NRCC - Paul Hodes and Carol Shea-Porter Votes Against Funding Troops

Refuses to Fund Soldiers in Harm’s Way

 

Washington– Reps. Paul Hodes (NH-02) and Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) voted last night against fully funding our troops who continue to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan (House Roll Call 431) .

Reps. Paul Hodes (NH-02) and Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) voted last night against fully funding our troops who continue to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan .

“Paul Hodes and Carol Shea Porter have failed to support our men and women who are serving on the front lines providing for our national security,” said NRCC spokesman Ken Spain. “There is no excuse for Paul Hodes' and Carol Shea Porter’s unconscionable vote against this critical funding for our troops. Their complete disregard for the safety of our troops is disgraceful.”

By voting against this troop funding bill, Paul Hodes and Carol Shea-Porter also opposed funding for:

 

  • Military, Reserve and National Guard personnel

     

  • Weapons and Ammunition

     

  • Combat vehicles, including armored vehicles for force protection purposes

     

  • Aircraft

     

  • Defense Health Program, specifically for psychological health and traumatic brain injury

     

  • Counterterrorist operations

     

Paul Hodes' and Carol Shea Porter’s incomprehensible decision to vote against our troops speaks to the core of their priorities in Congress to deflect their duties to provide for our national security at every turn. Hodes and Shea-Porter’s constituents in New Hampshire deserve an explanation for their blatant disregard to fund American men and women in uniform.