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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 The grant for the Manchester Fire Department will be used to fund the replacement of unsafe and outdated Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units with new SCBA units that meet the sta… Continue Reading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


March 10, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $24,000 FOR FIRE SAFETY IN SALEM

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Salem Fire Department has been awarded $24,300 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 Salem Fire Department," said Shaheen. "These brave men and women put their lives on the line e… Continue Reading


March 10, 2010

SHAHEEN, MERKLEY, LEVIN, KAUFMAN, BROWN INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO RESTRICT BANKS AND THE LARGEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS FROM MAKING HIGH-RISK BETS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (NH), Jeff Merkley (OR), Carl Levin (MI), Ted Kaufman (DE), and Sherrod Brown (OH) put forward a new proposal today to help prevent taxpayer bailouts of financial firms by limiting high-risk speculation, also known as proprietary trading. "The American people brought our economy back from the brink of a complete economic meltdown caused by the poor decisions of big Wall Street banks," said Shaheen. "We need to protect taxpayers by making… Continue Reading


March 05, 2010

SENATORS HONOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced a resolution honoring the achievements of women around the world in advance of International Women's Day, which takes place every year on March 8. International Women's Day celebrates the economic, political, and social achievements of women, while acknowledging the obstacles that women still face in the struggle for equal rights and opportuni… Continue Reading


March 05, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $650,000 FOR GODFREY DAM REPAIRS IN BERLIN

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the City of Berlin will receive $666,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make critical repairs to the Godfrey Dam in Berlin, which serves as the primary storage reservoir for the city's water supply. "This critical infrastructure repair will help ensure that Berlin's water is clean and safe, an important aspect of public health," said Shaheen. "In addition, it is this type of investment in our communiti… Continue Reading


March 03, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES NEARLY $67,000 FOR FIRE SAFETY IN ROCHESTER

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Rochester Fire Department has been awarded $66,896 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for operations and safety. "New Hampshire firefighters put their lives on the line every day to improve safety and save lives," said Shaheen. "We need to make sure these brave men and women have the resources they need to stay safe on the job so that they can continue to protec… Continue Reading


March 03, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $50,000 FOR FIRE SAFETY IN LONDONDERRY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Londonderry Fire Department has been awarded $50,544 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for operations and safety. "New Hampshire firefighters put their lives on the line every day to improve safety and save lives," said Shaheen. "We need to make sure these brave men and women have the resources they need to stay safe on the job so that they can continue to protec… Continue Reading


March 03, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $15,000 FOR FIRE SAFETY IN CLAREMONT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Claremont Fire Department has been awarded $15,200 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for operations and safety. "New Hampshire firefighters put their lives on the line every day to improve safety and save lives," said Shaheen. "We need to make sure these brave men and women have the resources they need to stay safe on the job so that they can continue to protec… Continue Reading


March 02, 2010

SHAHEEN: STOP PLAYING POLITICAL GAMES WITH THE LIVES OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today took to the Senate floor to urge her colleagues to help end partisan obstruction and extend critical programs that affect millions of Americans, including federal unemployment benefits, highway funding and small business loans, and to prevent slashing Medicare reimbursements to doctors. Shaheen's remarks as prepared are as follows: "Mr. President, last week, Senate leadership reached agreement on a short term extension of federal un… Continue Reading


February 26, 2010

SHAHEEN: CLEAN ENERGY INVESTMENTS WILL CREATE JOBS, FUEL ECONOMIC GROWTH

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today called for greater investment in clean energy technologies during a visit to SustainX Energy Storage Solutions in West Lebanon. SustainX is pioneering advanced compressed air energy storage (CAES) technology that has the potential to accelerate the dissemination of clean, alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar, while improving the stability of the electric grid. "Investing in clean energy is critical not just for our ene… Continue Reading


February 26, 2010

SHAHEEN: SMALL BUSINESSES CRUCIAL TO JOB CREATION, ECONOMIC RECOVERY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today met with employees at Costa Precision Manufacturing in Claremont to discuss the challenges small businesses face in this difficult economy and what needs to be done to help them create jobs and remain competitive. Shaheen, a member of the Senate Small Business Committee, discussed her work to create jobs, increase lending to small businesses, invest in workforce training, and control health care costs, among other initiatives. "Sma… Continue Reading


February 26, 2010

SHAHEEN: BLOCKING UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE IS INEXCUSABLE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today issued the following statement denouncing the Republican filibuster, led by Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY), to block a temporary extension of the federal unemployment program, which will expire Sunday. "For unemployed workers across New Hampshire, unemployment insurance and COBRA benefits provide a lifeline. These critical services are not only important for families struggling to make ends meet, they are also critical to our nation's e… Continue Reading


February 26, 2010

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF TOURISM PROMOTION BILL

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the Travel Promotion Act of 2009, which she cosponsored, has passed in the Senate and will be signed into law by President Obama. The bill creates a public-private partnership, the Corporation for Travel Promotion, and an Office of Travel Promotion within the U.S. Department of Commerce to promote international travel to the United States. "Tens of thousands of jobs in New Hampshire are created and sustained through … Continue Reading


February 24, 2010

SHAHEEN: HIRE ACT AN IMPORTANT STEP FOR JOB CREATION

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today applauded passage of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, legislation that will help businesses create and save jobs, while supporting critical investments in America's aging infrastructure. The bill passed with bipartisan support, 70-28. "The Senate took an important step in helping the private sector create jobs by passing the HIRE Act with bipartisan support," said Shaheen. "While the economy has begun to sh… Continue Reading


February 24, 2010

SHAHEEN: WELLPOINT’S NEW HAMPSHIRE RATE HIKES ARE WHY WE NEED REFORM NOW

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today called on WellPoint CEO Angela Braly to explain the increase in New Hampshire health insurance rates despite the company's substantial profits. According to a report released today by the Center for American Progress, WellPoint, under the banner of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, intends to increase individual insurance rates in New Hampshire by 12 percent to 13 percent and has already increased premiums in the small group market by 17 p… Continue Reading


February 18, 2010

SHAHEEN RECEIVES AARP’S 2009 LEGISLATIVE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen has been honored with AARP's 2009 Legislative Achievement Award. The national seniors group selected Shaheen as a recipient this year in recognition of her work on the bipartisan Medicare Transitional Care Act, which would prevent unnecessary re-hospitalizations by providing more coordinated follow-up care for Medicare beneficiaries. "I am honored to be receiving this award from AARP. Unnecessary re-hospitalizations are costly for our govern… Continue Reading


February 17, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $18,000 FOR FIRE SAFETY IN MARLOW, WASHINGTON

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Marlow Fire Department and Washington Fire Department have been awarded $7,695 and $10,688, respectively, through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for operations and safety. "New Hampshire firefighters put their lives on the line every day to improve safety and save lives," said Shaheen. "We need to make sure these brave men and women have the resources they need to … Continue Reading

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