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February 14, 2012

PANETTA: PORTSMOUTH SHIPYARD CRITICAL TO INDUSTRIAL BASE, DEFENSE INFRASTRUCTURE

(Washington, D.C.) - At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing today with U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) expressed her misgivings about the Defense Department's request for another Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round and the lack of investment in our nation's public shipyards. In response to Shaheen's questions, Panetta reaffirmed the Defense Department's support for America's p… Continue Reading


February 14, 2012

SHAHEEN TO HOST SENIOR CONSUMER PROTECTION SESSION IN NASHUA

Join United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen for a Senior Consumer Protection Forum Tuesday, February 21, 201210:30 am to 12:00 pm Nashua Senior Activity Center70 Temple StreetNashua, NH with Derek Rill of the Federal Trade Commission James Boffetti of the NH Attorney General's Office Topics Will Include: Identity Theft Telemarketing and Robocalls Credit and Loan Offers Charities and Fundraising Fraud Purchasing Club Memberships Government Grant Scams Medical Discount Plans Swee… Continue Reading


February 13, 2012

SHAHEEN EXPRESSES CONCERNS OVER YOUTH FARMING RESTRICTIONS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today expressed concerns over a proposed ruling by the Obama Administration to restrict youth agricultural labor. In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Shaheen wrote: "Family farms in New Hampshire and across the country rely on hard-working young people to help with farm operations, and youth in turn gain valuable experience and skills by working on farms in their communities." This past September, the U.S. Department of La… Continue Reading


February 07, 2012

SHAHEEN: ALL WOMEN DESERVE ACCESS TO CRITICAL HEALTH SERVICES

SHAHEEN: ALL WOMEN DESERVE ACCESS TO CRITICAL HEALTH SERVICES Senator Shaheen spoke on the Senate floor today to emphasize the importance of providing women with access to critical health services. Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below: Mr. President, almost two years ago this institution voted to end discrimination against women by health insurance plans. We voted to make it easier for women to seek referrals to see the health specialists they need. And we voted to gi… Continue Reading


February 07, 2012

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE SUPPORT PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN MANCHESTER VA MEDICAL CENTER AND DARTMOUTH MEDICAL SCHOOL

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Continuing their efforts to facilitate access and improve care for New Hampshire's veterans, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today urged the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to approve an application to establish a partnership between the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) Manchester and Dartmouth Medical School. In a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, Senators Shaheen and Ayotte expressed support for the affiliation, which wou… Continue Reading


February 06, 2012

SHAHEEN: LONG-TERM FAA EXTENSION IS GOOD FOR ECONOMY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today her intention to vote in favor of the four-year extension of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) scheduled for a vote in the Senate tonight. The FAA has been operating under short-term extensions since 2007, and Shaheen has repeatedly called for a long-term extension to ease uncertainty for workers and provide the agency with the direction it needs to engage in long-term planning. The bill has already passed the House. … Continue Reading


February 03, 2012

SHAHEEN: JOB TRAINING IS INTEGRAL TO OUR FUTURE ECONOMIC SUCCESS

(Merrimack, N.H.) - To keep our economy competitive we must invest in workforce training, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said today during a tour of Elbit Systems of America's Merrimack facility. Through New Hampshire's job training fund, Elbit has received three grants and invested its own matching funds to help workers acquire the skills needed to perform high-tech manufacturing jobs at its Merrimack plant. Shaheen, who helped create the state fund as governor, discussed her efforts to sup… Continue Reading


February 03, 2012

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS KOMEN FOR THE CURE DECISION TO RESTORE FUNDING TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the below statement regarding Susan G. Komen for the Cure's decision to continue funding Planned Parenthood breast cancer screenings. The breast cancer charity had previously said it would stop funding Planned Parenthood grants. "This is a major win for the thousands of women nationwide who rely on Planned Parenthood for critical breast cancer screenings and a tribute to all who raised their voices in reaction to Komen's initial … Continue Reading


February 03, 2012

SHAHEEN TOURS DERRY CENTRAL FIRE STATION

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen toured the Derry Central Fire Station and met with Derry Fire Chief George Klauber this morning. Shaheen also met with on-duty firefighters and toured the facility's Emergency Response Center during her visit.… Continue Reading


February 02, 2012

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $38 MILLION CONTRACT FOR BAE SYSTEMS IN NASHUA

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that BAE Systems in Nashua has been selected by the U.S. Army for a competitive contract worth $38 million to expand their work on the Army's Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) system. BAE has worked on the development of countermeasure equipment for several years, and this contract will provide a long-term investment for the company to continue its strong efforts. "Today's announcement is terrific news for BAE and al… Continue Reading


February 01, 2012

SHAHEEN: TYMOSHENKO SHOULD BE RELEASED

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, held a hearing today examining the status of Ukrainian political reforms and their implications for the United States. Among those testifying was Eugenia Tymoshenko, who spoke about the plight of her mother, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Yulia Tymoshenko, one of the leaders of 2004's Orange Revolution and leader of the opposition against current Ukrain… Continue Reading


February 01, 2012

SHAHEEN QUESTIONS PENTAGON ON NEED FOR BRAC CLOSINGS

Washington, DC- In a briefing today on Capitol Hill, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) told senior Department of Defense and military officials that she had serious concerns about their recent request for another Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round, given the Defense Department's ongoing restructuring efforts and unclear savings from the most recent BRAC round. Shaheen, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, which will have jurisdiction over any BRAC legislation, spoke directl… Continue Reading


January 31, 2012

SHAHEEN, SCHUMER ANNOUNCE SUPER BOWL BEER BET

On Twitter… @SenatorShaheen: Just made #SuperBowl bet w/ @ChuckSchumer. Loser buys every Senator a beer. Go @Patriots cc: @smuttynosebeer (1/31/11, 10:15 am) @ChuckSchumer: #SuperBowl bet: when @Giants beat @Patriots, @SenatorShaheen will buy every Senator a NY craft brew. Go Giants! (1/31/11, 10:00 am) (Washington, D.C.) - As the New England Patriots and New York Giants prepare to face off in Super Bowl XLVI this Sunday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-Patriots) and Chuck Schumer (D-… Continue Reading


January 27, 2012

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH PNSY WORKERS FOLLOWING DOD BASE CLOSURE REQUEST

(Portsmouth, N.H.) - In the wake of the U.S. Department of Defense's request for Congress to authorize additional base closures under the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with workers at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard today to express her support for the vital role the Shipyard plays in our national security. "I came here today to let all the workers and stakeholders at the Shipyard know that the Senators from New Hampshire and Maine are behind the… Continue Reading


January 26, 2012

SHAHEEN: SUPER BOWL BLACKOUT THREAT RESOLVED

(Washington, D.C.) - New England Patriot fans will be able to watch the Super Bowl without fear of the big game being blacked out, announced U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), applauding the agreement reached today by DirecTV and Sunbeam. "I am thrilled that Patriots fans across New Hampshire will be able to watch the big game. This was important news not only for the fans, but also for businesses that rely on broadcasting the Super Bowl to bring in patrons and revenue," Shaheen said. "I appla… Continue Reading


January 26, 2012

SHAHEEN: CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM NEEDED

SHAHEEN: CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM NEEDED (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke today on the Senate floor about the need for campaign finance reform to limit the influence of corporate money in the election process. Shaheen's speech comes a few days after the two-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Committee. Below are Senator Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, I rise today to speak abou… Continue Reading


January 26, 2012

SHAHEEN: CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM NEEDED

SHAHEEN: CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM NEEDED (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke today on the Senate floor about the need for campaign finance reform to limit the influence of corporate money in the election process. Shaheen's speech comes a few days after the two-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Committee. Below are Senator Shaheen's remarks, as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, I rise today to speak about t… Continue Reading


January 26, 2012

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS EXTENSION AVERTING FAA SHUTDOWN

(Washington, D.C.) - United States Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today applauded Senate passage of a short-term extension of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which will avoid a repeat of last year's partial shutdown. The House passed similar short-term legislation earlier this week, and the extension now heads to the President for his signature. Shaheen reiterated her call for Congress to agree on a long-term extension of the critical agency. The short-term extension passed today expi… Continue Reading


January 26, 2012

MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE SENATE DELEGATIONS RESPOND TO BRAC PROPOSAL

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) released the following statement in response to U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's request for Congress to authorize additional base closures under the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process. The last BRAC process occurred in 2005, when the Pentagon's recommendation to close the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard was ultimately overturned by the BRAC Commission. "Anoth… Continue Reading


January 26, 2012

MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE SENATE DELEGATIONS RESPOND TO BRAC PROPOSAL

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME), Susan Collins (R-ME), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) released the following statement in response to U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's request for Congress to authorize additional base closures under the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process. The last BRAC process occurred in 2005, when the Pentagon's recommendation to close the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard was ultimately overturned by the BRAC Commission. "Anoth… Continue Reading

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