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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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January 11, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after voting for the USA Rights Amendment, new 4th Amendment protections for the NSA’s FISA Section 702 surveillance program, and against extending the program without necessary improvements:
January 4, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement opposing today’s Trump Administration plans to allow drilling in all U.S. waters:
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January 3, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) applauded the decision by the Trump administration to grant a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of New Hampshire following damage and costs incurred by severe rain and flooding in October. In the wake of the October storm, the New Hampshire delegation wrote a letter of support for a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of New Hampshire. The cost associated with the storm damage is approximately $6 million statewide. The disaster declaration will grant assistance to Belknap, Carroll, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan counties.
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January 2, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that Meera Kurup of Merrimack has won the First District Congressional App Challenge for her ALZPoetry app, which helps Alzheimer’s patients listen to poetry recorded by their family members.
December 21, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after voting “no” on the partisan House Republican Continuing Resolution, which passed by a vote of 231-188:
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December 21, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding today’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2016 drug overdose death data, which shows that New Hampshire’s age-adjusted drug overdose rate leapt from 34.3 per 100,000 in 2015 to 39.0 per 100,000 in 2016, in the context of a national spike in deaths that the chief of the mortality statistics branch at the National Center for Health Statistics called ‘more than an exponential increase’:
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December 19, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after voting ‘no’ on final House passage of the GOP tax plan, which passed the House 227-203.
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December 18, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), joined by Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, today announced that the Prevention Innovations Research Center at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) will receive a $50,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) award to support uSafeUS, an evidence-based, mobile software platform recently profiled on NPR that aids in campus assault prevention efforts, provides support to victims of campus sexual assault, and promotes student safety.
December 15, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding Congressional Republicans’ tax plan conference report:
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December 15, 2017 Press Release
Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), and Congresswomen Annie Kuster (NH-02) are urging New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald and Governor Chris Sununu to take action to protect Granite State consumers and small businesses from the negative impacts of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to rollback net neutrality regulations.
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July 27, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter was the first Granite State lawmaker out of the gate to blast President Donald Trump for his tweeted directive that transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military.

July 27, 2017 In The News
The U.S. House of Representatives has adopted an amendment written by New Hampshire Rep. Carol Shea-Porter appropriating $7 million to launch a health study of emerging drinking water contaminants like those found at the Pease International Tradeport.
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July 27, 2017 In The News
This week, the Rochester Democrat offered an amendment to a House appropriations bill to limit unsolicited mass mailings to the size of the postcard. No more would your mailbox be flooded with glossy newsletters from your representative, touting just what awesome representation you’ve been getting.
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July 24, 2017 In The News

John O’Leary of Manchester is a Vietnam veteran who wants the Veterans Administration to pay for his health care — he just doesn’t want the agency to provide it.

“You keep hearing these stories about the VA and it’s scary. There are a lot of good regular docs in Manchester, so that’s who I try and see,” he said.

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July 13, 2017 In The News
Shaheen, Hassan, Shea-Porter, Kuster say plan hurts efforts to fight opioid epidemic
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June 16, 2017 In The News

Email inboxes are like gardens: The longer you go without tending to them, the more daunting the task becomes. Until recently, voicemail boxes have been largely free of the kind of digital weeds that dominate most email inboxes, but that would rapidly change if the Federal Communications Commission decides to officially allow the practice of “ringless voicemail.”

May 17, 2017 In The News
The Military Spouse Hiring Act, introduced to the House of Representatives on May 11 (the day before this year’s Military Spouse Appreciation Day), seeks to incentivize hiring military spouses. HR 2318 was introduced by Representative Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), a member of the House Armed Services Committee and a former military spouse.
May 12, 2017 In The News
White House officials let Russian state media into one of the most sensitive offices in the United States on Wednesday, and during a closed-door meeting with U.S. press locked out.
April 25, 2017 In The News

LACONIA — U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter stopped in the city last week in the course of touring the 1st Congressional District to gauge the reaction of social service agencies to the prospect of further reductions in public assistance programs, particularly the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program known as LIHEAP.

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April 21, 2017 In The News
The foundation is poured and the community is being built. For Derry veteran Larry Riemer, it's a wonderful sight and a long time coming. Last week, U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter paid Riemer a visit, saying she had heard about his story and wanted to meet him.
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