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August 19, 2014

SHAHEEN, VILSACK HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANCE OF USDA PROGRAMS TO RURAL NEW HAMPSHIRE JOBS, ECONOMY

(Loudon, NH) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today visited Miles Smith Farm to discuss how the Value Added Producers Grant (VAPG) program and other United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs will promote economic activity in rural New Hampshire and help create jobs. Shaheen and Vilsack announced that Miles Smith Farm will receive a $127,000 grant through the VAPG program which was reauthorized in the 2014 Farm Bill, giving Miles Smith Farm im… Continue Reading


August 18, 2014

TUESDAY IN LOUDON: SHAHEEN AND AGRICULTURE SECRETARY VILSACK TO ANNOUNCE EFFORTS TO BOOST NEW HAMPSHIRE RURAL ECONOMY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will be joined by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday, August 19, in Loudon at 2:30 p.m. to discuss how the Value Added Producers Grant program and other U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs will promote economic activity in rural New Hampshire and help create jobs. The Value Added Producers Grant program was developed to help farmers produce new products with their goods, create and expand marketing opportunities, and as a result, boost their r… Continue Reading


August 15, 2014

SATURDAY IN NASHUA: SHAHEEN TO CELEBRATE MOOREMART’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will participate in a ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of MooreMart in Nashua, Saturday August 16, at 11:00 a.m. Shaheen will be joined by MooreMart leadership and leadership of the New Hampshire National Guard to honor MooreMart and its volunteers for their support for members of the Armed Forces. Founded in 2004, MooreMart has shipped more than 64,000 care packages to members of the military serving overseas. Earlier, Shaheen will march in the Lon… Continue Reading


August 14, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE WELCOME DISTRIBUTION OF FISHERY DISASTER FUNDS TO NEW HAMPSHIRE FISHING INDUSTRY

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today welcomed an announcement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that New Hampshire will be receiving nearly $1 million in direct federal fishery disaster assistance by Friday. The funds come from a disaster relief resources plan that was developed earlier this year and will go toward supporting New Hampshire's fishing industry that has been suffering severe economic losses in recent years due to declining fi… Continue Reading


August 07, 2014

BIPARTISAN VA BILL EXPANDING HEALTH CARE OPTIONS FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS SIGNED INTO LAW

"The signing of this bill is the culmination of years of hard work, resulting in a historic expansion of health care access for our veterans so that the VA can ultimately better serve those who have sacrificed so much our country. For too long, too many New Hampshire veterans have had to endure long drives to seek care. But with this bipartisan bill becoming law, that will soon come to an end. I am proud to have worked on this effort that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of New Ha… Continue Reading


August 06, 2014

IN GORHAM AND LITTLETON, SHAHEEN DISCUSSES HISTORIC HEALTH CARE REFORMS FOR NORTH COUNTRY VETERANS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen met with veterans and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials in Gorham and Littleton this afternoon to discuss historic reforms to the VA that will greatly improve New Hampshire veterans' access to health care, particularly those in the North Country. Shaheen toured the Littleton Community Based Outreach Clinic where she learned about the services offered by the clinic and in Gorham also met with members of the North Country Veterans Council to hear about the c… Continue Reading


August 06, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE ANNOUNCE PEASE OFFICIALLY SELECTED AS FIRST AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE TO RECEIVE KC-46A

MANCHESTER, NH - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today welcomed the Air Force's announcement that Pease Air National Guard Base - home to the 157th Air Refueling Wing - has been officially selected to receive the new KC-46A air refueling tanker. The Senators have advocated for Pease to receive the tanker since 2011. "The official selection of Pease to be the home of the KC-46As is a testament to the 157th Air Refueling Wing's exceptional record of service," Senator… Continue Reading


August 05, 2014

SHAHEEN TOUTS IMPORTANCE OF EXPORTS, MANUFACTURING FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE SMALL BUSINESSES, JOBS

This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited with businesses in Salem and Hudson and highlighted how expanding exporting opportunities for small businesses can help them grow and create New Hampshire jobs. Shaheen presented awards recognizing Corfin Industries and WS Badger for their excellence in exporting and toured Mercury Systems to highlight the importance of high-tech manufacturing. "My father always told me that the best thing you can do for someone is to make sure they hav… Continue Reading


August 05, 2014

SENATORS CALL ON CFPB, DOD TO INVESTIGATE ‘AGGRESSIVE DEBT COLLECTION ACTIONS’ AGAINST ACTIVE MILITARY MEMBERS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jack Reed (D-RI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today are calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to investigate the findings of a recent report indicating certain retailers have filed debt collection suits against active duty servicemembers without the opportunity to defend themselves. In a letter to CFPB Director Richard Cordray and DoD Secretary … Continue Reading


August 04, 2014

TUESDAY IN SALEM: SHAHEEN TO RECOGNIZE CORFIN INDUSTRIES, WS BADGER WITH EXPORT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will join the U.S. Commercial Service in Salem, Tuesday August 5, at 12:30 p.m. to recognize Corfin Industries and WS Badger for their excellence in exporting. Shaheen has made expanding small business export opportunities one of her top priorities in Washington in order to bolster job creation and economic growth. Later, Shaheen will visit Mercury Systems in Hudson at 1:45 p.m. to highlight the importance of high-tech manufacturing to jobs and the economy in… Continue Reading


August 01, 2014

AT MERRIMACK VFW, SHAHEEN, AYOTTE LAUD EXPANDED HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR NH VETERANS

(Merrimack, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) joined New Hampshire veterans at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8641 this morning to discuss the passage of bipartisan legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The breakthrough legislation that passed overwhelmingly last night included an important provision championed by Shaheen and Ayotte that will greatly improve New Hampshire veterans' access to health care outside of the VA. "We owe our v… Continue Reading


August 01, 2014

SHAHEEN, MCCAIN WELCOME SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE VISAS FOR AFGHAN CIVILIANS IN DANGER FOR SERVICE ALONGSIDE AMERICANS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and John McCain (R-AZ) welcomed today's unanimous approval of bipartisan legislation that would honor the service of the Afghan civilians who assisted U.S. efforts in their country. The legislation, which is similar to a Shaheen-McCain bill that was introduced two weeks ago, addresses a pressing shortfall in the number of visas available to deserving applicants for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program and now heads to President Ob… Continue Reading


August 01, 2014

MONDAY IN CLAREMONT: SHAHEEN TO DISCUSS JOB TRAINING EFFORTS AT RIVER VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will visit River Valley Community College (RVCC) in Claremont Monday, August 4, at 10:30 a.m. to highlight how job training programs like the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program (TAACCCT) can bolster economic opportunity for local businesses and help prepare students for high-skill careers. TAACCCT provides institutions with the resources to partner with local companies and deliver career training programs that can be… Continue Reading


July 31, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON HIGHWAY TRUST FUND VOTE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate voted to replenish the Highway Trust Fund: "The Highway Trust Fund provides critical support for New Hampshire's public safety and our economy and had we not acted, our economy would have suffered. The bill we passed today ensures that work will continue on important infrastructure projects that support quality jobs and New Hampshire's economy."… Continue Reading


July 31, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE WELCOME PASSAGE OF BIPARTISAN VA REFORM BILL

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) released the following statements tonight after the Senate passed bipartisan legislation reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): "The bipartisan legislation we passed today will finally address the health care inequities that have plagued New Hampshire veterans for too long," said Senator Shaheen. "Our veterans deserve convenient access to quality health care in their communities and for years I've worked i… Continue Reading


July 31, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE WELCOME MERIAM IBRAHIM AND HER FAMILY TO MANCHESTER

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) this evening welcomed Meriam Ibrahim, her two children, and her husband Daniel Wani, a Manchester resident, to New Hampshire upon the family's safe arrival at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. The Senators remained in Washington tonight because of votes in the Senate. In May, Ibrahim was sentenced to death by a Sudanese court for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. She was also subsequently barred from leavi… Continue Reading


July 31, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE TO DISCUSS VA REFORM BILL IN MERRIMACK TOMORROW

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) will join New Hampshire veterans in Merrimack tomorrow for a press event to highlight compromise legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) - and the provision they worked to include that will give New Hampshire veterans the option to seek care from a private provider if they live more than 20 miles from the nearest full-service VA hospital. The provision allows the vast majority of New Hampshire v… Continue Reading


July 30, 2014

COALITION ENDORSES SHAHEEN LEGISLATION TO EXPAND ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTION FOR MILITARY WOMEN, DEPENDENTS

(Washington, DC) - Today a coalition of women's health advocates endorsed Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)'s legislation, the Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2014, that would bring health care provided by the military in line with current law for civilian populations. The bill would ensure that all women who receive health care through the United States military have access to all FDA-approved contraception with no health insurance co-pay and also require the … Continue Reading


July 30, 2014

RETIRED MILITARY OFFICIALS, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EXPERTS ENDORSE SHAHEEN LEGISLATION EXPANDING ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTION FOR MILITARY WOMEN, DEPENDENTS

Retired military officials and reproductive health experts are rallying behind Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)'s legislation, the Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2014, that would bring health care provided by the military in line with current law for civilian populations. The bill would ensure that all women who receive health care through the United States military have access to all FDA-approved contraception with no health insurance co-pay and also require… Continue Reading


July 30, 2014

COLLINS, SHAHEEN INTRODUCE BILL TO ENSURE MEDICARE COVERAGE FOR CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORS

WASHINGTON, D.C.-In an effort to help millions of Americans who are living with Type 1 diabetes, and who rely on a continuous glucose monitor to successfully manage the disease, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Jeanne Shaheen, co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, today introduced the "Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014." Currently, insulin-dependent Medicare beneficiaries are being denied coverage for continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) because the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)… Continue Reading

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