Investing in Education

Kuster Statement on Biden Administration’s Student Debt Relief Announcement

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Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement on the Biden administration’s announcement that student loan borrowers who make less than $125,000 per year will have up to $10,000 of their debt forgiven, and low-income borrowers who received Pell Grants will have up to a total $20,000 of their debt forgiven: “While the steps announced by the Biden…

Kuster Urges Immediate Action To Extend School Meal Waivers for Students in NH During Nutrition Subcommittee Hearing

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**The full Subcommittee hearing is available HERE** **Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE**   Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), ahead of the expiration of school meal waivers created in response to COVID-19, spoke in favor of extending these waivers for students to ensure no child goes hungry. During the Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee hearing entitled,…

Kuster Tours Concord Regional Technical Center, Discusses Workforce Development with Students and Educators

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      Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) met with Concord Regional Technical Center students and educators on the campus of Concord High School, her alma mater, to tour the facility and discuss the importance of targeted training programs to meet workforce needs. The Concord Regional Technical Center serves about 700 high school students from nine…

Kuster Secures Critical Funding For New Hampshire Communities, Advances 2022 Budget

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**Rep. Kuster worked to secure funding for 10 Community Projects in New Hampshire’s Second District, the maximum any member was able to request** **Rep. Kuster’s bipartisan bill to create a new grant program to install carbon monoxide alarms in the homes of elderly and low-income individuals was included in the 2022 budget**   Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02)…

Kuster Meets Virtually with New Hampshire Librarians, Discusses Impact of New Federal Funding

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**The full conversation is available HERE** **The full list of New Hampshire library projects benefiting from this funding is available HERE**   Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) met virtually with leadership and staff from New Hampshire libraries throughout the Second District to discuss new federal relief funding Kuster helped secure in the American Rescue Plan.…

Kuster Statement on Build Back Better Negotiations

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   Concord, N.H. — Today, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement after U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced he will not vote to advance the Build Back Better framework in the Senate. Sen. Manchin’s comments come after months of negotiations to deliver transformative and overwhelmingly popular provisions for the American people, including…

Kuster Attends White House Signing Ceremony for Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

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   Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined President Biden at the White House for the bill signing ceremony for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act — comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to rebuild America’s infrastructure and deliver historic investments in rural communities that will create good-paying jobs and deploy broadband to…

Kuster Welcomes HHS Secretary Becerra to New Hampshire, Discusses Child Tax Credit and American Rescue Plan

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Great to welcome U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra to New Hampshire!

Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) welcomed U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to New Hampshire to highlight new investments in family-friendly policies like expanding the Child Tax Credit, ensuring paid leave for all, and increasing public investments in child care.   Rep. Kuster and Sec. Becerra started in Manchester for a…

Kuster, Burchett, Schrier, Upton Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Make Graduate Education More Affordable for Low-Income Students

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  **Kuster introduced a previous version of this legislation in the 116th Congress**   Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), Tim Burchett (R-TN), Kim Schrier, MD (D-WA), and Fred Upton (R-MI) re-introduced the Expanding Access to Graduate Education Act, bipartisan legislation that would allow students who received a Pell Grant during their…

Kuster Meets with NH Teachers, Discusses Support for NH Schools in American Rescue Plan

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**The full conversation is available HERE** **The Kuster-backed American Rescue Plan included over $120 billion in funding to safely reopen schools**   Concord, N.H — Today Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) hosted a virtual roundtable with Granite State teachers from Nashua, Littleton, Alstead, Chichester, and Amherst to discuss ongoing reopening efforts and support for New Hampshire…