NH delegation pleased budget provides opioid funding

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) New Hampshire's Democratic congressional delegation says they are pleased the bipartisan budget agreement provides $6 billion in additional funding to address the opioid epidemic and provides support for veterans, children's health insurance and disaster relief funding.

The budget also fully funds the Department of Defense, ensuring that the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Pease Air National Guard Base have resources.

The White House was forced to order a government shutdown shortly after midnight Thursday, but leaders quickly hustled to move before federal employees were due back at work, hoping to minimize the disruption.

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter said the budget didn't address the plight of the Dreamers, young immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. She said they must be allowed to stay.

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