Supporting Veterans, Military Families, and National Security

Kuster Attends State VFW Picnic, Discusses PACT Act, Support for Granite State Veterans

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Littleton Veterans

Today Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined veterans and their families at the annual VFW Department of New Hampshire State Picnic hosted by VFW Post 816 in Littleton. Kuster spoke to veterans and their families and discussed the Honoring Our PACT Act, recently signed into law, to expand access to comprehensive care for millions of veterans exposed to toxins during their service. “It was an ab...

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...

Kuster Saves New Hampshire Veterans Clinics

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**Kuster’s amendment to the appropriations package will protect rural Granite State veterans’ access to care and connect homeless veterans across the country with support systems** Washington, D.C. ⁠— Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped pass her amendment to eliminate funding for the VA Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission and transfer the $5,000,000 to the Healthcare for ...

Kuster Secures Funding To Support Homeless Veterans

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**Kuster’s amendment to protect rural Granite State veterans’ access to care and connect homeless veterans across the country with support systems passed with this bill** Washington, D.C. ⁠— Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted to invest in American families and the American economy with a package of government funding legislation for Fiscal Year 2023. This legislation will support Gran...

Kuster Passes Legislation To Support Veterans Exposed to Toxins During Service

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**The Honoring Our PACT Act will provide care to over 3.5 million toxic-exposed veterans and create a presumption of service connection for 23 respiratory illnesses and cancers** Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted to pass the Honoring Our PACT Act, comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to finally recognize military toxic exposure — from contaminated water at mil...

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 Stands up for Granite State Veterans, Pushes for Bipartisan Legislation To Improve Access to Care

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Washington, D.C. ⁠— Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced her support for a slate of bipartisan bills to benefit Granite State veterans. A strong advocate for our nation’s service members and their families, Kuster has recently endorsed four bipartisan bills to ensure the men and women who serve our country in uniform receive the benefits, respect, and resources they deserve. “Our n...

Kuster Pushes for Legislation To Bolster Care for Rural Veterans

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**More information is available HERE** Washington, D.C. ⁠— Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced her support for H.R.7414, the RURAL Veterans Act. This bipartisan legislation will help the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recruit and retain health care professionals for rural and highly rural community-based outpatient clinics and medical centers, like those in New Hampshire. “It ...

Kuster Votes To Expedite Delivery of Much-Needed Military Supplies to Ukraine

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**This Lend-Lease bill is a revival of President Franklin Roosevelt’s Lend-Lease policy enacted in March 1941, which helped win the Second World War** Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped pass the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022 through the House of Representatives, sending this bipartisan legislation to President Joe Biden’s desk. The Lend-Lease bil...

President Biden Signs into Law Bipartisan Bill Cosponsored by NH Congressional Delegation to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Doris Moore of Portsmouth and 6888th Battalion

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WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden today signed into law bipartisan legislation cosponsored by U.S. Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen, as well as U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the women of the 6888th Battalion, which was the only all-Black, all-female battalion serving overseas during World War II, including Portsmouth native Do...