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Rep. Ann Kuster

Representative for New Hampshire’s 2nd District

pronounced an // KUSS-ter

Kuster is the representative for New Hampshire’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2013. Kuster is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Kuster.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Kuster is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Kuster has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Nov 14, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Ann Kuster sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Kuster was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:

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Does 4 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kuster sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (31%) Armed Forces and National Security (22%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) Education (10%) Commerce (8%) Agriculture and Food (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (4%)

Recent Bills

Some of Kuster’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Kuster voted Aye

Passed 242/176 on Jul 25, 2018.

H.R. 6311 expands access and use of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and lowers premiums on health care plans. A section-by-section of the bill is below: ...

Kuster voted Yea

Passed 235/179 on Jun 8, 2018.

H.R. 5895 provides funding for national defense nuclear weapons activities, the Army Corps of Engineers, various programs under the Department of Energy, the Legislative Branch, ...

Kuster voted Aye

Passed 249/174 on Dec 3, 2015.

Energy efficiency and infrastructure security to come to the House floor The House this week is scheduled to vote on the North American Energy Security ...

Kuster voted No

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. ...

Kuster voted Aye

Passed 247/178 on Jun 16, 2015.

The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (IAA), H.R. 2596, was passed by the House on June 16. The IAA would authorize funding for ...

Kuster voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Kuster voted Yea

Kuster voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Kuster voted Aye

Kuster voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Nov 2019, Kuster missed 79 of 4,363 roll call votes, which is 1.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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