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Kuster, Thune, Cardin, Smith Reintroduce Legislation To Increase Telehealth Services in Nursing Facilities

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH-02) joined U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-SD) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), members of the Senate Finance Committee, and U.S. Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE) to reintroduce companion versions of the Reducing Unnecessary Senior Hospitalizations (RUSH) Act of 2021, bipartisan, bicameral legislation to facilitate greater use of telehealth in skilled nursing facilities. ...

Kuster, Speier, Fitzpatrick Reintroduce Bipartisan HALT Campus Sexual Violence Act To Strengthen Prevention Efforts, Hold Perpetrators Accountable

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Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Annie Kuster (D-NH), Jackie Speier (D-CA), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) reintroduced the Hold Accountable and Lend Transparency (HALT) on Campus Sexual Violence Act, a bipartisan bill with 36 cosponsors. The Act will strengthen prevention efforts and the enforcement of laws to eradicate the epidemic of campus sexual violence and hold perpetrators accountable. A versio...

Kuster, Fitzpatrick, Trone, Beutler Host Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Roundtable on Pain Management

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**The full roundtable discussion is available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, the co-chairs of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, Reps. Annie Kuster (D-NH), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), David Trone (D-MD), and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), hosted a virtual roundtable on pain management. “In 2020, more than 93,000 Americans died of a drug overdose — this staggering loss of life is...

Kuster Delivers Funding for Critical New Hampshire Projects in House-Passed Funding Bill

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Washington, D.C. — Today, the House passed H.R. 4502, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which included key, Kuster-attained provisions for New Hampshire. Rep. Kuster secured ten targeted Community Project Funding requests that will address the substance misuse crisis in New Hampshire, rebuild crumbling infrastructure, enha...

NH Delegation Announces Over $23.6 Million to NH That’s Helping Shuttered Live Venues Recover From COVID

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(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire venues have started receiving federal funds through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) Program. The delegation worked to establish this program in the emergency COVID-19 relief legislation that was passed by C...

Kuster Applauds House Passage of Government Funding Bill To Invest in American Industry, Bolster Pandemic Recovery

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped to pass H.R. 4502, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. This bill authorizes funding through the next fiscal year for key Granite State priorities and investments in families across the country. “Now is the time to make bold, purposeful investments in Granite State fa...

With Compounding Coronavirus and Opioid Crises, Senators Markey, Warren, and Rep. Kuster Urge Biden Administration to Maintain Flexibilities That Break Down Barriers to Opioid Treatment

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Washington (July 29, 2021) -- Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (NH-02) led a group of colleagues in a letter to the Biden administration today calling for the continuation of pandemic regulatory flexibilities for opioid treatment providers that were instituted in March 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the letter c...

Kuster Statement on First Hearing of Bipartisan January 6th Select Committee

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Kuster Statement on First Hearing of Bipartisan January 6th Select Committee **The full Select Committee hearing is available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement on the first hearing of the bipartisan Select Committee tasked with investigating the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol: “On January 6th, U.S. Capitol Police officers and office...

Kuster, Katko, Speier, Joyce Hold Bipartisan Roundtable on Military Sexual Trauma

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**Watch the full Task Force roundtable HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Reps. Annie Kuster (D-NH), Dave Joyce (R-OH), Jackie Speier (D-CA), and John Katko (R-NY), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, hosted a virtual roundtable on military sexual violence and discussed steps Congress can take to bolster resources for survivors and ensure perpetrators are held accountable....

Kuster Outlines Steps Forward for Congress to Bolster Hydropower Production and Safety in Energy & Commerce Committee

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**Kuster introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation earlier this month to rehabilitate, retrofit, or remove America’s 90,000 dams, including more than 2,500 in NH, and preserve our rivers** **The full Subcommittee hearing is available HERE** **Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee, p...

Kuster-Backed Legislation to Support Sexual Violence Survivors Signed Into Law by President Biden

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Washington, D.C. — Today, President Joe Biden signed into law the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act, legislation Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped introduce to shore up the depleted resources of the Crime Victims Fund and ensure survivors of sexual violence get the support and assistance they need. “I have been proud to champion this legislation that averts a tr...

House Passes PFAS Action Act Including Key Kuster Legislation

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**Kuster’s provision would turn off the tap on new PFAS chemicals** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted in favor of the PFAS Action Act of 2021. Kuster helped to introduce this legislation, alongside Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12), which would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish a maximum contaminant level goal for PFAS and establish national drinking wa...

Kuster, Pappas Urge President Biden To Re-Open U.S.-Canada Border to Fully-Vaccinated Canadians

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**Last month, Rep. Kuster led a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urging the safe re-opening of the U.S.-Canadian border** Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging the administration to re-open the U.S.-Canada border and allow vaccinated Canadians to visit the United Stat...

Kuster’s Bipartisan Bill To Bolster Vaccination Infrastructure Passes Energy & Commerce Committee

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**The full Committee markup is available HERE** **Last week, Kuster spoke in favor of the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act during an E&C Health Subcommittee markup** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), participated in an Energy and Commerce full committee markup where she helped advance her legislation, the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act, to improve our...

Kuster, Pappas Send Letter to HHS Secretary Becerra Urging Support for NH Family Planning Services Defunded in Recent State Budget

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra urging support for family planning services and health providers in New Hampshire who may be negatively impacted as a result of the biennial state budget signed into law June 25, 2021. The state budget enacts harmful restrictions...