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Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster says there will be plenty of opportunities to make changes in President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, unveiled this week.  Biden called it a “once-in-a -generation investment in America.”

The $2.3 trillion plan, the first of a two-part recovery package, includes investments in fixing the country’s roads, bridges, and ports, as well as expanding high-speed internet access and investing in clean energy and climate change research.

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Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster joins The Exchange on Thursday to discuss the $2 trillion infrastructure spending plan unveiled by President Biden this week.

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On Thursday, April 1, U.S. Representative Ann McLane Kuster joins The Exchange to discuss federal pandemic efforts and major spending proposals by the Biden administration that include upgrading the country's infrastructure and investing in renewable energy, as well as boosting the social safety net with plans for free community college and a national paid leave program. 

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The U.S. House voted to impeach Donald Trump for a second time on Wednesday, this time for incitement of an insurrection. This follows last week's events when pro-Trump extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol, an incident that left five people dead.

Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with New Hampshire Democratic Representative Annie Kuster, who voted for impeachment.

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Members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation say they support growing efforts to remove President Trump from office, either by impeachment or use of the 25th Amendment, one day after he incited supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol and halt the certification of Joe Biden as president-elect.

U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster says she's received a COVID-19 vaccination. Her receipt of the first of two shots comes as Congress's attending physician is urging lawmakers to get vaccinated.

The physician who serves Congress was blunt in advising lawmakers to get shots as soon as possible.

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Representative Annie Kuster has won a fifth term in Congress, defeating Republican Steve Negron by a nearly 14 point margin as of 1 a.m Wednesday morning. Negron, a Nashua businessman and former state lawmaker, had also run against the Democratic incumbent in 2018.  

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Congresswoman Annie Kuster is co-sponsoring a new plan to add toxic PFAS chemical standards to the next federal defense spending bill.

The amendment mirrors a bill that passed the House earlier this year. Speaking on a press call Tuesday, Kuster said that bill has stalled in the Senate.

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President Donald Trump signed a bill Friday that provides $484 billion in relief to employers and states facing hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The bill received broad support in both the House and Senate. NHPR's Peter Biello spoke earlier today with U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, who explained why she decided to support this new legislation.

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The Exchange will produce a special extended second hour on Wednesday at 10 a.m., as we talk with New Hampshire Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster. We'll discuss how Congress has responded to the coronavirus epidemic, including bipartisan legislation that is aimed at helping families, small businesses, and health agencies at all levels of government. We'll also get her response to the latest developments here in New Hampshrie, including the state's first death due to coronavirus and limits on public gatherings. 

What questions do you have about the federal response to the coronavirus? How has it impacted your life? Submit your questions before the show using NHPR's coronavirus listener survey.

Air date: 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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N.H. Congresswoman Annie Kuster has endorsed Pete Buttigieg in his campaign for president, making her the highest-ranking elected official in the state to back a 2020 Democratic candidate.

New Hampshire's two members of the U.S. House, Rep. Annie Kuster and Rep. Chris Pappas, voted with nearly all House Democrats to authorize impeachment hearings against President Trump.

The vote for the public hearings, which every Republican opposed, marks the first time the full House voted on the impeachment inquiry.

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Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster is cosponsoring legislation to reduce border zones from 100 to 25 miles from the border, within which U.S. Customs and Border Patrol can set up immigration checkpoints.

Congresswoman Kuster On Guns & Medicare For All

Aug 17, 2019
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U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster joins The Exchange to discuss legislation and policies she's been working on in Washington, D.C., as well as recent state and national news. She serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. 

This conversation airs live at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 20th, and again at 7 p.m. Audio and transcript of the discussion will be available shortly after the conclusion of the program. 

Kuster and Pappas Now Support Impeachment Inquiry

Jul 26, 2019
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New Hampshire's two members of Congress, Rep. Annie Kuster and Rep. Chris Pappas, say they support a formal impeachment inquiry regarding President Donald Trump's conduct following Special Counsel Robert Mueller's testimony this week.

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Congresswoman Annie Kuster describes conditions at border facilities in Texas as "inhumane."

Kuster visited the facilities in McAllen and Brownsville this past weekend with a congressional delegation.

She says she saw overcrowding, and the abnormally high volume of migrants that have been passing through the facility.

"The night before we were there, they had picked up 2,000 migrants. So the volume coming through the facilities at this point is extremely high. They told us it was the highest it had been since 1986,” Kuster said.

A Conversation with U.S. Congresswoman Annie Kuster

Feb 20, 2019

New Hampshire Congresswoman Annie Kuster went viral earlier this month, raising the roof during President Donald Trump's State of the Union address (pictured above.) Representative Kuster is back in Washington this term along with a historic number of women serving in Congress. With a Democratic majority in the House, the Second Congressional District representative has a number of goals for this term. She just joined the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and leads a bipartisan task force addressing the opioid epidemic.   

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All four members of New Hampshire's Congressional delegation signed a letter to President Trump Tuesday opposing his plan to divert funding for a border wall.

In the letter the delegation says taking money from the Department of Defense to pay for a border wall could hurt two projects in and around the Granite State.


Saturday Night Live's sketch "Women of Congress" featured Aidy Bryant playing New Hampshire's Ann McLane Kuster, or Annie "Raise the Roof" Kuster, for her real-life hand-gestures during the State of the Union address earlier this month. WATCH:

The sketch was modeled after the vintage TV show "Charlie's Angels."

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New Hampshire's members of Congress say they support the call for a select House committee on a "Green New Deal."

The campaign is being led by the group Sunrise Movement and incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

Her proposed committee would draft a plan by 2020 to move the U.S. economy off fossil fuels, and combat climate change, by creating new jobs and technology in renewable energy.

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Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster cruised to a reelection victory Tuesday. Kuster won her fourth term in office in New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District, beating Republican Steve Negron.

“Tonight the people of New Hampshire’s second congressional district sent a message loud and clear: they want a Granite State and they want a country where no one is left behind," Kuster told supporters at her headquarters in Concord.

Negron, in conceding the race, noted his appreciation for the respectful tone of the contest.

This midterm election, Democrats across the country have high hopes for a blue wave. Many are tapping into voters’ frustrations with President Donald Trump. But in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District, Democratic Congresswoman Annie Kuster is taking a different approach.

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Democratic Congresswoman Annie Kuster says if she is re-elected, her proposals for healthcare in New Hampshire, including a plan for Medicare expansion, will increase access and stabilize health insurance markets.

All Things Considered Host Peter Biello spoke with Kuster, incumbent in the 2nd Congressional District, on healthcare policy. All Things Considered is speaking with all Congressional candidates this week.

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Congresswoman Annie Kuster says if she's re-elected to New Hampshire's 2nd District, she's hoping to help pass immigration reform to strengthen U.S. borders and provide a pathway to citizenship.

Morning Edition Host Rick Ganley spoke with Kuster, a three-term Democrat, on foreign relations and trade. Morning Edition is speaking with all Congressional candidates this week.

The Exchange will explore in-depth the candidates and issues that impact voters this fall. 2nd Congressional District Candidates Steve Negron (R) and incumbent Annie Kuster (D) will sit down with a live audience at NHPR's studios to talk with Laura Knoy and NHPR's Investigative and Data Reporter Casey McDermott on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 9 a.m. Register for this forum, and our forum with the candidates in the Gubernatorial race here. Find more information about these forums here. 

This show will broadcast live at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16th, and again at 7 p.m.

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Democratic Congresswoman Annie Kuster and Republican challenger Steve Negron faced off Thursday at an AARP-sponsored event in Concord.

The two candidates for the state’s 2nd Congressional District debated issues including Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare.

Kuster said she would fight for such programs and she criticized Republican policies she says are putting them at risk.

“I have to say, the only threat to Medicare and Social Security is the tax break for millionaires and billionaires that added $1.5 trillion to the debt.”

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Congresswoman Annie Kuster will face state Representative Steve Negron this November in the race for New Hampshire's second Congressional district. Kuster spoke to a crowd of about 20 at Concord Photo Service Wednesday about her priorities for the general election.

Kuster focused on what she called her efforts to reach across the aisle on issues like veteran healthcare, the opioid crisis and supporting small businesses.

It's a tone she wants to carry into the general election.

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Members of New Hampshire's Democratic Congressional delegation say the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller needs to continue without interference following the conviction of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and guilty plea from his former personal lawyer.

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The Exchange wants to help listeners get to know the Republican candidates running in the primary for New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District.

Beginning Wednesday, August 8, The Exchange will interview candidates live from 9:40-10 a.m. These interviews will also be available to watch on Facebook Live. Five Republicans and two Libertarians are vying to unseat Democrat Ann McLane Kuster in the 2nd Congressional District. Kuster was first elected to the House in 2012, and is running unopposed in the Democratic primary. 

Here is a schedule of the interviews: