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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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October 3, 2017 Press Release
Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) today announced that the University of New Hampshire’s Northeast Passage Program will receive a $172,974.49 grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to support adaptive sports opportunities for veterans and servicemembers with disabilities.
October 2, 2017 Press Release
This week, a group of bipartisan Members came together to urge Health and Human Services Secretary Thomas Price to release the highest amount of FY2018 funds available for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Leading the request letter to Secretary Price were Reps. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Bill Keating (MA-09), Peter T. King (NY-02), Lou Barletta (PA-11), and Peter Welch (VT-AL). They were joined on their letter by ninety other Members from both sides of the aisle.
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September 29, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to explain the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to award New Hampshire less than 1% of the $58.8 million in CARA awards it disbursed nationwide.
September 28, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that two First District schools, Riddle Brook School and Belmont Middle School, have earned recognition by the U.S. Department of Education as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017.
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September 28, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after voting “no” on H.R. 2792, the misleadingly titled Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons (CUFF) Act:
September 27, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding today’s New Hampshire Insurance Department analysis, which estimates that about 25,000 residents will pay an average of 52 percent more for health insurance next year:
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September 27, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today sent a letter with 144 House colleagues, led by Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-07), calling for the Department of Defense to deploy additional resources to aid recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The lawmakers are calling for the appointment of a senior general to oversee all recovery efforts, the deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier, and increased personnel to assist local law enforcement.
September 27, 2017 Press Release
In a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) reiterated their call for a full-service VA hospital in New Hampshire and expressed concern that official guidance given to the VA New Hampshire VISION 2025 Task Force did not include direct reference to “full services.”
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September 26, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding a court-ordered hold on the deportations of nearly 60 Indonesians in New Hampshire and Massachusetts:
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September 26, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today responded to a letter Governor Chris Sununu sent her earlier in September regarding potential tax reform legislation. Shea-Porter’s letter outlines the pro-working-family, pro-small-business principles she will use to evaluate any Congressional tax proposal.
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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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