February 21, 2017

Senator Hassan’s Statement on Reports that White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Could Be Eliminated

Senator Hassan's Statement on Reports that White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Could Be Eliminated

WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Maggie Hassan released the following statement on reports that the Trump Administration isconsidering eliminating the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in President Trump's budgetproposal:

"I'm deeply concerned by reports that in the middle of a deadly opioid crisis,the Trump Administration is reportedly considering eliminating the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.The federal government needs to continue to increase its efforts to fight this epidemic and help people struggling with addiction, not reduce them.The Office of National Drug Control Policy has been an important partner in ?New Hampshire'sefforts to combat the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis in New Hampshire, providing important resources to support law enforcement and to strengthen prevention, treatment, and recovery services. Eliminating the White House office responsible for combating substance abuse isn't fiscally responsible, it's dangerous - and I urge Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and President Trump to reconsider plans to close this critical office."

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