Kuster and Shaheen hit region
U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster will appear in Nashua Monday and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen will stop in Hudson as members of New Hampshire’s congressional delegation use the break from Capitol Hill to stump back home.
Congress is on break for the Fourth of July holiday, allowing Shaheen, Kuster, U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan and U.S. Rep. Carole Shea-Porter to tour the state. New Hampshire’s all-female, all-Democratic delegation have been holding events to oppose the Republican health care plan that is expected to come up for a vote sometime later this month.
Republican Gov. Chris Sununu came out against the health care plan, saying it was the wrong move for New Hampshire as it deals with the opioid addiction epidemic.
The Republican effort on health care stalled in the U.S. Senate, though there are plans for another try before the August break.
Kuster was in Concord earlier this week with Hassan to highlight how the Republican plan would make cuts to mental health and addiction rehabilitation services.
Shaheen will be at Fairview Healthcare in Hudson on Monday at 10 a.m. to discuss the proposed cuts to Medicaid in the health care bill. Monday night’s event with Kuster, set for Nashua’s City Hall auditorium at 6 p.m., is an open meeting with constituents. Kuster will take questions from the audience and hear their concerns.