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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.
July 19, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03), and 120 House Democrats sent a letter to the House Committee on Appropriations expressing extreme disappointment in the proposed cuts to the Pell Grant Program in the FY18 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) funding bill.
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:
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and over 150 Members of Congress sent a letter today to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos highlighting concerns surrounding the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to make changes to the student loan servicing contract procurement process and remove key requirements that were intended to support and protect student loan borrowers and help them repay their loans. The Members of Congress also cited concerns with Secretary DeVos’ decision to give all $880 million in annual federal student loan servicing contract funding to a single company, a move that could create unresponsive and “too big to fail” student loan system that would produce poorer results for both borrowers and taxpayers.
June 6, 2017 Press Release
Today Congresswoman Shea-Porter (NH-01) and nearly 50 members of the Democratic Caucus sent a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on President Trump’s proposed budget. The members asked that the subcommittee reject the proposal in the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget to eliminate subsidized Stafford Loans within the Department of Education budget.
Carol Shea-Porter and 130 Members of Congress sent a letter today to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urging her to reverse a decision to rescind Obama-era memos on student loan servicing reforms. The reforms had included new consumer protections for borrowers and improvements to the quality of federal loan servicing.
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today co-introduced the Veterans Education Relief and Restoration Act (VERRA), a bill to assist veterans who lost Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits due to recent for-profit college closures, including Nashua’s Daniel Webster College, a subsidiary of ITT Tech, which closed in 2016.