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July 28, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $1.1 MILLION TO ASSIST NEW HAMPSHIRE FISHERMEN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that her request to assist New Hampshire fishermen has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Shaheen secured $1,165,000 in assistance, which will allow the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department to purchase additional permits for New Hampshire fishermen. These permits will increase the amount of groundfish that New Hampshire fishermen are allowed to catch and sell. These funds were included in the Fiscal … Continue Reading


July 28, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $200,000 FOR NORTH COUNTRY BIOMASS ENERGY PROJECTS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that her request to support the development of North Country wood energy projects has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Shaheen secured $200,000 for the Northern Forest Center to facilitate wood energy projects in North Country communities. The Northern Forest Center works to preserve the Northern Forest of New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and Vermont, as well as foster a sustainable regional economy. T… Continue Reading


July 28, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION FOR FISHERMEN ASSISTANCE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Department of Commerce has released $1 million to the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department to purchase permits for New Hampshire fishermen, allowing them increase the amount of groundfish the state's fishermen are allowed to catch and sell. In May, Shaheen urged Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to release these funds as quickly as possible to help fishermen who face low catch limits this year. "I urged Secretar… Continue Reading


July 27, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $500,000 FOR CENTER FOR OCEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY AT UNH

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that her request for continued investment in research initiatives at the University of New Hampshire's Center for Ocean Renewable Energy (CORE) has been approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Shaheen secured $500,000 for CORE, which focuses on the research of and transition to ocean renewable energy sources, such as tidal, wave, ocean current, and offshore wind energy as a part of America's growing renewable energy… Continue Reading


July 23, 2010

SHAHEEN: EXPORTING AND CLEAN ENERGY WILL CREATE JOBS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today cited exporting and clean energy as keys to New Hampshire's long term economic growth during a visit to Goss International in Durham. Shaheen highlighted Goss, a manufacturer of large-scale printing presses and finishing systems, as a prime example of what companies must do to compete in today's global economy. To supplement its printing equipment operations and extend its core high-tech manufacturing capabilities to the emerging cle… Continue Reading


July 21, 2010

SENATE EXTENDS UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, TURNS TO SMALL BUSINESS JOBS BILL

(Washington D.C.)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the Senate passed an extension of federal unemployment compensation, which will preserve a critical safety net for tens of thousands of New Hampshire residents and millions of out of work Americans nationwide. The bill will also retroactively restore compensation to workers whose unemployment insurance expired during nearly two months of obstruction. Unemployment insurance plays a critical role in the nation's economic rec… Continue Reading


July 20, 2010

SHAHEEN: EXTENDING UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE VITAL FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES

(Washington D.C.)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the Senate has cleared a major hurdle to extend federal unemployment compensation. Final passage of the bill is expected this week, preserving a critical safety net for tens of thousands of New Hampshire residents and millions of out of work Americans nationwide. The bill will also retroactively restore compensation to workers whose unemployment insurance expired during nearly two months of obstruction. "Unemployment ins… Continue Reading


July 15, 2010

WALL STREET ACCOUNTABILTY BILL TO BECOME LAW

Bill will bring transparency to financial system, help prevent future economic crises Shaheen fights to make sure reform will not unfairly burden New Hampshire's community banks (Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today applauded the final passage of Wall Street reform legislation that will protect families and small businesses by reining in Wall Street's risky practices and holding big banks more accountable. The legislation, which includes important provisions that will pre… Continue Reading


July 14, 2010

SHAHEEN TRAVELS TO MIDDLE EAST, MEETS WITH TROOPS DURING FOURTH OF JULY RECESS

(Washington D.C.)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, traveled last week to the Middle East to meet with U.S. troops, military commanders, American diplomats, and high-level foreign officials to discuss the war in Iraq and the ongoing security threats to U.S. interests in the Middle East, including Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas. Shaheen met with officials in six countries - Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Israel, Lebanon, and Egypt. Joining Shahe… Continue Reading


July 04, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT IN CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY AND IN HONOR OF THE AMERICAN TROOPS SERVING OVERSEAS

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the below statement today in honor of Independence Day and the American troops serving overseas. Shaheen is in Kuwait today visiting with American troops and diplomats serving in the Middle East "Today we celebrate America's birthday and the freedom we enjoy every day as citizens of this great nation. In the United States, the Fourth of July is a day filled with family, friends, food, and fireworks, but for our troops and diplomats s… Continue Reading


July 03, 2010

SHAHEEN TO SPEND INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH U.S. TROOPS SERVING IN THE MIDDLE EAST

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen will spend the Fourth of July visiting American troops currently serving in the Middle East to express her gratitude for their service and sacrifice. She will also meet with high-ranking foreign leaders, American military commanders, and civilian personnel to assess U.S. policies in the region. With the planned redeployment in Iraq and the ongoing threat of terrorism and destabilization, this is a critical time in this vital region for U.S. s… Continue Reading


July 02, 2010

NEW HAMPSHIRE AWARDED $44.5 MILLION TO EXPAND BROADBAND INTERNET STATEWIDE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Representatives Paul Hodes and Carol Shea-Porter today announced that Network New Hampshire Now has been awarded $44.5 million to expand broadband services throughout New Hampshire. Led by the University of New Hampshire, the initiative will build a high speed network to connect schools, hospitals, police stations, homes, and businesses. The delegation released a joint statement praising the funding: "We need to make affordable, high s… Continue Reading


July 01, 2010

SHAHEEN, SHEA-PORTER ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $130,000 FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN LACONIA

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Representative Carol Shea-Porter today announced that NeighborWorks America has awarded ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Laconia Area Community Land Trust $­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­130,884.35 to rehabilitate and repair nine of their building properties containing 28 permanently affordable ren… Continue Reading


July 01, 2010

SHAHEEN: WE MUST EXTEND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the below statement after the Senate last night failed to extend unemployment insurance, leaving thousands of New Hampshire residents and millions more nationwide without these critical benefits. Shaheen has voted for extending unemployment insurance every time it has come before the Senate, and, in 2009, led a successful effort to ensure that federal unemployment benefits would be extended in every state. "Unemployment insu… Continue Reading


June 30, 2010

SHAHEEN OIL SPILL R&D BILL PASSES EPW COMMITTEE, HEADED TO SENATE FLOOR

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that her legislation to improve our ability to respond to domestic oil spills has been passed by the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee and will now go to the full Senate for consideration. With the BP oil spill continuing in the Gulf of Mexico for more than 70 days, there is a clear need to develop technology so that any future oil spills can be stopped and cleaned up quickly and effectively. "Oil compani… Continue Reading


June 28, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF SENATOR BYRD

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement on today's passing of Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia: "Today the people of West Virginia and the United States Senate lost one of the most dedicated and thoughtful public servants in American history. My thoughts are with Senator Robert Byrd's family."… Continue Reading


June 25, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES NEARLY $1 MILLION FOR ON-THE-JOB TRAINING

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded New Hampshire $972,474 for on-the-job training programs. Shaheen has consistently called for increased funding for these programs to help unemployed workers in New Hampshire and across the nation gain skills in new fields and connect with employers. "As our economy continues to recover, it is critical that we help connect dislocated workers with resources that will help them get b… Continue Reading


June 18, 2010

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR EXPANDED ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR NH VETERANS

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today visited the Manchester VA Medical Center and called for greater access to medical care for New Hampshire veterans. Shaheen discussed the issue with Tammy Duckworth, the Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, who also attended the event. "The staff of the Manchester VA Medical Center does an excellent job of caring for our veterans, but the fact remains that New Hampshir… Continue Reading


June 18, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR JOB CREATION, WEATHERIZATION PROJECTS

(Washington, D.C.)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, along with Assistant U.S. Secretary of Energy Cathy Zoi, announced today that New Hampshire has completed 30 percent of homes planned to be weatherized under the Recovery Act, and that the state is now able to spend the remaining $11,750,000 in Recovery Act funding to complete weatherization projects. New Hampshire is one of 12 states eligible to receive the additional funding after having met its initial goal for weatherization projects. … Continue Reading


June 17, 2010

M. UDALL, SHAHEEN INTRODUCE CRITICAL BILLS TO RAMP UP R&D TO PREVENT AND CLEAN UP OIL SPILLS

(Washington, D.C.) - As BP continues to struggle to stop the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon accident, U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Jeanne Shaheen today introduced companion bills to improve our ability to prevent and respond to domestic oil spills. Their bills would immediately ramp up research and development to help prevent an oil spill of this magnitude from ever happening again. Both Senators are members of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, … Continue Reading

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