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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


October 23, 2012

SHAHEEN HONORS CONCORD NURSE FOR LIFE-SAVING ACTIONS IN PORTSMOUTH ROAD RACE

At a ceremony at Concord Hospital, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) honored Kristen McGonigle of Concord for her life-saving actions at this year's Market Square Days road race in Portsmouth. McGonigle, an Intensive Care Unit nurse at Concord Hospital, helped save the life of fellow runner Steve Whitney of Wolfeboro after Whitney suffered a heart attack during the race. Shaheen presented McGonigle with a copy of the Congressional Record statement she submitted to recognize McGonigle's heroic a… Continue Reading


October 22, 2012

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH RESIDENTS AT NEW COMMUNITY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN LITTLETON

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) toured the recently completed Town and Country Family Housing Project in Littleton. Shaheen visited apartments in the development and met with the tenants that live there. The development is operated by AHEAD (Affordable Housing, Education and Development) a community-based housing organization that offers affordable housing to families in northern New Hampshire. From left to right are Senator Shaheen, former AHEAD Executive Director David Wood, resident Ralph … Continue Reading


October 19, 2012

SHAHEEN: BERLIN PRISON OPENING A BOOST FOR NORTH COUNTRY ECONOMY

(Berlin, NH) - The Berlin Prison will bring jobs to the North Country and help to grow the Granite State economy, said U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the Berlin Federal Corrections Institute. The new facility is expected to create 340 local jobs and provide a $40 million economic boost to northern New Hampshire. "After a long, challenging road, I am so glad to be here to celebrate the official opening of the Berlin Fede… Continue Reading


October 17, 2012

SHAHEEN AND CARDIN VOICE STRONG OPPOSITION TO ILL-ADVISED IRAN VISIT

(Washington, D.C.) -A visit to Iran by members of the European Parliament would send the wrong message to Iranian leaders at a critical juncture in diplomatic relations, wrote U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen Shaheen (D-NH) and Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) in a letter sent today to European Parliament President Martin Schulz. The senators urged President Schulz to reconsider a planned visit by a group of European Parliamentarians given Iran's continued refusal to suspend its nuclear program. "While we ap… Continue Reading

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