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August 20, 2013

FDA FOOD SAFETY FORUM IN HANOVER WELCOMED BY NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Representatives Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) and Annie Kuster (D-NH) welcomed officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to Hanover this morning where the agency held a public forum to hear concerns directly from New England farmers about proposed Food Safety Modernization Act rules. In May, the delegation led a bipartisan, bicameral group of 20 Senators and Representatives that invited the FDA to New Engl… Continue Reading


August 20, 2013

SHAHEEN: JOB CORPS CENTER A CRITICAL INVESTMENT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE’S LOW-INCOME YOUTH, ECONOMIC FUTURE

In a culmination of fifteen years of bipartisan work, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today celebrated the new Manchester Job Corps Center with a bipartisan coalition of federal and local officials at a ceremonial groundbreaking event. Shaheen was joined by Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Governor Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) and Mayor Ted Gatsas where the group celebrated the investments in New Hampshire's youth and economic future that the… Continue Reading


August 19, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE BRING TOGETHER SMALL BUSINESS LEADERS FOR FIELD HEARING ON INNOVATION, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) were joined by small business leaders and federal officials at a hearing this afternoon to discuss opportunities to spur innovation in order to create jobs and grow the economy. The US Senate Small Business Committee field hearing was held at Southern New Hampshire University's College of Online and Continuing Education in Manchester. "This afternoon's field hearing was an excellent opportunity to discuss one of our most important pri… Continue Reading


August 19, 2013

TUESDAY: Labor Secretary Perez Joins Shaheen, Ayotte, Hassan, Shea-Porter, and Gatsas for Manchester Job Corps Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez will join U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Governor Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, and other local officials on Tuesday, August 20th at 1 PM for a ceremonial groundbreaking on the new Manchester Job Corps Center. The groundbreaking ceremony represents a culmination of years of bipartisan work to build the Job Corps Center which will provide young people with job training resources and e… Continue Reading


August 16, 2013

MONDAY: SHAHEEN AND AYOTTE TO HOST SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE FIELD HEARING ON INNOVATION

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) will host a US Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee field hearing focusing on innovation, Monday, August 19 at 1:00 p.m. at Southern New Hampshire University College of Online and Continuing Education. At the hearing, Shaheen and Ayotte will discuss efforts to help small businesses innovate, grow, and create jobs with federal and local officials, small businesses, and other stakeholders. Prior to the hearing, Senator Sh… Continue Reading


August 15, 2013

SHAHEEN: WE MUST PROTECT OUR FISHING INDUSTRY

(Portsmouth, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited New Hampshire State Fishing Pier this morning to meet with representatives from New Hampshire Community Seafood and local fishermen where she discussed her efforts to protect the state's fishing industry. Shaheen specifically discussed the impact of reduced cod populations on the New Hampshire fishing industry as well as her work to secure $150 million in federal disaster relief for coastal communities across New England and other str… Continue Reading


August 14, 2013

NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION’S LEGISLATION HONORING PATRICIA CLARK SIGNED INTO LAW

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) today announced that the President has signed into law a bill they authored to rename the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center in Nashua in honor of Patricia Clark. Clark has worked as an Administrative Assistant at the facility since it first opened in 1963. The New Hampshire delegation worked together to pass legislation in the Senate and the … Continue Reading


August 14, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF LEGENDARY POLITICAL REPORTER JACK GERMOND

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of legendary political reporter Jack Germond: "Jack was an amazing talent, an incredible reporter, and most of all, a great friend. He was one of the greatest political journalists our country has ever known and I was very sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Alice, their entire family and everyone who was lucky enough to call him a friend."… Continue Reading


August 14, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PENTAGON ANNOUNCING BENEFITS FOR SAME-SEX MILITARY, CIVILIAN COUPLES

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement welcoming the Pentagon's decision to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Defense Department employees. "Every individual who serves in uniform deserves access to the benefits that they've earned. While the Pentagon's decision is a big win for fairness and equality, the fact is that more needs to be done. Until the Department of Veterans Affairs issues a similar announcement, I will continue to … Continue Reading


August 13, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PASSING OF FORMER KEENE MAYOR MIKE BLASTOS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of former Keene Mayor Mike Blastos. "I was saddened to learn of the passing of former Keene Mayor Mike Blastos. I was lucky to have him as a friend. He was an incredibly dedicated public servant who cared deeply about Keene. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Mike's family and friends."… Continue Reading


August 09, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE OBJECT TO RULING DISQUALIFYING VICTORIA ARLEN FROM INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC GAMES

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - United States Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) sent a letter tonight to the International Paralympic Committee in which they express their strong objection to a ruling today from the organization that will prevent record-setting Exeter swimmer Victoria Arlen from participating in next week's International Paralympic Committee World Swimming Championships in Montreal, Canada. "Athletes train for months and years to participate in the Paralympics, so fo… Continue Reading


August 08, 2013

SHAHEEN CELEBRATES OPENING OF NEW MEMORIAL BRIDGE

(Portsmouth, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined New Hampshire and Maine officials this morning at a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Memorial Bridge. The new bridge, which serves as the major commercial artery between Maine and New Hampshire, stands to strengthen the economy of both states while improving public safety for all. Shaheen also participated in a ceremonial walk across the bridge from Kittery to Portsmouth. "The new Memorial Bridge's opening i… Continue Reading


August 07, 2013

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCATION, HIGHLIGHTS NEW HAMPSHIRE’S OUTDOOR RECREATION INDUSTRY

This afternoon U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the Student Conservation Association facility in Charlestown to meet with association members and discuss the important role New Hampshire's outdoor recreation industry plays in the state's economy. The SCA specifically prepares young adults for careers in conservation through hands-on internships and volunteer opportunities with national and state parks, private corporations, and nonprofit organizations, shaping the next generation of le… Continue Reading


August 06, 2013

SHAHEEN: ENERGY EFFICENCY INVESTMENTS WILL CREATE JOBS, LOWER POLLUTION, SAVE CONSUMERS AND TAXPAYERS MONEY

This afternoon U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the Woodstock Inn Station & Brewery and the White Mountain National Forest Headquarters to discuss her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation and renew her call for the Senate to quickly pass her bill. The Senate has already moved to consider Shaheen's legislation and will begin full debate on the legislation in September. At both locations, Shaheen highlighted how the facilities' investments in energy efficiency should serve a… Continue Reading


August 05, 2013

SHAHEEN HONORS FIRST RESPONDERS, PROMOTES TOURISM IN HAMPTON

(Hampton, NH)--U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) honored first responders in Hampton Beach this afternoon where she also toured the newly renovated Seashell Pavilion and celebrated Hampton's 375th anniversary. Shaheen presented two Congressional Record statements, commending the rescue efforts of Hampton first responders and in celebration of Hampton's historical and cultural heritage. "It was an honor to recognize courageous first responders, their bravery, and the work they do to save lives,… Continue Reading


August 02, 2013

SENATE COMMITTEE PASSES SHAHEEN PROVISIONS TO SUPPORT NEW HAMPSHIRE DEFENSE PROGRAMS

(Washington, DC) - On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee advanced the 2014 Defense Appropriations bill which included multiple provisions supported by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). Shaheen, a member of both the Senate Appropriations and Armed Services Committees, worked to include funding for a number of New Hampshire defense priorities, including the KC-46A aerial refueling tanker and Virginia-class nuclear attack submarines, as well as programs that provide care and support to ser… Continue Reading


August 01, 2013

SHAHEEN: ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL WILL CREATE JOBS, SAVE MONEY, REDUCE POLLUTION

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor this evening to tout her energy efficiency legislation that will create jobs, save consumers and taxpayers money, and reduce pollution by lowering energy consumption across the country. The Senate will move to full debate on the bill in September. Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery, are included below. I rise today to discuss the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S.1392), also known as Shahee… Continue Reading


August 01, 2013

SHAHEEN, RISCH INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO REFORM GOVERNMENT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Jim Risch (R-ID) introduced legislation this morning to reform and improve the government's classification systems. The bipartisan bill includes a number of common-sense recommendations from the Public Interest Declassification Board (PIDB) designed to promote transparency and efficiency by reducing unnecessary classification and addressing the growing backlog of records awaiting declassification. Designed Prior to World War II, the fe… Continue Reading


July 31, 2013

SHAHEEN LETTER TO SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE ON TAX REFORM LEGISLATION

Dear Chairman Baucus and Ranking Member Hatch, Thank you for the opportunity to provide my views on the Senate Finance Committee's effort to enact tax reform legislation. I have long called for tax reform as part of a comprehensive, bipartisan solution to address our debt and deficits. We need look at all areas of our budget - domestic, defense, and mandatory, as well as revenues. By eliminating loopholes for the wealthiest Americans and large corporations, we can also make the tax code fai… Continue Reading


July 29, 2013

SHAHEEN: TIME IS NOW TO MOVE FORWARD WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY

(Bow, N.H.) - A coalition of business leaders and advocates joined Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning at Grappone Toyota in Bow to support her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation which could come to the Senate floor as early as this week. Shaheen also toured Grappone's new LEED certified facility which has recently undergone renovations to become more energy efficient. Shaheen's bill, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competiveness Act, would establish a national energy efficiency … Continue Reading

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