Promoting Local Agriculture and Rural Development

Kuster’s Leadership Expands Access to Resources To Increase Affordable Housing in NH

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**Full text of the LIFELINE Act is available here** Washington, D.C. — This week, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that her work on the LIFELINE Act, which she cosponsored, led to the publication of revised guidance by the Treasury Department that will unlock an additional $8 billion for affordable housing from the American Rescue Plan Act’s State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. The LI...

Kuster Saves New Hampshire Veterans Clinics

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**Kuster’s amendment to the appropriations package will protect rural Granite State veterans’ access to care and connect homeless veterans across the country with support systems** Washington, D.C. ⁠— Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped pass her amendment to eliminate funding for the VA Asset and Infrastructure Review (AIR) Commission and transfer the $5,000,000 to the Healthcare for ...

Kuster Secures Funding To Support Homeless Veterans

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**Kuster’s amendment to protect rural Granite State veterans’ access to care and connect homeless veterans across the country with support systems passed with this bill** Washington, D.C. ⁠— Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted to invest in American families and the American economy with a package of government funding legislation for Fiscal Year 2023. This legislation will support Gran...

Kuster Works To Expand Affordable Housing in New Hampshire

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Concord, N.H. — On Wednesday, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) met with David Orgaz of Better Homes & Gardens The Masiello Group to discuss the current housing market in New Hampshire and the future for Granite State homebuyers. During the meeting, Kuster and Orgaz discussed new data that projects increased supply and leveling prices, as well as the need for continued action to invest in afford...

Kuster Votes To Lower Gas and Grocery Costs, Sending Critical Relief Legislation to Senate

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**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 lowering fertilizer costs for ...

Kuster Advocates for Agricultural Research and Innovation Investments To Combat Climate Change in Agriculture Committee

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**The full Committee hearing is available HERE** **Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the Agriculture Committee, participated in a hearing entitled, “The Role of Climate Research in Supporting Agricultural Resiliency.” During the hearing, Kuster spoke about the importance of agricultural research in addressing climat...

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, “A 2022 Review of t...

NH Congressional Delegation Announces $50 Million to Bring High-Speed Internet to NH Communities

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Funding Comes from Capital Projects Fund that Senator Hassan Established through American Rescue Plan; NH One of First Four States to Receive Funding Through the Program WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan led Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas, in announcing $50 million of $122 million in federal funds to help bring high-speed internet access to the mos...

Kuster Advances Legislation To Bolster Food Supply Chains, Address Delays Through Agriculture Committee

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**The full Committee markup is available HERE, and Rep. Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped advance legislation through the House Agriculture Committee to address the national food supply chain issue and bolster our nation’s agricultural infrastructure. During the markup, Kuster spoke on behalf of H.R. 7675, the Strengthening the Ag...

Kuster Fights To Modernize Aging NH Dams During E&C Hearing

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**The full Subcommittee hearing is available HERE, Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE** **In 2021, hydropower produced more than 6% of the nation’s electricity and 31.5% of its renewable energy** Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Energy Subcommittee, participated in a hearing entitled, “Modernizing Hydropower: Licensing a...