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June 11, 2014

SHAHEEN HOSTS NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESSES IN WASHINGTON

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted nearly 200 members of the New Hampshire business community today for her 4th Annual New Hampshire Business Day Luncheon. The event gives members of the New Hampshire business community an opportunity to come to Capitol Hill and hear directly from government leaders and key congressional officials about federal programs and agencies that support, regulate, and offer research and technical assistance to businesses. "Small businesses are … Continue Reading


June 11, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON STUDENT LOAN DEBT LEGISLATION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after legislation she co-sponsored to help current student loan borrowers refinance at lower interest rates failed to advance in the Senate this morning: "I am disappointed that the Republican leadership in the Senate blocked a plan to help young people and families in New Hampshire and around the country see some relief from overwhelming student debt. Allowing eligible borrowers to refinance their student l… Continue Reading


June 11, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE: VA REFORM BILL IS SIGNIFICANT STEP TOWARD FIXING INEQUITIES IN CARE FOR NH VETERANS

(Washington, DC) - New Hampshire U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) today announced that they have successfully included language in a bipartisan bill to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help address a long-standing inequity in New Hampshire veterans' access to health care by expanding their ability to seek care from non-VA providers. The bipartisan bill, crafted by Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), expands veterans' access to health… Continue Reading


June 10, 2014

TOMORROW IN WASHINGTON: SHAHEEN’S 5th ANNUAL EXPERIENCE NEW HAMPSHIRE RECEPTION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will welcome more than 40 New Hampshire businesses and venders to the United States Capitol on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 for the fifth annual Experience New Hampshire reception. The reception gives an opportunity for dining, tourism, hospitality and business groups important to New Hampshire's economy to showcase the best of what the Granite State has to offer and is hosted by the New Hampshire State Society. Senator Shaheen will be joined by… Continue Reading


June 10, 2014

ON SENATE FLOOR, SHAHEEN CALLS ON CONGRESS TO PASS LEGISLATION TO HELP EASE STUDENT DEBT BURDEN

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today called for action on legislation to address the growing student loan debt crisis that is hurting the economy and families in New Hampshire and across the country. On the Senate floor, Shaheen called for swift passage of the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act which would allow eligible borrowers with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at the lower interest rates currently offered to new borrowers. Shaheen also annou… Continue Reading


June 09, 2014

SHAHEEN WELCOMES ACTION ON STUDENT LOAN DEBT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) welcomed news today that will help address the student debt crisis that is hurting the economy and family budgets across the country. This afternoon it was announced that the President will take many steps through Executive Order to ease the impact of student loan debt on borrowers, including a provision championed by Shaheen in her Simplifying Access to Student Loan Information Act that would encourage innovative methods of outreach and comm… Continue Reading


June 09, 2014

SHAHEEN URGES NOAA TO WEIGH LOCAL IMPACT OF POTENTIAL FISHERY BUYBACK AND BUYOUT PROGRAMS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is voicing concern to federal officials on the potentially negative impact a buyout or buyback program could have on New Hampshire fisherman under a compromise federal fishery disaster relief plan. In a letter sent today to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Shaheen urges the agency to "consider local input from all sectors of the industry" out of concern for the potentially detrimental impact of a federal buyout or i… Continue Reading


June 09, 2014

SHAHEEN: VA MISMANAGEMENT REPORT UNDERSCORES NEED FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today is renewing her call for immediate action to address the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) crisis after a new report detailed systemic problems at VA facilities across the country including long wait times and mismanagement issues. The report indicated that the Manchester facility is not on the list for further review. "The systemic problems at the VA are very troubling and require immediate action," said Shaheen. "Our veterans deserve timely and access… Continue Reading


June 09, 2014

SHAHEEN: TRANSPORTATION CRITICAL DRIVER OF ECONOMY, NEW HAMPSHIRE JOBS

(Portsmouth, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning addressed the 2014 Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO) conference where she highlighted the dire need to maintain funding for the Highway Trust Fund so that critical transportation infrastructure projects are not delayed in New Hampshire. Shaheen was joined by Chris Clement Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation and President of NASTO as well as other Northeast transportation of… Continue Reading


June 06, 2014

SHAHEEN, OFFICIALS CELEBRATE NANOCOMP TECHNOLOGIES EXPANSION IN MERRIMACK

(Merrimack, NH) -U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined local, state and federal officials at Nanocomp Technologies this morning to celebrate the company's expansion and tour the construction site for its new manufacturing facility. Nanocomp is tripling its manufacturing capacity and set to create new jobs in New Hampshire with the help of an $18.5 million grant from the Department of Defense (DoD). "Small, innovative companies like Nanotech are the backbone of our economy," Shaheen said. … Continue Reading


June 06, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON 70th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on 70th anniversary of D-Day: "Today we remember the bravery and selflessness of the American and Allied Forces that together stormed the beaches of Normandy 70 years ago. Thousands gave the ultimate sacrifice to begin the effort to liberate the oppressed people of Europe and defeat Hitler. We can never forget what they did that day and how they shaped the world forever."… Continue Reading


June 05, 2014

SHAHEEN, AYOTTE ENCOURAGED BY BIPARTISAN COMPROMISE TO FIX VA SYSTEM, EXPAND ACCESS TO CARE FOR VETERANS

(Washington, DC) - New Hampshire U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) released the following statement on the tentative bipartisan agreement announced by Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), expand veterans' access to health care, and make it easier to fire VA officials for misconduct: "We are encouraged by the framework of this bipartisan agreement and are looki… Continue Reading


June 05, 2014

FRIDAY IN MERRIMACK: SHAHEEN TO CELEBRATE EXPANSION OF NANOCOMP TECHNOLOGIES

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will join state and local officials as well as the company's senior leadership at Nanocomp Technologies in Merrimack Friday, June 6 at 9:30 a.m. to celebrate their expansion and tour the construction site of its new facility. Nanocomp, a producer of next-generation industrial fabrics and coatings, has taken advantage of an $18.5 million grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) which Shaheen supported to triple its manufacturing space and help create new jobs.… Continue Reading


June 05, 2014

SHAHEEN: NEW HAMPSHIRE FISHERIES, BERLIN PRISON STAFFING, VA INVESTIGATION SUPPORTED BY APPROPRIATIONS BILL

(Washington, D.C.) - The Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved this morning several of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's (D-NH) longstanding priorities to protect New Hampshire fisheries, support the activation of the Berlin Federal Prison, and promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education in the bipartisan Commerce-Justice-Science Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations Bill. The legislation also calls for Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal and civil investigations in… Continue Reading


June 05, 2014

SHAHEEN PROPOSALS TO COMBAT NEW HAMPSHIRE HEROIN EPIDEMIC INCLUDED IN ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS BILL

(Washington, D.C.) - The Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously adopted several provisions this morning proposed by U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) to address New Hampshire's heroin and prescription drug epidemic. With Shaheen's requests included - among them Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants for states with high heroin abuse rates, funds to help states like New Hampshire continue the implementation of prescription drug monitoring programs and an initiative directing the… Continue Reading


June 04, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON ADMINISTRATION BRIEFING ON SERGEANT BOWE BERGDAHL’S RELEASE

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after attending a Senators only briefing with Administration officials on the negotiations that led to the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl: "I appreciated the opportunity to be briefed on the negotiations that led to Sergeant Bergdahl's release, but I believe the Administration needs to do more to inform the public. I continue to have concerns about the Administration's failure to consult Congress. I am glad that Sergeant Ber… Continue Reading


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

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