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June 15, 2011

SHAHEEN WELCOMES NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESSES TO WASHINGTON FOR SHOWCASE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and the New Hampshire State Society welcomed more than 20 New Hampshire businesses to Washington, DC to showcase the state's unique offerings at the second annual Experience New Hampshire reception. Guests sampled a wide variety of New Hampshire goods-from gourmet dishes from the state's restaurants to maple-sugar cotton candy -and enjoyed a wide array of attractions, including a replica of the world's largest candy counter, a First in the … Continue Reading


June 15, 2011

SHAHEEN HOSTS INAUGURAL NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS DAY IN WASHINGTON

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted more than 70 members of New Hampshire's business community today at the inaugural New Hampshire Business Day in Washington event. The event gives the New Hampshire business community an opportunity to come to Capitol Hill and hear from members of the administration and key congressional officials about federal programs and agencies that support, regulate, and offer research and technical assistance to businesses. "It is vital to New … Continue Reading


June 14, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES HER PROPOSAL TO EXTEND CRITICAL SMALL BUSINESS DEFENSE PROGRAM INCLUDED IN SENATE ARMED SERVICES BILL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today continued her efforts to secure a long-term reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which allows small companies to compete for federal research and development dollars. Shaheen announced that her proposal to extend the Department of Defense (DOD) SBIR program through 2018 was included in the initial draft of the Senate Armed Services Committee Defense Authorization Bill for 2012. "Small businesses ar… Continue Reading


June 14, 2011

MAINE, NEW HAMPSHIRE SENATORS PUSH NAVY TO DEVELOP PLAN TO FUND INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AT SHIPYARDS, INCLUDING PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), all members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, along with Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME) have successfully included language in the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that would require the Secretary of the Navy to provide Congress with a plan to fund infrastructure improvements at each of our nation's four public shipyards, including the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Under th… Continue Reading


June 10, 2011

SHAHEEN: ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL WILL SAVE CONSUMERS AND BUSINESSES MONEY

(Washington, DC) - At a business roundtable today at the North Conway Grand Hotel, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a discussion with area business leaders about how her new bipartisan energy efficiency package would help consumers and companies save money and create jobs. Shaheen highlighted the energy-saving lighting retrofits at the North Conway Grand Hotel and the cost-saving efficiency program used by the New Hampshire Electric Co-op, explaining how her bill would help expand initiat… Continue Reading


June 09, 2011

SHAHEEN-PORTMAN ENERGY SAVINGS AND INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS ACT OF 2011 FEATURED IN SENATE ENERGY COMMITTEE HEARING

(Washington, D.C.) -The bipartisan energy efficiency strategy proposed by Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) would create private sector jobs, make our economy more competitive, and start addressing our energy needs, said witnesses today in a hearing before the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The hearing focused on the Shaheen-Portman bill, The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2011 (S.1000), and on other legislation to conserve American energy use. … Continue Reading


June 09, 2011

SHAHEEN AND COCHRAN INTRODUCE ON-THE-JOB TRAINING ACT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) introduced legislation today that would help Americans find and keep employment through on-the-job training (OJT) programs. "Today's job market is changing rapidly and on-the-job training is an effective and efficient way to transition workers to new industries by giving them both a new job and new skills," said Shaheen, a member of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. "These programs are a cost-effe… Continue Reading


June 09, 2011

SHAHEEN VOICES SUPPORT FOR PANETTA CONFIRMATION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) voiced her support for the confirmation of Leon Panetta as the next Secretary of Defense, during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing today. Shaheen, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senate Armed Services Committee, met with Panetta this past month to discuss the national security threats currently facing the United States and the role New Hampshire men and women are playing in protecting the nation. "Whether it is… Continue Reading


June 09, 2011

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES ENERGY EFFICIENCY LEGISLATION AT ENERGY COMMITTEE HEARING

Thank you Chairman Bingaman and Ranking Member Murkowski for holding a hearing today on S. 1000, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, legislation that I developed with Sen. Rob Portman. A national energy efficiency strategy, like the one Senator Portman and I have introduced, can have an immediate impact on job growth in this country. It can make our economy more competitive and start addressing our nation's energy challenges. We have heard from business after business that t… Continue Reading


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

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