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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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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.

December 12, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today secured unanimous bipartisan support for her amendment requiring colleges and universities to adopt drug- and alcohol-abuse prevention programs that specifically address the opioid crisis. The amendment is now a part of the House Education and Workforce Committee’s Higher Education Act reauthorization bill.
September 28, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that two First District schools, Riddle Brook School and Belmont Middle School, have earned recognition by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017.
September 6, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today introduced H.R.3683, the Student and Families Tax Reduction Act, a bill to make the above-the-line tax deduction for higher education tuition and fees permanent. The deduction of up to $4,000, which is claimed by almost 8,000 Granite Staters per year, expired last December.
July 19, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03), and 113 House Democrats sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee expressing strong opposition to the elimination of the of the Supporting Instruction State Grant Program (Title II-A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)) in the FY 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations bill.