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July 19, 2012

SHAHEEN SUPPORTS BILL TO BRING JOBS BACK HOME TO AMERICA

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today voiced her support for legislation to end tax deductions for companies shipping jobs overseas and provide a tax credit to companies returning jobs back to the United States. The bill, the Bring Jobs Home Act, was introduced by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and will be brought to the Senate floor for a vote today. "The offshoring of American jobs has hurt the middle class, and it continues to be a real problem," said Shaheen during … Continue Reading


July 18, 2012

SHAHEEN CONDEMNS BULGARIA BOMBING THAT KILLED ISRAELI TOURISTS

(Washington, D.C.) - During a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) condemned the tragic bombing in Bulgaria that killed Israeli citizens. Today's hearing, which was chaired by Shaheen, focused in part on the nomination of Marcie B. Ries to be the Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria. Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below: As some of you may have already heard, this afternoon there was an explosion in Bulgaria on a bus carrying … Continue Reading


July 18, 2012

SHAHEEN WELCOMES POLARTEC CHIEF TO CAPITOL HILL TO DISCUSS NEW HAMPSHIRE JOB CREATION

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed Andy Vecchione, President and CEO of Polartec, LLC, to Capitol Hill today for a Senate steering and outreach committee meeting to discuss the importance of fostering innovation in our economy. Polartec, which manufactures advanced performance textiles, employs over 50 workers at its Hudson, NH facilities and hopes to continue its growth in the state. Mr. Vecchione has served as the company's President and CEO since 2004.… Continue Reading


July 17, 2012

SHAHEEN: SECRET MONEY HAS NO PLACE IN CAMPAIGNS

SHAHEEN: SECRET MONEY HAS NO PLACE IN CAMPAIGNS (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. Earlier in the day, an effort to bring the DISCLOSE Act up for a vote failed. Shaheen's remarks, as p… Continue Reading


July 17, 2012

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH NATIONAL GUARD CHIEF NOMINEE GENERAL FRANK GRASS

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today discussed several issues important to national security and New Hampshire National Guard members during a meeting with Lieutenant General Frank Grass, the President's nominee to become the next General and Chief for the National Guard Bureau. Shaheen and Grass spoke about basing decisions for the Air Force's new refueling tanker, proposed changes in military force structure that could affect the Guard, and the importance of National Gua… Continue Reading


July 17, 2012

HARBOR HOMES, INC. IN NASHUA AWARDED $1 MILLION GRANT TO COMBAT HOMELESSNESS AMONG VETERANS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that Harbor Homes in Nashua has been awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S Department of Labor as part of the Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program. The funding will allow Harbor Homes to provide employment, housing and VA benefits assistance to approximately 300 New Hampshire veterans and their families. Shaheen wrote a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric… Continue Reading


July 17, 2012

SHAHEEN: LONG-TERM DEAL NEEDED TO SOLVE DEBT PROBLEMS

Senator Shaheen today spoke at a press conference hosted by the Aerospace Industries Association about the need for a long-term, comprehensive deal that avoids the automatic cuts that will take effect if Congress does not act before January. Below are Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery. Thank you for initiative taken by AIA to raise attention to impact of sequester through Dr. Fuller's report. We're here today to discuss the automatic cuts that are scheduled for January under the Bud… Continue Reading


July 17, 2012

SHAHEEN: SECRET MONEY HAS NO PLACE IN CAMPAIGNS

SHAHEEN: SECRET MONEY HAS NO PLACE IN CAMPAIGNS (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. Earlier in the day, an effort to bring the DISCLOSE Act up for a vote failed. Shaheen's remarks, as prep… Continue Reading


July 16, 2012

SHAHEEN AND AYOTTE HONOR FIREFIGHTERS FOR HEROIC RESPONSE TO USS MIAMI BLAZE

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) were in Portsmouth today to honor the emergency first responders responsible for containing the fire aboard the USS Miami this past May. Shaheen and Ayotte presented a Senate Resolution recognizing the responders, which they introduced along with U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Scott Brown (R-MA), Susan Collins (R-ME), John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT). The resolution commends the service of al… Continue Reading


July 13, 2012

SHAHEEN: CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN SYRIA MUST BE SECURED

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services Committees, issued the following statement in response to reports that Syria is relocating its stockpile of chemical weapons: "I am greatly concerned about reports that have surfaced of Syria's relocation of its chemical weapons arsenal. Syria has one of the largest chemical weapons programs in the world, and any decision to move these weapons in the midst of a deadly and brutal c… Continue Reading


July 13, 2012

SHAHEEN HELPS KICK OFF SAIL PORTSMOUTH 2012 FESTIVAL

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered remarks today at the Welcome Ceremony of the Sail Portsmouth 2012 festival hosted by the Piscataqua Maritime Commission. The weekend-long festival brings historic vessels to the New Hampshire seacoast in a celebration of maritime tradition and features two replicas of historic ships, the 1776 Providence and the 1812 Pride of Baltimore II. Shaheen's remarks helped to celebrate the importance of the Granite State in America's maritime history.… Continue Reading


July 11, 2012

NEW HAMPSHIRE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AWARDED FEDERAL GRANTS TO BOLSTER CRIME PREVENTION

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that three federal grants have been awarded to New Hampshire law enforcement departments to support crime prevention programs and police operations. The grants are part of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program through the U.S. Department of Justice. "New Hampshire depends on a well-equipped, well-trained law enforcement workforce to protect our families and communities," said Shaheen. "This fundi… Continue Reading


July 06, 2012

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES NEW HAMPSHIRE ECONOMY AT LACONIA TOWN HALL

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) answers questions from a Laconia area resident at a Town Hall Forum at Lakes Region Community College in Laconia. Shaheen discussed important economic issues facing New Hampshire and joined officials in providing an update on efforts to create jobs and grow the economy.… Continue Reading


July 05, 2012

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES GRANT FOR RYE FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the Rye Fire and Rescue Department has been awarded $343,760 for recruitment through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. "Having the necessary men and women needed to protect Rye and respond to emergencies is a top priority for the fire department," Shaheen said. "I am pleased that these funds will be used to add new firefighters to the department who are committed to keepi… Continue Reading


June 29, 2012

SHAHEEN: TRANSPORTATION BILL WILL CREATE JOBS, GROW ECONOMY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today applauded Congressional passage of a long-term transportation bill that will fund federal highway and transit programs through 2014, avoiding a pending shutdown of the federal transportation program and providing critical certainty for New Hampshire transportation projects such as I-93. The legislation also prevents a pending increase in student loan interest rates. The legislation was passed by both chambers of Congress today and wi… Continue Reading


June 28, 2012

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT RULING ON HEALTH CARE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act: "This law is already helping thousands of people in New Hampshire and it's going to help thousands more. When it's fully implemented, it will mean a reformed system that addresses costs and improves security and stability in health care coverage. Congress should work together in a bipartisan way on health care."… Continue Reading


June 26, 2012

SHAHEEN: HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATORS NOT WELCOME IN U.S.

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) continued her leadership in addressing human rights abuses in Russia and around the world today as she joined other members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to pass the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law of Accountability Act. Named after Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer who was falsely imprisoned, denied medical care, and ultimately died while in Russian custody for exposing government corruption, the Magnitsky Act would deny trave… Continue Reading


June 25, 2012

SHAHEEN HONORS 96-YEAR-OLD CLUBMOBILE VOLUNTEER FOR SERVICE IN WWII

One day after she helped pass a Senate Resolution recognizing Red Cross Clubmobile volunteers, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made a stop in Rye to personally thank Margo Harrington for her service as a Clubmobile volunteer during World War II. To help celebrate Harrington's 96th birthday a day earlier, Shaheen met with Harrington at her home to present her with a copy of the resolution honoring her courage and bravery. "This is part of history that needs to be remembered," Shaheen said dur… Continue Reading


June 25, 2012

U.S. SENATE PASSES RESOLUTION HONORING COURAGEOUS EFFORTS OF AMERICAN RED CROSS CLUBMOBILES

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The United States Senate has unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing thousands of American women who volunteered with the American Red Cross during World War II to help feed and entertain U.S. troops near overseas airfields and bases. Chosen through a rigorous interview process, these women served near the front lines, providing coffee and doughnuts to troops from converted busses that also contained built-in lounges in which service members could rest, listen to… Continue Reading


June 22, 2012

SHAHEEN AND AYOTTE CALL FOR POSTAL SERVICE COMMUNITY MEETING IN SUGAR HILL

(Washington, D.C.) - In a letter sent today to the United States Postal Service, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) expressed their concern over the nature of recent postal service changes at the town postal unit in Sugar Hill. Sugar Hill residents recently learned that retail postal service at the unit would be reduced to a single half-hour per day and that some services would be eliminated. The reduction was announced through a poster on the building's front door, whi… Continue Reading

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