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Rep. Carol Shea-Porter

Former Representative for New Hampshire’s 1st District

pronounced KA-rul // shay POR-ter

Shea-Porter was the representative for New Hampshire’s 1st congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2017 to 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, 2017-2018]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Shea-Porter.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Shea-Porter is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Shea-Porter sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

NIAC Action: A League of Conservation Voters: 89% United States Chamber of Commerce: 58% NumbersUSA: 20% Americans for Prosperity: 15% FreedomWorks: 10% The Club for Growth: 9%

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Shea-Porter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (47%) Taxation (17%) Health (17%) Animals (7%) International Affairs (7%) Education (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Shea-Porter voted Aye

Passed 300/118 on Jun 21, 2017.

H.R. 1873 amends the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to enhance the reliability of the electricity grid and reduce the threat of ...

Shea-Porter voted Nay

Passed 378/48 on Apr 26, 2017.

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 ...

Shea-Porter voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

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 ...

Shea-Porter voted Yea

Shea-Porter voted Aye

Shea-Porter voted Yea

Shea-Porter voted Yea

Shea-Porter voted Yea

Passed 250/160 on Mar 5, 2014.

Shea-Porter voted No

Shea-Porter voted No

Passed 220/175 on Sep 7, 2007.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Dec 2018, Shea-Porter missed 253 of 5,945 roll call votes, which is 4.3%. This is worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Dec 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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