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August 05, 2011

SHAHEEN: APPLICATION SEASON OPEN FOR UNITED STATES SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM

(Washington, DC) -Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) invites high school juniors and seniors interested in learning about how government works to apply for the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP), which will bring student leaders to Washington for the program's 50th Anniversary Washington Week. Each year, the USSYP selects two student officers from each state and the District of Columbia to travel to Washington for an intensive week-long educational program about how the Senate and federal g… Continue Reading


August 03, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $24 MILLION FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE SMALL BUSINESS LOANS

(Washington, D.C.) - New Hampshire will get $24.5 million to support small business lending, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) announced today, now that a Bedford community bank has been granted participation in a program created by the Small Business Jobs Act. The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced today that Centrix Bank & Trust of Bedford, N.H. is part of the next wave of funding provided through the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF). That funding is expected to enable millions in … Continue Reading


August 02, 2011

SHAHEEN CALLS ON CONGRESS TO END THE UNNECESSARY FAA SHUTDOWN

As prepared for delivery: Mr. President, as we all know, eleven days ago the authorization for the operations of the Federal Aviation Administration expired, leading to a partial shutdown of that agency and workers being placed on unpaid furlough. While I am glad we could come together to reach a bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling and avoid another financial crisis, I am deeply disappointed that bipartisanship has failed us here. The House may head home for recess today for the rest of… Continue Reading


August 02, 2011

SHAHEEN CALLS ON CONGRESS TO END THE UNNECESSARY FAA SHUTDOWN

(Washington, DC) -In a speech on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Congress to end the unnecessary Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shutdown and put people back to work. Below are her remarks, as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, as we all know, eleven days ago the authorization for the operations of the Federal Aviation Administration expired, leading to a partial shutdown of that agency and workers being placed on unpaid furlough. While I am glad … Continue Reading


August 01, 2011

SENATOR SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR COMPROMISE DEBT DEAL

(Washington, D.C.) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) released the following statement announcing her support of the compromise debt deal proposed by Congressional leaders: "This compromise achieves four critical things - it avoids a default that could have devastated our economy; it gives businesses the certainty they need to grow and hire by resolving this issue until 2013; it makes significant reductions in our long-term deficit and debt; and it protects Social Security and Medicare benefits.… Continue Reading


July 29, 2011

U.S. SENATE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES SHAHEEN-GRAHAM RESOLUTION AFFIRMING U.S. SUPPORT FOR GEORGIAN SOVEREIGNTY

(Washington, DC) - The U.S. Senate today unanimously approved a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) affirming U.S. support for the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of the country of Georgia and calling upon Russia to remove its occupying forces from Abkhazia and South Ossetia. "Today, the Senate spoke with one voice in support of Georgia's territorial integrity," said U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen. "While I am pleased by the … Continue Reading


July 28, 2011

SHAHEEN: DEBT DEFAULT RISKS PERMANENT HARM TO AMERICAN ECONOMY

SHAHEEN: DEBT DEFAULT RISKS PERMANENT HARM TO AMERICAN ECONOMY As prepared for delivery: The United States government is now less than a week away from defaulting on its obligations for the first time in history. As we've heard from economists and business leaders across the country, a default could result in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and higher interest rates for every American. And yet, we're still debating whether or not we should avoid default. It's a very dangerous game. We… Continue Reading


July 25, 2011

SHAHEEN: FOLLOWING NAVY’S LEAD ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY WILL HELP OUR ECONOMY GROW

(Washington, DC) - In a visit to the Portsmouth Navy Shipyard today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and former U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Navy John Warner (R-VA) commended the energy initiatives of the United States Navy and emphasized the economic benefits of improving the nation's energy efficiency. Shaheen recently introduced bipartisan energy legislation, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011, which would save money and create jobs by establishing a nationa… Continue Reading


July 22, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON LAPSE OF AUTHORIZATION FOR FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

(Washington, DC) - (U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the below announcement following the failure to extend the authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration: "At a time when job creation must be our top priority, it is unfathomable that some members of Congress have blocked an extension of the authorization for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a move that could cause the government to lose approximately $200 million a week and nearly 4,000 hard-working Americans to … Continue Reading


July 14, 2011

SHAHEEN: FAILURE TO PAY OUR BILLS COULD CAUSE ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE

As prepared for delivery: The media has been focused on our differences. But I think there is one thing that every single member of this body agrees on -- we have to address the long-term debt and deficits. Like many members of this Chamber, I have repeatedly called for a bipartisan package that includes reforms to everything deficit related. That means CUTS to spending - domestic, defense, and mandatory - as well as increased revenues. I have supported attaching deficit reduction measures t… Continue Reading


July 14, 2011

SHAHEEN-PORTMAN ENERGY SAVINGS AND INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS ACT OF 2011 PASSES ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE WITH STRONG BIPARTISAN SUPPORT

(Washington, D.C.) - In just two months, the energy efficiency and job creation strategy proposed by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources with strong bipartisan support. The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 (S.1000), which was the subject of a June 9th hearing in front of the committee, passed 18-3 with support from both parties, including Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Ranking Member Li… Continue Reading


July 11, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $13 MILLION IN FUNDING TO HELP NEW HAMPSHIRE SMALL BUSINESSES ACCESS CREDIT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that New Hampshire will receive $13 million to help small businesses access credit and create jobs through the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), a U.S. Treasury Department program created by the Small Business Jobs Act. SSBCI funding will support state small business lending programs that will leverage over $130 million in new loans to small businesses in New Hampshire. "As a member of the Senate Small Business… Continue Reading


July 07, 2011

SHAHEEN: GRANT WILL HELP LOW-INCOME NEW HAMPSHIRE STUDENTS ATTEND COLLEGE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that the University of New Hampshire's Educational Talent Search (ETS) program has won a $532,541 competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps low-income youth and adults earn entrance to college, and the award will allow it to serve nearly 1,200 students. "To keep our economy competitive in the 21st century, we need a highly trained workforce that has the skills employers need. But many studen… Continue Reading


July 01, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $675,000 FOR WORKER RETRAINING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that New Hampshire has won a $675,314 competitive On-the-Job (OJT) Training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The award, which will be administered by the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, will support OJT programs that help unemployed workers gain new skills to find and retain employment. Shaheen recently introduced legislation with U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) designed to expand OJT… Continue Reading


June 30, 2011

SHAHEEN: TAX BREAKS FOR YACHTS AND RACE HORSES DON'T MAKE SENSE

As prepared for delivery: As we all know, negotiations are ongoing between leadership in both chambers and the President regarding measures to reduce the deficit and raise the legal debt limit. There's no doubt we have to address the long-term debt and deficits. I have repeatedly called for a bipartisan package that includes reforms to everything deficit related - domestic, defense, and mandatory spending, as well as revenues. I support including deficit reduction measures in the vote to raise… Continue Reading


June 30, 2011

SHAHEEN THANKS SECRETARY GATES FOR HIS SERVICE, VOTES TO CONFIRM PETRAEUS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen applauded the distinguished service of Secretary Robert Gates as he officially stepped down from his post as United States Secretary of Defense today. Shaheen also joined her colleagues in unanimously confirming General David Petraeus to serve as the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). "During his distinguished career of public service, Secretary Robert Gates has been the epitome of excellence and humility at a time of complex na… Continue Reading


June 30, 2011

SHAHEEN VISITS ‘BIG GREEN BUS’ TO TALK TO DARTMOUTH STUDENTS ABOUT ENERGY EFFICIENCY

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today stopped by the Big Green Bus, a project run by 13 Dartmouth College students who will travel more than 12,000 miles in a bus powered by waste vegetable oil. Their goal is to educate the country about sustainability. Shaheen spoke to the students about their trip and also told them about her bipartisan legislation, which would create jobs by enacting a national energy efficiency strategy. For more on the project: http://www.thebiggreenbus.o… Continue Reading


June 29, 2011

13 SENATORS TEAM UP TO REASSURE LGBT YOUTH THAT “IT GETS BETTER”

SHAHEEN JOINS FELLOW SENATORS IN SUPPORTING LGBT YOUTH WASHINGTON - Thirteen United States Senators have teamed up to encourage lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people not to give up, reassuring them in a video released Wednesday that they are working hard in the Senate to fulfill the promise of equality for all. The video is part of the It Gets Better Project (http://itgetsbetter.org), which was founded last year after a series of tragic suicides by LGBT youth who were bullied… Continue Reading


June 28, 2011

SHAHEEN TO LEAD TRADE DELEGATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESSES TO INDIA

(Washington, DC) - Continuing her long-standing commitment to growing jobs through increasing exports, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced today that she will lead a delegation of New Hampshire businesses on a trade mission to India in September 2011. "Growing our exports is key to growing jobs, and India represents an enormous and largely untapped competitive opportunity for New Hampshire businesses and workers," Shaheen said. "In … Continue Reading


June 23, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $650,000 FOR RESEARCH AT UNH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced the University of New Hampshire (UNH) has won a $650,063 competitive federal grant from NASA through the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The award will support work UNH is doing with satellite remote sensing data in order to predict when and where flooding caused by snowmelt will occur. "Investing in research and technology development at our universities is critical to maintaining our inno… Continue Reading

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