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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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November 11, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement on Veterans Day:
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November 8, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) issued the following statement after the release of the final Senate- and House-negotiated defense authorization bill, which includes her bipartisan amendment that directs the Department of Defense to fund a nationwide health study on implications of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), such as PFOA, in drinking water. In May, the Air Force announced it would not fund a health study of water contamination around Haven Well at the former Pease Air Force Base in Portsmouth. The city of Portsmouth closed the well in 2014 after PFC contamination levels were found to be 12.5 times higher than what was then the provisional health advisory from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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November 7, 2017 Press Release
This week, the House of Representatives passed four bills cosponsored by Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) to improve veterans’ health care.
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November 3, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding the House Republican tax proposal:
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November 3, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding today’s House vote on the CHAMPION Act, which passed by a vote of 242-174:
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November 2, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) sent a letter, signed by 89 other members of Congress, to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke urging him to not adopt the recently proposed increased entry fees for 17 national parks.
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November 1, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding today’s release of final recommendations by the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis:
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November 1, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), are applauding the Department of Veterans Affairs’ approval of plans unveiled by Manchester VA Medical Center Acting Director Alfred Montoya to improve the center’s facilities for women veterans, which were damaged during a catastrophic flood at the center in July. Earlier this month, the delegation wrote to Director Montoya and requested that the rebuilding period following the flood be focused on making sure women veterans—some of whom are survivors of military sexual trauma (MST)—are able to receive care in a safe, appropriate setting. The Delegation released the following joint statement:
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November 1, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced the signing of an agreement between the Manchester VA Medical Center (VAMC) and UNH’s Northeast Passage Program to provide community-based recreational therapy services to New Hampshire veterans.
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November 1, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement to mark the November 1st kickoff of HealthCare.Gov Open Enrollment:
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In The News

April 21, 2017 In The News
New Hampshire’s all-Democratic congressional delegation are calling $3.1 million promised the Granite State by the Trump administration to fight the substance abuse crisis a good start, but not enough.
April 19, 2017 In The News
U.S. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter has been at home in New Hampshire this week. She was in Manchester Wednesday to talk about health care reform.
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April 19, 2017 In The News
With efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act stalled in Washington, U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., is taking the lead on the issue in her district.
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March 20, 2017 In The News
Cuts in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget could have a serious impact at the local level. U.S. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, D-NH, visited the Strafford Nutrition and Meals on Wheels program in Somersworth Monday for a roundtable discussion with program recipients, volunteers and staff, to hear their concerns and to acknowledge the impact of the program.
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March 17, 2017 In The News
New Hampshire Democratic U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter says the budget is a "moral document," and she's deeply concerned by drastic cuts proposed in President Donald Trump's budget blueprint that "fail to reflect our shared morals and values."
March 17, 2017 In The News
The acting director of the New Hampshire Sea Grant program at the University of New Hampshire and members of the state’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., are concerned about potential cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) budget.
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March 2, 2017 In The News
U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., said the health choice program for New Hampshire veterans to receive care at acute-care hospitals doesn’t lessen her campaign to make New Hampshire the last state in the nation to get its own full-service veterans hospital.
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February 27, 2017 In The News
Questions are being raised about the 600 percent cost spike for one of the devices that delivers naloxone, the drug that can stop opioid-related overdoses. “[Kaleo Inc.] is trying to profiteer off of New Hampshire communities in crisis, and we demand answers,” Shea-Porter said.
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