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April 17, 2015

SHAHEEN STAFF TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS IN ALTON, LEBANON, LITTLETON, WINCHESTER, PELHAM, ROCHESTER

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours next week in Alton, Lebanon, Littleton, Winchester, Pelham and Rochester. Specifically, staff will be available: Monday, April 20 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Alton Tuesday, April 21 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Lebanon Wednesday, April 22 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Littleton Wednesday, April 22 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Winchester Thursday, April 23 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Pelham Thursday, April 23 from 11… Continue Reading


April 17, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF SHERIFF MICHAEL DOWNING

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of Rockingham County Sheriff Michael Downing: "Billy and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Sheriff Michael Downing. Public service runs deep in the Downing family and Sheriff Downing proudly carried on that legacy through his honorable service as a member of the armed forces, a state trooper, Salem police officer, state representative, state senator and Rockingham County Sheriff. His dedication to our cou… Continue Reading


April 15, 2015

SENATE REAFFIRMS SUPPORT FOR ENDING DISCRIMINATION AGAINST SAME-SEX MILITARY COUPLES

(WASHINGTON, DC) - This evening, the United States Senate voted in favor of a motion ending a discriminatory statute that limits Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits for same-sex couples. Currently, families in states where same-sex marriages are not recognized remain ineligible for certain VA benefits. The motion also supports extending Social Security benefits to same-sex couples. The language of the motion reflects the Shaheen-authored Charlie Morgan Act and directs Members of the Hou… Continue Reading


April 15, 2015

ON TAX DAY, SHAHEEN INTRODUCES BILL TO SIMPLIFY TAX RETURN

(Washington, DC) - Today, on tax filing day, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced legislation to streamline the federal tax return process. Shaheen's Simpler Tax Filing Act would pave the way for the Internal Revenue Service to provide many tax filers with a one-page tax return already filled out with the taxpayer's information, known as a "simple return," in turn saving American taxpayers billions in tax preparation fees. "My bill is based on a simple idea: it should be easy to do … Continue Reading


April 15, 2015

SHAHEEN: IT’S TIME TO PUT A WOMAN ON THE TWENTY DOLLAR BILL

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Yesterday, on Equal Pay Day, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced S. 925 the Women on the Twenty Act, legislation that would direct the Secretary of the Treasury to convene a panel of citizens to recommend a woman whose likeness would be featured on a new twenty dollar bill. The legislation complements a grassroots campaign, Women on 20s (or "W20"), which has garnered hundreds of thousands of online votes in support of the change. "Our paper currency is an important … Continue Reading


April 14, 2015

AT SENATORS’ REQUEST, PENTAGON AGREES TO RETURN TO FAMILIES THE REMAINS OF SAILORS KILLED AT PEARL HARBOR

WASHINGTON - Today, after more than a year-long effort led by U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced that the remains of up to 388 sailors and Marines who lost their lives aboard the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor will be exhumed in response to the wishes of the families of those lost. Last Congress, Murphy, Ayotte, … Continue Reading


April 14, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON IRAN LEGISLATION

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on unanimous passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: "All members of the Senate share the same goal: ensuring that Iran does not develop a nuclear weapon. I continue to believe the ongoing P5+1 negotiations are the best way to reach that goal. The bipartisan legislation I voted on today ensures Congress plays a vital role in reviewing the implementat… Continue Reading


April 02, 2015

SHAHEEN LAUDS ANNOUNCEMENT OF NORTH COUNTRY CELL SERVICE PROJECT

(WHITEFIELD, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined state and local officials this afternoon to announce a project that will expand cell and broadband service to communities in northern New Hampshire. The project will utilize "WiFi Extender" technology that uses existing communication towers and provides "carrier neutral" 4G LTE voice and data service and high-capacity broadband with a much lower infrastructure investment. "The expansion of cell and broadband service in the North Count… Continue Reading


April 02, 2015

SHAHEEN: EXPORTS CRITICAL TO PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH, JOB CREATION

(CONCORD, NH) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Boyle Energy Services & Technology to discuss the importance of promoting exports for New Hampshire's economy and job creation. Shaheen discussed her legislation, the Promoting U.S. Jobs through Exports Act of 2015, which would provide long-term certainty for small businesses by extending the Export-Import Bank through 2022, continuing the bank's ability to provide businesses with tools they need to compete in the global m… Continue Reading


April 02, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SENATE SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMMITTEE

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the announcement that she will serve as Ranking Member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship: "When I came to the Senate, I asked to join the Small Business Committee because small businesses are the backbone of our economy. On the Committee, my priority has been helping small businesses grow by improving their access to credit, enhancing their ability to reach new markets overseas, and increa… Continue Reading


April 02, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON OUTLINE OF IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the announcement of a framework for a comprehensive nuclear deal between the international community and Iran: "The announcement of a framework for a comprehensive agreement to limit Iran's nuclear program is a positive development. I look forward to closely reviewing the framework and continuing my work, as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to ensure that Iran cannot develop nuclear weapons."… Continue Reading


April 01, 2015

THURSDAY IN WHITEFIELD: SHAHEEN TO ANNOUNCE NORTH COUNTRY CELL PHONE PROJECT

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will join state and local officials to announce a grant to expand cell service and high-speed broadband in northern New Hampshire in Whitefield at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 2. Through a public-private partnership cell service will be extended through the North Country using "WiFi Extender" technology that uses existing communications towers and provides "carrier neutral" 4G LTE voice and data service and high-capacity broadband with a much lower infrastructure … Continue Reading


March 31, 2015

WEDNESDAY IN ROCHESTER: SHAHEEN TO TOUR GREAT BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND ACADEMIC CENTER

Later in Concord, Shaheen to meet with Boyle Energy leadership, tour facilities U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will visit Great Bay Community College's Advanced Technology and Academic Center at 10:20 a.m. in Rochester on Wednesday, April 1. Shaheen will discuss the success of the Advanced Technology and Academic Center and her efforts to promote job training programs at the federal level. Later, Shaheen will visit Boyle Energy Services & Technology at 1:15 p.m. in Concord to highl… Continue Reading


March 31, 2015

SHAHEEN TO HOLD TOWN HALL MEETING IN COLEBROOK

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will host a Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m. in Colebrook to discuss her work in the Senate and the concerns of area residents. Shaheen will take questions from the audience and the event is open to the public. For more information or to RSVP please call (603) 647-7500. Members of the media planning to attend should RSVP to Nick Brown at Nick_Brown@Shaheen.senate.gov. Colebrook Town Hall Meeting WHO: U.S. Senator Jeann… Continue Reading


March 30, 2015

TUESDAY IN LACONIA: SHAHEEN TO HOST ROUNDTABLE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT, TREATMENT PROVIDERS ON NEW HAMPSHIRE HEROIN AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

Later in Derry, Shaheen to visit Pinkerton Academy to highlight STEM education legislation In Portsmouth, Shaheen to be honored by The New England Educational Opportunity Association U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will host a roundtable to discuss efforts to address New Hampshire's growing heroin and prescription drug abuse epidemic at the Laconia Police Department at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 31. Shaheen will be joined by law enforcement officials and treatment providers to discuss ways… Continue Reading


March 27, 2015

SHAHEEN, PORTMAN TARGETED ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL PASSES SENATE

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Bipartisan energy efficiency legislation authored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today passed the U.S. Senate. The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 contains key energy efficiency provisions that will strengthen the economy and reduce pollution. The provisions that passed today come from H.R. 2126, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives with overwhelming support last Congress. "Energy efficiency has received such strong bipart… Continue Reading


March 27, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SENATE BUDGET VOTE

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on Senate passage of a fiscal year 2016 budget: "The Senate Republican budget is out of touch with the values of middle class families in New Hampshire. It fails to address urgent problems facing our economy, like job creation, student loan debt or our declining infrastructure, while making cuts to vital programs for seniors and families working hard to get ahead. In addition, this budget does nothing to repl… Continue Reading


March 26, 2015

SENATE EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR SHAHEEN PROVISION TO END DISCRIMINATION AGAINST SAME-SEX MILITARY COUPLES

(WASHINGTON, DC) - This evening the United States Senate passed a budget amendment introduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Patty Murray (D-WA) that supports ending a discriminatory statute that limits Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits for same-sex couples. Currently, families in states where same-sex marriages are not recognized remain ineligible for certain VA benefits. The amendment also supports extending Social Security benefits to same-sex coupl… Continue Reading


March 26, 2015

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES AMENDMENT TO BAR LGBT DISCRIMINATION IN JURY SELECTION

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has introduced a budget amendment that would prevent discrimination against LGBT citizens during the federal jury selection process. The legislation, which was introduced as standalone legislation with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) earlier this year, would prohibit striking jurors in federal courts on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. "Every citizen has the right and responsibility to take part in our judicial system and sit… Continue Reading


March 26, 2015

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES BUDGET AMENDMENT TO COMBAT HEROIN ADDICTION

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) yesterday introduced an amendment to the Senate fiscal year 2016 federal budget that would create a deficit-neutral reserve fund to address the growing heroin addiction epidemic. The fund would be used to combat heroin addiction by supporting prevention, enforcement, interdiction and recovery efforts across the country. According to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NHDHHS), the number of people admitted to state trea… Continue Reading

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