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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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October 13, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s announcement that he will order the federal government to stop making the Cost-Sharing Reduction payments it owes:
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October 12, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and the Congressional Progressive Caucus Healthcare Taskforce today sent a letter to Congressional leadership, urging passage of policies to improve the Affordable Care Act marketplace for enrollees in 2018. The letter comes as President Trump signed an executive order further sabotaging the ACA by exempting “association” health plans from essential benefit requirements (such as coverage of maternity, mental health and autism benefits) and consumer protections. These plans will skew the risk pool by discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions and offering skimpier coverage, driving up premiums for everyone else.
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October 12, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding today’s House disaster relief package, for which she voted “yes” and which passed the House by a vote of 353-69:
October 12, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding today’s executive order:
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October 10, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s proposal to repeal the 2015 Clean Power Plan:
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October 10, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement to mark the two-month anniversary of President Trump’s promise to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency:
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October 6, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after the Trump administration issued a rule to roll back the requirement that employer-sponsored insurance plans cover birth control as preventive care, with no out-of-pocket cost.
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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.
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October 5, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after voting “no” on this year’s House Republican Budget, which passed the House by a party-line vote of 219-206:
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October 3, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after voting “no” on H.R.36, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which passed the House today with a vote of 237-189:
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August 10, 2017 In The News

LACONIA — Democratic U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter struck a positive tone in her talk to a few dozen constituents Tuesday evening, although she did express concerns over actions and comments of President Donald Trump, including his recent warning to North Korea.

August 9, 2017 In The News

DOVER — The lack of unity in Congress, climate change, and health care topped the list of concerns at a forum Wednesday hosted by U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H, a the McConnell Center in downtown Dover.

August 9, 2017 In The News

New Hampshire’s House Reps., Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter, co-wrote a letter to President Trump this week, with nine other Democrats in the State House, urging greater action to address the opioid epidemic.

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August 8, 2017 In The News

LACONIA — First District Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., got a warm reception during a town hall Tuesday at Laconia Middle School.

The seat of Belknap County, Laconia is the largest city in New Hampshire north of Concord. In the 2016 elections, Laconia voted solidly for Donald Trump, who won five of its six wards. Shea-Porter won just two.

August 8, 2017 In The News

PORTSMOUTH — Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Maggie Hassan, and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that the U.S. Air Force has agreed to pay the city of Portsmouth $1.3 million to complete next steps in the ongoing Pease cleanup effort.

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August 7, 2017 In The News

ROCHESTER — During a visit to the city’s water treatment facility on Monday, U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., called on representatives in Concord and her colleagues in Washington to do more to commit to protecting local citizens’ drinking water.

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August 3, 2017 In The News

Donald Trump’s reference to New Hampshire as a “drug-infested den” in a call with the Mexican president was “disgusting”, “wrong” and an example of “appalling … hate-filled rhetoric”, the state’s Democratic lawmakers and Republican governor said.

August 3, 2017 In The News

SOMERSWORTH — U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., visited Lydia’s House of Hope in Somersworth Wednesday to get a first-hand look at the transitional residential program for homeless women and children.

During the visit, Shea-Porter discussed the new facility’s progress in helping resident families develop skills to live independent, productive, and happy lives.

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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. 

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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.

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January 3, 2017 Photo Gallery
The U.S. House of Representatives' Flickr photo gallery.
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January 3, 2017 Video
A Video of the Lincoln Memorial.
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