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October 12, 2011

SHAHEEN PRESENTS AWARD TO PORTSMOUTH SHIPYARD FOR ACHIEVEMENTS IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) stands with Under Secretary of the Navy Robert Work (second from left), Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment Jackalyne Pfannenstiel (far right), and other award recipients at the Secretary of the Navy's Energy and Water Management Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today presented an award to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, recognizing its success at re… Continue Reading


October 12, 2011

SHAHEEN JOINS SENATORS TO URGE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE TO DROP INVESTIGATION INTO PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND TO SUPPORT WOMEN’S HEALTH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined ten Senators today in sending a letter to U.S. Representative Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, urging him and his colleagues to abandon their investigation of Planned Parenthood and their affiliates and to focus instead on job creation and economic growth. The letter expresses the Senators' strong disapproval of the "frivolous and fiscally irresponsible" investigation, and under… Continue Reading


October 07, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF THERESE FOSTER

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today released the following statement on the passing of Foster's Daily Democrat owner and editor Therese Foster. "Terri Foster's passing represents a significant loss for the world of New Hampshire journalism. I've always admired the passion she brought to the newsroom, and her personal devotion to the people of the Seacoast and our state. "My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Foster family."… Continue Reading


October 07, 2011

SHAHEEN TO ACCEPT “NEW ENGLANDER OF THE YEAR” AWARD

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will accept the New England Council's "New Englander of the Year" award Tuesday at a ceremony in Boston. The award honors residents of New England for their leadership and impact on the region's quality of life and economy. "I am honored to receive this award and to have the opportunity to address the New England businesses community about my work to spur economic growth and help our region stay competitive. I'll continue to look for opport… Continue Reading


October 05, 2011

SHAHEEN: ARMY CORPS CONTRACTING CASE PROVES NEED FOR OVERSIGHT

(Washington, D.C.) - In the wake of a federal indictment alleging a $20 million fraud in an Army Corps of Engineering contract, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Pentagon officials to preserve and strengthen the department's oversight capabilities as they implement coming budget reductions. "We cannot allow this kind of fraud to run unchecked," Shaheen said. "This kind of waste erodes trust in our government and makes our already difficult fiscal situation that much worse. We need ro… Continue Reading


October 05, 2011

SHAHEEN, BASS HONOR EAST ROCHESTER RESIDENT AS NEW HAMPSHIRE ‘ANGEL IN ADOPTION’

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congressman Charles F. Bass (R-NH-02) today praised Don Chick of East Rochester, New Hampshire for being named a Congressional Angel in Adoption by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute for his work with children in New Hampshire's foster care system. Shaheen and Bass both nominated Chick, who will be honored at a ceremony on Capitol Hill this week. Shaheen said, "By volunteering his professional talents in his spare time to help … Continue Reading


October 04, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON RETIREMENT OF SUPREME COURT JUSTICE JAMES DUGGAN

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement regarding the retirement of Senior Associate Supreme Court Justice James Duggan. Duggan was confirmed as Supreme Court justice in 2001, after being nominated by then-Governor Shaheen. "During his distinguished career of public service, Justice Duggan has been the epitome of professionalism and integrity." "He has brought real-world experience and pragmatism to the bench, and has worked tirelessly to ensure j… Continue Reading


October 04, 2011

CHAIRMAN, RANKING MEMBER OF BUDGET COMMITTEE INDICATE SUPPORT FOR BIENNIAL BUDGETING

(Washington, D.C.) - Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-AL) indicated at a hearing today of their committee that they were prepared to support a transition to biennial budgeting, similar to the proposal from Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) in their Biennial Budget Appropriations Act, S.211. "Chairman Conrad and Ranking Member Sessions' support is a critical step forward for biennial budgeting," Shaheen said. "Nobody understa… Continue Reading


September 29, 2011

SHAHEEN: SKILLED MANUFACTURERS WILL KEEP U.S. ECONOMY COMPETITIVE AND BRING JOBS TO NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Rochester, NH) - A skilled manufacturing workforce is critical to creating high-quality jobs and keeping our economy globally competitive, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said today during a visit to Albany Engineered Composites in Rochester, New Hampshire. Shaheen toured the company's manufacturing facilities and discussed the economic benefits of a recent Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) grant awarded to the state's community college system for worker training. "The new high-tech jobs c… Continue Reading


September 28, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $1.4 MILLION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS IN MANCHESTER, CLAREMONT, AND PELHAM

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that New Hampshire has been awarded three grants totaling $1,436,437 through the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program for the hiring and rehiring of career law enforcement officers. The awards will go to the police departments in Manchester, Claremont, and Pelham, and support a total of six law enforcement positions. "These awards will help our state address two of the most … Continue Reading


September 27, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES GRANT TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES INCREASE EXPORTS AND REACH NEW MARKETS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that New Hampshire will receive $299,493 to help more small businesses increase their exports by reaching new foreign markets. The funding comes from the Small Business Administration's State Trade Export Promotion (STEP) grant program, which was created by the Small Business Jobs Act, legislation Shaheen helped craft as a member of the Senate Small Business Committee. "Exports represent a tremendous potential for growth for … Continue Reading


September 27, 2011

SHAHEEN AND ISAKSON TO SUPERCOMMITTEE: BIENNIAL BUDGETING WOULD REDUCE SPENDING, INCREASE OVERSIGHT

(Washington, D.C.) -U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) called on the deficit-fighting supercommittee to consider adding biennial budgeting to their upcoming package of proposed reforms. To reduce waste and increase oversight, Isakson and Shaheen introduced legislation earlier this year to switch Congress from an annual spending process to a biennial, two-year cycle, dedicating one year to passing spending bills and the other year to scrutinizing federal programs. In a… Continue Reading


September 26, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $19.9 MILLION FOR WORKER TRAINING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that New Hampshire has been awarded a competitive $19,974,792 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to train workers in advanced manufacturing skills. "Manufacturing is a critical driver of economic growth and employment in our state," Shaheen said. "However, as businesses replace traditional manufacturing methods with advanced technology, many job-seekers have been unable to keep up because they lack the specialize… Continue Reading


September 22, 2011

SHAHEEN ACCEPTS WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP AWARD

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) accepted the Torchbearer Award an award this week from The Women Legislators' Lobby (WiLL) and Women's Action for New Direction (WAND) in Washington, DC at the biennial "Women at the Table of Power Conference." The WiLL/WAND Torchbearer Award recognizes inspirational women leaders in the fields of peace, justice, and the advancement of women. Pictured: State Senator Nan Grogan Orrock (GA), WiLL President; Eileen Kirlin, Executive Vice-President, SEIU; U.S. Sen… Continue Reading


September 22, 2011

SHAHEEN VOICES SUPPORT FOR STRENGTHENING TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

SHAHEEN VOICES SUPPORT FOR STRENGTHENING TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM As prepared for delivery: We live in a globalized economy unlike anything previous generations have known. The spread of communications and manufacturing technology has opened up new resources and new markets to American entrepreneurs and innovators. This globalization has offered us incredible new opportunities. When given a level playing field, the American workforce has shown it can out-compete and out-… Continue Reading


September 22, 2011

SHAHEEN VOICES SUPPORT FOR STRENGTHENING TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

SHAHEEN VOICES SUPPORT FOR STRENGTHENING TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor today to support continuing important reforms to the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA). Below are her remarks, as prepared for delivery: We live in a globalized economy unlike anything previous generations have known. The spread of communications and manufacturing technology has opened up new resources and new markets to American ent… Continue Reading


September 20, 2011

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH PRIME MINISTER OF GEORGIA, NIKA GILAURI

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, today met with Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri at her Washington office. Shaheen and Gilauri spoke about political developments in the South Caucasus, U.S.-Georgia relations, the upcoming 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago, and Georgia's economic and trade initiatives. Shaheen and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) sponsored a resolution affirming U.S. support for Georgia's territorial… Continue Reading


September 16, 2011

SHAHEEN: EXPORTS KEY TO JOB CREATION

(Salem, NH) - Expansion to overseas markets is one of the best ways for small businesses to grow and create jobs, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said today during a tour of photo booth manufacturer Innovative FOTO in Salem. Innovative FOTO has already added four new full-time jobs this year, thanks in part to the firm's exports, and Shaheen said other small companies could enjoy similar success by harnessing the power of international sales. "With 95 percent of the world's customers living… Continue Reading


September 16, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $150,000 FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF FORMER GROVETON MILLS COMPLEX

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the New Hampshire North Country Council has been awarded a $150,000 Economic Development Administration (EDA) planning grant for the Groveton Mill Redevelopment Project. The funding will be used to develop a comprehensive business, engineering, and marketing plan for the expansion and improvement of the former Groveton Paper Board and Wausau Mills. "This redevelopment grant uses taxpayer dollars to leverage private inves… Continue Reading


September 15, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR LYNCH’S DECISION NOT TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the below announcement following New Hampshire Governor John Lynch's decision not to run for re-election: "During his time in the Governor's office, John Lynch's achievements on behalf of the people of New Hampshire have been tremendous. His record speaks for itself. At a time when most states are feeling the brunt of a tepid economic recovery, New Hampshire's unemployment rate stands at nearly half the national average and its p… Continue Reading

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