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July 11, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $13 MILLION IN FUNDING TO HELP NEW HAMPSHIRE SMALL BUSINESSES ACCESS CREDIT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that New Hampshire will receive $13 million to help small businesses access credit and create jobs through the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), a U.S. Treasury Department program created by the Small Business Jobs Act. SSBCI funding will support state small business lending programs that will leverage over $130 million in new loans to small businesses in New Hampshire. "As a member of the Senate Small Business… Continue Reading


July 07, 2011

SHAHEEN: GRANT WILL HELP LOW-INCOME NEW HAMPSHIRE STUDENTS ATTEND COLLEGE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that the University of New Hampshire's Educational Talent Search (ETS) program has won a $532,541 competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The program helps low-income youth and adults earn entrance to college, and the award will allow it to serve nearly 1,200 students. "To keep our economy competitive in the 21st century, we need a highly trained workforce that has the skills employers need. But many studen… Continue Reading


July 01, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $675,000 FOR WORKER RETRAINING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced that New Hampshire has won a $675,314 competitive On-the-Job (OJT) Training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The award, which will be administered by the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, will support OJT programs that help unemployed workers gain new skills to find and retain employment. Shaheen recently introduced legislation with U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) designed to expand OJT… Continue Reading


June 30, 2011

SHAHEEN: TAX BREAKS FOR YACHTS AND RACE HORSES DON'T MAKE SENSE

As prepared for delivery: As we all know, negotiations are ongoing between leadership in both chambers and the President regarding measures to reduce the deficit and raise the legal debt limit. There's no doubt we have to address the long-term debt and deficits. I have repeatedly called for a bipartisan package that includes reforms to everything deficit related - domestic, defense, and mandatory spending, as well as revenues. I support including deficit reduction measures in the vote to raise… Continue Reading


June 30, 2011

SHAHEEN THANKS SECRETARY GATES FOR HIS SERVICE, VOTES TO CONFIRM PETRAEUS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen applauded the distinguished service of Secretary Robert Gates as he officially stepped down from his post as United States Secretary of Defense today. Shaheen also joined her colleagues in unanimously confirming General David Petraeus to serve as the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). "During his distinguished career of public service, Secretary Robert Gates has been the epitome of excellence and humility at a time of complex na… Continue Reading


June 30, 2011

SHAHEEN VISITS ‘BIG GREEN BUS’ TO TALK TO DARTMOUTH STUDENTS ABOUT ENERGY EFFICIENCY

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today stopped by the Big Green Bus, a project run by 13 Dartmouth College students who will travel more than 12,000 miles in a bus powered by waste vegetable oil. Their goal is to educate the country about sustainability. Shaheen spoke to the students about their trip and also told them about her bipartisan legislation, which would create jobs by enacting a national energy efficiency strategy. For more on the project: http://www.thebiggreenbus.o… Continue Reading


June 29, 2011

13 SENATORS TEAM UP TO REASSURE LGBT YOUTH THAT “IT GETS BETTER”

SHAHEEN JOINS FELLOW SENATORS IN SUPPORTING LGBT YOUTH WASHINGTON - Thirteen United States Senators have teamed up to encourage lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people not to give up, reassuring them in a video released Wednesday that they are working hard in the Senate to fulfill the promise of equality for all. The video is part of the It Gets Better Project (http://itgetsbetter.org), which was founded last year after a series of tragic suicides by LGBT youth who were bullied… Continue Reading


June 28, 2011

SHAHEEN TO LEAD TRADE DELEGATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESSES TO INDIA

(Washington, DC) - Continuing her long-standing commitment to growing jobs through increasing exports, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, announced today that she will lead a delegation of New Hampshire businesses on a trade mission to India in September 2011. "Growing our exports is key to growing jobs, and India represents an enormous and largely untapped competitive opportunity for New Hampshire businesses and workers," Shaheen said. "In … Continue Reading


June 23, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $650,000 FOR RESEARCH AT UNH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced the University of New Hampshire (UNH) has won a $650,063 competitive federal grant from NASA through the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The award will support work UNH is doing with satellite remote sensing data in order to predict when and where flooding caused by snowmelt will occur. "Investing in research and technology development at our universities is critical to maintaining our inno… Continue Reading


June 23, 2011

SHAHEEN: PETROLEUM RELEASE WILL GIVE FAMILIES NEEDED RELIEF AT THE PUMP

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, released the following statement in response to the announcement that the United States will release 30 million barrels of oil from its strategic petroleum reserves, with another 30 million barrels released by additional countries, as part of an effort to offset oil supply disruptions in the Middle East. "I think this was a responsible and str… Continue Reading


June 23, 2011

SHAHEEN PRESSES FOR CONTINUED NATO SUPPORT IN AFGHANISTAN

SHAHEEN PRESSES FOR CONTINUED NATO SUPPORT IN AFGHANISTAN (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today questioned U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on NATO's continued commitment to operations in Afghanistan at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. Following the news last night that France will begin to draw down its troops in the country, Shaheen said she was concerned coalition withdrawals could become precipitous in the wake of President Obama's announcement… Continue Reading


June 22, 2011

SENATORS COBURN AND SHAHEEN INTRODUCE BILL TO REDUCE FEDERAL VEHICLE FLEET

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced a bill that would save approximately $500 million by reducing the amount the federal government can spend on buying and leasing non-essential vehicles. In its recommendations, the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (President Obama's debt commission) strongly endorsed downsizing the federal vehicle fleet. This bill would trim the federal vehicle budget by 20 percent. "At a … Continue Reading


June 22, 2011

THREE GENERATIONS OF SHAHEEN WOMEN COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT DIABETES RESEARCH

At left, Senator Shaheen speaks at the 2011 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Children's Congress in Washington on Tuesday. At right, Shaheen poses with her daughter Stefany, and granddaughter Elle, the co-chairs of the 2011 Children's Congress. (Photo Credit: JDRF) (Washington, DC) - With her daughter and granddaughter at her side, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) took part in the 2011 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Children's Congress this week, confirming … Continue Reading


June 22, 2011

SHAHEEN: OUTDATED SUGAR POLICY HURTS U.S. CONSUMERS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement after the USDA announced its intention to adjust sugar import quotas for 2011. (See USDA release here) "People in New Hampshire and across the country suffer from an outdated sugar policy that benefits sugar producers at the expense of consumers and businesses. Today's announcement by the USDA that they will adjust regulations on sugar sales in the United States once again highlights an unnecessary government prog… Continue Reading


June 21, 2011

SENATE VOTES TO CONFIRM PANETTA AS SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Senate colleagues today in unanimously confirming Leon Panetta as the next United States Secretary of Defense. Panetta's nomination was approved unanimously by the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this month. "With his extensive experience in Congress, as White House Chief of Staff, and more recently as CIA Director, Mr. Panetta has demonstrated himself extremely well-qualified to become our next Secretary of Defense," said Sha… Continue Reading


June 21, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $135 MILLION LOAN GUARANTEE TO SUPPORT NEW HAMPSHIRE’S LARGEST WIND FARM

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that Granite Reliable Power, LLC, has received a conditional loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy for up to $135.76 million to develop a wind generation project in Coos County, New Hampshire. The windpark will be the largest generator of wind energy in the state and is expected to bring over 200 jobs to the northern region of New Hampshire. "The development of new, alternative energy sources is an important cor… Continue Reading


June 20, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $140,000 FOR BRIDGE IMPROVEMENT IN ANDOVER

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) has won a $140,000 competitive federal grant from the Federal Highway Administration to improve the Route 11 Bridge over the Blackwater River in Andover. The award will support the installation of partially grouted riprap, a new, more cost-effective technology to protect the bridge from water damage. "Preserving the structural integrity of our bridges is both a public sa… Continue Reading


June 17, 2011

SHAHEEN MEASURES ON JOBS, SHIPYARD, NATIONAL GUARD, AND THE ELIMINATION OF WASTEFUL PROGRAMS INCLUDED IN NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today her support for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 (S.981), which includes several measures authored or supported by Shaheen. The bipartisan bill passed out of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) with Shaheen's support this week, and was formally released today. "The defense authorization bill contains important provisions regarding our national security, as well as the health and safety… Continue Reading


June 16, 2011

SHAHEEN AND COLLINS INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO EXPAND GESTATIONAL DIABETES RESEARCH

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced bipartisan legislation today that would address the growing danger of gestational diabetes, which affects millions of women and children across the country. The Gestational Diabetes Act of 2011 would enhance public health research on gestational diabetes, including research on screening, prevention, and identification of risk factors for the disease. "Up to 18 percent of all pregnancies in the United S… Continue Reading


June 16, 2011

SHAHEEN-SUPPORTED REPEAL OF ETHANOL SUBSIDY PASSES SENATE

(Washington, D.C.) -The U.S. Senate today voted to roll back a long-standing tax break for corn-based ethanol, a wasteful subsidy that U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen has fought to end. "We need to reduce our long-term deficits and debt, and one of the first places we should be looking at is wasteful subsidies," Shaheen said. "These ethanol subsidies are a giveaway to large agriculture companies, and they're an example of the spending hidden in our tax code that needs to be eliminated if we want to… Continue Reading

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