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Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

Representing the 2nd District of New Hampshire

August Highlights

Aug 26, 2015
Catching up with Annie

Hi all!

I hope you’ve been able to stay cool despite the warm summer weather throughout the Granite State this month.

I’m writing to give you a quick update on what I’ve been doing recently on behalf of the people of New Hampshire’s Second District. Here are some of the highlights:

A Visit from USDA Rural Development Administrator Dolcini

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome USDA Rural Development Administrator Val Dolcini to the Granite State for a great conversation on supporting local farmers and the value added programs that support them. Agriculture is vital to the New Hampshire way of life, and I remain committed to advocating for local farms through my work on the House Agriculture Committee so that farming can continue to thrive here. I would also like to offer a special thanks to Windyhurst Farm in Westmoreland for taking us on a great tour of their beautiful, family-run facility!

Touring Proposed Kinder Morgan Pipeline Sites

Since the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline was first proposed, I’ve urged Kinder Morgan and the Federal Energy Regulatory Council (FERC) to involve local communities in their planning and decision making processes. While FERC will have the final say on whether the pipeline moves forward, I share many of the concerns that have been brought to me by my constituents.  I remain committed to making sure that Granite Staters are heard and are considered throughout the process. During my tour of some of the sites along the proposed pipeline’s path, I was able to hear from local town officials, planners, and residents about their concerns regarding the project. As the decision-making process continues, I will continue to urge FERC and Kinder Morgan to address the issues raised by Granite Staters before any final decisions are made.

You can click here to learn more about my advocacy work on this issue.

Roundtable Discussion with Women Veterans

Our veterans have made incredible sacrifices to serve and protect our nation, and it is our duty to ensure that they have the services and support necessary to successfully transition back to civilian life. When women veterans leave the service, historically they have felt as if their unique triumphs and challenges are not adequately recognized. I was proud to hold a roundtable discussion with local women veterans and representatives from the Manchester VA, White River Junction VA, Easter Seals, and other agencies to discuss these issues and identify what we can do to ensure our women veterans are properly served. As a member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I will take what I heard during this roundtable to continue advocating for increased access to care for all veterans. 

Have a good rest of the week, and thanks for everything you do to make New Hampshire such a great place to live!