Congresswoman Wins Key Positions to Help Protect New Hampshire’s Land and Water
Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter announced that she has been appointed to two subcommittees on the Natural Resources Committee: the Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife, and the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.
“I wanted to serve on these two important subcommittees so I can help protect New Hampshire and the nation’s natural resources,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter.
The Insular Affairs, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Fish and Wildlife Programs. Congresswoman Shea-Porter will focus on protecting New Hampshire's maritime treasures and shoreline. As a member of the National Parks, Forest, and Public Lands Subcommittee, Shea-Porter will help protect public lands and national forests, including the White Mountain National Forest.
Congresswoman Shea-Porter recently won a seat on the Natural Resources Committee. Although the Congresswoman is already a member of both the Armed Services Committee and the Education and Labor Committee, shereceived a waiver from her House Colleagues to allow her to serve on a third committee.
The Natural Resources Committee is responsible for ensuring the responsible use and development of our nation’s fisheries, national parks, oceans, and mineral resources. In addition to protecting our nation’s natural resources, the Committee will also focus on combating climate change, enhancing energy development, and protecting endangered species during the 111th Congress.