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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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December 14, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced in conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Manchester Medical Center that the VA has launched a new public/private partnership with Rochester’s Frisbie Memorial Hospital to provide Gastrointestinal (GI) procedures to Seacoast veterans.
December 5, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today introduced legislation to offer comprehensive dental care to all 9.1 million veterans enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system.
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.
November 11, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement on Veterans Day:
November 7, 2017 Press Release
This week, the House of Representatives passed four bills cosponsored by Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) to improve veterans’ health care.
November 1, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), are applauding the Department of Veterans Affairs’ approval of plans unveiled by Manchester VA Medical Center Acting Director Alfred Montoya to improve the center’s facilities for women veterans, which were damaged during a catastrophic flood at the center in July. Earlier this month, the delegation wrote to Director Montoya and requested that the rebuilding period following the flood be focused on making sure women veterans—some of whom are survivors of military sexual trauma (MST)—are able to receive care in a safe, appropriate setting. The Delegation released the following joint statement:
November 1, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced the signing of an agreement between the Manchester VA Medical Center (VAMC) and UNH’s Northeast Passage Program to provide community-based recreational therapy services to New Hampshire veterans.
October 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today introduced legislation that would improve the formula for benefits paid to Gold Star Families and survivors and dependents of certain service-connected disabled veterans. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), the Ranking Member on the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, has introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

October 5, 2017 Press Release
Today, the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation is requesting that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs improve facilities for women veterans who receive care at the Manchester VA Medical Center. The current women’s facility was damaged during a catastrophic flood in July, and the delegation is urging Acting Director Alfred Montoya to use the rebuilding period as an opportunity to ensure women veterans, some of whom are survivors of military sexual trauma, are able to receive care in an appropriate setting.
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.