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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Veterans

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March 29, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after the president announced the removal of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin:
March 22, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement on the increased funding in the omnibus government spending bill for investments in VA medical centers:
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:
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):

January 25, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today released the following statement after the Office of Special Counsel issued its report on the Manchester VA Medical Center.
December 14, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today announced in conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Manchester Medical Center that the VA has launched a new public/private partnership with Rochester’s Frisbie Memorial Hospital to provide Gastrointestinal (GI) procedures to Seacoast veterans.
December 5, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today introduced legislation to offer comprehensive dental care to all 9.1 million veterans enrolled in the Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system.
November 14, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a four-term member of the House Armed Services Committee, and Congressman Tim Walz (MN-01), Ranking Member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, today announced the inclusion of their provision to extend TRICARE health benefits currently available to Active Component forces to deployed reserve component service members in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), as reported out of the Conference Committee.
November 12, 2017 In The News

DURHAM — Ed Perkins balked when a group from Northeast Passage playing sled hockey on the rink at Strawbery Banke asked if he wanted to try it out.

“I said ‘hell no, I can’t do that’ and I walked away,” Perkins, 69, recalled this week.

The Navy veteran, who served during Vietnam, had a career as a journalist after he left the military. He retired and lived aboard a boat for six years, until a non-service related cervical spinal cord injury got so bad he could no longer get around.

“It got to the point I couldn’t walk from the house to the car,” Perkins said.

November 11, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement on Veterans Day: