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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Press Releases

March 20, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today hosted a roundtable discussion with Meals on Wheels volunteers, staff, and clients at the Strafford Nutrition Program’s Somersworth headquarters. The discussion highlighted how deep cuts in President Trump’s budget proposal would hurt New Hampshire communities. During the roundtable, Strafford Nutrition Program Director Jaymie Chagnon said that just a 3% cut in federal funding could lead to 2,500 fewer meal deliveries in Strafford County per year.
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March 20, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after FBI Director James Comey confirmed that his agency is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials:
March 17, 2017 Press Release
American Legion-Endorsed Shea-Porter Amendment Earns Bipartisan Support
The U.S. House today passed an amendment introduced by Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) to improve VA hiring of mental health professionals.
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March 16, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today voted in favor of a bipartisan proposal to improve care for veterans by holding VA employees accountable, and against a poison-pill version of the proposal that would undermine collective bargaining rights for VA employees, one-third of whom are veterans; expose whistleblowers to retaliation; and protect high-level executives at the expense of lower-level VA employees.
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March 16, 2017 Press Release
Cummings Seeks Flynn’s Security Clearance Documents and Calls on Pentagon to Address Emoluments Clause Violation
ICYMI: Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and FBI Director James Comey requesting information about whether Lt. General Michael Flynn fully disclosed—as part of the security clearance and vetting process for his return to government—his communications with and payments from Russian agents, Turkish agents, or any other foreign agents, as well as his payments from foreign sources.
March 16, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding today’s release of President Trump's 2018 Budget Blueprint:
March 16, 2017 Press Release
Constitutional Amendment Attacks Flood of Dark Money Unleashed by Citizens United Decision
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today introduced the Corporations are Not People Amendment, a Constitutional Amendment to ensure that people, not corporations, are entitled to First Amendment-protected political speech. The Amendment would reverse the catastrophic effects of 2010’s Citizens United Supreme Court decision, which has allowed dark money to flood our elections and drown out Americans’ voices in our democracy.
March 13, 2017 Press Release
Independent Congressional Scorekeeper’s Analysis Confirms Republican Bill’s Disastrous Impact
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after the independent, nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the Republican health care bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA).
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March 9, 2017 Press Release
Yesterday, while considering H.R. 1313, the Preserving Employer Wellness Act, Committee Republicans voted against privacy protections for the health information workers and their children.

Yesterday, while considering H.R. 1313, the Preserving Employer Wellness Act, Committee Republicans voted against privacy protections for the health information workers and their children.  Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-02) offered an amendment to protect the information obtained through wellness programs from being sold for profit.  Rep.

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March 9, 2017 Press Release
New Hampshire Veteran Community Members Speak Out in Support of Bill
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today co-introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to expand veteran caregiver support services. The Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act would extend critical support services, such as monthly stipends and travel expense reimbursement to caregivers of all veterans. Currently, these benefits are only available to caregivers of post-9/11 veterans.
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