Protecting Access to Healthcare
(Washington, DC) – During Infrastructure Week, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined the Democratic members of the Energy and Commerce Committee to introduce an infrastructure package to address climate change, expand broadband internet access, and invest in America’s healthcare infrastructure. Rep.
(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted in favor of H.R. 5, the Equality Act, which passed the House. The bipartisan legislation, which Kuster is a cosponsor of, will help ensure LGBTQ Americans receive the full protections of federal civil rights laws.
(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted in favor of H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act, which passed the House.
(Washington, DC) –Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Congressman John Katko (NY-24) have introduced the bipartisan Child and Animal Abuse Detection and Reporting Act. This legislation will improve the Federal Government’s child abuse data collection program by extending it to specifically evaluate animal abuse as a risk factor for child abuse.
**Kuster’s Q&A can be watched HERE**
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(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that she is joining the new Task Force on Rural Broadband. The bipartisan Task Force will work to allocate federal funding for rural broadband and ensure every American has affordable internet access by 2025. Approximately 25 million Americans in rural communities don’t have access to high-speed internet.
(Washington, DC) – This evening, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. Congresswoman Kuster is an original co-sponsor of the legislation, which would expand veterans benefits for 90,000 Navy veterans who served in the coastal waters of Vietnam and are impacted by toxic exposure as a result of their service.
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced $2.7 million in federal funding for construction projects at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease and Claremont Municipal Airport.
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People in New Hampshire and across the country have made it clear – they are tired of the partisan attacks on their healthcare. They want Democrats and Republicans to work together to improve access to affordable healthcare and protect those with preexisting conditions.
LEBANON — Several Twin State Democrats in Washington this week said they believe Attorney General William Barr should be held in contempt of Congress or resign for blocking Congressional efforts to review the unredacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.
LEBANON, N.H. —
New Hampshire Rep. Annie Kuster was in Lebanon Friday, visiting Headrest and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center as part of her hospital and health care listening tour.
Headrest helps those affected by substance use disorder with treatment and programs.
MANCHESTER — The state’s U.S. House delegation says the vitality of the region depends on getting federal grants to improve “outdated” sewer systems that allow hundreds of thousands of gallons of untreated water into the Merrimack River every year.
CONCORD — The national president of Planned Parenthood visited New Hampshire on Monday, thanking members of the Granite State’s congressional delegation for their support of women’s health initiatives and their opposition to pending restrictions to a federal funding program set to take effect next month.
NASHUA – “We don’t say to people with diabetes, ‘We can’t treat you – you just ate cake.’ We say, ‘Wow, it’s really hard not to eat cake, but how can we help you and your family because you have a chronic disease that you should never have cake.”
MILFORD – U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., would certainly never discourage anyone from pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
Still, during her Tuesday visit to Milford High School, Kuster acknowledged that four-year degrees are likely not the best path for everyone.
Four months into its creation, Concord’s hub-and-spoke substance use treatment system is picking up some steam. Walk-in patients to Riverbend Community Health – the capital area’s “hub” – are up and 41 patients have been referred to services so far, the organization says.
CLAREMONT — Rep. Anne Kuster spent Monday in Claremont, checking in with health care providers at Valley Regional Hospital, information technology workers at Red River and social and medical workers at West Central Behavioral Health’s Substance Use Services facility.
Jake White is quick to point out that he’s no fan of politicians.
The recovery coach at the Keene Serenity Center, which is now on Mechanic Street, said he’d assumed the congresswoman scheduled to visit Friday would just pay fly-by lip service to the addiction-treatment program.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that she has nominated 21 New Hampshire students for admission to the United States Service Academies. Of the 21 students, one was nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy, two to the Merchant Marine Academy, eight to the U.S. Military Academy, and ten to the U.S. Naval Academy.