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March 03, 2011

BIPARTISAN GROUP OF SENATORS PUSH ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS TO PROVIDE MORE OPTIONS TO HELP FAMILIES KEEP THEIR HOMES

Washington, D.C. - A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators, led by Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME), urged government agencies to take action to prevent foreclosures and help families keep their homes. The senators made their request in a letter sent to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Sheila Bair, Acting Comptroller of the C… Continue Reading


March 03, 2011

SENATOR SHAHEEN JOINS MODERATE DEMS GROUP

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) has joined a newly reconstituted group of fellow moderate Senate Democrats for the 112th Congress. The Moderate Dems will be co-chaired by Sens. Tom Carper of Delaware, Mark Udall of Colorado, and Kay Hagan of North Carolina. Those three senators, along with Senator Shaheen, are also honorary co-chairs of Third Way, a leading moderate Democratic policy group. "New Hampshire residents have always been focused on common-sense, independen… Continue Reading


March 03, 2011

SHAHEEN: PRESERVE NEW HAMPSHIRE NATIONAL GUARD SUPPORT PROGRAM

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) today sent a letter to Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, requesting that the military support and assist in funding the New Hampshire National Guard's Deployment Cycle Support Program (DCSP). In the past, the New Hampshire delegation has funded DCSP through bipartisan congressionally directed spending, which will be unavailable for Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012. "While it's imperative… Continue Reading


March 01, 2011

SENATORS COLLINS, SNOWE, AND SHAHEEN URGE TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY TO EXPEDITE MEMORIAL BRIDGE FUNDING

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe (both R-ME) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today wrote to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood to urge him to expedite the obligation of $20 million in TIGER II funding that was awarded for the replacement of the Memorial Bridge between Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In October 2010, Secretary LaHood visited the bridge to announce that the Department of Transportation (DOT) was awarding Maine an… Continue Reading


March 01, 2011

SHAHEEN: DUPLICATIVE PROGRAMS ARE SMART CUTS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) released the following statement today in response to the GAO report identifying duplicative government programs: "This is a chance to make smart cuts, instead of reckless cuts. Today's GAO report shows us a path forward to responsibly, effectively reduce the deficit without slashing investment in our economy, cutting private sector job growth, or endangering the most vulnerable members of our society. We must eliminate outdated and unne… Continue Reading


March 01, 2011

SHAHEEN HOSTS NEW OFFICE HOURS IN SALEM

(Washington, D.C.) - Southern New Hampshire residents will have an additional opportunity to get assistance from the office of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) when new office hours begin in Salem later this month. Senator Shaheen's staff will hold office hours every Wednesday from 12PM-2PM in Salem. During office hours, Senator Shaheen's staff can help make the federal government more accessible by assisting with a variety of issues, including Social Security and veteran's benefits, federa… Continue Reading


February 25, 2011

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS DEAL TO PURCHASE GORHAM MILL

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) applauded the plans of Gorham Paper, LLC, to buy and reopen the Gorham Paper Mill. Shaheen sees this is a positive step towards getting North Country residents back to work. The announcement came while Shaheen was meeting with business and community leaders in the North Country to talk about job creation. "The Gorham Paper Mill is a critical source of good jobs in a region that has been hard hit," Shaheen said. "Congratulations to Gorha… Continue Reading


February 25, 2011

SHAHEEN: EXPORTS INCREASE JOBS AND HELP BUSINESSES GROW

(Laconia, NH) - Exporting is a crucial way to increases jobs and help businesses grow, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said during her visit to manufacturing company Stamping Technologies today in Laconia. Shaheen, who has worked to increase exports and encourage innovation to drive New Hampshire's economic growth, also discussed her efforts to connect businesses with federal resources that help companies sell goods overseas. "Increasing our exports is critical to increasing jobs. America… Continue Reading


February 23, 2011

SHAHEEN WINS EXTRA HEARING ON NORTHERN PASS; PRESSES ADMINISTRATION ON CONFLICT OF INTEREST

(Washington, D.C.) - In response to a request from U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen on behalf of local residents, the Obama Administration will announce this week an additional public meeting regarding the proposed Northern Pass high voltage transmission line. Shaheen has also demanded a response from U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu about a potential conflict of interest in the environmental approval process. The proposed line would begin in New Hampshire at the U.S. - Canada border and termi… Continue Reading


February 17, 2011

SHAHEEN: AVIATION INVESTMENTS ARE CRUCIAL FOR SAFETY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) hailed the passage of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill today, which will support economic growth by modernizing the country's aviation system to make it safer and more efficient. The Senate passed the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Act (S.223) in a vote of 87-8. It focuses on crucial upgrades to the country's outdated air traffic control system and protects the rights of airline pass… Continue Reading


February 17, 2011

SHAHEEN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST PROPOSED CUTS TO TITLE X AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD FUNDING

As prepared for delivery: "We're here today to send a message to House Republicans - attacks on women's reproductive health care are unacceptable. "Whether it is a budget proposal that eliminates Title Ten funding or an amendment that attacks Planned Parenthood, House Republicans have shown that ideological extremism is their top priority. It's not the deficit. It's not jobs. And let's be clear - Title Ten has nothing to do with abortion. "This is an unacceptable assault on women's h… Continue Reading


February 16, 2011

SHAHEEN TO CHAIR SUBCOMMITTEE ON WATER AND POWER

(Washington, D.C.) - The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources announced today that U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will chair its Subcommittee on Water and Power. The subcommittee's jurisdiction includes oversight and legislative responsibilities for such issues as hydroelectric power, groundwater resources and management, and energy related aspects of deepwater ports. This is the second subcommittee chair Shaheen has taken up since being elected in 2008, as she also serve… Continue Reading


February 16, 2011

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) discussed the need for bipartisan action on energy efficiency during a keynote speech at the Alliance to Save Energy's Great Energy Efficiency Day. Shaheen is a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Honorary Chair of the Alliance to Save Energy. Launched in 2004, Great Energy Efficiency Day hosts discussions on the need for, and benefits of, energy efficiency, drawing more than 400 stakeholders from business, in… Continue Reading


February 15, 2011

SHAHEEN JOINS THIRD WAY AS HONORARY CO-CHAIR

Washington -Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kay Hagan (D-NC), and Chris Coons (D-DE) announced today that they will be joining Third Way, an innovative and influential think-tank that creates and advances moderate policy and political ideas, as Honorary Senate Co-Chairs. Third Way President Jonathan Cowan said: "Third Way is honored to have such dynamic and respected Senate leaders joining us as honorary co-chairs. Senators Shaheen, Hagan, and Coons share in our belief that economic grow… Continue Reading


February 14, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT'S PROPOSED BUDGET

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's proposed budget: "This proposal is a good starting point for Congress' discussion of the 2012 budget, and while I question some of the President's priorities, I believe it a responsible framework that balances economic growth and the need to address the deficit. "However, it is clear from the numbers that this budget alone does not address our deficit concer… Continue Reading


February 14, 2011

SHAHEEN: NO SWEET DEALS FOR SUGAR INDUSTRY, EVEN ON VALENTINE’S DAY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) celebrated Valentine's Day at Lindt USA's headquarters and chocolate manufacturing facility, where she continued her push to put money back in the pockets of consumers by eliminating unfair sugar subsidies. Shaheen talked about her bipartisan bill-The SUGAR (Stop Unfair Giveaway and Restrictions) Act-which would phase out the sugar support program and save consumers billions of dollars. The bipartisan SUGAR Act comes as part of Sh… Continue Reading


February 11, 2011

SHAHEEN: WE MUST KEEP AMERICA INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE

As prepared for delivery: Thank you, Dean Danos/Paul. It's great to be here at Tuck. Tuck and all of Dartmouth are among New Hampshire's great assets. They are an important part of New Hampshire's economic engine. I was proud to be an ex officio member of Dartmouth's Board of Trustees when I was Governor and proud that three people who have worked for me over the years have gone on to attend Tuck. Your conference poses the question: can we innovate our way … Continue Reading


February 11, 2011

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR INCREASED SCIENCE AND MATH EDUCATION

(Claremont, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) spoke today about the importance of science and math education in keeping the American economy competitive, and discussed her legislation that would make extracurricular STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities more broadly available in American schools. Her remarks came during a visit to the local Claremont FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics competition team. "Students who… Continue Reading


February 11, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON MUBARAK’S RESIGNATION

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), chairwoman of the Subcommittee on European Affairs for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding the resignation of Hosni Mubarak as president of Egypt: "This is a historic moment for Egypt and a crossroads. I am glad Hosni Mubarak has listened to the demands of his people and has stepped down. The United States stands in support of the people of Egypt as they demand their civil and huma… Continue Reading


February 11, 2011

SHAHEEN: WE MUST KEEP AMERICA INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE

(Hanover, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) spoke today about the importance of innovation in driving economic growth during keynote remarks at the Business and Society Conference at the Tuck School of Business. During her remarks, Shaheen discussed how government can help foster an entrepreneurial business climate: boosting research and development, a well-educated work force, increasing exports, reducing the national debt, and a comprehensive energy strategy. Shaheen, a me… Continue Reading

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