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August 06, 2014

IN GORHAM AND LITTLETON, SHAHEEN DISCUSSES HISTORIC HEALTH CARE REFORMS FOR NORTH COUNTRY VETERANS

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen met with veterans and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials in Gorham and Littleton this afternoon to discuss historic reforms to the VA that will greatly improve New Hampshire veterans' access to health care, particularly those in the North Country. Shaheen toured the Littleton Community Based Outreach Clinic where she learned about the services offered by the clinic and in Gorham also met with members of the North Country Veterans Council to hear about the c… Continue Reading


August 06, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE ANNOUNCE PEASE OFFICIALLY SELECTED AS FIRST AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE TO RECEIVE KC-46A

MANCHESTER, NH - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today welcomed the Air Force's announcement that Pease Air National Guard Base - home to the 157th Air Refueling Wing - has been officially selected to receive the new KC-46A air refueling tanker. The Senators have advocated for Pease to receive the tanker since 2011. "The official selection of Pease to be the home of the KC-46As is a testament to the 157th Air Refueling Wing's exceptional record of service," Senator… Continue Reading


August 05, 2014

SHAHEEN TOUTS IMPORTANCE OF EXPORTS, MANUFACTURING FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE SMALL BUSINESSES, JOBS

This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited with businesses in Salem and Hudson and highlighted how expanding exporting opportunities for small businesses can help them grow and create New Hampshire jobs. Shaheen presented awards recognizing Corfin Industries and WS Badger for their excellence in exporting and toured Mercury Systems to highlight the importance of high-tech manufacturing. "My father always told me that the best thing you can do for someone is to make sure they hav… Continue Reading


August 05, 2014

SENATORS CALL ON CFPB, DOD TO INVESTIGATE ‘AGGRESSIVE DEBT COLLECTION ACTIONS’ AGAINST ACTIVE MILITARY MEMBERS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jack Reed (D-RI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today are calling on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to investigate the findings of a recent report indicating certain retailers have filed debt collection suits against active duty servicemembers without the opportunity to defend themselves. In a letter to CFPB Director Richard Cordray and DoD Secretary … Continue Reading


August 04, 2014

TUESDAY IN SALEM: SHAHEEN TO RECOGNIZE CORFIN INDUSTRIES, WS BADGER WITH EXPORT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will join the U.S. Commercial Service in Salem, Tuesday August 5, at 12:30 p.m. to recognize Corfin Industries and WS Badger for their excellence in exporting. Shaheen has made expanding small business export opportunities one of her top priorities in Washington in order to bolster job creation and economic growth. Later, Shaheen will visit Mercury Systems in Hudson at 1:45 p.m. to highlight the importance of high-tech manufacturing to jobs and the economy in… Continue Reading


August 01, 2014

AT MERRIMACK VFW, SHAHEEN, AYOTTE LAUD EXPANDED HEALTH CARE ACCESS FOR NH VETERANS

(Merrimack, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) joined New Hampshire veterans at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8641 this morning to discuss the passage of bipartisan legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The breakthrough legislation that passed overwhelmingly last night included an important provision championed by Shaheen and Ayotte that will greatly improve New Hampshire veterans' access to health care outside of the VA. "We owe our v… Continue Reading


August 01, 2014

SHAHEEN, MCCAIN WELCOME SENATE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE VISAS FOR AFGHAN CIVILIANS IN DANGER FOR SERVICE ALONGSIDE AMERICANS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and John McCain (R-AZ) welcomed today's unanimous approval of bipartisan legislation that would honor the service of the Afghan civilians who assisted U.S. efforts in their country. The legislation, which is similar to a Shaheen-McCain bill that was introduced two weeks ago, addresses a pressing shortfall in the number of visas available to deserving applicants for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program and now heads to President Ob… Continue Reading


August 01, 2014

MONDAY IN CLAREMONT: SHAHEEN TO DISCUSS JOB TRAINING EFFORTS AT RIVER VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will visit River Valley Community College (RVCC) in Claremont Monday, August 4, at 10:30 a.m. to highlight how job training programs like the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program (TAACCCT) can bolster economic opportunity for local businesses and help prepare students for high-skill careers. TAACCCT provides institutions with the resources to partner with local companies and deliver career training programs that can be… Continue Reading


July 31, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON HIGHWAY TRUST FUND VOTE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate voted to replenish the Highway Trust Fund: "The Highway Trust Fund provides critical support for New Hampshire's public safety and our economy and had we not acted, our economy would have suffered. The bill we passed today ensures that work will continue on important infrastructure projects that support quality jobs and New Hampshire's economy."… Continue Reading


July 31, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE WELCOME PASSAGE OF BIPARTISAN VA REFORM BILL

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) released the following statements tonight after the Senate passed bipartisan legislation reforming the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): "The bipartisan legislation we passed today will finally address the health care inequities that have plagued New Hampshire veterans for too long," said Senator Shaheen. "Our veterans deserve convenient access to quality health care in their communities and for years I've worked i… Continue Reading


July 31, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE WELCOME MERIAM IBRAHIM AND HER FAMILY TO MANCHESTER

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) this evening welcomed Meriam Ibrahim, her two children, and her husband Daniel Wani, a Manchester resident, to New Hampshire upon the family's safe arrival at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. The Senators remained in Washington tonight because of votes in the Senate. In May, Ibrahim was sentenced to death by a Sudanese court for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. She was also subsequently barred from leavi… Continue Reading


July 31, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE TO DISCUSS VA REFORM BILL IN MERRIMACK TOMORROW

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) will join New Hampshire veterans in Merrimack tomorrow for a press event to highlight compromise legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) - and the provision they worked to include that will give New Hampshire veterans the option to seek care from a private provider if they live more than 20 miles from the nearest full-service VA hospital. The provision allows the vast majority of New Hampshire v… Continue Reading


July 30, 2014

COALITION ENDORSES SHAHEEN LEGISLATION TO EXPAND ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTION FOR MILITARY WOMEN, DEPENDENTS

(Washington, DC) - Today a coalition of women's health advocates endorsed Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)'s legislation, the Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2014, that would bring health care provided by the military in line with current law for civilian populations. The bill would ensure that all women who receive health care through the United States military have access to all FDA-approved contraception with no health insurance co-pay and also require the … Continue Reading


July 30, 2014

RETIRED MILITARY OFFICIALS, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EXPERTS ENDORSE SHAHEEN LEGISLATION EXPANDING ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTION FOR MILITARY WOMEN, DEPENDENTS

Retired military officials and reproductive health experts are rallying behind Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)'s legislation, the Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2014, that would bring health care provided by the military in line with current law for civilian populations. The bill would ensure that all women who receive health care through the United States military have access to all FDA-approved contraception with no health insurance co-pay and also require… Continue Reading


July 30, 2014

COLLINS, SHAHEEN INTRODUCE BILL TO ENSURE MEDICARE COVERAGE FOR CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITORS

WASHINGTON, D.C.-In an effort to help millions of Americans who are living with Type 1 diabetes, and who rely on a continuous glucose monitor to successfully manage the disease, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Jeanne Shaheen, co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, today introduced the "Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014." Currently, insulin-dependent Medicare beneficiaries are being denied coverage for continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) because the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)… Continue Reading


July 30, 2014

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO EXPAND ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTION FOR MILITARY WOMEN, DEPENDENTS

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation, the Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2014, which would overhaul current Department of Defense's policy on contraceptive coverage and family planning counseling. The bill would bring health care provided by the military in line with current law for civilian populations by ensuring that all women who receive health care through the United States military have access to all FDA… Continue Reading


July 29, 2014

SHAHEEN: REPLENISHING HIGHWAY TRUST FUND CRITICAL FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE JOBS, PUBLIC SAFETY

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) voted with a majority of the U.S. Senate today to replenish the Highway Trust Fund to make sure that important infrastructure projects in New Hampshire and around the country are not delayed due to a lapse in funding. Depletion of the fund could have delayed important infrastructure projects in New Hampshire and resulted in the loss of $55 million in federal transportation funds and more than 700 New Hampshire jobs. "The Highway Trust Fund p… Continue Reading


July 29, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON ROBERT MCDONALD CONFIRMATION

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate cleared Robert McDonald's nomination to head the Department of Veterans Affairs: "There are serious problems at the VA that must be addressed and I believe Mr. McDonald's background and management skills will provide the agency with much needed new leadership. I look forward to working with him to implement reforms across the VA, particularly those unveiled in the bipartisan VA reform legislati… Continue Reading


July 29, 2014

SHAHEEN, TOOMEY LEAD BIPARTISAN CALL URGING COMMERCE DEPARTMENT TO PROTECT AMERICAN CONSUMERS AND JOBS

(Washington, DC) - U.S Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) led a bipartisan coalition today expressing concern about a potential Department of Commerce agreement with Mexico that could increase sugar prices. In a letter to Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, the Senators spoke against any potential suspension agreement with the Mexican sugar industry and Government of Mexico which could "threaten the viability of American food manufacturers and raise food prices for American f… Continue Reading


July 29, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE: VA REFORM BILL WILL IMPROVE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today announced that compromise legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) includes a provision they authored that addresses a long-standing inequity in New Hampshire veterans' access to health care by allowing them to seek care from non-VA providers. The bill also includes measures to strengthen accountability and transparency at the department in response to the recent mismanagement scandal. On Mo… Continue Reading

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