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September 11, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT FOLLOWING BRIEFING ON ISIL

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after attending a briefing on the President's strategy for defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL): "While I recognize that the President has some existing authorities to target ISIL, I strongly believe he should come to Congress to get the authorization and bipartisan political support that will be required for the long-term fight to destroy these terrorists. As a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, I … Continue Reading


September 11, 2014

Casey, Shaheen, Nadler and Pelosi Lead Over 120 Members of Congress in Filing of Supreme Court Brief in Pregnant Worker Discrimination Case

Washington, DC- Today, U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that they have led 123 members of Congress in filing an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of Peggy Young. In her case, Young v UPS, Ms. Young argues that she was discriminated against in the workplace when her employer refused to provide modifications to her job that would have allowed her to continue working d… Continue Reading


September 11, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE JOIN WOMEN SENATORS IN URGING NFL COMMISSIONER TO INSTITUTE ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today joined a bipartisan group of Senate women in writing National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell to urge the league to institute a zero-tolerance policy for domestic violence. "We were shocked and disgusted by the images we saw this week of one of your players violently assaulting his now-wife and knocking her unconscious, and at new reports that the NFL may have received this video months ago. Tragica… Continue Reading


September 11, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON 13th ANNIVERSARY OF SEPTEMBER 11th

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement marking the 13th anniversary of September 11, 2001: "Thirteen years ago this morning our nation was struck by a senseless act of terrorism that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people, including ten New Hampshire residents. I, along with every American, still remember the shock, horror and anger we felt as we watched the tragedy unfold. Today, we remember and honor the lives of those lost but also the courage and sacrifice of the… Continue Reading


September 10, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS ON ISLAMIC STATE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after President Barack Obama spoke about his strategy for confronting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS): "I have consistently called for a serious, comprehensive strategy to destroy ISIS that includes strong U.S. leadership of an international coalition, increased assistance to partner forces battling ISIS on both sides of the Iraq-Syria border, and intensified efforts to deny the group access to the… Continue Reading


September 10, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON EQUAL PAY VOTE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after equal pay legislation advanced in the Senate 73-25. "Pay discrimination is not fair, it's not right, and it has to end. It hurts our economy and families in New Hampshire and all across the country when women, who are a growing part of the workforce, make less than their male counterparts for equal work."… Continue Reading


September 10, 2014

SENATE APPROVES BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION HONORING AMERICAN JOURNALISTS MURDERED BY ISIS, CONDEMNING TERRORIST GROUP

(Washington, DC) - On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bipartisan resolution honoring the lives of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff who were brutally murdered by the terrorist organization known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The resolution, which strongly condemns ISIS, is sponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ). The bipartisan resolution recognizes the … Continue Reading


September 10, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THIS AFTERNOON'S PAYCHECK FAIRNESS VOTE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on this afternoon's Senate vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act: "Today we have the chance to address a wrong that has kept millions of American women from earning the same amount as their male counterparts and eliminate the gender pay gap. I hope my colleagues will join me in supporting this much-needed legislation and finally pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. The Paycheck Fairness Act is a common-sense plan tha… Continue Reading


September 09, 2014

SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES SERVICE ACADEMY NOMINATIONS DUE OCTOBER 3

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reminded students and parents today that she will continue accepting applications for nominations to the United States Service Academies until October 3, 2014. The nation's prestigious service academies offer U.S. citizens a free education in exchange for service in the Armed Forces. "Our Service Academies provide young people with a great opportunity to get a high-quality education and serve our country in the Armed Services. I hope New Hampshire students wil… Continue Reading


September 08, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE WELCOME TIGER FUNDING FOR SARAH LONG BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) welcomed an announcement this evening that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will award $25 million in grant funding for the replacement of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge. The 70-year-old bridge, which connects Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, Maine, is rated structurally deficient, and requires immediate replacement to ensure public safety and continuation of interstate commerce. "This is terrific n… Continue Reading


September 08, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SENATE CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM VOTE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after a Constitutional Amendment to allow Congress and States to "regulate and set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections" advanced in the Senate. The amendment expressly forbids any legislation that would impact or limit the freedom of the press. "The American people lose when corporations and special interests can spend limitless dollars trying… Continue Reading


September 08, 2014

ON SENATE FLOOR, SHAHEEN HONORS AMERICAN JOURNALISTS MURDERED BY ISIS, CONDEMNS TERRORIST ORGANIZATION

(Click here to watch Senator Shaheen's floor speech) (Washington, DC) - This evening, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) spoke on the Senate floor in support of her bipartisan resolution honoring the lives of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, who were brutally murdered by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), terrorists. The resolution is co-sponsored by Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Marco Rubio (R-… Continue Reading


September 08, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO OFFER REWARD FOR INFORMATION ON THE MURDERS OF AMERICAN JOURNALISTS

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) joined Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) today to introduce a bipartisan 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. The bill would update the State Department's Rewards for Justice Program to offer a reward to anyone who provides in… Continue Reading


September 08, 2014

AT PEASE, SHAHEEN CONGRATULATES AIR NATIONAL GUARD ON KC-46A TANKER SELECTION

(Portsmouth, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Pease Air Force Base yesterday to take part in a ceremony congratulating the men and women of the Air National Guard 157th Refueling Wing as well as the entire New Hampshire Air National Guard and New Hampshire National Guard on the official selection of Pease as the home for the new KC-46A Pegasus refueling tankers. Shaheen has worked closely with the entire New Hampshire congressional delegation to advocate for the Air Force's selec… Continue Reading


September 04, 2014

NEW HAMPSHIRE AND FLORIDA SENATORS TO INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION HONORING LIVES OF SLAIN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS, CONDEMNING ISIS

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) will introduce a bipartisan resolution in the Senate to honor the lives of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and condemn the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) terrorist organization that brutally killed them. The resolution recognizes the significant contributions Foley and Sotloff made "through their courageous reporting of events in Libya, Syria and elsewhere," and calls… Continue Reading


September 04, 2014

SHAHEEN CALLS ON PRESIDENT FOR NEW, INCREASED SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, is calling on President Barack Obama to work with international counterparts while at the NATO summit in Wales to address Russia's ongoing aggression in Ukraine and bolster the international response. "As the United States gathers with our allies, we must address Russia's illegal disregard for international norms and agreements and reaffirm our support of Ukrainian independence and territorial integrity… Continue Reading


September 03, 2014

SHAHEEN, HASSAN ANNOUNCE GRANT TO STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE TO BOOST NEW HAMPSHIRE SMALL BUSINESS EXPORTS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan today announced the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED) as the recipient of a $159,725 grant through the third round of the State Trade Export Promotion (STEP) grant program. The STEP program, which Shaheen helped create, is an export initiative that helps states assist small businesses to enter and succeed in the international marketplace. "Increasing exports is a common-sense way to … Continue Reading


September 03, 2014

IN PORTSMOUTH, SHAHEEN SHOWCASES SHIPYARD, AFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO WORKERS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning joined officials from New Hampshire and Maine in showcasing the vital contributions of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to the New England economy and national security during a visit by Vice President Joe Biden. Shaheen, a longtime and vocal advocate for the shipyard and its workers, used the opportunity to reiterate her strong opposition to the administration's base closure recommendations and highlight the important ongoing work at the base. "The… Continue Reading


September 02, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON MURDER OF STEVEN SOTLOFF BY ISIL TERRORISTS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after reports indicate that American journalist Steven Sotloff, a graduate of Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire, was murdered by ISIL terrorists: "The brutal murder of Steven Sotloff by ISIL militants is yet another abhorrent act of terrorism and a tragedy for those who knew and loved Steven. Steven was an innocent journalist whose life was horrifically taken in another cowardly act of terrorism that sadly emphasizes the g… Continue Reading


September 02, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN’S WEDNESDAY TRIP TO PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in advance of Vice President Joe Biden's upcoming Wednesday visit to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard: "Our shipyard plays a critical role in our national security interests as well as in our regional economy. And as I will show the Vice President tomorrow, it's also home to some of the most talented and dedicated workers in the country whom I've been proud to support throughout my career. It's for these reasons that I've used my … Continue Reading

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