Rep. Carol Shea-Porter

Committee Assignments

Committee on Armed Services

  • Subcommittee on Readiness
  • Subcommittee on Military Personnel

Committee on Natural Resources

  • Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation

Caucus Membership and Leadership Positions

  • Bicameral Arthritis Caucus
  • Army Aviation Caucus
  • Caucus for Women’s Issues
  • Childhood Cancer Caucus
  • Cybersecurity Caucus
  • Diabetes Caucus
  • Labor and Working Families Caucus
  • LGBT Equality Caucus
  • Mobility Air Forces Caucus
  • Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
  • Native American Caucus
  • Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
  • PORTS Caucus
  • Shipbuilding Caucus
  • Social Work Caucus
  • STEAM Caucus
  • Submarine Caucus
  • TRIO Caucus
  • Electronic Warfare Working Group
  • Hellenic Caucus
  • House Army Caucus
  • House Military Depot, Arsenal, Ammunition Plant and Industrial Facilities Caucus
  • House National Guard & Reserve Components Caucus
  • House Northern Border Caucus
  • House Small Business Caucus
  • House Trade Working Group
  • Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
  • Military Veterans Caucus
  • Northeast Water, Air, and Waste Management Caucus
  • USO Congressional Caucus

Sponsored Legislation in 113th Congress

H.R. 3990: Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2014
To prevent and mitigate identity theft, to ensure privacy, to provide notice of security breaches, and to enhance criminal penalties, law enforcement assistance, and other protections against security breaches, fraudulent access, and misuse of personally identifiable information.
Introduced: 02-04-14
Co-sponsors: 0
Latest action: Referred to the following Committees: Energy and Commerce; Financial Services; Oversight and Government Reform; Budget; and Judiciary

H.R. 3861: Reward and Encourage New Business Act of 2013
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the deduction for business start-up expenditures from $5,000 to $10,000.
Introduced: 01-13-14
Co-sponsors: 0
Latest action: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

H.R. 3710: Medicare CGM Coverage Act
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the deduction for business start-up expenditures from $5,000 to $10,000.
Introduced: 12-11-13
Co-sponsors: 1
Latest action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health (Energy & Commerce) and the Committee on Ways and Means

H.R. 3318: Reimburse Educators who Pay for Academic Year Supplies Act of 2013
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent the deduction from gross income (above-the-line deduction) for the classroom-related expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers.
Introduced: 10-23-13
Co-sponsors:44
Latest action: Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

H.R. 3314: Military Retired Pay Fairness Act of 2013
Provides limitations on the recoupment of separation pay, special separation benefits, and voluntary separation incentive payments from members of the Armed Forces subsequently receiving military retired or retainer pay. Authorizes the Secretary of Defense or Homeland Security, as applicable, to waive such recoupments in cases of financial hardship.
Introduced: 10-23-13
Co-sponsors: 0
Latest action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel (Armed Services)

H.R. 2303: Save Our Soldiers’ Lungs Act
To define the term “covered waste” for purposes of the Department of Defense prohibition on the disposal of certain waste in open-air burn pits
Introduced: 06-06-2013
Co-sponsors: 0
Latest action: Referred to the House Armed Services Committee

H.R. 1688: Never Contract With the Enemy Act
States that it shall be the policy of the United States that executive agencies shall not contract with the enemy or with any person or entity that provides funds received under a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement to an enemy of the United States or that otherwise supports those actively opposing the United States or coalition forces in a contingency operation.
Introduced: 04-23-2013
Co-sponsors: 1
Latest action: Referred to the House Armed Services Committee and Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

H.R. 1480: Buy America Accountability Act of 2013
To amend chapter 83 of title 41, United States Code (commonly known as the Buy American Act), to require each department or independent establishment to conduct an annual audit of its contracts for compliance with such chapter, and for other purposes
Introduced: 04-13-2013
Co-sponsors: 2
Latest action: Referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

H.R.1388—To extend the temporary suspension of duty on bitolylene diisocyanate (TODI)
Amends the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to extend the temporary suspension of duty on bitolylene diisocyanate (TODI).
Introduced: 03-21-2013
Cosponsors: 0
Latest Action: 03-21-2013 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R.257—Veterans Health Equity Act of 2013
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, with respect to each of the 48 contiguous states, to ensure that veterans eligible for hospital care and medical services through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have access to: (1) at least one full-service VA hospital in the state, or (2) hospital care and medical services comparable to that provided in full-service VA hospitals through contract with other health providers in the state. Directs the Secretary to report to Congress on compliance with such requirement, including its effect on improving the quality and standards of veterans’ care.
Introduced: 01-15-2013
Cosponsors: 1
Latest Action: 01-22-2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.