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October 14, 2012

SHAHEEN MOURNS LOSS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE SOLIDER KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after Sgt. 1st Class Ryan James Savard, 29, of Jefferson was killed in Afghanistan this week. "Ryan James Savard protected our country with bravery and honor and that is how we will always remember him. This is a tragic loss and my heartfelt condolences go out to his friends and family."… Continue Reading


October 10, 2012

SHAHEEN AND BARRASSO CALL FOR STUDY ON IMPACT OF EUROZONE CRISIS ON U.S. ECONOMY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and John Barrasso (R-WY) today sent a letter to United States Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner calling for a detailed study of the exposure of U.S. financial institutions to Europe. Shaheen and Barrasso urged Geithner to lead the study through the Office of Financial Research to evaluate the eurozone's impact on the U.S. economy and markets. "Europe continues to matter a great deal to the U.S. economic engine and our prospects for grow… Continue Reading


October 10, 2012

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE SEEK ASSESSMENT OF AIR FORCE LAND USE NEEDS AT NEW BOSTON STATION

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), members of the Armed Services Committee, are asking the Air Force to assess its use of land at New Boston Station, which supports the 23d Space Operations Squadron's mission. In a letter to the Air Force secretary, the senators ask the Air Force to determine and report back on whether the 23d Space Operations Squadron's critical mission requires that the Air Force retain all 2,826 acres at New Boston Air Force Station.… Continue Reading


October 09, 2012

SHAHEEN DELIVERS WASHINGTON UPDATE TO BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) discussed issues important to New Hampshire's business community and her efforts to address them in Washington, today during an event with the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire.… Continue Reading


October 09, 2012

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE, BASS, GUINTA ANNOUNCE RECIPIENTS OF 2012 CONGRESSIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARDS

CONCORD, NH - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Congressmen Charles F. Bass (R-NH-02) and Frank Guinta (R-NH-01) honored members of New Hampshire's law enforcement community at a ceremony in Concord on Monday for exemplary service to law enforcement. "Every day, we are reminded of the incredible risks and sacrifices made by law enforcement personnel to keep our communities safe. These heroes deserve our thanks and appreciation for their dedicated service to our s… Continue Reading


October 02, 2012

SHAHEEN CALLS ON BANK OF AMERICA TO IMPROVE SERVICE TO HOMEOWNERS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Bank of America to improve their service and communication with homeowners receiving relief under the National Mortgage Settlement in a letter sent to Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan this week. Shaheen stressed that a large number of New Hampshire homeowners have voiced their frustrations that Bank of America has been unwilling or unable to effectively communicate essential information. "The National Mortgage Settlement has the … Continue Reading


October 02, 2012

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE CONTINUE TO HIGHLIGHT PEASE AS IDEAL BASE FOR NEW AIR FORCE TANKER

Continuing their efforts to advocate for Pease Air National Guard base, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today wrote to the new Air Force Chief of Staff to highlight Pease's unique advantages as a base for the new KC-46A tanker. The next generation tanker will replace the KC-135 tankers that the Guard currently flies out of Pease. The Air Force is expected to release its base candidate list before the end of the year. "Based on the objective metrics the Air Force ha… Continue Reading


October 02, 2012

SENS. SHAHEEN AND RISCH MONITOR SUCCESSFUL GEORGIAN ELECTIONS

(Tblisi, Georgia) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and James Risch (R-ID), both members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, released the following statement after participating as official U.S. election monitors of the October 1st Parliamentary elections in the country of Georgia. "We are confident that the will of the Georgian people was expressed last night through the ballot box and will be accounted for in the final election results. After a record election turn-out and… Continue Reading


September 26, 2012

SHAHEEN STANDS WITH NH FISHERMEN IN SUPPORT OF CLOSURE DELAY

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today welcomed the decision from the National Marine Fisheries Service to delay a two-month fishing closure of coastal waters in the Gulf of Maine. The closure, which was put in place to help protect harbor porpoises that are accidently caught by fishermen, will now start February 1 instead of October 1. "October and November are the most productive months for fishermen and this change will help an already struggling industry survive," Shahee… Continue Reading


September 25, 2012

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $238,057 GRANT TO SUPPORT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

(Washington, DC) - The New Hampshire Department of Justice has received a $238,057 grant through the Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) to provide assistance to victims of sexual assault, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today. SASP was created in 2005 with funding from the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which Senator Shaheen has strongly supported and worked to reauthorize. "Protecting New Hampshire citizens from domestic abuse is a critical priority, and the funding announ… Continue Reading


September 24, 2012

SHAHEEN-PORTMAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROVISIONS PASS IN THE SENATE

(Washington, D.C.) -The Senate passed important provisions from the bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S.1000) introduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to help the country save money by using less energy. The measures were included as part of the Enabling Energy Saving Innovations Act (H.R. 4850). "We were very pleased to see the Senate recognize the economic and environmental impacts of our bipartisan energy efficiency bill by passing… Continue Reading


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

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