Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and over 150 Members of Congress sent a letter today to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos highlighting concerns surrounding the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to make changes to the student loan servicing contract procurement process and remove key requirements that were intended to support and protect student loan borrowers and help them repay their loans. The Members of Congress also cited concerns with Secretary DeVos’ decision to give all $880 million in annual federal student loan servicing contract funding to a single company, a move that could create unresponsive and “too big to fail” student loan system that would produce poorer results for both borrowers and taxpayers.
June 8, 2017 Press Release
As a Member of Congress during the 2008 financial crisis, I was proud to vote for the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform bill, which outlawed the predatory behavior that threw us into recession, created the highest unemployment rate in a generation, and tanked the economy. Now, House Republicans and their Wall Street backers are trying to pull one over on the American people by repealing these protections.
June 8, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee:
Delegation writes to Sununu to express support for New Hampshire joining U.S. Climate Alliance
Today, New Hampshire’s Congressional Delegation wrote to Governor Chris Sununu to express their support for New Hampshire joining the United States Climate Alliance. The Alliance, which has grown to include 12 states, governed by both Republicans and Democrats, is committed to upholding the goals of the Paris Climate Accord. In the letter, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) highlighted the importance of striving to meet the ideals of the Paris Climate Accord for the benefit of both the environment and economy in New Hampshire. Yesterday, Governor Sununu said that New Hampshire would not join the U.S. Climate Alliance.
June 7, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding Governor Sununu’s announcement that New Hampshire will not join the United States Climate Alliance:
June 6, 2017 Press Release
Today Congresswoman Shea-Porter (NH-01) and nearly 50 members of the Democratic Caucus sent a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on President Trump’s proposed budget. The members asked that the subcommittee reject the proposal in the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget to eliminate subsidized Stafford Loans within the Department of Education budget.
Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster today announced that New Hampshire has received $2.9 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. The grants will support 233 AmeriCorps members in the state and create additional funding for Volunteer NH, the Granite State nonprofit organization that administers AmeriCorps programs in New Hampshire.
June 2, 2017 Press Release
Today President Trump made a historic and calamitous error to ignore the majority of the American people and the overwhelming majority of scientists who agree that humans are contributing to climate change and we must act before it’s too late.
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and 62 other members of Congress sent the letter below to President Trump, urging him to keep our promise to our veterans by not slashing Medicaid.
Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), together with Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), and Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN), made the following statements today after they unveiled a House Resolution outlining 10 principles that should be included in any infrastructure plan considered by Congress. They also unveiled the CPC’s bold infrastructure proposal, entitled a 21st Century New Deal for Jobs.