Strengthening Bipartisan Cooperation

Kuster, Van Drew Introduce Legislation to Improve Child and Animal Abuse Data Collection

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Congressman Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ) introduced the bipartisan Child and Animal Abuse Detection and Reporting Act. This legislation improves the federal government’s child abuse data collection program by extending it to specifically evaluate animal abuse as a risk factor for child abuse. “As a mother and animal lover, I am…

New Democrat Coalition Leaders Encouraged by President Biden’s Executive Order to Secure the Southern Border, Call for Republicans to Come to the Table

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Washington, D.C. — Today, New Democrat Coalition Leadership Members and NDC Immigration and Border Security Task Force Chair Greg Stanton (AZ-04) issued a statement following the release of President Biden’s executive order that would bar migrants who cross the Southern Border unlawfully from receiving asylum, which will be in effect during high levels of…

The New Republic: Vibe check: The future of the Affordable Connectivity Plan

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The New Republic: Vibe check: The future of the Affordable Connectivity Program By Grace Segers I’ve previously written in this newsletter about the Affordable Connectivity Program, which helps connect millions of low-income Americans to the internet—and which will end in May if Congress does not approve additional funding. The program grew from a pandemic-era…

New Dem Leadership Applauds Bipartisan Appropriations Package to Avoid a Shutdown and Fund the Government for 2024

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Washington, D.C. — New Democrat Coalition Leadership released a statement following the unveiling of a six-bill appropriations package that would fund federal initiatives related to transportation, housing, the environment, agriculture, Veterans affairs, and more. “New Dems applaud bipartisan negotiators for finally reaching a compromise that paves the way for the passage of the…

Kuster Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Address Child Care Workforce Shortage

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**The child care workforce, which has been one of the slowest sectors to recover from COVID, is projected to lose another 232,000 jobs without congressional action**   Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH) introduced the Early Childhood Workforce Advancement Act, alongside Reps. Chavez-DeRemer (R-OR), Bonamici (D-OR), and Lawler (R-NY). This legislation will…

New Democrat Coalition Leaders Urge Speaker Johnson to Swiftly Bring National Security Package to House Floor

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Washington, D.C. — Today, New Democrat Coalition Chair Annie Kuster (NH-02), Vice Chair for Communications Brad Schneider (IL-10), Vice Chair for Policy Derek Kilmer (WA-06), and National Security Task Force Chair Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) released a statement following the Senate’s strong bipartisan passage of essential national security legislation to fund Ukraine, Israel, our…

New Democrat Coalition Leadership, Immigration Task Force Chair & National Security Task Force Chair on Bipartisan Bill to Support our Allies and Secure the Southern Border

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   New Dems have urged Speaker Johnson to set aside partisan politics, work with Dems on a bipartisan bill to address the challenges at the border and ensure our national security   Washington, D.C. — Today, New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Leadership, Immigration and Border Security Task Force Chair Greg Stanton (AZ-04) and National Security Task Force Chair Marilyn…

Kuster Votes for Bipartisan Tax Reform, Delivers for NH Families and Small Businesses

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**Kuster championed provisions in this package that lower costs for families, empower small businesses, and boost innovation** Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted in favor of bipartisan tax legislation to deliver for hardworking families and small businesses across New Hampshire. The Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 will make…

BREAKING: Kuster’s Bipartisan Legislation To Address Substance Use Disorder Crisis Passes the House

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**Earlier this week, Kuster spoke on the House Floor urging passage of this legislation** **Today, Kuster published an op-ed in Newsweek with the Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force urging passage of the bill** **Authorization for the programs in the 2018 SUPPORT Act expired on September 30, 2023**   Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster…

Kuster Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Adoption Process, Protect Children

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**Kuster introduced similar legislation in the 114th Congress**   Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), and Bill Huizenga (R-MI) introduced the bipartisan Protecting All Parents and Adoptees (PAPA) Act. The legislation strengthens the adoption process for birth mothers, adoptive families, and children by establishing a National…