Combating the Opioid & Heroin Epidemic

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)…

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…

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Welcoming $4.7 Million to NH to Support Individuals & Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorders

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   (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice (DOJ), led Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) in welcoming $4,710,993 to the New Hampshire Department of Justice (NH DOJ) to lower rates of substance use disorders and…

Kuster, Warren, Baldwin, Maloney Lead More than 100 Democrats in Senate and House in Reintroducing Landmark CARE Act To Combat the Substance Use Epidemic

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), along with Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representative David Trone (MD-06) led over 100 democrats in the Senate and House in reintroducing the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, the most ambitious legislation ever introduced in…

Kuster Applauds Announcement of $30 Million Funding Opportunity to Help Address the Substance Use and Overdose Epidemic Through Harm Reduction

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   Concord, N.H. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, applauded the announcement of a $30 million SAMHSA Harm Reduction grant program that she secured in the American Rescue Plan Act. This new funding opportunity will help non-profit and community-based organizations, as well as local and state…

Kuster Urges Passage of Her Bipartisan STOP Fentanyl Act During Energy & Commerce Hearing

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   Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02), founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force, urged passage of her bipartisan legislation, the Support, Treatment, and Overdose Prevention of (S.T.O.P.) Fentanyl Act of 2021 during an Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing entitled, “The Overdose Crisis: Interagency Proposal to…

Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Statement on U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Surpassing 100,000 in 12-Month Period

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**Today, the Centers for Disease Control released new data reporting drug overdose deaths in the United States surpassed 100,000 in a 12-month period for the first time** **Today’s CDC announcement comes mere months after data showed 93,000 people — a nearly 29% increase from 2019 reports — suffered from overdose-related deaths in 2020**   Washington, D.C. — Today, the…

Kuster Introduces Bipartisan Legislation To Reduce Opioid-Related Deaths

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    Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Tom Emmer (R-MN) introduced the Inpatient Opioid Safety Act of 2021, legislation to improve patient safety, simplify care, and reduce preventable opioid-induced injury and death under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Though opioids are effective in managing pain, the Anesthesia Patient Safety…

Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force Highlights Legislative Agenda, Impact of Addiction with Bravo’s Captain Lee

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**Following their virtual conversation, the Task Force hosted a press conference with Captain Lee to discuss the 2021 Legislative Agenda and the need to pass this bipartisan legislative plan**   Washington, D.C. — Today, following a Bipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force virtual conversation, co-chair Representative Annie Kuster (D-NH) was joined by Rep. John Rutherford…

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…