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August 22, 2012

SHAHEEN: $1 MILLION DOLLAR GRANT WILL PROVIDE CRUCIAL ASSISTANCE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS

(Washington, D.C.) - The New Hampshire Department of Justice will receive $1,019,815 to support programs that aid domestic violence victims and help law enforcement catch and convict rapists, announced U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today. The grant is made possible by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which has expired and must be reauthorized before money for grants such as this one run out. "During and following a domestic violence incident, victims and their families are incredibly… Continue Reading


August 17, 2012

SHAHEEN AND SBA CHIEF KAREN MILLS DISCUSS JOB CREATION DURING TOUR OF NH BUSINESSES

(Manchester, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was joined by U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) chief Karen Mills today to hear from business owners about how SBA programs have helped small businesses, job growth and New Hampshire's overall economy. "While businesses are the job creators, the federal government has an important role to play in helping companies succeed. I was pleased to have SBA's Karen Mills in our state today as we toured three companies that have been able to… Continue Reading


August 16, 2012

SHAHEEN CONGRATULATES GEORGE BALD ON DECADES OF SERVICE

(Manchester, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement in response to news that Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner George Bald would retire: "I first appointed George as DRED Commissioner because I knew that he had an incredibly selfless dedication to the people of New Hampshire. In the decades I've known him, he has consistently demonstrated the finest traits of public service. He listens, he works hard, and he comes to work every day worri… Continue Reading


August 14, 2012

SHAHEEN TALKS TOURISM AT CASTLE IN CLOUDS ESTATE

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) discussed the importance of the tourism industry to the New Hampshire economy at the Castle in the Clouds Estate in Moultonborough on Monday. The 5,500-acre estate sees over 55,000 visitors annually.… Continue Reading


August 13, 2012

SHAHEEN HIGHLIGHTS ECONOMIC OPPURTUNITIES AT NH-CANADA TRADE FORUM

(Concord, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today outlined the economic benefits of increased trade between the Granite State and Canada at the 2012 New Hampshire-Canada Trade Council Economic Development Forum. Hosted by the New Hampshire Secretary of State and the New Hampshire-Canadian Trade Council, the forum examined opportunities for improving trade between New Hampshire and eastern Canadian provinces in areas of education, energy, manufacturing and public/private partnerships. … Continue Reading


August 13, 2012

BROWNFIELD GRANTS WILL HELP FRANKLIN AND TILTON REDEVELOP TROUBLED PROPERTIES

(Franklin, N.H.) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was joined by local officials today to announce a pair of federal grants that will allow their communities to decontaminate and rehabilitate polluted industrial sites. Franklin and Tilton each won a $200,000 Brownfield Cleanup grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Franklin will use it to remove contaminated soil, asbestos, and other toxic materials from the Guay's Garage site, a former auto repair shop, making the prope… Continue Reading


August 13, 2012

SHAHEEN HIGHLIGHTS ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES AT NH-CANADA TRADE FORUM

(Concord, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today outlined the economic benefits of increased trade between the Granite State and Canada at the 2012 New Hampshire-Canada Trade Council Economic Development Forum. Hosted by the New Hampshire Secretary of State and the New Hampshire-Canadian Trade Council, the forum examined opportunities for improving trade between New Hampshire and eastern Canadian provinces in areas of education, energy, manufacturing and public/private partnerships. … Continue Reading


August 13, 2012

BROWNFIELD GRANTS WILL HELP FRANKLIN AND TILTON REDEVELOP TROUBLED PROPERTIES

(Franklin, N.H.) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was joined by local officials today to announce a pair of federal grants that will allow their communities to decontaminate and rehabilitate polluted industrial sites. Franklin and Tilton each won a $200,000 Brownfield Cleanup grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Franklin will use it to remove contaminated soil, asbestos, and other toxic materials from the Guay's Garage site, a former auto repair shop, making the prope… Continue Reading


August 02, 2012

SHAHEEN-RISCH BILL WOULD IMPROVE ACCOUNTABILITY OF CONTRACTORS IN AFGHANISTAN

(Washington, D.C.) - To increase accountability for both the government and its contractors, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Jim Risch (R-ID) today are introducing legislation that would require federal agencies to notify Congress and publicly justify their actions when they ignore or defy recommendations of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). SIGAR oversees $89.5 billion in reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan and issues quarterly reports detailing … Continue Reading


August 01, 2012

SHAHEEN HOLDS HEARING TO EXAMINE LESSONS FROM EUROZONE CRISIS FOR US ECONOMY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, today held a hearing to examine the ongoing European debt crisis and its economic and strategic implications for the United States. Shaheen asked the hearing's panel of experts to provide an update on the situation in Europe and to assess what lessons could be drawn from the response to the crisis. "How Europe responds to this crisis and the lessons we draw from event… Continue Reading


August 01, 2012

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR JOB GROWTH IN RURAL NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Washington, D.C.) - A $708,750 grant to help communities in rural New Hampshire develop their infrastructure and improve energy efficiency will create jobs and spur economic growth, announced U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today. The funding, which requires a local match, has been awarded to a consortium of education and economic development groups by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). "I am hopeful tha… Continue Reading


August 01, 2012

SHAHEEN: CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN SYRIA POSE MAJOR THREAT

(Washington, D.C.) - As fighting in Syria continues and hundreds of thousands flee across the border to Turkey, U.S Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today pressed foreign policy experts on a variety of Syria-related issues including the threat of chemical and biological weapons, the role of the international community in the crisis and the composition of Syria's opposition parties during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. "We must be vigilant in closely monitoring Syria's chemical weapo… Continue Reading


July 31, 2012

SHAHEEN: PREVENTIVE CARE PROVISIONS GOOD FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH

SHAHEEN: PREVENTIVE CARE PROVISIONS GOOD FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to highlight the new preventive health benefits that will be available to women under the Affordable Care Act starting tomorrow, August 1. The law guarantees women affordable access to services such as annual breast exams, gestational diabetes screenings and contraception. Below are Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, i… Continue Reading


July 31, 2012

SHAHEEN: PREVENTIVE CARE PROVISIONS GOOD FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH

SHAHEEN: PREVENTIVE CARE PROVISIONS GOOD FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to highlight the new preventive health benefits that will be available to women under the Affordable Care Act starting tomorrow, August 1. The law guarantees women affordable access to services such as annual breast exams, gestational diabetes screenings and contraception. For video of Shaheen's remarks, please click here. Below are Shaheen's … Continue Reading


July 31, 2012

SHAHEEN: TIME IS NOW TO BRING ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL TO FLOOR FOR A VOTE

SHAHEEN: TIME IS NOW TO BRING ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL TO FLOOR FOR A VOTE U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor to urge Congress to bring forward her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation for a vote. Introduced with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1000) would help businesses create jobs and consumers reduce energy costs by creating a national energy efficiency strategy. According to a recent study by the American C… Continue Reading


July 31, 2012

SHAHEEN: TIME IS NOW TO BRING ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL TO FLOOR FOR A VOTE

SHAHEEN: TIME IS NOW TO BRING ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL TO FLOOR FOR A VOTE U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor to urge Congress to bring forward her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation for a vote. Introduced with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1000) would help businesses create jobs and consumers reduce energy costs by creating a national energy efficiency strategy. According to a recent study by the American Counci… Continue Reading


July 30, 2012

SHAHEEN WELCOMES NEW HAMPSHIRE AMERICAN LEGION DELEGATES TO WASHINGTON

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with New Hampshire delegates for the American Legion's Boys & Girls Nation. The American Legion's Boys & Girls Nation brings two female and two male delegates from each state to Washington every year to introduce them to lawmakers and the legislative process. Pictured above from left to right are Patrick Doolittle (Hampstead), Samantha Hutchins (Salem), Abagail Lore (Merrimack) and Ian Hill (Northfield).… Continue Reading


July 30, 2012

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON INCLUSION OF GAY MARRIAGE PLANK IN DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLATFORM

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to news that Democrats are set to include a pro-gay marriage plank in their convention platform for the first time in history. In February, Senator Shaheen became the first U.S. Senator to join Freedom to Marry and over 24,000 Americans in calling on the Democratic Party to affirm the freedom to marry in the party's national convention platform this September. "Equality and freedom are at the core… Continue Reading


July 28, 2012

THE TRANSATLANTIC ECONOMY 2012

Thank you, Roger, for that kind introduction. It is a pleasure to be here today. I want to thank the European American Business Council and the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS ("sice") for hosting this event - and particularly to Dan Hamilton and Michael Maibach ("may-bahk") for their leadership on these critical organizations. You are all providing an invaluable service for businesses on both sides of the Atlantic. I also want to thank my counterpart from the House side, Congre… Continue Reading


July 27, 2012

SHAHEEN AND LOCAL ADVOCATES CALL FOR STRONG PROTECTIONS FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

(Keene, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was joined today by the head of Keene's Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention and others in calling for swift passage of a strong and bipartisan extension of the Violence Against Women Act. The Act, which provides access to critical services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, has already expired and must be reauthorized before money for local programs runs out. "We need a strong Violence Against Women Act that gives our advoca… Continue Reading

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