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Kuster, Bacon, Brownley Lead 56 Members in Urging VA to Improve Treatment for Sexual Assault Survivors

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, along with Reps. Don Bacon (R-NE) and Julia Brownley (D-CA) led 56 of their colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to VA Secretary Denis McDonough demanding answers about how the VA is responding to the December 2023 Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the...

New Dem Leaders Support Bipartisan Short-Term Continuing Resolution, Call for Passage of Full-Year Appropriations

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Washington, D.C. — Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02), Vice Chair for Communications Brad Schneider (IL-10), and Vice Chair for Policy Derek Kilmer (WA-06) released a statement on the short-term continuing resolution, following the House passage today: “New Dems will always put the American people over partisanship. We worked to pass the 2024 funding bills before the fiscal y...

Kuster Highlights Infrastructure Developments in Nashua

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Nashua, N.H. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) met with Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess at the Nashua Public Library Plaza to discuss the plaza’s redevelopment, which Kuster secured $3,000,000 for through Fiscal Year 2023 Community Project Funding. This project will make crucial public safety and accessibility improvements to the Nashua Public Library Plaza to ensure everyone in the commun...

Kuster Hosts Reception for Military Nomination Recipients

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Concord, N.H. – Yesterday, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) hosted a reception honoring all 26 students in New Hampshire's Second Congressional District whom she nominated for admission to a United States Service Academy. “I am so impressed by the incredible young men and women who pursue admission to our nation's prestigious Service Academies. It is an honor to nominate 26 talented Granite Stat...

New Hampshire Delegation Reacts to Republicans Blocking Effort by Senate Democrats to Pass Legislation to Protect IVF for All Americans

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), along with U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), condemned Republican objections to Senate Democrats’ attempt to protect in-vitro fertilization (IVF) by passing the Access to Family Building Act by unanimous consent. Today’s effort is in response to the outrageous decision in the Alabama ...

Kuster Tours Depot & Main Apartments in Salem, Highlights Need for More Affordable Housing

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Salem, N.H. – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) toured the Depot & Main apartments and met with the developer, Elm Grove Companies, to discuss expanding the affordable housing stock across the state. New Hampshire needs an estimated 90,000 more housing units by 2040 to meet current demand. Kuster is a strong advocate for building more affordable and workforce housing options to achieve thi...

Kuster Introduces Legislation to Protect IVF Access

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**Kuster is a fierce advocate for protecting reproductive freedom** Concord, N.H. – In the wake of the Alabama Court ruling putting access to IVF treatment at risk, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped introduce legislation to keep the government out of personal, private reproductive health care decisions. The Access to Family Building Act is bicameral legislation to codify an individual’s ri...

Kuster Urges Negotiators to Work Quickly, Solidify Peace Agreement in Israel and Gaza

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Concord, N.H. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement after reports that a peace agreement in Israel and Gaza could be reached in the coming days under President Biden's leadership. “I am encouraged by reports that a ceasefire agreement in Israel and Gaza could be met in the coming days. Since Hamas’ brutal terrorist attack on October 7, 2023, the world has wit...

Kuster, Balderson, Letlow Introduce Legislation to Combat Opioid Epidemic

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Washington, D.C. — Last week, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH), Congressman Troy Balderson (R-OH), and Congresswoman Julia Letlow (R-LA) introduced bipartisan legislation to combat the opioid epidemic and reduce prescription drug misuse. The Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances Act would require electronic prescriptions for all Schedule II-IV controlled substances, including opioids. ...

Kuster Leads Letter to Reduce Emergency Department Wait Times in New Hampshire

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**Median emergency room wait times have increased nearly 16% since 2014** Concord N.H. — Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) led 25 of her colleagues from both sides of the aisle in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urging action to evaluate and alleviate overcrowding, improper utilization, and long wait times in emergency departments across the country. This le...

New Hampshire Delegation Calls on USDA to Give State Flexibility to Implement Summer Meals Program for Children

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), along with U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), have sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) calling on the agency to support the State of New Hampshire’s participation in the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer Program for Children (Summer EBT). With more than half of ...

New Hampshire Delegation Urges Further Coordination to Prevent AI Robocalls, Applauds Recent Efforts to Protect NH Voters

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), alongside Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) and Senator Maggie Hassan (NH), sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Election Commission (FEC) urging further coordination to prevent unlawful robocalls. The New Hampshire delegation also applauded the FCC’s recent efforts to addr...

New Democrat Coalition Leaders Hold Press Conference Unveiling Framework for Commonsense Immigration Reform, Calling on Republicans to Join Democrats in Tackling Border Security

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Washington, D.C. — Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02), Immigration and Border Security Task Force Chair Greg Stanton (AZ-04) and Vice Chair Salud Carbajal (CA-24), and New Dem Members held a press conference to unveil the Immigration and Border Security Task Force’s framework for bipartisan immigration and border security reform that will secure the border, bolster the U.S. e...

Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force Co-Chairs Host Roundtable on Improving Addiction Medicine Training

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Washington, D.C. — Today, the Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force co-chairs, Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), David Trone (D-MD), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Lisa McClain (R-MI) hosted a roundtable discussion with addiction education experts to raise awareness about the gaps in addiction training in medical schools. Representative Lori Trahan (D-MA) was also in att...

Kuster Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Address Child Care Workforce Shortage

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**The child care workforce, which has been one of the slowest sectors to recover from COVID, is projected to lose another 232,000 jobs without congressional action** Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH) introduced the Early Childhood Workforce Advancement Act, alongside Reps. Chavez-DeRemer (R-OR), Bonamici (D-OR), and Lawler (R-NY). This legislation will address the child c...