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May 15, 2013

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR COMPLETE AUDIT OF IRS

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today is calling for a complete and thorough audit of the Internal Revenue Service by the agency's inspector general. Shaheen's call comes after IRS employees were caught abusing their power and targeting select tax-exempt organizations for additional scrutiny based on their partisan leanings. The recent scandal showed the lack of clear guidance by IRS leadership, particularly when it comes to oversight of certain types of non-profit organizatio… Continue Reading


May 15, 2013

SHAHEEN, MCCASKILL PROPOSE TOUGHER STANDARDS, SCREENINGS FOR DOD SEXUAL ASSAULT OFFICERS

(Washington, DC) - Building on their calls to prevent sexual assault in the military, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) today are calling on Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to implement a more rigorous review process and standards for all Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) roles across every branch of the military. Their call follows alarming news reports of two SAPR personnel coming under investigation for sexual assault allegations and a damning Pentagon… Continue Reading


May 14, 2013

SENATORS SHAHEEN AND CASEY INTRODUCE PREGNANT WORKERS FAIRNESS ACT TO PROTECT PREGNANT WOMEN FROM WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Bob Casey (D-PA) in the Senate, and Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Susan Davis (D-CA) and Marcia Fudge (D-OH) in the House, joined by the leaders of women's advocacy organizations, unions, and business groups from across the nation, introduced critical legislation - the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act - to ensure that pregnant women are not forced out of jobs unnecessarily or denied… Continue Reading


May 14, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE WELCOME DECISION TO EXEMPT SHIPYARD WORKERS FROM FURLOUGHS

(Washington, DC) - Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Readiness and Management Subcommittee, welcomed a Pentagon announcement today that declared "employees in Navy shipyards will be excepted from furlough," including those employees at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. "We're pleased that the Department of Defense and the Navy recognize the importance of shipyard workers to our national security. This exemption should allow… Continue Reading


May 14, 2013

SHAHEEN TO HONOR FALLEN GREENLAND POLICE CHIEF MICHAEL MALONEY AT LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will pay tribute to fallen Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney this evening at memorial service in Washington as part of National Police Week, an annual remembrance for officers who have died in the line of duty. Maloney, a 26-year law enforcement professional, was killed by gunfire during a drug raid on April 12, 2012 in Greenland, NH. Four other officers were wounded in the incident, and Chief Maloney was killed while trying to remove o… Continue Reading


May 13, 2013

SHAHEEN UNDERSCORES COST SAVINGS OF BIPARTISAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY LEGISLATION DURING TOUR OF NASHUA FARMERS EXCHANGE

(Nashua, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) toured the Nashua Farmer Exchange this afternoon to highlight the economic benefits of her bipartisan energy efficiency bill and learn how New Hampshire BetterBuildings has helped individuals and consumers in New Hampshire reduce their energy use. Nashua Farmers Exchange is one of the many companies in the Granite State that has partnered with New Hampshire BetterBuildings to facilitate the use of energy efficient technology. Shaheen has been a … Continue Reading


May 13, 2013

SHAHEEN, STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL HIGHLIGHT OVERSEAS OPPORTUNITIES, STEM EDUCATION

(May 13, 2013)-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller lead a discussion on export reform at The Warren B. Rudman Center at UNH School of Law. (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, met with Granite State leaders today to promote export reform and STEM (science, technology, engineeri… Continue Reading


May 13, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON IRS INVESTIGATIONS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement condemning the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) undue scrutiny on organizations based on their political affiliations: "The news that the IRS targeted organizations for additional review based on their political affiliations is deeply troubling and deserves full investigation. This was an outrageous abuse of power that goes against some of our nation's founding principles. The IRS cannot be in the business o… Continue Reading


May 10, 2013

SHAHEEN: Small business R&D funds strategic investment in energy efficiency

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), one of the lead Congressional advocates responsible for long-term Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding and co-author of the bipartisan Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill, applauded the Department of Energy's (DOE) extension of SBIR research and development grants toward small businesses in the energy technology fields. New Hampshire-based Subsurface Insights, LLC and Creare Incorporated will each receive SBIR grants aimed a… Continue Reading


May 10, 2013

SHAHEEN HONORS UNH ATHLETE CAMERON LYLE FOR COURAGE AND SELFLESSNESS

(Durham, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today honored the courage and sacrifice of University of New Hampshire student Cameron Lyle, who gave up the final meets of his senior season to donate bone marrow to an anonymous recipient. In their meeting, Shaheen presented Lyle with a statement she submitted to the Congressional Record to honor his "tremendous selflessness and compassion." Lyle, a native of Plaistow and a four-year member of the University of New Hampshire track and field… Continue Reading


May 10, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE: FUNDING SECURED FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE NATIONAL GUARD DEPLOYMENT CYCLE SUPPORT PROGRAM

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today announced that the New Hampshire National Guard will receive $535,000 to support the Guard's Deployment Cycle Support Program (DCSP). Shaheen and Ayotte have been strong advocates for the DCSP program and have worked with Pentagon officials to underscore the clear benefits of the program. "This New Hampshire Deployment Cycle Support Program has a tremendous track record of success in providing critical servic… Continue Reading


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

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