Kuster Welcomes Vice President to New Hampshire, Highlights Importance of American Jobs Plan
**Kuster was at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the American Jobs Plan and infrastructure priorities for New Hampshire**
Concord, April 23, 2021
**Earlier in the day, Kuster joined the Vice President to visit Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, NH**
**The American Jobs Plan includes a $100 billion investment in workforce development programs so all Americans have the skills to find good-paying, meaningful work**
Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Rural Broadband Task Force and Energy & Commerce Committee, welcomed Vice President Kamala Harris to New Hampshire to discuss the importance of the American Jobs Plan and the positive impact it will have on New Hampshire. Later, Kuster joined Vice President Harris and other members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 490 to talk about the American Jobs Plan and opportunities for Granite State workers.
“Since the Biden-Harris administration took office, we have been able to deliver real progress for Americans in New Hampshire and across the country,” said Rep. Kuster. “Just today, Vice President Harris joined me at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord — a small business that was able to keep its doors open thanks to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that was part of the federal COVID relief bill we passed in Congress. The American Jobs plan is the next step as we recover and build back better from this pandemic. From investing in our nation’s roads, bridges, and highways, to expanding access to high-speed broadband for our rural communities — these physical infrastructure projects will boost our economy and create new jobs. But, infrastructure is about more than how we get to work.”
“Vice President Harris — and the Biden-Harris administration — understand that in order to build an economy that empowers workers and expands opportunity, we must ensure families have access to affordable, high-quality child care,” Rep. Kuster continued. “Especially at a time when 1 in 4 women have left the workforce, the American Jobs Plan represents a bold, once-in-a-generation investment in America to create jobs and lay the foundation for equitable economic growth for decades to come. I’m committed to working with the Biden-Harris administration to get this plan over the finish line and deliver the tools needed to build back better and make American infrastructure competitive.”
Kuster has been a leading advocate in Congress for increased support for state and local governments and economies as the nation works to end this pandemic and build back better. Kuster helped to get the American Rescue Plan Act passed in the House of Representatives, championed provisions for state and local funding, and successfully got funding for her legislation included — the Coronavirus Vaccine and Therapeutic Development Act — ensuring that the United States will be able to mass-produce and administer COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics quickly and efficiently.