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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


May 22, 2015

TUESDAY IN BEDFORD: SHAHEEN TO ADDRESS THE NEW ENGLAND COUNCIL’S CONGRESSIONAL LUNCHEON

Earlier in Portsmouth, Shaheen will tour Strawbery Banke to highlight New Hampshire tourism Later in Manchester, Senators Shaheen and Ayotte will host forum on Veterans Choice Card Program U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will address the New England Council's Congressional Luncheon at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford on Tuesday, May 26, at 12:00 p.m. Shaheen will highlight her efforts to promote small business growth and job creation in New Hampshire. Earlier, Shaheen will visit Stra… Continue Reading


May 21, 2015

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE WELCOME CONFIRMATION OF MARK SCARANO TO THE NORTHERN BORDER REGIONAL COMMISSION

(WASHINGTON - DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Mark Scarano of Ashland as Federal Co-chairperson of the Northern Border Regional Commission: "Mark Scarano's confirmation to the Northern Border Regional Commission is great news for New Hampshire's North Country and the entire Northern Forest region," said Shaheen and Ayotte. "The Northern Forest region faces economic challenges and stands to benefit from… Continue Reading


May 20, 2015

SHAHEEN AND AYOTTE TO HOST FORUM ON VETERANS CHOICE CARD PROGRAM

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-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


May 19, 2015

ON SENATE FLOOR, SHAHEEN URGES ACTION ON HER AMENDMENTS TO TRADE BILL

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - During floor debate today about the Trade Promotion Authority legislation currently under consideration by the U.S. Senate, Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) urged her colleagues to support two of her amendments to the legislation: the first, would boost small business exports and make sure that trade agreements work for small businesses, and the second, would eliminate a wasteful and duplicative government program on catfish regulation. Video of her remarks are availabl… Continue Reading


May 15, 2015

SHAHEEN APPOINTED TO U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY BOARD

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will serve on the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Naval Academy which provides broad oversight for morale, discipline, curriculum, instruction, equipment, fiscal affairs and other matters. Shaheen was appointed this week by Vice President Joe Biden. "It's hard to overstate the importance of our military service academies as they prepare the next generation of leaders to defend our country," said Shaheen. "It is an honor to assist in oversight o… Continue Reading


May 14, 2015

SHAHEEN PRIORITIES MAKE IT INTO COMMITTEE-APPROVED DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL

(Washington, D.C.) - This afternoon, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), critical legislation to fund U.S. national security priorities and direct defense policy on issues ranging from pay and compensation for servicemembers to support for European allies threatened by Russian aggression. The legislation included several key national defense priorities put forward by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), several of which will… Continue Reading


May 14, 2015

CONGRESS PASSES SHAHEEN, AYOTTE BILL TO HELP FAMILIES OF FALLEN PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate today unanimously passed legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) that will ensure that death benefits paid to the families of public safety officers who lose their lives in the line of duty are not subject to federal income tax. The House of Representatives passed the legislation on Tuesday, and it now heads to the president to be signed into law. Last week, Ayotte and Shaheen met with local public safety officers i… Continue Reading


May 14, 2015

SHAHEEN PROPOSES TRADE AMENDMENT TO BOOST SMALL BUSINESS EXPORTS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, has introduced an amendment to the Trade Promotion Authority legislation currently under consideration by the U.S. Senate that would boost exports by U.S. small businesses and make sure that trade agreements work for small businesses. The amendment takes a number of steps to help small businesses take advantage of trade, such as reauthorizing the State Trade a… Continue Reading


May 14, 2015

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES ACCESS TO QUALITY DIABETES EDUCATION ACT

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced the Access to Quality Diabetes Education Act legislation that would expand access to care for seniors with diabetes. "Chronic diseases, like diabetes, are the number one driver of healthcare costs in America," said Senator Shaheen. "One in every ten health care dollars and one in every three Medicare dollars in our country is spent on patients with diabetes. Education and care are critical for both improving the quality of… Continue Reading


May 13, 2015

VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE HEARS SHAHEEN’S TESTIMONY ON CHARLIE MORGAN ACT

(WASHGINTON, D.C.) - The U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs today heard testimony from Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) who made the case for the Charlie Morgan Equal Treatment Act, legislation extending veterans benefits to same-sex couples and their families regardless of where they live. During the committee hearing, Aleks Morosky, Deputy Legislative Director, National Legislative Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), announced his organization's support for the bill. Video of Senator… Continue Reading


May 13, 2015

SENATORS SHAHEEN AND COCHRAN INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN ON-THE-JOB TRAINING BILL

(Washington, DC) ­- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would help Americans find new jobs and update their skills through on-the-job training (OJT) programs. The On-the-Job Training Act of 2015 authorizes the Department of Labor to award competitive grants to establish and support local OJT programs, which have been demonstrated to be the most effective training model to help people gain the skills they need to get and kee… Continue Reading

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