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January 27, 2012

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH PNSY WORKERS FOLLOWING DOD BASE CLOSURE REQUEST

(Portsmouth, N.H.) - In the wake of the U.S. Department of Defense's request for Congress to authorize additional base closures under the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with workers at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard today to express her support for the vital role the Shipyard plays in our national security. "I came here today to let all the workers and stakeholders at the Shipyard know that the Senators from New Hampshire and Maine are behind the… Continue Reading


January 26, 2012

SHAHEEN: SUPER BOWL BLACKOUT THREAT RESOLVED

(Washington, D.C.) - New England Patriot fans will be able to watch the Super Bowl without fear of the big game being blacked out, announced U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), applauding the agreement reached today by DirecTV and Sunbeam. "I am thrilled that Patriots fans across New Hampshire will be able to watch the big game. This was important news not only for the fans, but also for businesses that rely on broadcasting the Super Bowl to bring in patrons and revenue," Shaheen said. "I appla… Continue Reading


January 26, 2012

SHAHEEN: CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM NEEDED

SHAHEEN: CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM NEEDED (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke today on the Senate floor about the need for campaign finance reform to limit the influence of corporate money in the election process. Shaheen's speech comes a few days after the two-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Committee. Below are Senator Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, I rise today to speak abou… Continue Reading


January 26, 2012

SHAHEEN: CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM NEEDED

SHAHEEN: CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM NEEDED (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke today on the Senate floor about the need for campaign finance reform to limit the influence of corporate money in the election process. Shaheen's speech comes a few days after the two-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Committee. Below are Senator Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, I rise today to speak about t… Continue Reading


January 26, 2012

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS EXTENSION AVERTING FAA SHUTDOWN

(Washington, D.C.) - United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today applauded Senate passage of a short-term extension of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which will avoid a repeat of last year's partial shutdown. The House passed similar short-term legislation earlier this week, and the extension now heads to the President for his signature. Shaheen reiterated her call for Congress to agree on a long-term extension of the critical agency. The short-term extension passed today expi… Continue Reading


January 26, 2012

MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE SENATE DELEGATIONS RESPOND TO BRAC PROPOSAL

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) released the following statement in response to U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's request for Congress to authorize additional base closures under the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process. The last BRAC process occurred in 2005, when the Pentagon's recommendation to close the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard was ultimately overturned by the BRAC Commission. "Anoth… Continue Reading


January 26, 2012

MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE SENATE DELEGATIONS RESPOND TO BRAC PROPOSAL

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) released the following statement in response to U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's request for Congress to authorize additional base closures under the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process. The last BRAC process occurred in 2005, when the Pentagon's recommendation to close the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard was ultimately overturned by the BRAC Commission. "Anoth… Continue Reading


January 25, 2012

SHAHEEN: TV CHANNEL CONTRACT DISPUTE MUST END BEFORE SUPER BOWL

(Washington, D.C.) - With the New England Patriots scheduled to play in the Super Bowl just 11 days from now, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to step in and help resolve a TV contract dispute that could leave thousands of New Hampshire satellite TV subscribers with no way to watch the big game. Shaheen urged FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to help broker an agreement between DirecTV and Sunbeam Television Corporation, which owns the l… Continue Reading


January 25, 2012

SHAHEEN: CONGRESS MUST NOT LET FAA SHUT DOWN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today called on the Senate to act quickly to avoid a repeat of last year's partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and renewed her call for a long-term extension of the critical agency. The FAA is operating under a short-term extension that expires at the end of the month. "We cannot allow a repeat of last year's shutdown, which left critical FAA personnel working without pay and threatened important investments in i… Continue Reading


January 24, 2012

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the below statement following President Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress: "In his speech tonight, the President focused on what has long been my number one priority-creating jobs for the American people. He challenged Congress to work together to find bipartisan solutions to our economic problems. "To foster economic growth, the President spoke of the need to concentrate on energy-an area where I … Continue Reading


January 24, 2012

SHAHEEN AND PORTMAN JOIN EACH OTHER AT STATE OF THE UNION TO ADVOCATE FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

(Washington, D.C.) - Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH), authors of the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1000), issued the following statement today about their decision to sit together at tonight's State of the Union address: "We share a conviction that working together is the best way to solve our problems. True bipartisanship has to be about more than appearances - it has to include a commitment to finding bipartisan solutions. That's why we've worked … Continue Reading


January 23, 2012

SHAHEEN SUPPORTS DECISION BY EUROPEAN UNION TO BROADEN SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN

(Washington, DC) - United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today commended European Union (EU) governments for announcing expanded sanctions against the Iranian government for its continued illicit pursuit of a nuclear weapons program. The new sanctions target the Iranian regime's sources of funding for its nuclear program and include a phased embargo of Iranian crude oil imports into the European Union. "I applaud the European Union's decision to join with the United States in expanding sa… Continue Reading


January 20, 2012

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE ANNOUNCE NH STUDENTS SELECTED FOR 2012 SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte today announced the names of the two New Hampshire students who have been selected as delegates to the 50th Anniversary United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 3 - 10, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Ashley Chen of Nashua and Matthew Sanborn of Plymouth were selected to join more than 100 student delegates to attend USSYP's Washington Week, now in its 50th year. Each student delegate will receive a $5,000 unde… Continue Reading


January 19, 2012

NEW HAMPSHIRE TO RECEIVE REMAINDER OF FUNDING FOR HOME HEATING AID PROGRAM

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that New Hampshire will receive $6.5 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a critical home heating assistance program that will help families and seniors in need stay warm this winter. The payment from HHS to New Hampshire's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is the last the state will receive for Fiscal Year 2012. It brings the total LIHEAP funding issued to New Hampshire f… Continue Reading


January 18, 2012

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $443,000 IN DISASTER RELIEF FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced New Hampshire will receive $443,000 in emergency disaster relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The funding, which includes $323,000 from the Farm Service Agency's (FSA) Emergency Conservation Program and $120,000 from the Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Protection program, will help repair damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene and the October Nor'Easter. The funding wil… Continue Reading


January 11, 2012

SHAHEEN: EXTENSION OF SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM IS GOOD NEWS FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE, NATIONAL ECONOMIES

(Seabrook, N.H.) - During a tour of energy technology company SustainX in Seabrook today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) discussed how the recent long-term extension of a federal small business program will help create jobs and foster innovation. Thanks in part to Shaheen's efforts, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program was recently reauthorized for 6 years. The program allows small companies like SustainX to compete for federal research and development dollars, but had bee… Continue Reading


December 23, 2011

SHAHEEN: MANCHESTER JOB CORPS CENTER ANOTHER STEP CLOSER TO CONSTRUCTION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the U.S. Department of Labor has begun the process of pre-soliciting qualified small business general contractors to construct a new jobs center in Manchester, New Hampshire. The pre-solicitation is now available at FedBizOpps.Gov "Today's news is a step in the right direction towards the construction and opening of the Jobs Corps Center in New Hampshire," Shaheen said. "At a time when too many New Hampshire citizens st… Continue Reading


December 22, 2011

NEW HAMPSHIRE TO GET $4.8 MILLION FOR HEATING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that just in time for the holidays, New Hampshire will get an additional $4.8 million in funding for a critical heating assistance program crucial to keeping the state's most vulnerable citizens warm this winter. Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor last week to urge Congress and the Obama Administration to provide funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), crucial heating assistance for families and seni… Continue Reading


December 17, 2011

SHAHEEN: PAYROLL TAX CUT AND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE EXTENSIONS WILL HELP AMERICAN FAMILIES

(Washington, D.C.) - Payroll tax cuts for workers and benefits for the unemployed have been extended for 2 months, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today. These measures will help American families at a crucial time, but need to be extended in the long-term to shore up our fragile economy. The Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 passed the Senate today in an 89-10 vote and now heads to the President, who is expected to sign it soon. "As millions of unemployed and und… Continue Reading


December 16, 2011

SHAHEEN: HOME HEATING ASSISTANCE WILL HELP ENSURE FAMILIES ARE NOT LEFT IN THE COLD

(Washington, DC) - United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke today on the Senate floor to urge Congress to provide funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which provides crucial heating assistance for families and seniors in need during the winter. The Senate is expected to vote on a full-year spending bill later today, which would include almost $3.5 billion for LIHEAP, and send it to the President for his signature. The House passed the spending bill earlie… Continue Reading

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