Fostering Job Creation and Economic Opportunity

Kuster Votes To Ensure Equal Treatment of LGBTQ Businesses by Financial Institutions

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted in favor of the LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act, an amendment to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act that updates the current language monitoring and protecting minority and women-owned small businesses to include LGBTQ-owned businesses. The bill would expand the ability of LGBTQ-owned businesses to access capital a...

Kuster Leads Letter to DHS Urging the Safe Re-Opening of the U.S.-Canadian Border

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) led a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urging the safe re-opening of the U.S.-Canadian border. Rep. Kuster was joined on the letter by Reps. Peter Welch (VT-AL), Chellie Pingree (ME-01), Chris Pappas (NH-01), and Jared Golden (ME-02). Canadian tourists are vital contributors to the New England economy, spend...

Kuster-Backed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Passes the House with Bipartisan Support

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**A previous version of this bill passed the House in the 116th Congress** Washington, D.C – Today, the House passed H.R. 1065, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, legislation Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) co-sponsored to prohibit employment practices that discriminate against making reasonable accommodations for qualified employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. “Our...

Kuster, Colleagues Reintroduce Bicameral Bill to Lower Energy Costs, Create Jobs, Support Community Energy Projects

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**Kuster introduced a previous version of this legislation in the 116th Congress** Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) reintroduced the Community Energy Savings Program Act of 2021 (CESP), legislation that would promote the expansion of clean energy projects in New Hampshire and across the country by providing low-interest financing to consumers and communities that want to make cl...

Kuster Hosts Virtual Workshop on Northern Border Regional Commission Funding in NH, Opportunities for Applicants

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**The full conversation is available HERE** **The Northern Border Regional Commission released guidance for the 2021 grant process today** Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) hosted a virtual workshop with Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) leadership and NH economic development stakeholders to bring together potential applicants from all NBRC-eligible counties in NH to learn ...

Kuster Votes for Bipartisan Legislation to Create Apprenticeship Opportunities

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Washington, D.C. — Today, the House passed the National Apprenticeship Act of 2021, bipartisan legislation supported by Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) that will invest more than $3.5 billion over five years to create nearly 1 million additional apprenticeship opportunities. This bill would reauthorize the National Apprenticeship Act for the first time since its enactment in 1937. Registered apprentices...

Kuster-Backed Legislation to Create Apprenticeship Opportunities Passes House

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Washington, DC - Today, the House passed the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020, bipartisan legislation backed by Rep. Kuster that will invest more than $3.5 billion over five years to create nearly 1 million additional apprenticeship opportunities. The bill would reauthorize the National Apprenticeship Act for the first time since its enactment in 1937. Registered apprenticeships provide apprent...

NH Delegation Announces More Than $467K through NBRC & USDA to Support Granite State Outdoor Recreation & Forest Economies

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire has been awarded $467,410 from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support the state’s outdoor recr...

Kuster Unveils 2020 Jobs and Opportunity Agenda

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Hopkinton, NH - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) unveiled her 2020 Jobs and Opportunity Agenda, which outlines a comprehensive approach to help alleviate the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and get our country on the road to recovery. The agenda includes policies that invest in essential workers, support those who are unemployed, ensure workers have the skills they need to return to work, expand ac...

Kuster Meets Virtually with NBRC and North Country Organizations to Discuss Future Grant Applications

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Hopkinton, NH - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) met virtually with staff from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs (NH BEA), North Country Council, and other North Country-based organizations to discuss what is needed to bolster future NBRC grant applications. Many North Country communities are experiencing significant budget shortfalls, m...