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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire


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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.
September 27, 2017 Press Release
In a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) reiterated their call for a full-service VA hospital in New Hampshire and expressed concern that official guidance given to the VA New Hampshire VISION 2025 Task Force did not include direct reference to “full services.”
August 21, 2017 Event

WHAT: Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter’s Staff to Hold Veterans Open Office Hours in Manchester

WHEN: Monday, August, 21th, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

WHERE: Sweeney Post

251 Maple St, Manchester, NH 03303

August 14, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today spoke in support of Governor Sununu’s emergency exemption from state licensing requirements for federally-licensed Manchester VA physicians, which will allow them to perform medical services at Catholic Medical Center.
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.
July 29, 2017 In The News

On the second try, the U.S. House passed a bipartisan bill to extend funding for the program that pays for veterans to access private medical care. 

An earlier version of the legislation was defeated on Monday after several veterans groups and Democrats banded together, arguing that the $2 billion in emergency funding being offered to extend the Veterans Choice program shouldn’t come out of the Veterans Affairs budget. 

July 28, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today voted “yes” on a bipartisan bill to extend the Veterans Choice Program for six months and make critical investments in VA health care, which passed the House with a unanimous vote of 414-0. The bill includes a provision authored by Shea-Porter to improve VA hiring of mental health professionals.
July 27, 2017 In The News

Congressional leaders have reportedly reached a deal to keep a federal program that pays for veterans to get private medical care from shuttering after House members failed to meet the two-thirds majority needed to approve $2 billion in emergency funding earlier this week.

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said in a statement Wednesday afternoon that leadership in the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees had reached a new deal to keep afloat the Veterans Choice program, which was set to run out of money early next month.

July 24, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted down a bill to extend funding for the Veterans Choice program by cutting other VA programs: