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Kuster Votes To Enshrine Marriage Equality Into Law, Sends Legislation To President’s Desk

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted for the Respect for Marriage Act, legislation to finally enshrine marriage equality for same-sex and interracial couples guaranteed by Obergefell v. Hodges and Loving v. Virginia under federal law, repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and provide additional legal protections for marriage equality. “Everyone deserves the freedom to mar...

House Passes Kuster-Led Provisions in National Defense Authorization Act

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2023. This bill serves as the foundation of our national security policy and includes key Kuster-led provisions to help expand access to mental health resources for veterans, conduct fair and thorough investigations of sexual assault cases, and increase the safety and capacity of...

Kuster’s Legislation To Protect Survivors of Domestic Abuse Signed Into Law

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Washington, D.C. — Today, President Joe Biden signed Rep. Annie Kuster’s (NH-02) bipartisan legislation, the Safe Connections Act, into law to protect survivors of domestic abuse and violence. This new law will help survivors of domestic violence and other crimes cut ties with their abusers by separating from shared wireless service plans, which can be exploited to monitor, stalk, or control vict...

NH Delegation Sends Letter to HHS Urging Direct Federal Funding to Support Sexual Education Providers

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**Letter Comes in Response to GOP-Controlled Executive Council’s Dangerous Denial of Funding for Sex Ed Programs, Reversing a Decade of Funding Decisions & Putting Programs on Brink of Shuttering** (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) in a letter to the Secretary of Health and ...

Kuster Elected To Chair New Democrat Coalition in 118th Congress, Highlights Priorities

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Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) was elected by her fellow New Democrat Coalition (NDC) colleagues to lead the Coalition in the 118th Congress. Kuster has served as NDC Vice Chair of Communications since 2019 and has been a member of the Coalition since 2013. Going into the 118th Congress, NDC will include 96 Members of Congress. Following her election, Kuster released the following state...

Kuster Statement on Today’s Announcement from Speaker Pelosi

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Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s announcement: “It’s been an incredible honor to serve with Speaker Pelosi – she’s a role model, a mentor, and a friend. Her leadership style of ‘respect, include, and empower’ has helped to guide my colleagues and me as we work to create a brighter future for all Americans. Speaker Pel...

Kuster Statement on House Majority Leader Hoyer’s Decision Not to Serve in Leadership in the 118th Congress

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Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement on House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s decision not to pursue a leadership position in the next session of Congress: “Leader Hoyer has been a close friend and mentor since my first days in Congress. I so appreciate the effort he has made to understand the issues we face in New Hampshire through our conversations and many vi...

Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Sends Letter to House and Senate Leadership Urging Passage of the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act in End-of-Year Package

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Today, the Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, Reps. David Trone (D-MD), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Annie Kuster (D-NH), and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), alongside other members of the Task Force, sent a letter urging House and Senate leadership to prioritize consideration of the House-passed Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act. This legislation will...

Kuster Sends Bill to President’s Desk to Protect the Rights of Survivors of Sexual Assault and Harassment

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Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, voted to pass legislation to improve transparency and accountability in sexual assault and harassment cases by ensuring survivors are no longer silenced through the widespread use of forced nondisclosure agreements (NDAs). The Speak Out Act, which is now headed to President Biden’s d...

Kuster Statement on Veterans Day

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Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement recognizing Veterans Day: “Our veterans, active-duty service members, and all military families make incredible sacrifices in service to our nation. On Veterans Day, I join all Americans in recognizing the men and women here in the Granite State and across the nation who have served the United States in uniform. “I have bee...

NH Delegation Announces $55 Million for Mascoma Bank to Support Small Businesses & Community Development

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Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committees on Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Appropriations, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that Mascoma Community Development, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mascoma Bank of Lebanon was awarded $55 million in New Markets Tax Credits (N...

NH Congressional Delegation Announces $33.9M in LIHEAP Funds As Winter Months Approach

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U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Low Income Home Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) $33.9 million in LIHEAP dollars, which were administered through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)...

NH Delegation Welcomes Nearly $3 Million from EPA’s Clean School Bus Program for New Hampshire School Districts

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U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) welcomed an announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that New Hampshire will receive $2,765,000 from the bipartisan infrastructure law to purchase new electric school buses. The grants will help Henniker and Rumney schools purchase a total of seven clean school buses that wi...

Congresswoman Kuster's 2022 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 three of your favorite fall photos to my 2022 Fall Photo Contest to highlight the Granite State's natural beauty! From now through Monday, October 31st at 11:59 PM, my office is accepting submissions of images/scenery in the Second Congressional District. Photos shou...

Kuster, Trahan Lead New England Delegation in Requesting Presidential Action to Lower Home Heating Prices

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On Wednesday, Congresswomen Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Lori Trahan (MA-03), members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, led a coalition of New England Congressional Delegation members in requesting that President Joe Biden release stockpiles from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve (NEHHOR) to help lower home heating costs for families across the region. “With winter quickly approaching, ...