Senator Kelly Ayotte led the charge this week
in response to recent reports
of federal government regulations that are negatively impacting New Hampshire's fight against an epidemic of drug addiction.
Reports had indicated that stringent licensing requirements could force several treatment facilities in New Hampshire to cut the number of available beds and reduce their ability to serve individuals dealing with substance abuse issues.
In response, Senator Ayotte contacted Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell
to urge her to work with the Granite State to ease requirements.
We strongly commend Senator Ayotte for her efforts to fight Washington's negative impact on our state's ability to fight the growing heroin and prescription drug addiction crisis.