Senators propose additional $25B toward opioid crisis
Jan. 09, 2018
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan have announced a Democratic proposal for an additional $25 billion in the federal budget to combat the opioid crisis.
The senators on Tuesday called for the investment over two years to go toward programs that support opioid treatment in such agencies as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Medicare, and Medicaid.
The senators say a federal response is needed that matches the national public health emergency.
They say the proposal would help bridge the funding difference between the Republican-proposed defense and domestic budgets.