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August 06, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $400,000 FOR WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that her request to support the development of a plan for the preservation and management of New Hampshire's water resources has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Shaheen secured $400,000 for the effort, which is being carried out by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. These funds were included in the Fiscal Year 2011 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations bill, which is now ready fo… Continue Reading


August 04, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $500,000 FOR SMALL BUSINESS LENDING

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that her request for support for critical New Hampshire small business lending programs has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Shaheen secured $500,000 to support the MicroCredit-NH and Vested for Growth programs, which offer loans to New Hampshire small businesses that have difficulty accessing credit. These funds were included in the Fiscal Year 2011 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Approp… Continue Reading


August 04, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $150,000 FOR BIODIESEL COLLABORATIVE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that her request to support the expansion of the Monadnock Biodiesel Collaborative at Keene State College has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Shaheen secured $150,000 for the project, which will allow the Monadnock Biodiesel Collaborative to launch an emissions testing facility and a statewide research and educational program for students and educators. These funds were included in the Fiscal Year 2011… Continue Reading


August 04, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $150,000 FOR SAGAMORE CREEK DREDGING PROJECT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that her request to support maintenance dredging of Sagamore Creek in Portsmouth has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Shaheen secured $150,000 for the project, which will facilitate the dredging of approximately 7,000 cubic yards of material from Sagamore Creek to improve navigation and safety. The project will be carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. These funds were included in the Fiscal Y… Continue Reading


August 04, 2010

NEW HAMPSHIRE AWARDED $2.3 MILLION TO EXPAND BROADBAND INTERNET

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that two New Hampshire broadband providers have received grants to bring high speed internet to areas where it is otherwise unavailable. The Merrimack County Telephone company has been awarded $2,021,197 and the Kearsarge Telephone Company was awarded $372,532 to expand broadband internet to people and businesses in their service area. This important investment will help drive economic development, create jobs, and connect Ne… Continue Reading


August 03, 2010

NEW HAMPSHIRE TO RECEIVE $335,000 FOR TRANSITION TO ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that New Hampshire will receive federal support to begin the process of implementing an electronic health record incentive program established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The $335,000 in federal matching funds will go to the state Medicaid program to help develop a plan for a statewide health information technology infrastructure that will improve the quality of health care for New Hampshire families. … Continue Reading


August 03, 2010

SHAHEEN PRESSES FOR BIPARTISAN RATIFICATION OF NEW START

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, today issued the below statement following the Foreign Relations Committee's decision to hold a vote on the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty in September. The Treaty will reduce U.S. and Russian strategic offensive nuclear stockpiles, restore verification procedures and inspections, and create momentum on nuclear non-proliferation: "In thoroughly examining the New … Continue Reading


August 03, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $282,000 FOR CONSERVATION IN WESTERN NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that her request to support a major conservation initiative in western New Hampshire has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Shaheen secured $282,000 for the Quabbin-to-Cardigan Conservation (Q2C) Initiative, which provides technical and financial assistance to local conservation projects. These funds were included in the Fiscal Year 2011 Agriculture, FDA and Rural Development Appropriations bill, which is… Continue Reading


August 03, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $150,000 FOR NEW COOS COUNTY HEALTH CENTER

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that her request to support the construction of a new 24,000 square foot health center for Coos County Family Health Services (CCFHS) has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Shaheen secured $150,000 for the project, which will allow CCFHS to increase access to the facility and better serve its patients. These funds were included in the Fiscal Year 2011 Labor-Health and Human Services Appropriations bill, w… Continue Reading


August 03, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $650,000 FOR PORTSMOUTH HARBOR

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that her request to support two projects to increase the width and depth of sections of Portsmouth Harbor have been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Shaheen secured $500,000 for maintenance dredging of a section of the harbor known as Simplex Shoal, as well as $150,000 for the design phase of a project to increase the width of the harbor's upper turning basin. Both projects will ensure continued access to th… Continue Reading


August 02, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $100,000 FOR SMALL BUSINESS EDUCATION CENTER

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that her request to support the expansion of a small business education program at the Technology Village Business Incubator in Conway has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Shaheen secured $100,000 for the project, which will enable the business incubator to expand its Boot Camp for Small Businesses program to serve more North Country small business owners and entrepreneurs. These funds were included in … Continue Reading


August 02, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $135,000 FOR ROCHESTER FIRST RESPONDERS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that her request to help the City of Rochester upgrade its emergency communications system has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Shaheen secured $135,000 for the project, which will allow the city to install a wireless communications system for use by its emergency responders. These funds were included in the Fiscal Year 2011 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations bill, which is now ready for considera… Continue Reading


August 02, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $1.25 MILLION FOR NH FOOD BANK

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that her request to support the New Hampshire Food Bank has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Shaheen secured $1.25 million for the project, which will allow the Food Bank to expand and relocate to a new location in Manchester that will include more space for food storage and refrigeration, as well as expanded kitchen space for trainings. These funds were included in the Fiscal Year 2011 Transportation, … Continue Reading


July 30, 2010

SHAHEEN: SMALL BUSINESSES WILL DRIVE JOB CREATION

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today visited Mikros Manufacturing Inc. in Claremont where she discussed the resources available to New Hampshire businesses so that they can expand and create jobs. This week the Senate has been considering the Small Business Jobs Act, which would promote exporting, offer targeted tax relief, and expand access to credit for small businesses, and earlier this year passed the HIRE Act to encourage businesses to create new jobs. Mikros Manuf… Continue Reading


July 29, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES EPA DECISION TO EXTEND WATER LINES FOR RAYMOND HOMES AFFECTED BY MOTTOLO SUPERFUND SITE

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be extending the Town of Raymond's water lines to affected homeowners south and west of the Mottolo Superfund Site in an effort to prevent further contamination. This decision comes after elevated levels of contaminants were found in area homeowners' wells, prompting Shaheen to take action and bring together the EPA and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services to… Continue Reading


July 29, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $500,000 FOR DOWNTOWN CLAREMONT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that her request for assistance to improve and refurbish downtown Claremont has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Shaheen secured $500,000 for the project, which will help promote business in Claremont and make downtown more accessible to seniors and individuals with disabilities. These funds were included in the Fiscal Year 2011 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations bill, which i… Continue Reading


July 29, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $300,000 FOR NEW KEENE FAMILY YMCA

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that her request for assistance in the construction of a new 67,000 square foot facility for the Keene Family YMCA has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Shaheen secured $300,000 for the project, which will allow the YMCA to expand its infant through preschool program and the afterschool programs. Construction on the new facility is expected to be completed in time for a fall 2011 opening. These funds we… Continue Reading


July 29, 2010

NEW HAMPSHIRE, MAINE SENATORS ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $17 MILLION FOR PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD

(Washington, D.C.) -U.S. Senators Judd Gregg (R-NH), Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that their request to fund the construction of a consolidated Structural Shop at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has passed the Senate Appropriations Committee as part of the Fiscal Year 2011 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations spending bill. The Senators secured $17,240,000 for the project, which is part of continued efforts to phys… Continue Reading


July 28, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $1.1 MILLION TO ASSIST NEW HAMPSHIRE FISHERMEN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that her request to assist New Hampshire fishermen has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Shaheen secured $1,165,000 in assistance, which will allow the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department to purchase additional permits for New Hampshire fishermen. These permits will increase the amount of groundfish that New Hampshire fishermen are allowed to catch and sell. These funds were included in the Fiscal … Continue Reading


July 28, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $200,000 FOR NORTH COUNTRY BIOMASS ENERGY PROJECTS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that her request to support the development of North Country wood energy projects has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Shaheen secured $200,000 for the Northern Forest Center to facilitate wood energy projects in North Country communities. The Northern Forest Center works to preserve the Northern Forest of New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and Vermont, as well as foster a sustainable regional economy. T… Continue Reading

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