Kuster Invites NBRC Executive Director, White Mountain Lumber Executive to President Biden’s Visit to New Hampshire
**During the visit, the president spoke at the NH 175 bridge over the Pemigewasset River, which has been on the state’s “red list” of bridges in poor condition since 2013**
Washington, November 16, 2021
**Yesterday, Kuster joined the signing ceremony at the White House for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act**
Woodstock, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) welcomed President Joe Biden to New Hampshire to highlight the impact of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package, signed into law yesterday, for the Granite State. Kuster brought Rich Grogan, Executive Director of the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), and NH State Representative Eamon Kelley, an executive at White Mountain Lumber, as her guests to the President’s visit. Earlier this month, Kuster announced that the NBRC will receive $150 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
“It was an honor to welcome President Joe Biden to New Hampshire today to see first-hand the impact the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package he signed into law yesterday will have on our NH communities,” said Rep. Kuster. “From bolstering rural broadband access to repairing bridges to bringing commuter rail to NH, this legislation is a game-changer for Granite State families. I was proud to secure support for the Northern Border Regional Commission, which has been instrumental in spurring economic development in the North Country and rural parts of our state, in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package. I will continue fighting for New Hampshire priorities in Congress.”
"As others have said, these funds are a once-in-generation investment in our region, and the NBRC is excited to begin work on deploying the funds thoughtfully and strategically,” said Rich Grogan, Executive Director of the Northern Border Regional Commission. “Consistent with our existing grant programs, we look forward to partnering with State and community leaders, and the many incredible stakeholders throughout the region, to put these funds to work in our communities."
“As both a New Hampshire State Representative and a business owner in the region, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package is very exciting for our state and our economy,” said New Hampshire State Representative and White Mountain Lumber executive Eamon Kelley. “By repairing and expanding our hard infrastructure, it will make it easier to transport goods – like lumber – and for Granite State families to travel and live their lives. I want to thank Rep. Kuster for her advocacy on behalf of New Hampshire in this package, and for always standing up for our Granite State economy.”
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Package delivers much-needed funding to New Hampshire to:
Kuster is a fierce advocate in Congress for New Hampshire’s North Country and for Granite State businesses. During her tour of the North Country this August, Kuster met with members of the New Hampshire Timberland Owners' Association to discuss conservation on Granite State Working Forests, noticeable effects of climate change on forests and the industry, and their vision and goals for the future. Earlier this month, Kuster announced that the NBRC will receive $150 million from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.