**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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
**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… Read more »
**Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE**
Washington, D.C. — Today, during an Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) advocated for increased support for Community Health Centers and highlighted their important role in rural states like New Hampshire. In her remarks, Kuster outlined how increased access to preventive care lowers… Read more »
**Kuster urged passage of this legislation at a press conference on Wednesday**
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted for a comprehensive, bipartisan package of bills to lower prices for Granite Staters in the grocery store and at the gas pump. The Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act takes concrete steps to bring down expenses for Americans by… Read more »
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted for the Financial Services Racial Equity, Inclusion, and Economic Justice Act, a package of bills focused on promoting racial and economic justice. Kuster submitted an amendment to this legislation that would study and report on the effects of and recommendations for implementation for smaller, community… Read more »