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July 03, 2010

SHAHEEN TO SPEND INDEPENDENCE DAY WITH U.S. TROOPS SERVING IN THE MIDDLE EAST

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen will spend the Fourth of July visiting American troops currently serving in the Middle East to express her gratitude for their service and sacrifice. She will also meet with high-ranking foreign leaders, American military commanders, and civilian personnel to assess U.S. policies in the region. With the planned redeployment in Iraq and the ongoing threat of terrorism and destabilization, this is a critical time in this vital region for U.S. s… Continue Reading


July 02, 2010

NEW HAMPSHIRE AWARDED $44.5 MILLION TO EXPAND BROADBAND INTERNET STATEWIDE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Representatives Paul Hodes and Carol Shea-Porter today announced that Network New Hampshire Now has been awarded $44.5 million to expand broadband services throughout New Hampshire. Led by the University of New Hampshire, the initiative will build a high speed network to connect schools, hospitals, police stations, homes, and businesses. The delegation released a joint statement praising the funding: "We need to make affordable, high s… Continue Reading


July 01, 2010

SHAHEEN, SHEA-PORTER ANNOUNCE MORE THAN $130,000 FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN LACONIA

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Representative Carol Shea-Porter today announced that NeighborWorks America has awarded ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Laconia Area Community Land Trust $­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­130,884.35 to rehabilitate and repair nine of their building properties containing 28 permanently affordable ren… Continue Reading


July 01, 2010

SHAHEEN: WE MUST EXTEND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today released the below statement after the Senate last night failed to extend unemployment insurance, leaving thousands of New Hampshire residents and millions more nationwide without these critical benefits. Shaheen has voted for extending unemployment insurance every time it has come before the Senate, and, in 2009, led a successful effort to ensure that federal unemployment benefits would be extended in every state. "Unemployment insu… Continue Reading


June 30, 2010

SHAHEEN OIL SPILL R&D BILL PASSES EPW COMMITTEE, HEADED TO SENATE FLOOR

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that her legislation to improve our ability to respond to domestic oil spills has been passed by the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee and will now go to the full Senate for consideration. With the BP oil spill continuing in the Gulf of Mexico for more than 70 days, there is a clear need to develop technology so that any future oil spills can be stopped and cleaned up quickly and effectively. "Oil compani… Continue Reading


June 28, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF SENATOR BYRD

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement on today's passing of Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia: "Today the people of West Virginia and the United States Senate lost one of the most dedicated and thoughtful public servants in American history. My thoughts are with Senator Robert Byrd's family."… Continue Reading


June 25, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES NEARLY $1 MILLION FOR ON-THE-JOB TRAINING

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded New Hampshire $972,474 for on-the-job training programs. Shaheen has consistently called for increased funding for these programs to help unemployed workers in New Hampshire and across the nation gain skills in new fields and connect with employers. "As our economy continues to recover, it is critical that we help connect dislocated workers with resources that will help them get b… Continue Reading


June 18, 2010

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR EXPANDED ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR NH VETERANS

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today visited the Manchester VA Medical Center and called for greater access to medical care for New Hampshire veterans. Shaheen discussed the issue with Tammy Duckworth, the Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, who also attended the event. "The staff of the Manchester VA Medical Center does an excellent job of caring for our veterans, but the fact remains that New Hampshir… Continue Reading


June 18, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR JOB CREATION, WEATHERIZATION PROJECTS

(Washington, D.C.)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, along with Assistant U.S. Secretary of Energy Cathy Zoi, announced today that New Hampshire has completed 30 percent of homes planned to be weatherized under the Recovery Act, and that the state is now able to spend the remaining $11,750,000 in Recovery Act funding to complete weatherization projects. New Hampshire is one of 12 states eligible to receive the additional funding after having met its initial goal for weatherization projects. … Continue Reading


June 17, 2010

M. UDALL, SHAHEEN INTRODUCE CRITICAL BILLS TO RAMP UP R&D TO PREVENT AND CLEAN UP OIL SPILLS

(Washington, D.C.) - As BP continues to struggle to stop the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon accident, U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Jeanne Shaheen today introduced companion bills to improve our ability to prevent and respond to domestic oil spills. Their bills would immediately ramp up research and development to help prevent an oil spill of this magnitude from ever happening again. Both Senators are members of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, … Continue Reading


June 17, 2010

SHAHEEN PRAISES EU ACTION ON IRAN

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, today issued the below statement following the European Union's approval of a new set of sanctions against Iran. These measures, which are in addition to the UN Security Council sanctions passed last week, help to raise pressure on the Iranian government to abandon its nuclear weapons ambitions: "Our European partners have today signaled that Iran's refusal to bring i… Continue Reading


June 15, 2010

SHAHEEN: CLEAN AMERICAN ENERGY IS VITAL FOR OUR ECONOMY, SECURITY AND ENVIRONMENT

(Washington D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today released the below statement following President Obama's address from the Oval Office on the BP oil spill and the need for comprehensive energy legislation. "For nearly two months, we have watched oil pour into the Gulf of Mexico, creep onto our shores, and damage the economy and environment of the Gulf region. BP must be held accountable for this terrible tragedy, and I … Continue Reading


June 11, 2010

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR CONTINUED INVESTMENT IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY, JOB CREATION IN CARROLL COUNTY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today called for continued investment in energy efficiency projects and job creation during a visit to Mountain View Nursing Home in Ossipee. Mountain View Nursing Home is renovating and expanding its facilities and installing a wood pellet boiler, which will make the nursing home more energy efficient and result in savings on heating costs. "Energy efficiency is the fastest and most cost effective way to address our energy challenges," sa… Continue Reading


June 10, 2010

SHAHEEN, ATLANTIC SENATORS SEEK PREPAREDNESS IN CASE BP OIL SPILL HITS EAST COAST

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today called for communication and coordination between federal and state response agencies in preparation for worst case scenarios that show the BP oil spill could reach the Atlantic Coast, as several unofficial models predict. In a letter to Admiral Thad W. Allen, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Shaheen and a bipartisan group of 21 senators called for im… Continue Reading


June 09, 2010

THURSDAY: SHAHEEN TO WELCOME NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESSES TO DC

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that more than 25 New Hampshire businesses will travel to Washington this Thursday, June 10 to showcase the state's tourism, hospitality, business, and other unique offerings. Experience New Hampshire is an opportunity for New Hampshire businesses to promote and highlight the industries that are important to the state's economy. Shaheen will be joined at the event by other members of the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation. … Continue Reading


June 09, 2010

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS NEW INTERNATIONAL SANCTIONS ON IRAN

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, today issued the below statement following the U.N. Security Council's adoption of a new fourth round of sanctions against Iran, which will place further pressure on the regime and reinforce the importance of abiding by global non-proliferation rules to countries around the world: "These new sanctions send a strong and clear signal to Iran that it must suspend its en… Continue Reading


June 08, 2010

SHAHEEN FIGHTS FOR SUBPOENA POWER FOR BP OIL SPILL INVESTIGATION

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), along with sixteen Senate colleagues, today introduced legislation to grant subpoena power to the bipartisan National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, which President Obama created by executive order on May 22. Congress has previously granted subpoena power to presidential commissions investigating national crises, including the Warren Commission and the Three Mile Island Commission. Joining Sha… Continue Reading


June 08, 2010

SHAHEEN FLOOR REMARKS ON THE AMERICAN JOBS AND CLOSING TAX LOOPHOLES ACT OF 2010

Too many people in New Hampshire and across this country are still struggling, so I'd like to talk today about some of the provisions in the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010 that will create jobs, grow small businesses and help unemployed Americans who are struggling to get back to work. Mr. President, we have been here before. On March 10, 2010, almost three months ago, the Senate took up and passed a bill that contained most of the provisions we're considering today… Continue Reading


June 07, 2010

SHAHEEN, COCHRAN INTRODUCE BILL TO HELP UNEMPLOYED WORKERS FIND NEW JOBS

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) today introduced legislation to help out of work Americans find and keep employment by expanding and strengthening on-the-job training (OJT) programs. The On-the-Job Training Act of 2010 authorizes the Department of Labor to award grants to establish and support local OJT programs. As the nation climbs out of the recession, the workforce must adjust to the changing job market. OJT programs, which connect unempl… Continue Reading


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

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