Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte will attend the opening of a new addiction recovery center in Claremont and speak about her work in the Senate to address the state's opioid crisis.
Hope for New Hampshire Recovery is opening a Claremont office Monday morning. Ayotte will host a roundtable discussion after to highlight the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, a bill she sponsored that passed Congress last week and is heading to President Barack Obama's desk. It supports more access to prevention, treatment and recovery programs. But Democrats say it doesn't provide adequate funding.
Ayotte is facing Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan in a competitive U.S. Senate battle. Both have focused on their efforts to combat the state's heroin and opioid crisis, which caused more than 400 drug overdose deaths last year.