Senator Hassan Statement on the Release of Federal Funding to Fight Opioid Epidemic
New Hampshire will receive $3.1 Million to Combat the Heroin, Fentanyl and Opioid Crisis
WASHINGTON - Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced that it will be releasing $3.1 million in 21stCentury Cures Act funding to New Hampshire to fight the heroin, fentanyl and opioid crisis:
"The substance misuse epidemic is the most pressing public health and public safety issue facing New Hampshire, and we know that we need more resources on the front lines now in order to combat this crisis and save lives. While the $3.1 million New Hampshire will receive under this legislation is a good start, it is not nearly enough.I urge the Trump Administration to ensure that in the future funding is distributed based on need, so thatstates like New Hampshire that need it mostreceive a greater share. This crisis requires continued and urgent action across all levels of government, and I will continue to work across party lines to provide more resources to strengthen prevention, treatment, recovery, and law enforcement efforts."