Combating the Opioid & Heroin Epidemic

Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Announces 2021 Legislative Agenda

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**The entire 2021 Legislative Agenda can be viewed HERE** **The press conference can be viewed HERE** Washington, D.C. — Today, the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, led by Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), David Trone (D-MD), and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), unveiled the Task Force’s 2021 Legislative Agenda. The comprehensive approach outlines ongoin...

Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Holds Discussion with ONDCP Acting Director Regina LaBelle

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**The Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, co-chaired by Kuster, Fitzpatrick, Trone, and Herrera Beutler, holds regular roundtable discussions to hear from care providers, experts, and patients** **Next week, the Bipartisan Task Force will unveil its 2021 Legislative Agenda** Washington, D.C. — Today, the co-chairs of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, Representa...

Kuster, Trone Send Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Continued and Increased Funding To Combat Overdose Crisis

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Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and David Trone (MD-06), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging continued and increased funding in the budget reconciliation package to ...

Kuster, Fitzpatrick, Trone, Herrera Beutler Introduce Resolution, Release Statement on First Day of National Recovery Month

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Washington, D.C. — On the first day of National Recovery Month, 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) introduced a resolution honoring National Recovery Month and released the following statement to honor those in recovery: “On the first day of National Recov...

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...