More on Veterans
April 21, 2017 In The News
The foundation is poured and the community is being built. For Derry veteran Larry Riemer, it's a wonderful sight and a long time coming. Last week, U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter paid Riemer a visit, saying she had heard about his story and wanted to meet him.
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today co-introduced the Veterans Education Relief and Restoration Act (VERRA), a bill to assist veterans who lost Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits due to recent for-profit college closures, including Nashua’s Daniel Webster College, a subsidiary of ITT Tech, which closed in 2016.
March 17, 2017 Press Release
The U.S. House today passed an amendment introduced by Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) to improve VA hiring of mental health professionals.
March 16, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today voted in favor of a bipartisan proposal to improve care for veterans by holding VA employees accountable, and against a poison-pill version of the proposal that would undermine collective bargaining rights for VA employees, one-third of whom are veterans; expose whistleblowers to retaliation; and protect high-level executives at the expense of lower-level VA employees.
March 9, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today co-introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to expand veteran caregiver support services. The Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act would extend critical support services, such as monthly stipends and travel expense reimbursement to caregivers of all veterans. Currently, these benefits are only available to caregivers of post-9/11 veterans.
Yesterday, U.S. Representatives Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH-01), Steven Palazzo (R-MS-04), Tim Walz (D-MN-01), and Trent Franks (R-AZ-08) introduced H.R. 1384, a comprehensive, bipartisan bill to provide fairness to certain mobilized National Guard and Reserve Component service members by extending to them eligibility for certain benefits available to Active Component forces that deploy to carry out equivalent duties.
ICYMI: Today, Congresswoman Shea-Porter and 23 House Democrats sent a letter to President Donald Trump calling for an exemption for veterans from the President’s government-wide hiring freeze. With veterans representing 30% of our federal workforce and new hires at federal agencies nationwide, returning service men and women are disproportionately affected by the President’s executive action.
March 2, 2017 In The News
U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., said the health choice program for New Hampshire veterans to receive care at acute-care hospitals doesn’t lessen her campaign to make New Hampshire the last state in the nation to get its own full-service veterans hospital.
February 28, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding today’s Presidential Joint Address to Congress:
February 24, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today highlighted the Manchester VA Medical Center’s progress improving New Hampshire veterans’ access to care as well as challenges including the federal hiring freeze during a roundtable discussion and tour with VAMC leadership.