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July 28, 2014

STATEMENT BY SENATORS MCCAIN, CARDIN, SHAHEEN AND RISCH EXPRESSING DISAPPOINTMENT ABOUT CHARGES FILED AGAINST FORMER GEORGIAN PRESIDENT SAAKASHVILI

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Jim Risch (R-ID) today released the following statement expressing disappointment regarding the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia filing criminal charges against former President Mikheil Saakashvili and numerous senior leaders of the previous government: "We are extremely disappointed and concerned that the Chief Prosecutor of Georgia has filed criminal charges against former President Mikheil Saakashvi… Continue Reading


July 28, 2014

SHAHEEN: INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS WILL HELP CREATE JOBS, STRENGTHEN NEW HAMPSHIRE’S ECONOMY AND PUBLIC SAFETY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with state and local officials in Pelham and Nashua today to discuss the importance of infrastructure investments and the impact these investments will have on New Hampshire's economy and public safety. In Pelham, Shaheen discussed her legislation, the Strengthen and Fortify Existing Bridges Act of 2014 (SAFE Bridges Act), which would provide $5.5 billion to repair and replace aging and deteriorating bridges, and in Nashua, Shaheen discussed the need to rep… Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

SHAHEEN: TOURISM BILL WILL PROMOTE JOBS, ECONOMY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed the advance of legislation that will boost New Hampshire's tourism industry and economy, the Travel Promotion, Enhancement, and Modernization Act, of which she is an original cosponsor, after the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation yesterday passed the bill with bipartisan support. The bill would encourage travel to the United States by reauthorizing and improving Brand USA, a public-private partnership establis… Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

SHAHEEN FILES AMENDMENTS TO PROMOTE JOB CREATION, SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today filed three amendments to the Bring Jobs Home Act, legislation currently under consideration in the Senate, that will boost job opportunities, particularly for veterans, and help New Hampshire families address the increasing costs of child care. Shaheen's amendments are modeled after three separate bills she introduced earlier this year - the Veterans Hiring Act, the Small Business Access to Capital Act and the Helping Working Families … Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE WELCOME RELEASE OF MERIAM IBRAHIM FROM SUDAN

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today welcomed news that Meriam Ibrahim, her two young children and her husband Daniel Wani, a Manchester resident, have safely arrived in Rome. Shaheen and Ayotte have been working with the State Department for months to secure her safe release after she had been jailed and sentenced to death by hanging by a Sudanese court for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. Ibrahim was also subsequently barred from leaving… Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

SHAHEEN: TIME TO PASS COMMON-SENSE MEASURE TO MAKE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS MORE AFFORDABLE

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today she is backing bipartisan prescription drug importation legislation to help reduce the costs of prescription drugs for American families. The Safe and Affordable Drugs from Canada Act, introduced by U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John McCain (R-AZ), would cut costs for consumers by allowing individuals to safely import prescription drugs from Canada, resulting in significant savings for American families. In 2012, average p… Continue Reading


July 23, 2014

SHAHEEN LEADS SENATE COALITION CALLING FOR VOTE ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY BILL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this evening led a coalition on the Senate floor calling for a vote on her bipartisan energy efficiency legislations the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC). The bill, co-sponsored by Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), would help create more than 190,000 jobs, save consumers $16.2 billion a year, and cut CO2 emissions and other air pollutants by the equivalent of taking 22 million cars off the road - all by 2030. "My bipartisan… Continue Reading


July 23, 2014

Shea-Porter, Shaheen, Ayotte Urge Review of Sea-3 Rail Travel through Great Bay

WASHINGTON, DC - In response to concerns from Seacoast area residents, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) are urging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to study potential impacts of Sea-3 Inc.'s proposed increase in rail traffic on the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GBNERR). In a letter to Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, the members of New Hampshire's Congressional delegation asked… Continue Reading


July 23, 2014

SHAHEEN HOSTS NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS LEADER TO PROMOTE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

(Washington, DC) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted Susan Sylvester, President & CFO of Portsmouth's Absolute Resource Associates at a Senate Small Business Committee hearing to discuss policies to promote female entrepreneurship and small business job creation. Sylvester, who has grown her business with the help of small business contracts with the federal government, also endorsed Shaheen's legislation, the Women's Small Business Procurement Parity Act at this afte… Continue Reading


July 23, 2014

VIDEO: SENATE ADVANCES SHAHEEN PLAN TO END TAX BREAKS FOR COMPANIES THAT SHIP JOBS OVERSEAS

(Click here to watch Senator Shaheen's floor speech in support of the Bring Jobs Home Act) (Washington, DC) - Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) urged support for the Bring Jobs Home Act, legislation that would end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas and instead provide a tax credit to companies returning jobs back to the United States. Shaheen is an original co-sponsor of the legislation which was advanced by the Senate this morning with bipartisan su… Continue Reading


July 23, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON BRING JOBS HOME ACT VOTE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Bring Jobs Home Act, of which she is an original cosponsor, advanced in the Senate: "American taxpayers have for too long been footing the bill for companies that ship jobs overseas. It's time for that to end. Today we took an important step forward by advancing commonsense legislation that would eliminate tax incentives for companies sending jobs out of the country and instead cut taxes for compani… Continue Reading


July 21, 2014

SHAHEEN CONGRATULATES NASHUA’S STAFF SGT. RYAN PITTS ON MEDAL OF HONOR AWARD

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) congratulated Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts of Nashua today on the recognition of his heroism in Afghanistan for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony. Staff Sergeant Pitts was awarded the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as a Forward Observer with 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, during combat operations at Vehicle Patrol Bas… Continue Reading


July 21, 2014

SHAHEEN, MCCAIN INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE VISAS FOR CIVILIANS IN DANGER FOR SERVICE ALONGSIDE AMERICANS

(Washington, DC) - Continuing their bipartisan effort to honor the service of the Afghan civilians who assisted U.S. efforts in their country, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and John McCain (R-AZ) have introduced legislation to address a pressing shortfall in the number of visas available to deserving applicants for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program. The Afghan SIV program provides visas to Afghans who have provided faithful and valuable service to the U.S. mission in Afghanis… Continue Reading


July 21, 2014

AT MEETING WITH VA SECRETARY NOMINEE, SHAHEEN PRESSES FOR REFORMS TO ADDRESS MISMANAGEMENT SCANDAL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today met with Robert McDonald, the President's nominee to serve as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), where she reiterated her call for sweeping reforms at the VA in order to address the recent mismanagement scandal. Shaheen also discussed with McDonald her desire to address the ongoing claims backlog and inequities many New Hampshire veterans face in seeking care. "We have a responsibility to take care of our veterans an… Continue Reading


July 18, 2014

SHAHEEN PRESENTS SERVICE MEDALS TO FAMILY OF WORLD WAR I VETERAN

(Hooksett, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) presented long-overdue service medals to the family of World War I veteran Frank A. Silva today at the American Legion Post # 37 in Hooksett. Senator Shaheen was joined by state military and veteran services officials to present the service medals to Commander Frank Silva and Kathleen Talley, the son and daughter of Frank A. Silva. "One of the best parts of my job is being able to help veterans get the recognition they deserve," Shaheen said. … Continue Reading


July 18, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON UKRAINIAN TRAGEDY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 which was shot down over Ukrainian airspace: "My thoughts are with the victims of the missile attack in Ukraine and their loved ones, including the family of the one confirmed American who was killed. While much is still unknown about the situation, the U.S. Government has announced it has credible evidence that the aircraft was brought down by a surface-to-air missile fired from territory contro… Continue Reading


July 18, 2014

APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE APPROVES DEFENSE FUNDING BILL WITH SHAHEEN PRIORITIES

(Washington, D.C.) - The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bipartisan Department of Defense (DoD) appropriations bill Thursday that includes key national defense priorities put forward by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), including support for New Hampshire National Guard's Deployment Cycle Support Care Coordination Program (DCSCCP), the development of the KC-46A tanker to Pease Air National Guard Base and Virginia-class submarines. "The defense appropriations bill we advanced will b… Continue Reading


July 17, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE ANNOUNCE FUNDING FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE NATIONAL GUARD DEPLOYMENT CYCLE SUPPORT PROGRAM

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced that the Fiscal Year 2015 defense appropriations bill approved today by the Senate Appropriations Committee includes $15 million to support the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, which funds the New Hampshire National Guard's Deployment Cycle Support Care Coordination Program (DCSCCP). As members of the Armed Services Committee, Shaheen and Ayotte have been strong advocates for DCSCCP, which provides re… Continue Reading


July 17, 2014

SHAHEEN: INTERNET SALES TAX WOULD BE DISASTROUS FOR ECONOMY, NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESSES

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor this afternoon to express her strong opposition to any legislation that would force New Hampshire businesses to collect sales tax for other states on online sales. Shaheen has been a vocal opponent against an online sales tax, has filed amendments to exempt New Hampshire from an online sales tax and yesterday led a bipartisan coalition urging Senate leadership to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) without pro… Continue Reading


July 17, 2014

FRIDAY IN HOOKSETT: SHAHEEN TO AWARD SERVICE MEDALS TO FAMILY OF WORLD WAR I VETERAN

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will present long-overdue service medals earned by World War I veteran Frank A. Silva to his son, Commander Frank Silva, and daughter, Kathleen Talley, at the American Legion, Post 37 in Hooksett at 11:45 a.m. Friday. Shaheen will be joined by family of Mr. Silva as well as state military and veteran services officials. Senator Shaheen's office helped obtain the service medals - including the Purple Heart - on behalf of the Silva family. Earlier, Shaheen will… Continue Reading

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