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Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter

Representing the 1st District of New Hampshire

Shea-Porter: Two Months and Still No Opioid Emergency Declaration

October 10, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement to mark the two-month anniversary of President Trump’s promise to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency:

“It has now been two months since President Trump promised he would follow the top recommendation of his opioid commission and declare a national emergency, but we are still awaiting action. During those two months, the Administration has not only refused to issue this declaration, it has also failed to give New Hampshire our fair share of resources to fight heroin and fentanyl and continued to undermine access to substance abuse treatment by sabotaging the health care markets. It is past time for President Trump to step up to the plate and help New Hampshire turn the tide on the opioid crisis. He should start by fulfilling his two-months-old promise to declare this crisis a national emergency, which will provide flexibility for federal agencies to direct more help to New Hampshire.”