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August 01, 2012

SHAHEEN HOLDS HEARING TO EXAMINE LESSONS FROM EUROZONE CRISIS FOR US ECONOMY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, today held a hearing to examine the ongoing European debt crisis and its economic and strategic implications for the United States. Shaheen asked the hearing's panel of experts to provide an update on the situation in Europe and to assess what lessons could be drawn from the response to the crisis. "How Europe responds to this crisis and the lessons we draw from event… Continue Reading


August 01, 2012

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR JOB GROWTH IN RURAL NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Washington, D.C.) - A $708,750 grant to help communities in rural New Hampshire develop their infrastructure and improve energy efficiency will create jobs and spur economic growth, announced U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today. The funding, which requires a local match, has been awarded to a consortium of education and economic development groups by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). "I am hopeful tha… Continue Reading


August 01, 2012

SHAHEEN: CHEMICAL WEAPONS IN SYRIA POSE MAJOR THREAT

(Washington, D.C.) - As fighting in Syria continues and hundreds of thousands flee across the border to Turkey, U.S Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today pressed foreign policy experts on a variety of Syria-related issues including the threat of chemical and biological weapons, the role of the international community in the crisis and the composition of Syria's opposition parties during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. "We must be vigilant in closely monitoring Syria's chemical weapo… Continue Reading


July 31, 2012

SHAHEEN: PREVENTIVE CARE PROVISIONS GOOD FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH

SHAHEEN: PREVENTIVE CARE PROVISIONS GOOD FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to highlight the new preventive health benefits that will be available to women under the Affordable Care Act starting tomorrow, August 1. The law guarantees women affordable access to services such as annual breast exams, gestational diabetes screenings and contraception. Below are Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, i… Continue Reading


July 31, 2012

SHAHEEN: PREVENTIVE CARE PROVISIONS GOOD FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH

SHAHEEN: PREVENTIVE CARE PROVISIONS GOOD FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to highlight the new preventive health benefits that will be available to women under the Affordable Care Act starting tomorrow, August 1. The law guarantees women affordable access to services such as annual breast exams, gestational diabetes screenings and contraception. For video of Shaheen's remarks, please click here. Below are Shaheen's … Continue Reading


July 31, 2012

SHAHEEN: TIME IS NOW TO BRING ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL TO FLOOR FOR A VOTE

SHAHEEN: TIME IS NOW TO BRING ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL TO FLOOR FOR A VOTE U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor to urge Congress to bring forward her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation for a vote. Introduced with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1000) would help businesses create jobs and consumers reduce energy costs by creating a national energy efficiency strategy. According to a recent study by the American C… Continue Reading


July 31, 2012

SHAHEEN: TIME IS NOW TO BRING ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL TO FLOOR FOR A VOTE

SHAHEEN: TIME IS NOW TO BRING ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL TO FLOOR FOR A VOTE U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor to urge Congress to bring forward her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation for a vote. Introduced with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1000) would help businesses create jobs and consumers reduce energy costs by creating a national energy efficiency strategy. According to a recent study by the American Counci… Continue Reading


July 30, 2012

SHAHEEN WELCOMES NEW HAMPSHIRE AMERICAN LEGION DELEGATES TO WASHINGTON

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with New Hampshire delegates for the American Legion's Boys & Girls Nation. The American Legion's Boys & Girls Nation brings two female and two male delegates from each state to Washington every year to introduce them to lawmakers and the legislative process. Pictured above from left to right are Patrick Doolittle (Hampstead), Samantha Hutchins (Salem), Abagail Lore (Merrimack) and Ian Hill (Northfield).… Continue Reading


July 30, 2012

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON INCLUSION OF GAY MARRIAGE PLANK IN DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLATFORM

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to news that Democrats are set to include a pro-gay marriage plank in their convention platform for the first time in history. In February, Senator Shaheen became the first U.S. Senator to join Freedom to Marry and over 24,000 Americans in calling on the Democratic Party to affirm the freedom to marry in the party's national convention platform this September. "Equality and freedom are at the core… Continue Reading


July 28, 2012

THE TRANSATLANTIC ECONOMY 2012

Thank you, Roger, for that kind introduction. It is a pleasure to be here today. I want to thank the European American Business Council and the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS ("sice") for hosting this event - and particularly to Dan Hamilton and Michael Maibach ("may-bahk") for their leadership on these critical organizations. You are all providing an invaluable service for businesses on both sides of the Atlantic. I also want to thank my counterpart from the House side, Congre… Continue Reading


July 27, 2012

SHAHEEN AND LOCAL ADVOCATES CALL FOR STRONG PROTECTIONS FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

(Keene, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was joined today by the head of Keene's Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention and others in calling for swift passage of a strong and bipartisan extension of the Violence Against Women Act. The Act, which provides access to critical services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, has already expired and must be reauthorized before money for local programs runs out. "We need a strong Violence Against Women Act that gives our advoca… Continue Reading


July 27, 2012

SHAHEEN TOUTS ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS OF LAND PRESERVATION AT EASTERN MOUNTAIN SPORTS VISIT

(Peterborough, N.H.) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called for ongoing support of land conservation efforts and talked about their importance to New Hampshire's tourism and recreation economy during a visit today to outdoor apparel retailer Eastern Mountain Sports in Peterborough. "Our beautiful state of New Hampshire has so many natural treasures. Many of them, like the White Mountain National Forest, draw visitors from all over the world. It is important we all work together to continue … Continue Reading


July 27, 2012

LOCAL COMPANY ENERTRAC JOINS SHAHEEN IN CALL FOR ACTION ON BIPARTISAN ENERGY BILL

(Hudson, NH) - New Hampshire energy firm EnerTrac joined U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today in calling for action on Shaheen's bipartisan energy efficiency legislation in the Senate. Shaheen toured EnerTrac's facilities and highlighted how her legislation, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1000), would help companies like EnerTrac create jobs and increase demand for their products. Shaheen has strongly urged Senate leadership to call her bill up for a vote and has … Continue Reading


July 26, 2012

SHAHEEN: OLYMPIC MARATHONER GUOR MARIAL REPRESENTS THE VERY BEST OF OLYMPIC SPIRIT

SHAHEEN: OLYMPIC MARATHONER GUOR MARIAL REPRESENTS THE VERY BEST OF OLYMPIC SPIRIT (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to honor Olympic athlete Guor Marial, a refugee who escaped from Sudan only a decade ago and will now be competing in the marathon in London. Marial found asylum in New Hampshire after his escape, joined the track team at Concord High, and has become a gifted athlete. He qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games in only his sec… Continue Reading


July 26, 2012

SHAHEEN: OLYMPIC MARATHONER GUOR MARIAL REPRESENTS THE VERY BEST OF OLYMPIC SPIRIT

SHAHEEN: OLYMPIC MARATHONER GUOR MARIAL REPRESENTS THE VERY BEST OF OLYMPIC SPIRIT (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor today to honor Olympic athlete Guor Marial, a refugee who escaped from Sudan only a decade ago and will now be competing in the marathon in London. Marial found asylum in New Hampshire after his escape, joined the track team at Concord High, and has become a gifted athlete. He qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games in only his sec… Continue Reading


July 25, 2012

SHAHEEN: EFFICIENT WATER USE KEY TO ENERGY SAVINGS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power, today held a hearing to examine the role of water use efficiency as it relates to energy consumption. Shaheen asked the hearing's panel of energy advocates, environmental leaders and private sector officials to discuss the economic benefit and energy saving potential of water efficiency technologies. Shaheen has been a strong advocate for energy saving measu… Continue Reading


July 25, 2012

SHAHEEN AND COLLINS INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO SUPPORT DIABETES PREVENTION AND CARE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, today introduced new legislation to establish a commission of health care experts to advance diabetes care and prevention. The bill, the National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Care Act, would bring together leaders in diabetes research and treatment to offer insight on how to improve clinical care for people with diabetes. "Diabetes is a devastating condition that does… Continue Reading


July 23, 2012

SHAHEEN PLEASED WITH AIR FORCE DECISION TO HOLD CONTRACTOR ACCOUNTABLE

(Washington, D.C.) - After a thorough internal investigation requested by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the United States Air Force has decided to seek reimbursement of $4.3 million in taxpayer dollars spent on repairs after poor contractor work caused several fires at a facility in Afghanistan. Shaheen has pushed the Air Force to heed the recommendation of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), who found that sub-standard construction by a contractor was to … Continue Reading


July 21, 2012

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS IOC DECISION TO ALLOW NEW HAMPSHIRE RUNNER AND SUDAN REFUGEE TO COMPETE IN OLYMPICS AS AN INDEPENDENT ATHLETE

(Washington, D.C.) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement in response to the International Olympic Committee's decision to allow Guor Marial, who went to high school in Concord, New Hampshire, to run in the Olympics as an independent athlete. "The Olympics is about bringing people together, it's about international cooperation and fierce competition. I am glad that Guor Marial will have a chance to run alongside the world's best athletes this summer in London. His st… Continue Reading


July 20, 2012

SHAHEEN TOUTS ECONOMIC BENEFIT OF LONG-TERM HIGHWAY LAW DURING TOUR OF PIKE INDUSTRIES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) highlighted the economic benefits of the recently passed long-term transportation law during a tour of Pike Industries in West Lebanon today. Shaheen toured the facilities and spoke about how the long-term funding will give companies like Pike the certainty needed to invest and plan for the future. Pike Industries specializes in environmentally responsible construction services and employs 400 workers in New Hampshire. "Pike Industries is… Continue Reading

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