Fostering Job Creation and Economic Opportunity

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

Kuster Meets Virtually with NH Banks to Discuss, Receive Updates on COVID-19 Relief Efforts

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Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) met virtually with leadership from New Hampshire banks to hear about their experiences with COVID-19 funding relief programs. Kuster co-sponsored the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which became law in June and provides flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to make critical funds more accessible to small businesses that ... Read more »

NH Delegation Announces $557K to NH Community Loan Fund to Support Small Businesses & Promote Economic Growth in Granite State Communities

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Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) the award of $557,000 in federal funding to the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund to support small businesses and promote economic growth in Granite State communi... Read more »

Kuster Meets Virtually with US Chamber of Commerce to Discuss COVID-19 Relief Programs, Accept Spirit of Enterprise Award

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Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) met virtually with the US Chamber of Commerce and local Chambers to discuss the effectiveness of COVID-19 relief programs and receive the Spirit of Enterprise Award for her bipartisan leadership and efforts to support small businesses. Kuster co-sponsored the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which became law in June and provides flexibility to the Paych... Read more »

Kuster Statement on Award of NBRC Grant to Fund Keene State College Business Partnership Hub

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Hopkinton, NH - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) issued the following statement on Keene State College being awarded $1 million in funding from the Northern Border Regional Commission’s (NBRC) Economic & Infrastructure Development grant program to finance construction of the Keene State Business Partnership Hub (“the Hub”). Kuster strongly advocated for the Monadnock Economic Development Corporati... Read more »

NH Delegation Announces More Than $4.4 Million for NH Projects through NBRC

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(Manchester, NH) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced today with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that New Hampshire agencies and organizations have been awarded $4,443,428 from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) for various projects that invest in the Granit... Read more »

NH Delegation Announces More Than $1.3 Million for Student Support Services at UNH, Keene State and Plymouth State

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(Manchester, NH) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced the award of $1,364,423 in federal funding to the University of New Hampshire (UNH), Keene State College (KSC) and Plymouth State University (PSU) to bolster and expand... Read more »