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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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August 15, 2018 Press Release
Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster released the following statements in response to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ application to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for opioid response funding that the New Hampshire delegation helped secure.
August 15, 2018 Press Release
Last Thursday, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) toured Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC) and held a roundtable with the facility’s leadership to discuss the challenges they face in delivering services. The MCHC is one of the top-rated federally qualified health centers in the country, serving 13,000 patients last year. The health center treats an average of 200 new patients each month. The MCHC takes a whole health approach to treating patients, and the Center offers a number of services in the same location, which is unique among health centers and greatly benefits patients.
July 26, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced that the final bipartisan bicameral National Defense Authorization Act has passed the House with important New Hampshire priorities.
July 25, 2018 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Congresswomen Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire has received a $11,107,000 grant through the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The fund provides resources to address drinking water infrastructure needs to promote public health and safety.

July 25, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), founder of the Congressional Asthma and Allergy Caucus, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today announced that the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services will be receiving a $140,000 grant from the EPA to address asbestos contamination in schools by helping fund New Hampshire’s Asbestos in Schools Program.
July 25, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, today introduced legislation that would require colleges and universities to offer evidence-based substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery support services to students. Campuses across the country are feeling the impact of the opioid crisis.

July 24, 2018 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, announced she will co-introduce legislation unveiled today to reauthorize higher education programs. The Aim Higher Act includes a number of proposals to revamp higher education programs to provide every student the opportunity to earn a debt-free degree, ensure students have the tools they need to graduate on time, and hold higher education institutions accountable to taxpayers by cracking down on predatory, low-quality programs.
July 23, 2018 Press Release
Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) today announced that the EPA has awarded the New Hampshire Health and Human Services Department a $40,000 grant to maintain a certification program for individuals and contractors, to audit state-certified lead training providers, and to increase lead-based pain education awareness. Many old homes that have lead paint are being renovated in New Hampshire.
July 11, 2018 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Congresswoman Jacky Rosen (D-NV) in introducing legislation to lower prescription drug costs. The Capping Prescription Costs Act of 2018 would place a monthly limit on what consumers pay in out-of-pocket drug costs.