Combating the Opioid & Heroin Epidemic

Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Applauds House Passage of Legislative Agenda Measures

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Reps. Annie Kuster (D-NH), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), David Trone (D-MD), and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, applauded House passage of comprehensive mental health and addiction legislation including bills from their 2021 Legislative Agenda. The Task Force has been advancing legislation to expand access to ...

Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Hosts Roundtable with ONDCP Director

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Reps. Annie Kuster (D-NH), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), David Trone (D-MD), and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, hosted a roundtable with Task Force members and the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Dr. Rahul Gupta. During the roundtable, the group discussed ONDCP’s National Drug C...

NH Delegation Welcomes More Than $28M to Combat Opioid Crisis Through SOR Grant Funding ?

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**Annual Opioid Response Funding Level for NH is Nearly $400K Higher than Last Year Thanks to Shaheen & Hassan’s Efforts Amid Threats of Funding Cliffs** (Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) – Chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee – and Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) – member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensio...

Kuster Bill To Lower Prescription Drug Costs Clears Key Committee

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**The Energy and Commerce Committee also advanced legislation included in the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force’s 2021 Legislative Agenda** **The full Committee markup is available HERE, and Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) advanced her legislation, the Increasing Transparency In Generic Drug Applications Act o...

Kuster Statement on Priorities of ONDCP, Emphasizes Importance of Reducing Demand and Interrupting Supply of Illicit Drugs

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Concord, N.H. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, released the following statement on the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s (ONDCP) National Drug Control Strategy. “Every life lost to an overdose is a tragedy. I am pleased to see the Biden administration’s ONDCP taking clear, decisive steps to stop the ...

Kuster, Shaheen Meet with Families Flourish Northeast to Discuss $500K Project Made Possible Through CDS Request

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Lebanon, N.H. – This afternoon, Senator Shaheen and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) met with board members of Families Flourish Northeast and hospital administrators at the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital to discuss $500,000 the lawmakers secured through the government funding package. This award will help Families Flourish Northeast establish a residential substance use treatment program fo...

Kuster Ushers Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Legislation Through Energy and Commerce Committee

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**The hearing also included legislation Kuster helped introduce, the KIDS CARES Act** **The full Subcommittee hearing is available HERE** **Rep. Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today during an Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, advocated for...

Kuster, Pappas Question Law Enforcement on Evolving Addiction Crisis in New Hampshire

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**Last year, Rep. Kuster reintroduced legislation to expand the justice-involved population’s access to quality coverage and care needed to successfully return to their communities** Manchester, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, and Rep. Chris Pappas (NH-01) participated in a field hearing entitled, “Addressing ...

Kuster Secures Critical Funding For New Hampshire Communities, Advances 2022 Budget

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**Rep. Kuster worked to secure funding for 10 Community Projects in New Hampshire’s Second District, the maximum any member was able to request** **Rep. Kuster’s bipartisan bill to create a new grant program to install carbon monoxide alarms in the homes of elderly and low-income individuals was included in the 2022 budget** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped advance the bi...

Kuster Votes for Comprehensive Legislation To Address the Addiction and Mental Health Epidemic

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**Both bills advanced today are included in the 2021 Legislative Agenda of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, which Kuster founded and co-chairs** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, voted to advance two bipartisan bills that were included in the Task Force’s 2021 Legislative Agenda....