August 28, 2015

Shaheen Celebrates Grand Opening of New Littleton Community Based Outpatient Clinic

(Littleton, NH) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) officials as well as clinic staff to celebrate the grand opening of the new Littleton Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) facility. The new Littleton CBOC is twice the size of the previous facility and will help bring health care services to North Country veterans closer to where they live. "This is a great day for veterans here in Littleton and all across the North Country," said… Continue Reading

August 24, 2015

Shaheen Welcomes Funds to Grow New Hampshire Small Business Exports

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate's Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, today welcomed the announcement by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) that New Hampshire has been granted $199,878 to help small businesses in the state grow their exports. The funds are an award of the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program, which was created by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 that Senator Shaheen cosponsored and helped… Continue Reading

August 24, 2015

Shaheen Applauds Ocean Research Grant to University of New Hampshire

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the University of New Hampshire Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping Joint Hydrographic Center (CCOM/JHC) a $6,220,000 grant to continue the center's work. "The University of New Hampshire is a world leader in ocean-mapping and hydrography," said Shaheen. "Our ocean floors remain the last largely unexplored area of the Earth's surface, and this grant… Continue Reading

August 21, 2015


WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02) invite New Hampshire veterans in the North Country to attend a public forum on Friday, August 28 at White Mountain Community College to discuss the Veterans Choice Card program. This forum will provide an opportunity for North Country veterans to ask questions about their options under the Veterans Choice Card program and hear directly from VA officials. Representatives from the… Continue Reading

August 20, 2015

Shaheen Statement on President Jimmy Carter

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the announcement by President Carter today that he will soon undergo treatment for cancer: "I got my start in politics during President Carter's New Hampshire primary campaign in 1975, and I can still vividly remember the excitement of listening to then Governor Carter discuss his vision for the country. Since then, Billy and I have been proud to call him a friend and continue to be inspired by his compassion for people. … Continue Reading

August 19, 2015

Shaheen Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the Murder of James Foley

Washington, DC-Senator Shaheen gave the following statement on the one year anniversary of the murder of New Hampshire native James Foley by ISIS terrorists: "On the anniversary of James Foley's death, we remember a courageous and inspiring journalist who dedicated his life to telling stories from the Middle East that needed to be told. The Foley family is in my thoughts, and I wish them strength and peace as they remember James. It can't be said enough: James Foley's killers are cowards who mu… Continue Reading

August 18, 2015

Shaheen Statement After Release of Revised Northern Pass Route Proposal

Washington, DC-Senator Shaheen made the following comments after Eversource Energy announced a revised route proposal for the Northern Pass Transmission Project: "This announcement by Eversource underscores the need for the robust process that's underway to review the Northern Pass project," said Shaheen. "The determination of the public's interest extends far beyond energy needs and any full review must examine the impact on the citizens of New Hampshire and to the region's environment, proper… Continue Reading

August 17, 2015

Shaheen Applauds New Strategy and Funding from White House to Combat Heroin

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today applauded the announcement of a new Heroin Response Strategy, which included $2.5 million of funding, by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. The strategy will create a public health and safety network across 15 states, including New Hampshire, that will increase intelligence sharing; develop a training and education curriculum; and improve resources to treat overdoses. "Heroin and opioid abuse is the most urgent pub… Continue Reading

August 06, 2015

Shaheen on Iran Deal: Agreement is the Best Available Option We Have for Preventing Iran From Obtaining a Nuclear Weapon

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen made the following statement regarding the international agreement with Iran intended to curb Iran's nuclear capabilities: "Over the last three weeks, I have studied this agreement, attended hearings and briefings, and reviewed classified assessments on our ability to verify Iran's compliance. This agreement slashes Iran's stockpile of enriched uranium, bans weapons grade uranium enrichment and puts in place a rigorous and intrusive inspections r… Continue Reading

August 05, 2015

Senators Shaheen, Hatch, Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Quality of College Education

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the quality of college by strengthening the federal standard by which colleges are eligible for federal student aid. The Student Protection and Success Act would help address the interrelated problems of the questionable quality of many college degrees, the high number of students dropping out of college nationwide, and the high number of graduates and non-graduates who ar… Continue Reading

August 03, 2015

Shaheen Statement Following Senate Rejection of Legislation to Defund Planned Parenthood

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made the following comments after the legislation to defund Planned Parenthood failed a procedural vote: "The goal of those who secretly recorded and released highly-edited videos of Planned Parenthood employees is transparent: to restrict women's access to reproductive health care," said Shaheen. "I'm disappointed that some of my colleagues have responded to this latest politically motivated attack with yet another attempt to defund Planned… Continue Reading

August 03, 2015

Shaheen Welcomes Clean Power Plan to Address Climate Change

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today welcomed the administration's announcement of new standards to be administered by the Environmental Protection Agency to address climate change by limiting carbon pollution. The Clean Power Plan, which puts in place the first-ever nationwide carbon pollution strategy, sets state-wide goals for carbon emission reduction with flexibility on how to meet those goals. Senator Shaheen made the following statement after the plan was announced:… Continue Reading

August 03, 2015

Hassan, Shaheen Call for Bipartisan Cooperation On Budgets to Address Heroin Crisis

(LACONIA, NH) - New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a press conference today at the Belknap County Recovery Court in Laconia calling for bipartisan cooperation at the federal, state and local levels to tackle the crisis of heroin and opioid abuse in New Hampshire. They focused on the need to responsibly fund prevention and treatment programs in the federal and state budgets. Their call comes as Republicans in Washington have proposed drastic cuts to … Continue Reading

July 31, 2015

Senators Shaheen, Stabenow, Peters, Introduce Small Business Access to Capital Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced the Small Business Access to Capital Act, which will reauthorize and improve the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) to help small businesses grow and create jobs. The legislation builds on the successful SSBCI initiative created in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, which has made over $1 billion available to help small businesses across the country access capital. For … Continue Reading

July 30, 2015

Senate Energy Committee Advances Shaheen's Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Proposals

(Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advanced several energy efficiency proposals championed by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The committee approved Shaheen's Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act cosponsored by U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), as well as her Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act and key provisions from her Clean Distributed Energy Grid Integration Act. A targeted energy efficiency bill co-sponsored by Senator Portman was … Continue Reading

July 30, 2015

Shaheen and Portman Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bill Advances in the Senate

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) announced that their bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC) has passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The energy efficiency legislation has received widespread support from both Democrats and Republicans as well as industry leaders, energy-efficiency advocates and environmental stakeholders because it reduces pollution, saves consumers money and creates… Continue Reading

July 30, 2015

Shaheen Votes for Bipartisan Long-Term Transportation Bill; Expresses Disappointment in House Inaction

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) voted in favor of a bipartisan six-year transportation bill that would provide the funding certainty that's needed to allow stalled construction projects in New Hampshire and across the country to go forward. Yesterday, the House of Representatives adjourned for a five-week recess without considering any long-term funding proposal for road and bridge construction and repair, and, instead, passed a three-month extension of federal highway fund… Continue Reading

July 30, 2015

Shaheen Bill to Help Overcome Barriers to Use of Clean Energy Passes Key Senate Committee

(Washington, D.C.) - Key provisions from a bill Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced to help identify and overcome technical and regulatory barriers to the wider use of cleaner and more efficient energy technologies have been incorporated into the comprehensive energy package passed by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today. "We need to remove the obstacles standing between widespread and easy adoption of clean energy," said Shaheen. "This bill would be an important first… Continue Reading

July 29, 2015

Shaheen: Defunding Planned Parenthood Would Block Women's Access to Preventive Health Care

(Washington, DC) - The Senate is expected to soon vote on Republican legislation that would defund Planned Parenthood. This afternoon on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) denounced the most recent partisan attempt to defund this provider of health care services to women and families. You can watch her remarks here. Shaheen's remarks as prepared for delivery are included below: Once again, Planned Parenthood is under attack. A bill is before the Senate that would once … Continue Reading

July 29, 2015

Small Business Committee Approves Shaheen Bills Promoting Energy Efficiency, Encouraging Veteran Business Ownership

(Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship approved legislation offered by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the committee, that would help small businesses reduce their energy costs by providing affordable financing for investments in energy efficient technologies. The committee also advanced Shaheen legislation that would encourage and assist veteran entrepreneurs. Progress on this legislation follows President Obama signing Sen… Continue Reading

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