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October 19, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES NASA FUNDING FOR NH ENGINEERING FIRM

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced Creare Inc., a Hanover-based engineering research and development firm, will receive three contract awards from NASA through the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The awards, each of which could be as large as $600,000, will fund development of three Creare projects designed to address specific technology gaps in NASA missions while complementing other NASA research investments. "Continued investment in … Continue Reading


October 15, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $20 MILLION FOR PORTSMOUTH MEMORIAL BRIDGE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the New Hampshire Department of Transportation will receive $20 million to replace Portsmouth's Memorial Bridge. The award was issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation under its TIGER II program. "I am thrilled to hear that these funds will be coming to New Hampshire to replace the Memorial Bridge," Shaheen said. "This bridge is critical to the Seacoast and New Hampshire's economy, and this award gives the Sta… Continue Reading


October 14, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $3.7 MILLION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund will receive $3.7 million to develop and support affordable housing for low-to moderate-income families. The grant, which is part of the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund at the U.S. Treasury Department, will be used to help residents who live in manufactured-housing parks purchase the land their homes sit on, and for piloting an innovative strategy to fill vacant l… Continue Reading


October 08, 2010

SHAHEEN URGES MORTGAGE LENDERS TO SUSPEND FORECLOSURES IN ALL STATES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Al Franken (D-MN), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Carl Levin (D-MI) today called on major mortgage lenders to suspend foreclosures in all states, not just those that require a court process, until the lenders fix systemic problems with their foreclosure procedures. The nation's major mortgage lenders - Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, and Ally Financial - recently decided to suspend foreclosures in states with court-ordered forecl… Continue Reading


October 06, 2010

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH PRIME MINISTER OF GEORGIA

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs and the Co-Chair of the Atlantic Council Task Force on Georgia, today issued the below statement following her meeting with Mr. Nikoloz "Nika" Gilauri, the Prime Minister of Georgia. "Prime Minister Gilauri and I had a constructive meeting in which we discussed a wide range of issues affecting U.S.-Georgian relations, including the economic and political reform pro… Continue Reading


October 05, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $12 MILLION TO HELP NEW HAMPSHIRE HOMEOWNERS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that New Hampshire will receive $12,655,243 to help families who are in danger of losing their homes. The funding, which is part of the Emergency Homeowners Loan Program (EHLP), will be used to offer zero interest bridge loans to help eligible homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments because of unemployment, a reduction in income, or a medical emergency. "While New Hampshire's economy has started to rec… Continue Reading


October 05, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that New Hampshire will receive $1,000,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to begin preparing for the establishment of a health insurance exchange. Exchanges, created by the federal Affordable Care Act, are meant to be one-stop shopping where people can purchase health insurance coverage. They're scheduled to be in place in 2014. "For too long, purchasing health care has been both unnecessarily complic… Continue Reading


October 01, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES NEARLY $2 MILLION FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE EDUCATION PROGRAM

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that New Hampshire will receive $1,902,281.94 to extend the NH Department of Education's research and development effort to produce an online assessment system that will meet the needs of all learners, including those who need specialized supports to access academic content. New Hampshire has been a leader in the development and successful implementation of innovative and promising online student assessment tools that more s… Continue Reading


September 30, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $200,000 FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS IN BERLIN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the City of Berlin has been awarded $249,102 through the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program for the new hiring and rehiring of career law enforcement officers. "New Hampshire law enforcement officers put their lives at risk day in and day out to protect our families and our communities," said Shaheen. "These funds will ensure that our police forces remain robu… Continue Reading


September 29, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $83,000 TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that New Hampshire will receive $83,424 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help provide supportive housing to homeless veterans. The funding is part of the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program and will help eligible veterans find safe, clean housing and pay for case management services. "Our nation owes a deep debt of gratitude to our veterans, and we have a responsibili… Continue Reading


September 29, 2010

SHAHEEN: AMERICANS DESERVE OIL SPILL ACCOUNTABILITY

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today went to the floor of the United States Senate to ask for the fourth time for Republican Senators to drop their opposition to a bill to grant subpoena power to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. More than five months after the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which took 11 lives, led to the worst environmental disaster in American history and billions of dollars in economic da… Continue Reading


September 28, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES NEARLY $ 1.4 MILLION TO HELP NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES FIND COMMUNITY-BASED CARE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that New Hampshire will receive $1,339,831 from the Department of Health and Human Services to help seniors, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers better understand and navigate their health and long-term care options. New Hampshire is one of the only four states in the nation to receive funding in all eligible categories. "When New Hampshire families are faced with sudden illness, disability, or the care of an e… Continue Reading


September 27, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $200,000 FOR NHPR TO EXPAND NORTH COUNTRY COVERAGE

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that New Hampshire Public Radio's (NHPR's) project to activate WEVF, 90.3 in Colebrook and WEVQ 91.9 in Littleton as repeater stations of WEVO-FM in Concord, received $213,609 in grants from the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). "As we continue to make strides in bringing important technology and infrastructure to every part of New Hampshire, this grant will help the … Continue Reading


September 27, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SIGNING OF SMALL BUSINESS JOBS BILL

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today applauded President Obama for signing the Small Business Jobs Act into law. The bill will dramatically increase lending opportunities to small businesses, provide access to tax credits that spur investment, and enhance the ability of small companies to export their products overseas, which will help New Hampshire small businesses grow and create jobs. Shaheen, a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, h… Continue Reading


September 24, 2010

PURPLE HEART MEDALS TO BE AWARDED TO FAMILIES OF FOUR NEW HAMPSHIRE POWS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that prestigious Purple Heart medals will be posthumously awarded to four New Hampshire Prisoners of War who died in captivity. Of the soldiers being honored, three served in World War II and one served in Korea. "These medals represent a long overdue recognition of the tremendous sacrifice these brave men made in defense of our freedoms," said Shaheen. "I hope these symbols of our nation's gratitude provide a measure of… Continue Reading


September 23, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION FOR NATIONAL GUARD FULL CYCLE DEPLOYMENT PROGRAM

(Washington, D.C.)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved her request for additional assistance for the New Hampshire National Guard's Full Cycle Deployment Support Program. Shaheen secured $2 million for the program as part of the Fiscal Year 2011 Defense Appropriations bill, which is now headed to the full Senate for consideration. The Full Cycle Deployment program is a comprehensive support network that works with troops and … Continue Reading


September 21, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $225,000 FOR SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY SERVICES HEAD START

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that Southwestern Community Services (SCS) has been awarded $225,000 for its Head Start program to provide coaching to the program's teaching staff in order to improve child outcomes. The grant is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. "Improving education in New Hampshire has long been a priority of mine, and ensuring access to quality preschool programs is among the best ways to make sure our kids succ… Continue Reading


September 16, 2010

SHAHEEN: SMALL BUSINESS LENDING, TAX CREDITS WILL CREATE JOBS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced passage of the Small Business Jobs Act, which will help New Hampshire small businesses expand and create jobs. The bill will help small businesses access credit, provide them with tax credits, and enhance their ability to export. Shaheen, a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, helped craft the bipartisan legislation, which will now be sent to the House. "While we have seen some signs that … Continue Reading


September 16, 2010

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS SENATE COMMITTEE’S APPROVAL OF NEW START

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the below statement following the Committee's approval of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with Russia by a vote of 14-4, which will now move to the Senate floor. The Treaty will require reductions in U.S. and Russian strategic offensive nuclear weapons and strengthen U.S. goals to promote nuclear non-proliferation: "I am very encouraged by the steps the Co… Continue Reading


September 14, 2010

SHAHEEN SECURES $1 MILLION FOR MAJOR NORTH COUNTRY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the U.S. Economic Development Administration has awarded $1 million to the Androscoggin Valley Regional Refuse Disposal District (AVRRDD) in Berlin to build a gas pipeline from the Mt. Carberry landfill to the Gorham Paper Mill. The pipeline will supply the Gorham Paper Mill with a clean, affordable fuel supply that will significantly reduce operating costs, increase productivity, and retain and create jobs at the mill… Continue Reading

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