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December 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) wrote a letter to President Trump in support of Governor Sununu’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of New Hampshire following the damage and costs incurred by severe rain and flooding in October. The cost associated with the October storm is approximately $6 million statewide.

November 28, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding yesterday’s federal court block of the deportations of 51 New Hampshire Indonesian immigrants who reside in her district:
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).
October 3, 2017 Press Release
Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) today announced that the University of New Hampshire’s Northeast Passage Program will receive a $172,974.49 grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to support adaptive sports opportunities for veterans and servicemembers with disabilities.
October 2, 2017 Press Release
This week, a group of bipartisan Members came together to urge Health and Human Services Secretary Thomas Price to release the highest amount of FY2018 funds available for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Leading the request letter to Secretary Price were Reps. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Bill Keating (MA-09), Peter T. King (NY-02), Lou Barletta (PA-11), and Peter Welch (VT-AL). They were joined on their letter by ninety other Members from both sides of the aisle.
September 26, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding a court-ordered hold on the deportations of nearly 60 Indonesians in New Hampshire and Massachusetts:
September 13, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a four-term member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement regarding this week’s Government Accountability Office report about deteriorating naval shipyard conditions.
September 11, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that the University of New Hampshire has been awarded a $300,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to launch a pilot project in collaboration with the state’s community colleges and advanced manufacturing partners. The partnership will work to address the workforce needs of New Hampshire’s advanced manufacturing sector.
September 8, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding yesterday’s deceptive accusations by Kris Kobach, vice chair of President Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, about New Hampshire’s elections:
August 24, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) sent a letter to the United States Air Force this week, requesting a community update on efforts to treat water supplies contaminated with perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) at Pease International Tradeport, the former Pease Air Force Base. The letter also asks for specific responses to concerns raised by Members of the New Hampshire State Legislature. Thousands of New Hampshire families were exposed to the contaminated water supply at Haven well.