Ending Sexual Violence

Kuster Protects Service Members from Sexual Harassment

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**The full Subcommittee hearing is available here, and Kuster’s full remarks are available here** **26% of female employees and 14% of male employees at the VA reported experiencing sexual harassment from 2014 to 2016** Washington, D.C. ⁠— Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) spoke about the urgent need to take action against sexual harassment affecting the VA workforce during a Veterans’ Af...

House Passes Kuster Legislation To Protect Women and Children from Domestic Abuse

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) led the House of Representatives in passing her legislation to protect survivors from domestic abuse and violence, H.R. 7132, the Safe Connections Act of 2022. This bipartisan bill, introduced alongside Reps. Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Tim Walburg (R-MI), would help survivors of domestic violence and other crimes cut ties with their abuse...

Kuster’s Leadership Protects Children From Online Exploitation

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**The full Committee markup is available HERE, Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, helped advance her legislative amendment to ensure the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children can continue their critical joint work with law enforcement to recover missing children an...

Kuster Votes To Strengthen National Defense, Support Our Service Members, Bolster Innovation and Technology

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**Kuster’s amendment to improve the DoD’s review process and adjudication of sexual assault cases was included in final passage of the FY23 NDAA** Washington, D.C. ⁠— Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23), which will strengthen U.S. national security by supporting our service members, investing in the devel...

Kuster Ushers Bill To Protect Victims of Domestic Violence Through Key Committee

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**The full committee markup is available HERE, and Kuster’s remarks are available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) led her legislation, H.R. 7132, the Safe Connections Act of 2022, through the Energy and Commerce Committee, sending the bill to the House Floor. This bipartisan bill would help survivors of domestic violence and other crimes cut ties with their abu...

Kuster Fights To Protect Domestic Violence Survivors from Being Trapped in Phone Plans with Abusers

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**Earlier this year, Rep. Kuster introduced the Safe Connections Act, which is co-sponsored by Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Tim Walberg (R-MI)** **The full Subcommittee hearing is available HERE, and Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, questioned communicati...

Kuster, Eshoo Introduce Legislation To Help Domestic Violence Survivors Exit Phone Plans Shared by Their Abusers

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Anna Eshoo (CA-18) introduced the Safe Connections Act, a bill to help survivors of domestic violence and other crimes cut ties with their abusers and separate from shared wireless service plans, which can be exploited to monitor, stalk, or control victims. Survivors of crimes like domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sex...

Kuster Secures Critical Funding For New Hampshire Communities, Advances 2022 Budget

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**Rep. Kuster worked to secure funding for 10 Community Projects in New Hampshire’s Second District, the maximum any member was able to request** **Rep. Kuster’s bipartisan bill to create a new grant program to install carbon monoxide alarms in the homes of elderly and low-income individuals was included in the 2022 budget** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped advance the bi...

Kuster, Katko, Jayapal Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Forensic Nurses

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), John Katko (R-NY), and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) introduced a bipartisan resolution honoring forensic nurses for the compassionate care they provide the survivors of violence and reaffirming Congress’s commitment to work with nursing professionals to improve health outcomes. Each year in the United States, millions of people seek medical...

Kuster Meets with NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Discusses Legislation To Support Granite State Survivors

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**The full virtual conversation is available HERE** Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) met virtually with members of the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (NHCADSV). During the meeting, the group discussed NHCADSV’s ongoing work for the Granite State and the reauthorization of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), the primary federal fun...