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May 13, 2015

SHAHEEN AND AYOTTE INCLUDE NH PRIORITIES IN DEFENSE BILL

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Chair and member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support, respectively, worked together to include New Hampshire priorities in the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act during the subcommittee's consideration of the bill on Tuesday. The bill is now being considered by the full Senate Armed Services Committee. The Senators again rejected the Administration's reques… Continue Reading


May 12, 2015

SHAHEEN VOTES AGAINST PROCEEDING TO FAST TRACK TRADE LEGISLATION

(WASHINGTON, DC) - After voting against cloture on the motion to proceed to Trade Promotion Authority legislation, Senator Shaheen made the following statement: "The Senate Finance Committee passed a package of trade bills that included provisions to level the playing field for American workers and businesses, including measures to address currency manipulation and properly enforce trade agreements. Unfortunately, the Republican leadership in the Senate did not bring the entire Finance Committ… Continue Reading


May 12, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON RETIREMENT OF MANCHESTER POLICE CHIEF DAVID MARA

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the announced retirement of Manchester Police Chief David Mara: "Police Chief David Mara has demonstrated incredible commitment to the city of Manchester and its residents during his tenure leading the Department. Since 1986, David has served Manchester in uniform and has earned the respect and trust of its people while facing incredible challenges such as the growing problem of heroin and prescription dru… Continue Reading


May 12, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF MURDER OF OFFICER STEPHEN ARKELL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the murder of Brentwood Police Officer Stephen Arkell: "Today, I join with all of New Hampshire to remember the tragic death of Officer Stephen Arkell. Officer Arkell was senselessly murdered while answering the call of duty and bravely protecting his community. We will always be grateful for his heroism and commitment. Today my thoughts are with his wife, two daughters, his f… Continue Reading


May 12, 2015

SENATOR SHAHEEN CONGRATULATES WOMEN ON 20s MOVEMENT ON VOTE

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today congratulated the Women on 20s grassroots movement for mobilizing more than 600,000 people to vote for the woman they'd like to see on the $20 bill. With Mother's Day as the deadline for voting, the Women on 20s movement today announced Harriet Tubman as the winner of their online poll. Women on 20s also recently announced a new online initiative to urge action by the President using the hashtag #DearMrPresident. "Thanks to this extremely s… Continue Reading


May 11, 2015

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES BILL TO HELP VETERANS THROUGH DISABILITY CLAIMS APPEALS PROCESS

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced a bill to help improve the quality and consistency of U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) disability claims appeals and help address the VA's oldest pending claims. Specifically, the bill would improve and expand pro bono legal services for veterans during their appeals process, and provide the Secretary of Veterans Affairs with additional authority to expedite consideration of unreasonably delayed claims. "It's appall… Continue Reading


May 11, 2015

AT SEWALLS FALLS BRIDGE, SHAHEEN CALLS FOR LONG-TERM FUNDING FOR NH INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

(CONCORD, N.H.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today visited Sewalls Falls Bridge in East Concord to discuss the need for long-term federal transportation funding to replace the aging bridge and other critical infrastructure projects across New Hampshire. Shaheen was joined by Concord Mayor Jim Bouley and other city officials. "The problem is pretty simple: If there isn't a real commitment to finance repairs of our roads and bridges, they don't get fixed," said Shaheen. "The Sewalls Falls… Continue Reading


May 08, 2015

CO-CHAIRS OF FORMER GOVERNORS CAUCUS CALL FOR INVESTMENTS IN U.S. INFRASTRUCTURE

(WASHINGTON, DC) - In advance of Infrastructure Week, the Co-chairs of the Former Governors Caucus sent a letter calling on their colleagues in the Senate to commit to fully funding national infrastructure and avoid the kinds of short-term fixes that have become routine in recent years. The Senators noted that economists estimate that increasing infrastructure funding by one percent of real GDP would increase economic output over a three year period by $240 billion and add 730,000 jobs in 2015 … Continue Reading


May 08, 2015

NEW HAMPSHIRE AWARDED MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL FISHERY DISASTER RELIEF

Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) welcomed an announcement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that New Hampshire will receive more than $1 million in fishery disaster relief to support New Hampshire's fishing industry, which have been struggling under onerous federal catch limits. The $1,044,351 that was made available by NOAA this week, follows $2.3 million in fishery disaster funds released to New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine las… Continue Reading


May 08, 2015

MONDAY IN CONCORD: SHAHEEN TO CALL FOR FEDERAL RESOURCES TO REPLACE SEWALLS FALLS BRIDGE

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will visit Sewalls Falls Bridge in Concord, on Monday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the need for long-term, stable federal transportation funding to replace the aging bridge. Sewalls Falls Bridge, originally constructed in 1915, was closed in December after it was deemed unsafe for traffic. Prior to its closing the bridge's weight limit had been downgraded to 3 tons, a move that lengthened emergency response times to certain areas of Concord. Shaheen will be… Continue Reading


May 08, 2015

SHAHEEN HIGHLIGHTS SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES AT ABLE EBENEZER BREWING COMPANY IN MERRIMACK

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, visited Able Ebenezer Brewing Company in Merrimack today, to highlight National Small Business Week and the resources available by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to small businesses and entrepreneurs. "Small businesses like Able Ebenezer are the backbone of New Hampshire's economy," said Shaheen. "This veteran-owned business is making delicious beer and c… Continue Reading


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

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