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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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November 1, 2018 Press Release

MANCHESTER, NH— This morning, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) joined US Senator Maggie Hassan, health care providers, and advocates at the Manchester Community Health Center to kick off the 2019 ACA open enrollment period for marketplace health plans. Shea-Porter discussed the importance of health insurance, and she encouraged Granite Staters to visit healthcare.gov to shop for insurance plans and compare options.

October 19, 2018 Press Release

(Manchester, NH)—Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), sent a letter to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) calling on the federal agency to focus research efforts on the potential connection between per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure and pediatric cancer.

October 1, 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 $1,186,005 in grants from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to support children and youth who are affected by the opioid epidemic.

September 27, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) voted for the bipartisan FY2019 Defense and Labor-HHS Appropriations minibus, which passed the House 361-61.
August 15, 2018 Press Release
Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster released the following statements in response to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ application to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for opioid response funding that the New Hampshire delegation helped secure.
August 15, 2018 Press Release
Last Thursday, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) toured Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC) and held a roundtable with the facility’s leadership to discuss the challenges they face in delivering services. The MCHC is one of the top-rated federally qualified health centers in the country, serving 13,000 patients last year. The health center treats an average of 200 new patients each month. The MCHC takes a whole health approach to treating patients, and the Center offers a number of services in the same location, which is unique among health centers and greatly benefits patients.
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.

July 25, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), founder of the Congressional Asthma and Allergy Caucus, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today announced that the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services will be receiving a $140,000 grant from the EPA to address asbestos contamination in schools by helping fund New Hampshire’s Asbestos in Schools Program.
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.