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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


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

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