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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Press Releases

August 21, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after the USS John S. McCain, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, collided with a merchant ship in the Strait of Malacca off the coast of Singapore.
August 18, 2017 Press Release
Members call President Trump’s Charlottesville remarks a “moral outrage”; Ask Congress to send a clear message by censuring the President for his comments.
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) co-introduced a censure resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives against President Donald Trump for his comments blaming “both sides” for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and excusing the behavior of participants in the ‘Unite the Right’ rally.
August 15, 2017 Press Release
Earlier Today, Congresswoman Co-Introduced Anti-White-Supremacy Resolution
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) condemned President Trump’s Tuesday afternoon comments equivocating “both sides” in Charlottesville.
August 14, 2017 Press Release
Governor’s Action Will Let Manchester VA Finalize Agreement to Provide Care at Local Hospital
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 12, 2017 Press Release
White nationalism is dangerous, despicable and has no place in our country. We must all strongly and specifically denounce today's racist, un-American violence in Charlottesville. There are not many sides to this story. This is clear evil.
August 11, 2017 Press Release
Administration Urged to Act with Restraint and Adhere to Diplomatic Approach
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and more than 60 Members of Congress, working from their home districts during recess, came together to write an urgent letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to express “profound concern” over “irresponsible and dangerous” statements made by President Trump and to urge Tillerson to do everything in his power “to ensure that President Trump and other Administration officials understand the importance of speaking and acting with the utmost caution and restraint on this delicate issue.”
August 8, 2017 Press Release
Air Force Agrees to Provide City of Portsmouth $1.3 Million to Continue Ongoing Pease Clean-Up Effort
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 clean-up effort.
August 8, 2017 Press Release
Letter follows release of President Trump’s Opioid Commission’s initial findings
​Yesterday, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), the founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, sent a letter to President Trump calling for action to address the opioid epidemic. The letter comes following the initial findings of The Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, which was released after the commission missed two self-imposed deadlines. The letter, signed by Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02), Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Tim Ryan (OH-13), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Chellie Pingree (ME-01), Donald Norcross (NJ-01), Seth Moulton (MA-06), and Marcia Fudge (OH-11), outlines the need to increase funding for treatment and recovery services, as well as cease efforts to roll back access to health insurance.
August 7, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and more than 50 Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, Armed Services Committee, and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today wrote to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. to urge that they not comply with any unconstitutional directive to ban transgender individuals from serving in the United States military.
August 4, 2017 Press Release
Grants support critical economic development projects throughout the Granite State
Today, New Hampshire’s Congressional Delegation announced that the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) has awarded federal grant funds to 13 development projects throughout the Granite State. These grants, which total more than $2.2 million, will help to spur economic and community development in the North Country and other rural regions around the state. U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured $5 million in additional funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) in appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2018. President Trump’s budget had proposed eliminating the NBRC entirely. Last month in the House, Congresswoman Kuster introduced the Northern Border Regional Commission Reauthorization Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation that would continue funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) and extend its authorization for five years.