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


Favors
the middle class
66.7% of the time
 
 
Economics scale
 
Favors
the wealthy
33.3% 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
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
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: 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
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
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
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
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: Expressing disapproval of the ANWAR environmental protections (2017 roll call h98)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2017-02-16 Weight: 1

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
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
Taxing Businesses
0% 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



Updated: February 22, 2017Methodology


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