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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire


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October 16, 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 that the University of New Hampshire (UNH) received $747,673 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the NOAA Sea Grant 2018 Aquaculture Initiative. The funding will support a UNH project that seeks to boost U.S. seafood production through a specialized aquaculture training program that will recruit fishermen and farmers from across the northeast, including New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine.

October 10, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, DC) –  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 that the U.S. Department of Interior has awarded New Hampshire more than $500,000 through the State Wildlife Grant (SWG) Program to boost Granite State conservation efforts. The SWG Program is a major funding source for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Nongame Wildlife Program.

October 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Congressman Raul Grijalva (AZ-03), Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee, today sent a letter to Cynthia Martinez, Chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System (the System), requesting additional information on recent changes to FWS policy that would decommission dual status officers in the System.

October 3, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that she has introduced H.R. 7005, the Wildlife Disease Emergency Act. This legislation would address the growing threat that wildlife diseases pose to our health and economy. The bill has been endorsed by the American Bird Conservancy, National Audubon Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

September 27, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today called on DoD to hasten its efforts to replace firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals after GAO released testimony regarding the Defense Department’s efforts to address PFAS contamination on current or former military installations.
September 13, 2018 Press Release

***Conference agreement includes funding for upgrades at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard***

***Funds Burn Pits Center of Excellence***

***Includes $14 million for identification, mitigation, and clean-up costs across DoD for PFOS and PFOA contamination***

August 21, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after the Trump Administration released its plan to significantly roll back the Clean Power Rule.
August 14, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – 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 a $16 million Clean Water State Revolving Fund Capitalization Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) to improve water infrastructure and protect clean drinking water supplies.

July 26, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced that the final bipartisan bicameral National Defense Authorization Act has passed the House with important New Hampshire priorities.
July 25, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire has received a $11,107,000 grant through the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The fund provides resources to address drinking water infrastructure needs to promote public health and safety.