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Kuster highlights pandemic’s impact on sexual violence

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated both sexual violence and racial disparities in how survivors access help, advocates told U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster on Wednesday. Kuster, D-N.H., leads the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, which hosted an online discussion for leaders from within the domestic and sexual violence fields. “Sexual violence thrives in secrecy,” sai...

Officials seek tax break for private water companies

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In an effort to help southern Granite Staters save money for affordable clean water, federal, state and local officials are working to reinstate a tax break for private water companies. Ratepayers "shouldn't be significantly burdened because of the federal tax bill," said U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., when talking recently with representatives from Hampstead Area Water Company (HAWC) and Pennich...

Kuster Backs New Effort To Add PFAS Package To Defense Spending Bill

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Congresswoman Annie Kuster is co-sponsoring a new plan to add toxic PFAS chemical standards to the next federal defense spending bill. The amendment mirrors a bill that passed the House earlier this year. Speaking on a press call Tuesday, Kuster said that bill has stalled in the Senate. “We need to get this done,” Kuster said. “The health of countless Americans all across this country, in every di...

Kuster Legislation to Expand Passenger Rail Passes House

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The House passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, to improve America’s infrastructure. The final legislation included critical provisions from Rep. Annie Kuster’s (NH-02) bipartisan Invest in American Railroads Act, which will make it easier for New Hampshire to fund the Capitol Corridor Project to bring commuter rail to New Hampshire. “In New Hampshire, commuter rail would be a gamechanger, helpi...

Rep. Kuster introduces bill to close new tax liability for water infrastructure companies

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U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster last month introduced a bill that would reverse a tax on private water companies that kicked in after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was signed into law, resulting in over a million dollars in unexpected federal taxes on infrastructure projects in the state. Kuster’s bill, which was co-sponsored by Republican Congressman Greg Walden of Oregon, would provide relief to com...

Kuster reacts to Supreme Court striking down abortion clinic law

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Congressional members and congressional hopefuls are responding to the Supreme Court decision to strike down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics. New Hampshire Rep. Annie Kuster said Monday’s ruling “is an important victory for women and their doctors.” Chief Justice John Roberts and his four more liberal colleagues ruled Monday that the law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have ...

Kuster Unveils Opportunity and Justice for All agenda

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CONCORD – U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) unveiled her “Opportunity and Justice for All” Agenda, which highlights legislation that she is supporting to address institutional racism and help create a more just society for all Americans. The agenda was drafted following the Congresswoman’s conversations and consultations with police and civil rights leaders in light of the tragic deaths of people of ...

Rep. Annie Kuster: Moving toward justice for all

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Over the past weeks, Granite Staters and Americans of all backgrounds have been compelled to examine their beliefs about police brutality and institutional racism. The unconscionable murders of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd, caught on video for all the world to see, sparked a long-overdue national conversation about the dangers and fears people of color live with every day. The account of Breonna...

Hassan, NH congressional colleagues seek more COVID relief funding for nonprofits

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Sen. Maggie Hassan is leading a letter by the state’s congressional delegation to U.S. House and Senate leaders seeking additional federal funding for nonprofit organizations they say are still under financial duress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hassan is joined by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and U.S. Reps. Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas in writing that while the Families First ...