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May 13, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PURCHASE OF GORHAM MILL BY PATRIARCH PARTNERS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement today regarding the purchase of the Gorham Paper Mill by Patriarch Partners. "I am pleased that we are one critical step closer to getting the Gorham Paper Mill operational again and getting residents of the North Country back to work with today's purchase of the Gorham Mill by Patriarch Partners. It is crucial that we get North Country residents back to work, and I will continue to do all I can to get the m… Continue Reading


May 12, 2011

SHAHEEN AND PORTMAN INTRODUCE A NATIONAL EFFICIENCY STRATEGY FOR TODAY AND THE FUTURE

(Washington, D.C.) - Noting the need for immediate action on U.S. energy policy and for policies that encourage job growth and keep our economy competitive, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would enact a national energy efficiency strategy. The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 contains a broad package of low-cost tools that would reduce barriers for businesses, homeowners and consumers looking to… Continue Reading


May 10, 2011

SHAHEEN JOINS SENATORS TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO END TAX SUBSIDIES FOR “BIG 5” OIL COMPANIES

(Washington, DC) - With the nation's five largest oil companies taking home nearly $1 trillion in profits over the past decade, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a group of Democratic Senators today as an original co-sponsor of legislation that would end the unfair tax subsidies that benefit oil companies at the expense of taxpayers. "At a time when we are focused on reducing our longterm deficits, and at a time when families are paying more than $4 per gallon at the pump, it makes no s… Continue Reading


May 10, 2011

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES THE NUCLEAR THREAT AT CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) delivered a keynote address Tuesday at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace during the Arms Control Association's (ACA) annual meeting "Reducing the Nuclear Danger." Shaheen, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on European Affairs, has been a strong advocate for nuclear non-proliferation and was a leading voice in ratifying the New START Treaty. This bilateral arms agreement between the U… Continue Reading


May 10, 2011

SHAHEEN AND GRAHAM INTRODUCE RESOLUTION AFFIRMING U.S. SUPPORT FOR GEORGIAN SOVEREIGNTY

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced a resolution today 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. "As we continue to strive to achieve a Europe that is whole, free, and at peace, it is critical that we recognize the tenuous situation that remains in Georgia today," Shaheen said. "It's be… Continue Reading


May 09, 2011

SHAHEEN AND AYOTTE: VETERANS DESERVE ACCESS TO LOCAL, QUALITY CARE

(Washington, D.C.) - As part of ongoing efforts to address New Hampshire's lack of a full-service veterans hospital, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) are reintroducing legislation that would ensure all veterans have access to local, quality health care. The Veterans Health Equity Act would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that New Hampshire has a full-service veterans hospital, or that comparable services are provided by contracting with in-sta… Continue Reading


May 05, 2011

SHAHEEN OP-ED: BIN LADEN’S DEATH IS CAUSE FOR RELIEF, BUT NOT FOR REST

The following op-ed was published in the Union Leader on May 5, 2011. THIS WEEK, Americans everywhere bore witness to an extraordinary and historic event. Once again, thousands of Americans spontaneously gathered in Washington, D.C., and at ground zero in New York City. This time - nearly 10 years after the horrible and tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 - it was not an occasion for mourning and sadness but for relief, hope and renewal. Osama bin Laden is dead. All of us will remember where we w… Continue Reading


May 05, 2011

SHAHEEN QUESTIONS PANEL ON FUTURE OF RELATIONSHIP WITH PAKISTAN FOLLOWING BIN LADEN'S DEATH

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, expressed major concern during a full committee hearing today that the most wanted and identifiable terrorist in the world was found only 30 miles north of Pakistan's capital. Shaheen questioned the expert panel on how the Pakistani government is reacting to Osama bin Laden's death. "Does bin Laden's death in any way affects the strategic calculation of Pakistan's m… Continue Reading


May 04, 2011

SHAHEEN: DELAY OF SMALL BUSINESS BILL IS BAD FOR NH ECONOMY, NATIONAL SECURITY

(Washington, D.C.) - Citing its importance to not only creating jobs but also to national security, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) today voted to move forward with reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program in the Senate. The "cloture" vote would have ended debate, so that a final vote for passage could be scheduled. It required 60 votes to pass and failed 52-44. "SBIR is a bill that benefits our present and future economic well-being, as well as our nationa… Continue Reading


May 03, 2011

SHAHEEN TO PANEL: WHAT EFFECT WILL BIN LADEN’S DEATH HAVE ON WAR IN AFGHANISTAN?

Shaheen Seeks Answers on How Bin Laden's Death Will Impact War in Afghanistan (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, asked witnesses at a full committee hearing today about what effect Osama Bin Laden's death may have on the war in Afghanistan. "I think it's fitting … that we're having this discussion two days after Osama Bin Laden has been killed … what impact will the death of Osama Bi… Continue Reading


May 03, 2011

ON WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY, SHAHEEN CONTINUES CALL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE REPORTER IMPRISONED IN LIBYA

(Washington, DC) - Today on World Press Freedom Day, Shaheen issued the following statement, continuing her call for the release of Rochester, New Hampshire native James Foley from detainment in Libya: "On World Press Freedom Day, I call on Libya's leaders to immediately release journalist James Foley and his colleagues. Detaining journalists, foreign or domestic, is recognized worldwide as a tool of oppression and further delegitimizes your regime in the eyes of the world," Shaheen said. "The … Continue Reading


May 02, 2011

SHAHEEN PUSHES FOR FAIRNESS IN REGULATION FOR FISHERMEN

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of Senators and Congressmen in a letter to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) urging it to reconsider the way it will distribute a proposed deduction in Atlantic Bluefin tuna catch limits among various fishing groups. The proposal has the potential to punish fishing fleets that have complied with their quotas to account for the quota overrun of one fleet that hasn't. "For the 90 percent of t… Continue Reading


May 02, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the below announcement following the death of Osama bin Laden: "Osama bin Laden is dead. These are words the American people have been waiting to hear for nearly ten years - since the day he brazenly attacked the United States and murdered over 3,000 innocent victims on September 11th, 2001. This is a fitting end for the face of global terrorism - an evil madman whose hatred of freedom and disregard for innocent human life knew no … Continue Reading


April 28, 2011

SHAHEEN OFFERS SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY NOMINATIONS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs and 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: CIA Director Leon Panetta to serve as Secretary of Defense, General David Petraeus to serve as CIA Director, Ambassador Ryan Crocker to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, and … Continue Reading


April 28, 2011

SHAHEEN: SCIENCE, MATH EDUCATION INTEGRAL TO AMERICA’S FUTURE

(Peterborough, NH) - For America to remain the global leader in science and technology it must also lead in science and technology education, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said today during a visit to ConVal Regional High School in Peterborough. That is the goal, Shaheen explained, of her Innovation Inspiration School Grant Program-legislation that would give high school students greater access to innovative programs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Shaheen … Continue Reading


April 27, 2011

SHAHEEN FIGHTS TO GET BERLIN PRISON OPEN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today continued her ongoing efforts to get Berlin Prison open, urging the Department of Justice to prioritize funding to open the already-constructed facility. "We have a warden just waiting to hire staff. We have a prison system that is overcrowded. We have a community that desperately needs new jobs and an economic boost," Shaheen said. "Yet, because of Washington's broken budget process, the Bureau of Prisons is spending $4 million a … Continue Reading


April 27, 2011

SHAHEEN REQUESTS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY DELAY FINAL PERMITS FOR EXETER, GREAT BAY AREA

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today requested that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delay any decision on final permits for Exeter and other communities surrounding the Great Bay Estuary in New Hampshire until a comprehensive model of the Squamscott River has been completed-a way to ensure that scarce resources can best be used to protect water quality. The permits in question address what can be discharged by local wastewater treatment plants. "The Great Bay i… Continue Reading


April 22, 2011

SHAHEEN PRESSES FOR RESOLUTION OF TRADE DISPUTE WITH CANADA

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today pressed to get answers on behalf of a New Hampshire business owner regarding a trade dispute with the Government of Canada. "The U.S.-Canada trade relationship is critical to economic growth and prosperity on both sides of our border," Shaheen wrote in a letter to United States Trade Representative Ambassador Ron Kirk. "As a close neighbor of Canada, New Hampshire maintains a strong and unique economic partnership with Canadian busines… Continue Reading


April 22, 2011

SHAHEEN CALLS ON HOUSING DEPT. TO KEEP PROMISES ON LOAN PROGRAM FOR HOMEOWNERS IN CRISIS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) urged the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to move quickly to implement its Emergency Homeowner Loan Program (EHLP). The program was designed to help provide homeowners who are in crisis due to job loss or other emergency avoid foreclosure with bridge loans and other assistance. Yet despite HUD's stated intention to begin taking applications for the program by the end of 2010, the Department has not implemented the pro… Continue Reading


April 21, 2011

SHAHEEN RENEWS CALL FOR SUPPORT OF CRITICAL SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION PROGRAM

(Washington, D.C.) - Three New Hampshire companies will receive federal funding for research and development projects from the Department of Energy's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today. "These awards are crucial to ensure our New Hampshire small businesses can focus on research and innovation-the keys to growing our workforce and keeping America competitive in a global economy," Shaheen said. "The funds awarded today are further… Continue Reading

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