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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


April 10, 2012

SHAHEEN WELCOMES VA SECRETARY SHINSEKI FOR VET CENTER TOUR

(Hooksett, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to New Hampshire today for a tour of the new site of the Manchester Vet Center in Hooksett. Shaheen worked closely with the Department of Veterans Affairs to approve the center's relocation and secure final approval of the contract. "It's terrific to have Secretary Shinseki here today for our first look at the future home of the Manchester Vet Center," said Senator Shaheen. "Our veterans have e… Continue Reading


April 06, 2012

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $432,000 FEDERAL GRANT TO BUILD BUSINESS CENTER IN RAYMOND

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced that the Regional Economic Development Center of Southern New Hampshire (REDC) has won a $432,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to construct a business center in Raymond. The center will train displaced manufacturing workers in skills for technology-related businesses and provide resources to local businesses to help them grow. Shaheen sent a letter to the EDA supporting the grant application from… Continue Reading


April 06, 2012

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES NEW HAMPSHIRE ECONOMY IN NORTH COUNTRY VISIT

Senator Jeanne Shaheen takes questions from North Country residents at a Town Hall Forum in Berlin. Shaheen discussed important economic issues facing the North Country, and joined local officials in providing an update on efforts to help create jobs and grow the economy. Shaheen operates a student-built robot during a meeting with the Mount Washington Valley FIRST Robotics Team at Kennett High School. Shaheen spoke to students about her Innovation Inspiration School Grant Program, which wo… Continue Reading


April 05, 2012

SHAHEEN PROVIDES NH ECONOMIC UPDATE AT MILFORD ROTARY CLUB

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) speaks at the Milford Rotary Club on Wednesday in Milford. Shaheen was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club's weekly meeting and provided an update on important issues affecting the state's economy.… Continue Reading


April 02, 2012

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

(Washington, D.C.) - For the 15 days leading up to April 15th, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will be posting a fact each day on her Facebook and Twitter pages to let constituents know why comprehensive tax reform is crucial. "For the 15 days leading to Tax Day, I'll be sharing a fact each day on my Facebook and Twitter pages to show why we need comprehensive tax reform and a fairer system," Shaheen said. "Right now the tax code is too long, too complicated, and puts too high a burden on mi… Continue Reading


March 29, 2012

SHAHEEN: DISAPPOINTED THAT HOUSE REJECTED BIPARTISAN, LONG-TERM EXTENSION OF TRANSPORTATION BILL

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the below statement after the U.S. House of Representatives today rejected the opportunity to pass a bipartisan, long-term extension of a critical transportation bill. "I am disappointed that the House of Representatives refused to pass a long-term highway bill that would have supported nearly 2 million jobs and allowed for crucial infrastructure investments," Shaheen said. "All around the country there are projects like I-93 that… Continue Reading


March 27, 2012

SHAHEEN CALLS ON HOUSE TO PASS BIPARTISAN, LONG-TERM EXTENSION OF TRANSPORTATION BILL

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) took to the Senate floor today to call on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a bipartisan, long-term extension of a critical transportation bill that will create jobs and invest in infrastructure projects critical to America's safety and economy. Earlier this month the bill passed the Senate 74-22. Shaheen also hosted a press conference call today on the topic and was joined by Cliff Sinnott, Executive Director of the Rockingham Pl… Continue Reading


March 26, 2012

BUSINESS CENTER IN PLYMOUTH WINS $731,000 FEDERAL GRANT

(Washington, D.C.) -The Grafton County Economic Development Council has won a $731,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to create a new business resource center in Plymouth, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today. Shaheen sent a letter to Commerce Secretary John Bryson in December in support of the grant, highlighting how the new Enterprise Center will provide important resources to New Hampshire businesses looking to grow and expand. The Enterprise Cent… Continue Reading


March 23, 2012

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE NOMINATION OF DARTMOUTH PRESIDENT JIM YONG KIM TO BE HEAD OF WORLD BANK

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today released the below statement on the nomination by President Barack of Obama of Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim to become the new president of the World Bank: "I offer my congratulations to Dartmouth College president Jim Yong Kim. Jim has been a leader on global health issues, and his focus on eliminating poverty and promoting sustainable development make him an excellent choice to become the new president of the World Bank. … Continue Reading

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