Kuster Statement on Confirmation of Harold Parker as Federal Co-Chair of Northern Border Regional Commission
Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement after the Senate unanimously confirmed Harold B. Parker last night to be Federal Co-Chair of the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC):
“I applaud the Senate for unanimously confirming Harold Parker as the next Federal Co-Chair of the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC). Since its inception in 2008, the NBRC has invested critical federal resources to rural communities throughout New Hampshire. From increasing affordable housing opportunities for veterans, to expanding treatment facilities for Granite Staters battling substance misuse, the NBRC has made a real difference in our state. I have introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure the NBRC is reauthorized, and I look forward to working closely with Harold Parker in his new position.”
Congresswoman Kuster introduced the Northern Border Regional Commission Reauthorization Act of 2017 to continue funding for the NBRC and extend its authorization for five years. The bill would also allow the NBRC to include promoting the development of renewable energy resources to meet their 40% minimum of projects, and it would permit NBRC to attract businesses from outside the United States.