The Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic numbers over 70 Republican and Democrat House members -- and counting -- working to improve prevention, treatment and law enforcement, in order to solve the country's addiction and overdose crisis, the top issue in New Hampshire.
"I thank my colleagues for joining together in a bipartisan fashion to place the needs of our military readiness and security above partisan politics by unanimously passing my amendment to protect important military installations, like the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.”
“The bipartisan Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act is a crucial and common-sense step to ensuring the needs of New Hampshire’s fishermen, the fishing industry and the environment are both balanced and met. These substantial reforms will increase transparency and provide for a stronger domestic seafood industry while creating new jobs in this vital industry."
"This bipartisan legislation ensures that key programs which are critical in managing ocean fish populations - and the fishermen and communities that depend on them - will receive increased and sustainable funding. I will not stop working on behalf of our state’s fishermen to ensure that our government is helping – not hindering – this industry."
"Reforming our mental health system is a cause both near and dear to my heart. As the primary caretaker of a family member battling a mental illness, I know firsthand how our current system is failing those with these illnesses and also where there are opportunities to strengthen our system."
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Frank Guinta (NH-01) issued the following statement today, after Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald compared long wait times at VA hospitals to long lines at Disney theme parks:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – New Hampshire families visited Washington, D.C., this week to share stories of loved ones lost to the heroin epidemic.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives approved Congressman Frank Guinta’s amendment to increase funding to Joint Task Force North (JTFN), a military operation at Fort Bliss, Texas, that works closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to prevent drug trafficking across the Mexican border.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Reduction Act, containing nearly all of the legislation that Congressman Frank Guinta and members of the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic announced at a Capitol Hill press conference this month.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives unanimously passed Congressman Frank Guinta’s bill to require a federal study of local laws that prevent first responders, including friends and family of overdose victims, from administering emergency treatment, such as Narcan.