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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


August 02, 2011

SHAHEEN CALLS ON CONGRESS TO END THE UNNECESSARY FAA SHUTDOWN

As prepared for delivery: Mr. President, as we all know, eleven days ago the authorization for the operations of the Federal Aviation Administration expired, leading to a partial shutdown of that agency and workers being placed on unpaid furlough. While I am glad we could come together to reach a bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling and avoid another financial crisis, I am deeply disappointed that bipartisanship has failed us here. The House may head home for recess today for the rest of… Continue Reading


August 02, 2011

SHAHEEN CALLS ON CONGRESS TO END THE UNNECESSARY FAA SHUTDOWN

(Washington, DC) -In a speech on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Congress to end the unnecessary Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shutdown and put people back to work. Below are her remarks, as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, as we all know, eleven days ago the authorization for the operations of the Federal Aviation Administration expired, leading to a partial shutdown of that agency and workers being placed on unpaid furlough. While I am glad … Continue Reading


August 01, 2011

SENATOR SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR COMPROMISE DEBT DEAL

(Washington, D.C.) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) released the following statement announcing her support of the compromise debt deal proposed by Congressional leaders: "This compromise achieves four critical things - it avoids a default that could have devastated our economy; it gives businesses the certainty they need to grow and hire by resolving this issue until 2013; it makes significant reductions in our long-term deficit and debt; and it protects Social Security and Medicare benefits.… Continue Reading


July 29, 2011

U.S. SENATE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES SHAHEEN-GRAHAM RESOLUTION AFFIRMING U.S. SUPPORT FOR GEORGIAN SOVEREIGNTY

(Washington, DC) - The U.S. Senate today unanimously approved a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) 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. "Today, the Senate spoke with one voice in support of Georgia's territorial integrity," said U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen. "While I am pleased by the … Continue Reading


July 28, 2011

SHAHEEN: DEBT DEFAULT RISKS PERMANENT HARM TO AMERICAN ECONOMY

SHAHEEN: DEBT DEFAULT RISKS PERMANENT HARM TO AMERICAN ECONOMY As prepared for delivery: The United States government is now less than a week away from defaulting on its obligations for the first time in history. As we've heard from economists and business leaders across the country, a default could result in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and higher interest rates for every American. And yet, we're still debating whether or not we should avoid default. It's a very dangerous game. We… Continue Reading


July 25, 2011

SHAHEEN: FOLLOWING NAVY’S LEAD ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY WILL HELP OUR ECONOMY GROW

(Washington, DC) - In a visit to the Portsmouth Navy Shipyard today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and former U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Navy John Warner (R-VA) commended the energy initiatives of the United States Navy and emphasized the economic benefits of improving the nation's energy efficiency. Shaheen recently introduced bipartisan energy legislation, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011, which would save money and create jobs by establishing a nationa… Continue Reading


July 22, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON LAPSE OF AUTHORIZATION FOR FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

(Washington, DC) - (U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the below announcement following the failure to extend the authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration: "At a time when job creation must be our top priority, it is unfathomable that some members of Congress have blocked an extension of the authorization for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a move that could cause the government to lose approximately $200 million a week and nearly 4,000 hard-working Americans to … Continue Reading


July 14, 2011

SHAHEEN: FAILURE TO PAY OUR BILLS COULD CAUSE ECONOMIC CATASTROPHE

As prepared for delivery: The media has been focused on our differences. But I think there is one thing that every single member of this body agrees on -- we have to address the long-term debt and deficits. Like many members of this Chamber, I have repeatedly called for a bipartisan package that includes reforms to everything deficit related. That means CUTS to spending - domestic, defense, and mandatory - as well as increased revenues. I have supported attaching deficit reduction measures t… Continue Reading


July 14, 2011

SHAHEEN-PORTMAN ENERGY SAVINGS AND INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS ACT OF 2011 PASSES ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE WITH STRONG BIPARTISAN SUPPORT

(Washington, D.C.) - In just two months, the energy efficiency and job creation strategy proposed by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources with strong bipartisan support. The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 (S.1000), which was the subject of a June 9th hearing in front of the committee, passed 18-3 with support from both parties, including Chairman Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) and Ranking Member Li… Continue Reading


July 11, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $13 MILLION IN FUNDING TO HELP NEW HAMPSHIRE SMALL BUSINESSES ACCESS CREDIT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that New Hampshire will receive $13 million to help small businesses access credit and create jobs through the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), a U.S. Treasury Department program created by the Small Business Jobs Act. SSBCI funding will support state small business lending programs that will leverage over $130 million in new loans to small businesses in New Hampshire. "As a member of the Senate Small Business… Continue Reading

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