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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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October 19, 2018 Press Release

GILFORD, NH— This morning, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, visited Gilford High School to speak with students and teachers. She also shadowed Principal Anthony Sperazzo to highlight the good work the school is doing to promote innovation in the classroom. 

 

October 18, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined more than 150 of their Democratic colleagues in requesting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos turn over more information—and swiftly act to fix— the Department’s flawed handling of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

October 4, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $1,249,762 in federal grants to bolster school safety efforts in New Hampshire from the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). These grants include $500,000 to the New Hampshire Department of Education and $249,762 to Merrimack County to fund violence prevention and mental health training programs in schools, and $500,000 to the New Hampshire Department of Education to develop threat assessment and crisis intervention programs. This funding will improve school security and prepare students and teachers to recognize, respond to, and prevent acts of violence.
October 2, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant for $1,572,534 per year over the next seven years to the New Hampshire College & University Council to provide services to increase the number of low income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

August 23, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today released the following statement after reports that the Department of Education is considering a plan to use mental health, and other critical student support funds, to instead purchase firearms for teachers:
July 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, today introduced legislation that would require colleges and universities to offer evidence-based substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery support services to students. Campuses across the country are feeling the impact of the opioid crisis.

July 24, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, announced she will co-introduce legislation unveiled today to reauthorize higher education programs. The Aim Higher Act includes a number of proposals to revamp higher education programs to provide every student the opportunity to earn a debt-free degree, ensure students have the tools they need to graduate on time, and hold higher education institutions accountable to taxpayers by cracking down on predatory, low-quality programs.
July 12, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after the New Hampshire Supreme Court issued an advisory opinion on HB 1264:
April 24, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Senator Edward Markey (D-MA), and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today are introducing legislation that would create a grant program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to assist state and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, and professional associations to improve climate literacy.
January 14, 2018 In The News

PORTSMOUTH — John Kodzis knows firsthand the difficulties of hiring workers into manufacturing jobs.

“We have openings in all of our divisions,” said Kodzis, president and CEO of IPSUMM, a product development company at Pease International Tradeport focused on creative design using practiced engineering and manufacturing skills. “Signing people is tough.”

It is a lament shared by manufacturers throughout the region, a frustration the University of New Hampshire hopes to address with a grant from the National Science Foundation.