Press

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


May 10, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON NOMINATION OF SOLICITOR GENERAL ELENA KAGAN TO THE SUPREME COURT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the below statement following President Obama's nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Shaheen first met Kagan in 2005 when Kagan served as Dean of Harvard Law School and Shaheen served as Director of the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. While at the IOP, Shaheen invited Kagan to speak to a group of students about women's leadership. "Solicitor Genera… Continue Reading


May 06, 2010

SHAHEEN SPONSORED AMENDMENT TO PROTECT COMMUNITY BANKS ADOPTED

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Today, an amendment to protect community banks, which was cosponsored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, was successfully adopted to be included in the Wall Street Reform legislation currently before the Senate. The amendment would ensure that community banks are not forced to pay more than their fair share for federal bank insurance. It passed by a vote of 98-0. "Community banks should not have to pay for Wall Street's reckless conduct," said Shaheen. "Community bank … Continue Reading


May 05, 2010

SHAHEEN: NO TAXPAYER FUNDS SHOULD BE USED TO BAIL OUT WALL STREET

Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Senate has adopted an amendment to the Wall Street reform legislation that would ensure that no taxpayer funds will be used to bail out financial institutions. The amendment, which Shaheen cosponsored, would hold Wall Street accountable for their reckless behavior and protect taxpayers. Last year, Shaheen was one of nine Democrats to vote against releasing $350 billion in additional bailout dollars because she didn't f… Continue Reading


May 05, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES PITTSFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT TO RECEIVE NEARLY $120,000 FOR VEHICLE ACQUISITION

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Pittsfield Fire Department has been awarded $118,750 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for Vehicle Acquisition. "New Hampshire families depend on our brave firefighters and first responders to keep our communities safe," said Shaheen. "We must ensure that they have the resources they need to continue to do their jobs safely and effectively." The Assistance t… Continue Reading


May 05, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $265,000 FOR FIRE SAFETY IN DERRY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Derry Fire Department has been awarded $265,050 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for Operations and Safety. "New Hampshire families depend on our brave firefighters and first responders to keep our communities safe," said Shaheen. "We must ensure that they have the resources they need to continue to do their jobs safely and effectively." The Assistance to … Continue Reading


April 30, 2010

SHAHEEN: AMERICAN TAXPAYERS SHOULD NEVER AGAIN HAVE TO BAILOUT WALL STREET

(Manchester, N.H.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today discussed the need to pass Wall Street reform legislation to protect families and small businesses by holding big banks accountable for their risky decisions and preventing future financial collapse. Shaheen was joined for a press conference at Cobb Hill Construction in Concord today by Cobb Hill Owner Tom Avallone, whose business has slumped since commercial and residential buyers of their services aren't able to access the financing th… Continue Reading


April 30, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES NEARLY $1.4 MILLION FOR FLOOD DAMAGE IN COLEBROOK

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the Town of Colebrook will receive $1,397,600 from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration to repair flood damage. The funding will help repair damaged retaining walls, stabilize the town's industrial park, and help encourage economic development. "I'm pleased that this funding will help Colebrook get back on its feet after the devastating flooding of 2008," said Shaheen. "More work needs … Continue Reading


April 29, 2010

SHAHEEN: WE MUST MAKE ELECTIONS MORE TRANSPARENT, PROHIBIT EXCESSIVE CORPORATE CAMPAIGN SPENDING

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced her support for new legislation introduced today that would blunt the unprecedented flow of corporate and special interest donations into U.S. elections. The Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections (DISCLOSE) Act, of which Shaheen is an original co-sponsor, would bring transparency to the corporate-backed ads that will flood the airwaves in the 2010 midterm election and future election cycles. The legisla… Continue Reading


April 28, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $92,000 FOR FIRE SAFETY IN CHESTER

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Chester Fire Department has been awarded $92,074 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for Operations and Safety. The grant will be used to upgrade and replace the department's supply of self contained breathing gear. "Our firefighters and first responders deserve the best training and equipment we can offer," said Shaheen. "These brave firefighters put their liv… Continue Reading

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