Press

December 13, 2011

SHAHEEN: CRITICAL SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION PROGRAM IS CLOSER TO LONG-TERM EXTENSION

(Washington, DC) - A critical small business research program integral to American innovation is one step closer to a long-term extension, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today. Late last night, negotiators for the House and Senate said they had reached agreement on a 6-year extension of the Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR) to be included in the final version of the defense authorization bill, which is expected to pass before the end of this year. "Small businesses… Continue Reading


December 12, 2011

SHAHEEN PUSHES FOR BETTER OVERSIGHT OF U.S. TAXPAYER DOLLARS IN AFGHANISTAN

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today strongly urged Pentagon leaders to go after a construction contractor whose shoddy work and cost overruns endangered workers and left U.S. taxpayers on the hook for $4.3 million. In a letter to the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (AFCEE), Shaheen urged the Pentagon agency to heed the recommendations of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), who said the agency should demand repayment f… Continue Reading


December 08, 2011

SHAHEEN CHAIRS HEARING TO EXAMINE WATER SUPPLY ISSUES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power, today held a hearing to explore the opportunities and challenges facing domestic and global water supplies. Shaheen asked the hearing's panel of environmental, military, public, and private officials how they believed issues such as national security, energy, health, climate change, and technological innovation will be affected by water supplies in both the … Continue Reading


December 08, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF RICHARD CORDRAY AS NEXT DIRECTOR OF THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today released the following statement in support of the nomination of Richard Cordray to be Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: "For too long Wall Street engaged in reckless behavior that seriously harmed our economy, with little regard for regular Americans struggling to support their families and plan their financial futures. "The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will play an important role in protecting consumers … Continue Reading


December 07, 2011

LIEBERMAN, MCCAIN, SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON RUSSIAN ELECTIONS

Washington, DC- Today, Senators Joe Lieberman (I-CT), John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the statement below on the unrest following the Russian elections: "We condemn the sweeping arrests of hundreds of opposition leaders, journalists, and human rights activists in Russia and the use of violence against peaceful protesters by Russian security forces. We call upon the Russian government to release all of the political prisoners it has unjustly detained and clarify the where… Continue Reading


December 07, 2011

SHAHEEN JOINS BIPARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS IN PUSH TO RESTORE LIHEAP FUNDING

(Washington, D.C.) - With energy costs rising and the coldest months of winter approaching, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of Senators today to keep pressure on Congress to restore funding for a critical heating assistance program. Shaheen and her colleagues introduced the LIHEAP Protection Act, which would maintain level funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) at last year's level of $4.5 billion, and help low-income households and senior… Continue Reading


December 07, 2011

SHAHEEN PRESSES EUROPEAN LEADERS TO BROADEN SANCTIONS AGAINST IRAN

(Washington, DC) - United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today urged European Union (EU) officials to expand existing sanctions against the Iranian government to help stop Iran's proliferation of nuclear weapons. In a letter sent to EU High Representative Baroness Catherine Ashton, Shaheen called on European leaders to join the United States in sanctioning the entities facilitating or funding Iran's illicit activities. "While I applaud the European Union's decision to expand its targeted… Continue Reading


December 02, 2011

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS INVESTMENT IN ENERGY EFFICIENT UPGRADES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement about President Obama's announcement of a $4 billion investment in energy upgrades to federal and private sector buildings: "I applaud President Obama's announcement today on this bold public-private partnership. With businesses and consumers across the country tightening their belts, energy efficiency is one of the fastest, cheapest, and most effective ways to save money and strengthen the economy. The bip… Continue Reading


December 01, 2011

COLLINS, SHAHEEN WELCOME PROMPT RELEASE OF FDA GUIDANCE ON ARTIFICIAL PANCREAS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, welcomed news that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released guidance today that will allow outpatient clinical trials to begin on the artificial pancreas, a device that could improve the lives of millions of Americans living with diabetes. In a hearing before Collins and Shaheen earlier this year, the FDA promised to issue this guidance by December. "I am pleased th… Continue Reading


December 01, 2011

SHAHEEN QUESTIONS U.S. OFFICIALS ON THREAT OF IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM

(Washington, DC) - At a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing today, United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned Obama Administration officials on the effect of international sanctions on Iran's ability to acquire nuclear weapons. Shaheen emphasized the importance of multilateral cooperation between the United States and other members of the international community to intensify pressure on the Iranian government. "With the dangers of nuclear proliferation presenting one of our m… Continue Reading


December 01, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT (NDAA)

SENATOR SHAHEEN'S STATEMENT ON SENATE FLOOR ABOUT NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT (NDAA) (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke today on the Senate floor about the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 (S.1867), which includes several measures authored or supported by Shaheen. The annual defense bill authorizes all Department of Defense programs for the coming fiscal year, and addresses major defense policy issues. Video of Shahee… Continue Reading


December 01, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT (NDAA)

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke today on the Senate floor about the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 (S.1867), which includes several measures authored or supported by Shaheen. The annual defense bill authorizes all Department of Defense programs for the coming fiscal year, and addresses major defense policy issues. Video of Shaheen's speech can be viewed here: http://1.usa.gov/tc2nF8 Senator Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for de… Continue Reading


December 01, 2011

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 (S.1867), which includes several measures authored or supported by Shaheen. The annual defense bill authorizes all Department of Defense programs for the coming fiscal year and addresses major defense policy issues. The measure passed in a 93 to 7 vote and must now be reconciled with the version of the bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. … Continue Reading


November 30, 2011

SENATE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES AMENDMENT TO KEEP MISSING LIBYAN ARMS OUT OF TERRORISTS’ HANDS

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The U.S. Senate today unanimously accepted a bipartisan amendment to the FY 2012 Defense Authorization bill that urges greater action by the Obama Administration to keep Libya's stockpile of about 20,000 portable anti-aircraft missiles, known as MANPADS, out of the hands of terrorists who wish to do harm to Americans. The amendment was coauthored by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and a member of the Senate Armed Services … Continue Reading


November 29, 2011

RENEWAL OF CRITICAL SMALL BUSINESS RESEARCH PROGRAM ADVANCES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today hailed the Senate passage of a bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would renew a program integral to American innovation. The amendment would extend for eight years the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, which allows small companies to compete for federal research dollars. A similar SBIR measure included by Shaheen during the bill's original consideration in the Armed Services C… Continue Reading


November 28, 2011

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE APPLAUD SENATE VOTE TO GIVE NATIONAL GUARD SEAT ON JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF

(Washington, D.C.) - The U.S. Senate this evening approved a bipartisan amendment that would create a permanent seat for the Chief of the National Guard Bureau on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, co-sponsored the National Guard Empowerment Act (S. 1025), which was introduced by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and had strong bipartisan support. The bill was inclu… Continue Reading


November 21, 2011

SHAHEEN JOINS WORLD LEADERS AT HALIFAX INTERNATIONAL SECURITY FORUM

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan Congressional delegation led by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Mark Udall (D-CO) 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 international leaders, business executives, and academics from across the globe. She also participated on a panel discu… Continue Reading


November 18, 2011

SHAHEEN: BERLIN PRISON RECEIVES FUNDING NEEDED TO OPEN

(Washington, DC) - President Obama has signed into law a bill that contains funds for the opening of Berlin Prison, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today. The 2012 Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill, which was passed by the House and Senate Thursday, includes $6.5 billion in funding for the Bureau of Prisons. It specifically prioritizes funding for the three prisons nationwide that have been completed but are awaiting funding to open-including Berlin Prison. "After… Continue Reading


November 17, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF GEORGE WILSON

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today released the following statement on the passing of former Concord Monitor Publisher George Wilson: "George Wilson was a true newsman who worked his way up in the industry, from ads salesman to reporter and eventually to publisher of the Concord Monitor and CEO of its parent company. He recognized the importance of good journalism and the value of supporting and fostering strong, vibrant local newspapers. I will always admire his dedica… Continue Reading


November 16, 2011

SHAHEEN: BERLIN PRISON EXPECTED TO GET FUNDING THIS WEEK TO FINALLY OPEN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced that this week Berlin Prison is finally expected to get the funds it needs to open. The Senate and House will likely pass the final version of the 2012 Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill this week and send it to the President to sign into law. The spending bill includes $6.5 billion in funding for the Bureau of Prisons and specifically prioritizes funding for the three prisons nationwide that have been completed but… Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148 Page 149 Page 150 Page 151 Page 152 Page 153 Page 154 Page 155 Page 156 Page 157 Page 158 Page 159 Page 160 Page 161 Page 162 Page 163 Page 164 Page 165 Page 166 Page 167 Page 168 Page 169 Page 170 Page 171 Page 172 Page 173 Page 174 Page 175 Page 176 Page 177 Page 178 Page 179 Page 180 Page 181 Page 182 Page 183 Page 184 Page 185 Page 186 Page 187 Page 188 Page 189 Page 190 Page 191 Page 192 Page 193 Page 194
Showing page   of 194