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Kuster Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Adoption Process, Protect Children

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**Kuster introduced similar legislation in the 114th Congress** Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), and Bill Huizenga (R-MI) introduced the bipartisan Protecting All Parents and Adoptees (PAPA) Act. The legislation strengthens the adoption process for birth mothers, adoptive families, and children by establishing a National Responsible Father Regist...

Kuster, Dingell, Fitzpatrick Reintroduce Legislation to Ban PFAS in Cosmetics

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WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) reintroduced the bipartisan No PFAS in Cosmetics Act, which would ban the use of harmful forever chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in cosmetics. The legislation would require the Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of PFAS in cosmetic products. “American...

Kuster Honors Chief Bradley Haas on the House Floor

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**Kuster’s full remarks are available here** Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) honored the life and legacy of Chief Bradley Haas on the Floor of the United States House of Representatives. Chief Haas was killed in the line of duty on November 17, 2023, while protecting the staff, patients, and visitors at the New Hampshire Hospital in Concord, NH. From his 28 years servi...

New Hampshire Delegation Applauds Nearly $300,000 from USDA to Support Rural Development

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Concord, N.H. – Today, the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation applauded $297,000 heading to the state from USDA Rural Development. Specifically, $47,000 was awarded to the Merrimack County Conservation District to help develop and market Brookford Farms and $250,000 to Robie Farm in Grafton to support expansion and development. “Rural businesses, producers, and farmers play a critical role in...

ICYMI: NH Bulletin: Kuster and Hassan talk substance use funding, fentanyl precursors in China

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MANCHESTER – On Monday, Senator Maggie Hassan and Congresswoman Annie Kuster joined a Behavioral Health Forum hosted by The New England Council. Senator Hassan and Congresswoman Kuster highlighted some of the progress made in addressing the fentanyl crisis and expanding mental health resources in recent years, as well as the work ahead. Senator Hassan and Congresswoman Kuster in particular highli...

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Attends Harbor Care Thanksgiving Meal

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(Nashua, NH) – Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), alongside U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), attended the 20th annual Thanksgiving Community Celebration at Harbor Care. This annual event welcomes more than 300 individuals and families, providing them with a meal for the Thanksgiving holiday and access to needed resources. The de...

Kuster Leads Letter Urging Congressional Leaders to Bring the President’s Full Supplemental Funding Request Up for a Vote

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This essential security and humanitarian aid package will provide critical security funding for Israel, Ukraine, Taiwan, and the Southern Border Washington, D.C. –– Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02), Vice Chair for Communications Brad Schneider (IL-10) and Vice Chair for Policy Derek Kilmer (WA-06) led a total of 76 New Dems on a letter to House Speaker Mike Johnson, ...

Kuster Reiterates Support for Israel, Urges More Action To Combat Antisemitism, Hate

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**Kuster met with Rabbi Jon Spira-Savett and a group of Jewish Granite Staters on their way to the March for Israel in Washington, D.C.** **Kuster is a proud supporter of delivering aid to Israel, ensuring the safe return of all hostages, and combatting antisemitism** Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) reiterated her strong support for Israel, the Jewish community, and th...

Kuster Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution To Fund the Government

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New Dem Chair Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution Washington, D.C. — Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02) released a statement following the House floor vote on the continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government into 2024. The bipartisan CR passed by a vote of 336-95: “Today, despite Speaker Johnson and House Republicans’ continued efforts to drive a partisan wedge...

Kuster Honors Veterans Day with New Hampshire Servicemembers, Families

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**Kuster applauded a new program that allows World War II veterans to access free health care through the VA** **Kuster also delivered Veterans Day cards to residents, made by Christa McAuliffe Elementary School students** Tilton, N.H. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) honored Veterans Day at the New Hampshire Veterans Home with Granite State servicemembers and their families. Kuster, t...

Kuster Joins Colleagues In Pushing To Renew Expired Funding For Child Care

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**The full letter can be found here** Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined a bicameral group of their colleagues in urging congressional leadership to renew expired funding for child care in any supplemental funding package. Funding the lawmakers passed in the American Rescue Plan Act to allow parents to afford child care and keep their jobs during COVID expired in S...

Kuster, Lamborn, Aderholt Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Improve Adoption Oversight and Transparency

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**Full bill text is available here** Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), Doug Lamborn (R-CO), and Robert Aderholt (R-AL) introduced the bipartisan Adoption Deserves Oversight, Protection, and Transparency (ADOPT) Act. This comprehensive legislation protects adoptive families, children, and expectant mothers from exploitation by unlicensed adoption intermediaries and ensu...

Kuster Votes Against Republican Bill Politicizing Aid to Israel, Ukraine, and Innocent Civilians in Gaza

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), chair of the New Democrat Coalition, voted against the Republican House Majority’s bill to politicize aid to our allies in Israel and abandon support for the people of Ukraine and innocent civilians in Gaza and the West Bank. The Republican bill would increase the deficit by nearly $12.5 billion and would result in nearly $27 billion in...

New Hampshire Delegation Applauds $1.9 Million in USDA Funding for Rural Energy Projects

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) applauded $1,966,511 in USDA funding heading to New Hampshire through the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Reauthorized by the 2018 Farm Bill and further funded by the Inflation Reduction Act, REAP provides guaranteed loan fina...

New Hampshire Congressional Delegation Applauds Twin States Clean Energy Link’s Selection to be Part of $1.3 Billion U.S. Department of Energy Program

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** The proposed Twin States Clean Energy Link project will run through New Hampshire and Vermont.** (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New England’s Twin States Clean Energy Link project (Twin States) is one of three transmission line infrastructure projec...