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Rep. Carol Shea-Porter

Representative for New Hampshire’s 1st District

pronounced KA-rul // shay POR-ter

Shea-Porter is the representative for New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She 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 as a Democrat from 2013 to 2014; and the representative for New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district as a Democrat from 2007 to 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 NumbersUSA: 20% 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 (52%) Taxation (19%) Health (15%) Education (7%) International Affairs (7%)

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
Yea H.R. 5797: Individuals in Medicaid Deserve Care that is Appropriate and Responsible in its Execution Act
Jun 20, 2018. Passed 261/155.
H.R. 5797 allows state Medicaid programs to remove the Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion for Medicaid beneficiaries aged 21 to 64 with an opioid use disorder for fiscal years 2019 to 2023. By removing the exclusion, Medicaid would pay for up to 30 total ...
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 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 bill became the vehicle for passage of economic stimulus relief during the 2008 financial crisis as well as other unrelated provisions. It was the Senate's October 2008 plan, and it became law. The bill contains sections for: * Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 ...
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 Jul 2018, Shea-Porter missed 184 of 5,824 roll call votes, which is 3.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: