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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Shea-Porter Statement on Minibus Appropriations Vote

July 27, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding her vote against final passage of H.R. 3219, the ‘Security Minibus’ FY 18 appropriations bill:

“As a member of the House Armed Services Committee and a former military spouse, I work every day to protect and enhance our national security. However, I could not vote for today’s irresponsible defense and energy appropriations package because it would set the stage for Congress to underfund priorities directly related to national security, including the State Department and the FBI, and would also slash investments in science, research and development, and clean energy. This week, an energy business in my district reached out to me to articulate their opposition, which I share, to this bill’s elimination of clean energy programs including the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), which helps our military. Finally, I could not vote for this bill because of the $1.6 billion it allocates for President Trump’s useless border wall, which he promised would be paid for by Mexico.”