Combating the Opioid & Heroin Epidemic

Kuster Urges Bipartisan Action To Address Fentanyl Crisis and Help Save Lives in Energy and Commerce Committee

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   **Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE, the full Subcommittee hearing is available HERE**   Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a Member of the prominent Energy and Commerce Committee, participated in a Health Subcommittee hearing called, “Lives Worth Living.” During her remarks, Kuster stressed the need for common-sense, bipartisan…

Kuster To Serve as Member of Prominent Energy and Commerce Committee

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   Washington, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced her role on the Energy and Commerce Committee for the 118th Congress. The Committee has wide jurisdiction over critical issues, including health care, energy, climate change, the environment, broadband and internet policy, and interstate and foreign commerce. Rep. Kuster will serve on the Health…

Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Highlights Priorities for 118th Congress

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Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force 118th Congress

    Washington, D.C. — Today, the co-chairs of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, Reps. Annie Kuster (NH-02), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and David Trone (MD-06), met to highlight the Task Force’s wins in the 117th Congress and recommit to its bipartisan mission of addressing the issues of mental health and substance use disorder. Following the meeting, the…

NH Delegation Announces Pivotal SOR Funding for NH to Tackle Substance Use Disorder Crisis

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U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior appropriator on the Labor-Health and Human Services (L-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee, announced today with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that $28,507,046 in State Opioid Response (SOR) grants are now…

Kuster Advocates for Legislation To Expand Health Care in Rural Communities

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**The full subcommittee hearing is available HERE** **Kuster’s full remarks are available HERE**   Concord, N.H. — Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02), a member of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, urged immediate action to expand access to life-saving health care in our rural communities during a hearing entitled, "Investing in Public Health: Legislation to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…