Focusing on Fiscal Responsibility

Kuster Questions Cryptocurrency Experts On Future of Industry During Energy and Commerce Hearing

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a Member of the Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, participated in a hearing entitled, "Cleaning Up Cryptocurrency: The Energy Impacts of Blockchains." During the hearing, the Members asked industry experts about recent innovations and the potential future for investors in the United States. The cryptocurrency industr...

BREAKING: Kuster Voices Objection to IRS Reporting Proposal

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) along with 20 of her House colleagues called on Congressional leadership to remove the IRS reporting provision from the reconciliation package under negotiation. This provision would create a new tax information reporting regime under the Department of Treasury and require local banks and credit unions in New Hampshire to report annual inflo...

Kuster, DeGette Lead Letter Urging Department of Health and Human Services for Transparency, Best Practices In Medicare and ACA Contract Proposals

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, D.C. — Today, Reps. Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Diana DeGette (CO-01) sent a letter to Seema Verma, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, urging for transparency in the upcoming Contact Center Operations (CCO) contract proposals. The CCO contract operates 1-800-MEDICARE and the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM...

Tackling the challenges we face

| Posted in Catching Up with Annie

Dear Friend, Supporting Those Struggling in the Opioid Crisis On Friday, I joined leaders in healthcare, education, nonprofits, and government to give remarks at the Dartmouth Opioid Collaborative Forum in Concord, where we discussed the impact of the opioid crisis on children and families and how to identify children who need help. In addition to passing legislation that provides support to child...

Kuster Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation to Create a $10 Million Small Business Exemption

| Posted in Press Releases

Yesterday, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) signed on as a cosponsor of H.R. 6824, the Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act, bipartisan legislation that would include an exemption for small businesses that generate less than $10 million in annual U.S. online sales. The bill was introduced by Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05) last month in response to the Supreme Court ruling...

A heartbreaking situation

| Posted in Catching Up with Annie

Dear Friend, Today I am traveling to McAllen,Texas to bear witness to what is happening on our southern border and see how President Trump’s Executive Order to end family separation of asylum-seekers is being implemented, and how we can work across the aisle to enact meaningful reforms to address this crisis. I have critical questions that need to be answered: -We’ve seen photos of detention cente...

A personal issue

| Posted in Catching Up with Annie

Dear Friend, On Friday, I visited The Birches at Concord to meet with residents and caregivers and discuss the challenges associated with caring for people suffering from Alzheimer’s. More than 20,000 Granite Staters suffer from Alzheimer’s, and that number is expected to grow by as much as 37% by 2025. I was a caregiver for my late mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s and passed away in 2005, an...

Kuster Votes No on Bill to Protect Big Banks Over Consumers

| Posted in Press Releases

Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement on her vote this evening in opposition to legislation that prevents the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from protecting consumers from forced arbitration contracts: "Consumers are already at a disadvantage when dealing with large billion dollar banking institutions. We can certainly improve regulations to ease red tape for sm...