Shea-Porter Votes to Keep Teachers in Classrooms and Increase Medicaid Payments for New Hampshire

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today voted for critical legislation that will prevent hundreds of New Hampshire teachers from losing their jobs and will provide $54 million in additional Federal Medicaid assistance for six months.  The Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act (H.R. 1586) passed the House 247 to 161.  This bill is fully paid for and will cut the deficit by $1.4 billion over ten years. 
“New Hampshire needs teachers in the classroom and funds to help pay for medical care for the poor,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “This bill will prevent thousands of New Hampshire kids from losing their teachers and will provide $54 million in additional payments for medical care.”