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June 08, 2011

AT NOMINATION HEARING, SHAHEEN CALLS FOR INCREASED OVERSIGHT OVER ASSISTANCE IN AFGHANISTAN

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) continued her commitment to accountability regarding U.S. assistance to Afghanistan during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing today, pushing for effective and coordinated oversight to ensure efficient use of civilian aid in Afghanistan. The committee considered the nomination of Ryan Crocker to serve as U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, and Shaheen urged him to make oversight improvements a priority. "American taxpayers deserve to ha… Continue Reading


June 08, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON DEATH OF PFC. MICHAEL COOK OF SALEM

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement in response to reports of the death of Pfc. Michael Cook, formerly of Salem, N.H.: "My deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Pfc. Michael Cook. Like many brave sons and daughters of New Hampshire, he sought to serve his country and protect his fellow Americans, and he did so with honor and courage. "My thoughts and prayers are with Michael's family at this difficult time."… Continue Reading


June 07, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION TO SUPPORT HEALTH CENTERS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced Lamprey Health Care in Newmarket has won a $2,136,410 competitive federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support its primary health care services. Through its clinics in Newmarket, Nashua, and Raymond, Lamprey provides care to 17,000 people, many of whom have few other options for primary care. "For thousands of New Hampshire citizens, Lamprey offers crucial health services they might no… Continue Reading


June 07, 2011

SHAHEEN TO ATTEND WHITE HOUSE STATE DINNER FOR GERMAN CHANCELLOR ANGELA MERKEL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), chair of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, will be one of a handful of senators attending tonight's State Dinner at the White House for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She will be joined by her husband, Bill Shaheen. The dinner is only the fourth held by the Obama administration and marks the first official visit by a German chancellor since Helmut Kohl was hosted at the White House in 1995. Prior to the dinner, Sh… Continue Reading


June 06, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $1.8 MILLION AWARDED TO NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR CLEANUP PROJECTS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that New Hampshire has been awarded $1.8 million in grants from the EPA Brownfields Program to help restore sites contaminated by hazardous substances. Bristol, Concord, and the Capital Regional Development Council each received grants. "I'm pleased to know that these areas of New Hampshire will benefit from these much-needed funds," Shaheen said. "These restorations are crucial to keeping New Hampshire towns healthy, safe,… Continue Reading


June 06, 2011

SHAHEEN: ENERGY EFFICIENCY PACKAGE WOULD CREATE JOBS FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

(Bedford, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said construction jobs would grow due to increased demand for building upgrades under her new bipartisan energy efficiency legislation. Shaheen discussed the bill with construction industry representatives today during a tour of Sullivan Construction's energy efficient headquarters in Bedford. "Rising energy costs and a lack of jobs are still a major concern for many Americans. Energy efficiency is a way that we can tackle both these issues, … Continue Reading


June 02, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES GRANT FOR NORTH HAMPTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the North Hampton Fire Department has been awarded money for operations and safety through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security. "The award that the North Hampton Fire Department has won through this competitive grant program will allow it to upgrade its equipment and better train its staff, allowing it to more effecti… Continue Reading


June 02, 2011

SENATOR SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF FORMER GOVERNOR WALTER PETERSON

(Manchester, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen issued the following statement regarding the death of former New Hampshire Governor Walter Peterson: "Governor Walter Peterson defined the term statesman. He put policy and public service ahead of politics, and was willing to do whatever was asked of him for the public good. "Walter's passion for public service continued for decades after he left the governor's office. His commitment to higher education, in particular, was unparalleled. Walter w… Continue Reading


June 01, 2011

SHAHEEN: LONG TERM AUTHORIZATION OF SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM IS CRUCIAL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) repeated her call today for a long-term reauthorization of a critical small business innovation program. A four-month extension of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program passed in the House last night and in the Senate last week. It now goes to the President for his signature. "Congress must support small businesses and foster a positive business climate. Helping our small business innovate and develop new technology can help … Continue Reading


May 31, 2011

SHAHEEN SUPPORTS MILITARY NOMINATIONS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the below statement regarding the Obama administration's announcement of the following nominations to its national security team: General Martin Dempsey to serve as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral James Winnefeld Jr. to serve as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and General Ray Odierno to serve as Army Chief of Staff. "These three men represent a distinguish… Continue Reading


May 26, 2011

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS FEDERAL AGENCY PLANS TO ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY BUSINESS REGULATIONS

(Washington, DC) - Continuing her call for the elimination of unnecessary government programs and regulations, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today praised proposals from a host of federal agencies to eliminate redundant and outdated regulations that excessively burden American businesses. The plans, put forward by more than two dozen agencies in response to an Executive Order from President Obama calling for a government-wide review of the nation's regulatory system, have the potential to … Continue Reading


May 26, 2011

SHAHEEN CONGRATULATES SERBIA ON REPORTED ARREST OF BOSNIAN WAR CRIMINAL

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, congratulated the Serbian government following reports that Serbia has arrested Ratko Mladic, the highest-ranking war crimes suspect still at large from the Bosnian war of the 1990s. "Today is a good day for the entire Western Balkans region," said Senator Jeanne Shaheen. "I want to congratulate Serbian President Boris Tadic and his government for capturing Ratko Ml… Continue Reading


May 25, 2011

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH CIA DIRECTOR LEON PANETTA TO DISCUSS HIS NOMINATION TO BE THE NEXT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, met today with Leon Panetta, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Obama Administration's nominee to be the next Secretary of Defense. The two discussed his upcoming nomination hearing, as well as the security threats facing the United States, the future of our military, and the important role New Hampshire men and women are playing in securing our nation. "Leon Panetta … Continue Reading


May 25, 2011

SHAHEEN: HOUSE BUDGET WOULD HURT SENIORS

(Washington, D.C.) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) released the following statement in anticipation of her vote against the House Republican budget: "The House Republican budget would end Medicare as we know it. For a typical senior on Medicare in New Hampshire, out-of-pocket health care costs will double under this proposal, to $12,000 dollars a year. "We need to strengthen Medicare, not destroy it. We started that work in last year's health care reform bill, and we need to do more to impro… Continue Reading


May 25, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES GROWING BUSINESS SUPPORT FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL

(Washington, DC) - In a sign of increasing support among the business community for her recently introduced energy efficiency package, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that a coalition of 50 businesses, trade associations, and advocacy groups have signed a letter backing the bill. The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 (S. 1000), which Shaheen introduced with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), would enact a national energy efficiency strategy designed to promot… Continue Reading


May 24, 2011

SHAHEEN: REPUBLICAN PLAN TO END MEDICARE AS WE KNOW IT HURTS WOMEN

SHAHEEN: REPUBLICAN PLAN TO END MEDICARE AS WE KNOW IT HURTS WOMEN As prepared for delivery: Make no mistake about it: the House Republican budget proposal will end Medicare as we know it today. And, since women are a majority of all Medicare beneficiaries, any radical change to the Medicare system will disproportionally affect women and hurt them badly. For example, take a typical senior on Medicare in New Hampshire. Under the House Republican plan, that senior's out of pocket he… Continue Reading


May 24, 2011

SHAHEEN: REPUBLICAN PLAN TO END MEDICARE AS WE KNOW IT HURTS WOMEN

SHAHEEN: REPUBLICAN PLAN TO END MEDICARE AS WE KNOW IT HURTS WOMEN (Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to oppose the House Republicans' budget and the proposed changes to Medicare. Below are her remarks, as prepared for delivery. Make no mistake about it: the House Republican budget proposal will end Medicare as we know it today. And, since women are a majority of all Medicare beneficiaries, any radical change to the Medicare system wil… Continue Reading


May 23, 2011

SHAHEEN VISITS FLEXENERGY IN PORTSMOUTH TO DISCUSS ENERGY EFFICIENCY

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) outlined the potential job growth and consumer savings in her new bipartisan energy efficiency legislation during a tour of FlexEnergy Inc. in Portsmouth today. The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 would establish a national energy efficiency strategy and create jobs at energy technology companies like FlexEnergy. "Our economy is turning the corner, but for many Americans there are still major concerns about rising e… Continue Reading


May 21, 2011

SHAHEEN DELIVERS COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT NASHUA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered the commencement address today at Nashua Community College. Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery: President Jordan, members of the faculty, honored graduates, family and friends: I'm delighted to be here with you today to celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2011! This is a day you all worked very hard to reach. You should be proud of what you have accomplished. But no great accomplishment is achieved alone. … Continue Reading


May 21, 2011

SHAHEEN DELIVERS COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT NASHUA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

President Jordan, members of the faculty, honored graduates, family and friends: I'm delighted to be here with you today to celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2011! This is a day you all worked very hard to reach. You should be proud of what you have accomplished. But no great accomplishment is achieved alone. Here with us this morning are your friends, your families, your teachers - the people who supported you when you stumbled and encouraged you to keep going. Today is … Continue Reading

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