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April 08, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SIGNING OF NEW START TREATY IN PRAGUE

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, released the following statement today following the signing of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) by President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Prague. The treaty reduces the number of deployed nuclear warheads in both countries' arsenals and re-affirms commitments to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. "The danger of nuclear t… Continue Reading


April 06, 2010

NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION SECURES PURPLE HEART MEDALS FOR 28 NEW HAMPSHIRE POWS

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Judd Gregg and Representatives Paul Hodes and Carol Shea-Porter today announced that they have secured prestigious Purple Heart medals for 28 New Hampshire Prisoners of War who died in captivity. Of the soldiers being honored, 16 served in World War II and 12 served in the Korean War. "These men made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and we must honor their service," said Shaheen. "I am glad these medals will finally be given … Continue Reading


April 05, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES NEW PERSONAL PASSPORT SERVICES IN PORTSMOUTH

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the U.S. Department of State will be adding personal passport services to the National Passport Center in Portsmouth starting in October. These added services, made possible through funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will increase convenience for New Hampshire residents who need an expedited passport, which will be the first location in the state for emergency passport services. Until this time, New … Continue Reading


March 31, 2010

SHAHEEN PRESENTS EXETER FAMILY WITH NATION’S HIGHEST CIVILIAN HONOR FOR WWII SERVICE

(Exeter, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen presented the family of Frederica McAfee Richardson with the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor, today in Exeter. Richardson served as a Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) during WWII, where she flew non-combat missions to ensure that more pilots were available for combat missions, thus playing a critical role in the nation's war efforts. "It's taken nearly 65 years to recognize the bravery and contribution that … Continue Reading


March 31, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES NEARLY $190,000 FOR FIRE SAFETY IN NEW HAMPTON

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the New Hampton Fire Department has been awarded $188,794 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for operations and safety. "Our firefighters and first responders deserve the best training and equipment we can offer, and this grant will provide an important boost in resources for the New Hampton Fire Department," said Shaheen. "These brave firefighters put their lives … Continue Reading


March 31, 2010

SHAHEEN POINTS TO EXPORTING AS A PATH TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN SALEM

(Salem, NH)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today toured LNX Corporation in Salem and discussed the economic benefits of exporting. Shaheen was joined by Lorraine Hariton, Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, and representatives from LNX Corporation. "LNX Corporation is a great example of a small company that sells their products overseas and is building their workforce here in New Hampshire," said Shaheen. "Exporting is a key way to … Continue Reading


March 31, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES NEARLY $65,000 FOR FIRE SAFETY IN NEW DURHAM

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the New Durham Fire Department has been awarded $64,600 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for operations and safety. "Our firefighters and first responders deserve the best training and equipment we can offer, and this grant will provide an important boost in resources for the New Durham Fire Department," said Shaheen. "These brave firefighters put their lives on … Continue Reading


March 31, 2010

SHAHEEN: EXPORTING WILL HELP CREATE JOBS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Manchester, NH)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today hosted the Granite State Export Forum to connect small- and medium-sized businesses across the state with state and federal resources to help them sell their products overseas, increase their bottom line, and create jobs in New Hampshire. Shaheen was joined by representatives from federal and state trade organizations as well as small business leaders. "Exporting New Hampshire products and services to international markets will help the s… Continue Reading


March 29, 2010

SHAHEEN: THOUSANDS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES, SENIORS TO BENEFIT FROM IMMEDIATE HEALTH INSURANCE REFORMS

(Concord, N.H.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today held a press conference applauding the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and highlighting the health insurance reforms that take immediate effect, including preventing health insurance companies from dropping someone's coverage when they get sick, denying coverage for children with pre-existing conditions, and setting lifetime and annual limits on coverage. At the press conference, Shaheen was joined by Dr. Nancy Va… Continue Reading


March 29, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON WINTER STORM DISASTER DECLARATION

(Washington D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the below statement in reaction to President Obama signing a disaster declaration for New Hampshire to help the state recover from the damaging winter windstorm earlier this year. Shaheen recently wrote a letter to President Obama urging he make this designation so New Hampshire could receive additional federal support. "This year's winter storm left homes and businesses across New Hampshire severely damaged. President Obama… Continue Reading


March 29, 2010

SHAHEEN: NEW HAMPSHIRE SMALL BUSINESSES NOW ELIGIBLE FOR HEALTH CARE TAX CREDIT

(Portsmouth, NH)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today held a press conference to highlight the health care tax credits included in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that go into immediate effect and benefit News Hampshire's smallest businesses. Shaheen was joined by three owners of Portsmouth businesses: Jay McSharry, owner of Jumpin' Jay's Fish Café, John Bailey, owner of Bailey Works, and Dennis Lunn, owner of The Works Bakery. "Now that we've passed health care refor… Continue Reading


March 26, 2010

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS AGREEMENT ON NEW START TREATY WITH RUSSIA

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, today released the following statement upon the announcement that the United States and Russia have reached agreement on a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty: "The danger posed by the potential use of nuclear weapons is perhaps the most serious national security challenge facing the United States. Today, the Obama Administration reaffirmed America's leadership in str… Continue Reading


March 25, 2010

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS ACTION ON PREVENTING FORECLOSURES, CALLS FOR FURTHER HOMEOWNER PROTECTIONS

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today applauded a decision by the Treasury Department to prevent big banks from initiating or continuing foreclosures on homeowners who have requested a mortgage modification under the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) and called on Secretary Geithner to take further steps to hold banks accountable. Yesterday, Shaheen introduced legislation that would institute this prohibition on foreclosures while homeowners while wait to be eval… Continue Reading


March 25, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF IMPROVEMENTS TO THE HEALTH CARE REFORM BILL

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the following statement upon the passage of improvements to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: "Earlier this week, we passed a health care reform bill that will provide access to affordable health insurance for 32 million Americans and tens of thousands of people in New Hampshire who are currently without it. Today, we made that good bill even better by fully closing the donut hole for seniors, helping middle c… Continue Reading


March 24, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $120,000 FOR FIRE SAFETY IN BRISTOL

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Bristol Fire Department has been awarded $120,175 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for operations and safety. The grant will help the Fire Department purchase a new Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Compressor and 15 new SCBA units. "Our firefighters and first responders deserve the best training and equipment we can offer, and this grant will provide a… Continue Reading


March 23, 2010

SHAHEEN: FAMILIES, SMALL BUSINESSES WILL SEE IMMEDIATE BENEFITS OF HEALTH CARE REFORM

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the following statement upon President Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. Shaheen joined President Obama at the White House for the signing ceremony. "After decades of trying, we have finally reformed our health care system to put the health and well-being of middle class families and small businesses above the bottom line of insurance companies. The historic legislation signed into law b… Continue Reading


March 21, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF HISTORIC HEALTH CARE REFORM LEGISLATION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement in reaction to House passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which passed the Senate in December. "Today comprehensive health care reform is one step closer to becoming a reality for middle class families and small businesses struggling to pay their health insurance premiums. We are reigning in health insurance abuses that have bankrupted families in New Hampshire and nationwide. This is an… Continue Reading


March 17, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $650,000 FOR MANCHESTER-AREA FIRE SAFETY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Manchester Fire Department and Candia Fire-Rescue Department have been awarded $625,800 and $38,000, respectively, through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for operations and safety. The grant for the Manchester Fire Department will be used to fund the replacement of unsafe and outdated Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units with new SCBA units that meet the sta… Continue Reading


March 17, 2010

SHAHEEN TO HOST GRANITE STATE EXPORT FORUM

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen will host the Granite State Export Forum on Wednesday, March 31 from 8:30 -10:30 a.m. at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College. The event is free of charge and registration opens at 8:00 a.m. This unique forum will include a panel discussion featuring Shaheen, representatives from federal and state trade organizations, and small business leaders on the resources available to help small businesses explore export op… Continue Reading


March 10, 2010

SHAHEEN, COLLEAGUES INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN RURAL ENERGY SAVINGS PROGRAM

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, with Congressional colleagues, today introduced the bipartisan, bicameral Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP) Act which will help spur economic recovery and create jobs in rural New Hampshire and other rural communities nationwide. The legislation would provide funding to rural electric cooperatives to make homes and businesses more energy efficient, helping consumers save on their energy costs. "Retrofitting and weatherizing buildings is o… Continue Reading

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