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October 17, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON FAIRPOINT COMMUNICATIONS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the strike by FairPoint Communications workers: "The work of FairPoint Communications employees is vital to New Hampshire's economy, public safety and consumers. I encourage both parties to resume good-faith negotiations and reach an agreement that protects good-paying jobs and consumers in New Hampshire."… Continue Reading


October 16, 2014

SHAHEEN: PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING ESSENTIAL IN FIGHT AGAINST ADDICTION

In support of her continued efforts to combat prescription drug addiction and abuse in New Hampshire, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today welcomed the launch of the New Hampshire Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (NH PDMP). With the NH PDMP in place, New Hampshire providers and pharmacists who are authorized to prescribe or dispense schedule II-IV controlled substances within the state can begin to register with the program. Once registered, providers and pharmacists will be able to use … Continue Reading


October 16, 2014

FRIDAY IN HUDSON: SHAHEEN TO CELEBRATE OPENING OF CUSTOMER CALL CENTER

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will take part in a ceremony and ribbon-cutting celebrating the grand opening of Comcast's new Hudson Care Center Friday, October 17, at 10:30 a.m. in Hudson. The new state-of-the-art customer care center recently hired its 100th employee and plans to expand to 600 employees. Shaheen will tour the new facility and offer brief remarks. Media planning to attend should RSVP to Nick Brown at Nick_Brown@shaheen.senate.gov. Comcast Hudson Care Center Grand Opening … Continue Reading


October 15, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF LIHEAP FUNDING FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today announced the release of more than $23 million for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in New Hampshire from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The announcement follows Shaheen and Ayotte's recent request to HHS to quickly release funding for the federal home heating aid program. This initial LIHEAP release will help New Hampshire's low-income families and seniors with their home heating bil… Continue Reading


October 09, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PASSING OF HOWARD “CROW” DICKINSON IV

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of North Country legislator Howard "Crow" Dickinson IV: "Crow was a one-of-a kind with an independent spirit. He was a serious legislator but made public service fun. He will be missed."… Continue Reading


October 08, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON CHEMICAL WEAPONS FACILITIES IN SYRIA

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement upon reports indicating the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad has failed to declare facilities used for the production and storage of chemical weapons: "Syria's failure to declare all of its chemical weapons facilities is simply unacceptable, and the international community must redouble its efforts to completely account for and eliminate Syria's chemical weapons capability. "More work remains to be done to dismantle Assad's ch… Continue Reading


October 03, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE URGE SWIFT RELEASE OF LIHEAP FUNDS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to help New Hampshire low-income families and seniors on fixed incomes afford their home heating bills this coming winter, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) joined a bipartisan group of Senators in calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to quickly release as much federal heating aid as possible. In a bipartisan letter to HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell, the Senators urged the department to release Low Income Home … Continue Reading


October 02, 2014

SHAHEEN URGES NOAA TO REVIEW HADDOCK FISHING REGULATIONS

In an ongoing effort to protect New Hampshire's coastal communities, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today called on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to review recent regulations on the recreational fishing of haddock in New Hampshire and "to consider these regulations in light of their economic impact and the latest available fishery science." Shaheen is specifically urging NOAA to review a rule issued in April that has "placed severe restrictions on recreational … Continue Reading


October 02, 2014

FRIDAY IN CONCORD: DELEGATION TO HONOR MEMBERS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY

The New Hampshire congressional delegation will honor members of New Hampshire's law enforcement community at the New Hampshire Congressional Law Enforcement Awards (NH-CLEA) ceremony in Concord at 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 3. Established in 1998, the NH-CLEA honors members of local, county, state and federal law enforcement for exemplary service to the people of New Hampshire. This year, 33 awards will be presented to New Hampshire law enforcement officers and agencies. Members of the media … Continue Reading


October 01, 2014

SHAHEEN: NEW REPORT UNDERSCORES IMPORTANCE OF REAUTHORIZING SMALL BUSINESS LENDING PROGRAM

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today welcomed new data demonstrating the State Small Business Credit Initiative's (SSBCI) success in supporting job creation and small business growth in New Hampshire and across the country, and renewed her call to reauthorize the program. The U.S. Treasury report released today shows the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority has deployed $12,312,536 to leverage private loans and investments in small businesses while local businesses have reported that the… Continue Reading


September 29, 2014

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES ROCKINGHAM COUNTY DESIGNATION AS HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced this afternoon the designation of Rockingham County as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), which will provide Rockingham County with additional resources to fight heroin trafficking and other illegal drugs as well as further the coordination and development of drug control efforts among local, state and federal officials. The announcement is the latest development in Shaheen's ongoing effort to help combat New Hampshire's heroin and prescr… Continue Reading


September 29, 2014

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES JOB TRAINING PROGRAM GRANT TO CONCORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced the New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI), Concord's Community College as the recipient of a $2.5 million job-training grant from the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program. The grant will support a project to create new certificate and associate degree programs in information technology (IT). The new programs, designed in partnership with employers, will expand job seekers' abili… Continue Reading


September 26, 2014

SATURDAY IN BOSCAWEN: SHAHEEN TO HONOR NEW HAMPSHIRE POW AND MIA SERVICE MEMBERS AT NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE VETERANS CEMETERY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will offer remarks honoring New Hampshire prisoners of war (POW) and those still missing in action (MIA) at the annual New Hampshire VFW and Ladies Auxiliary POW and MIA Recognition Day Ceremony tomorrow in Boscawen at 11:00 a.m.. Shaheen will be joined by New Hampshire elected officials and senior members of the Army National Guard and New Hampshire Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) leadership. Media planning to attend should email: Nick_Brown@shaheen.senate.gov.… Continue Reading


September 24, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON UN RESOLUTION TO STOP SUPPORT TO TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the United Nations Security Council unanimously approved a draft resolution on coordination to stop the flow of funds and fighters from other countries to terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): "I am encouraged by the United Nations Security Council resolution requiring countries to stop money and fighters from other countries from reaching ISIL and other terrorist groups. I've… Continue Reading


September 23, 2014

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES GRANT FOR I-93 IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) will receive a grant of $895,892 through the Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) program to repave a section of I-93 in Manchester with an innovative treatment that incorporates recycled rubber tires to significantly extend the life of the roadway and reduce maintenance costs. The AID program, which was established through the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), s… Continue Reading


September 23, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISIL IN SYRIA

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the announcement that the United States has conducted airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in Syria: "Striking ISIL targets in Syria sends the clear message that the United States and its allies will take the fight to these terrorists wherever they are. I have supported and will continue to support aggressive action to destroy ISIL in Iraq and Syria, and I am encouraged that the United S… Continue Reading


September 22, 2014

SENATE ADVANCES AYOTTE, SHAHEEN BILL TO HELP FAMILIES OF FALLEN PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS

WASHINGTON, DC - The Senate recently passed legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-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. While current law states that federal survivor benefits are not subject to federal taxation, New Hampshire law enforcement personnel have expressed concerns about an ambiguity in the law regarding the tax … Continue Reading


September 19, 2014

FDA PROPOSES REVISED FOOD SAFETY RULES IN RESPONSE TO BIPARTISAN REQUEST FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE LAWMAKERS

New Hampshire's Congressional delegation welcomed an announcement today from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revising four proposed Food Safety Modernization rules and initiating a 75-day public comment period on the new proposals. The FDA agreed to issue a second draft of these rules for public comment in response to a bipartisan letter led by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-2) and signed by Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH… Continue Reading


September 19, 2014

SHAHEEN’S REQUEST FOR FEDERAL INVESTMENTS TO FIGHT NEW HAMPSHIRE’S HEROIN, PRESCRIPTION DRUG ADDICTION EPIDEMIC GRANTED

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today the approval of Drug Free Communities (DFC) Support Program funding from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to address New Hampshire's heroin and prescription drug epidemic as well as her cosponsorship of bipartisan legislation to combat synthetic drugs designed to mimic the effects of controlled substances and circumvent existing federal drug laws. Communities throughout New Hampshire will receive DFC funding support, which Shah… Continue Reading


September 19, 2014

SENATE PASSES BILL TO OFFER REWARD FOR INFORMATION ON THE MURDERS OF AMERICAN JOURNALISTS

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) today hailed the Senate's unanimous passage of a bill authorizing up to $10 million in rewards for information leading up to the arrest and conviction of any individuals involved in the kidnapping and murders of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, who were natives of New Hampshire and Florida, respectively. The bill would update the State Depar… Continue Reading

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