I wanted to share with you a piece I wrote in the Nashua Telegraph last week on the opioid crisis and its far-reaching impact on New Hampshire's economy and communities across our state. I also address our state's need for more funding to help us combat this epidemic:
WASHINGTON – Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, and Representatives Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter today announced more than $2.5 million in federal grants to strengthen transportation infrastructure in Nashua and Southeastern New Hampshire.
(Concord, NH) - Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), the founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, released the following statement on the U.S. Surgeon General’s advisory encouraging more Americans to carry the overdose reversal drug Naloxone:
**In letter to House Appropriators, Kuster and MacArthur advocated for robust NIH funding to address the opioid epidemic**
**Program made possible by influx of federal resources to tackle the opioid crisis**
In observance of Women’s History Month, Congresswomen Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Jackie Walorski (IN-02) today introduced a resolution honoring the life and legacy of Anna Mae Hays, the first woman to achieve the rank of general in the United States military.
(Concord, NH) - Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, released the following statement on the firing of Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin:
Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, released the following statement on President Trump's signing of the State Veterans Home Adult Day Health Care Improvement Act of which she was a co-sponsor. This bill would allow state veterans homes to provide qualifying veterans with quality in-home care services.
**Shaheen, Hassan, Shea Porter & Kuster call for set-aside fund to go towards a “short and targeted list” of hardest hit states and establishment of a $10 million minimum for states on this list**