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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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August 8, 2017 In The News

PORTSMOUTH — Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Maggie Hassan, and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that the U.S. Air Force has agreed to pay the city of Portsmouth $1.3 million to complete next steps in the ongoing Pease cleanup effort.

August 8, 2017 Press Release
Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Maggie Hassan, and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that the U.S. Air Force has agreed to pay the City of Portsmouth $1.3 million to complete next steps in the ongoing Pease clean-up effort.
August 7, 2017 In The News

ROCHESTER — During a visit to the city’s water treatment facility on Monday, U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., called on representatives in Concord and her colleagues in Washington to do more to commit to protecting local citizens’ drinking water.

Shea-Porter is urging the creation of a new $284 billion national drinking water infrastructure bank to help communities grappling with deteriorating, century-old drinking water pipes and systems.

August 4, 2017 Press Release
Today, New Hampshire’s Congressional Delegation announced that the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) has awarded federal grant funds to 13 development projects throughout the Granite State. These grants, which total more than $2.2 million, will help to spur economic and community development in the North Country and other rural regions around the state. U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured $5 million in additional funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) in appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2018. President Trump’s budget had proposed eliminating the NBRC entirely. Last month in the House, Congresswoman Kuster introduced the Northern Border Regional Commission Reauthorization Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation that would continue funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) and extend its authorization for five years.
August 4, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today joined U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, the rest of New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation, Governor Chris Sununu, and VA leaders at the Manchester VA Medical Center to tour the facility and hold a town hall with employees. The delegation called for the visit following a Boston Globe Spotlight report that highlighed whistleblowers’ serious concerns about care provided by the facility.
August 3, 2017 In The News

SOMERSWORTH — U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., visited Lydia’s House of Hope in Somersworth Wednesday to get a first-hand look at the transitional residential program for homeless women and children.

During the visit, Shea-Porter discussed the new facility’s progress in helping resident families develop skills to live independent, productive, and happy lives.

July 27, 2017 In The News
The U.S. House of Representatives has adopted an amendment written by New Hampshire Rep. Carol Shea-Porter appropriating $7 million to launch a health study of emerging drinking water contaminants like those found at the Pease International Tradeport.
July 24, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $3.5 million to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) for needed airfield improvements.
July 20, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today wrote to New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu regarding the need for stronger state animal protection laws following last month’s discovery of inhumane conditions at an unregistered Great Dane puppy mill in Wolfeboro.
July 18, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today led a bipartisan letter to Congressional appropriators urging $7 million to launch a national health impact study of sites like Pease affected by the U.S. military’s historic use of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs).