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July 21, 2014

SHAHEEN, MCCAIN INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE VISAS FOR CIVILIANS IN DANGER FOR SERVICE ALONGSIDE AMERICANS

(Washington, DC) - Continuing their bipartisan effort to honor the service of the Afghan civilians who assisted U.S. efforts in their country, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and John McCain (R-AZ) have introduced legislation to address a pressing shortfall in the number of visas available to deserving applicants for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program. The Afghan SIV program provides visas to Afghans who have provided faithful and valuable service to the U.S. mission in Afghanis… Continue Reading


July 21, 2014

AT MEETING WITH VA SECRETARY NOMINEE, SHAHEEN PRESSES FOR REFORMS TO ADDRESS MISMANAGEMENT SCANDAL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today met with Robert McDonald, the President's nominee to serve as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), where she reiterated her call for sweeping reforms at the VA in order to address the recent mismanagement scandal. Shaheen also discussed with McDonald her desire to address the ongoing claims backlog and inequities many New Hampshire veterans face in seeking care. "We have a responsibility to take care of our veterans an… Continue Reading


July 18, 2014

SHAHEEN PRESENTS SERVICE MEDALS TO FAMILY OF WORLD WAR I VETERAN

(Hooksett, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) presented long-overdue service medals to the family of World War I veteran Frank A. Silva today at the American Legion Post # 37 in Hooksett. Senator Shaheen was joined by state military and veteran services officials to present the service medals to Commander Frank Silva and Kathleen Talley, the son and daughter of Frank A. Silva. "One of the best parts of my job is being able to help veterans get the recognition they deserve," Shaheen said. … Continue Reading


July 18, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON UKRAINIAN TRAGEDY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 which was shot down over Ukrainian airspace: "My thoughts are with the victims of the missile attack in Ukraine and their loved ones, including the family of the one confirmed American who was killed. While much is still unknown about the situation, the U.S. Government has announced it has credible evidence that the aircraft was brought down by a surface-to-air missile fired from territory contro… Continue Reading


July 18, 2014

APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE APPROVES DEFENSE FUNDING BILL WITH SHAHEEN PRIORITIES

(Washington, D.C.) - The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bipartisan Department of Defense (DoD) appropriations bill Thursday that includes key national defense priorities put forward by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), including support for New Hampshire National Guard's Deployment Cycle Support Care Coordination Program (DCSCCP), the development of the KC-46A tanker to Pease Air National Guard Base and Virginia-class submarines. "The defense appropriations bill we advanced will b… Continue Reading


July 17, 2014

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

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced that the Fiscal Year 2015 defense appropriations bill approved today by the Senate Appropriations Committee includes $15 million to support the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, which funds the New Hampshire National Guard's Deployment Cycle Support Care Coordination Program (DCSCCP). As members of the Armed Services Committee, Shaheen and Ayotte have been strong advocates for DCSCCP, which provides re… Continue Reading


July 17, 2014

SHAHEEN: INTERNET SALES TAX WOULD BE DISASTROUS FOR ECONOMY, NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESSES

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor this afternoon to express her strong opposition to any legislation that would force New Hampshire businesses to collect sales tax for other states on online sales. Shaheen has been a vocal opponent against an online sales tax, has filed amendments to exempt New Hampshire from an online sales tax and yesterday led a bipartisan coalition urging Senate leadership to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) without pro… Continue Reading


July 17, 2014

FRIDAY IN HOOKSETT: SHAHEEN TO AWARD SERVICE MEDALS TO FAMILY OF WORLD WAR I VETERAN

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will present long-overdue service medals earned by World War I veteran Frank A. Silva to his son, Commander Frank Silva, and daughter, Kathleen Talley, at the American Legion, Post 37 in Hooksett at 11:45 a.m. Friday. Shaheen will be joined by family of Mr. Silva as well as state military and veteran services officials. Senator Shaheen's office helped obtain the service medals - including the Purple Heart - on behalf of the Silva family. Earlier, Shaheen will… Continue Reading


July 16, 2014

SHAHEEN, CRUZ, AYOTTE RALLY BIPARTISAN OPPOSITION TO INTERNET SALES TAX LEGISLATION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) are leading a bipartisan coalition urging Senate Leadership to swiftly extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) without the "extraneous efforts to impose new taxes on Internet sales," specifically the "Marketplace Fairness Act." The Marketplace Fairness Act, if enacted, would result in states attempting to collect sales taxes from businesses across state lines for sales made on the Internet. The bi… Continue Reading


July 16, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON ‘NOT MY BOSS’ BUSINESS ACT’ VOTE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate failed to advance the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act, also known as the "Not My Boss' Business Act," which would have protected women's health care from employer interference: "Women, not their employers, should be in charge of decisions about their health care, and I'm disappointed that we couldn't pass legislation today that would've strengthened protections of … Continue Reading


July 15, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON FORMER BERLIN MAYOR LEO OUELLET

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of former Berlin Mayor Leo Ouellet: "From his time in the Air Force to his time as Mayor of Berlin, Leo Ouellet was a dedicated public servant and his passing is a loss for the Granite State. My thoughts are with his family and friends."… Continue Reading


July 14, 2014

NEW HAMPSHIRE CHAPTER OF AMERICAN EX-PRISONERS OF WAR HONORS SHAHEEN FOR SECURING MEDALS FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE POWS

(July 14, 2014 - Manchester, NH - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) meets with the New Hampshire Chapter of American Ex-Prisoners of War) (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this afternoon was honored for her efforts to secure medals for New Hampshire POWs at the monthly meeting of the New Hampshire Chapter of American Ex-Prisoners of War. At the event Shaheen also discussed her efforts to expand health care opportunities for New Hampshire veterans. "We owe a tremendous debt… Continue Reading


July 14, 2014

SHAHEEN STAFF TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS IN LACONIA, PELHAM, BROOKLINE

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours over the next two weeks in Laconia, Pelham and Brookline. Specifically, staff will be available: Tuesday, July 22 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in Laconia Thursday, July 24 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Pelham Tuesday, July 29 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Brookline Staff will be available to speak one-on-one with area residents who are seeking help with federal agencies on issues such as veterans' benefits, federal taxes, hou… Continue Reading


July 11, 2014

SHAHEEN: CHILD CARE TAX CREDIT LEGISLATION WILL HELP NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES AFFORD CHILD CARE

(Londonderry, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning joined early child care providers at Applewood Learning Center in Londonderry to discuss the economic challenges posed to New Hampshire families by the increasing cost of child care and her plan to make child care more affordable by updating the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC). Shaheen, who was also presented the Early Learning New Hampshire's 2014 Early Learning Champion Award today, discussed the Helping Working Fa… Continue Reading


July 10, 2014

RUBIO, SHAHEEN INTRODUCE THE GIRLS COUNT ACT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced the Girls Count Act, legislation directing current U.S. foreign assistance programming to provide assistance to support the rights of women and girls in developing countries by working to establish birth registries in their countries. Companion legislation, H.R. 3398, was introduced in October in the House by U.S. Representatives Steve Chabot (R-OH), Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Betty McCollum (D-MN). Ev… Continue Reading


July 10, 2014

FRIDAY IN LONDONDERRY: SHAHEEN TO DISCUSS PLAN TO MAKE CHILD CARE MORE AFFORDABLE FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES

Tomorrow in Londonderry U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will visit the Applewood Learning Center at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the economic challenges posed to New Hampshire families by the increasing cost of child care and her plan to reduce child care costs as outlined in the Helping Working Families Afford Child Care Act she introduced this week. During the visit, Shaheen will also be presented Early Learning New Hampshire's 2014 Early Learning Champion Award. Shaheen has been a leader in eff… Continue Reading


July 09, 2014

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH WOMEN’S ADVOCATES AT CAPITOL HILL ROUNDTABLE

(Washington, DC) - This morning U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with women's advocacy groups leadership - including Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America and the National Women's Law Center - on Capitol Hill for a roundtable discussion on issues facing women and families, including last week's Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling. At the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, Shaheen spoke of the importance of protecting women's health care options from employer interference and … Continue Reading


July 09, 2014

SHAHEEN BACKS LEGISLATION TO PROTECT WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE AFTER HOBBY LOBBY DECISION

(Washington, DC) - In response to last week's Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will be joining a coalition of Senators today to introduce legislation that would protect women's health care from employer interference. The legislation, the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014, would help ensure that no employer who provides group health insurance coverage to its employees can deny any specific health benefits, including contraception co… Continue Reading


July 08, 2014

SHAHEEN, COLLINS INTRODUCE AMENDMENT TO EXPAND ACCESS TO NATIONAL PARKS FOR DISABLED VETERANS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today introduced an amendment to bipartisan sportsmen's legislation to make all veterans with a service-connected disability eligible for a free, lifetime pass allowing entry to National Parks and other recreational lands and waters held by the United States. Shaheen and Collin's amendment is based on the bipartisan Wounded Veterans Recreation Act the Senators introduced in May, which would amend the decade-old Fede… Continue Reading


July 08, 2014

SENATORS INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO EXPAND TAX CREDIT, HELP FAMILIES AFFORD CHILD CARE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced legislation today to support working families across the country by enhancing the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) to help make child care more affordable. The Helping Working Families Afford Child Care Act addresses the challenge millions of families face in paying for child care by increasing the amount of eligible child care expenses used to ca… Continue Reading

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