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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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July 11, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (D-NV) in introducing legislation to lower prescription drug costs. The Capping Prescription Costs Act of 2018 would place a monthly limit on what consumers pay in out-of-pocket drug costs.
June 28, 2018 Press Release
Today the House passed a bipartisan bill to fund the Department of Defense (DoD). The bill adheres to the budget agreement negotiated last spring. It supports our troops by increasing pay by 2.6% and extends special pay and bonuses for active-duty and reserve personnel.
June 22, 2018 Press Release
This morning, the House passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act. H.R. 6 is an omnibus package of bills that will support efforts to turn the tide in the opioid crisis. The omnibus package includes the text of two bills Shea-Porter cosponsored, H.R. 3692 and H.R. 3528. H.R. 3692, the Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act of 2017, would increase access to medically assisted treatments (MAT). H.R. 3528, the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act, would mandate E-prescribing for controlled substances prescribed through the Medicare Part D program.
June 21, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Yesterday afternoon, the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel held a hearing on Military Health System reform efforts and opioid prescription management. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) shared the story of former constituent Daniel Keegan, who died waiting for VA care after separating from DoD. Daniel had almost no help from DoD accessing VA care for opioid use disorder after he separated.

June 20, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement on the release of the ATSDR PFAS chemicals toxicology report, which, for months, has been blocked from public release due to pressure from the EPA and Trump political appointees:
June 13, 2018 Press Release
Over the past two days, the House has passed 35 bills aimed at addressing the opioid crisis, which is devastating communities across New Hampshire and the nation. The series of bills passed this week includes two that Shea-Porter cosponsored, H.R. 449, the Synthetic Drug Awareness Act, and H.R. 5009, Jessie’s Law.
June 8, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after voting ‘no’ on House Republicans’ partisan “Minibus” appropriations package:
May 22, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after voting ‘no’ on S. 207:
May 22, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement on the EPA PFAS chemicals summit in Washington, DC: