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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

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September 13, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a four-term member of the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement regarding this week’s Government Accountability Office report about deteriorating naval shipyard conditions.
August 21, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement after the USS John S. McCain, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, collided with a merchant ship in the Strait of Malacca off the coast of Singapore.
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 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.
July 27, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter was the first Granite State lawmaker out of the gate to blast President Donald Trump for his tweeted directive that transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military.

“This morning’s tweets from the president are a disgraceful slap in the face to the thousands of transgender troops who are actively serving our country, and to all transgender Americans who aspire to serve,” the Democrat said in a Wednesday statement.

July 25, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), who has long called for sanctions on Russia in response to the country's interference in the 2016 elections, released the following statement after voting “yes” on bipartisan Russia sanctions legislation, which passed the House today by a vote of 419-3:
July 22, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) on Sunday announced her support for a bipartisan, bicameral deal on Russia sanctions legislation, which is expected to come before the House for a vote on Tuesday. Shea-Porter has long called for sanctions on Russia in response to the country's interference in the 2016 elections.
July 14, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a four-term member of the House Armed Services Committee, has included a number of bills, amendments, and priorities in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives today by a vote of 344-81. The NDAA is the annual policy and funding blueprint for United States national security programs.
July 6, 2017 Press Release
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and 12 of her colleagues in the House of Representatives sent a letter urging President Trump to confront the Russian President on the following transgressions around the world: 1) Russia’s violations of international law and of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine; 2) Russia’s support for the Assad regime in the brutal war in Syria; and 3) Russia’s cyber-attacks on the United States to influence our elections and systematically sow disinformation in the United States. The letter also urges President Trump not to give President Putin any concessions on sanctions relief.
July 6, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today urged House Republican leadership to schedule a vote on Russia sanctions for next week, when Congress returns from recess, to send a strong message ahead of tomorrow’s meeting between President Trump and Vladimir Putin. A bipartisan sanctions bill passed the Senate 21 days ago by an overwhelming vote of 98-2, but has faced obstruction and delays in the House.