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September 24, 2012

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES GRANT TO GROW SMALL BUSINESS EXPORTS

(Nashua, NH) - Small business exports will create jobs and grow our economy, said U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today during an announcement of the second round of the State Trade Export Promotion (STEP) grant program at Axenics, Inc. in Nashua. The STEP program was created by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, which Senator Shaheen cosponsored and helped craft as a member of Senate Small Business Committee. "Exporting is a tremendous opportunity for small businesses to grow their comp… Continue Reading


September 24, 2012

BIPARTISAN BILL WOULD STOP LGBT DISCRIMINATION DURING JURY SELECTION PROCESS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-NH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced a bipartisan bill that would prevent discrimination against LGBT citizens during the federal jury selection process. The Jury ACCESS (Access for Capable Citizens and Equality in Service Selection) Act of 2012 would amend the federal statute to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity," meaning that striking jurors on that basis would be prohibited in federal courts. … Continue Reading


September 20, 2012

SENATOR SHAHEEN CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor to highlight the importance of passing the Violence Against Women Act. Below are her remarks, as prepared for delivery: I rise today to talk about the importance of passing the Violence Against Women Act and continuing this critical funding for survivors of domestic violence. We've heard about the protections offered by the Senate reauthorization of this measure that the House simply lacks, protections that would help women on college campuses, women … Continue Reading


September 20, 2012

KEENE AND ROCHESTER AIRPORTS RECEIVE COMBINED $7.9 MILLION FOR OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS

(Washington, D.C.) - Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Keene and Skyhaven Airport in Rochester have both received federal funding for operational improvements through Department of Transportation grants, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today. The Keene airport will receive $4.45 million and the Rochester airport will receive $3.49 million. Both airports will utilize the funds to rehabilitate runways, helping to reduce maintenance costs and ensure operational safety. These grants were mad… Continue Reading


September 20, 2012

SHAHEEN: JOBS FOR VETERANS SHOULD BE A BIPARTISAN ISSUE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Veterans Job Corps Act (S.3457) was blocked from passing in the Senate this week. "Helping veterans get back to work is good for the economy and the right thing to do for the men and women who have served our country in uniform. Supporting veterans, and helping them transition into civilian jobs, is something that traditionally has been an issue supported by both parties. I am disheartened to see… Continue Reading


September 19, 2012

CASEY AND SHAHEEN INTRODUCE BILL TO PROTECT PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced legislation to protect the rights of pregnant women in the workplace. Their Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would give the same protections extended to those with disabilities to pregnant workers. "Pregnant workers face discrimination in the workplace every day, which is an inexcusable detriment to women and working families in Pennsylvania and across the country," said Senator Casey. "This legislation … Continue Reading


September 19, 2012

SHAHEEN LAMENTS RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO TERMINATE USAID OPERATIONS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today released the following statement expressing her disappointment over the Russian government's decision to terminate all USAID programs in the country. Shaheen, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has worked to promote democracy and human rights in Russia. "The decision made by the Russian government and President Putin to end USAID activities is deeply concerning for democracy efforts and the future of human rights in … Continue Reading


September 17, 2012

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS DECISION TO BRING WMUR TO NORTH COUNTRY

(Washington, D.C.) - A decision by DISH Network to allow North Country subscribers access to broadcasts by WMUR-TV is a victory for consumers, said Senator Jeanne Shaheen. Her reaction is below. "I am pleased that DISH Network has begun transmitting the signal for local ABC affiliate, WMUR. Our office has heard repeatedly from North Country residents who were denied access to the valuable local news, weather and commentary offered by WMUR. I am happy to let them know that they finally have the… Continue Reading


September 17, 2012

SHAHEEN SPEAKS AT NEW ENGLAND WOMEN IN ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT LUNCHEON

Senator Shaheen spoke at the New England Women in Energy and Environment Luncheon to discuss her views on energy policy and highlight the importance of women in leadership positions in the fields of energy and the environment. Below are Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery: Thank you for hosting me at this afternoon's New England Women in Energy and the Environment event. I am happy to be here at the invitation of a group committed to connecting professionals interested in serious disc… Continue Reading


September 14, 2012

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES ENERGY INITIATIVES DURING TOUR OF STAR ISLAND

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) toured Star Island Friday to discuss her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation and learn about the energy-saving measures being taken on the island. Located seven miles off the coast of New Hampshire, Star Island is aiming for total energy self-sufficiency through renewable energy sources. Pictured above (L-R) are Jack Farrell, Star Island Facilities Superintendent, Senator Shaheen and Vicky Hardy, Star Island Corporation CEO.… Continue Reading


September 14, 2012

SHAHEEN: OUTDOOR RECREATION A BOON FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE ECONOMY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor to highlight the economic importance of New Hampshire's tourism and outdoor recreation industries. Shaheen has been a strong advocate of protecting outdoor recreation spaces and recently visited Eastern Mountain Sports in New Hampshire to discuss the economic benefits of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Below are Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, as the summer vacation season comes … Continue Reading


September 14, 2012

SHAHEEN: OUTDOOR RECREATION A BOON FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE ECONOMY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor to highlight the economic importance of New Hampshire's tourism and outdoor recreation industries. Shaheen has been a strong advocate of protecting outdoor recreation spaces and recently visited Eastern Mountain Sports in New Hampshire to discuss the economic benefits of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Below are Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, as the summer vacation season comes … Continue Reading


September 13, 2012

DISASTER DECLARATION ALLOWS MUCH-NEEDED RELIEF FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE FISHERMEN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today applauded the decision by the United States Department of Commerce to declare a disaster for the Northeast commercial fishing industry. This decision will allow disaster relief to be provided for fishermen and fishing communities struggling with revenue losses and the impact of fishery management decisions. Shaheen sent a letter to then-Commerce Secretary John Bryson in February urging the department to declare a disaster in response… Continue Reading


September 12, 2012

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON ATTACK IN LIBYA

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on European Affairs, released the following statement about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya: "This attack was a fundamental assault on American ideals and I condemn it in the strongest terms. I am deeply saddened by the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the other American personnel killed, and my thoughts are with their family and friends… Continue Reading


September 11, 2012

SHAHEEN HONORS VICTIMS AND TROOPS ON 9/11 ANNIVERSARY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen offered this statement on the 11th anniversary of the tragic September 11th attacks. "Today we reflect on the tragic events of September 11, 2001. We remember the victims, we remember the smoke, we remember the feeling of loss and despair. But we also remember how Americans came together, with neighbors helping neighbors, parents comforting children, and communities banding together in the face of such a senseless attack. I was the Governor duri… Continue Reading


September 06, 2012

SHAHEEN HAILS STARTING OF MINIMUM-SECURITY OPERATIONS AT BERLIN PRISON

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) congratulated the staff of Berlin Federal Prison as they begin minimum-security operations in Berlin, New Hampshire. "I know how hard everyone in the community has worked to ensure Berlin Prison's opening and I am glad to see that the prison took an important step today with the arrival of its first minimum-security inmates. This step signifies that Berlin Prison is now an official federal correctional facility within the Bureau of Prisons,"… Continue Reading


August 31, 2012

SHAHEEN WELCOMES OLYMPIC ATHLETE GUOR MARIAL BACK TO GRANITE STATE

Senator Shaheen meets with Olympian Guor Marial at her office in Manchester (Manchester, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today welcomed Olympic athlete Guor Marial back to New Hampshire to congratulate him on his recent participation in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Marial, a refugee who found asylum in New Hampshire after escaping war-torn Sudan, took up competitive track at Concord High School, went to Iowa State on an athletic scholarship, and competed in the marathon in London. … Continue Reading


August 29, 2012

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES NEW HAMPSHIRE ECONOMY AT NASHUA TOWN HALL

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) answers questions from a Nashua area resident at a Town Hall Forum in Nashua. Shaheen discussed important economic issues facing the Nashua region and joined officials in providing an update on efforts to help create jobs and grow the economy. Senator visited the Salem Boys and Girls Club to hear about their community outreach programs and efforts to reduce energy costs through energy efficiency. Shaheen also discussed her own energy efficiency legislation, the b… Continue Reading


August 28, 2012

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES NEW HAMPSHIRE ECONOMY AT DOVER TOWN HALL

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) answers questions from a Dover area resident at a Town Hall Forum in Dover. Shaheen discussed important economic issues facing the Seacoast region and joined officials in providing an update on efforts to help create jobs and grow the economy.… Continue Reading


August 27, 2012

SHAHEEN HIGHLIGHTS ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN TOUR OF SALEM BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

(Salem, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today toured the Salem Boys & Girls Club to learn how energy efficiency measures have helped them to reduce their energy needs and cut costs. Shaheen spoke about how energy consumers across the country could achieve similar energy savings through her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act. In just the past few months, the Salem Boys & Girls Club has achieved significant energy savings th… Continue Reading

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