Kuster To Serve as Member of Prominent Energy and Commerce Committee
**Established in 1795, the Energy and Commerce Committee is the oldest continuous standing committee in the House of Representatives**
Washington, January 27, 2023
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced her role on the Energy and Commerce Committee for the 118th Congress. The Committee has wide jurisdiction over critical issues, including health care, energy, climate change, the environment, broadband and internet policy, and interstate and foreign commerce. Rep. Kuster will serve on the Health Subcommittee, Energy, Climate, and Grid Security Subcommittee, and Communications and Technology Subcommittee. Kuster also served on the Energy and Commerce Committee during the 117th and 116th Congresses.
“The past few years have presented incredible challenges and opportunities for our state and country,” said Kuster. “From recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic to strengthening American energy independence and addressing the substance use crisis, we have taken important steps forward to address the challenges facing our country. As we look to the future, I am proud to serve on the Energy and Commerce Committee to continue this progress and carry it forward to deliver for New Hampshire and build a stronger future for all.”
“As Community Health Centers continue to play a pivotal role in providing essential comprehensive medical, mental and behavioral health, and oral health care services, we need strong leaders in Congress fighting for care for those most in need,” said Tess Kuenning, President and CEO at Bi-State Primary Care Association. “Congresswoman Annie Kuster is someone who leads through bipartisan cooperation and is a fierce voice for patients and providers as a Member of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, and I look forward to working with her in the new 118th Congress to deliver for our communities.”
Kuster is a leading voice in Congress in the energy and health space. She helped reintroduce the Buy Low and Sell High Act this Congress, legislation to lower gasoline prices and make money for American taxpayers. Founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force, Kuster has helped advance critical legislation to support addiction treatment and support in New Hampshire and across the country.