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July 13, 2016 Bill to Combat Opioid Crisis Heads to President's Desk Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
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. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Courtney Votes For Compromise Opioid Bill While Continuing To Advocate For Emergency Funding Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Esty Votes in Favor of Compromise Legislation to Combat Heroin and Opioid Epidemic Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
July 8, 2016 Courtney Votes For Compromise Opioid Bill While Continuing To Advocate For Emergency Funding Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Murphy Applauds Obama Administration Action To Expand Access To Medication-Assisted Treatment For Opioid Addiction Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
July 6, 2016 Blumenthal Welcomes Obama Administration Actions to Stem the Tide of Opioid Abuse Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
July 5, 2016 Ahead Of Public Meeting Wednesday, Courtney And Democratic Cara Conferees Call For Addition Of Real Funding To Combat Opioid & Heroin Addiction Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
July 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Fred Upton, Chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce - Refusal to Sign Opioid Conference Report Without Funding to Combat Drug Addiction Epidemic Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
June 24, 2016 Murphy Statement on New Haven Public Health Emergency Following 15 Heroin Overdose Sen. Christopher Murphy Hartford, CT
June 24, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on new Haven Opioid Overdoses Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Gordon Smith, President and CEO National Association of Broadcasters - Call for National Broadcasters Association to Help Fight Drug Addiction & Stigma Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
June 9, 2016 Murphy Secures Funding for Mental Health & Drug Abuse Programs Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
June 4, 2016 Journal Inquirer - Tolland Mom Working With Courtney to Help Opioid Addicts Rep. Joseph Courtney Unknown
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Avon Patch - Esty Named To Federal Addiction Committee Rep. Elizabeth Esty Avon, CT
May 17, 2016 Esty, Courtney To Serve On Conference Committee To Negotiate Opioid Addiction Bill Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
May 17, 2016 Esty, Courtney To Serve On Conference Committee To Negotiate Opioid Addiction Bill Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
May 16, 2016 Courtney On House Passage Of Opioid Bills That Does Not Include Any Timely Funding Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 Larson: "When It Comes to Our Nation's Health, There Should Be No Half Measures" Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 Esty Moves To Fund Efforts To Combat Opioid Epidemic Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
May 13, 2016 DeLauro Statement On Opioid Bills Passed In The House Of Representatives Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Larson Hails Committee Passage Of Social Impact Partnership Bill Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 House Approves Esty-Knight Amendment To Prevent Opioid Addiction Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
May 6, 2016 Murphy Calls For $240 Million In Emergency Funding To Help Law Enforcement Combat Heroin & Opioid Epidemic Sen. Christopher Murphy Waterbury, CT
May 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House - Consider Emergency Funding To Address Opioid And Heroin Epidemic Rep. Joseph Courtney 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. John Larson 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. Rosa DeLauro 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. James Himes 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. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
April 29, 2016 DeLauro Announces National Take-Back Day Locations In Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro New Haven, CT
April 21, 2016 Bipartisan Heroin Task Force Presents 15 Bills to End Epidemic at First Capitol Hill Press Conference Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
April 19, 2016 Reps. Roybal-Allard, DeLauro Lead Amendment to Regulate Premium Cigars Rep. Rosa DeLauro 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. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
April 15, 2016 Blumenthal Releases Comprehensive Report Calling for Immediate Specific Steps to Reduce Opioid Deaths and Addiction Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
April 11, 2016 DeLauro Holds Forum On Expanding Access To Opioid Treatment Rep. Rosa DeLauro Middletown, CT
March 30, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds FDA Approval of New Label for Medication Abortion Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
March 29, 2016 Murphy Applauds President Obama's New Plan To Combat Opioid Crisis, Calls On Congress To Act Sen. Christopher Murphy Hartford, CT
March 29, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds President Obama's New Actions to Combat Opiod Epidemic Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
March 28, 2016 Larson Lobbies for Emergency Funding to Combat Opioid Epidemic Rep. John Larson Atlanta, GA
March 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health - Act Now on Drug Affordability Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
March 28, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Kay Granger, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, and The Honorable Nita Lowey, Ranking Memeber of the House Appropriations Committee - House Members Urge Full Funding of President Obama's Colombia Aid Reques Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
March 24, 2016 Foster, Esty, Clark Lead 102 House Democrats In Calling For Increased Federal Funding To Combat Opioid Epidemic Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
March 20, 2016 DeLauro holds New Haven discussion, film screening on opioid crisis Rep. Rosa DeLauro Unknown
March 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Paul Ryan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives - On Budget Emergency Supplemental Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - Call on VA to Stop Wasteful Spending on Expensive, Excessive Medications Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Courtney Questions HHS Secretary Burwell On The Lack Of An Emergency Funding Request To Fight Prescription Opioid And Heroin Abuse Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Over $1.3 Million in Federal Funding to the Connecticut Department of Health to expand Opioid Prevention Rep. Elizabeth Esty Hartford, CT
March 15, 2016 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Over $1.3 Million in Federal Funding to the Connecticut Department of Health to expand Opioid Prevention Rep. Joseph Courtney Hartford, CT
March 15, 2016 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Over $1.3 Million in Federal Funding to the Connecticut Department of Health to expand Opioid Prevention Sen. Christopher Murphy Hartford, CT
March 15, 2016 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Over $1.3 Million in Federal Funding to the Connecticut Department of Health to expand Opioid Prevention Rep. Rosa DeLauro Hartford, CT
March 15, 2016 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Over $1.3 Million in Federal Funding to the Connecticut Department of Health to expand Opioid Prevention Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
March 15, 2016 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Over $1.3 Million in Federal Funding to the Connecticut Department of Health to expand Opioid Prevention Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 15, 2016 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Over $1.3 Million in Federal Funding to the Connecticut Department of Health to expand Opioid Prevention Rep. James Himes Hartford, CT
March 15, 2016 Hartford Courant - CDC Releases New Opiate Prescribing Guidelines Rep. Elizabeth Esty Unknown
March 15, 2016 Connecticut Congressional Delegation Applauds Over $1.3 Million in Federal Funding to the Connecticut Department of Health to expand Opioid Prevention Rep. John Larson Hartford, CT
March 15, 2016 Blumenthal Statement on CDC's New Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Chronic Pain Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 11, 2016 Larson Applauds Grant to Combat Opioid Addiction in Connecticut Rep. John Larson Hartford, CT
March 10, 2016 As Opioid Epidemic Sweeps Nation, Blumenthal Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Senate Passes Opioid Legislation, Includes Parts of Esty's Addiction-Prevention Bill Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
March 10, 2016 Murphy Votes for Senate Opioid Bill, Calls for More Funding, Improved Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
March 8, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
March 8, 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Bill Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 3, 2016 Esty Introduces Bill to Prevent Opioid Addiction Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Feb. 29, 2016 Opioid and Heroin Abuse Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Feb. 22, 2016 Letter to Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration - Require Risk Management Strategies for All Prescription Opioids Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
Feb. 22, 2016 Nomination of Robert Califf Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 "We Are in the Throes of an Epidemic" Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 Courtney Introduces Bill to Expand Emergency Aid for Growing Opioid and Heroin Crisis Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2016 Blumenthal Applauds President's $1.1 Billion Initiative to Address Opioid Abuse, Heroin Epidemic Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 22, 2015 Letter to Chuck Rosenberg, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Drugs Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, D.C.
Dec. 21, 2015 Blumenthal, Durbin Statement on FDA Creation of Dietary Supplement Program Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urge to Continue Work to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urge to Continue Work to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. Joseph Courtney Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urge to Continue Work to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. James Himes Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urge to Continue Work to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. Elizabeth Esty Washington, DC
Dec. 8, 2015 Letter to Secretary Burwell - Urge to Continue Work to Address Opioid Epidemic Rep. John Larson Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Letter to Thomas Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Senators Applaud CDC for New Prescribing Guidelines Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2015 Letter to Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Overdose Prevention Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission - Urge for FTC to Investigate Antitrust Violations Connected to IV Solution Shortages Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2015 Delegation & Gov. Malloy: Over 20 Connecticut Communities Receive Federal Grants That Will Support Second Chance Initiatives, Prevent Youth Substance Use Rep. James Himes Hartford, CT
Sept. 14, 2015 Delegation & Gov. Malloy: Over 20 Connecticut Communities Receive Federal Grants That Will Support Second Chance Initiatives, Prevent Youth Substance Use Rep. Elizabeth Esty Hartford, CT
Sept. 14, 2015 Delegation & Gov. Malloy: Over 20 Connecticut Communities Receive Federal Grants That Will Support Second Chance Initiatives, Prevent Youth Substance Use Rep. Joseph Courtney Hartford, CT
Sept. 14, 2015 Delegation & Gov. Malloy: Over 20 Connecticut Communities Receive Federal Grants That Will Support Second Chance Initiatives, Prevent Youth Substance Use Sen. Christopher Murphy Hartford, CT
Sept. 14, 2015 Delegation & Gov. Malloy: Over 20 Connecticut Communities Receive Federal Grants That Will Support Second Chance Initiatives, Prevent Youth Substance Use Rep. Rosa DeLauro Hartford, CT
Sept. 14, 2015 CT Delegation & Malloy: Over 20 CT Communities Receive Federal Grants That Will Support Second Chance Initiatives, Prevent Youth Substance Use Rep. Rosa DeLauro Hartford, CT
Sept. 14, 2015 Delegation & Gov. Malloy: Over 20 Connecticut Communities Receive Federal Grants That Will Support Second Chance Initiatives, Prevent Youth Substance Use Rep. John Larson Hartford, CT
Sept. 14, 2015 Delegation & Gov. Malloy: Over 20 Connecticut Communities Receive Federal Grants That Will Support Second Chance Initiatives, Prevent Youth Substance Use Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hartford, CT
April 24, 2015 Senator Blumenthal Urges Immediate Action from VA to Address Opioid Over-Prescription and Addiction within VA Health System Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
April 1, 2015 DeLauro, Roybal-Allard Introduce STOP Act Reauthorization To Prevent Underage Drinking Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
March 18, 2015 Blumenthal, Durbin, Feinstein to FDA: Use Existing Authority To Protect Consumers From Contaminated Dietary Supplement Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 17, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - OxyPro Safety Sen. Richard Blumenthal Unknown
March 10, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - E-cigarette Regulation Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
March 10, 2015 Blumenthal, Durbin Applaud State Attorneys General For Launching Investigation Into Fraud In Herbal Supplement Industry Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
March 10, 2015 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - E-cigarette Regulation Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2015 Reed, Durbin, Blumenthal, Brown Introduce Legislation To Close Tobacco Tax Loopholes Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Feb. 2, 2015 Letter to Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration - Regulate Electronic Cigarettes Sen. Richard Blumenthal Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2015 Esty, DeGette, DeLauro, Ruiz, And Bustos Introduce Bill Banning E-Cigarette Marketing To Children Rep. Rosa DeLauro Washington, DC
Jan. 15, 2015 Letter to Mary A. Papazian, President of the Southern Connecticut State University - Smoke Free Campus Sen. Christopher Murphy Washington, DC
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