Claremont, NH – Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) gathered stakeholders from across Sullivan County to discuss her legislative agenda and the recent advancement of key bills targeting the opioid epidemic. As co-chair of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic, Kuster recently helped introduce a legislative package of bipartisan bills, many of which passed the House last month during “Opioid Week,” a historic session during which the House passed 18 bills addressing different aspects of the epidemic.
During today’s visit, Kuster toured the Transitional Re-entry and Inmate Life Skills (TRAILS) Program at the Sullivan County Department of Corrections before sitting down with local leaders to discuss best practices, and hear from event attendees about how the federal government can best continue to support their efforts. In the briefing, Kuster met with Claremont Mayor Charlene Lovett, Claremont Police Chief Alexander Scott, Superintendent David Berry of the Sullivan County Department of Corrections, treatment providers, public health experts, and local officials, among others, to discuss the TRAILS program and other local efforts to get ahead of the opioid epidemic.
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