Rep. Carol Shea-Porter

Committee Assignments

Committee on Armed Services

  • Subcommittee on Readiness
  • Subcommittee on Military Personnel

Education and the Workforce

  • Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
  • Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

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 115th Congress

H.R. 2318 Military Spouse Hiring Act
This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to expand the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to include the hiring of a qualified military spouse. (The WOTC permits employers who hire individuals who are members of a targeted group such as qualified veterans, ex-felons, or long-term unemployment recipients to claim a tax credit equal to a portion of the wages paid to those individuals.)
A “qualified military spouse” is any individual who is certified by the designated local agency as being (as of the hiring date) a spouse of a member of the Armed Forces.
Introduced: 05/03/17
Cosponsors: 26
Latest Action: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means


H.R. 2065 Medicare You Can Opt Into Act of 2017
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an option for any citizen or permanent resident of the United States to buy into Medicare.
Introduced: 04/06/17
Co-sponsors: 0
Latest Action: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means


H.R. 388 Veterans Health Equity Act of 2017
This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that veterans eligible for hospital care and medical services through the VA have access to: (1) at least one full-service VA hospital in each of the 48 contiguous states, or (2) hospital care and medical services comparable to that provided in full-service VA hospitals through contract with other health providers in such states.
Directs the VA to report on compliance with such requirement, including its effect on improving the quality and standards of veterans’ care.
Introduced: 01/10/17
Cosponsors: 1
Latest Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health of the House Veterans’ Affairs