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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


September 14, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $600,000 TO TRAIN PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice will receive $618,734 to train public health workers and to promote community engagement in public health. The Department of Health and Human Service's grant is made possible through funding in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. "By making smart investments in our public health workforce we can help increase access to quality affordable hea… Continue Reading


September 13, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES NH TO RECEIVE $40.9 MILLION FOR EDUCATION

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that New Hampshire will receive $40.9 million in aid to the state for education from the U.S. Department of Education. New Hampshire is one of the first states in the nation to receive these funds. "Today's announcement of additional federal funds to the state of New Hampshire will provide necessary fiscal relief to the state. During these challenging economic times, this money will help the state prevent cuts to critic… Continue Reading


September 11, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON NINTH ANNIVERSARY OF SEPTEMBER 11th ATTACKS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the following statement on the anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001: "Today, we take a moment to reflect upon the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and remember the innocent Americans who lost their lives. For the families in New Hampshire and across the country who lost loved ones in these senseless attacks, surely there is no amount of time that will fully ease their grief, but as the nation comes togeth… Continue Reading


September 11, 2010

SHAHEEN HONORS NH GUARDSMEN AND WOMEN AT NATIONAL GUARD DEPARTURE CEREMONY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today praised the men and women of the 197th Fires Brigade during remarks at the New Hampshire National Guard deployment ceremony in Manchester. The troops of the 197th Fires Brigade are beginning a year-long deployment in support of Operation New Dawn, during which they will be based primarily in Kuwait and will provide convoy security for personnel and materials as they are moved into and out of Iraq. The mission is the largest deployme… Continue Reading


September 09, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $600,000 FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROEJCT IN NASHUA

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that Scientific Solutions, Inc. of Nashua has been awarded $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of $37 million in grants aimed at accelerating the technological and commercial readiness of emerging marine and hydrokinetic technologies, which seek to generate renewable electricity from the nation's oceans and free-flowing rivers and streams. "New Hampshire is poised to lead the way in our transition to a clea… Continue Reading


August 31, 2010

SHAHEEN WELCOMES PROGRESS ON EXPORT CONTROL REFORM

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship , today issued the below statement regarding the Obama Administration's efforts to reform the nation's export control system. The new approach announced today by President Obama will simplify the complex export control system and improve its effectiveness for America's defense industries: "I welcome the White House's efforts to move… Continue Reading


August 24, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON DECISION TO BLOCK EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement today in reaction to Federal District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth's decision to block federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. "Stem cell research holds promise for millions of patients and families impacted by conditions such as diabetes, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injuries. I have long advocated for lifting the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research … Continue Reading


August 19, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES OVER $3.1 MILLION FOR WEATHERIZATION PROJECTS ACROSS NH

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that six New Hampshire organizations will receive a total of $3.165 million for weatherization projects across the state as part of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Weatherization Assistance Program. The awards include $500,000 for Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack in Concord; $600,000 for Southern New Hampshire Services in Manchester; $500,000 for Southwestern Community Services in Keene; $565,000 for Strafford C… Continue Reading


August 12, 2010

SHAHEEN: COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS PROVIDE LOW-COST, ESSENTIAL SERVICES FOR NH FAMILIES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today discussed the integral role that community health centers play in providing New Hampshire families with high-quality, low-cost health care during a visit to the Coos County Family Health Services in Berlin. Shaheen, whose visit coincided with National Health Center Week, discussed provisions of the health care reform law that will provide a boost to the nation's network of community health centers. "Community health centers, like … Continue Reading


August 12, 2010

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR CONTINUED INVESTMENTS IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY, CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today visited the North Conway Water Precinct where she called for continued investments in energy efficiency programs so that the nation can reduce its dependence on foreign oil and consumers can save on energy costs. She highlighted the need to pass comprehensive energy legislation that would help expand the clean energy sector of the economy and create new jobs. The North Conway Water Precinct recently installed a photovoltaic solar array… Continue Reading


August 10, 2010

SHAHEEN: SMALL BUSINESSES NEED ACCESS TO CREDIT, EXPORT SUPPORT, TAX RELIEF TO CREATE JOBS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today visited ABTech, Inc. in Swanzey where she discussed how the Small Business Jobs Act will help New Hampshire businesses expand and create jobs. The Senate has recently been considering the legislation, which would promote exporting, offer targeted tax relief, and expand access to credit for small businesses. ABTech, which manufactures a variety of bearings used for aerospace, aircraft, optical, and other high tech applications, is an… Continue Reading


August 10, 2010

SHAHEEN, KAMEN CALL FOR INVESTMENT IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today unveiled legislation to create a competitive grant program for non-traditional science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational programs alongside New Hampshire inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen. STEM-related fields are expected to be the fastest growing occupations of the next decade, however not enough students in the United States are pursuing an education in STEM fields to keep up with the increase in demand in th… Continue Reading

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