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Bipartisan energy efficiency legislation authored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today passed the U.S. Senate. The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 contains key energy efficiency provisions that will strengthen the economy and reduce pollution
U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced today that the Senate's Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget resolution, approved Thursday evening by the Senate Budget Committee, includes several measures she fought for that protect New Hampshire priorities. During Thursday's Budget Committee markup, Ayotte introduced amendments aimed at keeping our country safe, protecting federal workers at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, prioritizing energy efficiency, supporting the Land and Water Conservation Fund and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, and addressing New Hampshire's heroin and prescription drug addiction crisis
Lane is a business attorney at Orr & Reno in Concord, N.H. Her practice focuses on real estate transactions, non-profit organizations, small businesses, and financial transactions. She has been active in promoting affordable housing to New Hampshire citizens in various capacities since moving here in 1986, including being on the board of CATCH Neighborhood Housing, and representing manufactured housing owners when they form cooperatives and purchase their parks.
Continuing their efforts to advocate for low-income New Hampshire families who need heating assistance, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) are urging Senate appropriators to provide sufficient funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). In a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, Shaheen and Ayotte joined a bipartisan group of Senators in urging a level of $4.7 billion for the LIHEAP program in Fiscal Year 2015.
With growing momentum in Congress to pass energy efficiency legislation, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) touted the economic and environmental benefits of her bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC)this afternoon at the Environmental Business Council’s (EBC) New Hampshire Chapter Luncheon in Manchester. Shaheen updated EBC members, business leaders and environmental advocates about her renewed efforts to pass a new version of the Shaheen-Portman ESIC legislation she recently reintroduced with Senator Rob Portman (R-OH). The reintroduced Shaheen-Portman legislation is backed by Republicans and Democrats, businesses and industry leaders, and environmental advocates and will drive job creation, consumer savings and reduce pollution.
The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) announced this week that the New Hampshire Banking Department (Department) has received a certificate of accreditation for mortgage supervision. This accreditation certifies that the Department maintains the highest standards and practices in mortgage supervision set by the CSBS and AARMR Mortgage Accreditation Program
The University of New Hampshire is one of only five universities or colleges selected to share grant funding to study green infrastructure practices in urban areas, using Philadelphia as a pilot project. Further, due to the UNH Stormwater Center’s significant expertise on urban stormwater issues, UNH is the only institution outside of Philadelphia area selected in this program
MANCHESTER, N.H. - January 22, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Continuing her efforts to help advance infrastructure projects in New Hampshire and across the nation, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) announced today that she is backing the Partnership to Build America Act (S. 1957) - bipartisan legislation that aims to help state and local governments finance initiatives to build or repair roads, bridges, highways, ports, schools, and other infrastructure projects.
As the cold winter months get underway in New Hampshire and across the country, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today derided cuts to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that have resulted from across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. During a visit to Southwestern Community Services (SCS) in Keene, Kuster underscored the harmful impacts of cutting LIHEAP for New Hampshire families and called on Congress to replace the sequester with a more responsible budget that restores vital funding for heating assistance.
New Hampshire lawmakers are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to connect additional households in Atkinson showing chemical contamination in their water supply to a new water main to help ensure reliable access to safe drinking water. In a letter sent today to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) are requesting homes in the town of Atkinson that are showing any level of 1,4 Dioxane contamination be provided access to a new water main.
This week, Congresswoman Kusterspoke ou against cuts to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that have resulted from across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. During a visit to Southern New Hampshire Services (SNHS) in Nashua, Kuster underscored the harmful impacts of cutting LIHEAP for low-income New Hampshire families and urged Congress to restore vital LIHEAP funding.
NASHUA, N.H. - December 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As the cold winter months get underway in New Hampshire and across the country, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today derided cuts to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that have resulted from across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. During a visit to Southern New Hampshire Services (SNHS) in Nashua, Kuster underscored the harmful impacts of cutting LIHEAP for New Hampshire families and called on Congress to replace the sequester with a more responsible budget that restores vital funding for heating assistance
In an effort to help millions of Americans who are struggling with their energy bills as winter approaches, a bipartisan group of 40 U.S. Senators, including Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) are calling on the Obama Administration to release federal heating aid funds.
New Hampshire Housing’s Board of Directors recently approved a $500,000 loan for Concord Housing + Redevelopment to renovate space in the John F. Kennedy public housing complex into additional apartments. The funding comes from New Hampshire Housing’s Special Needs program, which is designed to provide financing for projects serving populations that need more supportive services than are typically provided in traditional rental housing.
New Hampshire Housing’s Board of Directors recently approved Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) funding for the expansion of Bow Highlands, a CATCH Neighborhood Housing development that offers affordable rents for individuals and families. Sixteen townhouse style apartments will be added to the development as a result of the funding.
Delegation Welcomes Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance Grant

Department of Transportation Approves Funds To Fix Damaged Roads in Grafton, Sullivan and Cheshire Counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 29, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Representatives Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) and Ann Kuster (D-NH), today welcomed the U.S. Department of Transportation’s decision to approve an emergency recovery grant to help restore roadways in Grafton, Sullivan, and Cheshire Counties that were damaged by heavy rains and flooding at the end of June. The $1 million grant for rebuilding federally-supported roadways will assist the New Hampshire Department of Transportation’s efforts to repair transportation infrastructure in Lebanon, Alstead, and Westmoreland that was damaged during powerful storms on June 26. more »

 
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