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September 29, 2011

SHAHEEN: SKILLED MANUFACTURERS WILL KEEP U.S. ECONOMY COMPETITIVE AND BRING JOBS TO NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Rochester, NH) - A skilled manufacturing workforce is critical to creating high-quality jobs and keeping our economy globally competitive, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said today during a visit to Albany Engineered Composites in Rochester, New Hampshire. Shaheen toured the company's manufacturing facilities and discussed the economic benefits of a recent Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) grant awarded to the state's community college system for worker training. "The new high-tech jobs c… Continue Reading


September 28, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $1.4 MILLION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS IN MANCHESTER, CLAREMONT, AND PELHAM

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that New Hampshire has been awarded three grants totaling $1,436,437 through the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program for the hiring and rehiring of career law enforcement officers. The awards will go to the police departments in Manchester, Claremont, and Pelham, and support a total of six law enforcement positions. "These awards will help our state address two of the most … Continue Reading


September 27, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES GRANT TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES INCREASE EXPORTS AND REACH NEW MARKETS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that New Hampshire will receive $299,493 to help more small businesses increase their exports by reaching new foreign markets. The funding comes from the Small Business Administration's State Trade Export Promotion (STEP) grant program, which was created by the Small Business Jobs Act, legislation Shaheen helped craft as a member of the Senate Small Business Committee. "Exports represent a tremendous potential for growth for … Continue Reading


September 27, 2011

SHAHEEN AND ISAKSON TO SUPERCOMMITTEE: BIENNIAL BUDGETING WOULD REDUCE SPENDING, INCREASE OVERSIGHT

(Washington, D.C.) -U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) called on the deficit-fighting supercommittee to consider adding biennial budgeting to their upcoming package of proposed reforms. To reduce waste and increase oversight, Isakson and Shaheen introduced legislation earlier this year to switch Congress from an annual spending process to a biennial, two-year cycle, dedicating one year to passing spending bills and the other year to scrutinizing federal programs. In a… Continue Reading


September 26, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $19.9 MILLION FOR WORKER TRAINING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that New Hampshire has been awarded a competitive $19,974,792 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to train workers in advanced manufacturing skills. "Manufacturing is a critical driver of economic growth and employment in our state," Shaheen said. "However, as businesses replace traditional manufacturing methods with advanced technology, many job-seekers have been unable to keep up because they lack the specialize… Continue Reading


September 22, 2011

SHAHEEN ACCEPTS WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP AWARD

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) accepted the Torchbearer Award an award this week from The Women Legislators' Lobby (WiLL) and Women's Action for New Direction (WAND) in Washington, DC at the biennial "Women at the Table of Power Conference." The WiLL/WAND Torchbearer Award recognizes inspirational women leaders in the fields of peace, justice, and the advancement of women. Pictured: State Senator Nan Grogan Orrock (GA), WiLL President; Eileen Kirlin, Executive Vice-President, SEIU; U.S. Sen… Continue Reading


September 22, 2011

SHAHEEN VOICES SUPPORT FOR STRENGTHENING TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

SHAHEEN VOICES SUPPORT FOR STRENGTHENING TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM As prepared for delivery: We live in a globalized economy unlike anything previous generations have known. The spread of communications and manufacturing technology has opened up new resources and new markets to American entrepreneurs and innovators. This globalization has offered us incredible new opportunities. When given a level playing field, the American workforce has shown it can out-compete and out-… Continue Reading


September 22, 2011

SHAHEEN VOICES SUPPORT FOR STRENGTHENING TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

SHAHEEN VOICES SUPPORT FOR STRENGTHENING TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor today to support continuing important reforms to the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA). Below are her remarks, as prepared for delivery: We live in a globalized economy unlike anything previous generations have known. The spread of communications and manufacturing technology has opened up new resources and new markets to American ent… Continue Reading


September 20, 2011

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH PRIME MINISTER OF GEORGIA, NIKA GILAURI

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, today met with Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri at her Washington office. Shaheen and Gilauri spoke about political developments in the South Caucasus, U.S.-Georgia relations, the upcoming 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago, and Georgia's economic and trade initiatives. Shaheen and U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) sponsored a resolution affirming U.S. support for Georgia's territorial… Continue Reading


September 16, 2011

SHAHEEN: EXPORTS KEY TO JOB CREATION

(Salem, NH) - Expansion to overseas markets is one of the best ways for small businesses to grow and create jobs, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said today during a tour of photo booth manufacturer Innovative FOTO in Salem. Innovative FOTO has already added four new full-time jobs this year, thanks in part to the firm's exports, and Shaheen said other small companies could enjoy similar success by harnessing the power of international sales. "With 95 percent of the world's customers living… Continue Reading


September 16, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $150,000 FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF FORMER GROVETON MILLS COMPLEX

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the New Hampshire North Country Council has been awarded a $150,000 Economic Development Administration (EDA) planning grant for the Groveton Mill Redevelopment Project. The funding will be used to develop a comprehensive business, engineering, and marketing plan for the expansion and improvement of the former Groveton Paper Board and Wausau Mills. "This redevelopment grant uses taxpayer dollars to leverage private inves… Continue Reading


September 15, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR LYNCH’S DECISION NOT TO RUN FOR RE-ELECTION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the below announcement following New Hampshire Governor John Lynch's decision not to run for re-election: "During his time in the Governor's office, John Lynch's achievements on behalf of the people of New Hampshire have been tremendous. His record speaks for itself. At a time when most states are feeling the brunt of a tepid economic recovery, New Hampshire's unemployment rate stands at nearly half the national average and its p… Continue Reading


September 14, 2011

BERLIN PRISON FUNDING INCLUDED IN 2012 FUNDING BILL

(Washington, DC) - The long-dormant federal prison in Berlin would finally open under a funding plan approved by a key Senate panel today. U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who has fought for funding of the prison, applauded the legislation, which was approved by a bipartisan 15-1 vote. The funding bill must still be approved by the full Senate Appropriations Committee, which meets tomorrow. "This is a very positive step for the people of Berlin," Shaheen said. "This prison is ready to open… Continue Reading


September 14, 2011

SHAHEEN: CONGRESS NEEDS TO ACT NOW ON DISASTER AID

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today urged Congress to act now to provide comprehensive disaster aid, so that families, businesses, and state and local governments can get the resources needed to recover from the devastating storm and flooding caused by Tropical Storm Irene. Shaheen joined 11 colleagues from states impacted by Hurricane Irene in a letter to Congressional leadership, and spoke today at a Capitol Hill press conference. Video of her remarks can be seen here:… Continue Reading


September 13, 2011

SHAHEEN: FEMA RESOURCES NEEDED TO HELP EMERGENCY DISASTER AREAS

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to call for federal assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help areas of New Hampshire damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. Below are her remarks, as prepared for delivery: A little more than two weeks ago, Tropical Storm Irene came barreling through New Hampshire, dumping as much as eight inches of rain in parts of our state. The damage to property and infrastructure, especially in the … Continue Reading


September 13, 2011

SHAHEEN: FEMA RESOURCES NEEDED TO HELP EMERGENCY DISASTER AREAS

SHAHEEN: FEMA RESOURCES NEEDED TO HELP EMERGENCY DISASTER AREAS As prepared for delivery: A little more than two weeks ago, Tropical Storm Irene came barreling through New Hampshire, dumping as much as eight inches of rain in parts of our state. The damage to property and infrastructure, especially in the northern part of the state, was significant. The surging waters and high winds destroyed roads and bridges, damaged thousands of homes, left nearly 200,000 without power, devastate… Continue Reading


September 13, 2011

FEDERAL CONTRACT WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF NEW ENGLAND WILL RESTORE CRITICAL FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) applauded the news that Planned Parenthood of Northern New England will receive a direct contract with the federal government to provide affordable family planning services in New Hampshire, which Shaheen recently urged federal officials to consider. "Women in every part of the state deserve access to affordable reproductive health services, and Planned Parenthood is a critical provider of those services in our state," Shaheen said. "These c… Continue Reading


September 13, 2011

FUNDS RELEASED TO NASHUA AIRPORT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that $10 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been released for runway construction at Boire Field at the Nashua Municipal Airport. The project, which ensures the runway meets current safety standards, had been threatened by the recent FAA shutdown. "I am pleased the Administration has released these funds so that this important project, and the crucial safety upgrades associated with it, can … Continue Reading


September 12, 2011

NEW HAMPSHIRE TO GET $1 MILLION TO REPAIR ROADS AND BRIDGES FOLLOWING TROPICAL STORM IRENE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced that New Hampshire will get $1 million from the Department of Transportation's emergency relief program. "This money will help our state rebuild and repair roads and bridges damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. We are grateful for the funds," said Shaheen. Tropical Storm Irene closed or restricted more than 150 state roads and 475 local roads in New Hampshire. Since the storm, Shaheen has been an active voice in supporting relief eff… Continue Reading


September 09, 2011

SHAHEEN: KEENE CLINIC TO SEE FIRST PATIENTS ON MONDAY

(Washington, DC) - Capping a long-standing fight she has waged on behalf of New Hampshire veterans, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the US Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Keene Outreach Clinic will open its doors next week. As the Monadnock region's first veterans' health services facility, the clinic will offer full-time primary care and part-time mental health services to the several thousand veterans in the region. "It is tremendous news that Keene area veterans … Continue Reading

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