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March 18, 2009

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES OVER $8,300 FOR FIREFIGHTER RECURITMENT IN LINCOLN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Town of Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded $8,350 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Program (SAFER) to help them recruit and retain firefighters. "New Hampshire firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our communities every day," said Shaheen. "These funds will help ensure that firef… Continue Reading


March 17, 2009

SHAHEEN URGES ECONOMIC RECOVERY FUNDING FOR NORTHERN BORDER REGIONAL COMMISSION

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today led a bipartisan effort of Northeastern Senators calling on the U.S. Department of Commerce to directly fund the Northern Border Regional Commission which would help parts of New Hampshire, Maine, New York, and Vermont strengthen local economies and create jobs. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) the Economic Development Administration is authorized to transfer $50 million to regional economic development commis… Continue Reading


March 16, 2009

SHAHEEN JOINS PRESIDENT OBAMA AT WHITE HOUSE, APPLAUDS STEPS TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen joined President Obama at the White House today where he discussed his administration's commitment to provide crucial aid to small businesses hard hit by the slumping economy. At the White House last Friday, Shaheen urged Obama to expedite the implementation of provisions authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to make credit more available to small businesses. Today, the President announced that his administration would en… Continue Reading


March 14, 2009

SHAHEEN HOSTS ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON CHALLENGES FACING NORTH COUNTRY WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LEADERS IN BERLIN

(Berlin, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today spoke with regional economic development leaders at a roundtable discussion in Berlin about the unique economic challenges facing North Country residents and businesses, the work Shaheen has already done to benefit the North Country, and the path toward rebuilding the region's economy. Larry Kelly of Tri-Country Community Action Programs (CAP) hosted the meeting and highlighted the work they are doing to help area residents as they face an uncert… Continue Reading


March 14, 2009

SHAHEEN HOSTS ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON CHALLENGES FACING NORTH COUNTRY WITH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LEADERS IN BERLIN

(Berlin, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today spoke with regional economic development leaders at a roundtable discussion in Berlin about the unique economic challenges facing North Country residents and businesses, the work Shaheen has already done to benefit the North Country, and the path toward rebuilding the region's economy. Larry Kelly of Tri-Country Community Action Programs (CAP) hosted the meeting and highlighted the work they are doing to help area residents as they face an uncert… Continue Reading


March 13, 2009

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA AT THE WHITE HOUSE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen met today with President Obama at the White House to discuss the path to economic recovery and the upcoming budget. Senators Dorgan (D-ND), Lincoln (D-AR) and Begich (D-AK) also attended the meeting. "It was a great pleasure to meet with President Obama and a few of my Senate colleagues at the White House today to share our concerns and discuss the steps we need to take to get our economy back on track," said Shaheen. "We discussed some of the… Continue Reading


March 12, 2009

GREGG AND SHAHEEN INTRODUCE TWO BILLS TO SUPPORT GOSS INTERNATIONAL IN TRADE DISPUTE

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Judd Gregg (R-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced two pieces of legislation to support Goss International Corporation in its ongoing antidumping trade dispute with a Japanese competitor, Tokyo Kikai Seiskusho (TKS). In 2003, Goss International, which employs hundreds of workers at its Dover and Durham, New Hampshire locations, won a $31.6 million court judgment in an anti-dumping lawsuit against TKS, but the Japanese government instituted a "claw back" … Continue Reading


March 12, 2009

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES OVER $49 MILLION IN RECOVERY ACT FUNDING COMING TO NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR WEATHERIZATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that New Hampshire will receive $49,045,594 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for weatherization and energy efficiency. The funding includes $23,218,594 for the Weatherization Assistance Program and $25,827,000 for the State Energy Program. "Investing in weatherization and energy efficiency will help our economy in the short-term by creating jobs, and New Hampshire families will enjoy long-term benefits t… Continue Reading


March 09, 2009

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA'S STEM CELL ORDER

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement today applauding President Obama's executive order overturning the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Shaheen's daughter Stefany and granddaughter Elle were present at the White House for today's signing ceremony. "Today, President Obama took a major step in restoring America's role as a leader in science and medicine by lifting the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. … Continue Reading


March 09, 2009

SHAHEEN URGES RECOVERY FUNDING FOR RURAL BROADBAND INITIATIVES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today led a bipartisan effort to urge Obama administration officials to make broadband access a priority for currently unserved rural communities as they allocate funding included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Shaheen, along with nine Senate colleagues, sent letters to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Acting Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Copps, and Acting Secretary of Commerce Otto Wolf. … Continue Reading


March 09, 2009

SHAHEEN, LOCAL HOUSING OFFICIALS, ADDRESS HOUSING CRISIS AT MANCHESTER ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today discussed the importance of getting the housing market moving again at a roundtable discussion in Manchester with New Hampshire housing advocates and a new first-time homebuyer. The meeting, which took place in first-time homebuyer Katie Wilson's newly purchased home, focused on the difficulties facing the housing industry, efforts to boost the housing market, and President Obama's "Making Home Affordable" housing plan. Shaheen and Wilson we… Continue Reading


March 06, 2009

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES ECONOMIC RECOVERY PACKAGE WILL DELIVER OVER $9.7 MILLION FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will deliver $9,774,576 to New Hampshire under the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program. Today's announcement includes detailed funding levels for towns, cities, counties and the state that were determined by pre-existing federal formulas based on population and crime statistics. "Our state and local communities are facing severe budget crunches during this econ… Continue Reading


March 05, 2009

SHAHEEN: SMALL BUSINESSES DAMAGED IN 2008 ICE STORM ELIGIBLE FOR DISASTER LOANS FROM SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Small Business Administration (SBA) has determined that businesses that suffered economic harm from the December 2008 ice storm are eligible to receive Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Shaheen wrote to the SBA on February 27 in support of a request to certify New Hampshire businesses as eligible for such loans. "I'm pleased the SBA has recognized the serious challenges that many New Hampshire businesses face due … Continue Reading


March 04, 2009

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES OVER $712,000 FOR FIRE SAFETY IN GOFFSTOWN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Goffstown Fire Department has been awarded $712,500 through the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for vehicle acquisition. "New Hampshire firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our communities every day," said Shaheen. "These funds will help ensure that firefighters in Goffstown have the equipment they need to do their job safely and effectively." The Assistance t… Continue Reading


March 04, 2009

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES OVER $40,000 FOR FIRE SAFETY IN LISBON

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Lisbon Fire Department has been awarded $40,727 through the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The funding will be used to support operations and firefighter safety. "New Hampshire firefighters put their lives on the line to protect our communities every day," said Shaheen. "The funds made available through this grant will help Lisbon's first responders do their jobs safely and ef… Continue Reading


February 27, 2009

SHAHEEN: NEW HAMPSHIRE SMALL BUSINESSES DAMAGED BY DECEMBER ICE STORM NEED MORE HELP

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today urged the Small Business Administration (SBA) to offer subsidized loans to New Hampshire small businesses that suffered economic losses due to the December 11, 2008 ice storm. In a letter to the SBA Office of Disaster Assistance, Shaheen requested help for the many small businesses across the state that experienced loss of inventory, customer loss, damage to their facilities and other economic harms due to the storm. The full text of the… Continue Reading


February 27, 2009

SHAHEEN: NEW HAMPSHIRE SMALL BUSINESSES DAMAGED BY DECEMBER ICE STORM NEED MORE HELP

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today urged the Small Business Administration (SBA) to offer subsidized loans to New Hampshire small businesses that suffered economic losses due to the December 11, 2008 ice storm. In a letter to the SBA Office of Disaster Assistance, Shaheen requested help for the many small businesses across the state that experienced loss of inventory, customer loss, damage to their facilities and other economic harms due to the storm. The full text of the… Continue Reading


February 27, 2009

SHAHEEN: OVER $24 MILLION COMING TO NEW HAMPSHIRE IN ECONOMIC RECOVERY FUNDING THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that $24,888,429 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is coming to New Hampshire. The funding will be distributed at both the state and community levels in formula funding for Public Housing Capital Funds, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Low-Income Housing Tax Credit funding, and Homelessness Prevention Funds. "This funding will help N… Continue Reading


February 25, 2009

SHAHEEN, HODES, SHEA-PORTER URGE SECRETARY CLINTON TO KEEP DOVER NATIONAL PASSPORT INFORMATION CENTER OPEN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, U.S. Congressman Paul Hodes, and U.S. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today urged U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to prevent a premature closure of the National Passport Information Center (NPIC) in Dover, which employs over 300 workers. The NPIC has provided services to the State Department since 1996, but a new contract with Peckham Industries threatens to terminate the existing contract and move the facility from Dover on February 27, … Continue Reading


February 25, 2009

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON NOMINATION OF GARY LOCKE TO BE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement today in response to Gary Locke's nomination as Secretary of Commerce: "I've known Secretary-designate Locke since we became governors together twelve years ago, and I'm very pleased President Obama selected him to be Secretary of Commerce. As Governor of Washington, Gary Locke found bipartisan solutions to difficult economic challenges. That's exactly the type of leadership we need right now, and I look forwa… Continue Reading

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