Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Forest Conservation Easement Program Act, alongside Congressman Trent Kelly (R-MS) to promote conservation and keep private forestlands intact and working. This effort comes as private forests face increasing pressure to sell to developers and growing threats like wildfires,… Read more »
**Kuster’s full remarks are available here**
Washington, D.C. — Today, the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee advanced two pieces of legislation led by Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) to increase drug pricing transparency. The PBM Accountability Act would shed light on drug pricing decisions by requiring that pharmacy benefit managers, PBMs, file regular reports about how… Read more »
(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to applaud $3 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) headed to expand the nursing program at Elliot Hospital in Manchester.
The grant will be allocated as part of the DOL’s Nursing Expansion… Read more »
**A new CDC report found that drug overdose deaths involving fentanyl have increased nearly four-fold in recent years**
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) led Reps. Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL) and Don Bacon (NE-02) in introducing the STOP Fentanyl Overdoses Act, bipartisan legislation to ramp up our public health response to the opioid epidemic. Kuster… Read more »
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) introduced the Early STEAM Achievement Act, legislation to strengthen early childhood education across the country and create new grant opportunities for teachers to integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) into their curriculum. Full bill text is available here.
“The… Read more »
WASHINGTON—Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) led the Vermont and New Hampshire congressional delegations in sending a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Denis R. McDonough today, urging the VA to use authority granted under the Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022 to make it easier for veterans stationed in Kosovo from 1999 onwards to access health care and disability benefits for… Read more »
Washington, D.C. — Today, on Peace Officers Memorial Day, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted to honor the 556 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty and whose stories were recovered in 2022. The legislation also expresses support for National Police Week, which occurs in May of every year.
“Our law enforcement officers put themselves in harm’s way each and… Read more »
Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped to reintroduce the PFAS Registry Act alongside a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers, including Reps. Chris Pappas (NH-01), Mike Lawler (NY-17), and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01). This legislation would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to create a national database for service members and veterans with health… Read more »
(Washington, DC) – Today, the New Hampshire congressional delegation welcomed a $998,056 U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Regional Innovation Engines Development Award headed to the Northern Forest Center. The program was authorized through the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act, which Senator Hassan worked to develop and pass into law. This funding will support forest product… Read more »
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, voted against the Republican majority’s extreme immigration bill that wastes taxpayer dollars, threatens the well-being of our economy, and reinstates failed policies from the previous administration. A strong advocate for comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform, Kuster urged… Read more »