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Representative Carol Shea-Porter

New Hampshire-1st
Key Coastal Communities:
Hampton, Seabrook
Armed Services; Education and the Workforce

“America and the world have had quite an awful time the past few years with wild weather–drought, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, wind, heat. Many people in our country have died in these natural disasters, and New Hampshire has had its share of trouble… We must break our dependence on oil for environmental and security reasons, and we must do it now. I believe there should be an Apollo-type program to address these issues, advance renewable energy, and slow down climate change.”


Leadership: Representative Carol Shea-Porter is a true champion for clean water, ocean exploration, marine education, and renewable energy. She has consistently supported bills like H.R. 1310 (Clean Water Protection Act) and more recently backed H.R. 2158 and H.R. 1456 to prevent harmful seismic airgun testing and cruel shark finning. Representative Shea-Porter also continues working to protect New Hampshire’s vulnerable coastal communities from climate change impacts.

Representative Shea-Porter sponsored:

  • H.R. 5180 (National Marine Fisheries Service Ombudsman Act of 2010)
  • H.R. 6276 (Wildlife Disease Emergency Act of 2010)

Representative Shea-Porter cosponsored:

  • H.R. 2248 (To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from revising the approved oil and gas leasing program for fiscal years 2017 through 2022.)
  • H.R. 2158 (Atlantic Seismic Airgun Protection Act)
  • H.R. 2044 (America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 1889 (Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 1584 (Orca Responsibility and Care Advancement Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 1456 (Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 845 (Ocean Acidification Research Partnerships Act)
  • H.R. 502 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.)
  • H.R. 584 (To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require labeling of genetically engineered fish, 2013)
  • H.R. 764 (Coastal State Climate Change Planning Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1012 (Safety and Fraud Enforcement for Seafood Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1837 (Clean Water Protection Act of 2011, 2013)
  • H.R. 1877 (Water Pollution Control Investment Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 21 (Ocean Conservation, Education, and National Strategy for the 21st Century Act of 2012)
  • H.R. 365 (Ocean and Coastal Mapping Integration Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 366 (Ocean Research and Exploration Enhancement Act of 2010)
  • H.R. 1778 (Retrofit for Energy and Environmental Performance (REEP) Program Act of 2010)
  • H.R. 2055 (Pacific Salmon Stronghold Conservation Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 2080 (American Renewable Biomass Heating Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 2685 (Climate and Ocean Research and Coordination Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 2807 (America’s Wildlife Heritage Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 3381 (Protect America’s Wildlife Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 3644 (Ocean, Coastal, and Watershed Education Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 4202 (Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Act of 2009)
  • H.R. 4914 (Coastal Jobs Creation Act of 2010)
  • H.R. 5214 (Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act of 2010)