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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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July 13, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, today announced that Easterseals NH will be receiving a $206,000 Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program grant from the US Department of Labor. The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program is the only federal program that specifically focuses on providing employment services to homeless veterans. These grants help local agencies or nonprofits, such as Easterseals, provide occupational skills, apprenticeship opportunities, on-the-job training, and job search and placement assistance.
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 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 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that she will include an article from the May edition of NH Magazine entitled Remarkable Women 2018: Persistence, and she will add a personal note, as well, in the Sarah Long Bridge Time Capsule. The article spotlights a number of women who have made tremendous contributions to New Hampshire politics.

June 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan today announced that Manchester-Boston Regional Airport will receive a $6.8 million grant from the Department of Transportation to realign and reconstruct two taxiways. The new configuration will ensure they meet current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) design standards and will enhance safety and efficiency for aircraft arriving and departing on Runway 35.

June 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Shea-Porter’s (NH-01) amendments to dredge Hampton and Portsmouth Harbors have been included in the House Water Resources Development Act, which passed this evening 408-2. Amendment #40, which would dredge Hampton Harbor can be found here, and amendment #41, which would dredge Portsmouth Harbor, can be found here. Both amendments were adopted by voice vote.

May 24, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that several Granite State priorities have been included in the final House-passed FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill passed the House 351-66.
May 22, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement on the EPA PFAS chemicals summit in Washington, DC:
May 15, 2018 Press Release
Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), and U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter yesterday calling on the Trump Administration to immediately release an important study about the health impacts of PFOA and PFOS.
May 14, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today sent a letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asking it to investigate and hold hearings after reports that the White House and EPA concealed a critical report on the health impacts of PFAS chemicals, such as those that contaminated the groundwater around Pease: