New Hampshire has been hit especially hard by the heroin and opioid epidemic, and Annie is uniting Members of Congress from both parties to find solutions to a problem that affects every community in our state. Sadly, the Granite State has one of the highest rates of addiction but some of the fewest treatment options.
Annie founded the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, which now has over 85 members -- half Democrat, half Republican. Recently, 18 bills supported by the Task Force passed the House of Representatives -- one of the most productive legislative weeks in years. These bills will meet the challenge head-on by giving law enforcement, medical providers, and drug prevention workers the resources necessary to address the crisis. Annie is also helping secure federal funding to open new treatment facilities, expand programs to fight the epidemic here in New Hampshire, and is working with health insurance companies to cover addiction treatment.