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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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August 3, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement calling on Senator Woodburn to resign immediately:
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July 31, 2018 Press Release

DOVER, NH— Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) called on New Hampshire Attorney General Gordan MacDonald to join his colleagues from Washington, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New  York, Oregon, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania to prevent the distribution of schematics for 3D-printed guns.

July 27, 2018 Press Release
Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced a $545,208 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the City of Portsmouth.
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July 26, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced that the final bipartisan bicameral National Defense Authorization Act has passed the House with important New Hampshire priorities.
July 25, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire has received a $11,107,000 grant through the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The fund provides resources to address drinking water infrastructure needs to promote public health and safety.

July 25, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), founder of the Congressional Asthma and Allergy Caucus, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today announced that the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services will be receiving a $140,000 grant from the EPA to address asbestos contamination in schools by helping fund New Hampshire’s Asbestos in Schools Program.
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July 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, today introduced legislation that would require colleges and universities to offer evidence-based substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery support services to students. Campuses across the country are feeling the impact of the opioid crisis.

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July 24, 2018 Press Release
U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced today that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the University of New Hampshire (UNH) a $6.5 million grant to continue operations at the Joint Hydrographic Center (JHC). A world-renowned program, the JHC has made UNH an international leader in coastal mapping.
July 24, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, announced she will co-introduce legislation unveiled today to reauthorize higher education programs. The Aim Higher Act includes a number of proposals to revamp higher education programs to provide every student the opportunity to earn a debt-free degree, ensure students have the tools they need to graduate on time, and hold higher education institutions accountable to taxpayers by cracking down on predatory, low-quality programs.
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July 24, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement on Robert Wilkie’s confirmation to be the next VA Secretary:
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May 22, 2018 In The News

The Environmental Protection Agency will develop new regulations on certain industrial chemicals in drinking water. The substances, called PFAS, have been a problem on New Hampshire's Seacoast and elsewhere.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said at a summit on PFAS in Washington on Tuesday that they’ll talk about the issue in Portsmouth next month.

May 22, 2018 In The News

The Environmental Protection Agency temporarily barred journalists and the public from a national summit Tuesday addressing toxic chemicals contamination in drinking water, a week after top agency officials' effort to delay publication of a study on those chemicals came to light.

May 15, 2018 In The News

Congressional Democrats yesterday expressed outrage that the Department of Health and Human Services still hasn't published a toxicology study that a White House official earlier this year described as a "potential public relations nightmare."

The lawmakers are demanding that the study be released immediately and that an oversight hearing be held.

May 14, 2018 In The News

National Guard officers just got a lot closer to receiving backdated pay for long promotion waits.

The House Armed Services Committee adopted an amendment last week requiring National Guard officers get paid retroactively from the time they are promoted to the time it takes the federal government to approve the promotion.

May 10, 2018 In The News

The next round of Department of Defense funding will come with an important requirement: Congress wants the Pentagon’s outmoded and highly toxic practice of burning old munitions and other explosives in the open air to finally come to a stop.

May 9, 2018 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Reps. Carol Shea-Porter, D-NH, and Trent Kelly, R-Miss., and U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Steve Daines, R-Mont., introduced Tuesday the bipartisan National Guard Promotion Accountability Act to address delays in federal recognition of state promotions for National Guard members.

May 9, 2018 In The News

When the military and its contractors need to get rid of old or obsolete bullets and bombs, they sometimes burn them. This releases chemicals like lead and mercury into the environment, and people living nearby could be exposed to them and get sick.

May 5, 2018 In The News

KITTERY, Maine -- A workforce nearing 6,000, more than 200 years in the making, may be at risk of flatlining if stakeholders can’t find a way to cultivate a regional culture that is supportive of the trades.

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