Supporting Veterans, Military Families, and National Security

Kuster Votes To Bolster Women Veteran’s Health Care, Expand Access to Contraceptives

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**Kuster was an original co-sponsor of a previous version of this legislation in the 116th congress** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted in favor of H.R. 239, the Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act, bipartisan legislation to provide women veterans access to the same no-cost contraceptive care as their non-veteran counterparts. This bill would prohibit the Departm...

Ghost Army exhibit in Keene brings long-deserved attention to unit

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By Steve Gilbert on Jun 19, 2021 You can’t miss it. Walk into the exhibit room at the Historical Society of Cheshire County in Keene and it commands its environs, floor to ceiling — a Sherman tank — complete with turret, cannon and camouflage netting on top. But looks are deceptive, and deception is the theme in this fascinating summer-long exhibit about a classified Army unit that played a vital...

Kuster Votes To Curb Presidential Power To Deploy U.S. Forces Without Congressional Approval

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted in favor of H.R.256, To repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002. The 2002 Iraq AUMF was signed into law on October 11, 2002, which allowed United States Armed Forces to engage in military operations against the regime led by Saddam Hussein. The 2002 Iraq AUMF has been used by previous administrati...

Kuster Seeks Veteran to Join Office as Wounded Warrior Fellow

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**For more information on the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/ and search “Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program”** Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that her office is seeking to hire a wounded warrior or medically retired veteran for a full-time, two-year position in her district office through the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program adminis...

NH Delegation Announces More Than $1.3 Million to NH Veterans Home from American Rescue Plan

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, Chair of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, announced today that the New Hampshire Veterans Home will receive $1.32 million from the American Rescue Plan that the NH Del...

Kuster and Joyce Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Military Family Violence, Abuse

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) introduced the Military Family Violence Prevention Act. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (AZ) and Senator John Cornyn (TX) introduced the legislation in the Senate. This bipartisan, bicameral bill aims to improve the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Family Advocacy Program (FAP) by ensuring the program is properly ...

Reps. Kuster, Van Taylor, Jimmy Panetta Urge NPRC to Resume Processing Military Personnel Records

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Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) is calling on the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) to implement new policies so that they may resume processing military personnel, health, and medical records requests and address the growing backlog of requests due to the closure of the facility amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan letter also underscores all Agency policy changes...

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Call to Trump Administration to Authorize Extension & Full Funding for National Guard’s COVID-19 Response

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter this week with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) to Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller requesting he extend the authorization and cover 100 percent of the costs for the New Hampshire National Guard (NHNG...

Kuster Statement Ahead of Veterans Day

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“On Veterans Day, we join together as a nation to express our profound gratitude to our veterans, active-duty service members, and military families for their tremendous service and sacrifice for our country,” said Kuster. “I am committed to ensuring those who have served our nation in uniform have the resources and support they need and deserve when they return to civilian life. Through my work i...

Kuster Legislation to Protect Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Signed into Law

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Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) issued the following statement after President Trump signed her legislation, the Protecting Business Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2019, into law. This law requires businesses participating in the Vets First Program to verify that they are doing the required percentage of work and directs the VA to refer suspected violators to the Office of the Inspector Gener...