September 14, 2015

In Case You Missed It: Shaheen in Military Times Calls for More Support of Veteran Small Businesses

In case you missed it, on Friday an op-ed from U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was published by the Military Times calling for passage of legislation to support veterans starting small businesses. "Nearly seven in 10 veterans say finding a job is their biggest challenge after leaving the military. One big answer to this challenge is to provide generous support - including credit, counseling and technical assistance - to tens of thousands of veterans who aspire to start their own businesses.… Continue Reading

September 11, 2015

Shaheen Calls for Swift Action to Remedy Delay of Army Childcare Subsidies

(Washington, DC) - In a letter yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called for the U.S. General Service's Administration (GSA) to take swift action to resolve its mishandling of the Army's childcare subsidy program which was revealed by the GSA's Inspector General (IG) on Tuesday. The IG report provides examples of family hardship due to delayed payments that include bankruptcy, burdensome out-of-pocket expenses and career disruption. Shaheen's letter to GSA Administrator Denise Roth… Continue Reading

September 11, 2015

Shaheen, Cantwell, and Gillibrand Applaud Release of Small Business Administration Rule to Support Women-Owned Small Businesses

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, and Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today applauded the announcement by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) that they have finalized a rule to increase opportunities for women-owned small businesses (WOSB) to win federal contracts. The rule follows the inclusion last year of the senators' legislation, the Women's Small Busines… Continue Reading

September 11, 2015


(Portsmouth, NH) -- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement marking the 14th anniversary of September 11, 2001: "Fourteen years ago today, the world watched in horror as a senseless act of terrorism took the lives of nearly 3000 people, including ten New Hampshire residents. Today, with heavy hearts we remember those who lost their lives and continue to pray for strength and peace for their loved ones. As I join with law enforcement officials in Portsmouth to remembe… Continue Reading

September 09, 2015

Shaheen Welcomes New Funds for Drug Court in Nashua

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today welcomed the announcement of a new Federal grant for the Hillsborough County Adult Drug Court - Southern District based in Nashua. The grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is $324,997 per year for the next three years, and will allow the court to hire more staff, expand the type of treatment services offered, and serve more participants. "The crisis of heroin and opioid abuse is the most urgent public health chal… Continue Reading

September 09, 2015

Shaheen Speaks in Support of Iran Deal on Senate Floor

(Washington, DC) - On the Senate floor this afternoon U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke in support of the international agreement to restrict Iran's nuclear program. Senator Shaheen's floor speech can be viewed here. Senator Shaheen is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee. Here are her remarks, as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, I have long stated my conviction that we must prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. I sup… Continue Reading

September 08, 2015

Hassan, Shaheen Applaud $1.25 Million in Grants to Address Youth Substance Abuse in New Hampshire

CONCORD - Governor Maggie Hassan and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today applauded the announcement of $1.25 Million in federal funding for New Hampshire youth substance abuse prevention programs. The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program run by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy will distribute ten grants of $125,000 to programs across the state. "The substance abuse crisis is the most pressing public health and safety challenge facing our state, and education, awarenes… Continue Reading

September 02, 2015

Hassan, Shaheen Call for Full Funding of Meals on Wheels Program for Seniors

(SALEM, NH) - New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today called for bipartisan support for full funding of the state's Meals on Wheels Program, which faces inadequate funding at the federal level and is threatened by unpaid-for corporate tax cuts at the state level. The two participated in a roundtable discussion about the effects of inadequate funding with staff, volunteers and clients of the Rockingham County Meals on Wheels Program at the Ingram Senior … Continue Reading

August 31, 2015

Shaheen to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Rochester

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will host a Town Hall Meeting, Wednesday, September 2, at 5:30 p.m. in Rochester to discuss her work in the Senate and the concerns of area residents. Shaheen will take questions from the audience and the event is open to the public. For more information or to RSVP please call (603) 647-7500. Members of the media planning to attend should RSVP to Nick Brown at Rochester Town Hall Meeting WHO: U.S. Senator… Continue Reading

August 28, 2015

Shaheen Celebrates Grand Opening of New Littleton Community Based Outpatient Clinic

(Littleton, NH) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) officials as well as clinic staff to celebrate the grand opening of the new Littleton Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) facility. The new Littleton CBOC is twice the size of the previous facility and will help bring health care services to North Country veterans closer to where they live. "This is a great day for veterans here in Littleton and all across the North Country," said… Continue Reading

August 24, 2015

Shaheen Welcomes Funds to Grow New Hampshire Small Business Exports

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate's Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, today welcomed the announcement by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) that New Hampshire has been granted $199,878 to help small businesses in the state grow their exports. The funds are an award of the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program, which was created by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 that Senator Shaheen cosponsored and helped… Continue Reading

August 24, 2015

Shaheen Applauds Ocean Research Grant to University of New Hampshire

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the University of New Hampshire Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping Joint Hydrographic Center (CCOM/JHC) a $6,220,000 grant to continue the center's work. "The University of New Hampshire is a world leader in ocean-mapping and hydrography," said Shaheen. "Our ocean floors remain the last largely unexplored area of the Earth's surface, and this grant… Continue Reading

August 21, 2015


WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02) invite New Hampshire veterans in the North Country to attend a public forum on Friday, August 28 at White Mountain Community College to discuss the Veterans Choice Card program. This forum will provide an opportunity for North Country veterans to ask questions about their options under the Veterans Choice Card program and hear directly from VA officials. Representatives from the… Continue Reading

August 20, 2015

Shaheen Statement on President Jimmy Carter

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the announcement by President Carter today that he will soon undergo treatment for cancer: "I got my start in politics during President Carter's New Hampshire primary campaign in 1975, and I can still vividly remember the excitement of listening to then Governor Carter discuss his vision for the country. Since then, Billy and I have been proud to call him a friend and continue to be inspired by his compassion for people. … Continue Reading

August 19, 2015

Shaheen Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the Murder of James Foley

Washington, DC-Senator Shaheen gave the following statement on the one year anniversary of the murder of New Hampshire native James Foley by ISIS terrorists: "On the anniversary of James Foley's death, we remember a courageous and inspiring journalist who dedicated his life to telling stories from the Middle East that needed to be told. The Foley family is in my thoughts, and I wish them strength and peace as they remember James. It can't be said enough: James Foley's killers are cowards who mu… Continue Reading

August 18, 2015

Shaheen Statement After Release of Revised Northern Pass Route Proposal

Washington, DC-Senator Shaheen made the following comments after Eversource Energy announced a revised route proposal for the Northern Pass Transmission Project: "This announcement by Eversource underscores the need for the robust process that's underway to review the Northern Pass project," said Shaheen. "The determination of the public's interest extends far beyond energy needs and any full review must examine the impact on the citizens of New Hampshire and to the region's environment, proper… Continue Reading

August 17, 2015

Shaheen Applauds New Strategy and Funding from White House to Combat Heroin

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today applauded the announcement of a new Heroin Response Strategy, which included $2.5 million of funding, by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. The strategy will create a public health and safety network across 15 states, including New Hampshire, that will increase intelligence sharing; develop a training and education curriculum; and improve resources to treat overdoses. "Heroin and opioid abuse is the most urgent pub… Continue Reading

August 06, 2015

Shaheen on Iran Deal: Agreement is the Best Available Option We Have for Preventing Iran From Obtaining a Nuclear Weapon

(Washington, DC) - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen made the following statement regarding the international agreement with Iran intended to curb Iran's nuclear capabilities: "Over the last three weeks, I have studied this agreement, attended hearings and briefings, and reviewed classified assessments on our ability to verify Iran's compliance. This agreement slashes Iran's stockpile of enriched uranium, bans weapons grade uranium enrichment and puts in place a rigorous and intrusive inspections r… Continue Reading

August 05, 2015

Senators Shaheen, Hatch, Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Quality of College Education

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced bipartisan legislation to improve the quality of college by strengthening the federal standard by which colleges are eligible for federal student aid. The Student Protection and Success Act would help address the interrelated problems of the questionable quality of many college degrees, the high number of students dropping out of college nationwide, and the high number of graduates and non-graduates who ar… Continue Reading

August 03, 2015

Shaheen Statement Following Senate Rejection of Legislation to Defund Planned Parenthood

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made the following comments after the legislation to defund Planned Parenthood failed a procedural vote: "The goal of those who secretly recorded and released highly-edited videos of Planned Parenthood employees is transparent: to restrict women's access to reproductive health care," said Shaheen. "I'm disappointed that some of my colleagues have responded to this latest politically motivated attack with yet another attempt to defund Planned… Continue Reading

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