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Kuster Announces Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Assignments for 117th Congress

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Concord, N.H. — Today, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced her assignments to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for the 117th Congress. The Committee has wide jurisdiction over critical issues including health care, energy, climate change, the environment, broadband and internet policy, as well as interstate and foreign commerce. Rep. Kuster will serve on the Health Subcommittee... Read more »

Kuster, Pappas vote in favor of $2,000 COVID-19 stimulus payments

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — New Hampshire's Congressional lawmakers are reacting to the president signing the bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill on Sunday. An estimated $2 billion in COVID-19 relief money is expected to come to New Hampshire as part of the bill. The president delayed signing the bill in part because it only provided $600 direct payments. While he did sign it Sunday, he pushed for Congress to ... Read more »

Providers remind ACA deadline to enroll is Tuesday

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CONCORD — Political leaders and health care professionals urged families if they need health coverage to enroll in Affordable Care Act plans before an annual deadline hits Tuesday at midnight. U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., said the substance abuse coverage and expansion of Medicaid allowed under the ACA have played a critical role in the number of opioid overdoses likely going down in New Hamps... Read more »

N.H’s nursing homes are among the hardest hit in U.S., but received little federal aid

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Nursing homes have accounted for nearly 82% of New Hampshire’s total COVID-19 deaths, the highest rate in the county. Yet, in the most recent round of funding, they have received the third-lowest amount of funding per home, only behind Maine and Vermont. The most recent round of nursing home grants, announced in late October, were distributed to nursing homes that kept “new COVID-19 infection and ... Read more »

Delegation announces funding to support outdoor rec, forest economies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and Reps. Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) and Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) that New Hampshire has been awarded $467,410 from the Northern Border Regional Commission and U.S. Department of Agriculture to support the state’s outdoor recreation and forest econo... Read more »

Shaheen, Hassan and Kuster announce $250K for youth substance use prevention efforts

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U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced $250,000 in Drug Free Communities (DFC) grants from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to two local drug prevention coalitions in New Hampshire. The grants will provide the Keene YMCA Community Coalition o... Read more »

New COVID-19 relief money coming for live music venues

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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. Annie Kuster: In the fight to protect the planet, we must work together

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As Granite Staters peered up last week, their eyes were met with a hazy, copper sky from the smoke of Western wildfires that have raged for over a month. More than 3.3 million acres have burned, an area four times larger than the entirety of White Mountain National Forest, while communities in the South simultaneously brace for yet another devastating hurricane season. While these plumes of smoke ... Read more »

New Hampshire officials mourn death of Justice Ginsburg

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation say the country has lost a trailblazer and champion of women’s rights and gender equality in the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “Throughout her time on the Court, she fought tirelessly for equality for all races, creeds and gender identities. America is a better nation because of her service,” said U.S. S... Read more »

New Hampshire officials mourn death of Justice Ginsburg

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation say the country has lost a trailblazer and champion of women’s rights and gender equality in the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “Throughout her time on the Court, she fought tirelessly for equality for all races, creeds and gender identities. America is a better nation because of her service,” said U.S. S... Read more »