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December 01, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT (NDAA)

SENATOR SHAHEEN'S STATEMENT ON SENATE FLOOR ABOUT NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT (NDAA) (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke today on the Senate floor about the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 (S.1867), which includes several measures authored or supported by Shaheen. The annual defense bill authorizes all Department of Defense programs for the coming fiscal year, and addresses major defense policy issues. Video of Shahee… Continue Reading


December 01, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT (NDAA)

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke today on the Senate floor about the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 (S.1867), which includes several measures authored or supported by Shaheen. The annual defense bill authorizes all Department of Defense programs for the coming fiscal year, and addresses major defense policy issues. Video of Shaheen's speech can be viewed here: http://1.usa.gov/tc2nF8 Senator Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for de… Continue Reading


December 01, 2011

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 (S.1867), which includes several measures authored or supported by Shaheen. The annual defense bill authorizes all Department of Defense programs for the coming fiscal year and addresses major defense policy issues. The measure passed in a 93 to 7 vote and must now be reconciled with the version of the bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. … Continue Reading


November 30, 2011

SENATE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES AMENDMENT TO KEEP MISSING LIBYAN ARMS OUT OF TERRORISTS’ HANDS

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The U.S. Senate today unanimously accepted a bipartisan amendment to the FY 2012 Defense Authorization bill that urges greater action by the Obama Administration to keep Libya's stockpile of about 20,000 portable anti-aircraft missiles, known as MANPADS, out of the hands of terrorists who wish to do harm to Americans. The amendment was coauthored by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and a member of the Senate Armed Services … Continue Reading


November 29, 2011

RENEWAL OF CRITICAL SMALL BUSINESS RESEARCH PROGRAM ADVANCES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today hailed the Senate passage of a bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would renew a program integral to American innovation. The amendment would extend for eight years the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which allows small companies to compete for federal research dollars. A similar SBIR measure included by Shaheen during the bill's original consideration in the Armed Services C… Continue Reading


November 28, 2011

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE APPLAUD SENATE VOTE TO GIVE NATIONAL GUARD SEAT ON JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF

(Washington, D.C.) - The U.S. Senate this evening approved a bipartisan amendment that would create a permanent seat for the Chief of the National Guard Bureau on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, co-sponsored the National Guard Empowerment Act (S. 1025), which was introduced by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and had strong bipartisan support. The bill was inclu… Continue Reading


November 21, 2011

SHAHEEN JOINS WORLD LEADERS AT HALIFAX INTERNATIONAL SECURITY FORUM

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan Congressional delegation led by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Mark Udall (D-CO) at the Halifax International Security Forum over the weekend in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Shaheen, the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, discussed a wide range of global security issues with international leaders, business executives, and academics from across the globe. She also participated on a panel discu… Continue Reading


November 18, 2011

SHAHEEN: BERLIN PRISON RECEIVES FUNDING NEEDED TO OPEN

(Washington, DC) - President Obama has signed into law a bill that contains funds for the opening of Berlin Prison, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today. The 2012 Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill, which was passed by the House and Senate Thursday, includes $6.5 billion in funding for the Bureau of Prisons. It specifically prioritizes funding for the three prisons nationwide that have been completed but are awaiting funding to open-including Berlin Prison. "After… Continue Reading


November 17, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF GEORGE WILSON

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today released the following statement on the passing of former Concord Monitor Publisher George Wilson: "George Wilson was a true newsman who worked his way up in the industry, from ads salesman to reporter and eventually to publisher of the Concord Monitor and CEO of its parent company. He recognized the importance of good journalism and the value of supporting and fostering strong, vibrant local newspapers. I will always admire his dedica… Continue Reading


November 16, 2011

SHAHEEN: BERLIN PRISON EXPECTED TO GET FUNDING THIS WEEK TO FINALLY OPEN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced that this week Berlin Prison is finally expected to get the funds it needs to open. The Senate and House will likely pass the final version of the 2012 Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill this week and send it to the President to sign into law. The spending bill includes $6.5 billion in funding for the Bureau of Prisons and specifically prioritizes funding for the three prisons nationwide that have been completed but… Continue Reading


November 10, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON VETERANS DAY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today released the following statement in commemoration of Veterans Day. "Whenever we reflect on the role veterans have played in our nation's history, we are immediately drawn to that most basic and sacred tradition of military service, the willingness to stand in harm's way to protect others. Time and again, brave American men and women have accepted this responsibility without question or hesitation. Regardless of generation, race, or… Continue Reading


November 10, 2011

SHAHEEN PUSHES FOR FULL FUNDING OF CRITICAL HEAT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Washington, DC.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of 34 colleagues calling on Senate appropriations leaders to fund the Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) program at last year's level, at minimum, in any spending bills moving forward. "LIHEAP is a crucial program and a lifeline during these tough economic times for thousands of New Hampshire families and seniors living on fixed incomes. We must ensure that no one has to choose between paying for heat, or … Continue Reading


November 10, 2011

SHAHEEN SUPPORTS BILL TO PUT VETERANS BACK TO WORK

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today voted for legislation that would help veterans find jobs. The VOW to Hire Heroes Act offers tax credits to businesses who hire veterans, funds additional job training for older veterans, and makes it easier for veterans to apply for federal jobs while still on active duty. The bill, which Shaheen cosponsored, passed the Senate in a vote of 95-0 and now heads to the House for consideration. "Transitioning back to civilian life and f… Continue Reading


November 10, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON MISTREATMENT OF TROOPS’ REMAINS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to a Washington Post report today that the remains of troops killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan were systematically deposited in a landfill near Dover Air Force Base. This newest disclosure comes on the heels of recent federal investigations revealing "gross mismanagement" at the base. "I am left both shocked and sickened by this report… Continue Reading


November 09, 2011

SHAHEEN: REDUCING AIR POLLUTION WILL PROTECT HEALTH AND WELFARE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE CITIZENS

SHAHEEN: REDUCING AIR POLLUTION WILL PROTECT HEALTH AND WELFARE OF NH CITIZENS (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday to support the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and emphasize the economic and health benefits of reducing air pollution. Below are Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, I rise today in strong opposition to the efforts by Sen. Paul to nullify the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air … Continue Reading


November 09, 2011

SHAHEEN: REDUCING AIR POLLUTION WILL PROTECT HEALTH AND WELFARE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE CITIZENS

SHAHEEN: REDUCING AIR POLLUTION WILL PROTECT HEALTH AND WELFARE OF NH CITIZENS (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday to support the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and emphasize the economic and health benefits of reducing air pollution. Below are Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, I rise today in strong opposition to the efforts by Sen. Paul to nullify the Environmental Protection Agency's Cross-State Air … Continue Reading


November 07, 2011

SHAHEEN HONORS VETERANS AT MEDAL CEREMONY

(Manchester, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today presented medals to three veterans for their military service. Brothers Clifford and Albert Provencher received medals for their service in the Army in the years following World War II, and Retired Air Force Colonel Robert Fortnam received the U.S. Air Force Air Medal for his service in World War II. The Provenchers also accepted medals posthumously on behalf of their father, Adelard Provencher, for his service in World War I. "It'… Continue Reading


November 04, 2011

SHAHEEN: UNCERTAINTY OVER FEDERAL HIGHWAY PROGRAM JEOPARDIZING I-93 PROJECT, NEW HAMPSHIRE ECONOMY

(Londonderry, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today called on Congress to sufficiently fund and renew the federal highway program, so that the vital project to improve Interstate 93 in Southern New Hampshire isn't imperiled. Speaking at the North Londonderry Transportation Center along the interstate, Shaheen explained that work to reduce traffic congestion along the I-93 corridor is not only critical to regional business growth, but has also created hundreds of construction jobs. D… Continue Reading


November 03, 2011

SHAHEEN: INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT CRITICAL TO ECONOMIC GROWTH

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday to emphasize the importance of investing in American infrastructure to help create jobs and maintain competitiveness in the global economy. Below are her remarks, as prepared for delivery: I would like to take this opportunity to speak to you all about S. 1769, an important piece of legislation that would put millions of Americans back to work rebuilding our nation's roads, bridges, airports, and railways. The bill before u… Continue Reading


November 03, 2011

SHAHEEN: INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT CRITICAL TO ECONOMIC GROWTH

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor Wednesday to emphasize the importance of investing in American infrastructure to help create jobs and maintain competitiveness in the global economy. Below are her remarks, as prepared for delivery: I would like to take this opportunity to speak to you all about S. 1769, an important piece of legislation that would put millions of Americans back to work rebuilding our nation's roads, bridges, airports, and railway… Continue Reading

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