Combating the Opioid & Heroin Epidemic

Kuster, Fitzpatrick, Trone, Beutler Host Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Roundtable on Pain Management

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**The full roundtable discussion is available HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, the co-chairs of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, Reps. Annie Kuster (D-NH), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), David Trone (D-MD), and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), hosted a virtual roundtable on pain management. “In 2020, more than 93,000 Americans died of a drug overdose — this staggering loss of life is...

Kuster’s Bipartisan Bill To Bolster Vaccination Infrastructure Passes Energy & Commerce Committee

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**The full Committee markup is available HERE** **Last week, Kuster spoke in favor of the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act during an E&C Health Subcommittee markup** Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), participated in an Energy and Commerce full committee markup where she helped advance her legislation, the Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act, to improve our...

Kuster Welcomes HHS Secretary Becerra to New Hampshire, Discusses Child Tax Credit and American Rescue Plan

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Great to welcome U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Becerra to New Hampshire!

Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) welcomed U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to New Hampshire to highlight new investments in family-friendly policies like expanding the Child Tax Credit, ensuring paid leave for all, and increasing public investments in child care. Rep. Kuster and Sec. Becerra started in Manchester for a community block part...

Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Statement on Record Number of Overdose Deaths in 2020

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The CDC estimates that 93,000 Americans died due to overdose deaths in 2020, a more than 29% increase from 2019 Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), David Trone (D-MD), and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), founders and co-chairs of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, released the following statement on new data showing that a reco...

Kuster Joins Colleagues To Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation To End the Addiction Epidemic and Increase Access to Treatment, Prevention, and Recovery Resources

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined her fellow co-chairs of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, David Trone (D-MD), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), and the co-chairs of the Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus, Reps. Tim Ryan (D-OH), David McKinley (R-WV), Paul Tonko (D-NY), and Dave Joyce (R-OH), to introduce the bipartis...

Kuster, Mullin, Trone, Fitzpatrick, Herrera Beutler, and Butterfield Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Help Overdose Victims

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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02), Markwayne Mullin (OK-02), David Trone (MD-06), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), and G.K. Butterfield (NC-01) recently introduced legislation to help overdose victims by closing a dangerous information gap that keeps prescribers uninformed about a patient who overdoses. The Improving Medicaid Programs’ Response t...

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $560K to Expand Telehealth Services at Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester

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(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced today that the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM) will receive $559,634 to expand access to telehealth services for Granite State veterans and low-income patients. Specifically, the funding was allocated through the Federal Com...

Kuster, Fitzpatrick, Booker Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to End Outdated Policy that Prevents Incarcerated Individuals from Accessing Medicaid

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**Rep. Kuster and Sen. Cory Booker introduced identical legislation in 2019** Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (D-NH), a founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force and member of the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, reintroduced the Humane Correctional Health Care Act alongside Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and a bipart...

Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Statement on Mental Health Action Day 2021

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**The Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force held a roundtable last month on substance use prevention during COVID-19, the first event of the 117th Congress** Washington, D.C. — Today, on Mental Health Action Day 2021, the co-chairs of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, Reps. Annie Kuster (D-NH), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), David Trone (D-MD), and Jaime Herrera Beutler...

Kuster Hosts Roundtable with NH Leaders on Support for Substance Use and Mental Health Services Included in American Rescue Plan

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**The Kuster-backed American Rescue Plan includes critical support for New Hampshire** **Watch the full conversation HERE** Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) hosted a virtual roundtable with New Hampshire substance use and mental health leaders to provide an update on how the American Rescue Plan will support their critical services in New Hampshire. Today, New Hampshire’s congressi...