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June 04, 2014

SHAHEEN HOSTS NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS LEADER IN WASHINGTON TO PROMOTE VETERAN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today hosted Daniel Proulx, Jr., founder and managing member of Monument Construction in Nashua, to testify before the Senate Small Business Committee on efforts to support veteran entrepreneurship and veteran-owned small businesses. The hearing focused on several pieces of legislation, including Shaheen's Veterans Entrepreneurship Act which would help get veterans access to credit through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and improve s… Continue Reading


June 04, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON RETIREMENT OF STATE SENATOR SYLVIA LARSEN

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on State Senator Sylvia Larsen's retirement: "Over the course of her career, Senator Larsen proved to be a tireless advocate for not only her constituents but the entire state of New Hampshire. In fact, her unparalleled commitment to constituent service made her one of the best public servants I've ever had the pleasure of working with in Concord. I've been honored to call her a friend for many years and I wish her and her fami… Continue Reading


June 03, 2014

SENATE UNANIMOUSLY PASSES SHAHEEN-BACKED BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION CONDEMNING DEATH SENTENCE OF MERIAM YAHIA IBRAHIM ISHAG

(Washington, DC) - The U.S. Senate tonight unanimously condemned the sentencing of Sudanese woman Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag to death by hanging for refusing to renounce her Christian faith when it passed a bipartisan resolution co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). The resolution, led by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and introduced last week, strongly condemns the Sudanese's sentence of Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag - who is married to Daniel Wani, a man originally from Sudan with … Continue Reading


June 03, 2014

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES VETERANS ACCESS TO CARE ACCOUNTABILITY ACT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation today designed to address the gaps and gross mismanagement of Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) resources that were recently identified in an Office of Inspector General (OIG) report and have led to delayed care for veterans. Shaheen's bill, the Veterans Access to Care Accountability Act, includes numerous provisions to remedy identified instances of veterans being delayed care, strengthen VA accountability and hold in… Continue Reading


June 02, 2014

SHAHEEN HIGHLIGHTS NEW HAMPSHIRE’S TOURISM INDUSTRY AT SMUTTYNOSE BREWERY

(Hampton, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning toured Smuttynose Brewery's new facility with Smuttynose founder and president Peter Egelston to kick off summer tourism season in New Hampshire and highlight the industry's importance to the state's economy. Smuttynose recently opened the new $24 million brewing facility at Towle Farm in Hampton and the new facility will feature brewery tours, a restaurant and will eventually be able to grow ingredients for brewing on premises. Tou… Continue Reading


June 02, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SGT. BOWE BERGDAHL'S RELEASE

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after it was announced that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was being released after five years in captivity in Afghanistan: "I was so grateful to hear of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's release after five years in captivity. His release is an incredible testament to our military and our country's commitment to leaving no one behind on the battlefield. I am looking forward to him being reunited with his family soon and am thankful for his serv… Continue Reading


May 30, 2014

MONDAY IN HAMPTON: SHAHEEN TO KICK OFF SUMMER TOURISM SEASON AT SMUTTYNOSE BREWERY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will visit the Smuttynose Brewery in Hampton on Monday, June 2 at 9:45 a.m. to tour its recently opened new facility and mark the beginning of the summer tourism season in New Hampshire. Shaheen will meet with Smuttynose company leadership and discuss efforts to promote tourism, which is one of New Hampshire's largest industries and supports more than 60,000 Granite State jobs. Earlier, Shaheen will present a Congressional Record Statement to the family-owned … Continue Reading


May 30, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SHINSEKI RESIGNATION

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the President accepted General Eric Shinseki's resignation as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): "I have a tremendous amount of respect for General Shinseki and am thankful for his service to our country. But I also believed the VA needed new leadership to address the fundamental problems that plague the agency. New leadership, however, is only a first step; we still must fix the underlying problems at … Continue Reading


May 29, 2014

IN WAKE OF VETERANS AFFAIRS OIG REPORT, SHAHEEN REQUESTS BRIEFING ON NEW HAMPSHIRE FINDINGS

(Washington, DC) - In response to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) report confirming allegations of gross mismanagement of VA resources and criminal misconduct at VA facilities, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is requesting a full briefing on the findings of rapid audit teams deployed across the VA enterprise, including at the Manchester and White River Junction VA Medical Centers that serve New Hampshire's veterans. In a letter sent today to VA Acting… Continue Reading


May 29, 2014

SHAHEEN SECURES GSA COMMITMENT TO LEAVE MCINTYRE BUILDING

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today welcomed the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) decision to vacate the McIntyre Federal Building in Portsmouth and to work with the City of Portsmouth to transfer the facility out of federal ownership. The agency made the announcement in a letter delivered to Shaheen this morning. "This is great news for the City of Portsmouth," Shaheen said. "I am looking forward to continue working with the GSA in whatever way possible to h… Continue Reading


May 29, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SECRETARY SHINSEKI

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement this evening: "I have tremendous respect for General Shinseki and honor his service to this nation. He has worked with me to bring new veterans' health care services to New Hampshire and has made important progress in reducing the claims backlog. However, it has become clear that after six years as head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, General Shinseki has been unable to solve other fundamental problems that plague the ag… Continue Reading


May 28, 2014

SHAHEEN CO-SPONSORS BIPARTISAN VA ACCOUNTABILITY LEGISLATION

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today announced she is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation, the VA Management Accountability Act, to give the Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary the authority to fire or demote senior level employees based on their performance. Shaheen supported identical language that was approved unanimously by the Senate Appropriations Committee last week as an amendment to the FY 2015 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. "The Insp… Continue Reading


May 28, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE: COMPROMISE ON FISHERY DISASTER FUNDS WILL PROVIDE LONG AWAITED SUPPORT TO NEW HAMPSHIRE FISHING INDUSTRY

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today welcomed an announcement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that the New England states have reached a compromise on how to distribute $32.8 million in federal fishery disaster funds. The funds are part of $75 million in disaster relief resources that were secured earlier this year. The compromise outlines how the funds will be distributed between the states and will support New Hampshire's fishing indus… Continue Reading


May 27, 2014

SHAHEEN: SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CENTER WILL BE GOOD FOR JOBS, ECONOMY

(Raymond, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning joined members of New Hampshire's congressional delegation as well as federal, state and local officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating Southern New Hampshire's new Regional Economic Development Center (REDC). Shaheen supported REDC's grant application to the Economic Development Administration and in April of 2012 announced REDC's selection for a $432,000 grant which made the new center possible. "Southern New Hampshire'… Continue Reading


May 27, 2014

SHAHEEN JOINS STRAFFORD COUNTY SHERIFF TO HONOR MILITARY SERVICE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT

(Dover, NH) - This morning U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined Strafford County Sheriff David Dubois and other local officials at a Military Service Awards Presentation to recognize the military service of members of the Strafford County Sheriff's Department. The ceremony, led by David Dubois and members of the Strafford County Board of Commissioners and attended by veterans from the Riverside Rest Home and the Dover Center for Health and Rehabilitation, paid special recognition to the bra… Continue Reading


May 26, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement in recognition of Memorial Day: "On this Memorial Day we honor the men and women who gave their lives in defense of our country. One way we can pay tribute to our fallen heroes is by renewing our commitment to taking care of veterans who make it home. New Hampshire has a proud tradition of military service, and I join with everyone across our state in remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our security and… Continue Reading


May 23, 2014

SHAHEEN PRESENTS NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS WITH SERVICE MEDALS

(Manchester, NH - May 23, 2014 - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) awards service medals to Maurice Lavigne and Raymond Lakeman) (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this afternoon awarded service medals to two New Hampshire veterans, Maurice Lavigne and Raymond Lakeman, for their service during World War II and the Korean War. Both veterans earned the medals during their time in the Navy but were unable to secure them. Senator Shaheen's office assisted in obtaining the medals… Continue Reading


May 23, 2014

SHAHEEN: COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY IS CRITICAL FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE JOBS

(Manchester, NH - May 23, 2014 - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) discusses college affordability with New Hampshire business and education leaders) (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning hosted a roundtable discussion on college affordability and the impact investments in higher education have on New Hampshire's economy. While at Dyn in Manchester, Shaheen met with New Hampshire business and education leaders to discuss how her proposals to refinance student loans… Continue Reading


May 23, 2014

MONDAY: SHAHEEN TO PARTICIPATE IN MEMORIAL DAY PARADES

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will honor our nation's veterans this Memorial Day on Monday, May 26 at the Manchester Memorial Day Parade, beginning at 2:00 pm at Elm and Webster Streets and concluding with a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park. Shaheen will deliver remarks at the ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War and honoring Vietnam veterans. Earlier, Shaheen will deliver remarks at the Plaistow Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, which begins at 10:00 am at Poll… Continue Reading


May 22, 2014

ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE APPROVES DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL WITH SHAHEEN PRIORITIES

(Washington, D.C.) - The Senate Armed Services Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this afternoon with key national defense priorities put forward by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), including support for the development of the KC-46A tanker to Pease Air National Guard Base and an extension of the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program. The annual defense bill authorizes all Department of Defense (DOD) programs and major defense policies, and… Continue Reading

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