Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

Representing the 2nd District of New Hampshire
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Kuster Opposes Legislation That Could Threaten New Hampshire VA Facilities

Nov 8, 2017
Press Release

**You can watch Kuster’s remarks in Committee here**

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, voted against the Asset Infrastructure Review (AIR) Act during consideration by the VA Committee. The legislation would provide the Department of Veterans Affairs and a Commission the authority to recommend closure of VA facilities. The bill would create a system similar to Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), which has previously been proposed by the Department of Defense. In Committee, Kuster discussed the unique challenges faced by Granite State veterans and secured commitment from Committee Chairman Phil Roe (TN-01) to work with her to strengthen access to care for veterans in New Hampshire. You can watch Kuster’s full remarks in Committee here

“I’m adamantly opposed to legislation that would create a commission with virtually no oversight, accountability, or transparency that could potentially close VA facilities in New Hampshire,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “We need more resources to bolster our current VA infrastructure and to improve and expand the Veterans Choice Program so that veterans can access the care they need and deserve. Granite State veterans face unique challenges in access to care and I’m pleased that Chairman Roe has committed to working with me to improve the Veterans Choice Program for the men and women of New Hampshire who have served in uniform.”

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