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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


September 01, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON LABOR DAY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement celebrating Labor Day: "Today I'm proud to recognize the working men and women whose hard work and dedication are the backbone of our economy and middle-class. As families and friends gather for barbeques and parades this Labor Day, I hope people across New Hampshire will join me to celebrate the contributions our workers have made to our country."… Continue Reading


August 29, 2014

SHAHEEN DEDICATES VETERANS ‘HONOR WALL’ AT BEDFORD HILLS CENTER

(Bedford, NH) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today joined a dedication ceremony for a new "Honor Wall" recognizing the military veteran residents and staff at the Bedford Hills Center in Bedford. The Bedford Hills Center is a Genesis HealthCare skilled nursing center providing high-quality care for New Hampshire veterans and is a member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's (NHPCO) and Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) We Honor Veterans (WHV) program. "We owe a tre… Continue Reading


August 28, 2014

FRIDAY IN BEDFORD: SHAHEEN TO DEDICATE ‘HONOR WALL’ AT BEDFORD HILLS CENTER

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will take part in a ceremony dedicating the "Honor Wall" at Bedford Hills Center, a Genesis HealthCare skilled nursing center, Friday, August 29 at 1:15 p.m. Genesis HealthCare is the first skilled nursing provider to join We Honor Veterans (WHV) and provides high quality care for veterans in New Hampshire and across the country. The "Honor Wall" will honor residents and members of the Bedford Hills Center staff that have served in the Armed Forces. Media plan… Continue Reading


August 28, 2014

SHAHEEN CALLS ON ADMINISTRATION TO ADDRESS ISIL THREAT, DISMANTLE TERRORIST GROUP’S FINANCES

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today called on the Departments of Treasury and State to "do everything in [their] power to disrupt and stop the flow of money and foreign fighters to the terrorist organization, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)." Shaheen's letter to Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew and Secretary of State John Kerry comes one week following ISIL's brutal murder of American journalist and New Hampshire native James Foley. "Dismantling ISIL's finances and fund-… Continue Reading


August 28, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON MARKET BASKET ANNOUNCEMENT

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after an agreement to resolve the ongoing Market Basket standoff was announced: "Market Basket stores are an important part of our communities and their return to normal operations is a win for their workers and people across New Hampshire. I was pleased to hear of the agreement and look forward to their workers being back on the job."… Continue Reading


August 21, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON BILL MARCELLO OF KEENE

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of longtime community leader and former CEO of Southwestern Community Services: "Bill Marcello devoted his entire life to helping others in need, and our communities are better places because of his efforts. I was so saddened to hear of his passing, and my thoughts are with his wife, Shirley, his children Judd and Jessica, all the lives Bill touched throughout his years of incredible service. He will be missed."… Continue Reading


August 20, 2014

SHAHEEN: AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE WILL BENEFIT NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES, ECONOMY

(Rochester, NH) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with early child care providers at the Rochester Child Care Center in Rochester to discuss her plans to boost New Hampshire's economy and help families who are struggling with child care costs by updating the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC). The existing CDCTC has not kept pace with rising child care costs, which can exceed more than $11,000 annually for a single child in New Hampshire. Shaheen's legislation, the … Continue Reading


August 19, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON THE MURDER OF JAMES FOLEY BY ISIL TERRORISTS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the murder of New Hampshire photojournalist James Foley by ISIL terrorists: "James Foley was a respected and accomplished journalist who devoted his life to one of our most important freedoms - the freedom of press. Everyone who knew him recognized his dedication to his work and his commitment to sharing his eye-witness reporting of world events. His murder was a cowardly act of terrorism and underscores the threat that ISIL… Continue Reading


August 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY IN ROCHESTER: SHAHEEN HIGHLIGHTS PLAN TO MAKE CHILD CARE MORE AFFORDABLE FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will tour the Rochester Child Care Center on Wednesday, August 20, in Rochester at 11:00 a.m. and discuss her plan to make child care more affordable for New Hampshire families by updating the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC). Currently, too many New Hampshire families are struggling with the high cost of child care which can run more than $11,000 annually. Shaheen's legislation, the Helping Working Families Afford Child Care Act, would increase the … Continue Reading


August 19, 2014

SHAHEEN, VILSACK HIGHLIGHT IMPORTANCE OF USDA PROGRAMS TO RURAL NEW HAMPSHIRE JOBS, ECONOMY

(Loudon, NH) U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today visited Miles Smith Farm to discuss how the Value Added Producers Grant (VAPG) program and other United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs will promote economic activity in rural New Hampshire and help create jobs. Shaheen and Vilsack announced that Miles Smith Farm will receive a $127,000 grant through the VAPG program which was reauthorized in the 2014 Farm Bill, giving Miles Smith Farm im… Continue Reading


August 18, 2014

TUESDAY IN LOUDON: SHAHEEN AND AGRICULTURE SECRETARY VILSACK TO ANNOUNCE EFFORTS TO BOOST NEW HAMPSHIRE RURAL ECONOMY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will be joined by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Tuesday, August 19, in Loudon at 2:30 p.m. to discuss how the Value Added Producers Grant program and other U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs will promote economic activity in rural New Hampshire and help create jobs. The Value Added Producers Grant program was developed to help farmers produce new products with their goods, create and expand marketing opportunities, and as a result, boost their r… Continue Reading


August 15, 2014

SATURDAY IN NASHUA: SHAHEEN TO CELEBRATE MOOREMART’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will participate in a ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of MooreMart in Nashua, Saturday August 16, at 11:00 a.m. Shaheen will be joined by MooreMart leadership and leadership of the New Hampshire National Guard to honor MooreMart and its volunteers for their support for members of the Armed Forces. Founded in 2004, MooreMart has shipped more than 64,000 care packages to members of the military serving overseas. Earlier, Shaheen will march in the Lon… Continue Reading


August 14, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE WELCOME DISTRIBUTION OF FISHERY DISASTER FUNDS 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 New Hampshire will be receiving nearly $1 million in direct federal fishery disaster assistance by Friday. The funds come from a disaster relief resources plan that was developed earlier this year and will go toward supporting New Hampshire's fishing industry that has been suffering severe economic losses in recent years due to declining fi… Continue Reading


August 07, 2014

BIPARTISAN VA BILL EXPANDING HEALTH CARE OPTIONS FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS SIGNED INTO LAW

"The signing of this bill is the culmination of years of hard work, resulting in a historic expansion of health care access for our veterans so that the VA can ultimately better serve those who have sacrificed so much our country. For too long, too many New Hampshire veterans have had to endure long drives to seek care. But with this bipartisan bill becoming law, that will soon come to an end. I am proud to have worked on this effort that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of New Ha… Continue Reading

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