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January 12, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON NEW HAMPSHIRE NAVY SEAL WILLIAM “BLAKE” MARSTON

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on William "Blake" Marston, a Navy SEAL from Concord, New Hampshire who was killed in a parachute training exercise: "William 'Blake' Marston valiantly served in the Navy for six years and over the course of his career he always demonstrated an incredible commitment to his fellow servicemembers, the state of New Hampshire and our country. I was saddened to learn of his tragic passing and my thoughts are with his loved ones and … Continue Reading


January 09, 2015

SUNDAY IN HOOKSETT: SHAHEEN TO ADDRESS 3rd BATTALION, 197th FIELD ARTILLERY UNIT DEPLOYMENT CEREMONY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will take part in a deployment ceremony, seeing off the 3rd Battalion, 197th Field Artillery Unit of the New Hampshire Army National Guard on Sunday, January 11, at 2:00 p.m. in Hooksett. Shaheen will offer remarks honoring the 197th which will be deployed to the CENTCOM area of operations in support of Operation Spartan Shield. At the ceremony Shaheen will also be joined by New Hampshire elected officials and representatives of the New Hampshire National Guard… Continue Reading


January 09, 2015

SHAHEEN NAMED RANKING MEMBER OF SENATE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced today she has been appointed to serve as Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Department of Homeland Security for the 114th Congress. Shaheen, a member of the Appropriations and Armed Services Committees, will serve as the senior Democrat on the Subcommittee and, will play a critical role in this capacity in determining national security funding priorities, including the need to focus on ever-increasing cyber threats. "Providin… Continue Reading


January 08, 2015

SHAHEEN, JOHNSON, MANCHIN, AYOTTE, COLLINS REINTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF MOTORCYCLE RIDERS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Susan Collins (R-ME) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation that would prohibit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) from issuing grants to states for motorcycle-only checkpoints. The NHTSA initiated the Motorcycle Law Enforcement Demonstration Program in 2009, which provided states with funds to conduct discriminatory, motorcycle-only checkpoints wher… Continue Reading


January 08, 2015

SHAHEEN, COLLINS REINTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO EXPAND ACCESS TO NATIONAL PARKS FOR DISABLED VETERANS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R- ME) today reintroduced legislation that would make all veterans with a service-connected disability eligible for a free, lifetime pass granting entry to National Parks and other recreational lands and waters held by the United States. Currently, such a pass is available only to veterans with a 100 percent disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Shaheen-Collins bill would expand eligibility for the… Continue Reading


January 08, 2015

Shaheen and Portman Introduce Targeted Energy Efficiency Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today announced the introduction of the Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015, which contains key energy efficiency provisions that will strengthen the economy and reduce pollution. The senators intend to introduce the legislation as an amendment to legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline, which the Senate will begin debating next week. Majority Leader McConnell and Senator Lisa Murkowski, Chairman of the U… Continue Reading


January 08, 2015

FOLLOWING CONGRESSIONAL URGING, HOUSING ADMINISTRATION MAKES HOME MORTGAGES MORE AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced that it will lower annual mortgage insurance premiums by a full half percentage point, thereby lowering a typical first-time homebuyer's annual mortgage payment by nearly $900. The change comes following a letter sent last month by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a coalition of Senators urging the FHA to lower premiums for homebuyers. "This is a welcome announcement that will make a real difference for pote… Continue Reading


January 07, 2015

SHAHEEN, COLLINS REINTRODUCE BILL TO INCREASE GESTATIONAL DIABETES RESEARCH

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, today reintroduced their bipartisan legislation the Gestational Diabetes Act which would enhance public health research on gestational diabetes, including research on screening, prevention, and identification of risk factors for the disease. The bill is aimed at lowering the incidence of women developing diabetes during pregnancy and preventing women and their children from d… Continue Reading


January 07, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON TERRORIST ATTACK IN FRANCE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement condemning the terrorist attack in Paris, France today that has reportedly killed at least 12 people: "I am deeply saddened and outraged by the horrific shooting today in Paris, and I strongly condemn this cowardly act of terrorism. France is not alone in mourning the lives lost in this attack, and my thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their loved o… Continue Reading


January 06, 2015

PHOTO AND RELEASE: SHAHEEN SWORN IN FOR SECOND TERM AS NEW HAMPSHIRE’S SENIOR SENATOR

(January 6, 2015 - Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this afternoon was sworn in for her second term by Vice President Joe Biden) (Washington, DC) - This afternoon U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) was sworn in to serve her second, six-year term as New Hampshire's senior senator by Vice President Joe Biden. In the 114th Congress, Shaheen will continue to serve on the Senate Committees on Armed Services, Foreign Relations, Appropriations, and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. "Serving the peopl… Continue Reading


January 06, 2015

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE REINTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO SUPPORT NH SMALL BUSINESS EXPORTERS

(Washington, D.C.) - On the first day of the 114th Congress, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) reintroduced the Small Business Export Growth Act, bipartisan legislation that supports small businesses and helps them capitalize on export opportunities by removing red tape and improving federal export assistance programs. The New Hampshire Senators originally crafted the legislation in response to industry feedback at their 2011 Small Business Committee field hearing. "Ex… Continue Reading


January 05, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON DEATH OF U.S. SKI TEAM ATHLETES IN AUSTRIA

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the deaths of Bryce Astle and Ronnie Berlack, a Franconia, New Hampshire native, in an avalanche in Austria: "I'm deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of Bryce Astle and Franconia's Ronnie Berlack, two promising young athletes with incredible talent. My thoughts are with all of their teammates and loved ones."… Continue Reading


January 05, 2015

SHAHEEN: SARAH LONG BRIDGE REPLACEMENT CRITICAL FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, ECONOMY

This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) attended the ceremonial kick off marking the start of construction to replace the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge. Shaheen was joined by Governor Maggie Hassan and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), as well as local officials and representatives of the New Hampshire and Maine Departments of Transportation to kick off the replacement of the bridge, which serves as a critical link between New Hampshire and Maine. "This investment in our state's infrastructure… Continue Reading


December 23, 2014

Shaheen, Ayotte Join Bipartisan Coalition Seeking to Boost LIHEAP Fuel Assistance

WASHINGTON, DC - Continuing their efforts to help provide heating assistance to New Hampshire low-income families and seniors on fixed incomes, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) joined a bipartisan coalition of senators in urging the administration to restore funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to past years' levels. In a letter to President Obama, the senators urged a funding level of no less than $4.7 billion for LIHEAP for Fiscal Year… Continue Reading


December 22, 2014

SHAHEEN, KUSTER URGE RESOLUTION OF FAIRPOINT LABOR DISPUTE

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) in a letter today called on FairPoint Communications Chief Executive Officer Paul Sunu and the FairPoint Communications management team to return to the bargaining table and resolve the ongoing labor disagreement that has led to 2000 FairPoint employees striking across New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. The strike that began October 17 has led to disrupted service for customers throughout the region, including for police de… Continue Reading


December 19, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON ART NICKLESS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of Pease Development Authority Executive Committee Chairman Art Nickless: "I had the pleasure of working with Art since I appointed him to the Pease Development Authority when I was governor and am saddened to learn of his passing. Art was a dedicated public servant who advocated tirelessly for the Seacoast. His passing is a true loss for the region and state. My thoughts are with his family and friends."… Continue Reading


December 18, 2014

FRIDAY IN CONCORD: SHAHEEN TO JOIN CAPITAL REGION FOOD PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS, PACK HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will join Capital Region Food Program volunteers and help pack holiday food baskets at the New Hampshire National Guard Armory in Concord at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, December 19. Shaheen will highlight the importance of the annual Holiday Food Basket Project which has been helping struggling families in the region since 1974. In 2013, 2,500 area families benefited from the program. Media planning to attend should RSVP to Nick Brown at nick_brown@shaheen.senate.gov… Continue Reading


December 16, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE APPLAUD SENATE PASSAGE OF BILL TO HELP VETERANS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today applauded Senate passage of legislation (H.R. 4276) that will enhance treatment services for New Hampshire veterans living with traumatic brain injuries and ensure they receive the care they need. The bill now goes to the President to be signed into law. The New Hampshire Senators introduced companion legislation in the Senate and worked to ensure final passage of the House bill. The legislation would modify the… Continue Reading


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

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