Ann McLane Kuster

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House, New Hampshire, District #2

Contact Information:

18 North Main Street,
Fourth Floor Concord,
NH 03301
202-225-5206
http://kuster.house.gov

Biography:

Annie was elected to the United States Congress to represent New Hampshire’s 2nd District in November 2012, and was sworn into office on January 3, 2013. She is the first woman to ever represent the district in Congress.

As a longtime community activist, author, attorney, and advocate, Annie has focused her career on increasing access to affordable health care and higher education for families. She has been actively involved in a number of significant health and education policy issues, including the creation of the Medication Bridge Program to distribute free medication to low-income families, and the UNIQUE College Savings Program to help families save for their children to attend college.

Active in community service, Annie served on the Board of Trustees of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, New Hampshire Public Radio, the Capitol Center for the Arts, and Child and Family Services of New Hampshire. She was a Founder of the Women’s Fund of New Hampshire and served on the Board of the Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College to encourage community service. In addition, Annie is a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and before her election to Congress maintained a private adoption practice in which she helped hundreds of New Hampshire families adopt children.

Kuster joined a group of 49 freshman Representatives in urging House leadership to bring the Senate-passed Violence Against Women Act bill to a vote. Kuster said. “For nearly two decades, the Violence Against Women Act has extended critical protections to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. After failing to act on this common sense legislation in the previous Congress, I’m very pleased that Republicans and Democrats were able to put politics aside to get this done.”

Ann lives in Hopkinton with her husband Brad, an environmental attorney, where they raised their sons Zach, a recent college graduate, and Travis, who attends college in Hanover, NH.

Committees:

House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
-Subcommittee on Health
-Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

House Committee on Agriculture
-Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry
-Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture.
House Small Business Committee

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