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Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

Representing the 2nd District of New Hampshire

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Nov 25, 2013 In The News
Hundreds of New Hampshire’s unemployed and underemployed searched for their next big opportunity among dozens of local businesses at a job fair at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Friday. Corporate recruiter Christine Hassard, 23, a college student from Salem, represented Windham Professionals, a college loan collection agency based in Wouburn, Mass., and Salem. “I get some terrible looks sometimes,” Hassard said.
Nov 20, 2013 In The News
Kuster has made job growth a priority. And in New Hampshire, craft beer is one fast growing area of the state’s economy. She is co-sponsoring a bill, called the Small BREW Act, that would cut the federal excise tax in half for small breweries across the nation. The proposal would save more than $1,000 a year for a place like Seven Barrel. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but consider that small businesses generally don’t have a lot of discretionary money for things like marketing or advertising. The money could help Seven Barrel cover some of the expense of recent upgrades, Lubold said, or go toward a pay bump for staff.
Nov 20, 2013 In The News
More than two dozen companies, including Manchester tech firm Dyn Inc., Crotched Mountain ski area, and the U.S. Postal Service, will be part of a job fair in Nashua on Friday. The fair will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2 Somerset Parkway.
Nov 20, 2013 In The News
U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., will host a Career and Opportunities Fair on Friday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua that will feature employers from the manufacturing, finance, health care and recreation industries, among others.
Nov 18, 2013 In The News
U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster wants Congress to extend benefits for long-term unemployed workers into 2014. The emergency jobless benefits were extended at the beginning of the year as part of a deal designed to avert a so-called fiscal cliff of tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts.
Nov 18, 2013 In The News
The Food and Drug Administration has extended the comment for food safety rules for farmers by an additional week after people said they had technical problems submitting their views online. New Hampshire Rep. Annie Kuster led a New England delegation in asking for the extension. The original deadline was Friday; the new deadline is Friday, Nov. 22.
Nov 14, 2013 In The News
New Hampshire Rep. Annie Kuster wants the Food and Drug Administration to extend the comment period for sweeping food safety rules that farmers say could drive them out of business. Earlier this year, farmers attended FDA sessions on the rules, which would require them to take new precautions against contamination, including ensuring workers' hands are washed, irrigation water is clean and that animals stay out of fields. New England farmers say many aspects of the rules were derived from large-scale farming practices that don't apply to the region's smaller farms.
Nov 12, 2013 In The News
Nearly half the cost of brewing at the fledgling Henniker Brewing Co. goes toward state and federal taxes, founder Dave Currier said. But Rep. Annie Kuster has recently been touring local breweries like Currier’s and touting legislation that could cut federal excise taxes in half for small breweries in their first years of business.
Nov 12, 2013 In The News
U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster is co-sponsoring legislation aimed at boosting business for New Hampshire’s 26 craft beer brewers. The bill would drop the federal excise tax from $7 to $3.50 per barrel on the first 60,000 barrels of beer for breweries that produce fewer than 6 million barrels per year.
Nov 8, 2013 In The News
Matching the need for skilled workers from the state’s manufacturers with job seekers was the topic of conversation for a panel discussion with Congresswoman Annie Kuster that took place Thursday at Omni Components in Hudson. The event, billed as a 21st Century Workforce Roundtable, featured representatives from New Hampshire companies who spoke about techniques that were working for their firms and shared how those techniques could be improved.