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December 22, 2010

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS RATIFICATION OF NEW START

(Washington, D.C.) - Praising it as a measure that will strengthen America's national security and further the cause of controlling nuclear proliferation, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, joined Senate colleagues to ratify the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty ("New START") today by a vote of 71 to 26. Shaheen worked tirelessly with Senate colleagues to fight for the ratification of NEW Start, which will allow th… Continue Reading


December 21, 2010

SMALL BUSINESS LENDING MEASURES EXTENDED IN SENATE BILL

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today announced the temporary extension of provisions aimed at boosting lending to small firms as part of the Senate's passage of a continuing resolution funding bill. The continuing resolution now heads to the House of Representatives, where it is expected to pass. "As the engines of our economy, small businesses are critical to the creation of good-paying, … Continue Reading


December 21, 2010

SENATE BILL INCLUDES INCREASED HEATING ASSISTANCE FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced Senate passage of a funding bill that includes increased funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which last winter provided heating aid to roughly 47,000 New Hampshire homes. The program was in danger of being funded at approximately $2 billion less than it was last year, but will receive full funding under the continuing resolution passed by the Senate today, which funds the government thr… Continue Reading


December 18, 2010

SHAHEEN LAUDS PASSAGE OF ‘DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL’ REPEAL

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today is proud to announce the Senate voted 65-31 to repeal the outdated and discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Its repeal will improve our national security and bring equality to our military. "It is not often that the Senate gets the opportunity - with a single vote - to right a wrong, but we have done it here today," Shaheen said. "This was a historic vote - one for which this Senate will be remembered for a long ti… Continue Reading


December 18, 2010

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR REPEAL OF 'DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL' IN REMARKS ON SENATE FLOOR

As prepared for delivery. Mr. President, I am here today to express my strong support for the repeal of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy and my great satisfaction at having passed this critical, bipartisan piece of legislation. I want to congratulate and thank Senators Lieberman and Collins for their strong, bipartisan leadership on this issue. I was proud to be a cosponsor of this bill, and I look forward to the President's signature in the coming days. It is not often that the Se… Continue Reading


December 17, 2010

SHAHEEN ADVOCATES FOR HEATING AID FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today joined 34 of her Senate colleagues in a bipartisan letter to the Senate's Majority Leader and Republican Leader urging them to prevent deep cuts to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The program, which last winter provided heating assistance to roughly 47,000 New Hampshire homes, is in danger of being funded at approximately $2 billion less than it was last year. "With many New Hampshire households still reboun… Continue Reading


December 16, 2010

U.S. SENATORS: IT’S TIME TO VOTE ON NEW START

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, today led a group of Senators in urging ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty ("New START") in the current congressional session. The Senators cited critical national security concerns in delaying consideration of the treaty and warned of the consequences to America's nuclear security efforts around the globe. "This is too serious a topic to … Continue Reading


December 14, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON TAX COMPROMISE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement today regarding the tax compromise currently under debate in the U.S. Senate: "Middle class families and small businesses across the state have told me that they need tax relief in this still-fragile economy, and I am hopeful that the middle-class tax cuts, the extension of unemployment benefits, and the targeted tax cuts for businesses will help stimulate economic growth and create much needed jobs. I am d… Continue Reading


December 14, 2010

SHAHEEN THANKS RETIRING SENATOR JUDD GREGG FOR HIS SERVICE TO NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor today following retiring New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg's farewell address. Here are her prepared remarks: "Thank you, Senator Gregg, for your remarks just then, and thank you for your long service to the people of New Hampshire and the United States. "Senator Gregg and I have known each other a long time. In the New Hampshire political tradition, you learn to work together, with people on both sides of the ai… Continue Reading


December 13, 2010

SHAHEEN HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF SMALL BUSINESS INVESTMENT

(Salem, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today discussed the impact recent legislation has had on small businesses in New Hampshire during a tour of Mechanical Systems Incorporated, a full-service mechanical contractor and facilities service provider for commercial, industrial and retail projects based in Salem. In her remarks, Shaheen also detailed her work with a bipartisan group of more than 20 Senators to include language on deficit reduction in the pending federal legislation on t… Continue Reading


December 09, 2010

SHAHEEN TO DEMINT: NOW IS THE TIME TO VOTE ON NEW START

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on European Affairs, released the following statement in response to comments today at the Heritage Foundation by Senator Jim DeMint, who opposes the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START): "We should not play partisan politics when it comes to nuclear weapons. In a speech this morning at the Heritage Foundation, my colleague, Senator Jim DeMint cla… Continue Reading


December 09, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES COMMUNICATIONS HIRES AND PROMOTIONS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced a reorganization of her communications team, as Jonathan Lipman joined her team as Communications Director, Faryl Ury was named Press Secretary and New Media Director, and Al Killeffer was promoted to Deputy Press Secretary. Dan Jasnow continues on as Deputy Press Secretary. "I'm very pleased to have Jonathan and Faryl aboard, and to have Al step up in this new role," Shaheen said. "All are skilled communicators with great e… Continue Reading


December 08, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE NOMINATION OF CLYDE TERRY TO NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the following statement in reaction to the nomination of Concord resident Clyde Terry to serve on the National Council on Disability. Shaheen recommended Terry for a position on the National Council on Disability. "I am delighted that Clyde Terry has been nominated for a position on the National Council on Disability, and I congratulate him on this great honor. Clyde has devoted his entire career to improving the lives of d… Continue Reading


December 08, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON CONFIRMATION OF LINDA DALIANIS AS NEW CHIEF JUSTICE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the statement below following the confirmation of Linda Dalianis as the Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Dalianis became the first woman to join the New Hampshire Supreme Court when she was appointed by then-Governor Shaheen in 2000. "As the first woman to join the state's Supreme Court, Justice Linda Dalianis has established herself as a role model. Breaking such barriers can be challenging and this new po… Continue Reading


December 06, 2010

SHAHEEN PRESSES FOR RATIFICATION OF START TREATY AT HARVARD

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today pressed for ratification of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty ("START") before the end of the year during a roundtable discussion at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Shaheen has been a leading advocate for ratification of the Treaty, which would strengthen American national security by reducing the number of nuclear weapons aimed at American cities and allowing for the resumption of critical on-site ins… Continue Reading


December 03, 2010

SHAHEEN FLOOR STATEMENT: EXTEND TAX CUTS FOR MIDDLE CLASS

Mr. President, I'd like to speak today about the critical situation in which millions of American families and small businesses find themselves. On January first, the Bush tax cuts are set to expire. Tax increases on struggling small businesses or on families who are just getting by would be devastating to them and to our economy. At the same time, we face another growing problem. Our national debt is now approaching 14 trillion dollars. And it's approaching that number quickly. To… Continue Reading


December 01, 2010

GREGG AND SHAHEEN RESOLUTION COMMEMORATING THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE WEEKS ACT APPROVED BY THE U.S. SENATE

WASHINGTON - Last night, a resolution authored by U.S. Senators Judd Gregg (R-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Weeks Act (S. Res. 679) was approved by the U.S. Senate. In addition to celebrating the law's centennial anniversary, the bipartisan resolution provides deserving recognition to the law's author, John Weeks, a Massachusetts Congressman born in Lancaster, New Hampshire. It also recognizes that the acquisition of the first 7,000 acres of W… Continue Reading


November 30, 2010

SHAHEEN: NEW FOOD SAFETY BILL WILL PROTECT AMERICANS FROM ILLNESS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced passage of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act, which will strengthen the nation's food safety system and help protect Americans from food-borne illnesses. Shaheen was instrumental in ensuring the final version of the bipartisan legislation afforded New Hampshire's small farmers greater flexibility in complying with it. "The measures set forth in the Food Safety bil… Continue Reading


November 22, 2010

SHAHEEN SEEKS EXTENSION OF HEATING AID FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today joined 41 of her Senate colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter urging the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee to prevent deep cuts to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The program, which last winter provided heating assistance to roughly 47,000 New Hampshire homes, is in danger of being funded at approximately $2 billion less than it was last year. "At a time when the economy is … Continue Reading


November 22, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF MARY CHAMBERS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the following statement in reaction to the passing of former New Hampshire House Democratic Leader and Vice Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party Mary Chambers. "During her years of service to New Hampshire, Mary Chambers became a role model for me and a pioneer for women in elective office. She also became a personal friend. We will miss her warmth, her grace, and the passion with which she lived her life. My though… Continue Reading

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