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November 22, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF MARY CHAMBERS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the following statement in reaction to the passing of former New Hampshire House Democratic Leader and Vice Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party Mary Chambers. "During her years of service to New Hampshire, Mary Chambers became a role model for me and a pioneer for women in elective office. She also became a personal friend. We will miss her warmth, her grace, and the passion with which she lived her life. My though… Continue Reading


November 17, 2010

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO REPEAL FORM 1099 REPORTING REQUIREMENT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today announced that she has introduced legislation together with Senators Max Baucus (D-MT), Mary L. Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Begich (D-AK), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Scott Brown (R-MA), that would repeal the expanded Form 1099 reporting requirement set to take effect in 2012. "We need to make sure that small businesses, which are the engines of economic growth in N… Continue Reading


November 16, 2010

U.S. SENATORS: IT’S TIME TO VOTE ON NEW START

(Washington, D.C.) - A group of United States Senators, all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called on the U.S. Senate to consider and ratify the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty ("New START") in the current Congressional session. The Senators cited critical national security concerns in delaying consideration of the treaty and warned of the consequences to America's nuclear security efforts around the globe. "Delaying a vote on the New START Treaty into next year … Continue Reading


November 16, 2010

SHAHEEN SEEKS HEATING ASSISTANCE FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today urged Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius to prevent deep cuts to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that last year provided heating assistance to roughly 47,000 New Hampshire homes. "LIHEAP helps thousands of New Hampshire families stay warm over the winter, and I have deep concerns about proposed cuts to this critical source of heating assistance," said Shaheen. "With the price of oil still… Continue Reading


November 16, 2010

SHAHEEN URGES GREATER FLEXIBILITY FOR NH DAIRY FARMERS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen yesterday joined 21 of her colleagues in urging the U.S. Farm Service Agency to provide greater flexibility to dairy farmers eligible for assistance under the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program. The MILC program, which provides assistance to farmers when the price of milk falls below the cost of production, allows farmers to select when during the fiscal year they will start receiving assistance. Because of a misunderstanding about h… Continue Reading


November 11, 2010

SHAHEEN VETERANS DAY STATEMENT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the following statement in recognition of Veterans Day. Also today, Shaheen delivered remarks at the Veterans Day ceremony at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. "On Veterans Day, we take a moment to remember the sacrifices of all those who have served. Every day, our men and women in uniform put themselves in harm's way to protect our country and our way of life, and we must ensure that they and their fa… Continue Reading


November 10, 2010

SHAHEEN ATTENDS NAVY CROSS PRESENTATION FOR MANCHESTER VETERAN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today attended a ceremony for the posthumous presentation of the Navy Cross to the family of Marine Corporal Michael W. Ouellette of Manchester at the Marine Reserve Support Center in Londonderry. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus presented the medal. "It was a privilege to see Corporal Ouellette recognized for his exceptional courage with the Navy's highest honor," said Shaheen. "His selfless service to our country, for which he gave the… Continue Reading


November 09, 2010

SHAHEEN: EXPORT REFORMS WILL HELP CREATE JOBS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Manchester, NH)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today hosted the Granite State Export Forum in Nashua to help connect small- and medium-sized businesses from across the state with resources to help them sell their products overseas, increase their bottom line, and create jobs in New Hampshire. The forum focused on recent reforms to America's export control system that will help New Hampshire businesses access overseas markets. In addition to Shaheen, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy and expor… Continue Reading


November 07, 2010

SHAHEEN ATTENDS INTERNATIONAL SECURITY FORUM, DISCUSSES GLOBAL CHALLENGES WITH WORLD LEADERS IN HALIFAX

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen joined a bipartisan Congressional delegation led by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) at the Halifax International Security Forum over the weekend in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Shaheen, the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, discussed a wide range of global security issues with defense ministers, diplomats, and academics from across the globe. She also led a public panel on nuclear proliferation and hosted a roundt… Continue Reading


November 04, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $2.6 MILLION FOR NH BIOMEDICAL COMPANIES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that 12 New Hampshire biomedical companies have been awarded a total of $2,643,949.37 to help develop new medical therapies, address unmet medical needs, and reduce the long-term growth of health care costs. The grants were created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as part of the Therapeutic Discovery Project program, which will help small biotechnology companies in New Hampshire and across the country produc… Continue Reading


November 04, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SALE OF GORHAM MILL

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the following statement in reaction to the sale of the Gorham Mill to Northeast Papers: "I am pleased that Fraser Papers has reached an agreement with Northeast Papers to sell the Gorham Mill. It is critical that we get the Gorham facility up and running so that its workforce can get back on the job. Just last week, I was able to speak with prospective mill ownership, Berlin and Gorham officials, as well as mill workers, an… Continue Reading


November 03, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON NH 2010 MIDTERM ELECTIONS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the following statement in reaction to the 2010 midterm election results in New Hampshire: "I congratulate all the winners last evening, both Democrats and Republicans. And, for the many good people who fell short, my hope is that they continue to stay involved in public life, as it will take all of us working together to secure the future of our state and our country."… Continue Reading


October 28, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES LOCATION FOR VA OUTREACH CLINIC IN KEENE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has selected a site for the federal Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Keene Outreach Clinic and Veterans Center. The clinic, which will offer full-time primary care and part-time mental health services to the several thousand veterans in the region, will be located at 640 Marlboro Street. It is slated to open in spring 2011. "New Hampshire's men and women who have served i… Continue Reading


October 25, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $2 MILLION FOR NH PASSENGER RAIL PROJECT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced the New Hampshire Department of Transportation has been awarded $2.24 million to plan the development of passenger rail service from Concord to Boston. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). "Extending accessible passenger rail service to southern New Hampshire will help attract investment to New Hampshire while reducing congestion on our highways," said Shahe… Continue Reading


October 22, 2010

SHAHEEN PRESENTS ACWORTH VIETNAM VETERAN WITH MEDALS FOR SERVICE

(Manchester, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today presented Vietnam veteran John "Jack" Rieck of Acworth with medals for his heroic service at a ceremony at her state headquarters in Manchester. Rieck was awarded the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, the Marksman Badge & Rifle Bar, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon. Rieck contacted Shaheen's office to seek assistance in obtaining the medals, which he had not receive… Continue Reading


October 20, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES NEARLY $150,000 FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES IN THE UPPER VALLEY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission will receive $147,878 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through its joint Community Challenge partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The Commission will use the funds to collect and analyze data to help community leaders increase the supply of affordable housing within walking distance of food sources. "Strong, … Continue Reading


October 20, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES NEARLY $60,000 FOR CLAREMONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the City of Claremont will receive $58,740 to promote smart and sustainable economic development in the city center. The grant from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development will be used to promote infill development in the historic downtown area and direct private investment while preserving historic architecture. The city will also identify opportunities for future investments in affordable housing in the c… Continue Reading


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

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