Supporting Veterans, Military Families, and National Security

Kuster Calls on VA Secretary To Protect Access to Care for Rural New Hampshire Veterans

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**Kuster raises concerns regarding VA commission recommendations to close rural VA facilities in New Hampshire** Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) is raising her concern with the recommendations released by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission. Specifically, Kuster is urging VA Secretary Denis McDonough to reconsider recommendatio...

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 Votes with Members Across the Aisle To Ensure Toxic-Exposed Veterans Can Access the Care They Need

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted for H.R. 3967, the Honoring our PACT Act of 2021. This legislation ensures that veterans who were exposed to toxic chemicals and burn pits while serving in uniform get the health care they have earned and creates a presumption of service connection for 23 respiratory illnesses and cancers. Rep. Kuster has been a strong advocate for Granite...

Kuster Leads Letter Urging At-Home COVID-19 Tests Be Made Available to Service Members and Families at No Cost

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**The full letter is available HERE** Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) led 14 of her colleagues in sending a letter to the Department of Defense urging Secretary Austin to make at-home COVID-19 tests available to service members and their families at no cost and without unnecessary medical requirements. In the letter, the Members encourage the Department of Defense to provide the m...

President Biden Signs Kuster’s Bipartisan Legislation To Honor Members of Top-Secret WWII Ghost Army Into Law

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Washington, D.C. — Today, President Joe Biden signed Rep. Annie Kuster’s (NH-02) bipartisan, bicameral legislation, the Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal Act into law. This law awards the Congressional Gold Medal to members of the WWII Ghost Army more than 75 years after their service. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) led this legislation in the Senate. The...

Rep. Kuster and Senators Markey, Collins Applaud House Passage of Legislation Awarding Congressional Gold Medal to WWII Ghost Army

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) along with Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) celebrated House passage of their bipartisan and bicameral legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 23rd Special Headquarters Troops and the 3133rd Signal Service Company, classified U.S. Army units that served in World War II, known widely as th...

Kuster Votes With Members Across the Aisle To Ensure U.S. Service Members Receive the Benefits They Have Earned

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted for H.R. 1836, the Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act, bipartisan legislation which would level the playing field for National Guardsmen and reservists and ensure that they have the same access to GI Bill benefits as their active duty counterparts. “The bipartisan Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act passed by the House today takes an im...

Kuster Statement on Build Back Better Negotiations

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Concord, N.H. — Today, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement after U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced he will not vote to advance the Build Back Better framework in the Senate. Sen. Manchin’s comments come after months of negotiations to deliver transformative and overwhelmingly popular provisions for the American people, including investments to extend the C...

Kuster Votes To Increase Pay for New Hampshire Service Members, Combat Military Sexual Assault in National Defense Authorization

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**The House passed a previous version of this legislation in September** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. This bipartisan bill supports American service members and their families, increases pay for service members, combats military sexual violence, strengthens national security, and advances United Stat...

Kuster, Davis Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Reauthorize Key Resources for Farmers

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Reps. Annie Kuster (D-NH-02) and Rodney Davis (R-IL-13), Members of the House Agriculture Committee, introduced the bipartisan Veteran and Beginning Farmer Assistance Act, which would reauthorize the Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas program (ATTRA). The ATTRA sustainable agriculture program provides practical educational resources, training, individualized...