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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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March 7, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin announced a restructuring of the VA New England Healthcare System and two other VA healthcare networks:
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March 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today joined calls from New Hampshire veterans for the Department of Veterans Affairs to remove Dr. Mayo-Smith from his leadership role at the VA New England Healthcare System (VISN 1):

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March 5, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today praised the selection of Stratham’s Wiggin Memorial Library as a finalist for the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ National Medal for Museum and Library Service:

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March 2, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement today on the White House Opioid Summit:
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February 27, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today co-introduced a Congressional Review Act resolution to reverse the FCC’s decision to repeal net neutrality protections.
February 26, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today co-introduced the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018, legislation that would prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of certain semiautomatic weapons. The legislation includes an exception for currently-owned firearms.
February 16, 2018 Newsletters
News from the First District: Week of February 12 - 16, 2018
February 15, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today spoke on the House floor in support of common sense solutions to reduce gun violence. She directly called on Speaker Ryan to end his obstruction and bring bipartisan gun violence prevention legislation to the floor for a vote.
February 15, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after the House passed H.R.620, legislation that would undermine the Americans with Disabilities Act:
February 14, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement on the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida:

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In The News

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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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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