Shea-Porter Announces Education and Workforce Committee Appointment
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Shea-Porter has been appointed again to the House Education and Workforce Committee, where she will continue to support working families, defend access to health care, and promote access to education for all.
“I’m excited to continue championing New Hampshire’s working families as a member of the Education and Workforce Committee,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “I will fight for everyone to have a shot at the American Dream and to build on the progress we made in previous Congresses creating jobs, expanding access to health care, and improving financial aid, while standing up against attempts to take us backward.”
As a member of the Committee, Shea-Porter will continue her work on the following priorities:
Standing up for American workers: The Congresswoman will fight on behalf of American workers, who are being denied their fair share of the gains from the economic recovery. On the Committee, she’ll continue her support for policies like living wages, equal pay, paid family leave, and defense of workers’ right to organize.
Improving access to affordable healthcare: Shea-Porter will work to protect the Affordable Care Act’s progress in driving the uninsured rate to the lowest on record and will fight against kicking 118,000 Granite Staters off their coverage and going back to the days when insurers could charge more or deny coverage because of pre-existing conditions like asthma or cancer.
Advocating for educational opportunity: For too many people, the opportunity to pursue the dream of attending a university, community college, or vocational school is still out of reach – especially in New Hampshire, where students carry the highest average debt loads in the nation. Shea-Porter will continue working to improve affordability, building on her successes increasing the value of Pell grants, taking the middleman out of student loans, and saving Head Start.
Earlier this month, the Congresswoman announced her fourth appointment to the House Armed Services Committee, where she works to support our troops, veterans, and their families.