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December 08, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE NOMINATION OF CLYDE TERRY TO NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the following statement in reaction to the nomination of Concord resident Clyde Terry to serve on the National Council on Disability. Shaheen recommended Terry for a position on the National Council on Disability. "I am delighted that Clyde Terry has been nominated for a position on the National Council on Disability, and I congratulate him on this great honor. Clyde has devoted his entire career to improving the lives of d… Continue Reading


December 08, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON CONFIRMATION OF LINDA DALIANIS AS NEW CHIEF JUSTICE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the statement below following the confirmation of Linda Dalianis as the Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Dalianis became the first woman to join the New Hampshire Supreme Court when she was appointed by then-Governor Shaheen in 2000. "As the first woman to join the state's Supreme Court, Justice Linda Dalianis has established herself as a role model. Breaking such barriers can be challenging and this new po… Continue Reading


December 06, 2010

SHAHEEN PRESSES FOR RATIFICATION OF START TREATY AT HARVARD

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today pressed for ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty ("START") before the end of the year during a roundtable discussion at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Shaheen has been a leading advocate for ratification of the Treaty, which would strengthen American national security by reducing the number of nuclear weapons aimed at American cities and allowing for the resumption of critical on-site ins… Continue Reading


December 03, 2010

SHAHEEN FLOOR STATEMENT: EXTEND TAX CUTS FOR MIDDLE CLASS

Mr. President, I'd like to speak today about the critical situation in which millions of American families and small businesses find themselves. On January first, the Bush tax cuts are set to expire. Tax increases on struggling small businesses or on families who are just getting by would be devastating to them and to our economy. At the same time, we face another growing problem. Our national debt is now approaching 14 trillion dollars. And it's approaching that number quickly. To… Continue Reading


December 01, 2010

GREGG AND SHAHEEN RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE WEEKS ACT APPROVED BY THE U.S. SENATE

WASHINGTON - Last night, a resolution authored by U.S. Senators Judd Gregg (R-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Weeks Act (S. Res. 679) was approved by the U.S. Senate. In addition to celebrating the law's centennial anniversary, the bipartisan resolution provides deserving recognition to the law's author, John Weeks, a Massachusetts Congressman born in Lancaster, New Hampshire. It also recognizes that the acquisition of the first 7,000 acres of W… Continue Reading


November 30, 2010

SHAHEEN: NEW FOOD SAFETY BILL WILL PROTECT AMERICANS FROM ILLNESS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced passage of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act, which will strengthen the nation's food safety system and help protect Americans from food-borne illnesses. Shaheen was instrumental in ensuring the final version of the bipartisan legislation afforded New Hampshire's small farmers greater flexibility in complying with it. "The measures set forth in the Food Safety bil… Continue Reading


November 22, 2010

SHAHEEN SEEKS EXTENSION OF HEATING AID FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today joined 41 of her Senate colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter urging the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee to prevent deep cuts to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The program, which last winter provided heating assistance to roughly 47,000 New Hampshire homes, is in danger of being funded at approximately $2 billion less than it was last year. "At a time when the economy is … Continue Reading


November 22, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF MARY CHAMBERS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the following statement in reaction to the passing of former New Hampshire House Democratic Leader and Vice Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party Mary Chambers. "During her years of service to New Hampshire, Mary Chambers became a role model for me and a pioneer for women in elective office. She also became a personal friend. We will miss her warmth, her grace, and the passion with which she lived her life. My though… Continue Reading


November 17, 2010

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO REPEAL FORM 1099 REPORTING REQUIREMENT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today announced that she has introduced legislation together with Senators Max Baucus (D-MT), Mary L. Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Begich (D-AK), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Scott Brown (R-MA), that would repeal the expanded Form 1099 reporting requirement set to take effect in 2012. "We need to make sure that small businesses, which are the engines of economic growth in N… Continue Reading


November 16, 2010

U.S. SENATORS: IT’S TIME TO VOTE ON NEW START

(Washington, D.C.) - A group of United States Senators, all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called on the U.S. Senate to consider and ratify the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty ("New START") in the current Congressional session. The Senators cited critical national security concerns in delaying consideration of the treaty and warned of the consequences to America's nuclear security efforts around the globe. "Delaying a vote on the New START Treaty into next year … Continue Reading


November 16, 2010

SHAHEEN SEEKS HEATING ASSISTANCE FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today urged Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to prevent deep cuts to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that last year provided heating assistance to roughly 47,000 New Hampshire homes. "LIHEAP helps thousands of New Hampshire families stay warm over the winter, and I have deep concerns about proposed cuts to this critical source of heating assistance," said Shaheen. "With the price of oil still… Continue Reading


November 16, 2010

SHAHEEN URGES GREATER FLEXIBILITY FOR NH DAIRY FARMERS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen yesterday joined 21 of her colleagues in urging the U.S. Farm Service Agency to provide greater flexibility to dairy farmers eligible for assistance under the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program. The MILC program, which provides assistance to farmers when the price of milk falls below the cost of production, allows farmers to select when during the fiscal year they will start receiving assistance. Because of a misunderstanding about h… Continue Reading


November 11, 2010

SHAHEEN VETERANS DAY STATEMENT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day. Also today, Shaheen delivered remarks at the Veterans Day ceremony at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. "On Veterans Day, we take a moment to remember the sacrifices of all those who have served. Every day, our men and women in uniform put themselves in harm's way to protect our country and our way of life, and we must ensure that they and their fa… Continue Reading


November 10, 2010

SHAHEEN ATTENDS NAVY CROSS PRESENTATION FOR MANCHESTER VETERAN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today attended a ceremony for the posthumous presentation of the Navy Cross to the family of Marine Corporal Michael W. Ouellette of Manchester at the Marine Reserve Support Center in Londonderry. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus presented the medal. "It was a privilege to see Corporal Ouellette recognized for his exceptional courage with the Navy's highest honor," said Shaheen. "His selfless service to our country, for which he gave the… Continue Reading


November 09, 2010

SHAHEEN: EXPORT REFORMS WILL HELP CREATE JOBS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Manchester, NH)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today hosted the Granite State Export Forum in Nashua to help connect small- and medium-sized businesses from across the state with resources to help them sell their products overseas, increase their bottom line, and create jobs in New Hampshire. The forum focused on recent reforms to America's export control system that will help New Hampshire businesses access overseas markets. In addition to Shaheen, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy and expor… Continue Reading


November 07, 2010

SHAHEEN ATTENDS INTERNATIONAL SECURITY FORUM, DISCUSSES GLOBAL CHALLENGES WITH WORLD LEADERS IN HALIFAX

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen joined a bipartisan Congressional delegation led by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) at the Halifax International Security Forum over the weekend in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Shaheen, the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, discussed a wide range of global security issues with defense ministers, diplomats, and academics from across the globe. She also led a public panel on nuclear proliferation and hosted a roundt… Continue Reading


November 04, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $2.6 MILLION FOR NH BIOMEDICAL COMPANIES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that 12 New Hampshire biomedical companies have been awarded a total of $2,643,949.37 to help develop new medical therapies, address unmet medical needs, and reduce the long-term growth of health care costs. The grants were created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as part of the Therapeutic Discovery Project program, which will help small biotechnology companies in New Hampshire and across the country produc… Continue Reading


November 04, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SALE OF GORHAM MILL

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the following statement in reaction to the sale of the Gorham Mill to Northeast Papers: "I am pleased that Fraser Papers has reached an agreement with Northeast Papers to sell the Gorham Mill. It is critical that we get the Gorham facility up and running so that its workforce can get back on the job. Just last week, I was able to speak with prospective mill ownership, Berlin and Gorham officials, as well as mill workers, an… Continue Reading


November 03, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON NH 2010 MIDTERM ELECTIONS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the following statement in reaction to the 2010 midterm election results in New Hampshire: "I congratulate all the winners last evening, both Democrats and Republicans. And, for the many good people who fell short, my hope is that they continue to stay involved in public life, as it will take all of us working together to secure the future of our state and our country."… Continue Reading


October 28, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES LOCATION FOR VA OUTREACH CLINIC IN KEENE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has selected a site for the federal Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Keene Outreach Clinic and Veterans Center. The clinic, which will offer full-time primary care and part-time mental health services to the several thousand veterans in the region, will be located at 640 Marlboro Street. It is slated to open in spring 2011. "New Hampshire's men and women who have served i… Continue Reading

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