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July 11, 2013

SENATE PANEL APPROVES SHAHEEN PROVISIONS FOR JOB CREATION, EDUCATIONAL INVESTMENTS

(Washington, DC) - Two of Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) efforts to promote job creation and STEM education investments were approved by a Senate panel this afternoon and will next head to the floor for the full Senate's consideration. The Senate Appropriations Committee this afternoon specifically approved Shaheen's report language to support the Manchester Job Corps Center and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education efforts. Together, the two provisions give direction to t… Continue Reading


July 11, 2013

SHAHEEN, KUSTER ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT TO HARBOR HOMES TO HELP END VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

NASHUA, N.H. - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that Harbor Homes will receive a $1 million grant to help keep hundreds of local veterans in their homes and off the streets. The funding, administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), is part of the agency's Supportive Services for Veteran Families program (SSVF), which helps local non-profit organizations to prevent at-risk veterans from becoming homeless and to secure housing … Continue Reading


July 10, 2013

PHOTO RELEASE: SHAHEEN HOSTS DOVER STUDENT IN WASHINGTON TO HELP RAISE DIABETES AWARENESS

(Senator Shaheen recognizes Caroline Carter of Dover, NH for her selection as a 2013 JDRF Children's Congress delegate. July 10, 2013. Washington DC) (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today hosted Caroline Carter of Dover, New Hampshire at a luncheon in Washington as part of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) Children's Congress, a national effort designed to spread awareness and raise support for diabetes research. Caroline, who will be a sophomore at St. Th… Continue Reading


July 10, 2013

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH EPA NOMINEE, RENEWS CALL FOR SWIFT CONFIRMATION VOTE

(Washington, DC) - After meeting with Gina McCarthy, the nominee to be Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today renewed her call for a swift confirmation vote on McCarthy's nomination. Shaheen, who has been a leader on energy efficiency policy and is the co-author of the bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competiveness Act, reaffirmed her commitment to bringing McCarthy's nomination forward to a vote despite part… Continue Reading


July 09, 2013

NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION WELCOMES GENERAL DEMPSEY TO NEW HAMPSHIRE

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with Congresswomen Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), welcomed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, to New Hampshire today to meet with military officials at Pease Air National Guard Base and representatives from local defense companies. "Pease's selection as the top Air National Guard base to receive the KC-46A tanker and the success of the New Hampshire National … Continue Reading


July 08, 2013

MAINE, NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION MEMBERS HOST GENERAL DEMPSEY AT PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Members of the Maine and New Hampshire congressional delegation today welcomed the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. During today's visit, General Dempsey and delegation members met with shipyard commander Captain William Greene and shipyard leadership to discuss shipyard operations. While touring the yard, General Dempsey and delegation members were briefed on the status of repairs to the USS Miami, and learned abo… Continue Reading


July 03, 2013

SHAHEEN TOURS AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMMUNITIES, TOUTS CLEAN ENERGY AND EFFICIENCY INVESTMENTS

(Berlin, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) toured affordable housing communities today in Conway and Berlin and commended their investments in clean energy and energy efficiency measures that are helping reduce consumption and emissions. At Conway Pines and the Berlin Housing Authority, which showcase the benefits of energy efficiency and clean energy investments, Shaheen also discussed how her bipartisan energy efficiency plan would help communities, consumers and individuals lower thei… Continue Reading


July 03, 2013

SHAHEEN, SHEA-PORTER: $1.9 MILLION GRANT TO ROCHESTER WILL CREATE JOBS, IMPROVE REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE

(Rochester, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-1) announced today that the city of Rochester has received a $1.9 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to make critical water and sewer improvements to Crossroads Industrial Park and Rochester Marketplace. The infrastructure project will serve as an economic boost to the region, and is expected to create as many as 130 new, full-time jobs. Both Shaheen and Shea-Porter have been stro… Continue Reading


July 02, 2013

SHAHEEN PROMOTES NEW HAMPSHIRE TOURISM

(Portsmouth, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met today with local and national tourism and business leaders today at events in Portsmouth and Weirs Beach to discuss New Hampshire's robust travel and tourism industry and her work promoting the state's brand. Shaheen, who has been a longtime advocate of New Hampshire's tourism and travel industry, led a roundtable discussion at The Common Man Restaurant in Portsmouth and a press conference at Weirs Beach. At both events, Shaheen was j… Continue Reading


July 02, 2013

NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION TO HOST GENERAL DEMPSEY NEXT WEEK IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), along with fellow congressional delegation members Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), and Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), announced today that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, will visit New Hampshire on Monday, July 8. Ayotte, Ranking Member of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, extended the invitation to General Dempsey. "We are honored that General Dempsey has accepted … Continue Reading


June 28, 2013

SHAHEEN CALLS ON IRS TO IMPLEMENT OVERSIGHT CONTROLS, DISCIPLINARY MEASURES

(Washington, DC) - Today U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to address findings that agency employees abused taxpayer dollars under the IRS purchase card program by laying out safeguards to prevent future abuses. In a letter to Acting IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel, Shaheen calls for reforms following a recently released Inspector General (IG) audit detailing misuse of Internal Revenue Service-issued credit cards and the agency's lack of internal co… Continue Reading


June 28, 2013

MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION EXTEND BIPARTISAN INVITATION TO SECRETARY FOXX TO TOUR SARAH LONG BRIDGE

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Kelly Ayotte, Angus King and Representatives Carol Shea-Porter, Chellie Pingree, and Mike Michaud invited newly confirmed Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to visit the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, which desperately needs to be replaced. The invitation marks the delegation's latest push to repair the bridge's seventy year old structure. "We write to congratulate you on your confirmation as Secretary of Transportation, and to invite you to visit… Continue Reading


June 27, 2013

SHAHEEN: WE MUST PROTECT STUDENTS, FAMILIES BY KEEPING HIGHER EDUCATION AFFORDABLE

(Washington, DC) - This afternoon Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor urging Congressional action to prevent a student loan rate increase from taking place next week. If Congress fails to act, the interest rate on subsidized Stafford Loans will increase from 3.4% to 6.8% on July 1st. Senator Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery, are included below: Last month I had the privilege to speak at the commencement ceremony at Keene State College, in Keene, New Hampshire… Continue Reading


June 27, 2013

SHAHEEN VOTES FOR COMMONSENSE, COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION BILL

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today voted in favor of a bipartisan, commonsense immigration reform package that would strengthen border security, require all employers to use an E-Verify system to ensure no workers are here illegally, and provide a tough but fair path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants who are already living in the United States. The historic legislation passed on a bipartisan vote of 68-32. "Commonsense immigration reform is the ri… Continue Reading


June 27, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON NORTHERN PASS ANNOUNCEMENT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following responding to the announcement of a new Northern Pass proposal this morning: "We must protect New Hampshire's natural treasures for our citizens, economy and quality of life. I'm glad that Northern Pass officials are not proposing to violate the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters easement with their proposed route. Moving forward, I'll continue to closely monitor this project as the application undergoes its review. I hop… Continue Reading


June 27, 2013

SHAHEEN, COCHRAN INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN JOBS PLAN

(Washington, DC) ­- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) have reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would help Americans find and keep employment through on-the-job training (OJT) programs. "There are hardworking people who desperately want to work, but they need the skills training for the jobs that are available," said Shaheen, who is a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. "The workforce development programs that we're proposing… Continue Reading


June 26, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT DECLARING DOMA UNCONSTITUTIONAL

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's decision in U.S. v. Windsor, a landmark challenge to Section 3 of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, also known as DOMA, and the Court's decision to dismiss Hollingsworth v. Perry, a challenge to the constitutionality of California's ban on same-sex marriage: "The Supreme Court's actions this morning are a victory for the belief that all Americans are created equal. Today the… Continue Reading


June 25, 2013

SHAHEEN: WE HAVE A MORAL OBLIGATION TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement this afternoon on the need to address climate change in a way that will create jobs and reduce American dependence on foreign oil all while protecting the environment for future generations: "I've long believed that we have a moral obligation to address climate change and the time for action is now. By acting quickly, we'll not only be protecting our environment for future generations but we can also create j… Continue Reading


June 21, 2013

SHAHEEN: NEW ENGLAND ENERGY EFFICIENCY INNOVATIONS ARE MODEL FOR COUNTRY

(Londonderry, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with business leaders and environmental advocates today in New England at the Coca Cola Bottling Co. of Northern New England and the New England Clean Energy Council and Google Clean Energy Conference to highlight the economic and environmental benefits of her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competiveness Act. Shaheen, who has been a leader on energy efficiency policy throughout her career an… Continue Reading


June 20, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE CALL ON STATE DEPARTMENT TO RENEW EFFORTS TO LOCATE NEW HAMPSHIRE JOURNALIST MISSING IN SYRIA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a letter today to Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) urged the State Department to use every means available to assist in locating and rescuing James Foley, a freelance journalist whose family is from New Hampshire and who has been missing in Syria since November 22, 2012. The letter, which was signed by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), also requests that the State Department work to help find fellow f… Continue Reading

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