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 taxing the middle class and supports disaster relief, environmental protection, financial sector regulation, gun control, public health, lgbt rights, racial equality, increasing revenues, taxing the wealthy, higher spending, women's rights.
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Voting Record: Carol Shea-Porter


Favors
the middle class
84.6% of the time
 
 
Economics scale
 
Favors
the wealthy
15.4% 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
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
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
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

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: 4
Scoring explanation: Attempt to criminalize the performance of an abortion of a fetus over 20 weeks

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
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

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
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

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
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

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

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.



Updated: March 6, 2018Methodology


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