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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Press Releases

April 19, 2017 Press Release
Roundtable Highlights Progress, Next Steps on Expanding Access to Care & Addressing Opioid Crisis
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today hosted a roundtable discussion with Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC) leaders and staff. The discussion highlighted the key role community health centers play in serving the Manchester community, including in addressing the heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid crisis, and how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its Medicaid expansion have improved community health centers’ ability to provide care. Shea-Porter shared her commitment to continuing that progress and discussed how her newly introduced bill, the Medicare You Can Opt Into Act of 2017, would do that.
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April 7, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after participating in a classified Congressional briefing on yesterday’s U.S. airstrikes against the Assad regime in Syria:
April 6, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today co-introduced the Veterans Education Relief and Restoration Act (VERRA), a bill to assist veterans who lost Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits due to recent for-profit college closures, including Nashua’s Daniel Webster College, a subsidiary of ITT Tech, which closed in 2016.
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April 6, 2017 Press Release
Universal Health Care Bill Would Increase Competition, Choice in New Hampshire and Nationwide
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today introduced the Medicare You Can Opt Into Act of 2017, legislation that would allow Americans to buy Medicare coverage by creating a public option to compete alongside private insurers.
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April 5, 2017 Press Release
Following Short-Term Extension of Choice Program, Congresswoman Advocates Long-Term Solution for New Hampshire Veterans
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today wrote to House and Senate leadership calling for action on a permanent, user-friendly solution for veterans who need non-V.A. care in the community. Shea-Porter’s letter followed House action on a short-term extension of the Veterans Choice Program.
April 4, 2017 Press Release
Annual Contest Showcases New Hampshire High School Students’ Artistic Talent
Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) today announced a call for entries for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Each spring, members of Congress sponsor a nationwide high school visual art competition where students from across the country submit their artwork to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building.
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April 4, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman’s Opioid Treatment Provision Sent to House Floor in Bipartisan Vote
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced the inclusion of her language authorizing the use of grants to fund opioid use disorder treatment for at-risk youth during a House Education and Workforce Committee markup. The Committee’s bipartisan membership then reported H.R.1809, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2017, which now includes Shea-Porter’s language, to the House floor for a vote.
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April 4, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Highlights New Hampshire Gender Pay Gap; State Ranks 47th for Paycheck Fairness
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today co-introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act and highlighted the gender pay gap on Equal Pay Day. American women working full-time year-round still earn 80 cents, on average, for every dollar earned by men in the same job. Equal Pay Day symbolizes the date when women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the previous year.
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March 29, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter joined members of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, including co-chairs Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Congressman Tom MacArthur (NJ-03), to write to relevant House Appropriations Subcommittees to call for funding in Fiscal Year 2018 for the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). CARA focuses on addressing the opioid addiction epidemic through support for law enforcement, prevention, expansion of evidence-based treatment, and recovery services. However, CARA must be fully funded to effectively support those on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic.
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March 28, 2017 Press Release
A fierce privacy advocate, Congresswoman opposes Republican plan to let companies sell consumer data without permission
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a longtime privacy advocate, today voted “no” on S.J.Res.34, Republican legislation that would allow Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to sell private browsing data without a consumer’s permission.

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