President Donald Trump’s declaration of the opioid crisis as a public health emergency expires on January 23. Many criticized the declaration as one without any real power, given the lack of significant funding. New Hampshire’s Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan are now asking Congress to allocate an additional $25 billion for opioid treatment over the next two years. This comes after the Centers for Disease Control announced their findings that over 42,000 people fatally overdosed due to opioids in 2016. Sen. Shaheen says the requested $25 billion would be more of a “down payment,” as opposed to the full cost to combat the opioid crisis, but it would help the communities struggling the most. She joins Soledad O’Brien for conversation about the desire among lawmakers to find a bipartisan solution, what has worked in her home state of New Hampshire and the need for what she calls “real help.”

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