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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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December 1, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s guilty plea on charges of making false statements to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials:
November 14, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a four-term member of the House Armed Services Committee, today voted for the bicameral, bipartisan 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Bill, in which she secured key legislative priorities. The House passed the bill by a vote of 356-70.
November 14, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a four-term member of the House Armed Services Committee, and Congressman Tim Walz (MN-01), Ranking Member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, today announced the inclusion of their provision to extend TRICARE health benefits currently available to Active Component forces to deployed reserve component service members in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), as reported out of the Conference Committee.
October 30, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding the guilty plea of Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos on charges of making false statements and on the indictment of top Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Richard Gates on charges including conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, failure to file reports of foreign bank accounts as required under the Bank Secrecy Act, failure to register as an agent of a foreign principal as required under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), and false and misleading statements under FARA:
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.
August 21, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after the USS John S. McCain, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, collided with a merchant ship in the Strait of Malacca off the coast of Singapore.
August 11, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and more than 60 Members of Congress, working from their home districts during recess, came together to write an urgent letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to express “profound concern” over “irresponsible and dangerous” statements made by President Trump and to urge Tillerson to do everything in his power “to ensure that President Trump and other Administration officials understand the importance of speaking and acting with the utmost caution and restraint on this delicate issue.”
August 7, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and more than 50 Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, Armed Services Committee, and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today wrote to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. to urge that they not comply with any unconstitutional directive to ban transgender individuals from serving in the United States military.
July 27, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter was the first Granite State lawmaker out of the gate to blast President Donald Trump for his tweeted directive that transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military.

“This morning’s tweets from the president are a disgraceful slap in the face to the thousands of transgender troops who are actively serving our country, and to all transgender Americans who aspire to serve,” the Democrat said in a Wednesday statement.

July 25, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), who has long called for sanctions on Russia in response to the country's interference in the 2016 elections, released the following statement after voting “yes” on bipartisan Russia sanctions legislation, which passed the House today by a vote of 419-3: