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December 16, 2014

SHAHEEN NOMINATES NEW HAMPSHIRE STUDENTS FOR UNITED STATES SERVICE ACADEMIES

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has nominated 41 New Hampshire students to the United States Service Academies. The nominees will next be considered by the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and West Point. "These young men and women are already making valuable contributions to their communities and have demonstrated an incredible commitment to service," Shaheen said. "It's an honor to recognize and nominate each of them." The full li… Continue Reading


December 13, 2014

SHAHEEN VOTES FOR BIPARTISAN APPROPRIATIONS BILL WITH IMPORTANT NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIORITIES

(Washington, DC) - Tonight U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) voted in favor of a bipartisan appropriations bill that funds most government operations through the 2015 fiscal year. "The spending bill we passed tonight invests in strategic priorities that will support job creation, economic growth and our national security," said Shaheen. "It is far from perfect, but it is the product of a bipartisan compromise that in my mind was better than any alternative. I'm disappointed by certain provisio… Continue Reading


December 12, 2014

DEFENSE BILL INCLUDES SHAHEEN PRIORITIES SUPPORTING NEW HAMPSHIRE SERVICE MEMBERS, ECONOMY

(Washington, D.C.) - The U.S. Senate today approved (89-11) the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes key national defense priorities put forward by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) that will strengthen Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Pease Air National Guard Base and also encourage women's business ownership. The annual defense bill authorizes all Department of Defense (DOD) programs and major defense policies and includes bipartisan proposals from Shaheen … Continue Reading


December 12, 2014

Shaheen, Portman Bill to Reform Efficiency Standard Headed to the President for Signature

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) announced that their bill which makes technical corrections to External Power Supply (EPS) efficiency standards has passed the Senate and is now headed to the President for signature. The bipartisan EPS Service Parts Act of 2014 extends current energy efficiency standards so manufacturers can continue to produce, distribute and service energy efficient EPS for older, out of production products. By allowing conti… Continue Reading


December 11, 2014

SHAHEEN VOTES FOR TARGETED AUTHORIZATION OF MILITARY FORCE AGAINST ISIS

(Washington, DC) - Today in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) voted in favor of a new Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) to confront the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The carefully tailored AUMF is a three-year authorization against ISIS and associated forces and prohibits the use of ground troops except in limited, defined circumstances. The committee legislation also repeals the 2002 Iraq AUMF and sets a three-year sunset on th… Continue Reading


December 08, 2014

DEFENSE BILL INCLUDES SHAHEEN, AYOTTE PRIORITIES TO STRENGTHEN PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD, PEASE

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced today that the negotiated version of the fiscal year (FY) 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes provisions championed by the senators that will strengthen Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Pease Air National Guard Base. The annual defense bill includes provisions Shaheen and Ayotte fought for that authorize funding for the KC-46A aerial refue… Continue Reading


December 04, 2014

SHAHEEN, CANTWELL AND GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE INCLUSION OF WOMEN’S SMALL BUSINESS PROCUREMENT PARITY ACT IN NATIONAL DEFENSE BILL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today announced that the Women's Small Business Procurement Parity Act has been included in the FY2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Their legislation would encourage women's business ownership and give women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) more opportunities to win federal contracts. It would provide tools available under other contracting programs to help federal agencies mee… Continue Reading


December 03, 2014

SENATORS CASEY, SHAHEEN URGE SUPREME COURT TO PROTECT EXPECTING MOTHERS

(Washington, DC) - This morning, as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments in Peggy Young v. UPS, a pregnancy discrimination case, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) called on the Court to protect working pregnant women across the United States. The case could determine whether and when the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires an employer to make reasonable accommodations for a pregnant worker out of a medical need. "Women make up nearly half of the workfo… Continue Reading


November 24, 2014

IN NORTH COUNTRY, SHAHEEN PROMOTES TOURISM AND CLEAN ENERGY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) discussed jobs supported by tourism and clean energy today at stops in the North Country. Shaheen toured the interactive science exhibit at the Mt. Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center in North Conway where she discussed New Hampshire's tourism industry, and later met with employees at Burgess BioPower in Berlin. At both locations, Shaheen discussed how to create and support North Country jobs. "Burgess BioPower has made exceptional progress in tran… Continue Reading


November 24, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SECRETARY HAGEL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's resignation: "I have the utmost respect for Secretary Chuck Hagel and his service to our country. Throughout his career of service - in uniform, in the Senate, and finally at the Pentagon, Secretary Hagel has distinguished himself as a bipartisan leader committed to protecting our military men and women and national security. "As a member of the Senate Armed Services … Continue Reading


November 21, 2014

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH OFFICIALS AT SARAH LONG BRIDGE ON REPLACEMENT PROJECT

(Portsmouth) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with state officials at the New Hampshire Port Authority to tour the Sarah Long Bridge replacement project site and discuss New Hampshire infrastructure. While with officials from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT), Shaheen discussed the need for continued infrastructure investments to improve public safety and economic competitiveness, emphasizing the importance of continued support for the Transportation In… Continue Reading


November 20, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON EXECUTIVE ACTION ON IMMIGRATION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement following the President's announcement that he will take executive action on immigration: "Our immigration system is broken and needs a comprehensive, permanent fix. The reform bill we passed in the Senate more than 18 months ago with strong bipartisan support was the best way to address this problem. It invested in border security, reformed our visa programs and provided a tough, practical plan to deal with … Continue Reading


November 18, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON KEYSTONE XL VOTE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate voted down legislation that would have forced approval of the Keystone XL pipeline: "Major energy infrastructure projects like the Keystone XL pipeline need the comprehensive and transparent review process that this bill would have bypassed. Doing so would set a dangerous precedent for similar projects like the Portland-Montreal pipeline in New Hampshire, but with only limited benefits for ou… Continue Reading


November 11, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON VETERANS DAY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today released the following statement on Veterans Day: "Today we gather across New Hampshire and the country to remember the brave men and women in uniform who put themselves in harm's way to protect our country and our way of life. New Hampshire has a proud tradition of service, and our veterans represent the best of our state. To all of our veterans, and to all of our servicemen and women who are serving around the world to this day, I want to thank them fo… Continue Reading


November 10, 2014

TUESDAY IN BOSCAWEN AND PORTSMOUTH: SHAHEEN TO HONOR NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS AT VETERANS DAY CEREMONIES

This Veterans Day, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will honor New Hampshire veterans at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery's Annual Veterans Day Observance on November 11 at 11:00 a.m. in Boscawen. Shaheen will be joined by state and federal officials at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery and will offer remarks commemorating Veterans Day and honoring Granite State veterans. Later, Shaheen will take part in a ceremony re-dedicating a plaque commemorating New Hampshire and Maine vetera… Continue Reading


November 06, 2014

FRIDAY IN DOVER: SHAHEEN TO CELEBRATE 90th ANNIVERSARY OF JANETOS MARKET

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will celebrate the 90th anniversary of Janetos Market in Dover at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 7. Shaheen will offer remarks congratulating Janetos Market on its many years of success. Janetos Market has been a staple of Dover since its founding in 1924 and employs 20 people. Media planning to attend should email Nick Brown at Nick_Brown@shaheen.senate.gov. 90th Anniversary Celebration of Janetos Market WHO: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen … Continue Reading


November 01, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF DAVID NIXON

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of former New Hampshire Senate President David Nixon. "Dave was a dear friend whose love for New Hampshire was evident in everything he did. I appreciated his counsel over the years and all of his dedicated service for our veterans. He spent his entire career as a lawyer and public servant fighting for the most vulnterable among us. His heart was big and his voice was strong. He will be missed, and my thoughts a… Continue Reading


October 30, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PASSING OF LONGTIME BOSTON MAYOR TOM MENINO

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PASSING OF LONGTIME BOSTON MAYOR TOM MENINO U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of Boston's longest serving mayor, Tom Menino: "I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Mayor Tom Menino, and I join all of New England in mourning his passing. Tom was an institution in Boston and a dedicated public servant who never lost sight of the people he served. I had the pleasure of working with Tom during my years as governor a… Continue Reading


October 24, 2014

SHAHEEN: STEM EDUCATION PUTS NEW HAMPSHIRE ON RIGHT ECONOMIC TRACK

(Manchester, NH)-This morning in Manchester, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with leaders of the University of New Hampshire's (UNH) Manchester STEM Discovery Lab where she delivered remarks on the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Shaheen met with STEM Ambassadors from UNH STEM Discovery Lab's STEM Ambassadors Program, which was created in response to the growing need for STEM educated graduates. The program offers a comprehensive approach to suppo… Continue Reading


October 17, 2014

SATURDAY IN SALEM: SHAHEEN TO HONOR VIETNAM VETERANS AT TRAVELING VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL CEREMONY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will take part in a ceremony commemorating Vietnam veterans at the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall on Saturday, October 18, at 12:00 p.m. in Salem. The Traveling Wall is a scaled-down replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and allows people who may not be able to make the trip to Washington the opportunity to view the memorial. Senator Shaheen will offer remarks honoring New Hampshire Vietnam veterans. Media planning to attend should RSVP… Continue Reading

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