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Saturday
Feb072015

NHDP - NH Fire Fighters Support Sen Shaheen Blocking Homeland Security Funding Vote

ICYMI: New Hampshire Fire Fighters Highlight Dangers of Playing Politics with Homeland Security Funding

 
Concord, N.H. – On a press call yesterday, New Hampshire fire fighters highlighted the dangers of playing politics with funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
 
“Kelly Ayotte is putting New Hampshire communities at risk with her decision to hold funding for homeland security hostage in order to appease her Tea Party base,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Press Secretary Aaron Jacobs. “Homeland Security secretaries of both parties, a nonpartisan coalition of mayors, and New Hampshire first responders have all warned against the dangers of playing politics with homeland security funding, and it’s time for Ayotte to heed their calls and stop risking a shutdown of the agency responsible for protecting our nation.”
 
Click here for the full Union Leader story or see excerpt below.
 
Union Leader: Sen. Shaheen says Homeland Security showdown could impact first responders
 
The showdown over Homeland Security funding could affect first responders, right down to local firefighters, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said Thursday.

Shaheen held a conference call with David Lang, president of the Professional Firefighters of New Hampshire, and Laconia Fire Chief Kenneth Erickson, to highlight what she says is at stake.

Funding for the federal Department of Homeland Security runs out by month’s end. The debate in Congress is complicated as Republicans consider amendments to nullify President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration reform.

Democrats accused Republicans of putting politics above security. Republicans accused Democrats of blocking funding by not allowing a bill to be brought to the floor for debate.

Lang said he hopes common sense will prevail, and politics takes a back seat to good government. The terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, showed the importance of first responders being prepared to handle a wide range of emergencies, he said.

“This is something that’s very personal for firefighters,” Lang said. “If we’re truly going to be our nation’s fire line of defense, then the federal government needs to continue to step up and assist us.”

Shaheen said shutting down the Homeland Security funding spigot would also affect local, state and federal emergency managers in response to storms and natural disasters.

“We should put ideological differences aside,” Shaheen said.

[…]
 
Passage of a “clean bill,” one that focuses just on funding, has support from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and former DHS Secretaries Tom Ridge, Michael Chertoff and Janet Napolitano.

Click here for the full Union Leader story.
Wednesday
Jul102013

NRSC - Will Shaheen Fight for Middle Class Relief from ObamaCare?

Washington, D.C. - National Republican Senatorial Committee Communications Director Brad Dayspring today asked Democrat Jeanne Shaheen if she agrees that like businesses, middle-class families also deserve relief from ObamaCare:

"Jeanne Shaheen ignored doctors, businesses, and middle-class Granite Staters in 2010, instead proudly standing with Barack Obama and Harry Reid to pass this disastrous law.

"Now that Democrats admit what a disaster ObamaCare is to implement, Shaheen is running as fast as she can from the taxes, mandates, and fees imposed by her vote. The problem is that Shaheen and her liberal friends have abandoned middle-class men and women, leaving them alone to face the burden of ObamaCare's individual mandate.

"Certainly businesses deserve relief from ObamaCare, but what about middle-class men, women and their families? It's time that Jeanne Shaheen start listening to Granite Staters who want a permanent delay for all, instead of just a partial delay for some."

Thursday
Jun062013

NHDP Response to Phony GOP Attack Ad 

Concord – New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director Harrell Kirstein issued the follow response to the phony GOP attack ad launched by CSNH, a conservative right wing front group. 

"It's a year and a half until election day and Republicans already are resorting to phony attacks in negative ads funded by right wing conservatives. The people of New Hampshire aren't buying it. Only the Republicans want to go back and refight the health care battle. Everybody else knows health care reform is expanding coverage and reducing costs here and across the country. In New Hampshire 93% of small businesses already provide health care coverage. The people of New Hampshire know Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and they know she's on their side, fighting for middle class families and small businesses."

 

Wednesday
May222013

NRSC: What's Next? Why is Jeanne Shaheen So Quiet About the IRS Scandal?

Washington, D.C. – Last week, news broke that not only were Jeanne Shaheen, Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats guilty of pressuring the IRS to target conservative groups, but the IRS Employees Union gave 93 cents of every dollar donated to Democratic candidates. Washington is entrenched in scandal that reveals the close relationship between Democrats and the IRS, yet after an initial statement, Senator Shaheen – who has received $5,000 from the IRS union – has been quiet.  

"Jeanne Shaheen and Senate Democrats - who pressured the IRS to target conservative groups - have an obligation to defend the citizens and organizations that were bullied by their own federal government,” said NRSC Communications Director Brad Dayspring. Jeanne Shaheen is a United States Senator, and that requires action not just hollow press releases - but she continues to hide behind them."

As the IRS scandal continues to grow, Jeanne Shaheen must answer the following questions:

  1. Does Senator Jeanne Shaheen think an independent special counsel is needed to investigate the IRS efforts?
  2. Will Jeanne Shaheen  return the $5,000 in campaign contributions from IRS union?
  3. Does Jeanne Shaheen believe that President Obama should apologize to citizens and groups that were unfairly targeted? 
  4. Does Jeanne Shaheen believe that President Obama and other senior White House staffers were wrong to publicly suggest that conservative groups were breaking the law?
Wednesday
May222013

NRSC - IRS scandal grows; Shaheen has some answering to do 

What's Next? Why is Jeanne Shaheen
So Quiet About the IRS Scandal? 

Washington, D.C. – Last week, news broke that not only were Jeanne Shaheen, Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats guilty of pressuring the IRS to target conservative groups, but the IRS Employees Union gave 93 cents of every dollar donated to Democratic candidates. Washington is entrenched in scandal that reveals the close relationship between Democrats and the IRS, yet after an initial statement, Senator Shaheen – who has received $5,000 from the IRS union – has been quiet.  

"Jeanne Shaheen and Senate Democrats - who pressured the IRS to target conservative groups - have an obligation to defend the citizens and organizations that were bullied by their own federal government,” said NRSC Communications Director Brad Dayspring. Jeanne Shaheen is a United States Senator, and that requires action not just hollow press releases - but she continues to hide behind them."

As the IRS scandal continues to grow, Jeanne Shaheen must answer the following questions:

  1. Does Senator Jeanne Shaheen think an independent special counsel is needed to investigate the IRS efforts?
  2. Will Jeanne Shaheen  return the $5,000 in campaign contributions from IRS union?
  3. Does Jeanne Shaheen believe that President Obama should apologize to citizens and groups that were unfairly targeted? 
  4. Does Jeanne Shaheen believe that President Obama and other senior White House staffers were wrong to publicly suggest that conservative groups were breaking the law?