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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Press Releases

May 19, 2017 Press Release
Today Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), the founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, along with U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) wrote to President Donald Trump to express their opposition to proposed cuts to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). The letter highlights the importance of ONDCP to addressing the substance misuse crisis in New Hampshire. Recent reports cite up to 94% in cuts to the office, which is critical to coordinating the federal response to the opioid epidemic that is negatively impacting communities throughout the state and the country. The letter comes as the Trump Administration continues to pursue policies that would undermine efforts to address the opioid crisis.
May 17, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today released a statement on the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee the FBI’s Russia probe. She also signed a discharge petition that would force a House vote on the Protecting our Democracy Act, following her call yesterday for Speaker Ryan to schedule an immediate vote on the bill.
May 17, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and 73 bipartisan Members of Congress released a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney urging him to maintain funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in the Trump Administration’s FY2018 Budget.
May 16, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman calls for action following new reports about Comey conversation
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after the New York Times reported that President Trump attempted to obstruct justice by asking then-FBI Director Comey to stop investigating Michael Flynn:
May 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement about President Trump giving highly classified information to the Russians:

May 16, 2017 Press Release
Melina Illinger of Londonderry received round-trip airline tickets to Washington, D.C. for the national reception Students from across New Hampshire’s First Congressional District submitted artwork for the competition
On Monday evening, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter hosted a reception at the New Hampshire Institute of Art to congratulate participants and announce the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Shea-Porter was pleased to announce that this year’s winner is Londonderry High School senior Melina Illinger.
May 15, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ (CPC) Health Care Task Force, led 35 of her progressive colleagues on a letter to President Donald Trump proposing an opportunity to work together to reduce the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs. The letter lays out specific proposals for how the Administration and the 36 members of the CPC could work together during the upcoming reauthorization of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) User Fee Agreements (UFAs)
May 11, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan Bill Draws Praise from New Hampshire Spouse, National Military Organizations, and Top Members of House Armed Services Committee
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced the introduction of H.R. 2318, the Military Spouse Hiring Act, ahead of tomorrow’s Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Shea-Porter, a former military spouse and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, introduced the bipartisan bill to address the challenges many military spouses face when seeking employment.
May 10, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after HHS Secretary Tom Price’s visit to New Hampshire:
May 9, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey: