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Reps. Kuster, Van Taylor, Jimmy Panetta Urge NPRC to Resume Processing Military Personnel Records

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Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) is calling on the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) to implement new policies so that they may resume processing military personnel, health, and medical records requests and address the growing backlog of requests due to the closure of the facility amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan letter also underscores all Agency policy changes... Read More »

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Call to Trump Administration to Authorize Extension & Full Funding for National Guard’s COVID-19 Response

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter this week with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller requesting he extend the authorization and cover 100 percent of the costs for the New Hampshire National Guard (NHNG... Read More »

Kuster Calls on Congressional Leadership to Pass Much-Needed COVID-19 Relief to Aid Struggling Granite Staters

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) spoke on the House floor calling on Congressional Leadership to immediately pass additional coronavirus relief to support struggling Granite State communities. Kuster, an original co-sponsor of H.R.748, the CARES Act, which responded to the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, a... Read More »

Kuster-Backed Legislation to Create Apprenticeship Opportunities Passes House

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Washington, DC - Today, the House passed the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020, bipartisan legislation backed by Rep. Kuster that will invest more than $3.5 billion over five years to create nearly 1 million additional apprenticeship opportunities. The bill would reauthorize the National Apprenticeship Act for the first time since its enactment in 1937. Registered apprenticeships provide apprent... Read More »

NH Delegation Meets with New Hampshire Hospital Association, Discusses Ongoing COVID-19 Response

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Today, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Chris Pappas (NH-01) met virtually with the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) and hospital CEOs. The delegation heard updates from the Association’s leadership and its members about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, fall surge and current outbreaks, discussed continued ef... Read More »

Kuster, Stefanik, Pappas, Welch, and Pingree Reiterate Bipartisan Request for Funding for Northern Border Regional Commission

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02), Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Chris Pappas (NH-01), Peter Welch (VT-AL), and Chellie Pingree (ME-01) wrote to leadership of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees in support of continued funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) as Congress works to fund the government beyond December. In July, the House passed appr... Read More »

NH Delegation Calls on HHS to Change Formula for CARES Act Provider Relief Fund that Unfairly Penalizes Granite State Nursing & Long-Term Care Facilities

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**The current formula penalizes states like New Hampshire that have controlled the spread of COVID-19 in the community, but continue to face serious outbreaks in nursing & long-term care facilities** **Despite 82 percent of all COVID-related deaths in New Hampshire being attributed to nursing facility residents – the highest rate in the nation – facilities only received an average of $4,909 from H... Read More »

Kuster Meets Virtually with New Hampshire Health Care Association to Discuss Impact of COVID-19 on Long-Term Care Facilities

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A high resolution version of this photo is available here. Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) held a discussion with New Hampshire Health Care Association leadership and members to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on long-term care facilities in the state. The group discussed the current “fall surge” in COVID-19 cases in New Hampshire and across the country, as well as t... Read More »

Kuster Thanks New Hampshire Postal Workers, Calls for Additional Support for USPS

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), joined New Hampshire postal workers, legislators, community allies, members of the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation, and supporters of the United States Postal Service (USPS) to thank them for their work defending and upholding the crucial work of the USPS despite partisan efforts to inhibit the distribution of mail. “The U.S. Po... Read More »

Kuster-Backed Opioid Bills Pass the House

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2466, the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act of 2020, H.R. 2281, the Easy MAT for Opioid Addiction Act, and H.R. 3878, the Block, Report, and Suspend Shipments Act of 2020. These Kuster-backed proposals are part of the Bipartisan Opioid Task Force’s 2020 Legislative Agenda, which was unveiled in February. The bills autho... Read More »

Kuster-Backed Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Pandemic Scams Passes House

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Washington, D.C. – Today, bipartisan legislation that Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped to introduce earlier this year, H.R. 6435, the Combating Pandemic Scams Act of 2020, passed the House of Representatives. Kuster is an original cosponsor of the legislation, which was introduced in April to protect Americans from COVID-19 related scams. Congresswoman Kuster spoke on the House floor in support of... Read More »

Kuster Statement on the 500 Granite Staters Who Have Died as a Result of COVID-19

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Today, as New Hampshire reached the grim milestone of 500 deaths as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) issued the following statement: “My heart breaks for the families and loved ones of the 500 Granite Staters who have lost their lives as a result of COVID-19. As we mourn this tremendous loss, I send my deepest condolences to all who have been affected by the coronavirus... Read More »

Shaheen, NH Delegation Announce $685K for UNH Workforce Training Program for Rural Educators Amid COVID-19

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) – a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the University of New Hampshire was awarded a $685,000 federal grant to bolster workforce training for rural educators impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The gra... Read More »

Kuster Statement Ahead of Veterans Day

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“On Veterans Day, we join together as a nation to express our profound gratitude to our veterans, active-duty service members, and military families for their tremendous service and sacrifice for our country,” said Kuster. “I am committed to ensuring those who have served our nation in uniform have the resources and support they need and deserve when they return to civilian life. Through my work i... Read More »

ICYMI - Kuster-Backed Legislation to Protect Young Athletes Signed Into Law

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On Friday, October 30, President Trump signed the Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act into law. The legislation, which Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped introduce, 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 bod... Read More »