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Rep. Carol Shea-Porter

Representative for New Hampshire’s 1st District

pronounced KA-rul // shay POR-ter

Shea-Porter, a Democrat, is the representative for New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2017. Shea-Porter is next up for reelection in 2018.

She was previously the representative for New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district (2013-2014); and the representative for New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district (2007-2010).

Photo of Rep. Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Shea-Porter.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Shea-Porter is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Shea-Porter has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% NIAC Action: A FreedomWorks: 10% Americans for Prosperity: 3%

Committee Membership

Carol Shea-Porter sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Shea-Porter sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (46%) Taxation (19%) Health (15%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) International Affairs (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Shea-Porter’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Shea-Porter’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...
Nay H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Yea H.R. 3393 (113th): Student and Family Tax Simplification Act
Jul 24, 2014. Passed 227/187.
Nay H.Res. 23 (113th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 152) making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September ...
Jan 15, 2013. Passed 367/52.
Nay S. 3729 (111th): National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2010
Sep 29, 2010. Passed 304/118.
Nay H.R. 1424 (110th): Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007
Oct 3, 2008. Passed 263/171.
This is the Senate's October 2008 Economic Stimulus Relief Bill. This bill was originally introduced in March 2007 and passed the House as the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. In October 2008, it was co-opted as the so-called "vehicle" to pass the relief bill ...
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
No H.R. 1908 (110th): Patent Reform Act of 2007
Sep 7, 2007. Passed 220/175.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Jan 2018, Shea-Porter missed 147 of 5,471 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 1 explanation for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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