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August 30, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $1.8 MILLION FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE POLICE FORCES

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that New Hampshire has been awarded $1,827,737 in Department of Justice (DOJ) grants to support police departments and operations across the state. The awards are administered through DOJ's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG), which allows states and units of local government to support a broad range of crime-prevention activities based on local needs. "I'm pleased New Hampshire will receive these fu… Continue Reading


August 24, 2011

PHOTO RELEASE: SHAHEEN TRIP TO AFGHANISTAN

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) took a two-day trip through Afghanistan, which included a visit to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region and meetings with U.S. troops, Special Operations forces, U.S. military leaders, and high-level Afghan government officials, including Afghan President Hamid Karzai. She met with New Hampshire citizens serving overseas and thanked them for their service. Shaheen was joined on the trip by Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI), who invit… Continue Reading


August 24, 2011

STATEMENT OF SENATORS LEVIN, SHAHEEN AND MERKLEY ON TRIP TO AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN

WASHINGTON - Sens. Carl Levin, Jeanne Shaheen and Jeff Merkley concluded a visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan this week, where they met with U.S. troops and commanders and senior civilian and government leaders. The senators were in the region from August 21 through August 23, 2011. Levin, D-Mich., Shaheen, D-N.H., and Merkley, D-Ore., made the following joint statement of their impressions of their trip: "We are in awe of the extraordinary professionalism of our troops and at the high morale t… Continue Reading


August 22, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE PROJECTS TO BOOST RENEWABLE ENERGY PRODUCTION, REDUCE ENERGY COSTS FOR PRODUCERS AND SMALL BUSINESSES

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that three New Hampshire recipients will be awarded grants to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in their operations. "Energy efficiency is a quick, affordable way for businesses to cut costs and create jobs. I am pleased to see people in New Hampshire taking advantage of these grants and I remain committed to encouraging more New Hampshire businesses to apply," said Shaheen, a member of the Senate Energ… Continue Reading


August 18, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $5.1 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE HIGHWAY PROJECTS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that New Hampshire has been awarded $5,115,088 in Department of Transportation competitive grants to support an array of highway-related upgrades including resurfacing highways, building safer rest areas, and restoring bridges. "I am thrilled to hear that these funds have been awarded to New Hampshire to help us renovate our roads, connect residents with their jobs, and put Americans back to work," Shaheen said. "Whether it … Continue Reading


August 12, 2011

SHAHEEN PUSHES FOR LONG-TERM FAA AUTHORIZATION

(Nashua, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited the Nashua Municipal Airport today to urge Congress to reach an agreement on a long-term authorization for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA has been relying on short-term budget extensions since 2007, hampering its ability to invest in long-term projects and causing uncertainty for workers. In Nashua, the recent FAA shutdown caused 42 employees to be furloughed without pay and several projects to be put on hold, includi… Continue Reading


August 12, 2011

SHAHEEN: ENERGY EFFICIENCY WILL GROW JOBS AND SAVE MONEY FOR BUSINESSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

(Keene, NH) - Adopting energy efficient technologies is a quick, affordable way for businesses to cut costs and create jobs, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said during a tour of Filtrine Manufacturing in Keene today. Shaheen recently introduced bipartisan energy efficiency legislation, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011, which was passed by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources this past month with strong support from both parties. "With businesses … Continue Reading


August 12, 2011

SHAHEEN PRESENTS KEENE VIETNAM VETERAN WITH MEDALS FOR SERVICE

(Keene, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today presented Vietnam veteran Ron Callahan of Keene with medals for his military service at City Hall in Keene. Callahan was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal (with four Bronze Stars), the Fleet Marine Force Combat Operations Insignia, the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross with Palm and Frame), and the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Civil A… Continue Reading


August 12, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $4.7 MILLION FOR COASTAL LAND MANAGEMENT AT UNH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that the University of New Hampshire's National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative has won a $4,727,383 competitive grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The national program seeks to develop solutions to protect coastal zones, like the Great Bay Estuary, from environmental degradation through a collaborative approach that takes into account both scientific and com… Continue Reading


August 11, 2011

SHAHEEN AND AYOTTE PROMOTE EXPORTING AS A WAY TO GROW SMALL BUSINESSES AND CREATE JOBS

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) hosted a U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship field hearing today to examine ways to help small businesses export and create jobs. "Our job is to focus on the areas of the economy that will help create jobs now and enhance our long-term competitiveness," Shaheen said. "I am committed to helping small businesses export. It is a bipartisan, common-sense way to help create jobs now and put the U… Continue Reading


August 11, 2011

SHAHEEN PRESENTS MANCHESTER WORLD WAR II VETERAN WITH MEDALS FOR SERVICE

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today presented World War II veteran John Soha of Manchester with medals for his military service at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Manchester. Soha was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal with Asia clasp, Honorable Service Lapel Pin, and the Discharge button. Soha's son-in-law, Russ Thibeault, contacted Shaheen's office to seek assist… Continue Reading


August 10, 2011

NEW HAMPSHIRE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION ANNOUNCES APPROVAL OF CONSTRUCTION FOR MANCHESTER JOB CORPS CENTER

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and U.S. Representatives Charles F. Bass (NH-02) and Frank Guinta (NH-01) announced that a critical step has been taken toward building New Hampshire's first Job Corps Center. The U.S. Department of Labor has decided to proceed with construction of the Manchester center. "By equipping our young workers with the skills needed to enter high-growth industries and compete in the global marketplace, New Hampshire's first… Continue Reading


August 10, 2011

SHAHEEN: AMERICAN BUSINESSES CAN SAVE MONEY AND STIMULATE ECONOMY THROUGH ENERGY EFFICIENCY

(Claremont, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) outlined the potential job growth and consumer savings in her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation during a tour of the Timberpeg Timber Frame facilities in Claremont today. Shaheen's bill, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011, was recently passed by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources with strong support from both parties. "When we make it easier for businesses like Timberpeg to utilize energy ef… Continue Reading


August 10, 2011

SHAHEEN: NATIONAL ENERGY POLICY NEEDED TO MAINTAIN AMERICA’S EDGE IN GLOBAL ECONOMY

(Hanover, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Dartmouth College today to speak as part of the college's "Leading Voices in Politics and Policy" summer lecture series and emphasize the importance of establishing a national energy policy. Shaheen outlined the economic growth possible by moving toward a clean energy economy that creates jobs and reduces our dependence on foreign oil. "A clean energy economy will create good American jobs, with good wages," said Shaheen, a member of t… Continue Reading


August 09, 2011

SHAHEEN: CLEAN ENERGY CRITICAL TO FUTURE ECONOMIC GROWTH

(New Castle, NH) - The United States must continue to invest in clean energy research if it wants to stay competitive in the global economy, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said today following a boat tour of the University of New Hampshire's Center for Ocean and Renewable Energy's (UNH-CORE) Isle of Shoals research site. The ocean energy technologies that CORE works to develop, Shaheen said, are one kind of clean energy that has tremendous potential for coastal areas like New Hampshire, in … Continue Reading


August 09, 2011

SHAHEEN: WE CAN STRENGTHEN ECONOMY AND CREATE JOBS TODAY BY INVESTING IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) toured J-PAC's manufacturing facilities in Somersworth with J-PAC CEO Richard Eagling to outline the potential job growth and consumer savings in her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation on August 8. (Somersworth, NH) -Energy efficiency is an effective, affordable way for businesses to cut costs and create jobs, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said today during a tour of J-PAC in Somersworth. Shaheen's bill, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competi… Continue Reading


August 08, 2011

SHAHEEN: SCIENCE EDUCATION KEY TO MAINTAINING AMERICA’S COMPETITIVE EDGE

(Woodstock, NH) - To keep pace in the global economy, it's imperative that American students are proficient in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said today during a visit to Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in Woodstock. Shaheen visited the outdoor laboratory for ecological studies, learned about the facility's role in environmental research and its programs to encourage science education, and discussed her legislation to give high… Continue Reading


August 08, 2011

SHAHEEN: ENERGY EFFICIENCY THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO CREATE JOBS AND IMPROVE NATION’S ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE

(Plymouth, NH) - During stops in Laconia and Plymouth today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) urged Congress to take up her energy efficiency legislation as a quick and effective way to promote job growth and keep our nation competitive in the global economy. Shaheen's bipartisan bill, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011, was recently passed by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources with strong support from both parties. "The energy efficiency initiat… Continue Reading


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

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