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July 16, 2014

SHAHEEN, CRUZ, AYOTTE RALLY BIPARTISAN OPPOSITION TO INTERNET SALES TAX LEGISLATION

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) are leading a bipartisan coalition urging Senate Leadership to swiftly extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) without the "extraneous efforts to impose new taxes on Internet sales," specifically the "Marketplace Fairness Act." The Marketplace Fairness Act, if enacted, would result in states attempting to collect sales taxes from businesses across state lines for sales made on the Internet. The bi… Continue Reading


July 16, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON ‘NOT MY BOSS’ BUSINESS ACT’ VOTE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate failed to advance the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act, also known as the "Not My Boss' Business Act," which would have protected women's health care from employer interference: "Women, not their employers, should be in charge of decisions about their health care, and I'm disappointed that we couldn't pass legislation today that would've strengthened protections of … Continue Reading


July 15, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON FORMER BERLIN MAYOR LEO OUELLET

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the passing of former Berlin Mayor Leo Ouellet: "From his time in the Air Force to his time as Mayor of Berlin, Leo Ouellet was a dedicated public servant and his passing is a loss for the Granite State. My thoughts are with his family and friends."… Continue Reading


July 14, 2014

NEW HAMPSHIRE CHAPTER OF AMERICAN EX-PRISONERS OF WAR HONORS SHAHEEN FOR SECURING MEDALS FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE POWS

(July 14, 2014 - Manchester, NH - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) meets with the New Hampshire Chapter of American Ex-Prisoners of War) (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this afternoon was honored for her efforts to secure medals for New Hampshire POWs at the monthly meeting of the New Hampshire Chapter of American Ex-Prisoners of War. At the event Shaheen also discussed her efforts to expand health care opportunities for New Hampshire veterans. "We owe a tremendous debt… Continue Reading


July 14, 2014

SHAHEEN STAFF TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS IN LACONIA, PELHAM, BROOKLINE

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours over the next two weeks in Laconia, Pelham and Brookline. Specifically, staff will be available: Tuesday, July 22 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in Laconia Thursday, July 24 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Pelham Tuesday, July 29 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Brookline Staff will be available to speak one-on-one with area residents who are seeking help with federal agencies on issues such as veterans' benefits, federal taxes, hou… Continue Reading


July 11, 2014

SHAHEEN: CHILD CARE TAX CREDIT LEGISLATION WILL HELP NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES AFFORD CHILD CARE

(Londonderry, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this morning joined early child care providers at Applewood Learning Center in Londonderry to discuss the economic challenges posed to New Hampshire families by the increasing cost of child care and her plan to make child care more affordable by updating the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC). Shaheen, who was also presented the Early Learning New Hampshire's 2014 Early Learning Champion Award today, discussed the Helping Working Fa… Continue Reading


July 10, 2014

RUBIO, SHAHEEN INTRODUCE THE GIRLS COUNT ACT

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today introduced the Girls Count Act, legislation 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. Companion legislation, H.R. 3398, was introduced in October in the House by U.S. Representatives Steve Chabot (R-OH), Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Betty McCollum (D-MN). Ev… Continue Reading


July 10, 2014

FRIDAY IN LONDONDERRY: SHAHEEN TO DISCUSS PLAN TO MAKE CHILD CARE MORE AFFORDABLE FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE FAMILIES

Tomorrow in Londonderry U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will visit the Applewood Learning Center at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the economic challenges posed to New Hampshire families by the increasing cost of child care and her plan to reduce child care costs as outlined in the Helping Working Families Afford Child Care Act she introduced this week. During the visit, Shaheen will also be presented Early Learning New Hampshire's 2014 Early Learning Champion Award. Shaheen has been a leader in eff… Continue Reading


July 09, 2014

SHAHEEN MEETS WITH WOMEN’S ADVOCATES AT CAPITOL HILL ROUNDTABLE

(Washington, DC) - This morning U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with women's advocacy groups leadership - including Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America and the National Women's Law Center - on Capitol Hill for a roundtable discussion on issues facing women and families, including last week's Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling. At the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, Shaheen spoke of the importance of protecting women's health care options from employer interference and … Continue Reading


July 09, 2014

SHAHEEN BACKS LEGISLATION TO PROTECT WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE AFTER HOBBY LOBBY DECISION

(Washington, DC) - In response to last week's Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will be joining a coalition of Senators today to introduce legislation that would protect women's health care from employer interference. The legislation, the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014, would help ensure that no employer who provides group health insurance coverage to its employees can deny any specific health benefits, including contraception co… Continue Reading


July 08, 2014

SHAHEEN, COLLINS INTRODUCE AMENDMENT TO EXPAND ACCESS TO NATIONAL PARKS FOR DISABLED VETERANS

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) today introduced an amendment to bipartisan sportsmen's legislation to make all veterans with a service-connected disability eligible for a free, lifetime pass allowing entry to National Parks and other recreational lands and waters held by the United States. Shaheen and Collin's amendment is based on the bipartisan Wounded Veterans Recreation Act the Senators introduced in May, which would amend the decade-old Fede… Continue Reading


July 08, 2014

SENATORS INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO EXPAND TAX CREDIT, HELP FAMILIES AFFORD CHILD CARE

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced legislation today to support working families across the country by enhancing the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) to help make child care more affordable. The Helping Working Families Afford Child Care Act addresses the challenge millions of families face in paying for child care by increasing the amount of eligible child care expenses used to ca… Continue Reading


July 07, 2014

NEXT WEEK: SHAHEEN STAFF TO HOLD OFFICE HOURS IN SALEM, LEBANON, HANOVER, WINDHAM

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's staff will hold office hours next week in Salem, Lebanon, Hanover and Windham. Specifically, staff will be available: Wednesday, July 16 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Salem Wednesday, July 16 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Lebanon Wednesday, July 16 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Hanover Friday, July 18 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in Windham Staff will be available to speak one-on-one with area residents who are seeking help with federal agencies on i… Continue Reading


July 07, 2014

SHAHEEN: FISHING REMAINS INTEGRAL TO SEACOAST ECONOMY

(Seabrook, NH) - This morning in Seabrook, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with New Hampshire fishing industry members at the Yankee Fishermen's Cooperative to discuss the future of the state's historic fishing industry and the impact of a plan to distribute $32.8 million in federal fishery disaster funds across New England. "New Hampshire's historic fishing industry is an integral part of our regional economy and we need to make sure the industry remains viable and emerges strong after … Continue Reading


July 03, 2014

SHAHEEN TO CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY AT PARADES IN AMHERST, MERRIMACK

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will celebrate Independence Day by taking part in parades in Amherst and Merrimack on Friday. Shaheen will march in the Amherst Fourth of July Parade at 10:00 a.m. and the Merrimack Fourth of July Parade at 1:00 p.m. Media planning to attend should RSVP to: Nick_Brown@shaheen.senate.gov. Amherst Fourth of July Parade WHO: U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) WHAT: Amherst Fourth of July Parade WHEN: 10:00… Continue Reading


July 02, 2014

AT HAMPTON-SEABROOK BRIDGE, SHAHEEN CALLS FOR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS

(Hampton, NH) - This morning, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) met with representatives from the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT), the Hampton Fire Chief and the Rockingham Planning Commission at the Hampton-Seabrook Bridge. Shaheen called for continued infrastructure investments to improve public safety and economic competiveness and support tourism, one of New Hampshire's largest industries. Shaheen specifically highlighted her legislation, the Strengthen a… Continue Reading


July 01, 2014

SHAHEEN: ACTION ON HIGHWAY TRUST FUND VITAL TO NEW HAMPSHIRE INFRASTRUCTURE, ECONOMY

(Windham, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) this afternoon joined New Hampshire officials in Windham where she pressed for continued funding for the National Highway Trust Fund and support for infrastructure projects, such as the I-93 expansion. Shaheen's visit to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) I-93 field office and construction site coincided with the upcoming Fourth of July weekend, which is one of the biggest travel weekends of the year. Based on current spendin… Continue Reading


June 30, 2014

TUESDAY IN WINDHAM: SHAHEEN TO CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION TO REPLENISH HIGHWAY TRUST FUND

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will join local officials tomorrow, July 1, at 2:30 p.m. in Windham at the I-93 Expansion Exit 3 worksite to highlight the need to replenish the National Highway Trust Fund in order to continue funding important infrastructure projects like the I-93 expansion. Shaheen will note how the summer travel and tourism season underscores the need for action because of the impact the I-93 expansion project has on local jobs and New Hampshire's economy. The group will m… Continue Reading


June 30, 2014

SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON SUPREME COURT HOBBY LOBBY DECISION

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement on the Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case involving women's access to contraceptive health coverage: "Women should be making decisions about their health care with their doctors, not their employers. Today's Supreme Court decision unfortunately jeopardizes basic health care coverage and access to contraception for a countless number of women and I'm very disappointed by the ruling. Blocking access to contraception wil… Continue Reading


June 27, 2014

SHAHEEN, NEW HAMPSHIRE ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS HOLD ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON STATE'S HOUSING MARKET, EFFORTS TO HELP HOMEOWNERS

(Bedford, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a roundtable discussion with members of the New Hampshire Association of Realtors (NHAR) this afternoon to discuss the current state of the New Hampshire real estate market and its impact on the New Hampshire economy. Shaheen joined NHAR members for a discussion of concerns and priorities in the New Hampshire real estate market and her efforts in Washington to support the housing market and affordable housing. "While we have seen improv… Continue Reading

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