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June 27, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today introduced a bill directing the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate how outsourcing manufacturing jobs to countries like China harms the United States defense industrial base and our national security.
June 22, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after the House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill reauthorizing the Perkins Career and Technical Education program. As a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Shea-Porter sent the bill to the House floor earlier this month:
June 8, 2017 Press Release
As a Member of Congress during the 2008 financial crisis, I was proud to vote for the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform bill, which outlawed the predatory behavior that threw us into recession, created the highest unemployment rate in a generation, and tanked the economy. Now, House Republicans and their Wall Street backers are trying to pull one over on the American people by repealing these protections.
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), together with Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), and Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN), made the following statements today after they unveiled a House Resolution outlining 10 principles that should be included in any infrastructure plan considered by Congress. They also unveiled the CPC’s bold infrastructure proposal, entitled a 21st Century New Deal for Jobs.
April 4, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today co-introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act and highlighted the gender pay gap on Equal Pay Day. American women working full-time year-round still earn 80 cents, on average, for every dollar earned by men in the same job. Equal Pay Day symbolizes the date when women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the previous year.
March 16, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding today’s release of President Trump's 2018 Budget Blueprint:
ICYMI: Today, Congresswoman Shea-Porter and 23 House Democrats sent a letter to President Donald Trump calling for an exemption for veterans from the President’s government-wide hiring freeze. With veterans representing 30% of our federal workforce and new hires at federal agencies nationwide, returning service men and women are disproportionately affected by the President’s executive action.
March 6, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter statement regarding the House Republicans’ newly released healthcare bill.
February 28, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding today’s Presidential Joint Address to Congress:
February 27, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter will be joined at tomorrow’s presidential joint session address by Paul O’Connor, former president of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard’s Metal Trades Council, who recently retired after 40 years of civilian service and now serves as an IBEW International Representative. The Congresswoman and her guest will highlight the harm to New Hampshire workers being caused by President Trump’s federal hiring freeze and anti-worker agenda.