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Strong NH - Kuster Votes Against Repealing ObamaCare 


Release: Congresswoman Annie Kuster Continues to Support a Failing and Unpopular ObamaCare
"If President Obama vetoes this bill, the ongoing negative ramifications resulting from the unsustainable law are on him and lackeys like Representative Annie Kuster."

Derek Dufresne
January 6, 2016

MANCHESTER - The US House of Representatives voted this evening 240 - 181 to send a bill that would repeal most of ObamaCare to President Obama's desk. The legislation previously passed the US Senate late last year.

With regards to New Hampshire's two Members of Congress, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) voted against the bill and Representative Frank Guinta (NH-01) supported it.

While President Obama is expected to veto the measure, today's effort marks the first time that an ObamaCare repeal bill will reach the president's desk. 

In a CBO estimate announced on Monday, the repeal bill would cut the deficit by $516 billion over the next decade.

ObamaCare remains very unpopular in the Granite State. In a recent UNH poll from last fall, 46% opposed the law, while only 38% supported it. Among Independents, who make up the largest voting block in New Hampshire, only 26% supported it.
Derek Dufresne of Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire released the following statement;

"Congress has rightfully deserved a lot of harsh criticism from the American people in recent years, but they should be applauded for finally working together to send an ObamaCare repeal bill to the President's desk. If he vetoes it, the ongoing negative ramifications resulting from the unsustainable law are on him and lackeys like Representative Annie Kuster.

"Granite Staters recognize it is just as unlikely for Congresswoman Annie Kuster to support repealing ObamaCare as it is for her to announce her first town hall meeting. They have grown to expect that neither scenario will ever happen. However, this vote was yet another reminder that residents of NH-02 have an out-of-touch representative who refuses to represent their views in Washington.





NH House - Flanagan Steps Down as Majority Leader 


Concord, NH--Rep. Jack Flanagan (R-Brookline) announced today that he will be stepping down from his duties as House Majority Leader effective immediately. Flanagan recently announced the formation of an exploratory committee to determine whether or not he would become a candidate forCongress in New Hampshire’s second district. 


“Due to the additional demands that have been consuming most of my time, I felt it only fair to Speaker Jasper and our leadership team that I step down as Majority Leader sooner rather than later,” said Rep. Flanagan.


“We have close to 700 bills that need to be reviewed,  and  with the many new tasks and activities facing me in forming an exploratory committee, I have found it very difficult to devote the time necessary to handle the duties of MajorityLeader.  Therefore  it is important that I step down now for the good of  House leadership, the republican caucus and the State,” he added.


Rep. Flanagan, currently serving his third term in the House, joined Speaker Shawn Jasper’s leadership team in December of last year.


“I appreciate Jack Flanagan’s support during my tenure as speaker,” said Jasper.  “He has worked extremely hard for the House Republican Caucus and I know how difficult it must be for him to continue his duties at a time when he is exploring a run for Congress,” he added. “I wish him all the best.”


Speaker Jasper and Rep Flanagan will be working on a smooth transition with a new Majority Leader, whose appointmentwill be announced within a few days.


“While I will no longer serve as his Majority Leader, I will still be representing the people of Brookline and Mason to the best of my ability and stand ready to assist Speaker Jasper and the Republican Caucus  in any way possible,” said Rep. Flanagan.  “It has been a honor and privilege working for Speaker Jasper as part of his leadership team.”





US Rep's Kuster, Guinta Introduce Legislation to Stop Cuts to Veterans Choice Card Program

Yesterday afternoon, Congressman Guinta joined Congresswoman Annie Kuster in introducing a bipartisan, bicameral piece of legislation to make the Veterans Choice Card program permanent in states without full-service VA centers, like New Hampshire, to protect and ensure our veterans’ ability to access quality care in a timely manner.  Please see below for more information.




Washington, D.C. – House Majority PAC congratulates Representative Ann Kuster on her reelection inNew Hampshire’s Second Congressional District.


“After relentless attacks by the billionaire Koch brothers, Congresswoman Ann Kuster secured a victory for New Hampshire over the Tea Party,” said Ali Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC. “House Majority PAC was proud to play a part in making sure this effective champion for the middle class will be able to continue her great work in Washington.”


In the second congressional district, Democrat Congresswoman Annie Kuster was targeted by conservative groups as one of the most vulnerable incumbents. Before even knowing her opponent, Kuster was assaulted by outside Republican groups with over $1.8 million spent against her in attack ads.  House Majority PAC knew that she would need a boost to overcome their early attacks.


HMP spent the following in this district: $ 661,439


HMP aired the following ads in this district:






Garcia For Congress (CD2) - Fact Checks: Kuster says.... 

Kuster says she has a bipartisan record 

On background:

Ann Kuster claim:I have a record of bipartisanship while in Congress

Fact: Ann Kuster has voted with the Democratic Party 94% of the time, and has voted with President Obama 87% of the time.


Kuster says she wasn't a lobbyist 

Ann Kuster claim: I worked as an adoption attorney for 20 years.

Fact: Although Ann Kuster has worked as an attorney, she has primarily been employed as a wealthy lobbyist earning over $1.3 million dollars over her lobbyist career (Karen Langley, “Kuster’s Lobbying Career,” Concord Monitor 8/15/2010).

A short while later, a lobbyist registered to represent the multibillion-dollar, multinational corporation headquartered in Switzerland that makes Rohypnol, began her testimony.


 Kuster 's blatant flip flop on ebola travel ban 

In the NH1 Debate, Ann Kuster opposed the idea of travel ban, stating that there are will be problems if we don’t have "commercial travel to Western Africa” (Sam Evans-Brown, “Full Audio: Kuster, Garcia Meet In First 2nd District Debate”, NHPR 10/20/2014). Yet now, she says that it is a smart idea to prevent flights from Western Africa and to stop granting VISAs to people coming to the U.S. from affected countries.”


 Fact check on Kuster Lies about Marilinda Garcia abortion votes 

Ann Kuster claim: Marilinda Garcia introduced a bill that would ban all abortions

Fact: Marilinda Garcia never introduced a bill that would ban all abortions in any instances (NH General Court).


Kuster absence in DC and Veterans Votes

Ann Kuster claim: I'm pro-veterans and I’m fighting for veterans

Fact: In 2013, Ann Kuster missed nearly 40 percent of Veterans Committee and relevant Sub-Committee meeting (“House Committee on Veterans Affairs,” U.S. GPO). Ann Kuster also TWICE voted against funding veterans’ benefits during the government shutdown (H.J. Res. 72, Roll Call #506, 10/1/13; H.J. Res. 72, Roll Call #518, 10/3/13)