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Nov 23, 2016 11:52 AM

Dem lawmakers ask Congress for more money to battle drug crisis in NH

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — New Hampshire's top Democratic lawmakers are calling on Congress to provide more money for states to fight heroin and opioid abuse.

U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen urging leadership this week to tack money for prevention and treatment programs onto a bill funding the National Institutes of Health that will come up in the lame duck session.

Congress passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act earlier this year but didn't include enough money to implement the programs.

Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, an incoming U.S. senator, also penned a letter Tuesday asking congressional leaders to make the funding a priority. She calls the drug crisis the "most pressing public health and safety challenge" facing New Hampshire.

Drug deaths are on pace to top 500 in New Hampshire this year.

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