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June 19, 2012

BIPARTISAN SUGAR REFORM AMENDMENT TO FARM BILL WOULD PROTECT BUSINESSES AND CONSUMERS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Pat Toomey (R-PA), and Dick Lugar (R-IN) are calling on the Senate to protect the wallets of American businesses and families by voting in favor of their common-sense, bipartisan sugar reform amendment, which maintains the basic sugar program while providing needed reform. This compromise amendment would roll back unnecessary provisions in the sugar program that were introduced in 2008 and unfairly benefit wealthy sugar farmers at the exp… Continue Reading


June 19, 2012

SHAHEEN WELCOMES NH PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS TO WASHINGTON

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met today with two United States Presidential Scholars from New Hampshire. Pictured above are Anupa Murali, a recent graduate of Bishop Brady in Concord, and Josh Bean, a recent graduate of Dover High School in Dover. The Presidential Scholars Program is run by the U.S. Department of Education and recognizes top recent high school graduates for academic excellence. Award recipients spend a week in Washington, DC, where they have an opportunity to meet U.S. governmen… Continue Reading


June 14, 2012

SENS. SHAHEEN AND TOOMEY URGE REFORM TO EXCESSIVE CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM

Sens. Shaheen and Toomey take questions at a press conference today outside the U.S. Capitol. WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) today urged the Senate to support their bipartisan amendment to end excessive federal crop insurance subsidies for large American farming operations. The Shaheen-Toomey amendment would cap crop insurance premium subsidies at $40,000, reducing the deficit by about $5.2 billion over 10 years, according to Congressional Budge… Continue Reading


June 13, 2012

SHAHEEN CALLS ON CONGRESS TO APPROVE LONG-TERM TRANSPORTATION BILL

Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor today to urge Congress to approve a long-term reauthorization of the federal transportation program. The transportation program is currently operating under a short-term extension that expires June 30. The uncertainty surrounding the bill has had a major effect on important transportation projects in New Hampshire, particularly the I-93 project. Below are her remarks, as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, in the summer of 1919 a young Army Captain s… Continue Reading


June 13, 2012

SHAHEEN SPEAKS ON SENATE FLOOR CALLING FOR REFORMS TO SUGAR PROGRAM

Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor today to emphasize the need for reforms to the sugar program. As part of her ongoing efforts to eliminate outdated programs and protect taxpayers, Shaheen has introduced two bipartisan, fiscally responsible amendments to the farm bill that would eliminate or reform unnecessary subsidy programs. Below are her remarks, as prepared for delivery. Mr. President, As the Senate considers the Farm Bill, I'd like to thank Senators Stabenow and Roberts - the Ch… Continue Reading


June 13, 2012

SHAHEEN AMENDMENTS TO FARM BILL PROTECT TAXPAYERS AND CONSUMERS

(Washington, D.C.) - As part of her ongoing efforts to eliminate outdated programs and protect taxpayers, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has introduced two bipartisan, fiscally responsible amendments to the farm bill that would eliminate or reform unnecessary subsidy programs. The bill, S.3240, is currently under consideration in the Senate. "As we look for ways to deal with our long-term deficits, and as families struggle with rising costs and flat incomes, we need to look at what policies… Continue Reading


June 13, 2012

SHAHEEN SPEAKS ON SENATE FLOOR CALLING FOR REFORMS TO SUGAR PROGRAM

Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor today to emphasize the need for reforms to the sugar program. As part of her ongoing efforts to eliminate outdated programs and protect taxpayers, Shaheen has introduced two bipartisan, fiscally responsible amendments to the farm bill that would eliminate or reform unnecessary subsidy programs. Below are her remarks, as prepared for delivery. Mr. President, As the Senate considers the Farm Bill, I'd like to thank Senators Stabenow and Roberts - … Continue Reading


June 12, 2012

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE BACK MONT VERNON REQUEST TO CHANGE POND NAME

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a letter today to the Chairman of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) urged board members to approve a request to formally change the name of "Jew Pond." Following a vote in March by town residents to rename the pond, the Mont Vernon Board of Selectmen submitted an official request to the Board on Geographic Names. "In our view, pejorative place names which reflect prejudice based on religious beliefs are not con… Continue Reading


June 11, 2012

SHAHEEN: NEW HAMPSHIRE WINS MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS TO IMPROVE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION AND TEACHER EVALUATIONS

(Washington, D.C.) - The New Hampshire Department of Education has won more than a million dollars in funding to more effectively evaluate its teachers and administrators and improve classroom instruction by expanding the data it collects on student outcomes, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today. "I am proud of the work the New Hampshire Department of Education has already done to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for education reform in our state. Expanding the use of high … Continue Reading


June 08, 2012

SHAHEEN: VAWA CRITICAL TO PROTECTING WOMEN AND FAMILIES AGAINST DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE

(Manchester, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) continued her call for swift passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) during remarks today at the 18th Statewide Conference on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Stalking in Manchester. 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. "The Violence Against Women Act must continue to be updated… Continue Reading


June 08, 2012

MANCHESTER, LEBANON AIRPORTS RECEIVE FUNDING FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS

(Washington, D.C.) - Manchester Airport and Lebanon Municipal Airport have received grants from the Department of Transportation through the Federal Aviation Administration for infrastructure improvements, announced U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). Manchester Airport received $4 million to replace the airline ramp, which is designed to accommodate anticipated airline activity for the next 20 years. Lebanon Municipal Airport received $1.3 million to remove runway obstructions and improve lig… Continue Reading


June 08, 2012

SHAHEEN CALLS ON WHITE HOUSE TO ISSUE DISASTER DECLARATION FOR CHESHIRE COUNTY, FOLLOWING DESTRUCTIVE FLOODING

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter to the White House today in support of New Hampshire Governor John Lynch's request for a Disaster Declaration for the State of New Hampshire in the wake of destructive flooding after a severe storm that began on May 29 and continued through May 31, 2012. The Governor's request covers Cheshire County in New Hampshire. The letter is below: June 8, 2012 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Was… Continue Reading


June 07, 2012

RETIRED MILITARY LEADERS: SHAHEEN AMENDMENT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO FOR OUR SERVICEWOMEN

(Washington, D.C.) - Two high-ranking retired military officers, on behalf of dozens more, spoke out today in support of a provision authored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) that would give women in the military the same rights to affordable reproductive health services as the civilians they protect. "I served in the US Army for more than 30 years. I served as Acting Surgeon General and Commander of the Army Medical Department and was also the 22nd Chief of the Army Nurse Corps," said Ret… Continue Reading


June 07, 2012

LANDRIEU, SHAHEEN INTRODUCE BILL TO INCREASE SMALL BUSINESS EXPORTS

WASHINGTON - Senators Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., a senior member of the committee, introduced legislation today aimed at increasing small business exports. The Go Global Act of 2012 will require the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide resources, information, education and technical assistance to small businesses to enhance exporting strategies. "There are business opportunities througho… Continue Reading


June 07, 2012

SHAHEEN: TRANSPORTATION BILL NEEDED FOR CRUCIAL PROJECTS LIKE I-93

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today called on the House of Representatives to pass a final version of a long-term federal transportation bill to fund critical highway and transit programs. The nation's federal transportation programs are currently operating under a short-term extension that expires June 30. This uncertainty has a major effect on important projects such as I-93. Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below: Mr. President, in 23 days our nation… Continue Reading


June 06, 2012

SHAHEEN HOSTS NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESSES IN WASHINGTON FOR A SHOWCASE OF THE BEST OF THE GRANITE STATE

(Washington, DC) - Alongside samples of New Hampshire's finest food and drink, and a seven-foot-tall moose, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and the New Hampshire State Society hosted more than 20 New Hampshire businesses during the third annual Experience New Hampshire reception, an event highlighting the unique offerings of the Granite State. More than 450 attendees had the chance to sample a wide variety of gourmet dishes and drinks from the state's restaurants and hotels, including maple-… Continue Reading


June 06, 2012

SHAHEEN WELCOMES NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESSES TO WASHINGTON

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed more than 100 of New Hampshire's business leaders during the 2nd annual New Hampshire Business Day event today in Washington. Participants listened to presentations and had the chance to ask questions to top administration officials and key members of Congress about the ways federal programs and agencies can assist businesses. "The government can and must create a pro-growth environment for businesses. That's what New Hampshire Bus… Continue Reading


June 05, 2012

SHAHEEN SPEAKS ON SENATE FLOOR IN SUPPORT OF PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT

SHAHEEN SPEAKS ON SENATE FLOOR IN SUPPORT OF PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to voice her support for the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would help women fight for equal pay in the workplace. There will be a vote in the Senate today to allow debate on this legislation to begin. Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below. Mr. President, I rise today to join my colleagues in discussing a matter of … Continue Reading


June 05, 2012

SHAHEEN SPEAKS ON SENATE FLOOR IN SUPPORT OF PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT

SHAHEEN SPEAKS ON SENATE FLOOR IN SUPPORT OF PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to voice her support for the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would help women fight for equal pay in the workplace. There will be a vote in the Senate today to allow debate on this legislation to begin. Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below. Mr. President, I rise today to join my colleagues in discussing a matter of funda… Continue Reading


June 04, 2012

MAINE, NH SENATORS CONGRATULATE PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD ON NAVY ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today congratulated workers at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for being recognized by the Navy for excellence in environmental stewardship. The shipyard received the 2011 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Environmental Awards in recognition of its Environmental Restoration Program, which identifies and manages environmental clean-up sites at … Continue Reading

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