Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

Representing the 2nd District of New Hampshire
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Associated Press: NH's US reps sign petition to force vote

Oct 14, 2013
In The News

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire have signed a petition that would force a vote to end the federal government shutdown.

The two Democrats agree that it's time for a vote to reopen the government nearly two weeks into what Kuster called a damaging shutdown that is hurting Granite State families and businesses.

The discharge petition is a special congressional procedure that would allow a majority of voters to force a vote on a bill to reopen the government.