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September 27, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON VOTE TO AVERT GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on her vote for a Continuing Resolution (CR) to maintain government funding and avert a manufactured government shutdown. The CR (H.J. Res. 59) passed the Senate by a vote of 54-44. "I share the frustration people in New Hampshire have with the obstructionism that has run rampant in Washington and has driven us closer and closer to a government shutdown. For several months a small group in Congress has refu… Continue Reading


September 26, 2013

SHAHEEN JOINS BIPARTISAN PUSH FOR LIHEAP FUNDING

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is working to protect funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a federal program that provides low-income Granite Staters with heating assistance during winter months. In a letter to Senate leadership, Shaheen partnered with a bipartisan coalition of 34 U.S. Senators to request $3.46 billion in funding in the spending bill Congress is currently considering. Without action, the program could see its funding reduced… Continue Reading


September 26, 2013

SHAHEEN SUPPORTS EFFORT TO END BREAST CANCER

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) publicly endorsed the National Breast Cancer Coalition's Breast Cancer Deadline 2020 initiative today, a move that affirms her commitment to supporting efforts to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020. The initiative focuses on bringing together leaders in breast cancer research, treatment and prevention to effectively combat all areas of the disease, expand access to treatment and save lives. "Most of us have had a loved one suffer from this… Continue Reading


September 25, 2013

SHAHEEN: REPEALING OBAMACARE WOULD SET BACK WOMEN’S HEALTH

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined new and expectant mothers on Capitol Hill this morning to highlight the dangers of partisan efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), particularly because of the consequences such a move would have on women and families. In a press conference with other women senators, Shaheen noted that the healthcare law specifically provides millions of women with access to preventative screenings like mammograms, prenatal care, maternity car… Continue Reading


September 25, 2013

SHAHEEN HOSTS NEW HAMPSHIRE ECONOMISTS AT CAPITOL HILL ROUNDTABLE ON JOBS, ECONOMY

September 25, 2013 - Washington, DC From left to right: Ross Gittell, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Matthew Slaughter (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed two of New Hampshire's top economists, Chancellor Ross Gittell of the Community College System of New Hampshire and Matthew Slaughter, Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, to Capitol Hill this morning for a roundtable discussion on the economy. The panel, hosted by the Democratic Steering … Continue Reading


September 23, 2013

SHAHEEN: HEALTH REFORM ALREADY HELPING THOUSANDS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN

(Concord, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning highlighted how thousands of New Hampshire women are already benefiting from preventive care services offered by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). During her remarks at a New Hampshire Women's Health Network forum, Shaheen specifically noted that over 250,000 New Hampshire women now have guaranteed access to free preventive healthcare services including mammograms. She also highlighted that women now have access to free contraception … Continue Reading


September 20, 2013

TODAY: SHAHEEN TO VISIT MANCHESTER GLENDI FESTIVAL

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will visit the Glendi Festival at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Manchester, NH at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon, September 20th. The annual festival celebrates Greek culture by showcasing food, beverages, music and traditions. Festivities include tours of the St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, crafts, dancing and raffles; Shaheen will tour the festival and greet vendors, volunteers and attendees. Media planning to attend should email nick_brown@shaheen.s… Continue Reading


September 19, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON DELAY OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY LEGISLATION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on Senate consideration of her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation: "I'm disappointed that a small group of senators have delayed action on a bipartisan effort to create jobs, lower pollution, and save taxpayers money. Shaheen-Portman is a bipartisan bill with an unprecedented amount of support because people from across the political spectrum agree that it is good for our economy and our environment. "… Continue Reading


September 19, 2013

SHAHEEN CONGRATULATES NEW HAMPSHIRE PRINCIPALS OF THE YEAR

(September 19, 2013 - Washington, DC Left to right: Thomas Murphy, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Kevin Richard) (Washington, DC) - Today U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) congratulated New Hampshire Secondary and Middle School Principals of the Year Tom Murphy and Kevin Richard for being recognized for their hard work and dedication to education. Both Murphy and Richard were honored by the New Hampshire Association of School Principals (NHASP) which recognizes principals at the high school, middle… Continue Reading


September 19, 2013

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES SERVICE ACADEMY NOMINATIONS DUE OCTOBER 4

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reminded students and parents today that she will continue accepting applications for nominations to the United States Service Academies until October 4, 2013. The nation's prestigious service academies offer U.S. citizens a free education in exchange for service in the Armed Forces. "Our Service Academies provide young people with a great opportunity to get a great education and serve our country in the Armed Services. I hope New Hampshire… Continue Reading


September 18, 2013

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH AIR FORCE SECRETARY NOMINEE, REITERATES PEASE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE SUPPORT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning met with Deborah James, nominee to be Secretary of the Air Force, to discuss national and New Hampshire defense priorities, including the KC-46A aerial refueling tanker at Pease Air National Guard Base. During the meeting the two also discussed the effects of Department of Defense (DoD) budget cuts on federal employees and the military's efforts to combat sexual assault. If confirmed, James will be the second woman to serve as… Continue Reading


September 16, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON WASHINGTON NAVY YARD SHOOTING

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on this morning's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard: "My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this morning's shootings and their families. While officials are still gathering information about this senseless act of violence, I am hoping that those responsible for today's tragedy are immediately brought to justice."… Continue Reading


September 14, 2013

SHAHEEN WELCOMES DIPLOMATIC BREAKTHROUGH IN SYRIA

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the United States and Russia reached a framework for an agreement to seize Syria's chemical weapons stockpile: "Syria's use of chemical weapons is a serious threat to our national security and the elimination of their weapons stockpile is in our best interests. The agreement with Russian officials to accomplish this goal is a welcome development and Secretary Kerry should be commended for his efforts… Continue Reading


September 13, 2013

SHAHEEN HIGHLIGHTS ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL AT NASHUA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

(Nashua, NH) - This afternoon U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) promoted the benefits of her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation at the Rosewood at Gagnon Farms Housing Development in Nashua, a development that incorporated numerous energy efficient products and production processes throughout its construction. During her visit, Shaheen highlighted how her legislation would promote similar efforts on the national level and also has the potential to create 136,000 jobs by 2025. The biparti… Continue Reading


September 13, 2013

SHAHEEN, KUSTER VISIT SEWALLS FALLS ROAD BRIDGE IN CONCORD TO RENEW CALL FOR REPAIRS

(Concord, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) toured the Sewalls Falls Road Bridge today to renew their call for repairs after inspecting its condition and being briefed on the aging structure. Shaheen and Kuster were joined by Concord Mayor Jim Bouley and other local officials who have led the bridge replacement effort. The Sewall Falls Bridge, constructed in 1915, is a one-lane roadway that provides local access to both the east and the west sides of… Continue Reading


September 12, 2013

FRIDAY: SHAHEEN TO ADDRESS THE NEW ENGLAND COUNCIL’S CONGRESSIONAL LUNCHEON

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will address the New England Council's Congressional Luncheon at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, NH on Friday, September 13 at 12:00 p.m. Shaheen will offer an update on the Energy Savings and Industrial Competiveness Act, her bipartisan energy efficiency bill, as well as other pieces of Senate legislation. In 2011, the New England Council honored Shaheen with their annual "New Englander of the Year" award. Earlier in the day, Shaheen will tour the Sewall… Continue Reading


September 11, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SENATE CONSIDERATION OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY LEGISLATION

(Washington, D.C.) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement this afternoon after the full Senate officially began consideration of her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation. The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act that was introduced with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) will help create jobs, lower pollution, and save taxpayers money by encouraging efficient energy consumption. "Efficiency is the cheapest and fastest way to address our country's energy needs… Continue Reading


September 11, 2013

NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION WELCOMES DECISION TO RELOCATE NORTHERN PASS SCOPING HEARING

(Washington, D.C.) - New Hampshire's congressional delegation welcomed the Department of Energy (DOE) decision announcing a change of venue for the Northern Pass September 26th scoping hearing. The announcement came shortly after the delegation requested the change in a letter to the Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz earlier this week. In their letter, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) specifically requ… Continue Reading


September 11, 2013

SHAHEEN COMMEMORATES 9/11 ANNIVERSARY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks: "Twelve years ago, horrifying terrorist attacks changed our country and our world forever. Today is not only a day to remember those we lost but to also honor the courage, resolve and unity the American people have shown ever since. The brave first responders who rushed into the burning towers, the courageous passengers on United Airlines… Continue Reading


September 11, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SPEECH ADDRESSING SYRIAN CRISIS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement following President Obama's speech this evening addressing the crisis in Syria: "Syria's use of chemical weapons is a serious threat to our national security and I am hopeful that a diplomatic solution can be reached to secure and destroy their chemical weapons stockpile. I'm working with my colleagues in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on an amendment to give diplomacy a chance to work, but to also … Continue Reading

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