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2016 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Representative, U.S. House of Representatives (2006 - 2010, 2012 - 2014, 2016 - present)

Family
Married; Children: 2
Education
BA, MA, University of NH, Durham, NH.
Home Address
660 Central Ave
Unit 101
Dover, NH 03820
Work Address
1530 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

POSITION ON ISSUES

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Crime and Public Safety

Should the NSA continue its bulk data collection programs for U.S. citizens?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
Should the federal government increase spending on defense?
How should the U.S. combat the Islamic State?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should the U.S. join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
Should higher income brackets pay more in federal taxes than they currently do?
Should the federal government repeal the Dodd-Frank financial regulations?
Should the government compel corporations to pay more in federal taxes, for example by closing “loopholes?”
Should the U.S. Constitution have a Balanced Budget Amendment?
Should NH pass right-to-work legislation?
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Other: Economy, Budget and Taxes
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Should the federal government increase support for scientific research and development?
Should the federal government increase spending on defense?
Should the federal government institute a flat income tax for all income brackets while eliminating many deductions?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by requiring means testing?
Should the federal government lower the corporate tax rate?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?

Education

Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?

Energy and Environment

Should the government do more to combat climate change, for example by restricting emissions, taxing carbon, or providing incentives to develop clean energy?
Should the government pursue more opportunities to produce fossil fuels?

Health Care

Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?
Should the federal government repeal the Affordable Care Act/”Obamacare” entirely and start again?
Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

Politics and Political Process

Should NH broaden campaign finance disclosure laws?

Recreation and Transportation

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should NH repeal same-sex marriage?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Generally speaking, should the federal government give states more control over welfare/entitlement spending through block grants?
Should there be a path to citizenship for some illegal/undocumented immigrants?
Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

VOTING RECORD

2017

Economy, Budget and Taxes

S Con Res 3 (2017) - Sets the federal budget. This bill also establishes rules that pave the way for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare." - Voted against
HR 78 (2017) - Increases economic analysis requirements for any proposed regulation from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). - Voted against increasing analysis requirements

Health Care

H.R. 7 (2017) - Prohibits federal funding of abortion, including health insurance subsidized by the Affordable Care Act (also known as "Obamacare"). - Voted against banning federal funding for abortion

Politics and Political Process

HR 26 (2017) - Greatly increases congressional oversight of rules and regulations adopted by federal agencies. - Voted against increasing congressional oversight

Campaign Finances

Raised: $1,537,929
Individual Contributions: 67% ($1,024,242)
Party Contributions: 1% ($10,000)
PAC Contributions: 32% ($491,847)
Candidate self-financing: 0% ($0)
Other: 1% ($11,839)
Spent: $1,554,745

Reporting Date: December 31, 2016

VIDEOS

1st Congressional District

New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District includes:

  • all of Belknap County except Sanbornton and Tilton
  • all of Carroll County
  • Bedford, Goffstown, Manchester, and Merrimack in Hillsborough County
  • Hooksett in Merrimack County
  • all of Rockingham County except Atkinson, Salem, and Windham
  • all of Strafford County

COMMENTS

Ananta Gopalan
- Hampton

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:48pm

Our Congressional Rep., Carol Shea-Porter is sponsoring a legislation to require SEC to limit the pay of CEOs of publicly traded companies.  That is like Al Capone telling the Chicago Mayor that the police is carrying way too much fire power!  I think Rep. Porter has no moral authority to call for any limitation of a privately owned company because she is part of the US Congress and the federal government that is bankrupting this country.  The government debt is over $17T which is over $55,000 for every man, woman and child of our country.  She makes $175,000 per year plus all the medical, financial benefits.  If we compare that to an average pay of a US worker without any of those benefits, it amounts to well over 5 times.  What is that premium being paid for without any fear of being thrown in jail for misdeed, lying and cheating?  Every Congressional Rep. and Senator has millions of dollars in expenses accounts.  While they are enjoying all those perks, they pass laws to usurp all the Constitutional Bill of Rights of private citizens.  At least, the CEO must produce a positive result for the investors.  Rep. Shea-Porter, you can exercise that kind of power when the Congress is not immune from the same laws of private sector.  CEO can be put in jail for falsifying financial data.  We get that every year from the Congress and the president with complete immunity.  Can we get off the class warfare already?  It is tiring.  If you like socialism please go over to Europe, Cuba, Venezuela or North Korea.  This country was founded on free market capitalism and I for one would like to see us return to it for the benefit of all.

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