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Saturday
Jan162010

Shea-Porter Applauds Expansion of Conway Veterans Clinic 

WASHINGTON –  Today, Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter applauded the decision by the Veterans Administration to significantly expand the services provided by the Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Conway, New Hampshire. The Conway CBOC currently provides primary care services to more than 800 veterans. 

This is great news for New Hampshire veterans,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter. “For far too long, many North Country veterans have been forced to travel hours from home in order to receive medical care. This expansion will improve the quality of care our local veterans receive by increasing the number of access days and providing critical mental health services.”

The CBOC will be changed from a contract model to a VA staff model, which will be similar to the CBOC’s in Portsmouth, Tilton, and Somersworth. Veterans will have access to care five days a week (current access is two days). The VA will add home care services and will greatly expand mental health services.  Specifically, there will be a “tele-mental health room” where veterans can talk privately via video conference with therapists throughout the VA network

 

Ensuring that New Hampshire veterans have access to the same services veterans in other states receive has been a top priority for Congresswoman Shea-Porter.  In both the 110th and 111th Congresses, Shea-Porter introduced legislation that would require veterans in each of the 48 contiguous states have access to at least one full-service hospital of the Veterans Health Administration or receive comparable services provided by contract.

Thursday
Dec102009

NRCC - Shea-Porter Walks Out of Veterans Day Speech

After a summer of doing all that she could to avoid her constituents and the issue of government-run healthcare, Carol Shea-Porter’s following a similar strategy on President Obama’s Afghanistan troop surge.  She doesn’t want to talk about and she doesn’t want to hear about it. . . . strange for a candidate who made her name protesting the war.  In case you missed it from yesterday.

Fosters: Shea-Porter Walked Out of Veterans Day Speech

December 7, 2009 By Patrick

Now! Hampshire

http://www.nowhampshire.com/2009/12/07/fosters-shea-porter-walked-out-of-veterans-day-speech/

Democratic Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) walked out of a Veterans Day event during the controversial speech of an 81-year old leader of the Pease Greeters, an organization that honors veterans returning home from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, because she disagreed with some of the speech’s political content, Foster’s Daily Democrat reports on Monday

Shea-Porter has had at least one other run in with the Pease Greeters. In 2007 a pair of women who are members of the group claimed the Congresswoman called to intimidate them after they had written letters in their local paper criticizing Shea-Porter’s position on the Iraq War…

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Shea-Porter Quiet on War

By Shira Schoenberg

The Concord Monitor

December 4, 2009

 

 

 

Does Carol Shea-Porter agree with President Obama's war strategy in Afghanistan?

Within hours of Obama's speech Tuesday night, the congresswoman's fellow Democrats, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Rep. Paul Hodes, weighed in with generally positive views of the president's policy. Republican Sen. Judd Gregg gave his opinion the day before.

Shea-Porter, however, gave little response. Asked yesterday for her views on the speech, Shea-Porter, through spokeswoman Jamie Radice, responded, "I have not heard anything to change my mind. However, as a member of the Armed Services Committee, I look forward to hearing from (Defense) Secretary (Robert) Gates and Admiral (Michael) Mullen tomorrow, and General (Stanley) McChrystal and Ambassador (Karl) Eikenberry next week."

State Republicans say it is hard to know what Shea-Porter believes.

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Friday
Nov132009

News from the NHGOP

Thank You to Our Veterans

A heartfelt thank you from the New Hampshire Republican Party to all the veterans who answered the call of duty and stood for something greater than oneself; fighting to protect the freedoms that we all enjoy.

Kicking Your Partners Down the Curb

State Senator Jeb Bradley and former Health and Human Services Commissioner John Stephen held a press conference this week to discuss the impact of the Democrats' disastrous government takeover of health care on the New Hampshire state budget. The legislation passed by the U.S. House on Saturday will downshift  $1.3 billion over ten years in additional costs that will force the state to enact sales or income tax.

The Democrats' budget-busting health care agenda is a prescription for new job-killing taxes and record deficits. With their votes for this disastrous legislation, Paul Hodes and Carol Shea-Porter have put the Granite State on a path to an unprecedented fiscal crisis.

It's time for Governor Lynch to stop trying to play both sides and take a firm and unambiguous stand against this fiscally irresponsible health care agenda. The Governor must send a clear message to Washington that this legislation will destroy New Hampshire's low-tax environment.

A Reception With Congressman John Boehner

Governor John H. Sununu and the NH Republican State Committee welcome the pleasure of your company at a reception with special guest John A. Boehner, House Republican Leader on Friday, November 13 at the Grappone Center located at  70 Constitution Avenue in Concord from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

Click here to purchase online. (No tickets will be sent; your name will be at the registration table.)

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Thursday
Nov122009

CHQ - Richard Viguerie: Please Remember Our Veterans 

Richard Viguerie: Please Remember Our Veterans
ConservativeHQ.com - Please take a moment today to thank a veteran for their service in the military, and please keep all of our troops at home and overseas in your daily thoughts and prayers.  Veterans put their lives on the line to protect the freedom we so much enjoy.  This is why it is so important that at least one day a year, we honor their courage and sacrifice in doing what so few others do.  [Read the full Veterans Day Message here]

Other Articles at News From The Front:

Tea Partiers' 'Memo to GOP:' Get Back To The Basics
Reporting Michigan - "When Joan Fabiano gets a request for donations from the Republican National Committee, the conservative Lansing woman says instead of throwing it out, she wants to send it back with a message. Fabiano, leader of the Grassroots In Michigan tea party group, is starting a 'Memo To GOP' campaign on Sunday that would send the message that the emerging tea partiers want a more conservative GOP."

Two Conservative Champions In The House
Riehl World View - "Tired of listening to GOP media Starz (in their own eyes, anyway) rambling on about moderation, compromise, appeasement, and worse? Here's a quick read to warm your conservative heart. Are there really any card-carrying conservatives left in today's establishment GOP? And are they willing to speak up? It was nice to confirm for myself that, yes, there really are."


Find these articles and more at News From The Front

Daily Lickskillet: What "mistruths" is the Communist guest trying to correct? 

Wednesday
Nov112009

NHDP Chair Statement Honoring New Hampshire's Veterans

Concord - In honor of Veterans Day, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement:
 
"Across the country, Americans are honoring our veterans and the sacrifices they have made for the cause of freedom and democracy. We are blessed to have such brave men and women willing to leave behind the people they love and risk their lives to defend our country.

"Today, we salute their heroic contributions with ceremonies and celebrations, but recognizing their service once a year does not do these great Americans justice.
 
"They deserve our support every minute, of every day, of every year.  And it is our duty to ensure that we not only give them the tools they need in the battlefield, but our boundless gratitude when they return home.
 
"We must ensure that every Veteran gets the care, educational and economic opportunity they fought so hard to preserve.  Though we have made progress on these fronts, there is still much work to be done. 

"Our veterans have never wavered in their commitment to their country, and it is our responsibility as a country to never waver in our support for them.