Investing in Education

NH Delegation Applauds $3.45 Million Grant to the Community College System of New Hampshire for High School Apprenticeship Programs

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U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) today announced with Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Community College System of New Hampshire will receive $3.45 million through the U.S. Department of Labor to support high school apprenticeship programs. This new grant will help enhance apprenticeship programs that span 30 different occupations a...

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $1.5 Million to Support STEM Education For Granite State Students

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Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations subcommittee which funds the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the NSF has awarded the University of New Hampshire $1,499,000 for science, technolog...

Kuster, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Student Debt Relief to Essential Workers

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Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) introduced legislation to provide $25,000 in either student loan debt relief or education benefits to essential workers and their family members. The Opportunities for Heroes Act recognizes the contributions made by a diverse set of workers, including firefighters and first responders, health care providers, grocery store em...

Kuster Holds Call with Higher Education Leaders to Discuss Federal Funding During COVID-19 Outbreak

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Concord, NH - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) held a conference call with the New Hampshire College and University Council regarding COVID-19 planning, preparation and the impact of the pandemic on New Hampshire’s students and institutions. Kuster discussed the federal funding included in recent legislation to support students, their families, and higher education. Participants included Debbie Sc...

Kuster Joins Bipartisan Call on DeVos to Protect Students From Financial Impacts of COVID-19

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Concord, N.H. - Today, Rep. Annie Kuster joined a bipartisan group of 72 Members of Congress led by Representatives Chris Pappas (NH-01), Katherine Clark (MA-05), and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) calling on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to take steps to ensure that students are not presented with financial burden as a result of university closures and transition to remote learning in response to the...

Working across the aisle

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Last week, I was proud to help pass bipartisan legislation in the House to stop Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos from implementing a new policy – set to apply at the end of June – that would weaken protections for students targeted by predatory for-profit colleges. As we work to expand a wide range of affordable educational opportunities for students including apprenticeship, vocational, and job...

Thanking Veterans for their Service

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Dear Friend, Thanking Veterans for their Service On Tuesday, I joined Vietnam War veterans and Veteran Service Officers to give remarks at a reception honoring and thanking veterans for their service and acknowledging the recipients of the Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Pin. The brave men and women who went to Vietnam put their lives on hold to serve and sacrifice for our nation. Far t...

Rep. Annie Kuster: Coin will help cement McAuliffe’s place in history

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Thirty three years ago, the world watched in horror as the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, taking the lives of its seven crew members. In New Hampshire, our grief was felt deep in our hearts as we mourned the loss of a beloved teacher who had dedicated her life to inspiring her students and helping young people discover the wonders of the universe. Christa McAuliffe was...

Kuster-Pappas Legislation Honoring Christa McAuliffe Signed into Law

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Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH) issued the following statements after their bipartisan legislation, the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019, was signed into law today by President Trump. The legislation, which Kuster and Pappas introduced with Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) earlier this year, will create a commemorative coin to honor Christa McAuliffe and...

ICYMI: Kuster and Pappas Applaud Passage of Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act in the House

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Congresswoman Kuster Speaking about the Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act. Watch here. This week, Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) applauded the passage of the bipartisan Christa McAuliffe Commemorative Coin Act of 2019, which they introduced alongside Congressman Fred Upton (MI-06). This legislation passed the House on Thursday, September 19, and will create a ...