Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

Representing the 2nd District of New Hampshire
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Jan 7, 2014 Press Release
Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today announced that she has nominated 21 New Hampshire students for admission to the United States Service Academies. Of the 21 students, ten were nominated for the U.S. Naval Academy; eight to the U.S. Air Force Academy, and three to the U.S. Military Academy.
Dec 19, 2013 Press Release
Senators Shaheen, Blunt and Representatives Courtney, Gibson, Kuster requested second draft of proposed rulemaking and additional public comment opportunities for farmers, stakeholders
A successful bipartisan effort led by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT), Chris Gibson (R-NY) and Annie Kuster (D-NH), has resulted in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) planning to revise regulations and seek additional comments from the public before finalizing the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules. The FDA’s announcement comes less than a month after the lawmakers led a bipartisan coalition of 75 Republicans, Democrats and Independents expressing concern about the impact of proposed FDA rules on farmers and businesses, which re-proposing the regulations for public comment could help alleviate.
Dec 19, 2013 Press Release
Coverage Protection Act of 2013 would provide retroactive insurance coverage to Granite Staters who encountered technical issues during enrollment
New Hampshire Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02) have introduced legislation to extend the payment deadline for people who were unable to complete the health insurance sign-up process because of website difficulties and processing delays. The Coverage Protection Act of 2013 would ensure that Granite Staters who encountered difficulties signing up for insurance through receive retroactive insurance coverage during the month of January.
Dec 19, 2013 Press Release
With millions of children and families across the country facing hunger, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Congressman Don Young (AK-AL) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would reward hunters who donate wild game to food banks that help feed the hungry. The Wild Game Donation Act would make hunters who donate game to food charities eligible for a tax deduction to cover the costs of processing.
Dec 18, 2013 Press Release
Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that she will help introduce legislation tomorrow that would protect military retirees from changes to cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) that were included in the bipartisan budget agreement that passed the House last week. This legislation, the Military Retirement Restoration Act, is completely paid for by closing corporate tax loopholes companies abuse to avoid paying U.S. taxes.
Dec 17, 2013 Press Release
As the cold winter months get underway in New Hampshire and across the country, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today derided cuts to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that have resulted from across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. During a visit to Southwestern Community Services (SCS) in Keene, Kuster underscored the harmful impacts of cutting LIHEAP for New Hampshire families and called on Congress to replace the sequester with a more responsible budget that restores vital funding for heating assistance.
Dec 16, 2013 Press Release
As part of her commitment to improving health care services for Granite State veterans, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) today stressed the need to eliminate the growing backlog of disability compensation claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). During a roundtable discussion at New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI) in Concord, Kuster addressed her ongoing efforts in Congress to eliminate the claims backlog with state and federal officials.
Dec 16, 2013 Press Release
New Hampshire lawmakers concerned about water contamination for Atkinson homes
New Hampshire lawmakers are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to connect additional households in Atkinson showing chemical contamination in their water supply to a new water main to help ensure reliable access to safe drinking water. In a letter sent today to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) are requesting homes in the town of Atkinson that are showing any level of 1,4 Dioxane contamination be provided access to a new water main. The town of Atkinson has been struggling for the last several years with the contamination of 1,4 Dioxane – a chemical solvent with hazardous effects – in the drinking wells of 44 homes.
Dec 13, 2013 Press Release
This week, Congresswoman Kuster spoke out against cuts to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that have resulted from across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. During a visit to Southern New Hampshire Services (SNHS) in Nashua, Kuster underscored the harmful impacts of cutting LIHEAP for low-income New Hampshire families and urged Congress to restore vital LIHEAP funding.
Dec 13, 2013 Press Release
Yesterday, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined a bipartisan majority of her colleagues in voting to approve the FY 2014 National Defense Authorization Act. This legislation contains important measures to address the growing epidemic of sexual assault in the military – including an amendment pushed by Kuster – as well as other important provisions to improve military readiness and support our troops.