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WASHINGTON, DC— Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today announced that her provision directing the Department of Defense to report to the Armed Services Committee on its progress in replacing the PFC-based firefighting foam that has contaminated water supplies nation-wide, including around the Pease Air National Guard Base, has been included in the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act.
(Washington, DC)—U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Congresswomen Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and Annie Kuster (NH-02), issued the following statements after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the release of $485 million, authorized through the 21st Century Cures Act, to combat the opioid crisis. Of this amount, New Hampshire will receive $3.1 million.
The state’s congressional delegation has suggested guidelines for the Trump administration to consider as it prepares to distribute $142 million in opioid-related funds targeted to the states that are most in need.
The $1.3 trillion federal omnibus spending bill signed into law by President Donald Trump on Friday contains an additional $3.3 billion in funding to fight the opioid crisis nationally. That amount included $142 million in funds "set aside” for the administration to dole out to states that are hardest hit by the crisis.
The state’s congressional delegation is urging the Trump administration to make sure that New Hampshire gets its fair share of new federal funding set aside by Congress for states hard-hit by the opioid crisis.
In a letter sent Tuesday to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the all-Democratic delegation stressed “the importance of prioritizing funding for states like New Hampshire that have been hit the hardest by the opioid epidemic.”