Focusing on Fiscal Responsibility

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…

Inside Health Policy: Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Would Extend SUD Care To Incarcerated

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Inside Health Policy: Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Would Extend SUD Care To Incarcerated By Dorothy Mills-Gregg Reps. Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Don Bacon (R-NE) unveiled a bill Thursday (Dec. 7) that would let Medicaid pay for behavioral health treatment in criminal justice settings, reforming the so-called Medicaid Inmate Exclusion policy in a way that advocates say would lower the risk…

Kuster, Bacon Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Repeal Medicaid Inmate Exclusion Policy for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

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Washington, D.C. — This week, Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Don Bacon (R-NE) introduced the Rehabilitation and Recovery During Incarceration Act, bipartisan and bicameral legislation to reform the Medicaid Inmate Exclusion policy. Specifically, this bill would provide Medicaid coverage to people incarcerated in public institutions seeking mental health and substance…

Kuster Urges Republicans To Work with Democrats To Fund the Government, Highlights Shutdown Impact on NH Families

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**You can read Kuster’s full op-ed about the Republicans’ government shutdown here**   Concord, N.H. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) is repeating her calls to Speaker Kevin McCarthy, urging him to end the Republican chaos and work with Democrats to pass a government funding package and prevent a shutdown. The Republican majority has refused to work with Democrats to…

Newsweek: Why the Republican Chaos Caucus and Its Government Shutdown Should Make You Mad

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One of the most basic duties of Congress is to fund the government and keep it open, serving the American people. That's why the House is dubbed as having the "power of the purse." Unfortunately, this most basic responsibility seems to be too much for Speaker Kevin McCarthy to manage. His unwillingness to negotiate in good faith with Democrats, as he promised to do earlier this year, is…

Union Leader: Rep. Annie Kuster: Investing in New Hampshire's Economic Future

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OUR STATE and economy are in a very different position than a year ago. This time last year, inflation was at one of the highest rates in decades, squeezing families at the grocery store and the gas pump. Energy prices skyrocketed as Russia waged war against Ukraine and threatened international supply chains. Small businesses couldn’t find the employees they needed. In the…

AP: How Biden and McCarthy struck a debt limit deal and staved off a catastrophe

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AP: How Biden and McCarthy struck a debt limit deal and staved off a catastrophe   Washington (AP) — It was advice that Mitch McConnell had offered to Joe Biden once already: To resolve the debt limit standoff, he needed to strike a deal with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy — and McCarthy alone. But after the first meeting of the top four congressional leaders with the…

Kuster Delivers Bipartisan Budget Deal, Protects Vital Programs for New Hampshire

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), Chair of the nearly 100-Member New Democrat Coalition, voted to pass the bipartisan debt ceiling agreement, the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023, and prevent an economic catastrophe by avoiding default. Kuster has been in constant communication with President Biden and the White House as this deal came together and played a…

NBC News: A break-glass option, gumbo and a bike ride: How the debt ceiling deal got done

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NBC News: A break-glass option, gumbo and a bike ride: How the debt ceiling deal got done Right up until the end, the White House was exploring contingency plans in case the high-stakes talks with Republicans to raise the debt ceiling and avert economic disaster collapsed. The White House was considering the unprecedented step of bypassing Congress altogether and invoking the…

Kuster Votes Against Dangerous GOP Default Bill, Urges Clean Debt Ceiling Vote

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   **Earlier today, Kuster spoke at a press conference highlighting Democratic unity for a clean debt ceiling vote**   Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), Chair of the New Democrat Coalition, voted against the extreme Republican majority’s dangerous debt default bill. Kuster is leading the charge to pass a clean debt ceiling increase. Today, she…