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October 23, 2012

SHAHEEN HONORS CONCORD NURSE FOR LIFE-SAVING ACTIONS IN PORTSMOUTH ROAD RACE

At a ceremony at Concord Hospital, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) honored Kristen McGonigle of Concord for her life-saving actions at this year's Market Square Days road race in Portsmouth. McGonigle, an Intensive Care Unit nurse at Concord Hospital, helped save the life of fellow runner Steve Whitney of Wolfeboro after Whitney suffered a heart attack during the race. Shaheen presented McGonigle with a copy of the Congressional Record statement she submitted to recognize McGonigle's heroic a… Continue Reading


October 22, 2012

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH RESIDENTS AT NEW COMMUNITY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN LITTLETON

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) toured the recently completed Town and Country Family Housing Project in Littleton. Shaheen visited apartments in the development and met with the tenants that live there. The development is operated by AHEAD (Affordable Housing, Education and Development) a community-based housing organization that offers affordable housing to families in northern New Hampshire. From left to right are Senator Shaheen, former AHEAD Executive Director David Wood, resident Ralph … Continue Reading


October 19, 2012

SHAHEEN: BERLIN PRISON OPENING A BOOST FOR NORTH COUNTRY ECONOMY

(Berlin, NH) - The Berlin Prison will bring jobs to the North Country and help to grow the Granite State economy, said U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the Berlin Federal Corrections Institute. The new facility is expected to create 340 local jobs and provide a $40 million economic boost to northern New Hampshire. "After a long, challenging road, I am so glad to be here to celebrate the official opening of the Berlin Fede… Continue Reading


October 17, 2012

SHAHEEN AND CARDIN VOICE STRONG OPPOSITION TO ILL-ADVISED IRAN VISIT

(Washington, D.C.) -A visit to Iran by members of the European Parliament would send the wrong message to Iranian leaders at a critical juncture in diplomatic relations, wrote U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen Shaheen (D-NH) and Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) in a letter sent today to European Parliament President Martin Schulz. The senators urged President Schulz to reconsider a planned visit by a group of European Parliamentarians given Iran's continued refusal to suspend its nuclear program. "While we ap… Continue Reading


October 17, 2012

SHAHEEN AND MILITARY LEADERS EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF ENERGY INDEPENDENCE TO ECONOMY AND SECURITY

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today discussed the importance of energy independence and how it enhances our economy, national security and combat effectiveness during today's 4th annual Naval Energy Forum. Shaheen, a member of both the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, joined Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and other key representatives from the Navy and Marine Corps, as well as industry and international community offi… Continue Reading


October 16, 2012

SHAHEEN: INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS ARE CRUCIAL FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today highlighted the importance of making infrastructure investments in New Hampshire during her address to the greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Infrastructure Summit. Shaheen spoke about the recent reauthorization of federal transportation and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs and offered an update on the current and future work of Congress.… Continue Reading


October 16, 2012

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF SENATOR JOHN DURKIN

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today released the following statement on the passing of Senator John Durkin. "John Durkin was a longtime friend to me personally and to all working men and women in the New Hampshire. John was a colorful and authentic public servant, and I will miss his quick wit and dedication to serving the underdog. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Durkin family."… Continue Reading


October 14, 2012

SHAHEEN MOURNS LOSS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE SOLIDER KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after Sgt. 1st Class Ryan James Savard, 29, of Jefferson was killed in Afghanistan this week. "Ryan James Savard protected our country with bravery and honor and that is how we will always remember him. This is a tragic loss and my heartfelt condolences go out to his friends and family."… Continue Reading


October 10, 2012

SHAHEEN AND BARRASSO CALL FOR STUDY ON IMPACT OF EUROZONE CRISIS ON U.S. ECONOMY

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and John Barrasso (R-WY) today sent a letter to United States Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner calling for a detailed study of the exposure of U.S. financial institutions to Europe. Shaheen and Barrasso urged Geithner to lead the study through the Office of Financial Research to evaluate the eurozone's impact on the U.S. economy and markets. "Europe continues to matter a great deal to the U.S. economic engine and our prospects for grow… Continue Reading


October 10, 2012

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE SEEK ASSESSMENT OF AIR FORCE LAND USE NEEDS AT NEW BOSTON STATION

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), members of the Armed Services Committee, are asking the Air Force to assess its use of land at New Boston Station, which supports the 23d Space Operations Squadron's mission. In a letter to the Air Force secretary, the senators ask the Air Force to determine and report back on whether the 23d Space Operations Squadron's critical mission requires that the Air Force retain all 2,826 acres at New Boston Air Force Station.… Continue Reading


October 09, 2012

SHAHEEN DELIVERS WASHINGTON UPDATE TO BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) discussed issues important to New Hampshire's business community and her efforts to address them in Washington, today during an event with the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire.… Continue Reading


October 09, 2012

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE, BASS, GUINTA ANNOUNCE RECIPIENTS OF 2012 CONGRESSIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARDS

CONCORD, NH - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Congressmen Charles F. Bass (R-NH-02) and Frank Guinta (R-NH-01) honored members of New Hampshire's law enforcement community at a ceremony in Concord on Monday for exemplary service to law enforcement. "Every day, we are reminded of the incredible risks and sacrifices made by law enforcement personnel to keep our communities safe. These heroes deserve our thanks and appreciation for their dedicated service to our s… Continue Reading


October 02, 2012

SHAHEEN CALLS ON BANK OF AMERICA TO IMPROVE SERVICE TO HOMEOWNERS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on Bank of America to improve their service and communication with homeowners receiving relief under the National Mortgage Settlement in a letter sent to Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan this week. Shaheen stressed that a large number of New Hampshire homeowners have voiced their frustrations that Bank of America has been unwilling or unable to effectively communicate essential information. "The National Mortgage Settlement has the … Continue Reading


October 02, 2012

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE CONTINUE TO HIGHLIGHT PEASE AS IDEAL BASE FOR NEW AIR FORCE TANKER

Continuing their efforts to advocate for Pease Air National Guard base, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today wrote to the new Air Force Chief of Staff to highlight Pease's unique advantages as a base for the new KC-46A tanker. The next generation tanker will replace the KC-135 tankers that the Guard currently flies out of Pease. The Air Force is expected to release its base candidate list before the end of the year. "Based on the objective metrics the Air Force ha… Continue Reading


October 02, 2012

SENS. SHAHEEN AND RISCH MONITOR SUCCESSFUL GEORGIAN ELECTIONS

(Tblisi, Georgia) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and James Risch (R-ID), both members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, released the following statement after participating as official U.S. election monitors of the October 1st Parliamentary elections in the country of Georgia. "We are confident that the will of the Georgian people was expressed last night through the ballot box and will be accounted for in the final election results. After a record election turn-out and… Continue Reading


September 26, 2012

SHAHEEN STANDS WITH NH FISHERMEN IN SUPPORT OF CLOSURE DELAY

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today welcomed the decision from the National Marine Fisheries Service to delay a two-month fishing closure of coastal waters in the Gulf of Maine. The closure, which was put in place to help protect harbor porpoises that are accidently caught by fishermen, will now start February 1 instead of October 1. "October and November are the most productive months for fishermen and this change will help an already struggling industry survive," Shahee… Continue Reading


September 25, 2012

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $238,057 GRANT TO SUPPORT VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

(Washington, DC) - The New Hampshire Department of Justice has received a $238,057 grant through the Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) to provide assistance to victims of sexual assault, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today. SASP was created in 2005 with funding from the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which Senator Shaheen has strongly supported and worked to reauthorize. "Protecting New Hampshire citizens from domestic abuse is a critical priority, and the funding announ… Continue Reading


September 24, 2012

SHAHEEN-PORTMAN ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROVISIONS PASS IN THE SENATE

(Washington, D.C.) -The Senate passed important provisions from the bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S.1000) introduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) to help the country save money by using less energy. The measures were included as part of the Enabling Energy Saving Innovations Act (H.R. 4850). "We were very pleased to see the Senate recognize the economic and environmental impacts of our bipartisan energy efficiency bill by passing… Continue Reading


September 24, 2012

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES GRANT TO GROW SMALL BUSINESS EXPORTS

(Nashua, NH) - Small business exports will create jobs and grow our economy, said U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today during an announcement of the second round of the State Trade Export Promotion (STEP) grant program at Axenics, Inc. in Nashua. The STEP program was created by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, which Senator Shaheen cosponsored and helped craft as a member of Senate Small Business Committee. "Exporting is a tremendous opportunity for small businesses to grow their comp… Continue Reading


September 24, 2012

BIPARTISAN BILL WOULD STOP LGBT DISCRIMINATION DURING JURY SELECTION PROCESS

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Susan Collins (R-NH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced a bipartisan bill that would prevent discrimination against LGBT citizens during the federal jury selection process. The Jury ACCESS (Access for Capable Citizens and Equality in Service Selection) Act of 2012 would amend the federal statute to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity," meaning that striking jurors on that basis would be prohibited in federal courts. … Continue Reading

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