Representative Carol Shea-Porter


photo of Representative Carol Shea-Porter
Party:Democratic
State:New Hampshire (District 1)
Joined the House:2007
Left the House:Incumbent (term ends 2019)
Birth Date:December 2, 1952
Phone:202-225-5456
Contact:Web form
URL:Official site
Fundraising History:Open Secrets
Election History:Ballotpedia
Biography:Wikipedia


Summary of voting record: Representative Shea-Porter opposes big business, hawkish foreign policy, taxing the middle class and supports consumer protection, disaster relief, environmental protection, financial sector regulation, gun control, public health, humane immigration policy, lgbt rights, racial equality, increasing revenues, taxing the wealthy, countering russian interference, a robust safety net, higher spending, women's rights.
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Voting Record: Carol Shea-Porter


Favors
the middle class
91.2% of the time
 
 
Economics scale
 
Favors
the wealthy
8.8% of the time


 
Favors
broad civil rights
100% of the time
 
 
Social Policy scale
 
Favors
narrow civil rights
0% of the time


 

Specific Policy Areas


supports
Taxing the Wealthy
100% of the time
 
Taxing the Wealthy scale
Title: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (2017 roll call h699)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2017-12-20 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act massively cut taxes on the wealthy.

supports
Increasing Revenues
100% of the time
 
Increasing Revenues scale
Title: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (2017 roll call h699)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2017-12-20 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act cut revenues enough to increase the debt by an estimated $1 trillion, even considering growth generated.

supports
Racial Equality
100% of the time
 
Racial Equality scale
Title: Amendment to VAWA to remove protections for Native Americans and LGBT individuals (2013 roll call h54)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2013-02-28 Weight: 7

Title: Rescinding CFPB rule that extended anti-discrimination protections to auto loans (2018 roll call h171)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-05-08 Weight: 3

supports
Countering Russian Interference
100% of the time
 
Countering Russian Interference scale
Title: Instructing DOJ to provide details of ongoing Russia investigation to the House (2018 roll call h305)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-06-28 Weight: 3
Scoring explanation: Insisting that the Department of Justice fully comply with the requests, including subpoenas, of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the subpoena issued by the Committee on the Judiciary relating to potential violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by personnel of the Department of Justice and related matters.

Title: Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019 (2018 roll call h365)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-07-19 Weight: 6
Scoring explanation: Bill eliminated funding for election security measures implemented by states.

supports
a Robust Safety Net
100% of the time
 
a Robust Safety Net scale
Title: Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act (2018 roll call h243)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-06-07 Weight: 2
Scoring explanation: Cutting funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Medicare and Hurricane Sandy relief.

supports
Women's Rights
100% of the time
 
Women's Rights scale
Title: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (2013 roll call h55)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2013-02-28 Weight: 10

Title: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (2017 roll call h549)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2017-10-03 Weight: 6
Scoring explanation: Prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks except in very narrow circumstances such as a case of incest that had been reported the law enforcement, cases of rape where the woman received medical treatment for the rape and cases where the pregnancy poses particular kinds of threats to the life of the mother, but prohibits abortion in other cases of rape, incest or threat to the life of the mother.

Title: Bill to prohibit private insurance companies from covering abortion (2017 roll call h65)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2017-01-24 Weight: 8

Title: Resolution to permit blocking HHS from funding organizations that provide family planning services (2017 roll call h99)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2017-02-16 Weight: 8

supports
Higher Spending
100% of the time
 
Higher Spending scale
Title: Amendment to increase relief funding following Hurricane Sandy (2013 roll call h22)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2013-01-15 Weight: 1

Title: Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 (2013 roll call h23)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2013-01-15 Weight: 1

Title: Amendment to the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (2013 roll call h7)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage-suspension Date: 2013-01-04 Weight: 1
Scoring explanation: Establishing additional funding for flood relief

Title: Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act (2018 roll call h243)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-06-07 Weight: 1
Scoring explanation: Cutting $15b in funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Medicare and Hurricane Sandy relief.

supports
LGBT Rights
100% of the time
 
LGBT Rights scale
Title: Amendment to VAWA to remove protections for Native Americans and LGBT individuals (2013 roll call h54)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2013-02-28 Weight: 7

supports
Humane Immigration Policy
100% of the time
 
Humane Immigration Policy scale
Title: Securing America's Future Act of 2018 (2018 roll call h282)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-06-21 Weight: 5
Scoring explanation: A particularly restrictive immigration reform bill introduced by Representative Goodlatte.

Title: Proceeding with a vote on restrictive immigration legislation (2018 roll call h286)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-06-21 Weight: 2

Title: Expressing support for ICE (2018 roll call h337)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-07-18 Weight: 1
Scoring explanation: Expresses support for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the wake of the implementation of the policy of separating families at the border.

supports
Environmental Protection
100% of the time
 
Environmental Protection scale
Title: Amendment to remove funding for Regional Ocean Partnership grants (2013 roll call h16)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2013-01-15 Weight: 1

Title: Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (2017 roll call h598)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2017-11-01 Weight: 2
Scoring explanation: Bill to reduce environmental environmental review of initiatives in federal forests.

Title: Expressing disapproval of the ANWAR environmental protections (2017 roll call h98)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2017-02-16 Weight: 1

Title: Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act, 2019 (2018 roll call h253)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-06-08 Weight: 2
Scoring explanation: Cutting funding for various clean energy initiatives.

Title: Sense of Congress on Carbon Tax (2018 roll call h363)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-07-19 Weight: 1
Scoring explanation: Expresses the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to American families and businesses and is not in the best interest of the United States.

Title: Interior, Environment, Financial Services, and General Government Appropriations Act, 2019 (2018 roll call h365)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-07-19 Weight: 6
Scoring explanation: Bill dramatically reducing funding for environmental protection programs in the EPA and Department of the Interior and forbidding those agencies from engaging in certain environmental regulation.

supports
Disaster Relief
100% of the time
 
Disaster Relief scale
Title: Amendment to increase relief funding following Hurricane Sandy (2013 roll call h22)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: amendment Date: 2013-01-15 Weight: 6

Title: Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 (2013 roll call h23)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2013-01-15 Weight: 10

Title: Amendment to the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (2013 roll call h7)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage-suspension Date: 2013-01-04 Weight: 7
Scoring explanation: Establishing additional funding for flood relief

supports
Consumer Protection
100% of the time
 
Consumer Protection scale
Title: Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018 (2018 roll call h177)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-05-09 Weight: 2
Scoring explanation: Undermining the FTC's powers of antitrust regulation.

supports
Financial Sector Regulation
100% of the time
 
Financial Sector Regulation scale
Title: SEC Regulatory Accountability Act curtailing the regulatory powers of the SEC (2017 roll call h51)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2017-01-12 Weight: 2

Title: Regulation A+ Improvement Act of 2017 (2018 roll call h110)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-03-15 Weight: 1
Scoring explanation: Amends the Securities Act of 1933 to increase the dollar limit of certain securities offerings exempt from registration requirements from $50 million annually to $75 million annually.

Title: Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act (2018 roll call h112)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-03-15 Weight: 1
Scoring explanation: Putting strict limits on bank examiners.

Title: Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act (2018 roll call h139)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-04-13 Weight: 4
Scoring explanation: Bill to undermine the Volcker Rule, which prohibits lenders from making speculative investments with account holders' funds.

Title: Mortgage Choice Act of 2017 (2018 roll call h64)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-02-08 Weight: 2

Title: Protecting Consumers' Access to Credit Act of 2017 (2018 roll call h78)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-02-14 Weight: 4
Scoring explanation: Bill allowing non-bank lenders to charge higher interest rates than are typically permitted.

supports
Gun Control
100% of the time
 
Gun Control scale
Title: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (2017 roll call h663)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2017-12-06 Weight: 7
Scoring explanation: The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 would allow concealed carry permit holders in one state to carry in another state.

supports
Public Health
100% of the time
 
Public Health scale
Title: Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (2013 roll call h24)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage-suspension Date: 2013-01-22 Weight: 2

Title: National Pediatric Research Network Act of 2013 (2013 roll call h31)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage-suspension Date: 2013-02-04 Weight: 1

Title: Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013 (2013 roll call h32)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage-suspension Date: 2013-02-04 Weight: 1

Title: Poison Center Network Act (2014 roll call h3)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage-suspension Date: 2014-01-08 Weight: 1

Title: Resolution to permit blocking HHS from funding organizations that provide family planning services (2017 roll call h99)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2017-02-16 Weight: 4

Title: Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs Act (2018 roll call h243)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-06-07 Weight: 3
Scoring explanation: Cutting funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Title: Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Centers Act of 2018 (2018 roll call h258)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-06-12 Weight: 2
Scoring explanation: Requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to award grants to establish or operate comprehensive opioid recovery centers.

Title: Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (2018 roll call h287)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-06-22 Weight: 2
Scoring explanation: Providing broader access to opioid treatment

supports
Taxing Businesses
38.5% of the time
 
Taxing Businesses scale
Title: America's Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014 (2014 roll call h309)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2014-06-12 Weight: 8

Title: S Corporation Permanent Tax Relief Act of 2014 (2014 roll call h311)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2014-06-12 Weight: 8

Title: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (2017 roll call h699)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2017-12-20 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act massively cut taxes on businesses.

supports
Taxing the Middle Class
0% of the time
 
Taxing the Middle Class scale
Title: Federal Employee Tax Accountability Act of 2013 (2013 roll call h105)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: passage-suspension Date: 2013-04-15 Weight: 2

Title: Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014 (2014 roll call h451)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2014-07-25 Weight: 10
Scoring explanation: This bill would have eliminated or reduced the child tax credit for 11 million families while increasing the credit for families making between $100,000 and $150,000. While arguably both groups are middle class, the impact of denying 11 million lower-income middle class families the credit is not offset by the benefit the bill would have afforded to higher-income middle class families.

supports
Hawkish Foreign Policy
0% of the time
 
Hawkish Foreign Policy scale
Title: Strengthening Oversight of Iran's Access to Finance Act (2017 roll call h684)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2017-12-14 Weight: 8
Scoring explanation: This bill was an attempt to undermine the nuclear deal with Iran.

supports
Big Business
0% of the time
 
Big Business scale
Title: Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules Act of 2018 (2018 roll call h177)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-05-09 Weight: 2
Scoring explanation: Undermining the FTC's powers of antitrust regulation.



Updated: July 22, 2018Methodology


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