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May 09, 2013

SHAHEEN, COLLINS INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN OILHEAT PROGRAM REAUTHORIZATION

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced today the Oilheat Efficiency, Renewable Fuel Research and Jobs Training Act, which would reauthorize the widely supported National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) program. Created in 2000, NORA is the oilheat industry's national program for research and development, consumer education and technical training. The bipartisan legislation is a modified version of last year's National Oilheat Reauthorizati… Continue Reading


May 09, 2013

SHAHEEN DEMANDS IMMEDIATE ACTION TO FIGHT SEXUAL ASSAULT IN MILITARY

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on the Department of Defense (DOD) to take immediate action to reform how the military investigates and prosecutes charges of sexual assault. Shaheen, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, sent a letter today to the Congressionally-mandated panel charged with reviewing all DOD sexual assault laws and procedures as well as the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) following her meetin… Continue Reading


May 09, 2013

SHAHEEN AND COLLINS RE-INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO EXPAND GESTATIONAL DIABETES RESEARCH

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, re-introduced bipartisan legislation Wednesday night aimed at lowering the incidence of women developing diabetes during pregnancy and preventing women and their children from developing type 2 diabetes later in life. The Gestational Diabetes Act of 2013 would enhance public health research on gestational diabetes, including research on screening, prevention, and identific… Continue Reading


May 09, 2013

SHAHEEN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST OBSTRUCTION OF EPA NOMINEE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement today expressing disappointment over the boycott by Republican senators of this morning's scheduled Environment and Public Works Committee vote on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nominee Gina McCarthy: "I was deeply disappointed to see Republican members of the Environment and Public Works committee fail to appear at the confirmation hearing for EPA nominee, Gina McCarthy," said Shaheen. "Ms. McCarthy has ear… Continue Reading


May 08, 2013

SHAHEEN-PORTMAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL PASSES SENATE ENERGY COMMITTEE WITH STRONG BIPARTISAN SUPPORT

(Washington, DC) - Just a few short weeks after its introduction, the energy efficiency and job creation strategy proposed by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, of which Portman is a member, with strong bipartisan support. The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act passed by a vote of 19-3, with support from both parties, including Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Ranking Member Lisa Murkowski (R-A… Continue Reading


May 07, 2013

SENATE APPROVES RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate tonight unanimously approved a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the loss of the Old Man of the Mountain, New Hampshire's state symbol. "We're pleased that the Senate approved this resolution, which is a fitting tribute to the Old Man of the Mountain," said Shaheen and Ayotte. "The legacy of the Old Man will live on in the hearts of the people of New Hampshire for gener… Continue Reading


May 07, 2013

SHAHEEN CONDEMNS LATEST MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORTS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning condemned the latest allegations of sexual misconduct in the military after it was reported yesterday that an Air Force sexual assault prevention officer was charged with sexual battery over the weekend. A second report also indicated that another Air Force general granted "clemency to a convicted sex offender without any public explanation." This marks the second time this year that an Air Force official overturned a jury's gu… Continue Reading


May 06, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON INTERNET SALES TAX LEGISLATION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement today after voting against Internet sales tax legislation: "I was disappointed the Senate passed such a misguided piece of legislation this afternoon and did so without giving the bill the comprehensive review that it deserved. This internet sales tax bill would impose countless new burdens on small businesses and could stunt their ability to expand and create jobs," Shaheen said. "We shouldn't be imposin… Continue Reading


May 03, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE INTRODUCE RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) have introduced a Senate resolution commemorating the tenth anniversary of the loss of the Old Man of the Mountain, New Hampshire's state symbol. "Granite Staters will always remember exactly where they were ten years ago when they heard the sad news that the Old Man of the Mountain had been lost," said Shaheen and Ayotte. "This resolution is a fitting tribute to the Old Man, who will continue to live on in the he… Continue Reading


April 29, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE CALL ON WHITE HOUSE TO TAKE ACTION ON VETERANS DISABILITY BACKLOG

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today joined a broad, bipartisan coalition of senators in calling upon the White House to take direct and urgent action to end the current Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) disability claims backlog. In the letter sent this morning to President Obama, the senators pointed to the unacceptable delays veterans are facing across the country, which in some cases reach more than 1000 days. More than 600,000 veterans … Continue Reading


April 29, 2013

SHAHEEN TOUTS ENERGY EFFICIENCY AT FAVORITE FOODS

(Somersworth, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the co-author of the bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competiveness Act, this morning toured the Somersworth facilities of Favorite Foods, a New Hampshire foodservice distributor, to discuss her energy efficiency legislation and learn how the company has reduced its energy consumption by using energy efficient technologies. Favorite Foods has implemented several energy efficiency initiatives to cut their energy costs and would furt… Continue Reading


April 26, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON FAA FURLOUGH LEGISLATION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the House and Senate both passed legislation to reverse the sequester-driven furloughing of 15,000 Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers: "With the safety, efficiency and integrity of our air travel system on the line, I am glad Congress was finally able to come together in a bipartisan way to avoid future furloughing of air traffic controllers. However, we can't stop here. We sti… Continue Reading


April 25, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE ANNOUNCE NEW HAMPSHIRE MILITARY SERVICE ACADEMY DAY

(Washington, D.C.) -U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, invite New Hampshire students interested in attending any of the country's military service academies to attend New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day on Saturday, May 11, in Concord. The event will feature representatives from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy and th… Continue Reading


April 24, 2013

SHAHEEN PRESSES FOR COST SAVINGS, EFFICIENCY, OVERSIGHT IN FY 2014 DEFENSE SPENDING

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, led a subcommittee hearing today to consider the FY 2014 Defense Authorization bill and budget priorities for the Department of Defense's installation projects and environmental programs. Shaheen looked to the witnesses testifying - which included representatives from each of the military services and the Office of the Secretary of Defense - to identify sav… Continue Reading


April 24, 2013

SHAHEEN, SHEA-PORTER, KUSTER CALL FOR THOROUGH INVESTIGATION OF OIL SANDS PIPELINE PROPOSAL

(Washington, D.C.)- Calling for protection for New Hampshire's environment and economy, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Congresswoman Carol Shea Porter (NH-1) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-2) sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry this week requesting a thorough investigation before allowing implementation of any proposal to allow existing New Hampshire pipelines to reverse their flow and transport oil sands products. Portland Pipe Line Corporation (PPLC) currently operates a… Continue Reading


April 24, 2013

SHAHEEN FILES ADDITIONAL AMENDMENT TO INTERNET SALES TAX LEGISLATION

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today filed an additional amendment to the internet sales tax legislation that the Senate is considering this week. Similar to her first amendment, this amendment would protect businesses in non-sales tax states from having to collect sales taxes from other jurisdictions on their online sales. This amendment specifically restricts states from collecting taxes from businesses that are predominantly located in non-sales tax states like New Hampshir… Continue Reading


April 24, 2013

SHAHEEN FILES AMENDMENT TO INTERNET SALES TAX LEGISLATION

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today filed an amendment to the internet sales tax legislation that the Senate is considering this week. This amendment would exempt businesses from states that don't impose sales taxes from having to collect sales taxes from other jurisdictions on their online sales. The full text of the amendment is attached. "The Internet sales tax legislation that the Senate is considering this week is bad for New Hampshire small businesses and our country… Continue Reading


April 24, 2013

ON SENATE FLOOR, SHAHEEN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST INTERNET SALES TAX

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday evening in opposition to the Internet sales tax legislation that the Senate is considering this week. Shaheen is opposed to the measure - which would require online retailers to establish a costly and burdensome sales tax collection infrastructure - and plans to file amendments to the bill to exempt New Hampshire from the new regulations. To watch Shaheen's remarks, click here. Shaheen is part of a bipar… Continue Reading


April 24, 2013

ON SENATE FLOOR, SHAHEEN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST INTERNET SALES TAX

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday evening in opposition to the Internet sales tax legislation that the Senate is considering this week. Shaheen is opposed to the measure - which would require online retailers to establish a costly and burdensome sales tax collection infrastructure - and plans to file amendments to the bill to exempt New Hampshire from the new regulations. To watch Shaheen's remarks, click here. Shaheen is part of a bipar… Continue Reading


April 22, 2013

BIPARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS PROTEST DECISION TO RUSH ONLINE SALES TAX BILL TO SENATE FLOOR

WASHINGTON, DC - In a letter today to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), along with Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jon Tester (D-MT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), expressed serious concerns that the "Marketplace Fairness Act" (S. 743) is being rushed to the Senate floor for a vote this week - despite the fact that it has not gone through the regular committee process. Last week, Leader Reid used a procedural maneuv… Continue Reading

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