October 31, 2017 Press Release
On Friday, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding reports in a recent New York Times article that described the EPA’s efforts to weaken chemical safety regulations that could affect access to public information on the risks of emerging contaminants, including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), chemical materials that have contaminated drinking water in several New Hampshire communities.
October 30, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding the guilty plea of Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos on charges of making false statements and on the indictment of top Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Richard Gates on charges including conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, failure to file reports of foreign bank accounts as required under the Bank Secrecy Act, failure to register as an agent of a foreign principal as required under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), and false and misleading statements under FARA:
October 26, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after the Trump Administration declared the national opioid epidemic a public health crisis:
October 26, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after voting “no” on House passage of the Senate Republican budget, which passed by a vote of 216-212:
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today co-introduced legislation to require the federal government to leverage its bulk purchasing power to negotiate lower Medicare drug prices for seniors.
October 25, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding 2018 individual market insurance rates in New Hampshire:
House bill and Senate companion endorsed by Gold Star Wives of America; Congresswoman developed legislation in response to Raymond constituent’s outreach
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today introduced legislation that would improve the formula for benefits paid to Gold Star Families and survivors and dependents of certain service-connected disabled veterans.
October 24, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today voted for the INTERDICT Act, a bill to strengthen the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) ability to identify and seize international fentanyl shipments, which passed the House by a vote of 412-3.
October 13, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s announcement that he will order the federal government to stop making the Cost-Sharing Reduction payments it owes:
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and the Congressional Progressive Caucus Healthcare Taskforce today sent a letter to Congressional leadership, urging passage of policies to improve the Affordable Care Act marketplace for enrollees in 2018. The letter comes as President Trump signed an executive order further sabotaging the ACA by exempting “association” health plans from essential benefit requirements (such as coverage of maternity, mental health and autism benefits) and consumer protections. These plans will skew the risk pool by discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions and offering skimpier coverage, driving up premiums for everyone else.