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June 17, 2010

SHAHEEN PRAISES EU ACTION ON IRAN

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, today issued the below statement following the European Union's approval of a new set of sanctions against Iran. These measures, which are in addition to the UN Security Council sanctions passed last week, help to raise pressure on the Iranian government to abandon its nuclear weapons ambitions: "Our European partners have today signaled that Iran's refusal to bring i… Continue Reading


June 15, 2010

SHAHEEN: CLEAN AMERICAN ENERGY IS VITAL FOR OUR ECONOMY, SECURITY AND ENVIRONMENT

(Washington D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today released the below statement following President Obama's address from the Oval Office on the BP oil spill and the need for comprehensive energy legislation. "For nearly two months, we have watched oil pour into the Gulf of Mexico, creep onto our shores, and damage the economy and environment of the Gulf region. BP must be held accountable for this terrible tragedy, and I … Continue Reading


June 11, 2010

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR CONTINUED INVESTMENT IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY, JOB CREATION IN CARROLL COUNTY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today called for continued investment in energy efficiency projects and job creation during a visit to Mountain View Nursing Home in Ossipee. Mountain View Nursing Home is renovating and expanding its facilities and installing a wood pellet boiler, which will make the nursing home more energy efficient and result in savings on heating costs. "Energy efficiency is the fastest and most cost effective way to address our energy challenges," sa… Continue Reading


June 10, 2010

SHAHEEN, ATLANTIC SENATORS SEEK PREPAREDNESS IN CASE BP OIL SPILL HITS EAST COAST

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today called for communication and coordination between federal and state response agencies in preparation for worst case scenarios that show the BP oil spill could reach the Atlantic Coast, as several unofficial models predict. In a letter to Admiral Thad W. Allen, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Shaheen and a bipartisan group of 21 senators called for im… Continue Reading


June 09, 2010

THURSDAY: SHAHEEN TO WELCOME NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESSES TO DC

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that more than 25 New Hampshire businesses will travel to Washington this Thursday, June 10 to showcase the state's tourism, hospitality, business, and other unique offerings. Experience New Hampshire is an opportunity for New Hampshire businesses to promote and highlight the industries that are important to the state's economy. Shaheen will be joined at the event by other members of the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation. … Continue Reading


June 09, 2010

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS NEW INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS ON IRAN

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, today issued the below statement following the U.N. Security Council's adoption of a new fourth round of sanctions against Iran, which will place further pressure on the regime and reinforce the importance of abiding by global non-proliferation rules to countries around the world: "These new sanctions send a strong and clear signal to Iran that it must suspend its en… Continue Reading


June 08, 2010

SHAHEEN FIGHTS FOR SUBPOENA POWER FOR BP OIL SPILL INVESTIGATION

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with sixteen Senate colleagues, today introduced legislation to grant subpoena power to the bipartisan National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, which President Obama created by executive order on May 22. Congress has previously granted subpoena power to presidential commissions investigating national crises, including the Warren Commission and the Three Mile Island Commission. Joining Sha… Continue Reading


June 08, 2010

SHAHEEN FLOOR REMARKS ON THE AMERICAN JOBS AND CLOSING TAX LOOPHOLES ACT OF 2010

Too many people in New Hampshire and across this country are still struggling, so I'd like to talk today about some of the provisions in the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010 that will create jobs, grow small businesses and help unemployed Americans who are struggling to get back to work. Mr. President, we have been here before. On March 10, 2010, almost three months ago, the Senate took up and passed a bill that contained most of the provisions we're considering today… Continue Reading


June 07, 2010

SHAHEEN, COCHRAN INTRODUCE BILL TO HELP UNEMPLOYED WORKERS FIND NEW JOBS

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) today introduced legislation to help out of work Americans find and keep employment by expanding and strengthening on-the-job training (OJT) programs. The On-the-Job Training Act of 2010 authorizes the Department of Labor to award grants to establish and support local OJT programs. As the nation climbs out of the recession, the workforce must adjust to the changing job market. OJT programs, which connect unempl… Continue Reading


June 03, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $1 MILLION TO EXPAND USE OF HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AT COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that Community Health Access Network, based in Newmarket, has received $1,106,358 from the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to adopt electronic health records (EHR) and other health information technology systems. This funding was made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help expand health care services to under and uninsured individual… Continue Reading


June 03, 2010

SHAHEEN STRESSES SUPPORT FOR YOUTH SUMMER JOBS PROGRAMS AS SUMMER HIRING SEASON BEGINS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen stressed her support for critical youth summer jobs programs today at a press conference at Dover High School. Joining Shaheen at the event were local representatives of MY TURN New Hampshire, which provides career guidance, job training, and job placement assistance for at-risk youth. Shaheen is currently working to help ensure Congress continues to support youth summer jobs programs this year, which is necessary to make sure programs lik… Continue Reading


May 31, 2010

SHAHEEN: TODAY WE HONOR AMERICA’S BRAVE ARMED FORCES, PAST AND PRESENT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the below statement in recognition of Memorial Day: "Today, we pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of peace and freedom for our country. We owe all those who have died while in service to our nation our eternal gratitude. "As we remember those who lost their lives in service to our nation, we are also reminded of those serving today in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the many other pla… Continue Reading


May 26, 2010

SHAHEEN: ABOLISH MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE AND START ANEW

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today called on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to dismantle the Minerals Management Service (MMS) in order to end the culture of corruption and incompetence within the agency. Shaheen's letter comes on the heels of a report released by the Inspector General that describes MMS officials' unethical conduct prior to 2009, including illegal drug use, a culture of accepting gifts from oil and gas companies, falsification of inspection forms, and a … Continue Reading


May 25, 2010

SHAHEEN: BP, NOT TAXPAYERS, MUST BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ECONOMIC DAMAGES CAUSED BY OIL SPILL

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today pressed the Obama Administration to hold BP liable for the economic damages in the Gulf of Mexico, and raised concerns that the current cap on liability encourages risky behavior by oil companies during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing. Shaheen also called on her Senate colleagues to support increasing the maximum amount of economic damages BP is required to pay from $75 million to $10 billion so that the long-… Continue Reading


May 20, 2010

SHAHEEN: WALL STREET REFORM WILL PROTECT CONSUMERS, HOLD BIG BANKS ACCOUNTABLE

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced the Senate's passage of Wall Street reform legislation that will protect families and small businesses by reining in Wall Street's risky practices and holding banks more accountable. The legislation, which will now be merged with the House bill, includes important provisions that will prevent taxpayers bailouts of big banks and increase transparency in the financial sector. The financial collapse caused by Wall Street affected… Continue Reading


May 19, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT FOLLOWING MEETING WITH KAGAN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement today after meeting with Solicitor General Elena Kagan: "I first met Solicitor General Elena Kagan when she was the Dean of Harvard Law School and I was the Director of the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School. I was impressed with her then, and I remain impressed with her now." "In our meeting today, Solicitor General Kagan told me about how her experience as Solicitor General, where she intera… Continue Reading


May 15, 2010

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS, FRANKLIN PIERCE LAW CENTER GRADUATION

As prepared for delivery. Dean Hutson, members of the faculty, honored graduates, family and friends. I'm delighted to be here this afternoon to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2010. This is a day you all worked very hard to reach. But no great accomplishment is achieved alone. Here with us this morning are the people who supported you when you stumbled and encouraged you to keep going - your families and friends. Today is their accomplishment as well. As you embark on you… Continue Reading


May 12, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S DISASTER DECLARATION

(Washington D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the following statement in reaction to President Obama granting a disaster declaration for the March 2010 storms that caused flooding and wind damage in the southern portion of New Hampshire. In March, Shaheen wrote a letter urging President Obama to make this designation so that New Hampshire could receive additional federal support. "The severe storms that hit southern part of the state earlier this year left a wake of costl… Continue Reading


May 12, 2010

SHAHEEN, SHEA-PORTER CALL FOR EMERGENCY ACTION TO PROTECT NEW HAMPSHIRE FISHERMEN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today met with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to urge him to take immediate emergency action to increase catch limits on New Hampshire fishermen. New regulations, which went into effect on May 1, impose sharp reductions from 2009 catch limits and have put New Hampshire's small boat fleet at risk. "These low catch limits threaten the future of New Hampshire's fishing fleet and we need to do everything we… Continue Reading


May 11, 2010

SHAHEEN: TAXPAYERS DESERVE A FULL ACCOUNTING OF FEDERAL RESERVE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, an amendment to audit the Federal Reserve, which was cosponsored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, was successfully adopted and will be included in the Wall Street Reform legislation currently before the Senate. The measure would also require the Federal Reserve to identify the banks, financial institutions, and foreign central banks that are currently receiving or have received emergency financial assistance from the Federal Reserve, as well as the dollar amounts… Continue Reading

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