen, Vice Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and Federal Reserve Chair nominee. Nominated by President Obama earlier this year to replace outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Yellen was approved by the Senate Banking Committee by a vote of 14-8 in… Continue Reading


December 11, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE INTRODUCE RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY MEN’S SOCCER TEAM

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) have introduced a Senate Resolution congratulating the Penmen, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) men's soccer team, for winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Men's Soccer Championship. The championship win capped an amazing season in which the Penmen won 22 games with just one loss and one draw, the most single season wins in the program's history. "The Penmen had an amazing season … Continue Reading


December 10, 2013

SHAHEEN NOMINATES NEW HAMPSHIRE STUDENTS FOR UNITED STATES SERVICE ACADEMIES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has nominated 40 New Hampshire students to the United States Service Academies. Senator Shaheen's nomination recommends New Hampshire students for acceptance into the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and/or West Point. "Each of these young men and women has shown incredible dedication to the service of the Granite State and has made valuable contributions to their communities," Shaheen said. "Their … Continue Reading


December 10, 2013

SHAHEEN: NEW WALL STREET REGULATORY REFORMS WILL PROTECT TAXPAYERS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today welcomed a vote by federal regulators to approve the "Volcker Rule," which bans high-risk trading by large, federally insured banks. Shaheen, who voted against the Wall Street bailout because it lacked accountability, also called for vigilant oversight to ensure that taxpayers and investors are not put at risk. Shaheen was an original cosponsor of legislation to create the Volcker Rule with Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Carl Levin (D-MI). "American … Continue Reading


December 06, 2013

SATURDAY IN CONCORD: NEW HAMPSHIRE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO HONOR RETURNING TROOPS

The New Hampshire congressional delegation will join Governor Maggie Hassan and military leadership to honor the 169th MEDEVAC unit at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7 in Concord. The delegation will thank the men and women of the 169th MEDEVAC unit for their dedicated service and congratulate them on their successful mission in Afghanistan. The 169th MEDEVAC unit was mobilized in September 2012 to support Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Made up of National Guard MEDEVAC units from fo… Continue Reading


December 05, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON NELSON MANDELA’S PASSING

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela: "The world lost a remarkable leader today with the passing of Nelson Mandela. But because of his lifelong commitment to freedom and equality, the world is a better place. I'm saddened by his passing but know that his legacy will live on and continue to inspire future generations."… Continue Reading


December 04, 2013

SHAHEEN: MEALS ON WHEELS BUDGET CUTS HURT NEW HAMPSHIRE SENIORS

(December 4, 2013 - Salem, NH - Senator Shaheen and Carol, Meals on Wheels beneficiary) (Salem, NH) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined staff and volunteers from Rockingham Nutrition and Meals on Wheels, Inc in Salem for a "ride along" to highlight the negative consequences of indiscriminate budget cuts on New Hampshire's seniors. During the ride along, Shaheen greeted New Hampshire seniors and heard firsthand about the importance of Meals on Wheels and other home food de… Continue Reading


December 03, 2013

WE MUST HONOR OUR COMMITMENT TO THOSE WHO HELPED AMERICAN TROOPS

(Portsmouth, NH) - Following a tour of the National Visa Center in Portsmouth this afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) highlighted the importance of the Special Immigrant Visa program for Iraqis and Afghans who risked their lives working with the U.S. government, including the U.S Military. Shaheen specifically noted the need for the U.S. to honor its commitment to these civilians by passing a long-term extension of the program and implement critical reforms to make the application pro… Continue Reading


December 02, 2013

ON CYBER MONDAY, SHAHEEN HIGHLIGHTS COSTLY IMPLICATIONS OF ONLINE SALES TAX

(Washington, DC) - On one of the biggest online shopping days of the year, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is highlighting the potentially costly implications of online sales tax legislation and calling on House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) to protect small businesses from new compliance burdens if it considers the issue. In a letter sent today, Cyber Monday, Shaheen urged the Chairman "to exempt businesses in states without a sales tax," such as New Hampshire, from poten… Continue Reading


December 02, 2013

TOMORROW AT PORTSMOUTH NATIONAL VISA CENTER: SHAHEEN TO HIGHLIGHT SPECIAL IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM

Tomorrow in Portsmouth, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen will highlight her bipartisan efforts to secure an extension for the Special Immigrant Visa program for Iraqis and Afghans who have risked their lives by serving as interpreters for the U.S. military. Shaheen will tour the National Visa Center in Portsmouth tomorrow, December 3 and will hold a press availability following the tour at 2:00 p.m. to discuss her ongoing work with Senator John McCain for a longer-term extension of the program. Pleas… Continue Reading

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