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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


January 21, 2009

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON CONFIRMATION OF HILLARY CLINTON AS SECRETARY OF STATE

(Washington, D.C.) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement today upon the confirmation of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State: "I was proud today to support my good friend Hillary Clinton as our Secretary of State. As she showed at our hearing with the Foreign Relations Committee and throughout her confirmation process, Hillary Clinton has the experience, wisdom and thorough understanding of foreign affairs necessary to make an excellent Secretary of State. I applaud Pres… Continue Reading


January 21, 2009

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES KEY WASHINGTON STAFF ADDITIONS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced the following staff additions in her Washington, D.C. office: Michael Yudin, Legislative Director; Colleen Murray, Communications Director; and Alex Reese, Press Secretary. "I'm pleased today to announce further members of my senior staff in our Washington, D.C. office," said Shaheen. "Michael brings years of Senate experience and expertise in a broad range of legislative issue areas, and I'm excited he'll be leading our legis… Continue Reading


January 15, 2009

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON HER VOTE TO OPPOSE ADDITIONAL RELEASE OF $350 BILLION IN T.A.R.P. FUNDING

(Washington, D.C.) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen released the following statement today regarding her vote in favor of Senate Joint Resolution 5, a measure opposing the release of an additional $350 billion under the T.A.R.P. program: "I do not favor the release of additional T.A.R.P. funding at this time. We already have spent $350 billion on this program, and before we agree to an additional $350 billion, I believe taxpayers deserve a full accounting of the money already spent and to know wheth… Continue Reading


January 14, 2009

AT CONFIRMATION HEARING, JEANNE SHAHEEN DISCUSSES GOSS INTERNATIONAL WITH SECRETARY OF STATE-DESIGNATE HILLARY CLINTON

(Washington, D.C.) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen discussed the dispute between Seacoast-based Goss International and Japan with Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton at yesterday's hearing before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Shaheen expressed disappointment that the current State Department "has really done very little to address this issue." "I'm confident that as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton will help lead our nation in a new direction on foreign relations, and that … Continue Reading


January 14, 2009

Introduction of the Veterans Health Equity Act of 2009

Mr. President, I rise today to introduce The Veterans Health Equity Act of 2009. This legislation requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that every State either has a full-service veterans hospital or, in the alternative, access to in-state hospital care and medical services comparable to the services provided in full-service hospitals. New Hampshire is the only state that does not have a full-service veterans hospital or a military hospital that provides comparable care to vet… Continue Reading


January 14, 2009

SHAHEEN AND GREGG INTRODUCE BILL TO RAMP UP FULL SERVICE VETERANS CARE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) today introduced bipartisan legislation to increase veterans' access to health care, the first piece of legislation Shaheen has introduced as a United States Senator. The legislation, the Veterans Health Equity Act of 2009, requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that every state has a full-service veterans' hospital, or that comparable services are provided by contracting with in-state hospitals. New … Continue Reading


January 14, 2009

Maine & New Hampshire Congressional Delegations Unite in Joint Effort to Create New Jobs at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, the entire Maine and New Hampshire congressional delegations united in a joint effort to create new, good-paying jobs at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS) in Kittery, Maine. In a letter to the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Operations, the bipartisan group of lawmakers urged the Department of Navy to increase the permanent workforce at the Maine-based shipyard to help mitigate weakness in the regional labor market and increase overall employee productivi… Continue Reading


January 09, 2009

JEANNE SHAHEEN MEETS WITH DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SECRETARY-DESIGNATE CHU

(Washington, D.C.) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen met with Department of Energy Secretary-designate Steven Chu today to discuss creating a new energy policy for America. As an incoming member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Senator Shaheen will play a role in confirming Secretary-designate Chu to his new position. "It was a great pleasure to meet with Secretary-designate Chu this morning and to discuss with him the potential benefits for a new energy policy in America and… Continue Reading


January 08, 2009

Economic Benefits of Investing in Alternative Energy and Green Jobs

Mr. President, I rise today to discuss the urgent need to address our nation's economic challenges and to suggest that a major part of our approach should be to invest in clean, alternative energy and energy efficiency. It has been a very exciting few days for me since being sworn in on Tuesday. As this is my first speech on the Senate floor, I'd like to thank Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, the Senior Senator from New Hampshire Judd Gregg, and our Senate leadership for their wa… Continue Reading


January 06, 2009

GREGG AND SHAHEEN: WE WILL WORK TOGETHER FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Judd Gregg (R-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today pledged to work together in a cooperative bipartisan manner in the U.S. Senate to best serve the people of New Hampshire. As is tradition, Senator Gregg escorted Senator Shaheen to be sworn in by Vice President Cheney as the first female U.S. Senator from New Hampshire. Senator Gregg stated, "Today, I was honored to join Senator Shaheen for her historic swearing in as the first woman to represent the Granite State … Continue Reading


January 06, 2009

JEANNE SHAHEEN SWORN IN AS U.S. SENATOR, APPOINTED TO ENERGY AND FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEES

(Washington, D.C.) - Today at 12pm, Jeanne Shaheen was sworn in as New Hampshire's first ever female U.S. Senator, and the first woman ever to be elected both Governor and Senator from any state. "I'm honored to join the U.S. Senate today and to get to work on the many challenges facing New Hampshire and our nation," said Senator Shaheen. "We need to get our economy back on track by creating jobs and putting middle class families first again. We must lay the foundation for long-term economic st… Continue Reading

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