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Kuster, Gonzalez Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Safety on Mobile Apps

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Today, Reps. Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16) introduced the Protecting Our KIDS Act, legislation that will allow mobile applications to better identify registered sex offenders on their platforms and protect their users. It has been over a decade since federal legislation was passed to address the risk posed by sex offenders on the internet, and the Protecting Our KIDS Act reflec... Read More »

Kuster, Bipartisan Group of Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Develop Technology to Remove Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere

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Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), David McKinley (R-WV), Paul Tonko (D-NY), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), Scott Peters (D-CA), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) introduced the Carbon Removal, Efficient Agencies, Technology Expertise (CREATE) Act. This bipartisan legislation authorizes a whole-of-government approach to research, de... Read More »

Kuster Unveils 2020 Jobs and Opportunity Agenda

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Hopkinton, NH - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) unveiled her 2020 Jobs and Opportunity Agenda, which outlines a comprehensive approach to help alleviate the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and get our country on the road to recovery. The agenda includes policies that invest in essential workers, support those who are unemployed, ensure workers have the skills they need to return to work, expand ac... Read More »

Bipartisan Opioid Task Force Co-Chairs Kuster, Fitzpatrick Statement on Purdue Pharma Settlement

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Today, Bipartisan Opioid Task Force co-chairs Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) released the following statement on the Justice Department’s (DOJ) announcement that Purdue Pharma, the company that makes the powerful and highly addictive prescription painkiller OxyContin, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges including conspiracy to defraud the United St... Read More »

Congresswoman Kuster's 2020 Fall Photo Contest

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Dear friend, Do you live in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District and enjoy photography? If so, I invite you to submit up to five of your favorite photos to my 2020 Fall Photo Contest to highlight the Granite State's natural beauty! From now through Monday, October 26th at 11:59 PM, my office is accepting submissions of images/scenery in the Second Congressional District. Photos should be ... Read More »

Clark, Kuster, Rose, Trone, Ryan Demand Answers from Department of Justice, Accountability for Purdue Pharma

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**House members react to reports of settlement with Purdue that excludes prison sentencing, eludes justice for victims of the opioid epidemic** **Sackler family’s criminal acts contributed to the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans** Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Katherine Clark, Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, joined by Congressmembers Ann Kuster (NH-02), Max Rose (NY-11),... Read More »

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $26M in Federal Support for New Senior Housing Facility in Franklin

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the Peabody Home in Franklin $26 million in direct loans to construct a senior housing facility. The federal dollars were awarded through the... Read More »

Kuster Statement on Massachusetts Decision to Tax Granite Staters Working Remotely During the Pandemic

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Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) issued the following statement after the Massachusetts Department of Revenue formally moved to continue to levy a state income tax on New Hampshire residents who are working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Congresswoman Kuster is a cosponsor of legislation in the House to protect New Hampshire residents paying from paying income tax to the state of Massachus... Read More »

Following Kuster’s Request, CDC Issues Guidance on Halloween Safety During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Hopkinton, NH – This week, following a request from Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance on how Americans can safely participate in Halloween activities including trick-or-treating during the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. “As new cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in New Hampshire and in many states across the country, Granite Stat... Read More »

Kuster Meets Virtually with NBRC and North Country Organizations to Discuss Future Grant Applications

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Hopkinton, NH - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) met virtually with staff from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs (NH BEA), North Country Council, and other North Country-based organizations to discuss what is needed to bolster future NBRC grant applications. Many North Country communities are experiencing significant budget shortfalls, m... Read More »

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce More than $267K for Franklin School District to Bolster School Safety & Support Mental Health Services for Students

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(Manchester, NH) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) that the DOJ has awarded $267,595 to the Franklin School District through DOJ’s Students, Teachers, Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Grant Progra... Read More »

Kuster Meets Virtually with NH Banks to Discuss, Receive Updates on COVID-19 Relief Efforts

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Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) met virtually with leadership from New Hampshire banks to hear about their experiences with COVID-19 funding relief programs. Kuster co-sponsored the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which became law in June and provides flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to make critical funds more accessible to small businesses that ... Read More »

Kuster Statement on President Trump Ending COVID Relief Negotiations, Postponing Until After Election

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Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement after President Trump announced on Twitter that he has instructed his administration to stop negotiating on a COVID-19 relief package until after the election: “Granite Staters and Americans across the country are hurting and they need relief – that's why we passed the HEROES Act in the House nearly five months ago. The health and e... Read More »

Kuster Leads Efforts to Streamline and Improve Supply Chain to VA Hospitals

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Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report outlining recommendations to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fix problems with its program intended to provide VA medical centers with medical and surgical supplies. In 2018, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) led the effort to have GAO provide specific recommendations on how VA Medical Centers can better obtain the medical ... Read More »

New COVID-19 relief money coming for live music venues

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CONCORD — Operators of live music, theater and sporting venues that are closed or face mounting losses due to COVID-19 can now apply for a new $12 million state aid program created with federal money, Gov. Chris Sununu announced Monday. Applications for the Live Venue Relief Program will be accepted through Oct. 13 with the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery, officials said. “Liv... Read More »