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May 19, 2009

SHAHEEN: BIPARTISAN CREDIT CARD ACT IS A VICTORY FOR MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES, WILL PROTECT CONSUMERS AND STRENGTHEN OVERSIGHT OF CREDIT INDUSTRY

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May 18, 2009

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES OVER $74,000 IN ECONOMIC RECOVERY FUNDS AVAILABLE TO THE NORTH COUNTRY FOR COMMUNITY CENTERS, HEALTH FACILITIES AND TOWNS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that towns across New Hampshire's North Country have been selected to receive $74,240 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program for essential community facilities and health centers. The funds will support a health clinic, a community center, and four towns throughout the North Country. "New Hampshire's rural areas and the North Country in p… Continue Reading


May 18, 2009

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES NEW SMALL BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL, ANNOUNCES UPCOMING SMALL BUSINESS FINANCING FAIR

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May 15, 2009

SHAHEEN STATEMENET ON NOMINATION OF JOHN KACAVAS AS U.S. ATTORNEY FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE

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May 07, 2009

SHAHEEN, SHEA-PORTER INTRODUCE MILITARY RETIREMENT PAY FAIRNESS ACT TO HELP PROTECT VETERANS FROM ECONOMIC HARDSHIP

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May 06, 2009

SHAHEEN CHAIRS FOREIGN RELATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING ON THE FUTURE OF NATO

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today convened her first hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, bringing together expert witnesses to discuss the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The hearing comes as NATO members prepare to update and rewrite NATO's Strategic Concept document to help redefine NATO's mission as it confronts 21st century threats such as terrorism, cyber warfare, nuclear proliferation, and… Continue Reading


May 04, 2009

SHAHEEN: THE RIGHT ENERGY POLICY CAN CREATE MILLIONS OF NEW JOBS, ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Bedford, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen delivered the following remarks today on our nation's energy policy and the economic opportunities a clean energy economy can provide New Hampshire at the New Hampshire Forum on the Future. The remarks below are as prepared for delivery: Confronting Energy Challenges, Revitalizing Our Economy "I'm delighted to join everyone here this afternoon at the New Hampshire Forum on the Future for what I believe is one of the most important issues to Ne… Continue Reading


May 04, 2009

Confronting Energy Challenges, Revitalizing Our Economy

"I'm delighted to join everyone here this afternoon at the New Hampshire Forum on the Future for what I believe is one of the most important issues to New Hampshire's future and to America's future-a new energy policy for the 21st Century. "The economic challenges we face today are great. But so are the opportunities. President Kennedy once said, "Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." "Our world is on the verge of the most… Continue Reading


May 01, 2009

AT SHAHEEN’S URGING, SBA MAKES CREDIT AVAILABLE TO MORE SMALL BUSINESSES BY EXPANDING LOAN SIZE STANDARDS

(Washington, D.C.) - For two months, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen has led an effort urging the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Obama Administration to make credit available to more small businesses. As a direct result of her efforts, today the SBA announced a temporary change to the size standard of the 7(a) loan program. The change will open 7(a) loans to more auto dealers and other small businesses in New Hampshire and across the nation, giving them greater access to much-neede… Continue Reading


May 01, 2009

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON RETIREMENT OF JUSTICE SOUTER

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement today following the announcement that Justice David Souter will be retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court: "Justice Souter has made New Hampshire very proud, and I congratulate him on his many years of honorable service. It's been an honor for our state to have somebody with Justice Souter's integrity and intellect represent us so well, and I wish him the best as he finishes this term and on all his future endea… Continue Reading


April 28, 2009

AS SWINE FLU SPREADS, SHAHEEN URGES SWIFT CONFIRMATION OF HEALTH SECRETARY NOMINEE KATHLEEN SEBELIUS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today urged immediate confirmation of Kathleen Sebelius to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in a statement on the U.S. Senate floor. As our nation faces an outbreak of Swine Flu, the nomination of Sebelius to fill this key public health post in President Obama's Cabinet continues to be held up for political purposes. Shaheen and other Democratic lawmakers today met with the U.S Department of Homeland Sec… Continue Reading


April 28, 2009

Statement in Support of Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services

Mr. President I rise today in support of our nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius. I have known Governor Sebelius for over 20 years and believe that she is an excellent nominee who brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to the position at a time when we need it most. As our country, and the world, battles a very serious outbreak of the Swine Flu, we need Governor Sebelius' leadership now. Over a hundred deaths have been reported in Mexico, and Americans in fi… Continue Reading


April 28, 2009

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES OVER $3.5 MILLION IN ECONOMIC RECOVERY FUNDS COMING TO FRANKLIN FOR WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the city of Franklin will receive $3,555,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for water and wastewater infrastructure projects. The funds will be used to interconnect Franklin's water infrastructure with adjacent public water systems, which will create jobs and improve vital infrastructure. "This funding will immediately stimulate our local economy by cre… Continue Reading


April 28, 2009

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES OVER $4.2 MILLION IN ECONOMIC RECOVERY FUNDS COMING TO FRANCONIA FOR WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the city of Franconia will receive $4,250,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for water and wastewater infrastructure projects. The funding will be used to install water storage tanks and to upgrade water distribution mains, which will create jobs and improve vital infrastructure. "This funding will immediately stimulate our local economy by creating job… Continue Reading


April 28, 2009

SHAHEEN: BIPARTISAN ANTI-FRAUD BILL WILL PROTECT TAXPAYERS AND PUNISH CRIMES THAT CONTRIBUTED TO ECONOMIC CRISIS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen applauded Senate passage today of the bipartisan Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA), which will protect taxpayer money involved in economic recovery efforts and help fight the kind of fraudulent crimes that contributed to the economic crisis by strengthening anti-fraud laws, closing legal loopholes and by authorizing additional funding for the Department of Justice, FBI and other law enforcement agencies to prosecute mortgage and corporate … Continue Reading


April 17, 2009

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES OVER $14.8 MILLION IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDING COMING TO PITTSBURG FOR BORDER SECURITY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that Pittsburg will receive $14,869,565 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for construction to improve customs and border patrol on the New Hampshire border. The funding will be used to help modernize the land port of entry in Pittsburg and will be delivered through the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. "This funding will not only help protect New… Continue Reading


April 15, 2009

SHAHEEN: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD IS VITAL TO NATIONAL SECURITY, REGION'S ECONOMY

(Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen toured the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and met with Shipyard Command and labor leaders to discuss the challenges facing the Shipyard and its critical role to our national security and the region's economy. Shaheen supported the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act passed by Congress in February, which has sent $24.5 million to the Shipyard for repairs to buildings, modernization of training facilities, and other construction projects … Continue Reading


April 15, 2009

GREGG, SHAHEEN, SNOWE AND COLLINS URGE TRADE COMMISSION TO ENFORCE FAIR TRADE LAWS AND SUPPORT GOSS INTERNATIONAL

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Judd Gregg, Jeanne Shaheen, Olympia Snow, and Susan Collins today sent a letter in support of Goss International to the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) urging action to restore trade remedies and enforce fair trade laws to ensure fair and competitive business practices for U.S. companies in the global economy. The letter specifically pertains to trade law violations of Japanese company Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho Ltd. (TSK) and the resulting legal dispute … Continue Reading


April 15, 2009

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES UP TO $5 MILLION IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDING COMING TO NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR CLEANUP AT OTTATI AND GOSS SUPERFUND SITE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will provide up to $5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for further cleanup of pollution at the Ottati and Goss site near Kingston, NH. This funding will accelerate the EPA cleanup efforts already underway at the site and will also stimulate the local economy by creating jobs in the region. "I'm glad this recovery funding will both help restore the Ot… Continue Reading


April 09, 2009

SHAHEEN WELCOMES SEVENTH GRANDCHILD, REESE EMORY BELLABONA

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen welcomed her seventh grandchild to the world yesterday evening as baby Reese Emory Bellabona was born at 8:05pm at Portsmouth Hospital in Portsmouth, NH. Reese weighed in at 8 pounds 3 ounces, and both baby and mother are doing well. Reese continues the unbroken streak of boys as the third son of Shaheen's daughter Stacey and husband Ryan. Shaheen's oldest daughter Stefany and husband Craig have three girls and one boy.… Continue Reading

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