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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 Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
July 13, 2016 Senate Passes Bennet-Backed Measures to Address Opioid Abuse Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Coffman Statement on Passage of Opioid Epidemic Legislation Rep. Michael Coffman Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Education and Community Support Needed to Fight Opioid Abuse Epidemic Rep. Scott Tipton Unknown
June 22, 2016 House GOP Block Marijuana Banking Amendment Rep. Ed Perlmutter Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Finance Senators Introduce Family First Prevention Services Act Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
June 14, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services - Call for Affordable Medical Treatment for Opioid Dependency Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Coffman Conducts Hearing on VA Oversight of Drug Prescriptions and Medical Facilities Rep. Douglas Lamborn Denver, CO
May 23, 2016 Coffman Conducts Hearing on VA Oversight of Drug Prescriptions and Medical Facilities Rep. Michael Coffman Denver, CO
May 20, 2016 Business Insider - Congress Warming to Idea of Medical Marijuana for Veterans Rep. Michael Coffman Denver, CO
May 13, 2016 Tipton Supports Slate of Bipartisan Bills Combating Nationwide Opioid Epidemic Rep. Scott Tipton Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 Addiction and Abuse Rep. Douglas Lamborn Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 Tipton Supports Slate of Bipartisan Bills Combating Nationwide Opioid Epidemic Rep. Scott Tipton Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 House Unanimously Passes Polis's Bill to Protect At-Risk Infants Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
May 7, 2016 The Pueblo Chieftain - Multifront, Coordinated Approach Sorely Needed Rep. Scott Tipton Unknown
May 6, 2016 Bennet Cosponsors Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
May 5, 2016 DOD Asked to Investigate Military Drug Testing After Undercover Investigation Rep. Michael Coffman Denver, CO
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Rep. Ed Perlmutter Washington, DC
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Tipton, House Task Force Colleagues Working to Quell Opioid Epidemic Rep. Scott Tipton Washington, DC
April 26, 2016 Letter to Dr. Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Sen. Cruz, Others Hammer FDA on Relaxed Standards for Abortion Drug Rep. Douglas Lamborn Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Tipton Focused on Combatting Opioid Abuse in Third District, Across Nation Rep. Scott Tipton Washington, DC
April 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
April 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
April 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Call to Remove Barriers to Research on Medical Marijuana Rep. Ed Perlmutter Washington, DC
April 6, 2016 Senate HELP Committee Holds Markup for PATH Act to Create Streamlined Antibiotic Approval Pathway Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
March 23, 2016 Members Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Efforts Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
March 18, 2016 Bennet Bills to Address Opioid Abuse, Mental Health Crisis Advance to Full Senate Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Gardner Applauds Passage of Drug Addiction Treatment and Prevention Legislation Sen. Cory Gardner Washington, DC
March 8, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction And Recovery Act Of 2015 Sen. Cory Gardner Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 HELP Committee Advances Bipartisan Bill to Help Patients by Facilitating Faster Development of Drugs for Rare Diseases Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
July 14, 2015 Letter to Loretta Lynch, Attorney General - Executive Clemency for Drug Offenders Rep. Ken Buck Washington, DC
July 7, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Acting Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Opioid Abuse Epidemic Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
June 8, 2015 DeGette Seeks Stronger Labeling of Opioids Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
June 4, 2015 Letter to Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Opiods Safety Warnings Rep. Diana DeGette Unknown
June 3, 2015 PRIVACY: Polis Amendment Preventing DEA Bulk Surveillance Passes House Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
June 3, 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act Rep. Douglas Lamborn Washington, DC
June 2, 2015 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
March 18, 2015 Letter to Pamela Hyde, Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Ongoing Oversight of Mental Health System Rep. Diana DeGette Unknown
March 5, 2015 Gardner Supports Industrial Hemp Legalization Sen. Cory Gardner Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2015 Rep. DeGette Joins Reps. Esty, DeLauro, Ruiz, and Bustos to Introduce Bill Banning E-Cigarette Marketing to Children Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
April 30, 2014 Bennet-Authored Breakthrough Designation Yields Full FDA Approval for Lung Cancer Drug Sen. Michael Bennet Unknown
April 23, 2014 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Recognize Naloxene as a Safe and Effective Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug for Over-the-Counter Use Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
March 6, 2014 Polis Introduces Legislation to Create Federal Guidelines for Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
Feb. 27, 2014 DeGette Highlights Dangers Of Drug Counterfeiting Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
Nov. 27, 2013 President Signs Bennet's Landmark Bill to Secure Drug Supply Sen. Michael Bennet Unknown
Oct. 1, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder - Bipartisan Group of Senators Urges AG Holder to Establish Drug Take-Back Programs for DoD And VA Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
May 15, 2013 Bennet, Burr, Harkin, Alexander Introduce Bill to Improve Safety of Nation's Drug Supply Sen. Michael Bennet Unknown
May 6, 2013 Letter to Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - End Infant Drug Shortage Sen. Michael Bennet Unknown
April 19, 2013 Bennet, Burr, Harkin, Alexander Release Draft Bill to Improve Safety of Nation's Drug Supply Sen. Michael Bennet Unknown
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy Rep. Jared Polis Unknown
March 8, 2013 DeGette And Coffman Re-Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Respect States' Rights On Marijuana Rep. Michael Coffman Washington, DC
March 8, 2013 DeGette And Coffman Re-Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Respect States' Rights On Marijuana Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
Feb. 13, 2013 Bennet, Burr React to IOM Report: "Countering the Problem of Falsified and Substandard Drugs" Sen. Michael Bennet Unknown
Feb. 5, 2013 Polis, Blumenauer Bills De-Federalize Marijuana Prohibition Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
Oct. 9, 2012 Letter to Chairman Upton, Chairman Pitts, and Chairman Stearns Rep. Diana DeGette Unknown
July 10, 2012 National Broadcasting Corporation - Colorado Bioscience Industry, Patients to Benefit from New Law Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
May 24, 2012 Following Record Drug Recalls and Shortages, Bennet Helps Pass FDA Reform in Senate Sen. Michael Bennet Colorado
May 10, 2012 DeGette, Rooney Legislation to Combat Drug Shortages Clears Committee Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
April 4, 2012 Senate Committee Plan Adopts Bennet-Hatch-Burr Bipartisan Bill to Bring Breakthrough Treatments to Patients More Quickly Sen. Michael Bennet Unknown
April 4, 2012 The Hill - Senate Health Panel Floats Proposal for Speedy Food and Drug Administration Approval of Life-Saving Drugs Sen. Michael Bennet Unknown
March 20, 2012 Press Conference by House Democratic Women, on the Affordable Care Act's Benefits for Women Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
March 20, 2012 Letter to Jon Leibowitz, Chairman Federal Trade Commission - Pharmacy Merger Rep. Diana DeGette Unknown
March 16, 2012 Bennet Unveils Bipartisan Plan to Improve Safety of Prescription, Over-the-Counter Drugs for Colorado Families Sen. Michael Bennet Unknown
March 8, 2012 Bennet-Backed Bill to Crack Down on Prescription Drug Theft, Protect Colorado Consumers Passes Senate Committee with Broad Bipartisan Support Sen. Michael Bennet Unknown
March 7, 2012 Senate Passes Bennet-Backed Bill to Crack Down on Counterfeit Drugs Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
Dec. 29, 2011 Letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Sen. Michael Bennet Unknown
Dec. 12, 2011 Bennet-Backed Bill To Crack Down on Counterfeit Drugs Clears Key Committee Hurdle With Bipartisan Support Sen. Michael Bennet Unknown
Nov. 17, 2011 Proposal for Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill To Increase Penalties For Counterfeit Drugs Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2011 Meehan Introduces Bill Boosting Penalties for Rx Drug Counterfeiting Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
Nov. 3, 2011 Bennet Statement on FY 2011 FDA Innovative Drug Approvals Report Sen. Michael Bennet Unknown
Nov. 1, 2011 Bennet: Chinese Counterfeit Drug Sting Amplifies Need to Update Drug Safety Laws Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
Oct. 14, 2011 Bennet Calls for Crack Down on Prescription Drug Theft at Recently Burglarized Pharmacies in Loveland, Fort Collins Sen. Michael Bennet Ft. Collins, CO
Sept. 29, 2011 Bennet Calls for Crack Down on Prescription Drug Theft at Recently Burglarized Pharmacies Sen. Michael Bennet Denver, CO
Sept. 6, 2011 Letter to Dr. Hamburg, Food and Drug Administration Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
Aug. 18, 2011 Letter to Dr. Hamburg, Food and Drug Administration Sen. Michael Bennet Denver, CO
June 23, 2011 Failed Drug War Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
June 22, 2011 Sens. Carper and Coburn Lead Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Billions of Dollars in Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Medicare and Medicaid Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
June 22, 2011 Sens. Carper and Coburn Lead Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Billions of Dollars in Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Medicare and Medicaid Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
June 21, 2011 DeGette, Rooney Introduce Bill to Combat Drug Shortages Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
June 16, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
June 16, 2011 House Members Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Drug-Resistant Infections Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
June 15, 2011 House Members Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Combat the Rise of Drug-Resistant Infections Rep. Diana DeGette Unknown
June 15, 2011 Rep. Eshoo and Bipartisan Coalition Introduce Bill to Combat the Rise of Drug-Resistant Infections Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
June 14, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 Rep. Scott Tipton Washington, DC
June 14, 2011 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
May 25, 2011 Bipartisan Coalition Urges Sensible Drug Policy Rep. Jared Polis Washington, DC
May 16, 2011 Bennet Backs Effort to Crack Down on Black Market Drugs, Protect Colorado Consumers Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
April 13, 2011 Hearing of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee - "Import Safety: Status of FDA's Screening Efforts at the Border" Rep. Diana DeGette Unknown
April 12, 2011 Dingell, Waxman, Pallone, & DeGette Introduce Drug Safety Enhancement Act Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
March 24, 2011 Letter to Mr. Gregory J. Divis President Ther-Rx Corporation Chief Executive Officer KV Pharmaceutical Company Rep. Diana DeGette Unknown
March 14, 2011 New GAO Report Highlights Importance of Health Care Reform Law's Medicare Drug Savings for Seniors Rep. Diana DeGette Unknown
March 4, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Joseph R. Pitts Chairman Subcommittee on Health Rep. Diana DeGette Unknown
Dec. 17, 2010 Harkin, Bennet Applaud Dingell Drug Safety Bill Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2010 Following Record Recalls, Bennet Moves to Improve Safety of U.S. Drugs for Colorado Families Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
June 22, 2010 DeGette Applauds Tough New Tobacco Rules Rep. Diana DeGette Washington, DC
June 9, 2010 Perlmutter Announces "Donut Hole" Checks On Their Way to Nearly 50,000 Colorado Seniors Rep. Ed Perlmutter Washington, DC
June 9, 2010 Bennet: Seniors Will Get Help to Cover the Medicare Donut Hole Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
April 29, 2010 Bennet Leads Bipartisan Push to Increase Support, Awareness to Curb Meth Use Among Colorado Youth Sen. Michael Bennet Washington, DC
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