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May 31, 2012

FEDERAL REGULATORS RELEASE REPORT ON OCTOBER POWER OUTAGES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed the release today of a study by federal regulators of the widespread power outages that occurred in New Hampshire and other New England states last October following a major snowstorm. The study, requested in a joint letter by Sens. Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and conducted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, focused on the federally regulated high-voltage transm… Continue Reading


May 31, 2012

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES NEW HAMPSHIRE ECONOMY AT LONDONDERRY TOWN HALL

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) answers questions from a Londonderry area resident at a Town Hall Forum in Londonderry. Shaheen discussed important economic issues facing the Londonderry region and joined officials in providing an update on efforts to help create jobs and grow the economy. Shaheen presides over a military service medals ceremony for five New Hampshire veterans at her Senate office in Manchester. From left to right are Manuel Biskaduros of Bedford (Korean War), Senior Chief Dan … Continue Reading


May 24, 2012

SHAHEEN MEASURES INCLUDED IN NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) voted in support today of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013, which was passed out of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) by a unanimous vote. The bill includes a number of measures authored or supported by Shaheen. "This legislation will strengthen our defense, improve the readiness of our military, and improve the health and safety of our brave men and women in uniform," said Shaheen, a member of t… Continue Reading


May 24, 2012

SHAHEEN AMENDMENT INCLUDED IN DEFENSE BILL, WOULD ENSURE EQUITY FOR SERVICEWOMEN IN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

(Washington, D.C.) - Women in the military would finally have the same rights to reproductive health services as the civilians they protect, under an amendment offered by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), strongly supported by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and included in the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act approved today by the Senate Armed Services Committee. The amendment would put Department of Defense rules on abortion care in line with other federal policies by giving wo… Continue Reading


May 24, 2012

SNOWE, SHAHEEN AND AYOTTE STATEMENT ON PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD FIRE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) released the below statement following last night's fire at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery. "Our thoughts are with the injured firefighters and crew members, whose brave and swift response helped prevent a crisis. We also commend the Navy and its local partners for their successful efforts to contain the situation and to ensure continued operations at the Shipyard. The men and women at… Continue Reading


May 24, 2012

SHAHEEN: IMPLEMENT A STRONG VOLCKER RULE TO PROTECT TAXPAYERS AND INVESTORS

(Washington, D.C.) - In the wake of news that trades in complex financial instruments cost JPMorgan Chase more than $2 billion, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is calling on federal regulators to enact a strong ban on high-risk trading by large commercial banks that are federally insured. Shaheen, who opposed the Wall Street bailout because it lacked accountability for banks, said she is concerned that the draft of this rule currently under consideration contains loopholes that put taxpayers … Continue Reading


May 23, 2012

SHAHEEN: DISCLOSE ACT WILL BRING TRANSPARENCY TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING

SHAHEEN: DISCLOSE ACT WILL BRING TRANSPARENCY TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to voice her support for the Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act, which would bring transparency to corporate and special interest spending in elections. Shaheen is an original cosponsor of the legislation. Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below: Mr. President, I rise to… Continue Reading


May 23, 2012

SHAHEEN: DISCLOSE ACT WILL BRING TRANSPARENCY TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING

SHAHEEN: DISCLOSE ACT WILL BRING TRANSPARENCY TO CAMPAIGN SPENDING (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to voice her support for the Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act, which would bring transparency to corporate and special interest spending in elections. Shaheen is an original cosponsor of the legislation. Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below: Mr. President, I rise today… Continue Reading


May 22, 2012

SHAHEEN AND AYOTTE INTRODUCE BILL AIMED AT BOOSTING SMALL BUSINESSES

(Washington, D.C.) - As part of National Small Business Week, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today introduced The Small Business Export Growth Act, bipartisan legislation that would remove barriers for small businesses seeking to export their products and services. The Senators, who serve on the Senate Small Business Committee, introduced the legislation in response to feedback they heard from New Hampshire businesses during a committee field hearing they held in Ma… Continue Reading


May 22, 2012

SENATE ARMED SERVICES SUBCOMMITTEE REJECTS BRAC, REPEALS MISGUIDED SHIPYARD PROVISIONS

(Washington, DC)- A key panel today rejected the Pentagon's request for another round of base closures, with U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) voting with their colleagues to prevent two new Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) rounds. All three senators are members of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, which approved today its portion of the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the a… Continue Reading


May 22, 2012

SHAHEEN: EXPORTS KEY TO SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH

SHAHEEN: EXPORTS KEY TO SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made the following remarks on the floor of the Senate to discuss her bipartisan legislation to boost small business exports, The Small Business Export Growth Act, which she introduced today with Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below: Today, I'd like to talk about the importance of small businesses to our economy as we celebrate National Small … Continue Reading


May 22, 2012

SHAHEEN: EXPORTS KEY TO SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH

SHAHEEN: EXPORTS KEY TO SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made the following remarks on the floor of the Senate to discuss her bipartisan legislation to boost small business exports, The Small Business Export Growth Act, which she introduced today with Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below: Today, I'd like to talk about the importance of small businesses to our economy as we celebrate National Small … Continue Reading


May 21, 2012

SHAHEEN-PORTMAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL WILL SAVE CONSUMERS $60 BILLION, HELP BUSINESSES CREATE 159,000 JOBS

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A new study has calculated that bipartisan energy-efficiency legislation from U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) could save consumers $60 billion by 2030, help businesses add 159,000 jobs to the economy and cut carbon-dioxide emissions by the equivalent of taking 21 million cars off the road. The study released today by economists and policy experts at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) says homeowners and businesses will se… Continue Reading


May 18, 2012

SHAHEEN AND COLLINS URGE CONGRESS TO RENEW DIABETES PROGRAM

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, led a bipartisan group of 70 other senators in calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to work together to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program. "Diabetes is a devastating condition that does not discriminate. It affects people of every age, race and nationality," the senators wrote in a letter to Reid and McConnell. "It is the … Continue Reading


May 16, 2012

SHAHEEN CALLS ON CONGRESS TO PASS SENATE'S BIPARTISAN VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

SHAHEEN CALLS ON CONGRESS TO PASS SENATE'S BIPARTISAN VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to affirm her support for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and urge the House of Representatives to pass the bipartisan, Senate-passed version of the bill. Shaheen said the Senate version of the bill honors the bipartisan history of the legislation and includes new protections for victims in same-sex relationships, fo… Continue Reading


May 15, 2012

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON REAUTHORIZATION OF EXPORT-IMPORT BANK

This interactive map shows which New Hampshire businesses have been able to increase their exports through the assistance of the Export-Import Bank: http://www.shaheen.senate.gov/export-import/ (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after a bill to reauthorize the Export-Import bank passed in the Senate in a 78-20 vote. "The Export-Import Bank strengthens our economy by helping American companies sell their goods abroad, expand their busine… Continue Reading


May 15, 2012

SHAHEEN PRAISES NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMITMENT TO STEM EDUCATION

(Washington, D.C.) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today applauded a new commitment by New Hampshire's two public higher education systems to increase the number of graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The University System of New Hampshire and the Community College System of New Hampshire today agreed to a joint effort to increase the number of graduates in STEM fields by 50% by 2020, and to double the number of graduates by 2025. Shaheen has long bee… Continue Reading


May 14, 2012

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE TO AIR FORCE: PEASE IS A “CLEARLY SUPERIOR” BASE FOR NEW TANKER

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Based on new criteria released today, Pease Air National Guard Base is the best location for the Air Force's new KC-46A tanker, said U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) in a letter to Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz. Earlier today, the Air Force released metrics that will determine the basing location for the new KC-46A tanker, which will replace the KC-135 tankers that the Guard currently flies out of Pease. "Based on the metrics the … Continue Reading


May 14, 2012

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS SUPPORT SHAHEEN-PORTMAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY LEGISLATION

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest industrial trade association in the U.S., representing over 13,000 small, medium and large manufacturers, is supporting the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1000), authored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH). The Shaheen-Portman bill would establish a national energy efficiency strategy to increase the use of existing energy efficiency technologies in the residential… Continue Reading


May 14, 2012

SHAHEEN: WE MUST SUPPORT EXPORT-IMPORT BANK TO HELP NH BUSINESSES GROW

(Hollis, NH) - The Export-Import Bank is important to New Hampshire businesses that rely on its assistance to sell goods overseas and expand into foreign markets, said U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) in a visit today to Skelley Medical in Hollis. The bank will shut down on May 31 if Congress does not pass a reauthorization. "Helping small businesses grow their exports is one of the best things we can do to strengthen our economy and help companies provide quality jobs in New Hampshire," Sh… Continue Reading

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