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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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August 11, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and more than 60 Members of Congress, working from their home districts during recess, came together to write an urgent letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to express “profound concern” over “irresponsible and dangerous” statements made by President Trump and to urge Tillerson to do everything in his power “to ensure that President Trump and other Administration officials understand the importance of speaking and acting with the utmost caution and restraint on this delicate issue.”
August 8, 2017 Press Release
Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Maggie Hassan, and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced that the U.S. Air Force has agreed to pay the City of Portsmouth $1.3 million to complete next steps in the ongoing Pease clean-up effort.
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August 8, 2017 Press Release
​Yesterday, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), the founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, sent a letter to President Trump calling for action to address the opioid epidemic. The letter comes following the initial findings of The Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, which was released after the commission missed two self-imposed deadlines. The letter, signed by Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02), Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Tim Ryan (OH-13), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), Chellie Pingree (ME-01), Donald Norcross (NJ-01), Seth Moulton (MA-06), and Marcia Fudge (OH-11), outlines the need to increase funding for treatment and recovery services, as well as cease efforts to roll back access to health insurance.
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August 7, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and more than 50 Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee, Armed Services Committee, and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus today wrote to Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. to urge that they not comply with any unconstitutional directive to ban transgender individuals from serving in the United States military.
August 4, 2017 Press Release
Today, New Hampshire’s Congressional Delegation announced that the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) has awarded federal grant funds to 13 development projects throughout the Granite State. These grants, which total more than $2.2 million, will help to spur economic and community development in the North Country and other rural regions around the state. U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, secured $5 million in additional funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) in appropriations legislation for fiscal year 2018. President Trump’s budget had proposed eliminating the NBRC entirely. Last month in the House, Congresswoman Kuster introduced the Northern Border Regional Commission Reauthorization Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation that would continue funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) and extend its authorization for five years.
August 4, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today joined U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, the rest of New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation, Governor Chris Sununu, and VA leaders at the Manchester VA Medical Center to tour the facility and hold a town hall with employees. The delegation called for the visit following a Boston Globe Spotlight report that highlighed whistleblowers’ serious concerns about care provided by the facility.
August 4, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today visited Lydia's House of Hope, a transitional residential program for homeless women and children. During her visit, she discussed the new facility's progress in helping these families develop skills to live independent, productive, and happy lives.
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August 1, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today visited the Shoals Marine Laboratory, an education and research facility on Appledore Island that is operated jointly by UNH and Cornell University. During her visit, she discussed marine and coastal ecosystem sustainability with Shoals students and researchers.
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July 28, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today voted “yes” on a bipartisan bill to extend the Veterans Choice Program for six months and make critical investments in VA health care, which passed the House with a unanimous vote of 414-0. The bill includes a provision authored by Shea-Porter to improve VA hiring of mental health professionals.
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July 27, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding her vote against final passage of H.R. 3219, the ‘Security Minibus’ FY 18 appropriations bill:
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