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Congresswoman Kuster's 2020 Fall Photo Contest

| Posted in Catching Up with Annie

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

| Posted in Press Releases

**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

| Posted in Press Releases

(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

| Posted in Press Releases

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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

| Posted in Press Releases

(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

| Posted in Press Releases

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

| Posted in Press Releases

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

| Posted in In the News

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 »

Rep. Kuster Statement on Passage of COVID-19 Relief Legislation

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Today, the House of Representatives advanced additional legislation in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, passing an updated version of the HEROES Act, which first passed the House on May 15, 2020. This legislation includes a number of provisions proposed in Rep. Kuster’s “Roadmap to Recovery” that would support New Hampshire’s efforts to combat the pandemic and bolster America’s economic ... Read More »

Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence Holds Virtual Roundtable on Addressing Human Trafficking in the U.S.

| Posted in Press Releases

Watch the roundtable discussion here. Today, the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, led by Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Dave Joyce (R-OH), and John Katko (R-NY), held a virtual roundtable discussion on addressing human trafficking in the United States. According to Polaris, which runs the National Human Trafficking Hotline, 2019 saw a 20% increase in report... Read More »

Kuster-Backed Legislation to Protect Young Athletes Passes House, Goes to President’s Desk

| Posted in Press Releases

Today, the House of Representatives passed the Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act, which Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped introduce. This legislation is targeted to help eliminate sexual violence and harassment in athletics. It will create a Congressional commission to assess how the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and national governing bodies can best... Read More »

Kuster-Backed Legislation to Support Live Music Venues Included in Latest COVID-19 Response Package

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Today, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement upon the inclusion of the Save Our Stages Act in the updated Heroes Act. Kuster is a cosponsor of the Save Our Stages Act, a bipartisan, bicameral piece of legislation that would provide six months of financial support to keep independent live music venues afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. Live music venues play an impo... Read More »