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February 24, 2009

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA'S ADDRESS TO CONGRESS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement today in response to President Obama's address to Congress: "President Obama tonight laid out an ambitious agenda to put us on a path toward a stable economy while offering immediate assistance to America's workers, families, and businesses. "My top priority in addressing our economic crisis has always been to create and save jobs and provide some immediate tax relief for the middle class. The economic … Continue Reading


February 23, 2009

SHAHEEN WRAPS UP THREE-DAY, SEVEN-TOWN SMALL BUSINESS TOUR AT SALEM ROUNDTABLE

(Salem, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today concluded a three-day tour of small businesses across New Hampshire at a roundtable with local small business owners at More Space Place, a family-owned and operated small business in Salem. Shaheen, who serves on the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, traveled to seven towns and met with over thirty small business owners on the tour to listen to their first-hand accounts of how the economic crisis has affected their busines… Continue Reading


February 19, 2009

SHAHEEN: $1.5 MILLION IN TRANSPORTATION FUNDS COMING TO MANCHESTER-BOSTON REGIONAL AIRPORT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport will receive a grant of $1.5 million in U.S. Department of Transportation funding through the Federal Aviation Administration. The funds are designated to the Airport to help fund an update to the airport master plan. "The Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is an extremely important part of New Hampshire's economy and plays a vital role in supporting our state's tourism industry," sai… Continue Reading


February 18, 2009

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT OBAMA'S HOUSING PLAN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement today in response to President Obama's plan to fight foreclosures and help families stay in their homes: "Too many families in New Hampshire and across the country have felt the devastating effects of home foreclosure. Many of these are homeowners who played by the rules and tried their very best to make on-time, monthly payments but have fallen behind because they lost their jobs or otherwise felt the effects… Continue Reading


February 14, 2009

SHAHEEN: ECONOMIC RECOVERY PACKAGE WILL INVEST $860 MILLION IN NEW HAMPSHIRE TO CREATE JOBS, HELP GET OUR ECONOMY BACK ON TRACK

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today applauded final Senate passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which will send to New Hampshire an estimated $609.9 million dollars in federal formula funding and an additional estimated $250 million in Medicaid funding under the Federal Medical Assistance Program (FMAP). The funding will help create good jobs, allow infrastructure and public works projects to be completed more quickly, provide middle class tax relief,… Continue Reading


February 13, 2009

SHAHEEN: EXTENSION OF FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER TAX CREDIT INCLUDED IN FINAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY BILL

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today applauded the extension and expansion of the first-time homebuyer tax credit in the economic recovery package. Last month, Shaheen led an effort of freshman Senators urging Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) to extend this important economic incentive. The $7,500 tax credit, which was originally scheduled to expire at the end of June, will now be increased to $8,000 and be made available through December 1st. "The ho… Continue Reading


February 12, 2009

SHAHEEN: $392,000 IN TRANSPORTATION FUNDS COMING TO NORTH STRATFORD FOR RAILWAY INSTALLATION

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that $392,000 in U.S. Department of Transportation funds, made available through the Federal Railroad Administration, have been granted for rail safety upgrades in North Stratford, New Hampshire. The funds will pay for new rail installation. "Improvements to our freight rail system will create jobs and lay the groundwork for long-term economic growth in New Hampshire's North Country," said Senator Shaheen. "I'm glad to announc… Continue Reading


February 11, 2009

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES FOURTEEN ADDITIONS TO NEW HAMPSHIRE STAFF

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced fourteen additions to her New Hampshire staff. These staff members will be located in offices across the state and will lead outreach efforts and constituent services to New Hampshire residents. "I'm pleased that such an exceptional and diverse group of New Hampshire leaders have joined our staff to direct our outreach efforts in the state," said Senator Shaheen. "Our staff includes a state representative, a town and city counci… Continue Reading


February 11, 2009

SHAHEEN: $300,000 IN TRANSPORTATION FUNDS COMING TO PEASE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that Pease International Airport will receive a grant of $300,000 in U.S. Department of Transportation funding through the Federal Aviation Administration. The funds are designated to the Pease Airport to help fund an update to the airport master plan. "Pease International is a key cargo and passenger transportation hub for the Seacoast and all of New Hampshire, and I'm glad to announce this funding that will help reassess the … Continue Reading


February 11, 2009

SHAHEEN: OVER $660,000 IN TRANSPORTATION FUNDS COMING TO LEBANON AIRPORT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that Lebanon Municipal Airport will receive three grants totaling $666,219 in U.S. Department of Transportation funding through the Federal Aviation Administration. The funds are designated to the Lebanon Airport for snow removal equipment, an environment assessment for proposed runway safety area construction, and airport electrical improvements. "The Lebanon Airport is a crucial transportation hub for so many residents in the… Continue Reading


February 10, 2009

SHAHEEN: RECOVERY PACKAGE WILL BOOST ECONOMY, CREATE NEW HAMPSHIRE JOBS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today voted in support of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the economic recovery package. The Senate-passed legislation would bring at least $530 million in federal formula funding to New Hampshire that would help create good jobs, allow infrastructure and public works projects to be completed more quickly, provide middle class tax relief, and stimulate long-term economic growth. The bill now goes to conference co… Continue Reading


February 06, 2009

Shaheen Named as Chair of Subcommittee on European Affairs

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that she has been named Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs for the 111th Congress. The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), European Union (EU), Russia, Turkey, Kosovo, all NATO operations in Afghanistan, and energy security issues. "I'm honored that Chairman Kerry and my colleagues have entrusted me with this responsibility," sai… Continue Reading


February 05, 2009

SHAHEEN FILES AMENDMENT TO INCREASE HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen has filed an amendment to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that would increase funding to repair, renovate, and modernize buildings and facilities at our nation's colleges and universities by $2.5 billion, bringing the total funding for such projects to $6 billion. This funding would help address the severe backlog of "shovel-ready" projects necessary to ensure that the nation's higher education institutions have adequate facilit… Continue Reading


February 03, 2009

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR NEW U.S. BORDER PATROL STATION IN COLEBROOK

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen yesterday called for the establishment of a new U.S. Border Patrol Station in Colebrook, New Hampshire in a letter to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner W. Ralph Basham. A new station in Colebrook would expand coverage along the New Hampshire and Canadian border, which is currently monitored only by the existing Beecher Falls, Vermont Border Patrol Station. Additionally, an environmental assessment performed by the U.S. Departmen… Continue Reading


January 31, 2009

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR EXTENSION OF FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS TAX CREDIT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today called for additional help in the American Recovery and Investment Tax Act of 2009 for the slumping housing market by extending the first-time homebuyer tax credit through the end of 2009. In a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), Shaheen commended the Committee's work to extend the tax credit through August, but urged it be extended until the end of the year to further incentivize prospective homebuyers and spur h… Continue Reading


January 28, 2009

SHAHEEN, GORE CALL FOR AGGRESSIVE CLIMATE CHANGE INITIATIVES

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today urged quick action to renew U.S. leadership in addressing global climate change during a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. Former Vice President Al Gore testified before the Committee as President Obama, Congress and environmental leaders prepare for the United Nations' climate change discussions this December in Copenhagen, Denmark. "In 2007, 164 New Hampshire towns called on Congress and the President to act on climate c… Continue Reading


January 28, 2009

Children's Health Insurance Floor Statement

Mr. President, I rise today to express my strong support for H.R. 2, the Children's Health Insurance Program Improvements Act. Providing children access to doctors and medicine is absolutely critical to a good start in life. But there are many children, in New Hampshire and across the country, whose families can't afford private health insurance, but who are also not eligible to receive help, such as Medicaid. It's the future of these children that we are considering on the Senate floor toda… Continue Reading


January 26, 2009

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SENATE CONFIRMATION OF TREASURY SECRETARY TIMOTHY GEITHNER

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement today after the Senate confirmed Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary: "President Obama selected Timothy Geithner to lead the Treasury Department, and I trust that the President selected the best person for the job. I'm confident Secretary Geithner will be able to steer America out of the financial crisis we face today. "The use of taxpayer money should be held to the highest standards of transparency and… Continue Reading


January 22, 2009

SHAHEEN JOINS LILLY LEDBETTER, SENATE COLLEAGUES TO DISCUSS LEDBETTER FAIR PAY ACT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen joined Lilly Ledbetter, founder and co-President of the National Women's Law Center Marcia Greenberger, and Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Patty Murray (D-WA), Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to discuss the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act today. The Act ensures that all Americans are paid the same wage regardless of their age, gender, race or ethnicity. "I'm honored today to join Lilly Ledbetter and this… Continue Reading


January 22, 2009

SHAHEEN APPOINTED TO SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that she has been appointed to the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, the primary committee responsible for promoting and protecting American small businesses. "To recover from this recession, we'll need to create millions of new jobs, and one of the best ways to do that is to encourage the creation and growth of small businesses," said Shaheen. "As a former small business owner, I know firsthand that… Continue Reading

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