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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Press Releases

May 10, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a four-term Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today announced that several of her provisions and priorities have been included in the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which was approved this morning by the Committee.
May 10, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after learning from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry that Pease will be the pilot site for the first ever nationwide health study on PFC contamination. Shea-Porter authorized and funded the study in the House, and worked to ensure its inclusion in the final FY2018 National Defense Authorization Act and FY2018 government funding bill.
May 9, 2018 Press Release
Legislation Would Remove Bureaucratic Obstacles to Ensure Guard Officers Receive Pay and Benefits They Have Earned

WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that her legislation, the National Guard Promotion Accountability Act, has been adopted by the House Armed Services Committee to be included in the FY2019 National Defense Aut

May 9, 2018 Press Release
Provision would reverse cuts to per diem stipends for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard workers who are detailed to other facilities

WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that her provision to reverse severe cuts to shipyard workers’ benefits has been adopted by the House Armed Services Committee.

May 9, 2018 Press Release
Inclusion follows calls from Kuster and Shea-Porter to prioritize construction of ambulatory surgical centers to improve care for veterans
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, applauded the inclusion of their requested language in the MilCon VA appropriations bill, which will require VA to report on their ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) construction priorities and provide Congress an analysis of VA’s current ability to meet veterans ambulatory surgical needs.
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May 8, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after President Trump announced he will withdraw the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran Deal:
May 8, 2018 Press Release
Legislation Would Remove Bureaucratic Obstacles to Ensure Guard Officers Receive Pay and Benefits They Have Earned
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.), Congressman Trent Kelly (R-Miss.), and U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) today introduced the bipartisan National Guard Promotion Accountability Act to address delays in federal recognition of promotions for National Guard members. The bill would compensate Guard officers who serve at a higher rank while waiting for federal recognition by backdating their date of rank to the date at which they were promoted by the state.
May 4, 2018 Press Release
House Republican Plan Would Have Stripped Health Care from 23 Million Americans
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of House Republicans’ vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which would have taken health care away from 23 million Americans, eliminated the health care rights of millions, and raised health care costs for every American:
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May 2, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Congressman Derek Kilmer (WA-06), and Congressman Scott Taylor (VA-02) today sent a letter to the Army National Military Cemeteries Executive Director urging approval of a memorial to recognize the victims of the USS Thresher at Arlington National Cemetery.
April 27, 2018 Press Release
Today, 148 members sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan requesting information on his decision to remove the House chaplain. The letter was led by Representatives Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Walter Jones (R-NC), and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH).
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