Kuster Visits VA Health Clinic in Littleton, Discusses Needs of Veterans in Rural Communities
**Kuster advocated against proposals that would threaten operations at the veteran health clinics in Littleton and Conway**
Littleton, August 18, 2022
**Earlier this year, Kuster helped pass her amendment to protect rural NH veterans’ access to health care and connect homeless veterans across the country with support systems**
Littleton, N.H. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) toured a VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) in Littleton and met with staff to discuss the importance of accessible, community-based health care for New Hampshire veterans. Earlier this year, Kuster fiercely advocated against recommendations that threatened the Littleton and Conway CBOCs which would have left a tremendous geographical gap in access to care for veterans in the North Country.
“My top priority is ensuring our Granite State veterans have access to the high-quality health care and services they need, regardless of where they live,” said Rep. Kuster. “This VA clinic in Littleton is a wonderful resource for area veterans and it was great to discuss the importance of their services for vets throughout the North Country. I’m proud to fight for the men and women who served our country in uniform. We owe our Granite State veterans a tremendous debt of gratitude, and I will continue working to ensure we live up to our promise to them.”
Kuster is a strong advocate for Granite State veterans in Congress. She was a leading voice for passing the Honoring Our Pact Act, comprehensive, bipartisan legislation to finally recognize military toxic exposure — from contaminated water at military bases, airborne hazards from burn pits, agent orange in and beyond Vietnam, or radiation from atomic testing — and provide health care for as many as 3.5 million veterans exposed to toxins. This bill builds on the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, which Kuster helped introduce and pass to expand benefits to 90,000 Vietnam veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during their service.