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May 07, 2015

SHAHEEN: IRAN LEGISLATION PASSED BY SENATE WILL ENSURE PROPER ROLE FOR CONGRESS

(Washington, DC)-After passage of legislation in the Senate that would allow Congress to review a potential nuclear deal with Iran, Senator Shaheen made the following statement: "I'm very pleased that the Senate has passed legislation, nearly unanimously, that reaffirms Congress's proper role in providing oversight of the President's foreign policy, while still allowing the administration to pursue a hard-nosed agreement with Iran to curtail its nuclear capabilities," said Shaheen. "There is br… Continue Reading


May 07, 2015

FRIDAY IN MERRIMACK AND BEDFORD: SHAHEEN TO HIGHLIGHT SMALL BUSINESS WEEK AT ABLE EBENEZER BREWING COMPANY & HOST ROUNDTABLE ON PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER SURVIVOR BENEFITS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business Committee, will visit Able Ebenezer Brewing Company in Merrimack Friday, May 8, at 1:00 p.m. Shaheen will highlight National Small Business Week and the resources available by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Able Ebenezer Brewing Company is a veteran owned small business that opened its doors in 2014 and took advantage of the Patriot Express loan guarantee program throug… Continue Reading


May 06, 2015

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO SPUR EFFICIENT ENERGY PRODUCTION

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced the Heat Efficiency through Applied Technology (HEAT) Act, legislation that would address the major regulatory barriers hampering the deployment of heat recovery technologies, such as combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP). By making efficient use of energy that would otherwise be wasted, CHP and WHP reduce operating costs for facilities like hospitals, universities and manufacturing plants. "Deployin… Continue Reading


May 06, 2015

SHAHEEN STAFF MEMBER HONORED FOR DEDICATION TO PUBLIC SERVICE

(May 6, 2015 - Chuck Henderson, 2015 Congressman John Joseph Moakley Award for Exemplary Public Service recipient) (Boston, MA) - Today at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Chuck Henderson received the Greater Boston Federal Executive Board's Congressman John Joseph Moakley Award for Exemplary Public Service. Henderson serves as Special Assistant for Policy and Projects to U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and was honored for his dedication and work on behalf of New Hamp… Continue Reading


May 05, 2015

AFTER PASSAGE OF RESOLUTION, SHAHEEN DENOUNCES UNNECESSARY DELAY IN RECOGNIZING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Following passage by unanimous consent this evening of a resolution recognizing March 8th as International Women's Day, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) decried the nearly two month delay it took to get Senate approval: "Protecting and empowering women is critical because when women succeed families, communities and societies succeed," Shaheen said. "So, it's disappointing to see some in the Senate choose to delay this resolution by raising irrelevant objections related to … Continue Reading


May 05, 2015

PRESS RELEASE: SHAHEEN: DUNFORD AN EXCELLENT CHOICE FOR CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS

(Washington, DC) - After the President announced his nomination of General Joseph Dunford and General Paul Selva to serve as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made the following statement: "Marine General Joseph Dunford, a native New Englander, has earned broad respect throughout the armed forces, Congress and the administration for his exemplary service at all levels of the military and his leadership in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Shaheen. … Continue Reading


April 30, 2015

SHAHEEN SUPPORTS INCREASING MINIMUM WAGE TO $12 BY 2020

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Today U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) offered her support to legislation raising the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $12.00 by the year 2020. The Raise the Wage Act, of which Shaheen is an original cosponsor, would increase wages for nearly thirty eight million Americans. The legislation would be particularly beneficial to New Hampshire, which does not have a state minimum wage law and instead relies on the current federal minimum wage. "No one who is working full time… Continue Reading


April 30, 2015

PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNS TARGETED SHAHEEN-PORTMAN BILL INTO LAW

(Washington, D.C.) - This afternoon, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) attended a ceremony at the White House today where President Obama signed into law her bipartisan energy efficiency legislation. The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, introduced by Shaheen with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), passed the Senate in March and the House earlier this month. "Granite Staters want to see Washington working together for the good of New Hampshire and the country," said Shaheen. "Today, the President… Continue Reading


April 30, 2015

King, Shaheen, Rounds Announce Former Governors Caucus for 114th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) announced the membership of the Former Governors Caucus for the 114th Congress. The caucus, which will be chaired by King, Shaheen, and Rounds, is a coalition of lawmakers who want to use their experience as former state executives to work together in pursuit of practical and pragmatic solutions to the nation's problems. "Nothing can get done in the Senate without bipartisan support,"… Continue Reading


April 30, 2015

FRIDAY IN LONDONDERRY: DAY AFTER ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL TO BE SIGNED INTO LAW, SHAHEEN WILL VISIT BOSCH THERMOTECHNOLOGY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will visit and tour Bosch Thermotechnology Corporation in Londonderry on Friday morning to highlight the effects of Senator Shaheen's Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, which is expected to be signed into law by the President this afternoon. Bosch applies high energy efficiency standards to their manufacturing facilities and is an industry leader in producing energy efficient heating and cooling systems. Media planning to attend should RSVP to Nick Bro… Continue Reading


April 30, 2015

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF FISHERY DISASTER FUNDS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced this afternoon that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released $2.3 million in fishery disaster funds to New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine. "Today's announcement is good news for New Hampshire's fishing industry and the entire seacoast region," said the Senators. "These long-awaited funds are so important for supporting members of the fishing community that have been struggl… Continue Reading


April 29, 2015

SHAHEEN INVITES NEW HAMPSHIRE MANUFACTURER VELCRO USA TO DISCUSS BENEFITS OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY WITH SENATE COMMITTEE

(April 29, 2014- Top: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Mark Sawitsky, Director of Global Engineering and Quality, Velcro USA. Bottom: Mark Sawitsky testifies before the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee.) (WASHINGTON, DC) - This morning, the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee heard from Velcro USA, whose North American manufacturing and innovation facilities are based in Manchester and Somersworth, New Hampshire, during a meeting chaired by U.S. Senator Jean… Continue Reading


April 29, 2015

RANKING MEMBER SHAHEEN QUESTIONS HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JEH JOHNSON ON DEPARTMENT FUNDING

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), today questioned DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson on the needs of this agency as the committee considers FY2016 appropriations. Shaheen specifically highlighted the need to balance important priorities such as border security, cyber security and addressing the threat of terrorism and natural disasters in the face of difficult budget constraints. … Continue Reading


April 29, 2015

Senators Scott and Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Protect Small Businesses from Potential Healthcare Premium Increases

Washington - U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), both members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today introduced legislation designed to protect America's small businesses from potential healthcare premium increases under the Affordable Care Act. The Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act, S.1099, would allow states to maintain the current small group market definition, which applies to businesses with up to 50 employees, in … Continue Reading


April 29, 2015

Senators Scott and Shaheen Introduce Legislation to Protect Small Businesses from Potential Healthcare Premium Increases

Washington - U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), both members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, today introduced legislation designed to protect America's small businesses from potential healthcare premium increases under the Affordable Care Act. The Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees (PACE) Act, S.1099, would allow states to maintain the current small group market definition, which applies to businesses with up to 50 employees, in … Continue Reading


April 29, 2015

RANKING MEMBER SHAHEEN: THE INTENT OF THE ACA IS CLEAR

(WASHINGTON, DC) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee (SBC), made the following statement after the SBC held a hearing on the King v. Burwell case before the Supreme Court and the potential impact a ruling in favor of the plaintiffs could have on small businesses. The plaintiffs argue that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) only allows health care premium subsidies for individuals who purchased a plan on a state… Continue Reading


April 28, 2015

SHAHEEN ON SENATE FLOOR: IF BIPARTISAN NATURE OF IRAN LEGISLATION ERODES, IT WILL NO LONGER MERIT MY SUPPORT

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made the following statement on the Senate Floor today during the debate on legislation that requires the President to submit to Congress for review any final agreement with Iran to curtail its nuclear program. The bill under consideration passed unanimously out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, of which Senator Shaheen is a member. In her remarks, she urged her colleagues to maintain the legislation's carefully crafted bipartisan ag… Continue Reading


April 27, 2015

SHAHEEN ASKS GIRLS IN NASHUA: WHAT WOMAN WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ON THE $20 BILL?

(NASHUA, NH) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) had a conversation with girls participating in Girls Inc. programs in Nashua about important women in U.S. history. Senator Shaheen also discussed her recently introduced legislation that would finally have a woman represented on our paper currency, the Women on Twenty Act. During the interactive discussion, Senator Shaheen talked about several inspiring women she thought would be good candidates to be depicted on the next twenty … Continue Reading


April 23, 2015

SHAHEEN ON LYNCH APPROVAL AS ATTORNEY GENERAL: HISTORY WAS FINALLY MADE TODAY

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen made the following comments after Loretta Lynch was confirmed by the Senate as U.S. Attorney General by a vote of 56-43. Shaheen voted in favor of her confirmation. "The Senate has made history today by not only confirming an extraordinary candidate for Attorney General, but the first African-American woman to hold that position. Ms. Lynch has sterling credentials, a life-long devotion to public service and exhibited tremendous patience throughout the u… Continue Reading


April 23, 2015

IN FIRST MARKUP OF 114th CONGRESS, SMALL BUSINESS RANKING MEMBER SHAHEEN APPLAUDS PROGRESS ON LEGISLATION

(WASHINGTON, DC) -- Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship held its first legislative markup of the 114th Congress and approved 8 bills unanimously for consideration by the full Senate. Following the hearing, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the newly appointed Ranking Member of the Committee, congratulated the Chairman and the Committee on the quick progress that has already been made in advancing legislation to help the nation's small businesses: "Small Businesses ar… Continue Reading

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