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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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May 18, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after voting ‘no’ on House Republicans’ partisan and cruel Farm Bill, which failed on the Floor 198-213:
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May 16, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after voting ‘yes’ on the VA MISSION Act. The bill extends the current VA Choice program for another year and creates a new consolidated Community Care program that will go into effect when the current Choice program expires.
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May 15, 2018 Press Release
Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), and U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a letter yesterday calling on the Trump Administration to immediately release an important study about the health impacts of PFOA and PFOS.
May 15, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement on the killings in Gaza and the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem:
May 14, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today sent a letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asking it to investigate and hold hearings after reports that the White House and EPA concealed a critical report on the health impacts of PFAS chemicals, such as those that contaminated the groundwater around Pease:
May 10, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a four-term Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today announced that several of her provisions and priorities have been included in the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which was approved this morning by the Committee.
May 10, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after learning from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry that Pease will be the pilot site for the first ever nationwide health study on PFC contamination. Shea-Porter authorized and funded the study in the House, and worked to ensure its inclusion in the final FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act and FY2018 government funding bill.
May 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that her legislation, the National Guard Promotion Accountability Act, has been adopted by the House Armed Services Committee to be included in the FY2019 National Defense Aut

May 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that her provision to reverse severe cuts to shipyard workers’ benefits has been adopted by the House Armed Services Committee.

May 9, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, applauded the inclusion of their requested language in the MilCon VA appropriations bill, which will require VA to report on their ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) construction priorities and provide Congress an analysis of VA’s current ability to meet veterans ambulatory surgical needs.
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April 26, 2018 In The News

KITTERY, Maine — Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter on Wednesday announced the House Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act will include nearly $150 million for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard to expand its capacity to repair the most modern generation of Navy submarines, the Virginia class.

March 28, 2018 In The News

The state’s congressional delegation has suggested guidelines for the Trump administration to consider as it prepares to distribute $142 million in opioid-related funds targeted to the states that are most in need.

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March 28, 2018 In The News

The state’s congressional delegation is urging the Trump administration to make sure that New Hampshire gets its fair share of new federal funding set aside by Congress for states hard-hit by the opioid crisis.

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March 26, 2018 In The News
Five years ago, a gunman shot and killed 20 little children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I am still praying for the families of those sweet six- and seven-year-olds, who should be happy sixth graders right now. Whenever I see or hear their family members talk about how their hearts still break, mine does also. It’s a pain that I cannot imagine and that they should not have to bear.
February 26, 2018 In The News

Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter has signed on in support of legislation proposing a ban on assault weapons, including the AR-15, the gun used in the Feb. 14 shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead.

January 26, 2018 In The News

PORTSMOUTH -- The state’s congressional delegation sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency pushing it to complete the deep bedrock investigation at the Coakley landfill Superfund cleanup site as soon as possible.

The investigation is being planned to help determine how water - and contaminants - are flowing away from the 27-acre former landfill.

January 18, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and U.S. Reps. Carol Shea-Porter (D-Rochester) and Annie Kuster (D-Hopkinton) announced Thursday that the Federal Highway Administration has awarded a $750,000 grant to the Forest Service to repair federal roads in the North Country that were severely damaged by the late October storms.

January 18, 2018 In The News

PORTSMOUTH -- New Hampshire’s congressional delegation sent a letter to top federal officials calling for the Seacoast community to be included in a national health study on people exposed to dangerous chemicals in their drinking water at the former Pease Air Force Base.

January 14, 2018 In The News

PORTSMOUTH — John Kodzis knows firsthand the difficulties of hiring workers into manufacturing jobs.

“We have openings in all of our divisions,” said Kodzis, president and CEO of IPSUMM, a product development company at Pease International Tradeport focused on creative design using practiced engineering and manufacturing skills. “Signing people is tough.”

January 11, 2018 In The News

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Members of New Hampshire and Rhode Island’s congressional delegations have introduced a bill that would prohibit oil and gas drilling off the coasts of New England states.

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January 3, 2017 Video
A Video of the Lincoln Memorial.
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