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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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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.
November 30, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Congressman Dave Loebsack today introduced legislation to secure resources to directly combat the devastating opioid epidemic that has swept the nation.
November 8, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) issued the following statement after the release of the final Senate- and House-negotiated defense authorization bill, which includes her bipartisan amendment that directs the Department of Defense to fund a nationwide health study on implications of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), such as PFOA, in drinking water. In May, the Air Force announced it would not fund a health study of water contamination around Haven Well at the former Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth. The city of Portsmouth closed the well in 2014 after PFC contamination levels were found to be 12.5 times higher than what was then the provisional health advisory from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
November 3, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding today’s House vote on the CHAMPION Act, which passed by a vote of 242-174:
November 1, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding today’s release of final recommendations by the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis:
November 1, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement to mark the November 1st kickoff of HealthCare.Gov Open Enrollment:
October 31, 2017 Press Release
On Friday, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding reports in a recent New York Times article that described the EPA’s efforts to weaken chemical safety regulations that could affect access to public information on the risks of emerging contaminants, including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), chemical materials that have contaminated drinking water in several New Hampshire communities.
October 26, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after the Trump Administration declared the national opioid epidemic a public health crisis:
October 25, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today co-introduced legislation to require the federal government to leverage its bulk purchasing power to negotiate lower Medicare drug prices for seniors.
October 25, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding 2018 individual market insurance rates in New Hampshire: