WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democratic Whip Katherine Clark (MA-5) released the following statement after Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-2) announced that she will retire from the House at the end of the 118th Congress:

“Annie Kuster is a model of kind, devoted, results-first public service. I am profoundly grateful for all she has brought to Washington — as a highly effective advocate for New Hampshire, as a champion for women in the halls of power, and as a dear friend since my earliest days in the Capitol.

“Every Member of our House Democratic Caucus has benefited from having Annie as a colleague. Whether leading the charge against the opioid crisis or lending a voice to survivors of sexual assault, she has strengthened our fight for a healthier, safer, more just country. And amid rising extremism across the aisle, she has ensured the New Democrats remain a force for finding common ground and getting things done on behalf of the American people.

“While Annie’s colleagues will miss her wise counsel, warm humor, and generous friendship, the work she has done here will continue to reverberate in New Hampshire and across the country for generations to come. I will miss Annie dearly, and I’m truly grateful for her service and friendship."

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