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

August 03, 2015

Shaheen Welcomes Clean Power Plan to Address Climate Change

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today welcomed the administration's announcement of new standards to be administered by the Environmental Protection Agency to address climate change by limiting carbon pollution. The Clean Power Plan, which puts in place the first-ever nationwide carbon pollution strategy, sets state-wide goals for carbon emission reduction with flexibility on how to meet those goals. Senator Shaheen made the following statement after the plan was announced:… Continue Reading

August 03, 2015

Hassan, Shaheen Call for Bipartisan Cooperation On Budgets to Address Heroin Crisis

(LACONIA, NH) - New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a press conference today at the Belknap County Recovery Court in Laconia calling for bipartisan cooperation at the federal, state and local levels to tackle the crisis of heroin and opioid abuse in New Hampshire. They focused on the need to responsibly fund prevention and treatment programs in the federal and state budgets. Their call comes as Republicans in Washington have proposed drastic cuts to … Continue Reading

July 31, 2015

Senators Shaheen, Stabenow, Peters, Introduce Small Business Access to Capital Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Gary Peters (D-MI) introduced the Small Business Access to Capital Act, which will reauthorize and improve the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) to help small businesses grow and create jobs. The legislation builds on the successful SSBCI initiative created in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, which has made over $1 billion available to help small businesses across the country access capital. For … Continue Reading

July 30, 2015

Senate Energy Committee Advances Shaheen's Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Proposals

(Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advanced several energy efficiency proposals championed by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The committee approved Shaheen's Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act cosponsored by U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), as well as her Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act and key provisions from her Clean Distributed Energy Grid Integration Act. A targeted energy efficiency bill co-sponsored by Senator Portman was … Continue Reading

July 30, 2015

Shaheen and Portman Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bill Advances in the Senate

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) announced that their bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC) has passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The energy efficiency legislation has received widespread support from both Democrats and Republicans as well as industry leaders, energy-efficiency advocates and environmental stakeholders because it reduces pollution, saves consumers money and creates… Continue Reading

July 30, 2015

Shaheen Votes for Bipartisan Long-Term Transportation Bill; Expresses Disappointment in House Inaction

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) voted in favor of a bipartisan six-year transportation bill that would provide the funding certainty that's needed to allow stalled construction projects in New Hampshire and across the country to go forward. Yesterday, the House of Representatives adjourned for a five-week recess without considering any long-term funding proposal for road and bridge construction and repair, and, instead, passed a three-month extension of federal highway fund… Continue Reading

July 30, 2015

Shaheen Bill to Help Overcome Barriers to Use of Clean Energy Passes Key Senate Committee

(Washington, D.C.) - Key provisions from a bill Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced to help identify and overcome technical and regulatory barriers to the wider use of cleaner and more efficient energy technologies have been incorporated into the comprehensive energy package passed by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee today. "We need to remove the obstacles standing between widespread and easy adoption of clean energy," said Shaheen. "This bill would be an important first… Continue Reading

July 29, 2015

Shaheen: Defunding Planned Parenthood Would Block Women's Access to Preventive Health Care

(Washington, DC) - The Senate is expected to soon vote on Republican legislation that would defund Planned Parenthood. This afternoon on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) denounced the most recent partisan attempt to defund this provider of health care services to women and families. You can watch her remarks here. Shaheen's remarks as prepared for delivery are included below: Once again, Planned Parenthood is under attack. A bill is before the Senate that would once … Continue Reading

July 29, 2015

Small Business Committee Approves Shaheen Bills Promoting Energy Efficiency, Encouraging Veteran Business Ownership

(Washington, DC) - Today, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship approved legislation offered by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the committee, that would help small businesses reduce their energy costs by providing affordable financing for investments in energy efficient technologies. The committee also advanced Shaheen legislation that would encourage and assist veteran entrepreneurs. Progress on this legislation follows President Obama signing Sen… Continue Reading

July 28, 2015

Shaheen's Veterans Entrepreneurship Act Heads to President's Desk

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-Senate and House Small Business Committee leaders applauded House passage last night of the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act of 2015 (H.R. 2499). The bill would lower the cost of Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs designed to assist veterans in starting and growing their small businesses. Last week, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator David Vitter (R-LA) amended the legislation to also increase the lending authority for the SBA's 7(a) program, which reached i… Continue Reading

July 27, 2015

Shaheen, Vitter Introduce Bipartisan Veterans Bill Putting ‘Boots to Business’

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBC) and U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), SBC Chairman, today introduced the Veterans Small Business Ownership Improvements Act of 2015. "Many veterans are applying the same can-do approach they used in the military to start and grow their own small businesses," said Shaheen. "This bipartisan legislation will strengthen the programs available to our veterans and… Continue Reading

July 26, 2015

Shaheen Applauds Senate Vote Approving Export-Import Bank

Washington, D.C.-Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made the following remarks after voting in favor of re-authorizing the Export-Import Bank, whose charter expired on June 30th. The Senate approved the re-authorization by a vote of 67 to 26 as an amendment to transportation funding legislation. "This vote is long overdue and clears a major hurdle towards getting the Export-Import Bank back up and running for New Hampshire businesses," said Shaheen. "I urge the House of Representatives to pu… Continue Reading

July 24, 2015

Shaheen, Ayotte Call for Air Force to Immediately Comply with EPA Order on Haven Well Contamination

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today called on the U.S. Air Force to immediately comply with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrative order that requires the cleanup of perflourochemicals (PFCs) that contaminate the Haven Well in Portsmouth. Last week, the Senators applauded the directive from the EPA that requires the U.S. Air Force to begin restoration of the Haven Well and to prevent the further spread of contamination. The let… Continue Reading

July 24, 2015

Senate Passes Extension of Vital Small Business Administration Loan Program

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Avoiding an abrupt halt to a critical small business loan program, the U.S. Senate last night passed legislation authored by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, and Senator David Vitter (R-LA), Chairman of the Committee, to extend the program's lending authority. The Small Business Administration's (SBA) 7(a) program administers the agency's most popular loan and, due to high demand, reached its annual auth… Continue Reading

July 24, 2015

Senate Passes Ranking Member Shaheen's Bill to Help Veteran Entrepreneurs

(WASHINGTON, DC) - The U.S. Senate passed Senator Jeanne Shaheen's Veterans Entrepreneurship Act, which would lower the cost of Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs designed to assist veterans in starting and growing their small businesses. Shaheen, who serves as the Ranking Member of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, praised the progress made on the legislation: "Many veterans are applying the same can-do approach they used in the military to start and grow their … Continue Reading

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