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June 12, 2015

AFTER SECURING FUNDS IN AGENCY APPROPRIATIONS BILL, SHAHEEN URGES CONTINUED SUPPORT OF SUCCESSFUL NH GUARD DEPLOYMENT PROGRAM

(WASHINGTON, DC) - In a letter sent to the Department of Defense yesterday, Senator Shaheen highlighted the success of the New Hampshire National Guard's Deployment Cycle Support Care Coordination Program that provides members of the guard and their families with a wide range of services to help them through the difficult and stressful deployment process. Senator Shaheen's letter follows her successful effort to include $20 million in the FY2016 Defense Appropriations bill for the national progr… Continue Reading


June 12, 2015

SHAHEEN: THE HOUSE INTERNET TAX BILL IS A NON-STARTER

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen made the following statement after legislation in the House of Representatives was made public which would impose new sales taxes on internet purchases: "The last thing internet commerce needs is a series of burdensome new tax collection requirements that would do tremendous harm to small businesses taking advantage of online commerce. This House proposal is a non-starter, and I will continue to oppose any attempt to attach these measures to an extensio… Continue Reading


June 11, 2015

SHAHEEN DIRECTS FEDERAL AGENCY TO WORK WITH NH FISHERMEN TO ALLEVIATE BURDENSOME FEES

(WASHINGTON, DC) -- The Senate Appropriations Committee has adopted several provisions offered by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to support fishermen in New Hampshire. The state's fishermen, many of whom are barely surviving due to drastically lowered catch limits and other constraints on the industry, may soon be faced with additional expensive fees to cover the cost of at-sea observers. Senator Shaheen's additions to the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill directs the National Oceani… Continue Reading


June 11, 2015

SHAHEEN AMENDMENT CALLING FOR END TO SEQUESTRATION PASSES APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

(WASHINGTON, DC) - The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment offered by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today that calls for the end to automatic budget cuts known as sequestration. "Part of our jobs in Congress is to review the federal budget and make tough decisions," said Senator Shaheen. "We need to address our deficit and rein in our spending, but it's been abundantly clear since sequestration was proposed that this method of blind budget cutting is not the prudent appro… Continue Reading


June 10, 2015

SHAHEEN INCLUDES NH PRIORITIES IN AGENCY FUNDING BILLS

(Washington, DC) - The Senate Appropriations Committee approved through subcommittee the annual Department of Defense, and Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bills for FY2016. These bills include key priorities for New Hampshire put forward by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The Department of Defense funding bill includes support for New Hampshire National Guard's Deployment Cycle Support Care Coordination Program (DCSCCP) and the procurement of KC-46A tankers and Virginia-class … Continue Reading


June 08, 2015

AT GE IN HOOKSETT, SENATORS SHAHEEN, CANTWELL, AND AYOTTE CALL FOR REAUTHORIZATION OF EXPORT-IMPORT BANK

High quality versions of these photos are available here and here. (HOOKSETT, NH) - Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) were joined by their colleague Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) as they met with New Hampshire businesses at GE Aviation in Hooksett, NH to discuss the impact of failing to reauthorize the Export-Import bank. The Export-Import Bank is set to expire on June 30th unless Congress acts. "Exports are critical to New Hampshire's economy and the Export-Import Bank … Continue Reading


June 05, 2015

SENATE ADOPTS SHAHEEN AMENDMENTS ON ANTHRAX & LONG-TERM DUTY RULES TO MUST-PASS DEFENSE LEGISLATION

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Yesterday, the Senate adopted two of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) amendments to must-pass legislation establishing our national defense policy. The first, calls for accountability from the Department of Defense on the recent disclosure that the military mistakenly shipped live anthrax to numerous laboratories in the U.S. and around the globe over a course of eight years or more. The second, provides a much-needed assessment of a new Department of Defense policy to redu… Continue Reading


June 04, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT AFTER SENATE VOTE ON SAME-SEX VA BENEFITS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the failure of the Senate to pass her amendment that would have extended veterans benefits to same-sex couples and their families regardless of where they live: "It's tremendously disappointing that the Senate would quietly vote to deny important benefits for those who have served our country in uniform and their families," said Shaheen. "Veterans served their country bravely, and yet some are deprived … Continue Reading


June 04, 2015

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PROTECT PREGNANT WORKERS FROM WORKPLACE DISCIRMINATION

Washington DC- Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation that would protect pregnant workers from workplace discrimination. The bill was introduced with Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Dean Heller (R-NV). Click here for video from today's press conference. The Supreme Court decision in the case of Young v. UPS left the workplace rights of pregnant workers uncertain. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would address legal ambiguities and hel… Continue Reading


June 04, 2015

SHAHEEN LEADS SENATE LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT: PUT A WOMAN ON THE TWENTY

(Washington, DC) - Today on social media, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced that she's sending a letter from the Senate to President Obama urging him to begin the process for putting a women on the $20 dollar bill. The letter was signed by supporters of Shaheen's Women on the Twenty Act which include U.S. Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Angus King (I-ME), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Tammy Baldwin (WI) and reads: … Continue Reading


June 04, 2015

FRIDAY IN CONCORD: SHAHEEN TO HOST ROUNDTABLE ON PREGNANT WORKERS FAIRNESS ACT

Later at Belmont High School Shaheen to speak to ninth grade students about American Government During the afternoon in Meredith Shaheen to visit Hermit Woods Winery to promote New Hampshire tourism season U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will host a roundtable discussion on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act at 10:00 a.m. in Concord. Shaheen will be joined by members of the New Hampshire Women's Foundation, General Electric and other stakeholders to discuss her bill to ensure that pregnan… Continue Reading


June 03, 2015

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES AMENDMENT CALLING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY ON MISTAKEN ANTHRAX SHIPMENTS

WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that calls for accountability from the Department of Defense on the recent disclosure that the military mistakenly shipped live anthrax to a minimum of 28 laboratories located in at least 12 states and 3 countries over a course of eight years or more. "With the scope of this problem still unknown and the high likelihood that there are still packages unaccounted for… Continue Reading


June 02, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF NSA SURVEILLANCE REFORMS

(Washington, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made the following statement after the Senate passed the USA Freedom Act by a vote of 67-32: "I'm pleased that the Senate has finally passed common sense reforms to the Patriot Act that will better protect the privacy of American citizens while maintaining the ability of the intelligence community to protect our nation. The USA Freedom Act strikes an important balance between national security and civil liberties."… Continue Reading


June 02, 2015

SHAHEEN, RUBIO WELCOME HOUSE PASSAGE OF GIRLS COUNT ACT, CALL FOR PRESIDENT’S SIGNATURE

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) welcome last night's passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of the "Girls Count Act," a bill they introduced earlier this year directing current U.S. foreign assistance programming to support the rights of women and girls in developing countries by working to establish birth registries in their countries. Having passed in the Senate last week, the bill now awaits the President's signature to become law. "All w… Continue Reading


May 28, 2015

Shaheen, Vitter Recognize Small Business Winners of 2015 Tibbetts Awards

(Washington, DC) -U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Ranking Member of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBC) and Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of SBC, today recognized the winners of the 2015 Tibbetts Awards, which include twenty-three small businesses, six individuals, and three supporting organizations for their roles in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. "The Small Business Innovation Research and S… Continue Reading


May 23, 2015

Shaheen, Rubio Welcome Senate Passage Of Girls Count Act

Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) welcomed last night's Senate passage of the "Girls Count Act," a bill they introduced earlier this year to address the lack of birth registry systems around the world that leaves approximately 51 million children annually without being registered at birth, most of whom are girls. Proof of birth verifies a child's citizenship, nationality, place of birth, parentage and age, which are critical to ensuring children remain… Continue Reading


May 22, 2015

SHAHEEN VETERAN PRIORITIES INCLUDED IN APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE BILL

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Yesterday, provisions supporting New Hampshire veterans authored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) were included in the Senate Appropriations Committee bill for FY 2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies. Shaheen, who is a member of the committee, included amendments in the bill which will support access to healthcare for veterans and improve veterans' legal services. "We owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women who have served our country… Continue Reading


May 22, 2015

SENATOR SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF TRADE LEGISLATION

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Tonight, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on her vote for passage of trade legislation: "I voted yes on the trade bill tonight because it's an opportunity to set high standards for future trade agreements, which can help New Hampshire businesses compete and increase their exports. The bill directs that future trade agreements should secure strong environmental, labor and human rights protections from our trading partners, and a recently passed en… Continue Reading


May 22, 2015

SHAHEEN SECURES INCREASED FUNDING FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY PRIORITIES IN APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE BILL

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, included increased funding for several energy efficiency priorities in the Committee's Energy and Water Development FY 2016 bill. "Energy efficiency is the most cost-effective way to meet our energy needs, create job growth and improve our nation's energy security," Shaheen said. "This appropriations bill, while not perfect, increases funding for important energy efficiency advance… Continue Reading


May 22, 2015

AYOTTE AND SHAHEEN TO HOST FORUM ON VETERANS CHOICE CARD PROGRAM

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) invite New Hampshire veterans to attend a public forum on Tuesday, May 26, at Saint Anselm College with officials from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to discuss the Veterans Choice Card program. New Hampshire veterans will have an opportunity to hear directly from VA officials and ask questions regarding their health care options under the Veterans Choice Card program. Representatives from VA New England… Continue Reading

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