(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and Acting Ranking Member Mark Takano, released the following statement after the VA Office of Inspector General published its report on the construction of the Greater Colorado VA Medical Center.
Legislation would support the continued growth and success of New Hampshire’s manufacturing industry
(Nashua, NH) – This afternoon, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined business leaders at Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. to announce the introduction of her new legislation the Export Promotion Act, which will make it easier for businesses to sell across international borders.
Legislation would increase accountability of VA employees; Reforms would address benefit appeal wait times
Washington, DC – U.S. Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, applauded yesterday’s passage of the bipartisan VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016. This important legislation would increase accountability for VA employees responsible for mismanagement or poor performance at VA facilities.
Congresswoman Kuster’s remarks can be viewed here.
(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) took to the House floor to honor the incredible courage and strength of Chessy Prout, who was sexually assaulted by an upperclassman at her boarding school when she was 15 years old.
Budgetary anomalies provide avenue for desperately needed funds to support those on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic
Washington, DC – Last night, U.S. Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, led a bipartisan letter with 38 Representatives to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging the use of budget anomalies to fund efforts to address the opioid epidemic.
In letter to Secretary Vilsack, Kuster calls for emergency relief funding for struggling dairy farms
(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) wrote to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack calling for action to protect struggling New Hampshire dairy farmers. Over the last year, New Hampshire dairy farmers have faced a number of significant challenges that have impacted their bottom lines and threatened the industry as a whole.
Kuster discussed legislation to reduce opioid use among veterans, increase hiring of veterans in VA medical facilities
(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and the lead Democrat on the House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, took part in a hearing to discuss healthcare for veterans at the VA and how to improve access to care.
**Kuster cosponsored the measure which would establish basic rights for sexual assault survivors**
(Washington, DC) – This evening, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) applauded House passage of legislation to establish basic rights for survivors of sexual assault. The Survivors' Bill of Rights Act of 2016, cosponsored by Kuster, would codify rights for sexual assault survivors, including the right to a medical forensic examination without charge.
Concord, NH – Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) welcomed today’s announcement by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that New Hampshire has been chosen to host two USDA pilot programs that will improve access to affordable transitional housing to people in recovery for substance use disorders.
The work being done at White River Junction VA Medical Center to address chronic pain and opioid addiction among veterans helped to inspire Kuster’s legislation
White River Junction, VT – Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today met with administrators, medical professionals, and veterans from White River Junction VA Medical Center to discuss her legislation to ensure veterans’ pain is treated safely and effectively and that opioid addiction is being addressed within the veterans community.