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May 22, 2012

SHAHEEN: EXPORTS KEY TO SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH

SHAHEEN: EXPORTS KEY TO SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made the following remarks on the floor of the Senate to discuss her bipartisan legislation to boost small business exports, The Small Business Export Growth Act, which she introduced today with Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below: Today, I'd like to talk about the importance of small businesses to our economy as we celebrate National Small … Continue Reading


May 22, 2012

SHAHEEN: EXPORTS KEY TO SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH

SHAHEEN: EXPORTS KEY TO SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made the following remarks on the floor of the Senate to discuss her bipartisan legislation to boost small business exports, The Small Business Export Growth Act, which she introduced today with Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below: Today, I'd like to talk about the importance of small businesses to our economy as we celebrate National Small … Continue Reading


May 21, 2012

SHAHEEN-PORTMAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL WILL SAVE CONSUMERS $60 BILLION, HELP BUSINESSES CREATE 159,000 JOBS

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - A new study has calculated that bipartisan energy-efficiency legislation from U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) could save consumers $60 billion by 2030, help businesses add 159,000 jobs to the economy and cut carbon-dioxide emissions by the equivalent of taking 21 million cars off the road. The study released today by economists and policy experts at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) says homeowners and businesses will se… Continue Reading


May 18, 2012

SHAHEEN AND COLLINS URGE CONGRESS TO RENEW DIABETES PROGRAM

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, led a bipartisan group of 70 other senators in calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to work together to reauthorize the Special Diabetes Program. "Diabetes is a devastating condition that does not discriminate. It affects people of every age, race and nationality," the senators wrote in a letter to Reid and McConnell. "It is the … Continue Reading


May 16, 2012

SHAHEEN CALLS ON CONGRESS TO PASS SENATE'S BIPARTISAN VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

SHAHEEN CALLS ON CONGRESS TO PASS SENATE'S BIPARTISAN VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to affirm her support for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and urge the House of Representatives to pass the bipartisan, Senate-passed version of the bill. Shaheen said the Senate version of the bill honors the bipartisan history of the legislation and includes new protections for victims in same-sex relationships, fo… Continue Reading


May 15, 2012

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON REAUTHORIZATION OF EXPORT-IMPORT BANK

This interactive map shows which New Hampshire businesses have been able to increase their exports through the assistance of the Export-Import Bank: http://www.shaheen.senate.gov/export-import/ (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after a bill to reauthorize the Export-Import bank passed in the Senate in a 78-20 vote. "The Export-Import Bank strengthens our economy by helping American companies sell their goods abroad, expand their busine… Continue Reading


May 15, 2012

SHAHEEN PRAISES NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMITMENT TO STEM EDUCATION

(Washington, D.C.) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today applauded a new commitment by New Hampshire's two public higher education systems to increase the number of graduates with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The University System of New Hampshire and the Community College System of New Hampshire today agreed to a joint effort to increase the number of graduates in STEM fields by 50% by 2020, and to double the number of graduates by 2025. Shaheen has long bee… Continue Reading


May 14, 2012

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE TO AIR FORCE: PEASE IS A “CLEARLY SUPERIOR” BASE FOR NEW TANKER

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Based on new criteria released today, Pease Air National Guard Base is the best location for the Air Force's new KC-46A tanker, said U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) in a letter to Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz. Earlier today, the Air Force released metrics that will determine the basing location for the new KC-46A tanker, which will replace the KC-135 tankers that the Guard currently flies out of Pease. "Based on the metrics the … Continue Reading


May 14, 2012

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS SUPPORT SHAHEEN-PORTMAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY LEGISLATION

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest industrial trade association in the U.S., representing over 13,000 small, medium and large manufacturers, is supporting the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1000), authored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH). The Shaheen-Portman bill would establish a national energy efficiency strategy to increase the use of existing energy efficiency technologies in the residential… Continue Reading


May 14, 2012

SHAHEEN: WE MUST SUPPORT EXPORT-IMPORT BANK TO HELP NH BUSINESSES GROW

(Hollis, NH) - The Export-Import Bank is important to New Hampshire businesses that rely on its assistance to sell goods overseas and expand into foreign markets, said U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) in a visit today to Skelley Medical in Hollis. The bank will shut down on May 31 if Congress does not pass a reauthorization. "Helping small businesses grow their exports is one of the best things we can do to strengthen our economy and help companies provide quality jobs in New Hampshire," Sh… Continue Reading


May 11, 2012

SHAHEEN TO EU: DON’T WAVER ON IRAN OIL SANCTIONS

(Washington, D.C.) - Continuing her support for strong sanctions against Iran, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, today urged European leaders to hold firm on plans to implement broad sanctions against Iran's oil industry as Iran continues its illicit pursuit of a nuclear weapons program. "It is critical that the U.S. and Europe present a strong, unified front in our efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon,… Continue Reading


May 10, 2012

SHAHEEN ON SENATE FLOOR: COME TO NEW HAMPSHIRE!

SHAHEEN ON SENATE FLOOR: COME TO NEW HAMPSHIRE! (Washington, D.C.) - With this week marking National Travel and Tourism Week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to highlight New Hampshire's new tourism campaign and invite more Americans to visit the Granite State. She also spoke about the importance of travel and tourism to New Hampshire's economy. Below are Shaheen's opening remarks, as prepared for delivery. Mr. President, With the weather warming, … Continue Reading


May 10, 2012

SHAHEEN ON SENATE FLOOR: COME TO NEW HAMPSHIRE!

(Washington, D.C.) - With this week marking National Travel and Tourism Week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to highlight New Hampshire's new tourism campaign and invite more Americans to visit the Granite State. She also spoke about the importance of travel and tourism to New Hampshire's economy. For video of Shaheen's remarks, please click here. Below are Shaheen's opening remarks, as prepared for delivery. Mr. President, With the weather warming, famil… Continue Reading


May 10, 2012

SHAHEEN RELEASES INTERACTIVE MAP OF EX-IM BANK IMPACT IN NH

(Washington, D.C.) -Continuing her work to prevent a shutdown of the Export-Import Bank, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released an interactive map of the bank's impact on New Hampshire businesses. The bank will shut down on May 31 if Congress does not pass a reauthorization. The map, posted on Shaheen's website, plots the locations of 27 New Hampshire companies that have received export financing support from the Export-Import bank between 2007 and 2012. To use the interactive map, go … Continue Reading


May 10, 2012

SHAHEEN CHAIRS SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS HEARING TO PREVIEW NATO 2012 SUMMIT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) chaired a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing today to examine what the United States has at stake at the upcoming NATO 2012 Summit in Chicago. On May 20, leaders from the international community will meet in Chicago for the NATO 2012 Summit. This year's summit will be the first to take place on U.S. soil since 1999. Shaheen, the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs and a member of the Senate Armed… Continue Reading


May 09, 2012

SHAHEEN: CONGRESS MUST COME TOGETHER TO STOP INCREASE IN STUDENT LOAN INTEREST RATES

SHAHEEN: CONGRESS MUST COME TOGETHER TO STOP INCREASE IN STUDENT LOAN INTEREST RATES (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke today on the Senate floor urging Congress to find a bipartisan solution to avoid an increase in student loan costs. New Hampshire already has the highest average student debt in the nation at $31,408 per student. That could increase by a combined total of $30.5 million if Congress does not stop interest rates on subsidized Stafford Loans fro… Continue Reading


May 09, 2012

SHAHEEN: CONGRESS MUST COME TOGETHER TO STOP INCREASE IN STUDENT LOAN INTEREST RATES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke today on the Senate floor urging Congress to find a bipartisan solution to avoid an increase in student loan costs. New Hampshire already has the highest average student debt in the nation at $31,408 per student. That could increase by a combined total of $30.5 million if Congress does not stop interest rates on subsidized Stafford Loans from increasing from 3.4% to 6.8% on July 1. Shaheen met with students at Keene State College and… Continue Reading


May 09, 2012

PASSWORD PROTECTION ACT OF 2012

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined other senators and congressmen today in introducing legislation aimed at curbing the growing practice of employers requiring prospective or current employees to provide access to password-protected accounts as a condition for employment. The Password Protection Act of 2012, drafted in consultation with major technology companies and legal experts, addresses this problem by enhancing current law to ensure that compelling or coercing … Continue Reading


May 08, 2012

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR COLLEGE PREP

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced two grants for New Hampshire colleges that are helping local high-school students prepare for and get into college through the Upward Bound program. The U.S. Department of Education granted $477,880 to the University of New Hampshire and $421,760 to Keene State College. "A college education can be critical to a young person's prospects in today's economy, but some students face special challenges in not only entering, but a… Continue Reading


May 08, 2012

SHAHEEN AND AYOTTE MEET WITH NEW HAMPSHIRE AIR NATIONAL GUARD TO COORDINATE EFFORTS ON TANKER DECISION

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) met with leadership of the New Hampshire Air National Guard in Washington today to discuss how to best coordinate their efforts to convince the Air Force to base its newest refueling tanker at the Pease Air National Guard Base. The Senators, both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, discussed with Guard leaders how they could best emphasize Pease Air National Guard Base's unique advantages as a base for … Continue Reading

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