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January 19, 2018 Press Release
Today Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced their support for the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2017. This bipartisan legislation will strengthen and improve Social Security’s representative payee program, which helps nearly 8 million Social Security recipients manage their benefits. The representative payee program supports Social Security beneficiaries who need assistance, including children and people with conditions that impact their ability to manage their benefits.
March 20, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today hosted a roundtable discussion with Meals on Wheels volunteers, staff, and clients at the Strafford Nutrition Program’s Somersworth headquarters. The discussion highlighted how deep cuts in President Trump’s budget proposal would hurt New Hampshire communities. During the roundtable, Strafford Nutrition Program Director Jaymie Chagnon said that just a 3% cut in federal funding could lead to 2,500 fewer meal deliveries in Strafford County per year.
March 20, 2017 In The News
Cuts in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget could have a serious impact at the local level. U.S. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, D-NH, visited the Strafford Nutrition and Meals on Wheels program in Somersworth Monday for a roundtable discussion with program recipients, volunteers and staff, to hear their concerns and to acknowledge the impact of the program.
March 16, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding today’s release of President Trump's 2018 Budget Blueprint:
March 9, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today co-introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to expand veteran caregiver support services. The Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act would extend critical support services, such as monthly stipends and travel expense reimbursement to caregivers of all veterans. Currently, these benefits are only available to caregivers of post-9/11 veterans.
March 1, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) is co-introducing two bills to strengthen Social Security and boost benefits for seniors and veterans: the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E) Act, and the Protecting Our Widows and Widowers in Retirement (POWR) Act.