Sept. 26 — To the Editor:
I’m supporting Carol Shea-Porter for Congress because she is the principled, seasoned leader we need to combat the opioid crisis. She is tough on crime, and will advance legislation to go after drug traffickers. Her career in social services makes her an expert in promoting treatment and prevention of addiction. And while in Congress, she worked tirelessly on bills to help states like ours deal with this epidemic.
In contrast, Frank Guinta’s attempts in the 114th Congress have been a sham. You need look no further than his “Stop Meth Labs and Enhance Patient Access Act of 2015” bill (H.R. 3968). First, it does nothing to stop meth labs. Second, it fails to even mention enhancing patient access! This bill is a snappy title with no substance, designed to hoodwink constituents into believing that some good is being done. In addition, when he had a chance as a Budget Committee member, he voted against increasing funding for the opioid crisis. Shame on you, Mr. Guinta, for failing to act at a time when Granite Staters are looking for real solutions to the opioid crisis. Your one-page bill says nothing, and that says it all with regard to how much you actually care about this issue.
Please join me in voting for Carol Shea-Porter on Nov. 8, and let your vote make a difference in combating the opioid crisis in our state. She has the experience we need, has always had our back, and will be our voice in Washington.