WASHINGTON — Sen. Kelly Ayotte on Tuesday called for passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act as a way to help fight the growing drug addiction epidemic.
She co-hosted a forum on Capitol Hill on the crisis with Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
Ayotte discussed the personal story of Doug and Pam Griffin of Newton, who lost their daughter, Courtney, to a heroin overdose, and talked about her conversations with first responders, health care providers and treatment specialists in New Hampshire.
Ayotte, a former attorney general has helped introduce the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act “to increase drug abuse prevention efforts, improve treatment for those with addiction, ensure law enforcement has greater access to the necessary tools to fight drug abuse, and better support individuals in recovery,” according to her office.
Ayotte can be viewed delivering her remarks below: