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February 09, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PROPOSED LIHEAP CUT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) released the following statement in response to reports that President Obama will propose a $3 billion cut to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) program in his 2012 budget. The program provides federal assistance to low income families to help them cope with high heating or cooling costs for their home. "The President's reported proposal to drastically slash LIHEAP funds by more than half would have a severe im… Continue Reading


February 09, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR BOW FIRE DEPARTMENT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the Bow Fire Department has been awarded money for operations and safety through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The Bow Fire Department received $176,944. These awards are administered by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration. The Bow Fire Department will use the money to purchase and ins… Continue Reading


February 03, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT’S EFFICIENCY INITIATIVE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, released the following statement today in response to the President's announcement of his Better Building Initiative. "I'm glad to hear the President's new commitment to increasing energy efficiency in commercial and public buildings. Increased energy efficiency is the cheapest and easiest first step towards energy independence, and we can and should do it now. I've… Continue Reading


February 02, 2011

SENATOR SHAHEEN VOTES TO REPEAL SMALL BUSINESS PAPERWORK BURDEN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) tonight released the following statement after joining Senate colleagues in passing a repeal of the Form 1099 reporting requirement from last year's health care reform legislation. "Our small businesses drive job growth in our communities, and many of them have voiced serious concern over the regulatory burden this requirement would place on them," Shaheen said. "Repealing this requirement will strengthen our economy, and will s… Continue Reading


February 02, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE FIRE DEPARTMENTS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the Manchester and Bennington Fire Departments have been awarded money for operations and safety through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The Manchester Fire Department received $140,400 and the Bennington Fire Department received $40,252. The Manchester Fire Department will use the money to buy protective equipment for firefighters, including helmets and boots. It … Continue Reading


February 02, 2011

SHAHEEN BILL WILL BROADEN SUPPORT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE GUARD MEMBERS

(Washington, D.C.) -With a program crucial to New Hampshire National Guard members and their families at risk of being eliminated, this week U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Citizen Soldier Outreach Support Act. "The New Hampshire National Guard has led the way in the development of a comprehensive program to ensure that our state's citizen soldiers receive the support they need and deserve," Shaheen said. "This legislation will help the New Hampshire National Guard conti… Continue Reading


January 31, 2011

SHAHEEN LEADS TALKS ON EXPORTS AND SMALL BUSINESS

(Bedford, N.H) - As part of her efforts to focus on economic policies that boost exports from New Hampshire and the nation, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today led roundtable discussions with small business owners and trade associations on the federal resources available to small businesses who want to sell their goods overseas. She was joined by Export-Import Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg for a pair of roundtable discussions with small business owners and trade associ… Continue Reading


January 28, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $16 MILLION FOR IMPROVEMENTS AT PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today the Department of the Navy will invest $16 million in construction and modernization work on Dry Dock No. 1 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The dry dock is one of three used for submarine engineering overhauls. In a November 2010 letter to Jacob Lew, Director of the President's Office of Management and Budget, Senators Shaheen, Olympia Snowe, and Susan Collins expressed concern that the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has had… Continue Reading


January 27, 2011

SHAHEEN: HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN BELARUS MUST END

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, today called on the United States and its European partners to work together at pressuring Belarus on adherence to basic standards of democracy and human rights. At a hearing she convened, Shaheen pressed for sanctions against the Belarusian regime for the human rights violations committed against opposition candidates and protesters in the wake of the recent pr… Continue Reading


January 27, 2011

SHAHEEN TO SERVE ON ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today her committee assignments for the 112th Congress. She will now serve on the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. In addition, she will continue to serve on the following committees: Chairwoman for the Subcommittee on European Affairs for the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship "I look forwar… Continue Reading


January 27, 2011

ISAKSON, SHAHEEN INTRODUCE BIENNIAL BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS ACT

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., today introduced the Biennial Budget Appropriations Act that would switch Congress from an annual spending process to a two-year cycle, with one year for appropriating federal dollars and the other year devoted to oversight of federal programs. Isakson has sponsored biennial budgeting proposals every year since he came to the Senate in 2005, while Shaheen has firsthand experience with biennial budgeting from he… Continue Reading


January 26, 2011

SHAHEEN LAUDS EXTENSION OF SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION PROGRAM

(Washington, D.C.) - A critical small business innovation program will be extended for the short-term, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today. While she applauded this as a step in the right direction, Shaheen continues to fight for a long-term reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. SBIR allows small companies to compete for federal research and development dollars. Despite bipartisan support, Congress has failed to pass a long-term reaut… Continue Reading


January 26, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES HUDSON FIRE DEPARTMENT TO RECEIVE $135,000 FOR OPERATIONS AND SAFETY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Hudson Fire Department has been awarded $135,000 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for operations and safety. The department will use the grant to make improvements to its digital radio communications systems. More specifically, the department will purchase equipment that automatically searches for the strongest radio signal in the area, allowing firefighters to c… Continue Reading


January 25, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the below statement following President Obama's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress: "Since coming to Washington, I've made jobs my principal focus, and we heard from President Obama tonight that he shares that dedication. The overarching challenge facing New Hampshire and the nation is how we remain competitive in an increasingly global economy. As a former small business owner, I know it is business, not g… Continue Reading


January 25, 2011

SHAHEEN PUSHES TO ELIMINATE DOUBLE SUBSIDIES FOR GOLD AND SILVER MINING INDUSTRY

(Washington, D.C.) - As part of her ongoing efforts to end antiquated and unnecessary government programs, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced a bill that would end tax breaks for mining companies that are already mining public lands for free. The Elimination of Double Subsidies for the Hardrock Mining Industry Act of 2011 would protect taxpayers and reduce the federal deficit, and has earned the support of both taxpayer advocate and environmental groups. "Mining incentiv… Continue Reading


January 25, 2011

SHAHEEN: MORE HEATING ASSISTANCE FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced the release of an additional $1,795,158 in emergency heating aid for New Hampshire families under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The award, which comes from LIHEAP emergency contingency funding that HHS can distribute at its discretion, is in addition to money the agency has already released to New Hampshire and brings the state's total to $3… Continue Reading


January 25, 2011

SHAHEEN: STOP SUGAR’S SWEET DEAL

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced a bipartisan bill that would phase out the sugar support program and save consumers billions of dollars. The SUGAR (Stop Unfair Giveaway and Restrictions) Act, co-sponsored by Mark Kirk (R-IL), comes as part of Shaheen's effort to eliminate unnecessary government programs. "The sugar support program costs consumers $4 billion a year-to disproportionally benefit a limited group of wealthy sugar producers," Shaheen sai… Continue Reading


January 24, 2011

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES HOW TO KEEP AMERICA COMPETITIVE

(Bedford, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) spoke today about the challenges in keeping the American economy competitive in a globalized marketplace and the solutions available for meeting those challenges. Her remarks to the New England Council focused on exports, innovation, deficit reduction and a comprehensive energy policy. Shaheen, a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business, has been a long-time advocate of supporting innovation and increasing small business expo… Continue Reading


January 19, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES LANCASTER FIRE DEPARTMENT TO RECEIVE $475,000 FOR VEHICLE ACQUISITION

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Lancaster Fire Department has been awarded $475,000 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for vehicle acquisition. "New Hampshire's firefighters are working every day to make sure our communities are safe," said Shaheen. "It is crucial they have the funding and equipment required to keep themselves safe and to continue to do their important jobs." The Assistance to F… Continue Reading


January 18, 2011

SHAHEEN: ACT ON SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION PROGRAM

(Manchester, N.H.) - Continuing her call for action on an effective small business innovation program, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today visited Active Shock in Manchester, who joined her in support of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Shaheen, a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business, is advocating for a long-term reauthorization of the program, which allows small companies to compete for federal research and development dollars. Despite bipartisan … Continue Reading

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