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April 26, 2012

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SUPPORTS SHAHEEN-PORTMAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY LEGISLATION

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses and organizations, is urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to take up 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 an energy efficiency strategy to increase the use of existi… Continue Reading


April 26, 2012

SENATORS INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO BOLSTER SMALL BUSINESS ACCESS TO CAPITAL

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine), Mary L. Landrieu (D-Louisiana), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) have introduced legislation, S.2364, that would extend for one year a provision allowing small business owners to use Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans to refinance existing commercial mortgages. The measure, originally enacted as part of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, did not become operational until February 2012, significantly shortening the peri… Continue Reading


April 26, 2012

SHAHEEN: HOUSE SHOULD WORK WITH SENATE ON LONG-TERM TRANSPORTATION BILL

SHAHEEN: HOUSE SHOULD WORK WITH SENATE ON LONG-TERM TRANSPORTATION BILL Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today called on the House of Representatives to begin working with the Senate on a final version of a long-term federal transportation bill to fund critical highway and transit programs. In remarks on the Senate floor, Shaheen spoke specifically of the bill's importance to completing work on New Hampshire's badly congested Interstate 93. The nation's federal transp… Continue Reading


April 26, 2012

SHAHEEN: WHEN NEW HAMPSHIRE RESIDENTS FLIP THE SWITCH, THEY EXPECT THE LIGHTS TO GO ON

CAPTION: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke with Tom Getz, former Chairman of the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, after today's hearing. (April 26, 2012. Washington, DC) (Washington, DC) - A documented increase in severe weather-related power outages in New Hampshire and across the country demands a coordinated response from regulators and the power industry, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said today. Shaheen pressed witnesses during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Co… Continue Reading


April 25, 2012

SHAHEEN: HOUSE SHOULD WORK WITH SENATE ON LONG-TERM TRANSPORTATION BILL

SHAHEEN: HOUSE SHOULD WORK WITH SENATE ON LONG-TERM TRANSPORTATION BILL (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today called on the House of Representatives to begin working with the Senate on a final version of a long-term federal transportation bill to fund critical highway and transit programs. In remarks on the Senate floor, Shaheen spoke specifically of the bill's importance to completing work on New Hampshire's badly congested Interstate 93. The nation's federal tra… Continue Reading


April 25, 2012

SHAHEEN: CAPPING INSURANCE ASSISTANCE TO LARGE FARMS COULD SAVE $1 BILLION A YEAR

(Washington, D.C.) - Cutting excessive insurance subsidies to large farms could save taxpayers billions of dollars, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said today. Shaheen called on the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture to consider implementing crop insurance reforms recommended in a recent General Accountability Office (GAO) report. The program helps farmers pay their insurance premiums to protect against risks associated with farming. The GAO report found that about a third of premium supp… Continue Reading


April 25, 2012

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE ANNOUNCE NEW HAMPSHIRE MILITARY SERVICE ACADEMY DAY

(Washington, D.C.) -U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, invite New Hampshire students interested in attending any of the country's military service academies to attend New Hampshire Military Service Academy Day on Saturday, May 12, in Concord. The event will feature representatives from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy and th… Continue Reading


April 25, 2012

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $12 MILLION FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROJECT IN CONWAY

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced a $12,093,000 package of grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a wastewater treatment project in Conway. The award will fully fund the construction of a pipeline from Conway Village's wastewater plant to one in North Conway that has the capacity to take on additional treatment. The village's current wastewater facility is operating at capacity and uses outdated technology that does not treat the… Continue Reading


April 24, 2012

SHAHEEN: VETERANS’ HEALTH CARE PROGRAM WILL NOT BE SUBJECT TO AUTOMATIC CUTS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today welcomed the announcement from White House budget officials that funding for veterans' health care programs will not be subject to automatic budget cuts. The announcement follows a bill introduced in February by Shaheen and U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Mark Begich (D-AK) that ensured that health care for U.S. veterans would be fully exempt from any across-the-board cuts to federal spending mandated by last year's bipartisan deal … Continue Reading


April 23, 2012

SHAHEEN CONTINUES CALL TO REAUTHORIZE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

(Rochester, NH) - Law enforcement officials and service providers for victims of domestic violence joined U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today to explain why Congress must reauthorize and extend the Violence Against Women Act. Shaheen toured the Strafford County Family Justice Center (SCFJC) in Rochester. For nearly 20 years, the Act has provided federal funding for critical services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Unless Congress reauthorizes it before the end of the … Continue Reading


April 20, 2012

SHAHEEN AND AYOTTE FEATURED GUESTS AT PORTSMOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) answer questions at a breakfast forum hosted by the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce. Shaheen and Ayotte, who are the nation's first bipartisan, all-female delegation in the Senate, were featured speakers at the forum and provided updates on important issues affecting the Seacoast region.… Continue Reading


April 19, 2012

SENATORS SHAHEEN, PORTMAN URGE LEADERS REID, MCCONNELL TO TAKE UP BIPARTISAN ENERGY SAVINGS AND INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS ACT

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) today sent a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to take up their bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC) as quickly as possible. The Shaheen-Portman bill would establish a national energy efficiency strategy to increase the use of existing energy efficiency technologies in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors of our… Continue Reading


April 18, 2012

SHAHEEN CALLS TO PROTECT U.S. POSTAL SERVICES

SHAHEEN CALLS TO PROTECT U.S. POSTAL SERVICES Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor today about the importance of protecting the U.S. Postal Service from unnecessary cuts and ensuring the reliable service Americans have come to expect. The Postal service employs 550,000 Americans nationwide and serves as a lynchpin for an industry that contributes over a trillion dollars to our economy, Shaheen said. (April 18)… Continue Reading


April 17, 2012

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE, BASS URGE VA TO CONSIDER NORTH COUNTRY CLINIC

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) undergoes its regular process for establishing Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) around the country, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), along with Rep. Charles F. Bass (R-NH), wrote today to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki urging him to consider Coos County as a potential location. In the letter, the delegation members underscored the difficulty that North Country veterans currently face in accessing me… Continue Reading


April 17, 2012

SHAHEEN: EXCESSIVE SPECULATION IN THE ENERGY MARKETS MUST STOP

(Washington, D.C.) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today urged the Obama Administration to move faster on enforcing measures Congress passed to curb runaway oil speculation and lower gas prices, while she welcomed the President's announcement of new plans to increase oversight of oil markets. Shaheen today again urged the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to implement limits on speculation written into the 2010 Wall Street Reform Act. The CFTC has missed the deadline for implemen… Continue Reading


April 16, 2012

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

(Washington, D.C.) -Just in time for Tax Day, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) concluded her "15 TAX FACTS IN 15 DAYS" online series with a post that continued her call for comprehensive tax reform. The series, which consisted of daily posts on Shaheen's Facebook and Twitter pages, highlighted problems with the current tax system. This effort comes just as the Senate prepares to vote tonight on the Buffett rule, which establishes a new alternative minimum tax for millionaires. "As Tax Day app… Continue Reading


April 13, 2012

SHAHEEN: WE MUST REAUTHORIZE THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

(Nashua, NH) -Renewing the Violence Against Women Act is vital to providing services to New Hampshire women and families dealing with domestic abuse, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said today in a roundtable discussion at the Bridges Domestic and Sexual Violence Support center in Nashua. Federal funding for critical services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault will run out in September if Congress doesn't reauthorize the legislation. First passed in 1994, the Violence Against… Continue Reading


April 13, 2012

SHAHEEN: AN INVESTMENT IN SCIENCE EDUCATION IS AN INVESTMENT IN OUR FUTURE ECONOMIC SUCCESS

(Londonderry, NH) - Making sure our students are proficient in science and technology is critical to maintaining our competitive edge in the global economy, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said today during a visit to Londonderry High School. Shaheen came to the school to meet with its FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics team, the PVC Pirates. While there, she discussed her Innovation Inspiration School Grant Program, which would provide long-term econ… Continue Reading


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

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