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February 17, 2011

SHAHEEN: AVIATION INVESTMENTS ARE CRUCIAL FOR SAFETY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) hailed the passage of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill today, which will support economic growth by modernizing the country's aviation system to make it safer and more efficient. The Senate passed the FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Act (S.223) in a vote of 87-8. It focuses on crucial upgrades to the country's outdated air traffic control system and protects the rights of airline pass… Continue Reading


February 17, 2011

SHAHEEN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST PROPOSED CUTS TO TITLE X AND PLANNED PARENTHOOD FUNDING

As prepared for delivery: "We're here today to send a message to House Republicans - attacks on women's reproductive health care are unacceptable. "Whether it is a budget proposal that eliminates Title Ten funding or an amendment that attacks Planned Parenthood, House Republicans have shown that ideological extremism is their top priority. It's not the deficit. It's not jobs. And let's be clear - Title Ten has nothing to do with abortion. "This is an unacceptable assault on women's h… Continue Reading


February 16, 2011

SHAHEEN TO CHAIR SUBCOMMITTEE ON WATER AND POWER

(Washington, D.C.) - The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources announced today that U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will chair its Subcommittee on Water and Power. The subcommittee's jurisdiction includes oversight and legislative responsibilities for such issues as hydroelectric power, groundwater resources and management, and energy related aspects of deepwater ports. This is the second subcommittee chair Shaheen has taken up since being elected in 2008, as she also serve… Continue Reading


February 16, 2011

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) discussed the need for bipartisan action on energy efficiency during a keynote speech at the Alliance to Save Energy's Great Energy Efficiency Day. Shaheen is a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Honorary Chair of the Alliance to Save Energy. Launched in 2004, Great Energy Efficiency Day hosts discussions on the need for, and benefits of, energy efficiency, drawing more than 400 stakeholders from business, in… Continue Reading


February 15, 2011

SHAHEEN JOINS THIRD WAY AS HONORARY CO-CHAIR

Washington -Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kay Hagan (D-NC), and Chris Coons (D-DE) announced today that they will be joining Third Way, an innovative and influential think-tank that creates and advances moderate policy and political ideas, as Honorary Senate Co-Chairs. Third Way President Jonathan Cowan said: "Third Way is honored to have such dynamic and respected Senate leaders joining us as honorary co-chairs. Senators Shaheen, Hagan, and Coons share in our belief that economic grow… Continue Reading


February 14, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT'S PROPOSED BUDGET

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's proposed budget: "This proposal is a good starting point for Congress' discussion of the 2012 budget, and while I question some of the President's priorities, I believe it a responsible framework that balances economic growth and the need to address the deficit. "However, it is clear from the numbers that this budget alone does not address our deficit concer… Continue Reading


February 14, 2011

SHAHEEN: NO SWEET DEALS FOR SUGAR INDUSTRY, EVEN ON VALENTINE’S DAY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) celebrated Valentine's Day at Lindt USA's headquarters and chocolate manufacturing facility, where she continued her push to put money back in the pockets of consumers by eliminating unfair sugar subsidies. Shaheen talked about her bipartisan bill-The SUGAR (Stop Unfair Giveaway and Restrictions) Act-which would phase out the sugar support program and save consumers billions of dollars. The bipartisan SUGAR Act comes as part of Sh… Continue Reading


February 11, 2011

SHAHEEN: WE MUST KEEP AMERICA INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE

As prepared for delivery: Thank you, Dean Danos/Paul. It's great to be here at Tuck. Tuck and all of Dartmouth are among New Hampshire's great assets. They are an important part of New Hampshire's economic engine. I was proud to be an ex officio member of Dartmouth's Board of Trustees when I was Governor and proud that three people who have worked for me over the years have gone on to attend Tuck. Your conference poses the question: can we innovate our way … Continue Reading


February 11, 2011

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR INCREASED SCIENCE AND MATH EDUCATION

(Claremont, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) spoke today about the importance of science and math education in keeping the American economy competitive, and discussed her legislation that would make extracurricular STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities more broadly available in American schools. Her remarks came during a visit to the local Claremont FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics competition team. "Students who… Continue Reading


February 11, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON MUBARAK’S RESIGNATION

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), chairwoman of the Subcommittee on European Affairs for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement regarding the resignation of Hosni Mubarak as president of Egypt: "This is a historic moment for Egypt and a crossroads. I am glad Hosni Mubarak has listened to the demands of his people and has stepped down. The United States stands in support of the people of Egypt as they demand their civil and huma… Continue Reading


February 11, 2011

SHAHEEN: WE MUST KEEP AMERICA INNOVATIVE AND COMPETITIVE

(Hanover, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) spoke today about the importance of innovation in driving economic growth during keynote remarks at the Business and Society Conference at the Tuck School of Business. During her remarks, Shaheen discussed how government can help foster an entrepreneurial business climate: boosting research and development, a well-educated work force, increasing exports, reducing the national debt, and a comprehensive energy strategy. Shaheen, a me… Continue Reading


February 09, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PROPOSED LIHEAP CUT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) released the following statement in response to reports that President Obama will propose a $3 billion cut to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) program in his 2012 budget. The program provides federal assistance to low income families to help them cope with high heating or cooling costs for their home. "The President's reported proposal to drastically slash LIHEAP funds by more than half would have a severe im… Continue Reading


February 09, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR BOW FIRE DEPARTMENT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the Bow Fire Department has been awarded money for operations and safety through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The Bow Fire Department received $176,944. These awards are administered by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration. The Bow Fire Department will use the money to purchase and ins… Continue Reading


February 03, 2011

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT’S EFFICIENCY INITIATIVE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, released the following statement today in response to the President's announcement of his Better Building Initiative. "I'm glad to hear the President's new commitment to increasing energy efficiency in commercial and public buildings. Increased energy efficiency is the cheapest and easiest first step towards energy independence, and we can and should do it now. I've… Continue Reading


February 02, 2011

SENATOR SHAHEEN VOTES TO REPEAL SMALL BUSINESS PAPERWORK BURDEN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) tonight released the following statement after joining Senate colleagues in passing a repeal of the Form 1099 reporting requirement from last year's health care reform legislation. "Our small businesses drive job growth in our communities, and many of them have voiced serious concern over the regulatory burden this requirement would place on them," Shaheen said. "Repealing this requirement will strengthen our economy, and will s… Continue Reading


February 02, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE FIRE DEPARTMENTS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today that the Manchester and Bennington Fire Departments have been awarded money for operations and safety through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The Manchester Fire Department received $140,400 and the Bennington Fire Department received $40,252. The Manchester Fire Department will use the money to buy protective equipment for firefighters, including helmets and boots. It … Continue Reading


February 02, 2011

SHAHEEN BILL WILL BROADEN SUPPORT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE GUARD MEMBERS

(Washington, D.C.) -With a program crucial to New Hampshire National Guard members and their families at risk of being eliminated, this week U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Citizen Soldier Outreach Support Act. "The New Hampshire National Guard has led the way in the development of a comprehensive program to ensure that our state's citizen soldiers receive the support they need and deserve," Shaheen said. "This legislation will help the New Hampshire National Guard conti… Continue Reading


January 31, 2011

SHAHEEN LEADS TALKS ON EXPORTS AND SMALL BUSINESS

(Bedford, N.H) - As part of her efforts to focus on economic policies that boost exports from New Hampshire and the nation, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today led roundtable discussions with small business owners and trade associations on the federal resources available to small businesses who want to sell their goods overseas. She was joined by Export-Import Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg for a pair of roundtable discussions with small business owners and trade associ… Continue Reading


January 28, 2011

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $16 MILLION FOR IMPROVEMENTS AT PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today the Department of the Navy will invest $16 million in construction and modernization work on Dry Dock No. 1 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The dry dock is one of three used for submarine engineering overhauls. In a November 2010 letter to Jacob Lew, Director of the President's Office of Management and Budget, Senators Shaheen, Olympia Snowe, and Susan Collins expressed concern that the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has had… Continue Reading


January 27, 2011

SHAHEEN: HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN BELARUS MUST END

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, today called on the United States and its European partners to work together at pressuring Belarus on adherence to basic standards of democracy and human rights. At a hearing she convened, Shaheen pressed for sanctions against the Belarusian regime for the human rights violations committed against opposition candidates and protesters in the wake of the recent pr… Continue Reading

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