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Kuster-Backed Legislation to Support Sexual Violence Survivors Signed Into Law by President Biden

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Washington, D.C. — Today, President Joe Biden signed into law the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act, legislation Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped introduce to shore up the depleted resources of the Crime Victims Fund and ensure survivors of sexual violence get the support and assistance they need. “I have been proud to champion this legislation that averts a tr...

House Passes PFAS Action Act Including Key Kuster Legislation

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**Kuster’s provision would turn off the tap on new PFAS chemicals** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted in favor of the PFAS Action Act of 2021. Kuster helped to introduce this legislation, alongside Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12), which would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish a maximum contaminant level goal for PFAS and establish national drinking wa...

Kuster, Pappas Urge President Biden To Re-Open U.S.-Canada Border to Fully-Vaccinated Canadians

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**Last month, Rep. Kuster led a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urging the safe re-opening of the U.S.-Canadian border** Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging the administration to re-open the U.S.-Canada border and allow vaccinated Canadians to visit the United Stat...

Kuster’s Bipartisan Bill To Bolster Vaccination Infrastructure Passes Energy & Commerce Committee

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**The full Committee markup is available HERE** **Last week, Kuster spoke in favor of the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act during an E&C Health Subcommittee markup** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), participated in an Energy and Commerce full committee markup where she helped advance her legislation, the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act, to improve our...

Kuster, Pappas Send Letter to HHS Secretary Becerra Urging Support for NH Family Planning Services Defunded in Recent State Budget

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra urging support for family planning services and health providers in New Hampshire who may be negatively impacted as a result of the biennial state budget signed into law June 25, 2021. The state budget enacts harmful restrictions...

Kuster Urges Action To Combat Ransomware, Protect American Businesses During Energy & Commerce Hearing

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**The full Subcommittee hearing is available HERE** **Rep. Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, participated in a Subcommittee hearing entitled, "Stopping Digital Thieves: The Growing Threat of Ransomware." During the hearing, Rep. Kuster questioned cybers...

Kuster, Pappas Urge Senate Action To Reimburse NH National Guard for Deployment After January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol

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**Earlier this year, Kuster and Pappas secured funding in the House to fully reimburse the NH National Guard for their deployment, but the Senate has yet to take action** Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and the Senate Appropriations Committee urging...

Kuster, Brownley, Pingree, Booker Introduce Bills To Incentivize Sustainable Practices in Food Consumption

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA), Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH), and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced two bills, the Zero Food Waste Act and the Cultivating Organic Matter through the Promotion Of Sustainable Techniques (COMPOST) Act, to reduce the amount of food wasted in the U.S. and to redirect food waste to composting projects. Senator Cory ...

Kuster’s Bipartisan Bills To Lower Vaccine Costs for Seniors, Bolster Vaccination Infrastructure Pass Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee

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**The full Subcommittee markup is available HERE** **Rep. Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), participated in an Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee markup where she helped to advance two bipartisan bills that she has introduced, H.R. 550, the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act, and H.R. 1978, the Protecting Seniors Through...

Kuster Welcomes HHS Secretary Becerra to New Hampshire, Discusses Child Tax Credit and American Rescue Plan

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Great to welcome U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra to New Hampshire!

Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) welcomed U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to New Hampshire to highlight new investments in family-friendly policies like expanding the Child Tax Credit, ensuring paid leave for all, and increasing public investments in child care. Rep. Kuster and Sec. Becerra started in Manchester for a community block part...