Combating the Opioid & Heroin Epidemic

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…

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…

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…

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…