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March 19, 2015

SHAHEEN INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO REAUTHORIZE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK

(Washington, DC) - Today U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen introduced legislation to expand and improve the Export-Import Bank to help small businesses sell their products overseas. The Promoting U.S. Jobs through Exports Act of 2015 would provide long term certainty for small businesses by extending the Export-Import Bank through 2022, continuing the bank's ability to provide businesses with tools they need to compete in the global marketplace and create American jobs. "Boosting export opportunities… Continue Reading


March 19, 2015

RUBIO, SHAHEEN INTRODUCE THE GIRLS COUNT ACT

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee On Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, And Global Women's Issues, and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today re-introduced the Girls Count Act, a bill directing current U.S. foreign assistance programming to provide assistance to support the rights of women and girls in developing countries by working to establish birth registries in their countries. Ru… Continue Reading


March 19, 2015

SHAHEEN TO SECRET SERVICE DIRECTOR CLANCY: AGENCY CULTURE MUST CHANGE TO “REBUILD THE TRUST OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE”

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Today U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Homeland Security, questioned Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy at a subcommittee hearing on how the Secret Service can improve its operations following several recent, high profile lapses in security. Shaheen noted that in addition to operational adjustments, there must be a change in the culture at the Secret Service which many view as "broken." Shahee… Continue Reading


March 19, 2015

SHAHEEN RENEWS EFFORT TO HELP STUDENTS REFINANCE LOANS

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Yesterday U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) cosponsored the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, legislation that was reintroduced to allow those with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at lower interest rates offered to new borrowers in the 2013-2014 school year. New Hampshire ranks first in the country in average debt per graduate, at nearly $33,000, and according to estimates, nearly 130,000 New Hampshire residents could benefit from this bill. "Throug… Continue Reading


March 17, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING VOTE

(WASHINGTON, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after human trafficking legislation did not advance in the Senate: "Human trafficking is too important an issue to be stalled because of unrelated measures aimed at restricting women's access to healthcare. I'm disappointed that partisan language was inserted in this bill that could lead to a dramatic and unprecedented restriction on abortion coverage in the future. We ought to remove that controversial langu… Continue Reading


March 16, 2015

SHAHEEN HIGHLIGHTS IMPORTANCE OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENTS AT GRAND OPENING OF HAYSEED RESTAURANT

(HAMPTON, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today highlighted the importance of federal efforts to help New Hampshire small businesses grow and create jobs in rural Granite State communities at the grand opening of the Hayseed Restaurant at Smuttynose Brewing Company in Hampton. At the grand opening, Shaheen and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Ted Brady announced a new $500,000 loan to the Coastal Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) to h… Continue Reading


March 13, 2015

SHAHEEN HOSTS ROUNDTABLE WITH NEW HAMPSHIRE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRISIS PROFESSIONALS ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

(MANCHESTER, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this afternoon hosted a roundtable at the Manchester Police Department with several law enforcement officials and crisis professionals for a discussion on the prevalence of human trafficking in New Hampshire. The coalition also discussed best ways to combat trafficking in the state and support survivors, including through Shaheen's recently introduced legislation. Shaheen was joined this afternoon by Manchester Police Chief David Mara and Sgt… Continue Reading


March 11, 2015

SHAHEEN AND PORTMAN RENEW EFFORTS TO CREATE NATIONAL ENERGY STRATEGY

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) will today renew their push for a national energy efficiency strategy by introducing an updated version of the Portman-Shaheen Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC). The legislation has received widespread support from both Democrats and Republicans as well as industry leaders, energy-efficiency advocates and environmental stakeholders because it reduces pollution, saves consumers money and creat… Continue Reading


March 11, 2015

SHAHEEN QUESTIONS TOP MILITARY OFFICIALS, SECRETARY OF STATE ON AUTHORIZATION OF MILITARY FORCE AGAINST ISIS

(Washington, DC) - This morning at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned top military and Administration officials on the President's request for an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Shaheen, who supported a December authorization, called on Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey to assu… Continue Reading


March 10, 2015

SHAHEEN HONORS SLAIN NEW HAMPSHIRE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST JONATHAN DANIELS ON SENATE FLOOR

(Washington, DC) - This evening, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) honored the life of Jonathan Daniels, a New Hampshire civil rights activist from Keene, who was killed in Fort Deposit, Alabama defending a fellow civil rights activist 50 years ago. Shaheen's remarks as prepared for delivery are included below: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Jonathan Daniels Remembrance Mr. President, as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March this month, I rise to hon… Continue Reading


March 10, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON REINTRODUCTION OF INTERNET SALES TAX LEGISLATION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after a coalition of Senators reintroduced legislation that would impose a sales tax on online sales: "This online sales tax proposal would hurt New Hampshire businesses by imposing new and unnecessary regulations and red tape. Forcing New Hampshire retailers to collect taxes for other states with no benefit to our state will result in serious economic consequences, and I will fight this proposal at every opp… Continue Reading


March 10, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SENATE LETTER TO IRAN

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after a coalition of Senators yesterday sent an open letter to the Islamic Republic of Iran: "For more than half a century our foreign policy has been driven by the idea that partisan politics stops at the water's edge and I was disappointed to see this bedrock principle of our democracy compromised yesterday. This letter represented an unprecedented and dangerous attempt to undermine sensitive negotiations t… Continue Reading


March 09, 2015

PHOTO AND RELEASE: SHAHEEN EMBARKS ON USS NEW HAMPSHIRE

(March 9, 2015 - from left to right: Rear Admiral Joe Tofalo, Undersea Warfare Division (N97), U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Brigadier General Nina M. Armagno, Commander, 45th Space Wing, and Director, Eastern Range, Patrick Air Force Base, FL. Photo by Stephen McConnell/NOTU PAO) (Port Canaveral, FL) - Today U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) toured Port Canaveral Naval Pier to receive an update on the Navy's Virginia Class Submarine program and embark on the Virginia Class Submarine US… Continue Reading


March 09, 2015

SHAHEEN CALLS FOR VA MORATORIUM ON POLICY DISCRIMINATING AGAINST SAME-SEX MILITARY COUPLES

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to issue a moratorium on a discriminatory policy that targets same-sex couples, until the Supreme Court rules on marriage equality later this year. Shaheen's call comes after the American Military Partner Association recently highlighted a case involving a female service-disabled veteran forced to repay the VA for benefits she received and was later declared ineligible for when she reloca… Continue Reading


March 05, 2015

SHAHEEN COALITION INTRODUCES BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a bipartisan coalition of Senators introduced a resolution Wednesday evening to recognize March 8, 2015 as International Women's Day (IWD) and commemorate the achievements of women around the world. The International Women's Day resolution, co-sponsored by U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sheldon Whiteho… Continue Reading


March 03, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON FULL YEAR DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING BILL

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the House of Representatives approved the Senate's bipartisan bill fully funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the remainder of the fiscal year, without extraneous policy riders attached: "The weeks-long impasse on fully funding the Department of Homeland Security represented the very type of partisanship that people in New Hampshire and across the country have had enough of, and I… Continue Reading


March 02, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON DHS FUNDING CONFEREES VOTE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the Senate rejected a House request to appoint conferees to debate Homeland Security funding: "The only way forward is clear: the House must take up the bill we passed in the Senate that fully funds the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of the fiscal year. It has the votes to pass and the Speaker should bring it to the floor. We cannot afford continued inaction or more short-term funding… Continue Reading


March 02, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON ANNOUNCED RETIREMENT OF MARYLAND SENATOR BARBARA MIKULSKI

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), the longest serving women in Senate history, announced that she would not seek reelection in 2016: "Barbara Mikulski is one of the most hardworking and dedicated public servants I've ever had the honor of working with. For nearly three decades Barbara has been a trailblazer, becoming the first woman to be elected to the Senate from Maryland and later the first woman in history to chai… Continue Reading


March 02, 2015

NH DELEGATION URGES KINDER MORGAN TO HOLD ADDITIONAL PUBLIC MEETINGS ON PROPOSED PIPELINE ROUTE

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to concerns from New Hampshire residents, U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Frank Guinta (R-NH) are urging Kinder Morgan to hold additional public meetings in the coming months in communities that could be affected by the proposed Northeast Energy Direct Project. In a letter to Public Affairs Director Allen Fore, the delegation members requested that Kinder Morgan hold a second round of open hou… Continue Reading


February 27, 2015

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SHORT TERM FUNDING FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after Congress passed a short term measure funding the Department of Homeland Security: "This short term measure is better than the alternative but the fact remains that we need to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the year. The House should follow the Senate's lead by taking up the bipartisan legislation we passed earlier today instead of further jeopardizing agency resources that keep our country … Continue Reading

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