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Angus King, Jr.'s Public Statements on Issue: Drugs

Office: U.S. Senate (ME) - Jr, Independent
Date Title
July 26, 2016 At Opioid Roundtable in Bangor, King Underscores Importance of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Fight Against Addiction
July 19, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator, United States Drug Enforcement Administration- Calling for Stricter Limits on Opioid Pills
July 14, 2016 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the United States Senate- As Congress Clears Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill, Reed Calls for Emergency Funding for Opioid Epidemic
July 13, 2016 Senate Passes Important Legislation to Fight Opioid Epidemic
July 13, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Mitch McConnell. Majority Leader, United States Senate- Commit to Passing Real, Immediate Funding to Fight Opioid and Heroin Epidemic and Actually Carry Out Programs Authorized in CARA Bill
May 27, 2016 King, Capito, Brown Introduce Legislation to Support Treatment for Babies Exposed to Opioids
May 24, 2016 King, Manchin Introduce Legislation to Expand Treatment for Opioid and Heroin Addiction
May 24, 2016 Manchin, Klobuchar, Shaheen, King, Heitkamp, Baldwin Introduce Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act
May 24, 2016 Baldwin, Manchin, Klobuchar, Shaheen, King, Heitkamp Introduce Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act
May 17, 2016 King Renews Call for Emergency Funding to Combat Opioid and Heroin Addiction
May 12, 2016 House Passes Bill to Improve Care for Babies Born Addicted to Drugs
May 4, 2016 Brown Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Care for Babies Who Have Been Exposed to Opioids
April 29, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce Maine Locations for 2016 Drug Take-Back Day
April 29, 2016 King Emphasizes Collaboration in Fight Against Opioid Addiction at Maine Association of Psychiatric Physicians Annual Meeting
April 29, 2016 King, Capito, Brown Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Care for Babies Born Addicted to Drugs
April 15, 2016 At Maine Pain Symposium, King Announces Support for Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Palliative and Hospice Care
March 28, 2016 At Paris Town Hall, King Convenes Opioid Roundtable Focused on Family Members of Those Fighting Addiction
March 11, 2016 Senators Collins, King Announce Over $1.2 Million to Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic in Maine
March 2, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015
Feb. 22, 2016 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Require Risk Management Strategies for All Prescription Opioids
Feb. 22, 2016 To Combat Opioid Epidemic, King, Colleagues Urge FDA to Require Risk Management Strategies for All Prescription Opioids
Feb. 12, 2016 At Opioid Roundtable in Bangor, King Announces Bill to Raise Arbitrary Federal Cap Stifling Treatment for People Recovering from Drug Abuse
Feb. 9, 2016 King Calls on Top Intelligence Community Officials to Help Cut Off Flow of Heroin Entering United States
Feb. 3, 2016 King Urges CVS Health To Make Overdose-Reversing Drug Available Without A Prescription in Maine
Feb. 2, 2016 King Praises President's Increased Funding to Fight Opioid Abuse
Jan. 27, 2016 King Attends Senate Hearing on Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic
Jan. 15, 2016 King, Shaheen Call on Congress to Immediately Pass Emergency Funding Bill to Fight Opioid Epidemic
Dec. 17, 2015 In Letter to President, King Calls for Increased Funding to Address Opioid Epidemic
Nov. 24, 2015 King Announces Proposal to Create National Mail-Back Drug Program
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Senators Applaud CDC for New Prescribing Guidelines
Oct. 22, 2015 Senate Passes King-Backed Bill to Prevent Newborn Opioid Dependency
Oct. 21, 2015 King Welcomes President's Plan to Address Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use
Oct. 5, 2015 King Shines Light on Addiction at Rally on National Mall
Sept. 28, 2015 Senators Collins, King Announce Nearly $400,000 in Federal Funding to Fight Heroin Epidemic
Sept. 18, 2015 Collins, King Announce $300,000 in Grant Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis in Rural Maine
Sept. 15, 2015 Senators Collins, King Announce Locations for Maine's 2015 Drug Take-Back Day
Sept. 11, 2015 Collins, King Announce More than $2.2 Million in Federal Grants to Support Drug-Free Communities
Sept. 9, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Lamar Alexander, Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Investigation into FDA Decision on Oxycontin
Aug. 25, 2015 At Opioid Abuse Roundtable in Brewer, King Underscores Importance of Federal Action to Combat Drug-Related Health & Safety Crisis
Aug. 7, 2015 Letter to the Hon. Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Increase Access to Treatment for Prescription Pain Addiction
July 20, 2015 Letter to Andrew Slavitt, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Call for Action to Reduce Methadone-Related Overdose Deaths
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