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April 23, 2010

SHAHEEN, INDIAN AMBASSADOR DISCUSS EXPANDING TRADE WITH NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS LEADERS

(Manchester, NH)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, along with the Indian Ambassador to the United States, Meera Shankar, today toured local businesses and met with a number of New Hampshire business leaders. Shaheen and Shankar discussed the economic benefits of trade and investment ties between New Hampshire and India and the need to maintain open trade lines. Shankar is visiting New Hampshire at Shaheen's invitation. They visited ARC Energy in Nashua, GT Solar in Merrimack, and the Amoskea… Continue Reading


April 21, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $10 MILLION FOR LARGE-SCALE ENERGY EFFICIENCY RETROFIT PROJECTS IN BERLIN, NASHUA, PLYMOUTH

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the New Hampshire Beacon Communities Project will receive $10 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to make residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial buildings in Berlin, Nashua, and Plymouth more energy efficient. The funding was announced today by Vice President Joe Biden as part of the Department of Energy's Retrofit Ramp-Up initiative, an effort to increase energy efficiency buildi… Continue Reading


April 21, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $30,000 FOR FIRE SAFETY IN KEENE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Keene Fire Department has been awarded $30,806 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for Fire Prevention and Safety. "Our firefighters and first responders deserve the best training and equipment we can offer," said Shaheen. "These brave firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities, and we must ensure they have the resources they n… Continue Reading


April 18, 2010

SHAHEEN: FIVE MAJOR AIRLINES PLEDGE NO CARRY-ON FEES

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the CEOs of five major airlines have committed to not charge passengers for carry-on luggage. Commitments were received from American, Delta, JetBlue, United, and US Airways. The announcement comes after a competing airline recently announced it would soon begin charging passengers a whopping $45 for overhead carry-on luggage, prompting Shaheen and five of her Senate colleagues to take action. "Consumers are tired of… Continue Reading


April 16, 2010

SHAHEEN HIGHLIGHTS ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY THROUGH ENERGY EFFICIENCY, WEATHERIZATION

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today discussed the positive impact of energy efficiency projects on job creation and economic growth at Winngate Village Apartments in Laconia. The 100-unit apartment community is undergoing weatherization, which was made possible through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding awarded to the Belknap-Merrimack Community Action Program. Shaheen was joined at the event by Cathy Zoi, the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency… Continue Reading


April 16, 2010

SHAHEEN: CLEAN ENERGY SECTOR WILL CREATE JOBS OF THE FUTURE

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today discussed the need to create a robust clean energy economy at Warner Power, a manufacturer of energy efficient power conversion systems and products. Shaheen was joined by Cathy Zoi, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. "Clean energy technologies will help us take control of our energy future, save consumers money, help make our country more energy independent, and create new … Continue Reading


April 16, 2010

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR INCREASED SUPPORT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE DAIRY FARMERS

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today called on Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to increase price supports for small New Hampshire dairy farmers facing low prices on milk products. While prices have increased due to last year's action, which Shaheen urged, prices remain too low for dairy farmers to make ends meet. "At a time when many dairy farmers are struggling to recover from last year's historically low prices, milk prices are projected to remain below the cost of p… Continue Reading


April 15, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $1 MILLION TO HELP NEW HAMPSHIRE UNEMPLOYED WORKERS FIND WORK

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for $1,123,648 to create individualized employment and job training assessments for unemployed workers across the state. This funding will enhance the work being done at one-stop career centers throughout New Hampshire by allowing staff to conduct in-person assessments to determine which services and/or training are… Continue Reading


April 14, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $87,000 FOR FIRE SAFETY IN BRENTWOOD, KINGSTON

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Brentwood and Kingston Fire Departments have been awarded $54,156 and $33,119, respectively, through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for operations and safety. "Our firefighters and first responders deserve the best training and equipment we can offer, and these grants will provide an important boost in resources for the fire departments in Brentwood and Kingston," s… Continue Reading


April 14, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $8,550 FOR FIRE SAFETY IN BROOKLINE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Brookline Fire Department has been awarded $8,550 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for operations and safety. The grant will be used to purchase a thermal imaging camera to assist in the department's operations. "Our firefighters and first responders deserve the best training and equipment we can offer, and this grant will provide an important boost in reso… Continue Reading


April 14, 2010

SHAHEEN, DEMOCRATIC SENATORS ANNOUNCE LEGISLATION TO COMBAT FEES ON CARRY-ON BAGGAGE

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced new legislation Wednesday to confront airlines that are socking travelers with new fees for carry-on luggage. The legislation comes after Spirit Airlines announced last week that it would begin charging customers a whopping $45 for carry-on luggage. The policy could spur other airlines to follow suit and im… Continue Reading


April 14, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $15,200 FOR FIRE SAFETY IN BARTLETT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the Bartlett Fire Department has been awarded $15,200 through the Rural Development Economic Impact Initiative grant program under the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Rural Development funds will be used to purchase a new Chief's Response Command Vehicle which will help the department establish an on-scene command center at emergency locations. "Our firefighters deserve the best equipment we can offer, and thi… Continue Reading


April 12, 2010

SHAHEEN APPLAUDS DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FOR EXPANDING ON-THE-JOB TRAINING

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today applauded the U.S. Department of Labor for expanding On-the-Job Training programs. Shaheen has consistently called for increased funding for this program to help unemployed workers in New Hampshire and across the nation gain skills in new fields and connect with employers who can provide full-time employment. "On-the-Job Training is a proven way to help connect dislocated workers with private employers, and I'm delighted that Secreta… Continue Reading


April 08, 2010

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SIGNING OF NEW START TREATY IN PRAGUE

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, released the following statement today following the signing of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) by President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Prague. The treaty reduces the number of deployed nuclear warheads in both countries' arsenals and re-affirms commitments to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. "The danger of nuclear t… Continue Reading


April 06, 2010

NEW HAMPSHIRE DELEGATION SECURES PURPLE HEART MEDALS FOR 28 NEW HAMPSHIRE POWS

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Judd Gregg and Representatives Paul Hodes and Carol Shea-Porter today announced that they have secured prestigious Purple Heart medals for 28 New Hampshire Prisoners of War who died in captivity. Of the soldiers being honored, 16 served in World War II and 12 served in the Korean War. "These men made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and we must honor their service," said Shaheen. "I am glad these medals will finally be given … Continue Reading


April 05, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES NEW PERSONAL PASSPORT SERVICES IN PORTSMOUTH

(Washington, D.C.)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today announced that the U.S. Department of State will be adding personal passport services to the National Passport Center in Portsmouth starting in October. These added services, made possible through funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will increase convenience for New Hampshire residents who need an expedited passport, which will be the first location in the state for emergency passport services. Until this time, New … Continue Reading


March 31, 2010

SHAHEEN PRESENTS EXETER FAMILY WITH NATION’S HIGHEST CIVILIAN HONOR FOR WWII SERVICE

(Exeter, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen presented the family of Frederica McAfee Richardson with the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor, today in Exeter. Richardson served as a Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) during WWII, where she flew non-combat missions to ensure that more pilots were available for combat missions, thus playing a critical role in the nation's war efforts. "It's taken nearly 65 years to recognize the bravery and contribution that … Continue Reading


March 31, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES NEARLY $190,000 FOR FIRE SAFETY IN NEW HAMPTON

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the New Hampton Fire Department has been awarded $188,794 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for operations and safety. "Our firefighters and first responders deserve the best training and equipment we can offer, and this grant will provide an important boost in resources for the New Hampton Fire Department," said Shaheen. "These brave firefighters put their lives … Continue Reading


March 31, 2010

SHAHEEN POINTS TO EXPORTING AS A PATH TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN SALEM

(Salem, NH)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen today toured LNX Corporation in Salem and discussed the economic benefits of exporting. Shaheen was joined by Lorraine Hariton, Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, and representatives from LNX Corporation. "LNX Corporation is a great example of a small company that sells their products overseas and is building their workforce here in New Hampshire," said Shaheen. "Exporting is a key way to … Continue Reading


March 31, 2010

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES NEARLY $65,000 FOR FIRE SAFETY IN NEW DURHAM

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that the New Durham Fire Department has been awarded $64,600 through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program for operations and safety. "Our firefighters and first responders deserve the best training and equipment we can offer, and this grant will provide an important boost in resources for the New Durham Fire Department," said Shaheen. "These brave firefighters put their lives on … Continue Reading

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