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April 12, 2012

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON POLICE SHOOTING IN GREENLAND

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in response to the police shooting in Greenland: "All of our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney, and with the officers wounded, their families, and everyone affected by this terrible tragedy."… Continue Reading


April 12, 2012

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE HELP SECURE SUPPORT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE NATIONAL GUARD DEPLOYMENT CYCLE SUPPORT PROGRAM

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today announced that the New Hampshire National Guard will receive the funding needed to support the Guard's Deployment Cycle Support Program (DCSP) for the remainder of the fiscal year. The announcement comes after Shaheen and Ayotte, both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, working closely with the state's Guard leadership, highlighted the clear value of the program in hearings and in direct communication… Continue Reading


April 10, 2012

SHAHEEN WELCOMES VA SECRETARY SHINSEKI FOR VET CENTER TOUR

(Hooksett, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to New Hampshire today for a tour of the new site of the Manchester Vet Center in Hooksett. Shaheen worked closely with the Department of Veterans Affairs to approve the center's relocation and secure final approval of the contract. "It's terrific to have Secretary Shinseki here today for our first look at the future home of the Manchester Vet Center," said Senator Shaheen. "Our veterans have e… Continue Reading


April 06, 2012

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $432,000 FEDERAL GRANT TO BUILD BUSINESS CENTER IN RAYMOND

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced that the Regional Economic Development Center of Southern New Hampshire (REDC) has won a $432,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to construct a business center in Raymond. The center will train displaced manufacturing workers in skills for technology-related businesses and provide resources to local businesses to help them grow. Shaheen sent a letter to the EDA supporting the grant application from… Continue Reading


April 06, 2012

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES NEW HAMPSHIRE ECONOMY IN NORTH COUNTRY VISIT

Senator Jeanne Shaheen takes questions from North Country residents at a Town Hall Forum in Berlin. Shaheen discussed important economic issues facing the North Country, and joined local officials in providing an update on efforts to help create jobs and grow the economy. Shaheen operates a student-built robot during a meeting with the Mount Washington Valley FIRST Robotics Team at Kennett High School. Shaheen spoke to students about her Innovation Inspiration School Grant Program, which wo… Continue Reading


April 05, 2012

SHAHEEN PROVIDES NH ECONOMIC UPDATE AT MILFORD ROTARY CLUB

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) speaks at the Milford Rotary Club on Wednesday in Milford. Shaheen was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club's weekly meeting and provided an update on important issues affecting the state's economy.… Continue Reading


April 02, 2012

15 TAX FACTS IN 15 DAYS: SHAHEEN DEBUTS ONLINE SERIES ABOUT IMPORTANCE OF TAX REFORM

(Washington, D.C.) - For the 15 days leading up to April 15th, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will be posting a fact each day on her Facebook and Twitter pages to let constituents know why comprehensive tax reform is crucial. "For the 15 days leading to Tax Day, I'll be sharing a fact each day on my Facebook and Twitter pages to show why we need comprehensive tax reform and a fairer system," Shaheen said. "Right now the tax code is too long, too complicated, and puts too high a burden on mi… Continue Reading


March 29, 2012

SHAHEEN: DISAPPOINTED THAT HOUSE REJECTED BIPARTISAN, LONG-TERM EXTENSION OF TRANSPORTATION BILL

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the below statement after the U.S. House of Representatives today rejected the opportunity to pass a bipartisan, long-term extension of a critical transportation bill. "I am disappointed that the House of Representatives refused to pass a long-term highway bill that would have supported nearly 2 million jobs and allowed for crucial infrastructure investments," Shaheen said. "All around the country there are projects like I-93 that… Continue Reading


March 27, 2012

SHAHEEN CALLS ON HOUSE TO PASS BIPARTISAN, LONG-TERM EXTENSION OF TRANSPORTATION BILL

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) took to the Senate floor today to call on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a bipartisan, long-term extension of a critical transportation bill that will create jobs and invest in infrastructure projects critical to America's safety and economy. Earlier this month the bill passed the Senate 74-22. Shaheen also hosted a press conference call today on the topic and was joined by Cliff Sinnott, Executive Director of the Rockingham Pl… Continue Reading


March 26, 2012

BUSINESS CENTER IN PLYMOUTH WINS $731,000 FEDERAL GRANT

(Washington, D.C.) -The Grafton County Economic Development Council has won a $731,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to create a new business resource center in Plymouth, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today. Shaheen sent a letter to Commerce Secretary John Bryson in December in support of the grant, highlighting how the new Enterprise Center will provide important resources to New Hampshire businesses looking to grow and expand. The Enterprise Cent… Continue Reading


March 23, 2012

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE NOMINATION OF DARTMOUTH PRESIDENT JIM YONG KIM TO BE HEAD OF WORLD BANK

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today released the below statement on the nomination by President Barack of Obama of Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim to become the new president of the World Bank: "I offer my congratulations to Dartmouth College president Jim Yong Kim. Jim has been a leader on global health issues, and his focus on eliminating poverty and promoting sustainable development make him an excellent choice to become the new president of the World Bank. … Continue Reading


March 22, 2012

SHAHEEN CONTINUES CALL TO CUT FUNDING FOR WASTEFUL WEAPONS PROGRAM

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of senators yesterday in a letter to Senate military spending leaders urging them to cut funding for development of an air defense system the U.S. military no longer intends to buy. The letter calls on the heads of the Senate Armed Services and Appropriations Committees to reject a $400.9 million Department of Defense request in President Obama's 2013 budget for the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) progr… Continue Reading


March 21, 2012

SHAHEEN PRAISES BIPARTISAN VOTE IN SUPPORT OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Washington, D.C.) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the below statement following the news that the New Hampshire House voted to reject a bill that would have repealed same-sex marriage. The vote was 202-133 against the repeal. "I want to praise all the Democrats and Republicans in the New Hampshire House who came together today to stand up against efforts to repeal gay marriage in our state. We must continue to push back against discrimination and any efforts to undo the progress … Continue Reading


March 21, 2012

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE: NOW IS NOT THE TIME FOR NEW BRAC ROUND

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today reiterated their opposition to a new Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round, noting that costs from the 2005 BRAC round were far greater than initially projected. During today's Armed Services Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee hearing, Senators Shaheen and Ayotte referenced a 2009 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report revealing that the most recent BRAC process, which occurred in 2005, … Continue Reading


March 20, 2012

SHAHEEN PREVIEWS NATO 2012 SUMMIT AT NATIONAL SECURITY FORUM

(Washington, D.C.) - At a congressional forum today previewing the upcoming NATO 2012 Summit in Chicago, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) outlined the alliance's most pressing global security issues. As host of the forum, Shaheen delivered opening remarks and introduced the featured panelists, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former U.S. Senator and Navy Secretary John Warner (R-VA). In May, leaders from the international community will convene in Chicago for the NATO 2012 Sum… Continue Reading


March 19, 2012

SENATORS WELCOME NEW CONTRACT FOR MODERNIZATION WORK AT PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) welcomed today's announcement that the U.S. Navy has contracted with Environmental Chemical Corp., a Massachusetts-based firm, for additional modernization work at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY). The $38 million contract will allow for energy and building renovation to the West End Waterfront Support Facility, Building 174. Today's contract award is in addition to a pre… Continue Reading


March 19, 2012

SHAHEEN: TO START MEETING OUR ENERGY CHALLENGES, WE MUST INVEST IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY

(Philadelphia, PA) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a roundtable discussion at the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster (GPIC) for Energy-Efficient Buildings today to outline why America must invest in energy efficiency for the sake of our economy and national security. GPIC, one of five energy innovation hubs around the country launched by the Department of Energy, asked Shaheen to discuss legislation she introduced in May that creates a national energy efficiency strategy. By ince… Continue Reading


March 19, 2012

SHAHEEN: WHITE MOUNTAIN NATIONAL FOREST GETS $4M TO REBUILD AND REPAIR ROADS DAMAGED BY HURRICANE IRENE

(Washington, D.C.) - The U.S. Forest Service received more than $4 million in disaster relief funding to repair trails and roads at White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today. The roads were damaged last August by the heavy rains and flash floods that resulted from Hurricane Irene. "Hurricane Irene had a devastating impact on many areas in the state and these funds will ensure that repair work can be completed," Shaheen said. "These roads… Continue Reading


March 15, 2012

SHAHEEN URGES SENATE TO PASS BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO FIGHT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

SHAHEEN SPEAKS ON SENATE FLOOR IN SUPPORT OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT Shaheen was joined on the Senate floor by U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Patty Murray (D-WA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Kay Hagan (D-NC). In addition to the women speaking, Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Susan Collins (R-ME), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Claire McCaskill (D-… Continue Reading


March 15, 2012

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR EXTENSION OF CRITICAL SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAMS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) took to the Senate floor today to fight for extensions to a pair of critical small business programs as part of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which is currently under debate in the Senate. Shaheen called for reauthorizations to both the Export-Import Bank, which helps small businesses sell their products overseas, and the Small Business Administration's 504 refinancing program, which helps small firms refinance their real… Continue Reading

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