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Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

Representing the 2nd District of New Hampshire

Touching base with Granite Staters

Aug 17, 2018
Catching up with Annie

Dear Friend, 

I met with medical professionals, local officials and healthcare industry workers at Newport Health Center on Monday to discuss their work to increase healthcare access in New Hampshire’s rural communities. Healthcare is a right, not a privilege, and the quality of care a person receives should not be dependent on where they live. We need to work together to improve our healthcare system so that every Granite Stater can access the care they need.

Discussing Rural Healthcare Access at Newport Health Center

Combating Military Sexual Assault

On Tuesday in Nashua, I met with Manchester VA Medical Center officials, Southern New Hampshire Health providers, military personnel, and survivors of military sexual trauma to discuss the unique challenges of those who experience sexual assault in the military, and to hear their insights into how we can solve this persistent problem. I also spoke about the legislative agenda the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence announced last month, which includes a provision to address military sexual assault. I will continue my efforts to make our military safer and remove barriers that have prevented survivors from coming forward and seeking justice.

Discussing Military Sexual Trauma on Tuesday in Nashua. Watch coverage of the panel here.

Smart Trade Policies That Help Granite State Small Businesses

I also had the opportunity to visit Commercial and Industrial Equipment Supplier Williams & Hussey Machine Company, Inc. in Amherst on Tuesday and tour their impressive facility. Steve Carter, the company’s President and CEO, spoke with me about the negative impact of President Trump’s trade policies on New Hampshire businesses like his. I remain deeply concerned about the president’s reckless trade war, and I will keep advocating for responsible, thoughtful trade policies that help Granite State workers and businesses succeed.

With Williams & Hussey Machine Co. Inc. President & CEO Steve Carter. Read about my visit here. 

Tackling the Opioid Epidemic

On Wednesday, I released a statement in response to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ application to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for opioid response funding that Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Maggie Hassan, and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter and I helped secure. I’ve been proud of the leadership of the Bipartisan Heroin and Opioid Task Force and the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation in securing significant resources to tackle this ongoing problem, but there is more work for us to do. We must bolster prevention, treatment, long-term recovery, and law enforcement efforts. I look forward to working with my colleagues across the aisle to continue to support families and communities in our state that have been impacted by this crisis.

Making Your Voice Heard

Please continue to reach out to my Washington, DC office at 202-225-5206 or my Concord office at 603-226-1002 with any questions or ideas you have—I love hearing from you! Thank you for everything you do to make our state such a wonderful place to call home, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!