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January 31, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON REDUCTION OF COD CATCH ALLOTMENTS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the New England Fishery Management Council's decision to approve drastic cuts in cod catch limits in the Gulf of Maine: "The New England Fishery Management Council's decision to reduce catch limits on cod is certainly disappointing and will have a devastating impact on New Hampshire fishermen. The new limits will not only put the livelihood of our state's fishermen at risk, but will also threaten the his… Continue Reading


January 30, 2013

SHAHEEN CONGRATULATES LONDONDERRY THIRD GRADER FOR NATIONAL ART AWARD

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with Annabella Wu and her father, Yongge Wu, at the United States Capitol on Tuesday. Annabella was in Washington to participate in the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Reflections Art Exhibit Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony at the U.S. Department of Education, where a video of her award-winning dance choreography was featured. The National PTA's Reflections Program encourages art in education and honors students who submit theme-based photog… Continue Reading


January 30, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON DISAPPOINTING GDP REPORT

"Today's disappointing growth report underscores the need for our primary focus to remain on fostering economic growth and job creation. It also highlights the importance of avoiding the automatic cuts in the sequester, which will recklessly slash investments in education, research, and other critical areas of job growth, and to instead come to a long-term, comprehensive agreement to address our debt and deficits in a fair and responsible manner."… Continue Reading


January 29, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON CONFIRMATION OF SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the confirmation of Senator John Kerry as the next U.S. Secretary of State. The Senate voted to confirm Kerry's nomination in an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 94-3. "I have known Secretary Kerry for many years and have had the opportunity to see firsthand the exceptional leadership he has provided for the United States. During our time in the Senate … Continue Reading


January 29, 2013

SHAHEEN, BIPARTISAN COALITION OF SENATORS INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO INCREASE VISAS FOR HIGHLY SKILLED WORKERS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan group of Senators today in introducing the Immigration Innovation Act of 2013. The bill, also referred to as the I-Squared Act of 2013, offers a specific plan to address the shortage of visas and green cards for highly skilled immigrants working in science and technology fields and is already supported by businesses and business advocacy groups nationwide. "New Hampshire is one of the country's greatest incubators for… Continue Reading


January 29, 2013

SHAHEEN: WE MUST PROVIDE CRITICAL RELIEF TO N.H. FISHERMEN AND COASTAL ECONOMIES

SHAHEEN: WE MUST PROVIDE CRITICAL RELIEF TO N.H. FISHERMEN AND COASTAL ECONOMIES (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor Monday to reiterate her call for Congress to grant disaster relief funding for fishermen in New Hampshire. Shaheen successfully urged the U.S. Department of Commerce to declare a disaster for New England fishermen and fishing communities struggling with revenue losses and the impact of fishery management decisions. The disaste… Continue Reading


January 29, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF LILLY LEDBETTER FAIR PAY ACT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement commemorating the fourth anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: "Four years ago I was proud to see the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act become law because the bill rightfully ensured that all Americans are paid the same wage regardless of age, gender, race or ethnicity. The legislation represented a historic step forward for equality in the workplace, but more work remains. The fact is that millions … Continue Reading


January 28, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE URGE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT TO RECONSIDER FISHERY DECISION

(WASHINGTON) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) are calling on the Department of Commerce to reconsider its decision to require drastic quota reductions designed to end overfishing of Gulf of Maine cod and haddock in 2013. In a joint letter, the New Hampshire Senators called on the Department of Commerce to reconsider the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) decision which threatens the survival of New Hampshire's fishing industry and the economic well-being of its… Continue Reading


January 25, 2013

SHAHEEN, COLLINS, WHITEHOUSE LEAD CHARGE TO END LGBT DISCRIMINATION DURING JURY SELECTION PROCESS

US Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) this week re-introduced bipartisan legislation that would abolish discrimination against LGBT citizens during the federal jury selection process. The Jury ACCESS (Access for Capable Citizens and Equality in Service Selection) Act of 2013 would prohibit the practice of striking jurors in federal courts on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The legislation has already been endorsed by a large co… Continue Reading


January 25, 2013

SHAHEEN: VICTORIA ARLEN INSPIRES US ALL

(Exeter, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) commended Paralympic athlete Victoria Arlen for her dedication, hard work and spirit of character during a ceremony this morning at Exeter High School honoring Victoria for her accomplishments at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. Shaheen presented Victoria and her family with a copy of the Congressional Record Statement titled "A Tribute to Victoria Arlen" that Shaheen submitted to recognize Victoria's achievements. An 18 year-old senior … Continue Reading


January 25, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE LEAD BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH CARE AND AWARENESS

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) this week introduced legislation aimed at expanding mental health first aid training and increasing the effectiveness of mental health care across the nation. The Mental Health First Aid Act of 2013 provides support for training programs to help the public identify, understand, and address crisis situations safely. The bill also calls for protocols for initiating timely referrals to mental health services availa… Continue Reading


January 24, 2013

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR HAGEL NOMINATION

(Washington, D.C.) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement this afternoon announcing her support for Senator Hagel's nomination to serve as Secretary of Defense. Shaheen made the announcement after meeting with Senator Hagel earlier today in her office here in Washington. "This morning I had an opportunity to meet with Senator Hagel to discuss his nomination and his views on the future of our military and am pleased t… Continue Reading


January 23, 2013

SHAHEEN RENEWS STRONG SUPPORT FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today renewed her strong support of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and repeated her call for Congress to reauthorize this critical program. Shaheen, an original co-sponsor of the bill, was part of a bipartisan group of senators who reintroduced the legislation. "Protecting New Hampshire citizens from domestic and sexual abuse is a critical priority, and the services afforded through VAWA have an enormous impact in keeping our citize… Continue Reading


January 23, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON CLINTON TESTIMONY AT BENGHAZI HEARING

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement this morning on Secretary Clinton's testimony at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the September, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya: "Secretary Clinton has been up front and honest about the mistakes that were made in the lead-up to the attack in Benghazi and I want to commend her for both her strong leadership at the State Department and for taking responsibility for what happened on Septembe… Continue Reading


January 23, 2013

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH KERRY, AFFIRMS SUPPORT FOR NOMINATION

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, met yesterday with U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) to discuss his nomination to serve as the United States Secretary of State. "Our meeting strengthened my confidence in Senator Kerry as an excellent nominee to become our country's next Secretary of State. Senator Kerry carries tremendous international qualifications and has proven himself time and again as a strong leader for our country. I have worked close… Continue Reading


January 16, 2013

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE ANNOUNCE NEW HAMPSHIRE STUDENTS SELECTED FOR 2013 SENATE YOUTH PROGRAM

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today announced the names of the two New Hampshire students who have been selected as delegates to the 51st annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 9 - 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. John Parsons of Madbury and Allison Thompson of Nashua were selected to join more than 100 student delegates to attend USSYP's Washington Week. Each student delegate will receive a $5,000 undergraduate … Continue Reading


January 15, 2013

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF MYRTLE MCINTYRE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement today on the passing of Myrtle McIntyre. "During her years of service to the Granite State, Myrtle McIntyre served as a role model for the future generation of women leaders in New Hampshire. Her dedication to civic engagement instilled the ideals of public service in so many throughout our state. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire McIntyre family."… Continue Reading


January 15, 2013

SHAHEEN: PAY AS YOU EARN STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM WILL HELP STUDENT BORROWERS STAY ON TRACK

(Manchester, N.H) - Our workforce must have the skills to compete in a global economy and that means making sure college is affordable, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said today at a discussion on student loans at UNH Manchester. Shaheen specifically spoke about the benefits of the new Pay As You Earn repayment plan, which would cap monthly payment for some student loan borrowers at an amount that is affordable based on their income. The Pay As You Earn plan caps payments for Federal Dire… Continue Reading


January 11, 2013

CREARE, INC. HOSTS SHAHEEN, ENDORSES SENATOR’S ENERGY EFFICIENCY LEGISLATION

(Hanover, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) toured local engineering research and development firm Creare, Inc. in Hanover this afternoon to highlight the company's production of energy efficient technologies and discuss how her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation could help the firm create high-tech jobs in New Hampshire. Several provisions of Shaheen's legislation, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1000), were recently passed through Congress with broad bi… Continue Reading


January 10, 2013

SHAHEEN DISCUSSES ROLE OF WOMEN IN SMALL BUSINESS, GROWING GRANITE STATE ECONOMY AT MANCHESTER FORUM

(Manchester, N.H.) - This morning U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) highlighted the important role women play in small businesses and growing the New Hampshire economy at the "Women and Money" forum hosted by the N.H. Center for Women's Business Advancement. At the event, Shaheen focused on the importance of supporting women-owned small businesses and helping female business owners create jobs in the state. The Center for Women's Business Advancement offers workshops, one-on-one counseling a… Continue Reading

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