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US Rep. Guinta Continues Fight Against NH's Heroin Epidemic 


House Unanimously Passes H.R. 1725 and H.R. 1462


Washington, D.C. – Last night, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 1725, the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Reauthorization Act of 2015 and H.R. 1462, Protecting our Infants Act of 2015. 


These pieces of legislation seek to address the issue of heroin and opioid abuse.  The first bill reauthorizes the national prescription drug monitoring program, while the second bill passed to combat the rise of prenatal opioid abuse and neonatal abstinence syndrome.


“We must continue to work toward establishing an opioid prescription drug database that will allow pharmacies to monitor the flow of these highly addictive drugs across state lines. The over-prescription of these drugs has led to the spike in heroin abuse as users continue to seek a cheaper alternative drug to the expensive street value of prescription opioid narcotics.


Toward that end, I also supported legislation that would combat the rise of prenatal opioid abuse and neonatal abstinence syndrome. With opioid prescription rates rising dramatically over the past several years, there has also been a rise of neonatal abstinence syndrome. These two pieces of important legislation play a crucial role in various aspects of the heroin abuse epidemic throughout the Granite State.”


The Congressman is currently working on his own piece of bipartisan legislation to fight against the heroin epidemic in New Hampshire.  Already this term, he has authored an amendment to increase funding for our nation’s drug courts, as well as cosponsored three pieces of bipartisan legislation aimed at tackling the heroin abuse epidemic.




NH DHHS - Temporary Relocation of Manchester District Office Operations

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

(DHHS) is relocating operations for the Manchester District Office. While

the Department continues to pursue a long-term District Office location in

Manchester, DHHS staff working at the current location at 195 McGregor

Street will temporarily relocate to other DHHS offices effective September

8, 2015.

To limit disruptions for DHHS clients in Manchester, Division of Client

Services staff who interact with DHHS clients in person will relocate to

the Stark Building at 1234 River Road in Manchester, where they will

continue to meet with clients after the move. New Hampshire Employment

Program staff is moving to 60 Rogers Street, Suite 201, where they will

hold all meetings and appointments. Manchester DO staff in the Division of

Children, Youth and Families, the New Hampshire Employment Program, the

Division of Child Support Services, and the Bureau of Elderly and Adult

Services will work out of other DHHS offices.

While the physical address will change, the mailing address and all phone

numbers for Manchester DO staff will remain unchanged.

“We are working with the staff in Manchester to limit disruptions during

this short-notice and unexpected move,” said Mary Ann Cooney, Associate

Commissioner, DHHS Office of Human Services. “Ensuring our clients continue

to receive services in the timely and professional manner they have come to

expect is our top priority. While understandably challenging, this is a

temporary situation as we continue to seek a new, permanent location for

the Manchester District Office.”

Interruption to business operations will be minimized as much as possible.

Relocation will begin at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 4 and is expected to

last through Thursday, September 10, during which time some voicemail or

email accounts for some staff members may not be in service. Individuals

unable to reach Manchester DO staff during the relocation can call (800)

852-3345 for assistance. All Manchester District Office mail should

continue to be sent to 195 McGregor Street, South Tower, Suite 110,

Manchester, NH 03102.

DHHS will host a public meeting to answer questions about the temporary

relocation at 6:00 pm on Thursday, September 10, 2015, in the chapel of the

Sununu Youth Services Center in Manchester. For more information, visit

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US Rep Guinta Visits Eastern Slopes Regional Airport for Expansion Update 


MANCHESTER, N.H. – Today, Congressman Frank Guinta visited the Eastern Slopes Regional Airport (ESRA) in Fryeburg, ME to meet with the Board of Directors to discuss their action plan for infrastructure development and airport expansion. Airports are a vital part of New Hampshire’s transportation infrastructure and promote local economic development and job creation.


ESRA is the only aviation access point for North Conway and the Mt. Washington Valley area. During his visit, Congressman Guinta met with a member of the airports Board of Directors, Carl Thibodeau, to discuss its existing infrastructure as well as participate in a detailed walkthrough of the airports future expansion plans.


The Eastern Slopes and Mt Washington Valley area is one of the state’s most popular tourist areas, but remains one of the least accessible for air travel with no New Hampshire regional airport inside a 50 mile radius.  Tourism is our state’s second largest industry, creating thousands of jobs and countless economic opportunities for small businesses, it is imperative that these areas be accessible. The expansion and improvement of the Eastern Slopes Airport is vital to strengthening our state’s tourism industry and I look forward to continuing to work with local and federal stakeholders to see this project through to a successful completion.”


Congressman Guinta hosted a roundtable with airport authorities in April and as a result ESAA board members were able to apply for a grant, issued by the Northern Border Regional Commission, that would fund the improvements needed to help maintain the airports role as a leader of the region’s transportation infrastructure.


Congressman Guinta and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) sent letters to the Northern Border Regional Commission in support of the funding. Both the Conway and Fryeburg municipalities have unanimously voted in support of investing in the airport and the MaineDOT has agreed to contribute a matching share. 






US Rep. Frank Guinta (R-NH CD1)Meets with NH Council on Developmental Disabilities 



Manchester, NH – This morning, Congressman Guinta (NH-01) met with members of the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities in his Manchester office to discuss initiatives to eliminate obstacles and promote opportunities for people living with disabilities.


The New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities carries out its mission through education, advocacy, and the funding of innovative projects that make significant differences in people’s lives.


“Due to the work of the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities and the countless disability advocates across the nation, we are able to help individuals living with challenges to live more independently and participate more actively in our communities. Earlier this year, I held a bipartisan mental health care summit with stakeholders from across the state to identify areas where the federal government can be of assistance to patients and patient advocates alike.  I am in the process of writing a mental health care bill to address many of the challenges faced by those with a mental illness.  I look forward to continuing to work with great organizations like the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities to increase accessibility and equality for all.”


One of the Council on Developmental Disabilities priorities is the Steve Gleason Act of 2015, which gives Medicare patients greater access to equipment needed to live fuller lives in our communities. Earlier this summer, Congressman Guinta proudly voted in favor of this bill, which has since been signed into law. The Steve Gleason Act ensures that individuals with disabilities will now have access to critical devices, such as speech- generators, or eye tracking technology through Medicare.


Congressman Guinta continues to support and encourage efforts to help assist those living with disabilities in the Granite State and throughout the country.


To learn more about the New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities please visit their website at





US Senator Ayotte - Fill me in!

I’m proud of my efforts to make life better for hardworking New Hampshire families. We’ve pushed to make childcare more affordable, make it easier for families to save for college, and better prepare our young people for good careers.

But there’s still more work to do.
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