Annie Kuster ~ U.S. House, District 2
Born and raised in Concord, Annie’s focus in Congress has first and foremost been about what she can do for Granite Staters; she remembers where she comes from and in whose interests she’s been elected to serve. She has a demonstrated record of being able to work across the aisle on issues pertaining to job creation and economic opportunity and comes from a family with a history of community leadership. Throughout her time in Congress, Annie has fought to cut taxes for small businesses, ensure veterans are properly taken care of by the government they’ve served. Prior to working in Congress, Annie served on the boards of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, New Hampshire Public Radio, the Capitol Center for the Arts, and Child and Family Services of New Hampshire.
On healthcare . . .
“As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, Annie is focused on reforming our healthcare system to improve access to affordable, quality health care…[she] was one of the first Members of Congress to propose a comprehensive plan to…improve the Affordable Care Act.” Annie has also taken action against the junk health plans proposed by Trump’s administration, working to protect Americans who already receive coverage under the ACA while fighting to implement changes such as allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices.
On the environment . . .
"Conservation is also a hallmark of New Hampshire history and an important part of managing our forests and farmlands. I believe that we have a generational responsibility to protect our environment and ensure that our children and grandchildren are left with clean air and clean water. But I also believe that this important goal will help us strengthen our economy and create jobs right here in America."
Plans for the economy
“Since taking office, Annie has made creating jobs and opportunity for Granite State families her number one priority …She routinely visits Granite State small businesses to hear from their owners and employees about how Congress can best help them succeed…Because of Annie's work, New Hampshire received $200 million to restore dozens of roads and bridges, bringing new jobs to [the] state and allowing [the] economy to flourish.”
“Annie knows there is no greater investment than in our children’s education…the very first bill Annie introduced would facilitate public-private partnerships between businesses and educators to help prepare students for the 21st century workforce.” Annie secured “a federal grant for Nashua Community College to open a new advanced manufacturing program…[and] also spearheaded a program that allowed River Valley Community College to open a new campus, giving 500 more students access to higher education.”