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November 29, 2012

SENATE RESOLUTION HONORING SEN. WARREN RUDMAN

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) submitted the following Senate Resolution honoring the life of former U.S. Senator Warren Rudman of New Hampshire. Relative to the death of the Honorable Warren B. Rudman, former United States Senator for the State of New Hampshire. Whereas Warren B. Rudman served in the United States Army during the Korean War with the rank of Lieutenant, earning the Bronze Star for action in combat as an infantry commander; Whereas Warren B. Rudm… Continue Reading


November 29, 2012

SHAHEEN HIGHLIGHTS WAYS TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES AT SENATE HEARING

(Washington, D.C.) - At a Senate Small Business Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) outlined legislative priorities to grow small businesses and questioned experts on the programs that will stimulate job creation. Shaheen spoke specifically about the importance of reauthorizing the Small Business Administration's (SBA) real estate refinancing program, which helps extend credit to small businesses at no cost to taxpayers. The hearing, titled "Creating Jobs and Growing t… Continue Reading


November 28, 2012

SHAHEEN: MILITARY BIOFUELS KEY TO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today applauded the passage of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that restored the Department of Defense's ability to invest in advanced biofuels. Senator Shaheen was a lead cosponsor and strong supporter of the amendment, which passed the Senate with significant bipartisan support by a vote of 62-37. "Reducing our dependence on foreign oil is critical to our national security," said Shaheen. "Advanced biofu… Continue Reading


November 28, 2012

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRANTED MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION FOR HURRICANE SANDY RECOVERY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today applauded the decision by President Barack Obama to grant a major disaster declaration for the state of New Hampshire following damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. The disaster declaration will grant assistance to help communities in the five northern counties of New Hampshire recover from damage caused by flooding and extreme wind. All New Hampshire counties will be eligible for Hazard Mitigation funds, which w… Continue Reading


November 28, 2012

SHAHEEN DELIVERS KEYNOTE ADDRESS LOOKING AT THE FUTURE OF U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today delivered a keynote address before the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on the future of the United States' relationship with Russia. In a packed crowd of some of the world's foremost experts on U.S.-Russian relations, Shaheen discussed her assessment of the "reset" with Russia, as well as several pressing issues for the bilateral relationship between the two world leaders, including arms control, human rights and missile de… Continue Reading


November 28, 2012

SHAHEEN DELIVERS KEYNOTE ADDRESS LOOKING AT THE FUTURE OF U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today delivered a keynote address before the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on the future of the United States' relationship with Russia. In a packed crowd of some of the world's foremost experts on U.S.-Russian relations, Shaheen discussed her assessment of the "reset" with Russia, as well as several pressing issues for the bilateral relationship between the two world leaders, including arms control, human rights and missile de… Continue Reading


November 28, 2012

SHAHEEN: DISABILITIES CONVENTION PROMOTES EQUALITY AND PROTECTION FOR ALL PEOPLE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor yesterday to affirm her strong support for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Disabilities Convention is a non-discrimination treaty requiring that persons with disabilities have the same general rights as those without disabilities. It has bipartisan support in the Senate and is widely supported by the disabilities and veterans communities. Shaheen has a long history of defending the rights… Continue Reading


November 28, 2012

SHAHEEN: DISABILITIES CONVENTION PROMOTES EQUALITY AND PROTECTION FOR ALL PEOPLE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor yesterday to affirm her strong support for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Disabilities Convention is a non-discrimination treaty requiring that persons with disabilities have the same general rights as those without disabilities. It has bipartisan support in the Senate and is widely supported by the disabilities and veterans communities. Shaheen has a long history of defending the rights o… Continue Reading


November 20, 2012

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF SENATOR WARREN RUDMAN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement today on the passing of former U.S. Senator Warren Rudman. "Senator Rudman will be remembered for his unwavering commitment to justice and an unbreakable devotion to country. As Attorney General and U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, he always put principle over politics and fought for what he believed in. Senator Rudman's willingness to work across party lines to get the job done remains an example for all e… Continue Reading


November 19, 2012

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF JOHN CROSIER

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement today on the passing of John Crosier. "John Crosier was a tireless advocate for New Hampshire businesses, big or small, and a longtime friend to me personally. Through his years as the head of the Business and Industry Association, and through his nonprofit board leadership, John's guiding principle was always doing what was best for New Hampshire. His hard work and commitment made our state a better place.… Continue Reading


November 16, 2012

SHAHEEN WELCOMES HOUSE PASSAGE OF MAGNITSKY ACT; URGES QUICK SENATE ACTION

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today praised the House of Representatives' passage of a legislative package that will enforce new penalties on human rights abusers and enhance American economic interests in Russia. The bill includes the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law of Accountability Act, named after Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky who was imprisoned and killed for exposing corruption within the Russian government. The Magnitsky Act would allow the U.S. State Department … Continue Reading


November 16, 2012

SHAHEEN WELCOMES SUNAPEE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO CAPITOL HILL

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with students from Sunapee High School as they toured Capitol Hill as part of the "Close Up, Washington, D.C." program. "Close-Up" is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that allows students to travel to Washington to learn about American history and government through a series of lectures, tours and meetings. The meeting with Senator Shaheen was part of "Capitol Hill Day", where students have the chance to meet with their elected officials.… Continue Reading


November 15, 2012

SHAHEEN LENDS SUPPORT TO LYNCH’S REQUEST FOR MAJOR DISASTER DECLARATION

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today sent a letter to President Barack Obama in support of Governor John Lynch's request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of New Hampshire following the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. The disaster declaration would help provide assistance to communities in all ten counties in New Hampshire to help recover from this disaster. The full text of Shaheen's letter is below: November 15, 2012 President Barack Obama The Whi… Continue Reading


November 15, 2012

SHAHEEN CONTINUES CALL FOR OVERSIGHT OVER AFGHAN ASSISTANCE

(Washington, D.C.) - During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) continued her call for accountability of U.S. assistance to Afghanistan as she questioned General Joseph Dunford on proper oversight of American taxpayer dollars spent on reconstruction in the country. General Dunford appeared before the committee as it considered his nomination to become the next International Security Assistance Force Commander in Afghanistan. Shaheen specifically p… Continue Reading


November 14, 2012

SHAHEEN: PROTECTION OF VETERANS BENEFITS THE RIGHT THING TO DO

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today voiced her strong approval for the Senate's passage of the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Act of 2012. The legislation, which was passed through the Senate yesterday by unanimous consent, will provide nearly 4 million veterans and their families with a cost-of-living adjustment to make sure their benefits keep up with inflation and rising costs of living. The bill has historically been passed through Congres… Continue Reading


November 13, 2012

SHAHEEN CONGRATULATES NEW HAMPSHIRE BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) congratulated three New Hampshire schools today as they were recognized as 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the United States Department of Education. Canterbury Elementary School, Lisbon Regional Middle School and Memorial Elementary School in Bedford were all honored for their academic achievements. "I am proud to congratulate the students, teachers and administrators at these New Hampshire schools for their well-deserved recognitio… Continue Reading


November 09, 2012

SHAHEEN INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME OF N.H. COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE

(Bedford, N.H.) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today was inducted into the Hall of the Fame of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence for her work to support victims of sexual violence and reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Shaheen has been an ardent supporter of VAWA in Congress and has visited crisis centers throughout New Hampshire to highlight the critical services the program provides. "Protecting New Hampshire citizens from domestic and sexual abuse… Continue Reading


November 08, 2012

SHAHEEN TEAMS UP WITH NEW ENGLAND PATRIOT VINCE WILFORK TO HELP TACKLE DIABETES

SHAHEEN TEAMS UP WITH NEW ENGLAND PATRIOT VINCE WILFORK TO HELP TACKLE DIABETES (Washington, D.C.) - Joining forces at the 50 yard-line of Gillette Stadium, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and New England Patriots All-Pro Defensive Tackle Vince Wilfork have come together to support diabetes awareness. Shaheen and Wilfork today released a public service announcement (PSA) filmed as part of American Diabetes Month® calling on Patriots fans across New England to learn more about diabete… Continue Reading


October 31, 2012

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE SUPPORT GOVERNOR’S REQUEST FOR DISASTER DECLARATION

(Manchester, NH) - In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) sent a letter this morning to President Obama supporting Governor John Lynch's request for a disaster declaration for all ten New Hampshire counties. SHAHEEN-AYOTTE LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA October 30, 2012 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: We write today in support of New Hampshire Governor John Lynch's … Continue Reading


October 24, 2012

SHAHEEN HONORS EASTER SEALS VETERANS CLUB AT ANNUAL BREAKFAST

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke at the 5th annual Easter Seals Veterans Count Club Breakfast today to honor the Veterans Club for the support it has given to over 2,000 veterans and their families. The Veterans Count Club is a membership organization whose purpose is to ensure veterans and their families have access to assistance during times of need. Pictured from left to right are Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, Senator Shaheen and Larry Gammon, President and CEO of Easter Seals New Hamp… Continue Reading

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