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May 19, 2017 Press Release
Today Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), the founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, along with U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) wrote to President Donald Trump to express their opposition to proposed cuts to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). The letter highlights the importance of ONDCP to addressing the substance misuse crisis in New Hampshire. Recent reports cite up to 94% in cuts to the office, which is critical to coordinating the federal response to the opioid epidemic that is negatively impacting communities throughout the state and the country. The letter comes as the Trump Administration continues to pursue policies that would undermine efforts to address the opioid crisis.
May 17, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and 73 bipartisan Members of Congress released a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney urging him to maintain funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in the Trump Administration’s FY2018 Budget.
Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ (CPC) Health Care Task Force, led 35 of her progressive colleagues on a letter to President Donald Trump proposing an opportunity to work together to reduce the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs. The letter lays out specific proposals for how the Administration and the 36 members of the CPC could work together during the upcoming reauthorization of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) User Fee Agreements (UFAs)
May 10, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after HHS Secretary Tom Price’s visit to New Hampshire:
May 4, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after delivering remarks in opposition to the House Republican health care bill and voting NO. The bill passed the House by a vote of 217-213.
May has officially begun, and with it comes peak asthma and allergy season. To shine a spotlight on the two of the most common and dangerous chronic diseases, the co-chairs of the Congressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus, Representatives Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Eliot Engel (NY-16), and Gregg Harper (MS-03), today introduced H.Res.304, a resolution recognizing May as Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.
April 19, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today hosted a roundtable discussion with Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC) leaders and staff. The discussion highlighted the key role community health centers play in serving the Manchester community, including in addressing the heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid crisis, and how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its Medicaid expansion have improved community health centers’ ability to provide care. Shea-Porter shared her commitment to continuing that progress and discussed how her newly introduced bill, the Medicare You Can Opt Into Act of 2017, would do that.
April 19, 2017 In The News
U.S. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter has been at home in New Hampshire this week. She was in Manchester Wednesday to talk about health care reform.
With efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act stalled in Washington, U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., is taking the lead on the issue in her district.
April 6, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today introduced the Medicare You Can Opt Into Act of 2017, legislation that would allow Americans to buy Medicare coverage by creating a public option to compete alongside private insurers.