In The News
Nov 5, 2013 In The News
At first glance, photo booths might seem like a relic from a bygone era. But for the past 15 years, Salem-based Innovative FOTO has used the latest technology and marketing strategies to bring photo booths to malls, casinos, movie theaters and weddings around the globe. On Monday morning, Congresswoman Annie Kuster visited the Innovative FOTO headquarters to tout the success of and push for the renewal of the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program that helps small businesses expand internationally.
Nov 1, 2013 In The News
With the state and federal tax burden weighing in at more than $16 per barrel, small breweries are struggling to find a foothold in New Hampshire, but Rep. Annie Kuster, D-NH, said a new bill in the U.S. House could help give local beer producers a fighting chance. On Thursday, the District 2 congresswoman toured the Henniker Brewing Co. with owner David Currier to promote the bill that would cut the federal excise tax in half, from $7 to $3.50 per barrel. The Small BREW Act would reduce the federal tax burden on the first 60,000 barrels produced by breweries that make less than 6 million barrels per year.
Nov 1, 2013 In The News
Henniker Brewing Company is a little more than a year old, and this month, could break-even for the first time. That’s good news for investors, but the 5-man operation is still facing some growing pains. Manager Dave Currier says the beer is good, but the facility needs some improvements.
U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster is a co-leader of a coalition of 178 Democratic lawmakers calling on Republican House Speaker John Boehner and his leadership to “publicly declare” they will not sue the threat of another government shutdown or default as leverage in the budget talks, her office said Thursday.
Oct 28, 2013 In The News
Rep. Annie Kuster promised to be an advocate for affordable housing in Washington, D.C., while speaking at the grand opening of the Brookbend East & West housing complex on Meadow Road Friday afternoon. After the ceremony, the District 2 Democrat said while it is important to eliminate federal tax loopholes, tax credits that make low-income housing developments like Brookbend possible are vital in order to have thriving communities where all segments of the community have housing.
Oct 25, 2013 In The News
Construction is nearly complete on a three-year, multimillion-dollar project to demolish and then rebuild an aging affordable housing development in the city. Keene Housing is hosting a grand opening of the 75-unit Brookbend East and Brookbend West on Meadow Road today, with community members, residents and local and state officials, including U.S. Rep. Ann M. Kuster, D-N.H.
Oct 14, 2013 In The News
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.
Oct 9, 2013 In The News
While the city waited, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster sought to expedite the process. Shaheen and Kuster wrote a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx in July, requesting quick action by the federal government. And they visited the bridge together last month for a tour with city officials. In statements yesterday, Shaheen and Kuster said they were glad to see progress.
Oct 8, 2013 In The News
Last week, one bloc of one party in one House of Congress forced a shutdown of the entire federal government. In New Hampshire and across the country, we're already seeing the consequences. Brave members of our National Guard have been furloughed. Life-saving scientific research has been stalled. Loans to small businesses have been frozen. Food assistance to children and expectant mothers has been threatened. The list goes on and on. But instead of working in a common sense, bipartisan way to end the shutdown, some in Washington are playing cynical political games to avoid being blamed for it.
Oct 3, 2013 In The News
There are few places in New Hampshire – or anywhere else, for that matter – as majestic as the North Country. For three days at the end of the summer, I once again got to experience the region’s breathtaking mix of diverse wildlife, picturesque landscapes, and strong communities. But, I was also reminded that, like elsewhere in the state, it’s the people -- strong, resilient, and always working together – that give the region its special character.